January 28 Central, East Contra Costa A&E On Tap


Want to have some fun? The Diablo Women’s Choir is looking for members. The spring season has started and auditions will be by appointment. The non-profit group, which has members from all over the world, encourages any woman with a love of music and lively company to audition.

Simple, short auditions are required to register. To schedule an audition, contact Nancy Hickman at hickmandg@gmail.com or 925-899-5050. Be prepared to sing a short song of your choice. Experience with choir and the ability to read music is a plus, but not a requirement. For more information, visit DiabloWomensChorale.org/join-us online.

— Diablo Women’s Chorale


Gallery exhibition brings art together with the written word

A new exhibition that puts the written word alongside art, “Double Take: Art and Literature Side by Side,” is on view at the Bankhead Theater Gallery until March 27. Featuring artwork by East Bay artists and poetry by Tri-Valley poets and writers, some artworks have a phrase or poem embedded in these artworks, and a few of these pieces are even close collaborations between artist and poet, reflecting both a personal as an artistic relationship.

This blending of word and art will provide viewers with an experience that delights and inspires multiple senses. The public is invited to experience this insightful exhibition at the gallery in downtown Livermore. For more information, visit online levermorearts.org/visual-arts-2.

The great Beijing Acrobats show is coming to the Bankhead

Livermore Arts Bankhead presents The Peking Acrobats at 8pm on February 4. For 34 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined the image of Chinese acrobatics, pushing the boundaries of human ability, defying gravity with astonishing displays of twist, flexibility and control.

With daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs or along tall poles, they demonstrate their technical prowess with such arts as trick cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, flips and gymnastics. Tickets range from $20 to $78 each. Special rates of $20 for student/child tickets are available. Visit livermoreperformingarts.com or call the box office at 925-373-6800.

— Livermore Center for the Performing Arts


Garner’s Johnny Cash Tribute Show Scheduled For Saturday

El Campanil Theater will present “James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash” Saturday at 8 p.m. at the theater at 602 W. Second St. For the past 15 years, Garner and his band have faithfully recreated Cash’s greatest hits. From special concert broadcasts on PBS stations to shows in the prisons of Folsom and San Quentin, this show is a premium tribute to the “Man in Black.”

The show is a trip down memory lane in honor of Cash’s life and music and the boom-chika-boom sound of his old backing band, the Tennessee Three. The group covers such hits as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “I Walk the Line”, “A Boy Named Sue” and more.

Tickets are $15 for students, $29 for seniors, $32 for general admission. To purchase tickets, visit elcampaniltheater.com or call 925-757-9500. Proof of vaccination is required to attend any event at El Campanil Theater. Everyone aged 12 or older is required to show proof of full vaccination with accompanying proof of identity upon entry. Negative COVID tests are not accepted. Everyone of all ages must be masked at all times.

— El Campanil Theater


Harpsichordist Omura will perform in concert series on Saturday

St. Paul’s Concert Series presents harpsichordist Arthur Omura in a solo performance live from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek at 7 p.m. Saturday.

This live performance will be broadcast online, but people are invited to attend in person as permitted at the time of the performance. To register for tickets, receive the live link, and check personal attendance status, visit stpaulswc.org/concert-series online.

Omura is a Bay Area-based historical keyboard instrument specialist who studied with Charles Rus in San Francisco and Dr. Lucinda Carver at the University of Southern California. He has performed at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music festivals and has performed extensively in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Call 925-297-0134 for more information.

— St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


Theater company to present Tony-winning ‘Fences’ soon

The Pittsburg Community Theater will present August Wilson’s “Fences” on Feb. 5-13, which won a Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1987.


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