On the weekend of Nov. 8-10, Las Positas Vineyards will feature their Cheesecake Cupcake & Wine Pairing flight, and will also be offering …

Don't miss Pleasanton Adult and Career Education's Fall Wine Series of classes. All classes are from 6:30 TO 8:30 p.m. at Rodrigue Molyneaux W…

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Harlem 100 is a joyous celebration of song and dance that honors the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and features Michael Mwenso, his band The Shakes and special guests. At 8 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 23, Bankhead Theater. Visit www.lvpac.org, or call 925-373-6800.

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Local artist Judy Rice is showing her abstract landscapes at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., through Dec. 2. Rice’s eight fresh and innovative landscapes, displayed in the main hallway, are for sale. Rice is a member of the Livermore Art Association, Pleasanton Art Lea…

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Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum, Harlem 100 is a joyous celebration of song and dance that honors the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and features Michael Mwenso, his band The Shakes and special guests.

A new exhibit “Worth a Thousand Words” opened at the Bankhead Gallery on Oct. 30, featuring works that explore the intersection between the visual arts and the written word. Throughout history, visual art and works of poetry or literature have been tied together to build on both mediums’ pow…

Anna Renton, a 17-year-old violinist, will perform at a recital with six of her violinist friends on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater.

An American treasure for more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band name is synonymous with all the joyful sounds and timeless traditions of New Orleans. The band will make a welcome return to the Bankhead Theater on Nov. 11, with Cuban singer/songwriter Yusa and special guests on t…

It won’t be long before the holiday season is here, so why not get in the holiday mood early? Harmony Fusion Chorus, a women’s a capella barbershop chorus and chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will present a pre-holiday musical show titled “Reflections of the Season” on Saturday, Nov.…

Livermore Shakespeare Festival, committed to building community through the production of high-quality professional theatrical experiences, announced the addition of Robert Koelle, Stephanie Fish and Lawrence Lagin to their board of directors. LSF’s signature programs include the outside the…

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Acclaimed American dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) will make a welcome return to the Bankhead Theater on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, with a diverse program that celebrates the company’s innovative and sophisticated style. For more than 20 years, ASFB has fulfilled its deep commitmen…

Performing on a custom-made Strat carefully modified to his specifications, David M'ore demonstrates his acclaimed six-string technique on both originals and cover tunes. On Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 p.m., M’ore will be performing at R Place Music Club, 2562 Old First St. in Livermore.

Bringing a show full of wonder to Livermore on Saturday, Nov. 9, world-class illusionist Vitaly is making a rare one-night appearance at the Bankhead Theater. Born in Belarus, Vitaly Beckman, who uses his first name as his show name, has been called one of the most innovative illusionists in…

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host the last StarsDay open-mic event this year on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Created to encourage local musicians, vocalists and spoken-word artists share their talents with the community, the first StarsDay was held this past June.

In keeping with the season of Halloween, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will be offering “Ghost Light Tours” as part of the Bankhead Theater Open House on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton presents the Pleasanton Art League’s (PAL) 10th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibit, on display from November 8 through December 18.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks audiences to use their imaginations to follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally fi…

Opening on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, the Bay Area's award-winning teen improv troupe Creatures of Impulse (COI) kicks off its 10th season with “Nightmares.” The troupe promises new twists on the ever-popular Halloween-inspired fall classic. Audience sugges…

The Life Renewing Center is proud to present Darkness is Your Candle, a comedy showcase, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

POPS Shoots for the Moon, on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m., presented by the Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild, honoring the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.The evening features selections from films The Right Stuff and Apollo 13, an appearance by Element 116, a chance to conduct the sy…

Doors Open, a new musical by San Jose playwright Mark Teagle, will be performed on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton.

Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center offers an intimate setting for world-renowned illusionist Alex Ramon’s two performances of “IMpossible,” his newest show featuring up-close illusions and mysteries. Tickets on sale now for the shows on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m.

The 18th Annual ArtWalk will turn downtown Livermore into an “art district for the day” on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, sponsored by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, celebrates the many ways the arts bring the community together in a showcase that features han…

Encore Players auditions for Thornton Wilder's "Christmas Dinner" take place on Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Asbury Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Attending one evening is sufficient; no appointment is needed.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., author Les Mahler is holding a book signing of his first book, “A Hole in his Socks.” The signing takes place at Mozart, Einstein & Me, 2156 First St., Livermore.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild is presenting its annual POPS Concert, this year themed “POPS Shoots for the Moon” to honor the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Eve Sprunt, a member of the California Writer's Club Tri-Valley Branch and resident of Dublin, will be participating in the Dublin Library's Second Annual Local Author Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dublin Public Library, 200 Civic Plaza.

Local author Ed Miracle recently released his science fiction novel Maker Messiah in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon. Set partially in Tracy, Livermore, Oakland and Berkeley, Maker Messiah presents the turbulent story of a new technology that dethrones the world's power elites while it…

Comedian Nina G is a professional speaker, storyteller, educator, and the author of “Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen.” On Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., Nina G will speak at Livermore’s Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., to share a free afternoon of stori…

IGNITE! Art + Innovation takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. in front of the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Award-winning cellist Jennifer Kloetzel opens the Del Valle Fine Arts’ concert season at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., with pianist Robert Koenig. Composer Elena Ruehr will be on hand for the premier of the cello sonata she wrote for Kloetzel.

The Harrington Gallery inside Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center will host "Convergences: Science, Technology, and Art," from Sept. 28 through Oct. 26.

ArtWalk, the Tri-Valley’s premiere one day art festival. Over 200 artists display their works surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Live music and artists will be at all the parks downtown. The Bankhead Plaza will have cultural arts …

From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and improvisation are two art forms that have captured minds and imaginations for decades worldwide.

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The temperature hit about 100 degrees Fahrenheit during last weekend’s Splatter Festival, which had many attendees seeking relief by asking where the water games could be found for a quick cool off.