Events

Dumpling Down! Chinese New Year Food Festival in San Francisco Feb 24th


Dumpling Down! Chinese New Year Food Festival:

Spark Social SF
601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm | $5

Get down on delicious dumplings, bottomless kumquat mimosas, and Chinese beers at the biggest Lunar New Year food festival in San Francisco — Dumpling Down!

Vendors from all over the Bay Area will be steaming, frying, baking, and boiling authentic Chinese dim sum classics like shumai, bao buns, and xiao lung bao — each filled with traditional delights like shrimp, pork, cabbage, and chives!

Once you’ve dumpling’d to your heart’s delight, sink your chopsticks into other Chinese treats! Onion pancakes, sesame balls, and Taiwanese-style shaved ice cream will also dot the menus of all your favorite Asian food trucks.

– 15+ dumpling and Asian food vendors
– Live DJ & local entertainment by Kollaboration SF Bay Area, featuring Chow Mane, The Weabz, and Cal Vietnamese Student Association Lion Dance!
– All-ages, rain or shine with covered seating

Daily Life

Urinal of the Day

I’ve been to plenty of urinals throughout my life but the urinals at the recently opened City Center Bishop Ranch shopping plaza in San Ramon are the most privacy focused, luxurious urinals I have ever seen. It’s really quite extraordinary how the dividers rise from floor to ceiling and go so far back they even have hooks to hang your bags etc. I’m surprised they didn’t add a door for even more privacy!

Events

Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 24th


Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
2:00 – 4:15pm | $35

Come hear Gustav Holst’s iconic work that takes the imagination into the beyond. A local choral group joins us for the magical chorus in “Neptune” and also brings its talents for a surprise opener to the program. The Young Artist Competition winner performs a mystery piano concerto!

Holst – The Planets
Piano concerto featuring Young Artist Competition winner

Events

What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 21st


What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!

Restaurants

Sinceretea Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1506 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The boba tea cafe Sinceretea opened in downtown Walnut Creek over the weekend and being the boba tea and egg puff fan I am of course I had to try things out. According to the collective judgement of my children and I our favorites were definitely the egg puffs. Both the seasonal red velvet as well as chocolate flavors were delicious. It did take a while to make but it’s worth the wait. The drinks were enjoyable as well. They have a sample drink by the register to try with the default 50% sweetness which can be adjusted when ordering. Check out their menu here.