events

july 10

  • Movies in the Park -- At dusk. Residents are invited to enjoy a free movie outdoors. Tonight's offering is Disney's "Frozen." Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled during the waiting period just prior to the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. july 11

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association free concert tonight features the Cooltones, playing big band and swing music. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    july 12

  • Break the code -- 2 p.m. The Valley Journal's own local author, Penny Warner, will hold a free children's program at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Warner, author of the popular "Code Busters Club" series, will introduce her books, speak about being a writer, and lead children through code-busting activities. Free. Best for ages 7 and older. 925-931-3400, ext. 3.

  • Uncorked -- 6 p.m. opening for pre-show picnicking, 7:30 p.m. start of the first show of the Comedy Uncorked summer series benefitting Open Heart Kitchen. Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry "Bubbles" Brown will perform. Cheese Therapy will be onsite with artisan cheese platters on sale to accompany your wine. Retzlaff Vineyards, 1356 So. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Tickets are $30 advance/$35 at door. For details, visit comedyuncorked.com.


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  • Summer Wine Stroll -- 5 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a summer night in downtown Pleasanton sampling wine and tasty bites at 25 locations. Musicians will play along Main and Ray streets. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and event map. Advance tickets are $35 online at PleasantonDowntown.net, at Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St.; and The Rose Hotel, 807 Main St. If not sold out, remaining tickets will be sold on the event day beginning at 4:30 p.m. for $50 (cash only) at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.

  • Music in the Park -- 6 p.m. The Town of Danville presents Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band. Town Green, 400 Front St.. Danville. Free.

    tHROUGH July 13

  • Shakespeare in the Park -- 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents "The Taming of the Shrew," a comedy about two very unconventional people who meet, fight, and finally fall in love -- but not before a feast of wit and outrageous physical comedy. Amador Valley Community Park, Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue, Pleasanton. Free.

    july 16

  • Sons in Retirement Luncheon -- 10:30 a.m. social time, 11:35 lunch and speaker, The San Ramon Valley Chapter of the Sons in Retirement presents speaker Shannon Enos, a nurse whol will show how you can assist during an emergency and potentially save a life while administering CPR. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon. Admission is $23. Www.info@sir128.com or call 925-640-8077 by July 11.

    THROUGH aug. 16

  • Everyday Beauty Exhibition -- The art exhibit runs through Aug. 16 and includes original art work representing various elements and interpretations of the theme of "Everyday Beauty," featuring the work of local, regional and out-of-state artists. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

    THROUGH aug. 17

  • Pageant of the Pacific/& Trains exhibits -- 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 17. The Golden Gate International Exposition created a magical city on Treasure Island 75 years ago. The museum has trotted out the scrapbooks and raided old storage boxes for pictures and stories to recount that fair. Also on display: "Totally Trains-Models and Memorabilia," with the museum's collection. It will feature O-gauge models that span the late 19th and 20th centuries with freight and passenger trains pulled by diesel and steam engines. Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. 925-837-3750.

    july 18

  • Moonlight Movie -- 6:30 p.m., crafts and children's activities, movie following at sunset. This week's movie is "Independence Day." Families are asked to bring a blanket and lawn chairs. Town Green, 400 Front St., Danville. Free. 925- 314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association's popular Concert in the Park series continues with the classic rock of OTR. Lions Wayside Park, at First and Neal streets. Free.

    july 19 -- aug. 3

  • Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at the box office at www.mylvpac.com or call 925-383-6800.

    july 20

  • Opera in the Vineyard -- 5 - 8 p.m. The Livermore Valley Opera presents a casual "bring your own picnic" event. Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to arias. Dessert will be an auction of some extravagant cakes and small desserts. Tickets are $45. Retzlaff Vineyards, 1356 So. Livermore Ave., Livermore.

    july 24

  • Movies in the Park -- At dusk. Enjoy a free summer movie on a giant outdoor screen. Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy free movies this summer. This week's feature is "The Lego Movie." Please do not place blankets or chairs before 10:00 a.m. Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled during the waiting period just prior to the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    july 25, 26 & 27

  • Summer Book Sale -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, members only; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and noon - 4 p.m., Sunday. Books, CD's, LP's, videos and DVD's available for all ages. Hard cover $2, softcovers $1 and all children's books are 50 cents. Membership may be purchased at the door. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St. 925-973-2850.

    july 26

  • Music in the Park -- 6 p.m. The Town of Danville presents its summer concert series, this week featuring East Bay Mudd, a nine-piece band with their upbeat and powerful take on soul, funk and R&B classics. New this year will be the option to purchase food provided by Food Truck Mafia. Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. Free.