Pete Escovedo to play at benefit concert
PITTSBURG -- Pete Escovedo and his Latin orchestra performs a benefit concert 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Creative Arts Building, Pittsburg High School, 250 School St.
Proceeds will benefit Pittsburg High School Band s 2014 trip to participate in London, England s New Year s Day parade. Escovedo is a native of Pittsburg who is donating his time to the fundraising event.
Admission is $10 or $15 at the door. Tickets can be reserved online at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7929081095.
Los Medanos art exhibit opens Oct. 8
PITTSBURG -- The Los Medanos Art Gallery will host "Terrestrial, the first show at the gallery open to all artists working in 2-D.
The show serves to display the artists interpretation of who that are in the world and explore what in means to be terrestrial. Artist Cinday Clearly will show her sculpture installation of the earth, an exploration of how the earth is connected to her life. Cleary s work materials include soil, plant pigments, beeswax, seawater and a variety of other organic and natural elements.
The exhibit is open 12:20 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday running Oct. 8 through Nov. 7 at the gallery, 2700 E. Leland Road.
A closing reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7. The exhibit and reception are free; parking is $3.
Trivia Night raises funds for El Campanil
ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation hosts a Second annual Trivia Night Fundraiser opening with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and the game beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way.
Get a team together to help support the programs at the theater. Team members will receive a gift bag and there will be raffles and prizes including season theater passes.
Bring snacks or a light dinner to share with your team before the game begins; complementary coffee and desserts will be served. Wine, beer and water will be available for purchase. No outside beverages will be allowed. All players must be 18 or older.
Admission is $250 for a table of ten and must tickets must be purchased in advance. For information, call 925-757-9500. For registration, go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com/trivia_night.html.
Wine, art, music on tap in Old Town Pittsburg
PITTSBURG -- Old Town Pittsburg Business District Association presents the Old Town Pittsburg Art & Wine Stroll 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2, beginning at Old Town Plaza between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Enjoy an entertaining evening strolling through Pittsburg s new Old Town district where you will sample wines, enjoy live music and entertainment.
Admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased at Railroad Book Depot, 650 Railroad Ave., or online at http://artwine2013otp-es2.eventbrite.com/? rank=9. For information, call 925-246-5840.
Photo club celebrates, showcases works
BRENTWOOD -- The Digital Camera Club inaugural Photographic Exhibition opening and reception is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at CR Framing and Gallery, 700 Harvest Drive.
The focus of the club is to provide a forum for photographers of all skill levels to meet and learn about digital photography. Activities include: Photo shoots and field trips, in both East Contra Costa County and beyond, photography workshops and more. Enjoy wine, hors d oeuvres and light jazz. The show runs Oct. 5 through Oct. 31. For information, call 925-634-7742 or go to crframing.webs.com.
Rising Stars presents 'Mockingbird
The award-winning Heritage High Rising Stars presents "To Kill A Mockingbird at the Brentwood school, 101 American Ave.
Directed by Chris Fallows, the classic drama will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 for general; $10 for students. For more information, go to hhsrisingstars.com or call 925-437-3078.
'Alice in Wonderland set in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will present "Alice in Wonderland at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St.
The show, directed by Bryan Anthony, is a colorful fantasy based on the book by Lewis Carroll. Come with Alice as she explores Wonderland with the Cheshire cat and the White Rabbit. Through her journey, she meets the tyrannical Queen of Hearts, a talking caterpillar, the devious Tweedle brothers, and attends a tea party with the Mad Hatter and a March hare.
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional performance are 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $8 for children 10 and younger. Seniors pay $5 for Sunday matinees. For more information and tickets, call 925-216-4613 or go to, www.srctgrp.org.
Artists celebrate East County beauty
"Everything Local, an art exhibit celebrating the beauty of East Contra Costa County, opens with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.
Presented by local art group The Brushoffs, subjects range from rustic back roads and Delta wildlife to homegrown flowers and farm-fresh produce, all created in a variety of media and styles. Work by sculptor Beverly Turner will also be featured.
This Brentwood Community Center Public Art Walls exhibit runs through Dec. 27 at the center.
Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission and parking are free.
Pinocchio auditions set in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Children s Theatre will hold auditions for the children s classic tale Pinocchio at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
Auditions are open to children ages 8 to 18 with 12 male and 12 female roles.
Once again the beloved wooden puppet come to life in the colorful musical version of Carlo Collodi s classic. No participation fee is required.
Lynn House looks for artists for exhibit
ANTIOCH -- The Lynn House Gallery is calling artists for the exhibit "Nature s Canvas, with works depicting nature in the Delta, the hills and valleys in the area, along with East Bay Regional Park properties.
The exhibit runs Oct. 5 through Oct. 26 at the Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St., with a free reception 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.
There is no entry fee; each artist may enter two pieces of work. Submit art work at the gallery from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. Art will be available to purchase.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
hairs. No pets are allowed. For more information, go to deltabluesfestival.net or call, 925-698-8024.
Islamic art exhibit at Antioch Library
ANTIOCH -- The Antioch Library is hosting a multimedia art exhibit, "Message of Quran; Benevolence. The exhibit is assembled by Islamic Art Exhibit, a nonprofit organization promoting Islamic art.
The exhibit includes 24 pieces and is open noon to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, 501 W. 18th St. For information, call 925-757-9224, or go to ccc.lib.org.
-- Nan Hargis