Brentwood Theatre Company opens 'Brigadoon
BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Theatre Company opens Lerner and Leowe s classical, Broadway musical "Brigadoon at 7:30 p.m. Friday Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage High School Theatre, 101 American Ave., Brentwood.
Directed by Steve Kinsella and produced by Jack Gaughan, this Scottish fantasy is set in a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every hundred years.
The show features classic songs, including "Waitin for My Dearie, " I ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean and "Almost Like Being in Love.
Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 29.
Tickets are $24 adults, $22 seniors, $15 youths 13-18, $7 children.
For information and tickets, go to www.thebrentwoodtheater.org or call 925-513-3863.
International film series to show 'Loose Cannons at Antioch s Campanil
ANTIOCH -- The International Film Showcase presents "Loose Cannons playing at 7:30 p.m. July 20 and 2 p.m. July 22 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
The film centers on a conservative Catholic Cantone family who owns and operates a pasta factory in southern Italy. At a family dinner, parents Vincenzo and Stefania Cantone plan on turning over the factory to their two sons, Antonio Cantone and Tommaso Cantone. Beforehand, Tommaso tells Antonio his news. He is not in business
The Italian film has English subtitles.
The film is part of a new collaborative effort with the International Film Showcase, which has a successful foreign film series in Orinda. As a way to introduce filmgoers to the theater s foreign film series, the tickets to the show will be offered free by calling the theater at 925-757-9500 or reserving them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Stompy Jones to perform jump-style music Aug. 25
ANTIOCH -- Stompy Jones showcases vintage jump-style rhythm and blues at a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
The band recreates the historic sounds of the 1940s, such as shuffle drumming and bounce piano, and combines them with a sense of the contemporary.
Stompy Jones is a San Francisco-based sextet, renowned for its jumpin rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm and explosive stage show.
Also on stage are, John & Charissa Ratto and friends performing Swing and Jitterbug for your entertainment.
Get your tickets early for this sellout show.
Adults: $22; seniors (62 and over) $20; children (under 18) $15. For information and tickets, call 925-757-9500, or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Thomas E. Mails artist exhibit at the Lynn House Gallery
ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch will showcase the talents of the late Thomas E. Mails, who called Antioch home during his youth until after World War II.
Mail s spiritual awakening gave him the insight needed to see the wonder and beauty of the Indian life-way, the center and core of which is man s relationship to creation, and to the creator and life-giver. It has been more than 20 years since Mails began work on his first Indian book, "The Mystic Warrior of the Plains. Profusely illustrated, it has become a standard reference book the world over for those interested in the culture of the Plains Indians
A free artist reception will be held at 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St. The exhibit is open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through July 28.
Free Saturday concerts to perk up Waldie Plaza
ANTIOCH -- The East Contra Costa city is again holding free concerts from 6 to 8 p.m. in July and August at Waldie Plaza on Second and I streets. The concert are set for 6 to 8 p.m.
On tap Saturday is The PhD s, featuring Latin, jazz and old-school tunes.
The lineup also includes: Blues and R&B group Sumac on July 21; classic soul group Juke Joint on July 28; country rocker Jessica Caylyn on Aug. 4; R&B and pop group Soul Request on Aug. 11; county rock group Bell Brothers on Aug. 18; and 1950s and 1960s rock group Tuck & Roll on Aug. 25.
For more information, visit www.Art4Antioch.org or call 925-325-9897.
Celebration of Art continues in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- Celebration of Art, co-hosted by the The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and the Antioch Historical Society, continues at the Antioch Historical Society Museum at 1500 W. Fourth St.
The eighth annual nonjuried exhibit with no required theme features some 50 local artists. The exhibit runs 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through July 25. Admission is free.
For more information, go to www.art4antioch.org/CelebrationofArt2012.asp, or call 925-325-9897.
Starry Nights Concert Series continues Friday
BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood s concert series continues on Friday with The Hot Rods singing rock 'n roll favorites from 1950s and 1960s.
The free music will be at the renovated City Park at 710 Second St. beginning at 7 p.m. Ample parking is available in the parking garage at 150 City Park Way. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket.
No dogs, no glass containers and no audio/video recording devices. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation office at 925-516-5444.
PACO calls for artists, volunteers for art show
PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Arts Collaborative is looking for local artists and volunteers in preparation for its annual Summer Art Exhibit set to open on Aug. 25 at the Impulse Gallery, 329 Railroad Ave.,
Submission for artwork is set for Aug. 18 and 19 at the Impulse Gallery. However, much work needs to be done in preparation for that date and PACO is looking for volunteers to assist.
Each artist may submit three pieces and there is a $35-per-artist entry fee.
The opening artists reception will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and features cash awards, live music, hors d oeuvres and refreshments.
Cal Pine Corporation and the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation have joined Pacific Community Services Inc. in its ongoing support of for PACO s regional community arts projects.
Hannah Nicole Vineyards concert series continues
BRENTWOOD -- Hannah Nicole Vineyards presents Music in the Vineyards concert series July 20 at 6700 Balfour Road.
The evening features "Stung, dedicated to bringing back that authentic sound that audiences have missed for so long -- the sound of the early, the original The Police. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. with doors open approximately one hour before the show. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No outside alcohol is allowed. General admission is $20. Order tickets online at http://hnvstones-autohome.eventbrite.com.