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Since 1995, Pixar has been raising the bar of the animated film industry. We have been waiting patiently for their next release and now it is time for "Coco." Once again Pixar has set the animation bar a few notches higher. "Coco" is set in Mexico during the Mexican ...By Derek Zemrak

Upcoming CAPA 'Nutcracker' vows to wow
Join Clara as her Christmas Eve dream comes true and snow falls onstage, a magical Christmas tree grows and grows, an army of mice battle toy soldiers and sumptuous treats and toys come to life in the California Academy of Performing Arts presentation of "The ...Submitted by Lynn Davis

THT weaves historical perspective into Christmas musical celebration in 'A Civil War Christmas'
Town Hall Theatre ends 2017 with an American musical celebration - an ambitious and vast epic story set on Christmas Eve in 1864, on a very cold Civil War night. During that one night, a nation divided as never before is portrayed through the lives of historical ...By Sophie Braccini

'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' 'Justice League' and 'Wonder' at Lamorinda Theatres
The Rheem Theatre will screen "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The film won three Oscars in 1949 (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Walter Huston, Best Director John Huston and Best Screenplay) and it will be the last Moraga Movers ...By Derek Zemrak

Special events scheduled this month at Lamorinda theatres
The leaves are changing and winter is coming, so now is a great time to head to your local movie theatres to see the latest blockbusters and other events at the Rheem and Orinda theatres.
By Derek Zemrak

Find unique pieces by local artists at Orinda's Artisan Faire
An exciting variety of work offered by local artists makes this year's 11th annual Artisan Faire a must see, with ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, fashion, photography, fiber art, cosmetics and culinary products displayed by some returning favorite artists and new ...Submitted by Lynda Chapman

Saint Mary's College Dance Company Presents 'Counterparts,' Nov. 16-18
"Counterparts," choreographed, performed, and produced by the senior class of SMC students, is a statement on how each individual choreographer's expression becomes a part of the larger, diverse and intricate whole that is the Saint Mary's College Dance Company.
Submitted by Leslie Montano

'Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi' opens at SMC tonight
If there is a 21st-century voice that continues to be heard for centuries or decades, we might hope it is the voice of Oakland-born playwright Marcus Gardley.
Like the writing of William ...
By Lou Fancher

Lafayette experiences art on the cutting edge with Art Moves Project
Something new and fresh recently swept into Lafayette Circle like an invigorating breeze.
People sitting at the outside tables under the trees at the Coffee Shop, as well as passersby, ...
By Sophie Braccini

Upcoming movies and events at Orinda and Rheem theatres
Orinda Theatre will be showcasing the Contra Costa County exclusive release of "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House" on Oct. 20. The film centers on "Deep Throat," the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for one of the greatest scandals of ...By Derek Zemrak

Second concert of the GCCP season: 'Wayfarers'
The second of this season's Gold Coast Chamber Players' five concerts, titled "Wayfarers," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall in Lafayette. The concert features three song cycles by Gustav Mahler - Kinderto ...Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen

Laughs, magic and scares hit the Lamorinda theaters this October
Round four of the Bay Area's hottest comedy contest, Comedy Noir, returns to the Rheem Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Come see some of the funniest up and coming Bay Area comics battle it out to advance to the finals at the Rheem Theatre on Friday, Nov. 3. Don't let ...By Derek Zemrak

Ongoing discoveries at Perlmutter gallery: 'Refuge' and 'Stranger Things' pop-up show
Jennifer Perlmutter is never afraid to take risks and venture into new art territory. She is a modern art painter who dared entering the gallery business three and a half years ago. Since then she has brought to Lafayette contemporary ambitious art that attracts ...By Sophie Braccini

SMC jazzes it up at first of three concerts
Like jazz? The Lamorinda community is invited to attend the first in a series of three lively Saint Mary's College Jazz Band concerts, featuring "up-tempo numbers, dance tunes, and instrumental jazz soloists" under the direction of maestro John Maltester at 7:30 p.m. ...By Jennifer Wake

Profound issues raised in a seemingly simple fairy tale at Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with "The Song of the Nightingale," a musical fairy tale that mixes acting, live music, songs and advanced choreography. A sweet and simple story, it also touches upon deeper themes such as the nature of art, real and ...By Sophie Braccini

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