Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Dr, Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
8:00pm | $28 ($10 y/o or younger)
WomenSing is thrilled to announce an exciting large-scale commission by renowned composer, Shawn Kirchner.
Inspired by the album Folkjul, a Christmas suite influenced by Swedish folk traditions, WomenSing’s artistic director, Ofer dal Lal, invited Mr. Kirchner to dream up a concert-length American “folk Yule”.The work features a combination of Mr. Kirchner’s instrumental improvisations and carol settings from American song and spiritual traditions. Mr. Kirchner has woven these carols and songs into a dramatic arc which tells of the return of light after dark times.
The Japanese restaurant Kurumi closed this spring and a new Japanese restaurant called Toyosu will be opening in its place. Stay tuned…
166 E. Prospect Ave, Danville
The boutique Beyond Active opened recently in Danville. Check out their online selection here.
From their website:
This crazy journey started almost three years ago in Danville, California. As a mom of three children, I set out to find a purpose. When I was approached by a friend to take what she started and make it something bigger, I jumped on it! My passion for working out, fitness and shopping and activewear, all came into one love. Beyond Active is a place to find everything you love about women, men, and children’s activewear and wellness!
City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
San Francisco-based pizzeria Delarosa is planning to open very soon at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. The San Ramon menu is not ready yet but check out their downtown San Francisco menu here.
From their website:
Delarosa first opened its doors in 2010 to Chestnut Street in San Francisco’s Marina District. Since then, Delarosa, in close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, and Crissy Field has served as the neighborhood destination for casual, communal-style dining, all-day, 7 days a week. Beloved for its Roman-style pizza, small plates, craft beer, Italian and Californian wines, and delicious craft cocktails, Delarosa and its interpretation of the classic and unpretentious beer and pizza pairing has made a mark on many locals’ and visitors’ must-visit lists.
Dioro Jewelers relocated from Danville Livery to Hartz Ave. in Danville. Until the above location is ready they are located down the block at 444 Hartz Ave.
From their website:
Dioro Jewelers was established in 1975. We are an authorized dealer of over 25 watch brands. We offer full service watch repair and maintenance. In addition to watches, we have a large selection and great pricing on beautiful fine jewelry. Should you prefer something customized, custom jewelry is our forte as is our in-store selection. All you have to do is bring in a picture or an idea and we go from there to make your dream a reality.
2099 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
The signage for R&A Cycles is now up in Walnut Creek on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Check for updates on their Instagram page here.
1360 Locust St, Walnut Creek
The Oakland-based German-inspired restaurant and beer hall Bierhaus opens for dinner today in downtown Walnut Creek where Lark Creek used to be. Inside is quite spacious with a warm ambiance highlighted with wood tones and German signage throughout the main area as well as the nearby bar and retail bottle shop. The outdoor patio area is expansive, a perfect, dog-friendly spot to hang out with friends and family.
Food-wise I enjoyed the various sausages as well as warm pretzels with German mustard and Belgian fries. Accompanied with German beers such as a Marzen and Pilsner made for an enjoyable dining experience that will bring me back with my family for sure. Note that they have over, “20 imported, local beers and ciders on tap”. Check out their food menu here and beer menu here.
Bierhaus is open for dinner service only beginning at 5:30 p.m., with lunch and happy hour service commencing on November 25. Be sure to check this place out if you’re in the area!
Spotted at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd. in Lafayette.
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)
Join Lindsay for the WILDEST happy hour in the East Bay. Come celebrate the harvest with friends, animals, live music, drinks, crafts, and games. Bring a can of food to donate to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and get a free raffle ticket.