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October 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

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Oct Averages

Ave Hi: 78.2º
Ave Lo: 47.6º
Ave Rain: 0.69"
Weather Page 

See our
Halloween Events Page
for Tri-Valley Halloween
 & Fall happenings

2010

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:50
Moon:
xx:xx -- 14:52

Home & Garden Show

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    My Way 

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

RV Show & Sale

 

2
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:49
Moon:
01:02 -- 15:33

Pls Farmers Market

Home & Garden Show

Livermore Valley Opera
   Don Giovanni

Lvr Airport Open House

Dala

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    My Way 

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

RV Show & Sale

 

3
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:47
Moon:
02:13 -- 16:10

Niles Canyon Railroad

Home & Garden Show

Livermore Valley Opera
   Don Giovanni

Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    My Way 

RV Show & Sale

 

4
Sun:
07:05 -- 18:46
Moon:
03:25 -- 16:44

Le Leche Meeting  

5
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:44
Moon:
04:38 -- 17:17

 

6
Sun:
07:07 -- 18:43
Moon:
05:52 -- 17:49

The Witching Hour

 

7  New Moon
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:41
Moon:
07:06 -- 18:24

Lvr Farmers Market

 

8
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:40
Moon:
08:21 -- 19:01

Livermore Valley Opera
   Don Giovanni

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    My Way 

James & the Giant Peach

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Gem Faire

Family History Expo

 

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 18:38
Moon:
09:34 -- 19:43

Pls Farmers Market

Art Walk

Livermore Valley Opera
   Don Giovanni

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    My Way 

James & the Giant Peach

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Gem Faire

Deaf Nation

Family History Expo

 

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 18:37
Moon:
10:44 -- 20:31

Ravenswood Tours

Fall Antique Faire

Livermore Valley Opera
   Don Giovanni

James & the Giant Peach

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    My Way 

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Gem Faire

 

11  Columbus Day
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:35
Moon:
11:48 -- 21:25

 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 18:34
Moon:
12:44 -- 22:22

Kelly Corrigan
   Rae Dorough series

 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 18:32
Moon:
13:32 -- 23:22

Museum on Main Reading
   Time: Spooky Stories

 

14  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:31
Moon:
14:13 -- xx:xx

It's Magic

Lvr Farmers Market

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:30
Moon:
14:47 -- 00:22

James & the Giant Peach

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Golf Show

Travel & Leisure Show

 

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 18:28
Moon:
15:17 -- 01:21

Pls Farmers Market

Anonymous 4

James & the Giant Peach

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Golf Show

Travel & Leisure Show

 

17
Sun:
07:17 -- 18:27
Moon:
15:44 -- 02:19

Niles Canyon Railroad

Sunol Chili Cookoff &
    Bed Races
 

James & the Giant Peach

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Golf Show

Travel & Leisure Show

18
Sun:
07:18 -- 18:26
Moon:
16:09 -- 03:16

 

19
Sun:
07:19 -- 18:24
Moon:
16:33 -- 04:13

 

20
Sun:
07:20 -- 18:23
Moon:
16:58 -- 05:10

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

21
Sun:
07:21 -- 18:22
Moon:
17:25 -- 06:07

Lvr Farmers Market

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Del Valle Dog Show  

22  Full Moon
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:20
Moon:
17:55 -- 07:06

Tri-Valley Rep
    Spelling Bee 

The Second City

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Del Valle Dog Show 

 

23
Sun:
07:23 -- 18:19
Moon:
18:28 -- 08:07

Pls Farmers Market

Tri-Valley Rep
    Spelling Bee 

Tia Fuller Quartet

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Del Valle Dog Show 

 

24
Sun:
07:24 -- 18:18
Moon:
19:08 -- 09:08

Ravenswood Tours

Tri-Valley Rep
    Spelling Bee 

Valley Concert Choral
   Movie & Musical Revue

A Ceremony of Callos

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

Del Valle Dog Show 

 

25
Sun:
07:25 -- 18:17
Moon:
19:54 -- 10:09

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields
 

Del Valle Dog Show 

26
Sun:
07:26 -- 18:15
Moon:
20:47 -- 11:08

Reducing the Nuclear Stockpile
    Rae Dorough Series

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

27
Sun:
07:27 -- 18:14
Moon:
21:48 -- 12:02

Lvr Downtown
  Halloween Carnival
  (5th grade and under)

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

28
Sun:
07:28 -- 18:13
Moon:
22:53 -- 12:50

Red Priest

Creaters of Impulse
   Nightmare

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

29
Sun:
07:29 -- 18:12
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:32

Tri-Valley Rep
    Spelling Bee 

Creaters of Impulse
   Nightmare

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

30  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:30 -- 18:11
Moon:
00:01 -- 14:09

Pls Farmers Market

Tri-Valley Rep
    Spelling Bee 

Creaters of Impulse
   Nightmare

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

31   Reformation Day
    
Halloween
Sun:
07:31 -- 18:10
Moon:
01:11 -- 14:43

Tri-Valley Rep
    Spelling Bee 

Pirates of Emerson
   Haunted Fields

 

 

2010

       
Other Months
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July 2010 August 2001 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010
January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011
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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.

October 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

 

   
RV Show & Sale


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 24 - Oct 3
Sat-Sun

 

16th Annual Fall RV Show & Sale
Multiple RV Dealers attending from all over Northern California with hundreds of Manufactures & lines.
Featuring: Food, Vendors and Manufacturer reps on site with great pricing on New & Used RV’s.
Sponsor: GoodTimes Promotions, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Mon-Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 6pm
Admission: Adults: $7, Kids 16 & under Free.  Seniors 62 & up $6.   $8.00 for parking
   Discount tickets available at the kids faire web site listed below.  It is not clear whether the $8/$5 price is the discounted price or regular price.  It is listed as "Regular admission".
More info:   www.RVShows.net  or 866-283-8600or Fairgrounds web site
 
My Way - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
 

 


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Sept 16, 18, 19
Sept 24, 25, 26

Oct 1, 2, 3
Oct 8, 9, 10

Fri-Sun

 

My Way - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
"My Way", A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.  This new music revue features 56 songs recorded by "Old Blue Eyes" and is currently playing to packed houses throughout the country.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Studio Theater, 1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309, Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Single tickets: $25 for adults (18-60), $22 for seniors (60+), $20 for juniors (under 18).  $2 per ticket handling fee.
   Season tickets (3 shows): $70 for adults (18-60), $62 for seniors (60+), $56 for juniors (under 18).
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse),
Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 1-3
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show
Perfect show for the do-it-yourself homeowner - from gardening to decoration. Rich wood decking, sunroom enclosures and heated spas.
The Alameda County Central Railroad Society "Live At The Show" 10am-5pm Hundreds of feet of track! Accurately detailed HO & O Scale Trains!
Over 350 Quality Exhibits:
  • New Products
  • Home Improvements
  • Energy Savings Ideas
  • Decorating Ideas
  • Show Specials
  • Landscape Displays
  • Product Demos
  • Live Broadcasts & More

Be one of the first 300 admissions each day and receive a free flowering plant!

Sponsor:  Capital Showcase
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri Noon-6, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-6
Admission:  General: $6; Kids 12 & Under Free  Parking $8
   $2 off coupon on their website.
More info:  www.capitalshowcase.com, 925 682-7227, or Fairgrounds web site
 

Livermore Airport Open House


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Oct 2
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Airport Open House
The City of Livermore, Airport staff and tenants invite the Tri-Valley community to celebrate their 14th annual Airport Open House on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Livermore Municipal Airport.

Don't miss the featured aerobatic performance by renowned air show pilot Jacquie Warda which will be narrated by the world famous announcer Gordon Bowman-Jones! Everyone is invited to view static aircraft displays, meet with local pilots, flight school representatives, airborne law enforcement and air rescue units, and more. Food and soft drinks available at nominal prices. Music by the Rock-n-Roll band SoundChek. Plenty of free parking.

Sponsor:  City of Livermore
Location:  Livermore airport
Times:  10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: City of Livermore

 

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar
 


 


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Oct 2
Saturday

 

 

 

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar
by Eddie Edmunds, Pedro Sauer Black Belt
Sponsor: Bujitsu Academy
Location:  Bujitsu Academy, 1089 East Stanley Blvd, Livermore
Times: 11am to 2pm
Admission: $50
More info: www.bujitsuacademy.com
 
Livermore Valley Opera - Don Giovanni


At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 2-3
Sat-Sun

Oct 8-10
Fri-Sun

 

Livermore Valley Opera - Don Giovanni
Opening Night Gala, Oct 2,

Composed by Mozart in 1787, Don Giovanni is a two-act opera, a unique blend of buffa (comic) and seria (drama). Don Giovanni was considered "the perfect opera" in the nineteenth century. National Public Radio’s “World of Music” notes “…Don Giovanni has been widely regarded as the greatest opera ever composed. That's a pretty bold statement, but however you rank it, Mozart's opera is a brilliant combination of stark human tragedy and touching comedy, set to music of limitless genius.” Opera America ranks it as 7th on the list of Top 20 most popular operas.

The Story

Don Giovanni (Don Juan), a young nobleman, after a life of amorous conquests, meets defeat in his three encounters: with Donna Elvira, whom he has deserted, although she still follows him; with Donna Anna, whose father, the Commendatore, Giovanni has killed while escaping from an unsuccessful attempt at seduction causing a postponement in her marriage to Don Ottavio; and with Zerlina, who he vainly tries to lure from her fiancé, the peasant Masetto.

All three women - Donna Elvira, Donna Anna, and Zerlina - vow vengeance on the Don and his harassed servant, Leporello.

Eventually, Donna Elvira weakens in her resolution and attempts reconciliation, hoping that the Don will reform.

Alas, Don Giovanni meets his dramatic fate in an encounter in the cemetery where the statue of the murdered Commendatore stands.

Does the libertine escape?

Or does he get his just desserts?

Come find out.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
   Opening Gala, March 13: 5:00pm
Admission: $39/$52/$64.  Opening Night party: $55 (does not include the opera performance)
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Dala


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 2
Sat

 

 

 

Dala
Combining talent, charismas, looks and charm, singler/songwriters Sheila Carabine and Armanda Walther feature guitar, piano and spine-tingling vocal harmonies to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made Dala a fan favorite at venues across the country.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $24/$20/$15  Child: $12  Senior: $20
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 3
Sun

 

 

 

Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood
Franc D’Ambrosio, the longest-running “Phantom” from The Phantom of the Opera here in San Francisco, travels west with captivating Hollywood. Join him for a nostalgic celebration of songs from silver screen classics such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Moon River,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Danny Boy,” as well as tributes to his own memorable appearance in The Godfather Part III and the musical that made him a star.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15  Child: $15  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Witching Hour

 


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October 6
Wednesday

 

 

The Witching Hour
Shopping specials and Martini tastings at participating downtown merchants!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6pm to 9pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 
California Family History Expo


At the Fairgrounds

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Oct 8-9
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

California Family History Expo
Genealogy class, software and web demos, exhibits, and Ask-the-Pros, a Q & A for family history questions
Sponsor: 
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 8am - 5pm
Admission:  Free admission.  Classes $12-$75 (check their website)
More info:  http://www.fhexpos.com/ ,801 829-3295 or Fairgrounds web site
 
Gem Faire


At the Fairgrounds

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Oct 8-10
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Gem Faire
Fine Jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, and much more at the lowest prices.
Sponsor:  Gem Faire
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 12noon-7pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm
Admission:  General admission $5 weekend pass; Children under 12 Free;  Parking: $8
   2 for 1 coupon on their website.
More info:  www.gemfaire.com, 503-252-8300, or Fairgrounds web site
 
James and the Giant Peach


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 8, 9, 10
Oct 15, 16, 17
Fri-Sat-Sun

 

 

 

James and the Giant Peach
Orphan James and his new wiggly green friends with magical powers have marvelous adventures and conquer his nasty aunts, Spiker and Sponge, in the process. Roald Dahl’s wacky humor and unique understanding of a child’s perspective make this an extremely funny and surprising story for kids of all ages.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri 10/8: 7:30pm;  Sat 10/9: 11:00am & 7:30pm;  Sun 10/10:  2:00pm
      Fri 10/15: 7:30pm;  Sat 10/16: 2:00pm & 7:30pm;  Sun 10/17:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $18/$15/$10  Child: $12/$9/$6  Senior: $12/$9/$6
More info:
www.firehousearts.org
 
Deaf Nation


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 9
Sat

 

 

 

Deaf Nation
DeafNation is the foremost touring trade show for and about deaf people. Deaf Nation provides exhibitions and entertainment around the United States at no charge to the public. Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information. The DeafNation Expo began in 2003, starting with 6 Expos. Today, DeafNation hosts 15 expos annually, having attracted in excess of 230,000 attendees since. Free exhibitions, free entertainment, free seminars and workshops, children's activities and more...
Sponsor:  Deaf Nation
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 5pm
Admission:  Free;  Parking: $8
More info:   Deaf Nation Web Site  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Art Walk
 

 

 


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October 9
Saturday

 

 

 

Art Walk
The Annual Artwalk has become Bothwell Art Center's signature event of the year, turning the downtown into a gallery district with art exhibits, music, shopping, wine tasting and dining.

Leading up to the event is the Art Banner Project, with street banners painted by excellent local artists and student groups, providing several weeks of public art before the banners are auctioned off at the close of the ArtWalk. Proceeds benefit the Bothwell Arts Center.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  Art Walk: 11am to 5pm.
Admission: Free.  Open to all ages.
More info: Bothwell Center web page, 925 373-6800
 

Fall Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire
 

 

 

 


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October 10
Sunday

 

 

 

Spring Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire
This is the place to shop for vintage, retro and antique home decorations, clothing furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books and collectibles. All collectibles will be 20 years or older.

With over 400 dealers filling up Main Street, this event is an antiques and collectibles lover's dream with items that will entice and excite you as you stroll through downtown Pleasanton. The event runs Sunday only from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. No admission fee.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  8am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

 

Kelly Corrigan

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 12
Tuesday

 

 

 

Kelly Corrigan - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Kelly Corrigan, well-known author of The Middle Place will speak about her latest book, Lift. Written as a letter to her children, the book is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.   Students (17 & under): $12
    All 5 lectures: $125.  $50 for students
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

It's Magic

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 14
Thursday

 

 

 

It's Magic
"It’s Magic!" has been delighting magic enthusiasts for more than five decades. This live stage show is unique in that it features many of the top professional magicians worldwide, with each act carefully selected to represent the variety of the art of magic. Many of these performers are internationally recognized award-winners, direct from exotic showrooms around the world as well as Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle. Parents who came to see "It’s Magic!" as youngsters are now bringing their children and grandchildren to see this amazing line-up of famous magicians.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $51/$40/$29  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.itsmagic.org  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Bay Area Fall Golf Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 15-17
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Bay Area Fall Golf Show
Golfers! Step up your game at the Golf Show! Highlights include: a one million dollar golf inventory blow-out from Golf Mart, try & buy the latest clubs from top manufacturers, free lessons from PGA pros, fun skills contests featuring thousands of dollars in prizes and more! The first 1,000 each day will receive a free round of golf to Spring Valley & the first 500 each day receive a free sleeve of Bridgestone golf balls! More information & a discount coupon, visit www.bayareagolfshow.com.
Sponsor:  Varsity Communications, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 11-5; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 9-4
Admission:  $10 adult; $9 senior (62+) and students (13-17); kids 12 & under are free.    Tickets also get you into the Travel & Leisure Show also.
More info:  www.bayareagolfshow.com,  or Fairgrounds web site
Bay Area Travel & Leisure Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 15-17
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Bay Area Travel & Leisure Show
Looking for ideas for your next vacation? Be sure to attend the Bay Area Travel & Leisure Show for great show-only travel specials. Visit the AAA Pavilion for travel tips and ideas and hear from local travel experts about planning vacations to popular hot spots including Hawaii, Mexico, Europe and Asia. 70+ travel exhibitors will be at the event with great information! For more information visit www.batravelshow.com. AAA members! Show your AAA card to get $3 off admission.
Sponsor:  Varsity Communications, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 11-5; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 9-4
Admission:  $10 adult; $9 senior (62+) and students (13-17); kids 12 & under are free.  Tickets also get you into the Golf Show also.
More info:  www.batravelshow.com,  or Fairgrounds web site
Anonymous 4

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 16
Sat

 

 

 

Anonymous 4 - Del Valle Fine Arts
Lovers of medieval music rejoice at the hauntingly beautiful sound created by the exquisite blending of these four unaccompanied female voices. Combining historical scholarship with a contemporary sensibility, the four members of this ensemble have been enchanting audiences with their performances in major concert series throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Festival appearances have included Tanglewood, Wolftrap, BBC Proms, Edinburgh, and the Brisbane Biennial. The ensemble’s many recordings for Harmonia Mundi USA—most notably 11,000 Virgins and The Origins of Fire, and their recordings of the music of Hildegard of Bingen—have been top sellers and have garnered numerous awards. The foursome has appeared on many radio and television programs, including NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “A Prairie Home Companion.” Fanfare Magazine their “…loveliness of tone that sets them apart from even the finest choirs and a warmly blended sound that distinguishesthem from solo singers.”
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:     $33 / $27 / $71
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Sunol Chili Cookoff / Bed Race


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Oct 17
Sunday

 

 

 

Sunol Chili Cookoff / Bed Race
The Little Brown Church is reviving the Sunol Chili Cookoff and Bed Races.
Chili cookers will be starting their pots at "9ish".  The bed races will start around noon.  Food and beverages will be served from 11am on.
Entry forms for the chili cook-off and for the bed races and further information are available at http://www.littlebrownchurchofsunol.org.
Entry fees are $40 for the cook-off and $50 for the bed races.
Bed races are competitions in which teams of five (for to push and pull the bed and one to ride on it) race bed frames mounted on wheels along a marked course.  Winners will receive cash prizes.
Chili cooks, both amateur and professional, are invited to enter the cook-off and complete for cash prizes.  Categories are regular chili (with meat) and vegetarian chili.  A panel of celebrity judges will decide the winners, and there will also be a cash prize for the People's Choice, chosen by members of the public who sample the chili with the sampling kits that will be sold by Little Brown Church.  The best decorated booth will also be recognized.
Sponsor: Little Brown Church of Sunol
Location:  Sunol Community Park
Times:  9am to 5pm.
Admission: Free.  Chili tasting kits for sale, food for sale.
More info: http://www.littlebrownchurchofsunol.org or sunolbedraces@comcast.net
 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater


At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 22, 23, 24
Oct 29, 30, 31
Nov 5, 6, 7

Fri-Sun

 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit at the same time.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Single tickets: TBD for adults (18-60), TBD for seniors (60+), TBD for juniors (under 18).
Season tickets (4 shows): $130 for adults (18-60), $123 for seniors (60+), $93 for juniors (under 18).  $10 per season ticket fee.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Del Valle Dog Show


At the Fairgrounds


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Oct 21-25
Thurs-Mon
Del Valle Dog Show
Over 75 Vendors on sight with everything you can imagine for your dog and other pets (books, toys, food, clothing, jewelry). A shopping Mecca for any animal enthusiast and a wonderful opportunity to get in some early holiday shopping on some very unique items you won't find in stores or on-line.
Sponsor:  Del Valle Dog Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: No Admission Fees.  Parking $8
More info:  www.dvdc.org, 925-455-4158, or Fairgrounds web site
 
The Second City


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 22
Friday

 

 

 

The Second City
Think Saturday Night Live on the road. The Second City just celebrated their 50th anniversary, and has toured their brand of comedy to colleges, performing arts centers, festivals, conventions and more. Performing social and political satire in two 45-minute acts of scripted scenes, music, and improvisation, the Second City Touring Company is always original, daring, and hilarious. Their alumni list is a veritable who’s-who of comedy including Bill Murray, John & Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and so many more.
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Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm & 10:00pm
Admission: Adult: $28/$22/$18  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Tia Fuller Quartet


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 23
Saturday

 

 

 

Tia Fuller Quartet
When rising jazz star Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, it’s easy to appreciate why this artist and instructor was selected to go on tour with Beyoncé. An accomplished performer, Tia has recorded three albums, most recently Decisive Steps, which ranked #3 in JET Magazine’s top jazz albums, received the #1 JazzWeek rating for two weeks straight, and was nominated in JazzWeek for best jazz album.
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Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $27/$22/$17  Child: $12  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Valley Concert Choral

 


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Oct 24
Sunday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral
The Valley Concert Chorale will present a Movie and Musical Revue on Sunday, October 24, at 3 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. Guests will enjoy sweets and savory treats while listening to and singing along with the melodies of movies and musicals past and present! Featuring medleys by Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim, hit songs from "The King and I", "Rent", "Barnum" and more. Then take a sentimental journey back to the 1940's for some swinging tunes. Raffle prize drawings add to the fun.

"This event is a fundraiser to help keep our fine chorus running," says Barbara Pelletier, VCC's Board Vice President. "The audience will get to sing along with many movie and musical favorites. That combined with our raffle for great prizes, it promises to be a fun afternoon."

Raffle prizes include a weekend at a mountain cabin, tickets to local performing arts events, restaurants, movies and more.

"We had a similar performance two years ago and packed the house," says VCC's new president Dave Brunswick. "The sing-along was a lot of fun and I think a reason why we had such a great turnout. Seating is limited so it's best to buy tickets early."
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  3:00pm. 
Admission: $35.00.  Advance ticket purchase is highly advised. Call (925) 866-4003 to order.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale

A Ceremony of Cellos in Memory of Lawrence Granger


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 24
Sunday

 

 

 

A Ceremony of Cellos in Memory of Lawrence Granger
Dan Reiter, principal cellist at the Oakland East Bay Symphony, will lead a group of cellists in a soulful exploration of the instrument’s expressive powers. They will perform music by Gesualdo, Byrd, Bach, Vivaldi, Popper, Emanuel Moor and Stravinsky. Soprano Alison Collins will solo in the Bachianas Brasileiras #5 by Villa-Lobos.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  3:00pm
Admission: Adult: $24/$20/$16  Child: $12  Senior: $20
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Reducing the Nuclear Stockpile


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 26
Tuesday

 

 

 

Reducing the Nuclear Stockpile - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry and LLNL Director Emeritus Michael May discuss the potential for and the issues associated with reducing American and Russian nuclear weapon inventories to zero.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.   Students (17 & under): $12
    All 5 lectures: $125.  $50 for students
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page
 

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival

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October 27
Wednesday

 

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival.
Join us for the 2nd Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 from 4pm to 7:30pm!

For families with children in 5th grade and younger!

To participate, children will need to purchase a $5.00 Fun Pass that will give them access to all of the downtown activities.

The Fun Passes may be purchased in advance through Livermore Downtown Inc. at 20 S. L Street.

Passes will also be available the evening of the event at the Fun Pass Booths in each activity location.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza.
Times:  4:00 to 7:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Livermore Downtown Association

More info will be added to this page when available.  See last year's description.

Red Priest: Nightmare in Venice


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 28
Thursday

 

 

 

Red Priest: Nightmare in Venice
One of the major success stories on the early music scene today, this extraordinary British foursome (named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi) has given hundreds of sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights, Prague Spring, Ravinia, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. They are the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil. Dare to attend Red Priest's infamous Halloween show, NIGHTMARE IN VENICE!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $51/$40/$29  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.redpriest.co.uk  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Creatures of Impulse Nightmare


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 28-29-30
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Creatures of Impulse Nightmare
Join teen improv troupe, Creatures of Impulse, for another season of chills, thrills, teenage screams, and unpredictable long-form improv in a show guaranteed to give you a Halloween experience like never before. The audience helps create the characters and story for three nights of theatrical excitement! No show is exactly the same, so come and see all three shows.
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Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $8;  Child $5
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
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