Things to Do

GamedayVR Relocates within Walnut Creek


250 N. Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek

GamedayVR, a virtual reality arcade that opened at the end of 2017 in downtown Walnut Creek has relocated temporarily to Mike Murphy Baseball, a batting cage center located directly across from the future Shadelands SportsMall in Walnut Creek. According to an employee they will be relocating to the SportsMall and will offer a baseball VR experience in addition to their usual VR games. Stay tuned…

Although they currently only have room for a few VR areas, I did spot a temporary PC gaming section for a party.


1373 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Restaurants

Yard House Opening April 29th at The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Last summer we learned that the SoCal-based restaurant chain Yard House would be coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord and they are now set to open in two weeks on April 29th. Check out their menu here. There will be, “over 100 American-style dishes made from scratch daily, and the world’s largest selection of draft beer with 130 taps”.

Events

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival April 13th – 14th at San Francisco Japantown


Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival:

Japantown, San Francisco
Saturday, April 13th, Sunday, April 14th, 2019
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community.

All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown! We expect this year to be filled with special events and new attractions.

Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Do you Like Pickles?


Photo by Flickr user andrewmalone

The other day my kid asked for a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. Have you ever heard of such a combination? I love PB&J sandwiches and I suppose peanut butter goes well with almost anything, but pickles?! I do like pickles with a deli sandwich on occasion. Do you like pickles? Do you crave them? Sour or half-sour?

Events

Diablo Symphony and Diablo Ballet Present: Family Concert: Dance at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek April 14th


Diablo Symphony and Diablo Ballet Present: Family Concert: Dance:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, April 14th, 2019
2:00pm | $35

The Diablo Symphony Orchestra is delighted to join forces with Diablo Ballet on April 14 to present a concert the whole family will enjoy. In a program celebrating dance, audience members of all ages will be invited to move – and maybe even clap out loud – to rhythms of the waltz, the polka and Russian folk dance. Dancers will bring cats and unicorns to the stage, and the orchestra will transport imaginations to a village fair with gypsies, masqueraders and a dancing bear. Classic ballet selections featuring dancers from Diablo Ballet include Tchaikovsky’s “Pas de Deux” from Swan Lake and “Puss in Boots” from Sleeping Beauty. Under the direction of Matilda Hofman, the orchestra will perform the universally loved waltz from Sleeping Beauty as well as selections from Igor Stravinsky’s brilliant ballet Petrushka. Capping off the celebration, a surprise guest conductor will lead the orchestra in Strauss’s exuberant “Tritsch-Tratsch Polka”.