Readers must now submit items through our website -- go to 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.
through nov. 5
"Two Cities, One Tale" -- Danville & San Ramon Joint City Read 2012. Through Nov. 5, borrow a copy of national bestselling author, Aimee Bender's novel, "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake," at the Danville and San Ramon libraries. Read, discuss, and then pass on to friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors.
through Nov. 9
Smashing, Iconic Prints -- Exhibit is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The "James Fortune Photography: A Rock and Roll Portfolio 1967-1980" exhibition will include the sale of autographed framed prints. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 First St., Danville. Visit www.villagetheatreartgallery.com or call 925-314-3400.
THROUGH nov. 10
Incident at Vichy -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Role Players presents Arthur Miller's suspenseful and gritty World War II drama that is a fascinating and frightening psychological test of the limits of mankind's capacity for good and evil. The Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $20 and $28. 925-314-3400.
Halloween Brew Crawl -- 5-8 p.m. Oct. 20. Brew Crawl Brings Grown Up Trick-or-Treating to downtown Pleasanton. Patrons can shop along Main Street, sample a variety of beer and food pairings and enjoy a beautiful fall evening. To add to the festival holiday spirit of this event, guests are encouraged to wear costumes. The Pleasanton Downtown Association encourages everyone to enjoy downtown responsibly. To support this effort the PDA will be selling designated driver tickets for $10 on the night of the Brew Crawl, and the event programs will include taxi contact information. Tickets are on sale for $30 at Pleasanton Main Street Brewery, 830 Main Street; Redcoats Pub, 336 St. Mary St.; and Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St. If not sold out, tickets will be available for $35 at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets must be redeemed by 6:30 p.m. Ticket price includes beer tastings at 25 downtown locations, a commemorative beer glass and tasting map. Only 1000 will be sold.
Danville Fall Crafts Festival -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. Bring your children for a costume parade led by Penny the Miniature Rescue Horse from Horses Healing Hearts at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 in front of FAZ Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., then visit the downtown merchants for Safe Trick or Treating! Experience the work of more than 200 artists and many local merchants on Prospect Avenue. Enjoy music, gourmet bites, a glass pumpkin patch, children's games and train rides. On Sunday see the Classic Car Show on East Prospect Avenue. Stop by the Chamber Beer & Wine tent to sip craft ales from Schubros Brewery and sample fine wines. For info visit www.DanvilleAreaChamber.com. Free.
Grape Stomp Half-Marathon -- 8 a.m. The Grape Stomp consists of three distances -- something for everyone. The half-marathon uses the Arroyo Mocho Trail and the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Trails through the beautiful south valley vineyards up to Holdener Park. The 10K is an out-and-back course that stays entirely on the Arroyo Mocho Trail. The 5K course stays on paved trails by the river area on the Arroyo Mocho/LARPD trails. Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore. Cost for half marathon, $65, 10K, $40 and 5K for $30.
Songs of Laughter -- 3 p.m. The Valley Concert Chorale will open its concert season with "An Afternoon with Gilbert and Sullivan." Enjoy treats while listening to songs from popular Gilbert and Sullivan operettas including "The Mikado," "Pirates of Penzance," "H.M.S. Pinafore" and more in this event to benefit the Chorale. Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave, Livermore. Tickets are $40.
International Dance Festival -- For new dancers. 1-5 p.m. The purpose of this free event is to introduce the pleasure of folk dancing to people of all ages who might enjoy the lively music and aerobic exercise that folk dancing provides. Dances will be taught by experienced dancers. No partners are necessary. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call George Pavel at 925-447-8020.
"Full Monty" auditions -- 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with callbacks on Oct. 28. Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre Presents auditions for "The Full Monty." Prepare 16 bars up tempo Broadway, pop or rock. Accompanist provided, no a cappella. All roles open, no pay, no AEA. 1020 Serpentine Lane, Suite 101. Pleasanton. For details, visit www.trivalleyrep.org/auditions.php?auditionID=140 or call 925-462-2121.
Fall Book Sale -- 5-8 p.m. Friday for Library Foundation members only. Open to all 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The San Ramon Library is having its fall book sale. Prices include hardcovers for $2, paperbacks for $1 and all children's books for 50 cents. 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. 925-973-2850.
More Jazz in the Library -- 8 p.m. The final "Voices of Jazz" concert features renowned Jamie Davis, smooth, swinging, and polished. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Order forms and checks may be mailed or dropped off at the Library. Tickets will be processed and returned by mail. Order forms are available online at www.sanramonjazz.org, and at the library. For details, call the library at 925-973-2850.
Preschool Performance -- 10 a.m. The Town of Danville is offering an inexpensive introduction to live entertainment for preschoolers and their parents. This month's performer is magician Timothy James with a show full of funny routines and magic. Village Theatre, 430 Front. St., Danville. Tickets are $3. Parents and children must have tickets. To buy tickets, visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.