Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir Lafayette Friday, November 30th, 2018
8:00pm | $$$ Donation
An evening of acoustic music with all proceeds going to the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. On the bill currently are Leftover Dreams (Tony Marcus and Patrice Haan), The Quitters (Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle), Teresa Tudury, Tricia Hellman Gibbs and possibles Mark Goldenberg and Corinne West. Bring your checkbooks and great fistfuls of cash … no credit card donations can be taken.
In September we learned that Philz Coffee would be opening Thanksgiving week at the Lafayette Mercantile and their signage is now up and will be definitively opening next week on November 19th. Check out their store menu here. Are you ready to try their Mint Mojito iced coffee?
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette Thursday, November 15th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free
Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, “healthcare” has replaced medicine, “providers” look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policymakers continue to miss is also miraculously simple.
Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time — time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right treatment. Join us for a stimulating discussion with Sweet about her book, Slow Medicine.
In between Diablo Foods and Trader Joe’s in Lafayette is a small donut shop straight out of the 1970’s called Johnny’s Donuts. I’ve walked by dozens of times and for some reason it’s always been closed. Recently however, the stars aligned just right and I noticed it was open. So of course I had to drop in for a donut. I kept things simple and got the plain, powdered sugar one. They even threw in a donut ball. Nice gesture. The donut was tasty. Of course all donuts taste good to me. Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme, Voodoo (in Portland). There’s just something about the texture, smell and sweet, sweet taste that I can’t resist. For health reasons it’s imperative that I stay far away from donut shops.
Compared to the modern, hipster spaces opening left and right this shop is a nice throwback to an earlier era. Any fans of Johnny’s Donuts? What do you like most there?
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Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette Thursday, November 29th – Sunday, December 16th, 2018
$18 – $30
On a bleak Christmas Eve, in a marshy churchyard, an escaped convict grabs a young lad at knife point, and his life is forever altered. In Gale Childs Daly’s high energy adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations, six quick-changing actors portray dozens of characters as we follow our young hero’s coming-of-age journey — through love and loss, revenge and redemption — as he comes to realize his great expectations.
Invisible desserts, what will they think of next at Lafayette Whole Foods?! Bring one of those empty containers to your next party and be sure to let everyone know it contains no artificial sweeteners or hydrogenated fats!
Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Oak Hill Rd, Lafayette Sunday, October 21st, 2018
The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Participants compete in a 10k or 5k certified runs and a 2 mile run/walk for fun through downtown Lafayette, around the reservoir (10k only) and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents share the streets on that festive Sunday morning. Don’t miss the live music by the Stanley Middle School Band and the Healthy Lifestyles Fair!
5k Certified Race – flat, “chip” timed course, runners only (NO Dogs or Baby Strollers). Lafayette Reservoir Run 5k Map
10k Certified Race – hilly, “chip” timed course around the reservoir, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK. Lafayette Reservoir Run 10k Map
2 Miles Run/Walk for Fun – No Timing – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.
The painting studio Color Me Mine will be closing this December at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette. Note that their Walnut Creek location will remain open.
From an email:
Our business is very much involved in planning and takes time for people to get their things back. Also, everything painted in the Lafayette location that is not picked up will not be transferred anywhere, they will be donated or disposed of. The second week of December will be the last week we will accept painters and then the third week will be the last week to pick up items(items left at Lafayette will NOT be available anywhere else), I want to be closed before the holidays. Our Walnut Creek and various other locations will remain open, and also franchising opportunities are currently available!