Authors, artists invited to join inaugural `Art Embraces Words' event
Artists paint with color; writers paint with words - together they enrich our community. Emerging writers can read from their works, surrounded by visual art from local artists, at the Lamorinda Arts Council inaugural event, "Art Embraces Words," from 2 to 4 p.m. ...Submitted by Elana O'Loskey
Acclaimed film `Never Look Away' showing at Orinda and Rheem
The movie being shown as part of the International Film Showcase this month is certainly one of the best of the year - one to remember, one to savor, like a work of art. "Never Look Away" is a historical saga developing over a large part of the 20th century, rich in ...By Sophie Braccini
Cal Shakes' new season opens May 22
As the days become longer and the Orinda woods more enticing, Cal Shakes actors get ready to take over the verdant space of the Bruns Amphitheater for its 28th season. Executive Director Eric Ting and his team offer four plays this season, exploring traditional and ...By Sophie Braccini
Moraga art exhibition all about trees
The Moraga Art Gallery's most recent exhibit, "Into The Wood(s)," is a springtime tribute to trees, featuring painter George Ehrenhaft and woodworker Duke Herrero at the Rheem Shopping Center in Moraga through June 1. At first glance, the works of these two very ...By Sophie Braccini
PCO performs `Schubert - The Sublime' at LLLC
Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, will perform Schubert's Octet, Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, and Fran‡aix's Dixtuor, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Community Hall at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
Submitted by Lawrence Kohl
'Dark Figure of Crime,' a chilling cold case
A psychological thriller from South Korea, "Dark Figure of Crime," is this month's choice for the International Film Showcase in Lamorinda. Dark, convoluted and unnerving, this well-made and played film offers an interesting peek into this country's criminal judicial ...By Sophie Braccini
'Brooklyn Bridge' a charming metaphor of human (dis)connectedness at THT
Sacha, a 10-year-old girl going on 11, must complete an essential school assignment for the next day: an essay on the Brooklyn Bridge. She is alone that evening, her mother is at work and her father is long gone ... and she can't find a pen. Living in downtown New York ...By Sophie Braccini
Academy Awards gala and exhibit, 'An Affair to Remember,' at Orinda Theatre
Put on your most elegant attire and join in the dazzling fun at an "Affair to Remember," the Oscar Night Gala at the Orinda Theatre in Orinda. Black-tie and glamorous gowns are encouraged.
By Derek Zemrak
Young artists display work at Orinda Library
For many of the Moraga and Lafayette young artists, the first time they experienced showing their art in a gallery setting was during the first two weeks of February.
For the second ...By Kara Navolio
Packed opening night For the Love of Art
The building was packed and there was a long line of people outside waiting to get into the opening of Jennifer Perlmutter's pop-up art gallery Feb. 14 at the old Wells Fargo building on the corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Moraga Road. And even the torrential rain ...By Pippa Fisher
'What Will People Say' - a film that resonates close to home
The second movie by Norwegian director of Iraqi origin, Iram Haq, "What Will People Say" ("Hva vil folk si") is a suspenseful drama, sometimes difficult to digest, that shows how social pressure and traditional thinking of the Pakistani community living in Norway can ...By Sophie Braccini
THT announces an 'In the Wings' staged reading of Anna Ziegler's 'Boy'
Next up in Town Hall Theatre's staged reading series "In the Wings" is a one-night only reading of "Boy," a moving new play about gender identity by Anna Ziegler. "Boy" will have one performance only on Feb. 4 at Town Hall Theatre Company in Lafayette.
Submitted by Susan Evans
Arts shine on in Lamorinda
During the Lamorinda Arts Council's annual holiday luncheon, instant proof of the organization's value arrives in the uplifted arms, snapping fingers, assertive singing and vocal proclamations of strength from local youth performers. In a private dining room at the ...By Lou Fancher
'Three's Company Parody' ignites Rheem Theatre's new alliance with Classic TV nonprofit
The Rheem Theatre and the Classic TV Preservation Society nonprofit are aligning to bring live theatre productions and events to the Rheem Theatre, beginning with "A Three's Company Christmas Parody," set for Dec. 8 and 9.
By Derek Zemrak