July 10

Pleasanton Concert in the Park
Rock Explosion plays rock hits from well-known bands such as AC/DC, Van Halen, Journey, Led Zeppelin and Foreigner.
When: 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Where: Lions Wayside Park, First and Neal Streets, Pleasanton
Cost: Free

Dublin Summer Concert Series
Kick off your weekend with music, family and friends. Concerts are held in the fountain courtyard.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin
Cost: Free
More Information: 925-833-6645

Stockton Avenue Art Stroll Friday
Pick up a brochure for that night’s stroll at any of the host galleries. Then, meet the artists at their studios or galleries, and have a great time exploring art along El Cerrito’s Stockton Avenue. Previous strolls included 20 venues, and over 70 artists participating, including a few musicians.
When: Friday Evening
Where: Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito
Cost: Free
More Information: Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar, 6925 Stockton Ave. 528-4709

July 11

Discover Heritage Homes
Learn more about Pleasanton’s architectural heritage. Docents will meet you on the lawn with information on heritage homes and buildings. They will focus on one or two structures in the area and provide pictures and fact sheets.
When: 9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Where: Museum On Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton
Cost: Free
More Information: 925-462-2766

Concert to Support Girls Inc.: The Atomic Love Bombs’ CD Release Party with Fauna Valetta, The Spyrals, and The Beehive Spirit
Friends of Girls Inc. of Alameda County, the Atomic Love Bombs, will be headlining a concert at Broadway Studios in San Francisco on July 11, 2009 at 8 p.m.  A portion of ticket sales from this evening, as well as the proceeds from sales of the Atomic Love Bombs’ new CD “Let It Burn,” will support Girls Inc.’s programs and services. Girls Inc.’s programs give girls from underserved communities the skills to achieve academic success, a healthy lifestyle and strong self-esteem. Local garage rock bands Fauna Valetta, The Spyrals and The Beehive Spirit will also perform.
When: 8:00 PM
Where: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway, San Francisco
Cost: $10
More Information: 415-291-0333

Oakland Zoo: Feast For The Beast Event
The Oakland Zoo animals are hungry for your produce! Bring watermelons, grapes, carrots, apples, lettuce or other types of produce and help feed the beasts. If visitors arrive early, they can help get the feast ready in the elephant habitat before the herd enters.
When: 9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Where: Oakland Zoo,
Cost: Price of zoo ticket
More Information: http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Adventure Weekend at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach!
This is your chance to become Dora the Explorer or Indiana Jones! The Museum of Fun will be all decked out for explorers to use their trusty maps, a flashlight, a compass and a list of clues to find their way through a maze of unusual puzzles. As you enter Playland, you will spin the wheel of fortune and be assigned a set of adventures. Some areas are designed for young explorers; other puzzles will require deductive reasoning. Every explorer will receive a special commemorative button recognizing their bravery, cleverness and sense of humor. Don’t miss the fun — one weekend only!
When: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Where: Playland-Not-At-The-Beach,10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
Cost:$10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission.
More Information: 510-932-8966 Cell, 510-592-3002 24h Info Line

July 12

Adventure Weekend at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach!
This is your chance to become Dora the Explorer or Indiana Jones! The Museum of Fun will be all decked out for explorers to use their trusty maps, a flashlight, a compass and a list of clues to find their way through a maze of unusual puzzles. As you enter Playland, you will spin the wheel of fortune and be assigned a set of adventures. Some areas are designed for young explorers; other puzzles will require deductive reasoning. Every explorer will receive a special commemorative button recognizing their bravery, cleverness and sense of humor. Don’t miss the fun — one weekend only!
When: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Where: Playland-Not-At-The-Beach,10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
Cost:$10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission.
More Information: 510-932-8966 Cell, 510-592-3002 24h Info Line

July 13

Music to Play By – Carmen Milagro
Jack London Square hosts live musical entertainment to enjoy while playing favorite board games. Check out chess, checkers, scrabble and much more. Build up an appetite and check out the prefix dinner menus that the JLS restaurants will feature to help you ease into another work week.
When: 5:30 PM—8:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Palm Tree Plaza, Broadway & Water Street, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-645-9292 or http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

July 14

Tuesday Tunes
Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of live music. This week’s performance by Of Shape and Sound
When: 5:00 PM—8:00 PM
Where: Flagpole Plaza, downtown Livermore
Cost: Free
More Information: 925-373-1795 or www.pleasantondowntown.net

July 15

Free Showing of Food, Inc.
Chipotle presents the documentary Food, Inc. The documentary is about where food comes from, and Chipotle’s goal of serving “food with integrity.”
When: 7:30 PM
Where: Elmwood 6, Berkeley
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.chipotle.com/#/flash/fwi_food-inc

The Crucible’s 9th Annual 2009 Fire Arts Festival
Each July The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival celebrates creativity through fire and light with a spectacular open-air exhibition of interactive fire art, performance and the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast.
When: 8:00 PM—11:59 PM
Where: Outdoors: In Oakland right off the West Grand Avenue exit, between the Oakland Army Base and the East Bay MUD Facility, at the corner of Wake Avenue and Engineer Road. Parking will be available as well and FREE shuttle service from West Oakland BART.
Cost: $25-$95
More Information: 510-444-0919 or http://www.thecrucible.org

July 16

Fleet City Lecture
Tommie Simpson, director of the Camp Parks History Center in Dublin, will speak on “Fleet City” which was comprised of three naval bases, Camp Shoemaker, U.S. Naval Hospital Shoemaker and Camp Parks.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton
Cost: $5 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers
More Information: 925-462-2766

The Crucible’s 9th Annual 2009 Fire Arts Festival
Each July The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival celebrates creativity through fire and light with a spectacular open-air exhibition of interactive fire art, performance and the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast.
When: 8:00 PM—11:59 PM
Where: Outdoors: In Oakland right off the West Grand Avenue exit, between the Oakland Army Base and the East Bay MUD Facility, at the corner of Wake Avenue and Engineer Road. Parking will be available as well and FREE shuttle service from West Oakland BART.
Cost: $25-$95
More Information: 510-444-0919 or http://www.thecrucible.org