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The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts. With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town. The Firehouse Arts Center is a program of the City of Pleasanton.

FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Tickets may be purchased for events scheduled at both the Firehouse Arts Center and the Amador Theater at the Firehouse Box Office. Group discounts of 15% are offered for most purchases of ten or more tickets made at the same time for the same event. Gift certificates are available online, by phone or at the Box Office. The City of Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center invites people with and without disabilities to enjoy our facility, shows and programs. For more information contact inclusionservices@cityofpleasantonca.gov

TICKETS ONLINE:

TICKETS at the BOX OFFICE:

www.firehousearts.org

4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton

TICKETS BY PHONE: 925.931. 4848

BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wed - Fri 12- 6 PM

Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

HARRINGTON GALLERY HOURS Wed - Fri 12- 5 PM

Sat 11 AM - 3 PM & 1 hour prior to performances


EVENTS LISTED BY GENRE AMERICANA

HOLIDAY

Maybe April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Nic Stone in Conversation w/ Daniel Handler. .. 12

Creatures of Impulse: Holiday Shorts. . . . . . 8/14 7th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival...9/13 Jeff Bordes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 15

BLUEGRASS

JAZZ

AUTHOR TALK

The Special Consensus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Jeff Bordes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

CABARET

MAGIC

Celebrating Tom Jones w/ David Burnham....16

Alex Ramon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

CLASSICAL

MUSICAL THEATER

Tango Del Cielo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....11

The Fantasticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/.13 Damn Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5 Disney’s Frozen JR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/14 Honk! JR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

COMEDY Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .15 The Real Irish Comedy Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

CO-SPONSORED EVENTS IGNITE! . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ed Kinney Lecture Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Library Cultural Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Pleasanton Community Concert Band. . . . . . 17 Hispanic Cultural Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

COUNTRY Maybe April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

ROCK Stephen Bishop . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 3.2 Featuring Robert Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Midnight Flyer . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Marc Broussard . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Greg Kihn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 The Heart of Rock & Roll: Huey Lewis Tribute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

SOUL Marc Broussard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

DANCE Tango Del Cielo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

HARRINGTON GALLERY Play Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Convergences: Science, Technology & Art. ...18 Pleasanton Art League 10th Annual Member Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 California Watercolor Association 50th National Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..19 Carried Places. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Coffee with the Curator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

YOUTH/TEEN Creatures of Impulse: Nightmares. . . . . . . . 8 /12 Creatures of Impulse: Holiday Shorts . . . . . 8 /14 Creatures of Impulse: Improv Face-Off. . . . . . . 8 Creatures of Impulse: Once Upon A Time. . . . . 8 7th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival...9/13 Disney’s Frozen JR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/.14 Honk! JR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Youth Music Festival: Dream Song Playlist . ... 9 Youth Music Festival: Originality 3.0 . .. . . . . . . 9 2nd Annual Grad Night Concert . .. . . . . . . . . .. 9

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Celebrating Music, Art, Science and Innovation in the Heart of Downtown Pleasanton FREE Family Event | Hands-on Activities | Entertainment & Food

October 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM Firehouse Arts Center Railroad Ave & Division Street www.firehousearts.org/programs/ignite

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SEASON OF THEATER

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre TVRT is proud to present the 2019-20 season of theater featuring classic song, dance, and comedy. 10% discount on subscription packages. Please see our website explaining additional benefits at www.firehousearts.org

THE FANTASTICKS

November 2 -17, 2019 There’s always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season. The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. This is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” See page 13

DAMN YANKEES April 25 - May 10, 2020 Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees, the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series. The Fantasticks and Damn Yankees are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Subscription packages are available by phone, at the box office during box office hours, or online by selecting “Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre” under the Tickets menu. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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FOR THE FAMILY

Pleasanton Youth Theater Company FAMILY THEATER PERFORMED BY LOCAL YOUTH

Disney’s

At the AMADOR THEATER

FROZEN JR. December 13- 22, 2019 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM This enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! See page 14

HONK! JR. March 20-29, 2020 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM Adapted for young performers, with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. Frozen JR. and Honk! JR. are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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PYTC THEATER EDUCATION SPARKS & LIL SPARKS

SPARKS Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS Theater for Kids Ages 7-11

This fun and engaging theater program is designed to give kids an introductory experience in the performing arts. Participants will rehearse as an ensemble in preparation for culminating performances.

LIL SPARKS

Tuesday/Thursday - Veteran’s Hall Saturday - Firehouse | PYTC Staff

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS

13 Classes | $281 R / $309 N

Theater for Kids Ages 5- 6

16056 Thur 10/3-1/23 4 PM-6 PM 16055 Tues 10/8 -1/21 4 PM-6 PM 16054 Sat 10/5 -1/18 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Firehouse Arts Center | PYTC Staff

Performances will be held at the Amador Theatre on Saturday 1/25

Performance will be held in class on Wednesday 1/15

13 Classes | $184 R / $202 N 16053

Thur 10/2-1/15 4 PM-5 PM

Sparks Spring Production will be Willy Wonka KIDS. More information in The City of Pleasanton’s Spring Activities Guide.

COLLEGE PREP FOR THEATER STUDENTS High school students will have the opportunity to learn about the college theater world from auditions and acceptance to music theater and technical theater. College professionals, current students, and graduates are scheduled to be a part of this performing arts panel. Grades 9-12 | 1 Class Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: PYTC Staff Saturday, October 19 • 1:30 - 3:30 PM $18 R/$20 N Class 16077

IMPROV FOR THEATER PARENTS Wonder what in the world they are doing in those theater classes and rehearsals? Get a taste of the theater life by playing theater games with other parents. A round-table discussion about best practices in theater parenting is included in this workshop. Designed for parents of children ages 5-18 | 1 Class Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Mark Duncanson Thursday, August 22 • 6 - 8 PM $18 R/$20 N Class 16082

MUSIC THEATER SHOWCASE FOR PARENTS Moms and Dads will learn songs and light choreography from the current Pleasanton Youth Theater Main Stage production and Sparks Show. This class is excellent for Frozen, JR. and 101 Dalmatians parents. In preparation for their culminating performance scheduled for Saturday, November 23 at 1PM (Call time: Noon) at the Firehouse Arts Center. 24-years and up | Designed for parents of children ages 5-18 | 6 Classes Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: PYTC Staff Sunday, August 22 - November 17 • 5 - 7 PM $41 R/$44 N Class 16083 FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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CREATURES OF IMPULSE NIGHTMARES A Live Improvised Horror Show! Tuesday, October 22 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, October 24 & 25 • 7:30 PM Saturday, October 26 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Watch live as Creatures of Impulse brings five of your nightmares to life in the first act. The audience will then vote to see which one is turned into an improvised horror play in the second act!

HOLIDAY SHORTS: A Long Winter’s Tale An Interactive Holiday Improv Show! Tuesday, December 3 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6 • 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and improv fun in the first act. The audience will then vote for which short scene Creatures of Impulse will make into an improvised “play” in the second act!

Improv FACE-OFF The Show Where the Audience Wins the Prizes! Wednesday, February 19 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, February 20 & 21 • 7:30 PM Saturday, February 22 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Witness the action first-hand as local Bay Area improv teams “compete” against Creatures of Impulse in this pro-wrestling themed fast-paced run of improv shows. Five bouts equals five reasons to see all five shows!

ONCE UPON A TIME A Totally Improvised Teen Medieval Musical Tuesday,May 12 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, May14 & 15 • 7:30 PM Saturday, May 16 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Journey back in time with Creatures of Impulse as they make up the story, characters, songs, and situations all based on your suggestions. Five shows, five completely made up musicals, all based on medieval times!

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC COLLABORATIVE 2019/20

AUDITIONS Monday, August 26 • 4 - 5:30 PM Wednesday, August 28 • 5:30 - 7 PM The High School Music Collaborative is seeking students with advanced musical abilities for their 2019 -20 season to collaborate, perform, and record a variety of music. For audition info visit firehousearts.org/programs/teen-programs

HOLIDAY YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, November 30 • 6 PM General: $10 Students: $5 The High School Music Collaborative shares the stage with the Firehouse Youth Chorus to ring in the Holiday Season with live, local, and youthful musical expression.

DREAM SONG PLAYLIST | YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday, April 17 • 7:30 PM

General: $10

Students: $5

The members of The High School Music Collaborative prepare a playlist of covers and originals they’ve always wanted to perform live on stage.

ORIGINALITY 3.0 | YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, April 18 • 7:30 PM

General: $10

Students: $5

The High School Music Collaborative brings you their most popular concert to date, with songs written and performed by its members.

2ND ANNUAL GRAD NIGHT CONCERT Friday, May 22 • 7:30 PM

General: $10

Students: $5

The High School Music Collaborative Class of 2020 takes the stage to produce their very own concert. Their songs, their rules, their way! FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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2019 - 2020 SEASON POP/ROCK: STEPHEN BISHOP

Multi-talented Singer-Songwriter

Saturday, September 7 • 8 PM $36 - $46 “Charming Guitar Player” Stephen Bishop is a multi-talented performer with a celebrated career of over four decades of live performance, song craftsmanship, recording, and entertainment. Stephen will be performing his iconic hits, “On and On,” “It Might Be You,” “Save It For A Rainy Day,” “Separate Lives,” and more! Along with songs from his new album, We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car.

ROCK: NIGHT OF THE LIVING PROG

3.2 Featuring Robert Berry Live Friday, September 13 • 8 PM $20 - $30 3.2 Featuring Robert Berry Live is more than just a concert – it’s an event! With his 30-year history of playing side-by-side with many of Progressive Rock and Roll music’s elite, Berry has a deep well of enlightening tales to share. His warm personality, spontaneity and approachability allow him to appeal to fans of many musical genres. More than just a concert, this show has the songs, the road stories and the recollections behind those songs.

POP/ROCK: MIDNIGHT FLYER A Tribute to the Eagles Saturday, September 14 • 8 PM Sunday, September 15 • 2 PM $20 - $30 Midnight Flyer delivers great harmonies, musicianship and all your favorite Eagles songs! This five piece band of excellent musicians with an amazing lead vocalist will have you singing with them through the evening. From 1972 to 1979, the Eagles delivered such top hits as “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman,” “Desperado,” “Hotel California,” “The Long Run” and more. 

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CLASSICAL/DANCE: TANGO DEL CIELO: A Blend of

Tango, Flamenco and Latin Jazz Saturday, September 21• 8 PM Sunday, September 22 • 2 PM $20 - $30 Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta’s exciting multimedia program leads you through the smoky cafes of Argentina, the bullfights of Spain, and the jungles of South America. Harp, strings, percussion, and dance showcase the dramatic and fiery Spanish compositions of De Falla, Granados, and Rodrigo as well as the sensuous tangos of Astor Piazzolla with arrangements by Grammy Award-winning tango masters.

SOUL/ROCK: MARC BROUSSARD

Soulful Bayou Blues Saturday, September 28 • 8 PM $36 - $46 An artist with a unique gift of channeling classic R&B, rock, and soul into contemporary terms, this son of Boogie Kings guitarist and Louisiana Hall of Fame member Ted Broussard, singer/songwriter Marc Broussard was seemingly destined for a life as a music man. Broussard is an old-school Southern soul singer blessed with a rarefied talent and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity.

MAGIC: ALEX RAMON “IMpossible” Saturday, October 12 • 8 PM Sunday, October 13 • 2 PM $22 - $32 As a master of illusion, Alex Ramon has toured the world and now brings his wondrous feats to the intimate Firehouse stage. Having dazzled as a “Zingmaster” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, you won’t want to miss this chance to see Ramon perform up close! FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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AUTHOR TALK: NIC STONE IN CONVERSATION WITH DANIEL HANDLER Friday, October 18 • 7 PM Talk: $10 Talk and Book: $20 At the AMADOR THEATER Nic Stone, author of New York Times bestseller Dear Martin and critically-acclaimed Odd One Out, comes to the Amador Theater to talk about her third novel Jackpot, a life-affirming story about the humanity in people, no matter how little or how much is in their bank account. Daniel Handler, multi-talented author of five novels including his newest Bottle Grove. Under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, he has written the bestselling series All the Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

AMERICANA: MAYBE APRIL

Lush Harmonies with Romantic Spirit Saturday, October 19 • 8 PM $18 - $28 This Country/Americana duo is made up of Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey from Jonesboro, AR, and Chicago, IL. Meeting at a music industry camp, they wrote a song that would take them to play at a GRAMMY week event, become a stellar opening act, play festivals, and premiere their “Last Time” video on CMT. Maybe April is recognized for their harmonies, strength as instrumentalists, original songs, and shared roles as frontwomen, each adding something different from their musical backgrounds to create a unique sound.

COI/YOUTH: NIGHTMARES

A Live Improvised Horror Show! $2 Preview Tuesday, October 22 • 7:30 PM Thursday & Friday, October 24 & 25 • 7:30 PM Saturday, October 26 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Watch live as Creatures of Impulse brings five of your nightmares to life in the first act. The audience will then vote to see which one is turned into an improvised horror play in the second act!

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MUSICAL THEATER: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre THE FANTASTICKS November 2 - 17, 2019 Friday & Saturday • 8 PM Saturday & Sunday • 2 PM $19 - $41 “Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks  is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

ROCK: GREG KIHN: STORYTELLERS Featuring Robert Berry

Saturday, November 23 • 8 PM $25 - $35 Greg Kihn naked? Not really, but he will be stripped of all modern conveniences. Accompanied by Robert Berry, this duo is sure to please. With wonderful harmonies and incredible guitar skills, lively stories of Jagger, Springsteen, The Stones, Ozzy & Black Sabbath to augment the music, and a wide range of selections from Kihn’s vast catalog, this is a show you just gotta see!

TEEN/YOUTH: 7th Annual

HOLIDAY YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Firehouse Youth Chorus & The High School Music Collaborative Saturday, November 30 • 6 PM General: $10 Student: $5

The Firehouse Youth Chorus together with the High School Music Collaborative bring their youthful Holiday cheer to the Firehouse Arts Center once again. You and your family will get the season started right with some of your Holiday favorites mixed in with a few surprises by Creatures of Impulse. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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COI/YOUTH: HOLIDAY SHORTS: A Long Winter’s Tale An Interactive Holiday Improv Show! $2 Preview Tuesday, December 3 • 7:30 PM Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6 • 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and improv fun in the first act. The audience will then vote for which short scene Creatures of Impulse will make into an improvised “play” in the second act!

FAMILY THEATER: Pleasanton Youth Theater Company Disney’s FROZEN JR.

At the AMADOR THEATER

December 13- 22, 2019 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! This enchanting modern classic is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

JAZZ/HOLIDAY: A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS With Jeff Bordes & Friends Saturday, December 14 • 8 PM $18 - $28

Pleasanton’s own trumpeter Jeff Bordes returns to the Firehouse with his annual holiday show! This year Jeff will be taking it to the next level, presenting a “Jazzy New Orleans Christmas”. They’ll perform their holiday original “The Santa Claus Second Line” along with other original tunes and holiday favorites. You’ll be dancing like it’s Mardi Gras in December!

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COMEDY/HOLIDAY: BIG FAT YEAR-END KISS-OFF! Starring Will Durst & Friends Friday, December 27 • 8 PM $20 - $30

The 27th Annual Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show is proud to present an evening of pure yuks at the expense of the year 2019 (talk about plenty of material). Stand-up, improvisation and loosely written sketches guaranteed to mock, scoff and taunt with taste. Starring political satirist Will Durst, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Johnny Steele, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus. (PG-13)

ROCK: THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

A Tribute to Huey Lewis & The News Friday, January 10 • 8 PM Saturday, January 11 • 8 PM $25 - $35 With a front man who bears an uncanny likeness as well as a sound and style that has fooled more than a few fans, The Heart of Rock & Roll is a nonstop ride through some of the biggest hits of the 80s in a colorful and exciting concert experience that teleports you “Back in Time” to when Huey & the boys dominated not only the charts but also the world of music video. The Heart of Rock & Roll has established itself as one of the most accurate and entertaining tribute acts and we’re encouraged to keep spreading the news.

FREE EVENT: LIBRARY CULTURAL PROGRAM Pleasanton Celebrates 2020 Sunday, January 12 • 11 AM

We’re sharing cultural traditions with art exhibits, multicultural booths, and performances by local groups celebrating the wide array of cultures in the Tri-Valley. Exhibits showcase Scottish, Russian, Hispanic, English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures through cultural artifacts, traditional calligraphy, and colorful costumes. Experience performances from African and Japanese drumming to Korean, Indian, and Scottish dance. Join us for this family-friendly event! FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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BLUEGRASS: THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS

O Brother, That’s Good Bluegrass! Friday, January 17 • 8 PM $15 - $25 Two-time Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album in 2012 and 2018, TSC is a superb four-man acoustic band in the classic vein, but with more than enough sensibilities. With spotless vocals and playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, TSC comes at the music with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet!

CABARET: CELEBRATING TOM JONES

Starring David Burnham Friday, February 14 • 8 PM Saturday, February 15 • 2 PM $28 - $38 This exciting show shares the stories and songs that made Sir Tom Jones one of the most iconic performers for the past five decades, including the chart-topping hits such as “It’s Not Unusual”, “What’s New Pussycat”, and “Delilah”. With Music Director Todd Schroeder and a full band, Burnham (Broadway’s “Wicked” and Las Vegas’ “Showstoppers”) takes the audience on a journey rediscovering the passion and prowess of Tom Jones’ career.

COMEDY: THE REAL IRISH COMEDY FEST Hilarious Voice of Modern Ireland Saturday, March 14 • 7 & 9:30 PM $20 - $30 Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day! Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter, and celebrate with us! The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish comedic talent, accents included, and comes to Pleasanton for one night only. Our mission is to promote and advance Irish comedians in the United States by fostering partnerships, growing audiences, and entertaining attendees with Ireland’s unique wit and storytelling talent.

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CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

MUSEUM ON MAIN ED KINNEY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

The Ed Kinney Series is a monthly program of historical character portrayals and speakers. Spend an afternoon or evening with historic characters such as Mark Twain or Babe Ruth and hear from speakers who are experts in their fields. Many of the speakers in the series are Chautauquans, a type of historical character performance originating in Chautauqua, New York. The Chautauquan is in character from the moment they step onto the stage, through a Q& A portion, and finally will step out of character to answer any questions that the historic character they portray could not address.

Betty Slater as Aviator Bessie Coleman

Curious about the 2020 Season? Tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale in December 2019 through the Museum on Main, 603 Main Street. (925) 462-2766 • museumonmain.org All performances will be at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Kevin Radaker as Winston Churchill

Photo by Don Wentz

PLEASANTON COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND FALL CONCERT

WINTER CONCERT

October 20 • 2 PM Free Event!

November 24 • 2 PM Free Event!

Music for All Ages

Holiday Season Movie Music FIREHOUSE ARTS ARTS CENTER CENTER www.firehousearts.org www.firehousearts.org FIREHOUSE

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Harrington Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Photo by Mike Sedlak

PLAY DATE August 2 - September 14, 2019 Reception: Thursday, August 1 • 7- 9 PM Marionettes, circus clowns, Chinese fairytale characters and a tightrope walking elephant are all coming to the Harrington Gallery for Play Date, a vibrant exhibit focused on play and playfulness. Featuring Carolyn Crampton, Susan Else, Dmitry Grusky, Martin Hsu, Diana Krevsky, Hugo Kobayashi and Joshua Nissen King, the exhibition explores creative interpretations of play in a variety of media from Play Date by Martin Hsu watercolor to mechanized fiber sculpture. Beyond presenting a world of fun and whimsy, the exhibiting artists also use play in surreal and satirical ways, from questioning the capitalist utopia promised by Monopoly, to imagining an uncanny carousel of humans ridden by ponies. Original and complex, Play Date speaks to the kids in all of us, engaging viewers of all ages in a conversation about imagination, the games and amusements we love, and the roles they have in our lives.

CONVERGENCES: Science, Technology & Art September 28 - October 26, 2019 Reception: Saturday, September 28 1 - 3 PM Unique artistic visions of the planet, space, and human biology come together in Convergences, an innovative exhibit focused on artists who practice at the intersections of science, technology, and art. From abstracted graphite drawings of the earth from above, to sculpted biological macro structures, the works Mars Rupchr by Sarah Ratchye in this exhibition examine fundamental questions about human life, the fragility of the earth, and the possibilities of life beyond our planet. Participating artists work in diverse media, including painting, multimedia, photography and drawing. The exhibit will feature Kimberely D’Adamo Green, Scott Kildall, Ray Koh, Christy Kovacs, Hannah Perrine Mode, Sarah Ratchye and Christine Weir.

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PLEASANTON ART LEAGUE 10th Annual Members’ Exhibit November 8 - December 18, 2019 Reception: Thursday, November 7 6 - 8 PM Harrington Gallery is celebrating Pleasanton Art League’s 10th anniversary of their Annual Members’ Exhibit, featuring the work of a diverse group of local artists. Pleasanton Art League has been supporting the creative endeavors of Tri-Valley artists of all skill levels since its founding fifty years ago in 1969. Meneham France by Gerald Thompson

CALIFORNIA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION 50th National Exhibition January 11 - February 22, 2020 Reception: Saturday, January 11 • 2 - 4 PM California Watercolor Association returns to the Harrington Gallery for its 50th anniversary exhibition. Vibrant and diverse in subject matter and technique, the CWA National Exhibition is a showcase of esteemed watercolor painters from around the world. Ninety works in water media will be featured, filling the Firehouse Arts Center, selected by award winning artist, teacher, and juror John Salminen.

Morning Meeting Venice Beach Pier by Thomas Schaller

CARRIED PLACES March 6 - April 11, 2020 Reception: Saturday, March 7 • 1 - 3 PM

Han (Familial) by Dave Young Kim

Carried Places focuses on the theme of memories of homes and homelands, primarily as these are carried, both physically and psychologically, by immigrants, refugees, and displaced people around the world. Considering “home” as a fluid entity, one that can be imagined, perceived, and recreated through art, this exhibition asks participating artists and viewers to think about the deep ties between the places they have inhabited and their identity. Featuring Bay Area artists of Korean, Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, and Iranian heritage the exhibition reflects on what it means to carry memories and images of lived and imagined homes across continents and generations. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR Introducing a new guest speaker series: “Coffee with the Curator.” Each exhibit in the Harrington Gallery will be accompanied by an afternoon session where participants will enjoy refreshments and a guided tour with the curator or invited guest speakers

Tickets are available through the Firehouse Box Office.

Gallery Programs FUTURE ART Teen artists will gain real world experience by taking part in an exhibition at the Firehouse Arts Center. A series of workshops led by Harrington Gallery curator Alena Sauzade and invited artists will introduce participants to a variety of art making techniques and will teach participants to frame and display their artwork. All participants will be featured in the Future Art exhibit at the Firehouse Arts center which opens on Saturday, September 28. 14 - 18 years • 6 Classes September 4 - 23 • Monday/Wednesday 4 - 6 PM $120 R/$132 N Class 16052

Young @Art PLAY DATE This gallery exhibit is all about play. This will be a fun and hands on opportunity to think about the intersection of art and play. After looking at works of art, participants will take part in interactive games and hands on activities. 5 - 11 years • 1 Class Thursday, August 29 • 4 :30 - 5:45 PM $18 R/$21 N Class 13959

ART + SCIENCE Harrington Gallery will feature an exhibit about art that intersects with science and technology. Participants will learn about the works on display and learn to use art techniques to explore the natural world. 5 - 11 years • 1 Class Thursday, October 17 • 4 :30 - 5:45 PM $18 R/$21 N Class 16078

P-TOWN ART Harrington Gallery is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pleasanton Art League and featuring the work of a diverse group of local artists. Participants will look at works of art by local artists and then join instructor Debbie Wardrope to create art works of their own inspired by life in Pleasanton. All Ages • 1 Class Thursday, November 14 • 4 :30 - 5:45 PM $18 R/$21 N Class 16084

All art classes will be taught by our Young@Art instructors Alena Sauzade and Debbie Wardrope at the Firehouse Arts Center.

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SPECIAL EVENT

FREE EVENT!

Hispanic Cultural Celebration Dia de los Muertos Saturday, November 2 11 AM - 4 PM Annual festival celebrates Hispanic and ancient Mexican and Central American traditions, with live music, artists’ exhibits, ofrendas, children’s activities, and traditional dances.

ALL AGES WELCOME! At the Firehouse Arts Center Questions? Call Teresa Parham 925.931.3404

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JOIN THE FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER COMMUNITY BECOME A VOLUNTEER! Join a staff that is passionate about providing our visitors, participants and artists an exceptional experience from the very first moment of contact. For more information and to fill out an application, visit :

www.firehousearts.org/volunteer All volunteers must participate in a Volunteer Orientation. Please check our website for the next available date.

BECOME A PARTICIPANT! Auditions for Youth Theater, Improv and Youth Music Collective Explore the variety of Programs offered:

www.firehousearts.org/programs

BECOME A BENEFACTOR! Make a donation to support our facility and programs.

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