eLivermore.com - By Bill Nale

 

eLivermore.com Community Calendar
July 2015

<-- Previous Month

Back to eLivermore home

About this site - Contact Info

Next Month -->

 

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2015 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
 

Full Moon
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:33
Moon:
20:10 -- 05:38

Alameda County Fair
     11:00am to 11:00pm

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

 

2
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:33
Moon:
21:02 -- 06:38

Alameda County Fair
     11:00am to 11:00pm

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

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes
   Premier & Family Night

     7:30pm 

 

3
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:32
Moon:
21:49 -- 07:42

Alameda County Fair
     11:00am to 11:00pm 

Concert in the Park
   Ruckatan

     7:00pm to 8:30

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

4   Independence Day
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:32
Moon:
22:32 -- 08:49

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Alameda County Fair
     11:00am to 11:00pm 

Livermore Fireworks
     9:30pm

5
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:32
Moon:
23:12 -- 09:57

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Alameda County Fair
     11:00am to 11:00pm

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

 

6
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:32
Moon:
23:50 -- 11:05

 

7
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:32
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:12

Evenings of the Green
   One Mile

     6:45 to 8:15pm 

8  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:31
Moon:
00:27 -- 13:19

 

9
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:31
Moon:
01:05 -- 14:25

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

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

Girl's Night: The Musical
     7:30pm

 

10
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:31
Moon:
01:44 -- 15:30

Concert in the Park
   West Grand Boulevard

     7:00pm to 8:30

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm  

Girl's Night: The Musical
     8:00pmpm

11
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:30
Moon:
02:26 -- 16:33

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Girl's Night: The Musical
     2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm  

12
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:30
Moon:
03:12 -- 17:33

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

 

13
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:29
Moon:
04:01 -- 18:29

 

14
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:29
Moon:
04:53 -- 19:20

Evenings of the Green
   Chinyakare Zimbabwa Dance
   Eden Aoba Taiko

     6:45 to 8:15pm

15  New Moon
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:28
Moon:
05:48 -- 20:06

Third Eye Blind &
   Dashboard Confessional
   Wente Concert

     8:15pm 

16
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:28
Moon:
06:45 -- 20:47

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

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

 

17
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:27
Moon:
07:41 -- 21:24

Concert in the Park
   The Cooltones

     7:00pm to 8:30

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm  

18
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:27
Moon:
08:38 -- 21:58

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Art Under the Oaks
     11:00 to 4:00

Art on the Green
   Bothwell Arts Center Event
   Robot Garden this month

     2::00 to 5:00pm

Wine Stroll - Pleasanton
     5:00 to 8:00

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

The King and I
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm 

19
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:26
Moon:
09:33 -- 22:30

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Art Under the Oaks
     11:00 to 4:00

The King and I
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

Sense and Sensibility
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

 

20
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:25
Moon:
10:28 -- 23:00

 

21
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:25
Moon:
11:23 -- 23:31

Evenings of the Green
   Secret Tattoo Jazz

     6:45 to 8:15pm

Lyle Lovett
   Wente Concert

     8:15pm   

22
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:24
Moon:
12:17 -- xx:xx

 

23  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:23
Moon:
13:12 -- 00:01

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

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

Taste of Terroir Events
     Various Times

A Funny Thing Happened
   On the way to the Forum
   LPC Amphitheatre

     8:00pm 

24
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:23
Moon:
14:08 -- 00:34

From California to London
   Linda Ryan Art

     all day

Concert in the Park
   The Banned

     7:00pm to 8:30

The King and I
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm   

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

Taste of Terroir Events
     Various Times

A Funny Thing Happened
   On the way to the Forum
   LPC Amphitheatre

     8:00pm 

25
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:22
Moon:
15:05 -- 01:09

From California to London
   Linda Ryan Art

     all day

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

The King and I
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm 

Taste of Terroir Events
     Various Times

A Funny Thing Happened
   On the way to the Forum
   LPC Amphitheatre

     8:00pm 

 

26
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:21
Moon:
16:03 -- 01:49

From California to London
   Linda Ryan Art

     all day

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

The King and I
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

Taste of Terroir Events
     Various Times

A Funny Thing Happened
   On the way to the Forum
   LPC Amphitheatre

     8:00pm 

 

27
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:20
Moon:
17:00 -- 02:33

 

28
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:19
Moon:
17:56 -- 03:24

Evenings of the Green
   Lisa Marie Johnston
   country blues

     6:45 to 8:15pm

Pat Benatar &
   Neil Giraldo
   Wente Concert

     8:15pm   

29
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:18
Moon:
18:50 -- 04:21

 

30
Sun:
06:09 -- 20:17
Moon:
19:40 -- 05:24

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

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

Puerto Candelaria
     7:30pm

 

31  Full Moon
Sun:
06:10 -- 20:17
Moon:
20:26 -- 06:31

Concert in the Park
   The Apes

     7:00pm to 8:30

The King and I
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm   

As You Like It
   Livermore Shakes

     7:30pm 

 

Other Months
January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2015-2016 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event   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.

July 2015 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

 

   
Alameda County Fair

Click for more photos



Back to Calendar

June 17-July 5
Wed to Sunday 

Closed Mondays June 22 & June 29

Alameda County Fair
This year the fair opens on a Wednesday and is closed on Mondays.
12 days of horse racing.
Location: Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times: 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      June 17
11am - 11pm
War
(No Horse Racing)
Dollar Day
June 18
11am - 11pm
Brian McKnight
Horse Racing
Seniors Free
June 19
11am - 11pm
The Original Wailers
Horse Racing
 
June 20
11am - 11pm
Kutless
Horse Racing
June 21
11am - 11pm
Tierra
Horse Racing
June 22
Closed
June 23
11am - 11pm
The Boys of Summer
(an Eagle Tribute)
(No Horse Racing)
$2 Tuesdays
June 24
11am - 11pm
The Beach Boys
(No Horse Racing)
Feed Needy food drive
June 25
11am - 11pm
Rodney Atkins
Horse Racing
Seniors Free
June 26
11am - 11pm
Tower of Power
Horse Racing
 
June 27
11am - 11pm
Con Funk Shun
Horse Racing
June 28
11am - 11pm
Tanya Tucker
Horse Racing
June 29
Closed
June 30
11am - 11pm
Steelin' Dan
The Muisc of Steely Dan
(No Horse Racing)
$2 Tuesdays
July 1
11am - 11pm
Foghat
(No Horse Racing)
July 2
11am - 11pm
Kansas
Horse Racing
Seniors Free
July 3
11am - 11pm
Morris Day & the Time
Horse Racing
July 4
11am - 11pm
Red, White & Blues
Horse Racing
Fireworks 9:30pm
July 5
11am - 11pm
Berlin featuring
Terri Nunn
Horse Racing
           

Concerts are at 8:00pm
Horse Racing post time is 1:15pm except Friday, which is 2:15pm.  Racing ends around 5 - 6pm, subject to change.


Admission: 

Admission

Pre-Fair

At the Gate

Adults 13-61

$10 $12

Seniors 62+

$6 $8

Children 6-12

$6 $8

Child under 6

Free Free
Season Pass $49.99 N/A

Fun Pack ($58 value)
4 General Admission
1 General Parking

$40 N/A

Parking (Gates 8 & 12)

$8 $10

Preferred Parking (Gate 8)

NA $15
Preferred VIP Parking (Pleasanton Ave). NA $20
Unlimited Ride Wristband    

1 ride ticket

   
25 ride tickets    
80 ride tickets    

Pre-Fair prices through June 16.  Season Pass available online until (TBD).

Promotions:  
$1 Day - $1 admission and $1 rides until 5pm June 17

$2 Tuesdays - Admission is just $2 until 5pm, June 23, 30

Seniors FREE Thursdays - June 18, June 25 & July 2
62 and up receive Free Admission until 5pm!

Kids FREE Fridays until 5pm - June 19, June 26, July 3.

Feed The Need Food Drive and $1 Rides until 5pm - June 24
Bring 4 non-perishable food items and receive FREE Fair admission benefiting the Alameda County Community Food Bank . All carnival rides are $1 until 5pm

Military Appreciation Day - Every Day
FREE Fair Admission with valid military I.D. Veterans FREE with proof of service.

Beer Haven - Craft Beer Festival.
General ticket: $40;  VIP Ticket: $70;  Designated Driver Ticket: $20.

Festival Square:

To Be Announced

More info: Alameda County Fairgrounds

Sense and Sensibility - Shakespeare's Associates
 

 

 


Back to Calendar

Preview & Family Night:
July 2
Thurs

Performances:
July 2, 3, 5
Thurs, Fri, Sun

July 9,10,11,12
Thurs-Sun

July 18,19
Thurs-Fri
 

 

Sense and Sensibility - Shakespeare's Associates
A comedic romance

Adapted by Jon Jory

A romantic tale, set in Regency England, Sense and Sensibility still “holds the mirror up to nature” as women and men relegated to rigid societal roles struggle to balance propriety with desire. Perhaps because the story is set in a time and place where society’s rules are so clear-cut, it is easier to appreciate the predicaments we still find ourselves in today. Two sisters express their passion in wildly divergent ways, while miscommunications fueled by gossip threaten their happiness. Based on Jane Austen’s beloved novel, this play will transport you to a time and place far, far away, but carry you on an emotional journey quite close to home.

Options include:
Show Only:
Show + Buffet (Fri-Sun).  Wente Vineyards will offer a pre-show buffet in the Estate Barrel room.
Show + Wente Picnic.  Food will be on sale starting at 6:00pm.  Please, no outside food.
Show + Wente Restaurant.  The restaurant is at the Arroyo Road location

Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Wente Estate Winery, Tesla Road
Times:   7:30pm (start of the performance)
Admission:  $25 to $99;   July 2 is $5 (kids) to $25; 
   Sat July 11: Gala Dinner: $30 to $125
More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

1st Wednesday Street Party (Pleasanton)

 

 

Back to Calendar

July 1
Wednesday


 

1st Wednesday Street Party
Get ready for a fun filled 1st Wednesday Street Party! July's featured band is Stereo Bounce!

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

Don't forget to check out ArtBlock, a live art and music experience with 30+ artisans on W. Angela Street. If you are an artist interested in being an ArtBlock vendor please fill out this form and submit to info@StudioSevenArts.com

To participate as a vendor, please complete and submit the application from the Information & Forms section of our website.

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

2015 Dates Theme Band
June 3 Jump into Summer Steel Rose
July 1 Red, White & Blues Stereo Bounce
August 5 Dog Days of Summer Fast Times
September 2 Celebrate Green Public Eye

 

Concert in the Park (Pleasanton)

 

 


Back to Calendar

 

June 5,12,19,16

July 3,10,17,24

Aug 7,14,21,28


 

1st Wednesday Street Party
The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s (PDA) popular Concert in the Park series will take place every Friday night from June 5 through August 28, featuring an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to 50’s and 60’s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. The free concerts run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and takes place at Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street.

Patrons are encouraged to pick up dinner “to go” from one of Downtown Pleasanton's many restaurants and bring it with them to the park.

While guests are allowed to put out blankets and chairs (at their own risk) in Lions Wayside and Delucchi Parks, they are asked to wait until the morning of the concert to do so. The use of rocks to hold down blankets is prohibited, as large rocks can damage lawn-mowing equipment. Also, the use of plastic tarps, which can burn the grass, is not allowed.
Location: Lions Wayside and Delucchi Parks, Pleasanton
Times: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Admission:
Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

2015 Date Band Type of Music
June 5 OTR Classic Rock & Roll
June 12 Burton & Co. Jazzy Rhythm and Blues
June 19 Crawdad Republic Folk and Bluegrass
June 26 Georgi and the Rough Week Rockin Blues
July 3 Ruckatan Latin Tribe Latin/Reggae World Music
July 10 West Grand Boulevard Classic Soul
July 17 The CoolTones Big Band and Swing
July 24 The Banned  
July 31 The Apes Contemporary Rock
Aug 7 Tommy and the 4 Speeds  
Aug 14 Max Cruise Rock, Pop, & R&B
Aug 21 Magic Moments 1950s to 1980s
Aug 28 Public Eye High Energy Rock & Roll

 

Livermore Fourth of July Fireworks


Click for photos


Back to Calendar

July 4
Saturday
Livermore Fireworks
Join the City of Livermore and Livermore Downtown as they celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Livermore. Fireworks display will be launched off of the top of the Parking Structure on Railroad Avenue. Family Fun, great restaurant and shopping specials and an opportunity to gather with Livermore friends and neighbors in this great American tradition.

City parking lot bordered by Railroad Avenue, L Street, Livermore Avenue and the back of First Street will be a fee lot (this includes dirt and asphalt).

You can now Pre Purchase your Parking Passes through Friday at
Livermore Downtown Inc. Office - 22 S. L Street (Old Railroad Station)
10AM to 5PM.

Parking Fee is $20.00. RV's and trailers will be charged for additional spaces.

July 4th, enter Parking Lot off of L Street between Railroad Avenue and First Street AFTER 4PM.
No Parking in Lot before 4PM.

Stress free arrival is also available... let Wheels do the driving!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  Street Closure: 6:00pm;  Fireworks: 9:30pm
Admission: Fireworks are free.  Parking fee is $20 in the city lot (see above).
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Evenings on the Green
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

June 9,16,23,30

July 7,14,21,28

Aug 4,11,18,25

Tuesday

 

 

Evenings on the Green
A family-friendly free concert series “Evenings on the Green” in front of the Bankhead Theater., sponsored by the Livermore Cultural Arts Council and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center , each Tuesday at 6:45 pm June 9 - August 25.

Sponsor: Livermore Cultural Arts Council
Location:  Shea Homes Stage, in front of the Bankhead Theater
Times:  6:45pm to 8:15pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Cultural Arts Council
 

2015 Date Performer
June 9 Dago y su Tormenta Musical & Grupo Folklórico Tlapalli
June 16 Jack Quigley Souled Out
June 23 Evan Thomas Blues Band
June 30 Matt Finder's Element 116 & Stuart Sussman
July 7 One Mile
July 14 Chinyakare Zimbabwa dance & Eden Aoba Taiko
July 21 Secret Tattoo jazz
July 28 Lisa Marie Johnston country blues
Aug 4 Audio Illusion
Aug 11 Allen Vega blues
Aug 18 Lunafish rock
Aug 25 Kalaikoil Indian dance & Pleasanton Community Band

 

Girl's Night:  The Musical


At the Bankhead Theater

 


Back to Calendar

July 9, 10, 11
Thurs-Sat

 

 

 

Girl's Night: The Musical
A touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' look at the lives of a group of female friends, “Girls Night: The Musical” has audiences everywhere laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles. During a wild and crazykaraoke night out, five girlfriends relive their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future. Filled with such classic hits as “It’s Raining Men,” “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” “I Will Survive,” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” this show bursts with energy from start to finish.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Thurs: 7:30pm; Fri: 8:00pm;  Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Admission:   $69/$52  Students (21 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Concerts at Wente
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

July 15, 21, 28

Aug 3, 19, 25, 26

Sept 3

 

 

 

Wente Concert Series
Every summer for more than 25 years, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards has showcased world-renowned entertainers in the winery’s picturesque natural amphitheater. Guests enjoy pre-concert sunset dinners outdoors or in The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Past artists include James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick, Jr., John Fogerty, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Train, Brad Paisley, The Counting Crows and many more.
Sponsor: Wente Vineyards
Location:  5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times: Gates open at 6:00pm.  Performances begin at 8:15pm  See Wente site for more details.
More info: Wente Vineyards Concerts

 
2015
Date
Day

Performer

Terrace Orchestra Outdoor
Dining
Restaurant
Dining
Front Row
Dining
July 15 Wed Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional $89 $139 $219 $269 $289
July 21 Tues An Evening With Lyle Lovett and his Large Band $79 $129 $209 $259

$279

July 28 Tues Pat Benatar & Niel Giraldo $79 $129 $209 $259

$279

Aug 3 Mon Sheryl Crow $119 $169 $249 $299 $319
Aug 19 Wed Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers $99 $149 $229 $279 $299
Aug 25 Tues Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick $99 $149 $229 $279 $299
Aug 26 Wed Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri $99 $149 $229 $279 $299
Sept 3 Thurs Smokey Robinson $99 $149 $229 $279 $299

 

As You Like It - Shakespeare's Associates
 

 

 


Back to Calendar

Preview & Family Night:
July 16
Thurs

Performances:
July 16, 17
Thurs-Fri

July 23,24,25,26
Thurs-Sun

July 30, 31
Aug 1, 2
Thurs-Sun
 

 

As You Like It - Shakespeare's Associates
A romantic comedy

In the play known for the famous line “All the world’s a stage,” two cousins, raised as sisters, prove the power of their love for each other by running away from an oppressive father and regime. In a forest made magical by love, passions are ignited as the rules of society are softened to fit the natural world. As the artifice of society is worn away, that which is truly important becomes clear, and each character finds their own path to happiness: the fathers, the lovers, and even the clowns. Yes, there will be clowns!

Options include:
Show Only:
Show + Buffet (Fri-Sun).  Wente Vineyards will offer a pre-show buffet in the Estate Barrel room.
Show + Wente Picnic.  Food will be on sale starting at 6:00pm.  Please, no outside food.
Show + Wente Restaurant.  The restaurant is at the Arroyo Road location

Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Wente Estate Winery, Tesla Road
Times:   7:30pm  (start of the performance)
Admission:  $25 to $99;   July 16 is $5 (kids) to $25
More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

Art Under the Oaks

Alden Lane Photos

 


Back to Calendar

July 18 & 19
Saturday and
Sunday
Art Under the Oaks
Alden Lane Nursery & the Livermore Art Association host this wonderful community event each summer to showcase the many talented local artists, musicians, and wine makers in the Livermore Valley. Local artists will be on hand, spread throughout the spacious nursery, exhibiting their work as well as demonstrating their skills for everyone to see. Please mark your calendar and plan to come and support your local community!

Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore Art Association
Location:  Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.
Times:  11:00AM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Art Association  Alden Lane Nursery, or call 447-0280

Art on the Green
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

July 18
Saturday

Also:
June 20
Aug 15
Sept 19

 

Art on the Green
Art, crafts, jewelry, dance, demonstartions

Robot Garden to Visit Art on the Green

On Saturday, July 18, Art on the Green gets an unusual visitor. Robot garden, normally housed at I-Gate, will make a special appearance. Art on the Green is a new mini-arts festival happening the third Saturday of each warm weather month at the Shea Home Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street in Livermore’s lovely wine country downtown.

Mingle with the artists, enjoy demonstrations, and find that special something among jewelry, vintage note cards, photography, and original art. Stop by the Robot Garden table and see laser cut popup cards, 3d printed items, and learn about this hi-tech, fun art.

It’s a great way to cap off lunch or meander through before dinner. Livermore’s offerings include wine bars, wonderful restaurants, two French bakeries, boutiques and espresso bars, and makes for a special summer afternoon of shopping, wine tasting and art.

For even further art exploration, July 18th is also the opening day of Art Under the Oaks at Alden Lane Nursery, one of the largest art events produced by Livermore Art Association and showcasing some excellent arts in a lovely setting. Their event runs through Sunday, July 19th making it easy to create an art-filled weekend.

Art on the Green was created to increase visibility of Visual artists and artisans in the community and is produced by the Bothwell Arts Center. Follow the Bothwell on Facebook and stay informed.


Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater
Times:  2-5pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

Wine Stroll - Pleasanton Downtown

 

 


Back to Calendar

July 18
Saturday

 

 

 

Wine Stroll
Join us for a beautiful summer evening in downtown Pleasanton for wine and food tastings. The annual Summer Wine Stroll will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 5-8 p.m. Patrons will have the opportunity to discover local businesses, taste a variety of wines at downtown locations and enjoy small bites of delicious food. In addition, each guest will receive a commemorative wine glass and event map.

Stay tuned for ticketing information.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  5:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission:
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 

The King and I - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Main Stage

At the Bankhead Theater


Back to Calendar

July 18,19
Sat-Sun

July 24,25,26
July 31, Aug 1,2
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

The King and I - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater - Main Stage
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplift- ing tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score and the incomparable Jerome Robbins’ ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ it is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage. 
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:  $39 Regular, $37 Seniors (60+), $20 Juniors (under 18).
     Season Tickets for Main Stage (Avenue Q, TBD, The King and I):  adults 18-59 $97.50; seniors 60+ $92.00; juniors 0-17 $45.00
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Taste our Terroir
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

July 23-26
Thurs-Sun

 

 

 

Taste our Terroir
Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair spans four delectable days. On Thursday July 23, 2015 is the annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence which has 19 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award! Friday through Sunday wineries across the region host ten food and wine events including cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours and more.

"terroir" (a French word for soil and is pronounced "ter-wah")

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Casa Real Event Center
Times:  6-9pm
Admission: Varies.  Weekend Tickets available from $35 to $100
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

July 23-26
Thurs-Sun

 

 

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broadway’s greatest farce is coming to Las Positas College when the LPC College Theater Arts Department opens the musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, July 23. The play is the inaugural production in LPC’s beautifully renovated outdoor amphitheater. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, pack and snack or enjoy the LPC food truck while experiencing an unforgettable, hysterical musical with a terrific ensemble of comedic actors.

As the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book, the light, fast-paced, witty and irreverent musical takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested, 2,000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart’s book with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim was originally produced on Broadway by the legendary Harold Prince. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the tale of Pseudolus, a crafty slave who struggles to win the hand of Philia, a beautiful, but slow-witted courtesan, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. Mistaken identity, slammed doors and even a showgirl or two find their way into the non-stop laugh-fest.

The LPC production features stage direction by Wes Morgan and musical direction by Mark Dietrich, with choreography by Faith Blevins, set and lighting design by Mike Rinaldi and costume design by Lenee Madera and Hanna Ramirez.

The production’s actors include: James Koponen, Josh Thompson, Kaitlin Bailey, Daisy Barajas, Chae Hyden, Chad Watkins, Rajiv Vijayakvmar, Trevor March, Christian Tanton, Chuck Eyler, Patricia Bosma, Daniel Gines-Rivera, Elise Ebbinghaus, William Schubert, Kristen Barber, Katie Lai, Trenton Torian, and veteran actor and LPC emeritus faculty Ken Ross as Erronius.
Sponsor: Las Positas College
Location:  Barbara F. Mertes Center for the Arts Amphitheatre, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:
   $15 General Admission
   $10 Student, Staff and Seniors (55+)
   There is a $2 parking fee for the Thursday and Friday performance.
More info: LPC Performing Arts

 

Follow flow 2.0 from California to London
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

July 24-26
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Follow flow 2.0 from California to London
In 2014, Livermore artist Linda Ryan was faced with preparing for an upcoming exhibition with her painting hand in a cast. Rather than cancel, she chose to move away from the abstract figurative work she is known for and challenged herself with creating art using gravity, flow and Liquitex Pouring Medium, to capture luminous "stopped" movement.

Ryan bought the biggest rubber gloves she could find, cut the sides and duct-taped them over her cast. She hired help, ordered gallons of Liquitex Pouring Medium, mixed it with the paint, then poured, tilted, turned, and poured some more. Having tested pouring medium on plexiglass, polyethelene sheets and wood for over two years paid off.

"It's a fascinatingly challenging medium," says Ryan, "it is milky while it's workable. You have to have a good visual memory to recall what is on the under-layers, understand how your pigments react in the medium, and stop the movement at just the right time to create a strong composition." But, she adds, when it works, they come alive with motion and depth.

She found the results so exciting and bold that she took 6 weeks off, then reduced her hours managing the Bothwell Arts Center in order to focus on her art, and is taking 25 new pour paintings to exhibit at the Parallax Art Fair in London the last weekend of July. http://parallaxaf.co 

Ryan invites you behind-the-scenes to follow the flow from Livermore to London at http://on.fb.me/1JUzm4I  or /lindaryanart, Twitter @lindaryanart.

Linda Ryan is an award-winning artist whose work is in collections across the States and in Europe. In 2014, Ryan received an Arts Leadership Award through the Alameda County Arts Commission. She has created and managed ArtWalk Livermore and many arts events and exhibitions in the area, and has managed the Bothwell Arts Center, a project of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, for 9 years.

About Linda Ryan fine art:
Professional artist, Soul proprietorship. Technically its sole, but I liked the typo. So I'm leaving it.
Sponsor: Linda Ryan Fine Art
Location:  online
Times:  All day
Admission: Free
More info:

 

Puerto Candelaria


At the Bankhead Theater

 


Back to Calendar

July 30
Thurs

 

 

 

Puerto Candelaria
The music of Puerto Candelaria is based in popular Colombian rhythms and style, full of imagination and a magical spirit that excites the senses. Six talented musicians, united by the creativity of composer Juancho Valencia, create the imaginary land of Puerto Candelaria, the spiritual home of the Candelarios. Since 2000, their original and innovative show has explored the joy and laughter found in every day as expressed by the vibrant music and dance of the rich, exuberant Columbian culture.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $39/$25   Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Title
 

 

 

 


Back to Calendar

 

 

 

 

Title
descrip
Sponsor:
Location: 
Times: 
Admission:
More info:

 
       

 

Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

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

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

 

 

Back to Calendar

Event Date / Time / Location Description