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Events

Staged Reading of Latent Image at Town Hall Theatre Company in Lafayette on Aug. 30th

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Staged Reading of Latent Image:

Town Hall Theatre Company
3535 School St, Lafayette
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
2:00pm | Free (suggested $10-$15)

Town Hall Theatre presents a staged reading of
Latent Image
a new play by David Wilcox
directed by Michael French
a fundraiser for Town Hall Education

Reflecting the culture wars of our time with humor and irony, Latent Image exposes the absurdities of language that inhibit communication between warring factions.

Having lost his parents and his wife, Tommy Tremaine feels abandonded and longs for reconnection with his twin sister Dinah after years of estrangement.  In trying to maneuver through the emotional baggage that bedevils them, Tommy discovers to his horror that while he was able to cast off the religion of this youth, it’s not so easy to shed the shame that the religion had fostered in him.

Salons

Lace & Bustle Bridal Opening Late August in Lafayette

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Photo courtesy Lace & Bustle
3569 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Back in June we learned that a new bridal salon called Lace & Bustle would be coming to the Clocktower in downtown Lafayette and the signage is now up and is expected to open in late August. Check out their latest updates on their Facebook page here.

From the owner:

A sweet, intimate bridal boutique nestled in Lafayette, California with a lovely curated collection of bridal gowns, vintage, and designer jewelry. We are dedicated to making the tradition of shopping for your dress as beautiful as the dress itself!

Events

Sustainable Lafayette Summer Film Series: Just Eat It at Lafayette Library on July 28th

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Sustainable Lafayette Summer Film Series: Just Eat It:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm | $10 (donation)

How could Americans possibly be throwing away nearly 50% of our food? Filmmakers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste in ‘Just Eat It.’ After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of food being tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on throwaway foods.

$10 donation requested at door; $5 students. Free refreshments served! No reservation required.

Salons

Wax A Peel Salon Opens in Downtown Lafayette

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3579 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

The skin care and waxing salon Wax A Peel has relocated from Pleasant Hill to downtown Lafayette behind Patxi’s Pizza in the Lafayette Clocktower. Check out the services they offer on their website here.

From their Facebook page:

Wax A Peel specializes in facial and body waxing as well as facial peels. We use nothing, but hard wax (stripless wax) for all the sensitive areas such as your bikini, underarms, and facial waxing. All bikini and Brazilian wax’s we offer you numbing spray and a glass of champagne or wine to help put you at ease. If your looking for fast and thorough Wax A Peel is your place! The skin care sold and used to perform the fabulous skin changing facials is Image Skincare. Image is a member of safe cosmetics and is featured in the International Emmy Awards. Image’s philosophy is to use superior and active ingredients to achieve outstanding results.

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Restaurants

Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen and Coffee Bar Coming to Lafayette in Spring, 2016

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Park Plaza, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the hugely popular, Danville-based, Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen and Coffee Bar is opening a second location in Park Plaza in downtown Lafayette and are hoping to open in Spring, 2016. Last year we learned that the gluten-free bakery Mariposa was coming to Park Plaza as well so this is going to be a happening place this time next year! Check out their Danville morning menu here, lunch menu here, dinner menu here, and beverage menu here. As a huge fan of Sideboard I’m really excited that they’re coming to Lafayette. Still not sure where to park but hopefully parking will be available near the library?

Events

MakerFest at Lafayette Library on July 25th

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MakerFest:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

Spend a day at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center celebrating makers in our community! Demonstrations for all ages including: 3D printing, Air-powered Rocketry, Programmable Microcontrollers, Lego Robotics, Book Art, so much more. Hands-on projects like cardboard city, DIY Instruments, candy sushi, button making, make your own slime, build a rocket, computer programming for beginners! There’s something for everyone. All ages are welcome. Come and create with us! Free Event.

Special Guests include Saurabh Narain & his amazing Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot, QFusionLabs and their Cubit plug & play programmable microelectronics board, Dave Bricetti Progamming Classes, Republic Services Recycling, M.A.C.H.925 Creative Balloon Racers, Needle Arts Mentoring Organization crochet & knitting demos, Pysansky egg decorating demos by local crafter Evie Michon, Hackingtons Programming School, DoReMi Creations Leather and Up-Cycled Creations and more.