Te Aito, Warrior Performance at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Nov 21st

Te Aito, Warrior:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
7:30pm | $35 – $45

Before becoming the great Chief, young Temarama and his twin sister Herenui were separated from an invasion of a villainous tribe, removing him from ascending to his father’s place in line of Chief. While left all alone, Herenui’s life mission is deliver brother back to ascend him to his rightful place. This is her journey.


International Auto Show at Moscone Center in San Francisco Nov 18th – 26th

International Auto Show:

Moscone Center
Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, November 26th, 2017
$10 (kids under 12 free)

The San Francisco Chronicle 60th Annual International Auto Show will offer Bay Area residents their first opportunity to see new 2018 model vehicles from the world’s major manufacturers, all in one place.

The San Francisco International Auto Show is Northern California’s largest and most spectacular auto exhibition. It is the only Auto Show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays and showcases automotive innovation. The show will feature more than 600 vehicles representing the work of 35 major manufacturers for the year 2018 and beyond. It will fill the newly remodeled Moscone Center with over one million square feet of exhibit space.

Among the manufacturers scheduled to exhibit their 2018 vehicles are: Acura; Aston Martin; Audi; Bentley; BMW; Buick; Chevrolet; Chrysler; Dodge; Fiat; Ford; Genesis; GMC; Honda; Hyundai; Infiniti; Jaguar; Jeep; KIA; Lamborghini; Land Rover; Lexus; Lincoln; Lotus; Mazda; Mercedes-Benz; Ram; Nissan; Rolls Royce; Smart; Scion; Subaru; Porsche; Toyota; Volkswagen; and Volvo.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – What is your Favorite Kitchen Appliance?

Photo by Flickr user rpavich

Having a pressure cooker was never high up on my wishlist of kitchen appliances. Then I read this NY Times article about the pressure cooker Instant Pot and decided to get one. All I have to say is wow. It can cook fall-off-the-bone meats in less than an hour. Steel cut oats in 20 minutes. Real mac and cheese in 5 minutes. I’m really amazed by it. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? Do you have an electric pressure cooker? If so, what are you going to make with it for Thanksgiving?


Loving Vincent Playing at Walnut Creek Library Nov 18th

Loving Vincent:

Walnut Creek Library (Oak View Room)
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
7:30pm | $12

“Loving Vincent” is the first film made using oil paints. Altogether there are 66,000 frames that took 10 years to paint. The film is a biopic of Vincent Van Gogh, the tortured Dutch artist and focuses primarily of his last days. It is a bit of a mystery as to how, exactly, he died and the narrator seeks to solve it. The film is aesthetically beautiful and audiences have rated it at over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The New York Times called it hypnotic and beguiling.”

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 4:00 and 7:00 PM.


Hofssi Chocolates & Hollie’s Homegrown Popup Shop Open through Dec 23rd in Orinda Theatre Square

Orinda Theatre Square

A new popup shop featuring Moraga-based Hofssi Chocolates and Hollie’s Homegrown farm-to-table food & gifts opened recently in the wine bar Cine Cuvée next to the Orinda movie theater. They are open every day from 11am to 5pm through December 23rd and the wine bar is still open after 5pm. You can also find Hollie’s at the Moraga and Walnut Creek Shadelands farmers market. Hofssi Chocolates will be offering their chocolates at various events which are listed here and can also be found at Diablo Foods.

From the Hollie’s Homegrown website:

Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California. We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and medicinal herbs for bath & body products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.

From the Hofssi Chocolates website:

Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County. We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.

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Pre-Holiday Bash at Makers Market at Broadway Plaza Nov 19th

Pre-Holiday Bash at Makers Market:

Makers Market
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
12:00 – 5:00pm | Free

1198 Broadway Plaza on Sunday, November 19th from 12 – 5pm

Come sip and browse while you meet local makers at Makers Market’s Pre-Holiday Craft Fair. Discover a wide variety of American handcrafted goods in this nostalgic general store. Ring in the holidays while you mingle with local Makers outside our store, as well as the 100 Makers represented inside!

Stock up for the holidays! Receive 20% off all purchases greater than $100 by RSVPing on Eventbrite: