events

aug. 7

  • Wild West Street Fest -- 6 to 9 p.m. Discover Danville Association is hosting an evening of family fun with a treasure hunt, bounce house, street music and fine cuisine. Hartz and Prospect Avenues, downtown Danville. Free.

  • Movies in the Park -- Starts at dusk. Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy free movies this summer. All films will be shown on a giant screen that measures 26 feet diagonally. The park features picnic/barbecue facilities, two play structures, plenty of open space and ample parking. This weeks movie is "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the second installment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy, Jennifer Lawrence returns in her role as Katniss Everdeen. Seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low-back beach chairs in the center, and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear, to accommodate for the best viewing. Please do not place blankets or chairs on the lawn area before 10 a.m.

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    Fun activities such as contests, games, and singalongs are scheduled during the waiting period just before the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    aug. 8

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park series will feature an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to '50s and '60s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. This weeks featured band will be Tommy and the 4 Speeds, 1960s hits. Pick up or bring dinner "to go" to the park. While guests are allowed to put out blankets and chairs (at their own risk) they are asked to wait until the morning of the concert to do so. The use of rocks to hold down blankets is prohibited, as large rocks can damage lawn-mowing equipment. Also, the use of plastic tarps, which can burn the grass, is not allowed. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    Aug. 9

  • Music in the Park -- 6 p.m. The town of Danville presents their summer concert series featuring this week AppleZ, a new band with vast performance experience in all types of venues and formats. The Town would also like to encourage families to bring a blanket and lawn chairs to these family-friendly events. Town Green, 400 Front St. Danville. Free.

  • The Tubes -- 8 p.m. Known for their extravagant antics and outrageous live shows, The Tubes rode into fame on the leading edge of the punk rock movement. With his wild costumes and variety of personas, lead singer Fee Waybill is backed by a tight, energetic band. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets range from $32 to $49, purchase at livermoreperformingarts.org or call 925-373-6800.

    aug. 10

  • Shamrock'n Sunday -- 5 p.m. Concerts in the park continues with "Take 2", an action-packed party dance band, featuring "get on your feet" hits. Food and beverages will be offered for purchase. Don't forget your chairs and blankets, but please leave your pets at home. Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin. For more information call 925-556-4500.

    aug. 12

  • An Evening with Henry Ford -- 7 p.m. American cultural history professor Dr. Doug Mishler takes the stage as American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford. As Ford, Mishler will explore Ford's many sides including his support of welfare capitalism and his political positions during World Wars I and II. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 seniors, $5 members and $3 student/teachers with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St, Pleasanton or call 925-462-2766.

    Aug. 14

  • Movies in the Park -- At dusk. Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy free movies this summer. All films will be shown on a giant screen that measures 26 feet diagonally. The park features picnic/barbecue facilities, two play structures, plenty of open space and ample parking. The season wraps up with the 2013 superhero film, Man of Steel. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Russell Crowe. Seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low-back beach chairs in the center, and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear, to accommodate for the best viewing. Please do not place blankets or chairs on the lawn area before 10 a.m. Fun activities such as contests, games, and singalongs are scheduled during the waiting period just before the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    aug. 15

  • Moonlight Movie -- 6:30 p.m., craft and children activities, movie following at sunset. The Town of Danville welcomes back the Moonlight Movies series this summer, offering a mix of animated, live action, new run as well as classics, there is always something for every member of the family. This weeks movie will be " Rio." A 2011 animated comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Families are asked to bring a blanket and lawn chairs. Town Green located at 400 Front St., Danville. Free. 925- 314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park series will feature an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to '50s and '60s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. This weeks featured band will be Burton & Co., Jazzy Rhythm and Blues. Pick up or bring dinner "to go" to the park. While guests are allowed to put out blankets and chairs (at their own risk) they are asked to wait until the morning of the concert to do so. The use of rocks to hold down blankets is prohibited, as large rocks can damage lawn-mowing equipment. Also, the use of plastic tarps, which can burn the grass, is not allowed. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    aug. 17

  • O Best Beloved -- 5 p.m. Live theater production for the entire family, based on Rudyard Kipling's Just-So-Stories. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy professional theater in the park. Pleasanton Centennial Park, 5353 Sunol Boulevard. Free.