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Candidates Community Forum: Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Race at Lesher Center April 24th in Walnut Creek


Candidates Community Forum: Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Race:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30 – 7:00pm | Free

Please join the Contra Costa County Bar Association and The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley as they host a forum for the candidates running for the office of the Contra Costa County District Attorney. All candidates running for this office have been invited to attend.

Gail Murray, a long-time member of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, a former Walnut Creek mayor and former BART director has been selected as the moderator for this free public event.

The format will include brief statements by the candidates and set questions from the moderator as well as the opportunity for the public to ask questions of the candidates. All questions will be screened for appropriateness.

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Spontaneous Noir! An Improvised Piece of Pulp at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek April 19th -22nd


Spontaneous Noir! An Improvised Piece of Pulp:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, April 19th – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
$20

MURDER, CRIME, SEDUCTION…

…Private eyes, femme fatales, and ridiculous metaphors pile up like a heap of trash at the city dump in Synergy Theater’s Spontaneous Noir: An Improvised Piece of Pulp! Completely improvised and all based on audience suggestions, this hysterical homage to Hollywood’s Film Noir will keep you in stitches right down to the very last shot of whiskey. So shut your mug and buy a ticket, see.

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San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown April 14-15th, 21-22nd


San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival:

Japantown, San Francisco
Saturday, April 14th, 15th & April 21st, 22nd, 2018
Free

Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. We expect this year to be filled with special events and new attractions.

This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15 and April 21-22, 2018. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

The festival will be held within the borders of Laguna and Fillmore Streets between Geary Boulevard and Bush Street. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 1pm starting from City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes at Lafayette Library April 19th


The Woman Who Smashed Codes:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Jason Fagone, an author and journalist who covers science, technology, and culture. He was named one of “Ten Young Writers on the Rise” by the Columbia Journalism Review. His latest book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, reads like a thriller. Fagone brings to light a brilliant, unsung woman, Elizebeth Friedman, who helped shape modern espionage and intelligence gathering while paying tribute to her historical contributions.

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San Francisco Armory Estate Sale this Weekend


Photo by Flickr user bgreenlee

San Francisco Armory Estate Sale:

San Francisco Armory
333 14th St, San Francisco
Saturday, April 7th – Monday, April 9th, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Come join us for the last days of the Armory as we know it and take home some memorabilia!

For five days from 10am-4pm, the Armory will be open to the public. Items will be a range of kitchenware, Victorian furniture, office supplies to sex toys and everything in between.

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West Side Story Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through April 29th


West Side Story:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, March 30th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018
$61 – $65

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are transplanted to the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of deep-seated gang rivalry, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love.

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Contra Costa Master Gardeners present: Edible Flowers at Lafayette Library April 10th


Contra Costa Master Gardeners present: Edible Flowers:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
6:30 – 8:30pm | Free

We all know how beautiful flowers are in enhancing our gardens but many people are unaware of how flowers can enhance what we do in the kitchen.

Join Master Gardener Holly Sauer as she walks us through a fascinating discussion on the many types of flowers that are actually edible. Holly will show you fun ways to enjoy and enhance your culinary efforts with beautiful flowers year round.

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A Salute to Ella Fitzgerald: The Early Years with Amanda King at Orinda Theatre April 5th


A Salute to Ella Fitzgerald: The Early Years with Amanda King:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
7:30pm

Before she was the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald was a young girl with a dream and determination. Noted jazz/cabaret chanteuse Amanda King, a vivacious and captivating entertainer, shares Ella’s origins, inspiration, and early music in a swingin’ evening of song and history celebrating Ms. Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday anniversary.