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Top Tickets: September 5-11

This week, enjoy performances from musical theater and rock legends, take in an art exhibition of motorcycles, and attend an LGBTQ+ pride festival.

Matthew Morrison / Bankhead Theater


Heart: Love Alive Tour

9/6 Reunited after a prolonged musical estrangement, the sister-centric band Heart—known for such hits as “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You”—takes the stage at the Concord Pavilion for a night of female-powered rock ’n’ roll. The tour also includes the legendary Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Grammy nominee Elle King of “Ex’s and Oh’s” fame. livenation.com.



Brilliance at the Bankhead 2019 Season Gala

9/7 Tony and Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison of Glee fame joins the Livermore-Amador Symphony for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The evening will also include an outdoor dinner and live music, as well as live and silent auctions. lvpac.org.


Courtesy of Oakland Pride


Oakland Pride Parade and Festival

9/8 With a parade, four stages, and festival extending across Webster, Franklin, and Broadway, Oakland’s Pride celebration honors the East Bay’s various LGBTQ+ communities. The event is family-friendly, too, with a petting zoo and pony rides, a carnival, fire engine, and more kids’ attractions. oaklandpride.org.



Adam Pascal / Lesher Center for the Arts


Adam Pascal: Stories and Songs…So Far

9/8 The Lesher Center for the Arts welcomes Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal, who originated the role of Roger in the musical Rent, for a performance of his retrospective solo show, which will include live performances and a Q and A with the audience. lesherartscenter.org.



Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Portraits

9/10–11/22 The Richmond Art Center’s latest exhibition examines the way motorcycles can be mediums of creative expression for owners, presenting classic and custom bikes from the machine’s inception to today, as well as a variety of paintings and sculptures made by riders. richmondartcenter.org.


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