Still plenty of time left in summer to pack in the fun! Take a look at our end of summer roundup of events and find something new to do.
Join the fun at Hacienda Nights from 5-9p.m. on Friday, July 28, featuring food trucks, lawn games and fun for allages. Beer, wine, and margaritas will be available for purchase with proceedsbenefiting the Hacienda Foundation. The Hacienda de las Flores is locatedat 2100 Donald Dr. in Moraga.
G-EazyBobblehead Giveaway at the Coliseum
7/28 Headto Friday night’s game to watch the Oakland Athletics take on the MinnesotaTwins, and take home a mini G-Eazy. Guests may even see the Oakland native inattendance. —L.B.
Benicia Waterfront Festival
7/29–30 The annual event features two full days of live music, food anddrink, and local vendors on the First Street Green. The nonprofit Benicia MainStreet hosts the festival and focuses on the enhancement of downtownBenicia. beniciamainstreet.org. —L.B.
First Wednesday Street Party
8/2 DowntownPleasanton hosts the annual Pooch Parade during this special edition of FirstWednesday Street Party. Enter your pup for the march down Main Street, enjoylive music, and roam through the beer and wine garden. pleasantondowntown.net. —A.D.
Happy Birthday, Harry Potterand Danville Library!
The boy who lived and theDanville library are coming together to celebrate their birthdays. Keep itsimple, and enter the O.W.L.-level trivia contest, or get Sirius and compete atthe N.E.W.T. level. ccclib.org. —A.D.
Summer Movies in theOrinda Park: “Finding Dory” begins at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at theOrinda Community Center Park & Tennis Courts, 28 Orinda Way in Orinda. Freeevent.
The Berkeley Kite Festival is from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 29 and 30 at the Cesar Chavez Park, BerkeleyMarina. Free event with kite competitions, the “Octopile,” Candy Drop, KiteBattles, a Kid Zone with pony rides, bounce houses, and more. Food, crafts, andfree kites. www.BerkeleyKiteFestival.com, (510) 235-KITE or www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com forvendor info.
Friends Corner BookShop (sponsored by Friends of the Lafayette Library) is having a half pricesale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The Shop is located at thecorner of First Street and Golden Gate Way in Lafayette.
Boz Scaggs.Keep it old school withthe rock legend of Steve Miller Band fame at the Luther Burbank Center for theArts. Jam out to some of Scaggs’ classics and some new hits from his latestalbum, A Fool to Care.lutherburbankcenter.org. —A.D.
Free concerts from 6:30 to8:30 p.m. light up Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park. Bring yourpicnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the bandshell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ofMPF will cook dinner with the Snack Bar opening at 6 p.m. July 27 Mixed Nuts -Jazz, soul, blues and rock; Aug. 3 House Rockers – rock and soul
Sunset by the Lake Summer Concert Series
When:May 28 through September 3 (Every other Sunday)
Where: On the Lawn at City Hall, 100Gregory Lane
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Phone: (925) 671-5229 or email email@example.com.
Family friendly and popular concert seriesin a relaxed environment by the Lake at City Hall. Features bands from aroundthe Bay Area including many local favorites. Hosted by the Pleasant Hill CivicAction Commission.
Mule Ears Music presentsits Battle of the Bands fundraising concert at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4, at Mighty FineGuitars in Lafayette. Bands that perform at the event select their beneficiaryof choice, and the band that raises the most donations from the audience whilethey perform wins the purse for their chosen beneficiary. Featured performersinclude Laurel Hellman, Stevie Coyle, Austin de Lone, Ruthie Gibbs, TriciaGibbs, Avery Hellman, Judith Hellman, and Mick Hellman. Beneficiaries will beannounced shortly before the event. For more info contact ColleenGallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 920-6162.
Cal Shakes presents “The Glass Menagerie” writtenby Tennessee Williams and directed by Lisa Portes through July 30 at the BrunsAmphitheater located off the Wilder Road exit of Highway 24. The West CoastPremiere of “Black Odyssey” written by Marcus Gardley and directed by Eric Tingwill run Aug. 9-Sept. 3. There is a free, 20-minute informational Grove Talkstarting 45 minutes before each and every performance with plenty of picnicbenches. Tickets and exact show times available at www.calshakes.org.