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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.


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

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.


Spring Eggstravaganza at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco March 31st

Spring Eggstravaganza:

Golden Gate Park
Robin Williams Meadow
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm | $10

This year’s Spring Eggstravaganza will feature egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food trucks and the highly anticipated annual Rib Cook-Off between SF Rec and Park, SF Fire, SF Police and other city departments! Sorry, no pets are allowed into this event.


Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest at Lafayette Library April 15th

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
3:00pm | $10 ($15 at door)

This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers of all ages an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it in a community screening. A reception follows the screening with light refreshments and a “red-carpet” photo opportunity.

This year’s event includes films from the informative to the poetic. Some will educate about historic figures and local organizations; others will be emotionally moving visual tapestries. This year’s largest categories of entry were surprisingly Adults and Elementary School Students. While filmmaker eligibility was expanded this year to include Lamorinda’s neighbors in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, and Concord, the majority of entries still represent the Lamorinda Community.


Spring Brews Festival at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord on March 31st

Spring Brews Festival:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
12:00 – 4:00pm | $40 ($50 at gate)

We are very proud that this year’s event is again a benefit for the TSBA Arts Foundation, which helps fund the summer music program in Todos Santos Park, as well as youth music programs around Concord.

Unlimited tasting from over 60 craft breweries, live music and great food.


Lafayette Juniors Annual Kitchen Tour on May 19th

Photo from Lafayette Juniors

Lafayette Juniors 2018 Annual Kitchen Tour:

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
10:00am – 3:00pm | $50 ($65 + lunch)

Tour six beautiful Lafayette homes for a great cause, with masterfully designed unique, elegant and awe-inspiring kitchens. The Tour benefits No One Left Behind, Girls Inc., City Slicker Farms, White Pony Express, and Contra Costa Crisis Center. Tickets are $50, box lunch available for $15. Purchase tickets at or Premier Kitchens in Lafayette.


Town Hall ThEATre History – Guided by Local Food Adventures April 14th in Lafayette

Town Hall ThEATre History – Guided by Local Food Adventures:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
4:00 – 6:00pm | $45 ($40 subscribers)

Join us for a series of cultural and culinary explorations as we are led by Lafayette mom and Local Food Adventures owner, Lauren McCabe Herpich, as she takes you through the rich history behind Town Hall Theatre and the excitement of its theatrical productions — all while enjoying some seriously delicious local flavors along the way.

During these two-hour guided celebrations, Lauren will take you on a behind-the-scenes journey through the Town Hall Theatre and introduce you to the professionals that bring the magic of the stage to life. You’ll also enjoy satisfying servings of foods and libations from local Lamorinda proprietors excited to expand on the theme of the theater.
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TreasureFest Easter Brunch Party at Treasure Island in San Francisco March 24th – 25th

TreasureFest Easter Brunch Party:

Pier 1
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Saturday, March 24th – Sunday, March 25th, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm |$5

Monthly market hosts 400+ local artists, makers, designers, antique collectors, under ground food start-ups, & more.
– 3 Full bars featuring a variety of local wine, craft beers, and seasonal cocktails.
– DIY community workshops & carnival games.
– 25+ Food Trucks & Food Tents
– Scavenger hunts.
– $5 Entry, kids 12 & Under Free
– Kid zone with games for all ages
– 2+ local bands each day
– Pet friendly
– Free parking


March for Our Lives in Downtown Walnut Creek March 24th

March for Our Lives:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
11:00am | Free

Enough is enough. We march to support the students of Stoneman Douglas High School and the National #MarchForOurLives movement. We march for common sense changes that will make student lives and safety a priority and ends the epidemic of gun violence affecting children and teens across America. The time is now.


Diablo Ballet’s 24th Anniversary Celebration March 22nd at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek

Diablo Ballet’s 24th Anniversary Celebration:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday,March 22nd, 2018
6:30pm | $59

Diablo Ballet celebrates its 24th Anniversary with a special one-night only performance on March 22, 6:30pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The program will feature selections from Swan Lake along with new ballets, company favorites and the World Premiere short film celebrating Diablo Ballet’s Anniversary. “I am so very proud to be celebrating this special anniversary performance with the community and patrons that have kept us on our toes for the last 24 years,” states Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas.

This celebratory third program from the company’s 2017-18 Season will feature selections from Swan Lake including the Black Swan Pas de Deux, White Swan Pas de Deux, Coda and Variations. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1895, this classic ballet will be staged by the Company’s Regisseur, Joanna Berman. The poetry of this timeless ballet and majestic score by Tchaikovsky will showcase the Diablo Ballet dancer’s stamina and training.
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