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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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November 2018

Lantern Light Festival at Alameda County Fairgrounds

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 11:00 pm

Date: 11/30/2018 – 01/20/2019 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

Valley Dance Theater presents Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - December 16 @ 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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Livermore Shakespeare Festival presents A Christmas Memory

December 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Mary Poppins Jr. at Firehouse Arts Center

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - December 23 @ 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 @ 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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The Doo Wop Project Christmas

December 20 @ 7:30 pm

THE DOO WOP PROJECT CHRISTMAS Thu, December 20 @ 7:30 pm Bankhead Presents: The Doo Wop Project Christmas Show Tracing the evolution of the doo wop sound, from classic street corner harmonies to the top of the radio charts, The Doo Wop Project features stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical. Their authenticity of sound and vocal excellence recreate and reimagine favorite melodies of the era, as well as doo wop-inspired renditions of contemporary songs.  With…

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Irish Christmas in America

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA Fri, December 21 @ 8:00 pm Bankhead Presents: Irish Christmas In America Now in its 14th season, Irish Christmas in America brings together world-class musicians, singers and dancers in an intimate and engaging performance rich in history, humor, and boundless energy. Pensive ballads, lively instrumentals and thrilling Irish dance, plus evocative photographic images, create an enchanting start to the holiday season. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of the award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2018 tour welcomes…

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Fleetwood Mask Holiday Concert

December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fleetwood Mask is the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band! The band performs the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac from the 1960's blue band with Peter Green, through the Bob Welch era, and the most popular lineup featuring Lindsey, Stevie, and Christine. They are hosting their first holiday show featuring the best of their Fleetwood Mac show combined with holiday music. This will be a unique show - unlike any other! They will have special guests joining them to fill the…

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Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Ultimate Christmas Show

December 23 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Bankhead Theater

January 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Jake Shimabukuro at the Bankhead Theater

January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Innovative Master of the Ukulele With his recently released album “The Greatest Day,” Jake Shimabukuro again demonstrates what makes him one of the most exceptional and innovative ukulele player in the history of the instrument. His pure virtuosity and unique playing style has been compared to such musical titans as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis and draws on a remarkable breadth of musical influences. His music breathes fresh life into everything from covers of hard-driving rock classics and jazz songbook…

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Branford Marsalis Quartet at the Bankhead Theater

January 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Branford Marsalis Quartet Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence. Branford grew up in the rich musical environment of New Orleans, the son of famed pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis and the oldest of his three jazz-playing siblings. He formed his…

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Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

January 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Bankhead Presents: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo For more than 40 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances showcasing The Trocks’ fabulous sense of fun, flawless dance technique, and over-the-top frivolity. Established in New York, the Trocks are now loved worldwide for their sassy spoofs, parodies  and hilarious homages to the traditional classical ballets. With 18 dancers, each of whom transform into two personas both…

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February 2019

Golden Age of Hollywood at the Bothwell Arts Center

February 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dress like the star you were born to be for the Golden Age of Hollywood Party at the Bothwell. On February 2nd, a sparking celebration of one of the most glamourous eras in California and the world will fill the Bothwell Arts Center. Make a grand entrance and walk along the Sunset Strip, visit sights such as Grumann’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, and the Capitol Records Building, before learning your future from the “Psychic to Stars.”…

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Whitney: “One Moment in Time” at Firehouse Arts Center

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

$25 – $35 WHITNEY: “One Moment in Time” starring Dee Dee Simon Experience the critically-acclaimed live concert honoring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston featuring the breathtaking vocals of Northern California’s Entertainer of the Year Award Winner Dee Dee Simon, and her six-piece band. The production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including One Moment in Time and classics such as I Will Always…

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March 2019

Barrel Tasting Weekend in Livermore Valley Wine Country

March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

1 ticket, 2 days--Tickets are good for Saturday & Sunday! Join more than 30 Livermore Valley wineries, meet winemakers and sample wines still in development–right out of the barrel. Join us for a wine country brunch before the event to get your day started. The hills are green and vines are just beginning to bud, keep an eye out for one of the many barrels on our Painted Barrel Trail and enjoy this beautiful time to visit wine country. Participating…

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