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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


Experience innovative arts and technologies as we IGNITE the night! FREE Family Event | Hands-on Activities Entertainment & Food

October 13, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM Firehouse Arts Center Railroad Ave & Division Street www.firehousearts.org/programs/ignite | (925) 931-5347


EVENTS LISTED BY GENRE CABARET

JAZZ

Branden & James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

MILF Life Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Black Market Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Amanda King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Jeff Bordes & Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Banda Magda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 California Feetwarmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

POP

IGNITE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 An Afternoon with Benjamin Franklin . . . . . . 17 An Afternoon with Houdini. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Pleasanton Community Concert Band . . . . . . 17

R&B/SOUL

COMEDY

COUNTRY Rhinestone: A Salute to Glen Campbell . . . . . . 7

FAMILY Wonderland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band . . . . . . . . . . . 9 DLUX Puppets: Alice in Wonderland . . . . . . . 14 Junie B. Jones Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mista Cookie Jar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

FOLK

Whitney: One Moment in Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Oshima Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Raul Midón . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

ROCK Zeppelin USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 December People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Super Huey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 G. I. Blues: The Songs of Elvis Presley. . . . . . . . 16

MUSICAL THEATER Guys & Dolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mamma Mia! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Smokey Joe’s Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

County Line Trio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 VARIETY The Oshima Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Collision of Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

HARRINGTON GALLERY Studio Art Quilt Associates: “Fibre Theatricks” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Pleasanton Art League Members Exhibition . . 18 California Watercolor Association 49th National Exhibition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fragments, Edges and Ambiguities . . . . . . . 19 Fresh Works 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Young@Art Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

HOLIDAY SHOWS 6th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival . . December People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Poppins Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Branden & James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Bordes & Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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VOCAL Six Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

WORLD MUSIC Banda Magda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

YOUTH/TEEN 6th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival . . . 10 Mista Cookie Jar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Creatures of Impulse 11th Anniversary Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Youth Music Festival 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Parental Control: High School Music Collaborative . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Originality 2.0: High School Music Collaborative . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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FOR THE FAMILY

CIVIC ARTS STAGE COMPANY FAMILY THEATER PERFORMED BY LOCAL YOUTH

WONDERLAND September 7- 16, 2018 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM

Sunday • 2 PM

Take an exciting journey through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole in this totally unique adventure! Tumble into Wonderland to meet the irresistible characters inspired by the novels of Lewis Carroll in this new play, devised by the actors and the creative team of Civic Arts Stage Company and Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Their reimagining of his beloved tales will leave you smiling in wonderment! See page 7 At the AMADOR THEATER

MARY POPPINS JR. December 14- 23,20 18 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who says that “Anything can happen if you let it.” See page 11

JUNIE B. JONES JR. The Musical March 22 - 31, 2019 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM Junie B. Jones JR. The Musical is a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in an exciting new musical! Featuring many lovable characters, silly adventures and unforgettable songs, Junie B. Jones JR. will capture your heart – just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. See page 15

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SEASON OF THEATER

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre TVRT is proud to present the 2018 -19 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

GUYS AND DOLLS

November 3 -18, 2018 Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 perfomances when it opened in 1950 on Broadway. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. See page 10 Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

April 27- May 12, 2019

See page 16 Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized ‘50s setting, the classic themes of Used with permission of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN THEATRE LIBRARY love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including the classics Stand by Me, Fools Fall in Love and Spanish Harlem, Smokey Joe’s Cafe isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre. 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.

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2018 - 2019 SEASON FOLK: COUNTY LINE TRIO Salute to the Kingston Trio Saturday, September 1 • 7:30 PM $15 - $25 A rousing, nostalgic and entertaining trip back to the great hits of the Kingston Trio and the Folk Era. Sing and clap along to all the great folk hits. Remember Tom Dooley, Charlie on the MTA, Scotch and Soda, Worried Man and Where Have All The Flowers Gone? These and many more favorites blended with a delightful helping of comedic banter, song parodies and all around good fun. You’ll leave with a warm fuzzy feeling.

FAMILY THEATER: Civic Arts Stage Company

September 7 - 16 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM $7 - $18 Take an exciting journey through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole in this totally unique adventure! Tumble into Wonderland to meet the irresistible characters inspired by the novels of Lewis Carroll in this new play, devised by the actors and the creative team of Civic Arts Stage Company and Bay Area Children’s Theatre.

COUNTRY: RHINESTONE: A Salute to the Songs of Glen Campbell Performed by Andrew Kahrs Saturday, September 22 • 8 PM Sunday, September 23 • 2 PM $15 - $25 The distinctive voice of rising star Andrew Kahrs celebrates the legacy of Glen Campbell in a tribute to the career of this Country Music legend. Hits include Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more favorite classics. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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JAZZ/SWING: BLACK MARKET TRUST

Saturday, September 29 • 8 PM $27 - $37 The Black Market Trust is an American pop/ vocal jazz band that combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages with music’s most renowned artists, this group capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a new and exciting sound.

JAZZ: AMANDA KING: “A Salute to Ella” Sunday, September 30 • 2 PM $17 - $27

Before she was the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald was a young girl with a dream and determination. Noted jazz/cabaret chanteuse Amanda King, a vivacious and captivating entertainer, shares Ella’s origins, inspiration and early music in a swingin’ evening of song and history celebrating the legend. The show will feature many of Ella’s classic songs including Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Take the A Train, Caravan, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Mack The Knife, Someone To Watch Over Me and many more favorites.

ROCK: ZEPPELIN USA Classic Rock Lives! Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6 • 8 PM $31 - $41 Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir, and Black Dog top the set lists, along with deeper cuts for die-hard fans. Shedding the typical wigs and costumes, Zeppelin USA revives the music and mystique, keeping the focus on recreating the iconic Zeppelin trademark sound, all backed by a state of the art laser, lighting, and multimedia show. Zeppelin USA is Brody Dolyniuk (lead vocal, harmonica, guitar), Steve Zukowsky (guitars, theremin), Jonathan Gilcrest (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin, vocals), and Patrick Leon (drums, percussion, vocals).

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R&B/SOUL: RAUL MIDÓN:

Bad Ass and Blind Friday, October 19 • 8 PM $25 - $35 Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices – “a oneman band… who is spiritually connected,” according to The New York Times and “an eclectic adventurist,” in the words of People Magazine. Combining a percussive guitar style with a silky tenor voice, MidÓn’s approach celebrates blindness and musicality with unique expertise and creativity.

FAMILY: LUCKY DIAZ & THE FAMILY JAM BAND Music for Young Audiences Saturday, October 20 • 2 PM $10 - $12

Three time Emmy winners and two time Latin Grammy winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have been crowned the very first Americans to ever win a Latin Grammy in the children’s album category! Come and see why People Magazine says, “Kids and grown-ups alike will gobble up the Indie Pop Beats” of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.

COMEDY: Anne Marie Scheffler in

MILF LIFE CRISIS

Saturday, October 20 • 8 PM

$17 - $27

What happens when you’re newly divorced with kids? You go dating every other weekend! Your whole life, you just wanted to get married and have babies. And just in the nick of time, you snagged a soulmate and started a family. But now your perfect life has fallen apart. Instead of the traditional family, you have an ex-husband and a parenting schedule. Did you really just land back on the dating market? To Tinder or not to Tinder? Are you ever going to love again? This new kind of relationship comedy stars the brilliant and insightful Second City Toronto alum Anne Marie Scheffler. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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MUSICAL THEATER: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre GUYS AND DOLLS November 3 - 18, 2018 Friday & Saturday • 8 PM Sunday • 2 PM $19 - $41 Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway – from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.

TEEN/YOUTH: 6th Annual

HOLIDAY YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Firehouse Youth Chorus & The High School Music Collaborative Saturday, November 24 • 6 PM General: $12 Student: $7 The Firehouse Youth Chorus and 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.

ROCK/HOLIDAY: DECEMBER PEOPLE

A Classic Rock Christmas Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8 • 8 PM $31 - $41 December People injects those time-stamped, precious musical memories from the songs you grew up with into the holiday classics we all know and love. It’s the Christmas season rendered as the classic rock masters, such as Van Halen, The Who, Tom Petty, Huey Lewis, Santana, Journey, The Eagles and other classic rockers might perform them. A Firehouse Holiday favorite!

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FAMILY THEATER: Civic Arts Stage Company

At the AMADOR THEATER

MARY POPPINS JR. December 14 - 23, 2018 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM $7- $18 Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances, receiving multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical! An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers, even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises “Anything can happen if you let it.”

CABARET/HOLIDAY: BRANDEN &JAMES

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sunday, December 16 • 2 PM $18 - $28 A Holiday Show with America’s Got Talent’s Branden & James, performing their distinctive Vocal/Cello covers of pop songs ranging from The Beatles, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel to Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, from Phantom of The Opera, Broadway Hits, The Great American Songbook to current songs from Adele, Sam Smith, and more. They tell fun stories about their lives and musical upbringings (Branden’s grandfather toured with Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley). Both are pianists, and feature all of their talents in the show.

JAZZ/HOLIDAY: A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS With Jeff Bordes & Friends Saturday, December 22 • 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! FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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

The 26th Annual Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show is proud to present an evening of pure yuks at the expense of the year 2018 (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)

VARIETY: COLLISION OF RHYTHM Sophisticated Funk!

Sunday, January 6 • 2 PM

$20 - $30

Collision of Rhythm is what happens when you combine an elite tap dancing percussion/ marimba virtuoso with a master vocal percussionist juggler! Bronkar and Aaron deliver a high-energy, impactful show full of innovative musical feats, spontaneous audience interaction and tons of laughter and excitement! Their performance is a non-stop, mind-blowing cavalcade of percussion, juggling, tap dancing, vocal percussion, marimba, comedy, singing, and audience interaction.

ROCK: SUPER HUEY:

The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience Friday & Saturday, January 11 & 12 • 8 PM $25 - $35 Is the Heart of Rock & Roll still beating? You bet it is! Huey Lewis and The News have carried the banner as the quintessential American rock band, endearing them to millions of fans and earning them the right to mark their place in pop music history. With a nearly unbroken string of hit songs, their music became the soundtrack for a generation. This seven-piece explosive show performs across the United States firing up appreciative audiences of all ages with their super high-energy faithful renditions of feel good music that defined an entire generation.

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NEW SHOW TO COME!!! January 2019

In the entertainment world, it is sometimes worthwhile waiting to book a particular show. We expect to confirm an exciting performer to fill this vacancy soon. Please stay tuned to forthcoming newsletters and social media for announcements. In the meantime, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and you’ll be one of the first to know who it is. Thanks for your patience.

PACIFIC COAST REPERTORY THEATRE Presents MUSICAL THEATER: MAMMA MIA

January 26 - February 10, 2019 Friday • 8 PM Saturday • 2 PM & 8 PM Sunday • 2 PM $25 - $44 No Performance on Sunday, February 3.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

POP: WHITNEY: “One Moment in Time”

Starring Dee Dee Simon Saturday, February 16 • 8 PM Sunday, February 17 • 2 PM $25 - $35 Experience the critically-acclaimed live concert honoring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston featuring the breathtaking vocals of Northern California’s Entertainer of the Year Award Winner Dee Dee Simon, and her sixpiece band. The production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including One Moment in Time and classics such as I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and many more. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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WORLD/JAZZ: BANDA MAGDA World Music at it’s Finest! Sunday, February 24 • 7 PM $27 - $37 Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Drawing on the band’s global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.

VOCAL: SIX APPEAL

Saturday, March 2 • 8 PM

$27 - $37

Six Appeal is a world class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off all instruments, this award-winning vocal band takes you on a journey that spans decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes – all sung a cappella. Featuring amazing vocal dexterity and adventurous song selection, this remarkably talented sextet of young singers navigates multiple genres of music with a wonderfully eclectic repertoire that is guaranteed to captivate and entertain audiences of all ages.

FAMILY THEATER: DLUX PUPPETS: Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, March 9 • 11AM & 2 PM

The 11 AM Show is a Sensory-Friendly Performance

Adult: $8 - $16

Child: $6 - $14

Innovative new professional theater company mixing actors, life-sized puppets, and a Live Virtual SetTM to present a musical adaptation of the beloved classic! Co-founded by Beach Blanket Babylon’s Derek Lux and elementary teacher Lauren Lux, the company’s high artistic excellence and strong ties to SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and STEM (Science Tech Engineering and Math) have made it a huge hit, appealing to audiences of all ages.

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JAZZ: CALIFORNIA FEETWARMERS At the Veteran’s Hall Saturday, March 16 • 8 PM $20 They’re back! The masters of Ragtime, Dixieland Blues and early Swing, The California Feetwarmers are renowned for an earthy depth of character that sets them apart from others who have followed that throwback path to New Orleans, circa 1920. The audience is encouraged to come dressed for the genre and ready to dance at the historically relevant Veteran’s Hall in Downtown Pleasanton!

FAMILY THEATER: Civic Arts Stage Company JUNIE B. JONES The Musical JR.

March 22 - 31, 2019 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 PM & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM $7 - $18 Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. is a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in an exciting new musical! Featuring many lovable characters, silly adventures and unforgettable songs, Junie B. Jones JR. will capture your heart – just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

FAMILY: MISTA COOKIE JAR & The Chocolate Chips Saturday, April 13 • 2 PM $10 - $12 Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips have toured all over the US promoting their blend of urbanisland-folky-rock ’n’ roll for the inner child. Fusing audio style and visual lyricism, tradition and innovation, Mista Cookie Jar unites a rockstar excitement with the warmth of family music. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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FOLK/POP: OSHIMA BROTHERS

Magnetic Sibling Sound Friday, April 19 • 8 PM $15 - $25

Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, Oshima Brothers, released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie.

MUSICAL THEATER: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE April 27 - May 12 Friday & Saturday • 8 PM Sunday • 2 PM $19 - $41 Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized ‘50s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious Used with permission of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN THEATRE LIBRARY set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe’s Cafe isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre!

ROCK: G.I. BLUES: The Songs of Elvis Presley

with Jim Anderson & The Rebels Sunday, May 26 • 7 PM $15 - $25 Elvis Presley’s Army career began in 1958, and two years later he returned to the U.S. starring in his first film as a military veteran, G.I. Blues. Jim Anderson & The Rebels perform The Elvis Songbook throughout the West Coast to rave reviews and sell-out crowds. From Heartbreak Hotel to Jailhouse Rock, these are the songs that keep the legend living on. Join Jim and the boys for this special Memorial Day tribute to the KING!

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CO-SPONSORED EVENTS MUSEUM ON MAIN ED KINNEY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

An Afternoon with BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Tuesday, September 25 • 2 & 7 PM As an iconic figure in US history, Benjamin Franklin has had a lasting effect not only on the politics of our country but also on our American culture. He was a statesman, author, publisher, inventor, scientist, and humorist. Actor Phil Soinski will bring this eccentric and extraordinary man to life.

An Afternoon with HOUDINI Tuesday, October 16 • 2 & 7 PM Back by popular demand is actor Duffy Hudson as famed illusionist and magic mastermind, Harry Houdini. Houdini was a Hungarian-American born illusionist and stunt performer and is best known for his sensational escape acts, including handcuffs, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and a straitjacket under water. Actor Duffy Hudson will bring to life the personal side of Houdini, including his ventures into film and aviation. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 925.462.2766

PLEASANTON COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND FALL CONCERT October

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WINTER CONCERT

2 PM Free Event!

A Russian Musical Adventure

November 25 • 2 PM Free Event! Seasonal Favorites

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Harrington Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Photo by Mike Sedlak

STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES: “Fibre Theatricks” September 28 - October 27, 2018 Reception: Thursday, September 27 • 7 - 9 PM The magic and experience of a live performance can leave many impressions, including inspiration for colorful works by textiles artists. SAQA is back again at the Harrington with innovative art wall quilts, 3-D masks, and sculptures, just in time forthe opening of the Firehouse Theater season! N’awlins Heritage by Maggie Dillon

PLEASANTON ART LEAGUE MEMBERS EXHIBITION “Hues &Textures” November 9 - December 15, 2018 Reception: Thursday, November 8 • 6 - 8 PM Back at the Harrington for its 10th iteration, the Pleasanton Art League Members’ exhibition is always enjoyable and a wonderful opportunity to showcase some amazing local talented artists and their approach to hues and texture. Glorious by Rangini Venkatachari

CALIFORNIA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION 49th National Exhibition January 11 - February 16, 2019 Reception & Awards: Saturday, January 12 • 1- 3 PM It’s a love-fest! The California Watercolor Association loves the Harrington Gallery, and the Harrington Gallery is happy to have the group back once again to showcase superb talent by artists from California and beyond. Conversation by Ruth Miller

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FRAGMENTS, EDGES AND AMBIGUITIES March 1 - April 6, 2019 Reception: Thursday, February 28 • 7- 9 PM Five artists have come together to show a collection of works that are understated in their beauty, line, and palette, celebrating both the imperfection and surprise of nature and man-made form, and roaming the boundaries between abstraction and realism. Finding Our Way by Taryn Curiel

FRESH WORKS 9th Annual Juried Exhibition April 27 -June 1, 2019 Reception: Saturday, April 27 • 1- 3 PM Calling all emerging and established Bay Area artists to participate in this popular exhibition. The prospectus will be launched by January 4 and the deadline for entries and fees is February 13. Always a favorite and growing every year. Stucco by David Casterson – 2018 AWARD WINNER

Young @Art Gallery & Studio Program Young@Art is an exciting and educational afternoon program for kids ages 5-11. Each exhibit in the Harrington Gallery features one session of Young@Art, during which participants visit the Harrington Gallery to see the current exhibit, then create a related project in the art studio. To register, visit www.pleasantonfun.com. Visit our website to learn more: http://www.fireshousarts.org/gallery/gallery-programs/

BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES

Thursday, September 13 • 4:30 PM Class Code 6940 This gallery exhibit is all about structures like bridges and highways, and the ways artists see them. Just as there are many layers in construction of large structures, we will construct some paper and toothpick sculptures and make some fun technical drawings of amazing bridges and highways.

STEP UP AND SEE THE SHOW!

Thursday, October 18 • 4:30 PM Class Code 6942 A colorful and amazing quilt show in the gallery will address the joy of music and theater as The Firehouse Arts Center starts its new theater season. After looking at the works of art, participants will design their own stage and theater set in the classroom!

A LOOK AT THE LOCALS Thursday, December 6 • 4:30 PM Class Code 6944 Kids will see a wide variety of artwork in the Harrington Gallery during the Pleasanton Art League Members’ Exhibit. They’ll learn about the colors, styles, and arrangements of shapes, enjoying a related art activity afterward in the studio. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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TEEN/YOUTH SERIES

Creatures of Impulse 11TH ANNIVERSARY

SEASON

NIGHTMARE A Live Improvised Horror Show! Tuesday, October 23 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, October 25 & 26 • 7:30 PM Saturday, October 27 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $12 Students: $7 Gather around the “campfire” as your suggestions inspire Creatures of Impulse to create a “dark and stormy night” live onstage. Come and see your own personal nightmare come to life!

HOLIDAY SHORTS: A Long Winter’s Tale An Interactive Holiday Improv Show! Tuesday, November 27 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, November 29 & 30 • 7:30 PM General: $12 Students: $7 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 20 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22 • 7:30 PM Saturday, February 23 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $12 Students: $7

MAFIA-ESQUE

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!

A Totally Improvised Teen Whodunit Musical! Tuesday, May 14 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday & Friday, May 16 & 17 • 7:30 PM Saturday, May 18 • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $12 Students: $7 COI’s most popular and interactive touring show hits the mainstage in musical form. You make the accusations and watch the improvised drama unfold as the Bay Area’s only improvised, teen, whodunit musical wows you from start to finish!

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YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVALS

Youth Music Festival 2019 CELEBRATING MUSIC FOR YOUTH AND BY YOUTH

MISTA COOKIE JAR Saturday, April 13 • 2 PM LA-based “kindie rocker” Mista Cookie Jar brings his urbanisland-folky-rock’n’ roll sounds to the stage. Blending a background in creative writing, poetry and hip-hop production, his music oozes positivity and love. Settle in for a performance that mixes rock star excitement with the warmth of family music. With special guest, the High School Music Collaborative.

PARENTAL CONTROL

The High School Music Collaborative* Saturday, April 13 • 7:30 PM General: $12 Student: $7 The HSMC takes the earbuds out and pauses their own playlist to cover their parents’ favorite music. Instead of rolling their eyes, the young musicians will play mom and dad’s playlist live.

ORIGINALITY 2.0

The High School Music Collaborative* Thursday, April 18 • 7:30 PM General: $12 Student: $7 The students in the HSMC feature their style of original music in this concert guaranteed to leave you wanting more and wondering how so much unique talent can exist in one music group! The Oshima Brothers will make a guest appearance.

THE OSHIMA BROTHERS Magnetic Sibling Sound Friday, April 19 • 8 PM Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, Oshima Brothers, released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie. Along with their own set list, members of the High School Music Collaborative will join the brothers for a few songs. on the High School Music Collaborative, visit *For more information Firehousearts.org/programs/teen-programs FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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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

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