MANIA! – Beatles Tribute Band at Moraga Commons Park Tomorrow


MANIA! – Beatles Tribute Band:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

MANIA! is California’s Premier Beatles Tribute Band, capturing the imagination of both old and young with their attention to detail: from authentic Beatle instruments and costumes to the way they move, sing and play. Taking the audience from the youthful energy of The Ed Sullivan Show through the majesty of Pepperland and into the final days of the Beatles on the Abbey Road rooftop, MANIA! is not just a show, it is THE LIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE.

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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It’s Official, Stelle Bistro Closes in Walnut Creek

1403 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who sent in word that the Italian-Peruvian fusion restaurant Stelle Bistro has closed. Diablo Dish also reported that they “appeared” to have gone out of business. Although the inside shows the table settings still set, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate sign in front is the most public indication that they really have closed for good.

Book Collecting with Charles Dickens at Swan’s Fine Books this Thursday


Book Collecting with Charles Dickens:

Swan’s Fine Books
1381 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
7:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

How do I tell if a book is a first edition? What IS a first edition?

What makes some books worth many hundreds – or thousands – of dollars?

How do I know if a collectible book is worth the asking price?

If you have ever wondered about the above…
…please join us on Thursday evening, July 17th, for an informal discussion about book collecting, using examples from the works of Charles Dickens.

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Body Time Opening July 15th in Downtown Walnut Creek

1378 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last week I noted that Berkeley-based skin care company Body Time would be coming to Walnut Creek and it turns out they’re having a soft opening tomorrow, July 15th followed by the grand opening on Saturday, July 19th. I had a chance to preview the inside and it looks amazing (see photos after the jump). Check out their product line here. They also have a small men’s section in the shop (see product line here). They even offer birthday parties where kids can add scents and design their own lotion.


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Opening Reception for “Unique Art, Unique Homes” at Lafayette Art Gallery this Evening


Opening Reception for “Unique Art, Unique Homes”:

Lafayette Art Gallery
3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, July 11th, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm | Free

The talent of the Lafayette Art Gallery’s circle of artists are on display in a stunning selection of works exhibited during “Unique Art, Unique Homes,” the gallery’s July/August show.

Energized by the gallery’s beautiful new quarters on Mt. Diablo Boulevard at Brown Avenue, the artists have filled the walls, display cases, and pedestals with more than 150 works of the first order, including paintings, jewelry, glasswork, ceramics, photographs, and more.

This show is an opportunity for homehowners and interior designers/decorators alike to view the breadth of artistic offerings in the gallery.

Also, in July, a kenietic sculpture piece by Scott Tyler will grace the patio of the Lafayette Art Gallery.

Lafayette Art Gallery announces the third of the new “Second Fridays”– monthly receptions to which the public is cordially invited. Come to meet the artists, have a glass wine, enjoy good conversation with art aficionados like yourself, and, of course, feast your eyes on a dazzling array of fine art.