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March 2008 Events Calendar California




  Sunday, March 2, 2008


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. Tel. (503) 252-8300. Location: Orange County Fairgrounds, Building 10, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


DANA POINT - Festival of Whales. Annual event includes street faire, art contest and sales, live music and entertainment, Kids Carnival and more. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA. Cost: Free admission to many events, fee for some.


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. Box Office (858) 550-1010.


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.


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 9 p.m. Location: Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA. Call: (530) 842-6100.



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



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