'Night of Living Dead' at theater this week

ANTIOCH -- A Green Hand Under the Bed Productions presents "Night of the Living Dead," 7 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. For more show information, call 925-234-1465.

Local music teachers featured in Sunday concert

PITTSBURG -- The Delta Music Teachers Association will hold a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Los Medanos College, 2700 E. Leland Road.

Featured performers include Nancy Bachmann, Susan Clark, Grace Edwards, Kathleen Flemming, Kim Griffith-Fraley, William Hobbs, Diane Maltester, Catherine Seter Thompson, Eric Thompson.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students or $20 for a family pass.

Day of the Dead opens on Friday

PITTSBURG -- Give Always to Others and Co. will present a Day of the Dead event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday 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.


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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 Saturday, Sunday and Monday 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.

Auditions set for 'Humbug'

ANTIOCH -- Resurrection Theatre will hold auditions for "Humbug" at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch.

Frank Ballesteros directs this popular Christmas classic. Auditions are open to actors ages 12 and older.

Rehearsals will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Performances will be Dec. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

A $40 script and production fee is required.

For more information, call 925-234-1465.

'Nutcracker' auditions set for Nov. 12-13

ANTIOCH -- The Pied Piper Players will hold auditions for "The Nutcracker," 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13, Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch. Auditions are open to actors 7 and older.

The musical based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" with music from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite, is directed by Frank J. Ballesteros.

Rehearsals will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Performances are Nov. 23, 24, 24, and 30 and Dec. 1 and 2.

If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. For more information, call 925-234-1465.

'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' set for this weekend

ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Children's Theatre presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch.

This classic ghost story by Washington Irving and adapted by Vera Morris, is directed by Sharon Redman.

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" tells the story of Tarry Town, a place where strange things happen and the townspeople seem entranced by spirits. Ichabod Crane, a well-educated teacher, is new to Sleepy Hollow and seems to fit right in. He's taking over the choir, courting the wealthy daughter and sharing a ghost story or two. But not everyone is happy to see Ichabod and not everyone thinks he loves ghost stories as much as he says. He meets a mysterious fate. Legend has it that he is the victim of the dreaded "headless horseman" who allegedly haunts Sleepy Hollow.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children 17 and younger.

For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Brentwood Writes to host open mic

BRENTWOOD -- Brentwood Writes will bring all forms of the written word at Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Gallery on Second.

All short work -- poetry, short story, nonfiction, or any other creative work -- is welcome. Participants are allowed five minutes each to perform. The group encourages participants to bring work on any subject, their own or that of another writer, as long as it is neither insulting nor abusive. Everyone is invited whether performing or listening and enjoying.

This event is free and open to the public.

Brentwood Writes is an adjunct of the Brentwood Art Society and the Brentwood Community Library. Kati Short, poet laureate, is the host.

The Gallery on Second is directly across from the city hall fountain. For more information, contact shortkati@yahoo.com or call 925-634-6655.

Veterans Day concert set at El Campanil

ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theater will host a Veterans Day Concert 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 602 W. Second St., Antioch.

This patriotic tribute and musical celebration to our country will feature two local groups, the Summerset Singers chorus and the Summerset Big Band, together in concert. The show will inspire you with rousing favorites, including "America the Beautiful," "Armed Forces Medley" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The program will also feature some of the most beloved standards from the World War II era.

Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62 and older) and $10 for children 17 and younger.

For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

BD Lines continues model railroad show

ANTIOCH -- Black Diamond Lines continues 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 final show is set for 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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.

See details at www.BrentwoodTeenTheater.com, or call 925-516-9009.

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.

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.

New exhibit 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.