Archive for the ‘Arts & Entertainment’ Category

Latin Night at Monica’s Riverview Friday, Sept. 29

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
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Win tickets to a David Arkenstone & Friends concert in October

Friday, September 8th, 2023
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Hear five-time Grammy® nominee David Arkenstone in concert in Northern California in October. The first Antioch Herald reader to call (925) 457-5324 wins two tickets to a concert on Oct. 8th in Sonoma or Oct. 10th in Berkeley.

Learn more about David Arkenstone and Friends here.

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Five-time Grammy® nominee David Arkenstone brings his captivating concert to NorCal Oct. 5-10

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

An Evening with David Arkenstone & Friends with stops in Weaverville, Lakeport, Cloverdale, Sonoma and Berkeley on the Pacific Northwest Tour 2023

“David Arkenstone & Friends was one of the best shows of the year!” WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon

From his first Grammy® nomination in 1992 through his latest Grammy® nomination in 2022, David Arkenstone’s music has become the soundtrack to our lives with unforgettable NBC Sports themes such as The Kentucky Derby to epic gaming music for World of Warcraft and Emperor: Battle for Dune, from Music Inspired by Middle Earth to area music as you stroll through Epcot at DisneyWorld. His September-October tour brings a lively candlelit evening of music blending neo-classical piano, new age, Celtic, progressive rock, orchestral, and world music to Northern California. With over 100 million Spotify streams and 60+ CDs, David’s music holds something for everyone, taking concertgoers on a wondrous musical journey from first note to last. (See his discography)

Joined on stage by virtuoso musicians Kimberly Zaleski (flute), Laurann Angel (violin), Cecilia Caughman (cello), and Josh Gilgoff (percussion), David has plenty of surprises in store and will debut songs from his newest release. Since his first album in 1987, the acclaimed Valley in the Clouds, this musical visionary continues to create distinctive tracks that inspire the imagination. David enjoys touring and meeting his fans from around the world.

“I think the attraction to come to one of my shows is the amount of different kinds of music you will hear and the high caliber of talent you will be presented with. There’s something for everybody. People have told me that it looks like we’re having the best time of our lives during the concert. It spills over the stage into the audience. After the show to be able to meet the people that have shared the music, I’m so grateful,” said David.

David Arkenstone & Friends around the campfire at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Skyeler Williams

A musical storyteller, he is passionate about taking listeners on a journey, creating sonic tapestries that evoke every emotion. His music has been described as “soundtracks for the imagination”.

“I envision a place where I would like to go, or an adventure I would like to take, and let my imagination run free,” he shared. “I’ve gotten countless messages from listeners who love to take these journeys with me. I’m sometimes surprised by how powerfully people in so many age groups respond to my music.”

According to his Wikipedia page, “After moving from Chicago to California at the age of ten, David was involved in various high school bands playing guitars and keyboards, playing baseball in his spare time. He studied music in college and started a progressive rock band named after himself, but he soon discovered his own musical voice in the instrumental genre.” Listen to samples of his music on David’s YouTube Channel.

Tickets are on sale now for An Evening with David Arkenstone & Friends! The tour will include the following stops:

9/22 Monroe WA – Wagner Performing Arts Center

9/23 Victoria BC – Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria School of Music

9/24 Victoria BC – First Unitarian Church of Victoria

9/26 Maple Ridge BC – ACT Arts Centre

9/27 Vancouver BC – The York

9/28 Tacoma WA – McMenamins Elks Temple w/Special Guest Pinniped

9/29 Portland OR – Stage 722 w/Special Guest Chasing Ebenezer

9/30 Eugene OR – WOW Hall

10/1 Roseburg OR – The SunnySide Theatre

10/3 Coos Bay OR – The Dolphin Playhouse

10/4 Ashland OR – Jackson WellSprings

10/5 Weaverville CA – Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center

10/6 Lakeport CA – Soper Reese Community Theatre

10/7 Cloverdale CA – Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

10/8 Sonoma CA – Sebastiani Theatre

10/10 Berkeley CA – Freight & Salvage (live concert and live stream)

Tickets are on sale now for the Pacific Northwest Tour 2023 of An Evening with David Arkenstone & Friends at or

Pittsburg: Maya Cinemas joins 2nd National Cinema Day offering $4 movies Sunday, Aug. 27th

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

Celebrates the power of movies to bring us together, with all movies, all formats, all showtimes, all day for no more than $4

Maya Cinemas is excited to partner with the Cinema Foundation to celebrate the second annual National Cinema Day this Sunday, August 27th.

Maya Cinemas will be participating in the one-day event, which celebrates the power of movies to bring us all together, and discounted admissions for all movies in all formats (including Premium Large Format screens) will be no more than $4. Maya Cinemas will also offer $4 Medium Popcorn, $4 Large Soda and a $4 Kid’s Tray.

To celebrate National Cinema Day on August 27th, dozens of movies in all formats at all participating theaters will be no more than $4, including new films opening this weekend like Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, The Hill and Retribution, current box office hits like Barbie, Oppenheimer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and Sound of Freedom, recent family hits like Blippi’s Big Dino Adventure and Disney’s The Little Mermaid Sing-Along, to classic re-releases like Jurassic Park.

For more details, visit or Join friends, families, and communities of moviegoers at a theater near you.


Maya Cinemas was chartered in 2000 with a mission to develop, build, own and operate modern, first-run, multi-plex movie theaters in underserved, family oriented, Latino-dominant communities.  Maya Cinemas offers first-run Hollywood movies and unique content through its Canal Maya program in high-end theaters focused on quality of design, state-of-the-art film presentation technology, and providing first-rate entertainment with superior customer service. The Maya Community Foundation is dedicated to the development and enrichment of the lives of people in the community in which Maya Cinemas serve.    


The Cinema Foundation is a donor-supported 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit – is dedicated to promoting the essential cinema exhibition industry by developing future diverse workforces and growing moviegoing communities through research, education and philanthropy.

Since March 2022, the Cinema Foundation’s mission is dedicated to shaping the future of the great collective experience of moviegoing and the cinema industry. It works to support and impact the health of the cinema sector both in the short term and for years to come and is continuously expanding its contributions to the magic of moviegoing. The Cinema Foundation builds on NATO’s mission and relationships and expands NATO’s impact in ways that help individual employees and companies as well as the industry as a whole. We are the Foundation of a great industry,

Movie followed by Hot August Cruise Night in Rivertown Aug. 19th

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Rebel Without a Cause at El Campanil Theatre 2 pm, Cruise 5-9pm

Sponsored by Celebrate Antioch Foundation and Rivertown Merchants

Join us August 19, 2023 for two great events in one! El Campanil Theatre is showing the classic film: “Rebel Without a Cause” restored in 4K at 2pm,

Afterwards there will be an Old School Cruise in Antioch’s Historic Downtown, Rivertown from 5pm to 9pm!

Many stores and restaurants will be open during this event so, feel free to browse in Rivertown! Please keep this evening fun and safe, no speeding and obey all traffic laws. Suggested cruise route, from W. 2nd Street, Left on L Street then left on W. 4th Street, then left on G Street back to W. 2nd Street.

Show tickets Available at El Campanil Website

Groove Ride to end Antioch’s Free Summer Concert Series Saturday evening in Rivertown

Friday, August 4th, 2023
Source: City of Antioch

The City of Antioch’s Summer Concert Series ends with Groove Ride performing in historic Rivertown’s Waldie Plaza this Saturday evening, August 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Groove Ride is an 8- to 11-piece band from the San Francisco Bay Area formed on April 5, 2012, by Doc Robinson and David “Kidd Funk” McAllister.  We have 2 simple goals; make people dance; and let them see a show!  We deliver the sound of the top party/dance bands from the 70’s to the present, along with a high-powered show filled with fun and energy!  You don’t want to miss our tributes to some of the greatest party bands of all time such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Gap Band, Chic and Huey Lewis & The News.

Free Antioch Outdoor Movie Night Thursday, Aug. 3

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Plus, Foodie Crew’s Food Truck Thursday

At Prewett Family Park on the hill next to the Antioch Water Park.

Auditions Aug. 7 & 8 for The Drama Factory’s new Halloween play

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

“The House on Galloway Street. A Ghost Story”

It is that time again and I am here to remind you that our auditions are on August 7 & 8 and WE WANT YOU !

“The House on Galloway Street. A Ghost Story” is an original work by local author and director John Ballesteros. We are searching for a couple of dozen cast and crew members, so we need everyone to come out and participate in this one.

It is a ghost story, yes, but it is a slice of life story that asks us about what exactly might cause a ghost to haunt a house? Or is the house even haunted? Join our actors as the group of teenagers who are trying to have these questions answered. It’s dark and it’s for Halloween.

The Drama Factory is a non-profit community theatre group that endeavours to provide no-fee access to quality arts programming in our community. We know it is the beginning of a new school year, and that is why we have chosen to run now. Come one, come all.

Visit our website for all updated information regarding auditions and crew sign-ups. Be a member of the Drama Factory.

The Drama Factory is a 501(c)3 non-profit company and all contributions are tax deductible.