A new coffee and “spirits” spot called Papa’s Coffee & Spirits is coming to the Lafayette Forge shopping plaza where the Lafayette Art Gallery used to be. According to the California ABC pending permit the owner is the same as Bonehead’s Texas BBQ located next door. Stay tuned…
Moraga Commons Park
A new “all access” park is opening in the Moraga Commons Park this Sunday, January 21st at 2pm.
Women’s March Anniversary March:
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
10:30am – 1:00pm | Free
Women’s March Contra Costa is a local movement dedicated to empowering, educating and mobilizing citizens of Contra Costa County to stand together in support of civil liberties and protecting our planet. As women, we stand in solidarity as the unifying force that binds families together and unites communities. Our focus is to support, educate and organize events providing meaningful connections, and to speak out against intolerance.
The Veranda, Concord
San Diego-based Puesto, the “Mexican artisan kitchen & bar” is coming to the Veranda shopping center this summer, right next to the IMAX movie theater. Check out their menu at one of their other locations here.
From their website:
Before Puesto, we had all left San Diego to chase ambitions in other ventures. Though we found individual success in other places, it was tacos that brought us back together and back to California —Chef Luisteen’s tacos, to be exact. His passion for completely re –defining the taco brought us back to our hometown of San Diego to start a family business, the taco stand we’d never even dreamed of. Now we’re tacoteurs and have never looked back.
Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center
Styles for Less has closed in the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center.
Black Comix Arts Festival:
San Francisco Public Library & City View at Metreon
100 Larkin St. / 135 4th St, San Francisco
Saturday, January 13th – Monday, January 15th, 2018
The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. Our expanded three-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.
From the East Bay Regional Park District:
On Thursday January 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:15 PM, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department received a call from the Walnut Creek Police Department regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred on the Iron Horse Trail just south of Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek. East Bay Regional Park District Police Department responded to the area and immediately began searching for the suspect along with WCPD. A police K9 was utilized but was unsuccessful in locating the assailant.
According to the adult female victim, about 5:30 PM, she was walking from the Broadway Plaza area when a black male adult approached her from behind and assaulted her. Based on the suspect’s actions and comments, it was clear he intended to sexually assault and/or physically harm the victim. The suspect then
suddenly fled the area for an unknown reason, running northbound on S. Broadway. The victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and the suspect should be considered possibly armed and dangerous.
Hawaiian Wow Wow Lemonade, which we learned would be coming to Danville Livery in October, is getting closer to oepning with their signage now up. According to a New Year’s post on their Instagram page they “promise to be open soon!”. Learn more about their handcrafted lemonade here.
This may be the worst flu season in the Bay Area in a decade according to this SFGate article and it’s pretty awful elsewhere as well. I’ve been noticing quite a few acquaintances getting sick and thoughts about flu are never far from my mind. Besides getting the flu shot, which apparently isn’t all that effective this season, I’ve been using hand sanitizer and washing my hands more than usual. I still worry though. Are you worried about getting the flu?
From the article:
In the Bay Area, urgent care centers, hospitals and doctors’ offices have seen a deluge of people with flu symptoms, including fever, body aches, fatigue, congestion and cough. Meanwhile, a few hospitals and pharmacies have reported running low on supplies of vaccine and antiviral medications, though the state said there are no shortages of any flu-related drugs.
Spontaneous Sitcom: An Improvised Evening of Your Favorite TV Show:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, January 18th – Sunday, January 21st, 2018
REMEMBER THE JUNIE RAY SHOW?
THAT AWESOME TV SITCOM FROM BACK IN THE ’90’s?
Well, the whole, original cast is getting back together for a special 25-year reunion celebration and you’re invited! So get ready to binge watch your “favorite” old sitcom with Synergy Theater. Audience members suggest their all-time favorite episodes and Synergy Theater creates them on the spot. It’s back-to-back episodes of the funniest, old sitcom you’ve never seen. Remember the pilot? Remember the cliffhanger? Remember that “very special episode”?
Of course not. We’re making it up!