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Fun Things To Do Around The Bay Area This Weekend

Nov 04, 2021 09:09AM ● By Harper Klein

View art created from a historic oak tree. The Bedford Gallery's new exhibit, “If a Tree Falls: Art of the Boundary Oak,” pays tribute to Walnut Creek’s 325-year-old Valley Oak that tragically fell in 2019. Over 60 artists incorporated pieces of the tree into stunning works of art. 

Experience the best of Oakland at First Fridays. The music, vendors, food specials, and artists we've come to love are back November 5 on Telegraph Avenue (between West Grand & 27th streets.) Dance, paint, eat, and enjoy. oaklandfirstfridays.org

Shop for artisan gifts. Kick-off the holiday shopping season and the DIY spirit with indie crafters makers at the Renegade Craft Fair November 6-7 at Fort Mason Center. There will be textile arts, body products, home furnishings, gourmet goodies, ceramics and more. 

Celebrate the sounds of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. California Symphony returns to the Lesher Center for the Arts with an illustrious all-strings concert headlined by Bay Area native Alexi Kenny. November 6-7, californiasymphony.org.

Revel in the music of a Broadway classic. Great theater returns to San Francisco with a new production of the legendary musical My Fair Lady boasting classic songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “The Rain in Spain.” Nov 3 – Nov 28, broadwaysf.com.

Sing to a performance of an iconic musical. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year, the North American tour of Jesus Christ Superstar comes to San Francisco with a modern production of the show that captured the world. Oct 13 – Nov 17, broadwaysf.com.

Explore a huge contemporary art show in Berkeley. BAMPFA's exhibit, New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, features 140 works by 67 arts in what may be the most extensive exhibit to date of feminist art practices. Through January 30, bampfa.org.

Prepare for a radically new kind of circus. Beach Babylon's Club Fugazi remerges with a new look and exhilarating acrobatics show. "Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story" pays homage to the City's resilience in a new theatrical performance. clubfugazisf.com.

Experience the life and work of Leonard Cohen. An exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum reveals the late singer-songwriter’s life in a series of audiovisual installations and paintings. Through February 13. thecjm.org.

See the first solo museum exhibition by Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo. Known for his combination of brushwork with finger strokes, Boafo's show "Soul of Black Folks" is on display at the Museum of the African Diaspora through February 27, moadsf.org.

Support the return of an East Bay flagship theater company. Berkeley Rep makes its debut with Charles Mee’s "Wintertime" in a messy, wondrous story of an eccentric family who arrive at their summer house in the winter woods for a secret rendezvous. Nov. 12-Dec.19, berkeleyrep.org.

Sharpen your skates. Walnut Creek On Ice wonderland returns to Civic Park on December 10 just in time for the holiday season.

 

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