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April 2008 Events Calendar California


  Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Featured Event: Home Show and Boutique Runs through May 18, 2008 in Newport Beach




Tucked away in the lush hills above the Pacific Ocean on the Newport Coast are some of loveliest new homes utilizing trends in decorating, as well as all the best practices in building. A special fund-raiser event allows tourists and local residents to get a glimpse at one of these fine properties decorated by the local chapter of American Society of Interior Designers. Proceeds for the this event are used to benefit music programs in schools, something the has been de-funded or greatly under-funded by the public school system.


Tours, concert attendance, educational opportunities and grants to music instructors are a few of the worthy programs and ways that proceeds are spent to increase and enrich the lives of youth, and enhance their ability to live a healthy lifestyle as adults through exposure to not only classical music, but to a variety of musical themes and experiences. Proceeds benefit Philharmonic Youth Music Education.


NEWPORT BEACH - Home Show & Boutique -

The public is invited to tour an exclusive home in the upper reaches of the prestigious Crystal Cove custom home community of Newport Coast. It is decorated with the latest in design trends and techniques and in the new Coastal Elegance style by members of the American Society of Interior Designers, Orange County.

An upscale boutique of gift items and accessories

Café by Jay’s Catering,

Design and garden lectures and opportunity to meet the Designers who worked on this property by Stonefield Development for the show, are all part of the experience of the "lifestyles of the rich and famous".


Open and viewing hours: Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 to 5 pm, with evening hours until 9 pm on Thursdays, the event runs through May 18, 2008.

Location: Free parking and shuttle at Mariner’s Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine (Tuesday-Saturday) and Tarbut V’ Torah, 5 Federation Way, Irvine (Sundays).

Cost: $30/presale - $45/unlimited.

Call: (714) 840-7542



HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Farmers Market and street fair. Time: 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.


SAN FRANCISCO - Mingus Big Band. The all-star Mingus Big Band explores and celebrates the musical legacy of its namesake, composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Their performance at Yoshi’s coincides with Mingus’s 86th birthday (b. April 22, 1922). Time & price: 8pm $24; 10pm $24. Location: Yoshis, 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, San Francisco, CA.  Call: (510) 464-6000.


SUNSET STRIP - Tribal at House of Blues. Time: 7:30 p.m. genre : Jam Rock. Cost: $10, 18+. Location: 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Call: (323) 848-5100.



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