Stage Right presents 'Frankenstein: The Monster Play'

ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. presents "Frankenstein: The Monster Play," at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center at 213 F St.

The play is an adaptation by Christopher O'Neil and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company. Based on the novel by Mary Shelley, this drama is directed by Bryan Anthony.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Additional performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Cost is $10 general, $8 students and seniors, $5 children 10 and younger. Seniors pay $5 on both Sunday matinees. This production may not be suitable for young children. For information and tickets, call 925-216-4613 or go to www.srctgrp.org.

Halloween concert set at St. Ignatius

ANTIOCH -- The St. Ignatius Church of Antioch Friends of Music Series continues with a Halloween Organ Pops Concert 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the church on 3351 Contra Loma Blvd.

Organist Don Pearson will pull out all the stops on the magnificent Rodgers 958 Trillium Masterpiece Digital-Pipe Organ. Enjoy the famous Toccata in D Minor, Nutcracker, Hall of the Mountain King, Incantation for the Witch of Endor, Dem Dry Bones, Nelie Fantasie and more.

A freewill offering will be taken. A reception follows the concert. For information on future concerts, call 925-778-0768.

Resurrection Ministries hosts free concert


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BRENTWOOD -- William Jessup University Choir & Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood.

The University's Choir & Orchestra perform more than 30 concerts a year along the Pacific Northwest, with fall and spring tours to the Bay Area and Seattle. The choir consists more than 100 voices accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra with a powerful message of hope and encouragement. For information, call 925-240-5119.

The El Campanil Theatre rocks and rolls

ANTIOCH -- El Campanil Theatre presents The Diamonds at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 602 W. Second St. in Antioch.

The '50s rock 'n' roll band released an instant million-selling hit called "Little Darlin'" that continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed "the national anthem of rock 'n' roll." To date it has sold some 20 million copies. The Diamonds' many accomplishments over the years include: 33 appearances on American Bandstand, Doo-Wop Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 16 hit records, three certified Gold Records, soundtrack of "American Graffiti," and soundtrack of "Happy Days."

General admission is $27, seniors (62 and older) are $24, children 17 and younger are $15. Tickets are available by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

International film series to show 'Noodle'

ANTIOCH -- The International Film Showcase presents "Noodle" playing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

The film centers on Miri, a 37-year-old, twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings -- as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing -- accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life

The Hebrew and Mandarin film has English subtitles.

The film is part of a collaborative effort with the International Film Showcase, which has a successful foreign film series in Orinda.

General admission is $8, seniors (62 and older) and children are $7.

For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or reserve them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

PCT presents the comedy 'M*A*S*H'

PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg Community Theatre presents "M*A*S*H," a comedy about two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke, two of the best surgeons in South Korea.

The comedy will be performed in the Little Theatre of the Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High School campus, 250 School St.

Directed by Diane Schepers, the play promises comic adventures right before your eyes.

The play will feature a special appearance by Eddie Hart, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, as "Spearchucker" Jones.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Tickets are $12 to $15. For reservations, call 925-439-PLAY (7529).

Military servicemen and women can see the play for free when accompanied by one paid admission. Email military ticket requests to pct@pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org.

BD Lines to host model railroad show

ANTIOCH -- Black Diamond Lines hosts its fall model railroad club show at the clubhouse at 425 Fulton Shipyard Road.

The event features an operating HO-scale model train layout.

The show is set for 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28. Additional dates are Nov. 3 and 4.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children (6-12) and free for those younger than 6.

For more information, call 925-779-1964 or go to www.blackdiamondlines.com.

New exhibit set to open in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second will host the fine art of Jack Gaughan through Nov. 10 at the gallery at 741 Second St. in downtown Brentwood.

The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-1741 or 925-513-3863.

Artwork sought for Happy Holidays exhibit

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery on Second is looking for artists for a Happy Holidays exhibit set to open Nov. 16.

Entry forms will be accepted through Oct. 20. Each entry will require a set of four digital images formatted as jpeg files.

Artwork selections will be made Oct. 26.

The artwork submission dates for the exhibit are Nov. 7 through 10. Each artist may submit four pieces for a $30 first entry fee, with additional submissions $10.

The exhibit's opening reception will be held at The Gallery on Second at 741 Second St. from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17.

For details and entry forms, call 925-516-2741 or email jack@thegalleryonsecond.org.