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September 2018

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. This play may have some mature themes and minor language.

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October 2018

Dublin Harvest Fair

October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Dublin Heritage Park and Museums' annual Harvest Fair is an afternoon of old-fashioned fall fun with lively bluegrass music and farm activities. Visitors can take a tractor-drawn wagon ride, play in the hay, and help harvest vegetables in the farm yard. Children can try churning butter, peeling apples, scrubbing laundry with a washboard and panning for gold. Farm vendors sell arts and crafts and favorite fall foods.

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Fall Antique & Collectibles Faire in Downtown Pleasanton

October 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Fall Antique & Collectibles Faire is returning to Downtown Pleasanton on Sunday, October 14th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will be up to 400 dealers selling Antiques & Collectibles only. All items will be twenty years or older.  This is the place to shop for Repurposed, Upcycled, Rustic, Antique, and Collectible; Clothing, Furniture, Jewelry, Toys, Ephemera, Home Décor, and more. With all these dealers filling up Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, in addition to the many fine…

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Other Desert Cities at the Village Theatre

October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Writer Brooke Wyeth has come home for Christmas and dropped a bomb on her very wealthy and well-connected parents. She has written a memoir about a very painful chapter in the family’s history and wants to publish it. As they battle over who has the right to tell the family’s story, new revelations emerge. Full of witty and entertaining dialogue as well as intense family drama, Other Desert Cities offers those moments we can all relate to.

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Tom Papa at the Bankhead Theater

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, now heard on “Live From Here” in his regular segment “Out in America with Tom Papa.” His broad career has ranged from starring opposite Matt Damon in “The Informant” to being chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to host “The Marriage Ref,” as well as appearing on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” In addition to his radio show, his hit podcast…

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2018 Harvest Festival

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

The 24th annual Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show in Pleasanton is known as one of the West Coast's premiere shows. Come and see over 200 of the nation’s most talented artisans & shop thousands of American handmade arts & crafts. You will find beautiful artwork, sculptures, glasswork, metalwork, jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and much much more. Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, demonstrating artists, live entertainment, great bands, and a KidZone area with art…

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November 2018

Spirit & Sweater Stroll

November 17, 2018 @ 6:00 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, November 17  from 6 - 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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Handle: The Messiah at the Bankhead Theater

November 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Pacific Chamber Orchestra Kick off the holiday season with a joyous beginning. Well-known favorites Christopher Bengochea and Eugene Brancoveanu are two of the four soloists. Chorus Master Robert Lappa again prepares the Pacific Chamber Orchestra chorus in this stirring performance. The audience is invited to join a sing-a-long encore of the famed Hallelujah chorus. Find out why being in the midst of harmonious voices makes this one of the best-loved musical experiences of all time. Unlike many choral works where…

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COI: Holiday Shorts at Firehouse Arts Center

November 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - November 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am

COI: Holiday Shorts 2018 – A Long Winter’s Tale Date/Time Tuesday, November 27 - Friday, November 30 Buy Tickets Tuesday, November 27 • 7:30pm ($2 cash-only preview, tickets available at the door) Thursday & Friday, November 29 & 30 • 7:30pm $7 Students, $12 General Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and improv fun in the first act. The audience will then vote for which short scene Creatures of Impulse will make into an entire improvised “play” in…

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Shadow Puppet & BottleTaps: Five Course Beer Pairing

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Shadow Puppet & BottleTaps Five Course Meal WED, NOVEMBER 28 @ 6PM BottleTaps will be teaming up with Shadow Puppet Brewing Company on November 28th for a Five course beer & food pairing. Shadow Puppet will be bringing in five delicious beers as Chef Patrick pairs each of these with something tasty! This will be a ticket only event with only 20 seats, so come in or call us to reserve your seat. Tickets will be $80 and include tax…

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Lantern Light Festival at Alameda County Fairgrounds

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 11:00 pm

Date: 11/30/2018 – 01/6/2019 Time: Thurs & Sun. 5pm – 10pm; Fri. & Sat. 5pm – 11pm Parking: $10 Ticket prices range from $18 to $23, with activity packages and group pricing available. Questions? Call (651) 504-2000 or visit www.lanternlightfestival.com A Little Bit of China is coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds! If a great evening for you includes a new cultural experience, giant works of art, dazzling lights, and fun for the whole family, do not miss the Lantern Light Festival. Using…

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December 2018

Hometown Holiday Celebration

December 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hometown Holiday Celebration Date:December 1, 2018 Time:03:30 PM to 07:30 PM Location:Main Street Come home for the holidays with Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday Celebration.  The Holiday Parade begins at 5pm and includes floats, marching bands, community groups and more. Then gather at the Museum on Main at 603 Main Street for a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:45 pm. Mayor Jerry Thorne will light the tree.  Enjoy musical entertainment and an appearance by Santa!

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Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Over 50 floats, including our local businesses, clubs, marching bands, associations and much, much more! The Parade ends with that Special Guest, Santa himself, leading our community in the Official Tree Lighting! Parade Route: First Street - between M Street and McLeod Street Note: Float entries ONLY. No walking entries will be accepted. All entries must be lighted or have holiday music incorporated into the design. Click on the Application(s) button above to register your Float! Experience Livermore's Own Official…

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The Jazz Room: Jim Caruso’s Cast Party

December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Jazz Room Presents: Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the piano! “You kids are helping keep the American Songbook alive!” ~Tony Bennett “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended.” Think “American Idol” meets “The Tonight Show.” Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you’re invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the…

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Comedy with Liz Grant

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

In this monthly stand-up comedy series, Liz Grant brings a host of Bay Area and L.A. comedians to the Village Theatre stage! Join these seasoned performers for this hilarious series. 16+ unless accompanied by an adult.

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Valley Dance Theater presents Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Valley Dance Theatre proudly presents Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker! Valley Dance Theatre brings full-length and repertory classical ballet and contemporary dance productions to the San Francisco East Bay. Every December, the Company presents several full-length performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Last year, the production attracted an audience of more than five thousand. A second major production is staged each season in late Spring.  As the resident ballet company, all performances are held at the Bankhead Theater and are accompanied by the Valley Dance…

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Celtic Christmas Concert & Gathering

December 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

CELTIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND GATHERING Sun, December 9 @ 6:30 pm Presented by Gabe Duffin and the Bothwell Arts Center. Christmas favorites with a Celtic flair! Join Pog Mo Thoin at the Bothwell Arts Center for potluck and music. Featuring Gabriel Duffin, Michael Mullin, Davey Hearn, Albert Robles, and Paul Schimmelman. Potluck starts at 6:30pm, so bring your favorite dish if you would like to participate. Otherwise join us for a 7:30pm start for the music. Cider and tea provided.…

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Mary Poppins Jr. at Firehouse Arts Center

December 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s youth musical “Mary Poppins Jr.” comes to Pleasanton’s historic Amador Theater for a holiday run from December 14 through 23.   Presented by the City of Pleasanton’s Civic Arts Stage Company, the production promises “an uplifting show that’s perfect for the holidays,” notes Director Amber Dyson. “… an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breath-taking dance numbers.” With the requisite touch of…

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Branden & James

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Branden & James Date/Time Sunday, December 16 • 2:00 PM Buy Tickets $18 – $28 Branden & James: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” With a special Holiday version of their show, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” Branden & James perform classical covers of pop songs ranging from Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Mary Did You Know, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and their rousing mashup of Silent Night/Ave Maria and O Holy Night.…

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Livermore Shakespeare Festival presents A Christmas Memory

December 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Holiday Readings including “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote directed by Michael Wayne Rice Swirl on the Square, Downtown Livermore 21 S. Livermore Avenue Wednesday, December 5 @ 7pm Wednesday, December 12 @ 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 19 @ 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm Celebrate the season with friends, family or co-workers and Livermore Shakespeare Festival artists as they present a staged reading of classic holiday stories. Guests will enjoy delicious wine and tapas from Swirl on…

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Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Ultimate Christmas Show

December 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW Sun, December 23 @ 5:00 pm Bankhead Presents: Reduced Shakespeare Company Join the Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church where “all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything.” But there’s a problem … none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so the three members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and…

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Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show at Firehouse Arts Center

December 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off! Date/Time Thursday, December 27 • 8:00 PM Buy Tickets $20 – $30 Starring Will Durst & Friends The 26th Annual Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show is proud to present an evening of pure yuks at the expense of the year 2018 (talk about plenty of material). Stand-up, improvisation and loosely written sketches guaranteed to mock, scoff and taunt with taste.

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DLUX Puppets

December 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

DLUX PUPPETS Sun, December 30 @ 2:00 pm “Alice in Wonderland” With remarkable puppetry and clever digital scenery, the classic tale of Alice’s journey through the marvelous world of the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts becomes a fun musical adaptation for all ages. In this visually engaging production by the nationally-recognized DLUX Puppet Company, all of the characters who encounter Alice are intricately engineered life-size puppets, hand-built and voiced by founder Derek Lux. Derek is…

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New Years Eve Celebration at the Bankhead

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION AT THE BANKHEAD Mon, December 31 @ 8:00 pm Join in a lively annual celebration sure to entertain and get everyone ready for 2019! Enjoy a great show with Nomad Hustle in the theater followed by complimentary champagne, wine and coffee, as well as a delicious dessert buffet in the lobby before heading out to ring in the new year. How to describe NOMAD HUSTLE? A melting pot of sound and soul, the band brings together…

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January 2019

Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends

January 4 @ 7:30 pm

  In this monthly stand-up comedy series, Liz Grant brings a host of Bay Area and L.A. comedians to the Village Theatre stage! Join these seasoned performers for this hilarious series. 16+ unless accompanied by an adult. Stay tuned for information about headlining and featured comedians!

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Collision of Rhythm at Firehouse Arts Center

January 6 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday, January 6 • 2:00 PM $20 – $30 Sophisticated Funk! Collision of Rhythm is what happens when you combine an elite tap dancing percussion/marimba virtuoso with a master vocal percussionist juggler! Bronkar and Aaron deliver a high-energy, impactful show full of innovative musical feats, spontaneous audience interaction and tons of laughter and excitement! Their performance is a non-stop, mind-blowing cavalcade of percussion, juggling, tap dancing, vocal percussion, marimba, comedy, singing, and audience interaction.

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Don Quixote at the Bankhead Theater

January 8 @ 8:00 pm - January 17 @ 5:58 pm
Cast of Don Quixote dancing on stage

Russian National Ballet presents "Don Quixote" Bankhead Presents: Russian National Ballet Dedicated to preserving the timeless beauty of the Russian ballet tradition, the extraordinary dancers of the Russian National Ballet bring to the stage their acclaimed production of the classic story of Don Quixote’s final quest. The aging Spanish nobleman, convinced by a dream that he has been called to perform knightly deeds in the service of the beautiful Dulcinea, sets off with his loyal squire to seek adventure. Mistaking…

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Celebrate African American Culture at Bankhead Theater

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will offer a free family event celebrating African American heritage in the Bankhead lobby on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Central to the event will be an explanation and presentation of the Kwanzaa holiday, plus dancing, drumming, hands-on craft tables, and an African safari booth for all ages. A historical display will celebrate the contributions of African people in America, from Sojourner Truth to Neil deGrasse Tyson, Barack Obama and more. The event is co-sponsored by…

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Bankhead Theater

January 12 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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Melissa Manchester at the Bankhead Theater

January 18 @ 8:00 pm

After soaring to stardom with “Midnight Blue” in 1975, Melissa Manchester built a reputation as a compelling singer and songwriter.  Hits such as “Through the Eyes of Love,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “Just You and I” brought her international acclaim, before her disco-inspired “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” won her the Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Female Vocalist. Manchester has collaborated with a who’s who of artists including Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, Roberta Flack, Kathy…

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