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Align Yoga Opening in Pleasant Hill June 23rd


1521 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Thanks to a reader for sending word about a new yoga studio called Align Yoga coming to Pleasant Hill. Their grand opening will be June 23rd – June 25th and they will offer various yoga classes including hot yoga. Check out their classes here, rates here, and read about the instructors here. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

Our goal is to create a space for the yoga community that provides balance, health and wellness to it’s members. Align Yoga’s philosophy is to offer a variety of yoga classes and styles, suitable to all levels and aid in everyone’s yoga journey.

Our classes will be at varying temperatures depending on the class. The benefits of hot yoga are for everyone. The heat is a tool to increase flexibility by warming the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. It improves range of motion and balance. The heat and humidity of the room detoxes the body through sweating. Our yoga rooms and sauna use the latest technology of infrared heat to detox and heal the body from the inside out.

Restaurants

Ascona Pizza Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek


Lyric, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that according to the latest leasing information from the new apartment complex Lyric, located in downtown Walnut Creek on Locust St, Ascona Pizza will be opening a new location here. They currently have locations in Danville, Pleasanton and San Ramon. Check out their menu here.

From their web site:

We hand-make our dough daily, using our secret family recipe, and every ingredient we use is the highest quality available.

We hope you enjoy our hand tossed pizza dough, and our cheese is the best Wisconsin whole mozzarella cheese available. We guarantee our meats to be of excellent quality, including a first class selection of sausages and the freshest vegetables available.

Events

Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco May 21st


Bay to Breakers Race:

Main St. & Howard St, San Francisco
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
8:00am

San Francisco’s Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace operated by Wasserman Events and has run continuously for over 100 years as a staple to the City by the Bay. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay.

Shopping

Victory Workspace (formerly Laptop Lounge), Relocating Next to Century Theater in Walnut Creek


1261 Locust Street, Walnut Creek

Victory Workspace, formerly known as Laptop Lounge, is relocating from their N. California Blvd space to Locust St, right next to Century Theater in downtown Walnut Creek. According to a sign in the window they expect to open in June. A couple of months ago they opened a second location in Danville in the historic Shuey Podva house on Hartz. Ave.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Do you Use a Dedicated Camera?

Back in the olden days, i.e. before cell phones included a camera, everyone used dedicated cameras. There were Polaroid instant cameras, point and shoot cameras with 35mm film, and of course bigger cameras with interchangeable lens. Now most cameras are digital but since it’s possible to take photographs with your camera, there is less reason to lug around a separate camera. Do you use a dedicated camera? Does the quality make it worthwhile to lug around? At times I think about getting a camera  especially as summer rolls around and trips are getting planned, but I always end up using my iPhone and am generally happy with the results, although miss the bokeh.

 

Events

Altar Boyz Playing at Lesher Center May 26th – July 1st in Walnut Creek


Altar Boyz:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, May 26th – Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike.

Running Time: approx. 90 minutes, without an intermission
With an extraordinary mix of side splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is 90 minutes of pure delight that’s suitable for all ages and will have the whole family laughing and singing along.