Supporting Our Arts Community

April-May 2022

Presented by the Lafayette Chamber
Lafayette Chamber Announcements
Ribbon Cutting at Brook Street Park
Monday, April 18, 10am

Join us in congratulating the City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Parks, Trails & Recreation Department in the grand re-opening of the Brook Street Park! Speeches by Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Mayor Gerringer.

The park is designed as an airport, guests will receive flight pins and snack pretzels!

Brook Street Park is located at 3562 Brook St, Lafayette.
Lafayette Chamber Connectors
Wednesday, April 20, 4:30pm, online via Zoom

Join us for a unique take on networking. 
This group discusses current challenges members are having with their business, big or small. Share your ideas and fresh perspectives with other members. Participation is encouraged and appreciated. We are ALL in this together!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

SAVE THE DATES: May 4 & 18 4:30pm, Zoom.
Las Trampas
Ribbon Cutting at Las Trampas

Join the Lafayette Chamber Board of Directors in congratulating Las Trampas on their Grand Opening of their new campus!

Saturday, April 23, 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Ribbon Cutting at approximately 1pm. Las Trampas is located at 3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA.
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan and Lisa Kleinbub, Executive Director of the Regional Center East Bay, will join us and share remarks.
Due to the physical sensitivities of the participants we serve, COVID precautions will include social distancing, mask wearing when not eating, and requiring all attendees to show proof of COVID vaccination (including a booster) or negative PCR test taken within the last 72hrs. Learn more here.
"Coffee" with the City of Lafayette Mayor Teresa Gerringer

Refill your coffee and join the Lafayette Chamber and the 2022 City of Lafayette Mayor Teresa Gerringer for an online Zoom meeting at 8am on Friday, May 27.

The Lafayette Chamber will host, via Zoom, "Coffee" with the City of Lafayette Mayor Teresa Gerringer on May 27 and July 29.

REGISTER HERE for May 27 Zoom link.

Registration is required for each date for that day's Zoom link. Learn more at

Questions can be sent in advance to

Recordings will be made available shortly after the event on the Lafayette Chamber's YouTube Channel at
Become a lifetime Friend of the Chamber

A Friend of the Chamber membership provides a way for community members to support the efforts of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. We are 74 years strong and our mission continues “To promote and maintain a healthy business climate and to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Lafayette.” 

All aspects that make up a community are important to us: schools, residents, churches and synagogues, community organizations, activities, and the city government. Chamber members work with representatives of all these groups for the betterment of our community. A lifetime Friend of the Chamber membership is $150 per family. Learn more here>>
Upcoming Events & Special Announcements from our Arts Community
Please consider supporting our arts community. Did you miss our nonprofit email blast? Read it here!
Have an event to share with our community? Add it to our Community Calendar!
Bob Athayde's Retirement Party!

Stanley Middle School Music Director and Teacher Bob Athayde will be retiring at the end of this school year. For 36 years he has been inspiring students to make music part of their lives. Any family who has had children go through Lafayette’s public school knows who Bob is and what he has done for our community. He has shared the love and importance of music in our lives, leading many alumni to continue to play and sing well into their adult years. A party is being planned to honor Bob and his years of service. 

Save the Date, Sunday, May 22, 2022. The gathering will be at St. Perpetua Church from 2:00pm -6:00pm.  RSVP to
Cal Shakes

Romeo y Juliet 
May 25—June 19

Our Box Office is primed and ready to launch our 2022 Season on April 19th. Sign up for Single tickets announcements at Cal Shakes, today! Our season opens with Romeo y Juliet, Shakespeare’s most iconic tale of young love presented in a bilingual adaptation by Karen Zacarías. Director KJ Sanchez returns to the Bruns after a national tour of Cal Shakes’ 2018 hit Quixote Nuevo to imagine these star-crossed lovers as two daughters before the backdrop of Alta California, as California was known during Spanish Colonial and Mexican rule. Originally scheduled for Cal Shakes’ 2020 Season but cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production returns with many of the original cast members.
Summer Conservatory
Dates: June 13 – July 8

Classes in acting, stage combat, movement, voice and of course Shakespeare! In true Shakespearean fashion, make new friends and stab them. Wink wink, we mean stage combat of course! Currently our two-week session is totally filled! There are still spots left for our four-week outdoor Shakespeare Conservatory for grades 6-12. Spend the summer cultivating, crafting, and putting their newly-acquired skills to the test in fully-staged Shakespeare performances on the famous Bruns stage!
City of Lafayette Public Art Committee 

New Exhibition at the Library Public Art Gallery!
David Lew Exhibition: Freedom of Abstraction
April 13 - September 14, 2022
The Public Art Committee is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of local artist David Lew's works entitled Freedom of Abstraction at the Library Public Art Gallery at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, located at 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549 (in the lobby of the Don Tatzin Community Hall). The show includes seven vibrant abstract works, including one that references Ukraine's fight for freedom. Lew's mixed media work was recently shown at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Visit the Virtual Gallery to see the works online.
The Library Public Art Gallery is open to the public during public events occurring in the Community Hall. Additionally, it may be open at other times for public or private use by reservation through the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation. For more specific information, please email
Molly's Birds

A collection of bird portraits. Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., (at Moraga Road), Lafayette, CA.
Exhibit open to the public during theatre hours through April 17.

(925) 283-1557 

Diablo Ballet

Diablo Ballet's final program of the season, Coppélia, performs at the Lesher Center for the Arts on May 20 at 7:30 pm, and May 21 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. This full-length, charming ballet features a brash young protagonist, a doll that comes to life, and a dash of magic. Perfect for all ages, Coppélia, will include students from Diablo Ballet School and be accompanied by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra under Music Director and Conductor, Matilda Hofman.  
In addition to the in-theatre performance a virtual option, which will be a recording of the live performance, is available to stream from May 27 - June 5.  
To purchase tickets: 925.943.SHOW or
The Stars Align at the Lesher Center - Special Offer for Chamber Members!
Diablo Regional Arts Association is proud to present the new Headliner Series at the Lesher Center for the Arts and is thrilled to have the wonderful Lafayette Chamber as such a great arts supporter!
UP NEXT: Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all. Two nights only! Performances on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 will take place at the Lesher Center for the Arts and begin at 7:30pm. Visit for information on the complete series.
Multiple shows may be bundled for up to 15% off, but we invite you to use the code CHAMBER for $10 off individual tickets. This code may be redeemed online, in person, or by calling the Lesher Center Ticket Office at (925) 943-7469. Ticket Office hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12pm – 6pm.
Diablo Symphony Orchestra

All are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with the Diablo Symphony an uplifting program that celebrates all mothers, featuring the ground-breaking composer Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3, on May 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. The concert also features Bay Area soprano Heidi Moss Erickson in Antonin Dvořák's "Songs My Mother Taught Me" and Samuel Barber's "Knoxville Summer of 1915." An award-winning soloist, Heidi teaches vocal physiology at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She graduated with a double biology and music degree from Oberlin and earned a Masters in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. The concert concludes with a medley of songs by Duke Ellington, including “Sophisticated Lady,” which Ellington originally composed as an instrumental sketch of three grade-school teachers who, in Ellington’s words, “taught all winter and toured Europe in the summer. To me that spelled sophistication.”

The orchestra is presenting a Family Concert on June 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lesher Center. The program features the Carnival of the Animals orchestral suite by Camille Saint-Saëns and also includes Henry Mancini’s “The Pink Panther.” A poetry contest is ongoing for poems describing animals depicted in Saint-Saëns suite. Visit the DSO website for details and a list of animals that still need poems.

The orchestra is also looking forward to celebrating its Diamond Jubilee anniversary during a 2022-23 season that includes special events and performances in addition to the season’s regular five concerts. Anticipating the season, a special concert appealing to all ages will be performed at 2:00 p.m. on May 29 on Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza.  

Tickets for the May 8 and June 19, 2022 concerts are available through the Lesher Center Box Office and on the DSO’s website at Inquiries about concerts and events can be sent by email to
Generations in Jazz
The 24th Annual Generations In Jazz Festival

The Big Band of Rossmoor Presents: The 24th Annual Generations In Jazz Festival Wed, April 20th and Thur, April 21st, 7:00PM, Rossmoor Event Center

Bands performing April 20 are the The Big Band Of Rossmoor and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West - The Commanders Jazz Ensemble.

Bands performing April 21 are Northgate High School Jazz Band l, Northgate High School Jazz Band ll, The Alpha Rhythm Kings.

Eventbrite Tickets (separate ticket purchase required for each day):
$15 Regular Seat
$25 Reserved Table Seat

Ticket Sales at the door:
$18 Regular Seat
$28 Reserved Table Seat

Ticket Sales open at 6:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Wine Bar opens at 6:00pm. Rossmoor Event Center is located at 1001 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94595.

Gold Coast Chamber Players

Immerse yourself in the sounds that inspired Dvořák’s most beloved chamber music. From uplifting African American Spirituals and songs by Florence Price to original Native American rhythms and melodies, you’ll hear why Dvořák famously asserted “in the Negro and Indian melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music.”
Cultural Crossroads interweaves Dvořák’s “American” Quartet and Quintet with these inspirational elements to create a vivid musical landscape. Bringing this story of the interconnectedness of cultures to life is the world’s premier Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, the Alexander String Quartet, soprano Michele Kennedy, and violist Pamela Freund-Striplen. A pre-concert interview with R. Carlos Nakai and John-Carlos Perea, PhD begins at 7pm. 
Saturday, May 14, 2022at 7:30pm, pre-concert interview at 7pm.
Don Tatzin Community Hall, Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 
Tickets online: $15-45 at

Our April selection is a USA premiere of The Judgement from the Netherlands. The film won numerous awards and is based on true facts of a controversial murder case.
Opening in Orinda on April 15th for at least one week and at the Jarvis conservatory, Napa on April 23rd.
For further information including tickets please check our web site at

Synopsis: A Dutch TV journalist finds himself challenging the police, courts and media as he attempts to uncover the truth about the controversial Deventer murder case.
For further information and buy tickets please visit our web site at:
Introducing Community Day
Come Together Lafayette to embrace communitarianism* by participating in a citywide community service day on Saturday, June 4. 

Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF), The City of Lafayette and Lafayette Chamber of Commerce are partnering for Lafayette’s first Community Day. This special day includes a morning welcome in Park Plaza and then an opportunity for volunteerism in which community members can sign up in advance for a work party for a select volunteer project. Afterward, everyone is invited to come back together at Park Plaza for a Community Day celebration that includes information about the participating nonprofits, activities, BBQ, live music by the Traveling Wilburys Revue from 12:30pm-2:30pm and the chance to recognize all those who helped make this new annual event a big success!

In 1988, George Harrison (you may have heard of him) brought a few of his friends together to cut a "B" sidetrack, "Handle Me with Care." his friends were Jeff Lynne (ELO), Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and Bob Dylan. This launched a couple of albums calling themselves the Traveling Wilburys. They never toured. They never played before an audience. At Community Day, we are bringing you as close as we can to their gathering. We are lucky enough to have the Traveling Wilburys Revue at this year's event. 

Mark your calendars and plan to roll up your sleeves on June 4th. Please visit for more details as they unfold and email with any initial questions or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

*Communitarianism is an ideology that emphasizes the responsibility of the individual to the community and the social importance of the family.
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center Invites you to view the Award-Winning Film FANTASTIC FUNGI
Saturday, April 23 at 7 pm, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. The viewing is FREE and will be followed by discussion led by LCG and OLC mycologist Charlie Newton.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation

Lafayette Library celebrates National Library Week in April with special programs and “Diner Days” at Millie’s American Kitchen and Sideboard.

Download the Library’s April Calendar HERE.

Join us on April 20 at Millie’s AK, or April 28 at Sideboard and a percentage will be donated to support the Library. Learn more at
LAA exhibit: "Wellness and Wellbeing" at John Muir Health Aspen Center Gallery

Lamorinda Arts Alliance is pleased to announce our member show “Wellness & Wellbeing” at the John Muir Health Auxiliary Gallery at John Muir Health, Aspen Center, Walnut Creek, through May 19.
Soak in the power of healing through art at the Lamorinda Arts Alliance exhibit. Wellness and wellbeing are reflected in the artwork, creating an ambiance of healing which is important to the patients, their families and friends, staff, volunteers, and healthcare practitioners.
The show features 22 artists and 36 original artworks in pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, etchings, photography, mixed media, and collage.  
All are welcome to visit the exhibit at the John Muir Health Aspen Center Gallery, located at 133 La Casa Via Suite 150, Walnut Creek.
The Aspen Center Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm, and alternate Saturdays with shortened hours. Please check with the Aspen Surgery Center’s reception desk at (925) 937-8100 if visiting on a Saturday.
Participating Artists: Dalia Alekna, Dana Beebe, Arlynn Bloom, Mindy Bush, Kelley Dean-Crowley, Carla Gelbaum, Karen Giorgianni, Gene Gracey, Jennifer Granat, Fiona Hughes, Melchia Kutches, Dave Manousos, Anne Morrison Rabe, Irene Needoba, Paula Oesterling, Chelsea Pickslay, Mark Robinson, Adrienne Rogers, Marian Sims Harris, Charlene Steen, Nancy Vachani, Elizabeth Verigin
We want to thank the John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center Auxiliary for giving Lamorinda Arts Alliance this opportunity to display our artwork.
Lamorinda Arts Alliance is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. Its purpose is to provide coordination, education, and service to promote and increase knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the arts, and to enhance the cultural development of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and the surrounding communities.  The group seeks to foster a better understanding of art within the community and encourage the exchange of ideas for the mutual benefit of all members through its programs, exhibits and other activities within the community. 

Lamorinda Arts Alliance website:
Image: "Floating,” acrylic painting by Paula Oesterling
Lamorinda Arts Council
Lamorinda Idol: Register by April 30; Audition Video Deadline May 15

Lamorinda Idol (Idol) is a singing program open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who either attend school or reside in Contra Costa County, CA. Singers may enter as soloists or in groups. Students from outside Contra Costa County are permitted to participate in the group categories, provided that at least one member of the group meets the residential requirement. Idol runs April through August 2022. Deadline for registration is April 30; deadline for submission of audition videos is May 15. Visit to register.
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library: Ceramics, Paintings and Exquisite Woodturnings

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents ceramics by Brad Krebs, paintings by Joseph Loria and Silvia Villanueva Mallon and turned wood by members of the Bay Area Woodturners Association through April 30 in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda Visit for an online preview of the exhibit and more information about these talented artists. All art can easily be purchased online.
Art Gallery at Wilder: Transience – Paintings of Disquiet and Uncertainty

The featured artist in the solo Wilder Gallery in April is painter Matthew Felix Sun. View his virtual gallery at and a video preview of his show at The exhibit is about Sun’s ideas and experiences while living through the pandemic. This surely is a topic many people can relate to. It runs April 2 – 30. In-person viewings can be arranged by emailing Curator Aniston Breslin at Artwork can easily be purchased online.
April 20 St. Mary’s Chapel Concert

About 60 choral students and musicians from Miramonte High School in Orinda will perform in St. Mary’s Chapel on Wednesday April 20 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Three choirs at Miramonte will perform individually and as a mass choir. Listen for solo and special ensemble performances as well. The concert is free.
Art Embraces Words: Call for Artists & Writers

Artists paint with colors, writers paint with words. Together they enrich our community.

Join Lamorinda Arts Council co-chairs Elana O’Loskey and Sue Farmer for a return to free live Art Embraces Words programs at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center Arts & Science Room. Patrons are seated in the middle of the room surrounded by artwork from local artists. In this way art literally “embraces” the words spoken by emerging writers who read excerpts from their work from a podium. Program dates are June 18, July 23, and October 29 (Costume Program). We invite emerging writers and visual artists to register online if they are interested in participating. Programs run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. where emerging writers read from their work, artists speak about their art and there is an audience Q&A. Reception follows outdoors in the Library Courtyard.
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library: Tablets, Out of Africa Photos and Watercolors

The Lamorinda Arts Council presents “Reading the Tablet” by Francesca Borgatta; “Out of Africa” photographs by Maggie Boscoe, David Fleisig, Pam Hall, Jeff Halliday and Maureen Rosati-Wee; and watercolors by Anne Fallin. The show runs throughout May in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. Meet the artists at a reception in their honor on Saturday, May 7 from 3 to 5:00 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. Visit
Art Gallery at Wilder: Collage – The Art of Listening to Your Materials & Pop-Up Collage Party

The Lamorinda Arts Council’s featured artist in the Art Gallery at Wilder for May is collage artist Hallie Strock. Meet her at a Pop-Up Collage Party reception in her honor on Sunday May 8 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and help make a collage. All Moms are honored guests at this Pop-Up Collage Party. View her virtual exhibit at the Council’s online gallery, For directions to the opening see
“Opera in the Park”

Orinda Rotary is sponsoring "Opera in the Park" for the 12th year on Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 at Orinda Community Park, 28 Orinda Way. This spectacular free event features Festival Opera singing and Broadway music. Bring friends or the entire family along with a blanket and chair. Enjoy the food and drink trucks provided adjacent to the event. Visit for more information.
Zanzibar Girl by Donna Brown
On Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, the public is invited to join the celebration of the Moraga Art Gallery's new springtime show. The exhibit features floral and scenic oil paintings by member artist Jill Landau and a collection of works by Bay Area printmaker Donna Brown, whose artistry captures joyous moments, as when colorful birds congregate on the tree outside her window.  Also on display are paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, glassware, etchings, woodwork, photographs, monotypes, and much more by the gallery's core of eighteen artists. 

The reception includes wine, light snacks, a meet-and-greet the artists, live music, and the opportunity to mingle with other art lovers.

Open from noon until 5:00 pm from Wednesday to Sunday, the gallery is located at 432 Center Street in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center. For more information, visit or call 925-376-5407

Image: Zanzibar Girl by Donna Brown
Mountain Shadow Film Society

SERIES M-2: SAT, APRIL 16TH, 4:30 PM (fully subscribed)

$12.50 GENERAL ADMISSION – Doors open 30 minutes before showtimes.
[FREE FOR MOUNTAIN SHADOW MEMBERS – pro-rated membership information here.]

To purchase a general admission ticket, see the website: or simply call: 925-787-6965
OLLI @Berkeley's spring term starts soon!

Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Berkeley for always fascinating, sometimes rollicking in-person and online courses taught by Cal faculty and other scholars. Classes run from June 6 to June 30 with all materials, including videos (if applicable), available to view and enjoy through August 31. Review what's available and register. Not already an OLLI member? Learn about the many benefits of membership and sign up at the level that makes the most sense for you. Hope to see you in class!
The Park Theater Trust: Show your love for Lafayette and the Park

Plus ... check out the new history exhibit at the Park Theater!

Do you or a friend or family member have an unwanted car taking up space? The Park Theater Trust (TPTT), an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to renovate and re-open Lafayette's beloved Park Theater, is joining forces with Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary’s top-notch vehicle donation program, Cars2ndChance. 
Few vehicle donation programs in the U.S. maintain such a low overhead and that means more of your donation goes to lighting up the Park! Cars2ndChance accepts vehicles of all types, in any condition, running or not. Simply visit to fill out the donor form and they will handle all the arrangements, including pick up or towing, at no cost to you. Your tax-deductible donation will specifically benefit the renovation of one of the East Bay’s most iconic cinemas, which hopes to reopen by Holiday 2023.
After raising $3 million of its $8 million capital campaign, TPTT acquired the Park Theater property in December 2021. The push is now on for the $5 million necessary for the renovation of this single-screen cinema into a vibrant venue offering two screens, a community space, commercial kitchen, and rooftop terrace, which will all also be available for rentals. This is a one-time need as once the renovation is complete, TPTT’s for-profit operator, highly regarded CinemaSF, will pay rent directly into a fund to cover future care of the property. Please visit for more information.
Lafayette Community Foundation
Party with the PPF this summer… we’ve got something for everyone!

9th grade or younger? Join us for Summer Sesh, where will you learn and grow as a performer and have the chance to display your talents in a showcase-all while having a blast with friends, old and new!

9th grade and above? Audition for our Disneyland trip in July! This will be our sixth performance at the park, and the most special show yet! We are looking for talented, passionate, dedicated, fast-learning, fun-having performers to join us on stage (and in the park!)… truly one of the most magical experiences you can have with PPF!

To sign up for Summer Sesh, CLICK HERE (there’s a discount if you sign up this week!).

To apply/audition for Disneyland, be on the lookout for signups this weekend!
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art (SMCMoA)

Power & Purpose: Reflections from the African Art Collection, on view through June 19, 2022, features African art from the college's permanent collection. Redirecting narrative to the descendants impacted by the African Diaspora, Power & Purpose responds to the objects' histories and how this informs living identities. This exhibition is guest curated by Kathy Littles, Ph.D., with reflections by SMC recent alumnae. 

Stock, on view through May 8, features work by SMC professor and artist Andrew Mount. Stock invites visitors to pause and reflect upon the empirical structures and encoded meanings through participation and social engagement

The exhibitions are on view Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all programs and events are free. More information can be found at

Saint Mary's College Community Day
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Spend the afternoon at the Saint Mary's College of California for a family-friendly celebration with students, faculty, staff, and neighbors. Everything is FREE, except the food trucks. Bring a picnic, bring your friends, bring your smile! Presented by the Division of Student Life and CILSA will collaborators Athletics, Campus Activities Board, Kalmanovitz School of Education, Mission & Ministry Center, and the Museum of Art.

  • 1 p.m. - Saint Mary's v. Gonzaga baseball game (Baseball Field) - baseball hat giveaway
  • 2 p.m. - Museum of Art Tour (Museum of Art)
  • 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (De La Salle Quad)
  • River of Words Celebration & Sustainability Art Activities
  • Three Jumpies
  • DJ
  • Face Painting
  • Interactive Art
  • Frisbee Golf Exhibition and giveaway (try it out!)
  • Food trucks
  • And other fun activities

Sustainable Lafayette presents FREE Screening of “The Biggest Little Farm” at Town Hall Theatre
Sustainable Lafayette presents their second movie screening of the year at Town Hall Theatre.
“The Biggest Little Farm” chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, “The Biggest Little Farm” provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
“The Biggest Little Farm” has been featured at numerous Film Festivals including the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival, and the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film was a winner at the Boulder International Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Sustainable Lafayette has had a long relationship with Town Hall Theatre where they have presented short films and talks on environmental issues. This presentation will be the second Sustainable Lafayette has hosted at Town Hall since March 2020. “The Biggest Little Farm” is being presented for free thanks to Sustainable Lafayette.
Tickets available at
Three Thirty Three Arts

Three Thirty Three Arts is now fundraising for a large community volunteer participation mural painting activity scheduled for June 2022 in Concord at Todos Santos Plaza.
Three Thirty Three Arts is in need of a lumber donor for a few thousand dollars worth of materials so we can build temporary structures and invite amateur/emerging artists of all ages from Contra Costa County to participate. Once the mural structures are completed (8' x 8'), we will donate them to various non-profit orgs in and around Concord.
Three Thirty Three Arts is going to handle all of the community activation for Local Edition Creative placemaking programming. Learn more at and
Town Hall's 4th Annual Day Of Giving
5/4 online 9am-5pm
5/4 celebration 5:30pm-7pm @ Lafayette Library
Tickets: FREE

Town Hall Theatre has been a community staple for nearly 80 years, providing both education and entertainment offerings. With the help of our community, Town Hall is looking to raise $10,000 through individual donations throughout the day and sponsorships from local businesses. The Day of Giving will feature online video interviews previewing what is coming up for Town Hall and how to get involved. The day ends with a celebration at the Lafayette Library from 5:30-7. Come dance to a live band and reconnect with all of your fellow theatre supporters!

Reserve your free tickets to the Celebration:
Support our Local Artists ...
Art Room by Chari

Chari began painting when the COVID-19 struck the world as a form of therapy. Most of her subject matter is abstract. She likes to experiment with techniques and form art in colors. She adds her personality and opens her work to your interpretation, encouraging conversation.

For more information please visit art_room_by_chari on Instagram or call 510.381.4634.
Take Self Love, Harmony, Courage wherever you go with you or buy them as a gift for a beloved one.

Dinart is all about finding joy in creativity and all the good energy that we need to carry with us everyday and everywhere we go. To fulfill this goal I came up with the idea to transform my watercolor painting to different types of custom wearable arts. My hand-crafted art pieces can be seen at and Currently, my handmade painting jewelry is available online and is also sold exclusively at a local high-end boutique in Oakland, CA. Every collection has a name which is inspired by my personal journey such as Self Love, Harmony, Courage, Wisdom, Hope, ....

To learn more about me and my art, please refer to the above links. I was recently highlighted in the Lamorinda Weekly & Rossmoor News.  
Enumero Cribbage Boards
Enumero Cribbage Boards are hand crafted in small batches using beautiful, warm hardwoods and richly colored inlay. Each and every board is unique in its appearance, name, and the series (or batch) it belongs to. I humbly believe that an Enumero Cribbage Board will be played on and enjoyed for generations to come.
Enumero is derived from the latin word "enumeratus" which means "to count". Cribbage has been played for over 400 years and continues to grow in popularity.
An Enumero Cribbage board can enhance your playing experience or can be given as a memorable gift to your favorite Cribbage Player. Each Enumero Cribbage Board comes with metal pegs that are kept in a small storage compartment at one end of the board. This compartment is secured with a small threaded hardwood cap.
Cribbage and cutting boards have been recently re-photographed to show the exquisite detail. View etsy shop at

Meet Enumero Cribbage Boards and shop at the Rock the Plaza concert series on Friday, June 3rd. Jeff will be offering some of his latest Cribbage Boards for sale, including the biggest Cribbage Board he's ever made! It’s a 4 player board and measures 3 ½ Feet long and about 1 foot wide and weighs in at over 10 Pounds! Will also be selling knick-knack boxes (my version of a jewelry box).
Metz Gallery

I’m a mixed media collage graffiti-style pop/street artist, born and raised in the gritty, industrial city of Bradford, Yorkshire, in the North of England; living there for most of my childhood until moving to London in my late teens. The effects of growing up in these urban environments have obviously left an indelible mark on me. I’m very passionate about photography, music and entertainment, vintage movies and icons within pop culture and politics. My approach to art is to capture, memorialize and transform fleeting fragments of the world around us. I’ve taken these somewhat disparate elements and selectively layered pieces together, blending them into transform into a patchwork. I add colored acrylics and spray paint that adds depth and a multi-dimensional aspect to my work.

As part of my process, I try to first create and then develop common linkages and themes. I develop these unique fragments into a multi-layered, mixed media collage that that connects to create a common thread and overall narrative. Ultimately, I like my art to be dramatic, vibrant, colorful and provocative, evoking a sense of energy and passion.

I currently reside in Moraga CA. My website is and Instagram @jaweedmetz and email
If you like California land you will like my work! I paint the joy I see in our landscapes. Most of my work is done on location within 60 miles of Lamorinda. I paint Napa, the Bay, small farms, orchards, and trees that I fall in love with. Teresa Onoda,
Tom Taneyhill Art

My artwork hand painted on tile. For more information send me an email:

Prints of my work are also available on (search Tom Taneyhill).

Drawing and painting the local landscape. Connect with me!
FACEBOOK @taneyhillart
INSTAGRAM @taneyhillart
Whitchurch Glass Designs

Local glass artist, Cynthia Whitchurch has been creating fused glass for over 15 years. She melts and bends colored glass into molds producing custom pieces including bowls, plates, & more. 100% American-made sustainable. Makes great multiple quantity custom-ordered customer/employee/event gifts.

Cindy will be showcasing her artwork at the Rock the Plaza concert series on Friday, June 10!

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Jay Lifson, Executive Director 
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA
Office hours by appointment only:
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm

(925) 284-7404