Walnut Creek


Petty Theft Playing at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek on Aug. 4th

Petty Theft Playing:

Broadway Plaza
1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Free

Broadway Plaza’s Summer Concert Series is back, every Thursday night in August!

All concerts are FREE to the public, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

This year’s event will be located in Broadway Plaza’s brand new Event Plaza, which is near Macy’s and the newly opened Broadway Lane.

Concert Series Line-Up:

August 4 – Petty Theft


Geri Allen Quartet at Lesher Center on July 30th in Walnut Creek

Geri Allen Quartet:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Celebrated pianist Geri Allen is a Guggenheim Fellow and NAACP Award recipient. A respected composer and educator, Ms. Allen’s many honors also include the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Jazz Legacy Award and has released 20 albums as a leader. Her group will feature alto sax legend and Grammy nominee John Handy. Ms. Allen has collaborated with a pantheon of living masters including Ornette Coleman, Charles Lloyd, Betty Carter, Charlie Haden, Esperanza Spalding and more.


Arhaus Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Over the weekend Cleveland-based Arhaus furniture store opened their first Northern California location in Broadway Plaza and it’s situated on two floors in a massive spot on the backside of the plaza Broadway Ln. in downtown Walnut Creek. When I first entered it reminded me of Restoration Hardware in certain respects. The selection is enormous with an expansive second floor which connects directly to the parking garage. Check out their website here.


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Movies Under the Stars – Inside Out on July 29th at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek


Movies Under the Stars – Inside Out:

Heather Farm Park (ballfield #2)
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Sunset | $2

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure. Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness make the transition a bit more complicated.


Anderson & Roe Piano Duo at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on July 22nd

Anderson & Row Piano Duo:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
7:30pm | $29

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their recent albums on the Steinway Label (When Words Fade, An Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were all released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube.