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El Campanil Theatre to feature magician Nick Fedoroff Saturday, March 10

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Nick Fedoroff – The Magician Is In

Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:00 pm

When Fedoroff is in the house, reality is suspended, and expectations are exceeded. His unique approach to magic blends extraordinary illusions with powerful takeaway value, as he seamlessly weaves your key messages throughout each performance.

This is where entertainment, education, and excitement come together, delivering an unforgettable presentation that continues to inspire long after the festivities end.

​A master of elegant old-school magic enhanced with a contemporary spin, Fedoroff has a style that appears effortless and graceful. His deft manipulation of cards and coins is nothing short of mesmerizing, and he consistently dazzles audiences with his talent and skill. An impeccable sense of timing and a delightful dash of humor round out his performances and elevate them to extraordinary heights.

Get your tickets before they disappear!

Tickets: Adults: $20  Youth (Under 18): $10 – https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/magic.html

Reserved Seating

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Stage Right to hold auditions for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” play in Antioch

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on March 5th and 6th at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F Street in Antioch.  This classic tale of Charlie Bucket on his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous chocolate factory is based on the book by Roald Dahl and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co.  Directed by Rio Teixeira, there are many great roles available for actors ages 8-18.  No experience is necessary. 

To receive your audition time, you must register online at www.srctgrp.org.  Performance dates will be April 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th & 29th.  There is a $75 participation fee if cast.  For more audition and show information call (925) 216-4613.

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Valentine’s Weekend concert at Southern Cafe in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown Saturday, Feb. 17

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

SOUTHERN CAFE PRESENTS

NORMAN CONNORS & JEAN CARN

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018

TWO SHOWS: 7:00 PM & 9:30PM

TICKETS: $45.00, $55.00, VIP $65.00

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Ask about our earlybird ticket specials. Tickets purchased before February 4th

includes $10.00 dinner coupon.

PURCHASE TICKETS: normanjean.eventbrite.com

INFORMATION: (510) 708-2013, (707)980-1848 prbellsoutherncafe@gmail.com

Southern Café, 400 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509 (925) 754-1172

Two Item minimum per person – Drinks or Drinks & Food. Seating is limited

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County fairgrounds renamed the Contra Costa Event Park, more changes to follow

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Home of the Contra Costa County Fair

ANTIOCH – As part of a re-branding and improvements of the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds the Board of Directors have approved a new facility name and logo. As of February 1st, we are the CONTRA COSTA EVENT PARK, Home of the Contra Costa County Fair.

Over the next year you will see signage change, improvements to the facility, and a new 8,000 square foot event venue become available for community events. CEO Joe Brengle stated that there will be lots of changes taking place at the fairgrounds over the next few years.

Looking for a place for your next event the Contra Costa Event Park still has 2018 dates available; contact our office (925) 757-4400 for availability.

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Contra Costa County Fair May 17 – 20, with the theme “It all Happens at the Fair”.

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Entries accepted for the 2018 County Elections Photo Contest through Feb. 28

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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What to see in February at Antioch’s historic El Campanil Theatre

Monday, January 29th, 2018

RHINESTONE – A Salute to the Songs & Career of GLEN CAMPBELL

Performed by ANDREW KAHRS

Saturday February 3, 2018  8:00 pm

Andrew Kahrs

The distinctive voice of Rising Star ANDREW KAHRS is celebrating The Legacy of GLEN CAMPBELL in a Salute to the Songs of this contemporary Music Legend with Hits including Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Rhinestone Cowboy … And many more favorite classics.

Contemporary Music Legend Glen Campbell tallied 21 Top 40 hits, 6 Top 20 albums, 27 Top 10 singles, 9 No. 1 Country albums, 5 Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Hall of Fame honors, and 3 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He was a 15-time CMA Award nominee and 2-time winner. Campbell’s final album Adios was released June 2017.

​Reserved Seating ~ All Ages

Tickets – Adults: $29   Seniors (62 and Over): $27   Youth (Under 18):  $12

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Tickets: https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/Rhinestone.html

This show is part of our 2018 Subscription Series.  Buy 4 Shows and Save 20%.  Series Info: https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/subscriptions.html

This One’s For You – The Songs of Barry Manilow

A Cabaret Tribute to a Pop Legend

Saturday, February 10, 2018  2:00 pm

BARRY MANILOW wrote over 400 songs including This One’s For You; twelve #1’s and 47 Top 50 singles. His unparalleled career is made up of virtually every facet of music, including performing, composition, arranging and producing. He has triumphed in every medium of entertainment and has received Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards, and an Academy Award nomination.

Reserved Seating ~ All Ages

Adults: $29   Seniors (62 and Over): $27   Youth (Under 18):  $12

Tickets:  https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/this-ones-for-you.html

This show is part of our 2018 Subscription Series. Buy 4 Shows and Save 20%. https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/subscriptions.html

The Vagabond Players present The Hallelujah Girls

Sunday, February 11, 2018  2:00 pm

The Hallelujah Girls by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten

Hilarity abounds when the females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. The women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now!

Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. The comic tension mounts when an ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor, and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows who willl stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”

Adults: $20   Seniors: $18  Youth: $15  General Seating

The All Hands On Deck Show

Currently on Tour From Branson Missouri

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:00 PM

ALL SINGING! ALL DANCING! ALL BIG BAND!

The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show brings you an authentic American roadshow and radio broadcast re-creation circa 1942 filled with heart-warming songs, tight harmonies, rousing on-air antics, classic commercials and a sing-a-long excitement, all accompanied by the warm sounds of the live nine-piece Hollywood Victory Caravan Orchestra!

Audiences of all ages grin from ear-to-ear with delight as we unite with this heart-warming, toe-tapping musical message for all Americans!  With 42 of the greatest American songs ever written and a message that inspires, it’s time for America’s most patriotic show.

Orchestra: $40  Loge: (1st Level Upstairs): $35  Opera: (2nd Level Upstairs): $30  Reserved Seating

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra performs Ludwig and Leonard

Saturday, February 17, 2018  2:00 p.m.

Adults: $15    Seniors (62 & Over): $12     Students: $7   General Seating

Formed in the late 1970s, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra has established a presence throughout the county.  The orchestra is comprised of forty-five musicians ranging in age from 15 to 94 who are music teachers, accountants, students, electricians, mechanics, homemakers, lawyers, retirees, dentists, engineers and computer specialists. Primarily Contra Costa residents, their only remuneration is the stimulation and satisfaction of rehearsing and performing together.  In addition to the five-concert season at the Lesher Center, the orchestra also nurtures its dedication to the community by providing affordable performances to the residents of East Contra Costa County at El Campanil Theatre.

El Campanil Children’s Theatre Presents Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures

Friday, February 23, 2018  7:30 pm   &   Sunday, February 25, 2018  2:00 pm

Adults: $13   Seniors(62 & Over): $11  Youth (Under 18):  $9    General Seating

Adapted By Vera Morris

Here is a delightful new version of Kenneth Grahame’s always popular The Wind in the Willows.  Toad of Toad Hall is an eccentric but likable chap given to ’crazes.’ His latest craze involves motorcars.  Unfortunately, he smashes them up as fast as he gets them.  He even steals one for a wild ride over the countryside.  Naturally, this gets him into a great deal of trouble.  His dear friends Badger, Rat, and Mole do their best to help, but their efforts aren’t enough, and Toad ends up in prison…  after an uproarious courtroom scene.  His imprisonment couldn’t please his enemies, the weasels, more.  They quickly take over Toad Hall and trash the place.  Meanwhile, the jailer’s daughter, Polly, thinks Toad is an exceptional fellow and helps him escape dressed as a washerwoman!

Performed by the children of El Campanil Children’s Theatre.

El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. 2nd Street in Antioch. For more information call 925-757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

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Black History Month Event, Feb. 2: America’s Got Talent Finalist Lawrence Beamen and The Lion’s Den at Southern Café

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, the Southern Café is blending a night of historical Negro spirituals inspired by singer Paul Robeson by America’s Got Talent Finalist Lawrence Beamen. Lyrical hip hop duo The Lion’s Den will also perform their latest hits.

This memorable night will take place on Friday, February 2, 2018. General admission tickets are $25, and doors open at 5:30pm. For $40 you will receive priority VIP seating followed by a Meet & Greet with the artist at 7:00pm; Entertainment begins at 8:00pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit His Presence Christian Worship Center’s Youth Department.

For general information contact the Southern Cafe at (925) 754-1172. To purchase tickets visit: www.lawrence-beamen.eventbrite.com.

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifThe Southern Café is located at 400 G Street in Antioch, California’s historic, downtown Rivertown.

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Tickets still available for Pete & Peter Michael Escovedo & their Latin Jazz Orchestra at Southern Cafe in Antioch Saturday night

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The Southern Cafe in Antioch, Ca

Proudly presents Pete Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Band

Featuring Peter Michael Escovedo

Saturday January 13, 2018

Two Shows: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm • Doors open at 5:30 pm

General Seating: $40.00 / Preferred Seating $50.00 / VIP Seating $60.00

Two Item Minimun per person (drinks or drinks & dinner)

Information: (510) 708-2013,  (925) 754-1172 or  prbellsoutherncafe@gmail.com

Online tickets:pescovedo.eventbrite.com

Pete Escovedo Bio

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Born in Pittsburg, CA Pete is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums.

As a young boy he would sit on the steps of nightclubs and watch musicians play. Music became his outlet. When he was 15 years old he began to also sketch and paint on wood or cardboard. Anything he could get his hands on, he would start to draw.

Pete did not know that his love for music and art combined would change his life forever. And this is how it began.

With his two brothers, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, before Carlos Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group. He led the 14–24 piece Latin big band Azteca.

He is the father of musicians Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E.), Peter Michael Escovedo, and Juan Escovedo; and dancer, manager and promoter Zina Escovedo. His brothers are fellow recording artists Alejandro Escovedo, Coke Escovedo, Javier Escovedo (The Zeros), Bobby Escovedo, and Mario Escovedo (The Dragons). He is the biological grandfather of Nicole Richie, daughter of son Peter Michael Escovedo.

Escovedo participated in the San Francisco music scene for several decades. In 2002, he appeared on the “By the Hand of the Father” episode of the PBS series Austin City Limits.

In 2014, he and his sons Peter and Juan were invited by producer Gerry Gallagher to record with El Chicano, Alphonse Mouzon, Brian Auger, Alex Ligertwood, Ray Parker Jr., Vikki Carr, Salvador Santana, Marcos J. Reyes, Lenny Castro, Siedah Garrett, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Jessy J, and David Paich.

 

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