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March 2008 Events Calendar California

 

  Saturday, March 15, 2008

 

Featured event: SAN FRANCISCO - St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - St. Patrick's Day Parade. With beginnings that grew out of the California Gold Rush, this parade is one of the hottest tickets in California for St. Patrick's Day, only rivaled by the San Diego celebrations. An estimated 250,000 attend the San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade, and many stick around to partake of the food, dance and song.   Join the fun in the 156th annual St. Patrick's event. St.  Parade begins at 11:30 a.m., festival 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Route is 2nd and Market St. to Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA. An event with Irish music and dance is held in conjunction with this popular parade. Cost: Free. Call: (650) 359-0270. sfstpatricksdayparade.com

 

Nearby Irish pubs where plenty of ale will be served include:

Chieftain Irish Restaurant & Pub
198 5th St , San Francisco , CA , 94103

 

Dubliner
3838 24th St , San Francisco , CA , 94114

 

Irish Bank
10 Mark Ln , San Francisco , CA , 94108

 

Johnny Foley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Kate O'Brien's Irish Bar & Grill
579 Howard Street (between James Lick Fwy & Malden Aly), San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 882-7240kateobriens.com
 

Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar
530 Jackson St , San Francisco , CA , 94133-5131


Kennedy's Irish Pub Curry House
www.kennedyscurry.com
1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco - (415) 441-8855

 

Little Shamrock
807 Lincoln Way , San Francisco , CA , 94122-2305


Martin Macks Restaurant and Bar
1568 Haight St , San Francisco , CA , 94117


O'Reilly's Irish Bar & Rstrnt
www.oreillysirish.com
622 Green St, San Francisco - (415) 989-6222


O'Reilly's Holy Grail
www.oreillysholygrail.com
1233 Polk St, San Francisco - (415) 928-1233

 

The Phoenix Irish Bar and Gathering Place
811 Valencia St , San Francisco , CA , 94110

 

The Plough and the Stars Irish Pub (Home of Traditional Irish Music in the Bay Area and chosen Best Irish Pub by SF Weekly)
116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue, San Francisco (415) 751-1122

 

Tiernan's Irish Pub at Fisherman's Wharf

685 Beach St., San Franisco, CA
(415) 673-9700  tiernsans.com

 

Royal Exchange
301 Sacramento St , San Francisco , CA , 94111

 

Events for March 15, 2008

 

DAVIS - Davis Home Show. Over 230 exhibitors for your home and garden, plus green solutions, ideas and companies. Included are: outdoor barbeque islands, carpet, pottery, statuary, plants, landscape supplies, painting services, windows, doors, garbage cabinets, closet organizers, recreational vehicles, cookware, kitchen knives, hot tubs, saunas, pool tables, art, watercolors, photography, flooring, concrete overlays, getaways and vacations, patio covers, awnings, sunrooms, home theater systems, alarm companies, pest control, contractor referral services, countertops, floors, roofs, ceilings, building supplies, rental companies. Time: 10 am to 6 pm. Location & address: ARC Pavilion at UC Davis, University of CA at Davis, Davis, CA. Cost: Adults $6; Senior $5; 12 and under Free with paying adult. Call: 530-671-9600. davishomeshow.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.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - 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: Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, Landmark Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123. gemfaire.com

 

SONOMA VALLEY -  Savor Sonoma Valley: A Barrel Tasting & Culinary Experience. 18th Annual Savor Sonoma Valley event, formerly known as Barrel Tasting Weekend, takes place approx. 20 wineries throughout Sonoma Valley. Showcasing 2007 vintage straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired perfectly with foods & culinary delights prepared by local chefs and restaurants, guests meet winemakers and local chefs, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, peruse art from local artists while listening to live music, tour wineries and vineyards, and enjoy a wonderful wine country weekend. This event offers guests the chance to take an advance look at what the 2007 vintage is going to be like in the bottle! $55 per person for a weekend pass. $20 for a Designated Driver weekend pass. $40 for a Sunday-Only pass. $10 for a Designated Driver Sunday-Only pass. heartofsonomavalley.com or call (866) 794-9463.

 

DANA POINT - Whale Watching 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. Location: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Wharf Sportfishing – (949) 496-5794 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Huntington Beach Farmers Market and Craft Fair ranks as one of the most scenic outdoor produce markets in California by BeachCalifornia. Location: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, 315 Pacific Coast Highway (approx)., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free to attend. No pets allowed in produce areas. Pay & meter parking adjacent to event. Time: Noon to dusk. Call: (714) 536-2213 or (714) 846-5509. Location: Pier Plaza at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. 

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.

NEWPORT BEACH - Southern California Whale Watching on Orange County Cruise’s Newport Landing cruise offers multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Runs through April 30, 2008.  Tickets

PASO ROBLES - Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival. The 16th Annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival features more than 90 wineries hosting special events throughout Paso Robles Wine Country during the Zinfandel Festival weekend. Winemaker dinners, food pairings, seminars, open houses and special tastings are just a few of the activities in store. Time: 4:30PM – 7:00 PM. Live and Silent Auctions will be held on Sat., March 15. Location: Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Call: 800.549.wine (9463). Email: [email protected] The event sells out so ticket purchase is recommended.

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 Califonia. 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 FRANCISCO - 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: Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, Landmark Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123. gemfaire.com

SACRAMENTO - Camellia International Dance Festival. Opening Party, Live Music, California Kapela. Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Location: California State University at Sacramento, Student Union Ballroom, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA.  Call: (916) 278-4323. folkdance.com/sacramentocouncil/index.html

SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival. 22nd Annual event includes novice and intermediate competitors of surf kayaking. Location:Steamers Lane 600 West Cliff, Santa Cruz , CA. Time: All day till 5 p.m. Cost: $80-$115 registration for competition. asudoit.com

SOLVANG -  Taste of Solvang & Restaurant Week. 16th Annual food event features Dessert Reception. The weekend portion of the festival kicks off on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 7:00-9:00pm with a scrumptious Dessert Reception & live music by the Solvang Jazz Quartet (Alan Satchwell, vocals and trumpet; Woody DeMarco, piano; Tompeet Frederickson, drums; Chris Hansen, bass) at the Royal Scandinavian Inn, 400 Alisal Road, featuring delicious delicacies paired with wines from: Café Angelica, Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, Presidio Vineyard and Winery, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Royal Scandinavian Inn, Solvang Bakery, Solvang Lutheran Home, Stolpman Vineyards, and Wandering Dog Wine Bar.Dessert Reception $25; Call or visit: Solvang Visitors Bureau, 1511-A Mission Drive , Solvang. Tel: 800-468-6765 or 805-688-6144.

TEMECULA - Moody Blues in Concert - at Pechanga Resort. Knights in White Satin, Ride My See Saw, The Story In Your Eyes, Isn’t Life Strange, Question, I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) and Your Wildest Dreams are a few of the hits from this multi-Platinum and Gold album recording group performing in the intimate Pechanga Theatre. Time: 8 p.m. Ticket: $65-95. Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592. Call 877-711-2946 and press #2.

VINTON - Cowboy Poetry Contest and Show. The longest running such event, this 22nd annual celebration of the spoken word will be held at Sierra Valley Grange Hall in Vinton. Location: 92202 Highway 70, Vinton, Ca. Time: 7:30 PM;  Saturday 1 PM and 7:30 PM. Cost: Show: $18; Dinner: $12. Call: 530) 993-4692

 

 

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