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Events

Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse: Disqualified at Lafayette Library on Sept 27th


Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse: Disqualified:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Olympic medalist, Eddie Hart and award-winning sportswriter, Dave Newhouse as they discuss their new book Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics which sheds entirely new light on the true story of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

A strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash and the title of World’s Fastest Human, Hart found himself disqualified from the 1972 Olympic event after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Hart’s disappointment, though excruciating, was just one of many subplots to the most tragic of Olympic Games, at which eight Arab terrorists assassinated eleven Israeli athletes and coaches as the world watched in horror.

Eddie Hart earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s from Cal State-Hayward before embarking on a career as a teacher and coach at the college level. Dave Newhouse was an award-winning sportswriter and columnist at the Oakland (CA) Tribune prior to his retirement in 2011. This is his twelfth book.

Events

The Song of the Nightingale Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette Sept 28th – Oct 21st


The Song of the Nightingale: A Musical Fairy Tale:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, September 28th – Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Based upon a Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, The Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. In an ancient empire in China, a beautiful Nightingale sings. Seeking to better her station in life, a lowly kitchen maid captures the bird and presents it to the Emperor. But the Emperor is soon distracted, and fails to see the plain little brown bird’s true inner beauty.

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The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century at Lafayette Library Tonight


The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, September 13th, 2017
6:30 – 8:00pm | $15 (students free)

Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joins us to examine and highlight important lessons on the disarmament enterprise. Drawing on his experience in the making and implementation of US policy during the Obama administration, Dr. Roberts will provide insights to the new problems in strategic conflict we face in the 21st century in which nuclear weapons remain relevant, but major changes in strategies for deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability are necessary.

Events

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Sept 16th & 17th


Lafayette Art & Wine Festival:

Downtown Lafayette
Saturday, September 16th, Sunday, September 17th, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm (7pm Sat) | Free

More than 250 fine arts and crafts booths.
Restaurants, food vendors, wineries and microbreweries.
Continuous musical entertainment presented on four stages.
Kids area with entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.
Special exhibit and sale of work by local artists, located in our local Artist Alley (La Fiesta Square).
Premium Wine and Craft Beer Pavilion.

Restaurants

Barranco Opening this Friday, Sept 15th in Lafayette


3596 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

The Peruvian restaurant Barranco is opening this Friday, September 15th in Lafayette perfectly timed for the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival over the weekend. With numerous restaurants by the same owner around the Bay Area, including Parada in Walnut Creek, I expect this will be a smooth opening that will feature, “ceviches, empanadas, seafood, paella and more!”

Check out more photos including the outdoor patio after the jump… Continue Reading

Real Estate

Six By Lenox Single Family Homes coming to Downtown Lafayette

Six new single family homes are planned in a new development called Six by Lenox right behind Trader Joe’s in Lafayette. Check out the floorplans and renderings on their website here.

From their website:

  • SIX single family homes located in Downtown Lafayette
  • Contemporary architecture with low pitched roofs and oversized windows
  • Expansive terraces, balconies, and front porches for indoor- outdoor living
  • Soaring 9 foot to 11 foot ceilings
Events

The Chemistry and Artistry of Tempering Chocolate at Lafayette Library Sept 26th


Photo by Flickr user peterpearson

The Chemistry and Artistry of Tempering Chocolate:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
7:00 – 8:00pm | $10

Everything from the quality of the cacao beans and their harvesting, to the processing and blending can impact the final results when baking with chocolate. It is also important to understand the tempering process to produce the right snap, shine and texture of chocolate candy confections.

Before baking for the holidays, gain insights into the chemistry and artistry of tempering chocolate. Taste samples from the Guittard Chocolate Company and enter the chocolate raffle.

Guest Speaker: Victoria Raulino, Guittard Chocolate Company

Events

Will Durst: Durst Case Scenario at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette Sept 1st


Will Durst: Durst Case Scenario:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Friday, September 1st, 2017
8:00pm | $25 ($30 at door)

Fresh from the national tour of his award- nominated, hilarious chronicle of the action packed 2016 election, “Elect to Laugh,” comedian, columnist, actor, author, former oyster shucker, Will Durst, presents his new solo outing “Durst Case Scenario,” a comedic exploration of how America is changing during the Time of Trump. DCS is a rollicking feast of satire as up- to- date as the latest 4 am POTUS tweet.

In this lightning- paced, comedic tour- de- force, Durst, described by the New York Times as “possibly the best political comic working today,” analyzes where we are, how we got here and what possible destinations lie ahead. Along with detailing the changes we’re experiencing, he also recounts the wacky zany antics, palace intrigues and pitfalls of polarization threatening our country in this, The New Abnormal.