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August 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
 

Full Moon
Sun:
06:11 -- 20:15
Moon:
19:50 -- 05:46

Pooch Parade
     5:30pm

1st Wednesday Street Party
     6:00 to 9:00pm

 

2
Sun:
06:12 -- 20:14
Moon:
20:25 -- 06:54

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

3
Sun:
06:13 -- 20:13
Moon:
20:58 -- 07:59

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     8:00pm

 

4
Sun:
06:14 -- 20:12
Moon:
21:29 -- 09:02

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Taste of Downtown
     12:00 to 5:00pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     8:00pm

 

5
Sun:
06:15 -- 20:11
Moon:
21:58 -- 10:03

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Taste of Downtown
     12:00 to 5:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Oklahoma

     8:00pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

 

6
Sun:
06:16 -- 20:10
Moon:
22:29 -- 11:03

 

7
Sun:
06:16 -- 20:08
Moon:
23:00 -- 12:01

 

8
Sun:
06:17 -- 20:07
Moon:
23:34 -- 12:58

 

9  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:18 -- 20:06
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:54

Library Event:
  Trekking Across Spain

    1:30 to 2:30pm

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

Art Happens -
   Tour of Livermore Art

     6:00-8:00pm

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
     7:30pm

 

10
Sun:
06:19 -- 20:05
Moon:
00:12 -- 14:49

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

 

11
Sun:
06:20 -- 20:04
Moon:
00:54 -- 15:41

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Hamlet
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:30pm

 

12
Sun:
06:21 -- 20:03
Moon:
01:41 -- 16:30

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Ice Cream
   Social
     12:00 to 4:00pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

 

13
Sun:
06:22 -- 20:01
Moon:
02:32 -- 17:16

 

14
Sun:
06:22 -- 20:00
Moon:
03:28 -- 17:57

 

15
Sun:
06:23 -- 19:59
Moon:
04:27 -- 18:36

 

16
Sun:
06:24 -- 19:58
Moon:
05:29 -- 19:11

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

17  New Moon
Sun:
06:25 -- 19:56
Moon:
06:33 -- 19:45

Jerry Jeff Walker
     8:00pm 

18
Sun:
06:26 -- 19:55
Moon:
07:37 -- 20:17

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

 

19
Sun:
06:27 -- 19:54
Moon:
08:43 -- 20:50

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Exotic Bird Expo
     9:00 to 4:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

20
Sun:
06:28 -- 19:52
Moon:
09:50 -- 21:24

 

21
Sun:
06:28 -- 19:51
Moon:
10:58 -- 22:02

 

22
Sun:
06:29 -- 19:50
Moon:
12:06 -- 22:43

 

23
Sun:
06:30 -- 19:48
Moon:
13:14 -- 23:30

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

24  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:31 -- 19:47
Moon:
14:20 -- xx:xx

Good Guys West
   Coast Nationals

     8:00am to 5:00pm

 

25
Sun:
06:32 -- 19:45
Moon:
15:21 -- 00:23

Good Guys West
   Coast Nationals

     8:00am to 5:00pm

The Mikado
     2:00 & 8:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

 

26
Sun:
06:33 -- 19:44
Moon:
16:16 -- 01:23

Good Guys West
   Coast Nationals

     8:00am to 3:00pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

The Mikado
     2:00pm

 

27
Sun:
06:34 -- 19:43
Moon:
17:04 -- 02:26

 

28
Sun:
06:34 -- 19:41
Moon:
17:46 -- 03:32

 

29
Sun:
06:35 -- 19:40
Moon:
18:23 -- 04:38

 

30
Sun:
06:36 -- 19:38
Moon:
18:57 -- 05:44

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

31  Full Moon (blue moon)
Sun:
06:37 -- 19:37
Moon:
19:28 -- 06:47

 

 
Other Months
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:  2012-2013 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.

August 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

 

   
Hamlet - Shakespeare's Associates
 

 

 


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Preview:
July 12
Thurs

Performances:
July 13, 14
Fri, Sat

July 22
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
 

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 $85 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
 

Oklahoma! - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater

At the Bankhead Theater


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July 21, 22
July 27, 28, 29

Aug 3, 4, 5

Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

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: Check Tri-Valley Rep website.  Prices not available as this was written.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Pooch Parade - Guide Dog for the Blind Club
 

 

 

 


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Aug 1
Wednesday

 

 

 

Pooch Parade - Guide Dog for the Blind Club
The 15th Annual Pooch Parade will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in downtown Pleasanton at Lions Wayside Park, corner of First and Neal Streets. This event runs in conjunction with the "1st Wednesday Street Party" sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association.

Registration and judging begins at 5:30 p.m. with dog tricks performing at 6:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 7 p.m. Winners and raffle numbers will be announced at 7:45 p.m. 

Enter your pooch, any size, 4 months or older, in any or all of the seven categories for great prizes! The entry fee is $10.00 per category. All proceeds benefit the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers.  All donations are tax deductible. For complete details and to download a registration form, go to www.trivalleyguidedogs.org
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers
Location:  Lions Wayside Park (first & Neal, Pleasanton)
Times:  Registration & Judging: 5:30pm.  Dog tricks 6:30pm;  Parade: 7:00pm
Admission: $10.00 entry fee per category
More info: Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers

 

1st Wednesday Street Party (Pleasanton)

 

 


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Aug 1
Wednesday


 

1st Wednesday Street Party
Join us downtown as we continue to enjoy another downtown Pleasanton 1st Wednesday Street Party.

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

 

Taste of Downtown

 


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August 4-5
Sat-Sun

 

 

Taste of Downtown - Livermore Downtown Association
Livermore Downtown Inc. presents the 2012 Taste of Downtown; a food & wine stroll through downtown Livermore on August 4th & 5th from 12pm to 5pm.

Sample a bounty of local wine and food, live music, horse drawn carriage rides and more as you shop and dine in Downtown Livermore!

Info from 2011:

• $35 Pre Sale Glasses and Passports (if purchased by August 7th) online here OR at Bankhead Box Office, 2400 First Street
• $40 Glasses and Passports (if purchased at the event)
• Use your 2011 Wine Country Festival Glass! Your Passport is just $25 Pre Sale & $30 day of the event
• Food Tasting Only Passport $25 (Available day of the event)

Passport Sales & Will Call booth located at Lizzie Fountain
(corner of S. Livermore Avenue & First Street).
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  12pm - 5pm
Admission: See above.
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

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.

 

 

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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August 9
Thursday

 

 

 

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
World-renowned nouveau flamenco guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert returns to the Bankhead Theater with his innovative contemporary style. Incorporating international rock, jazz and pop music influences and sounds, Liebert redefined the art form with his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco. The album, which included his signature song “Barcelona Nights,” became one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. A prolific recording artist with five GRAMMY Award nominations, Liebert’s rich, sensual sound and relaxed, intimate performances inspire enthusiastic audiences across all musical genres.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $39/$51/$62  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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Jerry Jeff Walker


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Aug 17
Friday

 

 

 

Jerry Jeff Walter
Jerry Jeff Walker has been introduced as a man who has broken more new ground in the field of having fun than anyone else, but his indelible mark on the world of country music goes far further than that. Known for his popular hit “Mr. Bojangles” which has been covered by nearly four dozen artists from all musical genres, Walker has always brought his own brand of folk rock to traditional country music. With songs shot through with a touch of the “outlaw,” from rowdy odes to drinking to mournful ballads for a misspent life, Walker has influenced a generation of musicians and earned himself a crowd of dedicated fans.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $27/$37/$47  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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Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Aug 19
Sun

 

 

 

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
Birds & supplies at wholesale cost to the public. Handfed baby parrots, cages, toys, perches, playgyms, manzanita, stands, food, jewelry, t-shirts, books and more. Bird 
Attention Vendors we still have available spaces, for information/application and to reserve your space visit www.ncabird.com. Vendors with small animals/aquatic/reptile/pet safe plants & supplies are welcome.

There will be a raffle for prizes - Some of the items for raffle are - 
PORTABLE GPS !!!! Parrot foot toys!! Bird Net!! and more...
Sponsor: Jim and Laurene Pappas.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 3:30pm
Admission: $7 general admission, children 10 & under free; $8 parking
More info: www.ncabird.com; 510-785-6647 or Fairgrounds Web Site,
 

Goodguys West Coast Nationals

At the Fairgrounds

 

 

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Aug 24-26
Fri to Sun
 

 

 

Goodguys West Coast Nationals
The "Crown Jewel" of all Goodguys events - the West Coast Nationals is the longest running and most prestigious event on the calendar! Blending old school traditions with current trends, the West Coast Nationals features a sun soaked weekend of hot rodding fellowship and the highest quality cars in the country! See over 3,000 '72 & earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks & classics, the crowning of America's Most Beautiful Street Rod and other prestigious awards, over 300 vendor exhibits, swap meet & car corral, live stage shows, model car show, arts & crafts expo, model engine expo and much more! Don't miss the Goodguys "Crown Jewel"!
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Fri & Sat.); 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.(Sun.).
Admission: $18 adults; $6 youth ages 7-12; children 6 and under free; $8 parking.
More info:
Fairgrounds Web Site, www.good-guys.com http://www.ggwestcoastnats.com/    925-838-9876.
The Mikado


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Aug 25, 26
Sat-Sun

 

 

The Mikado
The Lamplighters open their 60th Anniversary Season with Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, arguably the most popular opera ever written in the English language. A playful tale set in a make-believe Japanese town where flirting is a capital offense, The Mikado is actually a playful satire on Victorian British society. In a time when flirting is a capital offense, wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo has fallen in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum, fiancée to the recently appointed Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko. When the Mikado, emperor of Japan, demands the execution of Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo volunteers to take Ko-Ko’s place under the condition that he first be allowed to marry Yum-Yum, chaos, desperation, and comical mayhem ensue. Favorite songs include “Three little maids”, “I’ve got a little list”, and “Tit-willow”. Live orchestra, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the amazing voices of the Lamplighters – long considered one of the best Gilbert & Sullivan producers in the world!
Sponsor: Lamplighters Music Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Saturday: 2:00pm & 8:00pm;  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission:   Adults/Senior $73; Children (17 and under)/Students (25 and under)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Lamplighters Music Theatre  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library, 925 373-5500

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

 

 

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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Trekking Across Spain on the Camino Frances August 9
Thursday

1:30 to 2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Independent travelers Susan and Frank Alcorn have walked more than 1,800 miles in Spain, France, and Portugal on ancient routes of the Camino Francés (St. James Way). This is the 500-mile pilgrimage route from the village of Jean Pied du Port in France to Santiago de Compostela, the reputed burial site of the Apostle Saint James, in northern Spain. Come walk with the Alcorns across the mountain passes of the Pyrenees, through the Basque lands of Spain, across the fertile red soils of the Rioja region, and finally to the green Galician Hills.

Susan and Ralph Acorn are long-time Bay Area residents. They are avid long-distance hikers who have completed the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail as well as many of the Camino routes. Susan’s book Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago documents their 2001 Camino hike. Susan is also the author of We’re in the Mountains, Not Over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned Women Backpackers and the forthcoming book Patagonia Chronicle: On Foot in Torres del Paine.

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.

 

 

 

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