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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War at Lafayette Library on June 20th

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm | $10

Science writer Mary Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries – panic, exhaustion, heat, flies, noise – and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

Mary Roach is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.

Jason Mark, editor-in-chief of Sierra magazine will interview Mary Roach.


Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette Food Tour on June 24th

Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette Food Tour:

Papillon Coffee
67 Lafayette Circle
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
11:00am – 1:00pm | $35 ($20 kids 12 and under)

Green Hills. Great Schools. Good-tasting Eats. Our Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette food tour is a family-friendly tour great for newbies and anyone looking to discover this side of the Caldecott Tunnel.

Visit five tasting locations with food samples and demonstrations to highlight the area’s local deliciousness.
Discover the rich history of Lafayette and the Lamorinda area.
Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting Guide with map and discounted offerings from our tasting locations.
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Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco May 21st

Bay to Breakers Race:

Main St. & Howard St, San Francisco
Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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.


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.


Hope Walk on May 20th at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek

Photo provided Cancer Support Community

Hope Walk:

The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
10:00am | $25

The Third Annual Hope Walk, benefiting Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area (CSC), will take place on May 20, 2017 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. This will be a 5K (3.1miles) walk around scenic Heather Farm Park for friends and families to celebrate and honor all of those who have been touched by cancer and raise critical funds to support CSC’s free, comprehensive services and programs that benefit local cancer patients and their families. Continue Reading


Trinity Center Gala on May 18th at Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek

Boundary Oak Golf Course
3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
6:00 – 9:15pm | $150

Trinity Center would like to invite you to their 3rd annual Gala on May 18th at 6:00 PM at Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek. We offer vital basic needs and services to homeless and working poor in our community. Essential services include assistance with employment and housing. Trinity Center is supported in large part by the community, and our annual Gala is vital to ensuring that we can serve our homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid in our silent auction, which features Giants tickets, golf packages and gift certificates to Walnut Creek’s best restaurants. Dinner will follow the reception. After which, guests will have the opportunity to bid on our live auction items, including a 7-night stay at the Manhattan Club Penthouse Suites ($1,000 for airfare included).
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Steampunk Masquerade on May 13th in Alameda

From vaudeviresociety Facebook

Steampunk Masquerade:

2201 Ferry Pt, Alameda

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

4:00pm – 2:00am | $49-$59

  • 1 Big Top
  • 5 acres of Big Art
  • Parading Art Cars
  • Multiple Indoor/Outdoor Stages
  • Play all day | Masquerade at Night
  • Bad Ass Bands | Ass-Bumpin’ DJs
  • Circus | Burlesque | Fire Performances
  • On the Water’s Edge in Alameda
  • Artisan Galleries & Gardens
  • Carnival Rides & Midway Games
  • Food & Artisan Vendors

Grab your goggles, shine your boots, and don your finest garb in anticipation of an event experience that you’ll never forget! Airpusher Collective is incredibly thrilled to be partnering with Vau de Vire to bring you the fifth installment of the rip-roaring, art infused, steam powered, Burning Man to the Bay experience. This year we’ll be docking the Airpusher Airship in Alameda and getting down all around Vau de Vire’s magical and monstrous Italian Big Top for a steampunk meets circus mashup extravaganza!


Maker Faire in San Mateo May19th – 21st

Maker Faire:

San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo
Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

And don’t forget—we have the Dark Room for projects that light up; the Edible Marketplace and the new Future Food Institute; an entire Hands-On area; Learn to Solder; Lock Picking 101; Maker to Market; electronics galore; and so much more!