Diablo Magazine — November 2011
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Moonlight on the Mountain featured dinner and dancing at Mount Diablo’s China Wall, and raised $325,000 for Save Mount Diablo. [1] Mina Kim, Linda and Bubba Padon, Simon and Judy Hogan, Kim and Judy Carlton, Corla Davis; [2] Moses Gora, Jim Felton, Susanna Stroberg; [3] Bob Simmons, Judy Whelan.

Hollywood Legend Rita Moreno premiered her new show, Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. [4] Rita Moreno with Jean and Michael Strunsky in the Roda Theatre green room after the opening-night performance; [5] Janis and Martin McNair; [6] Managing Director Susan Medak with members of Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council: Darcy Davis, Negi Esfandiari, Rosie Byrne, Oscar Peña.

Fresh Aire Affaire at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez raised $150,000 for the Muir Heritage Land Trust. [1] Lisa Robinson, Lynn Zimmerman; [2] Bob Doyle, Tom Leatherman, Doug McConnell; [3] Shane Devine, Adrienne Ursino.

Pints for Prostates at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek raised awareness for prostate cancer and prevention. [4] John and Linelle Rooney, Christina Deasy; [5] Musicians on the back patio of Pyramid Alehouse; [6] Michelle Sigillo, Sean Booth.

Concerts at Wente Vineyards finished its 2011 season with soldout shows by Tears for Fears and Diana Ross. [1] Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana (left) and Curt Smith (right) of Tears for Fears; [2] James and Kristin Stewart; [3] Jay Medina, Gay Caluga; [4] Diners enjoy the late afternoon light before the concert; [5] Diana Ross.

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November 5 Contra Costa Crisis Center celebrates a decade of helping the needy at the Fire and Ice Gala. Diablo Country Club, 1700 Club House Rd., Diablo, 5:30 p.m., $100, (925) 939- 1916, crisis-center.org.

November 9 The renowned Duck’s Breath Mystery Theater performs at WcrC’s 25th Anniversary Cabaret, a fundraiser for Women’s Cancer Resource Center.Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, 7:30p. m., $25, (510) 601-4040, Ext. 105, wcrc.org.

November 12 Gold Coast Chamber Players offers bach and beaujolais, a mixture of food, music, and wine. Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, 7:30 p.m., $50, (925) 283-3728, gcplayers.org.

November 19 America’s Got Talent opera star George Komsky performs at Police and Fire: the Fallen Heroes, a night of opera, pop opera, and Broadway classics. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 8 p.m., $35–$50, (415) 392-4400, cityboxoffice.com.

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