June 25 Central, East Contra Costa arts, On Tap entertainment


The Town Hall Theater is excited to resume operations, starting with “Bay Area Celebration,” a July 10 fundraiser at Moraga Commons that will bring Bay Area artists together through song and spoken word.

The event features local singers and spoken word artists based in five Bay Area counties. The summer scene comes to life with themes of hope, renewal, equity, resilience, home, inclusion and celebration. The show, led by former Town Hall Education Director Madison Gerringer, will feature eight unique acts by local artists.

“The purpose of this celebration is to give the microphone to the community and ask them, ‘What do you want to share? What do you mean? ” Gerringer said. “We’ve all had a tough year collectively, of course. But my hope in running this showcase is that we get a glimpse into the lives of these Bay Area individuals to see how this year has changed them and how they will move forward.

Accompanying the performances are the Steve Carter Trio, a modern-style groove-funk band from East Bay rooted in the rhythm section innovations of Tower of Power, The Headhunters and Sly and the Family Stone. The troupe plans to open for live theater this fall. Tickets for the fundraiser are on sale at TownHallTheater.com. The cost is $ 17 for adults, $ 13 for children, and $ 55 for a family pack of four.


Watch the award-winning German film “The Silent Revolution”

The 2018 German drama “The Silent Revolution” will be screened as part of the Foreign Film Series at the El Campanil Theater at 2:00 p.m. on July 11. Directed by Lars Kraume, the film tells the story of a group of 12th grade students who decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by organizing two minutes of silence during their lessons. The heartwarming film stars Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz and Lena Klenke. Admission is $ 10 for adults, $ 8 for young people. Go to elcampaniltheatre.com for tickets and more details.

Famous jazz-rock singer Levy will perform on June 26

The El Campanil Theater will host Israeli singer Noa Levy in a virtual performance at 7 p.m. on June 26. Levy is a now San Francisco-based jazz-rock singer who released in 2018 her debut EP “Take Two”, an experimental collection of jazz arrangements in a duet format with three different instruments (drums, synthesizer and vibraphone). Jazz in the Neighborhood recognized her twice as an emerging artist, and she subsequently appeared on SFJazz as a guest singer with the Berlin Jazz Trio. Levy’s show, “And All That Jazz: The Great American Songbook,” will feature Omree Gal-Oz on piano. Tickets for the virtual event cost $ 10 for each household and can be reserved at elcampaniltheatre.com.

El Campanil to feature “Dirty Dancing” in classic film series

El Campanil’s classic film series will premiere “Dirty Dancing” at 2 pm June 26 at the 602 W. Second St. Theater. The upbeat PG-13 rated film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray. Tickets cost $ 10 for adults and $ 8 for children. Go to elcampaniltheatre.com for more details.

Lynn House Gallery’s reopening exhibitions feature 14 artists

After months of closure, the Lynn House Gallery recently reopened with an exhibition of 14 artists from the region which will run until July 11. Exhibiting artists include Carol Tarzier, Mark Roberts, Don Allen, Joel Summerhill, Karen Nelson Kelly, Nacy Roberts, Lisa Larsen, Mira M. White, John Tullis, Brittany Budge, Casey Rassmussen White, Pam Adams Fret, Jody Mattison and Christie Ferrell . Social distancing will be maintained in the gallery, which is located at 809 First St. For more information, visit lynnhousegallery.com or call 925-978-4545.


Delta Gallery Community Art Center hosts two exhibitions

The Delta Gallery Community Art Center is hosting two exhibitions at its Brentwood Streets site. The first is a Delta Arts Guild’s second quarter exhibit featuring painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry. The second is “Bright Days Ahead”, a vibrant collection of artwork showcasing the local talents of participants in the PAINT program, a Brentwood-based creative arts day program for visionary adults with intellectual challenges.

Among the works on display in the second exhibition are whimsical landscapes and colorful abstract paintings that provide insight into the creative mind, imagination and experiences of PAINT artists. The aim of the group is to help each person reach their highest level of artistic achievement and to encourage personal growth, autonomy and self-esteem through the creative process.

Art classes are also resuming at the Delta Gallery. Adults and teens can sign up for the “Oil Expressions” oil painting workshops with Carol Ligon and the watercolor workshops with Gregg Holzhauer. Jayne Tucker schedules her popular Afternoon Tea and Strings workshops for late spring with a fun macrame wall hanging project. Another popular workshop on-going is Open Studio, a classroom workshop for self-taught artists moderated by Jo Olney.

For full details of the art exhibition, class schedule and registration, visit deltagallery.com/classes-and-workshops.html. The Delta Gallery Community Art Center is located at 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128, Brentwood and can be reached at 925-516-5935.

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