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events

through Nov. 4

  • West Side Story -- 8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, through Nov. 4. The Tri-Valley Repertory theatre presents the world's greatest love story. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City and takes to the streets in this Broadway musical.Bankhead Theater. 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $28-38. Call 925-373-6800 or visit www.livermoreperformingarts.org.

    through nov. 5

  • "Two Cities, One Tale" -- Danville & San Ramon Joint City Read 2012. Through Nov. 5, borrow a copy of national bestselling author, Aimee Bender's novel, "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake," at the Danville and San Ramon libraries. Read, discuss, and then pass on to friends, family or neighbors.

    through Nov. 9

  • Smashing, Iconic Prints -- Exhibit is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The "James Fortune Photography: A Rock and Roll Portfolio 1967-1980" exhibition will include the sale of autographed framed prints. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 First St., Danville. Visit www.villagetheatreartgallery.com or call 925-314-3400.


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    THROUGH nov. 10

  • Incident at Vichy -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Role Players presents Arthur Miller's suspenseful and gritty World War II drama that is a fascinating and frightening psychological test of the limits of mankind's capacity for good and evil. The Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $20 and $28. 925-314-3400.

    nov. 1

  • Holiday Craft Fair -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tri-Valley Haven will host a holiday craft fair at the Livermore Barn, 3131 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Merchandise will include jewelry, textiles, pottery, holiday decorations, pet items, stationery, and other one-of-a-kind treasures. For more information, contact Stacey at 925-449-5845 ext. 2711 or Stacey@trivalleyhaven.org.

  • Tea and Talk -- 4-7 p.m. Author Ruth Gasten discusses her book, "An Accidental American," the story of a young girl's escape from Nazi Germany and her immigrant adventures. Bombay Nick's Chai Bar, 4010 East Ave., Livermore. Free. 925-667-0816.

    nov. 2

  • More Jazz in the Library -- 8 p.m. The final "Voices of Jazz" concert features renowned Jamie Davis, smooth, swinging, and polished. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Order forms and checks may be mailed or dropped off at the Library. Tickets will be processed and returned by mail. Order forms are available online at www.sanramonjazz.org, and at the library. For details, call the library at 925-973-2850.

    NOV. 2 - 18

  • Beauty and the Beast -- Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18. Tickets for the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre production, at $18 to $33 ($17 to $29 for children and seniors), may be reserved at 925-931-4848 or www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

    nov. 3

  • Animal Lover's Boutique -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Holiday sale will showcase animal-themed and holiday gift items. For pampering your pet, cat and dog toys and dishes will be available. Proceeds benefit Jackie Barnett's Just Like New Fund a Valley Humane Society program that aids sick and injured pets. Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, 925-249-1228.

  • Roanne's Race -- 8 a.m. This inaugural 5K/10K has been created in honor of Roanne Cairel, a Livermore native who lost her battle to colon cancer in 2011 at the age of 24. She wanted to be remembered by a walk/run that would raise funds for colon cancer research and bring the community together. Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore . Cost is $25 for 5K walk and $30 for 10K run. Proceeds will go to the Colon Cancer Alliance, a 501(c)3 status organization. Runners and walkers can register at www.Active.com.

    nov. 4

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream -- 2 p.m. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's wacky tale of love and magic. The story tells the tale of true love that does not run smooth for two sets of couples whose romantic intentions are complicated and confused by their encounters with fairies ain an enchanted wood. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Free. 925-931-3400.

    nov. 9

  • Preschool Performance -- 10 a.m. The Town of Danville is offering an inexpensive introduction to live entertainment for preschoolers and their parents. This month's performer is magician Timothy James with a show full of funny routines and magic. Village Theatre, 430 Front. St., Danville. Tickets are $3. Parents and children must have tickets. To buy tickets, visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.

    nov. 15

  • Memory and Dementia -- 7 p,m. Dr. Diana Orem, a clinical psychologist, will offer a seminar on memory loss. What is "normal" memory loss and when should we worry about more serious conditions, such as Alzheimer's? Could seemingly everyday problems, such as stress or lack of sleep, actually be sapping your memory and other cognitive processes? Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Free. 925-931-3400

    dec. 1 & 2

  • Holidays in the Vineyards -- Noon - 5 p.m. both days. An open house at Wente Vineyards to celebrate the season with special wines, crafts and holiday cheer. Enjoy shopping from the works of local artisans while sipping award wine and barrel tasting. Santa will be there for photos from 1-3 p.m. Sunday (for a nominal fee). Estate Winery Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore. 925-456-2305.

    dec. 7

  • Preschool Performance -- 10 a.m. The Town of Danville presents the Bay Area band Octopretzel, with a show of original sounds and traditional favorites for preschoolers and their parents. Village Theatre, 430 Front. St., Danville. Tickets are $3. Parents and children must have tickets. To buy tickets visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.

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