321 Hartz Ave, Danville
The AuburnJames Winery Tasting Room is temporarily closing in Danville for a remodel where it will become the Auburn Lounge offering wine and beer in June. Check out this page for more information on their St. Helena Tasting Cottage. Stay tuned…
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!
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.
1655 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Beauty Lounge in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek already has a wine/beer bar and now their downtown Walnut Creek location next to Caffe La Scala will be getting one as well, possibly by summertime. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
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.
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.
1627 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Salvatore Ristorante closed last summer in downtown Walnut Creek and its replacement, Benvenuti reopened earlier this week. Check out this Diablo Dish First Bite review where they point out that the “menu is taking a more seasonal direction”. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
With fast, casual restaurants becoming more popular around here, some readers have commented on pricing that approaches full-service restaurants. I can attest to the fact that with a family of four the bill can easily exceed $50 for lunch. So for today’s question of the day, what is your favorite reasonably priced fast casual restaurant?
Danville Town & Country
The sandwich shop Togo’s closed recently in the Danville Town & Country shopping center. Next door we’re still waiting for Round Table Pizza to open.