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On StageSunset Soiree
Join for music, dance and fellowship under the setting sun, from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 in front of the Bankhead Theater! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a performance by the Livermore School of Dance Jazz, with music entertainment by the Garage Band Academy and Dj and sound by Matticus. To make this event extra special, please wear orange, red or yellow clothes. Bring your own picnic dinner or order a pre-packaged dinner from Uncle Yu’s at the Vine for $7 by going to www.livermoredance.com. No dinners will be sold at the event. Bring your own beverages. Free admission! Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
On StageThe Pirates of Penzance
Let out a lusty "Aaaargh" for one of the most popular comic operas of all time. A beloved tale of tenderhearted pirates, bumbling British bobbies, a Major-General well-versed in everything but military matters, and his bevy of beautiful daughters. The show runs at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $25-$47. Call 373-6800 or go to lamplighters.org/season/season.html. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
On StageO'Neill Festival Sneak Peek Preview
Get the inside scoop from the directors, actors and designers who will bring these classics to life: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams (Sept. 5-20, Village Theatre, Danville), and "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O’Neill (Sept. 19-28, Old Barn at Tao House, Danville). Join the sneak peak of the O'Neill Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Pleasanton Library. Go to www.eugeneoneill.org. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
See Verdi's "Rigoletto," a social commentary on a corrupt and abusive nobility, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $39-$84. Call 230-8385 or go to http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/seasons/2014/rigoletto.php. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.