'Odd Couple set to open in Pittsburg Oct. 25

PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Community Theatre presents "The Odd Couple, 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at the theater, 351 Railroad Ave.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students 12 and older and $10 for children 2 to 11. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org, at the theater or by calling 925-427-1611.

Motown revue comes to Antioch on Oct. 19

ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Theatre presents "The Best Intentions, Motown Revue at 8 p.m. Oct. 19.

The show, voted the Bay Area s Best Motown tribute show, is an unforgettable experience of the great Motown acts of the 60s, 70s and 80s, featuring a dynamic tribute performance of the Temptations, The Spinners, The Four Tops, and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

The performance is at the theater on 602 W. Second St.

Admission is adults $25, seniors (62 and older) $23 and youths 6 to 17 free with a paid adult.

For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or reserve them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Nunnelly to perform at jam session

PITTSBURG -- Tom Nunnelly, one of the Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame s first inductees, and the band Chocolate Rice will perform at the Second Sunday Jam Session.


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A 1967 Pittsburg High graduate, he was the Bay Area Blues Society s singer of the year in 2008.

The jam session begins at 5 p.m. at Pittsburg Community Services, 329 Railroad Ave. Musicians, singers and spoken word artists are invited to participate but should register by 5:30 p.m. A no-host bar and food are available.

Film series shows 'A Touch of the Light

ANTIOCH -- The International Film Showcase presents "Touch of the Light at 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

Based on the true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang (played by himself), this a of story of inspiration, discovery and love.

The film is part of a collaborative effort with the International Film Showcase, which has a successful foreign film series in Orinda.

General admission is $8; seniors (62 and older) $7, youths 10 to 17 are free with a paying adult.

For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or reserve them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Organ concert set at St. Ignatius in Antioch

ANTIOCH -- The St. Ignatius Church of Antioch Friends of Music Series presents a Great Hymn Festival with choirs from throughout East County, featuring organist Don Pearson. The performance is 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd.

A freewill offering will be taken. A reception follows the concert in the parish hall. For information on future concerts, call 925-778-0768.

Contra Costa open studio is Nov. 16, 17

EAST COUNTY -- Artists in East Contra Costa are invited to participate in an open studio event Nov. 16 and 17. Visitors will get a chance to meet artists personally and enjoy their work in a studio or working environment.

Featured will be East County painters, sculptors, ceramists, jewelry makers and other fine craftspeople. There is no participation fee and no deadline, but artists are encouraged to sign up by mid-October. For details, go to www.contracostaopenstudios.blogspot.com/

Fall art classes set in Brentwood

Fall session art classes begin Oct. 16 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., with instructor Nancy Roberts.

Realistic drawing for ages 7 through 12 is set for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. In this class kids who love to draw will improve their skills and build confidence. "New Projects for Tweens and Teens for ages 10 through 16 is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information and registration, call Brentwood Parks and Recreation at 925-516-5444 or go to www.brentwoodca.gov/emotion.

Los Medanos art exhibit 'Terrestrial opens

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.

The exhibit is open 12:20 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday running through Nov. 7 at the gallery, 2700 E. Leland Road.

The exhibit and reception are free; parking is $3.

For information, go to www.losmedanos.edu/art/gal.aspx or email Judy Pettite at jpettite@losmedanos.edu.

Lynn House 'Natures Canvas continues

ANTIOCH -- The Lynn House Gallery presents "Nature s Canvas, an exhibit with works depicting nature in the Delta, the hills and valleys in the area, along with East Bay Regional Park properties.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 26 at the Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

For details, call 925-325-9897, email diane@art4antioch.org, or go to http://art4antioch.org/Nature s_Canvas. asp.

-- Nan Hargis

Artists celebrate East County beauty

"Everything Local, an art exhibit celebrating the beauty of East Contra Costa County, runs through Dec. 27. The exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays 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.

Admission and parking are free.

For information, email nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net or go to www.nancyrobertsstudio.com.

-- Nan Hargis