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May 2008 Events California

  Thursday, May 1, 2008


Kenny Rogers in Concert at Santa Rosa


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SANTA ROSA -  Kenny Rogers. His music topped both country and pop charts  Lady, Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town, The Gambler, and 70 hits. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA. Cost: $10-95. Call: (707) 546-3600.


NEWPORT BEACH - Tacos & Tequila. It's a chance to explore the 5 Diamond cuisine of famed Chef Bill Bracken. Location: The Island Hotel, Palm Terrace Lounge, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Call: 949-760-4920. Cost: $20 approx.


WOODSIDE - Djerassi Sculpture Tour - Free tours of sculptures in a wooded mountain area are held rain or shine and once a tour begins attendees must stay with the group and remain for the duration of the tour. The Two-Mile Tours last approximately 2 1/2 hours and include approximately 15 sculptures. No picnic facilities are available for the two-mile tours and the Artists’ Barn is not included. All guests should bring drinking water and wear multiple layers of clothing and sturdy walking shoes. The tour is strenuous--trails have steep uphill and downhill hiking, totaling approximately 300 feet of elevation. Registered guests will receive additional instructions and a map to the property in advance of their scheduled tour. No pets are allowed. Two-Mile Tours (free).  All tours begin promptly at 10 a.m.  but participants must arrive by 9:45 a.m. at the entrance gate to the Program’s SMIP Ranch on Bear Gulch Road West.  Registration for Two-Mile Tours #1– #6 begins on March 4, 2008. To make reservations or for more information, please call the Djerassi Program at (650) 747-1250. Location: Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062. Call: (650) 747-1250

FULLERTON - Fullerton Downtown Farmers Market. The Market offers farm fresh produce, food, kids activities (nominal fee), live entertainment (6:30-8:30 pm), and a beer & wine garden. Event cost is free. Runs every Thursday through October 16, 2008. Time: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Location: 121 E. Wilshire Ave. , Fullerton , Ca 92832 (between Harbor Blvd & Pomona Ave.)


SAN JOSE - The Firebird Ballet, plus Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, The Italian. Ballet San Jose's presentation of this unique ballet is enhanced by the choreography that broke grounds and bounds with Dennis Nahat's unique interpretation scored to the music of Igor Stravinsky in this Russian fairy tale.  Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA. Time: Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 8 p.m.; Sat (children's 1 hour matinee at 1:30 p.m.; and Sun 1:30 p.m. Cost: $25-$82. Call: (408) 288-2800 x 204.


SAN FRANCISCO - Earl Klugh. Spend an evening with hit recording artist, acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh. New CD release Spic of Life. Time & price: 8pm $24; 10pm $28. Location: Yoshis, 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, San Francisco, CA.  Call: (510) 464-6000.





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