'Wrinkle in Time' now playing at Orinda Theatre
Now that the Oscars have come and gone, it's time for Hollywood to focus on releasing big box office movies. The first, "A Wrinkle in Time," is currently screening in the main 750-seat auditorium at the Orinda Theatre.
By Derek Zemrak
A unique and relevant play opens at Town Hall Theatre
"Woman In Mind" is a 1980s play that tells the story of a frustrated housewife who finds relief from her dull and emotionally deprived existence in a fantasy world where she has invented a parallel family that has a life of its own, and will finally submerge her ...By Sophie Braccini
Film festival features short films by, for and about women
Sometimes 10 minutes of film can pack a powerful punch. Created by the owners of Luna Bar in 2000 as a way to showcase short movies by, for and about women, the LunaFest short film festival is a gift to the community: Clif, the current owner of Luna Bar, selects ...By Sophie Braccini
An insider's perspective into life under Communist Russia at SMC Museum of Art
The current exhibit at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art offers an insider’s perspective into life under Soviet totalitarian rule.
“Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Posters from ...By Kara Navolio
Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom at Orinda Theatre, March 1
The next "Live at the Orinda Theatre Concert Series" will be March 1 with Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom and musical director Michele Brourman. Described by the New York Times as "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an ...By Derek Zemrak
Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest moves event date, extends deadline
Lamorinda Arts Council has extended its entry deadline to March 18 for the 3rd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, which will now be held at 3 p.m. on April 15 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall.
Submitted by Denise Nomura
I know what you are thinking: I know the story and I don't want to see it or hear it again. But you are wrong. "I, Tonya" is a very well-crafted independent film that will make you think differently about Tonya Harding and the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan. ...By Derek Zemrak
'The Nile Hilton Incident' - a real film noir gem
Based on the true story of the 2008 assassination of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in Dubai, the crime film "The Nile Hilton Incident" tells about corruption at all levels of the administration in Cairo on the eve of the Egyptian revolution. In the Greek tragedy ...By Sophie Braccini
When Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborate on a project for the first time it is a must see. If they are all on board for the same movie project, the standards are set very high. "The Post" is that movie and it will not disappoint.
By Derek Zemrak
'Garden Abstraction' opens at the Moraga Art Gallery
The Moraga Art Gallery's 2018 schedule of shows begins with paintings by Orinda artist Lisa Gunn. Entitled "Garden Abstraction," Gunn's work captures the light, the colors and the shifting shapes and shadows found in the course of a day in her lush backyard garden. ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft
Happy holidays and a very prosperous 2018! The Orinda and Rheem theatres will be busy over the next week and we have something for everyone.
"The Greatest Showman" is now playing at The ...By Derek Zemrak
Window opens for local filmmakers to compete in Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest
Lamorinda Arts Council will host its 3rd Annual ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center at 3 p.m. Feb. 11. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community ...Submitted by Christy Mack
Local artist exhibits
The California College of the Arts Fall 2017 BFA Thesis Show will feature Moraga Illustrator Jaya Griggs, 2013 graduate of Campolindo High School. The show will be held at the McClintock Building,100 Carolina, San Francisco and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 ...
The weather outside is getting chilly and there is the scent of holidays in the air. It is also a great time to go to the movies in Lamorinda. This is the busiest time of the year for the theatres. There are so many choices heading to the Rheem and Orinda theatres - ...By Derek Zemrak