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Top Tickets: March 23–29

Sip some spirits, celebrate a new year, and gaze at some stars this week in the East Bay.



Friday Nights at OMCA: Nowruz Celebration
3/24 Kick off spring and the Persian New Year at OMCA. Enjoy Persian music, dancing, food and drink from Off the Grid, and more at this celebration of peace and solidarity. museumca.org.





Smokey Joe’s Café
Through 3/25
Catch the last few performances of Town Hall Theatre Company’s production of Smokey Joe’s Café. Directed by Lauren Rosi, the show features some of rock ‘n’ rolls greatest hits and is sure to entertain. townhalltheatre.com.



Road Map to the Night Sky
Take a journey through the cosmos at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez with this free program. Learn to use constellations as a “road map” to discover stars, planets, and deep space within a historical context, and take a peek through a high-powered telescope. nps.gov.


Barrels, Bottles, and Brews

Food and Drink

Barrels, Bottles, and Brews
Beer drinkers, wine lovers, and spirit sippers alike come together for this event (previously known as Barrel Tasting Weekend), featuring more than 25 Livermore Valley wineries, breweries, and distilleries. lvwine.org.




Erica Deeman : Silhouettes
Through June 11
This BAMPFA exhibit is the first solo museum exhibition by Bay Area photographer Erica Deeman. Her collection of work features stunning and monochromatic silhouettes of subjects designed to engage viewers in a dialogue on black female identity. bampfa.org.


To see even more events happening this week, or to submit an event for consideration, visit Diablo’s Community Calendar. Follow Diablo on Twitter or Facebook, and sign up for the A-List e-newsletter so Top Tickets is delivered to your email inbox on Wednesdays. Questions? Comments? E-mail events@maildiablo.com.