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eLivermore.com Community Calendar
May 2018
 

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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

2018 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1
Sun:
06:11 -- 19:57
Moon:
21:46 -- 07:33

 

2
Sun:
06:10 -- 19:58
Moon:
22:42 -- 08:12

Singin' In the Rain
     7:00pm 

3
Sun:
06:09 -- 19:59
Moon:
23:35 -- 08:54

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

Richard Marx
     7:30pm 

4
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:00
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:40

Mariachi Sol De Mexico
     8:00pm 

Rock of Ages
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm

5    Cinco De Mayo
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:01
Moon:
00:24 -- 10:30

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Rock of Ages
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm & 8:00pm

Frederic Chiu
     8:00pm

6
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:02
Moon:
01:09 -- 11:22

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Rock of Ages
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

The Capitol Steps
     3:00pm

 

7  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:03
Moon:
01:50 -- 12:16

 

8  National Teachers Day
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:04
Moon:
02:27 -- 13:12

 

9
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:05
Moon:
03:02 -- 14:10

 

10
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:06
Moon:
03:34 -- 15:09

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

 

11
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:06
Moon:
04:06 -- 16:10

Rock of Ages
   At the Firehouse

     8:00pm

Best of San Francisco
   Comedy Competition

     8:00pm

 

12
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:07
Moon:
04:38 -- 17:14

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Rock of Ages
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm & 8:00pm

Dancing with the Tri-Valley Stars
     8:00pm

13  Mother's Day
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:08
Moon:
05:11 -- 18:19

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Rock of Ages
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

 

14
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:09
Moon:
05:47 -- 19:27

 

15  New Moon
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:10
Moon:
06:27 -- 20:36

COI: Totally Tubular 2018
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm 

16
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:11
Moon:
07:12 -- 21:45

 

17
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:12
Moon:
08:04 -- 22:51

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

COI: Totally Tubular 2018
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm 

 

18
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:13
Moon:
09:03 -- 23:51

COI: Totally Tubular 2018
   At the Firehouse

     7:30pm 

 

19
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:13
Moon:
10:07 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

COI: Totally Tubular 2018
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm & 7:30pm 

Bodytraffic
     8:00pm

20
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:14
Moon:
11:13 -- 00:45

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Valley Concert Chorale
   A Rose for Love

     3:00pm

The James Hunter Six
   At the Firehouse

     7:00pm

 

21  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:15
Moon:
12:21 -- 01:31

 

22
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:16
Moon:
13:27 -- 02:12

 

23
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:17
Moon:
14:32 -- 02:48

 

24
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:17
Moon:
15:35 -- 03:21

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

 

25
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:18
Moon:
16:37 -- 03:53

 

26
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:19
Moon:
17:38 -- 04:25

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Spring Rep 2018
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm (Demo)  7:00pm

27
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:20
Moon:
18:38 -- 04:58

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Spring Rep 2018
   Valley Dance Theatre

     2:00pm

Swinnin' Blue Start of
   the USS Hornet
   At the Firehouse

     2:00pm

 

28   Memorial Day
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:20
Moon:
19:37 -- 05:32

 

29  Full Moon
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:21
Moon:
20:34 -- 06:09

 

30
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:22
Moon:
21:28 -- 06:50

 

31
Sun:
05:47 -- 20:22
Moon:
22:19 -- 07:34

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

 

   
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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 2018 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

 

   
Rock of Ages


Firehouse Arts Center


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Apr 28,29
May 4, 5, 6
May 11, 12, 13

 

 

 

Rock of Ages
ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award® -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. During the show, the actors frequently break the “fourth wall,” directly addressing the audience forgetting that they are actually in a show. This great show was recently made into a movie featuring Tom Cruise and is sure to have you rocking in your seats!!
Sponsor: Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri: 8:00pm;  Sat: 2:00p & 8:00pm (Apr 28 8:00pm only);  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $19 - $41
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Singin' In the Rain (1952)


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 2
Wed

 

 

 

Singin' In the Rain
When the industry moves from silent films to sound in the 1920s, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) makes the shift gracefully but his co-star does not. When Don suggests they hire talented chorus girl Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) to dub her voice, his co-star is incensed, but Don and Kathy soon discover they belong together on screen and off. Gene Kelly’s exuberant “Singin’ in the Rain,” the sensational Cyd Charisse in “Broadway Melody,” and Donald O’Connor’s zany “Make ‘em Laugh” help make this one of the most unforgettable song and dance films of all time.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission:  $5
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Richard Marx


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 3
Thurs

 

 

 

Richard Marx
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx has thrilled audiences for over three decades. With more than a dozen Number 1 songs to his credit, Marx is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 in the Billboard charts. He has also written chart-topping hits for other artists, from Barbara Streisand and Luther Vandross, to Josh Groban, ‘NSync and Keith Urban. Marx’ unforgettable songs, including the classic romantic ballads “Endless Summer Nights” and “Right Here Waiting,” have earned him a permanent place in the hearts of fans worldwide.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
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

 

Mariachi Sol De Mexico


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 4
Fri

 

 

 

Mariachi Sol De Mexico
Under Maestro Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Sol de Mexico has become America’s premier mariachi ensemble, offering traditional mariachi sounds embellished with fresh contemporary passion and powerful new rhythms. Their exceptional musicianship has helped immortalize the romance, serenity and heartbeat of their culture on stage, in films, and in more than a dozen recordings. The first mariachi ensemble nominated for a Grammy Award, Sol de Mexico travels the world as ambassadors of mariachi, their joyful style a living symbol of Mexico’s musical heritage.
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

 

Frederic Chiu - Del Valle Fine Arts


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 5
Sat

 

 

 

Frederic Chiu - Del Valle Fine Arts
Frederic Chiu’s intriguing piano-playing and teaching springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests: his Asian/American/European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection.

A Yamaha Artist for over 20 years, this versatile pianist is at home playing in major classical venues such as Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center or collaborating with classical artists like Joshua Bell and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. He is equally comfortable performing with jazz artists, actors, and even clowns.

“Chiu is a stunningly virtuosic pianist with a dynamic range that almost defies the capabilities of modern recording techniques.” — BBC Music Magazine
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $49 / $43 / $31
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


 

The Capitol Steps


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 6
Sun

 

 

 

The Capitol Steps
Now returning for their tenth visit to the Bankhead, The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning. The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize their employers, and haven’t let up since. If you’ve been keeping with the news, you know there’s no shortage of material. The troupe is coming back to Livermore with a new show of musical and political comedy. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat, a snowflake or a deplorable: neither side is safe from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  5:00pm
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

 

Best of San Francisco Comedy Competition


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 11
Fri

 

 

 

Best of San Francisco Comedy Competition
Back by popular demand! The Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition returns with a showcase of four of today’s most talented comics in a night of irresistible laughs.

2001 SF Comedy Competition winner Bengt Washburn has been described as ditzy, original, intelligent, and truly hilarious. He has been seen on “The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusen,” “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central and, most recently, Conan on TBS, as well as heard on the radio, at comedy festivals, and on stages across the country.

Los Altos native, Dave Burleigh is a two-time SF Comedy Competition finalist known for his multiple characters, voices and impressions. In addition to appearing on the seventh season of “America’s Got Talent.” Burleigh’s uncanny impersonations landed him a starring role as Charlie Sheen in “Not Another Celebrity Movie.”

Kevin Shea was born in Korea and adopted into an Irish family in Pennsylvania. He moved to San Francisco for a job after college, but soon discovered a talent for stand-up. Shea won NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase in 2009 and has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and HBO’s “Down n Dirty.”

With a comic style that ranges from observational to edgy, Julie Ash is a rising star in the Bay Area comedy scene and has performed at the SF Punchline, as well as at The Stand in NYC and other venues.

Since 1976, the San Francisco Comedy Competition has helped launch a Who’s Who of comic champions including such legends as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres. The competition’s format makes winning particularly challenging, with preliminary rounds in different types of venues and six intense semi-final rounds before the final event. At the Bankhead Theater, one of the last stops on the semifinal circuit since 2015, audiences have had a chance to enjoy the talents of the finest rising comic talents around.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $30
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Dancing with the Tri-Valley Stars


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 12
Sat

 

 

 

Dancing with the Tri-Valley Stars
Over the course of just one week, local celebrities become Stars as they practice with a professional partner from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company and learn a ballroom dance routine. On Saturday night, each Star will don an amazing costume, strut their stuff onstage, and dance their hearts out to earn the audience’s vote for the Mirrorball Trophy winner. With video highlights from the week and a judging panel’s entertaining commentary, the show leaves audiences laughing, crying and cheering.

In addition to seeing the Tri-Valley Stars dance, the professionals instructors from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company will perform excerpts from their award winning showcase, “Ballroom Fever.” With breath-taking lifts, hundreds of beautiful costumes and enchanting theatrical story lines, the variety of ballroom dances will captivate audiences of all ages.

The Utah Ballroom Dance Company is the United States National Formation Champion in both Latin American and Standard ballroom dancing. They have received numerous accolades for their performances on tour throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America. With more than 100 performances every year, this professional ensemble had delighted, entertained, and uplifted the spirits of thousands of fans worldwide.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8
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

 

COI: Totally Tubular 2018


Firehouse Arts Center


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May 15, 17, 18, 19

Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat

 

COI: Totally Tubular 2018
Slide on your legwarmers, buckle up your parachute pants, and get your sheet of cardboard ready! Creatures of Impulse will use your suggestions to moonwalk back in time to the most tubular decade ever. The stories, characters, songs, and music are all completely made up on the spot. *Produced by special arrangement with Improvised 80s Teen Movie.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Tues, Thur, Fri:  7:30pm;  Sat: 2:00 & 7:30pm
Admission: $5 Students, $10 General   Tues: $2:00 cash-only preview
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Bodytraffic


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 19
Sat

 

 

 

Bodytraffic
Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch in 2013” and “Best of Culture” by The Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has been instrumental in establishing Los Angeles as a center for contemporary dance. With their versatile repertoire and cutting-edge commissioned works, BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized for engaging and inspiring both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts. The company presents works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, Victor Quijada, and many others. BODYTRAFFIC has sold out prestigious venues throughout North America and toured internationally as part of the DanceMotion USA tour.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00
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

 

Valley Concert Choral - A Rose for Love

 


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May 20
Sunday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - A Rose for Love
Songes of Love and Gypsies with Coffee and Cake
Including Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes and Gypsy Songs and PDQ Bach's Liebeslieder Polkas
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave, Livermore
Times: 3:00pm
Admission: TBD. Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
The James Hunter Six


Firehouse Arts Center


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May 20
Sun

 

 

 

The James Hunter Six
Grammy® -nominee and blues chart-topper, James Hunter is the soul powerhouse with a rabid fan-following for both his recordings and live gigs on both sides of the Atlantic. The Englishman and his band deliver original blues, soul, and rock ’n’ roll sets with vocals and guitar chops both gritty and beautiful. “Stinging, curlicued guitar solos, flanked by bullish saxophones, jangling piano, jabbing organ and kicking drums.”
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $30 - $40
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Valley Dance Theater - Spring Rep 2018
 

 

 

 


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Valley Dance Theater - Spring Rep 2017
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. This year’s performance features the best excerpts from the ballet Raymonda, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and two new works. Live accompaniment this year will be by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra AND The Sycamore Strings Academy. As the resident ballet company, all performances are held at the Bankhead Theater. 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:  Demo: Sat 2:00pm  Performances:  Sat 7:00pm, Sun 2:00pm
Admission: Demo on Saturday, 2:00pm:  $12.  Performances: $30  Students:  $14
More info: Valley Dance Theater or Bankhead Theater

 
Swingin' Blue Stars of the USS Hornet


Firehouse Arts Center


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May 27
Sun
Swingin' Blue Stars of the USS Hornet
Everyone’s favorite Memorial Day Weekend show returns with The Swingin’ Blue Stars and their salute to veterans of all ages with songs from the 40s and 50s. In classic Andrew Sisters style, these gals entertain with a fabulous variety show featuring live music and a lot of swing. Let them take you back to a simpler time when the music told stories and the rhythms got you up on your feet!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $17 - $27
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

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

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