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Summer Sounds Outside @ Lesher Center June 27th in Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside @ Lesher Center:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
5:30pm | Free

The summer’s hottest outdoor concert series in the East Bay is Summer Sounds, Outside @ Lesher Center.  All concerts are FREE, but reserved tables are available for purchase – perfect for the whole family!

Chris Cain’s jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother’s Greek ancestry and his father’s soulful black heritage.


NorCal Parkour Championships in Concord June 22nd – 23rd

NorCal Parkour Championships:

APEX School of Movement
930 Detroit Ave Suite A, Concord
Saturday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Spectator – $10 for 1 Day ($15 for both Days)

We’re back at it again with another top notch event to test your SKILL, SPEED, and STYLE at The NorCal Parkour Championships!

Each event will feature design input from Sqvadron Athletics and SPL officials to ensure the events meet all our athletic tastes within the broad spectrum of parkour movement.

Come through and take your pick of any one, or all of these great events and put your movement to the test!


Julia Flynn Siler, Author of The White Devil’s Daughters at Lafayette Library June 20th

Julia Flynn Siler, Author of The White Devil’s Daughters:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm | Free

Veteran journalist and New York Times best-selling author Julia Flynn Siler’s revelatory history, The White Devil’s Daughters, chronicles the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first hundred years of Chinese immigration (1848-1943), as well as the “safe house” that became a refuge for those seeking their freedom.


Juneteenth Festival in San Francisco June 15th

Photo by Flickr user Christian Senger

Juneteenth Festival:

Filmore St. (btw Golden Gate Ave. & Geary Blvd.)
San Francisco
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

Today the historic San Francisco Juneteenth is one of the largest African American celebrations in California and it’s sole purpose is for historical awareness, building self esteem with our youth, connecting organizations with the community and providing opportunity for African American vendors to market their business and showcase their craft.


Walnut Creek Uncorked June 20th

Walnut Creek Uncorked:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 20th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $40 ($50 at door)

Sip, savor and stroll through downtown Walnut Creek and experience the best restaurants, fashion, jewelry, and artisan shops while enjoying a variety of regional wines at this years WCU. Food bites, live entertainment and hydration stations available during the event.

Ticket redeemed for 1 wine glass and 1 WCD tote bag (while supplies last) at starting location. NO REFUNDS.


First Wednesdays Street Fest June 5th in Downtown Walnut Creek

First Wednesdays Street Fest:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Cypress St, between Locust St. & N. Main St.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
5:30 – 8:30pm | Free

We are kicking off WCFW’s with Neon Velvet in May, followed in June by Vybe Society. May through September you can end the work or school day on the first Wednesday of each month with a street festival full of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. This year we are partnering with the Contra Costa Certified Farmers Market (Sundays, 9a-1p, Cypress St, WC) to create a Chef’s Demo. Stop by and enjoy some delicious recipes.


Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums West Coast Swing Masters Playing at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord June 6th

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums West Coast Swing Masters:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm | Free

Head to Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday nights the Farmers’ Market and free music concerts in the Park with a great line-up of wonderful Bay Area musicians playing Salsa, jazz, zydeco, blues and more.

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums West Coast Swing Masters featuring Miss Carmen Getit


Art & Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek June 1st & 2nd

Art & Wine Festival:

Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 1st – Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Kickoff the summer season at the 38th annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival! Two fun-filled days of free family entertainment. More than 200 arts and crafts booths, non-stop live music, a wide variety of food and drink concessions, Premium Wine Tent, Craft Brew Garden for suds fans, and an interactive Kids Zone – all spread throughout beautiful Heather Farm Park. Festival admission is free.


Gordon H. Chang “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Chinese Workers” at Blackhawk Museum in Danville June 1st

Photo by Flickr user anikascreations

Gordon H. Chang “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Chinese Workers”:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm | Free with museum admission

Gordon H. Chang is a professor of American History at Stanford University, a renowned author and Director, Center for East Asian Studies. His particular area of focus is trans-Pacific relations, the inter-connections between East Asia and America. He is interested in political, social, and cultural interactions from the earliest days of America to the present. His current research project concerns the recovery and interpretation of the experiences of Chinese railroad workers in North America.
His latest book, Ghosts of Gold Mountain, is being published this Spring, and in this groundbreaking account, Gordon draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga. It is a breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation as well as a book signing.


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette May 30th – June 22nd

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, May 30th – Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

A sizzling, exhilarating musical farce! Newly revised for the London West End, the musical whisks us off to sexy 1980s Madrid, and to the unravelling world of Pepa, Pepa’s wandering lover, the lover’s nutty ex-wife, their son and his fiancée, Pepa’s ditzy friend and that friend’s suspicious boyfriend, plus a lawyer, and a talkative taxi driver. All this comedic chaos is served up with a very specially laced gazpacho, and an irresistible Spanish beat.