events

aug. 21

  • Art and Wine Stroll -- 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of wine tasting, small bites from Danville restaurants, the latest offerings from our shops, live music, a commemorative wine glass and trolley rides. Select businesses will stay open late to host some of our area's finest wines as you stroll throughout downtown Danville. Tickets are $25 each and can be redeemed for wine glasses at each venue from 5:30-7:30 p. m. the night of the event. Any remaining wine glasses will be available for sale from 5:30-7:30 p. m.

  • "Sideways" -- 8 p.m. Wine aficionados are invited to take a break from the Danville Art and Wine Stroll to enjoy a screening of "Sideways" a funny and poignant story of friends Jack (Thomas Haden Church) and Miles (Paul Giamatti) as they make a pilgrimage to Wine Country to enjoy one last weekend of bachelorhood before Jack's wedding. Of course, nothing goes quite as planned. Village Theatre and Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets for the show are $5 and can be purchased by calling 925-314-3400 or visiting www.villagetheatreshows.com. The film is rated R for mature themes, nudity and language.


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  • Infant Sleep Workshop for Parents -- 2 p.m. An educational workshop for parents of children ages 0-2 (and expecting parents, too). Presenter Dr. Irena Keller, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University and a lecturer and researcher on infant sleep at U.C. Berkeley. The workshop will address what parents should know about infant sleep, as well as offer practical steps they can take to address common sleep issues. No registration is required for this free, hour long program. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue. For more information about this and other library events, call the Children's Desk at 925-931-3400 ext. 3, or visit the library website at www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/library/programs-and-events.html.

    aug. 22

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park series will feature an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to '50s and '60s oldies, soul and Latin rock. This week's band will be Magic Moments, Hits of the 50s and 60s. Pick up or bring dinner "to go" to the park. While guests are allowed to put out blankets and chairs (at their own risk) they are asked to wait until the morning of the concert to do so. The use of rocks to hold down blankets is prohibited, as large rocks can damage lawn-mowing equipment. Also, the use of plastic tarps, which can burn the grass, is not allowed. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    aug. 22-24

  • Good Guys -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22-23; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. The Good Guys West Coast Nationals feature over 3,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972. Also swap meet, AutoTrader Classic Cars four sale, vendors, live music and free kids entertainment. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. General admission $17 on line, $20 a the gate, kids (7-12) $6 under 6 free. www.good-guys.com or call 925-838-9876.

    Aug. 23

  • Music in the Park -- 6 p.m. The Town of Danville presents their summer concert series featuring this week Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys song trademarks. Their performance truly pay tribute to The Beach New this year will be the option to purchase food provided by Food Truck Mafia. The Town would also like to encourage families to bring a blanket and lawn chairs to these family-friendly events. Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. Free.

    aug. 23-24

  • Auditions -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Auditions for William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" will include memorizing a one- to two-minute classical comedic monologue (does not have to be Shakespeare). Bring a photograph or headshot and a list of any conflicts you have with rehearsal dates and times. Rehearsal time and dates are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Aug. 25 through Nov. 13. Performers cast in the show will be required to sign up for THEA 47 (3 units) at Las Positas College. Performance dates are Nov. 13-23. Las Positas College Black Box Theater, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. 925-424-1100.

  • "The Pirates of Penzance" -- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Presented by Lamplighters Theatre. It's time to carouse to one of the most popular comic operas of all time. A beloved tale of tenderhearted pirates with a soft spot for orphans and poetry. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $42 and $47, purchase at livermoreperformingarts.org or call 925-373-6800.

    aug. 24

  • Day in the Park -- 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Auction fundraiser to benefit the Taylor Family Foundation's Camp Arroyo, for children suffering from chronic and critical illnesses. The event will offer 20 first-come, first-served VIP tickets to an intimate meet-and-greet with k.d. lang; in addition to the more than 70 featured restaurants, wine makers, brew masters and pastry chefs who provide food samplings and tastings. Guests will be able to bid on silent auction items and buy raffle tickets for a 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop. Winners need not be present to win. The Taylor Family Foundation, 5555 Arroyo Road, Livermore. Free. www.ttff.org.

  • A Vigil of Hope -- 7 p.m. This "night before school" vigil is a time for the community to come together and bless our students in the San Ramon Valley. We dearly love our students and have high hopes that they will thrive, be safe and make wise choices this coming school year. Come gather and acknowledge this hope as we hear briefly from teachers, parents, students and community members followed by a time to offer prayer for our students and families. On the Grass at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road in Danville.

    aug. 26

  • Tuesday Tunes with a Twist -- 6:45 p.m. The Livermore Cultural Arts Council presents, the Pleasanton Community Band playing a combination of classical, show and musical tunes and marches. Livermore Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Free.