Spring Free Family Fun Day at Orinda Theatre Square this Saturday


Spring Free Family Fun Day:

Orinda Theatre Square
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Free

Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day’s memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School’s a cappella groups

Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry with Special Guest Jerry Mathers at Orinda Theatre this Thursday


The Trouble with Harry:

Orinda Theatre
2 Orinda Theatre Square
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:00pm | Free

This month’s FREE movie is the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Trouble with Harry” with special guest Jerry Mathers!   That is right,  “The Beav” is coming to Orinda on April 10th!   Come meet Jerry Mathers on FREEmovie night, presented by the California Independent Film Festival and Diablo Magazine and sponsored byOrinda Theatre Square!

ECHO Grove, A Natural Place for Gifts Opens in Orinda

Orinda Theatre Square

Over the weekend the gift shop ECHO Grove, featuring a “curated collection of handmade goods” from the bay area and elsewhere in the United States opened in Orinda Theatre Square. There are various sections such as housewares, women’s goods, jewelry, kids, electronic accessories (such as iPad stands) and men’s goods; each item displays a small card with the artist’s name, location and description explaining the item further in-depth which I appreciated. Check out their Facebook page here and website here. The closeup photos below show off some of the beautiful work featured throughout the store.


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The Refined Palate Burmese Gourmet Opens in Orinda

19 Orinda Way, Orinda

Thanks to a reader for sending word that a new Burmese restaurant called The Refined Palate (the owner helped start Burma Superstar in San Francisco in the 1970s) has opened in Orinda across from the library. Check out their menu here. Any must-try dishes? According to an employee I spoke with they don’t have their liquor license yet so it’s BYOB, no corkage fee.

From their website:

We serve unique Burmese cuisine. This includes dishes from various regions of the Southeast Asian country of Burma (now officially known as Myanmar). The diversity of Myanmar’s cuisine has also been contributed to by the myriad of local ethnic minorities.

Lamorinda Weekly has more information here.

Check out the inside:

Go-Getters Personalized Grocery Delivery Service Now Available in Walnut Creek and Lamorinda


A new personalized grocery delivery service started by local Walnut Creek woman Brooke Dodson is open for delivery orders beginning today for anywhere in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, Danville and a few other locations. For details on how it works click here and for their pricing page click here.

From their website:

Go-Getters was founded by Brooke Dodson, a girl who loves grocery shopping.  As a kid, she loved trips to the store with Mom, eventually taking over the household shopping in high school. While studying Economics at UCLA, she worked as a personal assistant to a Beverly Hills family, and that’s when her idea for a personalized grocery delivery service first began to take shape. Since then, Brooke has worked in marketing in several different industries and received her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UC Davis in 2013. Throughout her career and her education, she continued to assist friends, family, and colleagues with their grocery purchases.  In 2014, Brooke decided it was time she took this passion, along with her education, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit to create Go-Getters.  Based on the concept of putting the “person” back into personal shopping, Go-Getters offers busy parents, professionals, seniors, and small businesses personalized delivery of groceries and more.  Go-Getters currently serves the East San Francisco Bay Area, with hopes for future expansion.

A Night of Comedy at Orinda Theater on Mar 7th


A Night of Comedy:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theater Sq, Orinda
Friday, march 7th, 2014
7:00pm | $35

For the fifth year, San Francisco’s laugh-lovers will have the renewed opportunity to enjoy a champagne-filled night of comedy at the landmark Orinda Theatre on Friday, March 7th. The Orinda Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Tommy T’s Comedy Clubs today announced the fifth “Live at the Orinda” event. Past events gained rave reviews for a great night on the town.

Advance discounted and VIP tickets may be reserved until March 6th using credit cards at the Chamber web site – www.OrindaChamber.org – or at First Republic Bank, 224 Brookwood Road. Tickets at the door (if available) will be at increased pricing. Advanced reservations are recommended, so attendees should reserve early.

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Jesus Christ Superstar – Special Screening at Orinda Theatre on Feb 28th


Jesus Christ Superstar – Special Screening:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Friday, February 28th, 2014
7:30pm | $12

See “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Orinda Theatre on Friday, February 28th at 7:30pm. This is the first time the digital version has played in Northern California. There will be a Q&A with multiple stars from the movie including Ted Neeley who played Jesus.

Cal Inside the Locker Room at Orinda Theatre Square on Feb 17th


Cal Inside the Locker Room:

2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Monday, February 17th, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Golden Bear fans are invited to come to Orinda Theatre Square on Monday, Feb. 3, for the second of four special editions of Cal’s weekly radio show, Inside the Locker Room, where they will have the opportunity to meet a number of coaches and student-athletes. The other remaining two scheduled dates in Orinda are Feb. 17 and March 3. Inside the Locker Room runs from 7-8 p.m. each Monday and can be heard live on KGO Radio 810 AM and online on TuneIn.

The Inside the Locker Room set for the Orinda appearances will be near Barbacoa Mexican Comfort Food. Fans are encouraged to make reservations ahead of time and reference “Inside the Locker Room” when making their reservation. Parking is available at the underground garage beneath the square.