More Culture News

top story
  • Updated

LIVERMORE — In a unanimous decision this week, the city council approved resolutions that could establish the Livermore Valley Wine Heritage District (LVWHD) — expected to generate $693,000 in its first year to support local winemakers.

top story

Livermore Arts, the nonprofit organization that operates the Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center, will require all patrons 12 and older to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear facemasks for all indoor activities beginning Friday, Oct. 1.

featured

Cuda Ridge Wines held its annual blessing of the grapes on Wednesday, Aug. 25. From left are Father Kwame of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, owner and winemaker Steven Mirassou, Pastor Steve Wilde of First Presbyterian Church, and Rabbi Larry Milder of Pleasanton's Congregation Beth Em…

Wente Family Estates, the longest continuously family-owned and -operated winery in the United States, will soon expand its operations by moving into a new warehouse facility at 7701 Las Positas Road, in Livermore.

top story

SPARC Theater, sponsored by the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, will present “Life is a Cabernet” outdoors at the Darcie Kent Vineyards, 7000 Tesla Road in Livermore, today through Sunday, Aug. 15, and again next week, from Aug. 19-22.

top story

Pleasanton’s iconic Amador Valley Theater is preparing for its second act. Shuttered since March 2019 due to the pandemic, the performing arts facility located on the Amador High School campus is set to reopen by the end of the year, or early 2022, according to Cindy Chin, public information…

featured

The Firehouse Arts Center welcomed back more live performances to the popular venue on July 24. The sold-out crowds enjoyed the sounds of jazz master Jeff Bordes and the steelpan talents of Devon Dwayne Stewart. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

top story

After 18 years at E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, Hans Hartjens has been named chief financial officer at Wente Family Estates, the oldest operating winery in Alameda County.

The winning entries in the East Bay Holocaust Education Center’s High School Art and Writing Contest will be on display at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., beginning Monday, July 26.

Inspired by the current exhibit, “Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land,” the Museum on Main in Pleasanton will host a free drop-in craft day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – or until supplies run out – on Saturday, July 31.

The historic Kolb House at Dublin Heritage Park will remain open this summer open renovations of the park and Pioneer Cemetery, according to the city’s park department.

Famed scientist Marie Curie, as portrayed by noted storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak, will take the virtual stage this month at the Museum on Main as part of the Ed Kinney Speaker Series.

featured

A SPARC on the Park event took place at the Livermore Stockmen’s Park, Saturday, July 10, in celebration of the reopening of California. It was put on by Livermore Shakespeare Festival and Livermore Downtown Inc. and featured dance by Kalaikoil Dance of India and music by Crawdad Republic. T…

Vine Cinema and Alehouse will host a digitally remastered screening of “Jesus Christ Superstar” next month, complete with an appearance by the film’s lead, Ted Neeley.

featured

LIVERMORE — The Bankhead Theater reopened its doors to the public last week for its first live music event since COVID-19 restrictions closed the performing arts center about 16 months ago.

The Bankhead Theater will host a public reception for Charlotte Severin, whose work is now on display in a one-person exhibit in the Founders Room, from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, July 11.