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
'Great Expectations' realized at Town Hall Theatre for the holidays
The idea of a Charles Dickens' play for the holiday season brings back memories of adaptations of "A Christmas Carol," of Ebenezer Scrooge, of ghosts, of bad people turned good through the miracle of the heart, and of very touching stories that end well. This winter, ...By Sophie Braccini
'Child, Disrupted' returns to the Rheem Theatre for an encore presentation
"Child, Disrupted," the winner of the 2018 Best Short Subject Documentary at the California Independent Film Festival, returns for five encore screenings Nov. 3 (3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Nov. 4 (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Filmmaker Krista Riihimaki will be in ...By Derek Zemrak
Holiday magic at the Moraga Art Gallery
The quaint art gallery in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center has curated for the end of the year a show that combines beautiful objects, unique jewelry and diverse paintings. Always driven by a need to create uniqueness, the artists present a wide palette for art ...By Sophie Braccini
Local horror host brings Halloween to the Rheem Theatre
Lord Blood-Rah, host of the syndicated TV show "Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre," will be bringing his own brand of Halloween chills and cheer to the Rheem Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
By Derek Zemrak
Art show at Orinda Books celebrates instinct to stick together
"The Herd Instinct," the newest art exhibit on display at Orinda Books, speaks to the instinct we all have to come together. Most of the paintings feature animals, from cows to ladybugs and whales to jellyfish, in various groupings, sometimes in a whimsical manner.
By Kara Navolio
Lorna Luft next to take the stage at Live at the Orinda Theatre, Oct. 4
Lorna Luft was born into Hollywood royalty, the daughter of Judy Garland and film producer Sidney Luft ("A Star is Born"). She will be bringing her musical talent to the Orinda Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 as part of the fall concert series, Live at the Orinda, where ...By Derek Zemrak
Four must-see documentaries at this year's CAIFF
The 21st California Independent Film Festival starts this Friday, Aug. 24 at the Rheem Theatre with the World Premiere of "The Salzburg Story." Over the weekend, Aug. 25 and 26, the festival will be held at the Orinda Theatre. It returns to the Rheem Theatre at 6 p.m. ...By Derek Zemrak