BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE Born in a storefront on College Avenue, Berkeley Rep has moved to the forefront of American theater. It gained renown for an adventurous combination of work, presenting important, new dramatic voices alongside refreshing adaptations of seldom-seen classics, and sends its productions to Broadway on a regular basis. www.berkeleyrep.org. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, 510.647.2949.
GRATON RESORT & CASINO The behemoth $825 million, 340,000-square-foot resort is home to 3,000 slot and video poker machines, as well as 144 table games and an elegant dedicated poker room. As much a dining as a gaming destination, the complex packs in more than a dozen eateries, ranging from casual favorites like The Habit Burger Grill, La Fondita and Boathouse Asian Bistro to high-end options like Tony’s of North Beach and 630 Park Steakhouse. www.gratonresortcasino.com. 288 Golf Course Dr. W, Rohnert Park, 707.588.7100.
HEARST GREEK THEATRE Since 1903, the Greek Theatre has been Berkeley’s premiere concert venue. Catch shows featuring musical artists, dancers and acting companies at this tiered, outdoor amphitheater on the UC Berkeley campus. facilities.calperfs.berkeley.edu/greek. 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, 510.642.9988.
ST. GEORGE SPIRITS Set up in a 65,000-squarefoot former airplane hanger in Alameda, St. George Spirits is the grandfather of the American craft spirits movement. Master distiller Lance Winters oversees the production of every spirit category on site, from bourbon derived from popped corn to unique creations like Spirit of Long Now, distilled from pine needles. Try the funky Agricole Rum in a cocktail at Nopa, the Dry Rye Gin in an eponymous old fashioned at Bar Agricole or sip the Single Malt Whisky at Nihon Whisky Lounge. You can also visit the distillery for a tour, W through Sa. www.stgeorgespirits.com. 2601 Monarch St., 510.769.1601.
WEILL HALL AT THE GREEN MUSIC CENTER Located on the Sonoma State University campus in wine country, this is a world-class indoor-outdoor music complex hosting performances by symphonies and renowned artists like Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Renée Fleming, Herbie Hancock, Yo Yo Ma and many more. gmc.sonoma.edu. 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.