Discover Art Leagues opens new exhibit

BRENTWOOD -- Discover Art League opens "Visions of the Figure art exhibit with a reception 4 to 8 p.m. Jan 12 at CR Framing, 700 Harvest Park Drive. The show features drawings and paintings of clothed and costumed models created by a figure-sketching group that meets at the gallery. Dancers, actresses -- even a volunteer firefighter -- sport a wild array of creative costumes and poses in this colorful collection.

Artists include Big Al Lopez, Sue Clanton, Gus Daugherty, Josie O Malley, Lynn Peterson, Nancy Roberts and others. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23. For more information, call 925-634-7742 or go to crframing.webs.com.

Auditions set for 'The Spell of Sleeping Beauty

ANTIOCH -- Antioch Children s Theatre will host auditions for "The Spell of Sleeping Beauty at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 and 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St.

Actors 7 to 12 may audition. A $75 nonrefundable participation fee is required.

Rehearsals will be 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26, and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.

Performances will be Feb. 21, 22 and 23. For more information, call 925-234-1465.

'Rebel Without A Cause auditions

ANTIOCH -- Theatre on the Delta holds auditions for "Rebel Without A Cause at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8 at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St.


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Frank J. Ballesteros directs. Actors 13 and older may audition. A nonrefundable $50 participation fee is required.

Rehearsals will be 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Performances will be March 1, 2, 8 and 9. For more information, call 925-234-1465.

Auditions set for 'The Unexpected Guest

ANTIOCH -- The Vagabond Players will hold auditions for its first production of the 2013 season -- "The Unexpected Guest, a mystery by Agatha Christie.

Auditions are 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

Seeking six male actors and three female actors of various ages. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 14 with performances beginning Feb. 22 through March 24. Actors must able to travel to retirement communities, senior centers and assisted living facilities on weekends and afternoons for performances. A travel stipend will be given.

Be prepare to do a cold reading from the script. No appointment is required. For information email SundownCa@aol.com or go to www.vagabondplayersinc.com

'Thumbelina set to open in Antioch

ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Children s Theatre will open "Thumbelina on Jan. 11.

This classic tale by Hans Christian Anderson, adapted by Vera Morris, tells the story of a miniature girl born from a flower who has to find her own way in the world of nature. The imaginative production takes theatergoers into Thumbelina s world, fraught with dangers for one so small.

Sharon Redman directs.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 2 p.m. Jan. 13, 602 W. Second St.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and older and $8 for children 17 and younger.

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

Piano Duo music and wine recital planned

BRENTWOOD -- Piano Duo Polyhymnia will present a music and wine recital at the Thompson Music Studio at 2628 Saint Andrews Drive.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Doors will open one-half hour before the performances.

The event features music by Schubert, Liszt, Brahms and Bartock inspired by the folk music of Hungary.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger. For reservations, call 925-513-7156 or email info@pianoduopolyhymnia.com.

Auditions for set for 'Hansel and Gretel

ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for "Hansel and Gretel Jan. 7 and 8 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St., Antioch.

This classic story by The Brothers Grimm will be directed by Bryan Anthony. Auditions are open to actors ages 8-4. To receive your audition time, you must register online at www.srctgrp.org. Performance dates will be Feb. 15, 16,17, 22, 23 and 24. If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. For more audition and show information, call 925-216-4613.

Local art group looking for artists for show

PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Arts Collaborative is looking for local artists and volunteers in preparation for its Annual Winter Art Exhibit opening Jan. 19 at the Impulse Gallery at 329 Railroad Ave.

Submission of artwork will take place Jan. 12 and 13 at the Impulse Gallery. However, much work needs to be done in preparation for that date and PACO is looking for volunteers to help.

Each artist may submit three pieces for a $35 entry fee. PACO s artist s opening reception will be held on Jan. 19, between 6 and 8 p.m. and feature cash awards, live music, hors d oeuvres and refreshments.

For more information, go to www.pacoart.org or e-mail the group at pacoartshows@aol.com or contact Karen Nelson Kelly at 925-754-7666 or 925-439-1056.

-- Nan Hargis