Don’t Miss iLuminate at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

Holding a dance performance in the dark might seem counter-intuitive, but you’ll quickly understand the reasoning behind the pitch black when dance troop iLuminate begins to perform at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. The dancers actually rely on the darkness for visibility since they’re dressed in dark costumes embellished with bright lights. On Saturday, March […]

The Slanted Door Is a New Date-Night Restaurant in San Ramon

If you’ve walked by The Slanted Door since it opened last month, you’ll notice right away that it doesn’t look like your average restaurant. That’s because it occupies a cornerstone space in the upscale City Center Bishop Ranch plaza that’s wrapped almost entirely in glass. The transparent walls put the interior of the restaurant on […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Gianni’s Italian Bistro

Gianni Bartoletti hails from Italy, so he’s uniquely qualified to craft authentic Italian cuisine. That’s what he and his restaurant team do on a daily basis, and Valentine’s Day at Gianni’s Italian Bistro is no exception. In honor of the holiday, Chef Gianni will offer a special prix fixe menu ($69 per person) on February […]

Modern Indian Fare Is Served at Jalsa Kitchen

Jalsa Kitchen opened in November with a menu that celebrates the rich tradition of Indian cuisine, but with a contemporary twist. The chef works with a colorful medley of fresh herbs and spices to create both creative and classic Indian bites, from the small plates and signature breads to the grilled dishes and entrees. Invite along […]

The Bay Breeze Half Marathon Returns Feb. 9

A few days before Valentine’s Day, the Bay Breeze Half Marathon offers running partners a chance to do something together that’s different than your typical date—but still romantic. That’s all thanks to the panoramic views of the bay, which are visible from almost every point along the race course.  Join your fellow runners on Saturday, […]

Bottle & Bottega East Bay: Tap Into Your Creative Side

The artists at Bottle & Bottega East Bay live to spread their passion to the masses. That’s why they host classes and events focused on the creation of unique works of art. They’re held in-house at the painting studio or at homes and other venues around the area, depending on the nature of the event. […]

Step Into the Spotlight at Studio 8 Dance & Performing Arts Center

If you’re looking for a way to stay committed to your New Year’s resolution to get more active, sign yourself up for some classes at Studio 8 Dance & Performing Arts Center. It’ll be easy to get into a fitness routine with the help of Studio 8’s instructors—you might even forget you’re exercising at all. […]

Now Open in San Ramon: Ukai Japanese Bistro

Whether you like your fish raw and fresh from the ocean or deep-fried and crunchy, you’ll find something you like at Ukai Japanese Bistro. The eatery just opened in San Ramon in November, and it’s already generating some buzz. It boasts a large menu of sushi, both raw and fully cooked, as well as a […]

Arrive Solo to the East Bay New Year’s Eve Party

If you think being single on New Year’s Eve is depressing, then clearly you’ve never been to the East Bay New Year’s Eve Party. Although it’s not strictly for singles, the bash does cater to those without a significant other, and regular attendees say that’s why it has such a good energy. So even if […]

Now Open Near Fairway Village: Fieldwork Brewing

Fieldwork Brewing launched its first brewery and taproom in Berkeley, and patrons quickly grew to love the house-made suds. So it wasn’t long before the original Fieldwork Brewing spawned new branches, including one that just opened in San Ramon this November. Like its sister breweries, this Fieldwork Brewing outpost pours only signature house-brewed beers. If you’re […]