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‘The Carbonator’ fights wildfire danger at East Bay parks
February 23, 2024

‘The Carbonator’ Fights Wildfire Danger at East Bay Parks

The East Bay Regional Park District may have found the wildfire-fighter equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Terminator.” The most recent California drought is over. But...
Ghosts and Angels: Oakland Theater Project’s Spirited 12th Season
February 23, 2024

Ghosts and Angels: Oakland Theater Project’s Spirited 12th Season

The pandemic was hard on live theaters. Many small companies did not survive it. But innovative and scrappy Oakland Theater Project was able to...
Queer Rock Opera and Neo-Expressionist Dance Light Up Zellerbach Hall
December 27, 2023

Queer Rock Opera and Neo-Expressionist Dance Light Up Zellerbach Hall

Taylor Mac and collaborator Matt Ray's four-hour "rock opera meditation on queerness," featuring 55 songs from all genres of American music, will be presented at Zellerbach Hall in February, while Pina Bausch's dance to Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," first performed in 1975, will be presented by an ensemble of more than 30 dancers from 14 African countries in February.
Hedwig to Heartland
October 24, 2023

Hedwig to Heartland

Talk about pent-up demand. The East Bay is truly bustin’ out all over this fall with arts and entertainment. From theater to touring musical...
Meeting Students Where They Are
August 24, 2023

Meeting Students Where They Are

The term “neurodivergent” encompasses autism, ADD/ADHD, non-verbal learning disorder (NLD), sensory processing disorder and other brain differences. Parents of neurodivergent children are always looking...
Oh, the Places They'll Go
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August 23, 2023

Oh, the Places They’ll Go

The house on the corner of a quiet street in East Richmond doesn’t shout, “Artists within!” But during the pandemic, there was an event...
Readin' and Rollin'
August 23, 2023

Readin’ and Rollin’

Way back in the day, before everyone was hunched over their phones on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), it was common to see people...
Best of East Bay 2023
June 26, 2023

Best of East Bay 2023 – Arts & Culture

Not often can an opera season be touted that way—unless it’s one by groundbreaking West Edge Opera (WEO), truly an East Bay “Best Of.” Back this year at Oakland’s glorious Scottish Rites Temple, WEO will present four mainstage productions, in addition to a special presentation of excerpts from one of its first commissions.
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