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November 10, 2007 Events in California


Saturday, November 10, 2007 Events in California in early November offer concerts, festivals and tours celebrating the cultural heritage and history of California.


Brawley, Burbank, Lodi and Loomis are all whooping it up this Saturday November 10, 2007. Whyy? Rodeos, art shows, cowboys and wine.


Got wine?  Try Lodi, Palm Springs or Monterey this perfect Saturday.  The wine folks should have the state covered with some food and beverage.



November 2007 Calendar Events

BRAWLEY - The Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo. The first two rodeos - in 1957 and 1958 - were amateur competitions. The event went "pro" in 1960 when it was sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Cattle Call Championship Saturday, November 11 Rodeo 2pm & 7pm performances; Finale Rodeo Sunday, November 12- 1pm performance. Location: Cattle Call Arena. Cost: $7 general admission/$14 reserved seating. Brawley, CA.

BURBANK - Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival. There will be a silent auction of sculpture, painting and photography, as well other opportunities to contribute to the Burbank Arts Education Foundation, a non-profit organization. Time: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Location: San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia and Angeleno in Downtown Burbank. Call (818) 238.5180.

LODI - The First Sip – Celebrating Lodi’s New Vintage Wines. Attendees will enjoy mingling with the winemakers as they unveil the new 2007 wines with barrel sampling, blending seminars, cellar tours, live entertainment, a host of educational activities and tempting culinary delights. Over 30 Lodi wineries will open their doors for this new Fall wine festival, which runs from 11 AM to 4 PM each day. Ticket  $35 / $45 at the door, includes commemorative tasting glass, event map and admission to all participating wineries. Tickets can be purchased at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center (209) 365-0621 or Tickets can also be purchased at each participating winery the day of the event. There is no charge for designated drivers. All tickets are non-refundable.Lodi Wine Country is located 35 miles south of Sacramento , an hour from the East Bay or Napa , or 90 minutes from San Francisco .


LOOMIS - Cowboy Poetry Gathering. 13th Annual Fall Gathering of Cowboy Poetry and Music will launch you into the delightful upcoming holiday spirit in an old-fashioned delivery of the spoken word, and song. If you've never been to one of these events, you will love it! Featured performers include Red Steagall, Juni Fisher, Pat Richardson, Bill Brewster and Ernie Sites, to name some. Price begins at $20/person. Time: Daily performances with BBQ and reception. Friday: 7 p.m. performance: $20 general admission. (early reception at 5 p.m. and performance is $100). Saturday shows: 1 p.m. show is $20 adult; $10 child. 7 p.m. show is $35 flat fee. Barbeque on Saturday at 3 p.m. is $12 adult; $6 kid. (916) 652-4480.  Location: Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA.


LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Tamale Festival - The tamales capital of the world celebrates with contests: Best Tamale Contest Tamale Eating Contest, Biggest Tamale Contest, Tamale Making Classes, Non-profit Booths Commercial Booths, Art & Crafts Booth, Kids Zone, MacArthur Park - Mama's Hot Tamales Café. Location: 2124 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057 (between Parkview & Alvarado Street on 7th Street)Cost: FREE ADMISSION. Time: Friday: 3pm - 8pm; Saturday:10am - 9pm; Sunday 11am - 6pm.


MONTEREY - The Great Wine Escape Weekend. The 11th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend will be held at locations throughout Monterey County. This hospitality event of the year for Monterey County features over 45 Monterey wineries, local and national celebrity chefs, and the ultimate travel experience in the unparalleled setting of Monterey Wine Country. Events throughout the weekend include wine and food pairing sessions on Friday afternoon at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, wine country open houses and tours on Saturday, a hidden gem and boutique wine tasting on Saturday afternoon, over 20 winemaker dinners by world-renowned chefs on Friday and Saturday evenings, and The Great Wine Escape Grand Finale at Quail Lodge on Sunday. / 831-375-9400


MURPHYS - Murphys Art Walk. 2nd Saturday of each month seven galleries open their doors with art, wine, food, and fun. Call: (209) 728-8640.


PALM DESERT - The Art of Food & Wine Village and Grand Tasting Hall. Two glorious days of celebrity chef and sommelier demonstrations, book signings, culinary and lifestyle seminars, delicious wine tastings and fabulous local food samplings all on the grounds of the palatial Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort and Spa. Time daily: 11am – 5pm. Cost: $175 per day. Tickets or call 1-866-96-TASTE.


PLACER COUNTY - Autumn Art Studios Tour. Roseville to Colfax, the tour lets you take in the foliage outside and art pieces by local artists. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Cost: $10/person. Call: (530) 885-5670.


POMONA - Quilt Show & Craft Fair.  White Avenue Baptist Church is having their 3rd Annual Quilt Show & Craft Fair. They will exhibit Quilts, Crafts, Artistry's, Hobbies, Collectibles and Antiques, and will have Food, Crafts and Hobby classes. Admission is FREE. Exhibit booths and tables available on first come assignment basis without cost to participants. Donations to the church by exhibitors are welcome. Contact Elsa at [email protected] or church office at (909) 622-2234. Event time: 10 am to 4 pm. Location: 675 South White Avenue, Pomona, CA


ROSEVILLE - International Railfair.  International Railfair includes re-creations of American and European railroads ranging from replicas of Union Pacific stretches to European-inspired landscapes with German fachwerk-style buildings. Books, locomotives and gift items sold. A real handcar that roves up and down 80 feet of track is available for operation during this event. Location: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville, CA Time: Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Cost: $6; Free/ under 12. Cal: (916) 772-7502.


SAN FRANCISCO - Embarcadero Ice Skating.  Daily through January 15, 2008.  Location: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111. Ages: 3 and up.
SANTA MONICA - Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Art Show. Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. Friday preview 6pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, Preview $60; Cost: $12. Call: (310) 455-2886.


SEAL BEACH - Red Car Museum is open. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach. Donations are accepted. Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.  Call: (562) 683-1874.

SUTTER CREEK -  Wine Fest. Local wineries are represented at the Sutter Creek Auditorium and in shops along Main Street. Silent and live auctions, dessert wine tasting included.  Location: Downtown Sutter Creek, CA  Time: 4:30–7:30 p.m. Call: (209) 267-9038.


TORRANCE - Torrance Craftsmens Guild. 38th annual holiday craft faire featuring all handmade treasures from members. Public invited, free admission. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Location: Torrance Cultural Center, 3330, Civic Center Drive, North, Torrance, CA.