Hofssi Chocolates & Hollie’s Homegrown Popup Shop Open through Dec 23rd in Orinda Theatre Square

Orinda Theatre Square

A new popup shop featuring Moraga-based Hofssi Chocolates and Hollie’s Homegrown farm-to-table food & gifts opened recently in the wine bar Cine Cuvée next to the Orinda movie theater. They are open every day from 11am to 5pm through December 23rd and the wine bar is still open after 5pm. You can also find Hollie’s at the Moraga and Walnut Creek Shadelands farmers market. Hofssi Chocolates will be offering their chocolates at various events which are listed here and can also be found at Diablo Foods.

From the Hollie’s Homegrown website:

Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California. We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and medicinal herbs for bath & body products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.

From the Hofssi Chocolates website:

Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County. We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.

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Free Movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street Playing at Orinda Theatre on Oct 12th

Free Movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:00 PM | Free

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.


Art of Mixology at Orinda Theatre Square on Oct 7th

Art of Mixology:

Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
4:30pm – 7:00pm | $45

More than twenty well-known and upcoming East Bay mixologists will come together in support of LAC’s art events, initiatives and programs.

Tickets are on sale now. Attendees will have the chance to sample unique cocktails from all our mixologists as well as vote live onsite to help determine who will be named Mixologist of the Year, Top Amateur and Audience Favorite. It’s a fun, festive day for everyone!


Thursday Night Street Feast in Orinda Aug 17th

Thursday Night Street Feast:

Orinda Community Center parking lot
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
5:00 – 9:00pm | Free

Starting August 17th, Taste of the World will host a Street Feast every Thursday night in Orinda, featuring yummy food trucks, live music, and cornhole. Trucks will fire up in the Orinda Community Center parking lot from 5 to 9 pm with tables and live music on the Library Plaza. Come sample delicacies from the following purveyors at the very first Street Feast!
Copper Skillet on Wheels – all American fare
Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen – hot sandwiches
Southern Comfort Kitchen – cajun/creole cuisine
Golden Gate Gyro – halal truck
Street Steam Bunz – fresh, gourmet Asian food
Got Italian Ice – gluten-free and dairy-free dessert
The Guzzler Bar on Wheels – draft beer and wine
Tunes by DJ Bizkit


Free Movie – American Graffiti Playing at Orinda Theatre on Aug 10th

Free Movie – American Graffiti Playing:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
7:00 PM | Free

“with special guests – Oscar nominee Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins”

American Graffiti, an Academy Award nominated film, was voted one of the American Film Institute’s top 100 films of all time. It tells the story of four teenagers on their last summer night before college. Rediscover drag racing, Inspiration Point and drive-in theaters in this nostalgic look back at the early 1960s.


“Coffee Shop” Coming to Orinda

25A Orinda Way, Orinda

In March we learned that Orangetheory Fitness would be coming to the new development across the street from the Orinda library and now Coffee Shop is also planning on opening in this location according to an email from What’s Up Downtown Orinda. With their original cafe in Walnut Creek, and more recently, Lafayette, they are really focusing on the East Bay city by city. Check out their roasters here.

From their website:

Coffee Shop is your go-to neighborhood joint, any time, any day. Join us for specialty coffee to pep you up in the morning, organic smoothies, juices, and food to fuel your day, and craft beer, wine, and cocktails to get your night started!


Free Movie – Grease Playing at Orinda Theatre on June 8th

Free Movie – Grease:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
7:00 PM | Free

Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance.