April 2013 Events in Northern California

Concert for Sue Draheim

Sue Draheim, Celtic fiddlerMonday, April 01st, 2013

Starts at 07:00 PM

Celtic, classical, old-time, bluegrass and other roots musicians gather together to honor and support longtime Bay Area fiddler Sue Draheim, who is now living in Berea, Kentucky and was recently diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. The evening will begin at 7:00 with old time and Cajun music in the lobby. At 8:00 the concert in the showroom will begin with a string quartet consisting of colleagues of Sue’s from the classical music world, and move from there into a wide variety of roots music styles. Featuring Eric & Suzy Thompson, Jody Stecher, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Golden Bough, and more.

Cost: $28.50, $30.50  Location: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

For More Information: Contact: Freight & Salvage Phone: 510-644-2020

Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour

Rihanna in concert San JoseSaturday, Apr 6 7:30p
Rihanna
Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, “Pon de Replay,” and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., “S.O.S.” in 2006; “Umbrella” in 2007; “Disturbia” in 2008)….

Billy Elliot – The Musical

billy elliotTuesday, Apr 9 8:00p More dates & times (1)

Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, this joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true earned unanimous critical acclaim on Broadway and won 10 Tony Awards.

Nominated for 15 2009 Tony Awards® and winning for Best Musical, BILLY ELLIOT is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy’s dream in a gripping tale of triumph over adversity…. Read more

The Screwtape Letters

the screwtape letters modesto caWednesday, Apr 10 7:30p

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:30PM
Mary Stuart Rogers Theater

The Screwtape Letters is a smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. The play, set in a eerily stylish office in hell, follows the clever scheming of Satan’s chief pyschiatrist, Screwtape, as he entices a human ‘patient’ toward damnation. In this topsy-turvy, morally inverted universe God is the “Enemy” and the Devil is “Our Father below.” The stakes are high as human souls are hell’s primary source of food!

Photography Exhibit & Jazz Concert

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

10:00 AM06:00 PM

A collection of Oakland base photographers celebrate the art and artistry of jazz musicians in the Bay Area with an exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Kamau Amen-Ra and it features the work of Wanda Sabir, Edward miller and Tumani Onabiyi. This series of jazz photography captures performances held in a variety of Bay Area venues including the East Side cultural Center and the 57th Street Gallery in Oakland. This group of artists have been documenting the rich history of jazz performance in the Bay Area for over a quarter of a century.

Access to the exhibit is available during the library’s open hours: Mon. 12:00-8:00 pm; Tue. 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Wed.-Sat. 10:00 am-6:00pm; and Sun. 1:00-5:00 pm.

The artist reception features a performance by TVC, a jazz string trio comprised of local musicians Kash Killion on cello, with Sandy Pointdexter and Jean ‘Tarika’ Lewis on violin. The exhibiting Wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free Location: Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Flr. Community Meeting Room, Berkeley, 94704

For More Information: Contact: Berkeley Public Library Phone: 510-981-6100

oakdale rodeo

Oakdale Rodeo

April 13-14th

For more information and to buy tickets online, go to OakdaleRodeo.com

CMT San Jose presents A Chorus Line

a chorus lineFriday, Apr 19 8:00p More dates & times (8)
Montgomery Theater San Jose, CA

A CMT Marquee Premiere! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Musical, A CHORUS LINE is a musical theatre classic telling of the achingly poignant ambitions of Broadway professionals attempting to land a job. This brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.

Cowtown County & Western Music Festival

Friday, April 19th, 2013 |5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Townsquare

vacaville town squareThe merchants of the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District will be hosting their 2nd Annual “Cowtown County & Western Festival!”  This two day festival starts Friday, April 19th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  then continues through Saturday, April 20th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  in Town Square, in the Heart Of The City.  There will be plenty of music, vendors & kicking your heels up.  More information will be posted as the event nears.

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