The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 31 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 31 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 31 update
Clockwise from Left: Visit the Concord Farmers market every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. The 10-piece band Houserockers will perform at Claytons Concerts in the Grove on Aug. 13. Pitsburg Theater’s Steel Magnolias stars Rachel McElroy, Kim Saunders, Sandy Wright, Tina Smith, Sophia Amador, Juhandrn Dessames (Photo by Sara Layva)

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (July 31, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole family.

We update the Pioneer Calendar page every week so check back often to find out what’s going on near you.

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In the Community

Concord National Night Out. Join the Concord Police Department’s K-9 and patrol units, plus children’s activities and a resource fair, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 2, Library, 2900 Salvio St., Concord. For more information, visit

Pleasant Hill National Night Out. K-9 demonstration, tours of police car, firetruck and ambulance, BBQ and kids’ activities with the Pleasant Hill Police Department, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 2 on the lawn at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. For more information, call 925-288-4630 or visit

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.

Community Concerts

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

Veranda Unplugged Series. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26, Pavilion Fountain Park, 2001 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Aug. 3: Jinx Jones (part of the Concord Jazz Festival). Aug. 10: Three New Frantics. Aug. 17: Jim Funk. Aug. 24: Sweet Tooth. For details, visit

Music & Market. Music along with the Farmers Market, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. 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

Sunset by the Lake Concerts. 6-8 p.m. every other Sunday at the lake by Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. 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. Aug.13: The Houserockers. Aug. 27: The Sun Kings. Sept. 10: East Bay Mudd. Visit for more information.

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

The Arts

“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

Diablo Women’s Chorale Auditions. Open to all female voice parts, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 15. To make an appointment, contact Nancy Hickman at 925-899-5050 or For more on the group, 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

“Steel Magnolias.” This heartwarming yet bittersweet play is part of Pittsburg Theatre Company’s Black Box Series, Sept. 16-25, Steeltown Coffee & Tea, 695 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. For tickets, visit