Against Leo to perform rock/blues at Waldie Plaza
ANTIOCH -- The Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch presents the Saturday Summer Concert Series with Against Leo featuring rock 'n' roll and blues music.
The performance is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Waldie Plaza, Second and I streets in downtown Antioch.
Against Leo is an interactive, high-energy band based in the San Francisco Bay Area that plays upbeat/danceable swingin' blues and vintage rock covers, including their its own blues-rock originals.
The free concert series is hosted by the Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch, The Lesher Foundation, East County Times, city of Antioch, Republic Services, NRG, Clay Millias & Co. LLP and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce.
Seating is not provided, so bring blankets or lawn chairs. Alcohol is not permitted.
Contact Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325-9897 or go to www.art4antioch.org/Summer_Concerts.asp.
Starry Nights concert geared for children
BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood Starry Nights in Brentwood concert series continues Friday with children's music.
Special performances by Jungle Joe with California Puppets and the Alphabet Rockers who will provide fun and entertainment just for kids.
The concert is in City Park, 710 Second St., beginning at 7 p.m. Ample parking is available in the parking garage at 150 City Park Way. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket, and enjoy the first of eight summer concerts in the park.
All patrons are asked to follow park rules before, during and after the concerts. That includes no dogs, no glass containers and no audio/video recording devices.
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation office at 925-516-5444.
German film part of international film series
ANTIOCH -- The International Film Showcase presents the german film "Two Lives ("Zwei Leben)" at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
The film is set in 1990 just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and centers on Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, a "war child," the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. The German film has English subtitles.
General admission is $8; seniors (62 and older) $7; and free for ages 10 through 17 with a paying adult. For tickets and information, call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Wind symphony looking for local players
WALNUT CREEK -- Wind symphony looking for players
The Contra Costa Wind Symphony, based in Walnut Creek, has openings for performers on a number of different instruments.
Among the players sought are for French horn, tuba and percussion.
Those interested can contact conductor Duane Carroll by going towww.CCWindSymphony.org and pressing the "contact" link.
Stage Right presents 'Beauty and the Beast'
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. presents "Beauty and the Beast," produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc.
The beloved fairy tale by Vera Morris is directed by Bryan Anthony and is fun for all ages. "Beauty and the Beast" runs for two weekends beginning Friday August 29th at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. Performance dates are Aug. 29, 30 and Sept. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Adults $10, students and seniors $8, children $5. Seniors pay $5 on both Sunday matinees. For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.
Carpenters tribute band to perform Sept. 7
ANTIOCH -- Close to You, a tribute band to The Carpenters, will perform at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
The popular singing duo of the 1970s and early 1980s focused on mid-tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter's unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals. Admission is $27 for adults, $25 for seniors 62 and older and youth 6-17 are free with paying adult. Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Stage Right to hold auditions for 'Little Shop of Horrors'
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors" on Sept. 1 and 2 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St.
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, this hilarious tongue-in-cheek sci-fi smash hit musical comedy will be directed by Bryan Anthony. Auditions are open to actors ages 11-18 and no previous acting or singing experience is necessary. To receive your audition time, you must register online at www.srctgrp.org. There is a $75 participation fee if cast. Performance dates will be Oct. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26. Call 925-216-4613.
Art, wine & jazz fest coming to Brentwood
BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Art Society will host the annual Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival at the Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road.
The event is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 30 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. The festival brings together local vintners, artists and musicians representing a multiple genres of jazz.
The Artist Garden will feature original pieces by more than 40 local artists in various media, including oil watercolor, pencil, clay, bronze and more.
Wine at the Fountain will host local vintners and wineries, including Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Bloomfield Vineyards, Tamayo Family Vineyards, J. Doran Vineyards, and Cline Cellars. For those who prefer a microbrew, Black Diamond Brewery and BJ's Restaurant and Brewery will offer cold brews.
Jazz on the Stage offers music featuring the jazz talents of Kaye Bohler, Juan Escovedo, Delta Wires and more, along with performances by the Big Bands of Liberty and Heritage high schools and a cappella groups, including Divas, Pink Ladies and Jag.
Admission is free. For information, call 925-516-2741, go to www.brentwoodartsociety.org.
hosts The Art of Diablo
BRENTWOOD -- CR Framing and Gallery will present The Art of Diablo through Sept. 13.
Celebrating the beauty and spirit of Mt. Diablo, the exhibit will include paintings and photography by Bay Area artists. CR Framing and Gallery is at 700 Harvest Park Drive. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 925-634-7742.
Art Guild presents juried show
BRENTWOOD -- The Art Guild of the Delta presents a First Judged Show 2014 at the gallery, 2485 Sand Creek Road.
Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.
All 2D and 3D to include glass, pottery and sculptures are acceptable.
Cash award for Best in Category of 2D, 3D and Juror's Choice. Honorable mentions in each category will also be awarded. Artists' works will be available for purchase during the show with proceeds distributed to the artists.
Go to www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325 9897.
Six artists featured in exhibit at Umpqua Bank
ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and Antioch's Umpqua Bank will co-host an exhibit featuring six local artists. The new exhibit, which began Tuesday, continues through Sept. 26.
Featured artists are Michele Eakin, Jennifer Frost, Ron Johnson, Christine Mikulice and Andre Salvador.
Umpqua Bank is at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
Visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925- 325-9897.
-- Judith Prieve