Arts & Events
Breathing a deep sigh of relief having mailed off my 2012 Income Tax return, I am now seeking ways to relax and unwind. Fortunately there are absolutely scads of entertaining and educational activities, which I list below in no particular order:
Arlo Guthrie, "Here Comes the Kid." In tribute to his legendary father's 100th birthday, Arlo returns a celebration of Woody's Guthrie's immeasurable contribution to American folk music. April 18th, Zellerbach Hall. Cal. Performances, (510) 642-9980.
An Evening with David Spade, the 4th Annual Hope for the Homeless Benefit Show, April 26th, 8 p.m. Lesher Art Center, Walnut Creek (925-943 SHOW.
"Summer Sounds Concerts, (free outdoor concerts every Wednesday, Noon to 1 p.m., City Center Plaza Stage, through 8/28. 13th and Broadway
Oakland Symphony, Michael Morgan Music Director. "A Celebration of the Music of Dave Brubeck." Sunday, June 1st, Paramount Theatre, 800 745-3000.
Oakland Indie Awards, May 3 0, 6:30-10:30. Kaiser Center's Roof Top Garden, 3001 Lakeside Drive. Live Music, Great Eats. S.F. Decorator Showcase, April 27-May 27, 2800 Pacific Avenue (a remarkable Georgian mansion built in 1899. (415) 447-5830.
Napa Valley Tour de Cure, "Stop Diabetes," Sunday, May 5th, Veteran's Home in Yountville. (510) 654-4499, ext. 7460.
Belva Davis, the retired KQED anchor discussing her book, "My Wildest Dreams" A Black Woman's Life in Journalism." Wednesday, April 17, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Rolling Stones, May 5th, Oracle Arena, $170 for a cheap seat, or $750 to $2,000 for a VIP ticket.
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th. Celebrate Mom with the best brunch buffet in town. 1919 Fourth St. (510) - 845-7771.
Lagunitas 5th Annual Beer Circus, a benefit for keeping music in the schools. 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Non stop burlesque, 1280 N. McDowell, Petaluma.
An Evening with Angela Davis, (activist, author and professor) April 17, at First Congregational Church, 2435 Channing Way, 7 p.m.
Autism Awareness Month, Adaptive Learning Center, 3227 Clayton Road, Concord, 94519. Celebrating 25 years of service.
"Cinderelia", May 3-12. San Francisco Ballet, S.F. Opera House.
Now don't say complain there's nothing doing in the Bay Area the next several weeks. But you may well go bonkers deciding which of these events you want to sample.