John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons:
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
Friday, July 1st – Sunday, August 14th, 2016
$35 – $60
John Leguizamo’s up close and personal solo shows about growing up in Queens and climbing to the top of the Hollywood ladder have earned him scores of fans and accolades – and Emmy and Obie Awards. In Latin History for Morons, the outrageous, multifaceted performer attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country. From a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the Revolutionary and Civil War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style.
3590 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Last December we learned that the liquor store BevMo!, featuring, “fine wines, premium spirits and craft beers” would probably be coming to downtown Lafayette and as you can see they will be “opening soon”. According to Diablo Dish they will be opening on July 28th.
With summer well under way I’m wondering what books are on people’s reading list this summer. What are you most looking to read?
Beyond The Shower Bucket: Water-Smart Living:
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | $20
Learn about low flow fixtures and appliances, tankless water heaters, greywater systems, rain catchment methods, drip irrigation, lawn replacement, and more!
The drought is still present, despite recent El Nino rains. Discover many different simple options for household water conservation. Greywater landscape design expert Joseah Rosales discusses how to get the biggest bang for your buck and the details surrounding different conservation methods. Learn concrete actions you can take as a responsible homeowner to maximize your water conservation efforts, taking cost and aesthetics into consideration.
1539 Locust St, Walnut Creek
We learned way back in February that Piedmont-based Mr. Green Bubble would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek in between Orangetheory Fitness and Buon Vino, where Second to None Consignment store used to be and now the Coming Soon signage is up. Has anyone tried one of their other locations? What is your favorite flavor?
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
It seems like just yesterday but the stationery store Papyrus closed almost two years ago in downtown Walnut Creek and they are finally coming to the backside of Broadway Plaza near Nordstrom.
Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center
A couple of weeks ago we learned about a new organic fast food joint called The Organic Coup, featuring organic chicken dishes, would be opening in the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center and they have now opened. Check out their menu after the jump. They also offer bags of organic kettle popcorn at a reasonable $2. A big sign in front of the cash register notes, “No Cash, No Tips”.
More photos including menu after the jump…
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Victoria’s Secret has relocated to a new spot within Broadway Plaza on the backside near Macy’s. PINK, their college-focused shop opened next door. As you can see in the photo below, they also have a window display on the garage side driving on S. Broadway, although there is no entrance from that side.