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March 2008 Events Calendar California

 

 

 

  Saturday, March 1, 2008

 

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COSTA MESA - 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. Location: Orange County Fairgrounds, Building 10, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. gemfaire.com

 

DANA POINT - Festival of Whales. Annual event includes a parade, street faire, art contest and sales, live music and entertainment, Kids Carnival, Horseshoe Competition and Bonfire evening event. Time: Parade begins at 10 a.m. Events follow. Location: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA. Cost: Free admission to many events, fee for some. festivalofwhales.com

 

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. lajollaplayhouse.org. Box Office (858) 550-1010.

 

LOMPOC - People's Day at Mission La Purisima.  It's 1822 at the mission as costumed docents and staff portray life of the mission during that era. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Highway 246 near Lompoc. lapurisimamission.org

 

MENDOCINO - Mendocino Coast Whale Festival. Cetacean celebration includes wine, microbrew, and chowder tastings, whale cruises and walks and plein air art exhibit. Cost: Free. Call: (707) 964-6300. mendowhale.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Evening China Town Tour - Visit a Buddhist monastery, a unique musical instrument store, a Fortune cookie factory, a special religious goods store, an herbalist AND a tea tasting. At 6:30 pm stroll to a white-tablecloth Chinese restaurant in Chinatown and enjoy a seven-course banquet, that includes seafood, fresh prawns, roasted squab, rice and paired wine. Tour meets at the corner of Sacramento & Grant at 4pm. Park at Portsmouth Square garage and walk up. Limited to 20 people. Sorry, no vegetarians. You must like seafood, since this is a Hong Style restaurant. Rain does not cancel tour. Cost: $90/ person. Call: (415) 302-5898, Reservations a must. graceannwalden.net

 

SANGER - Blossom Day Festival. Car show, a 10k run and two-mile walk, and a street fair with 50 arts and crafts booths, live music, and food booths with funnel cakes and Mexican specialties in surroundings that are expected to include the annual spring flowers in bloom. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Downtown Sanger, 7th St. between Jensen and 8th St., Sanger, CA Call: (559) 875-4575. sanger.org

 

SANTA ROSA - Tattoos and Blues. 17th Annual Expo includes tattoo and body piercing by more than 40 of the world’s finest artists along with Blues performances. Bands include Chicken & The Defenders, Steve Garnall & The Blues Collar Blues Band, Mike Reilley Band, Roger Hurricane Wilson, and Dave Channell Band. Contortionist Suzy Ming, Tribal Belly Dancers and the Snake Lady also rock the crowd with entertainment.  Cost: $20/person; $35/couple; weekend pass $35/person. Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday. 11-9 Sunday. Location: Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA. Call: (530) 842-6100. tattoosandblues.net/index.htm

 

SOLVANG - Museum Day. Enjoy free entry into five museums in and around Solvang in Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. For the first time ever a day was created to allow visitors entry in the region's local museums offering everything from the history of the region, to a look at the life of Solvang's favorite character, Hans Christian Andersen...> More information

 

 

Dana Point Festival of Whales

 

Join the fun with a parade, street faire, art show, horseshoe contest, kids fair with carnival atmosphere, and evening bonfire.Held in conjunction with the annual Dana Point Whale Watching tours is Festival of the Whales. The event begins with a parade. Festival of Whales Parade, Magical Migration, includes themed floats and costumes. Begins at 10 am. Location: Begins at Pacific Coast Highway from Selva Road to Golden Lantern in Dana Point.The Annual Festival occurs March 1, 2 and 8, 9, 2008 Festival of Whales. Call: (949) 496-5794.  Street Faire includes booths and more activities for children and families. The Faire will have arts and crafts booths, including food vendors and live entertainment. It's a family event, with fun for everyone. It is held on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2.  It will be held Saturday after the parade ends. Call: 800-290-DANA. festivalofwhales.com
 

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. lajollaplayhouse.org. Box Office (858) 550-1010.

 

LOMPOC - People's Day at Mission La Purisima.  It's 1822 at the mission as costumed docents and staff portray life of the mission during that era. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Highway 246 near Lompoc. lapurisimamission.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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