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Progress on Capital One Cafe in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1139 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

In April we learned that Capital One Cafe would be opening their first East Bay location in downtown Walnut Creek where the GAP used to be and progress is ongoing. For those not aware, Capital One Cafe is a casual style bank with a coffee shop, free wifi and meeting room spaces.

They will feature Peet’s coffee as well as local baked goods. What’s great is that for those with a Capital One card you can get 50% off Peet’s coffee. Free, semi-private working areas will be available on a first come, first serve basis and community spaces can be reserved by non-profits for free as well.

Events

Home for the Holidays by SF Gay Men’s Chorus at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on Dec 3rd

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Home for the Holidays by SF Gay Men’s Chorus:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
$30 – $40

Kick off your holiday season with members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts!

Known for its warm, rich choral tones and over-the-top productions, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus continues its tradition of bringing holiday cheer to the East Bay with its December 3rd show in Walnut Creek. The show features all four vocal ensembles of the Chorus: The Lollipop Guild, Vocal Minority, SWAG and HomoPhonics.

Expect plenty of upbeat, show-stopping numbers, stunningly beautiful choral pieces, and updated, modern takes on old favorites – all done with SFGMC’s trademark humor and flair. Think “A Chorus Line” meets “The Nutcracker,” Pentatonix and Mariah Carey, crossing genre and dishing up a delightful program of gorgeous holiday music.

Running Time: approx. 90 minutes, without an intermission

Shopping

PetSmart Opens in Encinda Grande Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

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Encina Grande, Walnut Creek

Last month Whole Foods opened in the newly remodeled Encina Grande shopping center in Walnut Creek and now PetSmart is open as well. They opened last week on Black Friday. With Petco open across the street in the new Orchards shopping center there are now plenty of options for pet owners. I ended up buying a nice looking pleco for my son’s aquarium. No more algae?

Events

Here is Harold Playing at Walnut Creek Library on Dec 9th & 10th

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Here is Harold Playing:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Friday, December 9th, Saturday, December 10th, 2016
7:30pm| $12

Harold has a small, independent furniture store that is slowly going broke because Ikea moved into the neighborhood. He gets a notion to kidnap the president of the international business as a solution to his problems. “Here is Harold,” a film from Norway, has only played in film festivals in the U.S. making this the exclusive American showing. Bjorn Sundquist (“Harold”) won Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Actor.