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November 2013

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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
     

All Saint's Day
Sun:
07:33 -- 18:08
Moon:
05:33 -- 17:03

Hula Festival
     3:00-10:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Greg Kihn
     8:00pm

Spamalot
     8:00pm 

2
Sun:
07:34 -- 18:07
Moon:
06:38 -- 17:42

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Hula Festival
     9:00-6:00pm

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    2:30 to 4:40pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:00-11:00pm

Greg Kihn
     8:00pm

Spamalot
     8:00pm

 

3  New Moon
  Daylight Savings Time Ends
  All Saint's Sunday
Sun:
07:35 -- 18:06
Moon:
07:44 -- 18:26

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Hula Festival
     9:00-6:00pm

Spamalot
     2:00pm

 

4
Sun:
06:36 -- 17:05
Moon:
07:51 -- 18:16

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    4:00 to 6:00pm 

5    Election Day
Sun:
06:37 -- 17:04
Moon:
08:56 -- 19:13

 

6
Sun:
06:38 -- 17:03
Moon:
09:57 -- 20:15

Tony La Russa
   Rae Dorough Speaker Series

     7:30pm

 

7
Sun:
06:39 -- 17:02
Moon:
10:51 -- 21:21

The Grascals
      7:30pm

8
Sun:
06:40 -- 17:01
Moon:
11:40 -- 22:28

Tommy Castro & The
   Painkillers

     8:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     8:00pm

9  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:00
Moon:
12:22 -- 23:35

Goodguys Autumn
   Get-Together

     8:00am to 5:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Divisa Ensemble
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     8:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     8:00pm

 

10
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:00
Moon:
13:01 -- xx:xx

Goodguys Autumn
   Get-Together

     8:00am to 4:00pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Tutrle Island & Nellie
   McKay

     2:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     2:00pm

 

 

11  Veterans Day
Sun:
06:43 -- 16:59
Moon:
13:36 -- 00:41

 

12
Sun:
06:44 -- 16:58
Moon:
14:10 -- 01:45

 

13
Sun:
06:45 -- 16:57
Moon:
14:44 -- 02:48

Pacific Mambo Orchestra
     7:30pm 

14
Sun:
06:46 -- 16:56
Moon:
15:18 -- 03:50

Vienna Teng
     7:30pm

15
Sun:
06:47 -- 16:56
Moon:
15:54 -- 04:51

Rockapella
     8:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     8:00pm

16
Sun:
06:49 -- 16:55
Moon:
16:33 -- 05:51

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Sunset Sip and Shop
     5:00 to 8:00pm

John Sebastian
     8:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     8:00pm

17  Full Moon
Sun:
06:50 -- 16:54
Moon:
17:15 -- 06:49

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Hot Peas 'N Butter
     2:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     2:00pm 

Living with Mountain
   Lions

     2:00pm

18
Sun:
06:51 -- 16:54
Moon:
18:00 -- 07:44

Live More, Save More
   Utility Savings Kiosk

    4:00 to 6:00pm 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 16:53
Moon:
18:49 -- 08:35

 

20
Sun:
06:53 -- 16:53
Moon:
19:40 -- 09:22

 

21
Sun:
06:54 -- 16:52
Moon:
20:33 -- 10:04

Bale Folclorico da Bahia
     7:30pm 

22
Sun:
06:55 -- 16:52
Moon:
21:27 -- 10:43

A Celebration of Harold
   Pinter

     8:00pm 

Little Shop of Horrors
     8:00pm

23
Sun:
06:56 -- 16:51
Moon:
22:22 -- 11:18

Earlier than the Bird
     7:00am to 11:00am

Earlier than the Bird
     7:00am to 11:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Magical Holiday Evening
     4:00 to 7:00pm

The Jive Aces / Satin Dollz
     8:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     8:00pm

 

24
Sun:
06:57 -- 16:51
Moon:
23:18 -- 11:50

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Little Shop of Horrors
     2:00pm

Italianita in America
     2:00pm

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   Crazy about Bach

     2:00pm

 

25  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:58 -- 16:50
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:22

 

26
Sun:
06:59 -- 16:50
Moon:
00:15 -- 12:52

 

27
Sun:
07:00 -- 16:50
Moon:
01:13 -- 13:24

Cash Mob - Lvr DwnTwn
     6:00pm 

28  Thanksgiving Day
Sun:
07:01 -- 16:49
Moon:
02:14 -- 13:57

 

29
Sun:
07:02 -- 16:49
Moon:
03:16 -- 14:33

YMCA Winter Camp
    11am to Sunday 2pm

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

Smuin XXMAS Ballet
     7:30pm 

30
Sun:
07:03 -- 16:49
Moon:
04:22 -- 15:14

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Small Business Saturday

Smuin XXMAS Ballet
     2:00pm & 7:30pm 

Youth Music Festival Holiday
   Variety Show

     2:00 and 7:30pm

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

 

Other Months
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July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013
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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 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

 

   
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, and Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park, Castro Valley
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
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30
closed
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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

 

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

Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

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: Adult: $38, Senior (60+): $36, Junior (0-17): $28
   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
 
Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Nov 1-3
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California
Hula Festival and Competition, solo and group competition. Participating groups from California, Washington & HawaII. Arts and crafts booths. Ethnic food booths.
Sponsor:  Kumu Hula Association
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri 3pm - 10pm, Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 9am - 6pm
Admission:  Adults $15, children 5 & under FREE, Early bird $14 to 9-30-13   Parking $8
    
More info:  www.kumuhulaassociation.com, 650-355-6451, or Fairgrounds web site

 

Greg Kihn


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 1,2
Fri,Sat

 

 

 

Greg Kihn
Greg Kihn and his band return to the Firehouse for what is sure to be another sold out show. Kihn brings his long standing, wide spread, and high energy talent to the stage with all his classic hits including the 1983 hit 'Jeopardy.' Locally, you may hear him on the radio or pick up one of his novels, but here's your chance to see him live at one of the best, up close and comfortaable venues in the area!1
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $50/$45/$40
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Tony La Russa - Rae Dorough Speaker Series

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 6
Wed

 

 

 

Tony La Russa - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
One of baseball’s top managers, Tony led the St. Louis Cardinals to victory in the 2011 World Series. It was his second Cardinals championship, and the third in his managerial career. La Russa’s honors also include five Manager of the Year awards, eight N.L. Central Division titles, three N.L. pennants, five A.L. Western Division titles, and three A.L. pennants. In 2012, the Cardinals retired Tony’s number 10 uniform. Tony retired 2011, and is currently on special assignment to Major League Baseball. He and his wife, Elaine, co-founded the Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, California, where he is Chairman of the Board.
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
 

The Grascals


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 7
Thurs

 

 

 

The Grascals
The Grascals bring a deep knowledge and respect for authentic bluegrass traditions into their hot contemporary style, whether reworking classic melodies, putting a unique spin on pop standards, or ripping into an original song. Formed in 2004, they toured with Dolly Parton before going on to be named International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” twice in a row. With a fresh yet familiar approach to the music, The Grascals honor bluegrass’ treasured past while forging a future that is sure to appeal to fans both old and new. “Their undeniable musical talents and the chemistry between the six members draw the audience in and make them feel as if they are part of the group.” / MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE
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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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 8
Fri

 

 

 

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
The career of Bay Area guitarist Tommy Castro has been marked by one triumph after another. With his natural charisma and phenomenal guitar skills, he rose quickly from playing small local gigs to opening for B.B. King on tour. In 2011, he topped the Blues Music Awards winning four categories and taking Entertainer of the Year. Whether playing with his band or leading The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue, Tommy Castro thrills audiences with his powerfully-charged stage performance, hard-hitting, impassioned vocals, and blues-infused rocking R&B sound. “Phenomenal and funky…inspired, soulful vocals and blues-rock guitar…” / WASHINGTON POST
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $52/$42/$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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Little Shop of Horrors - Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 8,9,10
Nov 15,16,17
Nov 22,23,24
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Little Shop of Horrors - Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950's sci-fi movies has become a household name. It is the tale of a down-and-out florist who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon 'Audrey II' grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B singing, carnivore who offers him fame and fortune, while playing out her secret agenda.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm;  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $38/$32/$22;  Senior (62+): $34/$28/$22;  Child (12 & under): $28/$24/$17
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Goodguys Autumn Get-Together

At the Fairgrounds

 

 

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Nov 9-10
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 Veterans 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,   925-838-9876.
Divisa Ensemble - Del Valle Fine Arts


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 9
Sat

 

 

 

Divisa Ensamble - Del Valle Fine Arts
The dynamic Divisa Ensemble is comprised of flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello, and was formed in 2009. As its name is meant to suggest, this group of five talented young musicians is as comfortable playing together as a complete ensemble as they are divided into smaller combinations. And their repertoire, which comprises baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary genres, is equally diverse. Ensemble members have all trained at top conservatories across the United States, and they perform with orchestras throughout the Bay Area, including Symphony Silicon Valley, and the Oakland, Marin, Berkeley, California, and San Francisco symphonies.
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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Turtle Island & Nellie McKay


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 10
Sun

 

 

 

Turtle Island & Nellie McKay
The multi-talented Nellie McKay joins forces with Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920s. McKay’s voice, which evokes the sound of Doris Day, and her broad musical talents on piano, mallets and ukulele, combine with Turtle Island’s innovative rhythms to transcend both classical and contemporary styles. Together they unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities in this enchanting night of musical revelry. “…a sterling example of first-rate jazz music-making…” / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
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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Pacific Mambo Orchestra


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 13
Wed

 

 

 

Pacific Mambo Orchestra
In just three years, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra has emerged from the San Francisco jazz scene to become one of hottest Latin Big Bands on the West Coast. Formed by trumpeter Steffen Kuehn and pianist Christian Tumalan and currently performing with sensational drummer Tito Puente, Jr. they bring to life the music of Latin Big Band greats including Puente’s father, the legendary band leader. PMO builds on the rich traditions of the Latin style producing their own contemporary arrangements with energetic, sparkling and simply irresistible flair. “PMO is evolving the Latin Big Band music of the past into a sizzling Salsa sound of the future.” / ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
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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Vienna Teng


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 14
Thurs

 

 

 

Vienna Teng
One of today’s most eclectic and inventive artists, singer-songwriter Vienna Teng’s music has been called “gorgeous and haunting,” her exquisite vocals contributing a rich depth to the elegance of her piano melodies. With insightful and compelling lyrics that cross contemporary topics, from familial expectations to social consciousness, Teng infuses deeply felt emotions with humor and sensitivity. Playing solo or with the musical kindred spirits of her trio, Teng explores a range of musical styles that have enthralled audiences across the country. “Startling in its emotional and intellectual depth.” / WASHINGTON POST
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $33  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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Rockapella


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 15
Fri

 

 

 

Rockapella
Rockapella are masters of the vocal art form a cappella. They rock the house with just one instrument—their voices—but with an astonishing full-band sound. From their early years singing doo wop on New York City street corners to selling-out performances around the world, Rockapella has become one of today’s most sophisticated pop vocal groups. Known for their appearances on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego their concerts are a night of pure vocal music from vintage Mills Brothers harmonies and classic jazz, to modern rock and hip hop.“Some say the best musical instrument of all is the human voice—if you’ve seen Rockapella you know that’s the truth.” / uSa toDay
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
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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Sunset Sip and Shop - Livermore Valley Winegrowers Asso.
 

 

 

 


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Nov 16
Sat

 

 

 

Sunset Sip and Shop
Join us at Livermore Premium Outlets for sipping and shopping.
16 1 oz tastes

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Livermore Premium Outlets.  2774 Paragon Outlets Dr, Livermore
Times:  5:00 to 8:00pm
Admission:
$16
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

 
John Sebastian


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 16
Sat

 

 

 

John Sebastian
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter John Sebastian has been thrilling audiences since the debut of the Lovin’ Spoonful—America’s answer to the British Invasion—when his songs Do You Believe in Magic, Summer in the City and Daydream shot to the top of the charts. Over a career that spans nearly forty years and more than two dozen albums, his songs have also appeared in movies and television, where Welcome Back, from the popular TV series was a hit. Sebastian’s music has become a permanent part of the American musical tapestry. “His characteristic warmth still radiates in his grainy voice, folksy harmonica playing and adept guitar work.” / LOS ANGELES 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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Hot Peas 'N Butter


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 17
Sun

 

 

 

Hot Peas 'N Butter
They might not like to eat their peas, but children have a hard time resisting the engaging mix of Latin jazz, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, folk and rock music served up by Hot Peas ‘N Butter. Their innovative music and energetic style has won them four Parents’ Choice Awards since they were founded in New York a decade ago. Often seen on Nickelodeon and Noggin, the multi-cultural band is known for their joyful, upbeat bilingual music and an interactive stage style that inspires audiences of all ages to clap and sing along in both Spanish and English. “The sizzling percussive beats will put even the gloomiest kid in a party mood.” / PARENTING MAGAZINE
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:  $30   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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Bale Folciorico da Bahia


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 21
Thurs

 

 

 

Bale Folclorico da Bahia
With more than thirty dancers, musicians and singers, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil, brings audiences to their feet with irresistible, infectious energy. A contemporary theatrical experience, they perform “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin including slave dances, the dazzling samba of Bahia’s carnival, and capoeira, a spectacular form of Afro-Brazilian martial arts. A magnificent evening with pulse quickening rhythms, this exuberant group leaves audiences fully charged and clamoring for more. “Turn off the electricity; the dancers of Balé Folclórico da Bahia power the show…” / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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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A Celebration of Harold Pinter


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 22
Fri

 

 

 

A Celebration of Harold Pinter
“This modest, affecting show embodies the notion of the actor as a transparent vessel through which we see the thoughts and feelings of others.” / NEW YORK TIMES British actor Julian Sands delivers a wonderfully humorous solo show that offers a rare and intimate view into the literary legacy of Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Harold Pinter. Sands was asked by Pinter to read a set of his poems at a presentation in 2005. Their extraordinary collaboration evolved into this fascinating show, directed by John Malkovich, that brings personal anecdotes and reflections together with poems and political prose. Unveiled at the Edinburgh Festival, it has been presented to critical acclaim around the world. Recommended for mature audiences.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $55/$45/$36
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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Earlier than the Bird - Livermore

 


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November 23
Saturday

 

 

 

Earlier Than the Bird
Jump out of bed on Saturday, November 23rd and grab your mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend, colleague, grandma, aunt, niece...to get a head start on the Holiday Shopping! Downtown Livermore's gift shops and boutiques will be open and ready to serve you from 7am-11am with special deals, offers and treats... think coffee, pastries and mimosas!!!

You can also grab breakfast at one of the many downtown restaurants open in the AM! So leave the kids at home with dad or the babysitter and come have a great time while crossing your holiday shopping off your list!


Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  7am to 11am
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Earlier than the Bird - Pleasanton

 


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November 23
Saturday

 

 

 

Earlier than the Bird - Pleasanton
This fun shopping experience is a local favorite! Pleasanton’s downtown retail shops will be open at 7 a.m., offering holiday 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! Put on your coziest sleepwear and head to Main Street for a fun shopping experience.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  7am to 11pm
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 

Magical Holiday Evening - Pleasanton Downtown

 

 


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November 23
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:  4:00pm to 7:00pm
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 

The Jive Aces / Satin Dollz


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 23
Sat

 

 

 

The Jive Aces / Satin Dollz
In a high-energy evening of irresistible entertainment, Great Britain’s top swing band The Jive Aces bring back timeless tunes and classic songs of the swing era. The show includes vocalist Toni Elizabeth Prima, daughter of famous bandleader Louis Prima, and glamorous pin-up troupe The Satin Dollz. Swing along with songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin and Louis Armstrong, plus a selection of superb originals, and enjoy what is certain to be a night to remember. “Simply sensational. The Jive Aces managed great freshness yet maintain an authentic accurate sound.” / THE STAGE DANCE
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
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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Pacific Chamber Symphony - Crazy About Bach


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Nov 24
Sun

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Crazy About Bach
Few musical works are as loved--and as often individually performed--as the "Brandenburg" Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1721, Bach presented the Margrave of Brandenburg with a manuscript containing six lively concertos for chamber orchestra in a polite attempt to gain favor. The Margrave never thanked Bach for his work. There's no way he could have known that this gift--later named the Brandenburg Concertos--would become a benchmark of Baroque music and still have the power to move people almost three centuries later. To hear all six performed together displays Bach's incredible variety and imperishable genius.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $50/$45/$35/$25.  Students $10 (17 and under)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony  - LVPAC web site
 
Cash Mob - Livermore Downtown

 


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Nov 27
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

 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Nov 29 to Dec 29
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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: Dec 4, 11, 18
   Reserved seating is $40.
   Private Caboose: $600 for up to 24 people.
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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.

2013 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Dec 1  7:30     Dec 4  7:30   Dec 6  7:30 Dec 7  7:30
Dec 8  7:30     Dec 11  7:30   Dec 13  7:30 Dec 14  7:30
Dec 15  7:30     Dec 18  7:30   Dec 20  7:30 Dec 21  7:30
Dec 22  7:30 Dec 23  7:30       Dec 27  7:30 Dec 28  7:30
Dec 29  7:30            

 

2013 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 29  4:30 Nov 30  4:30
      Dec 4  4:30   Dec 6  4:30 Dec 7  4:30
Dec 8  4:30     Dec 11  4:30   Dec 13  4:30 Dec 14  4:30
Dec 15  4:30     Dec 18  4:30   Dec 20  4:30 Dec 21  4:30
Dec 22  4:30 Dec 23  4:30       Dec 27  4:30 Dec 28  4:30
Dec 29  4:30            

 

YMCA Winter Camp & Teen Leadership
 

 

 

 


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Nov 29 to Dec 1

 

 

 

YMCA Winter Camp & Teen Leadership
Why wait until summer to have fun at camp? Whether you've been a summer camper, gone to Outdoor School or just want to try camp for the first time, Winter Camp is the perfect solution! Join us for a 3 day/2 night camp adventure filled with crafts, sports, games and all the excitement camp has to offer!

We will be offering both a traditional Youth Camp for ages 7-13 as well as a Teen Leadership Camp for ages 15-17. Camp Arroyo is a modern, comfortable facility conveniently located in the Livermore Valley, the perfect location for Winter Camp! For registration or more information visit ycamprocks.org
Sponsor: YMCA
Location: The YMCA at Camp Arroyo, 5535 Arroyo Road, Livermore
Times:  11am Friday to 2pm Sunday
Admission: $169.00
More info:  http://ycamprocks.org      http://camparroyo.org 

 

Smuin XXMAS Ballet


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Nov 29-30
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Smuin XXMAS Ballet
Smuin Ballet returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the new and exhilarating “XXMAS: The Christmas Ballet.” Combining classical dance and rollicking character numbers, the show is filled with all the company’s trademark sass and sizzle. The ever-changing kaleidoscope of works offers something for everyone, from traditional Bach and sacred carols, to gospel songs, holiday favorites and a touch of Elvis. Filled with enchanting moments from beginning to end, Smuin’s “XXMAS Ballet” is a dazzling way to kick off the holiday season in style. “Sensuous, exciting, dramatic, daring… Smuin dazzles with holiday surprises.” / MONTEREY HERALD
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm (Fri) 2:00pm and 7:30pm (Sat)
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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Small Business Saturday

 


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November 30
Saturday

 

 

 

Small Business Saturday
The 4th 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

 
Youth Music Festival Holiday Variety Show


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 30
Sat

 

 

 

Youth Music Festival Holiday Variety Show
Young performers from singers and musicians to poets and magicians come together to present the Firehouse Arts Center's first holiday themed Youth Music Festival Variety Show. Families will have an amazing time ushering in the holidays with local and captivating young talent. Come welcome in the holidays!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm, 7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $12:00;  Student: $8:00
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

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

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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

"Living with Mountail Lions" Presentation by wild cat conservationist Zara McDonald Nov 17
Sunday

2:00pm

Civic Center Library

Join us for Living with Mountain Lions on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2pm at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. California-based and globally-working wild cat conservationist Zara McDonald, Executive Director of Felidae Conservation Fund, will give an engaging and inspiring presentation about mountain lions and the work currently underway to study and protect them.

Felidae Conservation Fund is a non-profit that aims to advance the conservation of wild cats and their habitats planetwide through a combination of groundbreaking research, compelling education and cutting-edge technology. Felidae’s local project is the Bay Area Puma Project—the first large scale research, education and conservation program for mountain lions in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. These keystone predators (also called pumas and cougars) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems, however expansion of the human population is causing increasing encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas.

In Living with Mountain Lions, Zara McDonald will discuss mountain lion ecology and history, as well as the challenges of sharing the habitat with mountain lions. Zara will also offer tips for living and recreating without fear in puma habitat.

"Italianita in America" Lecture by Food Historian Ken Albala Nov 24
Sunday

2:00pm

Civic Center Library

Ken Albala, Professor of History at the University of the Pacific, will be speaking on the cultural history of Italian cuisine in the United States. His talk, “Italianità in America,” will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

Think you know all about authentic Italian cooking? Moving from wine to food, Albala will reflect on what was considered “authentic” Italian food in the United States since the publication of the first Italian cookbook 100 years ago. He will recount the many mistakes American cooks were accused of making, such as boiling pasta for 45 minutes or using ketchup in place of tomato sauce. He makes the case that the history of Italian cuisine in the United States is a constant reassessment and repositioning of real Italian food as opposed to Italian-American food. It is a story of the rediscovery of the food eaten in Italy through cookbooks, as well as the valorization of Italian-American cuisine as something unique in its own right.

Ken Albala is the author or editor of 16 books on food including Eating Right in the Renaissance, Food in Early Modern Europe, Cooking in Europe 1250-1650, The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe, Beans: A History (winner of the 2008 IACP Jane Grigson Award), and Pancake.

Albala was also editor of the Food Cultures Around the World series with thirty (30) volumes in print and the 4-volume Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. He is co-editor of the journal Food Culture and Society and has written a textbook entitled Three World Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Chinese.

Forthcoming this year are a Food History Reader, Nuts: A Global History, a small book entitled Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food and a translation of the 16th century cookbook Livre fort excellent de cuysine. You can read his food blogs at kenalbala.blogspot.com.

     
     

 

 

 

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