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December 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
 

See Our
Christmas
Events
 Page

for Tri-Valley
Holiday events

 

1
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
15:49 -- 04:30

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

COI: Holiday Shorts 2017
   A Long Winter's Tale
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm 

Late Night Catechism
  "Sister's Christmas Catechism" 

     8:00pm

2
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
16:33 -- 05:41

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Home for the Holidays
     11:00 to 4:00pm

Holidays in the Vineyards
     12:00 to 4:30pm

Family Concert
   Bankhead Theater

     3:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

Pls Hometown Holiday Celeb
     5:00 to 6:30

Lvr Tree Lighting & Parade
     6:00 to 8:00 

Musical Heroes
   Lvr-Amador Symphony

     8:00pm

Full Moon
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
17:24 -- 06:53

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Holidays in the Vineyards
     12:00 to 4:30pm

Alasdair Fraser & Hatalie Haas
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   7:30 (Sunol)  

 

 

4
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
18:22 -- 08:03

 

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
19:26 -- 09:08

 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
20:33 -- 10:05

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

 

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
21:40 -- 10:56

Mount Diablo Beacon Lit
     3:45 Ceremony
     5:00pm Beacon lit
       Remains lit all night. 

8
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
22:47 -- 11:39

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
   At the Amador Theater

     7:30pm 

9  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
23:51 -- 12:17

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm & 7:00pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
   At the Amador Theater

     2:00pm and 7:30pm

10
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:51

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
   At the Amador Theater

     2:00pm

Golden Follies Holiday
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
00:52 -- 13:23

The Hot Sardines
     7:30pm 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
01:52 -- 13:54

Elisabeth Rosenthal
   Healing our Health System

     7:30pm 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
02:51 -- 14:25

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)   

14
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:49
Moon:
03:48 -- 14:57

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
04:45 -- 15:32

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Nutcracker
     7:00pm 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
   At the Amador Theater

     7:30pm 

December People
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
05:40 -- 16:09

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm & 7:00pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
   At the Amador Theater

     2:00pm and 7:30pm

December People
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm

17  New Moon
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
06:35 -- 16:50

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm & 7:00pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
   At the Amador Theater

     2:00pm

 

18
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
07:26 -- 17:35

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)   

19
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:51
Moon:
08:15 -- 18:24

 

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
09:00 -- 19:15

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)   

21  First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
     Pacific Time)

Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
09:42 -- 20:10

An Irish Christmas
   7:30pm 

22
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
10:19 -- 21:06

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)   

23
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:53
Moon:
10:54 -- 22:03

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

Olate Dogs
     2:00pm

24
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
11:27 -- 23:01

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

 

 

25  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
11:59 -- xx:xx

 

26  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
12:31 -- 00:02

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

 

27
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
13:05 -- 01:04

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

The Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off!
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
13:41 -- 02:08

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

 

29
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
14:21 -- 03:16

 

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
15:07 -- 04:25

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30 (Niles)  7:30 (Sunol)  

31
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
16:01 -- 05:36

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

New Year's Eve at the Bankhead
   Crawdad Republic

     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
January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2017-2018 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.

January 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

 

   
Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Nov 24 to Dec 30
Dates at the right


 

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 $30 (+2.49 fee) ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   $20 (+1.99 fee) for Wednesdays: Dec 2, 9, 16
   Reserved seating in the Dome Car is $45 (+3.24 fee).
   Private Caboose: $600 (+25.95 fee) for up to 24 people.
eLivermore Photos.
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.

2017 Dates - From Sunol - Preliminary Dates and Times
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Dec 24  7:30 Dec 25  7:30
Nov 26  7:30     Nov 29  7:30   Dec 1  7:30 Dec 2  7:30
Dec 3  7:30     Dec 6  7:30   Dec 8  7:30 Dec 9  7:30
Dec 10  7:30     Dec 13  7:30   Dec 15  7:30 Dec 16  7:30
Dec 17  7:30 Dec 18  7:30   Dec 20  7:30   Dec 22  7:30 Dec 23  7:30
    Dec 26  7:30 Dec 27  7:30 Dec 28  7:30   Dec 30  7:30

 

2017 Dates - From Niles - Preliminary Dates and Times
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Dec 24  4:30 Dec 25  4:30
      Nov 29  4:30   Dec 1  4:30 Dec 2  4:30
      Dec 6  4:30   Dec 8  4:30 Dec 9  4:30
Dec 10  4:30     Dec 13  4:30   Dec 15  4:30 Dec 16  4:30
Dec 17  4:30 Dec 18  4:30   Dec 20  4:30   Dec 22  4:30 Dec 23  4:30
    Dec 26  4:30 Dec 27  4:30 Dec 28  4:30   Dec 30  4:30

 

COI: Holiday shorts 2017 - A Long Winder's Tale


Firehouse Arts Center


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Nov 28, 30
Dec 1

Tues, Thur, Fri

 

 

COI: Holiday shorts 2017 - A Long Winder's Tale
Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and improv fun in the first act. The audience will then vote for which short scene Creatures of Impulse will make into an entire improvised “play” in the second act!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Tues: 7:30pm ($2 cash only preview);  Thurs & Fri: 7:30pm
Admission: $5 Students, $10 General.   Tuesday is $2 cash only preview
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Late Night Catechism "Sister's Christmas Catechism"


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 1
Friday

 

 

 

Late Night Catechism  "Sister's Christmas Catechism"
It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri – they were in a barn after all.”) Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, she employs her own scientific tools and, assisted by audience members, creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is the perfect start to the holiday season.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $60 / $50 / $30
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 2-3
Sat-Sun
Holidays in the Vineyards
Join us for a Livermore Valley wine country holiday tradition. Wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Donated toys are given to the local Toys for Tots program. Admission is free, however, tasting fees may apply and vary by winery.

Participating Wineries:

TBD
Sponsor:  Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location: Participating Valley Wineries
Times: Noon to 4:30pm
Admission: Free.  Tasting Fees may apply and vary by winery.
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or (925) 447-9463

Home for the Holidays


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Dec 2
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Lizzie Fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th grade and under.  Holiday entertainment, merchant open house, and carriage rides.

A Celebration of the Traditions of the Holidays. Lizzie fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th Grade and under. Holiday Entertainment will inspire you to stroll through the Downtown enjoying the beginning of the Holiday Season.

Join us for shopping and grabbing a holiday treat to eat, all while celebrating our Holiday Traditions in a beautiful hometown setting!

Experience Livermore's Own Official Christmas Carol with "Christmastime in Livermore" by Kim Luty, Choral teacher of ABC Music Source and performed by the Academy Holiday Choir!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 

Family Concert


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 3
Sat

 

 

 

Free Family Concert
For the third year in a row, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host a family-oriented concert at 3 p.m., just prior to the start of Livermore’s annual holiday parade. Details will be available later.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  3:00pm
Admission:  
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting


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Dec 2
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Over 50 floats, including our local businesses, clubs, marching bands, associations and much, much more! The Parade ends with that Special Guest, Santa himself, leading our community in the Official Tree Lighting!

Parade Route: First Street - between M Street and McLeod Street
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: Parade from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tree lighting following the parade
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association or (925) 373-1795

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
 

 

 


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Dec 2
Saturday
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
The City of Pleasanton will once again salute the season by hosting the Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:15 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.

This free, family-friendly event features a festive community-based parade followed by the lighting of a holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main.

Kicking off the parade will be one of Pleasanton’s award-winning high school marching bands from either Amador Valley High School or Foothill High School. The band is followed by a wide array of holiday inspired entries including Pleasanton’s own Balloon Platoon, the Pleasanton City Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts and Brownies, local car clubs, performing arts groups, and much more.

Main Street will close to vehicular traffic at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Parade viewers are encouraged to shop and dine in historic Downtown Pleasanton after staking out their viewing turf.

The Hometown Holiday program relies on the support of the community to make the event a success and volunteers are still needed! Those interested in volunteering for the event are encouraged to visit www.hometownholiday.com.

In the event of rain, a parade cancellation telephone hotline will be implemented and updated each hour after 2:30 p.m. on parade day, December 7. The Cancellation Information Phone Line is (925) 931-5352.
Sponsors: Downtown Association & City of Pleasanton Parks and Community Services
Location: Main Street, Pleasanton
Times: 5:00pm to 7:15pm
  3:30-7:30pm Main Street closed.
  5:00pm Holiday Parade
  6:45 to 7:15pm Tree Lighting Ceremony
More info: Pleasanton Events, Pleasanton Downtown Association.

Musical Heroes - Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Dec 2
Sat
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Musical Heroes
Join us as we explore themes of heroism, described in vivid symphonic detail. Inspired by the voice of his favorite writer, Goethe, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture describes the heroism of the brave Count Egmont as he struggles and dies trying to liberate his country. Prokofiev, in some of his most inventive music, brings an imaginary military leader to life. His Lieutenant Kijé Suite follows this mythical man from his noble birth to a grand wedding, a wild sleigh ride, and ultimately his death and burial. Finally, we conclude with the soaring second symphony of Sibelius, who became Finland’s musical hero with this stirring masterpiece that came to represent the Finnish struggle for independence from their Russian occupiers at the turn of the 20th century.

Note that the evening concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. (15 minutes later than usual, and no Prelude talk this time; doors open at 8 p.m.).
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  Symphony concerts begin at 8:15pm
Admission:  $35 / $30 / $25. 
Tickets:
  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 3
Sun

 

 

 

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Cutting-edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music. Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador and the sizzlingly-talented California cellist Natalie Haas. Dazzling teamwork, shared passions for melodic improvisation, and those thrumming Scottish rhythms. Four award-winning albums and 18+ years of music making on the international scene.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $20 - $30
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Mount Diablo Beacon Lit

 


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Dec 7
Thurs

 

 

 

Mount Diablo Beacon Lit
Once a year, on December 7th, the Mt. Diablo beacon is lit and shines over a wide area from around sunset until around sunrise the next day.
A ceremony is held in which several Pearl Harbor survivors will speak of their experiences.  Afterwards they will together push a button that lights the beacon.

The Beacon can be seen from throughout the area, and will remain lit all night.

The ceremony was formerly held at the Summit Building at Mount Diablo but has been held at the Cal State East Bay Concord Campus since 2013 due to the larger venue and weather issues.

The beacon was overhauled and restored in 2013 thanks to efforts of Save Mount Diablo.

eLivermore.com has photographed the event from 2010 to 2013.  See photos here.
Sponsor: The Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Chapter 5 and Save Mount Diablo
Location:  Cal State East Bay, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord  Preliminary.  Location not announced yet.
Times:  3:45.  Beacon lighting around 5:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:



 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 8, 9, 10
Dec 15, 16, 17

Fri-Sun

 

 

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Family theater performed by local youth!

In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively mischievous kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
Sponsor: Civic Arts Stage Company
Location:  Amador Theater
Times:  Fri: 7:30pm;  Sat: 2:00 & 7:30pm;  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $7 - $18
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 

The Nutcracker - Valley Dance Theater
 

 

 

 


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Dec 9, 10
Dec 15,16, 17

Sat-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

The Nutcracker - 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. Last year, the production attracted an audience of more than five thousand. 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 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 Dec 9: 2:00pm & 7:00pm;  Sun Dec 10: 2:00pm;  Fri Dec 15: 7:00pm; Sat Dec 16: 2:00 & 6:00pm; Sun Dec 17: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Admission: $42 / $33.  Students: $21
More info: Valley Dance Theater or Bankhead Theater

 
Golden Follies Holiday


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 10
Sun

 

 

 

Golden Follies Holiday
The hugely popular dance revue returns with a high-stepping holiday show! These talented, glamorous senior performers ages 55-90 rock the stage with their high energy, stylish choreography, beautiful costumes and radiant smiles. They tap, kick and strut to memorable music from Nightclub to Broadway, Sinatra to Bublé, with a touch of Bruno Mars keeping them on trend.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $15 - $25
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Hot Sardines


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 11
Mon

 

 

 

The Hot Sardines
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.

It was a great American success story worthy of the cinema: a born-and-bred NYC actor meets a Parisian-born writer at an open jazz jam, and before you could say “Bourbon Street Parade,” the Hot Sardines were bringing their contagious brand of joy to audiences worldwide. The band’s powerhouse musicians deliver brassy horn arrangements and rollicking piano melodies, with vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice plus their very own tap dancer. The Hot Sardines’ captivating, vibrant “hot jazz” tosses a bit of glamour, a little grit and a lot of passion into early American jazz, topped off by a mischievous twist of French culture.

In the two years since they last appeared at the Bankhead, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, and have sold out venues from New York to London. Their recently released third album, French Fries & Champagne, combines covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $60 / $50 / $30
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Elisabeth Rosenthal - Healing our Health System - Rae Dorough Speaker Series

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 12
Tuesday

 

 

 

Elisabeth Rosenthal - Healing our Health System - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Why are American health costs 2-3 times more than elsewhere in the developed world? What are the challenges and threats that it faces today?

Elisabeth Rosenthal is the author of the best selling An American Sickness, a penetrating investigation into America’s healthcare system. She holds an MD from Harvard Medical, worked as an ER physician and for 22 years was an award-winning reporter at The New York Times – acclaimed for coverage of health and policy issues. Her presentation will show ways that America could make reforms in the delivery and financing of health care and how changes would affect us.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $40 / $36 / $32.   Students (21 & under): $16
    Series of 5 Lectures:  $200 / $180 / $160 ($170 / $153 / $136 by 9/30/17)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

December People


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 15, 16
Fri, Sat

 

 

 

December People
Something classic, something Christmas, something familiar…yet totally original! High-octane group of five of the finest musicians from some of the world’s biggest bands (including Boston’s lead guitarist Gary Pihl). A family-friendly classic rock holiday show for all ages. December People present a stocking-full of familiar seasonal songs in the styles of all the top rock bands of our time. Christmas carols with a big joyous twist! Come celebrate and join the party! Special appearances by area civic and business leaders, youth musicians, and more. Benefiting local food banks.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $30 - $40
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
An Irish Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 21
Thurs

 

 

 

An Irish Christmas
All the joy, hope and spirit of the season come together in a night of storytelling, song and dance that sparkles with life and a wee bit of Irish “magic.” Traditional instruments such as the bodhranand the uilleann pipes, in addition to fiddles, flutes and drums bring to life the musicof Ireland, from soothing ballads to vigorous dance tunes, from “Carol of the Bells” to ancient Irish hymns and melodies.

“An Irish Christmas” represents the best of modern Ireland while also introducing audiences to the beauty, passion and uniqueness of their history. Authentic Irish traditions and customs are cleverly woven into the show including exhilarating step dancing and age-old dances over brooms, on half doors and around butter churns.

Back by popular demand after a sold out visit in 2016, “An Irish Christmas” is a unique and unforgettable celebration of Christmas from the Emerald Isle that The Village News says, “leaves everyone with the urge to grab their loved ones and dance down the aisles.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $80 / $60 / $40   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

 

Olate Dogs


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 23
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Olate Dogs
Since winning America’s Got Talent in 2012, the extraordinary and irresistible Olate Dogs have stolen the hearts of audiences across the nation. Led by father and son team, Richard and Nicholas Olate, these adorable rescue dogs perform amazing tricks, from balancing on wheels and riding scooters, to jumping rope and even doing back flips.

The Olate Dogs made headlines when they participated in Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, winning the title with their remarkable tricks and conga line dancing. They went on to headline a show at the Palazzo in Las Vegas for six months and perform in NBA halftime shows. They have appeared as the stars of two short films, “Le Sauvetage (The Rescue)” and “Dog’s Best Friend,“ and have filled venues around the country.

Joined by human acrobats on a stage filled with holiday cheer, the Olate Dogs charm audiences of all ages in this high-energy, fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining show.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:  $72 / $42 / $28
Tickets:
  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

The Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 27
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The Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off
The 25th Annual Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show is proud to present an evening of pure yuks at the expense of the year 2017 (talk about plenty of material…) Stand-up, improvisation and loosely written sketches guaranteed to mock, scoff and taunt with taste. Starring political satirist Will Durst, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Johnny Steele, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus. (PG-13)
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $20 - $30
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
New Year's Eve at the Bankhead with Crawdad Republic


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
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New Year's Eve at the Bankhead with Crawdata Republic
With a vocally-driven style, Crawdad Republic offers an appealing mix of Americana, folk and bluegrass music. Their Livermore wine country roots makes them the perfect band for the annual “New Year’s Eve at the Bankhead” tradition. Crawdad Republic has entertained audiences at the Evenings on the Green for several years and were enthusiastically received as headliners for the Community4Education event in May. After Crawdad Republic’s lively performance, join the rest of the audience in the lobby for complimentary champagne, wine and a festive dessert buffet to celebrate the year-end.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $40
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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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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