'The Wiz' sing-a-long
PITTSBURG -- The California Theatre presents the classic film series featuring "The Wiz."
The film follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy Harlem, N.Y. teacher, as she tries to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say has power to take her home. Sing along with the great show songs including "The Feeling That We Had," "Can I Go On," "Tornado," "Here's the Wizard" and "Believe in Yourself," among others. Bring your voice and be part of the fun.
The show will be at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave.
Admission is $5. For tickets call the box office at 925-427-1611 or go to www.pittsburgtheatre.com.
Juneteenth Celebration set for June 28
PITTSBURG -- "Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars" is set for June 28 at the California Theatre. The event is a Juneteenth dance celebration honoring African American musical artists the have passed since the year 2000. The celebration is presented by Grown Women Dance Collective with uplifting and inspiring dance, music and American history.
The performance is 8 p.m., 351 Railroad Ave.
Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 925-427-1611 or go to www.pittsburgtheatre.com.
Brentwood artists win special awards
BRENTWOOD -- Two Brentwood artists, Agustus "Gus" Daugherty and Josie O' Malley, recently took prizes in the International Figurative Art Exhibition sponsored by The Light & Space online gallery.
The competition received 568 entries from 27 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Israel, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain and more. In addition, the gallery received entries from 33 states and the District of Columbia.
O' Malley received a special merit award for her watercolor "Ruhesta," and Daugherty received a special recognition award for his most recent painting "Romantic Interlude," in the painting and other category. Special merit and special recognition awards are given to artists with exceptional art.
Film series features 'Vitus' on June 8
ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Theatre presents "Vitus" at 2 p.m. June 8 as part of the international film series. The theater is at 602 W. Second St.
A young boy whose remarkable, almost supernatural capacity for learning prompts his parents to anticipate a brilliant future as a pianist rebels to put his fate into his own hands. The young boy begins to display a keen interest in aviation, one fateful leap will set his entire future into motion, and offer a compelling preview of things to come.
The film is part of a collaborative effort with the International Film Showcase, which has a successful foreign film series in Orinda.
The Swiss, German film has English subtitles.
Admission is $8 for adults, seniors 62 and older $7 and youth ages 10 to 17 are free with paying adult.
For tickets and information, call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
American comedy, drama set in Antioch
ANTIOCH -- The Vagabond Players present "On Golden Pond" at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. in Antioch.
The play is a classic American comedy/drama that's every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 13-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family.
Performances are 8 p.m. June 28 and 2 p.m. June 29.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and older, youth ages 6 to 17 are free with paying adult.
Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
The best of Motown
PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Pops features Best Intentions, a Motown band founded 12 years ago by Rodney James, Jeffery Bashir and Bilal M.
Experience the great Motown acts of the '60s, '70s and '80s with tributes to The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Gladys Knight and The Pips.
The performance is 8 p.m. June 21 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. Admission is $15 plus a $1.50 facility fee; dinner package $40. Purchase tickets at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. For information, call 925-427-1611.
ACFA hosts exhibit at Umpqua Bank
ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch hosts an exhibit at Umpqua Bank, 3700 Lone Tree Way.
The fifth exhibit for the ongoing display continues through May 30, featuring students from Antioch High School. There are approximately 25 to 35 pieces, including some pottery and other 3D pieces of art. Umpqua Bank is at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.art4antioch.org or call 925-325-9897.
The students are calling their exhibit "Antioch High's Art Attack." All artworks will be available for purchase.
Participating artists are Alejandro Ruvalcaba, April Rose Regis, Aurora Eastman, Brenda Rios, Brianna Munoz-Yost, Darin Smith, David Currie, Douglas Minton, Elisa Garcia, Imani Reeves, Janelle Celestine, Jaxson Schuler, Jay Von Chatman, Jose Tabora, Julio Ramirez, Karena Melton, Kevin de La Torre, Kirti Khanna, Liliana Dearcia, Mackenzie O'Brien, Makaila Brindle, Sarina Sylva, Sheryl Bowers, Shyann Arce, Sonia Martinez and Zach Bowlen.
Umpqua Bank is at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325-9897.
-- Nan Hargis