Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

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.
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

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off XXII
22nd Annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show Promises to Mock, Scoff and Taunt with Taste The Major News Stories of 2014.
Fri 12/26/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Big Fat Year End Kiss Off XXII

The Olate Dogs
Winners of America’s Got Talent, the irresistible Olate Dogs steal everyone’s hearts as they ride scooters, jump rope and do back-flips in this high-energy, fast-paced, and entertaining holiday show.
Sat 12/27/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Olate Dogs
Sat 12/27/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Olate Dogs

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

Les Miserables
Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child.
Sat 1/17/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sun 1/18/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Fri 1/23/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sat 1/24/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sun 1/25/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Fri 1/30/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sat 1/31/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sat 1/31/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables

Patrick Hunt
What was life like in the Neolithic Age? Dr. Patrick Hunt describes new research on the oldest mummy ever discovered.
Thu 1/29/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Patrick Hunt

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

The Lion King
Performances by Livermore School of Dance Jazz Company and guest performance by Le Tableau Magnifique Ballet Company. Our performance is based on the Story of the Lion King.
Fri 2/6/15 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Lion King
Sat 2/7/15 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Lion King

New Orleans Bash
Join us Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Bothwell Arts Center for the bi-Annual Mardi Gras Party in a French Quarter Atmosphere! Hurricanes, Beer & Wine at the Pirate’s Corner Bar, Louisiana Style Cuisine, Fortune Telling, Shopping for Boas, Masks, and Beads or Come in Costume.
Sat 2/7/15 5:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center New Orleans Bash

Preservation Hall & Party
Preservation Hall Experience: New Orleans Jazz Concert featuring BIG MONEY IN GUMBO, 6 & 7pm performances at the Bothwell Arts Center.(Advance purchase only, Party Admission included in price.)
Sat 2/7/15 6:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center Preservation Hall & Party
Sat 2/7/15 7:00PM The Bothwell Arts Center Preservation Hall & Party

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

Cypress String Quartet
One of the leading lights of the vibrant Bay Area arts scene, the Cypress Quartet has achieved renown throughout the United States and Europe.
Sat 2/14/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Cypress String Quartet

Pacific Chamber Symphony
Join us for the tender, lyrical tones of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. The passion is expressed in Piazzolla’s Harp Tango Concerto and the program concludes with Brahms Serenade for full orchestra.
Sun 2/15/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Pacific Chamber Symphony

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
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

Young Love
Livermore-Amador Symphony celebrates youth and romance: our young musician competition winners, Rossini’s Barber of Seville - excitement of forbidden love, Respighi’s (secret love) La Boutique Fantasque, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet - tragic love.
Sat 2/21/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Young Love

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

In The Mood
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and six singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s.
Tue 3/24/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater In The Mood
Tue 3/24/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater In The Mood

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

Led Zeppelin Live Experience
Experience The Ultimate Rock Tribute To Led Zeppelin In This Live Musical Performance Starring 'Zeppelin Live,' (Formerly 'Heartbreaker') The West Coast's Most Spectacular Led Zeppelin Tribute Show.
Fri 3/27/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Led Zeppelin Live Experience

Stanislav Khristenko
Cleveland International Piano Competition gold medal winner, Stanislav Khristenko. The young Ukrainian-born pianist has appeared with many top symphony orchestras and has been a soloist in the world’s most famed performance halls.
Sat 3/28/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Stanislav Khristenko

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

Fantastic Flute!
Past San Francisco Symphony soloist, Pleasanton native Annie Wu, now 18, performs Devienne’s elegant Flute Concerto #7. Also enjoy an evening with Copland’s serene “Our Town” and Brahms’ jovial Serenade #1.
Sat 4/11/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Fantastic Flute!

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

John Mather
The Story of our Universe: Beginning to End- Nobel Laureate and Astrophysicist, Dr. John C. Mather will explore the whole history of our universe, beginning with cosmic Inflation and a series of cosmic instabilities, leading to formation of stars, galaxies, and planets.
Thu 4/16/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater John Mather

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

Pacific Chamber Symphony
Appetizer: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s hidden gem, Symphony No 1, “The Four Ages of Man”. Main Course: Felix Mendelsohn’s Italian Symphony, featuring PCS principle trumpet soloist, Ron Blais.
Sun 4/19/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Pacific Chamber Symphony

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

Duo Rendezvous
Spend an intimate evening savoring the music of two of Canada’s leading performers: violinist Jasper Wood and guitarist Daniel Bolshoy.
Sat 5/2/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Duo Rendezvous

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

Beethoven and the Red Violin
Celebrated violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn joins Livermore-Amador Symphony to perform Beethoven’s extraordinary violin concerto on her legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Also savor the talents of Russian masters Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise and Borodin’s soulful Symphony #3.
Sat 5/16/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Beethoven and the Red Violin

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

The King and I
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives.
Sat 7/18/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 7/19/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Fri 7/24/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sat 7/25/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 7/26/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Fri 7/31/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sat 8/1/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 8/2/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I