BD Lines to host model railroad show

ANTIOCH -- Black Diamond Lines hosts its fall model railroad club show at the clubhouse at 425 Fulton Shipyard Road.

The event features an operating HO-scale model train layout.

The show is set for 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional dates are Nov. 3 and 4.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children (6-12) and free for those younger than 6.

For more information, call 925-779-1964 or go to www.blackdiamondlines.com.

Auditions set for 'Guys and Dolls'

BRENTWOOD -- Brentwood Teen Theater is holding auditions for "Guys and Dolls." The tuitioned training program, which began this week, includes 14 weeks of training in acting singing and dance.

The sessions take place at Resurrection Ministries Lutheran Church at Fairview Avenue at Sand Creek Road.

Training is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays with additional rehearsals for leading role actors. The musical will be presented in late February and early March.

They can see details at www.BrentwoodTeenTheater.com or call 925-516-9009.

Auditions for 'It's a Wonderful Life'

ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for "It's a Wonderful Life" on Monday and Tuesday at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St., Antioch.

Bryan Anthony directs this holiday classic. Auditions are open to actors ages 8-18.

To receive your audition time, you must register online at www.srctgrp.org. Performance dates will be Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. If cast, there is a $50 participation fee. For more audition and show information, call 925-216-4613.

Day of the Dead: Thinking of you

PITTSBURG -- Give Always to Others and Co. will present a Day of the Dead event from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Impulse Gallery, 329 Railroad Ave.

Day of the Day is a tradition of the indigenous people of Mexico and other parts of the world honoring and remembering those who have departed.

Opening festivities will feature cultural performances with Besh Benie, presenting an inspirational performance of Toltec, Zapotec and Mistec people, Ballet Folklorico Jaracue with traditional dances; Salvador Vasquez playing the Mexican harp, and Los Curpites with a traditional dance representing the butterfly.

There will also be flower making and children's activities.

Artwork by local artists, altars and memory tables, commonly known as "ofrendas," will be displayed with photographs and favorite items from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 5 at the gallery.

A community altar will be available for those who wish to place a photo of a loved one.

Sponsoring for event are Keller Canyon Mitigation Trust Funds, Pacific Community Services Inc., Pittsburg Arts & Community Foundation, Give Always to Others & Co., Pittsburg Arts Collaborative, and Club Yahualica. For information, call 925-439-1056.

Brentwood hometown band performs

BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Concert Band presents "A Veteran's Day Musical Salute" concert with patriotic music featuring musical numbers "Armed Forces Salute" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever.

Narrating this special event is Kermit Sveen, one of the founders of the Brentwood Concert Band. Special guests include the Los Medanos College Symphonic Band under the direction of Jonathan Knight, and the Brentwood Flute Choir.

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Liberty High School Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. For information go to www.brentwoodconcertband.com.

Stage Right presents 'Frankenstein: The Monster Play'

ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. continues "Frankenstein: The Monster Play," at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center at 213 F St.

The play is an adaptation by Christopher O'Neil and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company. Based on the novel by Mary Shelley, this drama is directed by Bryan Anthony.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cost is $10 general, $8 students and seniors, $5 children 10 and younger. Seniors pay $5 for the Sunday matinee. This production may not be suitable for young children. For information and tickets, call 925-216-4613 or go to www.srctgrp.org.

Halloween concert set at St. Ignatius

ANTIOCH -- The St. Ignatius Church of Antioch Friends of Music Series continues with a Halloween Organ Pops Concert 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the church on 3351 Contra Loma Blvd.

Organist Don Pearson will pull out all the stops on the magnificent Rodgers 958 Trillium Masterpiece Digital-Pipe Organ. Enjoy the famous Toccata in D Minor, Nutcracker, Hall of the Mountain King, Incantation for the Witch of Endor, Dem Dry Bones, Nelie Fantasie and more.

A freewill offering will be taken. A reception follows the concert. For information on future concerts, call 925-778-0768.

Resurrection Ministries hosts free concert

BRENTWOOD -- William Jessup University Choir & Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood.

The University's Choir & Orchestra perform more than 30 concerts a year along the Pacific Northwest, with fall and spring tours to the Bay Area and Seattle. The choir consists more than 100 voices accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra with a powerful message of hope and encouragement. For information, call 925-240-5119.

International film series to show 'Noodle'

ANTIOCH -- The International Film Showcase presents "Noodle" playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

The film centers on Miri, a 37-year-old, twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings -- as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing -- accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life

The Hebrew and Mandarin film has English subtitles.

The film is part of a collaborative effort with the International Film Showcase, which has a successful foreign film series in Orinda.

General admission is $8, seniors (62 and older) and children are $7.

For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or reserve them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

New exhibit set to open in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second will host the fine art of Jack Gaughan through Nov. 10 at the gallery at 741 Second St. in downtown Brentwood.

The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-1741 or 925-513-3863.