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February Events California 2008



  Friday,  February 15, 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.


CERRITOS - Moiseyev Dance Company. Location: Cerritos Performing Arts Center, 12799 Center Court, Cerritos, CA. Time: 8 p.m. nightly. Cost: $22.50 - 42.50. Call: (800) 300-4345.  

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.


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 Headlining Friday Evening Ken Peplowski Quartet and the Jeff Hamilton Trio. Featured at this year’s Pool Sessions (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 3:30pm) will be the Al Williams Jazz Society, Bill Cunliffe and Imaginacion and the International Power Trio with Atsuko Hashimoto, Houston Person and Jeff Hamilton! 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


WHALE WATCHING - Views available along the vantage points of the California Coast that include Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Humboldt Bay, Monterey Bay, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Point Fermin, Newport Beach and San Diego.

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. Dana Wharf Sportfishing – (949) 496-5794; Dana Island Yacht Charters – (949) 248-7400;  Ocean Institute – (949) 496-2274; Aventura Sailing Association – (949) 493-9493;  Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari – (949) 488-2828
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California gray whale migration from the Arctic to Baja and back. Dolphins, Harbor Seals and Sea Lions and the beautiful Santa Monica Bay coastline on three-hour experience.  (310) 372-2111

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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