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October 2013

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2013 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:50
Moon:
03:46 -- 16:54

 

2
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:48
Moon:
04:45 -- 17:25

Witches Night Out and
   Martini Tasting

     6:00pm to 9:00pm 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
     7:30pm

3
Sun:
07:05 -- 18:47
Moon:
05:45 -- 17:58

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

Dar Williams
     7:30pm

4  New Moon
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:45
Moon:
06:47 -- 18:31

Home & Garden Show
     12:00 to 6:00

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Lauren Fox
     8:00pm 

Gypsy Soul Indend Music
     8:00pm

5
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:44
Moon:
07:50 -- 19:08

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 6:00

Livermore Airport
   Open House

     10:00 to 4:00

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    2:30 to 4:40pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Drew Harrison in the
   Spirit of Lennon

     8:00pm

Carmen
     8:00pm

 

6
Sun:
07:07 -- 18:42
Moon:
08:55 -- 19:48

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 5:00

Swim-A-Thon - Team KC
     10:00 to 4:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Carmen
     2:00pm

 

7
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:41
Moon:
10:01 -- 20:34

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    4:00 to 6:00pm 

8
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:39
Moon:
11:05 -- 21:25

An Evening with Flutist Annie Wu
     7:00pm

Amy Stewart
   Rae Dorough Speaker Series

     7:30pm

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 18:38
Moon:
12:07 -- 22:22

 

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 18:36
Moon:
13:04 -- 23:24

Turkish Delights and
   other Sites

     1:30 to 2:30pm

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

Ten Discoveries that
   Rewrote History

     7:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

Livingston Taylor
     7:30pm

11  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:35
Moon:
13:55 -- xx:xx

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

School House Rock Live! Jr.
     7:30pm 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 18:33
Moon:
14:41 -- 00:29

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Deaf Nation
     9:00 to 5:00

ArtWalk
     11 to 5

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

School House Rock Live! Jr.
     2:00 & 7:30pm 

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Alexander Ghindin, Piano
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     8:00pm

 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 18:32
Moon:
15:22 -- 01:35

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

School House Rock Live! Jr.
     2:00pm 

Vita Voci a Capella Vocal
   Ensemble

   2:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

 

14  Columbus Day
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:31
Moon:
15:59 -- 02:42

 

15
Sun:
07:16 -- 18:29
Moon:
16:35 -- 03:48

 

16
Sun:
07:17 -- 18:28
Moon:
17:09 -- 04:53

 

17
Sun:
07:18 -- 18:27
Moon:
17:44 -- 05:57

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

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

18  Full Moon
Sun:
07:19 -- 18:25
Moon:
18:19 -- 07:00

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Ghost Walk
   Museum on Main

     6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8pm 

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

School House Rock Live! Jr.
     7:30pm 

19
Sun:
07:20 -- 18:24
Moon:
18:57 -- 08:02

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

School House Rock Live! Jr.
     2:00 & 7:30pm 

Ghost Walk
   Museum on Main

     6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8pm  

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Valley Concert Chorale
   The Best of the Best

     7:30pm

Spamalot
     8:00pm

20
Sun:
07:21 -- 18:23
Moon:
19:37 -- 09:02

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

School House Rock Live! Jr.
     2:00pm

Spamalot
     2:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

 

21
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:21
Moon:
20:21 -- 09:59

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    4:00 to 6:00pm 

22
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:20
Moon:
21:07 -- 10:52

 

23
Sun:
07:23 -- 18:19
Moon:
21:57 -- 11:42

Cash Mob - Lvr DwnTwn
     6:00pm 

24
Sun:
07:24 -- 18:17
Moon:
22:49 -- 12:27

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

Jonathan Batiste &
   Stay Human

     7:30pm

Creatures of Impulse
   Nightmare

     7:30pm

25
Sun:
07:25 -- 18:16
Moon:
23:42 -- 13:07

Ghost Walk
   Museum on Main

     6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8pm  

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Creatures of Impulse
   Nightmare

     7:30pm

Spamalot
     8:00pm

Livermore-Amador Symphony
   Pops Concert

     8:00pm

26  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:26 -- 18:15
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:44

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Lvr Downtown
  Halloween Carnival
  (5th grade and under)

     1:00pm to 5:00pm

Ghost Walk
   Museum on Main

     6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-12:00pm 

Creatures of Impulse
   Nightmare

     7:30pm

Spamalot
     8:00pm

 

27
Sun:
07:28 -- 18:14
Moon:
00:37 -- 14:19

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Spamalot
     2:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:29 -- 18:13
Moon:
01:33 -- 14:51

 

29
Sun:
07:30 -- 18:11
Moon:
02:30 -- 15:23

 

30
Sun:
07:31 -- 18:10
Moon:
03:29 -- 15:54

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-10:00pm

 

31   Reformation Day
    
Halloween
Sun:
07:32 -- 18:09
Moon:
04:30 -- 16:27

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

 

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

Oct 1-31 (every day):
Joan's Farm and Pumpkin Patch
G&M Farms Corn Maze

 
Other Months
January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013
January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2013-2014 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.

October 2013 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 Ravenswood Docent Tours
Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting

 


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October 2
Wed

 

 

Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting
Grab your BFF's for a night of Shopping, Martini Tasting, and fun, fun, fun!
Particpating merchants will be hosting downtown Martini Tastings. Enjoy amazing creations by our outstanding downtown mixologists and bartenders.
Wear your best witches hat and we want to hear your witchiest cackle!

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6pm to 9pm
Admission: Martini Tasting is $25. (sold out)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 2
Wed

 

 

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically-perceptive approach has made them a favorite among the numerous bands that launched the 90’s swing revival. With a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz and swing, to Dixieland and big-band, they have built their own songbook of original dance tunes. Now celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new album Rattle Them Bones, BBVD continues their journey across the landscape of vintage American music and shares it with infectious enthusiasm. “Expert showmen… encouraging head-bobbing, toe-tapping and an occasional flare-up of dancing in the aisles.” / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $65/$55/$45   Students (17 & under): $15
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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Dar Williams


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 3
Thurs

 

 

 

Dar Williams
With her folk-flavored contemporary sound, Dar Williams’ songs tell stories with clarity, honesty and a touch of wit. A Joan Baez protégé, Williams emerged from the Northeast singer-songwriter circuit and has continuously explored new ground ever since. Creatively weaving melody and lyrics together she touches on fundamental life issues within the context of today’s emotions and culture. Williams enchants audiences with her engaging stage presence, lyrical voice, delicate guitar melodies and, above all, with the lasting power of her words. “Her songs are like eloquent short stories that can make the personal sound universal.” / SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $55/$45/$36   Students (17 & under): $15
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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Pirates of Emerson - Haunted Themed Park
 

 

 

 


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Sept 28-Nov 2
See schedule below.

 

 

 

Pirates of Emerson - Haunted Themed Park
The award winning Pirates Of Emerson are bringing chills, thrills a cut throat terror to the Bay Area for the 21th year. Consuming over 4 acres including 6 haunted.
Attractions: Bumpkin Patch, Carnevil, Bone Ball, Fields Family Corn Maze, Misfortune Teller and more!

Special Features: An event not to be missed for any true adventurist! Featured on the Discovery Channel as one of the 7 scariest haunted housed in the country, The Pirates of Emerson is a very intense atmosphere, with extensive use of smoke, strobe lights, animatronics and scores of freaky costumed characters. Not recommended for children under 13.

Doing our best to make Pleasanton UN-Pleasant!

Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  See below
Admission:
General Admission $25.00   -  This ticket will allow you entrance into all 4 Haunted Houses, both Mazes and the Bumpkin Patch!
Speed Pass $40.00   -  Tired of waiting in lines? A Speed Pass will allow you to bypass the normal lines and use a special entrance into the Haunted Houses. The only other people in these lines are other Speed Pass holders. With your General Admission ticket, it will allow you priority entrance into all 4 Haunted Houses, both Mazes and the Bumpkin Patch!
Combo Ticket add $5   - This option will give you 10 Monions for $5.00 (a $5 savings). Monions are the coin of the realm. They can be used for re-entry into haunts, games and other activities.
V.I.P. Ticket $75.00   -  This super Speed Pass ticket allows you UNLIMITED access into absolutely EVERTHING we offer! (except items for sale)
Group Sales available for 20 or more tickets.  Generally 20% off.


More info: Pirates of Emerson website - 510-657-2121 - Alameda County Fairgrounds,

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sept 28
7:00-11:00
29
closed
30
closed
1
closed
2
closed
3
closed
4
7:00-11:00
5
7:00-11:00
6
closed
7
closed
8
closed
9
closed
10
7:00-10:00
11
7:00-11:00
12
7:00-11:00
13
7:00-10:00
14
closed
15
closed
16
closed
17
7:00-10:00
18
7:00-11:00
19
7:00-11:00
20
7:00-10:00
21
closed
22
closed
23
closed
24
7:00-10:00
25
7:00-11:00
26
7:00-12:00am
27
7:00-10:00
28
closed
29
closed
30
7:00-10:00
31
7:00-11:00
Nov 1
7:00-11:00
Nov 2
7:00-11:00am

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 4-6
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show
Turn your house into the home of your dreams. Come to the 27th annual Fall Home & Garden show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. This is the largest home & garden show in the
tri-valley. Get lots of ideas at hundreds of exhibits featuring custom kitchens & baths,
doors & windows, heating & air, sunrooms & floors, pools & spas, Landscaping displays and more!!!. Whether building, remodeling or simply redecorating, the Home & Garden show is the place to be. Show prices are the best prices - Come shop, compare and save!

Indoor exhibits, as well as outdoor exhibits, will be devoted to landscape displays where you can discover the incredible talents of the Tri-Valley's best landscape artists.

Exhibitor Bingo is a fun game to play while seeing the show, and show visitors will have chance to win fabulous prizes.

Free flowering plant to the first 300 paid admissions. Sponsored by Alden Lane Nursery
Sponsor:  Capital Showcase
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri 12pm - 6pm; Sat 10am to 6pm; Sun 10am - 5pm.
Admission:  $6 adults; child under 12 free;   Parking $8
   $2 off coupon on their website.
More info:  www.capitalshowcase.com, 925 682-7227, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Lauren Fox


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 4
Fri

 

 

 

Lauren Fox
Through stories and song, singer/actress Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of folk music’s most enduring artists, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Widely known to be among the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation, a brief relationship they had early in their careers had a lasting impact on their work. Fox explores the music, histories, triumphs and heartbreaks of this deeply gifted pair who mesmerized the world with songs such as Chelsea Morning, Both Sides Now, Suzanne and Hallelujah. “Ms. Fox doesn’t just sing the music…she embodies it physically and spiritually.” / NEW YORK TIMES

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $45/$36/$25  Students (17 & under): $15
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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Gypsy Soul Independent Music Award Winners


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 4
Friday

 

 

 

Gypsy Soul Independent Music Award Winners
When Irish/French meets Italian/Ukranian you get Gypsy Soul, a gorgeous mix of rich folk,jazz,pop,and touches of bluegrass. People Magazine wrote, 'Cilette Swann's voice is haunting and Roman Morykit's musicanship is superb. Their music stirs the soul and moves the spirit.' Think: Sheryl Crow and Eva Cassidy meets Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac! Gypsy Soul has 10 album collections, a Top 40 music video, and over 1.5 million downloads worldwide. A passionate, soul-stirring show!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $22/$18/$14;  Student: $12
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Valley Opera - Carmen


At the Bankhead Theater


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Sept 28, 29
Oct 5, 6
Sat, Sun

Livermore Valley Opera - Carmen
Thrilling but dangerous, the captivating Carmen is one of the most vivid characters in all of opera. Set in sultry Spain, Bizet's Carmen tells the story of a beguiling gypsy, who sets her sights on a naïve but passionate young corporal, tracing a thrilling tale of seduction, obsession, and deadly betrayal. Carmen is full of sizzling opera hits, including the famous "Habanera" and the irresistible Toreador's song. Opening in Paris in 1875 Carmen was a main driver of the new Verismo style of opera—passionate but realistic singing and stage action. Fully staged with elaborate set, chorus, excellent orchestra, and award-winning singers. Directed by Bay Area favorite Eugene Brancoveanu, who also sings the dashing toreador, Escamillo. Sung in French with English projections. Separate Gala dinner ticket.

Sept 28 Opening Gala:
The always popular Gala Dinner on Opening Night, underwritten by Northwestern Mutual, begins at 4pm this year. The festive event starts with a private meet-and-greet party on the charming patio of Uncle Yu's restaurant. Then follows a sumptuous three course dinner paired with wines selected by Sommelier and opera lover Nick Laing. LVO's Artistic Director Alexander Katsman and Stage Director Eugene Brancoveanu will share their insights about Carmen. The Gala ends with a stroll across the street where dessert and wine will be served in the lobby of the Bankhead. Order tickets early for this usually sold-out event. Separate ticket required for the opera.

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
   Sept 28 Opening Gala: 4:00pm
Admission: $74/$64/$54/$39;  Student: $64/$54/$44/$29
   Sept 28 Opening Gala: $85
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Drew Harrison in the Spirit of Lennon


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Drew Harrison in the Spirit of Lennon
The Sun King's Drew Harrison in his critically acclaimed one-man show celebrating the Life and Music of John Lennon. In this intimate acoustic evening, Drew goes beyond just sounding like Lennon and captures the intensity that he brought to the Beatles music as well as his own. In the Spirit of Lennon is a must-not-miss for all Lennon and Beatles fans!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $22/$18/$14;  Student: $12
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Airport Open House & Air Show

 

 

 


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Oct 5
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Airport Open House & Air Show
Airport Open House:  Held annually on the first Saturday of October from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Free admittance. Plenty of free parking.  We hope you will attend!

The City of Livermore, Airport staff and tenants invite the Tri-Valley community to celebrate their 18th annual Airport Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Livermore Municipal Airport.  The Open House features exhibits, food, entertainment, and a fabulous display of aircraft.  If you are interested in volunteering, either the day of the event or setting-up on the day before, please complete this short registration form.  To display an aircraft, please complete a registration form.  A limited amount of space is available for arts/crafts vendors, non-profit organizations, boutique and gift item vendors, click for the Vendor Interest Application.  Click to view the Airport Open House & Air Show Ramp Layout.  Click to view the event Parking Map.

Highlights for Airport Open House and Air Show 2013 (Airport Open House Flyer):

  • Aerobatic performances by renowned air show pilots, vicky benzing aerosports, Rich Perkins (Attitude Aviation), and Dr. D's Old-Time Aerobatics and Carl Liepold Airshows
  • Static display of general aviation, military/warbirds, antique/classic, experimental/homebuilt and aerobatic type aircraft
  • Military/warbird fly-bys
  • Parachute demonstration jumps by Dennis Schriber, Iwan Van Der Schoor, and Brian "Bolt" Genereux courtesy of SkyDance Sky Diving 
  • Representatives from local flight schools
  • Airborne law enforcement and air rescue aircraft
  • LPFD Safety House
  • LPD DARE car and mobile Community Outreach Vehicle (COV)
  • Kid crafts, face painting, magic tricks and more by Woopsie Daisy Toys of Livermore 
  • Classic/vintage automobiles  
  • The Food Truck Mafia mobile gourmet

Sponsor: City of Livermore
Location:  Livermore Airport
Times:  10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Airport Website  -  Open House page

 

SwimStrong - Team KC
 

 

 

 


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Oct 6
Sat

 

 

 

SwimStrong - Team KC
Raffle - Silent Auction - Bake Sale - Barbecue
Sign up for your 30-minute time-slot online at www.korrinecroghan.blogspot.com.
Collect pledged for each lap you swim.
Bring a towel and swim gear.

Prizes will be awarded for the most laps swam per age-group.  Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families who care for them.
We need volunteers, bake sale items, and items to auction and raffle off.  Contact jaclynrice@gmail.com
Sponsor: Team KC
Location:  Robert Livermore community Center.  4444 East Ave.  Livermore
Times:  10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Raffle tickets $5 or $20 for 5.
More info: Call Cindy Gary at 925 606-7767  - http://teamkcswimathon.com/  

 

An Evening with Flutist Annie Wu - Museum on Main
 

 

 

 


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Oct 8
Ties

 

 

 

An Evening with P.T. Barnum - Museum on Main
Enjoy a dynamic evening of solo flute by Foothill High School student, Annie Wu. Earning first place awards in national competitions and playing to audiences across the world, Annie Wu had already played at Carnegie Hall twice by the age of 14. Annie has been a Junior Volunteer with Museum on Main since 2011.
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: members and seniors, $5; non-members, $10; and students and teachers $3 with school ID.
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766

 
Amy Stewart - Rae Dorough Speaker Series

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 8
Tues

 

 

 

Amy Stewart - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Amy Stewart will provide a spirited look at plants and insects in a way you have never before experienced. She is an award-winning author of six books on the topic, including four New York Times bestsellers, The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flowers Confidential. Join Amy for the evening and be inspired and entertained by her insightful and entertaining viewpoint of the world around us. Featured on CBS’ Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, and the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, Amy is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award, and a California Horticultural Society’s Writer’s Award.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.   Students (21 & under): $15
    Series of 3 Lectures (10/8, 11/6, 1/28):  $75
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

Livingston Taylor


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 10
Thurs

 

 

 

Livingston Taylor
Singer and guitarist Livingston Taylor has enthralled audiences for over forty years with a diverse and original repertoire of rock, country, bluegrass, folk and the blues. A prolific songwriter with Top Forty hits such as I Will Be in Love with You and I’ll Come Running, he has produced a steady stream of thoughtful and original songs. Whether he’s singing solo, performing with his brother James, or touring with other legendary artists, Taylor wins over the heart of his listeners with the sheer joy he takes in sharing his music with others. “Accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, a bluesy baritone voice and a treasure trove of finely hewed wit, Taylor swept the audience away.” / THE MORNING

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $45/$36/$25   Students (17 & under): $15
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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School House Rock Live! Jr


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 11, 12, 13
Oct 18, 19, 20
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

School House Rock Live! Jr
The Emmy Award winning cartoon series is brought to life in one of the most fun and energetic musicals ever to hit the stage! School House Rock Live! Jr. turns grammar, math, social studies and science into a rollicking fun-filled show for the whole family. Don't believe it's possible to make conjunctions exciting? Come and check out the Conjunction Junction and a whole lot more!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Friday: 7:30pm;  Saturday: 2:00 & 7:30pm;  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $18/$15/$12;  Senior (62+) & Child (12 & under): $12/$9/$6
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Deaf Nation


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 12
Sat

 

 

 

Deaf Nation
DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people. DeafNation provides exhibitions and entertainment around the United States at no charge to the public. Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information.
Sponsor:  Deaf Nation
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 5pm
Admission:  Free;  Parking: $8
More info:   Deaf Nation Web Site  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Alden Lane Fall Festival


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Oct 12-13
Oct 19-20
Oct 26-27
Sat & Sun

 

 

 

Alden Lane Fall Festival
Come and enjoy these activities each weekend:
  • Visit our Farm Animals-here for the month of October only!
  • Apple Fishing -fun for kids and adults!
  • Farm Fresh Apples and Apple Tasting from Dave Hale's Apple Farm in Sebastopol
  • Antique Farm Equipment with the Van Arkle/Hole Families.
  • Candy Cart- Your Old Fashioned Favorites!
  • Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins- Pink, Blue, White and of course, Orange!
  • Hay Maze
  • Fresh Apple & Pumpkin Pie For Sale by the Slice or Whole Pies from Sweet & Savory Bakery & Café.
  • Craft Activity with the Scouts- a different activity each weekend for kids!

Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery
Location:  981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Times:  11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Alden Lane Nursery

 

Art Walk

 

 

 

 


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Oct 12
Sat

 

 

 

Art Walk
ArtWalk is a different sort of festival, as the streets are kept open and displays are set-up throughout the downtown in and around parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants and shops. This allows visitors and the local community to experience all that this wine country downtown has to offer with art as the theme for the day. There is a lot of free parking, and because the roads are not closed, you can easily gain access to the event.

Explore the works of over 150 artists ranging from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more.

Visitors can view up close the hand-painted art banners that will be hung as street art in September, bid on them at the Art Banner Auction and enjoy a glass of fine local wine from our wine, beer and beverage bar at the Livermore Valley Plaza.

Also at the Plaza, select Bay Area musicians will perform free concerts all day, with cafe-style seating available. The lineup and background on these fine musicians will be available on www.valleysingout.com in September.

In addition, independent music events produced by Panama Red Coffee, Artistic Edge and the Disabled Vets Painting Group are peppered throughout the downtown area.

Special art destination offerings will include a woodcarving exhibition at Blacksmith Square, exhibitions at Figurehead Art Gallery and the Bankhead Theater, open studios at Firehouse Art Studios, Bothwell's Downtown Art Studios and more.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  11am to 5pm
Admission:   Free
More info:   Art Walk Website  -  925 447-ARTS  -  Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Alexander Ghindin, Piano - Del Valle Fine Arts


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 12
Sat

 

 

 

Alexander Ghindin, Piano - Del Valle Fine Arts
Virtuoso pianist Alexander Ghindin thrilled our audience in 2009 with his electrifying performance at the Bankhead shortly after he was awarded First Place at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Born and trained in Russia, in 2006 he was named “Honored Artist of Russia.” Since we last encountered him, he took First Prize at the 2010 International Piano Competition of Santa Caterina in Brazil, and he has made hundreds of appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia, appearing with leading symphony orchestras as well as solo recitals in such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He is also Artistic Director of his own concert series at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.
“In Alexander Ghindin we are fortunate to find the perfect combination of artist and musician.” Everything about the Piano World, Review of April 4, 2012 concert 
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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Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show


At the Fairgrounds


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Oct 18-21
Fri-Mon
Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show
All-Breed Dog Shows and Obedience Trials - Oct. 18-20

All-Breed Agility Trials - Oct. 18-21

Over 40 Breed Specialties and Supported Entries over the course of the weekend.
Sponsor:  Del Valle Dog Club and Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8am - 6pm
Admission: No Admission Fees.  Parking $8
More info:  www.dvdc.org, www.skylinedogfan.org, 408 683-4851, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Ghost Walk 2013 - Museum on Main
 

 

 

 


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Oct 18, 19
Oct 25, 26
Fri, Sat

 

 

 

Ghost Walk 2013 - Museum on Main
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past in the annual event by Museum on Main. Let the spirits guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night!

Tours depart the museum each 30 minutes between 6pm and 8pm on the nights of Ghost Walk. The walks last for 2 hours and take place rain or shine - so dress appropriately! Costumes are encouraged!

Tickets:
$18 Adults
$13 Children 12 & Under

Tickets will go on sale July 1 1st! Purchase your tickets early! This event sells out!
Float on down to the museum at 603 Main Street,reach out to the spirits at 925-462-2766 or get caught in our web by ordering tickets on their website
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton       Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Times:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00pm
Admission: $18 Adults, $13 Children 12 & under.
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766
 

Valley Concert Choral - The Best of the Best - The Top Choruses

 


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Oct 19
Sat

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - The Best of the Best - The Top Choruses
From a vast selection of music written for choral groups, Artistic Director John Emory Bush and Las Positas Choral Director Rob Lappa have chosen what they consider the greatest choral masterpieces throughout the centuries. The ”top choruses” will include pieces by Handel, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Bernstein, and more.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $20 ($21.69 with service Fee) Student: $10 ($11.34 with service fee). Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Spamalot - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Main Stage

At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 19,20
Oct 25,26, 27
Nov 1,2,3

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Spamalot - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater - Main Stage
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? 
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 (60+), $28 Juniors (under 18).
   Season Tickets for Main Stage (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek the Musical):  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
 
Cash Mob - Livermore Downtown

 


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Oct 23
Wednesday

4th Wed of each month

 

Cash Mob - Livermore Downtown
Join us the 4th Wednesday of every month for our Livermore Downtown Cash Mobs!

Meet at the Livermore Downtown Association our office, 22 S. L Street, in the Historic Railroad Depot building, by 6:00PM. We draw the name of the lucky shopping location at that time and then we descend upon them and SHOP!!

Come prepared to spend at least $20.00 to show our appreciation for our businesses bringing their talents to our downtown. It's fun seeing how this National Movement makes a difference in strengthening locally owned, independent businesses!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6:00pm
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 24
Thurs

 

 

 

Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human
With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste is an iconic artist for his generation, transcending musical genres and igniting the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He is the founder and leader of The Stay Human Band, a modern jazz ensemble noted for their world-class music, their high energy and the uplifting spirit they take to every venue, from concert halls to subways, as they share the irresistible joy of jazz. “One of jazz’s most dauntingly talented young pianists.” / BOSTON GLOBE
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $45/$36/$25   Students (17 & under): $15
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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Creatures of Impulse Presents Nightmare


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 24, 25, 26
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Creatures of Impulse Presents Nightmare
A live improvised horror show! The award-winning Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe presents: Nightmare. It's time for 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 horror fest! No show is exactly the same so come and see all three performances.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $10; $Student: $5;  COI Early Bird Adult: $5;  COI Early Bird Student: $2
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore-Amador Symphony Pops Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Oct 25
Fri
Livermore-Amador Symphony  -
The 2013 Pops concert theme is “POPS Around the Clock”. Tickets will be available starting on September 15, 2013. Meanwhile, save the date: Friday October 25.

The audience will be seated at round tables in the Cresta Blanca Room at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin 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.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livermore
Time:
  Doors open at 7:00.  Concert begins at 8:00pm.
Admission:  $30.  Table of 8 for $210
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival

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October 26
Saturday

 

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival.
Join us for the 5th Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm!

Activities for families with children in the 5th grade and younger! Kids will enjoy the Costume Contest, Carnival Games, Activities and some Surprise Entertainment.

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza.
Times:  1:00 to 5:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Livermore Downtown Association

     

 

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
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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Live More, Save More 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month
4:00-6:00pm
Civic Center & Rincon

1st Saturday of each month
2:30-4:40pm
Civic Center Library

Live More, Save More!

Energy Consultation Kiosk will be available at the times listed for a consultation on energy usage.

Join your neighbors in using less energy and save up to 20% on utility bills

  • Receive a free consultation over the phone or in-person at the Civic Center or Rincon Library
  • Use personalized recommendations and online resources to save energy
  • Start saving and receiving rewards for your progress

Appointment Required. Please contact email or phone number to schedule a consultation.

Live More, Save More will reward you for energy savings! Every 5% will earn you an entry into a monthly drawing for a $100 gift card to participating Livermore Downtown businesses.

We provide resources in Spanish (Recursos in Español) 

Visit livermore.wattzon.com or call 800-314-5597 or email: livemoresavemore@wattzon.com

Turkish Delights and other Sites Oct 10
Thurs

1:30 to 2:30pm

Civic Center Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Frank Rainer has had the opportunity to visit every country in the world, usually accompanied by his wife, Sigrid. In the slideshow presentation, “Turkish Delights and Other Sights”, the Rainers will present photographs and commentary about three of their recent visits to one of their favorite countries, Turkey. The major portion of their presentation will chronicle a three-week customized journey by land, sea and air. This covers exploring the ancient, multiple-layer ruins of Troy by land, cruising the lovely southwest, Mediterranean coast by sailboat above and below the sea, and by flying over the coast by parasail and over the volcanic spires of Cappadocia by hot-air balloon. On previous and subsequent visits they also covered more history, ranging from ancient Ephesus to Gallipoli of World War I renown, and also cruised along the Black Sea coast of Turkey. With exotic Istanbul as a central base, they still only covered a small fraction of this magical and exotic land that straddles two continents and both ancient and modern cultures.

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.

Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History Oct 10
Thursday

7:00pm

Civic Center Library

Author Patrick Hunt will discuss his book Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History at 7pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors—Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.

Patrick Hunt is a global archaeologist who teaches on the faculty of Classics and Archaeology at Stanford University and has been the Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project since 1994. He also directed the National Geographic Society’s Hannibal Expedition as the recipient of an Expedition Council Grant for 2007-2008. Hunt has been an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London since 1989 and earned his Ph.D. at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, University of London, in 1991. His research has been featured in Archaeology magazine and various international history and science magazines, and on the History Channel. He has written over one hundred articles and been published in over forty journals and encyclopedias and gives lectures on archaeology all around the world. He has broken at least twenty bones in falls from stone monuments during fieldwork, fought off kidnappers, avoided gunfire battles in guerilla warfare, and twice survived sunstroke-induced temporary blindness over the last twenty years in the pursuit of archaeology. This has not stopped him. He lives on the San Francisco peninsula with his wife and spends several months a year abroad pursuing historical and archaeological research.

Vita Voci a Capella Vocal Ensemble performs Oct 13
Sunday

2:00pm

Civic Center Library

Come be delighted by the melodious voices of the Vita Voci A Cappella Vocal Ensemble on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2 pm at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

The Vita Voci ensemble sings a variety of music without instrumental accompaniment. Their repertoire spans Motets, Madrigals and Ayres of the high Renaissance, as well as early Baroque to 20th century a capella works and novelties.

Vita Voci literally means life voices, and this ensemble makes music the old fashioned way—breath and folds, lips and teeth and tongue and all.
Singing together since 2012, the members of Vita Voci are: Lucy Hair and Carola Moulton, soprano; Susan Anderson and Sally Mote-Yaffe, alto; Gerry LaTorraca and Barry Leece, tenor; Kurt Haller and David Yaffe, bass. It is their pleasure to share the sweet sorrows, sighs and smiles that only vocal music brings. 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.

     
     

 

 

 

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