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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


The Pirates of Penzance
Presented by Lamplighters Theatre, let out a lusty “AAAARGH!” It’s time to carouse to one of the most popular comic operas of all time. A beloved tale of tender-hearted pirates with a soft spot for orphans and poetry.
Sat 8/23/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sat 8/23/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance
Sun 8/24/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pirates of Penzance


Asleep At The Wheel
For 40 years, Asleep at the Wheel has kept western swing music alive and kicking. With nine Grammy awards and more than 25 albums, they continue to thrill audiences with their toe-tapping, irresistible music.
Tue 8/26/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Asleep At The Wheel



The Plague starts at the Downtown Art Studios 62 So. L St. Livermore, where average citizens are turned into hideous zombies, given their special glow-in-the-dark zombie beer mugs, and turned loose in Livermore’s Downtown.
Thu 9/4/14 6:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center Zombie Pub Crawl


National Acrobats of China

The National Acrobats of China mesmerize audiences of all ages with a magnificent display of visual wonder that combines martial arts, illusion and acrobatics with colorful costumes and traditional music.
Fri 9/12/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater National Acrobats of China


Lobster Clambake At Wente
Join us, Saturday, September 13, 2014, for the Second Annual Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Lobster Clambake, supporting the visual and performing arts in the Tri-Valley.
Sat 9/13/14 5:00PM Wente Vineyards Lobster Clambake At Wente


Rigoletto Opening Night Gala

The Opening Night Gala for Rigoletto will be held September 27 at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, conveniently located in downtown Livermore.
Sat 9/27/14 4:00PM Bankhead Theater Rigoletto Opening Night Gala


Rigoletto

Rigoletto was written by Verdi as a social commentary on a corrupt and abusive nobility. It is a masterpiece that presents a moving and multifaceted story, juxtaposing good and evil; beauty and disfigurement, purity and promiscuity; honesty and deceit, as well as loyalty and betrayal. The gripping drama is matched by powerful melodies and dramatic orchestration, as well as some of the most compelling arias in all of opera.
Sat 9/27/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Rigoletto
Sun 9/28/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Rigoletto
Sat 10/4/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Rigoletto
Sun 10/5/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Rigoletto


Dave Mason Traffic Jam

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic,Dave Mason has thrilled audiences for more than 40 years with the unmistakable sound of his guitar and his classic rock style.
Tue 9/30/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Dave Mason Traffic Jam


Leo Kottke

A profoundly original musician, Leo Kottke’s innovative fingerpicking style and signature sound have inspired legions of players, establishing him among the foremost acoustic guitarists of our time.
Fri 10/3/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Leo Kottke


SPANK! The 50 Shades Parody

A grab-your-girlfriends evening that cleverly re-imagines the best-selling book’s characters, bringing them to life with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, and steamy performances from the leading hunk!
Fri 10/10/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater SPANK! The 50 Shades Parody


The Lettermen

Take a trip down memory lane with The Lettermen and discover why the sweet harmonies and romantic sound of such favorites as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder” never go out of style.
Thu 10/23/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Lettermen


Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro has transformed the ukulele into an instrument of incredible virtuosity, bringing astonishing technique and passionate energy to music from Hawaiian classics and rock tunes to original songs.
Tue 10/28/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Jake Shimabukuro


Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Under Maestro Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Sol de Mexico has become America’s premier mariachi ensemble, offering traditional mariachi sounds embellished with fresh contemporary passion and powerful new rhythms.
Thu 10/30/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Mariachi Sol de Mexico


LUMA: Theater of Light

In a show that mesmerizes audiences worldwide, LUMA takes the childlike wonder of waving a sparkler against the night sky and explodes it into a spectacular and magical experience of color and movement.
Fri 11/14/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater LUMA: Theater of Light


The Manhattan Transfer

One of the most popular vocal groups of all time, the Grammy award-winning Manhattan Transfer has thrilled fans for decades with their sleek harmonies on such hits as “Route 66” and “Boy from New York City.”
Sun 11/16/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Manhattan Transfer


Preservation Hall & Toussaint

The heart, soul and spirit of New Orleans is lit with sultry rhythms and an irresistible beat in this electrifying musical collaboration uniting R&B legend Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Thu 11/20/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Preservation Hall & Toussaint


Abbey Road-Classic Albums Live

In an unforgettable concert experience, Classic Albums Live brings top musicians together to play “Abbey Road” note-for-note, cut-for-cut, exactly the way it sounded for the very first time back in 1969.
Fri 11/21/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Abbey Road-Classic Albums Live


Andy McKee

Since his signature song “Drifting” became one of the first videos to go ultra-viral on YouTube, Andy McKee’s unique style and sound have made him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity.
Fri 12/5/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Andy McKee


An Irish Christmas

All the joy, hope, laughter and spirit of the season come together in a night of storytelling, song and dance that celebrates age-old traditions and sparkles with life and a wee bit of Irish “magic.”
Sun 12/7/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater An Irish Christmas


The Nutcracker
Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 30 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley.
Sat 12/13/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/13/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/14/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Fri 12/19/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/20/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/20/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/21/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/21/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker


A Chanticleer Christmas

The Grammy Award-winning “orchestra of voices” returns in a beloved holiday tradition that celebrates the peaceful spirit and joy of the season with uplifting music from Gregorian chants to classic carols.
Tue 12/23/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater A Chanticleer Christmas


Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

An American original,Dan Hicks’ irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage withave made him one of the defining figures in American roots music.
Wed 12/31/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks


Tango Buenos Aires

Tracing the epic life of the most important woman in Argentinian history, Eva Perón, this sparkling and poignant production displays every aspect of the beautiful traditions of Argentine music and dance.
Wed 1/7/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Tango Buenos Aires


George Winston

The melodic “rural folk piano”music of Grammy Award-winning composer George Winstonconveysunforgettable musical enchantment, drawing from a wide range of styles to effortlessly translate mood and feeling.
Fri 1/9/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater George Winston


The Kingston Trio

Best known for their 1950’s hit “Tom Dooley” which launched folk music into mainstream popularity, the tight harmonies and smooth vocals of the legendary Kingston Trio have won audience’s hearts for decades.
Sat 1/10/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Kingston Trio


Russian National Ballet

In the grand classical ballet tradition, the extraordinary dancers of the Russian National Ballet stage Tchaikovsky’s famous“Swan Lake”in a magnificent production that is a pure delight for all ages.
Mon 2/2/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Russian National Ballet


An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Although best known for her acting career, Molly Ringwald was singing at the age of three with her jazz pianistfather, and now delights in sharing her own take on the music of the American Songbook era.
Thu 2/12/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater An Evening with Molly Ringwald


Ricky Nelson Remembered

Ricky Nelson was the original “Teen Idol” with such hit songs as “Hello Mary Lou” and “Travelin’ Man.” Nelson’s twin sons tell his story “from the inside” in a night filled with music, memories and laughter.
Fri 2/13/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Ricky Nelson Remembered


Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
>br>In his relaxed and intimate performances, world-renowned guitarist Ottmar Liebert melds rich and sensual sounds from jazz, pop and world music genres into his own innovative, nouveau flamenco style.
Wed 2/18/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra


The Music of ABBA

Disco back to the days of fringe, satin and rhinestones when The Music of ABBA (Arrival from Sweden)delivers high energy, pitch-perfect renditions of such hits as “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.”
Fri 2/20/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Music of ABBA


The Intergalactic Nemesis

A retro radio show and comic book magic merge in one-of-a-kind live theater as three actors, one Foley artist, a pianist and thousands of hand-drawn images take audiences on a thrilling graphic novel adventure.
Sat 2/28/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Intergalactic Nemesis


Cirque Zuma Zuma

With the high-energy acrobatics that took them to the finals of America’s Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma combines dramatic cirque theatrics with all the mysticism, magic and music of the African culture.
Thu 3/5/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Cirque Zuma Zuma


Riders in the Sky

For three decades, Riders In The Sky have kept alive the musical flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, revitalizing the genre by branding it with their own wacky humor and way-out Western wit.
Fri 3/6/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Riders in the Sky


Official Blues Brothers Revue

The infectious humor, music and mayhem of the legendary Blues Brothers take the stage whenWayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood don the trademark hat and sunglasses for a guaranteed night of fun.
Sat 3/7/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Official Blues Brothers Revue


Lucia di Lammermoor Gala

The Opening Night Gala for Lucia will be held March 14 at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, conveniently located in downtown Livermore.
Sat 3/14/15 4:00PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor Gala


Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor is a tragic story that serves as a protest against deceitful tactics and a practice of forced marriage that is unfortunately still current in some parts of the world. Lucia is a beautiful young woman deeply in love with a young man from a family hated by her villainous brother.
Sat 3/14/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor
Sun 3/15/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor
Sat 3/21/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor
Sun 3/22/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor


Women of Ireland

The vibrant traditions of Ireland’s rich culture fill the stage in a showcase of Celtic music, Irish song and world champion dance that sweeps audiences on an exhilarating trip to the Emerald Isle.
Wed 3/25/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Women of Ireland


The Second City on Tour

Legendary Chicago comedy group The Second City puts a hometown twist on the latest headlines and hot button issues in hilarious sketches, songs and improv that guarantee a laugh-out-loud local hit.
Thu 3/26/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Second City on Tour


Jan & Dean's Beach Party

In a lively night of rock and roll fun, Jan & Dean’s hits such as “Barbara Ann,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and “Dead Man’s Curve” take everyone to “Surf City” for a classic California beach party.
Fri 4/3/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Jan & Dean's Beach Party


Mark Nizer: Live in 3D

Mark Nizer’s outrageous antics and expert juggling have been described as “nothing less than brilliant.” With a unique live 3D twist, he makes the impossible not just possible, but a spellbinding reality.
Sun 4/12/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mark Nizer: Live in 3D


Arlo Guthrie

Born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, Arlo Guthrie has carried on his family’s musical legacy, entertaining generations with his timeless songs and natural gifts as a storyteller.
Tue 4/14/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Arlo Guthrie


A Salute to The Eagles

Hotel California faithfully reproduces the vocal harmonies and classic rock sound that put The Eagles in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with such megahits as “Take it Easy,” Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Best of My Love.
Sat 4/18/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater A Salute to The Eagles


Dark Side of the Moon Tribute

Classic Albums Live recreates Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album in perfect detail, from the clock intro of “Time” to the haunting vocals of “Great Gig in the Sky,” in an unforgettable live concert experience.
Sat 4/25/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Dark Side of the Moon Tribute


The Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps returns with their unique and razor-sharp political satire, a bipartisan skewering of both sides of the Hill that spins off the latest headlines and keeps audiences laughing in the aisles.
Fri 5/1/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Capitol Steps


Simply Sinatra

Combining his own talent for musical interpretation with a natural sound and easy charm reminiscent of the young Sinatra, Steve Lippia deliversa night of beloved songs from hot swing tunes to lush ballads.
Thu 5/7/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Simply Sinatra


Almost Elton John

Multi-talented Craig A. Meyer delivers a one-of-a-kind tribute to living legend Sir Elton Johnin a spectacular musical journey of chart-topping hits thatwill have everyone remembering when rock was young!
Fri 5/8/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Almost Elton John


Best of Doo Wop

In a toe-tapping, finger-snapping blast from the past, stars of the Doo Wop era reunite in a showcase of such timeless, chart-topping hits as “Little Darlin’” “Image of a Girl” and “Come Go With Me.”
Fri 5/15/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Best of Doo Wop


Hot Club of Cow Town

Hot Club of Cowtown puts a unique and joyful take on Western swing, inspired by the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, and the swing style of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
Fri 6/12/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Hot Club of Cow Town