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!

Kasper’s Hot Dogs Closing in Orinda

2 Theatre Square, Orinda

Kasper’s Hot Dogs is closing this month in Orinda Theatre Square due to leasing issues. Note that this is Kasper’s with a “K” which is different from Casper’s Hot Dogs in Walnut Creek. There are still other Kasper’s Hot Dogs restaurants in Fremont, Hayward and other Alameda locations according to Wikipedia.

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”.


Arts in Bloom Festival at Orinda Community Park this Evening


Arts in Bloom Festival:

Orinda Community Park
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
5:30pm | Free

Bring your family, friends, a picnic, and enjoy an evening of visual and performing arts in the park to benefit The Orinda Arts Council, with the support of the Orinda Community Center Auxiliary, sponsor of Orinda’s Concert-in-the-Park series, Halloween Tot Parade, Holiday Bazaar, and fundraising for the Orinda Community Center & Park.

Free to the Public!
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