1628 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Earlier this month, I asked about new guidance where fully vaccinated people were not required to wear masks indoors. Just as I had serious doubts about that rule, now a new “recommendation” was announced recently by “Bay Area health officials” that
everyone consider wearing face coverings whenever they enter indoor public spaces, regardless of their vaccination status. This extra precaution is not a requirement, but a healthy choice.
If I thought unvaccinated people were not wearing masks then, I’m even more sure that people I encounter indoors not wearing masks are not vaccinated. How does this “recommendation” help at all? I’m genuinely confused by this. Either have a rule that masks are required indoors, or don’t have any rule at all. Am I off base here?
1360 Locust St, Walnut Creek
In May we learned that Bierhaus reopened in downtown Walnut Creek, and they are now officially open since a couple of weeks ago. Check out their beverage menu here, dinner menu here and lunch menu here. I look forward to a warm house pretzel with a cold beer to wash it down soon!
From an email:
Andrew Curley is our new Executive Chef. Pre-pandemic, he spent 2 years running the kitchen of a San Francisco Michelin 3-star restaurant. We could say more, but once you try his food, you’ll know.
Though he left the SF haute cuisine scene behind to join Bierhaus in the burbs, his talent shines on our new menu which includes schnitzel (better than ever), house made spaetzle with whipped ricotta, wood-fired half chicken, farro salad (chef’s kiss), seasonal pierogi, whole Mt Lassen trout with beurre blanc.
1389 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek
I love dumplings so really look forward to Dumpling Hours opening in downtown Walnut Creek where Burger Loft used to be. Stay tuned…
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, August 20, 2021, Saturday, August 21, 2021
After the great success of Sarah McKenzie’s 2017 album Paris in the Rain (Impulse! Records) the 31-year-old pianist singer and composer returns with the poignant Secrets of My Heart, which documents McKenzie’s burgeoning brilliance interpreting 20th-century jazz standards with her penchant for crafting sterling compositions that will surely become jazz standards in the 21st century.
In addition to performing songs from her latest album Sarah will also be showcasing pieces from Music Connects Our World – a production that Diablo Regional Arts Association was proud to commission in October 2020 (this full concert can be viewed online for free at: go.draa.org/MusicConnectsOurWorld).
Check out the latest Bedford Gallery exhibit Reclaimed: The Art of Recology in person and virtually, through October 17th in downtown Walnut Creek:
This summer, Bedford Gallery presents Reclaimed: The Art of Recology, a breathtaking survey of artists who have had the opportunity to participate in the AIR (Artist in Residenc) program. This special exhibition of work created from unwanted materials encourages viewers to perceive “trash” in a new light. Through introspective, playful, and highly original explorations, these artists reveal the hidden storiesour rubbish tells us about ourselves and our relationship with the world.