Walnut Creek

Salons

SEV Laser Aesthetics Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek


1561 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Los Angeles-based SEV Laser Aesthetics is opening a new salon in downtown Walnut Creek next to Lettuce where Pro Home Systems used to be. Check out their services here. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this.

From their website:

SEV Laser Aesthetics is LA’s finest intimate A-List approved Medical Spa, specializing in Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Tightening, Dermal Fillers and of course BOTOX. SEV Laser, a faith-based company, started with the simple vision of providing high quality and affordable laser treatments.

Restaurants

Tacos Walnut Creek Opens in Walnut Creek


1690 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who emailed and sent the above photo about Tacos Walnut Creek opening recently in downtown Walnut Creek where Andy Sushi used to be. Check out their menu here and here. This place looks interesting, I look forward to checking it out!

From their website:

Tacos Walnut Creek are a team guided by a father that grew up in the food restaurant community nourishing business.

Our father would take us to his restaurant from an early age to learn how to put together and prepare authentic Mexican cuisine with love, dedication, and passion on each dish we prepare.

Events

Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy Sextet: Art Blakey’s Centennial Year at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Aug 24th

Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy Sextet: Art Blakey’s Centennial Year:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 24th, 2019

The Messenger Legacy is an elite line-up of six alumni of one of jazz’ most influential bands — Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The performance commemorates the centennial of Blakey’s birth and honors the legacy of the man whose bands became one of the most important institutions of apprenticeship in American music history. Among those Blakey nurtured in their early careers are Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, and Wynton Marsalis. Drummer Ralph Peterson leads the legacy band. He was selected by Blakey to play alongside him in 1983 in the Messenger’s two-drummer big band. The band is intergenerational featuring alto saxophonist Bobby Watson, tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce, who were mainstays in the late 70s and 80s, bassist Essiet Essiet from Nigeria, trumpeter Brian Lynch, and pianist Geoffrey Keezer.

Art

BLOW UP II at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek through Sept 15th

A new exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in downtown Walnut Creek, BLOW UP II, is on display through September 15th.

From the exhibit website:

In response to the popularity of our 2015 exhibition BLOW UP, Bedford Gallery is excited to present a second exhibition of inflatable art. BLOW UP II explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms. BLOW UP II will feature large-scale artworks by a roster of internationally renowned artists.