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Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) has received The American Prize for professional opera for its March 2020 double-bill performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and Alexander Zemlinksy’s “A Florentine Tragedy.”
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild will host a wine tasting at the Page Mill Winery, 1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.
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.
Vanessa Williams dazzles the crowd during a fundraiser gala performance at the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Livermore-Amador Symphony, led by Lara Webber, supported the performance. Through live auctions, donations and ticket sales, the nonprofit Livermore Valley Performing Ar…
Livermore Arts will welcome Grammy Award-winning entertainer Vanessa Williams to headline the annual “Brilliance at the Bankhead” fundraising gala on Sept. 11.
James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash will return to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.
Pleasanton’s “Concert in the Park” series returns this fall with concerts at Lions Wayside Park from 4-6 p.m. on Sundays, beginning Sept. 12 and continuing through Oct. 17.
The Scottish Highland Gathering and Games took place Sept. 4 and 5 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Put on by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco, the games included dancing, piping and athletics. Scottish games are held in Scotland and countries around the world with large …
Livermore Art Association’s biggest show has been revived as the “Late Spring Art Show,” set for Sept. 11 and 12. Artists still have time to enter before the Sept. 1 deadline. Enter online by going to www.livermoreartassociation.org/late-spring-art-show. Nonmembers are welcome.
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.
Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a self-described “punk writer” and a member of the Las Positas College faculty, will discuss “the delicate balance of including diverse minority characters in writing with respect and artistry, and for the right reasons” in a presentation to the Tri-Valley Writers on …
Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court in Pleasanton, will observe the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 6-8, and Yom Kippur, Sept. 15-16, with indoor worship services.
In an effort to enhance the cultural scene in their city, leaders at the helm of Dublin Arts Collective (DAC) recently hosted a gallery exhibit of local artists.
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…
The Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club will be selling plants, garden tools, kitchen ware, and local art from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28, at 3709 Angus Way, in Pleasanton.
The Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. in Livermore received two gold medals and one silver at the fourth annual USA Beer Ratings Competition held last month in San Francisco.
The 12th annual Fine Art Figurative Show, “The Essential Figure,” which focuses on the human form, will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore.
The Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) will launch its 30th anniversary season with “Celebrate! An Evening of Favorite Operatic Ensembles” at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct 9, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10.
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Guild will host a free Prelude Party for the 2021 season at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Springtown Homeowners Association clubhouse, 931 Larkspur Dr., Livermore.
Las Positas College will hold both in-person and digital auditions for its fall production of the Tony-award winning musical “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
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.
Bestselling author Rhys Bowen will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Tri-Valley Writers Conference to be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Four Points Sheraton in Pleasanton.
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.
This season, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) will bring new and exciting shows to the Bankhead Theater with the help of the Scott Kenison Producer’s Circle Fund (SKPCF).
A brave young camper considers greeting a large snake during Dublin’s third Family Campout at Arroyo Creek Park, Aug. 7. Jungle James Animal Adventures provided entertainment and close-up encounters with snakes, lizards and tortoises. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)
Seven-year-old Kai Cumbers plays the piano that made its debut at Persimmon Place in Dublin during Piano in the Plaza, which started Aug. 1 and will run through Aug. 8. The event will help raise funds for Pennies for Kids, a nonprofit that helps provide back-to-school clothes for kids in nee…
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…
Downtown Livermore will come alive Saturday, July 31, with the SPARC on the Park concert series.
Little Free Libraries in Livermore will host a “Hunt for Gnomes” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, in celebration of Global Day of Unplugging.
The Alameda County Small Business Development Center will host a free, online seminar on minority-owned small-business resources on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
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)
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.
Jazz trumpeter Jeff Bordes, a local favorite who launched his career as a teenager growing up in Pleasanton, will return to the Firehouse Arts Center at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 24.
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.
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.
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.