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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.
Cindy Shane must team up with a pizza boy, a space alien, a comic book saleswoman and a talking TV set in order to defeat an evil police chief, his human-controlling nano-robots and the legendary Big Foot in “Death Blood 4: Revenge of the Killer Nano-Robotic Blood Virus,” the fourth installm…
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) announced a free, virtual concert series that will aim to bolster local artists and businesses alike.
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) announced that a very generous legacy gift has been received from the estate of longtime patrons — the late Jene and Isabelle Dupzyk.
The Livermore Public Library has selected the three-part graphic novel, “March,” which tells the story of the mid-20th century Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of the late congressman John Lewis, for its next Livermore Reads Together community reading program.
Shelter-in-place has had a huge effect upon our daily life, and the visual arts community is no exception. The joint Livermore Art Association (LAA) and Pleasanton Art League (PAL) programs have been suspended until further notice, in accordance with county requirements. Many artists are try…
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild is honoring Ethan Allen Platt, first president of the Livermore Symphony, with an “Imaginary Non-Concert” to raise funds to purchase sheet music to be stamped with his name. Platt died in May at the age of 102.
In response to current affairs and to serve as a message of support and acknowledgement, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) Board of Directors issued the following statement:
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center said this week that it will offer “Summer Art at the Bothwell” day camps for ages 4-17 this summer with limited registration because of current COVID-19 guidelines.
The Dublin City Council has unanimously agreed to proceed with converting the two-story former police services building behind City Hall into a cultural arts center.
Hope Hospice invites individuals from its local communities to create or donate existing artwork that will be distributed to hospice patients in homes and nursing facilities in the Tri-Valley area and neighboring East Bay cities.
Shakespeare’s Associates raised more than $110,000 during its “Till it be morrow” campaign, with the help of an unnamed “angel donor,” who matched the first $50,000 in contributions.
Patrons of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival have just a few more days to have their tax-deductible donations matched by an unnamed “Angel Donor.”
Debra Knox, along with all the teachers from Ingram and Brauns Musik Shoppe in Pleasanton, have continued lessons for their students online, due to shelter in place.
Right now, online and streaming apps are filled with musicians, artists, actors, dancers, singers and comedians sharing their talents with others around the world. Ordinarily, the Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center would be alive with that same artistic energy in live performances, re…
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra will venture into the tango, as interpreted by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, with two performances of his “Nuevo tango.”
Grammy-nominated Joan Osborne returns to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore for one performance on Sunday, March 29. The singer/songwriter will be joined by the American indie band “The Weepies.”
Students at Amador Valley and Foothill high schools will present “All Shook Up,” a musical inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, March 13-22, at the Amador Theater in Pleasanton.
“In approximately two hours you will experience much of what great opera is capable: tragedy and comedy, beautiful music, incredible theater, and a vivid display of human emotions right before your eyes and ears,” said LVO artistic director Erie Mills in explaining the pairing. “Both operas …
Colorful artwork displaying iconic Livermore scenes painted by local artists are paired with historic black and white photos from the Livermore Heritage Guild archives in an exhibit now on display at the Livermore Library Civic Center Branch. Artist Michelle George worked with the Livermore …
A new exhibit focusing on how the earth has inspired three California artists opened at the Bankhead Theater Gallery this week and will run through the end of April.
Vita Voci, an eight-person vocal ensemble, will take the audience on a musical journey from Elizabethan England to America’s Appalachia in a free concert at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Ave, at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 29.
The Chicago-based comedy group, The Second City, will return to the Bankhead Theater in March for a single performance of its all-new revue, “Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons.”
Props for the upcoming Livermore Valley Opera show were moved from their workshop on Pacific Avenue to the rehearsal area in the Bothwell Center. Livermore Valley Opera will offer two, one-hour operas in back-to-back presentations at the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, March 7, and Saturday, M…
The Museum on Main in Pleasanton and the local Uyghur community are partnering to celebrate Uyghur culture and raise awareness of Uyghur community and culture genocide in China.
Singer/songwriter Jessica Fichot, who appeared at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore last summer, will return for an evening performance on Friday, March 27.
In a nod to the Rat Pack era of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., the Tap Pack will deliver cool classics with a fresh twist at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore on Friday, March 27.
Las Positas College Department of Theater Arts will present “Stage Door,” a play about a group of young women moving to New York City to study acting and, eventually, find jobs in the challenging world of Hollywood.
More than 200 student musicians from the Tri-Valley area are expected to participate in the 58th annual Tri-Valley Solo & Ensemble Festival at Livermore High School on Saturday, March 7.
Mummenschanz, a Swiss performance troupe that entertains with masks, movement, and everyday objects, will brings its newest show, “You & Me,” to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on March 19.
Sandi Bohner, who’s been involved with the Sunol Repertory Theater for the last 20 years, really enjoys the experience and the fact that the theater raises money for the Sunol Glen Unified School.
“Carried Places,” an exhibit reflecting on what it means to carry memories and images of homes and homeland across continents and generations, will go on display Friday, March 6, at the Harrington Gallery, at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton.
Not only Irish eyes will be a-smiling this St. Patrick's Day weekend as the Real Irish Comedy Fest comes to the Firehouse Arts Center stage on Saturday, March 14, with a "blast of blarney."
Concert pianist Daniel Glover will perform “Concertos Without Orchestra,” a collection of piano solo transcriptions from five well-known concertos from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and early 20th Century periods on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St., in L…
“Art & Wine Intertwined,” from 1:30-3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 22, offers one of the final opportunities to enjoy the large-format art pieces that make up the “Living Large” exhibit at the Bankhead Theater.
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will debut a new film series, “Great Art on Screen,” at the Bankhead Theater in March, featuring documentaries about legendary art and artists.
Livermore-Amador Symphony continues its 57th regular season with “Angels and Demons” on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Bankhead Theater with guest conductor Jason Klein.
Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, presents a concert production of The Passionate - Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aries, Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Octet and Telemann Concerto for Oboe d’amore, featuring I…
Livermore native Jason Lyle Black returns to his hometown on Friday, Feb. 28, for a one-of-a-kind experience that blends popular music with his own comedic flair. A trained classical pianist, Lyle has the remarkable ability to play as easily sitting backwards as forwards, while performing mu…