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Support Giraffes at the Oakland Zoo

World Giraffe Day at the Oakland Zoo lets visitors get personal with giraffes.

John Carpenter Brings Horror-ific Sounds to the Fox

The king of creepy soundtracks. John Carpenter, brings his music to the Fox.

Build Sand Castles in Alameda

Families, artists, and beachcombers show off their sand prowess building sand castles and sand sculptures at the annual contest at Alameda's Crab Cove.

Bob Dylan at The Greek

Bob Dylan has two gigs at the Greek, and Mavis Staples shares the show.

The East Bay Becomes a Nexus for Podcasting

There’s a radio revolution underway with podcasting playing a leading role. It’s all happening in the East Bay.

Rihanaa Plays the Arena

Also, Island City Waterways, Elephants, and Hills

The Avett Brothers Play the Greek

Also Parov Stelar at the Fox, Earth Day events, and an Abba tribute.

Bruce Springsteen at Oracle

The Boss is back, plus films in Albany, the Persian new year, and Brazilian Bacharach.

Oakland Symphony Features Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ

The Fremont-based composer and master of the dàn tranh brings her zither-play skills to the Notes from Vietnam series of the Oakland Symphony. Plus, the music Marais and Forqueray come to Berkeley, where to take in Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, and Lin Hwai-Min’s Rice.

The Hagg Comes to the Paramount

Editors picks this month include Merle Haggard, The Nutcracker, the Dickens Fair, the Accordion Revue Babes, art studio strolls, and Hanukkah events.