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The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is the site of the annual springtime Contra Costa County Fair. See website to see what other exciting events are coming up.
Located at the foothills of Mount Diablo, Concord Pavilion (formerly the Sleep Train Pavillion) has been frequented by six million visitors since its opening in 1975. The Pavilion has hosted events of all kinds, from music concerts to dance shows, to annual graduation ceremonies and choral festivals. The Philharmonic Orchestra of New York and Los Angeles, Cher, The Dave Matthews Band, Shania Twain, Tony Bennett, Aerosmith, Destiny's Child, R. Kelly and Diana Krall have all mesmerized the audience in this esteemed arena.
Diablo Valley College (DVC) dates back to the year 1949, when it began as the East Contra Costa Junior College, a publicly owned two-year community college. It was rechristened as DVC in 1958 and is one of the most prized institutions of the Contra Costa Community College District in Pleasant Hill. A verdant campus, well-qualified faculty, excellent infrastructure and expansive educational programs and courses are some of the features of this wonderful college. Besides academics, DVC strives for excellence in art and culture, athletics and other sports. DVC's Information Center is one of the most well-equipped of such centers in the district. Visit website for information on courses, admission procedures and more.
This venue seats 1200 people and is located in downtown Walnut Creek. It offers three performance spaces: the 785-seat Hofmann Theatre, the 300-seat Margaret Lesher Theatre and the 130-seat Knight Stage, and hosts plays, concerts and dance productions. It was founded by Dean Lesher, a newspaper publisher, and opened its doors in 1990.
Opened in 2005, Red House Studios is much more than a simple concert venue. This venue helps artists in not only presenting their talent, but refining their skills too. Amateurs are given the flexibility to join classes held here as per their interests and budget, like private learning or group sessions or workshops. Red House also assists the artist in being a part of a band or getting their music contract with recording companies. This is not it, going further, the studios also organize fund-raising concerts to help charitable institutes. The various on-site venues can also be rented for private functions. For details, check website.
Front Row Theatre was established in 2005 (San Ramon, CA). The theatre's building is situated aproximately an one mile from the modern complex of Dougherty Valley PAC (Performing Arts Center). Front Row Theatre has seats for 90 spectators only, but impresses with its wide range of performances - from the contemporary and state-of-the-art shows to the progressive educational programs.
Formerly known as Cora Speedway, the Dixon Speedway is a half mile loop that is a source of thrill and delight for the speed junkies of Dixon. The speedway regularly hosts a variety of kart races and events that attract drivers and spectators from all over. From beginners to seasoned experts of every age, this arena has something for everyone. So, stop on by with the family and savor the adrenaline rush of watching these little wonders chase each other around this oval, clay track at a dazzling speed.
This multiplex has eight screens for your viewing pleasure. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
The Livermore Cinema 13 is already regarded as one of the best and most high-tech cinemas in the bay area. To top it off, the cinema boasts the second largest solar power system on the roof of a movie theater anywhere in the world. The cinema showcasing blockbuster and Hollywood studio driven films, so if you are into indie flicks, this state-of-the-art theater is not for you.
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center located in Tri-Valley near San Francisco is a world-class facility in every sense. Hosting numerous performances ranging from classical, jazz and folk music to dance, magic shows and speaker sessions, it seems to have all of the performing arts effectively covered. The center's Bankhead Theater with a seating capacity of 500 is regularly hired by a number of top performing art groups such as the Del Valle Fine Arts and the Livermore Valley Opera. Also, in the pipeline is an ambitious 2000-seater mega theater – The Regional Theater. Visit the website for more on ticket information and upcoming events.
Since its inception in October 2007, Bankhead Theater of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has served as a vibrant venue and a prime feature in most schedules of various performing organizations. In the past, the most notable performances have been those of local as well as national orchestra and opera groups like Livermore Valley Opera, Valley Dance Theater and Livermore-Amador Symphony. The theater has a seating capacity for 500 spectators and is equipped with amazing acoustics and technology to provide a perfect entertaining experience to its audience. Call or visit their website for event updates.
Livermore High School Performing Arts Theater is a cultural cult of sorts for the school. This space is a meeting place for music, dance, drama and all other kinds of performing arts. The theater provides a lucrative platform for those who wish to make their mark in theater. Events here include plays of myriad sorts like comedy, Broadway, musicals and so on. Besides this, many cultural events, competitions and seminars also take place here. The theater also trains students through courses and workshops.