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Livermore Valley Arts is honored to bring a globally-known exhibit to the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery at the Bankhead Theater next month.
Livermore Valley Arts is joining in the Black History Month celebration this February with a month of events that will uplift and champion black artists and stories.
The Livermore American Indian Center (LAIC) recently welcomed a new program coordinator, Tina Henson – the granddaughter of past leader Mary Puthoff – and will soon hold an open house for the community on Friday, Jan. 27.
PLEASANTON — City staff proposed a partnership between the Firehouse Arts Center and Livermore’s Bankhead Theater at the Jan. 17 city council meeting.
PLEASANTON — First Weekends on Main, the popular weekly program that closes off Main Street from vehicular traffic in favor of pedestrians, restaurants and retailers, will return this spring.
PLEASANTON — The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative (PCCC) recently honored three Tri-Valley residents at the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fellowship Breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton in Pleasanton.
Veteran Chautauqua scholar James Armistead will portray Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and leader of the abolitionist movement in pre-Civil War America, at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Despite the rain, nearly 800 people attended Pleasanton’s annual Make a Difference Festival on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Pleasanton Senior Center.
The Livermore-Amador Symphony (LAS) helped longtime orchestra member and assistant conductor Bob Williams celebrate his 90th birthday in November with a special rehearsal rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
The Cheza Nami Foundation will present “Moving Together,” a community engagement program of African Diaspora dance and drumming workshops, on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Dublin High School Center for Performing Arts and Education, 8151 Village Parkway.
Works by members of the Pleasanton Art League (PAL) are on display at the Museum on Main in Pleasanton, now through Saturday, March 25.
Concert pianist Daniel Glover will perform selections by Russian American composer Sergei Rachmaninoff during a benefit for the nonprofit Valley Concert Chorale at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore, on Saturday, Feb. 18.
The New York Quarterly Foundation (NYQ) has published a collection of poems by Connie Post, who served as Livermore’s first poet laureate from 2005 to 2009.
The Livermore School of Dance Ballet and Jazz Companies performed "Mary Poppins," a musical dance revue directed by Brittany Lee on Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22. The performances combined ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, contemporary lyrical and musical theater at the Livermore High School T…
Livermore Valley Arts celebrated Lunar New Year, the Year of the Water Rabbit, with events at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Saturday, Jan. 21. The festivities included Tai Chi lessons and a presentation of traditional Chinese dance and instruments by Xiaopei Chinese Dance.
As part of its observance of Black History Month, the Livermore Public Library will host a poetry reading and panel discussion on ‘the exploration of liberation’ at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Fresh off her performance in last year’s Academy Award-winning film “CODA,” Marlee Matlin will discuss her Hollywood career as a deaf actor and activist for the hearing-impaired at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The Livermore-Amador Symphony will bring storied violins alive during three performances of “Violins of Hope, Strings of the Holocaust,” on Feb. 5, 6, and 7, at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.
The Bankhead Theater in Livermore will host the George Bowen Master Guitar Summit on Wednesday, March 15, featuring such guitar-playing legends as Arlen Roth, Jim Soldi, Bill Kirchen, and Redd Volkaert.
The Livermore School of Dance will present “Mary Poppins,” a musical dance revue, at the Livermore High School Theater, 600 Maple St., on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22.
The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative (PCCC) will host its 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fellowship Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 23.
The cast of “Something Rotten!” took the stage at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Jan. 14, performing the popular Tony nominated musical. Shows run now through Jan. 29. For ticket information, visit trivalleyrep.org. Photos - Doug Jorgensen
Lunar New Year – sometimes called Chinese New Year – is celebrated with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends 15 days later with the first full moon. Because it is based on the lunar calendar, the exact date differs each year, but this year’s event is Jan. 21.
The Livermore Public Library will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with an Art of the African Diaspora display at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., and Black History Month Tiny Art Shows at each of the library branches.
Each year, millions of Americans come together to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.
The community theater group Encore Players of Livermore will present the ancient Greek comedy “Lysistrata,” adapted for modern times by San Francisco playwright Will Huddleston, at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore the last weekend of January and the first weekend of February.
All American cheerleaders from Granada High School Annabel Nicholson and Caroline McGinley, seen here in front of London’s Tower Bridge, performed in London’s New Year’s Day Parade after competing and winning the Varsity Cheer honor to fly across the pond and celebrate the New Year in the Un…
Love is in the air as the Museum on Main prepares for the 16th Annual Wines & Valentines fundraiser on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the new Rubys & Roses Restaurant at the Pleasanton Hotel in Downtown Pleasanton. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner with wine pairings for each course, as w…
The Livermore Public Library will celebrate National Haiku Writing Month in February by holding a Haiku Book Review Contest from Feb.1 – Feb. 28. The contest is open to participants of all ages. Registration is not necessary to participate.
Historical impressionist Peter Small will portray the late Golda Meir, who served as Israeli prime minister from 1969 through 1974, in the Museum on Main’s first Ed Kinney Series presentation at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton for 2023.
Livermore Valley Arts is continuing a January packed with hits in the New Year with a taste of the Great White Way, right here in the Tri-Valley. From a comedy stacked with Broadway-level talents in Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom on Monday, January 23, to a …
The Livermore/Pleasanton-based Cantabella Children’s Chorus sang the National Anthem in four-part harmony at the Golden State Warriors game at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Dec 30, to 17,000 spectators.
New Year’s Eve revelers enjoyed ushering in 2023 with a celebration at Livermore’s Shadow Puppet Brewing Company on Saturday, Dec. 31. From top: Mira Diaz, Candice Mcelhaney, Alex Alejandro, David Delgado toast the new year; Stacey and Amber Williams enjoy ringing in 2023; Bernard and Carmen…
Encore Players, a Livermore community theatre group, will preview its production of the ancient Greek comedy “Lysistrata” at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.
Livermore resident Glenn Stewart captured this photo of noctilucent clouds on a recent morning walk. Noctilucent clouds are some of the rarest in the world and to form they require water vapor, dust and very low temperatures. The rare high-altitude clouds typically appear during the summer m…
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, also known as Livermore Valley Arts (LVA), enjoyed one of its highest fundraising years to date in fiscal year 2021-2022. It showed a profit of nearly $970,000, allowing the organization to establish a $1 million operating reserve to keep the venu…
The Tri-Valley’s Blankenship Memorial Project is a need-based music scholarship program that aims to financially support young musicians ages 7-18 as they receive an education in the musical instrument of their choice. The program has provided music scholarships to local children for over tw…
Lisa Ayala, a multiple winner of the California Garden Club Flower Arranger of the Year award, will give a floral design presentation, “Branching Out,” at a meeting of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club at Alisal Elementary School, 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, on Thursday, Jan. 12.…
LIVERMORE – Visitors to the Bank of America (BofA) branch on Railroad Avenue can view Bay Area artist Mike Gosbee’s recently released works.
The Livermore-based, nonprofit Valley Concert Chorale is seeking new members and will hold auditions by appointment in January. The choir, which presents three public concert sets annually, is seeking experienced singers with sight-reading skills. Musical performances range from classical to…
The Alameda County Arts Commission recently announced the 2023 ARTSFUND Grant Program for Alameda County-based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.
The Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore will explore the broad range of jazz next month with a performance by Grammy-winning guitarist Mark Lettieri on Thursday, Jan. 19, and “Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love,” on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Members of the community including local Girl Scouts, above, participated in the Wreaths Across America program in Pleasanton on Saturday, Dec. 17. The annual event brings local volunteers together to place wreaths on the graves of soldiers. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)
LIVERMORE – The Violins of Hope travel the world telling stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival; the group is now set to land in the Tri-Valley in January.
Chabad of the Tri Valley presented Chanukah under the Stars on Sunday, Dec. 18 in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. The event was open to the public and included entertain-ment, raffles, food and the lighting of the menorah. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)
Novelist and writing coach C. S. Lakin will lead a three-hour workshop on how to convey emotions and evoke an emotional response in readers at a meeting of the Tri-Valley Writers on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Valley Dance Theater’s annual production of the holiday classic ballet, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” opened at the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, Dec. 10. Performances run through Dec. 18. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)
As Livermore Valley Arts moves beyond the 2022 portion of its 15th Anniversary Season, The Bankhead will welcome two tribute shows of absolute music icons in the first weeks of the New Year. From folk-rock-pop legend John Denver in a Tribute starring Jim Curry on Friday, Jan. 6, to pop icons…