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through Nov. 4
West Side Story -- 8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, through Nov. 4. The Tri-Valley Repertory theatre presents the world's greatest love story. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City and takes to the streets in this Broadway musical.Bankhead Theater. 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $28-38. Call 925-373-6800 or visit www.livermoreperformingarts.org.
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 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.
"Nightmare" -- A Terrifyingly Fun Night of Improv. 7:30 p.m. Those seeking a more dramatic Halloween experience won't want to miss a terrifying fun night with the Creatures of Impulse, Pleasanton's own teen improv troupe. Participants help create the story. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door with valid student I.D. and $10 in advance or $15 at door for general admission. 925-931-4828 or www.firehousearts.org
Halloween Fun Night-- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tennis buffs of all ages can bring their frightening forehands, scary serves and gruesome ground strokes to the Halloween Fun Night. Kids and adults alike attend in costume to tour the Haunted Hallway of Horror, enjoy treats and tennis games for all age groups and skill levels. Pleasanton Tennis Complex on Hopyard Road and Valley Ave., Pleasanton. Free. 925-931-3446
oct. 26 & 27
Halloween at Alviso Adobe -- 7 p.m. 45-minute tours begin and continues in rotation until 8:30 p.m. each day. Join City Naturalist Eric Nicholas and park docents for a walk around the park to learn about nocturnal creatures, including spiders, snakes and frogs. The tour ends with a Halloween craft. Alviso Adobe, 3465 Old Foothill Park Road, Pleasanton. All ages welcome. The fee is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Perfect for ages four and up. 925-462-2766.
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.
Muestra de Arte -- 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Enjoy works of fine art by local artists and sample artisan cheese and wine tastings in the historic barrel room at Murrieta's Well. Admission is free. Wine tastings are $10 per person. Murrieta's Well Winery, 3005 Mines Road, Livermore. 925-456.2395.
Haunted Hills Fall Carnival -- 3-7 p.m. Hidden Hills Elementary school presents its fall carnival with games and dinner and snacks through food trucks. Performances by Amber Lily, Martial Arts America, East Bay Dance Company, Sunflower Academy Kung Fu and Hidden Hills Chorus. Hidden Hills Elementary School, 12995 Harcourt Way, San Ramon. Wristbands are $15, and premium tickets are $1 each. Admission is free, but wristbands and tickets are required for attractions, games and premium activities.
Firehouse Fright Night Movie Festival -- 10 p.m. The Fright Night Movie Festival continues with a late night showing of the film "Insidious" (rated PG-13). Come prepared to act out a scene from this favorite horror movie for a chance to win prizes. The one-minute scene contest is limited to the first 10 acts that sign up starting at 9:15 p.m. in the Firehouse Arts Center lobby, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $10. www.firehousearts.org or 925-931-4848
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.
Animal Lover's Boutique -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Holiday sale will showcase animal-themed and holiday gift items. For pampering your pet, cat and dog toys and dishes will be available. Proceeds benefit Jackie Barnett's Just Like New Fund a Valley Humane Society program that aids sick and injured pets. Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, 925-249-1228.
Roanne's Race -- 8 a.m. This inaugural 5K/10K has been created in honor of Roanne Cairel, a Livermore native who lost her battle to colon cancer in 2011 at the age of 24. She wanted to be remembered by a walk/run that would raise funds for colon cancer research and bring the community together. Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore . Cost is $25 for 5K walk and $30 for 10K run. Proceeds will go to the Colon Cancer Alliance, a 501(c)3 status organization. Runners and walkers can register at www.Active.com.
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.