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January Events California 2008

 

 

 

  Thursday, January 24, 2008

 

 

Featured Event - Comedy Benefit for Comedienne Grace White

 

 

 

FAIRFIELD - Amazing Grace. Grace White is an amazing standup comedienne, and she's battling something that's not a joke...cancer. This event brings together some of the top acts that you'd enjoy seeing by any accounty. The fact that proceeds go to help this woman is even better, yet.  Held in Fairfield (home to Jelly Belly candy), its centrally located north of the Bay Area and south of Sacramento. The public is invited to come share some hearty laughs.  This benefit show with all star comedians billed as "Comics Unite Against Cancer" features Rocky LaPorte, Johnny Steele, Bob Sarlatte, Aundre the Wonderman, Clark Taylor and Diane Amos. Time: 7:30 pm. Location: Pepperbelly's Comedy and Variety Theatre, 849 West Texas Street Fairfield, CA. $20 Admission. Call: (707) 442-SHOW or pepperbellys.com for tickets and information. Other acts appearing at this venue upcoming are Shawn Wayans, Ralph Harris and Steve McGrew.

 

ESCONDIDO -  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.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $23-38. Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA.  Ticket Office, 340 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025. Call: 800-988-4253.  artcenter.org /  montereyjazzfestival.org

 

FAIRFIELD - Amazing Grace. This benefit show with all star comedians billed as "Comics Unite Against Cancer" features Rocky LaPorte, Johnny Steele, Bob Sarlatte, Aundre the Wonderman, Clark Taylor and Diane Amos. Time: 7:30 pm. Location: Pepperbelly's Comedy and Variety Theatre, 849 West Texas Street Fairfield, CA. $20 Admission. Call: (707) 442-SHOW or pepperbellys.com for tickets and information.

 

NEWPORT BEACH - Bid on a Hunk. 25 of Southern California’s most eligible bachelors are up for grabs at OC’s Most Eligible Bachelor Auction to support Newport Beach pageants. Doctors, lawyers, models, nice guys, celebrities and several "bad boys” will be auctioned to the highest bidders at an annual event benefiting the 2008 Miss Newport Beach and Miss Newport Beach Teen pageants, scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort Newport Beach. A silent auction will also provide opportunities for bidding. The bachelor auction will feature Hickory Smoked Barbecue and rum cocktails. Time:  7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25; food, drinks and valet parking are included. Location: Newport Lexus showroom, 3901 MacArthur Blvd.,  Newport Beach, CA. Call (949) 278-1017. newportbeachpageant.com

 

SANTA BARBARA - Paper Cut.  Art From Scrap (AFS) Exhibit capitalizes on the remains and excesses of the holiday season. 18 artists (mostly from Santa Barbara) create artwork from reused or recycled paper products, transforming pulp based materials into works of art such as sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, photography, printmaking and installation. The event aims to inspire individuals to enact positive cultural and environmental change through art. Runs till Feb. 16, 2008. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: 302 East Cota, Santa Barbara, CA. Cost: Donations accepted. Call: (805) 884-0459. artfromscrap.org

 

SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Runs through Feb. 3. sbfilmfestival.org

 

STOCKTON - Stockton Ag Expo. Hundreds of exhibitors showcase their agricultural equipment, products and services to growers. An annual recycling expo is featured, too. Cost: $5/general admission; $2/ages 6-12; Free under 6 years. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Location: San Joaquin Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA. Call:  (209) 547-2960. stocktonagexpo.com

 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Blue Gay-LA Week at South Lake Tahoe. Five days in the mountains for gay-oriented fun-seekers. Location: Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Packages with entertainment included. See web: ltva.org

 

 

 

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  www.danawharfsportfishing.com; Dana Island Yacht Charters – (949) 248-7400  www.danaislandyachts.com;  Ocean Institute – (949) 496-2274  www.ocean-institute.org; Aventura Sailing Association – (949) 493-9493 www.aventurasailing.com;  Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari – (949) 488-2828 www.dolphinsafari.com
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REDONDO BEACH -
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 rbmarina.com


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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