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March 2008 Events Calendar California

 

  Sunday, March 16, 2008

 

Featured Event: Camellia International Dance Festival

 

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SACRAMENTO -  Camellia International Folk Dance Festival. Three days of dancing with costumes, music and traditional dances representing many countries around the globe. Some call it the 101 of world dance, but it's pure energy and entertainment. Live music from the group, California Kapela, is featured on Friday, March 14. The weekend of clinics, training and classes culminates in a spectacular dance pageant on March 16. The Sacramento International Folk Dance and Arts Council promotes international folk dance through a variety of programs that include this event. The Council is comprised of dance organizations and sponsors Camellia International Dance Festival each March with a weekend of dance classes, parties and a concert featuring dance and musical groups. Promoting cultural diversity and enrichment through the  learning process encourages peace and mutual understanding, plus spreading the joy of dance.

 

Featured dance groups at previous Camellia International Folk Dance Festival have includedd:  Elk Grove Chinese Dance Troup, Balliamo, Vintage Dancers of Sacramento, White Hearther Dancers, Ceili Dancers, Folklorico Latino de Woodland, ASKA Kolo Ansambl, Tance El Dorado, AriRang Korean Dance Studio, Bedouin Dancers, Zado, Sonechko and Miorita.

Location: California State University at Sacramento, Student Union Ballroom, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA.  Call: (916) 278-4323. folkdance.com/sacramentocouncil/index.html
 

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 5 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

FORT BRAGG - 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

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.

LAKEPORT -  Holder Ford Fishing Tournament. 21st annual tournament on Clear Lake is one of many California fishing derbies held throughout the year. It includes 100% payback in prizes. A BBQ dinner is served at 5:30 pm on Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Entry fees are $100 per team, plus $50 for the Big Fish Option. Call: (707) 562-5603. lakeportchamber.com

LOS ANGELES - Menudo Cook-Off Street Fair. More than 30,000 Hispanic plus 5,000 from other ethnic groups adding a little spice to their life will attend this free annual festival and enjoy different type of foods and taste a bowl of Hot & Spicy Menudo or buy a canned Menudo, free health screenings, free gifts, Carnival Rides Games, Musical groups and a variety of products, services and information. Location: Wilshire Blvd. & Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90057 Time: Noon to 10 p.m. Admission: Free. Call 818 734-2744 or e-mail:
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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. Location: Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446, and nearby wineries. Call: 800.549.wine (9463). Email: [email protected]

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

SANTA CRUZ - Jazz on the Wharf. Live jazz by acclaimed regional performers is even better with the backdrop of the scenic Santa Cruz Wharf. Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm. Location: Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA. Call: (831) 420.5273. santacruzwharf.com

SONOMA VALLEY -  Savor Sonoma Valley: A Barrel Tasting & Culinary Experience. $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.
WHITTIER - "Fandango!" Early California Dance Workshop at Pio Pico State Historic Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier. Time: 1-4pm. Donation: $5; free admittance to those in historic Mission & Rancho Days costumes. No reservations necessary. Picnics, families welcome. Instructor: Mlle Irene Ujda of Yesteryears Dancers. Sponsored by Friends of Pio Pico SHP. FMI, call Docent Lady Kathleen Rabago (323) 721-3479. http://www.piopico.org/

ZEPHYR COVE -  Murder on the Dixie Dinner Cruise. Four-course dinner, Murderous Martini Bar, and murder mystery cruise on Lake Tahoe aboard M.S. Dixie II. Location: Zephyr Cove Marina, 750 U.S. Hwy. 50, Zephyr Cove, CA.Timee: 6:30 p.m.Cost: $89/person. Call: (800) 238-2463.

 

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


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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