Art classes come to Discovery Bay
DISCOVERY BAY -- The new Discovery Bay Community Center will offer art classes beginning in February.
"Exploring Art, for children ages 6 through 12, will meet 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 13. "Fantasy Art, for ages 8 through 13, will meet 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 3, with instructor Nancy Roberts. "Make 'n Take Greeting and Note Card Making, for ages 10 and older, will be offered as a workshop 1:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 5, and as a class 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 1, with instructor Deena Sheranko.
The Discovery Bay Community Center is at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. For information and registration, go to www.todb.ca.gov/content/programs or call 925-634-1131.
'An Evening on Broadway coming to Brentwood
BRENTWOOD -- Brentwood Teen Theater presents "An Evening on Broadway at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdya at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fariview Ave.
Singers age 10 to 18 will perform best-loved Broadway classics, including solos and production numbers from yesterday and today.
The production is directed by Steve Kinsella, with choreography by Shellie McDowell.
Tickets are $10 for seniors and students, $12 general admission. Groups of 10 or more at the same show are $7 each. Call 925-516-9009 or go to www.BrentwoodTeenTheater.com. Tickets also will be sold at the door.
Las Vegas style show set for Feb. 14
BRENTWOOD -- The Golden Follies Variety Show comes to the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane.
This fast-paced Las Vegas revue is lavishly costumed, and features high-energy and stylish choreography performed by a 25-member cast of seasoned performers ages 60-88.
The performance is 2 p.m. Feb. 14.
Admission is $8 for club members, $10 for nonmembers.
For information or to RSVP, call 925-516-5444.
Mariachi Divas at El Campanil Theatre
ANTIOCH -- Get ready for a south-of-the-border evening of cheerful music on Saturday with Southern California s own Mariachi Divas with Cindy Shea.
The Divas are a unique, multicultural, all-female ensemble. Winner of the 2009 and 2013 Grammy award for best regional Mexican album of the year, you can often find them strolling the streets as official mariachis of Disney s California Adventure.
The performance is set for 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
Adult tickets are $27; seniors 62 and older $25; youth ages 6 to 17 are free with a paid adult.
Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Blues benefit concert at El Campanil Theatre
ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Theatre will present a Blues Benefit Concert from 7 to 10 p.m. March 1.
Held at the historic El Campanil, 602 W. Second St., the concert will raise money for the free annual Delta Blues Festival held each September in downtown Antioch.
The benefit concert s lineup includes Chris Cain, Cashbox Kings, Steve Freund, Kathy Tejcka, and Frankie G. The benefit is sponsored by the Art & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and the El Campanil Theatre. Admission is $40 (gold circle, first three rows), $30 for adults, $28 for seniors 62 and older and $15 for children 17 and younger.
Miniature exhibit set in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- The Antioch Historical Society will host "The World of Miniatures exhibit during February. The free exhibit will consist of one-inch, half-inch and quarter -inch room boxes and houses. The exhibit hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1500 W. Fourth St. For anyone interested in displaying miniatures, call 925-754-0135, email@example.com, www.art4antioch.org.
Beatles tribute band set for Feb. 8
ANTIOCH -- The Sun Kings, a premiere tribute to the Beatles, comes to the El Campanil, 602 W. Second St., at 8 p.m. Feb. 8.
The Sun Kings repertoire contains more than 100 Beatles songs spanning The Beatles entire musical career from "She Loves You to "I am the Walrus to "Side 2 of Abbey Road. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arrival in 1964, The Sun Kings will play cover to cover those amazing Beatles album releases of 1964: "With the Beatles, "A Hard Day s Night and "Beatles for Sale.
Adult tickets are $27, seniors 62 and older $25, and youth 7 to 17 are free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Aerial duo at the El Campanil Feb. 16
ANTIOCH -- El Campanil presents 2 To Fly, an acrobatic and aerial duo of strength, pizazz and entertainment at 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
The Ring Brothers, Max and JoJo, have toured the world and performed with and for many celebrities and organizations. In the performance, you will be treated to acts of aerial acrobatics, partner acrobats, clowning and dance with flair, creativity and humor.
Adult tickets are $20, seniors 62 and older $15, and youth ages 6-17, $10. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Solo piano concert at Summerset
BRENTWOOD -- Summerset Orchards Lodge hosts award winning pianist Gregory Taboloff with a solo performance 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at 770 Centennial Place. The concert will feature familiar classical works.
Taboloff s debut at Carnegie Hall received rave reviews from The New York Times, and he has performed nationally and internationally for over 30 years
Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lodge, 770 Centennial Place or at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., with seating at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 925-513-2640.
Art4Schools exhibit set at Lynn House Gallery
ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch will host the 10th annual Art4Schools exhibits through May 24 at the Lynn House Gallery.
The Art4Schools exhibits showcase Antioch Unified School District classrooms involved in the Arts4Schools Program, sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, the city of Antioch and a Keller Canyon Grant funded through the office of Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover. The Lynn House Galley will play host to: John Muir Elementary, Feb. 9 through March 1; Carmen Dragon Elementary, March 5 through 15; ENCORE, March 26 through 29; Belshaw Elementary. April 4 through 19; Antioch, Deer Valley and Dozier Libbey high schools, April 30 through May 10, and Orchard Park K-8, May 13 though 24.
The Gallery is at 809 W. First St. in Antioch (across from the Amtrak Train Station) and is open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, during exhibits. There is no admission fee and the exhibits are free.
'South Pacific coming to PCT
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg Community Theatre presents the musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein s "South Pacific for two weekends beginning March 7, ending March 16. Tickets are now available through the California Theatre Box Office (open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday) or online at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.org. Also, auditions for Agatha Christie s mystery thriller "The Mousetrap are scheduled March 17 and 18. Visit www.pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org for audition details.
'Beanstalk is set to open Feb. 27 in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Children s Theatre will present "Jack and The Beanstalk, Feb. 27 through March 2 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
For questions, email director Sharon Redman at SundownCA@aol.com.
New art group offers networking, creative support
Art Guild of the Delta, a new East County nonprofit organization will offer networking, creative support and encouragement, show opportunities, a critique group, field trips, workshops and lectures, open studio tours and fundraisers to provide scholarship money to students enrolled in the art department of Los Medanos Community College, who participate in the Student Art Show in the spring.
Founded by artists sharing a common vision, the group hopes to create an inspiring, educational and supportive place for artists and community supporters.
Art Guild of the Delta holds business meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, alternating between day and evening meetings to enable a wider participation.
For more information, contact Rosalinda Grejsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 925-240-7739.
-- Nan Hargis