'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a Tony-nominated musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.
Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles from country-western and calypso to disco and rock n roll, this tale is both timely and timeless. The opening performances are 7 p.m. July 19, 20 and 2 p.m. July 21 with additional performances 7 p.m. July 26, 27 and 2 p.m. July 28 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch.
Directed by Bryan Anthony and choreographed by Stacey Dempsey, the play is geared for all ages. Adults are $10, students and seniors $8 and children $5. Seniors pay only $5 on both Sunday matinees. For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.
'Legally Blonde musical on tap 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 and Saturday and continue July 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.
Brentwood Public Art Walls exhibit
BRENTWOOD -- "Public Art Walls is an exhibit presented in the Brentwood Community Center, highlighting artists and art organizations throughout Brentwood.
The exhibitions are on display for approximately three months for a total of four exhibits per year. The third show continues through Sept. 20 and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 35 Oak St.
Exhibiting artists are: Beverly C. Turner of Brentwood; mixed media, ceramics; Cindy Williamson of Brentwood, clay wall. Summerset III Art Show exhibitors include Peggy Magovern of Danville (instructor), pencil, mono print; Christine Bourg of Pleasanton, colored pencil; Joyce Busby of Brentwood, pencil; Virginia Chamberland of Brentwood, pen, ink, pencil; Charlotte Crabill of Brentwood, pencil; George Garbarino of Pleasanton, pencil, pastel; Linda Garbarino of Pleasanton, colored pencil, pastel; Mary Hagberg of Brentwood, pen pencil; Linda Handford of Oakley, pencil, mixed media; Michele Hill of Brentwood, pencil, pastel; Lois Haselby of Brentwood, pencil; Barbara Kellner of Oakley, pencil; Zoe Lighty of Brentwood, colored pencil, watercolor; Colleen Menges of Brentwood, watercolor, pencil; Arlene Stumph of Brentwood, colored pencil, watercolor and Susan Wood of Brentwood, colored pencil, pastel
For more information on how to participate in the Brentwood Community Center Public Art Walls contact Poldina Scherff at 925-516-5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Starry Nights concert series continues Friday
BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood continues its "Starry Nights Summer Concert Series with Loose Blues at 7 p.m. July 19 at City Park, 710 Second St.
The night features Loose Blues, a group that has been rockin the East Bay and beyond for 20 years. Hillary Lee on vocals, Steve McConnell on lead guitar, backed up by a groin rhythm section. Upbeat beat songs with many recognizable blues-bases classics. 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.
For more information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 925-516-5444.
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, call Diane Gibson-Gray, 925-325-9897 or Diane@Art4Antioch.org by July 12 to register. Preregistration is required to participate.
Glasper, Project 4 perform jam session
PITTSBURG -- Multitalented Gerald Glasper and his Project 4 Band will be the featured performers Sunday at the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame s Second Sunday Jam Session.
Glasper is a member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame s first class to be inducted in October and is known for his singing, dancing and impersonations of Rick James, James Brown and Michael Jackson.
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.
Nancy Roberts work at Gallery on Second
BRENTWOOD -- A new fine art show featuring popular, local painter Nancy Roberts will be on display from 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.
Celebration of Art exhibit in Antioch
Celebration of Art exhibit continues at museum
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 email@example.com, or call 925-325-9897.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sun Kings at Hannah Nicole
BRENTWOOD -- Hannah Nicole Vineyards presents The Sun Kings -- ultimate Beatles Tribute Band 7:30 p.m. July 26.
The Sun Kings repertoire contains more than 100 Beatles songs spanning The Beatles entire musical career from "She Loves You to "I am the Walrus to "Side 2 of Abbey Road. This event is restricted to guests 21 years and older and prohibits any alcohol brought onto the property for consumption; even wines previously purchased at the winery. Admission is $20 and includes a commemorative wine glass. Bring your own seating. For tickets and information, call 925-240-9463, or go to www.hnvwines.com/events.
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.
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.
-- Nan Hargis