Lafayette Community Music Festival April 28th at Town Hall Theatre

Lafayette Community Music Festival:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
7:30pm | $25 – $30

The Lafayette Community Music Festival is an annual benefit for Town Hall Theatre. The musicians on the bill donate their time and talents, with the proceeds benefiting Town Hall’s various programs. The show is modeled around Neil Young’s famous Bridge School Benefits, with each musician or band performing a 25-30 minute set of songs in a more “stripped down” acoustic format. We are excited to feature local musicians, many of whom have recording credits or have released music professionally. Join us for a high quality event — every year our patrons leave the building blown away by the quality of the talent. It is a “trust us on this one” kind of night that you don’t want to miss. We will also be featuring various high quality, craft beers for your enjoyment in the lobby before the show and during the break.


The Woman Who Smashed Codes at Lafayette Library April 19th

The Woman Who Smashed Codes:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Jason Fagone, an author and journalist who covers science, technology, and culture. He was named one of “Ten Young Writers on the Rise” by the Columbia Journalism Review. His latest book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, reads like a thriller. Fagone brings to light a brilliant, unsung woman, Elizebeth Friedman, who helped shape modern espionage and intelligence gathering while paying tribute to her historical contributions.


The Studio Gym may be coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

The Studio, a Danville gym based on three types of fitness zones focusing on different components, is planning on coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Open Sesame currently is according to the latest La Fiesta Square leasing information. Find out more about the classes here.

If The Studio does end up moving here Open Sesame is planning to relocate within Lafayette.


Contra Costa Master Gardeners present: Edible Flowers at Lafayette Library April 10th

Contra Costa Master Gardeners present: Edible Flowers:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
6:30 – 8:30pm | Free

We all know how beautiful flowers are in enhancing our gardens but many people are unaware of how flowers can enhance what we do in the kitchen.

Join Master Gardener Holly Sauer as she walks us through a fascinating discussion on the many types of flowers that are actually edible. Holly will show you fun ways to enjoy and enhance your culinary efforts with beautiful flowers year round.


Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest at Lafayette Library April 15th

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
3:00pm | $10 ($15 at door)

This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers of all ages an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it in a community screening. A reception follows the screening with light refreshments and a “red-carpet” photo opportunity.

This year’s event includes films from the informative to the poetic. Some will educate about historic figures and local organizations; others will be emotionally moving visual tapestries. This year’s largest categories of entry were surprisingly Adults and Elementary School Students. While filmmaker eligibility was expanded this year to include Lamorinda’s neighbors in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, and Concord, the majority of entries still represent the Lamorinda Community.


Blazin Jayz Smoke Shop Opens Next to Learning Express Toys in Lafayette

3566 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A new electronic cigarette shop called Blazin Jayz Smoke Shop recently opened next to Learning Express Toys in Lafayette. They sell e-cigarettes, hookahs, vape juices with flavors such as apple e-juice, grape, banana cream, Hulk Tears, and more.

Considering the location, next to a toy store of all places, some Lafayette residents are not happy with this. One Lafayette resident emailed:

I’m extremely disappointed about the decision to approve a smoke shop directly next door to our beloved toy store. We’ve already chatted about this as a family so my elementary school daughter understands the concern about locating the two stores together. I love Lafayette and, though I don’t smoke, I understand that there might be demand for a smoke shop in Lafayette. There are many open storefronts in the city, though. I wish the town has been more thoughtful in its approach; the placement of the smoke shop makes Lafayette seem motivated by profit. This hits the wrong note for me.

Should a smoke shop offering kid-friendly vape flavors be allowed to open next to a toy store? Aren’t there city ordinances prohibiting this? If not, shouldn’t there be?


Lafayette Juniors Annual Kitchen Tour on May 19th

Photo from Lafayette Juniors

Lafayette Juniors 2018 Annual Kitchen Tour:

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
10:00am – 3:00pm | $50 ($65 + lunch)

Tour six beautiful Lafayette homes for a great cause, with masterfully designed unique, elegant and awe-inspiring kitchens. The Tour benefits No One Left Behind, Girls Inc., City Slicker Farms, White Pony Express, and Contra Costa Crisis Center. Tickets are $50, box lunch available for $15. Purchase tickets at or Premier Kitchens in Lafayette.


Town Hall ThEATre History – Guided by Local Food Adventures April 14th in Lafayette

Town Hall ThEATre History – Guided by Local Food Adventures:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
4:00 – 6:00pm | $45 ($40 subscribers)

Join us for a series of cultural and culinary explorations as we are led by Lafayette mom and Local Food Adventures owner, Lauren McCabe Herpich, as she takes you through the rich history behind Town Hall Theatre and the excitement of its theatrical productions — all while enjoying some seriously delicious local flavors along the way.

During these two-hour guided celebrations, Lauren will take you on a behind-the-scenes journey through the Town Hall Theatre and introduce you to the professionals that bring the magic of the stage to life. You’ll also enjoy satisfying servings of foods and libations from local Lamorinda proprietors excited to expand on the theme of the theater.
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