Looking for something to do this weekend? Patch is here to help you transition from work week to weekend with our top five Tri-Valley picks.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day late at Danville's "Seis de Mayo" party, listen to some Italian-inspired music during San Ramon's spring concert, catch a performance by comedian Jon Lovitz in Pleasanton, attend Chihuahua Palooza in Dublin and enjoy a Hawaiian May Day Festival at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
Where/When: in Danville on Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day late during the Blackhawk Plaza's "Seis de Mayo" event with live music by La Ventana, dancing, face painting, a pinata and margaritas. Click here to watch a La Ventana music video.
Price: Free admission, with specials offered by restaurants and retailers
Where/When: in San Ramon on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Support local musicians during this family-friendly spring concert of the San Ramon Symphonic Band. In the band's "That's Italian" concert, you'll hear classic Italian pieces by Verdi and Puccini as well as modern Italian-inspired tunes, including music from The Godfather.
Price: $6 for adults; free for kids and teens
3. Jon Lovitz Peformance
Where/When: in Pleasanton on Friday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Why Go: Laugh a little — or a lot — this weekend during a performance by comedian Jon Lovitz. He was a "Saturday Night Live" cast member and has appeared in several popular movies, including Big, The Wedding Singer, Small Time Crooks and A League of Their Own.
Price: $25 general and $35 reserved seating. Click here to order tickets.
Where/When: in Dublin on Sunday
Why Go: Thinking about adding a cute little dog to your family soon? Don't miss this week's Chihuahua Palooza at many Bay Area shelters all week long and highlighted at a special event at Dublin's East Bay SPCA on Sunday. You'll learn all about Chihuahuas and other small dogs and, if a small dog is right for your lifestyle, you can take advantage of discounted adoption fees. The event includes contests, prizes, training demonstrations and other fun activities.
5. Hawaiian May Day Celebration
Where/When: in Pleasanton on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate Hawaiian May Day and Mother's Day during this weekend's Mayday Festival featuring live Hawaiian music and entertainment, arts and crafts booths, Hawaiian foods and bounce houses for the kids.
Price: $10 adult and $5 Mother's Day special admission price for moms.
Want more? Check out our family-friendly every Wednesday. This week's Grab & Go features Farmer's Market Opening Day in San Ramon, Geronimo Stilton Drawing Class in Dublin, Mother's Day Birds in Livermore and Mother's Day Tea and Craft Workshop in Dublin.
You also can browse Patch’s event calendar, which we’re constantly updating with community events ranging from family-friendly fairs to adult-only comedy nights.
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