Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek Friday, January 31st, 2020
8:00pm | $60
Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who recently ended her critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of “My Fair Lady.” She brings her one-woman act to the Lesher Center for the Arts and kicks off 2020 with charm, wit, and talent. Benanti performs alongside a pianist for a night that will leave you in awe and in stitches.
Thanks to a reader for sending word that the clothing store Marine Layer is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Check out their online selection here and find out more about their story here.
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that the stationery store Papyrus is closing at Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and all other locations as well with liquidation sales underway. I noticed 20% sales at the Broadway Plaza location. Find out more from this article on Retail Dive.
Artists through the ages have looked to the ocean in all its majesty and terror for clues about the planet’s future. This group exhibition features contemporary artists who live near the coast, and whose work immerses us in a watery drama. Organized by longtime Bay Area curator Ann Trinca, this show finds inspiration in the work of Japanese ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai’s ubiquitous woodblock print The Great Wave. The Great Wave is recognizable across cultures as a symbol of the unpredictable power of the ocean. Using this historic piece as a jumping off point, the artists in the exhibition explore the ocean as a source of mystery and strength.
Contra Costa Oncology
500 Lennon Ln, Walnut Creek Friday, January 24th, 2020
10:00am – 4:00pm
Advance sign-ups are required! We need 15 more sign-ups by this Friday! Contra Costa Oncology is partnering with the American Red Cross for a blood drive. We’re bringing out the big bus before the big game :). Anyone who donates will automatically be entered for a drawing for a $100 Best Buy gift card!
Thanks to everyone who emailed that Pier 1 Imports will be closing in Walnut Creek. They’ll be closing towards the end of April and this is just one of over 400 stores closing around the country, almost half their total stores, due to the challenging retail environment.