Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions:
The Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on May 7th at 3pm. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers of all ages an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community screening. Entries for the Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest will be accepted from now until April 19th. The competition is open to anyone five years of age or older who is living, working or attending school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga.
Plaza Escuela, Walnut Creek
It’s been a while waiting for Pizza My Heart to replace Project Pie in Plaza Escuela in downtown Walnut Creek but they are now planning to open next month sometime in April. Check out their menu here.
I think this is the same red McLaren from 3 years ago, this time in front of Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.
Material Girls Opening Reception:
1601 Civic Drive
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm | $5
Join us for our opening reception and meet Sabina Ott and Lynn Aldrich, who will be in town from Chicago and Los Angeles. This is a rare opportunity to meet out-of-town artists at their site-specific installation. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by our Bedford Gallery Guild and supported by JP Morgan Chase.
Crow Canyon Commons, San Ramon
Last summer, Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, the Sacramento-based restaurant featuring Mexican and southwestern cuisine opened in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord and they will be opening in a new spot this spring in Crow Canyon Commons in San Ramon. Check out their menu here.
1501 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
I noticed new signage up at the upcoming jazz club and lounge Impulse Room that we learned would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek. According to their Facebook page “it looks like 2 1/2 weeks of construction and however long it will take to get final inspections.” Find out more about the club and wine/beer bar at their website here. On there it notes an April opening. Stay tuned…
NBC Bay Area reported that a man was kidnapped and forced to withdraw money at the Chase Bank on Mt. Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. When the victim entered the bank he notified bank staff and eventually the suspect was arrested at gunpoint.
The Egg and I: Backyard Chickens for Everyone:
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20
Backyard chickens are easier than ever! You can enjoy fresh eggs and the many benefits for your garden of these peaceful and low maintenance animals. The class will cover starting chicks, coop designs, food, bedding, health, egg birds vs. eggs & meat, and ALL your questions! Coop designs and resource list will be provided.
Location details will be sent upon registration.
Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek
Last summer we learned that Southern California-based Burger Lounge would be coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek and they will be opening the last week of March. Check out their menu here. Grass-fed beef hamburger for $7.99. That seems reasonable, I look forward to trying this place out.
1561 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
In order to make room for Lettuce expanding in downtown Walnut Creek, the home theater installer Pro Home Systems has relocated right next door.