Mariachi Divas at El Campanil Theatre

ANTIOCH -- Get ready for a south-of-the-border evening of cheerful music on Feb. 1 with Southern California s own Mariachi Divas with Cindy Shea.

The Divas are a unique, multicultural, all-female ensemble. Winner of the 2009 Grammy award for best regional Mexican album of the year, you can often find them strolling the streets as official mariachis of Disney s California Adventure.

The performance is set for 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

El Campanil Theatre s Cabaret Series is presented in association with Esses Productions.

Adults are $27; seniors 62 and older $25; youth ages 6 to 17 are free with a paid adult.

Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Art4Schools exhibit set at Lynn House Gallery

ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch will host the 10 annual Art4Schools exhibits Jan. 29 through May 24 at the Lynn House Gallery.

The Art4Schools exhibits showcase Antioch Unified School District classrooms involved in the Arts4Schools Program, sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, the city of Antioch and a Keller Canyon Grant funded through the office of Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover. The Lynn House Galley will play host to: John Muir Elementary, Feb. 9 through March 1; Carmen Dragon Elementary, March 5 through 15; ENCORE, March 26 through 29; Belshaw Elementary, April 4 through 19; Antioch, Deer Valley & Dozier Libbey High Schools, April 30 through May 10, and Orchard Park K-8, May 13 though 24.

An artists reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29, where the young artists showcase their works for family, friends and the general public.

The Gallery is at 809 W. First St. in Antioch (across from the Amtrak Train Station) and is open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, during exhibits. There is no admission fee and the exhibits are free.

For more information, visit www.Art4Antioch.org or contact Diane Gibson-Gray at the Arts & Cultural Foundation at 925-325-9897 or e-mail Diane@Art4Antioch.org.

Super Band Sunday set for Feb. 2 in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD -- Don t let the music die -- get off the couch, -- drive your Chevy down to support the Sixth annual Stuart Music Fund Concert 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, Liberty High School, 850 Second St,

The Brentwood Concert Band, under the direction of Carey Hurst and Susan Stuart, will perform favorites from the jester "PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) Bach along with "The Clown Act, "Disney Razzmatazz, and Glenn Neissner on "The Typewriter.

The Liberty High School Symphonic Band will also perform, under the direction of Carey Hurst.

The concert is free, but donations accepted to meet the needs of area music students through the Stuart Fund Grant. Light refreshments will be served.

For information to about the Brentwood Concert Band, go to www.brentwoodconcertband.com

'South Pacific is coming to PCT

PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg Community Theatre presents the musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein s "South Pacific for two weekends beginning March 7 and ending March 16. Tickets are now available through the California Theatre Box Office (open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday) or online at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.org.

Also, auditions for the Agatha Christies mystery thriller "The Mousetrap are scheduled March 17 and 18. Visit www.pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org for audition details.

Figure sketch exhibit, event in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD -- CR Framing and Gallery will present "Figure Sketch -- A Process of Art through Jan. 31.

The exhibit showcases work by the figure group that meets at the gallery on Monday evenings. With a different theme each week, the group s models sport a wild variety of creative costumes and props. Each artist interprets the model in his own unique style, making it fun to see the results displayed together.

CR Framing is at 700 Harvest Park Drive and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 634-7742. For information about the Monday evening figure group, go to www.pinupshow.com.

'Phantom of the Opera star to sing at Campanil

ANTIOCH -- Following last year s hit presentation of his Broadway tribute, "The Phantom of the Opera star Franc D Ambrosio returns to The El Campanil Cabaret Series celebrating movie music with his critically acclaimed one-man show "Hollywood at 3 p.m. Jan. 26.

This year s show takes us on his journey from the Bronx to Hollywood, celebrating songs from many of his favorite silver Sscreen classics along the way, including "Funny Face, "Breakfast At Tiffany s, "Top Hat, "Moonstruck, "Pennies From Heaven, "The Godfather and "The Phantom of the Opera.

Adults are $27; seniors (62 and older) $25; youth (ages 9-17), free with paid adult or senior. Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

New art group plans inaugural members show

Art Guild of the Delta, a new East County nonprofit organization, is planning its inaugural members-only show for Feb. 8, with an opening reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at CR Framing of Brentwood.

The Guild will offer networking, creative support and encouragement, show opportunities, a critique group, field trips, workshops and lectures, open studio tours and fundraisers for the to provide scholarship money to students enrolled in the art department of Los Medanos Community College, who participate in the Student Art Show in the spring.

Founded by artists sharing a common vision, the group hopes to create an inspiring, educational and supportive place for artists and community supporters.

Art Guild of the Delta holds business meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, alternating between day and evening meetings to enable a wider participation.

For more information, contact Rosalinda Grejsen at rgrejsen@pacbell.net, or 925-240-7739.

'Beanstalk is set to open Feb. 27 in Antioch

ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Children s Theatre will present "Jack and The Beanstalk, Feb. 27 through March 2 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

For questions, email director Sharon Redman at SundownCA@aol.com.

-- Nan Hargis