Community Calendar

Please submit your Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. August 16 for the August 25 issue. Items must be submitted by email to newsandcalendar@concordpioneer.com

IN CONCORD

Mondays
Off the Grid
Rotating lineup of food trucks. 5 – 9 p.m. 2151 Salvio Street. offthegridsf.com.

Tuesdays
Farmers’ Market
Year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

Tuesday Night Blues
July 25
Some of the best blues in the Bay Area. July 25, Roy Rogers. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: July 27, Fleetwood Mask; Aug. 3, The Breedloves; Aug. 10, Soul Power; Aug. 17, Orquestra Borinquen. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. cityofconcord.org.

3rd Sundays
Antique Faire
Antiques, collectibles, handmade arts and crafts. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. concordantiquefaire.com.

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2017 at livenation.com. Upcoming shows:

  • Aug. 11, Steve Martin and Martin Short, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, Double Feature: Straight No Chaser/Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 27, 2017 Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic, 7 p.m.

Thru July 28
Summer Show
The latest and greatest works from the Concord Art Association. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tues. – Fri.; 1 – 5 p.m. Sat. aRt Cottage, 2238 Mt. Diablo St. Free. artcottage.info.

July 27
Mayors’ Healthy Cookoff
Mayors from Contra Costa County and chefs from their cities compete to prepare the best healthy meal. 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. wellnesscitychallenge.org.

Aug. 12 – 13
Japanese American Summer Festival
Japanese American Club’s annual event featuring Japanese food, Kendo and Judo demonstrations, Taiko drum performances, Japanese dance performance and flower arrangements. 1 – 9 p.m. Sat.; 12 – 8:30 p.m. Sun. Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd. Free admission, parking at Ygnacio Valley High School. www.diablojaclub.com.

IN CLAYTON

Extended Thru December
School Days Exhibit
Display of the history, teachers, students and schools in the Clayton area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. 2 – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays; 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday car show nights. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

Saturdays, except Sep. 2
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

July 22, Aug. 5, 19
Saturday Concerts in The Grove
July 22, The Peelers; Aug. 5, Pride and Joy; Aug. 19, Busta Groove. 6 – 8:30 p.m. The Grove Park, 6100 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

July 26, Aug. 9, 23
Wednesday Classic Car Show
Car show and DJ music, 6 – 8 p.m. 6099 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

ON AND AROUND THE MOUNTAIN

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve programs are available for registration through ebparks.org. Parking fees may apply. For additional information, contact Black Diamond Visitor Center at (510) 544-2750 or bdvisit@ebparks.org.

Thru November
Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours
Learn about the mining history and geology at Black Diamond Mines. Guided, 90-minute tour; Saturdays and Sundays. Must be age 7 or older with parent. $5 in advance online or day of at Sidney Flat Visitor Center.

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association programs listed are free with the exception of park entrance fee. Go to mdia.org and click on Event Calendar for more information.

July 21, Aug. 11
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
A hike in the dark may turn up some interesting wildlife. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

July 29
The Night Shift
Check out the park’s evening shift, including bats, owls and tarantulas. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required: sweettrails00@gmail.com.

Save Mount Diablo’s Discover Diablo is a free public hike series. Go to discover-diablo.eventbrite.com for more information.

July 22
Chaparral Spring Property Tour
See the blue oak groves. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Marsh Creek Road at the Three Springs Entry. Registration required.

Aug. 12
Wright Canyon Full Moon Property Tour
Find out what wakes up when the sun goes down. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at Wright Canyon, 4390 Morgan Territory Road. Registration required.

Aug. 26
Mary Bowerman Trail Family Walk
Circle the peak of Mount Diablo just below the summit. 9 – 11 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Registration required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru July 22
“The Outgoing Tide 7”
Presented by Storytellers Initiative Theatre. 8 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $5-$15. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Thru July 22
“Whose Life is It Anyway?”
An improvised comedy presented by Synergy Theater. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Thru July 30
“Crazy for You”
Gershwin musical. Heritage High Theater, 101 American Ave., Brentwood. $10-$25. thebrentwoodtheater.org. (925) 852-3612.

Weekends, Thru Aug. 13
New Works Staged Readings Series
Celebrate local playwrights and their works via staged readings. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $10. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

July 21 – 23
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 22
Kevin Blake
Illusionist, magician and mentalist. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

July 23
“Opera in the Park”
Performed by Solo Opera and sponsored by Orinda Rotary Club. 5 – 7 p.m. Orinda Community Park, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda. Free. soloopera.org.

July 28 – 30
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$23. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

July 29
“The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond”
Performed by Jack Wright. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$49. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 30
Salimpour School Certification Performance
Presented by Suhaila International. 5:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 4 – 6
“The Yeomen of the Guard”
Dark comedy performed by Lamplighters Music Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$54. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 4 – 12
“Legally Blonde JR”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions Youth Performers. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $22. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 5
“City Lights”
Performed by Elite Dance Studio. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 5
Terell Stafford Quintet
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 11
The Philippine Madrigal Singers
Presented by Music Repertoire. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 11 – 12
“Express”
A new type of magic show by Jack Alexander. 6 and 9 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $15. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Aug. 12
Concert
Performed by Mariachi Divas. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$30. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 12
Cyrille Aimee
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 18
“Hot August Improv”
Presented by Funny Bone Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 18
“Tanzania Visions”
Featuring Kendall Ross Bean. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 18
“Vandals in Sandals”
A night on the town with Jamie Jobb. 7:30 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $10. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Aug. 19
Elvis Tribute
Performed by James Clark and the Jailhouse Rockers. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 19
Monty Alexander Trio
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 20
“Oliver and the Fairies”
Presented by Music Repertoire Youth Performers. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 26
Warren Wolf/Edward Simon Quintet with Tia Fuller
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES

July 27
“Summer Sing-a-Long”
Presented by Walnut Creek Chorus. 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2317 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. $20. wccsingalong.brownpapertickets.com.

July 28
Summer Movie Nights
“The Lego Batman Movie,” plus superhero/villain costume contest. Bring a lawn chair, blankets, invite friends and neighbors. Activities begin at 7 p.m. Movie starts at sundown. Clayton Community Church, 6055 Main St., Clayton. Free admission. claytoncc.com.

Aug. 6
International Food Festival
Enjoy dishes from all over the world. 1 – 5 p.m. Concord International Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 West St., Concord. Free admission. concordinternationalsda.org. (925) 676-4111.

FUNDRAISERS

July 21 – 22
Willie Barcena
Comedy. Proceeds benefit Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

July 22
Mad Hatter Tea
Hosted by Concord Senior Center to benefit their scholarship program for underprivileged senior citizens. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $30. concordreg.org, #104410. (925) 671-3320.

July 29
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

July 29
Italian Classic Pasta Dinner and Show
Pre-show dinner then Italian songs and opera favorites. Sponsored by Friends of Isola delle Femmine, Pittsburg’s sister city. 6 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. $25 for dinner; call Mary at (925) 439-9016 for location and tickets. $35 for show at California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg; tickets at pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Aug. 5
Paint the Town Purple
Help decorate local businesses with purple ribbons to kick off Relay For Life event. 8 a.m. The Grove Park, 6100 Main St., Clayton. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Aug. 10
Annual Gourmet Gallop
Food and wine walk benefiting Diablo Ballet and its Performing Arts Education and Enrichment for Kids program. 6 – 9 p.m. Check in at Massimo, 1604 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $39; $45 after July 27. diabloballet.org. 943-1775.

Aug. 12
Fifth Annual Fish Fry
All proceeds support Team JMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America. 12 – 4 p.m. 3441 Thunderbird Drive, Concord. $20. jones.phylicia@gmail.com or meladevon@yahoo.com” target=”_blank”>target=”_blank”>jones.phylicia@gmail.com or meladevon@yahoo.com.

Aug. 12 – 13
Relay For Life Clayton
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Join a team or walk as an individual. Activities for participants and spectators. 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. The Grove Park, 6100 Main St., Clayton. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

AT THE LIBRARY

The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at ccclib.org or (925) 646-5455.

  • July 21 – 23: Book Sale, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 1 – 3:30 p.m. Sun.
  • July 24: Brick by Brick, 7 p.m.
  • July 27, Aug. 24: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • July 31: Harry Potter Bingo, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 1: National Night Out, 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 15: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m. Registration required.

The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at claytonlibrary.org or call (925) 673-0659.

  • Thru Aug. 5: Summer Reading Program for all ages.
  • July 24: Boss a Bot Around, 6 p.m.
  • July 24, Aug. 14: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • July 31: Harry Potter’s Birthday Party, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: Songs and Music Games from Near and Far, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 9: Electronic Snap Circuits, 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 14: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Concord Planning Commission
7 p.m. Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.