The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 17 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 17 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 17 update
Clockwise from Left: Fiddler on the Roof now playing at DVC Performing Arts Center. Make your reservations now for the Monument Impact Gala “Stronger Together” on Sept. 8, 2022. Pleasant Hill’s summer concert series has The Cheeseballs performing July 21.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (July 17, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole family.

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In the community

Pleasant Hill Library Grand Opening. Includes ribbon-cutting, crafts, creek tours, music and storytime. 10 a.m.-noon July 30, 2 Monticello Ave., Pleasant Hill.

Monument Impact Gala. With the theme “Stronger Together,” the keynote speaker is Diana Otero, senior director of special projects for the Latino Community Foundation, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8, Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Purchase tickets at

Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays year-round and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord.

For Your Health

Caregiver Classes: Sponsored by Hope Hospice, free via Zoom. “Signs of Dementia Vs. Normal Aging,” 10 a.m. Aug. 11. “Dementia Basics,” 10 a.m. Sept. 8. “End-of-Life Legal and Financial Issues,” 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Register at Call 925-829-8770 for more information.


Tuesday Night Blues. Family-friendly lineup plus food vendors, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays in July, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. July 19: Terry Hanck. July 26: Annie Sampson. For music details, visit

Music & Market. Music along with the Farmers Market, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. July 21: Local Bands Night. July 28: David Martin’s House Party. Aug. 4: Carlos Reyes. Aug. 11: The KillBillies and Quattro. Aug. 18: Matchbox Twenty Too. Aug. 25: Zepparella. Sept 1: Local Bands Night. Sept. 8: Fast Times. Sept. 15: Steve Snyder’s Big Band. Sept. 22: Midnight Sun. Sept. 29: House of Floyd. For music details, visit

Summer Concert Series. Concerts 7-9 p.m. in the plaza at the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center, 105 Crescent Dr. July 21: the Cheeseballs. Aug. 18: Andre Thierry. Sept. 15: Fleetwood Mask. For details, visit

Sunset by the Lake Concerts. 6-8 p.m. every other Sunday at the lake by Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. July 24: East Bay Mudd. Aug. 7: Cut Loose. Aug. 21: The Landbirds. Sept. 4: The Big Jangle. For details, visit and click on “Festivals and Events.”

Concerts in The Grove. 6-8:30 p.m. every other Saturday through Sept. 10, downtown Clayton. Reserve a spot with chairs or blankets starting at 4 p.m. Free but donations welcome. July 30: Mixed Nuts. Aug.13: The Houserockers. Aug. 27: The Sun Kings. Sept. 10: East Bay Mudd. Visit for more information.

Concord Jazz Festival. Jinx Jones, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 3, the Veranda, free. Carlos Reyes, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 4, Todos Santos Plaza, free. Glib Rig, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5, Concord Tap House, 3513 Clayton Road, free. Jazz in the Park with Chaz Gunter and Howard Wiley, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 6, Todos Santos Plaza, free. Java & Jazz with Stratify and KJ Focus, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 7, Concord Museum and Event Center, 1928 Clayton Road, $15. For details, visit

The arts

“Fiddler on the Roof.” STARS 2000 marks its final performance with the popular musical, through July 31, Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. For tickets, call 925-324-7359 or go to

“Nosotros.” The residents of Wellington Gardens fight to stay in their apartments and discover their true collective power. Presented by the H.O.M.E.S. art project and Monument Impact, in partnership with director Nick Garcia from Los Medanos Community College, 2 and 5:30 p.m. July 23, Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St., Antioch. Free but donations welcome. For details, call or text 925-400-7943.

“ThoughtScapes.” Abstract paintings by Paula Boas, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Aug. 6, Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For details, call 925-935-4311 or visit

“The Re-Education of Fernando Morales.” A family sends away a young man to “fix him” from being gay, 8 p.m. Aug. 20, Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. Includes a talkback with the cast and creative team. Call 925-283-1557 or go to