Mat Kearney & Luce Breast Cancer Benefit Concert on Oct. 18th at Cal Shakes in Orinda


Mat Kearney & Luce Breast Cancer Benefit Concert:

Cal Shakes Theater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
6:00pm | $75 – $225

Here’s your chance to enjoy the beautiful Cal Shakes Theater on Saturday October 18th at the first concert to support breast cancer prevention. This all-ages show starts at 6:00 pm with Devon WerkheiserLUCE, and headliner Mat Kearney. Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Fund. GA doors at 4:00 with no-host bar and concessions. For tickets, to make a donation, and more details at notes4notes.org or at ticketfly.com.

Free Charm Alert – Get a Free Orinda Charm at ECHO Grove in Sept. with Secret Phrase

2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda

From ECHO Grove:

ECHO Grove, Orinda’s newest and most unique gift shop located in Orinda Theatre Square, has announced an exciting Fall Promotion that reflects the store’s appreciation for the warm welcome extended by the town of Orinda. Starting September 1st a free handmade charm. These charms are custom designed and handmade exclusively for ECHO Grove by one of their favorite makers. They can be attached to backpacks, keychains, charm bracelets, or wine glasses. The charms will not be available for purchase, so the only way to get them is to say the secret phrase. September’s secret phrase is “Orinda-lightful”.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Cal Shakes in Orinda Sept. 3rd – 28th


A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

Bruns Memorial Amphitheater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda
Wednesday, September 3rd – Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Like she did with last year’s inventive Romeo & Juliet, Shana Cooper will take apart another of Shakespeare’s iconic works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, putting it back together again in a way that’s sure to open your eyes and jump-start your heart.

California Independent Film Festival Sept. 11th – 14th in Orinda and Moraga


California Independent Film Festival:

Orinda Theatre & New Rheem Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda/350 Park St, Moraga
Thursday, September 11th – Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Welcome to the 17th annual California Independent Film Festival! This year’s festival is expanding to San Francisco with screenings at the Castro Theater. Anyone who has not had a chance to see a movie in this beautiful venue should attend one of the events. The Castro is definitely worth visiting! This year, the CAIFF Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and I hope that you will take the opportunity to meet the filmmakers who will be in attendance, as well as the other festival attendees. There is a wide range and variety of films, so everyone should be able to find what they like.

For our schedule, please visit caiff.org. Thank you for participating with us in this great event!

Plaque of the Day


Spotted in downtown Orinda at the roundabout at Moraga Way and Bryant Way near Orinda Theatre Square. The plaque says: Bryant Station Site which was the “terminus of the California and Nevada railroad”. It was named after San Francisco mayor Andrew J. Bryant, who “owned a large farm in Orinda Park”.