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August 2008 California Events


Wednesday, August 27, 2008


MARINA DEL REY - Hornblower’s New Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises - The best happy hour in Marina del Rey, Hornblower celebrates summer with breathtaking views of the sunset from the deck of a Hornblower yacht and a front row seat to view the sailboat races. Hornblower’s two-hour Cocktail Cruise features complimentary appetizers, drink specials and amazing views. The appetizer menu varies but may include favorites such as, chips and salsa, fresh garden crudités with herbed ranch dressing, Jamaican seasoned beef skewers with mango-pineapple salsa, firecracker chicken with chili cream, and vegetable spring rolls with ginger plum sauce. Tickets are $28 per person plus tax. Boarding begins at 6:00pm and cruises from 6:30pm- 8:30pm. The cruise is open to the public and reservations are required. Location: 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA. Call: (949) 646-0155.

PALM SPRINGS - ShortFest Film Festival. Six days of world-class films (short films) in sunny Palm Springs Camelot Theatres in downtown area. Location: 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  Camelot: (760) 325-6565.  Call the festival box office at (760) 778-8979.

SAN DIEGO - Concert with Umalali. The all female Afro-Indigenous song collective will perform music from their debut album, The Garifuna Women's Project, which weaves the stories of their struggles to retain their traditions in the face of globalization. Descendents of shipwrecked African Slaves who intermarried with the Carib and Arawak Indians of the Caribbean, the Garifuna people live primarily in small villages on the Caribean coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Time: Doors open at 8 p.m. Location: WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. Price: $12 Adv. - $15 Door. Call The WorldBeat Center (619) 230-1190. /