2017 El Cerrito Arts Month

October is National Arts and Humanities Month

 The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission encourages everyone to celebrate and promote the arts and culture! Participate, patronize and support the arts and humanities in El Cerrito.

CENTENNIAL Arts Month Celebration

Saturday, October 21 from 2pm to 5pm


El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito)  Free!

To celebrate Arts Month and the City's centennial, the Arts & Culture Commission is planning a special event to take you on a journey through El Cerrito’s history! The event will include performances by:

All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. For more details, contact staff Suzanne Iarla at 510-215-4318.

Other 2017 ARTS Month Events


contra costa civic theatre: cabaret

September 22 - October 22
Shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets: ccct.org/cabaret


National theatre live 2017 fall 3-play season

Presented by Rialto Cinemas Cerrito
The 3-play season begins in October with Yerma, Simon Stone's inspired re-working of Federico Garcia Lorca. The season also includes Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephan Sondheim, in November and December; and the comedy Young Marx in December and January.


Information: rialtocinemas.com



live music at off the grid market


Wednesday evenings - October 4, 11, 18, 25
Information: offthegridsf.com



El Cerrito Art Association Annual Show and Sale

Held October 6-8 at the El Cerrito Community Center
Information: elcerritoart.org


One City, One Book


One City, One Book is an enriching nationwide program which encourages reading and discussion within a community. The selected book is a collection of short stories, Deceit and Other Possibilities, by local author Vanessa Hua.

Pick up a copy now and read it at your own pace, then join fellow readers at a group discussion on October 10, and meet the author on October 24 for a reading, book signing, and discussion. Both events will be at 6:30 pm at the El Cerrito Library. For more information and a list of where you can pick up a free copy, visit http://guides.ccclib.org/onebook/elcerrito2017

El Cerrito Free Folk Festival


Saturday, October 28 from Noon to 9PM


The Arts and Culture Commission is proud to co-sponsor this all-day festival presented by the San Francisco Folk Music Club. The festival offers two stages of music performances, music and dance workshops, a family program and spaces for spontaneous jams. Join us to listen, learn, play and enjoy performances and workshops from world-renowned and local musicians alike. Visit elcerritofolkfest.org for more details.

More to Come!

2008 logo by Lisa Greenstein
Check back later as we add additional exciting art shows and performances happening in El Cerrito!

If you are hosting an arts event, performance or exhibit in El Cerrito in October 2017 and would like to be included on this list, please contact Suzanne Iarla, Assistant to the City Manager, at 510-215-4318. Thank you!