The Celebrate Antioch Foundation will host its sixth annual Rivertown Peddlers Faire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 on Second and G streets in downtown Antioch.
The fair will feature more than 65 vendors selling an array of unique and eclectic items, including furniture; home decor; vintage and collectible items; handmade and repurposed items; art and handmade crafts; plants and succulents; clothing and jewelry; bath and body products; hair products and makeup; candles; gifts and so much more.
Live music will be performed by Horatio Monroe, and a food court will feature a handful of Rivertown restaurants and great local wine and beer. All this will be in the city’s fun, relaxed, family- and pet-friendly setting downtown. For more information, go to celebrateantioch.org/event/rivertown-peddlers-faire.
— Celebrate Antioch Foundation
Furry Friends’ Benefit Car Show downtown this Sept. 18
The Furry Friends’ Benefit Car Show will be held in historic downtown Antioch for a second year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18.
The family-friendly event will help raise money for the nonprofit Furry Friends Pet Relief. There will be lots of cars all through downtown Antioch streets. Food trucks also will be on hand, including Cousins Maine Lobster, Hella Mas, Betty’s Buns, Rita’s Italian Ice and Ike’s Grill, along with a makers market of vendors.
A pet costume contest will be held at noon to get everyone ready and in the spirit for Halloween season. Stay for the pinup contest that will be on the corner of Second and G streets starting at 1 p.m. Preregister your car online at carshowpro.com/event/1008. For more information about the event, visit furryfriendsfoodre.wix.com/hr4p.
— Furry Friends Pet Relief
Gran Fiesta at park Sept. 10 to celebrate Hispanic heritage
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will hosts Gran Fiesta, a celebration of Hispanic heritage, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Brentwood City Park. The event will feature live music, food and family fun. For details, visit brentwoodchamber.com or call Tony at 925-642-6038.
— Brentwood Chamber of Commerce
Theater to show award-winning ‘Good Boss’ for a week
The International Film Showcase brings the Spanish hit “The Good Boss” starring Javier Bardem to the screen in September. The film won 30 international awards and was nominated for additional 50. The film will play at the Napa Jarvis Conservatory on Sept. 17 and will run for a week at the Orinda Theatre starting Sept. 23.
“The Good Boss” takes place in and around the Básculas Blanco factory, where all things must be in balance at all times. After all, they manufacture scales of all shapes and sizes. There, the seemingly benevolent boss, Bardem’s Blanco, is preparing his workforce for an upcoming inspection by a group visiting local businesses to select one for a prestigious prize.
Tensions begin to mount, however, when recently fired employee Jose shows up with his two children and begins demanding his old job back. When Blanco’s management team refuses, the employee begins a one-man crusade to discredit Blanco and prevent him from winning the much-coveted award. For Orinda showtimes and more information, visit bayareane.ws/goodbossorinda online.
— International Film Showcase
Bay Area vocalist Carol to perform in free concert Sept. 10
Legendary Bay Area vocalist Faye Carol will return home to Pittsburg with a free concert in Pittsburg High School’s (PHS) Creative Arts Building at 7 p.m. Sept. 10.
Carol, a 1962 PHS graduate, will be joined by the PHS Marching Show Band, Miss Faye’s Bangin’ Black String Quartet, the all-star trio of Joe Warner, Dennis Chambers and Tarus Mateen and Oakland-based rapper Ryan Nicole for “Blues, Baroque & Bars.”
Carol is an inductee in the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame, the Oakland Blues Walk of Fame and received the city of Berkeley’s Lifetime Achievement Award as well as winning a variety of entertainment honors. She conducts music history shows for schools, including all three Pittsburg junior highs and PHS.
O’Neill’s ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’ to run Sept. 10-25
The Eugene O’Neill Foundation will host its 23rd Annual Festival Season featuring the play “A Moon for the Misbegotten” by Eugene O’Neill and directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes in the Tao House at 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville.
In “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” the last play O’Neill ever wrote, the playwright imagined the last days of his estranged brother Jim’s life. With great empathy and humor, he fantasized that Jim encountered the unique and powerful Josie Hogan, whose love, acceptance and sacrifice alleviated his brother’s suffering and allowed him to find a measure of peace at the end of his life.
O’Neill said the play helped him find forgiveness for his brother and a greater understanding of himself. “A Moon for the Misbegotten” will run Sept. 10-25, with tickets at $60 each. In addition to the headline play, a variety of community events are planned. For more information, visit eugeneoneill.org online.
— Eugene O’Neill Foundation
Blues legend Musselwhite to perform Sept. 17 at Bankhead
Charlie Musselwhite will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. A venerated legend of the blues, Musselwhite has been recording since the 1960s and has released nearly 40 albums. His new album is the critically acclaimed “Mississippi Son.” The Bankhead Theater is at 2400 First St., and tickets cost $50 to $80. For further information, visit livermorearts.org online or call 925-373-6800.
Musselwhite also will perform at Rancho Nicasio BBQs On The Lawn (1 Old Rancheria Road in Marin County’s town of Nicasio) at 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Tickets for that are $40 each. For more details, visit ranchonicasio.com or call 415-662-2219.
— Alligator Records
Submit area On Tap items to Judith Prieve at [email protected]