Plans for New Retail Development at Vic Stewart’s in Walnut Creek

850 S. Broadway Walnut Creek

Plans are underway for a new five tenant retail building where the restaurant Vic Stewart’s is currently located across from Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. One Vic Stewart’s employee indicated they plan to stay open at least through December. Check out their menus here. According to the Design Review commission, this is the former location of the historic Walnut Creek South Pacific Railroad (SPRR) Passenger and Freight Depot which was built in 1891 although it “retains only one of seven aspects of integrity that contribute to a historical resource’s eligibility for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR). As such…it is not eligible for the CRHR under any criteria.”


Z is for… ZOMBIE at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Oct 19th – 22nd

Z is for… ZOMBIE:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, October 19th – Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Get ready for Halloween with this hysterical improvised comedy from Synergy Theater! No one in town knows who is still human and who has been converted into a brain-eating zombie  – not even the cast! Which of those sweet, little townsfolk are really horrific, bloodthirsty zombies? Who can be trusted? Who will be converted? And who will be the last human improviser standing? Find out in this edge-of-your-seat, laugh-till-you-drop, improvised horror show!


Forever Yogurt + Bee & Tea “Temporarily” Closed in Walnut Creek

2905 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who sent word that Forever Yogurt + Bee & Tea closed in Walnut Creek at the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. According to a sign in the window they are “temporarily” closed. I don’t see any explanation on their Facebook page but the location is still listed on their website here. “Stay tuned”…

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – How are the NorCal Fires Impacting You?

Photo by Flickr user web-stark

This month has been a terrible time with numerous wildfires raging throughout Northern California. The air quality throughout the Bay Area has been awful, with various events being cancelled such as Oktoberfest in downtown Walnut Creek. I’ve heard from friends and coworkers of families who lost homes and those who had to evacuate to other cities. It’s a sad situation up in the North Bay. How have the NorCal fires affected you?

The Safeway Foundation is hosting an in-store fundraiser for the affected communities and GoFundMe has a page listing various fire relief donations one can contribute to. Check out the page here.


Lord Blood-Rah’s Halloween Festival & Bazaar at Rheem Theatre in Moraga Oct 14th

Lord Blood-Rah’s Halloween Festival & Bazaar:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
12:00 – 10:00pm | $25

A Day Long Event Celebrating EVERYTHING Halloween!

On the screen you’ll see..

Lord Blood-Rah’s Tricks and Treats!
ALL NEW FOR 2017! Hand picked short films, music videos and celluloid knic knacs to set the Halloween mood!

The Giant Gila Monster in 3D!
The 1959 Giant Lizard classic presented here for the first time ever in 3D!

Halloween with The Addams Family!
The rare TV Special that reuinted the original cast of the beloved TV Show ON THE BIG SCREEN!

House on Haunted Hill presented in EMERGOTRONIX!
The Vincent Price/William Castle Classic made all the more terrifying through the miracle of Emergotronix!

PLUS Horror, Sci-Fi and Halloween merchandise on sale in the lobby!


Wow Wow Lemonade Coming to Danville Livery

Danville Livery

Hawaiian-based Wow Wow Lemonade is coming to the Danville Livery on Sycamore Valley Rd. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and Instagram page here.

From the Wow Wow Lemonade website:

With produce from local farmers, we’re able to create unique and gourmet flavors. Whether it’s Da Green Lemonade with locally grown Kale, our Makai Watermelon Basil with Big Island seedless watermelon and Kumu farms basil, or our Lychee Strawberry or Mango lemonades which are all sourced locally, we strive to provide uniquely crafted flavors that feature Hawaii’s finest fruits. We have chosen not to pasteurize our drinks, so that you can get the most nutrition and live enzymes possible, from every handcrafted drink.


About Abstraction – Bay Area Women Painters Exhibit at Bedford Gallery through Dec 17th in Walnut Creek

A new exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in downtown Walnut Creek, About Abstraction – Bay Area Women Painters, is on display through December 17th.

From the exhibition page:

Political conversations have turned a renewed spotlight on women and their power and influence on every corner of society, including the arts. In the spirit of continued discovery, About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters celebrates 16 Bay Area women artists, emerging and established, who have worked in abstraction for years. There is no monolithic visual definition of abstraction, and this show provides a platform for a breadth of work that features precise, powerful lines, as well as gestural patterns.

While Bay Area art history is rooted in figurative art, the past few decades show us that abstract art is flourishing. The work in About Abstraction suggests a kinship with the Abstract Expressionist movement of 1940s SoHo and San Francisco, and illustrates the enduring vitality and power of nonrepresentational art for well over a century.