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Rustic Tavern Closing March 24th in Lafayette


3576 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Rustic Tavern opened almost five years ago in Lafayette and March 24th will be their last day according to their Facebook page. According to this Mercury News article it was due to a “lease dispute”. Based on the post it looks like they may be back soon in a new location. Stay tuned…

From their Facebook page:

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce on Saturday, March 24 will be Rustic Tavern’s last day at this location. We have enjoyed many years of Success in Lafayette and appreciate the support and loyalty of this amazing community. You love our food and we love you.

Regrettably, we have not been able to agree upon terms of a lease extension.

This is not the end of Rustic Tavern…..

We look forward to announcing our new venture as soon as possible!

Events

Sweet Thursday Presents: Cork Dork at Lafayette Library March 15th


Sweet Thursday Presents: Cork Dork:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Please join us for an evening with Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste.

Learn how this professional journalist and amateur drinker embedded herself in the world of elite sommeliers while uncovering the real and mythical aspects of wine tasting – and along the way discovering her amazing sensory powers to become a “cork dork.” Informative and funny, this book appeals to novice and expert wine drinkers alike. As a special treat, Bianca will lead the audience through a sensory evaluation of two wines.

Events

NASA’s Next steps on the Moon . . and Mars at Lafayette Library March 13th


NASA’s Next steps on the Moon . . and Mars:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm | $10

What will it take to return to the moon – or Mars – and stay?
It’s been 45 years since the last man walked on the moon. Why is it taking so long to go back, and can we expect to be part of new colonies, commercial ventures, and even vacations on the moon or on Mars?

While the moon may be closer and easier to reach than Mars, it still takes a lot to get there. Find out about the complex scientific, technical, and even societal issues that NASA is tackling, and learn if you have the right stuff to be considered for an interstellar job.

Join Dr. Margaret Race for a behind the scenes peak at what NASA and its partners are doing to plan return missions. And this time, it will involve more than astronauts planting flags and leaving footprints!

Events

Sweet Thursday Presents: John Lescroart at Lafayette Library Feb 15th


Sweet Thursday Presents: John Lescroart:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring Dismas Hardy. His latest novel, Poison, shows that Dismas is still a force to reckoned with inside the courtroom.

Events

Woman in Mind Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette March 1st – 24th


Woman in Mind:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, March 1st – Saturday, March 24th, 2018

A dark comedy about what happens when your fantasies come true … by the “comic poet of middle class life.”
… perhaps the most daring and poignant of all his plays … THE TELEGRAPH
Poor Susan. Stuck in a humdrum marriage, feeling unfulfilled and neglected. All it takes is stepping on a garden rake, a minor concussion — and a few hilarious hallucinations — for Susan to find herself suddenly surrounded by the ideal fantasy family, handsomely dressed in tennis whites and sipping champagne. But when her real and imaginary worlds collide, those fantasies take on a nightmarish life of their own.

Events

Truffle Making Workshop at Lafayette Library Feb 6th


Photo by Flickr user chocolatereviews

Truffle Making Workshop:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Free

Local truffle making experts, Ellen Reintjes & Don Tatzin will demonstrate how to make your own chocolate truffles at home. Spend an evening learning the process, recipes, and tools to use. All materials provided.

Don’t miss this pre-Valentine’s event!

Free – Limited Spaces – Registration Required –
Open to adults ages 18+ and ages 12 – 17 with an accompanying adult.

Events

Gold Coast Chamber Players present Fantezie at Lafayette Library Feb 3rd


Gold Coast Chamber Players present Fantezie:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
7:30pm | $45

Pre-concert talk begins 30 minutes prior to performance. The award-winning Gold Coast Chamber Players present Fantezie, a musical journey to Romania. From folk music to the epic “String Octet” by Georges Enescu, this program brings out the passion and complexity of the Romanian spirit. Three Romanian violinists join the all-star GCCP ensemble. Enjoy a pre-concert talk with musicologist Kai Christiansen 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Tickets: $45 general admission, $40 seniors (65+), $15 students