Event Name Los Medanos College Presents August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Date/Time February 12, 2014 at 7pm Description In preparation for its performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and as a “thank you” to all of its supporters in Contra Costa County and beyond, Los Medanos College will present a free performance of its nationally recognized production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Fences. The performance will take place on Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., at the beautifully renovated California Theatre in Pittsburg, CA.Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a sanitation worker and former Negro Leagues baseball star, who because of personal circumstances and racial discrimination, never gets a chance to play in the major leagues. The play earned Wilson the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won James Earl Jones a Tony Award for Best Actor. Location California Theatre. 351 Railroad Ave in Oldtown Pittsburg Cost FREE Contact Carolyn August Phone Number (925) 427-1611 Email email@example.com
Event Name Junius Courtney Big Band Dates/Times March 29, 2014 at 8pm Description Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier at the California Theatre! The 19-piece band, founded in 1963 when the late trumpeter Junius Courtney moved to the Bay Area from his native New Orleans, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season and the release of a new album. Led by Junius’s son Nat Courtney behind the drum kit, directed by George “Jazzbeaux” Spencer on trumpet, and featuring special guest Denise Perrier on vocals, the band brings its impressive jazz chops to swing and blues classics as well as exciting originals. Grab a partner and Mambo, Rhumba, Bolero and Cha-Cha-Cha your way to a great Saturday night.Denise moved to Oakland from Luisiana as a girl, joined a group called The Intervals, and played Las Vegas as part of Louis Armstrong’s retinue. Since then, she’s toured the world and recorded six albums, the latest of which is Denise Perrier and the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. After 50 years of making music in the Bay Area, this big band is still delivering big fun, transporting audiences to the delirious realm of swing! Location California Theatre 351 Railroad Ave Old Town Pittsburg Cost $15 per person. plus a $1.50 facility fee. Contact Carolyn August Phone Number (925) 427-1611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Name : PITTSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS SOUTH PACIFIC Dates: MARCH 7,8,14 & 15 AT 8PM MARCH 9 &16 ATA 2PM Event: South Pacific Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices. Presented by: The Pittsburg Community Theatre Location: CALIFORNIA THEATRE 351 RAILROAD AVE OLD TOWN PITTSBURG Cost: ADULT $20 SENIORS & STUDENTS $15 CHILDREN $10 There is a $1.50 processing fee per ticket. Email: email@example.com
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MOVIE! The California Theatre will present the first feature film shown in this classic movie palace in almost 60 years! Thursday, July 11 at 8pm, the California Theatre presents the modern classic film American Graffiti directed by George Lucas. Starring a huge number of actors who went on to become movie stars in their own right, this film epitomizes life in the 1950′s. Cost: Free. Seating is limited. ANOTHER MOVIE! Thursday, September 12 at 8pm, following the Car Show the California Theatre presents the always fun movie musical Grease! Starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. Cost: Free. Seating is limited. SUMMER THEATRE CAMP! August 5-16. Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Summer Theatre Camp for ages 7-14. Come learn acting, singing and dancing skills as you rehearse this musical filled with magic and mayhem, Aladdin, Jr. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned performer, this fast-paced, two week musical theater production camp will prepare you for final performances in front of you family and friends. Skill building and stage confidence will be emphasized along with group participation. Click on the flyer below for full information.
The Culinary Crawl is a walking tour that showcases six Old Town restaurants by offering participants samples of an appetizer at each restaurant, with music and fun at a different host restaurant each week. The family-friendly event begins at 5:00 pm at the Railroad Avenue Book Depot for only $5.00 per person. WHERE: Begins at Railroad Book Depot, 650 Railroad Avenue, Old Town Pittsburg COST: $5 per person, per event. TICKETS SHOULD BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. WHEN: The event occurs on the following Thursdays, at 5pm. The Hosts are: June 20: New Mecca Café (Music: The PHDs) July 18: Lumpy’s Diner (Music: DJ Phinalove) August 1: La Veranda Ristorante Italiano August 15: Dad’s BBQ August 29: EJ Phair Restaurant September 19: Momo Japanese Restaurant Be sure to visit Old Town on non-Culinary Crawl nights for the Pittsburg Car Show. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter so you can be up-to-date- on everything happening in Old Town!
The Scholastic Book Fair is Back!! Visit our special book sale exclusively for school and district employees, homeschool directors and teachers, Book Fair chairpeople, and school volunteers. You’ll find deep discounts on selected hardcovers, paperbacks, and school supplies. • Take an extra 50% off permanently reduced red tag items! • Maximize Title I funding and purchase order dollars. • Hundreds of items $2.00 or less. • Great way to refresh school, home, and classroom libraries! • Save more with Build-a-BOX!** Fill a box with books from a specially selected collection. Pay only $24.95 plus tax for each box you build. WHEN: May 9 – 11 Thursday- Friday (May 9-10): 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (May 11): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WHERE: Vidrio Commercial Space 690 Railroad Avenue Pittsburg, CA 94565-2361 INFO: (925) 252-6981
The next singing event of the season… join us as OTPBDA and PACF present Broadway Revue, a fundraiser for Pittsburg Fireworks and Family Festival 2013. If you missed our previous musical revue, Torch Songs, or you attended and want more… now is your chance! Following up on the success of the Torch Song revue in February, our Broadway Revue has more of what you loved, and even more talent! This is the second of our cabaret-style musical fundraisers to help reach our goal of $100,000 to bring back fireworks to Pittsburg! Get your tickets today, there is limited seating, and the event will surely sell out quickly! This exciting show in two acts will keep you entertained all evening with many of your favorite (and some not so familiar) songs from hit Broadway shows. Again featuring jazz pianist Joan Cifarelli and emcee Lou Esposito II, don’t miss this evening of songs full of emotion, humor, and toe-tapping fun. Purchase your tickets at Steeltown Coffee & Tea in Old Town Pittsburg, or online by clicking here.
WHEN: Sunday, March 24th, 5pm. WHERE: La Veranda Ristorante Italiano ADDRESS: 444 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 PHONE: 925-427-0444 for Reservations Join us for a crab dinner! 10% of the proceeds benefit the July 4th Fireworks and Family Festival. What could be better than enjoying a delicious crab dinner and benefitting your community at the same time! $35 per person includes: Bread, Fried Calamari, Insalata Reigna (salad) Penne Pasta with Pesto Sauce, Marinated Crab, and Tiramisu 5pm: No Host Cocktails 6pm: Dinner See you there!
WHEN: Sunday, February 24th, 5pm. WHERE: La Veranda Ristorante Italiano ADDRESS: 444 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 PHONE: 925-427-0444 for Reservations Join us for a crab dinner! 10% of the proceeds benefit the July 4th Fireworks and Family Festival. What could be better than enjoying a delicious crab dinner and benefitting your community at the same time! $35 per person includes: Bread, Fried Calamari, Insalata Reigna (salad) Penne Pasta with Pesto Sauce, Marinated Crab, and Tiramisu 5pm: No Host Cocktails 6pm: Dinner See you there!
The singing event of the season… join us as OTPBDA and PACF present the Torch Song Revue, a fundraiser for Pittsburg Fireworks and Family Festival 2013. UPDATE: This event was a terrific success! If you missed it, we have another planned soon. Many thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and to our donors and sponsors of the event. We could not have done it without you! We are kicking off the 2013 fundraising season with this special event to help us reach our goal of $100,000 to bring back fireworks to Pittsburg! Get your tickets today, there is limited seating, and the event will surely sell out quickly! This wonderful show in two acts is a simple tribute to the romantic era of the early 20th century when, in smokey cabarets, songstresses would lament “carrying a torch” to keep aflame the light of a lost or unrequited love. In keeping with Valentine’s Day, we present a different side of love with an evening of music honoring tradition, but with a twist, featuring jazz pianist Joan Cifarelli and host Lou Esposito II. Sure to be an evening of enjoyment for those in love or those waiting for their future love. Purchase your tickets at Steeltown Coffee & Tea in Old Town Pittsburg, or online by clicking here.
Bring the entire family to Old Town Pittsburg on Saturday, December 8th for a whole day of fun and celebration! WHEN: Saturday, December 8th – All Day WHERE: Old Town Pittsburg, between 8th and 3rd Streets WHAT: A full day of holiday events Peppermint Playland, 10 am – 3 pm: Fun, games and a little magic help to bring to life the spirit of the season! Old Town Plaza, Railroad Avenue & 5th Street. Holiday Parade, 11 am: “A World of Wonder” Celebrate the season and the diversity of our community! Railroad Avenue between 8th and 3rd Streets. To participate in the parade, complete and return the form found here. Holiday Boutique, 10 am – 7 pm: Find the perfect gift for that special someone or give yourself a special treat! 690 Railroad Avenue. Holiday Tree Lighting, 5:30 pm: Experience this festive ceremony to brighten the holiday season! All the ornaments on this year’s tree are made from recycled and reclaimed items! Return to this page after the tree lighting to learn how you can make some of these beautiful ornaments yourself! Corner of Railroad Avenue & 4th Street. Old Town Pittsburg’s “Green” Christmas Tree This year, the Holiday Celebration in Old Town Pittsburg culminated with the lighting of the very first completely “green” tree. This tree is “green” in almost every way: Live Tree – The Old Town tree is planted in the ground, requires almost no maintenance or water, and does not require any fossil fuels to grow, cut, or transport. LED Lighting – All the lights on the tree are new, LED lights. These lights use much less electricity than traditional lights, yet are equally festive and beautiful. Recycled/Reclaimed Ornaments – All the ornaments on the tree are hand made from recycled or reclaimed materials used in Pittsburg. See the list of items below, and what they are made from. A lot of hard work went into decorating this tree. Special thanks to the following people and organizations for their creativity and dedication in creating this tree for Old Town’s holiday event. Home Depot – Pittsburg Mechanics Bank – Pittsburg Pittsburg Art & Community Foundation Old Town Pittsburg Business District Association City of Pittsburg Residents and Friends of Pittsburg Many thanks to everyone who helped make Pittsburg’s first “green” tree a success! Green Ornaments: Angels: Plastic grocery bags, plastic spoons, pipe cleaners and marking pen Pine Cones: Gathered from Small World Park, paint, glitter and glue CD Ornaments: Old CDs/DVDs Large Balls: Beach Balls, paint, glitter and glue Garland: Plastic milk cartons, staples Ornament “Cans”: Aluminum soda cans, box cutter, paint
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