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April 2008 Events Calendar California

 

  Friday, April 18, 2008

 

ANAHEIM -  - Disneyland. Pixar Play Parade at Sunshine Plaza (California Adventure at 5:15 p.m.); Princess Fantasy Fair with a Royal Coronation Ceremony (9 a.m.); Fantasmic at Frontierland where Mickey Mouse battles evil in a pyrotechnic spectacular with floating scenes  projected on water, fiber optics and lasers (9 & 10:30 p.m.); Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams on Main Street (3:30 & 6:30 p.m.); and "Dreams" Fireworks show at 9: 25 p.m., plus Electrical Light Parade with over half a million lights in California Adventure at 8:45 p.m. will keep park hoppers hopping. Location: 1313 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA.

 

COSTA MESA - Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn.  28-year old Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, named “America’s Best” young classical musician by Time magazine, will perform Beethoven Violin Concerto. Preceding Hahn is the world premier of  “Tour de Force” by the Symphony’s Principal Tubist Jim Self. Also on the program is a work by Paul Hindemith, who took a few tunes by Carl Maria von Weber and turned them into showpiece “Symphonic Metamorphosis.” Time: 8 p.m. Location: RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA.Tickets are $25-$95, call (714) 755-5799. pacificsymphony.org. 

 

DANA POINT  -Cruise Photos & Tickets! - Each winter, thousands of California Gray Whales leave the cold Artic Seas and follow the coastline to the warm, calm waters of Southern California and Baja. This 5,000-mile migration brings much of the pod past Dana Point, where pods of Giant Grays can be easily seen and photographed.

 

DOHENY - Doheny Wood will be held at Doheny State Beach beginning at 8 AM and concluding at 3 PM. Doheny State Beach is located in Dana Point Harbor area at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. The woodie meet has no entry fee for Doheny Wood 2008, and hosts a BBQ for woodie owners on Friday night. State Park entry fee: $10. Public can look at the cars for free. Participation, call: 714- 968-9798. socalwoodies.com/doheny.htm

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Gondola Cruise. Scenic, serene, romantic and fun, the ride through the Huntington Harbour waterways is great any day or night. Sunset Gondoliers are your captains for the ride to remember. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cost: $75/2 people approx. Location: 16400 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.

 

LEMOORE -  Central Valley Pizza Festival. 8th annual pizza fest has a home where the world's largest mozzarella cheese producing company, Leprino Foods of Lemoore exists. This is the epicenter of culinary freshness with its abundance of pizza produce grown locally. Cheese, olives, garlic, tomatoes and beef all hail from Lemoore. Teams vie for prizes in the 9-foot pizza competition, plus many more games, live entertainment and events. Location: Downtown Lemoore, D St. and Lemoore Ave., Lemoore, CA. Cost: Free. Open: daily. Call: (559) 924-6401. lemoorechamberofcommerce.com

 

LONG BEACH - Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach. Celebrity Racing, Le Mans and Champ Car Racing hits the streets of Long Beach for three days of excitement. Runs through Sunday, April 20. gplb.com

 

LOS ANGELES -  Cowyboys & Presidents. New Exhibit at Autry National Center. Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Special summer hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 1 through August 31.Admission: Adults $9, Students $5, Seniors 60+ $5, Children 3-12, $3. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month and free for veterans year round. Location: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, California. Phone: (323) 667-2000. AutryNationalCenter.org

 

MENLO PARK -  Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival. 26th annual event includes artisans, crafts and artwork for sale. Location: Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA. Time: 10am - 6pm Fri/Sat; 10am - 5pm Sun. Contact Pacific Fine Arts: (209) 296-1195. pacificfinearts.com.

 

REDDING - Kool April Nites & Cruise. Special car cruise held in conjunction with the classic car show begins at 6 p.m. at ends at the Mega Tent at the Convention Center at 8 p.m. Car show at the Redding Convention Center includes miles of Classic Cars, great food, concerts every night in the Big Tent. Call: (530) 226-0844.  koolaprilnites.com

SAN DIEGO - Half Pint from Jamaica Earth Day Pre-Party. No Stress Express Tour with  The Yellow Wall Dub Squad & Special Guest Itawe & Stevie Culture will be featured at WorldBeat Center. Time: Doors at 8:30 p.m. Location:  WorldBeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. Tickets, call The WorldBeat Center at 619-230-1190. Email: [email protected]

 

SAN DIEGO - A Day in Pompeii & Photography at the Poles - Exhibits at San Diego Natural History Museum include discovery of the ancient story of human drama and natural disaster in Pompeii (through June 15, 2008), plus images of the Arctic and Antarctic by leading National Geographic photographers at Ordover Gallery (through May 5, 2008).  Photography shows the mass breeding grounds of King Penguins, and the abundant wildlife found in the coldest, most remote areas of the Earth. Location: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. TICKETS

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Band - Strunz & Farah at The Coach House. Price: $25. Time: 8 p.m. Location: 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Call: (949) 496-8930. thecoachhouse.com

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