August 13 Central, East Contra Costa A&E On Tap
Two Delta Gallery exhibitions until August 28 and September 30
The Delta Gallery in Brentwood hosts two art exhibitions, with an artists reception scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 14 at the gallery at 2485 Sand Creek Road. A show, featuring the work of members of the Art Guild of the Delta, will continue until September 30. “Uncorked” is a wine-themed show that will run until August 28. For more information, visit deltagallery.com.
– Delta Gallery
Elvis impersonator Jailhouse Rockers to perform on August 15
James Clark & The Jailhouse Rockers will perform “A Tribute to Elvis Presley” at 2pm on August 15 at the El Campanil Theater at 602 W. Second St. Clark is an East Bay favorite that has performed throughout the the bay and has won several awards for his music. He is also known for his many colorful Elvis replica costumes.
Proof of vaccination will be required to attend any event at the El Campanil Theater. Anyone 12 years of age or older must show either proof of vaccination upon entry or a negative COVID test from the 72 hours preceding the event. Children under 12 must be masked at all times. For tickets ($ 32 for adults, $ 29 for seniors, $ 15 for youth), call 925-757-9500 or go to elcampaniltheater.com.
El Campanil will present the Canadian film “Antigone” on August 22
The multi-award-winning Canadian film “Antigone” will premiere in the Bay Area at 2 pm on August 22 at the El Campanil Theater. “Antigone” freely adapts Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, situating the story in contemporary Montreal. The most recent from critically acclaimed Quebec screenwriter and director Sophie Deraspe, the family drama strongly criticizes the current experience of refugees and immigrants in North America.
Following the murder of their parents, Antigone, her sister Ismène, her brothers Étéocle and Polynice, and their grandmother Ménécée found refuge in Montreal. They lead a modest and quiet life in a small apartment in a working-class neighborhood. A heterosexual student apparently destined for greatness, Antigone is the glue that binds the family together.
The drama strikes when Etéocle is wrongly shot by the police during the arrest of Polynices, a petty drug dealer. Motivated by her sense of duty to her family and nourished by the memory she cherishes of her deceased parents, Antigone decides to put her own future in danger in order to preserve that of her family. For tickets ($ 10 for adults, $ 8 for youth and seniors), call 925-757-9500 or go to elcampaniltheater.com.
– El Campanil Theater
“Friday Night Music on the Delta” until October
Antwon Webster and Delta Music Productions present “Friday Night Music on the Delta”, a family event held in the “Rivertown” of downtown Antioch every Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm. October.
“Music has been shown to be a stress reliever, therapy for those suffering from depression and other mental illnesses, and helps develop children’s brains. Bringing people together after the pandemic is also important. So many people have missed the human connection, and this event allows them to regain confidence in the outside environment, ”said Webster.
These events are free to the public and have brought clean, family-friendly music to the people of Antioch and surrounding areas, while providing a safe environment for people to meet, come together, relieve stress and reconnect with the community. , Webster added. In support of these events, a few local traders sponsored events to help revitalize Antioch. For more details on music programming, visit facebook.com/AntiochDeltaMusic online.
– Delta Musical Productions
Community choir returns to East County, all welcome
The Brentwood Community Chorus is back from its hiatus related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Choral singing has been proven to improve your mood, reduce stress, and improve your overall health and well-being. You can enjoy all of this and more by joining the Brentwood Community Chorus. Auditions are not compulsory and all ages are welcome.
The Brentwood Community Chorus, under the direction of Susan Stuart, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Brentwood Community United Methodist Church (809 Second St. in Brentwood) from August 17, and the masks are required for all repetitions. There is no registration fee for the fall session, but participants must purchase their own music. For more information and to register, visit brentwoodcommunitychorus.com.
– Brentwood Community Choir
Music & Market returns to Todos Santos until September 30
The City of Concord Music & Market concert series returns this summer at Todos Santos Plaza. Last year’s series was canceled due to city-wide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Music & Market is a Concord tradition enjoyed by thousands of people each summer who come from across the East Bay to listen to live music by local bands and buy farm-fresh produce at the farmers market.
“We are delighted to see Music & Market and other community events returning to the Concord ‘living room’,” said Mayor Tim McGallian. “To date, over 70% of Contra Costa residents are fully immunized, which has allowed us to relive the events that our community has come to know and love. I encourage all of our residents to have fun responsibly and, of course, get vaccinated!
Residents and visitors can enjoy Music & Market every Thursday through September 30 at Todos Santos Plaza at the corner of Willow Pass Road and Grant Street in downtown Concord. Parking is free. The Farmer’s Market opens at 4:00 p.m. and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. For the full concert lineup, visit cityofconcord.org/downtownevents. For updates on the Music & Market series, follow the City of Concord on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
– city of Concorde
Valley Art Gallery opens new exhibition with more than 300 works
Valley Art Gallery features a new selection of over 300 works of art representing the best of East Bay’s best artists. All artists are selected to become members, and each work in the new exhibition is also assessed individually.
The works on display are available for sale or for hire. A wide selection of high quality, jury-crafted crafts and jewelry is also available. The gallery has returned to its pre-COVID schedule, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remember that the digital doors are always open for browsing, and we will continue to be available to discuss any work that has piqued your interest or to arrange a one-on-one, no-obligation appointment at a time of your choosing. The Valley Art Gallery is located at 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For more information call 925-935-4311 or visit valleyartgallery.org online.
– Valley art gallery
“Renaissance” art exhibition at the Blackhawk Gallery until October 10
The Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host the Blackhawk Gallery’s new exhibition, “Renaissance,” which runs Wednesday through Sunday until October 10.
Free and open to the public and curated by Debby Koonce, Julia O’Reilly and Andrea Schwartz, “Renaissance” features 30 artists who are members of the Blackhawk Gallery. Members’ artwork includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and sartorial art. The Blackhawk Gallery is located at 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in the Blackhawk Plaza Mall in Danville. The gallery’s regular opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 925-648-8023 or visit adas4art.org/blackhawk_gallery online.
– Blackhawk Gallery
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