Local musicians to showcase talents at upcoming community music event
Once a year Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre hosts a truly unique singer-songwriter music experience. It takes the best part of a year to bring it all together, run as a fundraiser for the theater and organized by Lafayette residents Tom and Kiki Stack. All the musicians ...By Pippa Fisher
Young Moraga artist launches home furnishings line with Anthropologie
A career as an artist is a dream that many people may wish for, but not see it as a realistic way to make a living. Not so for 26-year-old Bridgette Thornton of Moraga.
After years of ...By Kara Navolio
Virtual Reality and Dogs at the Orinda Theatre
The film "Ready Player One" starts out with the great Van Halen song, "Jump," playing in the background. What's not to like when a movie gets you rocking at the beginning?
Based on ...By Derek Zemrak
'Impressionism Times 2' at the Moraga Art Gallery
The Moraga Art Gallery always showcases interesting local artists, and once in a while, offers the unexpected pleasure of an international discovery. This is the case with the current exhibition, "Impressionism Times 2," which showcases local artist of French-Canadian ...By Sophie Braccini
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" 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
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