Teachers recital set for Nov. 3 at LMC
PITTSBURG -- The Delta Branch of The Music Teachers Association of California presents an annual Teacher Recital at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Los Medanos College Recital Hall, 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg.
Proceeds go toward scholarships, awards, and other student programs of the MTAC.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students at the door. For information, email Kim Griffth-Fraley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions set for Cole Porter celebration Nov. 9-10
BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Theater Company holds auditions for the Cole Porter classic "Hot 'N Cold: A Cole Porter Celebration at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at Independence High School, 929 Second St.
The show calls for three women and three men ages 18 to 70ish, who must be able to sing solo and in harmony with the cast. Singers will learn a short section of Cole Porter music along with a series of dance movements.
For an audition appointment, call Jack Gaughan at 925-513-3863 or 925-437-6360.
Inaugural art exhibit to open in Oakley
OAKLEY -- You, Me Oakley, in partnership with the city of Oakley, opens an inaugural art exhibit "Origins of Oakley at the Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St.
The exhibit will highlight the multicultural and immigrant stories of Oakley s past and present, encouraging all to reflect on their cultural heritage.
An opening reception is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at City Hall. The exhibit runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 22.
For information, call 925-625-7011, or email email@example.com.
Brentwood band honors veterans on Nov. 9
BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Concert Band performs "A Veterans Day Musical Salute featuring patriotic music, including "Armed Forces -- The Pride of America, and fun songs, "Sinatra in Concert. The Brentwood Flute Choir will also perform. Guest conductor John Maltester will conduct three pieces and guest vocalist is Bart Schneider.
The evening begins with colors presented by the Delta Diablo Detachment 1155, Marine Corps League.
The concert is 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. General admission is $10; youth 12 and younger are free. Tickets will be available at the door.
For information, go to www.brentwoodconcertband.com.
Broadway star performs Nov. 2
ANTIOCH -- Broadway leading man Eric Kunze will perform a program of Broadway favorites at 8 p.m. Nov. 2, at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
Kunze made his Broadway debut as Marius in "Les Miserables and went on to star as Chris in "Miss Saigon, then as Joe Hardy in "Dam Yankees. A voice and talent not to be missed.
Admission is $27 for adults, $25 for seniors (62 and older), and free for children 9 to 17 accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased by calling 925-757-9500, or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Cowboys are a comin to Antioch
ANTIOCH -- The Vagabond Players present the "Wagon Wheel a-Rollin at the El Campanil Theatre.
The performance will be 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 602 W. Second St. Woe falls upon Chuck Wagon s wagon train, stranded at notorious Whistling Skull Rock outside the tiny town of Vinegar Bottle, crawling with villains and bandits. Mixed up with action, the show is a laugh a minute. Cowboy hats and kerchiefs are encouraged.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over), and free for children 9 to 17 accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased by calling 925-757-9500, or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Auditions set for 'It s a Wonderful Life
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for "It s a Wonderful Life Nov. 4 and 5 at the Nick Rodriquez Community Center, 213 F St.
Directed by Bryan Anthony, the show celebrates the season, and the American philosophy of life. Roles are open to actors 8 through 18; no experience needed. If cast, there will be a $50 participation fee. To receive an audition time, register at www.srct.org. Performances will be Dec. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. For information, call 925-216-4613.
Premier acrobat performs Friday
ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theatre presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 8 p.m. Friday, 602 W. Second St. The Golden Dragons represent the best of a time-honored-tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company is recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobat company of today.
General admission is $25, children 17 and younger are $10.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 925-757-9500, or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
'Night of the Living Dead continues Friday
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre presents the "Night of the Living Dead.
Directed by Bryan Anthony, this thrilling horror story is based on the George Romero and John Russo original 1968 film. The show tells a story of seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by ravenous ghouls.
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St., Antioch.
Adults are $10, students and seniors $8, children 10 and younger $5.
The production is rated PG-13 and may not be suited for young children. For information and tickets, call 925-216-4613 or go to www.srctgrp.org.
'Odd Couple set in Pittsburg
PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Community Theatre presents "The Odd Couple at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the theater, 351 Railroad Ave.
Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students 12 and older, $10 for children 2 to 11. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org, at the theater or by calling 925-427-1611.
Organ concert set at St. Ignatius in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- The St. Ignatius Church of Antioch Friends of Music Series presents a Great Hymn Festival with choirs from throughout East County, featuring organist Don Pearson. The performance is 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd.
A freewill offering will be taken. A reception follows the concert in the parish hall. For information on future concerts, call 925-778-0768.
Contra Costa open studio is Nov. 16, 17
EAST COUNTY -- Artists in East Contra Costa are invited to participate in an open studio event Nov. 16 and 17. Visitors will get a chance to meet artists personally and enjoy their work in a studio or working environment.
Featured will be East County painters, sculptors, ceramists, jewelry makers and other fine craftspeople. There is no participation fee and no deadline, but artists are encouraged to sign up by mid-October. For details, go to www.contracostaopenstudios.blogspot.com.
Los Medanos art exhibit 'Terrestrial continues
PITTSBURG -- Los Medanos Art Gallery will host "Terrestrial, the first show at the gallery open to all artists working in 2-D.
The show serves to display the artists interpretation of who that are in the world and explore what in means to be terrestrial. Artist Cinday Clearly will show her sculpture installation of the earth. Cleary s work materials include soil, plant pigments, beeswax, seawater and a variety of other organic and natural elements.
The exhibit is open 12:20 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays running through Nov. 7 at the gallery, 2700 E. Leland Road.
A closing free reception will be 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Parking is $3.
Lynn House 'Natures Canvas continues
ANTIOCH -- The Lynn House Gallery presents "Nature s Canvas, an exhibit with works depicting nature in the Delta, the hills and valleys in the area, along with East Bay Regional Park properties.
The exhibit runs 1 to 4 p.m. through Saturday at the Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St. Gallery.
Artists celebrate East County beauty
BRENTWOOD -- "Everything Local, an art exhibit celebrating the beauty of East Contra Costa County, runs through Dec. 27. The exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.
Presented by local art group The Brushoffs, subjects range from rustic back roads and Delta wildlife to homegrown flowers and farm-fresh produce, all created in a variety of media and styles. Work by sculptor Beverly Turner will also be featured.
Admission and parking are free.
-- Nan Hargis