Walnut Creek

Events

Wild@Night – A Night at (Adults Only) Camp Lindsay August 24th in Walnut Creek


Wild@Night – A Night at Camp Lindsay:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, August 24th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)

Unleash your inner happy camper with this totally unique happy hour! Bring your friends, co-workers, loved ones, or fly solo on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6-9 p.m. Just like summer camp, we have a lot of activities happening especially for you:

-Scavenger hunt: Win a bald eagle feeding or handle a snake
-Meet-and-Greet with our iconic Lindsay animal ambassador, Lord Richard
-Watch as Dandelion, our desert tortoise, slowly roams her special “leave no trace” campsite
-Enjoy camp-style bites and desserts
-Sip and savor wine and CaliCraft beer

Mount Diablo Astronomical Society will help visitors gaze at the sky and California Academy of Sciences will host a geology table.

Restaurants

Rotator Taproom Opening Later this Month in Walnut Creek


1415 Pine St, Walnut Creek

Farm Creek Brewing Company closed last September in Walnut Creek and now a new taproom called Rotator Taproom will be opening in the next couple of weeks in this spot. There will be 21 different brews on tap with plenty more seating including on the second floor as can be seen in the below photo. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and website here. You’ll be able to get pizza delivered from nearby Pinky’s Pizza.

From their Facebook page:

Childhood buddies Ryan Westerman, Jeff Stephens, and Marc Trapani hatched the idea of opening a craft beer taproom in their hometown of Walnut Creek. The time is almost here! Rotator Taproom will be serving up 21 rotating taps of only the finest craft beers known to mankind. Let us know which beer/brewery you’d like to see on tap for our opening beer list (or rotating in soon) by leaving a comment on our page. Opening in July, 2018. Check back soon for more details! Salud!

Events

Gourmet Gallop in Downtown Walnut Creek August 9th


Gourmet Gallop:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $45

This one-of-a-kind culinary event, with wine-tasting stops, is not to be missed. All proceeds benefit Diablo Ballet’s PEEK Outreach Programs, bringing arts education to underserved students and at-risk teenagers incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System.

Check in at Massimo Ristorante and then sip, sample and stroll your way through downtown Walnut Creek to the following locations:
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Shopping

Johnny Was Opening Next Month in Broadway Plaza


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

In April we learned that the clothing store Johnny Was would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the coming soon signage is now up showing they’ll be opening next month in September. Now that Apple has reopened this part of Broadway Plaza looks completely different with a wide open space making this a great time and location to open. Check out the Johnny Was website here.

Daily Life

Artist Call for Downtown Walnut Creek Art Project Due August 6th

Artist Call for Downtown Walnut Creek Art Project:

Walnut Creek Downtown’s 2018 Community Service Day project will coordinate community artwork featured on the downtown’s 40 Big Belly waste bins.

WCD will conduct a public artist call to gather artwork which will be displayed in frames (31 7/16” w x 45” h) attached to the sides of the Big Belly’s as well as the back of the paired units, if logical. Artists are encouraged to incorporate recycling messages into their colorful creations as the newest addition to the City’s public art program. The project will be funded by Contra Costa County’s Solid Waste Authority’s Recycle Smart program. Selected artists will be acknowledged by having their artwork displayed on WCD’s website.

The deadline to submit artwork is August 6th, 11:59 pm
Label each submission with artist name and title of work
Artists should upload their submission via Dropbox by emailing their Dropbox link to services@walnutcreekdowntown.com