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eLivermore.com Community Calendar
February 2020
 

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Bankhead Theater - Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2020 

Key:
Sun: rise -- set
Moon: rise -- set

See Notes on Sun / Moon
       

1  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:31
Moon:
11:23 -- 00:01

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

 

Groundhog Day
  Super Bowl Sunday
Sun:
07:10 -- 17:32
Moon:
11:53 -- 00:59

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

 

3
Sun:
07:09 -- 17:33
Moon:
12:28 -- 01:59

 

4
Sun:
07:09 -- 17:34
Moon:
13:09 -- 03:01

 

5
Sun:
07:08 -- 17:35
Moon:
13:57 -- 04:03

 

6
Sun:
07:07 -- 17:36
Moon:
14:54 -- 05:04

 

7
Sun:
07:06 -- 17:37
Moon:
15:59 -- 06:01

 

Full Moon
Sun:
07:05 -- 17:38
Moon:
17:10 -- 06:52

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Parker Quartet
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     7:30pm 

9
Sun:
07:04 -- 17:39
Moon:
18:24 -- 07:38

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Cirque Mechanics
     7:00pm

 

10
Sun:
07:03 -- 17:41
Moon:
19:38 -- 08:17

 

11
Sun:
07:01 -- 17:42
Moon:
20:51 -- 08:53

 

12  Lincoln's Birthday
Sun:
07:00 -- 17:43
Moon:
22:02 -- 09:27

 

13
Sun:
06:59 -- 17:44
Moon:
23:12 -- 10:00

 

14   Valentine's Day
Sun:
06:58 -- 17:45
Moon:
xx:xx -- 10:33

Georgia on My Mind
   Celebration of Music of
   Ray Charles

     8:00pm

15  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:57 -- 17:46
Moon:
00:21 -- 11:09

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

 

16
Sun:
06:56 -- 17:47
Moon:
01:29 -- 11:48

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

Riders in the Sky
     3:00pm

 

17  President's Day
Sun:
06:55 -- 17:48
Moon:
02:33 -- 12:32

 

18
Sun:
06:53 -- 17:49
Moon:
03:34 -- 13:21

 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 17:50
Moon:
04:30 -- 14:14

 

20
Sun:
06:51 -- 17:51
Moon:
05:19 -- 15:11

 

21
Sun:
06:50 -- 17:52
Moon:
06:02 -- 16:10

International Guitar Night
     8:00pm

22  Washington's Birthday
Sun:
06:48 -- 17:53
Moon:
06:38 -- 17:09

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Winter Dreams
   Livermore-Amador Symphony

     8:00pm 

23  New Moon
Sun:
06:47 -- 17:54
Moon:
07:11 -- 18:07

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

 

24
Sun:
06:46 -- 17:55
Moon:
07:40 -- 19:04

 

25    Mardi Gras
Sun:
06:44 -- 17:56
Moon:
08:07 -- 20:01

 

26  Ash Wednesday
Sun:
06:43 -- 17:57
Moon:
08:32 -- 20:57

 

27
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:58
Moon:
08:58 -- 21:53

 

28
Sun:
06:40 -- 17:59
Moon:
09:24 -- 22:50

Jason Lyle Black
     8:00pm 

29
Sun:
06:39 -- 18:00
Moon:
09:53 -- 23:48

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

 

Other Months
        November 2019 December 2019
January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020
July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December 2020
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2019-2020 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event   List of Recurring Events

The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

February 2020 Details

The details for the following reoccurring events are on a separate page, common to all calendar months.  This saves download time.  Click the item for the details.
   
Livermore History Center Highway Garage Open
Museum on Main St  
Pleasanton Farmer's Market Ravenswood Docent Tours
Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Parker Quartet - Del Valle Fine Arts


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 8
Sat

 

 

 

Parker Quartet - Del Valle Fine Arts
Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002.

Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The group is now Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, and also in-residence at USC School of Music. 
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:    TBD
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Del Valle Fine Arts  -  Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT a Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 9
Sun

 

 

 

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT a Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. This latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. A unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, the story creates a welcoming place like a big top, filled with historic one-ring circus lore and lit up with action and amazement.

42FT is full of theatricality but with a modern sensibility, a showcase of wonders from a galloping mechanical metal horse to a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists. While inspired by modern circus, Cirque Mechanics shows have a unique realism and a raw quality that reflect the stories of American industrial ingenuity that are at its heart. Their signature style wraps together acrobatics, mechanical marvels and clowning around.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission:  $20/$55/$75/$95
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 14
Fri

 

 

 

Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles
Ray Charles, a native son of Georgia, was a true American treasure. With a blend of the sounds of gospel, blues, jazz and country, he transcended racism and cultural upheavals to share the glory of his music around the world. Along the way he won every major award, from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award the following year.

Now a stellar cast of award-winning performers comes together to celebrate Ray’s music: Emmy Award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time winners of both Grammy Awards and Dove Awards the Gospel Hall of Fame vocal group Take 6, Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and multiple Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award winner Kirk Whalum. Each iconic tune they sing comes together to form the beautiful tapestry that is the music of Ray Charles and his lasting gift to the musical universe.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $20/$75/$95/$115
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Riders in the Sky


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 16
Sun

 

 

 

Riders in the Sky
For three decades, Riders In The Sky have kept alive the musical flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Revitalizing the genre, they retain the integrity of Western music while branding it with their own wacky humor and way-out Western wit. “Woody’s Round-Up” from Disney’s Toy Story 2 made them the only western band to win a Grammy Award, an honor they have achieved twice. Whether sharing their music on stage, on the radio or on the road, the Riders enthusiastically live life “The Cowboy Way.”

Known as “America’s Favorite Cowboys,” the Riders In The Sky hold true to the tradition and spirit of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, while adding their own down-home country charisma and comedic flair. More than thirty years after their first appearance in Nashville, the original members are still together, revitalizing classic cowboy music while amusing audiences – and each other – with their wacky sense of humor. Their take on much-loved songs, from “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” to “Home on the Range” and “Rawhide,” have met with enthusiastic audiences in all 50 states. They have played in every type of venue, from county fairs to Carnegie Hall, and were part of the Bankhead Theater’s inaugural season in 2008.

All that glitz and glamour hasn’t changed the rhythms of Riders In The Sky or its members, guitarist Ranger Doug, bass player Too Slim, accordionist Joey “the CowPolka King,” and fiddle player Woody Paul, whose voice – and special gift for yodeling – helps bring them all together. The Riders are always ready to saddle up and ride the never-ending trail, bringing good beef to hungry people.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  3:00pm
Admission:  $20/$36/$55/$75
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

International Guitar Night


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 21
Fri

 

 

 

International Guitar Night
Two-hand contemporary guitarist Mike Dawes of England first appeared with International Guitar Night in 2016 and now returns to host the 20th Anniversary Tour. Founded by renowned Bay Area guitarist Brian Gore, this unique and intimate annual event serves as a showcase for remarkable acoustic guitar talent from around the world. Joining Dawes will be German Lopez with his sweet, high-pitched timple from the Canary Islands; the electrifying jazz virtuoso Olli Soikkeli from Finland, and Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West. All four will present their latest works then perform together, sharing musical ideas through creative collaboration and exploring the diversity of the acoustic guitar world.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $20/$40
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Jason Lyle Black


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 28
Fri

 

 

 

Jason Lyle Black
There’s a reason he’s dubbed “the most unique concert pianist you’ve ever seen!” – Jason Lyle Black’s combination of familiar music, comedy, and improv leaves audiences both laughing and crying. Dubbed “Incredible” by TIME Magazine and “Unbelievable” by Ellen DeGeneres, Black presents a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable piano experience filled with music from Disney and Broadway classics, songs from The Beatles to AC/DC, and beloved movie theme songs.

Black is a native of Livermore who started playing classical piano when he was eight. Although he also studied trumpet and organ, piano was his passion. He was just a teen when, in order to enter a talent show, he decided to learn to play the keyboard backwards. A self-taught composer who began writing music in high school, he took top spots on both the iTunes and Billboard music charts with his first original album of solo music, Piano Preludes, following it with four more. Black tours extensively across the country as a guest with orchestras and choirs, and is a frequent headline performer on luxury cruise ships around the world.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $20/$30
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Farmer's Market (Livermore - Sunday)
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Every Sunday
Year Round


 

Livermore Farmer's - Sunday
The Livermore Sunday Farmers' Market is held rain or shine.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Carnegie Park (South K Street between Third and Fourth Street)
Times: 10:30am to 2:00pm
eLivermore Photos
More info: Contact: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795 or Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association
 
Farmer's Market (Pleasanton)

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Every Saturday, rain or shine

 

 

 

Pleasanton Farmer's Market.
The Pleasanton Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine to provide you and your family with the season's freshest fruits and vegetables, all California-grown and sold to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop.
West Angela St. is closed off between Main and 1st Streets.
Location: Corner of Main and West Angela.
Times: 9AM to 1PM.
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More info: Pls Farmers Mkt
Niles Canyon Railway.

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Feb-Mar
1st & 3rd Sundays

April-Aug
Every Sunday

Sept-Oct
1st & 3rd Sundays

 

Niles Canyon Railway.
Offers Train Rides through historic Niles Canyon on restored vintage trains, on the original transcontinental Railroad route.  Board the train in Sunol or Niles, and ride to the opposite end, then take the return trip when you are ready.
Location:  Downtown Sunol and Niles
Times: Departures from 10:30am 12:30pm, and 2:30pm from Sunol, 11:20am and 1:20pm from Niles
Admission:  Suggested donations of $14 adults, $11 seniors, $8 children 3-12, Free for 2 and under.
eLivermore Photos.
More info: Niles Canyon Railroad
 

2020 dates

 
January (no trains) July 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 16 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
March 1, 15 Sept 6, 20
April 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 4, 18
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov: Train of Lights (No daytime trains)
June 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec:  Train of Lights (No daytime trains)

 

Ravenswood Docent Tours

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2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.

Closed on:
Easter Sunday
Mother's Day
Sunday before/after Christmas

Ravenswood Docent Tours
Free Docent Tours are given of the Ravenswood Estate developed by Christopher Buckley, Sr in the 1880s.
Location: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore
Times: 12:00 to 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.  See below for special events.
More info: LARPD

Photos & History
eLivermore.com has historical and recent photos of Ravenswood, as well as a written history.  Click Here
 
2020 Dates  
January 12, 26 July 12, 26
February 9, 23 Aug 9, 23 (9th is likely the ice cream social)
March 8, 22 Sept 13, 27
April 12, 26 Oct 11, 25
May 24 (Likely Closed May 10, which is Mother's Day) Nov 8, 22
June 14, 28 Dec (13th is Victorian Yuletide.  Not open on 27th)

Special Events
 

Date (preliminary)

  Event and Description.
August 9, 2020 Ice Cream Social.  Noon to 4:00pm - Photos
Ice Cream, cookies, and hot dogs are for sale.  Demonstrations, Music, and more.  Tours and Gift Shop are open.
December 13, 2020 Yuletide, A Victorian Christmas at Ravenswood.  Noon to 4:00pm
In December we are decorated for Christmas.  Lots of special events, crafts, and more.

 

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Angels and Demons

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Feb 22
Sat
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Angels and Demons
Join us for this dramatic program led by guest conductor and Bay Area favorite, Jason Klein. Discover evocative music of Franz Von Suppé, César Franck, and Joachim Raff, exploring themes of terror and delight! Celebrate inspiring young talent and meet the winners of our Competition for Young Musicians.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  Doors open at 6:45pm.  Prelude talk from 7-7:30pm.  Symphony concerts begin at 8:00pm
Admission:  $36/$31/$26
Tickets:
  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library, 925 373-5500

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