Brentwood Concert Band performs at Golden Gate Park
SAN FRANCISCO -- As the Golden Gate Park Band turns 131 years old, the Brentwood Concert Band helps celebrate with a performance 3 p.m. Sunday at the park s "Temple of Music band shell, next to the de Young Museum. The theme will be "Music from the Movies.
The celebration begins 11 a.m. Saturday and continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the featured 191st Army Band of the Wild West from Camp Parks in Dublin, and ending with the Hayward East Bay Symphonic Band.
Food trucks will be available as well as T-shirts and the book "Five Thousand Concerts in the Park, about the Golden Gate Band. For information, go to www.goldengateparkband.org or www.friendsofggpband.org.
Celebration of Art to open in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- The Celebration of Art, again being co-hosted by the The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and the Antioch Historical Society, is set for June 30.
The ninth annual exhibit will be held at the Antioch Historical Society Museum at 1500 W. Fourth St. This is a nonjuried exhibit with no required theme, and is expected to attract some 60 local artists. The celebration begins with an artists reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 29, and continues 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through July 27. Admission is free.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 925-325-9897.
Ed Gibson to perform at jam session
PITTSBURG -- Saxophonist and guitarist Ed Gibson and the REG Band will be the featured performers Sunday at the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame s Second Sunday Jam Session.
Gibson, an Antioch resident who has been performing since 1957, has been a frequent participant at the popular jam sessions. He ll be making only his second public appearance since overcoming heart problems earlier this year. In the past he played with Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Neil Diamond, the original Coasters and Bobby Freeman, and the REG Band.
Gibson, who is also the band s vocalist, is joined by Alan Hand on keyboards, Fritz Borden on bass and Gary Manodio on drums.
The Jam Session begins at 5 p.m. at the Pittsburg Community Services building, 329 Railroad Ave. Musicians, singers and spoken word artists are invited to participate during the session and should sign in by 5:30 p.m.
Donations of $10 or $5 for PEAHOF members are suggested. A no-host bar and food are available.
Summerset Singers perform June 30
BRENTWOOD -- The Summerset Singers presents "Music from the Heart, a choral concert sure to delight those of all ages. The performance is 3 p.m. June 30 at the Allan E Jones Performing Arts Center, Liberty High School, 850 Second St., Brentwood. General admission is $15, youth 17 and younger are $7.50. Tickets can be purchased online at www.summersetsingers.org, or by calling 925-634-0082.
Gallery On Second presents new exhibit
BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second presents a fine art exhibit showcasing the watercolor paintings by acclaimed Bay Area artist and designer, Alvin Joe.
The exhibit runs noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through June 29 at the Gallery on Second, 741 Second St.
The Brentwood Art Society will host a free reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gallery, where Joe will show and discuss his art work. For information, call 925 516-4477 or go to http://thegalleryonsecond.org.
'The Jungle Book to open at Calisesi Theatre
ANTIOCH -- Antioch Children s Theatre will hold auditions for "The Jungle Book at 7 p.m. June 10 and 11 at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch.
Frank Ballesteros directs. Auditions are open to actors ages 7 and older.
Rehearsals will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Performances will be July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. For more information, call 925-234-1465.
Summerset to present Cash Tribute show Sunday
BRENTWOOD -- Summerset Orchards presents The Cash Tribute Show featuring James Garner and his band of three. The performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at 770 Centennial Place.
James Garner not only takes his audience through a musical journey of Johnny Cash s biggest hits, but also an expedition of his legendary life. Between accurate performances of Cash s songs, Garner tells the stories of Johnny s childhood, entrance into the music business, and the highs and lows that Cash experienced in a career that spanned 48 years.
Admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerset Orchards Activity desk or at the door.
Doors will open at 2 p.m., with seating in the performance hall at 2:30 p.m. For information, call 925 513-2640.
Broadway star in concert on Sunday
ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theatre presents "Mostly Broadway with Broadway star David Burnham.
A member of the original Broadway cast of the six-time Tony Award-winning musical "The Light In The Piazza, Burnham performed on both The Tony Awards broadcast and the PBS telecast "Live From Lincoln Center, subsequently winning the prestigious 2007 Helen Hayes Award and Garland Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour. In his one-man show, Burnham performs a mixture of songs from many of his celebrated roles as well as some favorite Broadway standards, and selections from his solo CD recordings,
The performance will be 3 p.m. Sunday at 602 W. Second St. Admission is $ 25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for youths 17 and younger. Tickets can be reserved by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Gallery On Second hosts Lorraine Lawson art
BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second celebrates the artwork of Lorraine Lawson with an exhibit at 741 Second St.
Lawson s abstract works not only encompass the formal elements of composition, color, value, and texture, but communicate concepts, mindset, ideas and emotion.
The exhibit is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through Friday at the Gallery On Second, 741 Second St. For information, call Jack Gaughan at 925-516-2741, or email Galleryonsecond@sbcglobal.net.
Umpqua Bank hosts local art exhibit
ANTIOCH -- Umpqua Bank in Antioch will host a Discover Art League exhibit with the first event showcasing the works of abstract artist Sandra Berkson.
The exhibit will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Friday at 3700 Lone Tree Way. The bank plans to host a new exhibit every two months, featuring two or more artists. For information about Discover Art League, call Gus Daugherty at 925 516-4477.
Brentwood hosts public art walls
BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood hosts a Brentwood Public Art Walls exhibit highlighting local artists and organizations.
The exhibit features works by Brian Carlton, oils; Joyce Marlene Carroll-Oetgen, pen, ink, mixed medium; Beverly C. Turner, mixed-media ceramics; and Heritage High School Visual Art students. The exhibit will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through June 21, at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. For information on how to participate in the Brentwood Public Art Walls, call Poldina Scherf at 925-516-5364 or email email@example.com.
-- Nan Hargis