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Art & Wine Intertwined

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Art and Wine Intertwined

Art & Wine Intertwined

Welcomes the community to the Bankhead Theater and supports LVPAC’s goal to build awareness and share the visual and performing arts.

Enjoy light snacks and wine tasting for only $2 each taste or three for $5.

Event includes The Golden Decade book signing by Ken Ball and Victoria Whyte Ball.

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Vaisakhi Festival

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Come and celebrate Sikh and Punjabi culture at Vaisakhi Festival. This free event promises a packed line-up of entertainment. Highlights include Bhangra Gidda, Dhol, arts, food, stalls and children’s activities.

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NASA Space Exploration Keynote Speaker and Coordinated Drone Display

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Called “the Indiana Jones of NASA,” astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay of NASA’s Ames Research Center will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Livermore Innovation Fair, “By Earth, By Water, By Air.” A joint project led by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore Valley Education Foundation, tech-focused non-profit iGate, and Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, the fair will be held April 8, 2017 at the Bankhead Theater. The free event has been developed to spark interest and reinforce connections between the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) disciplines for K-12 students and their families.

The opening ceremony for the Innovation Fair will take place at 11:00 a.m. with the raising of the American flag by drones coordinated by Pilot William Robinson, assisted by two other pilots. The flag will be raised into the air by four DJI drones as the national anthem is sung by the Cantabella Children’s Choir. Following the pledge of allegiance, Assembly women Catherine Baker, members of Congressman Eric Swalwell’s office, and the Livermore City Council will welcome attendees.

The family-friendly event will feature hands-on experiences, scientific displays, visual art, and technology experiments for all ages inside and outside the Bankhead, as well as live music performances on the plaza. “By Earth, By Water, By Air” has been generously funded in part by key sponsors: Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC, Lam Research, and Topcon Positioning Systems.

As a scientist at NASA, Dr. McKay ventures to some of Earth’s most extreme environments searching for the closest facsimiles he can find to Mars and other distant outposts. His mission is to learn how life might exist beyond our planet. At the Innovation Fair, he will talk about the search for a second genesis of life in our solar system, where we might find it, and how different it will be from life as we know it. He will also talk about the evolution of the solar system and plans for future Mars missions, including human exploration. Dr. McKay’s presentation will begin at 12:00 noon inside the Bankhead Theater. Admission is free.

Livermore Innovation Fair

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The first ever Livermore Innovation Fair is a joint project led by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC), Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF), local tech-focused non-profit iGate and Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Titled “By Earth, By Water, By Air,” the free event has been designed to energize Livermore students’ connection with the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) disciplines. The event will be held on the Bankhead Theater plaza at 2400 First Street from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the generous support of key sponsors, Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC, Topcon Positioning Systems, Lam Research, Devoxx4KidsUSA and Westcon.

The fair’s theme, “By Earth, By Water, By Air,” links the five STEAM disciplines and will be expressed in scientific displays, visual art, and technology experiments. The family-friendly event has been designed as equal parts science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show and community carnival. Throughout the Innovation Fair, hands-on experiences for all ages will be offered in rocketry, robotics, 3D printing, tele presence, drones, remotely operated vehicles (ROV), wood shop, virtual reality and more.

More than 12,500 students in the Livermore school district, spanning every grade from K-12, have been invited as well as their families, friends and other community members. The event is a unique opportunity to pull together these innovations in a single venue to reach a broad audience.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center offers wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. In addition to welcoming diverse artists from every musical genre, theater, comedy and dance through its LVPAC Presents series, the Bankhead Theater, together with the Bothwell Arts Center, serves as home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors.

LVPAC’s Education Program Manager Kiran Guleria, who also serves on the board of LVEF, has been involved in planning the event since it was first conceived last year and is excited to see it come together. “Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to see how STEAM developments interconnect in our world,” said Guleria. “These innovations will play a role in every aspect of our lives, impacting fields as diverse as manufacturing, medicine, product design, and entertainment.” The displays and presentations are scaled so attendees of all ages can interact and learn. “I hope that everyone will experience a sense of wonder and excitement as they explore the latest innovations,” she added.

Livermore has a long history of science and technology, rooted for decades in the work of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories. The Tri-Valley area is now increasingly becoming a hub for the next generation of research labs, start-ups and corporations. LVPAC, LVEF, LVJUSD and iGate hope to make the Innovation Fair an annual event, sharing with young people and the entire community how the latest STEAM developments will impact their future.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center offers wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. In addition to welcoming diverse artists from every musical genre, theater, comedy and dance through its LVPAC Presents series, the Bankhead Theater, together with the Bothwell Arts Center, serves as home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors. Visit: lvpac.org

Livermore Valley Education Foundation is dedicated to addressing contemporary funding challenges in Livermore public education. They provide a central community resource focused on sustaining excellence in education for all students across the city of Livermore, supporting programs for children, teens and teachers through donations, school block grants, matching grants, scholarships, teacher awards and more. Visit: livermorevalleyeducationfound.wordpress.com

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District serves more than 12,500 students throughout Livermore with eight elementary schools, two K-8 schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools and two alternative schools. Visit: livermoreschools.com

iGate is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a thriving startup community in the Tri-Valley. The Switch is an incubator and co-working shared space for startups, entrepreneurs and creatives located on Second Street in downtown Livermore. iGate also produces the NextTech Speaker Series which connects Bay Area founders, investors, executives and technology developers with the life sciences community in the East Bay. Visit: igateihub.org

Building Biologically Inspired Nano-Bots

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This presentation will discuss the use of both synthetic and molecular biology approaches to produce small nano-machines, termed nano-bots, with defined and measurable characteristics. The main building blocks for these nano-bots are based on nano-lipo-protein particles (NLPs).

Saturday 11:15am

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