Valley Journal Community Calendar
06/07/2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
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june 8 Trapped in a Rumor -- 8 p.m. The show by the Trapped in a Rumor improv troupe is an unrehearsed, unpredictablePG-13-rated show. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. To purchase tickets visit www.villagetheatreshows.com. or call 925-314-3400. Buffalo Rome -- 8 p.m. Blending an earthy feel reminiscent of the 1970's West Coast country rock scene with contemporary country sound, Buffalo Rome brings a vinyl vibe to the digital age. Michael Visconti, Kevin Douglas and Billy McCorvey bring their life experiences and life stories together in a fresh, mature sound. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $30/$35/$40/$14 student. 925-373-6800. Concerts in the Park -- 7-8:30 p.m. Pleasanton Downtown Association presents a free Friday evening concert by Rooster's Teeth, featuring rockin' blues. Lions Wayside Park at First and Neal Streets, Pleasanton. Free.
june 9 Livermore Rodeo Parade -- 10 a.m. This years honorees are Grand Marshal Ron Scott and Community Service Award winner Linda Barton. The parade will travel down Second Street from O to J streets and includes bands, antique vehicles, classic cars, fancy parade horses and floats. Free. Pancake Breakfast and Troop Packout -- 7-11:30 a.m.. The community is invited to support servicemen and women deployed overseas with a free breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Cash donations will be accepted to help create care packages or donate granola bars, foot powder, disposable razors, sun screen, jerky, nuts, dark calf-high socks, red and black licorice, gum, mints, Lifesavers and non-aerosol insect repellent. DeLucchi Park, First St. and Neal St., Pleasanton. Free. Music through the Decades -- 11 a.m. The Danville Girls Chorus will perform a musical journey through the last 100 years of popular music. East Bay Fellowship Church, 2615 Camino Tassajara Road, Danville. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 14 and under, and are sold by phone at 925-837-2624 or at the door. Karla Bonoff -- 8-10 p.m. A successful recording career in the 70s, 80s and 90s put Karla Bonoff on the Top-40 Adult Contemporary charts. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $20, $25 and $30. Box Office: 925-931-4848. Asleep At the Wheel -- 8 p.m. Over the last 40 years, Asleep at the Wheel has stuck with keeping western swing music alive and kicking. As frontman Ray Benson puts it, their musical style is mix of cowboy fiddle tunes and country bluegrass, to blues and swing by the big band greats. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $39/$51/$62/$14 students. 925-373-6800.
june 9 & 10 Livermore Rodeo -- 11 a.m. gates open; 3 p.m. grand entry. The annual rodeo features saddle bronc and bareback riding, wild cow milking, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Robertson Park, 3000 Robertson Park Road, Livermore. Tickets range from $12 to $20. Pg is $10 and includes a program.Ticket office 925-455-1550. june 10 Three Weddings and a Reception -- 7-9 p.m. Interfaith Interconnect hosts three mock weddings performed by real clergy. One couple each from Protestant, Reform Jewish, and Muslim faiths will be 'married' in a traditional ceremony. Community memberts are the wedding guests and will learn about the rituals, vows, customs, and their meanings. A reception will follow. Guests will be able to meet members of other faiths and sample finger food typical of what would be found at each wedding. Livermore Veteran's Memorial Building, 522 South L St. Guests are asked to make a $5 donation ($10 per family) or bring vegetarian food to share. Guests are asked to dress as if attending a real wedding. Visit www.threeweddings.eventbrite.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
june 12 Charity Poker Tournament -- 5:30-11 p.m. The tournament benefits Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa and the Asian American Donor Program. The buy-in is $65 with unlimited rebuys for $20. Prizes for the top three winners, including a $1,000 grand prize.
Appetizers, drinks and celebrities. Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville. 925-736-6500.
june 15 Tweens Takeover for Summer Fun and Success -- 7-9 p.m., Join other students at the Danville Library for an evening of live music, a scavenger hunt, interactive gaming on the big screen, treats, prizes and informative speakers to engage and empower tweens (grades 4-8). Danville Library, 400 Front St.. Advance registration is required and can be done at the library or call 925-837-4889. For details, visit ccclib.org. Concerts in the Park -- 7-8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association presents Northern Static playing rock hits of the 80s and 90s. Lions Wayside Park at First and Neal streets, Pleasanton. Free.
june 16 & 17 Danville Fine Arts Faire -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. One-of-a-kind sculpture, glass, paintings, jewelry, ceramics and photography and entertainment, including folk-rock guitarist Brian Bergeron, contemporary tunes with Vic Moraga and a performance by piano prodigy Jeffrey Michael. Children's activities include a train and face painting. Also, artists will create sidewalk chalk masterpieces with this year's theme focusing on food. Metal sculptors Phillip and Chad Glashoff will create a bicycle sculpture on Hartz Avenue. Fine wines, microbrews and gourmet food for sale. Downtown Danville. Free. 925-837-4400. Bonsai Show -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Valley Bonsai Society's annual show. A bonsai expert will be on hand to demonstrate the complete styling of a young tree from start to finish. Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. Free. 925-980-3438.
june 19 Film Screening of Autumn Sonata -- 7 p.m. Rosario Tronnolone, actor, director and curator of a major radio station in Italy, will present a viewing of "Autumn Sonata" (1978) in honor of Ingrid Bergman. After the film, Tronnolone will discuss and host a question and answer period on the rich and complex career of this Hollywood legend. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $7 and can be bought at www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.