Lamorinda Arts Council Arts Affair at Orinda Library June 6th

Lamorinda Arts Council Arts Affair:

Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
5:00 – 7:00pm |Free

Celebrate with Board Members past, present, and future at this showcase of the arts!

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wines and beverages. Sample a specialty cocktail by the 2017 Mixologist of the Year, Portia Battistini from The Cooperage.

Programs to be showcased include:
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library
Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest
Poet Laureate Program
Lamorinda Idol


Dine & Dance Under the Redwoods in Orinda on May 19th

Dine & Dance Under the Redwoods:

The Old Yellow House
209 Moraga Way, Orinda
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $96

Don’t miss our first-ever FUNdraiser party supporting Sustainable Contra Costa and commemorating 10 years of resilience-building community action and connection! Join us for a mouth watering farm-to-table dinner, fine wine, beer, & tasty cocktails, and dancing to live music. All in an idyllic setting, by a murmuring creek under majestic redwoods and twinkling stars.


Pan-Asian Arts Festival in Orinda May 26th – 27th

Pan-Asian Arts Festival:

Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way, Orinda
Saturday, May 26th – Sunday, May 27th, 2018

The festivities include a Chinese lion dance, Asian art exhibits, Bollywood dancing, Japanese animated films, Henna hand painting, martial arts demonstrations and Chinese acrobats.

The Festival’s international fashion show will include an appearance by Miss Vietnam California, as well as men and women dressed in the traditional dress of Japan, China, Korea, the Philippines, India and several other Asian countries.

Asian-American book authors will discuss their books and sign copies for fans. There is a presentation by an expert on travelling in Asia who will provide tips on planning a getaway to far-off places.



Orinda Restaurant Tour May 1st in Orinda Theatre District

Orinda Restaurant Tour:

51 Moraga Way (check-in)
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
5:30 – 8:30pm | $40

On check in, each guest will receive a free glass of wine from Lamorinda Winegrowers Association sponsored by PG&E. Appetizers will be provided at the check-in location by several local restaurants including Genuine Goodness and Moraga based Town Bakery. Entertainment will be provided by the Miramonte Jazz band at check-in, and another jazz group will perform near the fountain. Orinda Idol competitors will be singing across the street from Piccolo Napoli.
Patrons will receive tickets to sample food at 14 different restaurants just steps away. Participants include Casa Orinda, Fourth Bore, Cine Cuvee, Republic of Cake, Piccolo Napoli and Taverna Pelligrini. Joining up this year is Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar, opening soon in the space formerly occupied by Magnolia. Saffron is a family-run business; the family had two restaurants on the East Coast before moving to Orinda.


A Salute to Ella Fitzgerald: The Early Years with Amanda King at Orinda Theatre April 5th

A Salute to Ella Fitzgerald: The Early Years with Amanda King:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Before she was the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald was a young girl with a dream and determination. Noted jazz/cabaret chanteuse Amanda King, a vivacious and captivating entertainer, shares Ella’s origins, inspiration, and early music in a swingin’ evening of song and history celebrating Ms. Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday anniversary.