Friday, October 17, 2008
October 17 events list
AVALON - Jazz Trax
Festival. 22nd annual event features three weekends of live jazz
music from top artists performing at the elegant Avalon Casino
Ballroom. Mindi Abair and Nyee Moses perform at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 - 65. Location: 1 Casino Way, Avalon (Catalina
Island), CA. jazztrax.com
BLUE LAKE - Corn Maze
and Pumpkin Patch. Hay rides and 7 acre corn maze add to pumpkin
patch fun. Time: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Location: Potter's Produce.
Go toward Mad River Beach, exit 101 at Guintoli, Blue Lake, CA.
Call: (707) 668-5135.
BUENA PARK -
This western-themed event now in its 52nd year features food,
entertainment, a car show, a dog show, and lots to howl about.
On Friday, October 17th, enjoy a great line-up of entertainment
that includes: 6:30 PM High Tops and 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM Lisa
Haley and the Zydekats. There's also a carnival ($20 flat fee
for unlimited rides), food and fun. Location: Peak Park, 7225 El
Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA. Time: 4 p.m. to Midnight.
Gyro's 4D Fear
Factory. This Halloween Haunt is just what you need to
launch your celebrating. Time: 7 - 12 Midnight. Cost:
$23.99. Location: Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld
Parkway, Concord, CA. Call: (866) 901-FEAR (3327).
FILLMORE - Headless Horseman Dinner Train. Ride a
vintage train to the private pumpkin patch Ichabog. Dinner
includes BBQ Tri-tip, Chicken, Potato Salad, Beans, Brad. Time:
6:45 -9:30 p.m. Cost: $43 adult; $28 Age 4 -12; $20 Age 2 -3;
Free for infant that sits on parents lap and doesn't occupy a
seat. Location: Fillmore & Western Railway Company, 351 Santa
Clara St. (Red caboose), Fillmore, CA. Reservations: (800)
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Old World Village Oktoberfest with a Bavarian band, live
entertainment, German foods served and beers on tap, plus the
pretty "shot" girls and a large dance floor. Free admission.
Location: 7571 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost:
($10/person approx.). Call: (714)
LAKE ELSINORE -
Toxic Terrors The Haunted Stadium. Three extreme walk-through
attractions combine state-of-the-art effects with
ultra-realistic environments, placing YOU in incredibly
terrifying situations where you must make decisions, face your
fears, and risk your own fate. This haunted stadium is infected
with zombies and mutated creatures in a toxic nightmare.
Location: Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, Time:
7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Midnight. Club Intoxicated 9pm – Midnight.
Ticket: $15; $13 for groups 10+. toxicterrors.com
Dell'Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Maze. This 11th annual event
includes an awesome maze to work your way out of, plus pumpkin
blaster where you can shoot miniature pumpkins, Kiddie Land,
Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Tractor Train, free
Hay Ride, free Hay Bale Pyramid, free Speedway, free Hay Bale
Labyrinth, Maze Bridges, food & fun. Cost: Free to $12.50. Time:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, CA
95330. Call: (209) 982-0833. pumpkinmaze.com
LONG BEACH -
Harvest Festival with
Slim. Music, Western-themed comedy and 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: Long Beach
Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA.
- Shipwreck - 14th annual Halloween Terrorfest at Queen Mary
ship. Explore 7 terrifying mazes on and off the ship. Revamped
for new thrills in 2008. Time: 7 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Cost: $34.
Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com
- Pumpkin Patch.
A huge pumpkin patch and train ride are part of the fun in this
3rd annual event that includes train rides, hay rides, a haunted
house, pony rides, thousands of pumpkins and more. Admission
into the pumpkin patch is FREE. Prices for other activities
vary. Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange,
CA. Cars are charged $3 parking. irvineparkrailroad.com
PACIFIC PALISADES -
and Roman Spirit Exhibit. The Society of Dilettanti takes
delight in sex and the finer things in life at The Getty Villa.
Open Thursday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required,
but admission is free. Parking fee: $10/car. Location:
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA. getty.edu.
PASADENA - Old Town
Haunt. Descend into the basement of the historical Union Savings
Bank Building where mysterious things have happened for over 107
years. Something lives down there -- the basement was sealed
shut for decades but now... Time: 7 p.m. to midnight 12 a.m.
Cost: $10 - 18.50. Location: 20 N. Raymond @ Colorado, Pasadena,
SACRAMENTO - 2008 Old
Sacramento “Original” Ghost Tours. Tours groups are limited to
20 people per tour. Time: 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:30, 7:45, 8 p.m.
Location: the Living History Center, 1101 Second Street,
Sacramento 95814. On the corner of Second and K streets. Ticket
reservations required. Call (916) 808-4980 for tickets. Cost:
$15 per person or $12 for children under 12. oslhp.net.
SAN FRANCISCO - San
Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of
San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with
beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate
hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing
year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored
Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the
corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16.
Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is
approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to
10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590.
SCOTTS VALLEY -
3rd annual Oktoberfest is presented by Scotts Valley Rotary
Club. Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Scotts Valley
Sports Center, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA.
TIJUANA, BAJA - Skatalites concert.
WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego presents a music group
from Jamaica that has played a major part in popularizing ska.
Created by fusing Boogie-Woogie Blues, R+B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso
and African rhythms, Ska is the first truly Jamaican music.
Time: Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Location: Planeta Tijuana, Avenida
Constitución No. 1033, Tijuana, BC. Price: $12 adv. / $15 day
of. Call The WorldBeat Center at (619) 230-1190.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD -
Halloween Horror Nights. Put on your creepy clothes and head
over to the scariest place in town, Universal. Begins at
7pm. Tickets are available for purchase at
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