Photo from Blackhawk Automotive Museum
European Model Train Display:
Blackhawk Automotive Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville
Friday, November 28th, 2014 – Sunday, January 4th, 2015
The 14th Annual Holiday Train Show at The Blackhawk Museum in Danville showcases the efforts of the Bay Area Chapter of the European Train Enthusiasts (ETE). Open from Friday November 28, through Sunday January 4th, this spectacular exhibit is a holiday MUST SEE for the entire family.
For over 23 years members of ETE have been constructing and operating a portable HO scale model railway showcasing scenes of Europe. Each of the many layout sections is expertly crafted by different members of the group. When combined they form a showplace for a fascinating and detailed miniature European journey.
Photo by Flickr user governmentofalberta
Walnut Creek’s Christmas Tree Lighting:
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Free
What: Celebrate the return of Walnut Creek’s Christmas Tree Lighting event after a three-year hiatus. Enjoy family fun with tasty treats and festive carolers while ABC-TV’s Dan Ashley emcees the free festivities.
Note: Begin at the Ice Rink where a special guest will greet guests before the Mayor officially “flips the switch” on the gorgeous tree by the gazebo in Civic Park.
When: Saturday, November 29 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Walnut Creek’s Civic Park and Ice Rink; 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
“3 Still Standing” Film Exclusive:
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Friday, November 21st, 2014
7:30pm – 10:00pm | $12 (suggested)
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation is sponsoring Mountain Shadow Film Society’s presentation of “3 Still Standing: Johnny Steele, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Will Durst.”
Straight from its premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mountain Shadow is pleased to bring this documentary/comedy exclusively to Walnut Creek!
Description: It’s 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the “big time” are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy “crash” hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, Will, Larry and Johnny scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant, and true to the art form they love. – 90 minutes. non-rated.
Filmmakers Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero will present their work and engage the audience at both performances! Plus a LIVE performance by one of the 3 stand-up comics from the film!
Two Shows: Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 | 7:30 PM
Lafayette Parking Workshop:
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Free
Join us for a workshop to discuss downtown parking and potential
strategies to address the issue. We are interested in hearing your
thoughts on parking and ways to solve the issues that we face.
This is the second in a series of downtown parking workshops to
obtain feedback from the community to help the City draft its
future parking policies. The focus of this meeting will be the East
End, as circled in the map below.
Free Kids Ornament Workshop:
1394 N Main St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | free
Cotton Candy Bar – $5 & up
Free Kids Ornament Workshop – make one for home & one for the Nov. 29 Civic Park Tree Lighting – Mel’s Dinner – 1394 N. Main St.
Hot Cocoa/Cider – Mancini’s Sleepworld – 1359 N. Main St.
Live Music – Steinway Piano Gallery – 1605 Bonanza St.
Harpist – Café Leonidas – 1397 N. Main St.
Beards, Brews and Bites Fundraiser:
18-8 Fine Men’s Salon
15 Fiesta Lane, Lafayette
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | $25
Attention Ladies and Gents!
Help raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Support Community and join Contra Costa Oncology at 18-8 Fine Men’s Salon (near Fiesta Square in Lafayette) for an evening of Beards, Brews & Bites!
Ticket price includes appetizers provided by the Cooperage, 2 drinks (wine or beer), plus complimentary stache/beard trims (optional)!
Enter the Sweetest Stache Contest for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. Sign up at the event.
No fair, no face hair? Try your hand at Battle of the Sexes Trivia and the pushup contest. Plus, there are plenty of prizes to be won in the raffle, including Renaissance Club Sport memberships, Oakland Raiders tickets, $100 Gift Certificate to the Cooperage, and many more!
Holiday Marketplace at the Elks Lodge:
1475 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm | Free
Please join us for The Holiday Marketplace Show. We are a group of crafters who create handmade, unique items. The show is a great place to come and shop for holidays or teacher gifts. We have a garden section with toparies and succulents, a kitchen with jams and jellies, breads and nuts. Our crafters created fuzed class, hand painted cards, wooden treasures and a lot more!
It is Friday, Nov. 14 & Saturday, Nov. 15th. Show time are Fri., from 11-7pm & Sat. from 9-5pm.
We invite you to sop by, say hello and shop!
Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief Free Movie Showing:
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
7:00pm | Free
Don’t miss the November free movie of the month at Orinda Theatre on November 13th at 7pm with “To Catch A Thief”
Photo by Aris Bernales
Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday and More:
Del Valle Theatre
1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Friday, November 14th & Saturday, November 15th, 2014
2:00 & 8:00pm
Diablo Ballet’s 21st Season begins November 14th at the newly renovated Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek with the Diablo Ballet premiere of Tolstoy’s Waltz by former principal dancer of San Francisco Ballet and Artistic Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre, Christopher Stowell. This romantic work premiered at OregonBallet Theatre on June 6, 2008 at Portland’s Keller Auditorium and is set to the music of such composers as author Leo Tolstoy, and choreographer George Balanchine and Julian Scriabin. Oregon press noted, “It stands out as an instant hit.” Diablo Ballet’s performances will feature beloved Bay Area concert pianist, Roy Bogas. Also on the program is the 2014 Edition of A Swingin’ Holiday, created in 2012 by Sean Kelly, former resident choreographer for the national tour of the musical Billy Elliot and former principal of HoustonBallet. In 2012, the SF Chronicle raved, “The Company has a hit on its hands!” Diablo Ballet’s 2014 Edition features favorite holiday tunes and songs from the 30’s and 40’s by such legends as Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Wynton Marsalis, and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite performed live by the Diablo BalletSwing Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Sudmeier.