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THT offers special event with flavorful food - and a fun behind-the-scenes tour
Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette will become the conduit between Jane Austen and food this month when curious patrons explore how Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" is brought to life by the local theater's team, while tasting local delicious food along the way. The ...By Sophie Braccini

'The Insult'
"The Insult" may not be based on a true story, but it could be. Set in today's Lebanon, it shows how, because of years of unspoken frustration and resentment, a tiny incident could spiral into a nationwide uproar.
By Sophie Braccini

'Love, Simon'
In the vein of the great John Hughes' films of the 1980s, "Pretty in Pink" and "Sixteen Candles," the teen romcom (Romantic / Comedy) "Love, Simon," which is based on the 2005 novel "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda," is now playing at the Orinda Theatre.
By Derek Zemrak

Perlmutter gallery exhibition challenges the mind and pushes boundaries
Expect to be challenged in a positive way when you visit Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery - challenged to encounter art in a way that is different from what is usually expected, and challenged to reflect as well as to experience the art that is on display. The current ...By Sophie Braccini

'In the Fade' (Aus dem nichts) - A dark drama at Orinda Theatre
German screenwriter, producer and director Fatih Akin created "In the Fade," a drama that tackles an all too contemporary tragedy: terrorism. Akin once said that the violence happening all over the world made him very angry; from that anger was born a movie of ...By Sophie Braccini

'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

Film Clips
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

Film Clips
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

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