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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.

The Alameda County Arts Commission are recognizing six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County with a ceremony on Oct. 1.

Whistlestop Writers celebrates the approach of fall with an open mic for writers of all genres. The event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Swirl on the Square, 21 South Livermore Ave., in downtown Livermore.

The Livermore Art Association is showcasing the works of diverse artists at its exhibit titled “Show of Champions,” in the Civic Center Branch of the Livermore Public Library, 1188 South Livermore Ave. The exhibit, located in the front hall of the library, will remain on display throughout t…

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The Firehouse Arts Center Theater in downtown Pleasanton hosts Midnight Flyer, a concert tribute to the iconic American country and soft rock band The Eagles, on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.

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The Brilliance at the Bankhead Theater Gala raised $500,000 on Sept. 7 to support local arts and cultural events during the coming year. The downtown Livermore theater’s annual event brought in $170,000 more this year than it did in 2018.

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Tango Del Cielo at the Firehouse Arts Center will present an ethereal blend of Argentine Tango, Spanish Flamenco, and Latin Jazz on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.

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The Firehouse Arts Center Theater in downtown Pleasanton presents 3.2 featuring Robert Berry on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8:00 p.m. The live progressive rock concert promises “a wicked time,” with a wink and a nod to the calendar date.

Known for launching such comedy greats as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres, the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition fields approximately three dozen comedians judged over multiple weeks in multiple venues across the Bay Area and beyond.

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Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has announced that the Livermore High School Chamber Choir will join Broadway and television star Matthew Morrison and the Livermore-Amador Symphony on stage at the "Brilliance at the Bankhead Gala" on September 7, 2019. The largest fundraising event o…

Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO), under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, will perform Beethoven’s monumental Symphony #9 on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, and on September 15 at 3 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

The Alliance for the Visual Arts and Ryan’s Automotive are hosting an art show by local animal artist Kathleen Hill throughout September and October. The show includes nine paintings displayed at Ryan’s Automotive Service, 2115 First Street.

City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center presents Stephen Bishop in Concert on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 10 p.m. Bishop will be opening the venue’s 10th season.

Whistlestop Writers will host an open mic for writers of all genres on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Swirl on the Square, 21 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore.

The Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host the opening of Blackhawk Gallery’s new Exhibit ‘Inspiration’. A Gala Reception will be held on Saturday September 14 from 5 to 7pm, with wine and Hors d’oeuvre. The exhibit will be on view seven days a week from Friday September 13 to Sunday Nove…

Folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller presents a free sing-along program of Folksongs of the American Labor Movement, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at the Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Arrive early for the best seats. For more information ca…

Valley Concert Chorale signing on for auditions:

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Livermore musician, David Davisson, recipient of the Pedrozzi Foundation’s 2019 Charles Amirkhanian Music Scholarship is also a member of the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. He and fellow SFSYO members recently returned from a European tour, performing at si…

On August 17, 2019, fifty years after crowds at the Woodstock Music Festival closed the State Thruway in New York, the Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center will offer art and music events that echo the festival’s message of peace, love and community. In the morning, the Bothwell Arts Ce…

The Livermore Cultural Arts Council’s wraps up this summer’s Tuesday Tunes with the Bay Area’s favorite trio, Charged Particles, playing funky Latin jazz mixed with classical music.

Art in the Park, hosted by the Livermore Art Association Gallery, will take place Sunday, August 18, Carnegie Park, 2155 3nd Street, Livermore, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm adjacent to the Sunday Farmers Market

Livermore’s community theater group, Encore Players, will perform a few scenes from John Cariani’s play Almost, Maine on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue.

The next major exhibition entitled “Play Date!” will be on view from August 2 through September 14 at the Harrington Gallery, located inside the Firehouse Arts Center. Featuring seven diverse artists, the works explore creative interpretations of “play and playfulness” in a variety of media,…

Contemporary jazz pianist Keiko Matsui makes her seventh return to Livermore at 8 p.m. on August 16, bringing what Jazz Review called her “wonderful amalgam of exotic melodies, luscious harmonies and global rhythms” to the intimate acoustics of the Bankhead Theater.

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Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center continues its celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of the landmark Apollo moon landing with a second “Moon-Gazing” and the Pixar family film “WALL-E.” Throughout the month of August, the “Man on the Moon” photography and art exhibit continues at t…

Manchester, England’s Nick Bold hits the Firehouse Arts Center stage in Pleasanton, along with The Material World Band, in his acclaimed tour-de-force tribute to the music of “the Quiet Beatle” George Harrison. One show only, on Wednesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. This concert is part of the “…

On Saturday, August 3rd, Inklings Coffee and Tea, welcomes vocalist Karen Marguth to the stage. A Tri-Valley resident for most of her life, Karen Marguth has been quietly receiving rave reviews since the release of her eponymous album in 2009. Jazz Magazine wrote: “Great big talent, much too …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Martini, together with Phunne Stone, the daughter of Sly Stone and Cynthia Robinson, as well as Swang Stewart, Blaise Sison, Nate Wingfield, Jimmy McKinney and Frank Klepacki will celebrate the chart-topping hits of Sly & The Family Stone at th…

REO Speedwagon’s fans in Livermore should get ready for a night of great tunes, featuring the band’s hit singles, such as "Keep on Loving You," "Take It on the Run," "Can’t Fight This Feeling," and more, as the band is coming to Wente Vineyards on August 20. Tickets are on sale now. Go to ht…

The Livermore Cultural Arts Council is bringing back Audio Illusion to the Shea Homes Stage in the Livermore Plaza adjacent to the Bankhead Theater, July 30th at 6:45 pm. Shea Homes is also the major sponsor of “Tuesday Tunes”. Each Tuesday through August 13, LCAC brings family-friendly free…

Award-winning theater and opera star Tielle Baker returns to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center Theater in a tribute to the music of legendary songwriters Kander & Ebb, the creators of Chicago, Cabaret, and Funny Lady. The show’s set list includes classic numbers “All That Jazz,” “Maybe …

Formerly of the multi-platinum band Boston, David Victor, together with four other lead vocalists will bring a new dimension to the greatest hits of iconic classic rock groups in “Hits of Boston and More” at the Bankhead on August 2 for an 8 p.m. show. With a blazing hot rock sound and multi…