Archive for the ‘Rivertown’ Category

Antioch celebrates Holiday Delites with parade, Christmas tree lighting in rainy Rivertown

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Santa and The Grinch make appearances!

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Shop Small® in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

Friday, November 25th, 2022

In the midst of the recession in 2010 American Express created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

In 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of Small Business Saturday, and officials in all 50 states participate. It even gets a shout-out from the president of the United States.

You might not realize it, but every time you pick up a cup of coffee from your favorite neighborhood cafe or buy a gift from a local family- owned store, you’re shopping small and making a difference. By shopping in Antioch your money stays in town and the sales tax dollars help pay for city services.

Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition including in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown – just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere. Rivertown is located between A and L Streets and W. 10th Street north to the river. Directions: from Highway 4 take A Street, G Street or L Street north.

So, this Saturday, Nov. 26 shop local, Shop Small®, shop Rivertown and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants in the Rivertown Dining District.

To learn more about American Express’ support for Small Business Saturday click here.

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Antioch to hold annual Holiday Delites Celebration, parade and Christmas tree lighting Dec. 3

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

Join in for the final event of this year’s Antioch Sesquicentennial Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of cityhood.

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Willow Park Mercantile to celebrate 7th anniversary Saturday and Sunday Nov. 5 & 6

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

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Rivertown Trunk or Treat Kid’s Fest Saturday, Oct. 29

Friday, October 21st, 2022

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CCMT returns with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

After two-year hiatus Contra Costa Musical Theatre brings fun and laughs to El Campanil Theatre in Antioch Nov. 4-20

By Liz Nunan, Chair, Marketing Committee, Contra Costa Musical Theatre

Contra Costa Musical Theatre (CCMT) is thrilled to present the non-profit organization’s first musical production in over two years, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!” The show will run on select dates Nov 4 – 20, and tickets are $38 for adults and $32 for Youth and Senior showgoers. Tickets are available on the El Campanil Theatre website.

About the Show 

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a riotous ride, complete with audience participation and a delightful den of comedic genius. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this fabulous musical features a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

The plot centers around an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter, one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

About the Production 

CCMT’s production is directed by John Maio, produced by David Pinkham with Musical Direction from Kerry Leyden and choreography by Justin Sabino. The cast features wonderfully talented performers from across the Bay Area.

After many wonderful years at the Lesher Theater in Walnut Creek, CCMT productions are now traveling to different theaters across the community in an effort to reach new audiences. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be presented at the historic El Campanil Theatre in Antioch.

PLEASE NOTE: This production is rated PG-13 due to a small number of profanities and vulgarities.

About CCMT

Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Inc. (CCMT) was founded in August 1961 with the purpose of bringing high-quality Broadway musicals to the East Bay. We are a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to an appreciation for and involvement in musical theatre of the highest quality. Since those early beginnings, CCMT productions have been presented on a variety of stages. We have been honored with numerous Shellie Awards and Bay Area Theatre Critic Circle Awards for our productions and the artists associated with our productions, and have had the unique privilege of presenting several East Bay Premieres in recent seasons.

 

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Les Misérables: School Edition by El Campanil Theatre Academy continues Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Source: El Campanil Theatre

EL CAMPANIL THEATRE PRESENTS AN EL CAMPANIL THEATRE ACADEMY PRODUCTION
LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION
SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2022
ADULTS: $15, SENIORS: $12, YOUTH: $10
Directed by Joel Roster
Musical Direction by Carl Pantle
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil
English Libretto by Herbert Kretzmer
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Costumes: Hope Birdwell, Edie Moore Olson, Marcy Bowie
Lighting Design: Drake Marwick
Scenic Design: Joshua Patterson

The time is now; the day is here! The musical that enraptured the world and won 10 Tony Awards comes to Antioch in the hands of the young performers of El Campanil Theatre Academy! Set in 19th century France and spanning 18 years, this universal tale of love, loss, sin, and redemption set against the backdrop of the infamous June Rebellion promises to be the jaw-dropping event of the year!

15 young artists tell an epic story originally intended to be told by approximately 30-35 adults.

PLEASE NOTE: This production is rated PG-13 for language, violence, mature themes, and adult situations.

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

For tickets visit Event Details – Les Misérables: School Edition – El Campanil Theatre (patronbase.com)

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Annual Rivertown Fall Fest & BBQ Cook-Off Saturday, Oct. 1

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

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