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January Events California 2008




  Friday, January 11, 2008


DEL MAR - Gem Faire. Classes, demos, and gems to adore in this popular event where you can even find jewelry repair while you wait! Time: FRI: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. General Admission $5 Weekend Pass; Children 11 and under Free.  Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161. or


IRVINE - Holiday on Ice. Ice skating seasonal rink at Irvine Spectrum shopping mall. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost: $12/adult; $10/child; $4/skate rental. Location: 71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, CA. Call: (949) 748-8280.

LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice. Seasonal outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square offers winter fun in the California sun. Runs through Jan. 21, 2008. Cost: $6/skate session, plus $2 skate rental. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013Call: (888) 527-2757.


SAN JOSE  - 2008 Silicon Valley International Auto Show. See the new model and design cars for 2008 and beyond. Family Day is Sunday, January 13! All children 12 & under admitted free on Family Day when accompanied by a paying adult. College Two-fer - Students with valid university ID can purchase one student admission ticket and receive a free student admission ticket, valid Thursday only. (not valid with any other offer or discount). Time: 10 am - 10 pm. Cost: Adults (13 & over) $9; Senior (62 & over) $6; Military (with valid ID) $7; Student (with valid student ID) $7; Child (7 - 12) $5; Children (6 & under) FREE. Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 408 South Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA (Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street). Call: 408.277.5277.

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice skating rink is open through 1/13/08 in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights; Noon to Midnight on weekends; Special holiday hours, subject to to confirm. Cost: $12-$14. Skate all you want first-come, first-serve. No in and out privileges.  Admission includes ice time and rental skates with skate sizes ranging from toddler 8 to men's 13. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45.


SANTA CRUZ - Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Band. Concert includes music representative of what you'll find at the annual jazz festival held each September in Monterey, California. Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, Ca 95062. Event Info: (831) 423-8209.

SOLVANG  - Annual Christmas Tree Burning. Take trees to Mission Santa Ines, Starts around 6:30 pm.


STOCKTON - Ice on the Delta Seasonal Ice Skating. Skate along the banks of the San Joaquin Delta for a seasonal holiday sport that the family can enjoy through Jan. 14, 2008. Cost: $5 hour, including skates. Location: Dean De Carli Waterfront Square, 221 N. Center St., Cost:  Stockton, CA. Call: (209) 937-8309.


TEMECULA - Carlos Mencia Comedy.  Mind of Mencia star Carlos Mencia is a master of comedy. Time: 7 p.m. Cost:$60-80. Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592. Call 877-711-2946 and press #2.


WALNUT CREEK - Walnut Creek on Ice. Ice Skating Holiday Rink Nov. 8 - Jan. 21, 2008
Location: Civic Park-Civic Dr. & N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA. Cost: $11-15/person. Call: (925) 935-7669.






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