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Arts & Entertainment - September 7, 2012

Walk on the wild side

Museum hosting annual Western fundraiser

Gamblers, bandits, wild women -- the Museum on Main is taking a look back at the rowdier side of historic Pleasanton as its hosts its annual Wild West fundraiser, Brothels, Bar Rooms & Bandits, on Sept. 15.

The event features a return to Pleasanton of the 1890s when it was one of the most desperate towns in the West. Guests will rub shoulders with characters from yesteryear such as the well-known Sen. George Hearst, Phoebe Hearst, Wyatt Earp and Leland Stanford.

A barbecue dinner, live entertainment and beverage sipping will add to the fun, along with gaming tables sponsored by the Pleasanton Lion's Club. Live and silent auctions are also on tap.

"Western attire encouraged, but not the law," according to the organizers. "Over 21 only -- or we'll call the sheriff."

Cost is $45; those buying a table of eight tickets will receive $400 additional gambling dollars. Cash, credit cards, checks and gold nuggets are accepted.

Wild West fun