Fairs, Fests & Events 

From kite championships to hot rods, our guide to the summer's best events.

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Alonzo King's Lines Ballet: featuring Pharoah Sanders, Sun., July 20, 2 p.m., free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., 415-252-6253.

An Acoustic Outdoor Concert for Nicaragua: featuring Hali Hammer, Khadejha, Ramana Viera Ensemble, Tracy Sirota Group, Roger Brown & Friends, Eric Park, Alan Smithline, & more, Sat., June 14, 12-8 p.m., $10 donation. Edith St., (between Cedar and Lincon sts.), Berkeley.

Art & Soul: acts TBA, Sat., Aug. 30, 12-6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 31, 12-6 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 1, 12-6 p.m., $10, seniors/youth $5, under 12 free. Oakland City Center, 500 12th St., Oakland, 510-238-6836.

Bajofondo: w/ Sí*Sé, Sun., Aug. 3, 2 p.m., free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., 415-252-6253.

Berkeley Jazz Festival: featuring Rachelle Ferrell, Joe Sample & Randy Crawford, Brian Culbertson, Najee, and Superstars of Jazz Fusion w/ Roy Ayers, Mon., July 28, 2 p.m., TBA. Greek Theatre, Gayley Rd. at Hearst Ave. (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Berkeley World Music Festival: featuring Sila & the Afrofunk Experience, Sukhawat Ali Khan, Arabian Passion, Barvinok Ensemble, Dengue Fever, Hombres de Tango, Michael Masley, Andrew Carriere & Creole Belles, Sambadá, & more, Sat., June 7, 12-9 p.m., free. Telegraph Ave., (between Bancroft Ave. and Parker St.), Berkeley.

Bob Weir & Ratdog: w/ Government Mule, Wed., July 9, 6 p.m.; Thu., July 10, 6 p.m., $45-$65. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Bob Weir & Ratdog: w/ Government Mule, Fri., June 27, 8 p.m., $45-$215. Ironstone Amphitheatre, 1894 Six Mile Rd. (Ironstone Vineyards), Murphys, IronstoneVineyards.com.

Booker T. Jones: w/ Bettye LaVette, Sun., June 15, 2 p.m., free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., 415-252-6253.

Boston: Mon., July 7, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., July 8, 7:30 p.m., $55-$98. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Boyz II Men: Sun., June 22, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

Boz Scaggs: Sun., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$79. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Boz Scaggs: Wed., July 30, 8:15 p.m., $79-$269. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

Brad Paisley: w/ Jewel, Chuck Wicks, & Julianne Hough, Fri., June 20, 7:30 p.m., $28.50-$58.25. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

California Blues Festival: w/ Tia Carroll, Fillmore Slim, Curtis Lawson, & Bobbie Webb & Band, Mon., May 26, 12-5 p.m., TBA. Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan St., (415) 831-2700, www.inetours.com/Pages/SFNbrhds/Golden_Gate_Park.html.

California World Fest: w/ Ozomatli, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, David Bromberg & Angel Band, Emeline Michel, Strunz & Farah, the Waifs, Moshav, Wailin' Jennys, Baka Beyond, & more, Thu., July 17, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., July 18, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., July 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., July 20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., $39-$140, youth $15-$65. Grass Valley Fairgrounds, off Highway 20.

Chanticleer: Thu., May 29, 8 p.m., $25-$44. Mission San Jose, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont, 510-657-1797. Fri., May 30, 8 p.m., $22-$44. Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St..

Cheeseballs: Thu., June 26, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

Chicago/The Doobie Brothers: Sat., June 7, 7:30 p.m., $25-$65. Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, 925-685-8497.

Chicago: Fri., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$80. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Chicago: Thu., Aug. 28, 8:15 p.m., $90-$280. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

Chris Isaak: Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 20, 7:30 p.m., $55-$85. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Chris Isaak: Tue., July 8, 8:15 p.m., $89-$279. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

Chris Isaak: w/ Boz Scaggs, Sat., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., $45-$225. Ironstone Amphitheatre, 1894 Six Mile Rd. (Ironstone Vineyards), Murphys, IronstoneVineyards.com.

Clint Black: Tue., July 22, 8:15 p.m., $89-$279. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited: Fri., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., $50-$65. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Crosby Stills & Nash: Mon., June 9, 8:15 p.m., $110-$300. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

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