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In her 44 years, Senait Mesfin Piccigallo has traveled more, experienced more and prevailed over more than most people even hear about others going through, making her the quintessential author for a book about living as an immigrant in the U.S.
Literary agent Laurie McLean will discuss the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the publishing industry at a meeting of the Tri-Valley Writers on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Zoom-based meeting will begin at 2 p.m.
The Livermore Art Association is soliciting original work for its first-ever online art show and sale, to be held Thursday, Feb. 25, through March 31.
Visit Tri-Valley, a destination marketing organization, and the San Francisco-based U.S. Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council will host two virtual meetings in February to discuss the development of a local cultural and heritage tourism plan.
Local artists Kathleen Hill and Brenda Struiksma set up a new display art walk at Republic Square at Livermore, a new shopping area scheduled to open in 2021, adjacent to San Francisco Premium Outlets. The works range from landscapes and abstracts using a variety of media to handcrafts, incl…
Livermore Reads Together (LRT) is a community reading program featuring the powerful graphic novel series March, co-written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell.
Two local groups, Quest Science Center and the Rae Dorough Speaker Series, will join Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center to present a series of National Geographic Live virtual speaker events running from January through April 2021.
Nana-Dictta Graves has garnered many titles during her life — internationally acclaimed professional fine micro-mosaic artist, restoration and conservation specialist, hat designer, healing arts practitioner, moderator, keynote speaker, and expert strategist on creative vision are just a few.
REGIONAL — Since it opened in 2007, the Bankhead Theater has welcomed a diverse range of artists and audiences, bringing them together to share the rich experience of live music and performance.
The developer of Republic Square at Livermore, a new shopping area scheduled to open in 2021, is sponsoring an outdoor art walk featuring the works of 38 San Francisco Bay area artists.
The Cantabella Children’s Chorus will present a free online holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 19. The link to the 40-minute concert will be available throughout the evening, beginning at 4 p.m., at www.cantabella.org.
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will be offering virtual holiday entertainment this year featuring local favorites such as the Oregon-based band Pink Martini and Canadian master fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy.
Like many acting troupes, Encore Players of Livermore has been working on ways to bring performances to the community while conforming to shelter-in-place restrictions.
Dawn Benson displays Scoring Chix recycled cleaning pads on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s outdoor Mini Art Mart at the Bankhead Plaza. The event featured handmade art and decorations for Christmas. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)
Local artists painted holiday scenes on the front windows of the Bankhead Theater. The project was initiated as part of the Holiday Signs and Sounds effort, which is coming up in December. All the work is being done by volunteers across all age groups. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)
More than 430 patrons of the arts “attended” a virtual benefit for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center on Nov. 21, raising nearly $200,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, raffles and online auction, and other donations.
Two artists popular with local audiences – pianist Jon Nakamatsu and Celtic fiddler Natalie McMaster – have been added to the lineup for the “Best of the Bankhead,” a virtual benefit for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 21.
The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) conducted a virtual Zoom competition, “Youth Excellence in Arts Awards” in Music and Literary Arts, on Nov. 6 and 8.
The County of Alameda announces the Alameda County Arts Relief Grant Program to assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Livermore Cultural Arts Council is encouraging anyone with space that could be used for storage to consider donating the “gift of space” to one of its 29 member organizations.
Nearly two dozen artists from throughout the Tri-Valley will offer handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts at the new “Handmade for the Holidays” Online Art Fair this season, from Friday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 24
The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton will offer a livestream concert featuring the Don Campbell Band with a tribute to American singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg at 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The pandemic-inspired New Deal Theater will debut its first virtual stage production, “Becoming Eleanor Roosevelt,” at 8 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Twice in less than a year, The Choir of Man sold every seat in the Bankhead Theater for their engaging, high-energy, foot-stomping performance, pulling pints for audience members in their onstage working pub.
Harmony Fusion Chorus, a women’s a cappella barbershop show chorus, will hold a virtual open rehearsal from 7-9 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 26, for anyone who is interested in joining the group.
Livermore Valley Opera will present a ‘triple treat’ of online concerts between late October and early December, beginning with Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.”
Firehouse Arts Center has teamed up with Kinkead Entertainment to offer a livestream concert with country music’s rising star, Aaron Goodvin.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, the “Best of the Bankhead,” a virtual benefit for Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, will celebrate the arts and acknowledge all the live entertainment missed as a result of the pandemic.
During the recent Summer Arts Camps at the Bothwell Arts Center, students of artist and art instructor, Thomasin Dewhurst, worked together to create a mural for the horse rescue organization Big Bay Ray.
Usha Shukla, a professional artist and Pleasanton resident, is one of seven Alameda County artists who will be honored by the Alameda County Arts Commission later this month.
“Everyone has a story to tell,” says Beth Trutner, incoming president of the Livermore Cultural Arts Council, and member organizations are doing what they can to continue telling those stories during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds, comedian Iliza Shlesinger is hitting the road with Iliza’s Comedy Tailgate Tour.
The Pleasanton Art League (PAL) is inviting all members (and participants) to submit their art, including photography, depicting ‘the Pleasanton area.’
The Bankhead Theater was lit up in red Tuesday, joining 1,500 other live-event venues across North America in a show of solidarity with workers from one of the industries hardest hit by shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Albert Einstein famously wrote, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.”
As dark falls upon downtown Pleasanton at the end of October, you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the spooky spirits that call Main Street home.