Friday, November 14, 2008
ARCATA - Ying Quartet.
This youthful quartet of siblings combine communicative
performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music
in today’s world. Their performances regularly take place in
many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie
Hall to the Sydney Opera House. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $30 - 35.
Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst
St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411. humboldt.edu
BAKERSFIELD - Carrie
Underwood in Concert. Carrie Underwood’s headline Carnival Ride
Tour will be featured. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $33.50 to 53.50.
Location: Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA.
Call: (661) 852-7300.
BEVERLY HILLS -
Hills Garden & Design Showcase. VERANDA presents The Great
House at Historic Greystone Estate. The 7th Annual Beverly
Hills Garden & Design Showcase at Historic Greystone Estate
offers a rare opportunity to tour the mansion’s estate rooms,
richly decorated by more than 30 top designers from the LA area.
Guests can view landscape vignettes that showcase new planting
trends and listen to lectures on the mansion’s architecture,
history and gardens. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Greystone
Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Road, Beverly Hills, California. Cost:
$30 -50. Call: (310) 550-4796. beverlyhillsgardenshowcase.org
COSTA MESA - San
Francisco Ballet. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 100. Location:
Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa
Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 556-ARTS. ocpac.org
LONG BEACH -
Fireman's Ball. Sunset Beach 60th annual dance includes live
music with the Elmstreet Band. Cost: $15 donation at the door.
Location: Golden Sails Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 6285 E. Pacific
Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach, CA. Call: (562) 233-9933.
MAMMOTH LAKES - 2nd Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. The Mammoth Film
Festival takes place annually in Mammoth Lakes California. 11
days of film screenings, parties and music at multiple venues in
the beautiful Eastern Sierra. (Last year's event was hosted he
festival will primarily screen films at the Forest Ranger
Auditorium at the Visitors Center on Hwy 203 and in the Village.
Over 60 films will be screened at this second annual event.
Categories include: documentary; foreign film; comedy/musical;
and drama. Event runs November 13 – 23, 2008. Cost: $25 pass.
Location: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. Call: (760) 965-4072.
Hansel and Gretel. Borgamaria
Lyric Opera presents the charming fairytale "Hansel and Gretel".
Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 general admission. Location: Lee
Burrows Performing Arts Center, 630 E Street, Marysville, CA.
Phone: (530) 742-2787. yubasutterarts.org
MORRO BAY -
Embarcadero Art Walk. Spend an enjoyable evening touring the
many Art Galleries along the waterfront on the Embarcadero in
beautiful Morro Bay. Sample great food and wine and converse
with the artists. Takes place The Second Friday of every month.
Time:5 to 8 p.m. Admission: Free. Location: Waterfront, 1100
Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA. Call: (805) 772-1068. morrobay.org
SAN DIEGO - San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Pucker Up
for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Southern
California's largest wine and culinary event. 160 world-class
wineries, 60 fine dining restaurants, gourmet foods, celebrity
chefs, wine dinners, cooking classes, wine tasting classes,
olive oil competition, live and silent auctions, personalities,
and more! Cost: $35 & up. Location: Embarcadero Park North, San
Diego, CA. Call (619) 342-7337. worldofwineevents.com
SAN JOSE -
Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink for the holidays.
Time: 5 p.m. to Midnight. Cost: $15/ adult. $13/ youth 12 and
under. Admission includes rental skates and ice time. Runs
through Jan. 11, 2009. Location: 120 S. Market St., San
Jose, CA. Call: (408) 279-1775
SAN MATEO -
Harvest Festival. 36th annual event features over 24,000
one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, gourmet foods with free samples
and musical entertainment. Artist quality glass art, jewelry,
ceramics and gifts sold at this holiday event. Time: 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Cost: $9 Adult; $7 Senior 62+; $4 Youth 13-17; Free 12
and under when accompanied by an adult. One ticket is good for
all three days. Location: San Mateo County Event Center, 2495
South Delaware, San Mateo, CA. havestfestival.com
SANTA ROSA - Direct
from Vegas The Rat Pack. Three performers recreate the classic
music and comedy of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis,
Jr. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 - 45. Location: Wells Fargo Center
for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.
Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org
STANFORD - Dining
Room, Home, Tomb, Decaying Hole and Empty Room, a Play. Directed
by Ileana Drinovan, this play is set outdoors at the steps of
the Stanford Mausoleum (built in the late nineteenth century,
and containing remains of Leland Stanford, Jr. and his parents
Leland and Jane Stanford.) Inspired by T.S. Eliot's 1922 poem,
"The Waste Land," it is a grueling and terrifying look at the
"waste land" of evil that can develop within us. This piece is
an original arrangement that artfully combines Eliot's poetry
and Seneca's dramatic works, "Thyestes" and "Agamemnon."
Beginning at dusk, "Dining Room, Home, Tomb, Decaying Hole and
Empty Room" progresses toward its dark conclusion as the
daylight, too, fades into night. Time: 5 p.m., show starts at
5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 General. Location: Stanford Mausoleum, 450
Serra Mall, Stanford, CA. Call: (650) 725-5838.
WALNUT CREEK -
Creek on Ice. This seasonal ice skating rink offers holiday
exercise and fun in a beautiful outdoor setting. Time: 10 a.m.
to 11 p.m. Cost: $11 - 15. Location: Civic Park, Clay Arts
Parking Lot, Walnut Creek, CA. Call: (925) 935-7669. iceskatewalnutcreek.com
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