Veterans Day concert set at El Campanil

ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theater will host a Veterans Day Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, 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 feature 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.

'Restless Hearts' film at El Campanil Theatre

ANTIOCH -- Holy Angels Books presents "Restless Heart" at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the El Campani Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

Filmed in Europe, "Restless Heart" is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Born in North Africa, Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian Bishop Ambrose. But when the Empress Justina sent imperial guards to clear out a basilica where Augustine's mother, Monica, was worshiping, her constant prayers and the witness of Ambrose won him over to Christianity. General admission is $10.

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

The 'Little Mermaid' sets sail with encore show

BRENTWOOD -- Edna Hill Middle School presents an encore performance of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Edna Hill Theater, 140 Birch St, Reserved seating is $5. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For tickets and information, call the school at 925-513-6440, or email bschneider@brentwood.k12.ca.us.

'One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest' at LMC

PITTSBURG -- Los Medanos College Drama Department presents "One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest."

Written by Ken Kesey, this adaptation for the stage by Dale Wasserman, is directed by Barbara Norris.

Boisterously funny, poignant and ultimately devastating, the play is an unforgettable exploration of sanity and power creating a riveting dynamic between R.P. McMurphy, a new patient on the ward, and the ward's head nurse, Miss Ratched.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday at Los Medanos College Theatre, 2700 E. Leland Road.

Additional performances are at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 17 and 19.

General admission is $10 and $7 for students. Nov. 14 matinee is $5 for everyone.

For tickets and information, call 925-439-2181, ext. 805, or go www.losmedanosedu/drama/productions.asp.

Discover Art League opens show Saturday

BRENTWOOD -- C&R Framing at 700 Harvest Park Drive will host a "Small Price and Show Sale" with an opening reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Artists are invited to submit one to five pieces of art at C & R Framing through Nov. 8. Entry fees are $10 for members and $5 for nonmembers.

The show will continue through Dec. 24.

For more information, call Sue Clanton at 925-634-1272 or C& R Framing at 925-634-7742.

'Nutcracker' auditions set for Sunday, Monday

ANTIOCH -- The Pied Piper Players will hold auditions for "The Nutcracker," 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the 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.

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. Thursday 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.

Resurrection Ministries hosts free concert

BRENTWOOD -- William Jessup University Choir & Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Friday 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.

Denver tribute show Nov. 17 at El Campanil

ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Theatre will present "Jim Curry -- The Music of John Denver" at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the theater at 602 W. Second St.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, who's voice was heard in the CBS TV movie "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story," has performed Denver's music in sold-out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multiplatinum hits.

Tickets are $15 for youths, $24 for seniors, $27 for general admission. For information, call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Gaughan exhibit in Brentwood gallery

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second will host the fine art of Jack Gaughan through Saturday 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.