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April 2008 Events Calendar California

 

  Thursday, April 3, 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 - Farmer's Market with fresh fruits, vegetables and food items. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Ca. Cost: Free. Sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau, Call: (714) 573-0374.
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COSTA MESA - Giant Paintball Park. This limited event in Grandstand Arena lasts through April 13. Located at the Orange County Fair Grounds,10 to 16 games per day are the norm and there are separate games for beginner, intermediate and advance players! Open Thursay - Sunday. Minimum age requirement is 10 years of age and a signed waiver is required prior to participation. Time: Thursday & Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $15 - 25. Call: (877) GIANT-97. giantpaintball.com

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.

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 FRANCISCO -   Artist Reception for  Shai Kremer: Broken Promised Land. A selection of large-scale color photographs of Israeli landscape transformed by remnants of military occupation (exhibition runs through May 31, 2008.) Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Admission: Free. Location: 49 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108. Call: (415) 421-1022. kochgallery.com

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Band - Don Carlos at The Coach House. Price: $20. Time: Doors at 6:00pm Show Starts at 8:00pm. Location: 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Call: (949) 496-8930. thecoachhouse.com

SANTA ANA - Bubblefest. Guinness Book World Record Holder and Bubble Scientist, Fan Yang, appears in the limited engagement "Mega Bubble Show". Location: Discovery Science Center. Time:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult: $11.95; Child: $8.95.  Location: 2500 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705. Call: 714-542-2823. discoverycube.org

SANTA ROSA - Beyond Words Exhibit - at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Location: Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95403. Cost: Adult:$8; Child 4-18 & senior: $5. Call: (707) 579-4452.  Hours: Weekdays (closed Tuesdays) 11 am to 5 pm; Weekends 10 am to 5 pm.

VALLEJO -  Atonement. The film comes to the Empress Theater. Location: 330 Virginia, St. Vallejo CA 94590. Times: Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 7 pm; Friday, April 4, 2008, at 7 pm; Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 7 pm; Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 2:30 pm or 6 pm. Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors. Call: (707) 552-2400.

WOODSIDE - Djerassi Sculpture Tour - Free tours of sculptures in a wooded mountain area last 2.5 hours and are strenuous in terrain. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062. Pre-registration required. Call: (650) 747-1250 djerassi.org

Whale Watching

NEWPORT BEACH - Southern California Whale Watching on Orange County Cruise’s Newport Landing cruise offers multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Runs through April 30, 2008.  Tickets
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.
SAN DIEGO -  Annual migration of California gray whales to the warm breeding grounds off the coast of Baja California. Glimpse these peaceful "giants of the sea" from Cabrillo National Monument or on special whale-watching cruises. 619-557-5450 or 619-236-1212

 

 

 

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