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eLivermore.com Community Calendar
May 2016

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1
Sun:
06:11 -- 19:58
Moon:
02:57 -- 14:19

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

2
Sun:
06:10 -- 19:59
Moon:
03:36 -- 15:26

 

3  National Teachers Day
Sun:
06:09 -- 20:00
Moon:
04:14 -- 16:35

 

4
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:01
Moon:
04:53 -- 17:46

 

5    Cinco De Mayo
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:02
Moon:
05:34 -- 18:58

DakhaBrakha
     7:30pm

 

6  New Moon
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:02
Moon:
06:18 -- 20:10

The Capitol Steps
     8:00pm 

7
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:03
Moon:
07:05 -- 21:19

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Eos Ensemble
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     8:00pm  

Mother's Day
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:04
Moon:
07:57 -- 22:25

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

 

9
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:05
Moon:
08:53 -- 23:24

 

10
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:06
Moon:
09:52 -- xx:xx

 

11
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:07
Moon:
10:52 -- 00:17

 

12
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:08
Moon:
11:51 -- 01:02

 

13  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:09
Moon:
12:50 -- 01:43

 

14
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:10
Moon:
13:47 -- 02:18

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

 

15
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:10
Moon:
14:43 -- 02:51

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

16
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:11
Moon:
15:38 -- 03:22

 

17
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:12
Moon:
16:33 -- 03:53

 

18
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:13
Moon:
17:27 -- 04:23

Cimarron
     7:30pm 

19
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:14
Moon:
18:22 -- 04:54

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

 

20
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:15
Moon:
19:17 -- 05:28

Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot
     8:00pm 

21  Full Moon
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:15
Moon:
20:11 -- 06:04

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Doll & Teddy Bear Show
     9:30am

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race
     8:00 to 5:00 

22
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:16
Moon:
21:05 -- 06:44

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Smuin Ballet
     7:00pm 

 

23
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:17
Moon:
21:57 -- 07:28

 

24
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:18
Moon:
22:47 -- 08:17

 

25
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:18
Moon:
23:33 -- 09:10

LHG History Forum
   History of Oak Knoll Cemetery

     7:30pm 

26
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:19
Moon:
xx:xx-- 10:07

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

 

27
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:20
Moon:
00:17  -- 11:07

 

28
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:21
Moon:
00:57 -- 12:09

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LHG Auction
     5:00pm Preview   Dinner 6:00pm
     7:00pm Auction. 

Spring Rep
   Valley Dance Theatre

     7:00pm

29  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:21
Moon:
01:36 -- 13:13

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

B17 , B24 Bombers
   @Lvr Airport

    12:00-5:00

Spring Rep
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm

 

30 Memorial Day
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:22
Moon:
02:13 -- 14:19

B17 , B24 Bombers
   @Lvr Airport

    9:00-5:00 

 

31
Sun:
05:47 -- 20:23
Moon:
02:50 -- 15:26

B17 , B24 Bombers
   @Lvr Airport

    9:00-5:00  

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2016 

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

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Other Months
January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016
July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016
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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.

May 2016 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

 

   
DakhaBrakha


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 5
Thursday

 

 

 

DakhaDrakha
DakhaBrakha reflects the fundamental sound and soul of Ukraine in music that is original, intimate and authentic. Their name, meaning “give/take” in the old Ukranian language, reflects their “ethno-chaos” style of exploring both folk music and contemporary rhythms. With Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, this quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture that has true global appeal.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $49/$32   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

 

The Capitol Steps


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 6
Friday

 

 

 

The Capitol Steps
Returning for their eighth annual evening of side-splitting political satire, the members of Capitol Steps combine experience on the Hill with musical, acting, improv and sheer comedic talent in an equal opportunity skewering of modern day politics. The only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress, they never fail to find humor in the latest headlines, scandals and videos. Given today’s gridlock, a Capitol Steps show may be the only thing capable of winning bipartisan support!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $69/$52   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

 

Eos Ensemble - Del Valle Fine Arts


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 7
Sat

 

 

 

Eos Ensemble - Del Valle Fine Arts
San Francisco Opera Orchestra members excite audiences with the intimacy of a small ensemble. With artistry normally reserved for the grand canvas of opera, Eos ensembles have been thrilling audiences for over 10 years. This concert features violinist Craig Reiss, cellist Thalia Moore and guest pianist Gwendolyn Mok. The Eos Trio presents an all-French program, featuring piano trios from Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Debussy’s music hearkens back to the Romantic era and evokes Parisian salons of the late 19th century, while Ravel mirrors the style of Impressionist painters Monet and Renoir with new musical colors and tonalities.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:    $42/$35/$28
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Del Valle Fine Arts  -  Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

Cimarron


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 18

 

 

 

Cimarron
Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble, Cimarrón performs the festive dance music of “joropo,” a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, they expand on the rich traditions of the múisca llanera sound from the Orinoco river plains. With the harp, bandola, cuatro, bass, cajon, maracas and high-pitched voices, Cimarrón creates musical fireworks that astonish and exhilarate audiences of all ages.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $20;   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

 

Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 20
Friday

 

 

 

Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot
Known for her imaginative jazz style, Karen Marguth’s sleek, smooth voice flows gracefully over a diverse repertoire ranging from classic to contemporary with touches of Latin, Brazilian, and American funk music. Raised in Livermore, she has gone on to thrill audiences at festivals and venues across the country and in France, earning a place among America’s finest jazz vocalists today. Backed by San Francisco-based quartet Le Jazz Hot, any Marguth concert promises jazz that swings with flair.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
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

 

Doll & Teddy Bear Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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May 21
Sat

 

Doll & Teddy Bear Show
The show brings contests, demonstrations and an exciting international group of high profile artists sharing what they do. This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, & more: from antique to modern and the carefully hand crafted.

• Doll & teddy bear identification and appraisal by industry experts (limit 2 per person)
• Extensive group of antique dolls and miniatures for sale
• Meet internationally known doll artists and teddy bear artists from around the region
• Play dolls & teddy bears for younger collectors
• Doll Stringing and repair evaluation available
Sponsor: Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9:30am to 3:30pm
Admission:   Adults $8.00, Child $8.00    Parking $10.00
More info:   Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale   or Fairgrounds web site
 

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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May 21
Sat

 

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race
Rugged Maniac is returning to Alameda County Fairgrounds on May 21st with 25 epic obstacles and 1 rockin' party! Here's how it works: Register for the race and you'll get a chance to run our 3-mile course where you'll climb towers of shipping containers, rocket down a massive water slide, crawl through underground tunnels, leap over fire and experience some BIG new obstacles! As if that weren't awesome enough, before and after you run you'll get to party with thousands of other maniacs in our day-long festival where you can ride mechanical bulls, pretend to be a kid in our adult bounce houses, dance your butt off in the festival and enjoy lots of new games and activities! So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and register now before your preferred start time sells out!
Sponsor: Rugged Races
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8am to 5pm
Admission:   $69 - $100 (price varies depending on proximity to race)  Parking $8.00
More info:  617 383-3579  or www.ruggedmaniac.com   or Fairgrounds web site
 
Smuin Ballet


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 22
Sun

 

 

 

Smuin Ballet
Known for combining exceptional talent and creativity with an openness to new ideas, Smuin Ballet has been praised as “one of the country’s most entertaining, original ballet troupes.” Helen Pickett’s powerful new work “Oasis,” set to a score by “House of Cards” composer Jeff Beal, puts a timely focus on water scarcity and abundance. Dancers in “Return to a Strange Land,” reflect moods from sadness to acceptance, while the music of Vivaldi invigorates “Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink).”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission:     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

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - History of Oak Knoll Cemetery

 

 


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May 25
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - History of Oak Knoll Cemetery
Richard Finn will present the history of Livermore's Oak Knoll cemetery, the hill along Stanley Blvd. and Arroyo Mocho next to Granada High School, at 7 p.m. at Livermore Public Library, Civic Center. This will be the first of the Guild's summer series of history talks. Richard and his cousin Peter Kitchingham, of London, England, have spent several years researching hundreds of people buried at Oak Knoll, the Livermore­Amador Valley's first formal cemetery. Members of the last wagon train over the Sierras in the terrible winter of 1846, the founder of Alameda County, and ancestors of prominent local families are interred there.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the talk to follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library located at 1188 South Livermore Avenue. Light refreshments are provided. While there is no charge for the talk, donations are encouraged.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
Times:  7:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm
Admission: Donations Appreciated.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 
Livermore Heritage Guild Auction

 

 

 


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May 28
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild Auction
Come and enjoy an evening of old fashioned fun, food, and bidding wars at the Guild's annual auction. It all takes place at the Duarte Garage located on the old Lincoln Highways at the corner of Portola and L Streets in Livermore.

The money we raise helps fund Guild projects in our community.


Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild,
Location:  Duarte Garage, corner of Portola and L St., Livermore
Times:  Preview items at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the auction to follow at 7 p.m.
Admission:
Free to attend auction.  Dinner: $25.00.
More info: LHG web site, or Call 925 449-9927 for more information.
 

2016 Spring Rep - Valley Dance Theatre


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 28, 29
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Valley Dance Theater
Valley Dance Theatre brings full-length and repertory classical ballet and contemporary dance productions to the San Francisco East Bay. Every December, the Company presents several full-length performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. A second major production is staged each season in late Spring. As the resident ballet company, all performances are held at the Bankhead Theater and are accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra. Costumes and sets are created by professional, award-winning designers. Founded in Livermore, in 1980, Valley Dance Theatre is a licensed, nonprofit Ballet Company which also operates an affiliated school of dance, offering ballet classes for ages 3 years through adult and boys’ classes.
Sponsor: Valley Dance Theater
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Sat: 7:00pm;  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $26;  Students: $12
More info: Valley Dance Theater or Bankhead Theater

 

B17, B24, B25, & P51 at the Livermore Airport

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May 29-31
Sun-Tues

 

 

B17, B24, B25 Bombers plus P51 Mustang fighter at the Livermore Airport
Vintage B17, B24, and B25 bombers once again visit the Livermore airport.  This year a P51 joins them.  You can take pictures, walk through the bombers, and talk to the crew.  Flights are also available in the B17 and B24 for a $450 donation.
In recent years a number of other vintage aircraft, many from WWII, have also been on display.
  • Flight Experiences Donations are $450 per person aboard the B-17 or B-24.
  • Flight training in the TP-51C "Betty Jane" will be at most locations on the Wings of Freedom Tour. Flight training in the P-51 is $2200 for a half hour flight, and $3200 for a full hour. All participants will get the chance to feel what it was like to fly one of the most legendary fighters of WWII.
  • Walk through tours of the aircraft are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under for access to all of the aircraft. WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at no charge.

See the eLivermore photos.
Sponsor: The Collins Foundation
Location:  Livermore Airport
Times:  Walk Through Tour times:  Sunday: 12-5; Monday, 9-5, Tuesday, 9-5
   Flight Experiences take place before and after the tours.
Admission: Walk Through Tour: Adults: $12.00; Children 12 & under: $6;  Rides: $450 for 30 minute flight on B-17 or B-24.  See above for TP-51C flight training.
More info: The Collings Foundation.  For Rides Call - 978-562-9182

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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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