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September 2017

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2017 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
     

1
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:36
Moon:
16:48 -- 02:13

 

2
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:34
Moon:
17:32 -- 03:05

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Scottish Games
     9:00 to 6:00

Sizzling Saturdays
      6:00pm to 9:00pm

3
Sun:
06:39 -- 19:33
Moon:
18:13 -- 04:00

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Scottish Games
     9:00 to 6:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Harvest Wine Celebration
   CANCELLED due to high
   expected temperatures

     12:00 to 5:00pm

 

Labor Day
Sun:
06:40 -- 19:31
Moon:
18:51 -- 04:58

 

5
Sun:
06:41 -- 19:30
Moon:
19:27 -- 05:58

 

Full Moon
Sun:
06:42 -- 19:28
Moon:
20:02 -- 07:00

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

7
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:27
Moon:
20:36 -- 08:03

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

 

8
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:25
Moon:
21:11 -- 09:08

 

Admission Day (CA)
Sun:
06:44 -- 19:24
Moon:
21:48 -- 10:13

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Children's Fair
     10:00am to 4:00pm

Forkful
     3:00pm to 6:00pm

Brilliance at the Bankhead
     Indigo Girls

     6:00pm

Sizzling Saturdays
      6:00pm to 9:00pm

Party with the Riccardis
   at the Firehouse

     8:00pm
 

 

10  Grandparent's Day
Sun:
06:45 -- 19:22
Moon:
22:27 -- 11:19

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Applefest! at Ravenswood
     1:00 to 4:00pm

 

11
Sun:
06:46 -- 19:20
Moon:
23:11 -- 12:26

 

12  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:47 -- 19:19
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:32

 

13
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:17
Moon:
00:00 -- 14:35

 

14
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:16
Moon:
00:55 -- 15:34

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

 

15
Sun:
06:49 -- 19:14
Moon:
01:55 -- 16:27

James and the Giant Peach Jr
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm

Rita Rudner
     8:00pm 

16
Sun:
06:50 -- 19:13
Moon:
02:58 -- 17:15

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Bay Area Pet Fair
     10:00am to 5:00pm

James and the Giant Peach Jr
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sizzling Saturdays
      6:00pm to 9:00pm

17
Sun:
06:51 -- 19:11
Moon:
04:04 -- 17:58

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Bay Area Pet Fair
     10:00am to 5:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Poetry in Motion
   Pacific Chamber Orchestra

     2:00pm

James and the Giant Peach Jr
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

 

18
Sun:
06:52 -- 19:10
Moon:
05:09 -- 18:36

 

19  New Moon
Sun:
06:53 -- 19:08
Moon:
06:13 -- 19:11

Hawaiian Cowboy Social (50+)
   LARPD

     2:00pm to 3:30pm

 

20
Sun:
06:54 -- 19:07
Moon:
07:16 -- 19:44

 

21
Sun:
06:54 -- 19:05
Moon:
08:18 -- 20:17

Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival
     10:00 to 5:00

Live Horse Racing
     1:45pm

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

R. Carlos Nakai, William
   Eaton, & Will Clipman

     7:30pm 

22     First Day of Autum
    
(Autumnal Equinox
Sun:
06:55 -- 19:03
Moon:
09:18 -- 20:50

Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival
     10:00 to 5:00

Live Horse Racing
     1:45pm

James and the Giant Peach Jr
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm

SF Comedy Competition
     8:00pm

23
Sun:
06:56 -- 19:02
Moon:
10:16 -- 21:23

Tree Sweater Forest

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival
     10:00 to 4:00

James and the Giant Peach Jr
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm and 7:30pm

Live Horse Racing
     2:15pm

Sizzling Saturdays
      6:00pm to 9:00pm

24
Sun:
06:57 -- 19:00
Moon:
11:13 -- 21:59

Nostalgia Day Car Show
    9:00am to 4:00pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Live Horse Racing
     1:45pm

James and the Giant Peach Jr
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

 

25
Sun:
06:58 -- 18:59
Moon:
12:08 -- 22:37

 

26
Sun:
06:59 -- 18:57
Moon:
13:02 -- 23:19

 

27  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:59 -- 18:56
Moon:
13:53 -- xx:xx

Strum & Spirits
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm 

28
Sun:
07:00 -- 18:54
Moon:
14:41 -- 00:05

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

 

29
Sun:
07:01 -- 18:53
Moon:
15:26 -- 00:54

Live Horse Racing
     1:45pm 

Heart by Heart
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm

30
Sun:
07:02 -- 18:51
Moon:
16:08 -- 01:47

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Live Horse Racing
     2:15pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
   Wine Tasting Special

Don Pasquale Opening Gala
    4:00pm

Sizzling Saturdays
      6:00pm to 9:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05pm-10:00pm

Don Pasquale
   Livermore Valley Opera

     8:00pm

Heart by Heart
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm
    

Other Months
January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017
July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017
Other Calendar Information
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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.

September 2017 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

 

   
Sizzling Saturdays

 

 


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Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Saturdays

 

 

 

Sizzling Saturdays
Enjoy hot summer nights in downtown Pleasanton. Sizzling Saturdays combines live music and entertainment on Main Street as you enjoy special promotions from downtown businesses and restaurants. Stroll through downtown and enjoy live music throughout Main Street while you shop and dine. See the list of participating businesses and promotions below during Sizzling Saturdays from 6-9 p.m. in August and September.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 
Scottish Games

At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 2-3
Sat-Sun

 

Scottish Games
One of the world's largest Celtic Festivals. 30 pipe bands. World Championship Heavy Events + Amateur, Woman's & Maters Invitational. Western Highland Dancing Championships.
Living History - MaryQueen of Scots, Highland Warriors, Roman Legion & Invading Vikings. Gathering of Clans. Celtec Heritage - Fiddling, Harping & Singing. 6 stages continuous entertainment - traditional to Celtic Rock. Childrens Glen, Scottish Country Dancing. Irish Step dancing. Birds of Prey. Sheep Dog Trials. Clydesdale Horse Team. Five-A-Side Soccer, Rugby & Shinty Tournament. Whisky Tasting. British food & drink. 5 buildings with 100 + Vendors.
Sponsor: Caledonian Club
Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:   8:30am to 6pm.
Admission:   Parking: $10
At the Gate: 1 day $24, 2 day $31; Student (12 - 17) $13; Seniors (65+) $13; 11 & under FREE;
        Online: 1 day $19, 2 day $26; Student (12 - 17) $11; Seniors (65+) $11; 11 & under FREE;
        Military (with active duty ID) FREE, 11 & under FREE
    Check web sites below for any updates.
More info: Caledonian Club or Fairgrounds web site
Harvest Wine Celebration - Cancelled due to expected high temperatures

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Sept 3
Sunday

Cancelled

Harvest Wine Celebration

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, wineries celebrate the exciting crush season. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 35 years to enjoy this unique event.This exclusive event is open only to ticket holders- don't miss out on a wine country celebration!

Join us for live music, wine tasting, lawn games, food trucks and more. VIP guests will enjoy preferred parking, complimentary small plates of food, lounge seating, reserved shade areas, exclusive tasting of signature wines.

Tickets include entrance into participating wineries, wine tastings, commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country glass, wine discounts and a program.

The 2017 Harvest Wine Celebration is a one day event, but you can make it a two day experience. Many wineries honor wristbands, have additional special activities, and are open on Monday.

Ticket sale proceeds benefit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, a non-profit organization which supports the wineries and growers in the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area. We appreciate your support.

Location:  Las Positas College campus
Times: noon to 5pm
Admission: General:  $55 presale through 9/1, $65 at the door.   VIP: $85 presale through 9/1, $100 at the door.
     VIP guests will enjoy preferred parking, complimentary small plates of food, lounge seating, reserved shade areas, exclusive tasting of signature wines.
     10% discount on purchases of 10 or more
     All tickets include wine tastings, commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country glass, wine discounts at select wineries on Monday and a program.
     There are NO non-drinking tickets available for this event.
Parking:  $5 per car.  Complimentary for VIP Ticket holders.

Tickets are available at: Participating wineries, www.LVwine.org,
First Street Wine Company in Livermore, The Wine Steward in Pleasanton, Bay Area Safeway Stores

More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or Call 925-447-WINE (9463) for more information.

Children's Fair
 

 

 

 


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Sept 9
Sat

 

 

 

Children's Fair
Activities::  Petting Zoo & Pony Rides (Fee), LPD K-9 Demonstration, Live Entertainment: Clown, Magician, & More
  Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Departments, Safety Trailer & Fire Truck.
  Free Make-It & Take-It Crafts, Inflatable Activity Center (fee), Information for Parents & Kids, Pool open noon-6pm, Train Rides (fee), RLCC Cafe Open
No Pets allowed at the Fair.
Sponsor: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, 4448 Loyola Ave
Times:  10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)

 
Forkful

 

 


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Sept 9
Sat

 

 

 

Forkful
Join us Saturday, September 9th for a brand new event in downtown Pleasanton. Forkful is sure to be every foodies dream come true and an evening of culinary delight. This unique self-paced tasting experience will allow event guests to stroll through downtown stopping at 15 participating locations to taste their perfect forkful of food. Complimentary adult beverage tastings will highlight the food along the way. This event will allow event guests to truly experience the culinary landscape of downtown Pleasanton.

Upon arrival, each event guest will enjoy a sparkling wine reception at check in where they will receive their commemorative rose gold fork and event program to guide them through the tasting experience. Check in will take place at the Museum on Main located at 603 Main Street from 2:30-4pm. The savory portion of the event will take place from 3-5pm and the sweet portion will take place from 4-6pm. Event guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the event at their own leisure within the event hours determining their own route using the program as their guide.

You must be 21 and older to participate in this event. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. The PDA is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  3:00pm to 6:00pm
Admission: Tickets start at $50
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 

Party with the Riccardis


Firehouse Arts Center


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Sept 9
Sat

 

 

 

Party with the Riccardis
Sandy and Richard will make you scream with laughter and tap your toes to their all-original, all-comedy cabaret, describing their cracked and bushwhacked road to marital bliss, social consciousness, and menopause.

Their unique juxtaposition of modern, socially relevant lyrics and tune-smithy jazz piano/vocal arrangements will charm your socks off.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $15-$25
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 

Applefest! at Ravenswood
 

 

 

 


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Sept 10
Sun

 

 

 

Applefest! at Ravenswood
Apple Picking, Cider Making, "apple slinkies"
Face paiting, old-fashioned games, docent-led tours
Special apple tasting with Ranger "Apple" Amy at 2pm;  all other activities onging.
Sponsor: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)
Location:  Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore
Times:  1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Questions? Call the LARPD Ranger Office at (925) 960 2400 or email awolitzer@larpd.org for more information. (Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)

 
Brilliance at the Bankhead - The Indigo Girls


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 9
Sat

 

 

 

Brilliance at the Bankhead - The Indigo Girls
11th Season Opening Gala Featuring The Indigo Girls
With the Livermore-Amador Symphony
Including a Brilliant Reception on the Bankhead Plaza with: Delicious Food and Drink Catered by Wente Vineyards and live music from the East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars Band
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  6:00pm
Admission:  $250 per person
Tickets:
  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

James and the Giant Peach Jr


Firehouse Arts Center


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Sept 15, 16, 17
Sept 22, 23, 24

Fri-Sun

 

 

 

James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Family theater performed by local youth!

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach that rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. The show features songs written by the Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and Tony Award® winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Sponsor: Civic Arts Stage Company
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays: 7:30pm;   Saturdays: 2pm and 7:30pm;  Sundays: 2pm
Admission: $7-$18
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 

Rita Rudner


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 15
Fri

 

 

 

Rita Rudner
Known for her epigrammatic style, Rita Rudner’s soft-spoken humor, quick one-liners and charming delivery shatters the tough female comedienne stereotype and keeps her audiences laughing. She has sold out venues in the US, England and Australia and just completed a 15-year-run in Las Vegas with her non-stop, witty observations on modern life, covering such diverse topics as relationships, family and the importance of cleaning ladies. Rita’s comic style made her a welcome guest on television shows with hosts from Johnny Carson, Bob Hope and George Burns, to David Letterman, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, and Conan O’Brien. A multi-talented performer, she started her career as a dancer, has written plays as well as starred in them, and authored several books including her most recent, “I Still Have It . . . I Just Can’t Remember Where I PutIt: Confessions of a Fiftysomething.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $80 / $60 / $40
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Bay Area Pet Fair


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 16, 17
Sat-Sun

 

Bay Area Pet Fair
On September 16 and 17, 2016, the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair will feature more than 80 California pet rescues and shelters in attendance, with over 1,000 adoptable dogs, cats & small animals.
In addition, the event is an extravaganza for pet-loving families. Admission and parking is free, and there will be free live shows, free activities for kids and dogs, food trucks, lots of giveaways and loads of vendors.
The six years of the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair resulted in:
4,760 homeless pets adopted, including 1078 in 2016!
More than $238,000 donated back to local rescues and shelters
110,000+ animal lovers in attendance
Pet Food Express' Director of Community Outreach, Mike Murray, calls the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair an 'opportunity to educate people about the importance of rescue and adoption, find hundreds of homeless pets forever homes and provide a fun weekend of activities for the whole family.'
For the latest updates please visit www.bayareapetfair.org.
Sponsor: Pet Food Express
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission:   Free   Parking is free
More info:   (510) 924-3398,  pfe_events@petfoodexpress.comwww.bayareapetfair.org, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Poetry in Motion - Pacific Chamber Orchestra


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 17
Sunday

 

 

 

Poetry in Motion - Pacific Chamber Orchestra
Pacific Chamber Orchestra under Maestro Lawrence Kohl performs magical Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Steinway artist Natsuki Fukasawa. A Fulbright scholar Ms. Fukasawa’s music career has taken her throughout U.S. cities as well as to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Japan and China, performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall. Schubert’s Symphony No. 1 while clearly showing influences from Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven establishes his unique sense of flowing melodic line so characteristic of his song cycles.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Orchestra
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $59 / $45 / $35
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Orchestra  - LVPAC web site
 
Hawaiian Cowboy Social (for 50+)
 

 

 

 


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Sept 19
Tues

 

 

 

Hawaiian Cowboy Social (for 50+)
Celebrate Senior Center Month
Wear your Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, cowboy hats and boots!
Fun photo booth, stick horse races, door prizes, games and refreshments.
At the Robert Livermore Community Center, Palo Verde Room.
Register by 4pm 9/12
Sponsor: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, Palo Verde Room.  Additional parking on Loyola Ave.
Times:  2:00 to 3:30pm
Admission: $6.00.  $7:00 NR
More info: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)

 
Pleasanton Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 21-23
Thurs-Sat

 

Pleasanton Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival.
The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival features a wide variety of supplies, notions, patterns and techniques in the areas of quilting, sewing, needle-arts, stenciling, embossing, crystals, fabric crafts and more. Many booths will feature new cutting edge products that are brand new to the market. Enter your ticket stub to win free door prize drawings that occur every hour. Our co-sponsor, Dublin Sewing, will also be giving away a free sewing machine making this a very exciting show for those with a creative flair! In addition to that prize, dozens of free door prizes will be called throughout the day.
Sponsor: Rusty Barn
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Thurs 10am - 5pm; Fri. 10am - 5pm; Sat. 10am - 4pm
Admission:   Free.  Parking $10
More info:  www.quiltcraftsew.com  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Live Horse Racing


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 21-24
Sept 29, 30, Oct 1
Thurs-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

Live Horse Racing
• FREE Parking All Day  (Thursday & Friday)
• $2 Hot Dogs (Thursday)
• Food Truck Fridays (Fridays)
• Daily Racing Seminar 12 PM (12:30 on Fridays)
• KKIQ/KKDV T-Shirt Giveaway (Thursday)
• 95.7 The Game Fan Cave
Live Sporting Events on HD Screens
• Win, Place, Show Contest
• Late Pick 4
• .20 Gold Rush Pick 6
• .20 Gold Strike Pentafecta

Sip, Savor, & Wager Wine Featival (Sat, Sept 23)
Poker Run to the Races Motorcycle Ride (Sun, Sept 24)
Craftoberfest Craft Beer Festival (Sat Sept 30)
Mixology Festival Craft Cocktails (Sun, Oct 1)
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Post time: 1:45pm  (2:15 on Fridays)
Admission:  Free Admission to the track     Parking Free on Thursdays and Fridays
More info:  racing.alamedacountyfair.com/     or Fairgrounds web site
 

R Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 21
Thurs

 

 

 

R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton, and Will Ckipman
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar wood flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it.

Since he began playing the traditional Native American flute in the early 1980s, Nakai has released more than 50 albums including “Canyon Trilogy,”which went platinum, the first for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music. In addition to traditional Native American music, he has also explored new age, world-beat jazz and classical styles. Nakai’s cross-cultural collaborations have included an album with the Wind Travelin’ Band, a Japanese folk ensemble, and Tibetan flutist and singer Nawang Khechog. In addition to guitarist William Eaton and percussionist Will Clipman, with whom he is currently on tour, he has worked with flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass and several symphony orchestras.

The recipient of numerous Grammy Award nominations and other awards, Nakai’s career has been shaped by a desire to communicate a sense of Native American culture and society that transcends the common stereotypes presented in mass media.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.00 
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

SF Comedy Competition


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 22
Fri

 

 

 

SF Comedy Competition
Now in its 42nd year, the San Francisco Comedy Competition has helped launch a Who’s Who of comic champions. Over the years, legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres have emerged from this stand-up comedy contest to become stars.

Among the many competitions around the country, the format of the San Francisco Comedy Competition makes winning particularly challenging. The preliminary rounds consist of short stand up sets in six venues, which may include comedy clubs, bars, restaurants, casinos and theaters. Ten comedians proceed to the semi-finals for longer sets in six more venues, before moving to the finals, where the length of the sets increase to 12-15 minutes.

Since 2015, the Bankhead Theater has become a popular stop, one of the last on the semi final circuit, where the competition keeps audiences on the edge of their seats … until they’re rolling in the aisle with laughter.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $30.00  
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Tree Sweater Forest
 

 

 

 


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Sept 23

Saturday

 

 

 

Tree Sweater Forest
Sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Tree Sweater Forest is a fun and whimsical art installation. Knitters and crocheters make "sweaters" for 30 trees on First Street, Livermore. Yes, just for fun! They add a festive and vibrant ambience to Livermore's beautiful downtown for the fall season.

Installation is Sat., September 23 and they stay up until November 18. When they come off the trees they are repurposed as animal comfort blankets at the Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton.
Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times: 
Admission:
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

Nostalgia Day Car Show

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September 24
Sunday
Nostalgia Day Car Show
Welcome to our 28th Annual Nostalgia Day Car Show:

For twenty seven years the club has held its Nostalgia Day Car Show on the streets of downtown Livermore, where the show has grown to display 700+ muscle cars, street rods, custom and classic cars and draws over 10,000 spectators annually. Our motto has always been "Cruisers Against Drugs", and our annual Nostalgia Day Car Show has allowed us to prove that we mean it. To date, this fundraiser has enabled us to donate over $460,000 for local organizations that promote the Tri-Valley youth, help strengthen their families and help keep kids off drugs & alcohol.

We will be providing more information in the near future about the show and registration on this page as it becomes available.

See photos from the 2003 show (on web pages)
See 2014 and 2016 show photos on the eLivermore.com photo site.
Sponsors: Livermore Downtown and Altamont Cruisers
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times:  9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission:  Free
More info: Altamont Cruisers Car Club

Strum & Spirits


Firehouse Arts Center


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Sept 27
Wed

 

 

 

Strum & Spirits
“Strum & Spirits” is a new, interactive, social way for beginners to learn to play the guitar, discover rock ‘n roll history, experience new wines and have fun doing it all! Guitarist/vocalist David Victor (formerly of the multi-platinum band BOSTON) takes each group by the hand and gently introduces the fundamental concepts of the guitar with a presentation spiked with storytelling and humor. It’s like a “paint-and-sip” class, only more rockin’!

You need not know how to play the guitar at all! You’ll get more out of it if you know NOTHING. In fact, you DO NOT even need to own a guitar! David will provide up to 50 guitars for his guests (rental price applies, see tickets). You can also bring your own guitar if you wish.

Come and learn about some new wines and learn to play some of the greatest rock ‘n roll songs ever written in an enjoyable, new, relaxed and innovative way.

BONUS: At the Firehouse, our first 40 participants will find themselves on the beautiful Firehouse stage with David!

David will finish the evening with a special acoustic performance of some of his favorite BOSTON songs and more that will blow you away!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: General: $39;  With Guitar: $49;  Spectator: $25
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 

Heart by Heart


Firehouse Arts Center


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Heart by Heart
Original HEART band members and Rock ‘N Roll Hall of famers Steve Fossen (bass) and Mike Derosier (drums) and the “second incarnation” of the iconic Hall of Fame rock group! Heart By Heart’s mission is simple: create music that is authentic, passionate, and true to HEART’s original recordings. Lead vocals by Somar Macek, Randy Hansen on guitar, keyboardist Bob Rivers, and Lizzy Daymont on guitar and vocals.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $30 - $40
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Valley Opera - Don Pasquale Opening Night Gala


At the Bankhead Theater


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Sept 30
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Livermore Valley Opera -
Dinner – Reception – Dessert

The Opening Night Gala for Donizetti’s Don Pasquale will be held September 30, 2017 at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, conveniently located in downtown Livermore. The Welcome Reception will begin at 4:00 P.M. in order to accommodate a pre-opera lecture time of 6:30 P.M and a Curtain time of 7:30PM.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Bankhead Ticket Office 925-373-6800 or online.

Nick Liang will work with our wine sponsor McKahn Family Cellars to create a beautiful three course dinner beginning at 4:45 P.M. Specialty desserts will be served at the Bankhead Theater. A separate ticket will be needed to attend the opera performance of your choice.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard
Times:  4:00pm
Admission: $95
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Livermore Valley Opera - Don Pasquale


At the Bankhead Theater


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Sept 30
Oct 1, 7, 8

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Livermore Valley Opera - Don Pasquale
David Gately’s well loved Wild West version of Gaetano Donizetti’s classic Don Pasquale is an evening of fun, laughs and amazing tunes sure to satisfy everyone. Join us as we saddle up to tell the story of Don Pasquale, an ornery old thing who’s desire to be married soon fades when his much younger wife takes the reigns and drives his life out of control. It is a classic Spaghetti Western complete with gun totin’ cowboys, saloon girls and bubble baths to set the stage for this evening of light-hearted fun. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $90 / $75 / $65 / $52 / $42     Student:  There is a $10 discount discount for some seats.  Varies by performance.
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
Pirates of Emerson - Haunted Themed Park
 

 

 

 


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Sept 30-Oct 31
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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 23rd year. Consuming over 4 acres including 6 haunted Attractions:
Beneath the Darkness, Trick or Treat, Pirates of Emerson, Farmageddon, The Dark Gauntlet, Terror-tories

In addition to the Haunted Attractions, tickets include: Live Music, Mazes, Misfortune Tell, Frightmares Sideshow, Nightly Entertainment, and more.

Not recommended for children under 13.
Doing our best to make Pleasanton UN-Pleasant!

Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  See below
Admission:
General Admission - $30.00  Six acres of scares, mazes, games, nightly entertainment and, of course, award winning Haunted Houses!

Group Admission - $26   Groups of 20 or more
Speed Pass - $10 per ticket
Twice Thru - $10 per ticket
VIP Admission - $60  VIP allows you to skip all lines AND go thru any attraction as many times as you want! The ultimate Speed Pass

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

 

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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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