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The Tri-Valley celebrates its culture and community through year-round events. This calendar lists live music, yoga in the vineyards, family fun opportunities, and more; there's something here for everyone to love. Use the Tri-Valley's events calendar to plan your next Tri-Venture and create your ideal experience.

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July 2018

Red, White & Bothwell

July 28 @ 11:00 am

Open House, Demonstrations and Artists Working. Family-friendly and free event: stop by on Saturday, July 29 between 11 and 3 and meet the Bothwell artists and see what being created. There will be artists demonstrating encaustic, working on acrylic, oil and pour medium. There will be art materials to play around with, artworks to fall in love with and purchase, and art instructors ready to tell you about a workshop or class. Stop by for a visit. 2466 8th Street,…

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August 2018

Rockapella & The Company Men at the Bankhead Theater

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Awarded the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, Rockapella rocks the house with just one instrument – their voices – but with astonishing full-band sound. From singing Doo Wop on street corners and appearing on “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” to sold-out shows worldwide, Rockapella remains one of the most sophisticated pop vocal groups. They will be joined by The Company Men, nationally recognized for their ability to put a contemporary spin on music…

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Summer Nights: Beach Night at the Danville Livery

August 2 @ 4:00 pm

Summer Nights returns to the Danville Livery for two hot nights in August! Bringing live music, hot rod car shows, strolling entertainment, reptiles and more to the shopping center. Kicking off the Summer Nights on August 2nd will be Santa Cruz favorite, Extra Large! Activity Times: 4pm–6pm: Family Entertainment 4pm–8pm: Hot Rod Car Show 5pm–8pm: Live Music ft. Extra Large If you are interested in showing your car in the Hot Rod Car Show portion of the event, please contact…

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Magic Unplugged: Alvin Lui at Shadow Puppet Brewing

August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$38

Introducing a brand new concept in magic. Only 30 guests per show! You are invited to bring your own deck of cards and Illusionist Alvin Lui will perform the entire show with just the deck you bring. This show is about YOU. Come be a part of your own astonishment. Welcome to Magic Unplugged.

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“Underpinnings” Exhibit at the Harrington Gallery

August 8 - September 15

August 8 to September 15, 2018 Opening Reception Tuesday, August 7, 7pm to 9pm Prints, paintings, and ethereal sculptures explore and express the skeletal structure of shops, bridges, and art itself. Works by Bay Area artists Kathleen Crocetti, Monika Meler, Sarah Newton, Deborah Sibony, and Anne Subercaseaux. FOR KIDS… Exhibition Related Children’s Program: YOUNG@ART  Buildings & Bridges  Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 4:30-5:45 pm. For more details visit our Gallery Program page. FOR ADULTS… Story Structure: Inspired by the Harrington Gallery exhibit Underpinnings   A brief discussion of fundamental story structure, followed by a hunt…

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Rockapella & The Company Men at the Bankhead Theater

August 12 @ 3:00 pm

Awarded the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, Rockapella rocks the house with just one instrument – their voices – but with astonishing full-band sound. From singing Doo Wop on street corners and appearing on “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” to sold-out shows worldwide, Rockapella remains one of the most sophisticated pop vocal groups. They will be joined by The Company Men, nationally recognized for their ability to put a contemporary spin on music…

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Livermore Tuesday Tunes Concert with Tito Gonzales & Son de Cuba

August 14 @ 6:45 pm

The summer’s final “Tuesday Tunes” concert, produced jointly by The Livermore Cultural Arts Council and the Hispanic Heritage Center, will be “Tito Gonzalez and Son de Cuba”. Shea Homes is also the major sponsor of “Tuesday Tunes”. The Hispanic Heritage Center promotes the rich facets of Hispanic culture by offering varied educational and cultural events for the East Bay at large. They are proud and feel fortunate to have Tito Gonzalez for the last concert. There aren’t many people who…

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Circus Vargas at the Alameda County Fairgrounds

August 16 @ 12:00 am - August 19 @ 12:00 am

The Big One is Back! Circus Vargas Delivers the Ultimate Entertainment Extravaganza for 2018! Join Us for A Swashbuckling Circus Spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates!” A Fantastic Voyage of Nonstop Action and Adventure Guaranteed to Thrill and Enchant Children of all Ages! Flying Trapeze Artists, Clowns, Daredevils, Death-Defying Acrobats, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much, much, more! Discover a world of pure circus magic and wonderment under the Big Top, where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime! Circus Vargas’…

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Brew It Up, Wine It Down in Danville

August 16 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Danville, Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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A fun-filled evening with beer & wine tastings, small bites, entertainment & trolley rides. Tickets Include: commemorative tasting glass, beer & wine tasting, tote bag, small bites, live entertainment & trolley ride between Historic Downtown and the Danville Livery

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Phillip Phillips & Gavin DeGraw at Wente Vineyards

August 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Event Center at Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Join us for Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw as they return to the stage at The Concert at Wente Vineyards. Take advantage of these great ticket offers, 2 For 1 or Me+3. 2 for 1 pricing on Terrace. Service fees apply to all orders. Me+3 Package. Outdoor dining and Restaurant seats. Approximately 30% off, minimum 4 tickets, service fees apply to all orders. Limited availability. While supplies last on remaining inventory. New orders only. Cannot be combined with any other…

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Indigenous with Chris Duarte at the Bankhead Theater

August 17 @ 8:00 pm

A second generation bluesman, Mato Nanji was born on a Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. He grew up listening to his father’s band and was equally inspired by the music of such legends as B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Indigenous, originally a sibling band, has since evolved, but Nanji continues to deliver a rich, guitar-heavy blues sound, paying tribute to his native heritage through the storytelling of his songs. Guitarist Chris Duarte’s style has been called “ferocious…

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Art & Wine Intertwined at the Bankhead Theater

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A casual end-of-summer wine tasting held inside the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore, “Art & Wine Intertwined” will include local offerings from McGrail Vineyards, Fenestra, Bent Creek, and Wente Wineries. Pianist Greg Pane will add an entertaining musical note to the afternoon with his unique cross-genre repertoire, as well as his ability to improvise and compose music on the spot. Currently on display in the Bankhead Gallery is “Seen/Hear: A Multicultural Exhibit Celebrating Heritage.” The bright and colorful works by…

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Keiko Matsui at the Bankhead Theater

August 18 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Japanese-born pianist and composer Keiko Matsui is a worldwide icon in contemporary smooth jazz, touring relentlessly and bringing her music to virtually every corner of the globe. Known for her original compositions, Matsui’s music transcends boundaries, creating a unique melting pot of musical influences that has earned her a devout and enthusiastic international audience. A consummate artist freely at home in any musical context, she borrows from such diverse idioms as jazz, classical, rock, blues, and traditional world music to…

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

August 20 @ 1:00 pm
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Can three actors really cover thirty-seven Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy does just that as it parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only three performers in two acts. This eccentric production is full of energy, and the characters will keep you guessing at how they will pull off the next play. This family friendly outdoor performance is surely a unique Shakespeare in the Park experience!

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Asleep at the Wheel at the Bankhead Theater

August 20 @ 7:30 pm

For 40 years, Asleep at the Wheel has kept rolling along, dedicated to keeping American roots music, especially western swing, alive and kicking. Along the way they have earned nine Grammy awards, released more than 25 albums, and filled venues of all sizes. Frontman Ray Benson calls western swing “jazz with a cowboy hat,” a musical melting pot from fiddle tunes and country bluegrass, to blues and big band. Returning to the Bankhead Theater for the fifth time, Asleep at…

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Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals presented by BASF

August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Known as the “bucket list” destination of hot rodders across the country, this year’s 32nd Goodguys West Coast Nationals presented by BASF is scheduled to take place the weekend of August 24-26 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA and it promises to be better than ever! Festivities for registered participants kick-off on Monday 8/20 with Hot Rod Week – four days of guided tours in and around the Bay Area visiting automotive collections, rod shops and other interesting…

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FOURTH FRIDAY FREE CONCERT WITH GREG LAMBOY at Charles R Vineyards

August 24 @ 6:00 pm

Round up your friends, pack up your picnic basket and head to Charles R for our Fourth Friday Free Concert with Greg Lamboy! An accomplished guitarist and talented vocalist, the San Francisco singer songwriter's performances are intimate and inspiring; delivering them in a strong clear voice and commanding guitar style. Wine-down with a glass or bottle of your favorite Charles R wine to pair with your picnic on our garden patio. TRAFFIC ALERT: To avoid commuter traffic on Tesla Road,…

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Lamplighters: The Pirates of Penzance at the Bankhead Theater

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - August 26 @ 2:00 pm

A fresh look at the beloved musical about a young man raised by pirates who falls in love with an upper-class young woman travelling with her father and sisters. She seeks to save him from the pirates who in turn demand he remain loyal to his duty as an indentured member of their band. The comedy sets in when the bumbling pirates cannot fight her father because he is an orphan, just as they all are! A series of comedic…

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Harvey Mandel at Firehouse Arts Center

August 25 @ 8:00 pm

Legendary guitar virtuoso Harvey Mandel, aka ‘The Snake,’ truly one of the most distinctive and innovative musicians, continues to perform throughout the world, captivating audiences with his inventive style of electric guitar playing. He has played with John Mayall, Canned Heat and the Rolling Stones as well as releasing 19 solo records over his 50 year career. Don’t miss this incredible guitarist in his only East Bay appearance! Presented by Red Legged Frog Productions.

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All My Sons at the Village Theatre

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - September 16 @ 2:00 pm

The disappearance of a son during WWII has left the Keller family divided and holding secrets from each other. Some know the secret and lie to others. Some know the secret and lie to themselves. And some discover the secret for the first time. Much like a Greek tragedy, a series of revelations leads to a dramatic showdown that changes things forever. All My Sons beautifully explores the moral and ethical duty we owe to others. This production is part…

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September 2018

153rd Annual Scottish Highland Games

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 6:00 pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Join VIP Guests Gary Lewis, Chief of Clan MacKenzie in TV's Outlander and Hafthor Bjornsson, 'The Mountain' in TV's Game of Thrones in celebrating Scottish culture, cuisine, competiton and entertainment at the largest Scottish Games in North America, and California's longest running Scottish Games. The 153rd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games are back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend 2018 for the 25th consecutive year.

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Front Porch Music Festival at Wente Vineyards

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Make Time™ this Labor Day weekend for The Front Porch Music Festival! Hosted by Fifth Generation Winegrower, Karl D. Wente, the festival will feature local, regional and national bands on two stages. Spend the day at Wente Vineyards drinking memorable wines, enjoying a delicious bite, jamming to live music and of course, enjoying good company. This event usually sells out. Purchase your tickets today! The Front Porch Music Festival lineup: San Geronimo, Wolf Hamlin and The Front Porch Drifters, Crawdad…

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Harvest Wine Celebration in Livermore Valley

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Livermore Valley Wine Country, Livermore, CA 94550 United States + Google Map

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the exciting crush season and 37 years of the Harvest Wine Celebration. After the cancelation of last year’s event due to the excessive heat warnings, Livermore Valley Wine Country has decided to return the event to its original state of being located at the individual wineries. Each participating winery will host activities including wine tasting, crafts, music and special Harvest related activities. Below are just some of the activities that…

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Brilliance at the Bankhead ft. BJ Thomas

September 8 @ 6:00 pm

12th Season Opening Gala Featuring B. J. Thomas With the Livermore-Amador Symphony Saturday, September 8, 2018 6 pm Reception on the Bankhead Plaza Performance inside the Bankhead Theater MORE ABOUT THE SHOW GALA TICKETS $500 VIP Includes sparkling wine welcome, early entry to the gala dinner reception, hosted bar, premium seats in the front of the theater, and dessert buffet. $250 Includes sparkling wine welcome, gala dinner reception, hosted bar, mid-level seating in the theater, and dessert buffet. $175 Includes…

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Paint & Sip Night

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$45

Fall is in the air! Come channel your inner artist on September 13th at Nottingham Cellars in the beautiful wine country of Livermore. Artist Janet Facchini will lead the class with step-by-step instructions while you sip on your favorite varietal.

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Splatter

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Pkwy
Dublin, CA United States
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Celebrate the end of summer with Splatter, a colorful splash of water, wine, art, and music at Dublin's Emerald Glen Park. The 7th Annual Splatter Festival will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, from noon to 8:00 p.m.  Admission and parking are free.     Art & Entertainment The Main Stage features a diverse line-up of live music and dance ensembles throughout the afternoon, followed by an evening concert and community dance party under the stars. Discover talented singer-songwriters at the Side Yard Stage and learn cooking tips from Master Chefs…

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Forkful in Downtown Pleasanton

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Pleasanton, Main St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Join us Saturday, September 15th for our second annual Forkful event in downtown Pleasanton.  Forkful is sure to be every foodie's dream come true and an evening of culinary delight.  This unique self-paced tasting experience will allow event guests to stroll through downtown stopping at over 15 participating locations to taste their perfect forkful of food.  Complimentary adult beverage tastings will highlight the food along the way.  This event will allow event guests to truly experience the culinary landscape of…

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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra at the Bankhead Theater

September 15 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is renowned worldwide for his innovative contemporary style incorporating musical influences from rock to reggae. He redefined the art form nearly three decades ago with his signature song “Barcelona Nights” off his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco, which remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. Since then his music has continued to evolve as he has explored different styles and rhythms, adding other instrumentation, but always staying centered on his intricate…

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San Francisco Comedy Competition

September 21 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Now in its 42nd 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. Among the many competitions around the country, the format of the San Francisco Comedy Competition makes winning particularly challenging. The preliminary rounds consist of short stand up sets in six venues, which may include comedy clubs, bars, restaurants,…

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The Jazz Room: Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band

September 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery, 233 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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The Jazz Room and Town of Danville Present Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band                                Award-Winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. Performing tunes reminiscent of Satchmo, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and more, this group is a festival favorite. This jazz baby makes the '20s roar again and swings out '30s tunes buoyantly enough to float away even the…

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