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Look no further for all Tri-Valley events. The Tri-Valley plays hosts to events and activities year around because of our sunny weather, convenient location and friendly folks. There is no other place that you can enjoy all California has to offer in one location. Join us in the summer for the Alameda County Fair, Livermore Valley Harvest Celebration in the Fall, and Goodguys Hot Rod and Custom Shows and Street Fairs throughout the year.

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November 2019

LumiNight Lantern Festival

November 29, 2019 - February 2, 2020
Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Bay Area Premiere! Alameda County Fairgrounds Presents Exclusive Winter Light Festival Open Wednesdays – Sundays Early Bird Prices (Valid thru Nov 10) Children Under 3-Free Children 3-12 $12 Adults $18 Seniors/Active Military $16 No early bird group price Regular Prices Children Under 3-Free Children 3-12 $18 Adults $26 Seniors/Active Military $20 Groups of 20 or more $18 each Interactive App $3 in advance (online) $4 at the door Parking: $10 (Cash or Credit Card, Accepted) Hours: 5pm – 10pm Weds, Thurs, Sun;…

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December 2019

Spirit & Sweater Stroll in Downtown Pleasanton

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It's going to get ugly!  Ugly sweaters that is!  The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) is excited to announce the Spirit & Sweater Stroll set to take place on Saturday, December 14th from 5 - 8 p.m.   Bust out your ugliest of sweaters and join the fun as we kick off the holiday season in downtown Pleasanton.  Event guests will enjoy spirits and craft cocktails at over 20 downtown locations throughout Main Street.

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The Nutcracker at the Bankhead Theater

December 14 @ 7:00 pm

Valley Dance Theatre Presents Nutcracker 2019 Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical Nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 30 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker,accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra…

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Jeff Bordes: A Jazzy New Orleans Christmas

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

Date/Time Saturday, December 14 • 8:00 PM Buy Tickets $18-$28 Pleasanton’s own trumpeter Jeff Bordes returns to the Firehouse for his annual holiday show! This year Jeff will be taking it to the next level, presenting a “Jazzy New Orleans Christmas”. They’ll perform their holiday original The Santa Claus Second Line along with other original tunes and holiday favorites. You’ll be dancing like it’s Mardi Gras in December!

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Danu: An Emerald Isle Christmas

December 16 @ 7:30 pm

A Glorious Holiday Celebration Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events, featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Celebrate Christmas and the New Year with some of the music, song, and dance that have been an integral part of joyous community traditions in the Emerald Isle for centuries. Now celebrating their 25th anniversary, Danú’s exceptional…

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Mostly Kosher at the Bankhead Theater

December 23 @ 7:00 pm

A Gypsy-Rock Chanukah Celebration Acclaimed klezmer gypsy-rock band, Mostly Kosher can be described as a musical feast that explodes into a global food-fight of jazz, Latin, rock, and folk. Join them for the beginning of Chanukah as they radically reconstruct Judaic and American cultural music with ravishing klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Led by frontman Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s “30 under 30” most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosher includes the talented violinist…

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New Year’s Eve with Crawdad Republic at the Bankhead Theater

December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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With a vocally-driven style, Crawdad Republic offers an appealing mix of Americana, folk and bluegrass music. In 2017, they sold every seat in the house, proving that their Livermore wine country roots makes them an ideal band to ring in the new year in the heart of downtown. Crawdad Republic has entertained audiences throughout the Tri-Valley for years at outdoor concerts outside the Bankhead and many other local venues. After Crawdad Republic’s lively performance, join the rest of the audience…

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January 2020

Art & Wine Intertwined

January 4, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Art & Wine Intertwined reception for Worth a Thousand Words art exhibit is Sat Jan 4, 2020 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Wine tastings from Livermore Valley Wineries, live music and artists’ reception. Artist Wei-Ting Chuang will be demonstrating the ancient art of calligraphy during the reception. “Worth a Thousand Words” runs through January 6 and most works in the exhibit are available for purchase. “Worth a Thousand Words” is on display at the Bankhead Gallery through Jan 6. This exhibit…

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The Heart of Rock & Roll at Firehouse Arts Center

January 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Date/Time Friday, January 10 - Saturday, January 11 • 8:00 PM Buy Tickets $25-$35 The Heart of Rock & Roll: A Tribute to Huey Lewis and the News The Heart of Rock & Roll is still beating… With a frontman who bears an uncanny likeness as well as a sound and style that has fooled more than a few fans, The Heart of Rock & Roll is a non-stop ride through some of the biggest hits of the 80s in…

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Celebrate African-American Culture

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with Grandmothers Who Help, Inc., will present a new event celebrating African American Heritage at the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, January 11 from 10am to 3pm. This year we will have Apryl Chauhan as our special guest speaker. The event falls between Kwanzaa and African-American History Month and is just prior to the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition to explaining and presenting the traditions of the Kwanzaa holiday, which…

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The Special Consensus

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Led by Greg Cahill, banjo legend and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. Their infectious sound reminds people of the past while utilizing the innovations of today. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists…

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Tri-Valley Repertory Theater presents Mamma Mia!

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. January/February 2020 Jan 18, 25; Feb 1 at 8:00pm Jan 19, 26; Feb 1, 2 at 2:00pm

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Lunar New Year Celebration

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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A colorful and dramatic lion dance, one of the most familiar Chinese New Year traditions, will be performed by KungFu Dragon USA who will also offer an exhibition of martial arts. Xiaopei Chinese Dance will also perform. New this year will be a short Chinese Opera performance, as well as a fashion show of traditional garb. Margaret Zhao of the Life Renewing Center will speak on “Chinese Health and Healing: The Art of Qigong.” Also featured in the lobby, will…

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Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents West Side Story

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York CIty’s West Side in the 1950’s. In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the ‘rumbles’, romance, and resentment lead the…

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The Choir of Main

January 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

The Best Singing, Dancing, Pub Show Ever! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals, the nine members of the Choir of Man sing and dance their way through everything from favorite sing-along classics to classic rock, all while pulling pints and inviting the audience to get up close and personal…

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February 2020

Parker Quartet

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Del Valle Fine Arts presents Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002. Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and Chamber…

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Cirque Mechanics: 42FT A MENAGERIE OF MECHANICAL MARVELS

February 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. This latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. A unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, the story creates a welcoming place like a big top, filled with historic one-ring circus lore and lit up with action and amazement. 42FT is full of theatricality but with a…

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Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Ray Charles, a native son of Georgia, was a true American treasure. With a blend of the sounds of gospel, blues, jazz and country, he transcended racism and cultural upheavals to share the glory of his music around the world. Along the way he won every major award, from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy…

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Celebrating Tom Jones starring David Burnham

February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Friday, February 14 • 8pm Saturday, February 15 • 2pm $28-$38 This exciting show shares the stories and songs that have made Sir Tom Jones one of the most iconic performers for the past five decades, including the chart-topping hits such as “It’s Not Unusual”, “What’s New Pussycat”, “Delilah” and more. Featuring Musical Director Todd Schroeder with a full band, Broadway’s David Burnham (“Wicked”, “The Light in the Piazza”, and Las Vegas’ “Showstoppers” at the Wynn Resort) takes the audience…

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Riders in the Sky

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

For three decades, Riders In The Sky have kept alive the musical flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Revitalizing the genre, they retain the integrity of Western music while branding it with their own wacky humor and way-out Western wit. “Woody’s Round-Up” from Disney’s Toy Story 2 made them the only western band to win a Grammy Award, an honor they have achieved twice. Whether sharing their music on stage, on the radio or on the road, the Riders…

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International Guitar Night

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Global Greats of the Acoustic Guitar Two-hand contemporary guitarist Mike Dawes of England first appeared with International Guitar Night in 2016 and now returns to host the 20th Anniversary Tour. Founded by renowned Bay Area guitarist Brian Gore, this unique and intimate annual event serves as a showcase for remarkable acoustic guitar talent from around the world. Joining Dawes will be German Lopez with his sweet, high-pitched timple from the Canary Islands; the electrifying jazz virtuoso Olli Soikkeli from Finland, and Hawaiian Slack…

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Livermore-Amador Symphony presents Angels & Demons

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for this dramatic program led by guest conductor and Bay Area favorite, Jason Klein. Discover evocative music of Franz Von Suppé, César Franck and Joachim Raff, exploring themes of terror and delight! Celebrate inspiring young talent and meet the winners of our Competition for Young Musicians. Suppé: Overture to The Beautiful Galathea Raff: “Walpurgisnacht” from Symphony No. 8 Franck: Le Chasseur maudit Plus solos by the winners of the 2019-2020 Competition for Young Musicians Prelude talk 7 –…

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March 2020

Sideline

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Friday, March 6 • 8:00 PM Buy Tickets $15-$25 Sideline was the recipient of the 2019 Song of the Year Award at the 30th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards. Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years…

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The Real Irish Comedy Fest

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day! Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter, and celebrate with us! The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish comedic talent, accents included and is coming to Pleasanton for one night only. Our mission is to promote and advance Irish comedians in the United States by fostering partnerships, growing audiences, and entertaining attendees with Ireland’s unique wit and storytelling talent.

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Barrel Tasting Weekend in Livermore Valley Wine Country

March 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Livermore Valley Wine Country, Livermore, CA 94550 United States + Google Map

1 ticket, 2 days--Tickets are good for Saturday & Sunday! See bottom of page of Transportation ticket package options! Join more than 30 Livermore Valley wineries, meet winemakers, sample wines still in development right out of the barrel and take the opportunity to purchase futures for your very own wine cellar. Start your morning with a wine country brunch, and keep an eye out for one of the many barrels on the Painted Barrel Trail. The hills are green and…

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April 2020

Damn Yankees

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - May 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Date/Time Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, May 10 Buy Tickets Fridays & Saturdays • 8 pm Sundays • 2 pm $19-$41 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents Damn Yankees Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway sendup of love and the American pastime! Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by…

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