Best Things To Do In NovemberNov 01, 2023 10:13AM ● By Walnut Creek Magazine Team
November 4-26 THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
In this hilarious musical by Matthew López, an Elvis impersonator loses his gig as an Elvis impersonator, trading in “The King” for a queen in a drag show. Performed by Center Rep at the Lesher Center for the Arts, this celebratory production is full of sass, snappy zingers, and dance-worthy numbers.
November 8 THE PHOENIX BOUTIQUE
Sip and shop with over 20 local artisans at "The Phoenix Boutique" an evening of merriment, music, food and good cheer at Boundary Oak Golf Course. Funds raised benefit the Art Therapy Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland. 4pm to 8pm, Walnut Creek.
November 11 PARTY FOR THE PLANET
Grab your family and dancing shoes, then head to Creekside Commons in Lafayette for a lively event benefiting Save Mount Diablo. Blue-Eyed Grass & Jim Ocean bands, Trashy Fashion runway show, beer, wine, bites for sale. 6pm, sponsored by Sustainable Walnut Creek & MCE.
November 15–December 23 HARRY CLARKE
Award-winning actor Billy Crudup returns to Berkeley Rep for a solo performance in a funny thriller written by monologist David Cale. Crudup portrays an awkward Midwestern man who leads a double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke.
November 18 CRAFT FEST
From handmade jewelry and ceramics to home decor and gourmet foods, kickstart the holiday shopping season at this one day Bedford Gallery marketplace. 10am-5pm.
November 18 CIRCUS FREAKS
For one electrifying night, San Francisco's Foundry hosts a mesmerizing tapestry of burlesque, drag acts, and aerial wonders. From the former Cirque du Soleil artist Christopher Childers, this adults-only evening promises to push boundaries.
November 24-January 6 GARDEN OF D’ LIGHTS
Get lost in a luminous wonderland of lights, lasers, and radiant sculptures on magical stroll through the Ruth Bancroft Gardens. Every sparkle supports the garden's mission: nurturing education, plant conservation, and community bonds.
November 29-December 30 LION KING
Celebrating over 25 years as a Broadway sensation, "The Lion King" roars into San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre this fall. Honored with six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, the iconic production boasts tracks by Elton John and Tim Rice, and immerses audiences in a world of hope adventure.
Through December 3 BULRUSHER
Berkeley Rep brings to stage the story of an 18-year-old multiracial girl grappling with her identity in mostly white Boonville, California. Set in 1955, when a Black woman from Birmingham, Alabama arrives, it leads to a cascade of revelations.
Through January 7 THE DE YOUNG OPEN
Supporting local Bay Area art communities, this expansive exhibition showcases 883 works in captivating “salon style” floor to ceiling displays. If you’re an art enthusiast, this the show to acquire a piece for your collection.
Through December 17 BITS + PIECES
From teacup ceramics to tiny ships in a bottle, Bedford Gallery highlights the artistry behind small-scale creations exploring why, in art as in life, sometimes the tiniest things capture our attention the most.