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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below: (for Accessible Seating, please call the Box Office (925) 373-6800). Military and Student discounts are available for all "LVPAC 2016" shows.


International Guitar Night
Guitarist Brian Gore unites some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists in this intimate annual event that explores the diverse world of the acoustic guitar through unique and creative collaboration.

Jason Vieaux<br>Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts
2015 Grammy Winner for Best Classical Instrumental CD “Play”, Jason Vieaux is a classical guitarist who goes beyond the classical. From Bach to fusion groove or bluesy arrangements Jason is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists”….Gramophone
Sat 2/13/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Jason Vieaux
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts


Best of the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition
Starring Sammy Obied Starring Sammy Obeid Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a show that combines love and laughter. A resident of Fremont, Sammy Obeid’s reputation for astonishing word play and quick wit earned him an appearance on “Conan.” His humorous riffs on being Lebanese-American add to the international flavor of a show hosted by Huck Flynn and opened by Clara Bijl and Shawn Felipe, who bring a French and Thai twist to the evening. Bring your mate, grab a friend, or come alone, but don’t miss the chance to travel with these hilarious tour guides while staying close to home.
Sun 2/14/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Best of the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition


Hot Sardines
LVPAC 2016
Hot Sardines
With powerhouse musicians and their very own tap dancer, The Hot Sardines bring a contagious brand of joy and a mischievous twist of French culture to their captivating blend of early American jazz.

Opening for the Hot Sardines will be local favorite, The Klipptones, who appear regularly in downtown Livermore at The Last Word. Crafted by a guest mixologist from The Last Word, special “Speakeasy Nights”-themed cocktails will be available for purchase in the lobby, adding to the evening’s glamorous ambiance.
Tue 2/16/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Hot Sardines


The McCartney Years
LVPAC 2016
The McCartney Years
Celebrate the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in this faithful, high-energy recreation of a mid-1970s McCartney concert -- period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive.
Fri 2/19/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The McCartney Years


Color and Romance
Just as painters use color, texture, light and shadow, composer Christopher Theofanidis creates vivid musical imagery with lyrical melodies and brilliant orchestration in his triumphant work Rainbow Body. The winners of our 2015-16 Competition for Young Musicians are featured in this concert full of exciting contrasts. Enjoy the warmth of Brahms' ingenious Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, and then buckle your seat belts for a wild finish with Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.
Sat 2/20/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Color and Romance


Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel
The vocal talents of Lee Lessack and Johnny Rogers blend seamlessly in this entertaining tribute to the popular music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, one of the greatest vocal duos of the 1960s.
Sun 2/21/16 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel


Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists<br>
Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra
A delightful evening of timeless music and memories with the Tex Beneke Orchestra features the vocal talents of The Mills Brothers, Polly Podewell and The Lindy Sisters in big band songs of the Glenn Miller era.
Wed 2/24/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists
Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra
Wed 2/24/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists
Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra


Dr. Allison Macfarlane
Dr. Allison Macfarlane led the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 2012-2014. She and the NRC studied Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex that was severely damaged by a tsunami in 2011.
Thu 2/25/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Dr. Allison Macfarlane


The Second City
LVPAC 2016
The Second City
The Second City knows a few things about love, from missed connections to girl’s nights out and other crazy adventures. This gaspingly funny revue is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between.
Fri 2/26/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Second City


Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian
Although he holds a PhD in ecology and evolution from UC Davis, Tim Lee’s greatest skill is making people laugh with acerebral blend of stand-up comedy and science that’s both unique and irresistible.
Sat 2/27/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian


Delightful Strings
Pacific Chamber Symphony, a professional regional chamber orchestra in residence at Bankhead, offers a spirited program of Dvorak and Scarlatti. Dvorak’s Serenade for strings is one of the most beautiful works in the literature. To hear it live by this fine orchestra is a treat! Paired with Scarlatti’s Su le Sponde del Tebro for soprano, trumpet and strings, you will experience another gem that Maestro Kohl is known for bringing to his audiences. “Pacific Chamber Symphony is a treasure beyond price in our community.” --Susan Steinberg, The Independent
Sun 2/28/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Delightful Strings


In Good Company Art Exhibit
Call for Artists-This listing is a fee for Artist Entry only. The Exhibit will be on display March 2 through May 3, 2016 and will be free to all visitors. In Good Company Art Exhibit Entry Fee: $25 for members of Silicon Valley Womens Caucus for Art $35 for non-members
Wed 3/2/16 11:59PM Bankhead Theater In Good Company Art Exhibit


The Triplets of Belleville
Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville with composer Benoît Charest Performed live, a Parisian Hot Jazz-inspired score adds sizzle to this beloved animated French film about the madcap adventures of a grandmother, a dog, and three jazz divas in pursuit of a kidnapped cyclist.
Thu 3/3/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Triplets of Belleville


Broadway's Next HIT Musical
Every song is fresh and every scene is new in this hilarious night of comedy when audience input inspires a fully improvised musical filled with memorable characters, witty dialogue and wild plot twists.
Fri 3/4/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Broadway's Next HIT Musical


GuGu Drum Group
LVPAC 2016
GuGu Drum Group
The award-winning group from Shanghai leaves audiences spellbound with their dramatic retelling of traditional Chinese proverbs, fables and fairy tales through athletic and theatrical drum vignettes.
Sat 3/5/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater GuGu Drum Group


The Italian Girl Gala Dinner
Enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, then walk to the Bankhead Theater for dessert and coffee before Rossini’s The Italian Girl In Algiers.
Sat 3/12/16 4:00PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl Gala Dinner


The Italian Girl in Algiers
Gioachino Rossini's first masterpiece combines comic (buffa) and tragic (seria) stories. This madcap, farcical opera pokes fun at authority figures, inept lovers, and unfaithful husbands, while making the heroine, Isabella, the clear winner in a battle of the sexes. Set off by Rossini's brilliant music marked by slowly building crescendos with incredible energy that will keep you humming for days.
Sat 3/12/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sun 3/13/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sat 3/19/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sun 3/20/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Italian Girl in Algiers


Amjad Ali Khan and Sons
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, and Ayaan Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan is the world’s acknowledged master of the sarod, the famous string instrument of Indian classical music. Khan and his sons are known for their exquisite melodies and rich cross-cultural style.
Tue 3/22/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Amjad Ali Khan and Sons


The Smithereens Play Songs From The Who
The Smithereens catchy and eclectic 1960s-style power pop and signature sound on hits such as ”A Girl Like You” and “Blood and Roses” inspired countless alt rockers and continues to thrill their fans.
Fri 3/25/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Smithereens Play Songs From The Who


With the Beatles - The Concert Experience
The familiar accents, vocal harmonies and mannerisms of John, Paul, George and Ringo are recreated in an electrifying concert experience with songs that span the Beatles career as well as the solo years.
Fri 4/1/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater With the Beatles - The Concert Experience


Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour
The uncrowned queen of kindie rock, Laurie Berkner’s energetic style and catchy tunes such as “We Are The Dinosaurs,” and “I’m Gonna Catch You” get kids of all ages singing and clapping along.
Sat 4/2/16 11:00AM Bankhead Theater Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour
Sat 4/2/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour


Telegraph Quartet<br> Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts
Del Valle Fine Arts Presents
Winners of the prestigious Grand Prize in the 2014 international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Telegraph Quartet will be performing Haydn “Sun” Quartet in C Major, Schubert “Death and the Maiden” Quartet in d minor and Schulhoff “Five pieces (1923).”
Sat 4/2/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Telegraph Quartet
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts


Hello Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand
West Coast Performing Arts and Cruisin Oldies Concerts Proudly Present... Hello Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand Starring Rebecca Clark as Miss Barbra Streisand Actress/Singer Rebecca Clark becomes Barbra Streisand in this live one-woman musical delivering all the greatest hits of this legendary singer performed live with no sync or voice track! Through live singing and comedic dialogue, along with playful crowd interaction, Clark captures the character and heart of Streisand, recounting her amazing journey through stage, television and film. Performing songs from Funny Girl, A Star Is Born and Yentl, Miss Clark will include many of Streisand's greatest hits such as 'Evergreen,' 'The Way We Were,' 'Second Hand Rose,' 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers,' 'Memories,' - and many more surprises! Don't miss this fun, highly entertaining family friendly show!
Sun 4/3/16 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Hello Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand


Robot Planet Rising
LVPAC 2016
Robot Planet Rising
AnIntergalactic NemesisLive Action Graphic Novel. A retro radio show and comic book magic merge as three actors, a Foley artist, a pianist and thousands of hand-drawn images bring the second installment of this thrilling graphic novel adventure to life.
Fri 4/8/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Robot Planet Rising


Dvorak Cello Concerto
Prize-winning cellist and rising star Austin Huntington joins us to perform Dvorak's magnificent Cello Concerto. Dvorak takes us on a personal journey with this concerto that embodies his personal style, and expresses his deepest feelings. Our evening begins with Mussorgsky's quiet musical depiction of sunrise on the Moscow River in Khovantchina. From there, we are transported into the lives of Romeo and Juliet through the miraculous musical voice of Prokofiev.
Sat 4/9/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Dvorak Cello Concerto


The Swingles
LVPAC 2016
The Swingles
The innovative spirit and astounding vocal agility that has defined The Swingles since the 1960s continues in their mix of classical, jazz, Latin and pop music delivered with equal precision and passion.
Wed 4/13/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Swingles


Astro Teller
RDSS 2016
Astro Teller
Astro Teller leads Google[x] and is an entrepreneur, scientist, author, and expert in the field of Intelligent Technology. He oversees Google[x], Google’s “factory” for building moonshot ideas that can be brought to reality— including Google Glass and self-­-driving cars.
Thu 4/14/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Astro Teller


The Wonder of Elvis - The Tribute
Special Events 2016
The Wonder of Elvis - The Tribute
Experience the wonder of Elvis in this exciting one-man show starring Rob Ely, the King of Elvis Tribute Artists!
Fri 4/15/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Wonder of Elvis - The Tribute


Waterloo: The ABBA Concert Experience
West Coast Performing Arts Presenters Presents Waterloo: The ABBA Concert Experience ABBA's Greatest Hits Live Onstage! Abba-mania reigns supreme as the eight-piece production show 'Waterloo' performs all the greatest hits of one of the world's most beloved pop Super-Groups of the 70's: ABBA! From the smash pop stage musical Mamma Mia to all the international pop chart faves that made this ensemble famous, you'll hear (and see) all the costumes, and lights of the original ABBA shows, duplicated to near perfection.
Sat 4/16/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Waterloo: The ABBA Concert Experience


Majestic Masterpieces
Pacific Chamber Symphony, a professional regional chamber orchestra in residence at Bankhead, offers a program of two Handel masterpieces. The PCS chorus, under Robert Lappa, joins the orchestra in the fabulous Coronation Anthems followed by the Fireworks Music, the ultimate party music to celebrate a new king. "He understands effect better than any of us. When he chooses, he strikes like a thunderbolt." (Mozart) "He is the greatest composer that ever lived." (Beethoven) Join the party! “Pacific Chamber Symphony is a treasure beyond price in our community.” --Susan Steinberg, The Independent
Sun 4/17/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Majestic Masterpieces


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet cultivates top choreographic talent and creative new ballets, offering groundbreaking works that project both a European sensibility and an exhilarating American ebullience.
Thu 4/21/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Aspen Santa Fe Ballet


The Pink Floyd Concert Experience
Special Events 2016
The Pink Floyd Concert Experience
West Coast Performing Arts Presenters Presents the Pink Floyd Concert Experience Experience the ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Show in this live musical performance starring House of Floyd!
Fri 4/22/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Pink Floyd Concert Experience


SF Scottish Fiddlers
Led by Alasdair Frasier, the powerful sound of dozens of fiddlers takes the stage, backed by piano, drums and guitars, in an exhilarating showcase of the rich and authentic music of the Scottish highlands.
Sun 4/24/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater SF Scottish Fiddlers


Defending The Caveman
Defending the Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter as they recognize themselves and their loved ones in this hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women fight, laugh and love.
Thu 4/28/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman
Fri 4/29/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman
Sat 4/30/16 3:00PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman
Sat 4/30/16 7:00PM Bankhead Theater Defending The Caveman


DakhaBrakha
LVPAC 2016
DakhaBrakha
DakhaBrakha reflects the fundamental sound and soul of Ukraine in their “ethno-chaos” style. With multi-cultural instruments and powerful and uncompromising vocal range, their music has true global appeal.
Thu 5/5/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater DakhaBrakha


The Capitol Steps
LVPAC 2016
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 5/6/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Capitol Steps


Eos Ensemble <br>Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts.
Parisian salons and Impressionist painters are evoked in the music of Debussy and Ravel as played by the Eos Trio. Exciting audiences for over 10 years, this chamber music group features musicians from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Through the intimacy of a small ensemble, the amazing musicians of Eos Trio play with artistry normally reserved for the grand canvas of opera.
Sat 5/7/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Eos Ensemble
Presented by Del Valle Fine Arts.


Cimarron
LVPAC 2016
Cimarron
Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble, Cimarrón performs the festive dance music of “joropo,” astonishing audiences with their fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms.
Wed 5/18/16 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Cimarron


Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot
Known for her imaginative jazz style, Karen Marguth’s sleek, smooth voice flows gracefully over a diverse repertoire from classic to contemporary with touches of Latin, Brazilian, and American funk music.
Fri 5/20/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot


A Tale of Two Cities
"It has become that time of evening, when people sit on their porches, rocking gently and talking gently..." We welcome the radiant voiced soprano Heidi Moss, who brings the immortal words of James Agee to life, singing Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915.From the essence of the American South, we are transported to New York City as three energetic sailors on shore leave take in the sights and sounds of the Big Apple in On the Town. The music of American composers Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein tell us these tales of two very different cities. The gorgeous music of Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suites brings our concert to a rousing finish.
Sat 5/21/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater A Tale of Two Cities


2016 Spring Rep
VDT 2016
2016 Spring Rep
Spring Rep, Valley Dance Theatre’s annual celebration of dance includes repertory pieces, both classic and contemporary. Spring Rep 2016 features the popular and moving Asian Artistry and two newly commissioned pieces, Quartz and Moonstone adding to Valley Dance Theatre’s original Opalescent piece, Pearl, debuted in 2010. Music accompaniment is provided by The Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra.
Sat 5/28/16 7:00PM Bankhead Theater 2016 Spring Rep
Sun 5/29/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater 2016 Spring Rep


Mary Poppins
TVRT 2016
Mary Poppins
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical
Sat 7/16/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sun 7/17/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sat 7/23/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sun 7/24/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sat 7/30/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sat 7/30/16 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins
Sun 7/31/16 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mary Poppins