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July 2012

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:33
Moon:
18:42 -- 03:40

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Alameda County Fair
   10:00 to 10:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

2
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:32
Moon:
19:41 -- 04:42

 

Full Moon
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:32
Moon:
20:33 -- 05:49

Alameda County Fair
   11:00 to 10:00

 

4   Independence Day
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:32
Moon:
21:17 -- 06:58

Alameda County Fair
   11:00 to 10:00

Livermore Fireworks
   4:00pm to 10:00pm

 

5
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:32
Moon:
21:55 -- 08:06

Alameda County Fair
   11:00 to 10:00

Lvr Farmers Market
     4:00pm to 8:00pm

6
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:32
Moon:
22:29 -- 09:13

Alameda County Fair
   10:00 to 10:00

 

7
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:31
Moon:
22:59 -- 10:17

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Alameda County Fair
   10:00 to 10:00

SAGE Concert
   McGrail Vineyards

     2:00-5:00pm

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
     8:00pm

 

8
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:31
Moon:
23:29 -- 11:18

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Alameda County Fair
   10:00 to 10:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

 

9
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:31
Moon:
23:58 -- 12:18

 

10  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:30
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:16

 

11
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:30
Moon:
00:28 -- 14:13

2nd Wednesday Street Party
     6:00 to 9:00pm

Winetails, Tiaras & Tutus
     6-9pm

 

12
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:29
Moon:
01:00 -- 15:09

Library Event:
  Patagonia & Antarctica

    1:30-2:30pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     4:00pm to 8:00pm

Art Happens -
   Tour of Livermore Art

     6:00-8:00pm

Hamlet - Preview
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

 

13
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:29
Moon:
01:36 -- 16:04

Hamlet - Opening Night
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm 

14
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:29
Moon:
02:15 -- 16:58

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm 

15
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:28
Moon:
02:59 -- 17:49

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Library Event:
  Jazz in July

    2:00pm

 

16
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:27
Moon:
03:48 -- 18:37

 

17
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:27
Moon:
04:42 -- 19:21

 

18  New Moon
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:26
Moon:
05:39 -- 20:01

 

19
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:26
Moon:
06:39 -- 20:38

Lvr Farmers Market
     4:00pm to 8:00pm

Taste of Terroir
     6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Preview
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

20
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:25
Moon:
07:41 -- 21:12

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Opening Night
  Shakespeare & Associates

     5:30pm Dinner & Auction
     8:00pm Performance 

Comedy UnCorked
   at Retzlaff Vineyards

     7:30pm

21
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:24
Moon:
08:44 -- 21:44

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Art Under the Oaks
     11:00-4:00

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     8:00pm

 

22
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:24
Moon:
09:48 -- 22:15

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Art Under the Oaks
     11:00-4:00

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     2:00pm

Library Event:
  Jazz in July

    2:00pm

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

 

23
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:23
Moon:
10:53 -- 22:48

 

24
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:22
Moon:
11:59 -- 23:22

 

25
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:21
Moon:
13:06 -- xx:xx

 

26  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:20
Moon:
14:14 -- 00:00

Lvr Farmers Market
     4:00pm to 8:00pm

27
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:20
Moon:
15:22 -- 00:43

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     8:00pm

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm 

28
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:19
Moon:
16:28 -- 01:32

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     8:00pm

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm 

29
Sun:
06:09 -- 20:18
Moon:
17:28 -- 02:29

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     2:00pm

Library Event:
  Jazz in July

    2:00pm

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

 

30
Sun:
06:10 -- 20:17
Moon:
18:22 -- 03:31

 

 

31
Sun:
06:10 -- 20:16
Moon:
19:09 -- 04:38

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2012 

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

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Other Months
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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.

July 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

 

   
Alameda County Fair

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June 20-July 8
Wed to Sunday 

Closed Mondays June 25 & July 2

96th Annual Alameda County Fair
This year the fair opens on a Wednesday and is closed on Mondays.
13 days of horse racing.
Location: Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times: 

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      June 20
11am - 10pm
Tower of Power
(R&B)
(No Horse Racing)
June 21
11am - 10pm
Wonderbread 5

Horse Racing
June 22
10am - 10pm
38 Special

Horse Racing
June 23
10am - 10pm
Lonestar

Horse Racing
June 24
10am - 10pm
Salt-N-Pepa
Horse Racing
June 25
Closed
June 26
11am - 10pm
Evoltuion
(No Horse Racing)
June 27
11am - 10pm
Jars of Clay
(No Horse Racing)
June 28
11am - 10pm
Rick Springfield
Horse Racing
June 29
10am - 10pm
America
Horse Racing
June 30
10am - 10pm
ConFunkShun
Horse Racing
July 1
10am - 10pm
Carmen Jara
Horse Racing
July 2
Closed
July 3
11am - 10pm
Heartbreaker
(No Horse Racing)
July 4
10am - 9pm
The Blues Festival
(Blues)
Horse Racing
July 5
11am - 10pm
The Temptations
Horse Racing
July 6
10am - 10pm
Hoobastank
Horse Racing
July 7
10am - 10pm
Morris Day & Time
Horse Racing
July 8
10am - 10pm
Kellie Pickler
Horse Racing
           

Concerts are at 7:00pm
Horse Racing post time is 1:15pm.  Racing ends around 5 - 6pm, subject to change.


Admission: 

Admission

Pre-Fair

At the Gate

Adults 13-61

$8 $10

Seniors 62+

$6 $8

Children 6-12

$4 $6

Child under 6

Free Free

Fun Pack ($54 value)
4 General Admission
1 General Parking
2 "Buy 1 get 1 Free Drink"
vouchers for carnival area

$30 N/A

Season Pass
Good for all 17 days
Available online only, thru June 13

$30  

Parking (Gates 8 & 12)

$8 $10

Preferred Parking (Gate 8)

  $15
Preferred VIP Parking (Pleasanton Ave).   $20
Unlimited Ride Wristband $22 $27 M, W-F
$30 Sa & Su

Family Bonus Book
30 ride coupons

?? N/A

Pre-Fair ends June 19.

Promotions:

  • $1 Day - $1 admission and $1 rides in celebration of 100th year Anniversary, June 20
  • $2 Tuesdays - Admission is just $2, June 26, July 3
  • Seniors FREE Thursdays - June 21, June 28 & July 5 62 and up receive Free Admission!
  • Kids FREE Fridays and Fireworks - (fireworks show 9:30pm each Friday)  June 22, June 29 & July 6 Kids 12 and under receive Free Admission!
  • Feed The Need Food Drive and $1 Rides - June 27 Bring 4 non-perishable food items for Free Fair Admission. In partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
  • Military Appreciation Day - June 22 Free Fair Admission for you and a guest with your valid military I.D. Veterans free with proof of service.

Festival Square:

  • Made in America Weekend: July 4, 7, & 8
  • Spice of India Weekend - June 23,24
  • Festivale Latino - Sabor De Los Americas Weekend 6/30 - 7/1
  • Farm Fresh Thursdays 6/21, 6/28, 7/5
  • Super Kids Fridays 6/22, 6/29, 7/6
  • Eight Annual Amateur Rib Cook-Off

More info: Alameda County Fairgrounds

Livermore Fireworks
 

 

 

 


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July 4
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Fireworks
July 4th 2012 Livermore's Community Gathering and Firework Display
Family Fun, Games, Food & Drink
Featured Entertainment: The event MC is Faith Alpher KKIQ Air Staff Personality
Jason "Wolf" Hamlin - Livermore's American Idol
The Humming Birdz - High Octane Blues Fireworks Display (KKIQ Simulcast) Event Map - Seating Map

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE EVENT:

OUTSIDE FIREWORKS, OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, GLASS BOTTLES, UNSEALED CONTAINERS AND THERMOSES (NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MUST BE IN FACTORY SEALED CONTAINER ie bottled water). WEAPONS OF ANY KIND. LASER POINTERS. BARBECUES AND HIBACHIS. SKATES OR SKATEBOARDS. ANIMALS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEEING-EYE DOGS OR SERVICE ANIMALS).


Sponsor:
Location:  Las Positas College - 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore
Times:  4:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission: Carload at the gate $25 - RV using two parking spaces at the gate $50 - Walk-ins at the gate $5
More info: http://livermorefireworks.org/



 

SAGE Concert - McGrail Vineyards
 

 

 

 


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July 7
Saturday

 

 

 

SAGE Concert - McGrail Vineyards
Grab your dancing shoes and spend the afternoon moving to the music with SAGE band! SAGE will be setup on the back patio, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. We will have tables and chairs setup, but feel free to bring your own picnic chairs as well. Soleil Pizza will be selling wood fired pizzas and McGrail wines will be available for purchase. Please no outside food or beverages.
Sponsor: McGrail Vineyards
Location:  5000 Greenville Rd, Livermore
Times:  2:00 to 5:00pm
Admission: $10 entry fee
More info: http://www.mcgrailvineyards.com/

 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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July 7
Saturday

 

 

 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band name is synonymous with all the joyful sounds and timeless traditions of New Orleans. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe to nurture the heart, soul and spirit of this instantly recognizable musical style. Now led by their son, Ben Jaffe, the band’s roster includes players from across the generations, many of whom boast a direct lineage to earlier band members. With fresh ideas and abundant energy, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings new life to the sultry sounds and irresistible, toe-tapping rhythms of their musical heritage.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00
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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2nd Wednesday Street Party (Pleasanton)

 

 


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July 11
Wednesday

(1st Wed is July 4)


 

2nd Wednesday Street Party (since the 1st Wednesday is July 4!!)
Join us downtown in July as we continue to enjoy another downtown Pleasanton 1st Wednesday Street Party. July's featured band is PUBLIC EYE (located in the beer and wine garden)!

Shop, dine and stroll your way through downtown Pleasanton. Visit our unique shops and restaurants and hit the middle of Main Street and the additional wide variety of businesses and community organizations who will have booths set up market their products and services as well as provide information.

Stop in at our Beer and Wine Garden where you'll be able to enjoy beer and wines from our local Livermore Valley Wine Country.

Main Street will be closed from Del Valle Parkway to Bernal Avenue from 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Location: Round Table Pizza Parking Lot, 530 Main Street, Pleasanton.
Times: 6-9PM
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

2012 Dates Theme Band
May 2 Cinco de Mayo Ruckatan
June 6 Jump Into Summer Finding Stella
July 11   Public Eye
Aug 1    
Sept 5   Blind Nurse

 

Winetails, Tiaras & Tutu's - Lvr Downtown

 


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July 11
Wed

 

 

Winetails, Tiaras & Tutu's - Livermore Downtown
Shopping specials and WineTail tasting at participating Downtown Merchants.
More info available later.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6-9PM
Admission:
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 
Art Happens - Tour of Livermore Art
 

 

 

 


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July 12
Aug 9
Sept 13
(No Oct)
Nov 8
Dec 13

Thursday

 

 

 

Art Happens - Tour of Livermore Art
The Bothwell's Downtown Art Studios Announces the Next 6 Months of Art Happenings The public is invited to join artists and art supporters in lovely Downtown Livermore for an evening stroll and some interesting art experiences with a new program of Art Happenings from July through December of 2012 available July 5th.

Art Happens is a monthly tour that occurs the second Thursday of each month now from 6 to 8pm. You are welcome to pick up a brochure map at any participating venue, or download one from www.bothwellartscenter.org.

As a sample of what to expect, July 12th's tour starts at Bothwell's Downtown Art Studios, where Dave Dunlap will demonstrate his impressionistic oil paintings of street scenes that demonstrate his mastery of impressionistic brushwork with charged color; Wild Vine Wine Bar and Lounge hosts an artist's reception for the Fremont Art Association, Plein Air/East Bay Outdoor Painters; you can create a fused glass plate at Art Glass Studios, view exhibits at Panama Red Coffee, Sanctuary Ultra Lounge, Livermore Art Association Gallery, Winemaker's Pour House, most of which feature drink and snacks/dining available for purchase; you can also check out a fascinating origami and paperfolding demo by Goran Konjevod, master of the craft at Figurehead Art Gallery. And, the always popular Blacksmith Square features Artistic Edge's timely Celebrating Made In the USA event. Many spaces offer live entertainment.

Art Happens is produced by the Bothwell Arts Center and Downtown Art Studios with significant help from Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center staff and volunteers such as Jennifer McGregor and Brenda Rose. The Bothwell is an arts incubator project of LVPAC, dedicated to helping to support the cultural arts with affordable rental space.

Art Happens on the second Thursday each month in downtown Livermore! From 6 – 8:00pm, drop in on exhibitions, demonstrations, open studios, or meet the artists. Join in on art critiques, “make it and take it” sessions, learn pottery painting techniques and more. Enjoy live music, wine tasting, coffee or microbrews while enjoying art in galleries, tasting bars, studios, shops and restaurants. It’s all within walking distance, and the parking is free!

Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Downtown Art Studios, 62 S. L Street.  Livermore
Times:  6:00 to 8:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: http://www.bothwellartscenter.org
 

1 - Bothwell Downtown Art Studios
62 South L Street
www.bothwellartscenter.org
Open studios with featured artists and guests:
Jul • Dave Dunlap Demonstrates Impressionistic Oils
Aug • Multi-faceted Art of Carol Faber
Sep • Julie Hayward Trout
Oct • ArtWalk on Saturday, October 13th
Nov • Jacob Hankinson Portraiture
Dec • Holiday Open House Carolers and Cheer

2 - Art Glass Studios
174 South L Street
925.447.1962
“Make it and take it” from $5 - $15, glass gift shop open with guest artist receptions and demonstrations.
Jul • Do it Yourself Fused Glass Birthday Plate
Aug • Create your own Stepping Stone
Sep • Make a Mosaic Pumpkin
Nov • Fused Glass, Jewelry Making
Dec • Create a Holiday Themed Mosaic

3 - Panama Red Coffee Company
2115 First Street
www.panamaredcoffee.com
Thursday nights–come early for the art, stay for open mic at 7pm.
Jul • Local Views Exhibition
Aug • Theresa Guinasso
Sep • John Beahm and D’Anne Miller The Way We See It
Nov • Display by the Disabled Vet’s Painting Program
Dec • Puspha Dalal Photography on alternative media

4 - Wild Vine Wine Bar & Lounge
2187 First Street
www.wildvinelounge.com
Exhibiting Artist Receptions from 6:00-7:30pm
Jul • Fremont Art Assoc. Plein Air/East Bay Outdoor Painters Exhibition
Aug • Figure Painting Invitational
Sep • Dave Dunlap Impressionistic French Quarter Oils
Nov • Julie Wright & Engela Olivier-Wilson
Dec • Laura Marion Contemporary Portrait Painting
 

5 - Figurehead Gallery
2222 Second Street, Suites 20-21
www.figureheadgallery.com
Rotating displays by gallery artists.
Jul • Goran Konjevod Origami Demo
Aug • Figures and Faces Exhibition
Sep • The Legacy of Ansel Adams and Minor White
Nov • Photography of Walter Davies, Lisa and Ron Rigge
Dec • Bill Owens Suburbia Then, Now, and Beyond

6 - Winemaker’s Pour House
2241 First Street
www.winemakerspourhouse.com
Local artist displays coordinated by artistic edge. Appetizers, wine tasting available for purchase.

7 - Artistic Edge at Blacksmith Square
21 South Livermore Avenue
www.artisticedgelivermore.com
Explore the Edge, New Happenings each month…
Jul • Celebrating “Made in the USA”
Aug • Animal Art
Sep • The Art of Music
Nov • Holiday Sparkle Arts
Dec • The Art of Ornaments

8 - Sanctuary Ultra Lounge
2369 First Street
www.sanctuaryultralounge.com
Perennially rotating exhibition by local artist Trish Fenton. Enjoy the art, the tapas and stop by for a cocktail, it’s Karaoke night!

9 - Livermore Art Association Artist’s Gallery
2155 Third Street
www.livermoreartassociation.org
Rotating displays by gallery artists and special events. Always open during farmer’s market … do your shopping and enjoy local art.

 

 

Hamlet - Shakespeare's Associates
 

 

 


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Preview:
July 12
Thurs

Performances:
July 13, 14
Fri, Sat

July 22
(Family Night)
Sun

July 27, 28, 29
Fri, Sat, Sun

Aug 10, 11
Fri, Sat

 

Hamlet - Shakespeare's Associates
Hamlet – Synopsis

The King of Denmark is dead and has been succeeded by his brother Claudius. Claudius has also married Gertrude, the widowed Queen. Hamlet, Gertrude’s son, is already distressed by his father’s death and the hasty remarriage and when his father’s ghost appears to tell him that he had been murdered by Claudius, Hamlet vows revenge. To cover his intentions, he feigns madness.

Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain, whose daughter Ophelia is all but betrothed to Hamlet, believes that his madness is caused by repressed love and sets a trap for them.

A Company of Players arrives and Hamlet asks them to perform a play, The Murder of Gonzago, hoping that its similarity to the murder of his own father will force Claudius to betray his guilt. Hamlet’s suspicions are confirmed. He visits his mother, reviling her for her hasty marriage, and accidentally kills Polonius, hiding in the chamber. Claudius sends Hamlet to England, planning to have him murdered.

Laertes, Polonius’ son returns demanding revenge for his father’s death. His sister, Ophelia, maddened by grief, has drowned herself. Claudius plots with Laertes to kill Hamlet in a fencing match in which Laertes will have a poisoned sword. The plot miscarries and Laertes dies. Gertrude drinks from a poisoned cup intended for Hamlet and also dies. Hamlet, wounded by the poisoned sword, kills Claudius before he, too, dies.

Fortinbras of Norway lays claim to the throne of Denmark.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:   7:30pm (Thurs-Sat), 7:00pm (Sun)  Picnic area opens at 5:30pm
Admission:
     Preview (July 12): All tickets $25.
     Opening Night (July 13) - (no dinner) - $37 (adult); $34 (full time students and educators, seniors, age 65 and up)
     Regular Fridays & Sundays:  $37 (adult); $34 (full time students and educators, seniors, age 65 and up)
     Saturdays:  $39 (adult), $36 (full time students and educators, seniors age 65 and up)

More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

Taste of Terroir
 

 

 

 


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July 19
Thursday

 

 

 

Taste of Terroir
Join Livermore Valley Winemakers and Bay Area Chefs for a delectable evening of wine and food pairings showcasing the Valley's bountiful "terroir" (a french word for soil and is pronounced "ter-wah"). Winemaker and chef teams work together prior to the event to create innovative wine and food pairings for guests. Cast your vote for People's Choice Award. And, in a blind tasting, our Culinary and Media Judges will present awards for Most Innovative Pairing, Best Classic Pairing and Judges' Best (Awards presented at 8:15pm). Enjoy live music on the patio and bid on spectacular silent auction lots. $75 per person in advance. $85 after 7/15/12. This event sells out every year so get your tickets early. Must be 21 to attend. ID Required.

2012 Participating Restaurants, Wineries, and Food & Wine Judges will be announced in May 2012.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Various area wineries
Times:  6-9pm
Admission: $75 per person in advance. $85 after 7/15/12
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

 

The Merry Wives of Windsor - Shakespeare's Associates
 

 

 


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Preview:
July 19
Thurs

Performances:
July 20, 21
Fri, Sat

Aug 3, 4, 5
Fri, Sat, Sun

Aug 12
Sun

 

The Merry Wives of Windsor - Shakespeare's Associates
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
The Merry Wives of Windsor – Synopsis

A most Excellent and Conceited Comedy of Sir John Falstaff and The Merry Wives of Windsor

Justice Shallow and his young, dim-witted nephew, Slender, have come to Windsor in search of Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff and his buddies have taken up residence in the town’s local inn and watering hole, the Garter Inn. Down on his luck, Falstaff has decided to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens. He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but both women are on to him. They discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables, arrange an assignation at Mistress Ford’s house, and begin to play vengeful elaborate practical jokes on him.

The unreasonably jealous husband of Mistress Ford, Frank Ford, has heard of Falstaff’s plan and decides to test his wife’s fidelity. Pretending to be a “Master Brook,” he pays Falstaff to seduce his wife on his behalf, twice almost catching them together, but in innocent circumstances.

Meanwhile, the Pages’ daughter, Anne, is pursued by three suitors. Anne herself is in love with Fenton, a handsome young courtier whom her parents distrust as a fortune-hunter. Mistress Quickly, Dr. Caius’s housekeeper, is being paid by all three suitors to advance their cause. A duel between Doctor Caius and Slender’s friend Parson Evans, the local clergyman, is averted when the Host of the Garter Inn plays a trick on them, and they in turn pay him back.

In Windsor Great Park at night, Mistress Quickly and the “merry wives” set up Falstaff for his final punishment. The whole company gathers in the park to witness his humiliation, but it all ends happily.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:   7:30pm (Thurs-Sat), 7:00pm (Sun)  Picnic area opens at 5:30pm
              Opening Night, July 20, 8:00pm performance, Opening night dinner & benefit auction: 5:30pm
Admission:  
     Preview (July 19): All tickets $25.
     Opening Night (July 20) Benefit includes dinner under the arbor and fundraising auction – Tickets $90 for dinner, auction, and performance; $100 for dinner, auction, performance, and 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win an opening night raffle prize and the grand season raffle of a weekend get-away to see the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!
     Regular Fridays & Sundays:  $37 (adult); $34 (full time students and educators, seniors, age 65 and up)
     Saturdays:  $39 (adult), $36 (full time students and educators, seniors age 65 and up)

More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

Comedy UnCorked - Retzlaff Vineyards
 

 

 

 


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July 20
Friday

 

 

 

Comedy UnCorked - Retzlaff Vineyards
The Headliners! Will Durst, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier and Lynn Ruth Miller!

Will Durst has been called "quite possibly the best political comic working in America today" by the New York Times. He is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has racked up 7 nominations for Stand- Up of the Year; and his 600+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, Comedy Central, the BBC and many more....

The hilarious and creative comedy duo Deb & Mike charm audiences with their wacky and zany improv antics. The two have appeared on numerous television shows and individually have acted in movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone and Harper Valley PTA. When not traveling across the country hosting corporate humor seminars, they are active teaching, writing, acting and producing industrial films.

Returning from Edinburgh and Britain's Got Talent, Lynn Ruth Miller is a renaissance woman who wears many hats. Author, artist, teacher, comedienne, she entertains American and European audiences of all ages with comedy and song. At age 78, she is living proof that the older you are, the more fun you have...

Sponsor: Retzlaff Vineyards
Location:  1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore
Times:  7:00pm  (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Admission: $30 advance, $35 at the door
   Proceeds benefit Open Heart Kitchen
More info: Retzlaff Vineyards  -  925 447-8941
 

Art Under the Oaks

Alden Lane Photos

 


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July 21 & 22
Saturday and
Sunday
Art Under the Oaks
Art Under the Oaks is celebrating its 26th year at Alden Lane Nursery, the weekend of July 21 and 22. This event combines art, food and live music under the nursery's beautiful oak canopy. Over 40 local artists will display art for sale, offering an array of paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, baskets, fiber arts and photography. Other activities include Alden Lane's annual summer fruit tasting, live music, and wine tasting offered by many local wineries. Our friends, The Valley Woodcarvers, will be here again this year in the Seasons building. Don't forget to stop by and see what's new in the wood carving world. Charles Harder from the Valley Bonsai Club will be on hand both days to demonstrate the art of Bonsai.

There are raffle prizes every hour. If your name is pulled on Sunday at 4 pm you win the grand prize piece of original art valued at over $200.00. Every hour winners will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the nursery. The show is open from 11:00 am - 4:00 both days, with free admission. Alden Lane Nursery is at the corner of Holmes and Alden Lane in Livermore. Parking is free. Overflow parking will be available at Sunset Plaza, at the corner of Concannon & Holmes. There is a free shuttle to the nursery. For more information go to www.aldenlane.com or call the LAA Gallery at 925-449-9927
Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore Art Association
Location:  Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.
Times:  11:00AM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Free - additional parking at Sunset Office Plaza (corner of Concannon & Holmes) - Free with Free Shuttle Busses.
More info: Livermore Art Association  Alden Lane Nursery, or call 447-0280

Oklahoma! - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater

At the Bankhead Theater


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July 21, 22
July 27, 28, 29
Aug 3, 4, 5

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Oklahoma! - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.
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: Individual tickets: 37.50.  Seniors: $35.50.  Juniors 27.50.
     Season tickets (3 shows): Adults (18-59): $97.50;  Seniors 60+: $92;  Juniors under 18 $60.  Please add $7.50 per season ticket.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
     

 

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

Photo by Bill Nale
This photo also appears on Google Earth.

 

 

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Patagonia & Antarctica July 12
Thursday

1:30 to 2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, JULY 12TH, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jane Moorhead will share photographs of the trip she and her husband took to Patagonia and Antarctica. The Moorheads spent nine days trekking through national parks in the Chilean and Argentinian parts of Patagonia. Then they took a 13-day cruise through Antarctica.

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.

Jazz in July July 15
July 22
July 29
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

July means Jazz at the Livermore Public Library! The sound of jazz will be featured during the month of July 2012, as the Livermore Public Library presents their annual Jazz in July series of free events around this lively genre of music. All events will take place at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.

Experience the harmony, melody and showmanship of internationally renowned acoustic guitar virtuoso George Cole and Eurocana, as they kick off the Jazz in July series on Sunday, July 8 at 2pm. Eurocana is a celebration of the Great American Songbook with inspiration from the Gypsy fueled jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, and features George Cole on lead vocals and lead guitar, the world-class, classically trained Echae Kang on violin and from Paris, French Gypsy guitar master Mathias Minquet.

On Sunday, July 15 at 2pm, the series welcomes back Mimi Fox with Cindy Rosefield. Internationally known jazz guitarist Mimi Fox is joined by bassist Cindy Rosefield, noted jazz clinician and instructor, as they perform dazzling duets and imaginative improvisations. Just Jazz Guitar says of Mimi —”This is simply jazz guitar playing at its best.”

The series continues on Sunday, July 22 at 2pm with Jeff Bordes and The Savoys. Bay Area trumpeter Jeff Bordes has been astounding audiences worldwide with his own ensembles and as a sideman in groups of all musical styles. Join Jeff Bordes & The Savoys on a swingin' journey featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Basie, and more.

Drummer Scott Amendola joins jazz organist Wil Blades as Amendola vs. Blades for the final performance of the Jazz in July series on Sunday, July 29 at 2pm. Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades has kept the traditional sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young and “Groove” Holmes alive, while creating a more personal, modern sound. Scott Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity on the drums to a vast array of genres, twisting them in unexpected directions.

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Jazz in July series. For additional events, check the library’s website at www.livermorelibrary.net.

 

 

 

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