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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.
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…
Three regulars from National Public Radio’s popular quiz show, “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” will bring their comedy to the Bankhead Theater this spring, sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
Following the first matinee of “West Side Story,” on Sunday, Jan. 26, actors gathered on stage to answer questions from audience members.
A stellar cast of award-winning performers will come together at the Bankhead Theater on Friday, Feb. 14, for a special Valentine’s Day concert celebrating the music of Ray Charles.
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has added a second performance for Broadway star and Disney legend Lea Salonga at the Bankhead Theater this spring.
Known as “America’s Favorite Cowboys,” the ever-popular band Riders in The Sky returns to the Bankhead Theater at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 16, in a show filled with fun for the whole family.
Award-winning Broadway star and recording artist David Burnham will celebrate—through stories and songs— the career of Sir Tom Jones, one of the most electrifying performers and iconic voices of the past five decades.
At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement, and in its new show, “42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,” the inventive American circus troupe Cirque Mechanics invites audiences to “Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” to the w…
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has also announced the Bankhead summer music schedule, including local favorite Keiko Matsui, who will make her eighth appearance at the Bankhead Theater in August. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
“A Cappella Live!” – which brings together the vocal harmonies of four award-winning ensembles in the classic model of a Motown Revue – will be presented at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 5, for one performance only.
The Livermore School of Dance Jazz Company will present “World of Imagination,” a dance revue directed by Liz Roberts that combines jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, contemporary lyrical and musical theater, at the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will take the stage Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.
After months of cement-colored skies looming over leafless trees, it feels like it’s time to take a sun-soaked vacation — say, to Greece. Roundtrip airfare? $1,800. Gleaming white villa with cobalt trim? $250. ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits double album? $25.
The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton will host the California Watercolor Association Annual National Exhibition now through Feb. 22.
Distinguished members of the climate scientific community will join forces with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Bankhead Theater at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
The Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical “West Side Story,” inspired by the timeless tale of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and set in the urban battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s.
Pleasanton’s Museum on Main and the Pleasanton Art League this week opened their 13th annual showcase, Imagination Expressed 2020, featuring paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and other works by local artists.
The Valley Concert Chorale will hold an open rehearsal at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, with an opportunity for singers to audition that evening. The rehearsal and auditions will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth Street, Livermore. Auditions will also be held by appointment only on…
The Livermore Art Association (LAA) and Pleasanton Art League (PAL) meeting this month will feature a demonstration of encaustic – or hot wax – painting by Dublin artist Summer Ellis.
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will offer two free, family-friendly events this month that celebrate time-honored cultural traditions.
The Museum on Main will launch its 2020 Ed Kinney Speaker Series on Tuesday, Jan. 14, with “An Afternoon or Evening” with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a World War I Turkish field marshal who created an independent Republic of Turkey from the ruins the of the Ottoman Empire.
A new exhibit, “Living Large,” will open at the Bankhead Gallery on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and run through early March. The exhibit features large-format, two-dimensional works that range from seascapes, nature, and figurative images, to non-representational works that celebrate “joie de vivre.”…
Livermore Art Association Gallery, located in the Carnegie Building, offers art classes, unusual gifts, art exhibits and information pertaining to the art field, 2155 Third Street, Livermore. The gallery has been open since 1974 and is run as a co-op by local artists. Hours are Wed.-Sat. 11:…
The Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players will be joined by guest soprano Sherezade Panthaki Saturday, Jan. 11, in a banquet of musical works by Purcell, Locke, and Arne, with texts inspired by Shakespeare.
Livermore Reads Together is a community reading program featuring Robin Sloan’s delightful novel Sourdough. The community of Livermore is invited to read Sourdough and join their neighbors by participating in events related to the book, such as talks featuring Erica J. Peters, author of San …