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"Wonders of Man and Nature" on view until Oct. 22 at the Moraga Art Gallery, located in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center at 432 Center Street. The show also includes work by more than two dozen gallery members and guest artists. For more information, visit www.moragaartgallery.com or call (925) 376-5407.


Main Street Arts is excited to have Martinez artist, Dean Evans, present "Around the Strait," an exhibition of his landscape and cityscape paintings of the Carquinez area Sept. 8 until Oct. 29. A reception will be held for Dean Sept. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Main Street Arts, 613 Main Street, Martinez, www.mainstreetarts.net




Fall Music Series: Vibes at the Veranda. An exciting season of music featuring larger bands with a much more robust sound. Join us every Wednesday from Sept. 13 through Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fountain Pavilion Park. This free 6-week Fall Music Series is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of autumn with phenomenal food, delightful entertainment, and a fantastic atmosphere. The 2023 Vibes at the Veranda lineup includes: Sept. 13: Arial Marin Band; Sept. 20: Jonah Melvon Band; Sept. 27: Hella Fitzgerald; Oct. 4: Jazz Mafia ft. Erin Honeywell and Solas B Lalgee; Oct. 11: Feed the Kitty and Oct. 18: Grupo Nostalgia


Crowden Music Center presents Sundays at Four: Baumer String Quartet on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, Berkeley. Crowden presents the extraordinary Baumer String Quartet in concert, followed by its free 40th Anniversary launch party. Cost: Free to $35. For more info see www.crowden.org/baumer-string-quartet/ or call (510) 559-6910 or email concerts@crowden.org.


Live At the Orinda announces their 2023-24 concert season! World-renowned artists from Broadway, London's West End, France, Germany, Russia and Québec perform in concert at the Orinda Theatre. Opening night features Canadian singing sensation and recording star Geneviève Leclerc in her U.S. concert debut! Also featured this season: jazz singers Nicolas King, Seth Sikes, Ann Hampton Callaway, David Marino, Ute Lemper, Tony winner Donna McKechnie, Natalie Douglas and the U.S. concert debut of Vladimir Kornéev! Subscriptions on sale now: subscribers get substantial ticket discounts, reserved seats for the season, complimentary drinks and more! Info: www.OrindaMovies.com


Internationally known pianist Randall Benway returns to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 1 and his majestic tone poem "Finlandia" are also featured. Benway, a longtime Lafayette resident before moving to Washington State, has performed extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.diablosymphony.org for details and a ticketing link.




Laurie Roldan has partnered with Town Hall Theatre Co. in Lafayette to bring back her popular Cabaret series, “Laurie Sings a Song for You: A Cabaret Concert Inspired by the Music of Karen Carpenter.” Sept. *9, 10, 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. (*Second show at 7 p.m.) Featuring special guest vocalists Anita Colotto and Michelle Ianiro, musicians Scott Welsh and Devon Minser, and Town Hall Education students. Happy hour from 1-1:30 p.m. during the matinee performances. There will be a special VIP meet and greet with Laurie and David Bryant (original Marius on Broadway in Les Miserable/Broadway Producer) from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. on the Sept. 9 evening performance. Town Hall Theatre Co, 3535 School Street, Lafayette. Tickets: general, $45. senior/youth, $40. www.townhalltheatre.com/lauriesings


Town Hall Theatre Company: “The Turn of the Screw,” adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, story by Henry James. Sept. 28 and 29 (Previews), Sept. 30-Oct. 21. Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette. Tickets: $20-45, Pay-What-You-Can tickets will be available at all performances at the door. www.townhalltheatre.com/turnofscrew


San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents Free Shakespeare in the Park 2023: Cymbeline on Sept. 16-24  Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m., at The Bruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda. SF Shakespeare Festival presents Free Shakespeare in the Park's 'Cymbeline' - an epic tale of adventure and romance. Free. For more info see https://sfshakes.org/cymbeline/ or call (415) 558-0888 or email sfshakes@sfshakes.org.


Free performances of San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s production of Cymbeline take place at the Bruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda on: Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24. All shows are at 4 p.m. No ticket or reservation is required. More info at https://sfshakes.org/free-shakes-venues/#orinda


Shotgun Players presents Wolf Play by Hansol Jung and Directed by Elizabeth Carter on Sept. 2 - Oct. 1, Preview performances Sept. 2 Sept. 8 at 8 p.m., Opening Sept. 9, Wed & Thurs at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., at Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley. The play has humor, puppetry and sharply written dialogue in this tale of people grappling with questions of identity, trust, and parenthood. Cost: $8-$42. For more info see http://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/wolf-play or call (510) 841-6500 x303 or email boxoffice@gmail.com.


The Orinda Starlight Village Players present: Malcolm Cowler's adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. Sept. 8 - Sept. 30, Fridays, 8:30 p.m., Saturdays, 8:30 p.m., Sunday Sept. 17 and 24, 4 p.m., Thursday Sept. 28, 8 p.m. The Theatre is located at 28 Orinda Way, Orinda.




Local award-winning author TL Bequette will be talking, writing and signing his latest mystery, “A Long Time Dead” on Sept. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Reasonable Books, 3645 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette.




The Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette (OML) Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Orinda Community Church Fellowship Hall. Guests are welcome to join this meeting. The morning’s special guest speaker will be Teli Thayer, community partner coordinator for “Girls Crushing It,” a locally run program that offers entrepreneurship programs designed to cultivate confidence and leadership skills in girls ages 8-18.


The 2023 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Downtown Lafayette. Featuring 4 stages with 20+ bands, 300 artist / craft booths, 4 kid zones, wide selection of California varietals and craft beers, local dining + shopping! Free Admission. View music schedule and learn more at https://lafayettefestival.com. Produced by the Lafayette Chamber.


Don’t Miss Dancing with the Cars - Land Yacht Style. Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the outdoor Upper Plaza of Orinda Library. Orinda Rotary starts off the Orinda Classic Car Show weekend this year with a party to celebrate volunteerism and 75 years of Club service. Think nautical vibes, Pink Cadillacs, yacht rock, big beautiful cars from the 1950s- 1970s, with cocktails, music, appetizer buffet and more. See you dockside! Admission is free this year with a reservation on Eventbrite by Sept. 2. Go to www.orindarotary.org




The Montelindo Garden Club will meet Friday, Sept. 15, at the Lafayette Library Community Hall. Shannon Fitzpatrick of Sloat Garden Centers will speak on "Mediterranean Climates and Garden Plan Adaptations for our New Era." Social time 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m., speaker starts at 10:20 a.m. Visit Montelindogarden.com for more information. 3491 Mt.Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. Free.









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