Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
2:00 – 4:15pm | $35
Come hear Gustav Holst’s iconic work that takes the imagination into the beyond. A local choral group joins us for the magical chorus in “Neptune” and also brings its talents for a surprise opener to the program. The Young Artist Competition winner performs a mystery piano concerto!
Holst – The Planets
Piano concerto featuring Young Artist Competition winner
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
Thai Thani, presumably a Thai restaurant, is coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek in a large spot across from Starbucks. Stay tuned…
City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
The women’s clothing store Anthropologie at Blackhawk Plaza in Danville is relocating to City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon by the end of March. Check out their website here.
Blackhawk Plaza, Danville
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25
Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!
1506 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
The boba tea cafe Sinceretea opened in downtown Walnut Creek over the weekend and being the boba tea and egg puff fan I am of course I had to try things out. According to the collective judgement of my children and I our favorites were definitely the egg puffs. Both the seasonal red velvet as well as chocolate flavors were delicious. It did take a while to make but it’s worth the wait. The drinks were enjoyable as well. They have a sample drink by the register to try with the default 50% sweetness which can be adjusted when ordering. Check out their menu here.
1341 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
The tech repair shop Mobile Kangaroo opened in downtown Walnut Creek. Notice how sparse the inside is. Check out their repair services here.
Willows Shopping Center, Concord
The Italian restaurant MidiCi opened recently at the Willows shopping center in Concord. Check out their pizza menu here and appetizer menu here. Interestingly, there is a living tree in the middle of the restaurant, “a symbol of tradition and a witness of eras gone by”.
Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek
Last month Encore Theatrical Supply Company closed at Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek after 20 years. Their Dublin location remains open. Check out their website here.
From their website:
Regrettably there are no longer enough sales to support the expense of providing the store. We are saddened to have to close and all that goes with it. We will miss our loyal customers and our staff in Walnut Creek.
Thank you again for your patronage. We await you in our Dublin location. At the right times of day it’s not a bad drive. We ask for your support for our remaining Dublin store so we can continue to fit shoes and help the dance and theater community. Please make your purchases with us, encourage your dance teacher to recommend the store rather than an online site, and bring us your group orders.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
12:00 – 4:00pm | Free
this special day includes: martial arts performances, lion dances by the famous Kei Lun performers from San Francisco, traditional treats from merchants, a shop blessing parade and craft tables for the kids. This event is dedicated to the life and memory of Winnie Yu, co-founder of Teance Fine Teas. She passed away in 2017.
1500 Monument Blvd, Concord
A new Mexican restaurant called Taqueria Mariscos opened several month ago in Concord on Monument Blvd.