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January Events California 2008



Saturday, January 26, 2008


Featured Event Blue Gay LA Week at South Lake Tahoe Jan. 23-27

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - OK, this is L.A. unleashed. What happens when you let one-third of West Hollywood loose on the mountain slopes of South Lake Tahoe? Or a portion of San Francisco's gay community takes off work and heads for the mountains?  Lake Tahoe's "Blue" becomes "Blue Gay" when thousands of gay singles and couples ascend on South Lake Tahoe snowy mountains for music, nightlife, games, casinos, and diversions. From dressing drag, to  enjoying entertainment, bands, games, dances, themes all surrounding the alternate lifestyle, a week of mountain fun is dedicated to gay, lesbian, and straight people who just like to cross-dress for a fun event. For instance,

Queen of The Mountain Drag Races, gives prizes for the best costume in downhill parade of color and craziness. If there's no prize, no big deal Just bring you outrageous outfits and get noticed. The week of fun will include bands such as KC and the Sunshine Band, comedy acts like Paula Poundstone and rock group, The English Beach.  Part of Blue Gay-LA Week at South Lake Tahoe, this event is crazy and fun to watch. Get over to the slopes of Heavenly to see a bit of Gay-LA. Location: Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Time:  1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on World Cup. Cost: Free, participants must have a lift ticket to enter.


Schedule for Blue GAY - LA Week includes reception at delSol in MontBleu on Jan. 233; Mountain Lunch and Tour, Chocolate and Martini Party at Opal Ultra Lounge, plus Improv Comedy Night at Harvey's on Jan. 24; Friday Jan. 25 includes more tours during the day (some sleep in after gambling all night), pub crawl and then two top acts--KC and the Sunshine Band and The English Beat at night; Saturday Jan 26 includes ski slope drag races, apres ski party, Comedian Paula Poundstone and ANT and GLOW after party at BLU; Sunday Jan 27 are tours, farewell and Improv night, lest you stay and play.


ATASCASDERO - Burn's Night Supper. The Central Coast Scottish Society presents its' 26th Burn's Night Supper with Scotland's own Jim Malcolm (2004 Singer, Songwriter of the Year. Time: Social Hour 4:30 to 5:30, ceremonies begin promptly at 5:45. Special performances by the Central Coast Pipes & Drums. Location: Atascadero Lake Pavillion, 9315 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA.   Order form available by download at or call 528-82280 or 239-9569 Aye a Night to Remember. Cost: Adult $47 Youth $30 Child (13 & Under) $20 email: [email protected] 


HUNTINGTON BEACH -Orange County Wedding & Event Center Expo. You and your fiancé can meet the most professional vendors Orange County, Southern California has to offer! Wedding Shows in beautiful locations include a giveaways--one Wedding Dress and one Honeymoon Cruise at each show! These are FREE Wedding Shows sponsored by vendors. You need to register, in person, at each show and must be present to win. Location: Hotel Huntington Beach, 7667 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach CA 9264 ( Time: 12 pm. to 4 pm. Event organization: (949) 223-3999.


ROSEVILLE - Gem Faire. Classes, demos, and gems to adore in this popular event where you can even find jewelry repair while you wait! Time: Friday: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. General Admission $5 Weekend Pass; Children 11 and under Free. Tel. (503) 252-8300. Location: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678.


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 2 p.m. Location: 302 East Cota, Santa Barbara, CA. Cost: Donations accepted. Call: (805) 884-0459.


SEAL BEACH - Red Car Museum. Noon to 3 p.m. Donations are accepted. Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.  Call: (562) 683-1874.




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 | San Diego Hotels |


SEAL BEACH - Red Car Museum is open. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach. Donations are accepted. Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.  Call: (562) 683-1874.



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