Submit items through our website -- www.contracostatimes.com, scroll down the right-hand side of the home page to "Things to Do," click on "submit event" and fill out the form.
dec. 28 Big Fat Kiss Off XX -- 8 p.m. Will Durst and Company take the year 2012 and skewer it with stand-up comedy, improvisation and l sketches. This show is rated PG-13. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $18, $23 and $28. 925-3373-6800.
dec. 29 Journey to the Heart of Africa! -- 3-6 p.m. Cheza Nami Foundation Inc. will usher in 2013 with an afternoon of conversation, arts, music and an African drum circle in collaboration with visual and performance artists from Kenya. This special event will offer a taste of Africa to community members of all ages by allowing them to experience African culture through visual arts by Wawi Amasha, Omiiroo and Ngene Mwaura and an Acoustic set by Nasambu Wamalwa. Activities include children's African-style face painting, conversations on Africa with the artist, African drumming and dance. Bothwell Arts Center 2466 8th St. Livermore. Tickets are $10 online | $15 at the door (Free for kids).