Lafayette

Events

Author of “The Disaster Artist” – Greg Sestero at Lafayette Library July 17th


Author of “The Disaster Artist” – Greg Sestero:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm | Free (registration required)

Join us for a lively evening with New York Times Bestselling author, actor, producer and screenwriter Greg Sestero.

Greg’s 2013 memoir “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” was published
by Simon & Schuster and adapted into a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award nominated film featuring an all-star cast including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston, and Alison Brie.

The real life story centers on Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, who meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. Together they travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true by making Tommy’s personally-funded film “The Room” which surprisingly has become one of the most popular underground cult phenomenon films ever. Fifteen years after the initial limited release of “The Room,” it’s still playing to late night moviegoers in theaters internationally.

Events

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.

Gyms

9 Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness Opening in Lafayette beginning of July


3561 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word about 9 Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness coming to Lafayette where a carpet store used to be on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Look for them to open this July.

From their website:

Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer.

Events

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.

Shopping

Chase Bank Opens in Lafayette


3603 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Over three years ago we learned about a new Chase bank coming to the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Dewing Ave. in Lafayette and they are now open. Inside are a few fancy-looking ATM machines where you can do a lot of things like pay your credit card etc.

Note that I’m not so sure the special limited time offer they have posted on their window is so “special” because I’m constantly getting much better $600 Chase offers (for years) delivered to my post office box down the block.

Restaurants

Chow Closes Suddenly in Lafayette; Tutu’s Food & Drink Takes Over


La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Chow in Lafayette has closed after over 15 years in business. To the rescue is Lafayette Restaurant Group, which opened Tutu’s Food & Drink with the same menu as Chow, sans alcohol for the time being until they can get a new license. The little market and bakery on the side thankfully remains, although they no longer sell wine bottles etc. there either. Check out their food menu here and drinks menu here.