Contra Costa’s Arts Recognition Awards

Join us at the Arts Recognition Awards Thank you to all of you who submitted nominations. We received many nominations from the community for deserving artists and art organizations. Contra Costa County demonstrates a wealth of artistic expression in every corner of the county. This year we present five Arts Recognition Awards to honor outstanding achievements in the Arts. This years […]

Onstage Theatre opens with The Last Romance

“A crush can make anyone feel young again,” said Helen Means, Artistic Director at Onstage Theatre.  She directs the company’s opener of their 39th season, “The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro, opening Sept. 16 and running through Oct. 1 at the Martinez Campbell Theatre. According to Means, the play revolves around an 80-year-old widower (played by […]

“(R)Evolution” Marks Plan For The 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival

A wide range of events has been planned by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation for the 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival during September. The focus is on the Revolution that playwright O’Neill initiated for the American theater, and the Evolution that followed.   The center-pieces of the annual Festival are production of Edward Albee’s Seascape, opening […]

Comedy Under the Stars Helping Kids

First annual ” Comedy Under the Stars ” benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Diablo Valley will make The Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater roar with laughter. On Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) at the  John Muir Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater, 115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez, CA, This hilarious benefit show will star Dennis […]

Bay Area Children’s Theatre to Create New Musicals

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) will bookend its 2016-2017 season with two original musicals inspired by popular children’s books. The company opens its season, today, with Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site—The Musical, a tune-filled re-imagining of the New York Times bestselling picture book about hard-working construction vehicles by Sherri Duskey Rinker, with illustrations […]

Surf’s Up Exhibition

A New Art Exhibition Featuring Surf Boards and Sea Life The Town of Danville presents Surf’s Up, an art exhibition opening Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery. Surf’s Up showcases the artwork of fifteen sun and sea loving artists who hail from the tropics of Hawaii to secluded Marin County Beach Towns to the famous […]

Role Players Ensemble 2016-17 Season

Join the Role Players Ensemble for a season of Theatre for Grown Ups as they present entertaining, challenging plays, and offer expanded outreach to theatre lovers with master classes on the Art of Acting, and staged readings of plays under consideration for next season. Sept. 2 – Sept. 18, 2016 SEASCAPE by Edward Albee presents […]

Splash into Summer and Swim at the Parks

by Beverly Lane East Bay Regional Park District is splashing into summer, with lifeguard service available at lots of district lakes and pools. Altogether the park district operates 10 guarded swim facilities, plus two beaches on San Francisco Bay where no lifeguard service is provided. Three good places for swimming and other activities are Castle […]

O’Neill: The Rhythms of His Soul at Tao House

A Lively Eugene O’Neill Musical Revue Scheduled for Four Performances in May at Tao House in Danville At first glance, it sounds incongruous – a musical revue inspired by Eugene O’Neill, the “Father of American Drama!” By a playwright renowned for his serious and powerful tragedies? Not likely! But it’s true. He loved music, and […]

2016 Alamo Walkabout Slated

By Steve Mick; Alamo News Update The Community Foundation of Alamo (CFA) announced the 2nd Annual Alamo Walk-About will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The first Alamo Walk-About took place last year in late October. The CFA board decided to move the date to the springtime to take advantage of the beautiful Alamo weather. The new […]