2nd Annual Art of Mixology:
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
4:30pm – 7:00pm | $45
Find yourself in good spirits on Saturday, October 10 from 4:30-7pm at the second annual Art of Mixology cocktail tasting and competition at Orinda Theatre Square. Sample 20 craft cocktails, snack on tasty foods and enjoy the festive music. Professional bartenders compete for cash and the Mixologist of the Year Award and Audience Favorite. Tickets at http://LamorindaArts.org/Mixology. This event benefits the Lamorinda Arts programs.
81 Moraga Way, Orinda
Last spring we learned that Marley Cabinetry was relocating from their Danville location and they have now opened. Check out their website here.
Free Movie Showing The Exorcist Director’s Cut:
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, August 8th, 2015
7:00pm | Free
The next free classic film is The Exorcist on Thursday October 8th at 7pm at the Orinda Theatre.
65 Moraga Way, Orinda
There has been much anticipation about the Italian restaurant from the owner of Piazza Pellegrini in the North Beach section of San Francisco and Taverna Pelligrini is now open in Orinda on Moraga Way. Check out their menu here. This place has plenty of space as well as a seating area across from the bar to catch the game on one of their flat screen TVs. I can’t wait to try a margherita pizza made on their wood burning oven. Check out the bar, wood burning oven and more inside photos after the jump.
Plenty more photos of the inside after the jump…
1 Camino Sobrante, Orinda
The Chinese/Japanese restaurant Niwa has temporarily closed in Orinda for remodeling and is planning to reopen sometime in late August. Check out their menu here.
Photo by Flickr user mozzercork
Row With Champions Regatta:
San Pablo Reservoir
540 Old San Pablo Dam Rd, Orinda
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm | $20 (per car)
Hundreds of people will come together at the San Pablo Reservoir to experience a rowing regatta. Whether a spectator or a rower, the experience is sure to be memorable. Food and entertainment will also add to the fun and festive atmosphere.
The Day will provide a rare opportunity to interact with Olympic athletes and national/ international rowing champions. In addition, members of the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team will be rowing at the event.
Be a part of one of the most important community efforts in Lamorinda supporting local non-profit programs.
19D Orinda Way, Orinda
Thanks to a reader for sending word (and photo) that the online, “luxury monogrammed accessories” store Parker Thatch (formerly iomoi), has opened a retail location in Orinda in the same shopping center where Village Pizza and The Refined Palate are located across from the Orinda Library. Check out their online shop here.
From their website:
Craftsmanship, beautiful materials and personalization evoke the timeless customs of the Northeast tempered with a comfortable Californian elegance. Patterns and motifs are traditional with a witful wink.
Parker Thatch produces seasonal collections of bags, small accessories, homegoods, and stationery crafted from heavy canvas, napa leathers, lucite, heavy paper stocks and featuring Parker Thatch’s own monograms, stripes and whimsical patterns and motifs.
I thought Orinda pranksters were at work again with a new sign but it turns out a speed hump is an actual traffic sign. Check out the difference between a speed bump here.