Aug. 6 Central, East Contra Costa arts, enjoyment On Tap

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Gallery workers invite public to weekend gatherings Aug. 7-8

To rejoice its full-time return to normality, the Moraga Art Gallery invitations artwork admirers of all ages to a cost-free and festive reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7.

Its recent present, “Midsummer Synergies,” which finishes Sept. 19, options Donna Arganbright’s ceramics and Danguole Rita Kuolas’ etchings as perfectly as paintings, shots, ceramics, glassware, jewellery, woodworking, sculpture and other media by additional than 25 members and guest artists. Also, flutist Nike Rejto, whose operate is touted by NPR to “enthrall, caress and go straight to the soul,” will be participate in for all to appreciate throughout the reception. The gallery is at 432 Centre St. in Moraga’s Rheem Shopping Heart. Occur to satisfy the artists and enjoy light treats and wine.

One more occasion will choose put at the gallery the subsequent afternoon, on Aug. 8, when artist Kuolas will demystify printmaking throughout a free public demonstration working with photo voltaic etching. All are welcome at any time from 1 to 4 p.m., and all will be invited to get house a little authentic etching as a memento. The gallery is now open Wednesday via Sundays from midday to 5 p.m. For additional facts, phone 925-376-5407, e-mail [email protected] or visit on the net.

— Moraga Artwork Gallery


Local community Refrain returning to East County, all welcome

The Brentwood Group Refrain is back from its COVID-19 pandemic hiatus. Choral singing has been confirmed to strengthen your mood, minimize strain, and increase your health and fitness and general well-being. You can appreciate all this and additional by signing up for the Brentwood Neighborhood Chorus. Auditions are not expected, and all ages are welcome.

The Brentwood Community Refrain, under the way of Susan Stuart will satisfy from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brentwood Local community United Methodist Church (809 Second St. in Brentwood) commencing Aug. 17, and masks are necessary for all rehearsals. There is no registration price for the slide session, but individuals ought to acquire their possess tunes. For supplemental information and to register, stop by

— Brentwood Neighborhood Chorus


Valley Artwork Gallery opens new present with in excess of 300 will work

Valley Art Gallery has a new assortment of additional than 300 artworks representing the greatest of the finest of East Bay artists. All the artists are juried into membership, and every single work in the new show is individually juried in as perfectly. There will be an open up residence at the gallery to commemorate the opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7.

The artworks on exhibit are available for sale or lease. Also accessible is a wide collection of juried, substantial top quality, hand-manufactured crafts and jewellery. The gallery has returned to its pre-COVID routine, Tuesday by means of Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remember that electronic doors are constantly open up for browsing, and we’ll continue on to be offered to discuss any operate that has caught your desire or to organize a no-obligation a person-on-1 appointment at a time of your deciding on. The Valley Art Gallery is at 1661 Botelho Push, Suite 110, in Walnut Creek. For more information, connect with 925-935-4311 or pay a visit to on the web.

— Valley Art Gallery

‘Recology’ exhibit capabilities art from repurposed supplies

Via Oct. 17, the Bedford Gallery is presenting “Reclaimed: The Art of Recology,” a survey of artists who have participated in the Artist in Home software.

This exclusive exhibit of get the job done designed from undesirable products encourages viewers to understand “trash” in a new mild. Via introspective, playful and remarkably authentic explorations, these artists expose the hidden tales our garbage tells us about ourselves and our marriage with the globe. Due to the fact 1990, far more than 150 experienced artists and 50 student artists have accomplished residencies, earning art from scavenged supplies.

“Recology” is meant to empower communities to preserve normal means. Also, the Artist in Residence program is pushed by a mission to amplify the voices of systemically marginalized populations present a community space for learning and host a community training system that conjures up small children and adults to reimagine their purpose in creating a just and sustainable entire world. The gallery is inside of the Lesher Middle for the Arts at 1601 Civic Push. For a lot more information, call 925-295-1417 or go to

— Bedford Gallery


El Campanil Theatre streaming ‘Kabaret for Kids’ show

“Kabaret for Young children,” a musical wide range demonstrate starring Bay Location actors, is streaming at El Campanil Theatre’s internet site,, the theater’s initial foray into on the internet programming.

The musical was filmed entirely on spot on El Campanil Theatre’s stage. This creation characteristics theater veteran Kat Bautista as host “Kabaret for Kids” chorus customers McKenna Rose, Sofia Rose and William Taeyoon Foon exclusive visitors “Piano Man” Arjun Vaithara and Taleia Hicks as “Kabaret Kitty” and newly created animation segments for “Peteski & Belugi” and “Magic.”

The show was initially created and carried out by award-profitable theater and cabaret star Samantha Samuels and speedily grew to become a preferred touring attraction through the country in doing arts centers, theaters, universities, fairs and festivals. Acknowledged for delivering unique ordeals, adventures and discoveries for youngsters in theater, the exhibit is set to unique tracks by Steven Shore and Eric Vetro that includes a assortment of themes from the interactive “Hey Lo Dee Oh Doh” to the participating “With Close friends.” With obtain tickets available exclusively through the theater’s website, the system will be available globally for $10 per house.

— El Campanil Theatre

‘Friday Night time Songs on the Delta’ to very last by way of Oct

Antwon Webster and Delta Tunes Productions are presenting “Friday Night Tunes on the Delta,” a loved ones occasion hosted in downtown Antioch’s “Rivertown” just about every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. The audio series is held in the E Street parking great deal downtown and will go on by Oct.

“Music has tested to be a anxiety reliever, treatment for these working with melancholy and other psychological ailment, and helps to develop children’s brains. Bringing persons back again collectively following the pandemic is significant as nicely. So lots of have skipped the human relationship, and this event permits them to get back have faith in in the exterior natural environment,” Webster reported.

These activities are free of charge to the general public and have been bringing thoroughly clean and loved ones-helpful tunes to the inhabitants of Antioch and encompassing regions, also when giving a protected ecosystem for men and women to satisfy, congregate, alleviate strain and reconnect with the neighborhood, Webster extra. In assistance of these gatherings, a handful of community retailers have sponsored events to help revitalize Antioch. For information on audio lineups, visit on the net.

— Delta Music Productions


‘Renaissance’ art show at Blackhawk Gallery until Oct. 10

The Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host the Blackhawk Gallery’s new exhibit, “Renaissance,” which is on watch Wednesdays by way of Sundays now by Oct. 10.

Absolutely free and open to the public and curated by Debby Koonce, Julia O’Reilly and Andrea Schwartz, “Renaissance” capabilities 30 Blackhawk Gallery member artists. Members’ artworks include things like paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, pictures and wearable art. The Blackhawk Gallery is at 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville’s Blackhawk Plaza Buying Middle. Common gallery hrs are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For extra facts, get in touch with 925-648-8023 or take a look at on the net.

— Blackhawk Gallery


Songs & Industry returns to Todos Santos by means of Sept. 30

The city of Concord’s Tunes & Current market live performance series has returned this summer months to Todos Santos Plaza. Past year’s series was canceled because of to the citywide work to sluggish the distribute of COVID-19. Songs & Current market is a Concord custom savored by thousands of persons each and every summer season who arrive from all over the East Bay to experience are living songs by regional bands and choose up farm-fresh new produce at the farmers’ marketplace.

“We are enthusiastic to see Tunes & Sector and other local community occasions return to Concord’s ‘living space,’ ” Mayor Tim McGallian stated. “As of nowadays, additional than 70% of Contra Costa inhabitants are fully vaccinated, which has enabled us to convey back again the gatherings that our group has occur to know and enjoy. I inspire all of our citizens to have some pleasurable responsibly and, of study course, get vaccinated!”

People and website visitors can take pleasure in Music & Sector every single Thursday from now as a result of Sept. 30 at Todos Santos Plaza on the corner of Willow Move Road and Grant Street in downtown Concord. Parking is no cost. The farmers’ industry opens at 4 p.m., and concerts start off at 6:30 p.m. To see the complete concert lineup, stop by For updates on the Audio & Industry sequence, abide by the metropolis of Concord on Fb, Twitter and Instagram.

— town of Harmony

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