The Pioneer Calendar of events and activities for November 2021

The Pioneer Calendar of events and activities for November 2021

The Pioneer Calendar of events and activities for November 2021
Clockwise from Left: Black Diamond Ballet’s Nutcracker; Hospice Tree of Lights; Death Trap at Pittsburg Community Theatre; and a Gift and Craft Fair at Concord Senior Center.

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Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza.


Bay Area native Alexi Kenney returns in person to perform Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons.

“Everybody,” Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ riff on the 15th century morality play “Everyman.” Presented by the St. Mary’s College Performing Arts Department. Nov. 3-7, outdoors in the Redwood Grove on Gael Way, Moraga. Pre-recorded streaming on Nov. 14. $8-$15. 925-631-4670 or

“Four Seasons,” with the California Symphony featuring Bay Area virtuoso Alexi Kenney. Nov. 6-7, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$74. or 925-943-7469.

“All Together Now,” with songs by classic and contemporary Broadway composers and lyricists performed by Pinole Community Players and Pittsburg Community Theatre performers. 8 p.m. Nov. 12 and 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Steeltown Coffee & Tea, 695 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. 925-439-PLAY or

“Deathtrap,” mayhem and murder by Pittsburg Community Theatre. Nov. 13-21, Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $20-$24. or 925-439-PLAY.

“The Nutcracker Suite,” a new full-length production by Diablo Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Meet the dancers at a post-performance reception at Massimo’s. A virtual option will be available for streaming Dec. 3-12. Early bird pricing through Oct. 13. 925-943-SHOW, or

“Nutcracker,” a holiday classic by Black Diamond Ballet. Dec. 10-12, El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. 2nd St., Antioch. $20-$35. 925-757-9500.


Halloween Con
For fans of everything pop culture, the Tri-Valley Halloween Con in Dublin, CA.

Zumbathon, a Halloween-themed Zumba party sponsored by the Monument Moves Program. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30, Ellis Lake Park, 1760 Clayton Road, Concord. Visit

Tri-Valley Halloween Con, celebrating everything pop culture with toys, apparel, new and vintage collectibles, art, anime, comics, Legos and more. A free, family-friendly Halloween Cosplay Costume Contest is open to all attendees, with cash prizes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31, Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin. Advance tickets at; $2 Toy Buck included. Kids under 10 free.

*UPDATED: Hospice Tree of Lights. Honor the memory of loved ones by dedicating a light. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Gregory Lane near Cleaveland Road, Pleasant Hill. 5 p.m. Nov. 29, John Muir Medical Center parking lot, East Street and Almond Avenue, Concord.

Gift and Craft Fair, sponsored by the Concord Parks & Recreation Department. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 4, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free admission. $25 for vendor tables. Details at


Teacher Job Fair
Contra Costa County is looking for substitute teachers.

Climate Change and Militarism Webinar, sponsored by the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center and Veterans for Peace. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, via Zoom. Register at

Contra Costa County Office of Education Job Fair. Learn about becoming a substitute teacher as well as other school-based positions. 10 a.m. Nov. 6, Stewart Building, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill. For details, visit

Mt. Diablo Branch California Writers Club, featuring Ally Machate discussing “Polishing Your Work for Publication.” 11 a.m. Nov. 13, Zio Fraedo’s restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. $25 members; $35 guests. Or via Zoom for $10 members; $15 guests. Register at