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February 2010

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Bankhead Theater - Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2010 

1
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:31
Moon:
20:59 -- 08:28

Le Leche Meeting 

 

Groundhog Day
Sun:
07:10 -- 17:32
Moon:
22:10 -- 08:58

 

3
Sun:
07:09 -- 17:33
Moon:
23:19 -- 09:28

 

4
Sun:
07:08 -- 17:34
Moon:
xx:xx -- 10:01

 

5  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:07 -- 17:35
Moon:
00:27 -- 10:36

Cinderella 

6
Sun:
07:06 -- 17:37
Moon:
01:32 -- 11:16

Pls Farmers Market

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Distant Worlds: Making Images
   of Other Solar Systems

An Evening with Daniel Glover

Cinderella

 

7   Super Bowl Sunday
Sun:
07:05 -- 17:38
Moon:
02:33 -- 12:02

Niles Canyon Railroad

Lvr Farmers Market

Cinderella 

Exotic Bird Expo

8
Sun:
07:04 -- 17:39
Moon:
03:29 -- 12:53

 

9
Sun:
07:03 -- 17:40
Moon:
04:19 -- 13:48

TAO 

 

10
Sun:
07:02 -- 17:41
Moon:
05:01 -- 14:46

 

11
Sun:
07:01 -- 17:42
Moon:
05:38 -- 15:45

 

12  Lincoln's Birthday
Sun:
07:00 -- 17:43
Moon:
06:09 -- 16:44

Home & Garden Show

New Orleans Bash 

Pink Floyd Laser Extravaganza

Home & Garden Show

 

13  New Moon
Sun:
06:59 -- 17:44
Moon:
06:37 -- 17:42

Pls Farmers Market

Home & Garden Show

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Storing Carbon Dioxide in the Earth

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

Home & Garden Show

 

14  Valentine's Day
Sun:
06:58 -- 17:45
Moon:
07:02 -- 18:39

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Home & Garden Show

It's Magic! 

Home & Garden Show

 

15  President's Day
Sun:
06:57 -- 17:46
Moon:
07:26 -- 19:37

Home & Garden Show 

16  Mardi Gras
Sun:
06:55 -- 17:47
Moon:
07:50 -- 20:35

 

17  Ash Wednesday
Sun:
06:54 -- 17:49
Moon:
08:14 -- 21:34

 

18
Sun:
06:53 -- 17:50
Moon:
08:41 -- 22:35

Pacific Chamber Symphony
  From Corelli to Copland
 

Museum of Main Lecture:
   Abraham Lincoln: Changing Times

Livermore Art Association
   Artist Demonstration

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 17:51
Moon:
09:11 -- 23:38

Tri-Valley Rep:
  I Love You...

 

20
Sun:
06:50 -- 17:52
Moon:
09:46 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Understanding Climate Change

Di Wu, Piano

Tri-Valley Rep:
  I Love You...

 

21  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:49 -- 17:53
Moon:
10:28 -- 00:42

Niles Canyon Railroad

Lvr Farmers Market

Tri-Valley Rep:
  I Love You...

Judy, Judy, Judy

22  Washington's Birthday
Sun:
06:48 -- 17:54
Moon:
11:19 -- 01:46

 

23
Sun:
06:47 -- 17:55
Moon:
12:19 -- 02:48

 

24
Sun:
06:45 -- 17:56
Moon:
13:28 -- 03:43

 

25
Sun:
06:44 -- 17:57
Moon:
14:43 -- 04:32

 

26
Sun:
06:43 -- 17:58
Moon:
15:59 -- 05:13

Tri-Valley Rep:
  I Love You...
 

Fly Fishing Show

27
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:59
Moon:
17:16 -- 05:50

Pls Farmers Market

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Harnessing Fusion Energy

Vagabond Opera 

Tri-Valley Rep:
  I Love You...

Fly Fishing Show

 

28  Full Moon
Sun:
06:40 -- 18:00
Moon:
18:31 -- 06:23

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Livermore Talent Finals

Tri-Valley Rep:
  I Love You...

Fly Fishing Show

 

   

Feb Averages

Ave Hi: 60.9º
Ave Lo: 39.0º
Ave Rain: 2.55"
Weather Page 

Key:
Sun: rise -- set
Moon: rise -- set

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

East Bay Area Figurative
Exhibition (Jan 29 to Feb 27)

 
Other Months
        November 2009 December 2009
January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010
July 2010 August 2001 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2009-2010 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event Yearly Calendars List of Recurring Events

The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

February 2010 Details

The details for the following reoccurring events are on a separate page, common to all calendar months.  This saves download time.  Click the item for the details.
   
Livermore History Center Highway Garage Open
Museum on Main St  
Pleasanton Farmer's Market  
Niles Canyon Railway Ravenswood Docent Tours
  Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Cinderella

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 22-24
Jan 29-31

Feb 5-7

Fri-Sun

 

Cinderella
Cinderella is a magical fairy tale of timeless enchantment that is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $36.50 for adults (18-60), $34.50 for seniors (60+), and $26.50 for juniors (under 18)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse),  eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition
 

 

 

 


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Jan 29 - Feb 27

Opening Jan 29
Friday

 

 

 

East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition
An East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition begins January 29th and runs through February 27th at the newly opened Ryan Fine Arts Gallery in Livermore. The opening reception will be held January 29th from 5:30 to 8 pm in conjunction with the Art and Wine Crawl, an event also organized by Ryan Fine Art. Ryan Fine Art is located downtown Livermore at 171 So. J Street, Livermore, CA 94550. For more information visit www.lindaryanfineart.com

The Bay Area Abstract Figurative Movement, spearheaded by David Park, Elmer Bischoff and many more from the San Francisco Art Institute and CCAC in the 1950’s put the Bay Area on the map, artwise, and continues to influence artists’ work. Ryan Fine Art is exhibiting works from artists who were influenced by this movement, but also those who have taken their own unique look at the figure and followed their own figurative path.
Sponsor: Ryan Fine Arts Gallery
Location:  171 So. J Street, Livermore
Times:  Opening on Jan 29: 5:30 to 8:00pm.  Regular hours:  See website.
Admission: Free
More info:   www.lindaryanfineart.com

 

Valley Concert Choral - An Evening of Music with Daniel Glover
 

 

 


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Feb 6
Saturday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - An Evening of Music with Daniel Glover
VCC's own accompanist and internationally known concert pianist, Daniel Glover, will share his masterful talent at the piano in this annual benefit concert for the chorale. Horowitz.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $25.00 advance or at the door.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
 
LLNL Science on Saturday - Fighting Super Bugs: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27

Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday -

Fighting Super Bugs: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance  - January 30
Presenter: Paul Jackson, Teacher: Frankie Tate (Granada High School)

Antibiotics have represented the primary line of defense for treating bacterial infections since 1935 when the first sulfur-containing compounds were introduced. The original antimicrobial substance isolated from the Penicillium fungus is the precursor of penicillin. Some more recently developed antibiotics are chemically designed.

Unfortunately increased use and mis-use of antibiotics has led to increased numbers of pathogenic bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics. Medical misuse of antibiotics - prescribing antibiotics for viral infections or failure of patients to complete treatment with the full regiment of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria that can cause infections that cannot be treated with some antibiotics. Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are very difficult to treat and can lead to death of the patient.

Antibiotic resistance can also result from bacteria being exposed to antibiotics in the environment. More than 70% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used as supplements to animal feed. The intestinal bacteria in the animals provided with such feed rapidly show resistance to the antibiotics and, in some cases, have transferred this resistance to pathogenic microbes the environment.

We will present a brief history of antibiotic use and discuss the medical and public policy factors that are, in part, responsible for increased antibiotic resistance in pathogenic microbes. We will then introduce a new generation of antimicrobial compounds that are derived from the bacteria's own genes that may be clinically useful to treat infections caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens.

Distant Worlds: Making Images of Other Solar Systems  - Feb 6
Presenter: Bruce Macintosh and Lisa Poyneer, Teacher: Tom Shefler (Granada High School)

Four hundred years ago, our view of the everything changed as scientists like Galileo proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe but instead orbits around our star, the Sun. Fifteen years ago the world shifted again when the first planets were discovered orbiting other stars. Since then, more than four hundred such other worlds have been discovered - but almost all are invisible, seen only through their gravitational tug on their parent star. Scientists and engineers are working together to build more advanced telescopes and equipment that are allowing us to study these other worlds in greater and greater detail. One limit that has to be overcome is the earth's atmosphere, which distorts and blurs everything we see. A new technique, adaptive optics, uses mirrors that change their shape a thousand times a second to make ultra-sharp images from giant telescopes on the ground.

Last year, using adaptive optics and the 10 meter W.M. Keck telescope in Hawaii, a LLNL team produced the first ever picture of another solar system, showing three giant planets as dim red dots a hundred thousand times fainter than the bright blue star they orbit. In the future, these techniques may even lead to an image with a pale blue dot circling a nearby star - another Earth.

Put it Back When You are Done: Storing Carbon Dioxide in the Earth not the Atmosphere - Feb 13
Presenter: Roger Aines,  Teacher: Ken Wedel (Tracy High School)

Understanding Climate Change - Feb 20
Presenter: Karis McFarlane, Teacher: Dean Reese (Tracy High School)
It is very likely that rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere resulting from human activity are increasing global temperatures and changing Earth's climate. Two major greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, are both carbon based and participate in the global carbon cycle. During this cycle, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere can be taken up by plants via photosynthesis and converted to sugars and other compounds, which can be stored by the plant, used for food by the plant or other organisms, or incorporated into soil where it can be stored for a long time. Thus, the carbon cycle includes pathways for carbon dioxide to be taken out of the atmosphere and has an important role in global warming and climate change. In this presentation you will learn about the carbon cycle, ways that forests and soils store carbon, and how carbon storage and loss from forests and soils might change with changes in climate and human activity.

Harnessing Fusion Energy: The Power of Light - Feb 27
Presenter: Edward Moses

About Science on Saturdays:
Free Lecture Series for Middle and High School Students

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers. These presentations are offered in several locations. See the schedule below to find locations nearest to you.

Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance. See the schedule for the starting times of each presentation, and a map to the venue. Seating is limited. Please come early to ensure that you will find a seat.

Students receive a "Student Notes" worksheet to record key information from the talk. The worksheet will be marked with the official SOS stamp at the end of the presentation. Many teachers use the worksheet to award "extra credit." Students should check with their teacher in advance to determine if they will receive credit for attending SOS.

Teachers who attend the SOS presentations can receive a CD with the presentation slides. If the talk is video recorded, they can receive a DVD of the recorded talk as well. These CDs and DVDs are offered free of charge and are sent by mail after the completion of the lecture series for the year. Be sure to register when you attend to receive your copy of these valuable teaching resources.
Sponsor: LLNL
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  9:30am and 11:15am
Admission: Free - seats are first come first served.
More info: LLNLScience on Saturday web page

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
 

 

 


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Feb 7
Sun

 

 

 

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
Northern California Exotic Bird, pet and pet supply expo. Birds and supplies at wholesale cost to the public. Handfed baby parrots, cages, toys, perches, play-gyms, Manzanita, stands, food, jewelry, t-shirts, books and more...
Sponsor: Jim and Laurene Pappas.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 4pm
Admission: $7 general admission, children under 10 free; $8 parking
More info: www.ncabird.com; 510-785-6647 or Fairgrounds Web Site,
 
TAO

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 9
Tuesday

 

 

 

TAO
Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in the show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive international appeal. 
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $56/$41/$33.    Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Tao  -  eLivermore.com theater page

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Pink Floyd Laser Extravaganza

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 12
Tuesday

 

 

 

Pink Floyd Laser Extravaganza
House of Floyd is the premier tribute band for Pink Floyd. House of Floyd consists of musicians Mark Showalter (vocals, guitar, sax), Lou Portela (bass), Doug Canfield (drums), Joe Bartone (guitar, lapsteel, keyboard) and Pat Potter (vocals and guitar), with singers Sheri Showalter and Mellissa Harley. House of Floyd is diligent: the coordination of the laser show, video, fog, lights and incense, the vocals, sax, guitars, drums, bass and keyboards are all timed perfectly making the concert an authentic experience. Re-live "Division Bell", "The Wall", "A Saucerful of Secrets", "Dark Side of the Moon", "A Momentary Lapse of Reason", "Wish You Were Here" and much more. Let’s just say, House of Floyd ignites all five senses! Don't miss this great show.
Sponsor:  ABC Music Source & Academy Presents
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $28.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Tao  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 
New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell

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from the 2008 & 2009 Bash


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Feb 12
Friday

 

 

 

New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell
The New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell has become the place to celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans-style! With over-the-top décor that echoes the atmosphere of the French Quarter to the excess that is Mardi Gras, we offer a chance to step out in style or be Bourbon-Street casual for a night of great music and a great party. Masks are optional – and if you don’t have one, we offer a French Quarter-style shopping experience, where you can purchase masks, beads to wear or give away, and fun souvenirs. Highlights include Hurricanes, New Orleans Jazz and cuisine, and the chance to enjoy a Preservation Hall Experience, a tribute to the world-famous French Quarter jazz club.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Center, 2466 8th St. Livermore
Times:  5:00pm to 10:00pm.  Preservation Hall concerts at 6pm and 7pm.
Admission: $15 – Celebration Admission,  $25 - Preservation Hall Concert (includes Celebration Admission)
    Drinks and Dinner a la Carte - cost TBD
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Spring Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 

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February 12-15
Friday to Mon

 

 

Alameda County Spring Home & Garden Show
Homeowners can get an early start on their homes and gardens at the Spring Home & Garden show. See the latest products including skylights, carpet, tile, kitchen and bath renovations and more.

An entire area will be devoted to landscape displays where you can discover the incredible talents of the Tri-Valley’s best landscape artists. A free flowering plant to the first 300 paid admissions each day of the show courtesy of Alden Lane Nursery.
Sponsor: Capital Showcase.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Fri.); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sat); 10am to 6pm (Sun).
Admission: $6 adults; free to children under 12; Seniors Fri only $2.00; $8 parking.  VIP tickets available from exhibiting companies. $2 discounts in various newspapers. $3 off discount for valid AAA members
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site www.capitalshowcase.com or 925 682-7227.

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Youth and Adventure

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Feb 13
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth and Adventure
Britten:  The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.  Bob Williams, Narrator
Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade.  Kristina Anderson, violin solo
Plus solos by the winners of the 2009-2010 Competition for Young Musicians
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  Prelude talk from 7 to 7:30pm.  Symphony concerts begin at 8:00pm
Admission:  $28/$24/$20.  Senior (62 and above): $26/$22/$18  Youth (high school & younger): $8  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater
It's Magic!

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 14
Sunday
 

 

 

 

It's Magic
Come one, come all for hocus pocus hijinks and abracadabra antics as the longest running magic revue designed for the entire family presents the all new 53rd annual edition of It’s Magic! Featuring the top award-winning magic and variety acts from Las Vegas, Europe, Asia and Hollywood’s Magic Castle, the Los Angeles Times calls It’s Magic! “…a must for magic buffs of all ages.” 
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  3:00pm
Admission: $46/$36/$26.    Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  It's Magic  -  eLivermore.com theater page

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Abraham Lincoln: Changing Times
 

 

 

 


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Feb 18
Thurs

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln: Changing Times.
The Museum On Main Street Ed Kinney Lecture Series presents "Abraham Lincoln: Changing Times," a portrayal by Roger K. Vincent. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. Admission is $5 members and seniors, $10 non-members, and $3 students and teachers with ID. Reservations are suggested; however, tickets may be purchased at the door

Join us in celebration of the birthday of the 16th president of the United States, as Roger K. Vincent portrays the American President in a living history presentation examining Lincoln’s life through changing times, from the Industrial Revolution to the westward movement to the issue of slavery.

Recently awarded the Best Presenter of 2008 by the Association of Lincoln Presenters (APL), Roger K. Vincent, a former elementary teacher, first became interested in studying and researching Lincoln’s life due to his amazing physical similarity to the former President. Vincent portrays Lincoln with warmth and sincerity, and with little-known facts and stories he has collected through the years.
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: members and seniors, $5; non-members, $10; and students and teachers $3 with school ID.
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - From Corelli to Copland - Works for Brass Orchestra

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 18
Thurs

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - From Corelli to Copland - Works for Brass Orchestra
From Corelli’s antiphonal works to Copland’s great “Fanfare for the Common Man,” the Brass Orchestra has a sonorous sound all its own. This is a first for Pacific Chamber Symphony and complements our past seasons featuring the winds and strings.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $38/$32/$26
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony,  

 
Livermore Art Association Artist Demonstration
 

 

 

 


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Feb 18
Thursday

 

 

 

Livermore Art Association Artist Demonstration - Myma Wacknov
The Livermore Art Association (LAA) and Pleasanton Art League (PAL) invite you to attend their joint monthly meeting, featuring a live painting demonstration by Myrna Wacknov titled "Expressive Watercolor Portraiture on Tyvek".

Myrna Wacknov is a practicing artist and workshop instructor specializing in figurative and portrait character studies. Portraiture is not new to Myrna. In fact, even before graduating from high school she was doing commissioned portraits. Myrna attended Washington University in St. Louis and later finished her degree in Painting and Drawing at the College of San Mateo and San Francisco State University.

Myrna has achieved Signature Membership both the National Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Society. She has received awards in many national watercolor competitions, including First Place in the Society of Western Artists and the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Show. Learn more about her work at www.myrnawacknov.com.

This is a free event and the public is welcome to attend. Refreshments available.
The meeting is on Monday, February 18, 7:30-9:00 pm in the Almond Room of the Almond Avenue School, 1401 Almond Avenue in Livermore. Additional parking is at the rear of the school.
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association and the Pleasanton Art League
Location:  Almond Ave. School, 1401 Almond Ave, Livermore
Times:  7:30-9:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: www.livermoreartassociation.org

 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
 

 


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Feb 19-21
Feb 26-28
Mar 5-7
Mar 19-21

Fri-Sun

 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change the laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs is often described as "Seinfeld set to music". It's a hilarious look at love and relationships that is as touching and insightful as it is humorous. Four actors play over forty roles scaling the dizzying spectrum of male/female relationships. The trials and tribulations of being single, dating, marriage, loss, and heartbreak and everything in the relationship process that you have ever secretly thought about, but were afraid to admit, are cleverly explored. It is hailed as the most "proposal-friendly" musical, as there have been 61 wedding proposals at the show, all of which resulted in yeses!

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro.
Music by Jimmy Roberts.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Studio Theater, 1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309, Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $25 for adults (18-60), $22 for seniors (60+), $20 for juniors (under 18), and $19 each for groups purchasing 20 or more tickets.
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse),

Di Wu, Piano

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 20
Saturday

 

 

 

Di Wu, Piano
Di Wu is clearly an artist on the rise. In June 2009 she was named one of the six finalists at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and in a 2008 Musical America feature on Young Artists, she was called “an up-and-coming talent.” Ms. Wu made her professional debut at age 14 with the Beijing Philharmonic, and then, after completing degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Juilliard, made her solo debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2005. She has toured extensively through the U.S. and Europe, specializing in works that are passionate, high-energy, and technically advanced. After a performance in California, Peninsula Reviews stated, “She played with an élan and virtuosity that was mesmerizing. The speed and accuracy of her playing was equal to any of the greatest pianists of the past.”
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $30/$25/$20.  High School free, college $10 day of concert.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: www.delvallefinearts.org.,  eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
   For more information about Di Wu go to: http://www.diwupiano.com/
 
Judy, Judy, Judy

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 21
Sunday

 

 

 

Judy, Judy, Judy
Coming to the Bankhead Theater, the hit musical revue “JUDY, JUDY, JUDY,” a cabaret tribute to the songs of Judy Garland. Starring musical theatre and opera star Tielle Baker, International Pops Symphony Artist Pamela Brooks, and Emmy-award featured singer and actress ML Parr. The evening will feature classic songs including “That’s Entertainment,” “I Got Rhythm, Get Happy,” “The Trolley Song,” “For Me and My Gal,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Embraceable You,” “Over the Rainbow,” and many more favorites. Three fantastic singers, one great pianist…now that’s entertainment!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, ESSES Productions
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $20.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Fly Fishing Show
 

 

 


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Feb 26-28
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Fly Fishing Show
100% Fly fishing show. Demos, new products, seminars, celebrity fly fishing personalities, fly tyers, art and much, much more.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 6pm (Fri); 9am to 5:30pm (Sat); 9am to 4:30pm (Sun)
Admission: Adults $15; child under 12 - $2, child under 5 free, Sun Family Day, 2 adults and 1 or more kids $25; Parking $8.
     Discount: $25 two day pass; $35 three day pass; Uniformed Military free; Scouts under 16 in uniform free
More info: Fairgrounds Web SiteShow website.
 
Vagabond Opera

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 27
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Vagabond Opera
Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship.” Weaving elements of Kurt Weil, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf with absurdist flair, theatrics and an old world mood, Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera with lusty voices singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence. This is Opera liberated and reinvented for everyone! 
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $46/$36/$26.    Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

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Livermore Talent Finals 2010
 

 

 

 


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Feb 28
Sunday

 

 

 

Livermore Talent Finals 2010
LIVERMORE'S 2010 TALENT COMPETITION FINALS presented by the Bay Area News Group and the Rotary Clubs of Livermore give new and hidden talents an opportunity to take the professional stage and win $2,500. The variety of talents may include an opera singer or a comedian. Perhaps one will be a young pianist who can't reach the pedals. There might even be jugglers or magicians. There are two categories of competitors - 17 & under, and 18 & over. The winner of each category will take home $2500. This production will be directed by Carol Hovey, the Livermore High School performing arts theater manager. The two winners will be selected by a 3 judge panel including Dale Kaye, feature film and television producer, and Allen Larson, film/television producer, author and founder of the Los Angeles Actor’s Gym. Each finalist will have survived a preliminary round of competition judged by stage actor Michael Rice from Shakespeare’s Associates, Tiffany Henderson from Tiffany Dance Academy, film/television producer, author and founder of the Los Angeles Actor’s Gym Allen Larson, long time voice instructor Sally Dunlop and pianist Ronald Graham from the Graham Piano Studio in Pleasanton. In addition to the two $2500 winners there will be two “People’s Choice Award” winners selected by the community at large. Between the semi-finals on Jan. 9 and the finals on Feb. 28, community members can go to the Livermore’s 2010 Talent Competition website at www.LivermoresTalentCompetition.com to view the semi-final performances of the finalists and place an online vote. Also, at the finals competition, audience members will be able to submit text votes for each of the performances. The performance getting the most online votes and the performance getting the most text votes will each win the “People’s Choice Award”. Heather Quarterman from KKIQ's Hometown Mornings will again be the emcee for the evening.
Sponsor: Rotary Clubs of Livermore
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  3:00pm
Admission: $75 / $45 / $25 / $25
More info:  Livermore Talent Website - Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library

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Road Trip Travel Experts Feb 18
Thurs
7:00pm

Main Library

Pacific Northwest authors Phil and Carol White will be at the Livermore Public Library at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, Calif. on Thursday February 18th to share their travel tips, and the secrets to planning your own great travel adventure. You will learn what they gleaned from their yearlong odyssey around the United States. Their lively presentation and book signing will be held at 7 pm. This feature is part of the month long “Travels with Charley” series brought to you by Livermore Reads Together program and is free and open to the public.

Boomers, Gen-Xers, Seniors and more – everyone has a dream of that long, “go-anywhere-you-want” trip in the back of their mind. If so many dream it, why do so few do it?

Authors Phil and Carol White believe it is not only fear of the unknown, but more importantly, inertia. “It takes a fair amount of thinking and planning to take off for an extended period” says Carol, “but the rewards of working through your issues and actually ‘getting out of town’ to see our country will be with you forever. Don’t wait for ‘the right time’ – it will never come – start planning now.”

With terror threats abroad, the dollar getting hammered, air travel becoming so difficult and the economy sliding, many vacationers with wanderlust are again looking at our own country as a great travel bargain.

The White’s award-winning, how-to book, Live Your Road Trip Dream (RLI Press, March, 2008) has been released in its second edition. Due to the popularity of road tripping, not only amongst the retired set, the White’s have included expanded coverage of topics of interest to the younger generation. “Today’s young people aren’t waiting until retirement to hit the road” says Phil, “they want to do it now – if they can figure out how. With our expanded sections on sabbaticals, working on the road and ‘road schooling’ for children, we’ve covered many of the topics that we get asked about frequently.”

And the Whites do get asked often. As National Spokespersons for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, they speak at such prestigious conferences as AARP’s Life@50+, and attend national conventions like The Good Sam Club’s Great North American RV Rally, and talk to the press frequently as experts on road tripping. The Whites are also frequent guests on TV and radio and have been featured speakers for AAA in their home state of Oregon.

Live Your Road Trip Dream is more than an inspiring adventure, more than an information-packed “how-to” guide to help you turn your personal travel dream into reality – it is the ultimate road trip planner to turn your wanderlust into action.

Join the Whites as they help you plan your own dream trip of a lifetime. To find out more about their adventures, go to their website at www.roadtripdream.com – photos and more available on the media room http://www.roadtripdream.com/press-photos.html