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Perfect Locks Relocates to Walnut Creek


635 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

The hair extensions store Perfect Locks has recently relocated from their Concord location to Walnut Creek. Check for updates on their All Tressed Up blog here. Thanks to a reader for sending photos!

From their website:

We’ve been busy, really busy. Finally, our big move is happening and we couldn’t be more excited. 2 years in the making, our new state of the art flagship location close to downtown Walnut Creek will be the talk of the Bay Area and beyond. We’ve moved our corporate offices and retail hair extensions store from Concord, CA to a brand new location in the affluent, trendy, and rapidly expanding area of Walnut Creek. Located just 40 minutes from San Francisco and 15 minutes from Oakland. With free parking easy access from highway 680, our new Bay Area location makes it an easy choice for savvy hair shoppers. It may not look it, but we’re 98% complete and we’re adding the finishing touches this week. Stay tuned for our amazing grand opening announcement and party invitation!

Events

Live! from the Library: “Fresh Ink: New Music” at Walnut Creek Library on May 3rd

Live! from the Library: “Fresh Ink: New Music”:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm | Free

Hear it first at Live! from the Library! Experience an exclusive sneak-peek into the making of Tangle Eye, a newly composed work for cello, at “Fresh Ink: New Music.”

California Symphony’s Donato Cabrera and Dan Visconti will be joined by Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev as they uncover the journey of new music in America. Attendees will hear short excerpts of Tangle Eye, enjoying the richness and traditional melodic and virtuosic nature of this true cello concerto, which is commissioned by the California Symphony and which will see its world premiere on May 7 at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

Cabrera is Music Director for California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, and is former Resident Conductor of San Francisco Symphony. Visconti is a TED Fellow and Rome Prize winner, and is finishing his final season with California Symphony as the Young American Composer-in-Residence. Segev began playing cello at age five and has performed as soloist with top orchestras around the world.

 

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Drybar Opening in August at the Lyric in Downtown Walnut Creek


Lyric, Walnut Creek

Late last year we saw the progress of the Lyric apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek with a Spring 2017 opening and we now know of the first store to be opening here will be the California-based blowout salon Drybar. Check out their services here and styles here. Note that a couple of blocks way is Blow Dry Bar, which opened 5 years ago in the Mercer apartment complex.

Events

RoboGames World Championship in Pleasanton April 21st – 23rd


Photo by Flickr user zcopley

RoboGames World Championship:

Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton
Friday April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
12:00 – 7:00pm (9pm on Fri) | $30

RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots – we invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 50 different events: combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled – but they’re all cool! As an open event, anyone can compete – this means you.

Events

Earth Day Science March in Downtown Walnut Creek April 22nd

Earth Day Science March:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
10:00am – 1:00pm | Free

Together on Earth Day we will rally to educate and raise awareness about our united responsibility to protect the global environment for current and future generations. As a nonpartisan group, we march to support science, because we value science and facts do matter. We will stand together against policies that silence, mischaracterize or restrict science. We oppose threats to eliminate public environmental agencies and censor scientists and instead advocate for scientific evidence-based policy decisions.

We invite all supporters of science, environmental protections and environmental justice to join us. Let’s work together! Let’s march together! Again.

This is a peaceful nonpartisan march.

Education! Science presentations! Interactive events! Fun family activities!
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