Walnut Creek


Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 24th

Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
2:00 – 4:15pm | $35

Come hear Gustav Holst’s iconic work that takes the imagination into the beyond. A local choral group joins us for the magical chorus in “Neptune” and also brings its talents for a surprise opener to the program. The Young Artist Competition winner performs a mystery piano concerto!

Holst – The Planets
Piano concerto featuring Young Artist Competition winner


Sinceretea Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1506 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The boba tea cafe Sinceretea opened in downtown Walnut Creek over the weekend and being the boba tea and egg puff fan I am of course I had to try things out. According to the collective judgement of my children and I our favorites were definitely the egg puffs. Both the seasonal red velvet as well as chocolate flavors were delicious. It did take a while to make but it’s worth the wait. The drinks were enjoyable as well. They have a sample drink by the register to try with the default 50% sweetness which can be adjusted when ordering. Check out their menu here.


Encore Theatrical Supply Company Closes in Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek

Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last month Encore Theatrical Supply Company closed at Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek after 20 years. Their Dublin location remains open. Check out their website here.

From their website:

Regrettably there are no longer enough sales to support the expense of providing the store. We are saddened to have to close and all that goes with it. We will miss our loyal customers and our staff in Walnut Creek.

Thank you again for your patronage. We await you in our Dublin location. At the right times of day it’s not a bad drive. We ask for your support for our remaining Dublin store so we can continue to fit shoes and help the dance and theater community. Please make your purchases with us, encourage your dance teacher to recommend the store rather than an online site, and bring us your group orders.


Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 23rd

Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
7:30 – 9:30pm | $45

Never before has there been a tribute to the Fab Four quite like ‘Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience.’ In this live musical performance, ‘Come Together’ recreates the look, sound and history of the Beatles, taking you back into time to witness the Beatles phenomenal rise to pop stardom.

Through authentic costumes, superbly intricate live performances and soaring vocal harmonies, ‘Come Together’ takes audiences on a musical journey from the early years of the Beatles’ British Invasion through their legendary 60’s and 70’s recordings with highlights of the Sgt. Pepper era, as well as their solo careers.

There is even a special salute to John Lennon!


Innovation Gateway to Travel Opens at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

A new travel and luggage store called Innovation Gateway to Travel opened recently where Edwards Everything Travel used to be in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. When I dropped by over the weekend it looked like the same goods were being carried as Edwards, so much so that I thought Edwards managed to reopen. Even the placement was the same. It turns out a company called Innovation Luggage, which has stores around the country under various names, opened the store and hired back the same employees from Edwards to work there.


WomenSing Concert and Documentary “Little Stones” at Del Valle Theater in Walnut Creek March 8th

WomenSing Concert and Documentary “Little Stones”:

Del Valle Theatre
1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek
Friday, March 8th, 2019
8:00pm | $30

Special Event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019
Concert, Movie Screening, and Reception

The documentary “Little Stones” unites the personal narratives of four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities.

  • a graffiti artist protesting domestic violence in BRAZIL
  • a dance therapist rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in INDIA
  • a rapper speaking out against genital mutilation in SENEGAL
  • a fashion designer fighting poverty in KENYA

Each of these women is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art.

In addition to the movie screening, WomenSing will perform empowering pieces, and the audience will have an opportunity to meet members of WomenSing and the choir’s Artistic Director, Ofer dal Lal, at a reception after the performance.


Communicating Doors Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through Feb 23rd

Communicating Doors:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, January 25th – Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. A hilarious mash-up of Psycho and Doctor Who. Alan Ayckbourn is “the greatest living English-language playwright.” – Time

Running Time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission