10 Things To Do
4 | Wednesday
Concord’s 4th of July — Concord
The Stars & Stripes 5K Walk & Run, 4th of July Parade and Flag musical are just a few of this event’s popular attractions culminating in a spectacular aerial fireworks display. (Separate location and fee for 5K.)
10 a.m., $5. Todos Santos Park, Concord, www.concordjuly4th.com/index.htm
6 | Friday
First Friday Fires — Bay Point
This evening’s stories and activities around the fire are themed “The Way it Was – A History of Bay Point and Port Chicago.” Bring your lawn chairs.
6:30–8:30 p.m., free. Bay Point Shoreline, McAvoy Road in Bay Point, (888) EBPARKS, www.ebparks.org
7 | Saturday
Summer Beats Concert Series — Alameda
Free Zydeco Flames concert, with glitter tattoo art.
5–7 p.m., free. Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West, Alameda, www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com
8 | Sunday
Magic of Gerald Joseph — Walnut Creek
Family friendly Las Vegas-style magic show.
2:30 p.m., $26. Margaret Lesher Theater, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, (925) 943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org
10 | Tuesday
Tyke Explorers Workshop: Circle of Water — Oakland
July is beach month, and today’s Tyke Explorers will explore the amazing water molecule. For ages 2 ½ to 5. Advanced registration required.
10 a.m. or 2 p.m., $12. Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, (510) 336-7323, www.chabotspace.org
13 | Friday
Cal Shakes Teen Night — Orinda
Ages 13–18 hang out in the Upper Grove for pizza, soda and backstage tour prior to 8 p.m. performance of The Tempest.
6:30 p.m., call for ticket prices. Bruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda,
(510) 809-3290, www.calshakes.org
14 | Saturday
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Berkeley Playhouse — Berkeley
Based on the popular book and adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald, this sweet play follows the famous Willy Wonka’s quest for an heir to the candy factory. Ongoing weekends through Aug. 19.
Times vary, $17–$35. Berkeley Playhouse, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, (510) 845-8542, www.berkeleyplayhouse.org
20 | Friday
Moonlight Movies — Danville
Get some fresh air and take in a family flick at this summer series on the Danville Town Green. Call for movie title and bring your own picnic food and blanket/lawn chairs.
8–10 p.m., free. Town Green, 400 Front St., Danville, (925) 314-3400, www.ci.danville.ca.us
21 | Saturday
Chevron Family Theatre Festival — Walnut Creek
Family entertainment, activities, food and more take over the Lesher Center.
10 a.m.–4 p.m., tickets on sale beginning June 21. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, (925) 943-SHOW, www.lesherartscenter.org
28 | Saturday
London Olympics Weekend — El Cerrito
Go for the gold – Playland’s giving out medals following a Flags of the World treasure hunt and an Olympic Ring Toss. Continues Sunday.
10 a.m. –5 p.m., $15 adults, $10 children under 14 and seniors. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach a Museum of Fun, 10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, (510) 592-3002, playland-not-at-the-beach.org