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February Events California 2008


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Thursday,  February 14, 2008


CARLSBAD - Valentine's Week Guest Chef Gourmet Feast.  Chef Stefano Paracucchi, acclaimed throughout the world, will prepare the Valentine's week menu at Four Seasons Resort Aviara though February 18, 2008. Choices include a four-course dinner for $75 per person, five-course dinner for $95 per person or a unique Doppio Piacere menu featuring five courses, each with a sample of two chefs' works for $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Vivace is the resort's signature dining room serving regional interpretive Italian in a casual, yet elegant setting. Location: 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad, Ca. Reservations accepted between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm by calling (760) 603-3773.

CORONADO - Valentine Escapes. One of the most romantic islands along the coast, Coronado features mellow weather, gondola rides and bays. Glorietta Bay Inn, an historic mansion built by John Dietrich Spreckels, features Italian Renaissance style, marble staircases, harbor views, Coronado Bridge and a French Country motif. The Glorietta Bay Inn music room with its grand piano is the setting for a complimentary Continental breakfast. Or try the hotel with romantic gondola rides right outside. Loews Coronado Bay Resort, a four diamond resort, still ranks among our favorite on the island. The chef on site is fantastic.

DANA POINT - Valentine Special Whale Watching Cruise. Just $180 for a PRIVATE whale watching tour aboard a luxury sailboat. Take your special someone on a memorable Valentine's Day cruise to view whales and scenic ocean views. You're welcome to bring champagne! Licensed Captain is provided. (You must mention the "Valentine's Day Special" for $180.00 when you make a reservation.) 34551 Casitas Place, Dana Point, California, 92629 (in front of the Harbor Grill Restaurant). Call (949) 248-7400.

IRVINE - Hapa in Concert. Hawai’ian Island performance by the award-winning recording artists of HAPA. The word hapa (part) describes the blending of the different backgrounds of the two men who comprise the group, and defines their groundbreaking music that continues to find so much success. Music driven by the powerful force of Mäui offers a Hawaiian Island getaway this Valentine's Day. Location: Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $46.00, $38.00; $110 Gold Seat includes VIP orchestra seating and a Valentine bouquet, Hawaii-style, for your loved one. Call: (949) 854-4646. [email protected]

LA  JOLLA - THE SEVEN. A play adapted from Aeschylus' “Seven Against Thebes", is Greek tragedy meets hip-hop in writer/composer Will Power's modern adaptation of Aeschylus' story of a cursed family and a society unsure of how to free itself from war. Power's urban remix, with rhyming verse and diverse musical styles, shines with relevance through the eyes of a new generation. Contains adult language. Runs through  March 16, 2008. Performance times: Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:30 pm; Thursday, Friday: 8:00 pm;  Saturday:  8 pm; Sunday: 2 pm and 7 pm. Box Office (858) 550-1010.

NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Beach Jazz Party. 8th annual jazz event includes artists The Four Freshmen and John Proulx in a Salute to Chet Baker with Chuck Berghofer, Dave Tull and Special Guest- Warren Leuning. Individual reserved seats are priced at $65/$70 for evening performances and $30/40 for the Grand Opening Sessions. Location: The Marriott, 900 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA. Call the Jazzline: (949) 759.5003

NEWPORT BEACH - Valentine's special menu at Il Farro near the Newport Beach Pier. Meals made completely from scratch will melt not only in your mouth, but will also melt the heart of the one you love with their flavors and quality ingredients. An Italian feast that the closest thing to heaven awaits those willing to let go, if just for one night. Location: Il Farro, 111 21st Street, Newport Beach, CA. Call: (949) 723-5711. Cost: $33 to $50/person.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tulipmania at Pier 39.  One of Pier 39's most popular events because of the quantity and color of these vibrant flowers. Location: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. Cost: Free admission.

TEMECULA - Styx in Concert. Time: 8 p.m. Ticket: $45-70. Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592. Call 877-711-2946 and press #2.


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