'Fiddler on the Roof opens Friday
Broadway Under The Stars presents the musical "Fiddler On The Roof at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, 805 Second St.
The play is directed by Steve Kinsella, of the Kinsella Theater Group, and produced by Jack Gaughan, Brentwood Theater Co.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. July 26, 27, Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4.
Tickets: adults (18-64) $24, seniors (65 and older) $22, teens (13 through 17) $16, children (6 through 12) $8.
Tickets available online at Thebrentwoodtheater.org or at The Gallery on Second, 741 Second St., Brentwood. For information, call 925-516-9009 or 925-513-3863.
Stage Rignt Conservatory Theatre to open 'Joseph
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the 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. "Joseph runs for two weekends beginning Friday at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch.
Directed by Bryan Anthony and choreographed by Stacey Dempsey, "Joseph is geared for all ages. Performance dates are also Saturday and July 26, 27, all at 7 p.m., and Sunday and July 2 at 2 p.m. Adults $10, students and seniors $8, children $5. Seniors pay only $5 on both Sunday matinees. For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.
Swedish film to be shown at El Campanil
ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Theatre and the International Film Showcase will present the Swedish film "As It Is In Heaven at 7:30 p.m. July 26 and 2 p.m. July 28 at 602 W. Second St.
An internationally renowned Swedish conductor returns to his childhood village and agrees to help the local church choir hone their singing skills. The harder Daniel works draws out the singers hidden inner talents, the more he realizes just what he s been missing by living in the big city.
The Swedish film has English subtitles.
Tickets are $ 8 adults, $7 for children and seniors. 925-757-9500, www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
'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 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. 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 Loose Blues at 7 p.m. Friday 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.
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.
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.
The Sun Kings at Hannah Nicole
BRENTWOOD -- Hannah Nicole Vineyards presents The Sun Kings, the ultimate Beatles Tribute Band, at 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