Where/When: , 109 Civic Dr., Hercules; Sunday, 2-3 p.m.
Why Go: Experience world music with artist Ramana Vieira, free at the library.
2. Summer Sounds in the Park
Where/When: Fernandez Park, Pinole; Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Start the weekend early on Thursday night with the sounds of Big Cat Entertainment, which plays blues and soul. Bring a blanket and the whole family can enjoy the park.
Where/When: Pinole Community Playhouse, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Why Go: Final weekend! Support local thespians performing this crazy Mel Brooks musical about two scheming producers determined to make money by creating a losing production.
Pricing: $20, $17 for seniors and students
This zany Mel Brooks Musical is not for the faint of heart. Skewering lots of show biz sacred cows, laced with politically incorrect humor.
Where/When: Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley; daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Why Go: Explore their world like never before in Dinosaurs Unearthed. Scientists, engineers, and artists designed these creatures to be as lifelike as possible. The gigantic animals open their jaws, blink their eyes, move their limbs … and more. You will walk among roaring, stomping, realistic-looking animatronic dinosaurs, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and many more.
Pricing: $11 kids, adults $17 – discounts apply
Where/When: Main Street, Martinez; Friday 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Why Go: Every Friday during the summer, Main Street in Martinez comes alive with motorcycles, hot rods, classic cars and custom trucks in a weekend celebration. There is live music, a raffle, and family fun. All makes and models welcome — no entry fee to show off your stuff.
Pricing: Free admission