San Francisco Symphony Playing at Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco July 22nd

Photo by Flickr user guillo_t

San Francisco Symphony Playing:

Stern Grove
19th Ave & Sloat Blvd, San Francisco
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
2:00pm | Free

A beloved tradition at Stern Grove Festival since 1938, the incomparable San Francisco Symphony returns for its annual summer performance, featuring conductor Jayce Ogren and pianist Adam Golka in an afternoon of classics:
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The Den on School Street “Shared Workplace” Opening this Fall in Danville

100 School St, Danville

A new co-working space is opening this fall in the historic Podva/Shuey House in Danville where Victory Workspace used to be. Check out member pricing here. The owner of The Den used to own nearby Edge boutique which closed last year.

From their website:

The Den on School Street is a premier, membership-based, shared workplace environment where business happens and community thrives. The Den offers its community a warm and comfortable work place in a dynamic and creative environment that promotes creativity, productivity and focus.

In addition, The Den on School Street offers connection. More than just a place to work, this is a lifestyle environment that encourages a strong sense of community and collaboration. Come and experience The Den today or call to set up a tour at your convenience.

Question of the Day

Are you an Apple Fan?

This week we learned that Apple will be opening in a new nearby downtown Walnut Creek location on July 28th. Considering it’s worth almost one trillion dollars with popular products like iPhones and more it’s not much of a surprise that they outgrew their previous location. As a longtime Windows user I’ve nevertheless come to appreciate my iPhone and iPad. I’m not sure this makes me an Apple fan but the quality is top notch albeit with a high price.

What Apple products do you own and do you consider yourself an Apple fan?


Summer Cocktail Tasting Night at Benvenuti Ristorante in Walnut Creek this Evening July 19th

Summer Cocktail Tasting Night:

Benvenuti Ristorante
1627 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 21, 2018
5:00 – 8:30pm | $6 per cocktail

Benvenuti Ristorante invites you for a night of cocktails to beat the summer heat.

Our creative bartenders have been hard at work perfecting a wide selection of handcrafted seasonal cocktails and they want you to be a judge and vote for your favorites.

The winning cocktails will be featured on our menu

Cost: $6 each cocktail


Sugaria Beauty Salon Opens in Walnut Creek

1601 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Sugaria Beauty, a salon in San Francisco, opened a second location in downtown Walnut Creek a few months ago. Interestingly, they offer hair removal services that uses sugar! I’ve heard of waxes and lasers for hair removal but never knew it could be done with sugar.

From their website:

Sugaring is a unique and natural way to remove hair. It is made from food-derived ingredients, and is natural. Yes, you can even eat it!! No animal tests were used in developing and producing the product.


Square Baby Coming to Orinda Theatre Square Next Month

Orinda Theatre Square

A new baby food subscription service called Square Baby is opening a retail store sometime in August in Orinda Theatre Square where ECHO Grove used to be. You can choose between a customized meal plan designed by a registered dietitian and pediatrician or select meals directly, which are delivered frozen every two weeks. Check out their online shop here.

From their website:

Fed up with all the fruit-heavy, sugar-laden baby foods masquerading as balanced meals, Katie Thomson, a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition Science, knew she could do better.

With Square Baby, each meal is completely balanced and the Square Meal System™ delivers 100% of a baby’s daily recommended servings of fruit, veggies, protein, and grains. She even incorporated healthy fats like avocado oil, sprouted grains, lentils and Salba chia, and various protein sources like salmon, egg, and bone broth that were often missing from the leading jars and pouches.


Apple Opening July 28th in New Broadway Plaza Spot in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s been over a year since we learned that Apple would be relocating across the street in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and they’ll finally be opening on July 28th at 10am according to the Apple Walnut Creek web page. Note there will be plenty of floor to ceiling windows surrounding the building; it’s just papered over in these photos. Also, the open space behind the store where Starbucks, Lacoste/Tesla and Lucky Jeans used to be is huge! New benches surround the fountain and new paver stones have been placed throughout this section of the plaza. This is going to be a great place to stroll around.


Bliss Music Festival at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord July 21st

Bliss Music Festival:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
2:00 – 8:00pm | Free

The City of Concord hosts the inaugural Bliss Music Festival in downtown Concord on July 21st with two stages of original live music plus a silent disco, flow arts, craft beer and more.

A culmination of Concord’s 30th anniversary of music in the downtown and a nod to Concord’s musical history with the likes of Dave Brubeck, Concord Music Records and other progressive pioneers in the music industry, Bliss Music Festival serves as a platform and celebration of diverse genres of solely original music, featuring an eclectic array of the Bay’s burgeoning artists on the leading edge of today’s music scene.

With the main stage at Todos Santos Plaza dedicated to electric music and the adjacent Salvio Pacheco Square serving as the backdrop for acoustic music, the entire downtown will be transformed into a haven of art and music.