2001 Diamond Blvd, Concord Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | Free
Vibes at the Veranda will light up Fountain Plaza beginning with Funky Latin Orchestra (FLO) on Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The group has a dynamic sound ranging from salsa, Latin jazz and old school funk, to R&B, pop, and even some oldies. Guests may arrive early on Wednesday to set up their chairs and get comfortable for the performance.
California Shakespeare Theater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda Saturday, October 20th, 2018
7:00pm | $85
25 years since ‘Sister Sweetly’ went platinum, Big Head Todd & the Monsters return to headline the 5th annual Notes4Hope Breast Cancer Prevention Benefit Concert on October 20, 2018 at the amazing outdoor Bruns Amphitheater. BHTM will electrify the audience with their top-charting hits and new tunes from the 2017 release of “New World Arisin’. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show will kick off at 7:00 pm with The Real Doug Lane dork Lowe’s by Featherborn.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette Saturday, October 13th, 2018
2:00 – 5:00pm | $10
An afternoon of great music, dancing, BBQ, and FUN. Three terrific groups starting with Quake City Jug Band, a veteran jug band with snare drum, tap dancing, accordion, vocal harmonies, and feather boas, followed by The Stevens Sisters, an all female barbershop quartet made of 2 sets of sisters, and finishing with Dirty Cello, blues, bluegrass, and rock cello like you’ve never heard.
Rotary Club of Lafayette will provide a delicious BBQ, snacks, beer and wine for purchase.
Folsom St. (8th to 13th St) Sunday, September 30th, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free
Bigger IS better at this ‘only in San Francisco’ event! With 250,000 fetish enthusiasts spread out over 13 city blocks, there is something for everyone.
Located on historic Folsom Street, leather and fetish players from all over the world converge. With over 200 exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys, it’s a pig’s dream. Check out our massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, our huge dance area spinning the best of the international party scene, live BDSM demos, and a sick and twisted performance stage. And, yes, you can still be naked, so avail yourself of our coat and clothes check areas as well!
Donate $10 or more at the gates and get a sticker that entitles you to $2 off each drink you buy from us ALL DAY LONG!
The LaMorinda Homebrew Competition, hosted by Orinda Theatre Square and sponsored by The Fourth Bore Tap Room & Grill is a wonderful chance for brewers to put the spotlight on their talent. There will be 6 professional brewer judges and 2 celebrity judges. There will also be the people’s choice awards. The event will be held on Saturday Sept 29th from 5PM to 8PM at Theater Square in Orinda. There will be live music and participating restaurants will have food specials being served throughout the competition and into the evening.
Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord Friday, October 12th – Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Free ($25 beer pass)
For two days, Todos Santos Plaza will turn into a mini-Munich, hosting an authentic German Oktoberfest with a beer tent, live music, singing and dancing, strongman contests, food truck fare, a kid’s area, and more. This is a fun, family-friendly, free community event with food, drink, and activities available for purchase. Limited free parking is available throughout Downtown Concord or take BART to the Concord station and walk four blocks to the event.
It is no surprise that the beer tent will be the meeting point for craft brew fans with German-style lagers from 20+ breweries. If you are searching for extraordinary hospitality and a bombastic atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to find it here!
1290 Sutter St, San Francisco Friday, September 21st – Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
$10 and up
Map Fair Opens for General Admission Hours
The lecture series portion of the San Francisco Map Fair will be sponsored by the California Map Society. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period. The mission of the California Map Society to preserve and disseminate historical and contemporary cartography, primarily of California, for members as well as the general public.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
6:30 – 8:00pm | Free
This talk covers common vegetable growing problems and how to correct them. You will learn what causes tomatoes to crack, why zucchinis sometimes shrivel and die and why broccoli and cauliflower sometimes produce only tiny heads. Learn why onions often produce flowers and fail to develop good bulbs. You’ll hear about solutions to these and other vegetable crop problems and also receive suggestions for what vegetables to plant for the most reliable good results.
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek Saturday, October 20th, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free
Join us in the biergarten or on the dance floor for another epic Oktoberfest in Walnut Creek. It’s a great place to show off your dirndl dress or don the lederhosen (not mandatory!). This free, day-long family-friendly event recreates the beloved German fall celebration.
OktoberfestWC includes live entertainment, music, dancing, arts & crafts, Bier Garden with dozens of craft beers, international music, Kinder Platz Kids Zone, gourmet food booths and over 40 vendors.
Live Entertainment Schedule:
11:00am – 12:30pm The Sons of the Soul Revivers
1:00pm – 2:00pm The Polka Dots
2:30pm – 4:00pm The Hitmen
4:30pm – 6:00pm Cut Loose
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
10:00 – 11:00am | $15
You will see and MEET a lemur, an alligator, and more!
Unleash your powers as a bone collector when you discover the hidden mysteries lying beneath the calcium of animal skulls, skeletons, and bones!
Don’t just stop with meeting exotic animals stay for the day as Lindsay truly delves into Animals Inside Out!
At Lindsay’s special day of programming we are delving INSIDE animals; What do they eat? What do their bones look like? What’s on the inside of a porcupine’s quill?
And watch Lord Richard, our turkey vulture, devour the meat off a a skull! Enjoy our afternoon Wildlife Photography which will feature real-animal X-Rays! Also learn how single use plastics get into animals but don’t get out. This special day will also host a release of Monarch Butterflies, find out what goes on Inside the chrysalis?