Archive for the ‘Arts & Entertainment’ Category

East County Muscle presents The Novice III bodybuilding competition Saturday, April 28

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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Stage Right presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” play in Antioch

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Inside the factory – Left to Right – Cody Quinnell, Owen Loyd, Jillian Barton, Laurel Brooks, Savannah Loyd, Zack Fogel, Alyssa Orrick, Gracee Robertson, Dejah Van, and Emma Jacobs. Photos courtesy of T.K.’s Expressions Photography.

Stage Right Conservatory Theatre, Inc. presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company and dramatized by Richard R. George.  Who wouldn’t want to join Charlie Bucket on his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world famous chocolate factory?  Now is your chance!  The classic fantasy based on the book by Roald Dahl is directed by Rio Teixeira and is fun for all ages.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will run for two weekends beginning Friday, April 20 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F Street in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown.  Performance dates are April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:00 pm and Saturdays, April 22 and 29 at 2:00 pm.  Adults $10, Students and Seniors $8, Children $5.  Seniors pay only $5 on both Sunday matinees.  For more information call (925) 216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.

Left to Right – Emma Jacobs as Willy Wonka, Owen Loyd as Charlie Bucket, and Cody Quinnell as Grandpa Joe.

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Online entries for the 2018 Contra Costa County Fair now open

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Imagine the thrill of winning a blue ribbon at the Fair for a special talent. Think you own the best pig, bake the most delicious apple pie, made a beautiful quilt, or have an uncanny knack for making crafts? Want to see who’s the best in all of Contra Costa County? Then be sure to enter the Contra Costa County Fair’s competitive exhibits. Entry information is available on the Fair’s website at www.contracostafair.com

It all Happens at the Fair May 17th – May 20th which is sure to be a fun event for children of all ages, with new exhibits & entertainment, the carnival, livestock and the always popular Fair food. Money saving pre-sale tickets will be available starting April 27, and ending May 13.

For additional information visit our website at www.contracostafair.com, call (925) 757-4400 or or like them on Facebook. The Contra Costa County Fair is located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

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Family Feud game returns to Lone Tree Golf & Event Center this Friday, March 23

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

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Women’s History Month art show in Antioch Saturday, March 31

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Antioch High grad Michael Semanick nominated for another Academy Award

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Poster from the 2004 Antioch event honoring Michael Semanick’s first Oscar win.

From the Antioch Panthers Class of ’81 Facebook Page

Our classmate Michael Semanick has been nominated for his 11th Academy Award. Michael was nominated this year for his work Sound Mixing the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The 90th Annual Oscars are being presented tonight in Hollywood.

Michael was previously nominated in the categories of Sound and/or Sound Re-Mixing for his contributions to these films and has been presented the Academy Award twice … so far.

Winner

King Kong (2005, Awarded in 2006)

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003, Awarded in 2004)

Nominee

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Social Network (2010)

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

WALL-E (2008)

Ratatouille (2007)

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

Congratulations, Michael!

Semanick was honored with a special event in 2004, following his first Oscar win. He has worked on 110 films since 1987.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Murder Mystery dinner at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center Friday, March 2

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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Food Truck Thursdays return to Antioch in March

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Back by popular demand…food trucks are returning to Antioch March 15

The Foodie Crew and the City of Antioch Recreation Department is thrilled to announce that Food Truck Thursdays is returning to Antioch. Our official kick off date will be Thursday, March 15th and we anticipate another fun and exciting season, bringing you 6-8 gourmet food and dessert trucks every Thursday from 5:00-9:00 p.m. until October 25th. In addition to the array of trucks, we also will have the well-known Lucky 13 Beer & Wine Truck keeping you refreshed with an assortment of craft beers and wines. Food Truck Thursdays will once again take place at the Antioch Community Center and Water Park parking lot located at: 4703 Lone Tree Way Antioch, CA 94531.

We’re excited to be bringing an extensive lineup of trucks serving many different global flavors each week. The Food Trucks will be rotated weekly, fulfilling all the different food cravings you may have. We will be posting the Food Truck lineup on a weekly basis, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated: @foodiecrewsf.

Food Truck Thursdays is a kid, family, and pet friendly community event with FREE admission. In addition to all of the delicious food and beverages; we will also have giant family friendly games, face painting on certain days and music…with occasional live music performances and DJ’s.

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