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April 2008 Events Calendar California


  Friday, April 4, 2008


ANAHEIM - Bon Jovi in concert. Performs at Honda Center, Time:  7:30 p.m. Location: 2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806. Cost: $49.50-$135.50.  Call: (714) 704-2500.


CHINO - Civil War Re-enactment. Prado Regional Park 16700 S. Euclid Ave, Chino, CA 91708 Park Phone number (909) 974-4260. Park opens at 7:00 but event doesn’t open until 9:00 A.M. Two battles, living history and encampments daily, camps are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food vendors will sell food during the event. Cost: $7 parking. $8 admission; $10 weekend pass; $2 ages 12 & under, $4 weekend for kids.


COLUSA - Colusa Western Days. Event launches with a Cattle Drive and parade through Downtown Colusa, starting at Market and 10th Streets and ending at the Colusa Fairgrounds. Colusa Western Days parade consist of a Cattle Drive featuring Cotton Rosser’s longhorn cattle, horse drawn wagons, mounted groups and individuals. Staging Area: Check in by 5:00p.m. at Main and 10th Street. Colusa Western Day features longhorns and quarter horses, trade shows, cowboy poetry, Dutch oven contest, and beef and BBQ chow. Location: Colusa Fairgrounds, Hwy. 20, Colusa, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (530) 458-2641.


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.


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.


LAKEPORT - First Friday Fling. Live entertainment, Lake County wine sampling and local original art. Sponsored by the Lake County ARTS Council. Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, CA. Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Cost: Free.  Call: (707) 263-6658.


MALIBU - Malibu Film Festival Ninth Edition. Consistent with its prominence as a premiere festival, the 2008 Malibu Film Festival will screen several premieres and hold lavish breach-front parties. All screenings and special events for the 9th Malibu Film Festival take place in Malibu and a portion of the film screening tickets will benefit Malibu charities. Opening Night film(s) will screen at the festival theater located at MHS in Malibu on Friday April 4th at 7PM. The Opening Night After Party will be held at an undisclosed Malibu location. The Festival will continue with weekend screenings at MHS and around Malibu. The Festival Awards Presentation will be held on Sunday April 6th at MHS.  For 2008 Festival sponsorship or other information go to Buy tickets and passes: (866) 468-3399 or or


SAN FRANCISCO -  Grand National Rodeo.  Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show is one of California's largest, most prestigious rodeo events. Arena performances include Tomas Garcilazo With La Charreria, Livestock Parade, Ash ‘crash’ Cooper and Tennessee Walking Horses Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show. Arena Performance – 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 (approx.) Location:  Cow Palace, Geneva Ave., San Francisco, CA. Call: (415) 404-4111.


SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Band - Berlin at The Coach House. Price: $23.50. Time: 8 p.m. Location: 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Call: (949) 496-8930.


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.


SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Boat, RV, & Sport Show. A large Boat / RV expo includes ski and fishing boats, motorhomes, travel trailers, tent trailers, off-road vehicles, camping equipment and outdoor gear. Kids free trout fishing pond, kayak rides, pony rides, a climbing wall, and giant slide make for entertainment for the entire family. Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA Time: Fri. noon–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Cost: $7, discounts for seniors, kids, anglers. Call: (925) 934-1580.

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.




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