Walnut Creek

Mona’s Burgers & Shakes Opening Soon in Walnut Creek

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1574 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek

Back in April I noted that Mona’s Burgers and Shakes would be opening in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek this summer and they are progressing with their signage up now and a Craigslist post looking for servers, cooks and cashiers. Their Facebook page is subtitled, “burger restaurant, hot dog joint, salad bar”.

John Mayall Performing at Lesher Center this Friday in Walnut Creek

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John Mayall Performing:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 25th, 2014
8:00pm | $45

John Mayall is a blues virtuoso who has received endless acclaim in his over 50 year career as a musician, songwriter and producer. He formed the renowned group, The Bluesbreakers, in the early 1960s. The group served as a springboard to stardom for a long list of respected blues musicians including Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. The three went on to respectively form Cream, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones after their time with Mayall.

With over 60 albums to his name, John Mayall is the undisputed Godfather of the British Blues. Carrying a reputation as a legendary artist, John Mayall has played alongside some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century including Sonny Boy Williamson, T Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Freddy King, Albert King, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy.

John Mayall’s energy and passion for music reaches out to all who hear it and you can see this living legend and his incredible band right here at the Lesher Center.

Pop-Up Ceramics Sale at Civic Park in Walnut Creek this Weekend

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Pop-Up Ceramics Sale:

Civic Park (outside Clay Studio)
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 19th & Sunday, July 20th, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

The sale is this Saturday and Sunday(July 19 and 20) from 10:00-3:00 at Civic Park outside the Clay Studio in Walnut Creek. This is going to be a regular sale happening every month. Great original ceramic works created by Clay Arts Guild members and artists working at the Clay Studio in Civic Park. 

Chevron Family Theatre Festival at Lesher Center this Saturday in Walnut Creek

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Chevron Family Theatre Festival:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Bring your family for a fun-filled day of affordable world-class family entertainment at the 8th Annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival to be held Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Ticketed performances include: The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show’s animals were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage – by performing a variety of stunts and skits! 

Also performing are:  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph a Sesame Street puppeteer, Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble performing CinderellaPushcart Players performing Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, and Alex Ramon Magic!  Tickets are just $5 for each performance.

Join us for FREE entertainment and activities that will take place inside and outside including live performances, face painting, costumed characters, craft making and more.

Threads Consignment Relocates into Downsized Norf London

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1341-H North Main St, Walnut Creek

In February I noted that Threads Consignment moved next to Norf London in downtown Walnut Creek and now more change is happening in this area as Norf London has downsized with Threads Consignment taking over the other half of the store. CY Louie, the jewelry and accessories boutique previously in Broadway Plaza will relocate where Threads Consignment used to be, right next door.

In case you don’t know where this fashion hub is, as you’re walking down N. Main St. towards Neiman Marcus, turn right right before Brandy Melville in the covered passageway and it will be on your right, a few stores down.

It’s Official, Stelle Bistro Closes in Walnut Creek

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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.