American comedy, drama set in Antioch. ANTIOCH — The Vagabond Players present “On Golden Pond” at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. in Antioch. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 13-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family.
Afternoon Story Time: 1:15-1:45 p.m, Fridays, There will be songs, movement and simple stories to introduce children ages 0-5 to literacy, Gingerbread City: 6:30-8 p.m, Dec, 10, Families can team up with each other to create a Gingerbread City in the library, Sweet supplies will be available, but participants may also bring their own candy, Eco Sewing: 3-5 p.m, Dec, 18, Teens laila 2 driver ballet flats can learn sewing machine skills and create upcycled fabric creations, The event is led by a recycling educator and artist, Crafts made will be used toward TAG’s annual Art, Jazz and Wine Festival donation drive, and will benefit the library..
3 THE WEIGHT: When it comes to re-creating and reinterpreting the timeless Americana/rock music of The Band, you can’t get much more legitimate than this outfit, which consists of former The Band members Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, as well as members of the Levon Helm Band, fronted by the late key architect of The Band’s sound. The Weight closes a brief West Coast tour Jan. 1 with a show at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Details: 9 p.m.; $55-$95; www.catalystclub.com. 4 “DYING CITY”: The three-character, two-actor drama by Christopher Shinn has won critical raves for the subtle and mysterious ways it explores the impact of 9/11 and the Iraq War. Anton’s Well Theater Company is presenting the show, which has been extended through Jan. 13.
OAKLAND — Chinese dragons, African dancers, protests and historical scenes take shape in vibrant colors on once-blighted walls surrounding a parking lot.The Alice Street Mural Project is a mural and documentary about the intersection of cultures at 14th and Alice streets in downtown Oakland.The stories that documentarian Spencer Wilkinson and artists Desi Mundo and Pancho Peskador tell celebrate the Chinese and African-American residents’ history and resilience against displacement.Interviews at the historic Hotel Oakland, home for many Chinese seniors, and the Malonga Casquelord Center, a theater home for many African dance and arts companies, guided the mural design.The artists have invited the neighborhood to food and dance for the mural’s phase I unveiling Friday August 8, laila 2 driver ballet flats at 3 p.m, Phase II, a large wall facing Hotel Oakland should be completed in September..
Saratoga Village Marketplace: The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga-Monte Sereno Community Foundation present the weekly Wednesday certified farmers market in Blaney Plaza. The market features certified local farmers with fresh berries, fruits and produce, as well as fresh fish, other food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans. Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m. saratogachamber.org or 408 867-0753. Race for Literacy: A 5K/10K and half marathon to benefit the India Literacy Project. May 18, 7:30a.m.-noon. Vasona Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. $20-55 registration fee. raceforliteracy.org/RaceReg.
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