The Art Room Relocates within Downtown Lafayette

91 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette

It’s been a couple of months since The Art Room relocated a few paces from their prime Lafayette Circle spot to another great location next to the Lamorinda Music parking lot in a can’t miss aquamarine blue painted house/studio. Check out their website here to see their class and workshop schedule for both kids and adults.



Catfish Keith Playing at Mighty Fine Guitars on Jan 30th in Lafayette


Catfish Keith:

Big Room Theater at Mighty Fine Guitars
81 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Saturday, January 30, 2016
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM | $15 – $20

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer CATFISH KEITH will be appearing live in concert at Stevie Coyle’s destination music shop, MIGHTY FINE GUITARS.

Catfish will play his unique style of foot-stomping, deep downhome delta blues and roots music, sliding on his National steel and acoustic guitars.


A Runner’s Mind Opening this April in Downtown Lafayette

Park Plaza, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word that A Runner’s Mind is opening a new location at the new Park Plaza redevelopment in downtown Lafayette. With locations in Burlingame and San Francisco, they plan on opening April 1st and, drum roll please… they are planning on adding a half marathon distance to the Lafayette Reservoir Run held annually at the end of October as well introduce two additional races among other events. This is great news for runners in the Lamorinda and East Bay area. Check out their Facebook page for updates here and learn more about the company here.

From the owner:

As for Lafayette once we open, we plan on having weekly run groups, professionally coached training programs for all types of runners, various free shoe demos and educational clinics for the public to attend,etc.  We will also be putting on two new races in town, as well as adding an additional distance to the current Reservoir Run in Lafayette.  We plan to have a once-a-month event called the Cow Pie Climb involving runners racing/running/climbing/slipping up a hill in Lafayette where many cows roam openly.  The event will be followed by raffles, drinks (beer as well), snack, prizes, etc.


Preview of RÊVE Bistro in Lafayette – Opening Jan 26th

960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette

Back in December we learned that RÊVE Bistro, a new French bistro would be opening this month in Lafayette, and I was able to get a preview of the inside before it officially opens next Tuesday, January 26th. As you can see on the outside they changed the Eiffel Tower window covering with one that uses all 16 panels in front: “A little Paris in the hood.”

The inside is cozy with a warm, casual ambiance that suits the French comfort food that will be offered, such as “authentic French onion soup, steamed mussels, steak frites, cassoulets and fricassées”. Check out the seasonal dinner menu here and drinks menu here. They will be open Tuesday – Thursday from 5:30pm – 9:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm – 10pm. Find out about the 5-star chef Paul Magu here (scroll down a bit). I look forward to trying this place out!


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Sweet Thursday Welcomes Karen Lynch, Author of ‘Good Cop, Bad Daughter’ at Lafayette Library on Jan 21st in Lafayette

Sweet Thursday Welcomes Karen Lynch, Author of ‘Good Cop, Bad Daughter’:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, January 21, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Free

Recounting the story of San Francisco’s first women cops, she reflects on life with her bi-polar mother, and comes to realize her chaotic past unwittingly provided the perfect foundation for her chosen career. As she finds family and acceptance in a men’s club that never wanted her as a member, she fears she will one day face her mother, not as a daughter but as an arresting officer.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.


Fieldwork Brewing Meet-and-Greet-and-Eat at Pizza Antica on Jan 23rd in Lafayette

Fieldwork Brewing Meet-and-Greet-and-Eat:

Pizza Antica
3600 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, January 23, 2016
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

At this meet-and-greet affair, enjoy casual conversation with brewers Barry Braden and Alex Tweet, while sipping some of their small-batch brews and pigging out on a porchetta sandwich. We will be featuring a rotating selection of Fieldwork’s beers throughout SF Beer Week.


First Draft Improv Play at Synergy Theater in Lafayette on Jan 16th


First Draft Improv Play:

Synergy Theater
81 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
8:00pm | $10

Playwright Jackson Gravel needs your help. His new play is due tomorrow and he hasn’t even started it yet. So, come on down to Jackson’s pad and help him out with your incredible suggestions for strange locations, surprising characters, shocking lines of dialogue, unexpected twists in the plot, and big, surprise ending that will have the audience leaping to their feet and begging for more. It’s a completely improvised two-act play, completely at the mercy of your suggestions!