Archive for the ‘Arts & Entertainment’ Category

19th Annual Delta Blues Festival this Saturday in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

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Nominate someone who has made a difference in the arts in Contra Costa County by Sept 28

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) is seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts Recognition Awards. AC5 is celebrating its 20th Anniversary of honoring those who have made a significant artistic or philanthropic contribution to the communities in the County. The Commissioners ask that you nominate someone you feel is deserving of this award.

The nominees must be, or have been, an active supporter of arts and culture, with sustained contributions and work, that has had a far-reaching impact.  

Consider those you feel have made a difference in visual arts, music, performing arts, dance digital arts or arts education for this award. Other worthy candidates might be those who have shown exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the growth and support of arts and culture, or organizations that have kept the arts alive through continuous or significant financial support.

Please visit www.AC5.org  for more details and to submit nominations online.

The nomination period closes at midnight on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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American Graffiti film at El Campanil and downtown cruise in Antioch’s historic Rivertown this Sunday Sept. 10

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Where were you in ’62?

Watch the classic film American Graffiti at Antioch’s historic, El Campanil Theatre and after enjoy the “Downtown Rivertown Antioch Classic Car Cruise. So, put on your poodle skirt and sweater, or black leather jacket, slick back your hair and come on down to Rivertown this Sunday, September 10.

Movie Time: 2:00 pm

Price: Adults: $8 Seniors and Students: $7 Tickets Are Selling Fast

Bring your car. Meet the Pharoahs Car Club.

Parking lot security provided by Strategic Threat Management.

Walk around, visit the shops and watch…or join in the Downtown Rivertown Antioch Classic Car Cruise.

Cruise: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Please respect traffic rules. Downtown Rivertown shops will be open. (The route will be determined by the car in front of you).

Get your tickets at the Box Office next door to El Campanil Theatre, 602 W Second Street, Antioch or call (925) 757-9500 or purchase them online at www.ElCampaniltheatre.com.

Have lunch or can end your ride and have dinner at Original Mels Diner on Lone Tree Way, like the one featured in the movie.

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Johnny Cash Tribute at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre Saturday Sept. 9

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash with the Tennessee Three

Saturday September 9, 2017  8:00 pm

For the past 10 years, Garner and his band have faithfully recreated Cash’s biggest hits with stunning accuracy in this not-to-be-missed musical event. From a special concert airing on PBS to shows at Folsom and San Quentin Prisons, it’s easy to see why this is the premier tribute to the “Man in Black.” The show is a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three.

All Ages

Tickets: ​Adults: $27    Seniors: (62 & Over):  $25   Youth: (under 18): $10

For tickets or more information visit https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/cash-tribute-show.html or call the box office at (925) 757-9500.

El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. 2nd Street in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown.

 

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New veterans Second Chance Family Store now open in Antioch’s downtown Rivertown

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The new Second Chance Family store offers clothes, housewares, décor, art and more.

Features rare war images available for purchase; benefits local non-profit

Some of the photos from the Warrior Images art show available for purchase at the store.

By Allen Payton

The East County Veterans have opened a new store, today, Monday, August 14, 2017 in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown. It’s named the Second Chance Family Store and their first customer was Mike Gilmore, a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army.

Located at 520 W. 2nd Street, the store offers clothes, shoes, military hats, housewares, home décor, artwork for sale to support the organization’s efforts serving veterans in Antioch and East County.

Josie Monaghan, the director of the organization and manager of both the new store and their Thrift Store next door, was excited to have the store open.

Before the store opened it hosted the first annual Iraq and Afghanistan Photo Art Gallery Sale, entitled “Warrior Images”, presented by Joey Garcia, a local combat veteran Marine and Monaghan’s son, on Sunday August 6.

Josie Monaghan thanks the store’s first customer Mike Gilmore, a Vietnam War Army Veteran.

The rare photos and images, taken by Garcia and many other veterans from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, were and are for sale. All proceeds benefit East County Veterans Support Services, which is a local non-profit organization run by Josie Monaghan, who has been helping veterans for years.

The idea behind the art show was not only to raise money with veterans in need, but to inspire people with images captured overseas. Images like yours and mine that have been hidden away for years in my garage collecting dust.

“The photos serve many purposes, including to remind us of loved ones living or gone, who also served in previous conflicts of war, to enjoy as art in your home or to remind us of the voices of those veterans who sacrificed all, and are no longer with us,” said Garcia.

The event was catered by Big Don’s BBQ and featured a live performance by Antioch’s own Ben Benkert, plus music by DJ Christina Amato of CC entertainment.

Stop in the store today to see the photos and the many other items available for purchase. East County Veterans Support Services is a tax exempt non-profit 501c3 organization. For more information call (925) 206-4976 or email warmemories@yahoo.com. You can also “Like” them on Facebook.

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August at El Campanil Theatre: Tributes to Elvis and Johnny Cash, plus the Vagabond Players

Monday, August 14th, 2017

James Clark and the Jailhouse Rockers

California’s Premiere Elvis Tribute Band

Carrying on the Legacy of the King

Saturday, August 19 8:00 pm

James Clark is a Nationally Acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artist, rated top 10 in Las Vegas King of Kings. He has performed with Elvis’ legendary Jordanaires, Laughlin, Nevada. Presently Headlining Casino’s. The Band has had the privilege to open for such acts as Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Steppen Wolf, The Drifters, Juice Newton and Jerry Lee Lewis.

James Clark & The Jail House Rockers, is California’s premiere Elvis tribute band.

Certain to bring back your Fondest Memories of Elvis. This is a high energy show, lasting two full hours with spectacular suits, and award-winning vocals performed by James Clark from 1968 to the late 1970’s. A Very Classy portrayal of Elvis Presley and his band.

All Ages. Reserved Seating ~ Tickets:

https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/james-clark.html

Adults: $27   Seniors (62 & Over): $25   Youth: (under 18): $10

The Vagabond Players present – A Bench In The Sun

Sunday August 27, 2017  2:00 pm

A Bench In The Sun by Ron Clarke

Two old fogies spend their days bickering on a bench in the courtyard of their retirement home. Burt is a sloppy, crusty former accountant; Harold is a dapper dandy with failed marriages and businesses. They suddenly have something new to argue about when faded Hollywood starlet—who the men admired in their younger days—takes up residency. Her flirtatious antics begin a competition between the friends as they vie for her attention. Hilarious antics abound.

MEET THE CAST: Rita Hamlin, Barry Hunau & Ron  Craven

All Ages

Tickets:  Adults: $15   Seniors (62& Over): $13  Youth (17 & Under): $10

https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/Bench-in-the-sun.html

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash with the Tennessee Three

Saturday September 9, 2017  8:00 pm

For the past 10 years, Garner and his band have faithfully recreated Cash’s biggest hits with stunning accuracy in this not-to-be-missed musical event. From a special concert airing on PBS to shows at Folsom and San Quentin Prisons, it’s easy to see why this is the premier tribute to the “Man in Black.” The show is a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three.

All Ages

Tickets: ​Adults: $27    Seniors: (62 & Over):  $25   Youth: (under 18): $10

https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/cash-tribute-show.html

El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. 2nd Street in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown.

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Free annual Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival Fri-Sun., Aug. 25-27

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

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East County Veterans to host “Warrior Images” art exhibit in Rivertown, Sun., Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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