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.
Sip some local wines during the 20th Annual Wine Country Festival in Livermore, catch a Playwright's Theatre Eugene O'Neill production in Danville, stay out all night during Karma Fusion's anniversary party in Dublin and celebrate Lei Day with some Hawaiian guitar in Pleasanton.
Where/When: Saturday and Sunday in Downtown Livermore
Why Go: Sip local wines and beer while enjoying live music during the 20th Annual Livermore Wine Country Festival this weekend. The two-day event also features food booths and family-friendly activities. (The festival runs on First Street from P Street to Maple Street and Second Street from N Street to K Street.)
Price: Festival is free with fees for wine and beer sampling. Pre-sale wine and beer packages cost $30 each.
2. Karma Fusion Anniversary Party
Where/When: from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday in Dublin
Why Go: Dublin's nightclub Karma Fusion Lounge celebrates its one-year anniversary with a "bedroom-themed party" and live four turntable show by the "Rock-It Scientists" DJ Solarz and DJ Guzie. You can even reserve a VIP bed cabana. Get the details here.
Price: Special $5 cover to first 50 people
Where/When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the
Why Go: Love to read? Stock up on a bunch of bargain books during the Danville Library's used book sale this weekend. Music lovers and movie buffs will also find an assortment of CDs and DVDs.
Price: Books, CDs and DVDs cost 50 cents or $1. Come back on Sunday to fill a bag for $5.
Where/When: Sunday at 2 p.m. at the
Why Go: Celebrate May Day, or Lei Day in Hawaii, with a free performance by Bay Area musician Patrick Landeza. Landeza plays slack key guitar, or ki ho'alu, a finger-style guitar tradition unique to Hawaii.
Where/When: Sunday at 3 p.m.at the in Danville
Why Go: Playwrights' Theatre presents Where the Cross Is Made, written by 20th century American playwright and former Danville resident Eugene O'Neill. Playwrighs' Theatre will also perform Three Playground Scenes, inspired by O'Neill. One of the production's featured playwrights, Garret Jon Groenveld, was the recipient of the Bill Koselick award, which honors a graduating senior in the performing arts.
Price: $25. Click here to buy tickets.
Also, get some great gardening ideas during this Sunday's "Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour" taking place throughout the East Bay, including the Tri-Valley cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Danville/Alamo. Online registration is closed but you can register for the free self-guided tour of showcase native plant gardens at one of nine walk-in registration sites on the day of the tour. Click here for a list of registration sites. Also take advantage of the "Native Plant Sale Extravaganza" on Saturday and Sunday at participating nurseries.
Want more? Check out our family-friendly every Wednesday. This week's Grab & Go features music and family camping in Livermore, a comic book show in Pleasanton, the Devil Mountain Run in Danville and an award-winning Frog and Toad musical production in San Ramon.
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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