'Legally Blonde opens Friday at Heritage

BRENTWOOD -- Heritage High School presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical Friday through July 20 at the school s theater, 101 American Ave.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 12, 13, 18 and 19; 1 p.m. July 13 and 20. Tickets are $19 for adults, $14 for students. The musical features music and lyrics by Laurence O Keefe and Nell Benjamin based on a book by Heather Hach. The play tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend.

For more information, visit www.hhsrisingstars.com or call 925-437-3078.

'Starry Nights concert series continues Friday

BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood continues its "Starry Nights Summer Concert Series with The Summerset Big Band at 7 p.m. Friday at City Park, 710 Second St.

The band will feature Mike Spellman singing Frank Sinatra songs. The Summerset Big Band has played to the delight of thousands people who enjoy listening to and/or dancing as the band interprets the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie,

Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and others.

Ample parking is available in the parking garage at 150 City Park Way (between City Hall and the Community Center). Don t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic basket and enjoy our first of nine summer concerts in the park.

On tap July 19 is Loose Blue, a funk and soul group.


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For more information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 516-5444.

Secondhand art sale fundraiser set

ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation and the Antioch Historical Society are looking for residents who have pictures or artwork that they no longer have room for. Together, these two nonprofits are creating the opportunity for these art pieces to find a new home.

The Secondhand Art Sale will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 17 outside on the lawn at the Antioch Historical Society, in conjunction with the Night at the Museum event. July s Night at the Museum event features art from the Ninth Annual Celebration of Art Exhibit (through July 25) featuring more than 40 local artists inside the museum and the secondhand art sale will be held outside. Entry to the exhibit, the sale and museum is free. The art sale is free for participants who bring their own table and chair (or display) or, for $10, a hanging panel/chair will be supplied.

For more information or to reserve a spot, please Diane Gibson-Gray, 925-325-9897 or Diane@Art4Antioch.org by July 12 to register. Preregistration is required to participate.

Discover Art League show at Umpqua Bank

ANTIOCH -- The Umpqua Bank and Discover Art League host an art exhibit through July.

The artwork of Yisehak Fikre-Sellassie (acrylics, oils), Beverly Turner (sculpture), Anna Chunn (watercolor and acrylics) will be shown.

Turner s sculptures have won awards. The fun of capturing in clay human emotions and personality is central to her passion in sculpting and teaching. An artist since 1966, she moved to Brentwood in 2011.

Yisehak Fikre-Sellassie was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was first inspired by his grandmother, Princess Welete-Israel Seyuom. As a devout Christian, without any formal art education, she produced and dedicated spiritual paintings to the church.

Yisehak s work reflects a strong feeling for human condition. He works in two- and three-dimensional designs and in a wide variety of mediums.

Chunn began as a fiber artist, painting (dying) silk scarves. Her interest in watercolor was a direct result of painting on silk. For the past couple of years she has been exploring the abstract design, using acrylic and encaustic media, which allows her intuitive instincts to flourish while painting.

The exhibit will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays throughout June and July.

Celebration of Art(to open in Antioch

ANTIOCH -- Art from The Celebration of Art, again co-hosted by the The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and the Antioch Historical Society, is on display through July 27.

The ninth annual exhibit is at the Antioch Historical Society Museum at 1500 W. Fourth St. Admission is free.

For more information, email diance@art4antioch.org, or call 925-325-9897.

Nancy Roberts work at Gallery on Second

BRENTWOOD -- A new fine art show featuring popular, local painter Nancy Roberts will be on display from July 10 through Aug. 17 at The Gallery On Second, 741 Second St.

Roberts is well-known throughout the area for her paintings. She teaches painting and often leads outdoor projects with other plein-air (outdoor) painters.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 925-516-2741.

Discover Art League has 15th annual show, sale

BRENTWOOD -- The Discover Art League is exhibiting artwork from its 15th annual Judged Art Show at CR Framing and Gallery, 700 Harvest Park Drive, Suite 1.

The show will run through July 18. The featured student artist is Joshua Vreeland, origami and paper arts. Among other artists with work on display are Diane Klein Gwynne (oil), Rosalinda Grejsen (sculpture) and Anna Chunn (watercolor).

Contact Josie O Malley at 925-446-2849 or e-mail jomalle43@yahoo.com.

-- Nan Hargis