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November 2012

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2012 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
   

All Saint's Day
Sun:
07:33 -- 18:08
Moon:
20:12 -- 10:08

Four Freshmen
     7:30pm 

2
Sun:
07:34 -- 18:07
Moon:
21:01 -- 10:56

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event (Rincon):
  Paws to Read

    3:00 & 3:35pm

Hula Festival
     3:00-10:00pm

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

Pops Concert
   Livermore-Amador Symphony

     8:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     8:00pm

 

3
Sun:
07:35 -- 18:06
Moon:
21:54 -- 11:41

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Hula Festival
     9:00-6:00pm

Dan Zanes and Friends
     10:00am

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     8:00pm 

Daylight Savings Time Ends
  All Saint's Sunday
Sun:
06:36 -- 17:05
Moon:
21:49 -- 11:22

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Hula Festival
     9:00-6:00pm

Princess Tea Party
     12:45pm

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     2:00pm 

5
Sun:
06:37 -- 17:04
Moon:
22:47 -- 11:59

Library Event:
  Baby Story Times

    11:00-11:30am

Computer Training:
   Best of the Web

     1:00 to 3:00pm

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

Forbidden Broadway
     7:30pm

 

6  Moon Last Qtr
 
  Election Day
Sun:
06:38 -- 17:03
Moon:
23:46 -- 12:34

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

7
Sun:
06:39 -- 17:02
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:07

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

8
Sun:
06:40 -- 17:01
Moon:
00:48 -- 13:39

Art Happens -
   Tour of Livermore Art

     6:00-8:00pm

Paragon Outlets
   Grand Opening

     10:00am

 

9
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:00
Moon:
01:51 -- 14:11

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event (Rincon):
  Paws to Read

    3:00 & 3:35pm

Library Event:
  Children's Book Club
  4th & 5th Grade
 
    4:00 to 5:00pm

Saints and Sinners of Broadway
   Broadway Chorus

     8:00pm

Robert Cray Band
     8:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     8:00pm

 

10
Sun:
06:42 -- 16:59
Moon:
02:57 -- 14:46

Goodguys Autumn
   Get-Together

     8:00am to 5:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     2:00 & 8:00pm

Sunset Sip & Shop
     5:00 to 8:00pm

Alexander Schimpf, Piano
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     8:00pm 

Saints and Sinners of Broadway
   Broadway Chorus

     8:00pm

11  Veterans Day
Sun:
06:43 -- 16:59
Moon:
04:06 -- 15:24

Goodguys Autumn
   Get-Together

     8:00am to 4:00pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Princess Tea Party
     12:45pm

Saints and Sinners of Broadway
   Broadway Chorus

     2:00pm

Library Event:
   Authors Carole Prince
   and Staci McLaughlin

     2:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     2:00pm

Beach Boys Tribute
     3:00pm

 

12
Sun:
06:45 -- 16:58
Moon:
05:18 -- 16:06

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

13  New Moon
Sun:
06:46 -- 16:57
Moon:
06:31 -- 16:56

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

14
Sun:
06:47 -- 16:56
Moon:
07:42 -- 17:52

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event:
  Children's Book Club

  2nd & 3rd Grades
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

Library Event:
  NaNoWriMo Half Way

    7:00pm

Royal Drummers of Burundi
     7:30pm

Comedy @ Firehouse
   Kat Simmons & Dave Mencarelli

     7:30pm

 

15
Sun:
06:48 -- 16:56
Moon:
08:49 -- 18:55

 

16
Sun:
06:49 -- 16:55
Moon:
09:48 -- 20:02

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Bay Area Fall Golf Show
     11:00 to 5:00

Library Event (Rincon):
  Paws to Read

    3:00 & 3:35pm

Jewelry Trunk Sale
     5:00 to 8:00pm

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     8:00pm

 

17
Sun:
06:50 -- 16:54
Moon:
10:39 -- 21:11

Earlier than the Bird
     7:00am to 12:00pm

Earlier than the Bird
     7:00am to 12:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Bay Area Fall Golf Show
     9:00-5:00

Country Folk Art Craft Show
     10:00 to 5:00

Lithorama Gem & Mineral Show
     10:00 to 5:00

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     2:00 & 8:00pm

Magical Holiday Evening
     5:00 to 8:00pm

 

18
Sun:
06:51 -- 16:54
Moon:
11:22 -- 22:18

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Bay Area Fall Golf Show
     9:00-4:00

Country Folk Art Craft Show
     10:00-4:00

Lithorama Gem & Mineral Show
     10:00-4:00

Pacific Coast Rep Theater
   Beauty and the Beast

     2:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Warren Miller Flow State
     7:00pm

 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 16:53
Moon:
12:00 -- 23:23

Rugby Bootcamp
     9:00 to 12:00pm

Learn to Play Rugby
     9:00 to 12:00pm

Computer Training:
   Internet for Beginners

     1:00 to 3:00pm

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

20  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:53 -- 16:52
Moon:
12:33 -- xx:xx

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

21
Sun:
06:54 -- 16:52
Moon:
13:04 -- 00:25

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event:
  Fall Craft Programs

   12:00-5:00pm (main)
   3:30-4:30 (Rincon)
 

 

22  Thanksgiving Day
Sun:
06:55 -- 16:51
Moon:
13:34 -- 01:25

 

23
Sun:
06:56 -- 16:51
Moon:
14:04 -- 02:24

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Smuin Christmas Ballet
     7:30pm 

24
Sun:
06:57 -- 16:51
Moon:
14:35 -- 03:22

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Small Business Saturday

Smuin Christmas Ballet
     2:00pm and 7:30pm 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Tribute to Johnny Cash
     8:00pm 

25
Sun:
06:58 -- 16:50
Moon:
15:08 -- 04:19

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Yuri Liberzon
  Classical Guitarist

     2:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

26
Sun:
06:59 -- 16:50
Moon:
15:44 -- 05:15

Computer Training:
   Searching the Internet

     1:00 to 3:00pm

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

27
Sun:
07:00 -- 16:50
Moon:
16:24 -- 06:10

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

28  Full Moon
Sun:
07:01 -- 16:49
Moon:
17:08 -- 07:03
Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Francis Slakey
   To the Last Breath:
   A Personal Quest
   Rae Dorough Speaker Series

     7:30pm  

29
Sun:
07:02 -- 16:49
Moon:
17:57 -- 07:53

Creatures of Impulse
  Tri-Valley High Holiday

     7:30pm

 

30
Sun:
07:03 -- 16:49
Moon:
18:48 -- 08:39

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   Handel: Messiah

     8:00pm

 

 

Other Months
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July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012
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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.

November 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

 

   
Four Freshmen


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 1
Thursday

 

 

 

Four Freshmen
From their start in 1948, the Four Freshmen pioneered a new style of close-harmony vocals built on the barbershop tradition. Today’s ensemble of highly educated, musically diverse young men, has been called the greatest jazz vocal group of all time. While preserving the unmistakable sound of the original group, their fresh vitality enhances the jazz and pop standards that made the Four Freshmen a success, blending four-part harmonies, a twist of elegance, a splash of swing, and a whole lot of fun.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $54/$43/$34  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Four Freshmen Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Pops Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Nov 2
Friday
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Pops Concert
The Pops concert on Friday November 2, 2012, will begin the celebration of the Livermore-Amador Symphony's 50th season—hence the evening's theme of “Golden Sounds.” The Symphony will perform “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “On the Trail,” “Thanks for the Memories,” the overture to Die Fledermaus, and much more.

The audience will be seated at round tables in the Cresta Blanca Room at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Food may be brought in but no drinks; wine, beer, and soft drinks will be sold as part of this fundraiser for the Symphony.

Audience and orchestra members are encouraged to attend in costumes in keeping with the theme.

Tickets will be available starting on September 10, 2012. All seats are reserved, at $30 each—or save with a table of eight for $210. Call (925) 447-6454 for reservations. Then write a check payable to LAS Guild with notation "POPS"; mail it (with your name, address, and phone number) to LAS POPS, P.O. Box 1049, Livermore CA 94551.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livermore.
Time:
  Doors open at 7:00pm.  Concert begins at 8:00pm.
Admission:  $30  Available for purchase:  Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea.
More info: Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater

Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Nov 2-4
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California
Hula Competition, solo and group competition. Arts & Crafts Venders from California & HawaII. Local style food booths
Sponsor:  Kumu Hula Association
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, 3pm - 10pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm; Sun, 9am - 6pm
Admission:  Adults Fri $12, Sat & Sun $15, children 5 & under FREE, Arts & Crafts & food $10.  Parking $8
    
More info:  www.kumuhulaassociation.com, 650-355-6451, or Fairgrounds web site

 

West Side Story - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Main Stage

At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 20,21
Oct 26,27,28

Nov 2,3,4
Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

West Side Story - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater - Main Stage
The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Individual tickets: $38 Regular, $36 Seniors, $28 Juniors
   Season Tickets for Main Stage (West Side Story, The Full Monty, Oliver!):  adults 18-59 $97.50; seniors 60+ $92.00; juniors 0-17 $60.00
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Pacific Coast Repertory Theater Presents Beauty and the Beast


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 9,10,11
Nov 16,17,18
Fri-Sun

 

Pacific Coast Repertory Theater Presents Beauty and the Beast
Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Just re-released for production. Disney’s classic Fairy Tale of pride, self-sacrifice and love, this 'Tale as Old As Time' is the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family together for a great evening of entertainment.
Sponsor: Pacific Coast Repertory Theater
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri: 8:00pm.  Sat 11/3: 8:00pm.  Sat 11/10 & 11/17: 2:00 & 8:00.  Sunday 2:00.
Admission: Adult: $33/$29/$18;  Senior & Child: $29/$24/$17; 
More info: www.firehousearts.org - Pacific Coast Repertory Theater
 
Princess Tea Party Before Sunday Matinees of Beauty and the Beast


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 4 & 11
Sun

 

 

 

Princess Tea Party Before Sunday Matinees of Beauty and the Beast
Come One, Come All. For an hour before the Sunday Matinee Performances of Beauty & the Beast, come and meet the Princess for Tea and Treats, from 12:45-1:45 PM. Join us upstairs in the Rudy and Marge Johnson Studio at the Firehouse Arts Center. Best for audience members age 4 and up.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  12:45pm
Admission: $10
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Dan Zanes and Friends


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 3
Saturday

 

 

 

Dan Zanes and Friends
The exuberant, handmade music of the Grammy Award-winning band Dan Zanes and Friends has crowds of all ages joining in this fun-filled extravaganza. Catchy tunes with a multicultural flair and hip musicality evoke sea chanteys, rollicking music halls, traditional folk songs, Mexican son jarocho and the spirit of rock and roll, pulling audiences right onto their feet. The lively blend of drums, bass, mandolin, electric guitar, trumpet, fiddle, and spoons makes for what the Los Angeles Times called “a dance party, hootenanny for the 21st century.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  10:00am
Admission:   $43/$34/$23  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Dan Zanes and Friends Website eLivermore.com theater page


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Forbidden Broadway


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 5
Monday

 

 

 

Forbidden Broadway
Sample a wild and wacky view of everything Broadway has to offer in a single hilarious evening of satirical comedy and clever musical parodies that skewer all the latest shows. This brand-new edition of “Forbidden Broadway” takes on the good, the bad and the indifferent – from “Spider-Man,” “Ghost” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” to classics such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked” and “Death of a Salesman,” nothing is sacred. There's no need to be a musical theater buff or even see the latest shows to enjoy this one-of-a-kind comic masterpiece that once again proves “Forbidden Broadway” is alive and kicking.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $54/$43/34  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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Paragon Outlets Grand Opening
 

 

 

 


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Nov 8-11
Thurs-Sun

 

 

 

Paragon Outlets Grand Opening
Paragon Outlets in Livermore opens November 8th.  130 stores, 543,000 square feet.
Lots of opening sales, including:

Michael Stars Outlet:
Enjoy 25% off purchases or $250 or more on Nov 8th, plus enter to win a $100 gift card


Sponsor: Paragon Outlets
Location:  2972 Paragon Outlets Drive, Livermore
Times:  10:00am opening
More info: Paragon Outlets

 

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.

 

 

Robert Cray Band


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 9
Friday

 

 

 

Robert Cray Band
Five-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Robert Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, the youngest living inductee. He is credited with attracting a new generation of fans to the world of blues with his distinctive razor-sharp guitar and music that stretches beyond traditional blues, touching on Caribbean, salsa, gospel and jazz to deliver powerful and meaningful stories. His signature blend of rock, rhythm and blues, combined with smooth, seductive vocals that speak of love and loss, has earned Cray a reputation as a modern blues poet – his music electrifies the heartstrings and captures the soul.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $81/$70   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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Saints and Sinners of Broadway - Broadway Chorus  - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre


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Nov 9-11

Fri-Sun

Saints and Sinners of Broadway - Broadway Chorus  - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
In keeping with the fun traditionally exhibited by the Broadway Chorus, the upcoming November concert will feature the "Saints and Sinners of Broadway".

Saintly songs will include Bless our Show (Sister Act), Blow Gabriel Blow (Anything Goes), Oh Bless the Lord my Soul (Godspell) and the reverent ode to creation Let There Be (Children of Eden).

On the sinning side of the ledger, the concert will feature No One Mourns the Wicked (Wicked), Poor Unfortunate Souls (Little Mermaid), Pack up your Sins (I Love a Piano), and Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat (Guys and Dolls).

The show will also include the Broadway Kids Chorus, made up of local children in grades 1-8, directed by Jenny Matteucci and Glen Riggs. The show is directed by Jenny Matteucci, accompanied by Daniel Lockert, and produced by JoAnn Loitz.

The three performances will be held on Friday, November 9 at 8 PM, Saturday, November 10 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 11 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:  Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinee: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $20;  Seniors (60+): $17, Juniors (0-17): $10
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre

Sunset Sip and Shop
 

 

 

 


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Nov 10
Sat

 

 

 

Sunset Sip and Shop
Join Livermore Valley Wine Country at the new Premium Paragon Outlets during the grand opening weekend November 10th, 2012 5-8 pm
Tickets are $10 and include tasting of 15 Livermore Valley Wineries and a commemorative glass!
Tickets are limited and can be purchased the day of, at a first come, first served basis!
Must be 21 + to taste, ID required.

Participating Wineries Include:
Big White House Winery and John Evan Cellars, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery/ Stony Ridge Winery, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Fenestra Winery, Garré Vineyard & Winery, Little Valley Winery, Longevity Wines, Murrieta's Well, Nottingham Cellars, Rios-Lovell, Rodrigue Molyneaux, Wente Vineyards Estate
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Paragon Premium Outlets, Friesman Road, Livermore
Times:  5:00-8:00pm
Admission: $10
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

 

Goodguys Autumn Get-Together

At the Fairgrounds

 

 

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Nov 10-11
Sat to Sun
 

 

 

Goodguys Autumn Get-together.
The final Goodguys Get-Together of the year offers West Coast gear heads one last chance to blow out the carbon before old man winter sets in! The festive weekend includes a giant show & shine with American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes & models plus a special truck exhibit featuring big trucks, little trucks, trick trucks, semi-trucks, monster trucks and wild show trucks! See over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, a giant swap meet & car corral, vendor exhibits, Goodguys AutoCross, pinstriper's brush bash, model car show and a special Veteran's Tribute Saturday!
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 http://www.ggwestcoastnats.com/    925-838-9876.
Alexander Schimpf, Piano


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 10
Sat

 

 

 

Alexander Schimpf, Piano - Del Valle Fine Arts
Once again, Del Valle Fine Arts has the pleasure of presenting the latest (2011) Gold Medal winner of the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition. This season it’s the young German virtuoso, Alexander Schimpf.  Other recent competitions he has won include the 2008 German Music Competition and the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, Austria.  He has appeared in solo recitals and with leading orchestras in many of the world’s most important concert halls, including, in just the last year, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.  “…the performance [was] marked by secure interaction with the Orchestra and complete mastery of the score’s technical and emotional dimensions.  By turns, the pianist whipped up storms, spun out golden filigree, and plumbed philosophical depths.”  [The Plain Dealer review of Alexander Schimpf’s Final Round Performance, 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition].
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:    $35/$29/$23
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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A Tribute to the Beach Boys


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 11
Sun

 

 

 

A Tribute to the Beach Boys
Endless Summer: A Tribute to the Beach Boys starring the California Beach Boys The musical history of the Beach Boys is presented in this exciting multi-part live concert show featuring the career and the incredible hits of America's most beloved and successful sixties supergroup!

Using multiple costume changes and telling the story of the Beach Boys, this exciting and fun presentation contains all the classic hits including "Surfer Girl," "Fun Fun Fun," "Surfin Safari," "Good Vibrations," "Help Me Rhonda," "Barbara Ann" and a whole ocean full more! Starring 'The California Beach Boys' - the world's most popular Beach Boys Tribute Artists!

Experience the ultimate Beach Boys show in this fantastic recreation of the greatest classic Beach Boys performances of all time.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  3:00pm
Admission:  $43/$38/$33   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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Royal Drummers of Burundi


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 14
Wednesday

 

 

 

Royal Drummers of Burundi
The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi have passed down their sacred traditions for centuries, yet their distinctive rhythms sound as modern as any contemporary beat. As much a spectacle of dance as music, the breathtakingly athletic drummers bring magnificent grace to their leaps, twists and spins, dancing with as much skill, expressiveness, and thunderous excitement as they drum. Channeling the creative spirit of a nation, the energy of these African drum masters inspires musicians and audiences alike.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $63/$54/$43  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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Comedy @ Firehouse Arts with Kat Simmons & Dave Mencarelli


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 14
Wed

 

 

 

Comedy @ Firehouse Arts with Kat Simmons & Dave Mencarelli
Compared to greats Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Red Skelton, Kat delights in bringing to the stage the very things most people keep secret. She speaks the truth, hopefully making it easier for the rest of us to be honest with ourselves. (You just might recognize yourself in some of her material!) She’ll be introduced by Dave Mencarelli, whose quirky wit, low self esteem, and mild narcissism are the perfect recipe for laughter. Don’t miss this hilarious duo!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $15.
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Handmade Jewelry and Accessories Fall Trunk Sale
 

 

 

 


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Nov 16
Fri

 

 

 

Handmade Jewelry and Accessories Fall Trunk Sale
The LAA Gallery at Carnegie Park kicks off the holiday shopping season with their annual Fall Trunk show on Friday, November 16 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Local artists will bring in extended lines of their jewelry and clothing accessory collections. Shoppers can nibble on wine and appetizers and try on original handmade accessories.

This season five artists will have their winter collections: Caryne Mount hand-dyes silk scarves and makes tote bags from upholstery samples. Rhonda Chase has won many jewelry awards with her intricate wire wrapping. Diana Carey hand-casts her own metal pendants. Michele Buckett and Christine McCall make necklaces and earrings from precious and semi-precious stones. Also available will be Angela Johal's line of retro button bracelets.

The Gallery is located in the historic Carnegie Building at 2155 Third Street, Livermore. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free. Combine this with dinner downtown for a very enjoyable evening! For more information call the Gallery at 925-449-9927
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association
Location:  Carnegie Building, 2155 Third St. Livermore
Times:  5:00-8:00pm
Admission: Free.  Items for sale.
More info: Livermore Art Association, 925-449-9927

 

Bay Area Fall Golf Show


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Nov 16-18
Fri-Sun

 

Bay Area Fall Golf Show
The West Coast’s largest fall consumer golf expo, the 2012 Bay Area Fall Golf Show opens its doors at the Alameda County Fairgrounds Nov. 16-18, bringing the lowest prices of the year on name-brand clubs and equipment from the industry’s top manufacturers in the Golfsmith superstore, custom clubfitting from industry experts, a free indoor driving range featuring all the hottest new clubs on the market, fun skills contests featuring thousands of dollars in prizes and more! In addition, show attendees will receive a goody bag valued at over $100, including $100 off a round at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, and more! Parking is free, tickets are good for all three days, and the all-new Visit Tri-Valley Wine and Food Festival is right next door!
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission:  Adults: $11 Seniors (60+): $9 Under 12 are FREE! Ticket valid for all three days!     Parking: Free
More info:  www.bayareagolfshow.com  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Earlier than the Bird - Livermore

 


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November 17
Saturday

 

 

 

Earlier Than the Bird
Jump out of bed on Saturday, November 17th and grab your mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend, colleague, grandma, aunt, niece...to get a head start on the Holiday Shopping!

Livermore Downtown Inc. is hosting the 7th Annual “Earlier Than the Bird; Shopping Celebration” On November 17, 2012. And for the third year, The Pleasanton Downtown Association will host their 3rd “Earlier Than the Bird” event! This popular event is designed to launch the Holiday Shopping Season in a unique and entertaining fashion, capturing the Holiday Shopping dollars before the Corporate Retail launch on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Livermore’s and Pleasanton’s downtown retail shops will be open at 7 AM, offering refreshments to their patrons to keep them fueled. There will be special offers, added value campaigns and… to make this really a fun time… shoppers, in Livermore, will receive a free messenger bag as a gift, IF they are wearing their pajamas!

“The Holiday Season is the most important revenue generating quarter for our small businesses in downtowns.” Says Livermore Downtown Executive Director, Rachael Snedecor. “It is imperative that independent business owners find unique ways to attract consumers to discover the specialty products and services to be found in Main Street Commercial districts.”

The California Main Street Alliance is working closely with Downtown Districts across the State of California to create awareness and gain commitment to the “Shop Local” movement. Rachael Snedecor, as past President of the California Main Street Alliance, invites all downtowns to join in hosting the “Earlier Than The Bird” event in their districts. “This year we are thrilled to have our neighboring, sister downtown of Pleasanton joining the party!” says Snedecor. “Tri Valley residents now have the opportunity to enjoy two historic downtown districts for this fun “Slumber Party” style shopping event!” Laura Olson, Executive Director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association, states “Our Downtown Pleasanton businesses are excited to partner with Livermore on this unique and exciting event. Events like these are what our local Downtowns are all about – an inviting, fun and festive environment for everyone to enjoy while shopping and dining!”

This event will be launching a Holiday Season that will generate income for more than just the business owners. Much needed sale tax revenue will be generated for Alameda County and for the local communities of Livermore and Pleasanton.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  7am to 12pm
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Country Folk Art Craft Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Nov 17-18
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Country Folk Art Craft Show
A festive celebration of old and new featuring the regions finest artisan-exhibitors, all displaying and selling their hand crafted furniture, holiday decor, upcycled/repurposed treasures, vintage, primitives, farmhouse, lighting, floral designs, framed art, personalized items, jewelry, textiles, wearable art, gourmet delights and so much more!
Sponsor:  Country Folk Art
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Sat 10AM - 5PM, Sunday 10AM - 4PM.
Admission:  Adults $7, Handstamp Re-admits Both Days!, Child 15 & under FREE Parking: $8
More info:   www.countryfolkart.com, 248-634-4151, or Fairgrounds web site
Earlier than the Bird - Pleasanton

 


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November 17
Saturday

 

 

 

Earlier than the Bird - Pleasanton
This fun shopping experience is a local favorite! Livermore’s and Pleasanton’s downtown retail shops will be open at 7 a.m., offering refreshments to their patrons to keep them fueled. There will be special offers, added value campaigns and, to make this really a fun time, shoppers will receive a free gift, IF they are wearing their pajamas!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  7am to 12pm
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 
Magical Holiday Evening - Pleasanton Downtown

 

 


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November 17
Saturday

 

 

 

Magical Holiday Evening
Celebrate the holidays at Downtown Pleasanton’s Magical Holiday Evening, the annual downtown open house. The streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays.

Start your holiday shopping and celebrate the season with an evening of holiday festivities. Downtown shops, restaurants and businesses usher in the holidays with festive decorations, twinkling lights, and an early visit from Santa.

Experience Pleasanton’s beautiful and distinctive downtown with its hometown atmosphere and charm. Bring your family and friends to shop, dine and discover all they have to offer for the holidays!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Museum on Main, 603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  5:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 

Lithorama Gem & Mineral Show
 

 

 

 


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Nov 17-18
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Lithorama Gem & Mineral Show
The Livermore Valley Lithophiles present Lithorama 2012. The show and sale features gem and mineral displays from California collectors. Dealers will offer crystals, jade, turquoise, fossil specimens, beads, mineral specimens, lapidary equipment, rough rock, and finished jewelry. The glow room has a fantastic display of fluorescent minerals. Demonstrators will show carving, faceting, wire- wrap and lampwork bead techniques. The special kids corner has activities for children.
Sponsor: Livermore Lithophiles
Location:  The Barn.  3131 Pacific Ave.  Livermore
Times:  10:00-5:00 (Sat);  10:00-4:00 Sunday
Admission: $5 for adults.  Children 12 & under Free with adult.
More info: http://www.lithophiles.org/lithorama.html

 
Warren Miller Flow State


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 18
Sun

 

 

 

Warren Miller Flow State
This fall, immerse yourself in the Flow State with Warren Miller Entertainment and experience the ultimate winter from a lens of absolute clarity. Warren Miller’s Flow State is a place of such singular focus and connection with the environment that, in this place, the faster you ride, the slower time passes. The Flow State exists anywhere crisp winter air shocks your lungs and sunlight refracts off snowflakes, allowing you to emerge from this state improved – happier, more confident and more aware of your surroundings. So buckle up, because Warren Miller’s 63rd annual ski and snowboard film will take you into the zone…the moment…the groove…the center…the Flow State.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $20
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Rugby Bootcamp for High School Athletes
 

 

 

 


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Nov 19-21
Mon-Wed

 

 

 

Rugby Bootcamp for High School Athletes
Calling all high school athletes! Come train with the NorCal rugby champion Pleasanton Cavaliers! In this 3 day high performance training camp, high school athletes will master rugby passing, tackling, rucking, scrums and lineouts. New players will be joined by veteran Cavalier rugby players & experienced coaches, eager to win yet another rugby championship. On the final day of camp, athletes will be tested with a full rugby scrimmage. This camp is open to all high school men and women in grades 9-12. Camp will be Mon., Tues & Wed., November 19, 20 & 21. We will train 9am - 12pm each morning. The camp will be located on the all-weather turf at Fallon Sports Park, 4605 Lockhart Street, Dublin, CA 94568. The cost is $80 for the 3 days and includes a Cavaliers Rugby T-shirt & final day BBQ. Each day at camp, college rugby coaches will be assisting and recruiting potential players for their programs. Don’t wait! Register today!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Cavaliers Youth Rugby Club
Location:  Fallon Sports Park, , 4605 Lockhart Street, Dublin,
Times:  9am to 12pm each morning
Admission: $80 for three days
More info: Pleasanton Cavaliers Youth Rugby Club  -  president@pleasantonrugbyclub.com

 
Learn to Play Rugby Camp for Youth
 

 

 

 


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Nov 19-21
Mon-Wed

 

 

 

Learn to Play Rugby Camp for Youth
Learn to play rugby with the Pleasanton Cavaliers! Staffed by league-certified Cavalier rugby coaches, our camp teaches the fundamentals of rugby in a fun and safe way. New players will learn rugby passing, safe tackling techniques, rucking, scrums and lineouts. Returning players will prepare for the upcoming youth rugby season. On the final day of camp, each age group will show what they’ve learned in a full rugby scrimmage. We celebrate the end of camp with a traditional rugby BBQ. This camp is for Boys and Girls, ages 5 through 8th grade. Camp is Mon., Tues & Wed., November 19, 20 & 21 and runs 1pm - 4pm each afternoon. This camp on the all-weather fields at Fallon Sports Park, 4605 Lockhart Street, Dublin, CA 94568. The cost of the camp is $80 for the 3 days and includes a Cavaliers Rugby T-shirt and final day BBQ. Don’t wait: Register today!:
Sponsor: Pleasanton Cavaliers Youth Rugby Club
Location:  Fallon Sports Park, , 4605 Lockhart Street, Dublin,
Times:  1pm-4pm each afternoon
Admission: $80 for three days
More info: Pleasanton Cavaliers Youth Rugby Club  -  president@pleasantonrugbyclub.com

 
Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Niles Canyon Railway Train of Lights.
Experience the magic of our brightly decorated holiday train, covered with thousands of lights, as it winds through the darkness of Niles Canyon on a 75-minute round-trip ride from Niles to Sunol and back, and the later train from Sunol to Niles and back.
This annual fundraising event is presented by the Pacific Locomotive Association to benefit Niles Canyon Railway projects throughout the year. We are sincerely grateful for all of our supporters who help our non-profit, tax-exempt, living history museum continue to operate and grow.
Trains run both from Sunol to Niles and back, and from Niles to Sunol and back.
Location:  Downtown Sunol
Times: Departures from 4:30pm from Niles, 7:30 from Sunol
Admission:  General seating is $25 ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   $17 for Wednesdays: Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12.
   Reserved seating is $40.
   Private Caboose: $600 for up to 24 people.
eLivermore Photos.
More info: Niles Canyon Railroad.  Info should be on the Niles Canyon site mid to late September.  Ticket purchases around the 2nd week of October.

2012 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 23  7:30 Nov 24  7:30
Nov 25  7:30     Nov 28  7:30   Nov 30  7:30 Dec 1  7:30
Dec 2  7:30     Dec 5  7:30   Dec 7  7:30 Dec 8  7:30
Dec 9  7:30     Dec 12  7:30   Dec 14  7:30 Dec 15  7:30
Dec 16  7:30     Dec 19  7:30   Dec 21  7:30 Dec 22  7:30
Dec 23  7:30     Dec 26  7:30   Dec 28  7:30 Dec 29  7:30
Dec 30  7:30            

 

2012 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 23  4:30 Nov 24  4:30
Nov 25  4:30     Nov 28  4:30   Nov 30  4:30 Dec 1  4:30
Dec 2  4:30     Dec 5  4:30   Dec 7  4:30 Dec 8  4:30
Dec 9  4:30     Dec 12  4:30   Dec 14  4:30 Dec 15  4:30
Dec 16  4:30     Dec 19  4:30   Dec 21  4:30 Dec 22  4:30
Dec 23  4:30     Dec 26  4:30   Dec 28  4:30 Dec 29  4:30
Dec 30  4:30            

 

Smuin Christmas Ballet


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Nov 23, 24
Friday, Sat

 

 

 

Smuin Christmas Ballet
“The Christmas Ballet” kicks off the holiday season with a dazzling combination of classical ballet and rollicking character numbers, filled with all the sass and sizzle that has made the Smuin Ballet famous. The varied program of works offers something for everyone starting with traditional Bach and sacred carols, and moving on to klezmer, gospel, holiday standards and even a touch of Elvis. A delightfully enchanting performance from beginning to end, “The Christmas Ballet” never fails to send audiences home relaxed and ready to enjoy the season.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Friday: 7:30pm;  Saturday:  2pm and 7:30pm
Admission:   $63/$54/$43  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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Small Business Saturday

 


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November 24
Saturday

 

 

 

Small Business Saturday
The 3rd Annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small business on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  TBD
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 
Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash Featuring James Garner


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 24
Sat

 

 

 

Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash Featuring James Garner
James Garner and his band recreate Johnny Cash’s unique and memorable sound and style for all to enjoy. Join us Thanksgiving weekend for seasonal classics from Cash’s many holiday albums,along with his signature songs like Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue. Purchase your tickets now as this show is sure to sell out – again!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $26/$21/$16;  Child: $12;  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Yuri Liberzon Renowned Classical Guitarist


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 25
Sun

 

 

 

Yuri Liberzon Renowned Classical Guitarist
Russian-born and Israeli-raised guitarist Yuri Liberzon ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists in the United States and the world. His playing has been described as 'Transcendent technical prowess at the service of gracious musicality.' About his performance, Washington D.C. Guitar Society wrote: 'Mr. Liberzon was terrific. World-class mental acrobatics. Very pleasing results.' Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of the best!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $22/$18/$12;  Child: $12;  Senior: $18
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Francis Slakey - To the Last Breath: A Personal Quest - Rae Sorough Speaker Series

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 28
Wed

 

 

 

 Francis Slakey - To the Last Breath: A Personal Quest - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Scientist, author, adventurer, Francis Slakey set out to summit the highest mountain on every continent and to surf every ocean. He found this not only tested his physical limits, but also challenged his long-held intellectual beliefs and inspired a new understanding of human interdependence. Dr. Francis Slakey is the Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy at Georgetown University and an Associate Director of Public Affairs at the American Physical Society, where his focus is the intersection of science and society. He is the founder and co-director of the Program on Science in the Public Interest, a Lemelson Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and a MacArthur Scholar
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.   Students (21 & under): $14
    Series of 4 Lectures PLUS Special Astronauts' Event:  $100
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

Creatures of Impulse Tri-Valley High Holiday Shorts 2012


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 29-30
Thurs-Fri

 

 

 

Creatures of Impulse Tri-Valley High Holiday Shorts 2012
Creatures of Impulse, Teen Improv Troupe bring another season of horror-based improv sure to leave you asking,“How’d they do that without a script?” Your suggestions help drive the characters and stories for this un-scripted theatrical adventure! No show is exactly the same, so come and see all three nights
Sponsor: Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $10;  Student: $5
More info: www.firehousearts.org - Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe
 
Pacific Chamber Symphony - Handel: Messiah


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 30
Friday

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony -Handel: Messiah
With soloists and the PCS Chorus. There will be a grand finale Hallelujah Sing-along.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $45/$36/$30.  Students $7 (17 and under)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony  - LVPAC web site
 
     

 

 

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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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Nanowrimo Events Nov  
Paws to Read Nov 2, 9, 16
Friday

3:00-3:25pm
3:35-4:00pm

Rincon Library

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the free 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 Fall program for Paws to Read at the Civic Center Library is as follows:
• September 5 through October 24, 2012.
• There are two sessions every Wednesday. The first session is from 7:00pm- 7:25pm. The second session is from 7:35pm- 8:00pm.
• Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2012.

The Fall program for Paws to Read at the Rincon Library is as follows:
• October 19 – November 16, 2012
• There are two sessions every Friday. The first session is from 3:00pm to 3:25pm and the second session is from 3:35pm to 4:00pm
• Registration begins Monday, October 8, 2012.

Children may register for up to three sessions during the Fall Program, 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.

 

Baby Storytimes Nov 5
Monday

11:00-11:30am

Main Library

Livermore Public Library presents special story times for “pre-walkers”. These 20-minute programs are for you and your baby to bond through books, songs, and gentle tickles. Stick around after storytime, to visit with other moms/dads and babies. The Baby Storytime schedule is as follows:

Mondays, September 17 through November 5, 2012 from 11:00am -11:30am.

This program will take place in the Children’s Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, and are free of charge. For further information, please contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504, or consult the website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Computer Training - Best of the Web Nov 5
Monday

1:00-3:00pm

Main Library

Discover some new fun and interesting websites at the Best of the Web class on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 1:00PM – 3:00 PM.
Pajama-Time Sept 10, 17, 24
Oct 1,8,15,22,29

Nov 5,12,19,26
Dec 3,10
Monday

7:00pm

Main Library

Come join us for “Pajama-Time” Family Storytimes at the Civic Center Library on Monday nights, September 10, 2012 through December 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. The themes for the September through December Family Storytimes are as follows:
• Monday, September 10: PAJAMATIME FAMILY FIRE TRUCK TIME! Dress like a firefighter if you like, and join us for a special event all about fire trucks and fire safety.
• Monday September 17: FALL IN FOR STORYTIME! Autumn is near, and we’ll be sharing books that remind us of the season. Don’t be “leafed” out!
• Monday, September 24: DUCK! IT’S STORYTIME! It’s a great night to flock into the library for an evening of stories that will really “quack” you up!
• Monday, October 1: STORYTIME IS MUSIC TO OUR EARS! Listen to a symphony of funny stories about music and musical instruments. We might even listen to a tune or two- perhaps played on a kazoo!
• Monday, October 8: STORYTIME GOES ABROAD! We’ll travel the world from the comfort of our own library storytime room, with stories of fun all over the world! Pack light-perhaps just a teddy bear and a friend or two.
• Monday, October 15: STORYTIME LOVES CATS! Curl up at the library with your family and friends for some kitty stories that you’re sure to enjoy even more than a ball of yarn!
• Monday, October 22: DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE STORYTIME! Mo Willems’s famous Pigeon takes the front seat for a storytime full of silly characters who can’t always get what they want.
• Monday, October 29: GOOD NEIGHBOR STORYTIME! Here’s an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to your neighbors- and introduce them to the joys of Pajamatime Family Storytime at the Livermore Public Library! We think everyone will love these silly stories about the people who you meet, when you’re walking down your street.
• Monday, November 5: STORYTIME LEFT IN THE DARK! Daylight Savings Time is over, and the dark has crashed all around us. Take comfort: we’ll leave the lights on for you, and share some stories that should leave everyone in bright spirits.
• Monday, November 19: THANKS FOR STORYTIME! Gather your family together for stories about family, togetherness, and fun! We’ll feel grateful to have you there.
• Monday, November 26: A “ONCE UPON A TIME” STORYTIME! Tonight, we get hooked on the classics, with just a few old favorites that are always new to someone!
• Monday, December 3: BEDTIME FOR THE BEARS! Your teddy bear deserves an evening out now and then! Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy if you like, and a few friends and enjoy fun stories about teddy bears.
• Monday, December 10: STORYTIME SNOWED IN! Storytime’s about to take a short winter’s nap, but not before we warm up to some cool stories set in the snow. Bundle on up and head into your library to share in the joy with us!
These programs will be held in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. 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 visit the website at www.livermorelibrary.net.
Story Times - Lapsit & Preschool Sept 11-12,
   18-19,25-26
Oct 2-3, 9-10,
    16-17, 23-24,
    30-31

Nov 6-7, 13-14,
    20-21, 27-28
Dec 4-5, 11-12
Tues-Wed

10:30am (lap)
11:00am (presch)

Main Library
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Sept 14,21,28
Oct 5,12,19,26

Nov 2,9,16,
   23,30
Dec 7,14
Friday

10:30 (baby / toddler)
11:00 (presch)

Rincon Branch

Come join us at the Livermore Public Library for Fall storytimes, beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, and continuing through the week of December 10, 2012. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center and Rincon branches:

Civic Center Library – 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
• Baby Only (Pre-Walkers): Mondays at 11:00 a.m. (September 17 through November 5 only)
• Lapsit : Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
• “Pajamatime” Family storytimes: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Rincon Branch (Hora del Cuento Bilingüe) – 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore
• 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.

Children's Book Club

4th & 5th
Graders
Nov 9
Friday
(2nd Friday through Jan 2013)

4:00 to 5:00pm

Main Library

Calling all readers in fourth and fifth grades! The Livermore Public Library invites you to join Ms. Rebecca Hart for an hour of book discussion and fun at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore. This free book club will meet from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, the second Friday of each month from September 14, 2012 through January 11, 2013, in the Storytime Room.

At the first club meeting, Ms. Hart will present several books for nomination. Book club participants will decide which book to read as a group. Each participant will obtain a copy of the chosen book and then read it.

Registration is required. Bring a friend and enjoy the fun! To register for this program or for more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Authors Carole Price and Staci McLaughlin Nov 11
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

Authors Carole Price and Staci McLaughlin present their program Ladies of the Poisoned Pen at 2pm on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Join Carole Price and Staci McLaughlin as they celebrate their debut novels, Twisted Vines and Going Organic Can Kill You. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Twisted Vines is the first book in Carole Price’s Shakespeare in the Vineyard mystery series, inspired by Livermore and its local Shakespeare festival. Crime Analyst Caitlyn Tilson Pepper inherits a vineyard and two Shakespearean theaters in a northern California town from a mysterious aunt and becomes a target for murder. Cait’s investigation into the life and death of her aunt Tasha forces her down a road paved with familial lies, devastating secrets, and multiple murders. Marcus Singer, a convicted felon and also Tasha’s secretary, and Rachel Cross, a neighbor and Shakespearean actress, resent Cait’s inheritance, but with the help of Royal Tanner, a Navy SEAL, Cait is able to uncover the lies beneath the murders. “Mystery writing has been a labor of love since retiring from a national laboratory over ten years ago,” says Carole. “In my research for my writing endeavors, I traveled to Martha’s Vineyard, England, and Scotland, and for my new series I spent a considerable amount of time exploring Ashland, Oregon, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where I fell in love with the Bard. But with our very own Shakespeare festival and an exciting setting right here in Livermore, California, I only need to go as far as my own backyard to find inspiration for my novels.”

Staci McLaughlin’s cozy Going Organic Can Kill You takes place at the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa in the fictional town of Blossom Valley, CA and features marketing maven Dana Lewis, former Blossom Valley resident and unapologetic junk food connoisseur--and soon to be sleuth. As Dana readjusts to life back home with her recently widowed mother, her latest career move isn't exactly a piece of cake. In fact, it's all tofu fish sticks, stuffed squash blossoms, and enough wheat grass shots to scream bloody murder--especially when Dana discovers the body of Maxwell Mendelsohn, Hollywood producer and opening weekend guest, deader than a yoga corpse pose. While Dana pens the Spa's blog and balances the attentions of the local police and reporter Jason Forrester, her escalating job duties now include finding clues, motives and suspects. One thing's for certain, she better act fast before all this healthy living kills her. Staci graduated from the California State University, East Bay before becoming a technical writer for a number of years. Now she is a stay-at-home mom and a cozy mystery writer in her spare time.

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series. For additional events, check the library’s website at www.livermorelibrary.net.

Children's Book Club

2nd and 3rd
Grades

Nov 14
Wed
(2nd Wed through March)

4:00 to 5:00pm

Main Library

Calling all readers in second and third grades! The Livermore Public Library invites you to join Mr. Jonathan Hamilton for an afternoon of reading, book discussion and fun at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore. This free book club will meet from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, the second Wednesday of each month from November 2012 through March 2013, in the Storytime Room.

On the first club meeting, Mr. Hamilton will present several books for nomination. Book club participants will decide which book to read as a group. Each participant will obtain a copy of the chosen book and then read it.

Registration is required. Bring a friend and enjoy the fun!
To register for this program or for more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

NaNoWriMo
Halfway Point
Nov 14
Wed

7:00pm

Main Library

At midnight on November 1, 2012 armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists. Why? Because November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by November 30, 2012.
In support of local writers, the Livermore Public Library will host a series of events to inspire and motivate as well as offer its space as a novel writing zone—a place to research, write and connect with other would-be writers.

Local authors Ann Parker, Camille Minichino, J.L. Powers, and Lorena Bathey will be encouraging aspiring authors through a series of free events at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for any of the events.

So what’s the point? “The 50,000-word challenge has a wonderful way of opening up your imagination and unleashing creativity,” says NaNoWriMo Founder and Executive Director (and 12-time NaNoWriMo winner) Chris Baty. “When you write for quantity instead of quality, you end up getting both. Also, it’s a great excuse for not doing any dishes for a month.” Although the event emphasizes creativity and adventure over creating a literary masterpiece, more than 90 novels begun during NaNoWriMo have since been published, including Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, both #1 New York Times Best Sellers.

A Kick-Off Event will be on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:00pm. Authors J.L. Powers and Lorena Bathey will talk about how to get started on your novel as well as how to weather the ups and downs in the writing process.

Join fellow writers on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00pm to commemorate the half-way point of NaNoWriMo. Authors Ann Parker and Camille Minichino will provide motivation and discuss how to overcome writer’s block.

Celebrate the conclusion of NaNoWriMo, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Civic Center Library. Participants are invited to a cake and coffee reception to share stories about the experience and discuss their accomplishments.
For more information on Livermore Public Library’s National Novel Writing Month events, visit www.livermorelibrary.net or contact Jennifer Mosel at 925-373-5500 x5576.

Computer Training - Internet for Beginners Nov 19
Monday

1:00-3:00pm

Main Library

Learn basic Internet skills at the Internet for Beginners
Computer Training - Searching the Internet Nov 26
Monday

1:00-3:00pm

Main Library

Learn to search on the Internet
Fall Craft Programs Sept 21
Oct 19

Nov 21 (Wed)
Dec 21
Jan 18
Friday

3:30-4:30pm

Rincon Library
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Oct 30
Nov 21 (Wed)
Dec 19
Tuesday

12:00-5:00pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library presents the following free children’s craft programs for the Fall 2012 season:
• Rincon Library: 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore:
    September 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30pm - BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT
    October 19, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm- 4:30pm -FALL CRAFT
    November 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30 pm – THANKSGIVING CRAFT
    December 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30pm- WINTER CRAFT
    January 18, 2013, Drop in from 3:30pm -4:30pm – WINTER CRAFT
The Rincon Library has regular craft days the third Friday of every month from October through December 2012 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

• Civic Center Library: 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore:
    October 30, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm – FALL CRAFT
    November 21, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm- THANKSGIVING CRAFT
    December19, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm- WINTER CRAFT

Crafts are designed for children in grades Pre K- 5. No registration necessary.
For more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or the Rincon Library at (925) 373-5540, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

 

 

 

 

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