In a world of organic, nitrogen-churned, hand-crafted $6 ice cream cones, it’s good to know simple $2 ice cream cones are out there. On a hot summer day in Concord I really enjoyed this $2.19 chocolate fudge cone. No hiding of kid sizes like I’ve seen elsewhere. It may not be fancy-shmancy ice cream with a story, but it sure did taste good on a hot summer day… 🙂
This week we learned about a handcrafted American-made goods shop opening in Broadway Plaza called Makers Market. That has me wondering what people make around here as a side business or hobby. I recently signed up at a makerspace called Techshop in San Francisco and have been busy learning and using laser cutters, 3D printers, wood and metal working machines and even welding. What do you make?
Photo by Flickr user niels_olson
The Mission: Celebrate San Francisco’s Mission Culture Through Murals:
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Monday, August 7th, 2017
6:00 – 7:30pm | Free
If you have ever walked through San Francisco’s historic Mission District, you’ve surely seen the colorful murals that pepper the streets of this dynamic, culturally rich neighborhood. But have you ever wondered what the story is behind each image?
Join photographer Dick Evans for this slide show presentation and lecture on the history and influence of Mexican and Central American culture in the Mission District. Learn more about some of the Mission’s most significant murals and the fascinating story behind them.
321 Hartz Ave, Danville
After a short time for a remodel, the AuburnJames winery tasting room has turned into Auburn Lounge & Wine Bar and is now open. Check out their drinks, appetizers and dessert menus here.
From their website:
Rewind your mind to the glorious days of America’s Golden Age, when the movies were musicals, the bands were big, and the dance floors were swinging to the rhythm of a new and vibrant generation of the blues and jazz. The Auburn Lounge is a wine bar and live music venue located in the heart of the Danville, California.
Spotted in downtown Walnut Creek, this Ford’s engine can be spotted in front through the leather straps. Anyone know the year?
Whose Life is it Anyway? An Improvised Comedy:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 20th – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
8:15pm | $20
From the folks who brought you Spontaneous Sitcom and The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, comes Synergy Theater’s brand new adventure, Whose Life is it Anyway? An Improvised Comedy. You decide who plays the main character and where and when we will see them next. Her 50th birthday, her first crush, that time she got arrested…whatever you say! With that, we weave a spontaneous tapestry full of the joys and sorrows of the human condition. It’s an improvised romp through the life and times of the greatest hero ever born, a regular person just like you.
Running Time: approx. 2 hour 15 minutes, with one intermission
251 Hartz Ave, Danville
A new boba cafe called Cool Tea Bar, with locations in San Francisco and San Jose has opened on Hartz Ave. in Danville. Check out their website here. As you can see in the photo below, tea is brewed fresh daily.
408 Hartz Ave, Danville
The women’s clothing boutique Bliss Danville is relocating from their Village Shopping Center location in Danville to a great Hartz Ave. spot where Duchess used to be. Check out their website here.