144 Taylor St, San Francisco
Friday, August 18th – Sunday, August 20th, 2017
The San Francisco Improv Festival celebrates and presents the best that improvisational theater has to offer in all its forms, with veteran and rising improv talent from the Bay Area and beyond. Our thirteenth festival features improvisers from the house teams of major improv schools to independent, regional troupes and duos that kick major ass. Support your faves, take some risks, and throw down with us. See you there.
Summer is my favorite season. It’s great to be able to stroll around in sandals and shorts with the warm sun beating down from above. (As long as it’s not too hot!) Now that summer is wrapping up, I reflect on all the fun things I did this time around as well as summers past. Hiking the Mist Trail in Yosemite was a highlight this time. What is your favorite summer memory?
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 19th, 2017
5:00pm & 8:00pm| $40
With the unmistakable rhythm and romance of the Latin side of jazz in his music and voice, Kingston, Jamaica-born pianist Monty Alexander delights a global audience with his joyful melody-making, soulful message, and vibrant personality.
Running Time: approx. 75 minutes, with no intermission
1653 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
After six years in downtown Walnut Creek, the soul food restaurant Home of Chicken and Waffles has closed. Thanks to everyone for emailing and photos.
Props to these Northgate high students in Walnut Creek who started a company and then donated their profits to the Monument Crisis Center in Concord!
From an email:
My name is Miguel Ramos and I am a rising senior at Northgate High School. I am part of a program called Junior Achievement and along with 16 other students from Northgate and other schools in the area, we founded a start-up company called Fleece Bay, a nod to East Bay. We would hold weekly meetings at the AAA at Walnut Creek with guidance from employees of AAA and Junior Achievement. Through preorders, Fleece Bay was able to sell 75 blankets in a span of two weeks earning us a revenue over $2,000. We would spend our weekends manufacturing these blankets and delivering the blankets to our customers. We would then take part in “Junior Achievement’s Company of the Year Competition” against other companies in Northern California. We were awarded with the Best Business Plan Award and came second in the Best Commercial Award. We finally liquidated Fleece Bay in July and in August we donated all of our profits to our local charity, the Monument Crisis Center at Concord.
Lafayette Shopping Center
Whippersnappers – A Unique Boutique featuring gifts and doll clothes, houses, furniture and miniatures is closing with 20% off according to a sign outside the storefront.
Veterans Building (starting location)
400 Hartz Ave, Danville
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
6:00 – 9:00pm | $35
Join us for a fun-filled evening of wine tasting (tequila & lemonade too!) and discover the amazing talent of local artists while supporting your local businesses!
The event is from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Check in and receive your wine glass & wristband at the ‘Starting Location’ on the patio of the Veterans Building at 400 Hartz Avenue, Danville from 5:30 PM onwards.
$35 per person, $15 Per Designated Driver
Includes – wine glass, wine (tequila and lemonade) tasting by amazing local wineries, strolling map, Town of Danville tote bag, small bites by local restaurants and live entertainment.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the night at the starting location (until supplies last).
1273 Locust St, Walnut Creek
It’s been a couple of years since we learned that Take One Pizza would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek next to the Century movie theater and since then quite a lot has changed in the neighborhood as Slice House opened and Pizza My Heart opened in place of Project Pie. Check out their menu here.
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
b8ta, a store featuring new tech products, think Makers Market for the tech world, is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek according to this article from Mercury News. Check out their offerings here. The product line reminds me a bit of Sharper Image which used to be at Broadway Plaza several years ago.