Art of Mixology Cocktail Competition:
Orinda Theatre Square
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
4:30pm – 7:00pm | $45
There will be 16 East Bay bars and professional bartenders competing in the first annual Art of Mixologycraft cocktail competition and tasting happening on October 25 at Orinda Theatre Square. The fundraiser, held from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, will support arts programs throughout Lamorinda. Bars from the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Orinda, Lafayette and Walnut Creek will be crafting their tastiest cocktails in the hopes of earning cash, trophies and the claim to Mixologist of the Year.
Participating bars include: Oakland’s Flora Restaurant, Forge, Hutch Cocktails and Oysters, Lungomare and Toast Kitchen + Bar; Lafayette’s The Cooperage American Grille, Metro Lafayette, Roundup Saloon and Yankee Pier; Orinda’s Barbacoa, Casa Orinda and Table 24; Walnut Creek’s Corners Tavern and Walnut Creek Yacht Club; Revival Bar + Kitchen in Berkeley; and Honor Kitchen & Cocktails in Emeryville. The complete list of participating bars and bartenders can be seen at http://OrindaArts.org/Mixology/Bartenders.
Thanks to a reader for sending an artistic fencing wrap in downtown Walnut Creek across from the Century movie theater. Check out the Utility Box of the Day post for more downtown artwork.
50 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
The Art Room in downtown Lafayette is sporting new signage which looks great, as expected for a place that offers art classes! They offer kid, teen and adult classes. Check out their fall classes here.
Trick or Treat in Downtown Walnut Creek:
Downtown Walnut Creek
Friday, October 24th, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Free
Calling all goblins, superheroes, princesses & witches!
You’re invited to creep through downtown collecting Halloween treats from participating businesses! WCD encourages participants to be eco-friendly…
Participants- please bring your own favorite candy bag!
*Starting location will be at…*
Lesher Center for the Arts
(1601 Civic Drive.)
Begin your afternoon of fun at the Lesher Center for the Arts to pick up a map of participating businesses between 2pm-4:30pm. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
Convenient parking available at the following city parking garages:
1625 Locust St. (next door to the Lesher Center)
1350 Locust St. (between Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Cypress St.)
Metered Parking throughout Downtown Walnut Creek
We look forward to welcoming you to this whimsical & ghoulish event!
1833 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
The Vietnamese restaurant Kevin’s Noodle House that has been undergoing remodeling the past few months in the Park ‘N’ Shop center is reopening this Saturday, October 25th. “Free coffee/soda with any rice or noodle dish through 11-01-14″. Check out their menu here.
Willows Shopping Center, Concord
Back in September we learned that ULTA Beauty was expecting to open by November in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord and they have now opened.
Speed Dating at Walnut Creek Library (Horror Edition):
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N Broadway, Walnut Creek
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
6:30pm | Free
Just in time for Halloween–share the horror of dating while optimistically searching for your next date. Singles in their 20’s-40’s are invited to the Walnut Creek Library on Thursday, October 23rd for another round of Literary Speed Dating.
The event is free and aimed at adults in their 20’s through 40’s. Participants are asked to come ready to tell a condensed version of their favorite horror story– could be a book or a movie that gives you the willies OR a tale of your worst date ever. Each participant will be given a number as their identification upon sign-in on the evening of the event. Each date will last approximately 5 minutes before participants rotate to the next person. Who knows? Your next BEST date could be waiting for you!
3545 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
All-You-Can-Eat Scoops for LPIE at Smitten Lafayette:
Help Smitten Ice Cream be a great neighbor and come enjoy all the scoops your stomach can handle! (Just make sure to bring your elastic-waist pants…)
On Wednesday, October 22nd from 2-5pm, the Brrristas at Smitten Ice Cream – Lafayette will be serving up scoops to support Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE). LPIE is a community-based education foundation run by parent volunteers working to enhance and expand the educational opportunities for students in Lafayette’s six public schools.
Tickets* = $5 for unlimited scoops of all flavors. Alll profits go directly to LPIE.
*One per ice cream eater, big or small. Valid 10/22/2014 at Lafayette shop ONLY.
1665 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Bonjour Bakery & Cafe is “coming soon” to the Park ‘N’ Shop center in Concord on Willow Pass Rd. Stay tuned…