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Sci-Fi Day 5 at Rheem Theatre in Moraga on April 1st

Sci-Fi Day:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
1:30pm | $10 ($20 all day pass)

See the following classic Sci-fi flicks on the big screen starting with

Tobor the Great at 1:30pm.

The Invisible Boy follows at 4:00pm.

The cult classic, Robot Monster, will be shown at 6:30pm.

Co-star Pamela Paulson will make her first public appearance in a Q&A hosted by Derek Zemrak.
Admission $10
All day Pass $20


Recreational Marijuana Seminar at Il Fornaio in Walnut Creek on March 29th

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Recreational Marijuana Seminar:

Il Fornaio
1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
7:30 – 9:15am | $25

7:30am – 8:00am Hot Breakfast Buffet/Networking
8:00 – 9:15 Speakers/Q & A

Tamar Todd, Senior Director, Drug Policy Alliance and Tom Chaplain, Chief of Police, City of Walnut Creek

Discussion Points:
-Implementation timeline
-Use, cultivation and purchase guidelines
-Potency and impact on employers/employees
-Federal vs. State vs. Local jurisdiction
-Answer your questions!


Strange Culture – The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts March 25th in San Francisco

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Strange Culture – The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson:

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
2:00pm | $10

Hours after scientist and artist Steve Kurtz called 911 to report his wife’s death, medics suspicious of his work reported him to the FBI, who detained Kurtz as a suspected bioterrorist. Hershman Leeson examines the ensuing court case with interviews, dramatic re-enactments, animation, and news footage, following its twists and turns while exploring its chilling potential effects on free speech and science in post-9/11 America. Soundtrack by The Residents. (2007, 75 minutes, digital)

In conjunction with Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar, YBCA presents all four feature films by this remarkable and visionary artist. These movies expand on many of the themes of her visual art and interactive projects, playfully upending cinematic traditions with artistic approaches rooted in cutting-edge technology and feminist activism and theory. Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is prominent among Hershman Leeson’s collaborators on these films, which also feature many other Bay Area-based artists.

Receive free gallery admission to Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar when you purchase a film ticket.


Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions through April 19th

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions:

The Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on May 7th at 3pm. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers of all ages an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community screening. Entries for the Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest will be accepted from now until April 19th. The competition is open to anyone five years of age or older who is living, working or attending school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga.
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Material Girls Opening Reception at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek March 23rd

Material Girls Opening Reception:

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm | $5

Join us for our opening reception and meet Sabina Ott and Lynn Aldrich, who will be in town from Chicago and Los Angeles. This is a rare opportunity to meet out-of-town artists at their site-specific installation. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by our Bedford Gallery Guild and supported by JP Morgan Chase.


The Egg and I: Backyard Chickens for Everyone in Walnut Creek on March 25th

The Egg and I: Backyard Chickens for Everyone:

Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20

Backyard chickens are easier than ever! You can enjoy fresh eggs and the many benefits for your garden of these peaceful and low maintenance animals. The class will cover starting chicks, coop designs, food, bedding, health, egg birds vs. eggs & meat, and ALL your questions! Coop designs and resource list will be provided.

Location details will be sent upon registration.


Native Funk and Flash with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart at BAMPFA in Berkeley March 19th

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Native Funk and Flash with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart:

2155 Center St, Berkeley
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
2:00 – 4:00pm | Included with admission

Join artist Alexandra Jacopetti Hart for a talk and clothing customization workshop inspired by her 1974 book Native Funk and Flash: An Emerging Folk Art. Hart will share her original garment artworks and teach simple embroidery techniques. Bring a piece of clothing and add some flair to it with embroidery or fabric markers and paint, or make a patch to project your identity into the world.


What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill on March 16th

What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Jan Pinkerton-Spieth, our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!