Events

Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair in San Francisco on Jan 21st – 22nd


Photo by Flickr user backpackphotography
Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair:

Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway; Washington, Jackson & Pacific between Stockton & Kearny
Saturday, January 21st – Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Free

The Chinese New Year Flower Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and other new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year. Delight in performances of traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers and opera as you take in the beautiful fragrances of spring.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Are you going to Watch the Inauguration Today?

The Trump presidential inauguration is happening right now in Washington D.C. Check out this Vox article to see the complete schedule. Earlier this week we learned that a Women’s March will be taking place on Jan 21st in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and other cities.

Are you planning on watching the inauguration festivities? Will you be marching on Saturday?

Events

Peace, Love, Mozart & Beethoven at Lesher Center on Jan 22nd in Walnut Creek


Peace, Love, Mozart & Beethoven:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
4:00pm | $57 – $87

Never-before performed by the California Symphony in our 30-year history, the orchestra takes on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. Plus, Austrian-Romanian pianist Maria Radutu moves her fingers faster than you can say “Mozart!” in his Piano Concerto No. 23. This special program opens with Christopher Theofanidis’ Peace Love Light YOUMEONE, which was commissioned by the California Symphony in 1995 before the composer came to be known as one of the greatest composers alive today; he liked the work so much, he later repurposed it to be a part of a much larger work he wrote, called Visions and Miracles.

Theofanidis—Peace Love Light YOUMEONE
Composer-in-Residence 1994-1996

Mozart—Piano Concerto No. 23, K.488
Maria Radutu, piano

Beethoven—Symphony No. 4

Shopping

Popup Alert – Kristi Yamaguchi’s Tsuya Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1521 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

A new activewear popup boutique popup featuring figure skating gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi’s brand, Tsuya, recently opened where Tommy Bahama used to be in downtown Walnut Creek. They plan on staying open at this location through the end of January and possibly February with everything 25% off in-store. Check out their website here.

From a press release:

Yamaguchi launched this clothing line, Tsuya, (pronounced Tsoo-ya) in 2012, to deliver the style that fits every part of your active life. Tsuya offers modern designs, on-trend colors and sophisticated style, plus ultra comfortable fabrics.

Tsuya is a product with a purpose. A portion of the proceeds from all sales goes to the Always Dream Foundation (AlwaysDream.org), which inspires underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy.

Tsuya will offer additional discounts in-store only.

Events

Join Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes for 4 Mile Run in Lafayette on Feb 10th


Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, February 10th, 2017
5:30pm | $15

New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes discusses his new book, The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run that Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace Karnazes weaves together three stories – his own Greek ancestry, the history of the world’s first marathon, and his personal experience running this monumental route.

Optional 4 mile Run with Dean Karnazes: Ticket holders are invited to join Dean and A Runner’s Mind on a 4 mile run prior to the program. Runners must purchase a ticket to participate. Details will be emailed to participants on February 8, start time is 5:30pm.

Shopping

Amazon Books Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Goodbye Barnes & Noble, hello Amazon Books! Thanks to a reader for pointing out that according to the latest permit information Amazon Books is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, possibly where Go! Calendars – Games – Toys used to be. It’s ironic how Amazon caused so many physical bookstores to close, with Barnes & Noble closing around the corner last year; and now Amazon is the one opening a brick and mortar store. As an Amazon Prime member I look forward to checking this store out!

From the Amazon Books page:

As a physical extension of Amazon.com, Amazon Books integrates the benefits of offline and online shopping to help you find books and devices you’ll love. We select books based on Amazon.com customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and our curators’ assessments. We place books face-out on the shelves, so each can communicate its own essence. Under each book is a review card with the Amazon.com customer rating and a review. Most have been rated 4 stars or above and many are award winners.
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Amazon Books is a store without walls – there are thousands of books available in store and millions more available at Amazon.com. Walk out of the store with a book or device; lighten your load and buy it online (Prime customers, of course, won’t pay for shipping); download a book for your Kindle; or add a product to your Amazon Wish List, so someone else can buy it.
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Devices in our Echo, Kindle, Fire tablet, and Fire TV families are available to test drive and buy. Associates are on hand to answer questions and show each device in action.
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Prices on all items for Amazon Prime members are the same as from Amazon.com. For customers who aren’t Prime members, Amazon devices are the same price as from Amazon.com; books and other items are sold at list price.

Events

Women’s March on Jan 21st in Downtown Walnut Creek


Women’s March:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
10:30am – 1:00pm | Free

Join us in Walnut Creek for the Women’s March on January 21st. The Women’s March on January 21st is a national movement for women, men, and children who stand for human rights, civil liberties, diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. We march to support and inspire each other and the nation to celebrate, honor and protect our diversity, freedom and human rights. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. This is a non-partisan march. We welcome all people to join us as we unite locally and nationally, on January 21, 2017, to stand together in justice, respect and inclusion for all. This is only the beginningƒ! We will unite locally with the main march in DC and sister marches in every state and major metropolitan area across our great country to stand together for justice, tolerance and inclusion for all.