Lafayette

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.

Gyms

Formula 3 Gym Opens at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette


La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Formula 3, a new gym from the owners of Renaissance Club Sport opened last week at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Open Sesame used to be. You can track your progress and schedule classes directly on the Formula 3 app.

From their website:

We created FORGE / FIRE / FLOW: a fitness system designed to condition the body’s core components of strength, cardio and flexibility. We bring this system to life with a collection of proprietary group training experiences.

Events

Concert at the Res in Lafayette May 11th


Concert at the Res:

Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

Since 1996, Lafayette Rotarians have been hosting an afternoon of live music in the Lafayette Reservoir featuring local bands including Acalanes High School, Stanley Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School from Oakland, and the Rossmoor Big Band; and the program has been expanded in the last few years to include young dancers and singers from the Lafayette Town Hall Education and the Performing Academy.

Along with the great live entertainment, there will be food and drinks for purchase. It is also the perfect setting for a picnic on the lawn, and chairs and shade tenting will also be provided. Though the stage is just a short walk from the parking area, golf cart transportation to and from the stage will be provided for those who may desire it. Public restrooms and a children’s play area are nearby, and parking is available for $7 all day or at metered parking.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win great prizes including weekend getaways. All proceeds will directly support the local musical programs featured and our Rotary projects.

Events

Taste of Lafayette on May 14th


Taste of Lafayette:

JPG@TheBank
3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
5:30 – 8:00pm | $55 / ($50 early bird)

The “stroll” begins when ticket holders head out at their own pace to stop at any or all of the 25+ participating restaurants for sampling. Will call, bar, and appetizers will be [served] 5:30pm-7:30pm. Dessert and coffee will be served 7pm-8pm.

Evening includes music throughout the stroll featuring Performance Academy, Bistro Mustache and pop-up BACH at JPG@TheBank; and the Acalanes Jazz Quartet at Philz. Entertainment by the Gold Coast Chamber Players’s latest venture, pop-up BACH, chamber music experience in unexpected places, features the Little Stars Trio at 7:30pm at JPG@TheBank.

Don’t miss the raffle supporting the Lafayette Community Foundation! Drawing for the raffle will be held at 7:45pm also at JPG@TheBank.

Events

Lafayette Community Music Festival at Town Hall Theatre April 27th


Lafayette Community Music Festival:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
8:00pm | $25 ($30 at door)

Featuring: The Big Jangle Acoustic, including Kiki Stack; and The Real Lafayette All Stars, including Jeff Tamalier (Tower of Power), Dave Martin (Buzztones, Dave Martin’s House Party), Mark Stanley (Rock Island) and Paul Cotruvo (Big Jangle, Cover to Cover).