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September 2019

Native American Day at the Bankhead Theater

September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host its fourth annual Native American Day at the Bankhead Theater Shea Homes plaza.  The family friendly event for all ages, offered in association with Livermore’s American Indian Center, will include a tipi tour of a 20-foot Lakota tipi, dancing and singing, artifacts, free crafts provided by volunteers for all students and Native American food selections. The American Indian Center Children’s Pow Wow program will start at noon with introductions and a message from local dignitaries,…

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Outbreak: East Bay Art Show at The Lot on First

September 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lot on First, 2041 First Street
Livermore, CA United States
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A pop up art show produced and curated by Only Up, llc. 4 to 8 PM - Artists and Live Entertainment, in heart of the downtown Livermore shopping, dining and entertainment district. One night only, cash and carry art show.  Every artist offering items with prices under $500.

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Livermore Valley Opera presents Eugene Onegin

September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This crown jewel of the Russian operatic repertoire is a passionate drama filled with sweepingly beautiful and unabashedly romantic music. Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera is based on Alexander Pushkin’s profoundly human verse drama. Packed with memorable music, dances and a heart-stopping duel, it tells the bittersweet tale of a love that could have been. Our extravagant production will transport you to the courtly elegance of nineteenth century Russia. Sung in Russian with English supertitles.

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October 2019

Hyprov with Colin Mochrie

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show.  Hypnosis and improvisation – two art forms that have captured minds and imaginations for decades worldwide – are brought together by two masters of their crafts, creating a totally unique theatrical experience, HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis. Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be hypnotized, (the process of which is a show in its own right), their…

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A Taste of Africa at the Bankhead Theater

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Cheza Nami offers an annual ‘Taste of Africa‘ festival to our local communities in downtown Livermore and will feature art in various forms,  outdoor musical and dance performances, vendor booths and delicious food from across the continent of Africa. The vibrant music and movement that is central to the cultures of the African continent and diaspora will be at the center of the celebration as performances by local artists will be showcased on the outdoor stage throughout the day. We invite you to join us…

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ArtWalk Livermore

October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at ArtWalk – the Tri Valley’s premiere one day art festival. Over 200 artists display their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Artworks range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media,handmade bags, ceramic garden art and jewelry, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more. Art is the main focus of the day at ArtWalk: meet the artists and buy one-of-a-kind, original hand made treasures. Live…

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Jennifer Kloetzel & Robert Koenig at the Bankhead Theater

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Del Valle Fine Arts presents A graduate of The Juilliard School and a Fulbright Scholar, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician. A founding member of the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet (1996-2016), Ms. Kloetzel has toured the globe and performed at such renowned venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as prominent colleges and conservatories worldwide. Pianist Robert Koenig has quickly established…

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Alex Ramon at Firehouse Arts Center

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 - Sunday, October 13 Buy Tickets Saturday • 8 pm Sunday • 2 pm $12-$32 “IMpossible” Master of illusion Alex Ramon brings wondrous feats to the intimate Firehouse stage. Having dazzled as a “Zingmaster” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, you won’t want to miss this chance to see Ramon perform up close!

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Nic Stone in Conversation with Daniel Handler

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Date/Time Friday, October 18 • 8:00 PM Buy Tickets Admission: $10 Admission & Book: $20 Nic Stone, author of New York Times bestseller Dear Martin and critically-acclaimed Odd One Out, comes to the Amador Theater to talk about her third novel Jackpot, a life-affirming story about the humanity in people, no matter how little or how much is in their bank account. She will be in conversation with Daniel Handler, multi-talented author of five novels including his newest Bottle Grove. Under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket,…

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Rita Rudner

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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A Stand-out Stand-up Known for her epigrammatic style, Rita Rudner’s soft-spoken humor, quick one-liners and charming delivery shatters the tough female comedienne stereotype and keeps her audiences laughing.  She has sold out venues in the US, England and Australia and completed a 15-year-run in Las Vegas with her non-stop, witty observations on modern life, covering such diverse topics as relationships, family and the importance of cleaning ladies.  Rudner’s comic style has made her a welcome guest on television shows with…

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Danville FallFest 2019

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Danville, Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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Welcome to Danville FallFest 2019 - October 19 and 20! We hope you'll join us for this year's 2019 Danville Fallfest held on Saturday and Sunday October 19 & 20 from 10AM to 5PM in Danville's historic downtown! Brought to you by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, this event is in its 28th year.  Fallfest keeps with the season with family-friendly, safe, special events and entertainment.  Be sure and  catch the annual Children's Costume Parade on Hartz Avenue at 10AM on Saturday.…

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MOMIX: Viva

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Dance Illusionists Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in nearly two dozen countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create a whimsical and entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish. “An immersive experience that…

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Diwali Celebration at the Bankhead Plaza

October 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Diwali “Festival of the Lights” will be celebrated in a free family event on the Bankhead Plaza on Sunday, October 20. The event is a joint project of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and the Youth and Education Hindu Cultural Community Center in Livermore. An ancient Hindu festival in Nepal and India, Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” is celebrated in autumn or spring every year. The tradition originated as a festival marking the last harvest of the year before…

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Harvest Festival at the Alameda County Fairgrounds

October 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Pleasanton Harvest Festival returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds, October 25-27, showcasing thousands of arts and crafts, delicious food, and non-stop live entertainment.   Featuring more than 24,000 American handmade and embellished gifts, the Harvest Festival is known as the West Coast’s largest indoor arts and crafts show and is ranked as one of the top craft shows in the country.   “What makes our event so unique is all the incredible artists who exhibit with us,” said show…

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Todd Snider with special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Todd Snider has been described by Premier Guitar magazine as “the closest thing we have to Johnny Cash these days” and Cash himself was known to welcome his “good buddy” Ramblin’ Jack Elliott up on stage. Now the Cash connections line up as Snider and Elliott share the stage for a rollicking evening of good music and good times. Todd Snider has journeyed across musical genres – from his early folk and Americana roots, he took bluegrass and blues through the alt-rock…

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Role Players Ensemble presents: ”Ripcord” at Village Theatre

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - November 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Humor, laughter, and laugh out loud dialogue delight audiences in Role Players Ensemble’s “Ripcord.“ This Neil Simon, “Odd Couple” like comedy comes to Danville this October 15 through November 3, like a fleet of silver subway cars in a utopian metropolis, “gotcha” moments arrive right on schedule to deliver laughs in David Lindsay-Abaire’s expertly engineered situation comedy. Abby and Marilyn are adversarial roommates in a retirement home who come to appreciate each other in surprising ways. Come see each little…

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Oakland Ballet presents: Luna Mexicana

October 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Celebrating Dia de los Muertos Spirited dance, lively music and colorful costumes help celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in this festive, family-friendly show created by artistic director Graham Lustig. An exhilarating array of dances light up the stage including Lustig’s “Luna Mexicana” ballet which highlights the traditions surrounding Dia de los Muertos, as well as the return of “Viva la Vida,” a collaboration between Lustig and Martin Romero, artistic director of Ballet Folklórico México Danza. “Viva la…

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November 2019

39th Annual Iā ʼOe E Ka Lā Hula Competition & Festival

November 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - November 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Friday – 3pm – 10pm – Competition begins at 4pm; Arts & Crafts Open 3pm – After Intermission* Saturday– 10am – 6pm Competition begins at 11am; Arts & Crafts Open 10am Sunday– 10am – 6pm Competition begins at 11am; Arts & Crafts Open 10am Friday – Solo Competition and All Vendors Saturday – Group Competition and All Vendors Sunday – Group Competition and All Vendors TICKETS Visit Kuma Hula Website for General Pricing https://events.com/r/en_US/tickets/39th-annual-ia-oe-e-ka-la-hula-competition–festival-pleasanton-november-766619 Seniors 60 and over – $10;…

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The Fanstasticks at Firehouse Arts Center

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents The Fantasticks There’s always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season. “Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless…

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Aspen Santa Fe

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Breathtaking Contemporary Dance With a bold vision to cultivate top global choreographers, virtuoso dancers, and distinctive groundbreaking works – Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has become a jewel of a dance company in the American West. With dual home cities, one nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the other gracing the Southwestern plateau, the two-decade-old contemporary ballet company actively cultivates new ballets and choreographic talent, resulting in a catalog of adventurous repertoire. Now a multifaceted arts organization with dance at its core,…

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Vitality: An Evening of Wonders

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Imagination Meets Reality Combining breathtaking visuals with Vitaly’s captivating style, An Evening of Wonders is an interactive theatrical experience that takes audiences on a magical journey. Along the way, Vitaly blends art and illusion to illustrate the story of his transformation from a boy with a dream to a man with a vision—the vision of a world where the rules of reality do not exist. In this world paintings spring to life, photographs become mini-movies, and audience members see their faces vanish…

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December 2019

Holidays in the Vineyards

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - December 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Livermore Valley Wine Country, Livermore, CA 94550 United States + Google Map

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Sunday, December 8, 2019 (12 - 4:30pm) Join us for a Livermore Valley Wine Country holiday tradition! Wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Including, Bent Creek, Boa Ventura, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery & Port Works, Charles R Vineyards, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyards, El Sol Winery, Embodied Wines, Garré Vineyard & Winery, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Nella Terra Winery, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Winemaker’s…

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Hometown Holiday Celebration

December 7, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Pleasanton, Main St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Date:December 7, 2019 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! More details can be found at www.hometownholiday.com.  

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Winter Dreams at the Bankhead Theater

December 7, 2019 @ 8:15 pm

Livermore-Amador Symphony presents The charming dance music of Mozart, with the jingle of sleigh bells, sets a delightful scene to open our 57th season. Next, we turn to Saint-Saëns’ beloved Carnival of the Animals. Rich with lyricism and invention, this “Grand Zoological Fantasy” is much more than animal imitation. Its humor is surprisingly human, particularly when paired with the famously clever wit of poet Ogden Nash. Finally, we dive into Tchaikovsky’s groundbreaking first symphony, full of endless melodic inspiration; it…

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The Nutcracker at the Bankhead Theater

December 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Art & Wine Intertwined

January 4 @ 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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Celebrate African-American Culture

January 11 @ 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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Lunar New Year Celebration

January 25 @ 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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