July 15-16: East County Events

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Here is a look at some of the events occurring this weekend in East Contra Costa County:

Saturday, July 15

8:00 am: Brentwood Farmers Market
The 2017 season will run every Saturday through November 18  located at First Street between Oak and Chestnut.


9:00 am: Pittsburg Farmers Market
Join the Pittsburg Farmers Market Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm between May 6 through October 21 located at Railroad Ave between 5th and 6th Streets.


10:00 am: Pittsburg Relay For Life
Join Pittsburg as they are set to host Relay For Life with activates set throughout the weekend. The event kicks off with opening ceremonies and survivor and caregiver lap. The Luminaria Ceremony is anticipated to be around 9:30 pm.  As of Saturday morning, the event has raised $18,419.01

For more information, click here.


11:00 am: Contra Costa County Historical Society Ice Cream Social & Open House
The Contra Costa County Historical Society is hosting an Ice Cream Social and Open House to celebrate National Ice Cream Day  and summertime in CoCo County. Parking is free and there is a suggested $5 donation. Event goes until 3:00 pm.

 

For more information about CCCHS, visit www.cocohistory.com


1:30 pm: Drama Factory Presents The Tale of Basim
Join the Drama Factory as they host a series of performances of The Tale of Basim, the blacksmith and his battle of wits with the Shah of Isfahan, adapted for the stage by John Ballesteros

The performances are held at the Nick Rodriguez Community Theatre located at 213 F Street in Antioch. Tickets are $10, $8 for Seniors.

For more information, visit www.dramafactory.org


5:30 pm: Undead Roller Derby Double Header
On Saturday, July 15th, at Antioch Indoor Sports Center (off of Hillcrest Ave from highway 4,) our WFTDA charter team, The Undead Bettys, will be taking on the gals from Sonoma County Roller Derby straight outta wine country at 6:00p.m.

And then our guys from The Skaters Grim will take the track at 8:00p.m. against a super secret special guest team! So secret, even WE don’t know who it is!

For those of you 21 and older, we will be serving beer and wine at this event, but wait! There’s a twist! We will have limited edition Undead Bettys and The Skaters Grim cups available for purchase at the bar. If you purchase your beer with one of our cups for $7.00, you’ll get $2.00 off your next refills! We know math is hard, but trust us; it’ll save you a few bucks on your well-deserved booze.

Doors open at 5:30p.m. and our first game starts promptly at 6:00p.m. Make sure to get there early to get the best seats in the house! Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for child) 


6:00 pm: Antioch Summer Concert Series
The free Saturday Summer Concert Series kicks off July 8th and continues through August 26th.

The concerts are held in Waldie Plaza in downtown Antioch, across from City Hall, from 6-8 PM. The concerts are for all ages and is a gathering place for family and friends, as well as an great location to make new friends. The concert venue backdrop is the beautiful Delta River, along with occasional trains, sailboats, tugboats and more. A nice summer breeze will keep you cool and comfortable as you enjoy a variety of music though-out the summer. Parking is available in the many parking lots in downtown Antioch.

The 2017 concert lineup includes:

  • July 15th, Mixed Nuts, 40s Hits to Present
  • July 22nd, Spare Change, Country, Rock & Blues
  • July 29th, Otilia & the Back Alley Boys, Rock, Blues & Soul
  • August 5th, Tuck & Roll; 50s, 60s & 70s
  • August 12th, Project 4, Punk, Soul, Latin & R&B
  • August 19th,Toree McGee, Today’s Country Rock
  • August 26th, Frankie G & the Conviction, High-energy Blues & Grooves.

Seating is not provided, lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.

The free concert series would not be possible without our sponsors. The major sponsor is the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation and additional sponsors include the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, City of Antioch, Republic Services, EastCountyToday.Net, Beverly Knight Photography, EastCountyLive.com, Michael Pohl Photography, ICR Electric, Earline La Buy, CPA and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit www.Art4Antioch.org, call (925) 779-7018 or email Diane@Art4Antioch.org


6:30 pm: Lobster Fest at Hannah Nicole Vineyards Winery & Event Center
Event is sold out.


7:00 pm: Antioch Speedway Racing
Join the Antioch Speedway as they host Wingless Sprints, Late Models, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.

Adult 13+ Ticket: $15
Seniors 65+ Ticket: $10
Active Military Ticket: $10
Kids 6-12 Ticket: $10
Kids 5 and Under Ticket: Free
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Kids): $40

Pit Gates Open: 2:00 PM
Gates Open: 5:00 PM
Racing Starts: 7:00 PM

For more information: www.antiochspeedway.com


7:30 pm: Drama Factory Presents The Tale of Basim
Join the Drama Factory as they host a series of performances of The Tale of Basim, the blacksmith and his battle of wits with the Shah of Isfahan, adapted for the stage by John Ballesteros

The performances are held at the Nick Rodriguez Community Theatre located at 213 F Street in Antioch. Tickets are $10, $8 for Seniors.

For more information, visit www.dramafactory.org


Sunday, July 16

1:30 pm: Drama Factory Presents The Tale of Basim (free for seniors)
Join the Drama Factory as they host a series of performances of The Tale of Basim, the blacksmith and his battle of wits with the Shah of Isfahan, adapted for the stage by John Ballesteros

The performances are held at the Nick Rodriguez Community Theatre located at 213 F Street in Antioch. Tickets are $10, $8 for Seniors.

On Sunday, the event is free for Seniors.

For more information, visit www.dramafactory.org


2:00 pm: El Campanil International Film Showcase – The Fencer (Finland)

  • 2016 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • 2016 ACADEMY AWARDS – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • WINNER – BEST FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- 2016 FINNISH ACADEMY AWARDS

An audience favorite at the recent Scandinavian Film Festival, Klaus Härö’s elegantly crafted, multi award-winning drama is set in post-war, Soviet-occupied Estonia, and movingly depicts the true story of fencing master Endel Neils, who risked his life to give a group of children something to believe in.

It’s 1953, and Endel (Märt Avandi) is on the run. With his war-time affiliations catching up with him, he eludes the secret police in Leningrad and flees to a remote Estonian village. There he tries to keep a low profile by taking a menial job in the sports department at the local school, but his efforts to give the students a proper physical education are quickly frustrated by a lack of resources.

But once Endel – a skilled fencer – locates a few foils in the gym, he starts an after-school club for the kids, who for their part are eager to learn. Yet the strong rapport he builds with his young students only raises the ire of the party-loyalist school principal, who’s already suspicious of his past. Soon it’s impossible for Endel to avoid attention.

Bearing similar themes and emotional impact to Philippe Falardeau’s Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, this beautifully acted and stunningly-shot film is a deeply affecting and memorable story of compassion, sacrifice and bravery against the odds.

Runtime: 99 min
Country: Finland | Estonia | Germany
Language:Estonian | Russian | Armenian
English Subtitles

Tickets: Adults: $8   Seniors: $7    Students: $7
No convenience fees.

For more information, click here.


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