Friday Question of the Day – How are you Coping with the Rain?

Photo by Flickr user karolfranks

It has been raining nonstop here the past day with power outages and flooding throughout the bay area. How are you coping with all this rain? I cleaned out the gutters the night before and it’s not been too bad.

Sounds of Portugal: Fado Performance at Walnut Creek Library on Dec. 15th


Sounds of Portugal: Fado Performance:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 North Broadway, Walnut Creek
Monday, December 15th, 2014
6:30pm – 7:30pm | Free

Called “a rising star in World Music” by the San Francisco Examiner, Ramana Vieira and her ensemble have been performing around the bay area for over 15 years. Her ensemble offers a contemporary take on fado music and has had standing room only performances at libraries, clubs, festivals and venues such as the Freight and Salvage and the Great American Music Hall. Vieira has solidified her place as an artist who understands the tradition of fado and yet continues to creatively construct a path into the future by combining new musical textures and original compositions. Join us for an evening featuring this unique world music at the Walnut Creek Library on Monday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m.

For information about Ramana Vieira, her ensemble and her music, visit

Adib’s Persian Rug Gallery Reopens on S. Main St. in Walnut Creek

1426 South Main St, Walnut Creek

Back in August we learned that Adib’s Persian Rug Company would be relocating from their prime downtown Walnut Creek location on N. Main St. to S. Main St. across from Kaiser Permanente and they have been open since October. The second floor of their old location on N. Main St. will become CorePower Yoga in early 2015.

Explore Infrared Landscape Photography at Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek Dec. 13th – Apr. 12th

Photo by Flickr user ennev

Explore Infrared Landscape Photography:

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, December 12th, 2014 – Monday, April 13th, 2015

Explore black and white infrared photography of California landscapes at Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s new exhibition: Invisible Light of Nature Landscape Perspectives, featuring photography by Bill Helsel.

The photographs reflect landscapes absorbing and reflecting invisible wave lengths of infrared light, with greenery, blue skies and shadows all strongly rendered in this display of more than 20 infrared photographs.

Sneak Peak – Lafayette La Fiesta Square Meter Pricing

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Although the parking meters have still not come online at La Fiesta Square in downtown Lafayette, one set in the corner has the top part connected and the pricing shows up. According to the meter screen a spot will cost $1 per hour with a maximum of 2 hours, credit cards accepted. I wonder if La Fiesta stores will offer validated parking…


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play through Dec. 20th at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play:

Town Hall Theatre Company
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, December 6th – Saturday, December 20th, 2014
$25 – $32
We’ve got to have faith in each other.

One of the greatest stories ever told gets a new twist as this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast.  With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he faces great challenges one fateful Christmas Eve.