🌳 Issue #085

🍷🎸 This Weekend: 20 Years of Art & Music in Pleasant Hill | Grab Your Pizza Party Freebie | Tasty Thursday and Live Entertainment!


In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Tasty Thursday

  • Featured Instagram Photo

  • Pleasant Hill to Celebrate 20th Art, Wine & Music Festival with Local Bands and Family Fun

  • Grab a Free Balsamic Glaze with Your Cal-Italia Pizza at Slice House in Walnut Creek This National Pizza Party Day!

  • Tons of Live Music & Dance This Weekend

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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Pleasant Hill to Celebrate 20th Art, Wine & Music Festival with Local Bands and Family Fun

The 2024 Art, Wine, and Music Festival in Pleasant Hill is set to inaugurate the summer event season with a vibrant celebration. This beloved annual gathering, marking its 20th anniversary, promises an enchanting mix of culture and entertainment in downtown Pleasant Hill. On May 18-19, festival-goers can enjoy a rich lineup of live music, featuring the renowned local band, Coaster’s trio, known for their captivating acoustic harmonies. They will be performing on the main stage, conveniently located between the local movie theater and Zachary's Pizza.

The festival also boasts a diverse array of attractions including a selection of fine wines and craft beers, an artisan market showcasing unique crafts and goods, a lively Kid's Zone for the younger attendees, and an assortment of food trucks offering delicious culinary delights. The event is hosted by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce and is expected to draw large crowds along Crescent Drive. For additional details, attendees are encouraged to visit the Chamber's website.

Grab a Free Balsamic Glaze with Your Cal-Italia Pizza at Slice House in Walnut Creek This National Pizza Party Day!

To mark National Pizza Party Day, Tony Gemignani’s Slice House offers a free bottle of Ponti Balsamic Glaze with every whole Cal-Italia pizza purchase at select locations this Friday. This in-store promotion, celebrating the flavorful combination of gourmet pizza and balsamic glaze, is available while supplies last at locations including Belmont, Folsom, Haight Street, San Leandro, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Walnut Creek.


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Diablo Ballet's 2023/24 Season Finale | May 17 and 18, 2024 | 7:30 PM | Lesher Center for the Arts | Diablo Ballet will end its 2023/24 season with the world premiere of The Firebird, a new ballet by Brian Enos set to Igor Stravinsky’s score. The program will also feature Val Caniparoli's 4 in the Morning and Gerald Arpino's Light Rain, promising a captivating evening of dance.

Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - 2/24 - 8/31 on Saturdays. Tickets


Contra Costa County Bike to Work Day | May 16, 2024 | 7:00 to 9:30 AM | Location: N Main Street and Civic Drive | Contra Costa County is gearing up for its annual Bike to Work Day, celebrating Bike Month with multiple Energizer Stations set up across the region. Cyclists are encouraged to stop by to receive free canvas totes, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with other biking enthusiasts.

Family Make & Meander | May 18, 2024 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM | Old Borges Ranch | Walnut Creek's Old Borges Ranch will host the "Family Make & Meander" event as part of the new BG Open Air series, inviting the community to enjoy art and nature outside traditional gallery settings. Participants will explore local flora and fauna with a guided nature hike led by a Walnut Creek Open Space Ranger, followed by a plein air painting session.

Bingo Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Thursdays at 12 PM

Native Plant Growers | Civic Park Community Center - Fridays at 11 AM

Farmer’s Market Walnut Creek | Locust St - Sundays at 9 AM | The Walnut Creek Market, open Sundays 9 am-1 pm year-round on Locust Street, offers local produce, supports sustainability, and provides free first-hour parking at Grower’s Square; only certified service animals are allowed.

Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market | Shadelands - Saturdays at 9 AM | Located in Walnut Creek's Shadelands Business Park, the Diablo Valley Farmers' Market, open Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM with over 40 vendors, features fresh Brentwood produce, a Kid’s Craft Corner, and is a family favorite, having been voted #1 in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest.


Family Storytime | Ygnacio Valley Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM Learn More

Toddler Storytime & Play | Walnut Creek Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM Learn More

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Line Dancing Lessons: @ Bourbon Highway - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM. Watch Video

Throwback Thursdays | Thursday, May 16 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | 90s and 00s with DJ Rich Era


The Spazmatics | Friday, May 17 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | Live Music Friday

Billy Cornwell | Friday, May 17 | 8 PM | Bourbon Highway | Live Country Music

PUMPKIN HEADS (Smashing Pumpkins Tribute) & FULL SPECTRUM | Friday, May 17 | 6:00 PM | Retro Junkie | Pop & Rock Hits


BABYLON A.D. + GYPSY FLIGHT | Saturday, May 18 | 6:00 PM | Retro Junkie

Jaxon Spurs | Saturday, May 18 | 8 PM | Bourbon Highway | Live Country Music

Careless Whisper | Saturday, May 18 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | Live Music Saturday

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