Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? We're here to help with Patch's top five Tri-Valley picks.
Hear a Tom Petty tribute band in Danville, grab some bargain summer reads at a library book sale in San Ramon, catch the new Sound of Music production in Livermore, watch a free Shakespeare play in the park in Pleasanton and enjoy a free concert in San Ramon's Central Park.
Where/When: Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the in Danville
Why Go: Start your weekend off right with a free family-friendly concert at the Blackhawk Plaza, where the Bay Area band Petty Theft performs everything from Tom Petty's revered classics to his most current hits.
Where/When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the in Livermore.
Why Go: The beloved musical opens this weekend in Livermore, where you can hear "Do-Re-Mi," "My Favorite Things" and other favorite songs The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre production starts Friday and runs through August 7. Click here for a cast list.
Price: $27.50 - $37.50 depending on age. Order tickets online.
Where/When: Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at in Pleasanton
Why Go: Bring your blankets and picnic dinners for a free park production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, an inventive fairytale that captivates audiences with forbidden love, mistaken identities and even magic potion.
Where/When: Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Need a good book to take on your summer vacation? Head to San Ramon's used book sale this weekend and get great deals for summertime reading for your whole family. Children's books cost just 50 cents each.
Price: Books range from 50 cents to $2.
Where/When: Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at in San Ramon
Why Go: Bring your picnic dinners and blankets to Central Park, where you can kick back and relax or dance in the grass as the band Divas of the Decades plays music made popular by such female vocalists as Joan Jett, Madonna, Linda Ronstadt, Blondie and more.
Want more? Browse Patch’s events calendar, which we update with community events ranging from family-friendly fairs to adult-only comedy nights.
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