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March 2012

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Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2012 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
  Mar 1-30
Library Event:
  Teen Art Exposition
   & contest
  

1
Sun:
06:38 -- 18:01
Moon:
11:31 -- 01:36

Luna Negra Dance
     7:30pm 

2
Sun:
06:36 -- 18:02
Moon:
12:25 -- 02:26

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
 
Paws to Read: 3:00pm
  Rincon Branch

Alice's Adventures in
   Wonderland

     7:30pm

Red Molly
     8:00pm 

3
Sun:
06:35 -- 18:03
Moon:
13:23 -- 03:11

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Restoring Sight to the Blind:
   Bridging the Medical Gap
   with Technology

     9:30 and 11:15

Alice's Adventures in
   Wonderland

     2:00 & 7:30pm

Diane Schuur
     8:00pm

 

4
Sun:
06:33 -- 18:04
Moon:
14:26 -- 03:53

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Alice's Adventures in
   Wonderland

     2:00pm

 

5
Sun:
06:32 -- 18:05
Moon:
15:32 -- 04:32

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

 

6
Sun:
06:31 -- 18:06
Moon:
16:39 -- 05:08

 

7
Sun:
06:29 -- 18:07
Moon:
17:49 -- 05:42

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00pm

Full Moon
Sun:
06:28 -- 18:08
Moon:
18:59 -- 06:16

Mike Pace - Comedy
   Firehouse Arts Center

     7:30pm

Minerals First Discovered in Calif
   Livermore Lithophiles

     7:30pm

 

9
Sun:
06:26 -- 18:09
Moon:
20:11 -- 06:51

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
 
Paws to Read: 3:00pm
  Rincon Branch

Gem Fair
      12 to 6

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Rogue the Railway
 
      8:00pm 

10
Sun:
06:25 -- 18:10
Moon:
21:24 -- 07:28

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Mother's Club Used Clothing
   & Equipment Sale

      9am to 2:45pm

Library Event:
  Passport Day
 
10:00am to 3:00pm

Gem Fair
      10 to 6

Youth Music Festival
   Firehouse Arts Center

     2:00pm

Coronations & Weddings
   Valley Concert Chorale

     7:00pm 

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Rogue the Railway
 
      8:00pm

Livermore Valley Opera
   Tosca

     8:00pm

11  Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun:
07:23 -- 19:11
Moon:
23:35 -- 09:09

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Cat Show
     10:00 to 5:00

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Library Event:
  Autumn Gem

    2:00pm   

Livermore Valley Opera
   Tosca

     2:00pm

 

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 19:12
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:55

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

 

13
Sun:
07:20 -- 19:13
Moon:
00:44 -- 10:46

 

14  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:19 -- 19:14
Moon:
01:47 -- 11:44

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

 

15
Sun:
07:17 -- 19:15
Moon:
02:44 -- 12:45

Trout Fishing in America
     7:30pm 

Grease - Amador & Foothill
     7:30pm

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 19:16
Moon:
03:33 -- 13:48

Scrapbook Expo
     10 to 6

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
 
Paws to Read: 3:00pm
  Rincon Branch

St. Patrick's Day Brew Crawl
     6:00 to 9:00pm

Grease - Amador & Foothill
     7:30pm

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Rogue the Railway
 
      8:00pm  

Jayme Stone, Banjoist
   Firehouse Arts Center

     8:00pm

17  St. Patrick's Day
Sun:
07:14 -- 19:17
Moon:
04:15 -- 14:51

Scrapbook Expo
     9 to 6

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Library Event:
  Lego Program

    2:00pm   

Grease - Amador & Foothill
     7:30pm

Marco Stephani Opera Recital
     8:00pm

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Rogue the Railway
 
      8:00pm

Livermore Valley Opera
   Tosca

     8:00pm

18
Sun:
07:13 -- 19:18
Moon:
04:51 -- 15:54

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Livermore Valley Opera
   Tosca

     2:00pm

Library Event:
  Van Gogh in Two Parts

    2:00pm

Ashu Classical Saxophonist
   Firehouse Arts Center

     3:00pm

 

19  First Day of Spring
    
(Vernal Equinox)
     (Pacific Time))

Sun:
07:11 -- 19:19
Moon:
05:24 -- 16:55

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

 

20  First Day of Spring
    
(Vernal Equinox)
     Universal Time)

Sun:
07:10 -- 19:20
Moon:
05:54 -- 17:54

Library Event:
  ASL Storytime

    7:00pm  

21
Sun:
07:08 -- 19:20
Moon:
06:22 -- 18:52

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

LHG Forum
   Mt. Diablo geologic history

     7:30pm

Lizz Wright
     7:30pm 

22
Sun:
07:07 -- 19:21
Moon:
06:50 -- 19:50

Help Bring Back the Fireworks
     5:30-8:30pm

Grease - Amador & Foothill
     7:30pm

Larry Carlton
   Firehouse Arts Center

     8:00pm 

23
Sun:
07:05 -- 19:22
Moon:
07:19 -- 20:47

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
 
Paws to Read: 3:00pm
  Rincon Branch

Grease - Amador & Foothill
     7:30pm

VCC Presents Daniel Glover
   and Jerome Lenk

     7:30pm

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
     8:00pm 

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Rogue the Railway
 
      8:00pm 

24  New Moon
Sun:
07:04 -- 19:23
Moon:
07:49 -- 21:44

Goodguys Get Together
      8:00 to 5:00

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Livermore-Amador Symphony
   Concert - Laura Hamilton

     7:00 (prelude talk) 8:00 (Concert)

Grease - Amador & Foothill
     7:30pm

Top Shelf's Disco Feaver
   Firehouse Arts Center

     8:00pm 

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Rogue the Railway
 
      8:00pm 

 

25
Sun:
07:02 -- 19:24
Moon:
08:22 -- 22:40

Goodguys Get Together
      8:00 to 4:00

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Library Event:
  Van Gogh in Two Parts

    2:00pm

 

26
Sun:
07:01 -- 19:25
Moon:
08:59 -- 23:35

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
  Pajama Time
7:00pm

 

27
Sun:
06:59 -- 19:26
Moon:
09:40 -- xx:xx

 

28
Sun:
06:58 -- 19:27
Moon:
10:25 -- 00:28

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am

Oscar Wilde's The Importance
   of Being Earnest

     7:30pm 

29
Sun:
06:56 -- 19:28
Moon:
11:16 -- 01:18

Library Event:
  Writing Club for Young
   Adults

    6:30-8:00pm

 

30  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:55 -- 19:29
Moon:
12:11 -- 02:04

Library Event: Storytime
  Baby/Toddler
10:30am
  Preschool
11:00am
 
Paws to Read: 3:00pm
  Rincon Branch

Rita Coolidge
     8:00pm

The Dunwell's Pop Rock
   Band from Leeds, England
   Firehouse Arts Center

     8:00pm 

 

31
Sun:
06:53 -- 19:30
Moon:
13:10 -- 02:47

Cinderella Classic
    7:00am to 5:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LAA Spring Art Show
     10:00am to 5:00pm

Barrel Tasting Weekend
     12:00-4:30pm

Bill Harley Acoustic Guitar
   Firehouse Arts Center

     2:00pm & 8:00pm 

Zydeco at the Bothwell
     6:00 to 8:00pm

Atlantic Brass Quintet
   Del Valle Fine Arts
     8:00pm

Lights...Camera...Sing-Along
   Broadway Chorus

     8:00pm

 

Other Months
        November 2011 December 2011
January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012
July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2011-2012 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.

March 2012 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

 

   
Luna Negra Dance


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 1
Thurs

 

 

 

Luna Negra Dance
Luna Negra Dance Theater celebrates the richness and diversity of the Latino culture, giving expression to the stories and creativity of their contemporary choreographers. The richly textured, highly original works reveal a distinctive style that blends the discipline of ballet with the fiery energy of Latin and Afro-Caribbean forms and rhythms. Luna Negra Dance Theater infuses Latino dance with an energy, power and passion that reflects the compelling cultural shift shaping America in the 21st century.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $29/$40/$51   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Firehouse Arts Center


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Feb 24-26
Mar 2-4
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Join the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all of Carroll’s other creations in Alice’s outrageous adventures in Wonderland! This new version of the imaginative and outrageous classic is adapted directly from the novel and features original music created just for Civic Arts Stage Company. Using puppetry, creative movement, masks, and theatre magic, a cast of local actors of all ages brings Wonderland to life in the Firehouse Arts Center. Don’t miss this extraordinary production!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri: 7:30;  Sat: 2:00 & 7:30;  Sun 2:00
Admission: Adult: $18/$15/$10;  Child: $12/$9/$6;  Senior: $12/$9/$6
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Red Molly


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 2
Fri

 

 

 

Red Molly
Red Molly, the dynamic sisterhood of Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Venter, offers bluegrass and old-time harmonies, exceptional musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence. With guitars, dobro, banjo and bass, their distinctive sound is dark and heart-wrenching one moment, soulful and uplifting the next. Their sheer enjoyment on stage is both apparent and contagious, earning them a devoted and ever-widening fan base.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00
Admission:  $25/$33/$40   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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LLNL Science on Saturday - Fighting Super Bugs: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

At the Bankhead Theater


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Feb 4
Feb 11
Feb 18

March 3

Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday -

February 4:  The Gamma-Ray Spectrometer at Mercury: A Seven Year Journey to the Innermost Planet
Presenter:  Dr. Morgan Burks, LLNL physicist and Dan Burns, Log Gatos High School Physics Teacher
After traveling through the inner solar system for seven years, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft reached Mercury in March 2011 and became the first ever mission to orbit this mysterious planet. Since then MESSENGER has been making measurements with its suite of scientific instruments including gamma-ray, neutron and x-ray spectrometers, magnetometer, laser altimeter, cameras and other instruments. This data is helping to resolve many of the questions and mysteries surrounding Mercury's formation and composition. One of those instruments, the gamma-ray spectrometer, faced a unique challenge on this mission. Although it offers superb resolution for identifying radioactive materials, it only does so at an operating temperature of -300oF or below. This is quite daunting considering that Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and its surface can reach 800oF. Accomplishing this required innovative new designs to protect this instrument from the blistering heat and allow it to cool. This presentation discusses the MESSENGER mission with a focus on the gamma-ray spectrometer and the importance of gamma-ray science in helping to understand the planet. This talk also discusses the science and engineering that allowed for the spectrometer to work at cryogenic temperatures in one of the hottest places in the solar system.

February 11:  Sleuthing Seismic Signals: Understanding Earthquake Hazard and Monitoring Nuclear Explosions 
Presenter: Sean Ford, seismologist, Teacher: Ken Sedel, Tracy High School Earth Science Teacher
Did you know that probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake in the Greater Bay Area in the next 30 years is 63%, or about 2 out of 3? We will see what an earthquake in the Bay Area would look like and try to understand its effects. Just like an earthquake, a nuclear test can cause seismic disturbances that are recorded at monitoring stations around the world. We will learn how seismologists tell the difference between these two sources by sleuthing seismic signals.

February 18:  Space Junk: Traffic Cops in Space
Presenter: John Henderson, Teacher: Tom Shefler, Granada High School
This presentation is designed to give middle and high school students a basic understanding of what climate models are and how they function. The evolution of the resolution and complexity of climate models from the mid 1970's to the present is discussed, as are the changes in data set size. Methods for testing climate models against a variety of benchmarks such as historical climate changes or seasonal changes are explained. The presentation shows that various climate models have different strengths and weaknesses and that the average of a number of models produces the best results. Several key issues arising from global climate change are highlighted followed by suggestions for student actions that will help them limit their carbon dioxide emissions.

March 3:  Restoring Sight to the Blind: Bridging the Medical Gap with Technology
Presenters: Dr. Satinderpall Pannu, Terri Delima, Dr. Sarah Felix, Kedar Shah, Heeral Sheth, Dr. Vanessa Tolosa, Teacher: Kirk Brown, Biology teacher, Tracy High School
Millions of people worldwide suffer from ocular diseases that degrade the retina, the light-processing component of the eye, causing blindness, according to the seminar abstract. As the population continues to age, the number of Americans blinded by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP) will increase. Unfortunately, there are no therapeutic or curative options for these patients, and it has left them with little hope.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with four other national laboratories, four universities, and Second Sight® Medical Products, has developed the first long-term retinal prosthesis that can function for years inside the harsh biological environment of the eye. The device takes images from an external video camera and sends electric impulses to an array implanted in the eye. These impulses stimulate the retina and enable the brain to perceive patterns of light. In clinical trials, patients with vision loss were able to successfully identify objects, increase mobility, and detect movement using the retinal implant. Further planned developments for the device will enable reading and face recognition. In addition, the technologies used in the retinal implant, to restore sight to the blind, could be expanded to develop devices that increase the functionality of people with spinal cord injuries, deafness and other neurological disorders, the abstract states.

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

Diane Schuur


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 3
Sat

 

 

 

Diane Schuur
Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Although blind from birth, she discovered the legendary music of Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald at an early age, and built a stellar career by embracing not only the jazz of earlier generations but also the pop music of her youth. Over a 30-year recording career Schuur has explored nearly every corner of the 20th century musical landscape and, with her one-of-a-kind rich and velvet vocals, has become a legend in her own right.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $29/$40/$51   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Mike Pace - Comedy @ Firehouse Arts Series


Firehouse Arts Center


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March 8
Thurs

 

 

 

Mike Pace - Comedy @ Firehouse Arts Series
Mike Pace is up next in our Comedy @ Firehouse Arts series. As comedian and improvisational artist, Mike brings to the stage a wealth of comedic experience including tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Guam, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and stateside. He has appeared on HBO’s 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' Showtime’s 'Comedy Club All Stars,' TBS’s 'Very Funny Live,' ABC’s 'Comics Unleashed,' and has shared the stage with comedy legends Dana Carvey, Rodney Dangerfield, Chris Rock and Sam Kinison. Audiences have an instant bond with Mike. His act is a series of one minute, one act plays – all enhanced by his ability to become character after character. As the Chicago Tribune describes him, '…a chameleon mastering everyday characters…his face starts scrunching, twisting and twitching into different directions…assigning characters to them…the whining kid, the tough guy, etc.' For an entertaining evening of intelligent adult comedy, join us here at the Firehouse Arts Center.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  $15.00
Admission: 7:30pm
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Minerals First Discovered in California
 

 

 

 


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March 8
Thurs

 

 

 

Minerals First Discovered in California
Tim Rose will share his knowledge of many unique minerals that were discovered in California, discussing a number of locations including a bit of history and special insight on the geological conditions in each location. Some locations include a Benitoite mine in San Benito County, the Crestmore Quarry in Riverside, and barium silicate minerals from Fresno and Mariposa counties.

Tim Rose is a LLNL geochemist and mineral-collecting enthusiast who has great knowledge of unique minerals and their occurrence.
Recently, he discovered two new minerals in California that have been named in his honor: Timroseite and Paratimroseite.

The talk is sponsored by the Livermore Lithophiles, the local gem and mineral society. For more information about the Lithophiles, see their web page at http://www.lithophiles.com/
Sponsor: Livermore Lithophiles
Location:  Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.  Community Room.
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Lithophiles

 

Gem Fair

At the Fairgrounds

 


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March 9-11
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Gem Fair
Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Beads, Lapidary Equipment, Silver, Gold, all your jewelry needs under one roof. Special Features: Quality jewelry & beads at manufacturer's prices. Classes and demonstrations for your jewelry making needs.
Sponsor: Gem Faire, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times: Fri, 12pm - 6pm, Sat, 10am - 6pm, Sun, 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adult $7 for weekend pass; children under 12 free with adult;  $8 parking.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.gemfaire.com 

 
Rogue the Railway - Sunol Repertory Theatre
 

 

 


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Mar 9-10
Mar 16-17
Mar 23-24

Fri-Sat

Rogue the Railway - Sunol Repertory Theatre
or...Should He Free Her or Knot?

By Tim Kelly.  Directed by Tom Harland
Sponsor: Sunol Repertory Theatre
Location:  Sunol Glen School Theater, 11601 Main St, Sunol
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $15
More info: Sunol Repertory Theatre  925-862-0664

 

Youth Music Festival 2012


Firehouse Arts Center


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Mar 10
Sat

 

 

 

Youth Music festival 2012
Join us for another youth-driven Youth Music Festival! Enjoy an afternoon of young, talented performers. Tickets are $8.00 advance, $12.00 at the door.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $8.00 advance, $12.00 at the door.
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Valley Opera - Tosca


At the Bankhead Theater


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Mar 10-11
Mar 17-18
Sat-Sun

Livermore Valley Opera - Tosca
Puccini’s masterful work of historical fiction has captivated audiences since its premiere.
Set against the backdrop of Napoleon's advance on Rome, the diva Floria Tosca defends herself and her lover against the corrupt, brutal, and murderous chief of police, Baron Scarpia.
Tosca- Marie Plette
Cavaradossi- David Gustafson
Scarpia- Bojan Knezvic
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $64/$54/$39
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
Mother's Club Used Clothing & Equipment Sale

At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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March 10
Sat

 

 

 

Used Clothing & Equipment Sale
Get everything your growing children need for next season or next year at a fraction of the new cost. Over 20,000 items including clothing, gear and toys! Don�t miss out on the great bargains - most unsold items will be 50% off from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm! Note: Strollers and carts not allowed inside the buildings.

The Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club's Used Clothing & Equipment Sale is held twice a year and features over 20,000 items from 200+ sellers. If you're looking for maternity wear, clothing for newborns to teens, car seats, single and double strollers, swings, bouncy seats, baby carriers, cribs, high chairs, safety gates, toys, books, videos/DVDs and more--we most likely will have it available. All items offered for sale by our sellers go through a quality control process, and items that are found to be stained, worn, or broken are not sold. Check out our website for more information!
Note: We only accept cash or check.

Want to be a seller? Participation is open to the public! Unload all your gently used children's clothing, toys and equipment and make money in the process! Details at www.tvmotc.org/cesale
Sponsor: Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 2:45pm
Admission: $2  Free parking in the Pleasanton Ave Parking lot.
Parking: In the Pleasanton Avenue Parking lot across from the Fairgrounds main entrance.  Enter Fairgrounds through the Yellow Gate
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club

 

Coronations & Weddings - Valley Concert Choral

 


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Mar 10
Sat

 

Valley Concert Choral
Festive music fit for a king or queen! Featuring selections from the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the recent wedding of Prince William and Kate, including music by Elton John, The Beatles, and Handel's Zadok, the Priest.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $20.00 advance, $25 at the door. Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Trout Fishing in America


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 15
Thurs

 

 

 

Trout Fishing in America
Trout Fishing in America, their quirky name taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, is the award-winning musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. Their infectious mix of folk/pop and family music, with influences as diverse as reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical, reflects the very fabric of everyday life. Able to make fun of our most annoying habits in one song and touch our hearts with tender images of family life in the next, Trout Fishing in America has captivated audiences young and old for more than 30 years.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $32  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Grease - Presented by Amador and Foothill High Schools

 


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Mar 15-17
Mar 22-24

Thurs-Sat

 

 

 

Grease - Presented by Amador and Foothill High Schools
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding 'Burger Palace Boys' and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking 'Pink Ladies' in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head 'greaser' Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowskitry to relive the high romance of their 'Summer Nights' as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as 'Greased Lightnin', 'It's Raining on Prom Night','Alone at the Drive-In Movie' recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Sponsor: Amador & Foothill High Schools
Location:  Amador Theater, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $14 Adult;  $12 Student & Senior
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Scrapbook Expo

At the Fairgrounds

 


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Mar 16-17
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Scrapbook Expo
National manufacturers and local scrapbook retail stores selling all types of tools & products used to create beautiful scrapbook pages & projects.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned scrapbooker Scrapbook EXPO is the place you want to be!
Scrapbook EXPO offers you the opportunity to learn all the newest and hottest scrapbooking techniques!
Top-notch workshops and basic classes taught by experts. Exciting events, make & takes, contests, crop nights and more!
Scrapbook EXPO invites you to be one of the many guests who visit our #1 rated shows each year.
Sponsor: Davis Promotions
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 6pm (Fri); 9am to 6pm (Sat)
Admission: $9 adults; children 12 and under are free ; $8 parking.  See website for discounts
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.scrapbookexpo.com   1-888-252-3676

St. Patrick's Day Brew Crawl
 

 

 

 


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March 16
Fri

 

 

 

St. Patrick's Day Brew Crawl
Shop along Main Street and sample local craft beer and food pairings while enjoying a beautiful spring evening. To add to the festive spirit of this event, guests are encouraged to wear costumes. Show off the luck of the Irish! Don't miss the photo booth and costume contest!

The Pleasanton Downtown Association encourages everyone to enjoy downtown responsibly. To support this effort, the PDA will sell designated driver tickets for $10 on the night of the Brew Crawl and the event programs will include taxi contact information.

Tickets go on sale February 16 for $30. If not sold out, tickets will be available for $35 at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Tickets must be redeemed by 7 p.m. Ticket price includes a commemorative beer glass and tasting map. Limited number of tickets available.

Event is rain or shine, no refunds. We are not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $30 advanced.  $35 at 5:30pm on day of event if not sold out.
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association
 

Jayme Stone, Banjoist Extraordinaire


Firehouse Arts Center


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March 16
Fri

 

 

 

Jayme Stone, Banjoist Extrordinaire
Two time Juno Award-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes unforgettable music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. Seize this unique opportunity to hear selections from his latest album, “Room of Wonders”, which feature music from three continents including a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s own lush, edgy originals.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Child (12 & under) $12;  Senior (62 and over): $20
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Marco Stefani Opera Recital


Firehouse Arts Center


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Mar 17
Sat

 

 

 

Marco Stefani Opera Recital
Tenor Marco Stefani makes his hometown debut with pianist Sunny Yoon. The two will perform a song recital of English art song, French mélodie, German Lied, and Italian romanze, featuring Liszt's Tre Sonetti di Petrarca.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $22/$20;  Child: $18;  Senior: $20/$18
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Ashu Classical Saxophonist


Firehouse Arts Center


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Mar 18
Sun

 

 

 

Ashu Classical Saxophonist
Classical saxophonist ASHU, 'possesses a deep musicality which pours through his playing and hooks the audience' (Chicago Tribune) and is 'just as much fun to watch as he is to listen to' (Dallas Morning News). He will perform tantalizing works - original and arranged - for saxophone and piano by Rachmaninov, Korngold, Ibert, Italian film composer Morricone, Argentinean tango master piazzolla, and more, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  3:00pm
Admission: $24/$20/$16 Adults;  $12 Child;  $20 Senior
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Mt. Diablo Geologic History
 

 

 


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March 21
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Mt. Diablo Geologic History

Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the talk to follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library located at 1188 South Livermore Avenue. Light refreshments are provided. While there is no charge for the talk, donations are encouraged.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
Times:  7:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm
Admission: Donations Appreciated.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 
Lizz Wright


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 21
Wed

 

 

 

Lizz Wright
She’s been called a soul singer, a jazz vocalist, and a blues crooner, but no single category can hold Lizz Wright. This rising star of the jazz world has been called the most gifted interpretive vocalist of her generation. She lends her sultry, smoky voice to music that crosses genres but is at all times consistently mature, serene, and unerringly beautiful. From her own deeply personal songs to inspired covers of gospel tunes and classic rock, Lizz Wright soars with her own compelling style, carrying along enthusiastic audiences around the world.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $34/$45/$51   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Help Bring Back the Fireworks
 

 

 

 


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March 22
Thurs

 

 

 

Help Bring Back the Fireworks
Acoustic Classic Rock/Folk music performed by Roger Kardinal, Wine and Beer tasting provided by Little Valley Winery, Thomas Coyne Winery, Wente Vineyards and Sierra Nevada. Light appetizers provided by Double Barrel Wine Bar, The Winemaker's Pour House, Flaca's Salsa & Chips, natural dessert sweets provided by Gerard'Z Honeybees and cheese and olives. Amazing raffle prizes such as autographed sports memorabilia, diamond jewelry, Livermore Valley wine, restaurant gift cards, paintings from local Livermore artists and more. Raffle tickets are one for $1, six for $5, 12 for $10 and an arm stretch is $20.

The "I Helped Bring Back The Livermore Fireworks" T-shirt will make it's debut at the fundraiser. They will be sold for $20 each.
Sponsor: LARPD
Location:  Cresta Blanca Ballroom, Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livemrore
Times:  5:30pm to 8:30pm
Admission: $20 donation
More info: For more information call 925 290-8295 or go to http://livermorefireworks.org, http://www.facebook.com/Livermorefireworkshttp://www.twitter.com/livfireworks
 

Larry Carlton


Firehouse Arts Center


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March 22
Thurs

 

 

 

Larry Carlton
Join us for an intimate solo performance by Grammy-winning guitar legend, Larry Carlton. With over 3,000 recording sessions, 100 gold albums, 19 Grammy nominations and 4 Grammy awards to his credit, Carlton’s fingerprints are indelibly imprinted on virtually every genre of music. Utterly unique, he has set the standard for artistry that spans three decades. Experience this music legend close to home in our striking-but-intimate setting.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $45/$40/$35
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Daniel Glover and Jerome Lenk - Valley Concert Choral

 


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March 23
Fri

 

 

 

Daniel Glover and Jerome Lenk - Valley Concert Choral
Pianist Daniel Glover and Organist Jerome Lenk will combine forces in a benefit for the chorale that will be a sonic spectacular. The team will feature works originally composed for piano and organ duo including Franck's meditative Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18, and Marcel Dupre's Variations on Two Themes, Op. 35. In addition they will perform Liszt's hair-raising Totentanz in their own arrangement, in celebration of the composer's 200th Birthday. Mr. Lenk will perform Liszt's Variations on Bach in its original organ version, and Daniel Glover will also perform solo works for the piano. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear this combination of keyboards in all their splendor.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Saturday:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $25.00 advance, $25 at the door. Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 23
Friday

 

 

 

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are among the most celebrated duos in American acoustic music. Blending violin, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and piano with beautiful vocals, they create timeless renditions of traditional Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, and original songs. Perhaps best known for their performance of Ungar’s haunting tune, Ashokan Farewell, which formed a lasting memory for viewers of Ken Burns’ series The Civil War, their music warms the heart, feeds the soul, and delights audiences wherever they go.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $18/$29/$40   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Goodguys All-American Get Together

At the Fairgrounds

 

 

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March 24-25
Sat to Sun
 

 

 

Goodguys All-American Get Together
Huge Indoor & Outdoor Happenin' at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton featuring over 3,000 All American Made & Powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trick trucks. Shop at 100's of vendor/exhibitor booths or take a trip to the Swap Meet for automotive related parts and Cars 4 Sale. Come check out the Goodguys AutoCross where the best course time wins! There's fun for the whole family with a Pinstripers Brush Bash, Arts & Crafts Show, Model Car Show and free model make and take plus a kids play area.
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Sat.); 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Sun.).
Admission: $17 adults; $6 youth ages 7-12; children 6 and under free; $8 parking.
More info:
Fairgrounds Web Site, www.good-guys.com, www.allamericangettogether.com,  925-838-9876.
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Mar 24
Sat
Livermore-Amador Symphony
Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Laura Hamilton, soloist
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6

Laura Hamilton, member of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and former Livermore resident, comes home to play the Mendelssohn violin concerto. This famous composition ushered violin concerti repertoire into the Romantic era with its lyrical intensity and structural innovations and has long been a standard by which violinists are measured. The evening opens with the raging storm of Richard Wagner’s overture to The Flying Dutchman. Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6 blends German influences designed to please Viennese audiences with expressions of his own Czech nationalism to produce a mature work which would surely be as well known as his “New World” symphony if it had been tagged with an equally catchy nickname.

Laura Hamilton is principal associate concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. During her 24-year tenure with the Metropolitan she has led hundreds of performances and has been concertmaster for live international high-definition video transmissions of Salome, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, and Nixon in China. Hamilton was previously a member of the Chicago Symphony and appeared with that orchestra as concerto soloist with Sir Georg Solti conducting. During her youth, Hamilton lived in Livermore and studied with local teachers Marion Clark and Robert Jacobson, and Daniel Kobialka of the San Francisco Symphony. She performed with LAS in 1976 as a winner of the Symphony’s Competition for Young Musicians and played the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the orchestra in 1983.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
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:  Adults: $28/$25/$22;  Senior (62+): $26/$23/$20;  Youth (high school & younger): $10.
     Season tickets also available.  $90/$80/$70.   Senior: $84/$74/$64   Youth (high school age & younger): $40 (all sections)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater

Top Shelf 's Disco Fever A Celebration of the Songs and Stars of the 70s


Firehouse Arts Center


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Mar 24
Sat

 

 

 

Top Shelf 's Disco Fever A Celebration of the Songs and Stars of the 70s
A Celebration of the Songs and Stars who turned the 70s into 'The Disco Era.' The group that performed to two sold out houses with their MOTOWN Tributes in 2011, turn the clocks back once again…this time to the 1970’s when Disco was the rave. If ever a musical style defined a decade, Disco was the definition of the 1970s. From Studio One and Saturday Night Fever, it created a variety of classic songs and artists that people are still dancing and listening to today. Celebrating the songs and stars of ‘The Disco Era’, the show includes hits from Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Evelyn 'Champagne' King, and much more.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $25/$20/$15 Adult;  $15 Student;  $22 Senior
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 28
Wed

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
This delightful and tantalizing production of Wilde’s masterpiece of social commentary overflows with humor, elegance and romantic comedy. Jack and Algernon are two young men of the fashionable British upper class who have taken to bending the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Their deceptions become entangled and hilarious discoveries threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. With larger-than-life characters and wry satirical humor, Aquila’s creative staging and sparkling flare for language make this production unforgettable.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $29/$40/$51   Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Rita Coolidge


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 30
Fri

 

 

 

Rita Coolidge
Rita Coolidge has recorded 15 albums spanning two decades and charted several hit songs, Your Love Has Taken Me Higher & Higher, Superstar, We’re All Alone, The Way You Do The Things You Do and All Time High. During the 1970’s Rita married songwriter and film star Kris Kristofferson, together the duo won two Grammy Awards and recorded three hit albums. Rita Coolidge is the stuff of legend and remains today one of Rock and Pop’s most admired singers.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $29-$51;  Students: $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The Dunwell's Pop Rock Band from Leeds, England


Firehouse Arts Center


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Mar 30
Friday

 

 

 

The Dunwell's Pop Rock Band from Leeds, England
Come witness their magical rise from the pubs of Leeds, England to an American record deal and a stunning debut album in just two short years. Their sound is an organic blend of acoustic and electric roots music laced by luscious vocal harmonies by al five members, and their songs feel both bracingly fresh while at the same time as warm and familiar as a dear long-time friend. The next Mumford & Sons, perhaps?
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $18/$15/$12
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Art Association Spring Art Show
 

 

 

 


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March 31 & April 1
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Livermore Art Association Spring Art Show
The LAA annual Spring Art Show is coming to The Barn. This is the biggest exhibit of the year for the Livermore Art Association, having the most entrants and the most works. It is open to the public and free to attend. Most artwork is for sale, and there will be an additional sales room with original art, crafts, cards and prints.

The Commission for the Arts will be selecting seven works, one from each category, for a City of Livermore Special Award. After the show, these works will be displayed in City Hall for one month. This year also brings an exciting change for the artists. Instead of having a single judge for the show, all the entrants will be judging themselves. Every artist will vote for their favorite in each category. Awards will be based on popular vote. The public is invited to a festive reception on Saturday, March 31st, 7:00pm - 9:00 pm with appetizers, local wines and live music. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm.
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association
Location:  The Barn in Livermore - 3131 Pacific Ave.
Times:  10am to 5pm
Admission: Free - Items for sale.
More info: Livermore Art Association  -  925-449-9927  Hours Wed-Sun 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Barrel Tasting Weekend
 

 

 

 


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March 31
April 1
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Barrel Tasting Weekend
Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and more. Each winery will host a unique experience during barrel tasting weekend including at least 1 barrel sample for each ticket holder. This is your chance to pre-purchase wines before they have even bottled (aka "futures")!

A list of activities and barrel wines poured by each participating winery will be available in February.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Various area wineries
Times:  12:00 to 4:30pm
Admission: $30 in advance (up through 2pm Friday, 3/30/12);  $35 day of event.
Ticket Includes: a take home glass with the Livermore Valley Wine Country Logo, 2 days of barrel tasting at each participating winery on Saturday & Sunday, special activities and wine discounts, and a Barrel Tasting Weekend map which includes all wineries that are participating in the Barrel Tasting weekend.
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

 

Broadway Chorus - Lights...Camera...Sing-Along


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Mar 31, April 1

Sat-Sun

Broadway Chorus - Lights...Camera...Sing-Along
Broadway Chorus, a Tri-Valley community chorus, will perform "Lights...Camera...Sing-along" on March 30 - April 1. Breaking from tradition in which the audience sits passively, in this production the audience is encouraged to sing along on some of the songs with the chorus. Best of all, the audience is not required to carry the tune!

The music should be familiar to anyone who has some exposure to your favorite movies. Songs such as Moon River, Swingin' on a Star, and Hakuna Matata are well known to many people. Singing is not required; those not familiar with a particular number can simply enjoy the show.

The show will also feature the Broadway Kids Chorus, made up of local children in grades 1-8, directed by Jenny Matteucci and Glen Riggs. The audience will even get a chance to sing along with the Broadway Kids!

The show is directed by Jenny Matteucci, accompanied by Daniel Lockert, and produced by JoAnn Loitz.

The three performances will be held on Friday, March 30 at 8 PM, Saturday, March 31 at 8 PM and Sunday, April 1 at 2 PM at Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

Tickets are available online at www.trivalleyrep.org or at the Amador Theater box office on the show days. Ticket prices are adults 18+ $20, seniors 60+ $17, juniors under 18 $10. There is a 10% discount when tickets are purchased at the door for those who hold a Broadway Chorus "business card" available from any Broadway Chorus member. For more information visit the chorus website, www.broadwaychorus.org, or call 925.462.2121
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Amador Theatre, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinee: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $20;  Seniors (60+): $17, Juniors (0-17): $10
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre

Atlantic Brass Quintet


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 31
Sat

Atlantic Brass Quintet - Del Valle Fine Arts
Founded in 1985, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has received wide recognition as one of the world's finest brass ensembles. Atlantic Brass offers a wide-ranging, eclectic repertoire of classic, jazz, and world works. The quintet has performed throughout the United States and internationally and has received critical acclaim for its distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble playing, stunning virtuosity, and inviting stage presence. Winner of six international chamber music competitions, Atlantic Brass has been the resident brass quintet of Boston University, the Tanglewood Institute, and the Boston Conservatory.

Fanfare stated, "This award-winning quintet, whose technique is flawless and musicianship impeccable, offers some of the most enjoyable chamber music there is."
The Buffalo News praised Atlantic Brass for "pushing the envelope of what a brass quintet is capable of . . . [with] an irresistibly infectious spirit."
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:    $35, $29, $23
     Season Tickets (5 performances) are available for $140, $116, or $92, a 20% discount off individual concert ticket prices.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Cinderella Classic - Valley Spokesmen


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March 31
Saturday

 

 

 

Cinderella Classic Bike ride.
This unique bicycle tour is for women and girls of all ages and abilities. It winds through the Amador, Livermore, Diablo and San Ramon Valleys. The metric-century (100k/65 miles) is mostly flat with a few moderate hills. The Challenge route of almost 100 miles is for fit, experienced riders only. Charming Princes will be at three rest/food stops along the way with snacks and a cold lunch at the second stop. Our SAG service patrols the route to provide rider assistance if required. A Cinderella Ride Patch is awarded to every rider.
Please, no Ride-a-longs.
Sponsor: Valley Spokesmen
More info: Valley Spokesmen

Cinderella Patch, 2010
2010 patch.
 

Bill Harley Acoustic Guitar


Firehouse Arts Center


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Mar 31
Sat

 

 

 

Bill Harley Acoustic Guitar
Storytellers were our first magicians, our first history keepers, society builders, culture shapers and spiritual and emotional filters, making sense of the world long before written communication. For all our sophisticated technology and mass electronic entertainment, we still need those voices in the dark, by the fire, in the hall. A master storyteller connects us and intimately affirms our lives with resonant truths, no matter how embroidered, funny, mysterious or horrific the tale. Bill Harley is a master storyteller. The nationally touring, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, author, musician and monologist is considered by fans and peers alike to be one of the best storytellers in the country for his celebrations of commonality and humanity through comic narrative songs and confessional spoken works. Entertainment Weekly labeled Harley, a two-time Grammy Award winner and multiple Grammy nominee, 'the Mark Twain of contemporary children’s music.' But tagging Harley with the 'children’s artist' label, even of the top-drawer variety, is as deceptive as this gifted artist’s Puckish demeanor. In slice-of-life vignettes about school and family life, Harley uses humor and a fine-tuned sense of the ridiculous to illuminate compassionate truths, even while inspiring belly laughs. Adults absorb a Harley performance through a double filter of past and present. As a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered, Harley’s performances for adults feature his trademark blend of song and story, wit and wisdom. Children respond from the immediacy of their own lives, as with rubber-faced abandon he examines human foibles, flaws and embarrassments, common fears and simple pleasures. Join us as Bill returns to Pleasanton for two shows, his family show at 2:00 pm and popular adult show at 8:00 pm.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Family Show:  $2:00pm;   Adult Show: 8:00pm
Admission: 2:00pm Show:  $18/$15/$10 Adult;  $12/$9/$6 Child (12 & under); 
     8:00pm Show:  $24/$20/$14 Adult;  $12 Child (12 & under)
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Zydeco at the Bothwell
 

 

 

 


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March 31
May 19

Saturday

 

 

 

Zydeco at the Bothwell
Zydeco, the high-energy music of southern Louisiana's creole of color heritage, stomps its way into the Livermore with upcoming Zydeco Dances, featuring live music and a gumbo, wine & beer bar! And, in the tradition of Zydeco dances, admission includes free group Zydeco dance lessons with Livermore's own professional Zydeco dance instructor, Ted Sherrod, starting at 6pm and again when the band takes a break. Doors open at 5:30 pm; tickets purchased at the door and Zydeco at the Bothwell runs from 6-10pm. Beer, Wine & Gumbo bar on site for additional purchase. The Bothwell Arts Center is located at 2466 8th Street, Livermore, CA 94550. See www.bothwellartscenter.org for information about the event and Bothwell Arts Center.

March 31st features live music from Motordude Zydeco: Formed in 1989, Motordude Zydeco creates a distinctive yet roots-oriented music blending traditional zydeco with original songs and rhythm and blues, and won the "Best Zydeco Band" award in 2005 by the Bay Area Blues Society.

Then, mark your calendars for May 19th for the Mark St. Mary and the Delta Blues & Zydeco Band! Awarded the "Best Zydeco Band" in 2007 by Bay Area Blues Society and crowned "The Delta King" at the Isleton Crawfish Festival, Mark's been playing his traditional style of Zydeco music since the age of 12. Mark knows what it means to "Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
For both events, enjoy free dance lessons with professional dance instructor, “Zydeco Ted Sherrod” at 6pm and around 8pm. Ted travels extensively to Texas/Louisiana; teaches Zydeco dance in New Orleans and teaches throughout California. He has a smooth Creole style.

Zydeco ("snap beans") is a form of American roots or folk music that evolved from the French speaking Creoles of color of south and southwest Louisiana. Usually fast-tempo, and dominated by the button or piano accordion and a washboard known as a rub-board or frottoir, zydeco music was originally created at house dances where people gathered for socializing. For over 70 years, the San Francisco Bay area has welcomed the migration of so many Creole and Cajun people that it can now proudly say that we have the largest population outside of Louisiana itself. Zydeco dances create a chance for all to gather, mingle and socialize (as well as dance!) and engage newcomers in the fun of a creole house dance. All are welcome.
Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St.  Livermore.
Times:  6:00pm to 10:00pm  Doors open at 5:30pm
Admission: $15
More info: http://www.bothwellartscenter.org

 

     

 

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, 925 373-5500

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Storytimes Jan 9 through
Feb

March
April
May 7
Visit the Livermore Public Library for Spring storytimes, beginning Monday, January 9, and continuing through the week of May 7th 2012. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center Library and Rincon Branch Library:
Civic Center Library –
  • Baby/Toddler: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
  • “Pajama-time” Family Storytimes: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
       March 5:  "March" of the Penguins
       March 12: A Great, Green Storytime
       March 19: Sunset Beach Party
       March 26: Dragon Dreams
Rincon Branch Library (Hora del Cuento Bilingüe) –
  • Baby/Toddler: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, pick up a storytime schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries, or consult the website: www.livermorelibrary.net.
Teen Art Exposition and Contest March 1-30

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library invites teens to participate in the 2012 Teen Art Exposition and Contest. The Friends of the Livermore Public Library are sponsoring this unique opportunity for teens to share their artistic talent with local artists and the citizens of Livermore.

Livermore residents in the sixth through twelfth grades are encouraged to submit a piece of original art. Works eligible for this exhibit are limited to visual media including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles and collage. Entries will be accepted Thursday, March 1, 2012, through Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Civic Center Library. The first five entrants will each receive a $10.00 gift certificate generously donated by Way Up Art and Frame in Livermore.

Teen artwork will be on display from April 2 through April 29, 2012 in the Civic Center Library Art Gallery during the library’s regular hours. Artwork will be shown as space allows. On Thursday, April 5, 2012, artwork will be judged and ribbons awarded.

The community is invited to attend the Artist’s Reception on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Community Room A of the Civic Center Library.

For more information and to access entry forms, please visit TEEN SPACE on the Livermore Public Library’s website at www.livermorelibrary.net or contact Sandy at 373-5500 ext. 5583.

Paws to Read
Rincon
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Friday

3:00pm & 3:35pm

Rincon Branch

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, might be the solution. The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers with trained and certified dogs in a non-judgmental environment. For 25 minutes, your child will read to their furry friend with the dog’s owner quietly looking on to help with any tricky words. Programs of this type have been successful across the country, and testimonials from Livermore parents have been extremely positive. The spring 2012 program for the Rincon Branch Library is scheduled on Fridays, March 2 through March 30, at 3 p.m. (two sessions, 3-3:25 and 3:35-4 p.m.). Registration for this series begins Wednesday, February 22nd. Children may register for up to three sessions during this series, as space allows. Drop-ins may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets.
Paws to Read Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 1
Feb 8
Feb 15
Feb 22
Feb 29

Mar 7
Wednesdays

7:00pm

Main Library

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, at no charge, might be the solution.

The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers with trained and certified dogs in a non-judgmental environment. For 25 minutes, your child will read to their furry friend with the dog’s owner quietly looking on to help with any tricky words. Programs of this type have been successful across the country, and testimonials from Livermore parents have been extremely positive.

The Spring program for 2012 will start with a series at the Civic Center Library, as follows:
• Wednesdays, January 18-March 7, 7 p.m. (two sessions, 7-7:25 and 7:35-8 p.m.). Registration for this series begins Monday, January 9th.
Children may register for up to three sessions during the Spring series, as space allows. Drop-ins may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets.

For more information about the Civic Center series or to register, please call the Livermore Public Library’s Children’s Desk at 925-373-5504.

Korea from both sides of the DMZ March 8
Thurs

1:30-3:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Frank Rainer will show digital photographs of the trip he and his wife Sigrid recently took to Korea. Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. For additional information please call 925 373-5500.
Passport Day March 10
Sat

10am-3pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library is hosting a special passport event at the Civic Center Library at 1188 South Livermore Avenue on Saturday, March 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. The Livermore Public Library is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.
Autumn Gem March 11
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

The documentary film Autumn Gem will be shown at 2pm Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin, a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today. As this year marks the centenary of the 1911 Revolution that ended imperial rule in China, it is especially crucial to acknowledge the role of women during the country’s transition to a modern nation. Autumn Gem sheds light on a seminal figure who continues to serve as an inspiration to Chinese women today.

While Qiu Jin is a familiar figure in China, she is largely unknown outside of the country. Autumn Gem is the first documentary feature on Qiu Jin in the U.S. Using scholarly interviews, archival materials, and dramatic recreations based on her original writings, Autumn Gem brings the story of Qiu Jin to life.

Autumn Gem was produced and directed by two San Francisco Bay Area Chinese American filmmakers, Rae Chang and Adam Tow. It stars former China National Wushu Champion and Hollywood stunt actress Li Jing. Their partners include the San Francisco Chinese Culture Center San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, and the Official Qiu Jin Museum in Shaoxing, China. Autumn Gem has been screened at over 100 venues worldwide.

Lego Program March 17
Sat

2-4pm

Main Library

Come learn with LEGO™! Livermore Public Library presents a series of workshops introducing engineering fundamentals to children by working with LEGO™. These programs will take place on Saturday, March 17th, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Storytime Room of the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center. Two instructors from Play Well TEKnologies, a regional firm specializing in engineering fundamentals will introduce children to projects they can build and will guide them through the process. Through these workshops, children will:
  • Learn how to identify LEGO™ materials
  • Learn how to apply the engineering concepts from the projects to real-world situations
  • Learn engineering terms specific to the projects
  • Acquire a greater understanding of how engineering applies to everyday life

Registration is required for the two workshops, which will be held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.. You may call or come in to register starting Monday, February 27, at 10 a.m.. Each workshop is limited to 20 children; each child can register for only one workshop.

In addition to the workshops, there will also be a free-play area to work with LEGO™ from 2 to 4 p.m. for those who are waiting for, or who have completed their workshops, and for those who were not able to sign up for a workshop. Admission to the free-play area will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 20 at a time due to space constraints.

Van Gogh in Two Parts March 18
March 25
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

 

Artist and educator Marlene Aron will present the program Van Gogh in Two Parts at 2pm on Sunday, March 18 and Sunday, March 25 2012 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for these events.

Van Gogh in Two Parts is an in-depth study of one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the 19th Century - an artist whose work paved the way for the Modern Art Movement of the 20th Century and beyond.

On Sunday March 18, in this first part of Van Gogh's journey, The Early Years, we will learn about his early artistic, literary and personal influences, of his deep love and compassion for the down-trodden, and the working poor by viewing his exquisite drawings depicting his compassion for the laborer, the peasant, workers in fields and mines. View over one hundred slides of Van Gogh's art, including rarely-seen childhood drawings, gorgeous works on paper from his early Dutch years, and photographs of him and his family. Hear stories about his life, his childhood, places he lived and jobs he held before he became an artist - gallery assistant, bookstore clerk, tutor in boarding schools, and evangelist in a mining camp. Travel with Van Gogh as he makes his way through Brussels, Holland, London, Amsterdam and Paris, onto the docks of Antwerp, and finally to the City of Light: Paris and the Impressionists.

Part II of this series, The Later Years, will take place a week later on Sunday, March 25. View over one hundred slides of his beautiful and powerful art as his work turns from the dark colors of his Dutch and Belgium years to the brilliant hues of his years in France. Join us as we follow Van Gogh from his early Impressionist influences, his friendship with Toulouse Lautrec, Emile Bernard, Paul Gauguin, Camille and Lucien Pissarro, to his journey to the south of France, where his art becomes more bold, powerful, and uncompromisingly expressive.

Marlene Aron is an artist, educator and published poet. She was educated in The Netherlands at the Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten and in the United States, receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art and has been featured in Sculpture magazine. Ms. Aron taught art and art history and has given lectures, workshops and courses on Van Gogh for fifteen years in universities, museums, libraries, art centers, retirement homes and private schools.

ASL (American Sign Language) Storytimes for Deaf Children Jan 17
Feb 21

March 20
April 17
May 15
Tuesday

7:00pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library is offering a new program for the New Year – ASL storytimes for deaf children! Melinda Harrison Jones, a Livermore resident and teacher from the California School for the Deaf, will be presenting these special storytimes. The ASL storytimes will be held at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, January through May, 2012. Specific dates are: January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, and May 15, 2012.

All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, or visit the website at www.livermorelibrary.net.

Writing Club for Young Adults Jan 26
Feb 23

Mar 29
April 26
Thursdays

6:30-8:00pm

Main Library

Have you ever written--or wanted to write--a story, novel, song, poem, or play? Young adults, ages 12- 21, are invited to join The Writing Club at the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center. The Writing Club will meet once a month on Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 29, and April 26, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for a fun-filled evening of writing with author J.L. Powers! This free event will take place in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.

Take your writing a step further as you learn about publishing your works and how to expand your writing horizons. Write and edit each other’s work while making friends and having fun!

For more information, please visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net, or contact Sandy at 925-373-5500, extension 5583.

 

 

 

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