Lafayette Art & Wine Festival:
Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 – Sunday, September 21st, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm (7:00pm Sunday) | Free
Kids Zone: Ticket is $1-$5 for different activities
Drink Tickets: $7 for individual ticket. Individual wine or beer glass is $7. Combination packages available with big discounts!
2014 will be the 19th year of this annual festival. The Lafayette Art, Wine and Music Festival is held the 3rdweekend in September, and is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County.
In 2013, over 80,000 people strolled among the booths of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying quality wines and microbrews, pausing to enjoy continuous music from our two main stages.
Downtown Walnut Creek Fall Wine Walk:
Downtown Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm | $30
Enjoy a special wine tasting event throughout Downtown Walnut Creek! Receive a complimentary wine glass and map at the starting location
and begin your tour of favorite wineries!
The Fall Wine Walk features wine tastings in downtown shops, restaurants and businesses, live acoustic musicians playing on local plazas and sidewalks, and fun prize drawings. Enjoy the beauty and unique experience of Downtown Walnut Creek, all at your own leisurely pace!
This event will take place rain or shine. You must be 21 years or older to participate.
Mat Kearney & Luce Breast Cancer Benefit Concert:
Cal Shakes Theater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
6:00pm | $75 – $225
Here’s your chance to enjoy the beautiful Cal Shakes Theater on Saturday October 18th at the first concert to support breast cancer prevention. This all-ages show starts at 6:00 pm with Devon Werkheiser, LUCE, and headliner Mat Kearney. Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Fund. GA doors at 4:00 with no-host bar and concessions. For tickets, to make a donation, and more details at notes4notes.org or at ticketfly.com.
Photo by Flickr user Mark
Downtown Walnut Creek
Main Street from Mt. Diablo Boulevard to Civic Drive
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
While past parades have featured marching bands and floats aplenty on the ground, this year’s parade is adding a new dimension – the air above the parade.
A Vietnam era Huey gunship helicopter will fly over the crowd as part of an Honor Detail provided by VFW AMVTS Post 29 and VFW Post 1351.
And three helicopters from the California Highway Patrol, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and Oakland Police will fly in unison toward the end of the parade.
Other highlights include miniature horses, Star Wars characters, Rosie the Riveter and marching bands from six area high schools.
Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale:
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Dr, Lafayette
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
8:00am – 2:00pm | $3
Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale! Saturday, October 4th, 8 am – 2 pm. Special early bird entrance fee $3 per adult from 7 am – 8 am. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette. Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, and gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Cash only. All sale proceeds benefit local non-profits that serve seniors families and children in need. Visit www.lafayettejuniors.org for more sale information.
Heart of Modernism with Young Sun Bai:
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
3620 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm | Free
Presenting a solo exhibit, Heart of Modernism with veteran artist Young Sun Bai. Heart of Modernism focuses on recent work inspired by personal, familial, and public life in the San Francisco Bay Area in general, and Contra Costa County in particular.
Young Sun Bai’s abstract paintings use collage, bright colors, and bold lines to tell a story of enchantment and connection with the people and world around her. Said Dr. Jeanne Willette in Vision Magazine, she “… is the sum of the history of modernist art, reflecting the intensity of Matisse’s color, the construction of Picasso’s Cubism, the free-floating forms of Miro’s Surrealism, and the poetry of Motherwell.”
Hand of Peace Unveiling Ceremony:
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
3:00pm – 3:30pm | Free
The public is invited to a celebration to welcome Beniamino Bufano’s monumental sculpture, Hand of Peace to its new location in Civic Park. Walnut Creek Mayor Kristina Lawson will lead the event.
For 43 years, Hand of Peace, a 32‐foot public art sculpture by world renowned artist Beniamino Bufano stood tucked away in the Quail Court office park in south Walnut Creek. Public art tours visited the sculpture often, but the piece, made from copper, mosaic and stained glass, was mostly hidden from public view – many residents and visitors to Walnut Creek never knew it existed.
Live Jazz with Chili Corder:
Swan’s Fine Books
1381 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
3:00pm – 4:00pm | Free
Please join us this Sunday afternoon, September 7th, for some live Jazz! Sip a glass of wine, browse our books, and enjoy the music.
We are featuring Chili Corder, a guitarist currently studying at UCLA with jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell, Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA. Chili appeared at Swan’s Fine Books last August and we’re thrilled to have him and his group at our shop again!
Chili and his group will begin playing at 3:00 pm. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served.