October 2, 2008

Tri-Valley Arts Calendar


TODAY Oct. 3

Musical adaptation 'Pinocchio' -- 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 3-5 and 10- 12. This award-winning musical is based on the book by Carlo Collodi. It is a musical adaptation of the classic tale of the wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy. Front row Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. Tickets are $16 adults; $13 children and seniors; $11 matinees for all seats. Call 925-973-3200 or www.sanramonperformingarts.com.


Percussion Group Cincinnati -- Del Valle Fine Arts presents a concert by a talented trio of percussionists. 8 p.m. They make music on anything from amplified cactus needles, newspapers and garbage cans to traditional instruments like drums, cymbals and marimbas. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $29, $24 and $19. Children and students through high school are admitted free. Call 925-373-6800 or visit www.livermoreperformingarts.org.

-- City of Danville artists reception -- Artists reception 4-7 p.m., Oct. 4. Exhibit open through Nov. 15 from 3-7 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Danville is celebrating its 150th year.To commemorate the occasion, 22 local artists are creating works that depict the historic landmarks around town. Pioneer Art Gallery 524 Hartz Ave., Danville. Free.

-- Art in the Park -- Fine Arts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Oct. 5, featuring the work of local artists. Enjoy live music, food and wine. Artwork for sale includes paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylic, also pottery, fine jewelry, art photography.. Next to the Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville. Benefits Art in the Schools of the San Ramon Valley.


Poetry Reading -- Pleasanton Poet Laureate Martha Meltzer will host nature poet Sandra Stillwell and City of Pleasanton naturalist Eric Nicholas who will read and discuss their poetry from 2-4 p.m. Century House, 2401 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Admission $5. Call 925-931-5350.

-- Competition for Young Musicians -- The deadline is Oct. 5 for submissions to The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association from instrumentalists and vocalists who reside in or attend school in Livermore, Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin, or San Ramon. Students are eligible through grade 12. If not enrolled in high school, the maximum age is 17. All instruments will be considered. Each winner/ soloist will be awarded $250. Applications must be accompanied by a $5 fee and a cassette tape, CD or DVD for preliminary screening. Visit livamsymph.org. or call 925-447-1947.

Oct. 10-19

'The Barber of Seville' -- Performed by the Livermore Valley Opera, this Rossini opera will appeal to the serious opera lover, the youth and the first-timer. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15-19. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $29 to $59. 925-373-6800 or l.ivermoreperformingarts.org.

Nov. 6

-- Classic Film Series -- The classic 1933 film, "Gold Diggers" starring Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers is part of a free classic film series. 7 p.m. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue. Free. Call 925-931-3405.

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