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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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June 2022

Model Train Exhibit at Museum of San Ramon Valley

June 18 - August 21

Trains are back for the summer! 2022 Family Train Passes are available for purchase for $15. The pass entitles families to visit the museum every day during trains. Special Summer Hours During Trains: June 18 - August 21 Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 1 pm Sunday 12 - 3 pm

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July 2022

Picture This!

July 16 - September 30
Picture This: Created by a local artist, large colorful frame to take photos in, on display in front of Dublin Civic Center. Smiling artist featured in the center of the frame.

Picture This is a temporary public art exhibit that will be featured in parks and picturesque areas throughout the Tri-Valley this summer. This exhibit was inspired by artist Carlos Campos and County Park Friends in Santa Cruz, who created a similar exhibit titled Outside the Frame. The Town of Danville, City of Dublin, City of Livermore, City of Pleasanton and the City of San Ramon, have partnered together to bring this new exhibit to life. Each frame is 4 ft…

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August 2022

Ferment

August 4 - October 2

"Ferment" Art exhibit at the Uncle Credit Union Gallery with a fermented theme. Vineyard vistas, still lifes, expressive art and figurative works will tell the story of human interaction and our love of fermented products. Celebrating the beauty of vines, hops, and fermented drinks. The Reception event is on : Saturday, Aug 6 from 1-3:30 featuring tastings from area wineries, brewers, distilled liquors and a presentation on the fermentation of sourdough from a local bakery. Hand painted wine barrels and…

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“Ferment” Exhibition at the Bankhead Gallery celebrating the Art of the Vine and Hopyard

August 4 - October 2

A fermented and distilled-themed Juried Art Exhibition that celebrates the Art of the Vine and Hopyard, August 4-October 2. Reception is Saturday, August 6 from 1-3:30pm which is free and open to the public. The exhibit showcases artists' works of art of vineyard and landscape vistas, wine-related, beer-related and distilled-themed subjects. All media are represented - oils, watercolors, photography, mixed media, sculpture. The reception will feature wine and beer tastings from a variety of the Tri-Valley's multitude of offerings. The…

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Moving Together

August 12 - August 13

We are incredibly humbled to honor these distinguished Master artist, cultural bearers and community leaders at our next Moving Together community engagement event in Livermore. “Mama” Naomi Gedo Diouf, Artistic Director of Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Liberia); Mabiba Baegne, teacher, drummer, and choreographer of traditional and contemporary African dance (Congo); and Mouminatou Camara, founder of the Seewe African Dance Company and, for a decade, was the principal dancer for the world-renowned Les Ballet Africans (Guinea).

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Downtown Pleasanton Concerts in the Park

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 26, 2022

The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s (PDA) popular Concert in the Park series will take place every Friday night from June 7th through August 30th, featuring an eclectic mix of music from classic rock, blues and big band to today's hits.  The free concerts run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and takes place at Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street.

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Super Toy & Comic Book Show

August 20 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Super Toy & Comic Book Show has been promoting the largest Toy and Collectible Show in Northern California for over 20 years. This event will have 150 tables of vintage to modern toys, comics and collectibles. There are artists, video game memorabilia and much more.

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Rita Rudner

August 20 @ 8:00 pm

The Bankhead is thrilled to welcome back the one and only Rita Rudner!  A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas, as well as Livermore, Rudner delivers her stand-up with a wide-eyed sweetness (and in a sequined gown) that belies the acid observations this award-winning comedian is best known for. Rudner holds the title for longest-running and most successful one-person comedy show Las Vegas, and once you’ve heard her trademark clever observations and seen her icepick-sharp timing, you’ll know why. This seasoned…

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Danville’s Hot Summer Sunday

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A street party like no other, Danville’s Hot Summer Sundays Car Shows combines classic cars and camaraderie to create a wonderful day of summer celebration. ​ Whether we’re admiring a pristine classic hotrod, or we’re taken aback by the smooth ride that dad unveiled for Sunday drives, we never seem to tire of gawking at beautiful automobiles. In its 24th year, the show features hundreds of hot rods and classic cars along Hartz/Prospect Avenue. Expect to see rare one-of-a-kind collector…

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IOLANTHE

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lamplighters is overjoyed to open the company's 70th Anniversary Season with the first post-pandemic complete production, including chorus, leads and orchestra, in IOLANTHE, or, The Peer and the Peri. Gilbert & Sullivan's subversive political satire on how a government SHOULD be run, IOLANTHE features the tour de force "Nightmare Song" and a band of mischievous female fairies doing battle with dim-witted male Lords of Parliament. Conducted by David Drummond, Nicolas Aliaga Garcia directs, with updates that infuse this grand classic…

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Music in the Orchard – Crawdad Republic

August 25 @ 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars June, July, August and September for the popular Music in the Orchard concert series in it’s 8th year at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax under the olive trees of Livermore’s finest resort at 4549 Cross Road to enjoy talented musicians while supporting local students. The Pedrozzi Foundation is once again a beneficiary of the enjoyable outdoor concert series presented by the Purple Orchid, Nottingham Cellars, and local breweries.…

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Goodguys West Coast Nationals

August 26 - August 28

Goodguys’ longest running national event, the “Crown Jewel," is the one and only RaceDeck West Coast Nationals. This weekend is the perfect blend of old school traditions and new school trends, with over 3,000 of America’s finest 1997 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics. Featuring over 300 Vendor Exhibits, an extensive Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, Burnout Contest, Goodguys AutoCross timed racing featuring the FiTech EFI “West Coast” Shootout, Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, Pinstripers…

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Broken Seeds Still Grow

August 27 @ 3:00 pm

Created by Nadhi Thekkek (Artistic Director, Nava Dance Theatre) and visual artist Rupy C. Tut (Art by Rupy, Oakland, CA) Broken Seeds Still Grow is a multi-disciplinary dance theatre production exploring the continuing impact of the 1947 British India Partition. Through Bharatanatyam dance and mixed visual media, they examine the hyphenated-American, immigrant experience, linking it to the displacement of their ancestors during Partition. This creative inquiry sources poetry, eyewitness accounts, and current events to understand the current political climate while reflecting on…

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Opera in the Vineyard

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A beautiful location in an historic Livermore homestead surrounded by vineyards. Bring your own picnic and purchase Retzlaff wines on site. Limited Seating. You may buy complete tables or individual tickets. No outside wine allowed. Hear wonderful music performed by: Liisa Dávila – soprano Molly Mahoney – mezzo Alex Boyer – Tenor Matthew Worth – baritone Alexander Katsman – pianist They will perform arias and ensembles from Opera and Broadway. You may also sign up to purchase an “Aria a…

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September 2022

First Weekend on Main

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - September 4 @ 9:00 pm

Every the First Weekend of the Month and enjoy street closures for roaming in historical downtown Pleasanton featuring events and outdoor dining.

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156th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

September 3 - September 4

California’s largest and longest-running Scottish Festival returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend. Come celebrate the very best of Scottish culture, competitions, cuisine and entertainment at the 156th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games in Pleasanton.   For tickets, click here.

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Forkful in Downtown Pleasanton

September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Forkful is back on Saturday, September 3rd from 2-5pm. 15 Downtown Pleasanton restaurants will serve the "perfect forkful" of food along with a number of beer/wine/cocktail pairings. The event will kick off at the Museum on Main where you will receive a fabulous, matte black commemorative fork and a glass of champagne to get the fun started! Main Street will be closed for our 1st Weekends on Main so it will be a perfect afternoon of eating, drinking & strolling…

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Brilliance at the Bankhead 2022 Season Gala

September 10

Livermore Valley Arts is celebrating the start of the 2022-2023 season with award-winning singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and record producer Ben Folds headlining its annual Brilliance at the Bankhead fundraising gala on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five. For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras…

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Splatter

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Immerse yourself in Dublin's diversity with an array of arts and crafts activities celebrating the many cultures represented in the community. Take a stroll through the World Craft Bazaar and shop for a unique and diverse array of goods from around the world and enjoy live and interactive multi-cultural performances throughout the day.

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Paul Giroux

September 15 @ 7:30 pm

The early twentieth century was the golden age of long-span suspension bridges. Yet the spanning of San Francisco Bay’s Golden Gate Strait was thought by many to be impossible. Working in the shadow of the Great Depression, the builders of the bridge had to overcome daunting political, financial, and technical challenges. In one of the world’s harshest marine environments their task was to construct its longest suspension bridge. Eager to meet these challenges, leading engineers of that era and construction…

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CAPITOL COMEDY: BIDEN MY TIME

September 16 @ 8:00 pm

Capitol Comedy uses a winning formula of musical comedy, multimedia animation, and political satire to engage audiences in entertainment that is hilarious, insightful, and non-partisan.

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California Soul Food Cookout and Festival

September 17 - September 18

The California Soul-Food Cookout and Festival Inc. presents a two-day, old-fashioned cookout event, combined with some of the most incredible soul food and music for the ears. Come on out and enjoy two full days of fun, food, and laughter, including some of the hottest R&B Legends on Saturday and a Gospel Explosion Extravaganza on Sunday with some of the hottest Gospel entertainers. Enjoy food trucks with many tasty foods, dessert trucks, jewelry, books, T-shirts, souvenirs, hats, and more!

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Charlie Musselwhite

September 17 @ 8:00 pm

GRAMMY Winner, singer, songwriter, blues harpist, and guitarist Charlie Musselwhite brings his style of Chicago Blues to the Bankhead Stage.

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The Brubeck Brothers

September 21 @ 7:30 pm

The Brubeck Brothers’ style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music.

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San Francisco Comedy Competition

September 22 @ 7:30 pm

Now in its 47th year, the San Francisco Comedy Competition has helped launch a Who’s Who of comic champions. Over the years, legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres have emerged from this stand-up comedy contest to become stars.

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Jefferson Starship

September 23 @ 8:00 pm

Jefferson Starship is one of the most successful arena rock groups of the 1970s and 80s, earning 3 platinum and 8 gold records, as well as numerous Top 40 singles. Frontman and remaining original member David Freiberg will light up the Bankhead stage.

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Music in the Orchard – Great Wide Open

September 29 @ 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars June, July, August and September for the popular Music in the Orchard concert series in it’s 8th year at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax under the olive trees of Livermore’s finest resort at 4549 Cross Road to enjoy talented musicians while supporting local students. The Pedrozzi Foundation is once again a beneficiary of the enjoyable outdoor concert series presented by the Purple Orchid, Nottingham Cellars, and local breweries.…

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Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park

September 30 - October 31

The Bay Area’s Halloween Tradition! Pirates of Emerson returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds! Get ready to scream at Northern California’s Premier WALK THRU Haunted Attraction!

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October 2022

Livermore Valley Opera presents: The Elixir of Love

October 1 - October 9

Love potion or snake oil? When poor Nemorino fails in his attempt to woo the lovely and wealthy Adina, he turns to quack Dr. Dulcamara, purveyor of phony potions, who assures him that his brew will do the trick. But when it comes to love, the couple learn that the real thing – love that is – beats any elixir the doctor can concoct. Donizetti’s beloved comic opera will charm you with laughs and memorable music, featuring one of opera’s…

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Marc Maron

October 6 @ 8:00 pm

Marc Maron, star of four hit Netflix stand-up comedy specials including 2020’s “END TIMES FUN”, which was nominated for 2021 Critics’ Choice Award and landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron will bring his special brand of comedy to the Bankhead stage this fall. This is sure to be a sell-out you won’t want to miss!

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