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May 2008 Events California


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


ANGELS CAMP - Jumping Frog Jubilee and Calaveras County Fair. A popular contest based on Samuel  Clemens’ trips to the Gold Country region that inspired his published work, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, about Jim Smiley and his frog Dan’l Webster. Event includes a carnival, vendors, games, entertainment and the famous Jumping Frog contest. Cost: $9/adult; $5/child daily. Location: Fairgrounds along Highway 49 between Angels Camp and Sonora.


BREA - Big Wednesday Car Show. Location: Bobby McGee's Restaurant, 200 S. State College Blvd., Brea, Ca. (714) 529-1998. Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.


NEWPORT BEACH - Home Show & Boutique - Design trends are on view in the new Coastal Elegance style home. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 to 5 pm, with evening hours until 9 pm on Thursdays, the event runs through May 18, 2008. Free parking and shuttle at Mariner’s Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine (Tuesday-Saturday) and Tarbut V’ Torah, 5 Federation Way, Irvine (Sundays). Proceeds benefit Philharmonic Youth Music Education. Cost: $30/presale - $45/unlimited. Information and tickets at or call 714-840-7542.


PASADENA - Gamble House Tour. Behind the Velvet Ropes 2½ hour  docent-led tour. Admission is $40 per person. Call: (626) 395-9783, or leave a message at 626 793-3334 ext. 10. Location: The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena CA 91103.


PASO ROBLES Paso Robles Wine Festival . 26th annual Paso Robles Wine Festival includes 90 area wineries, Firestone Vineyard Paso Robles, winemaker dinners, food pairings, seminars, winery tours, special tastings and more. The festivities will include a grand tasting in the downtown city park. for tickets and information. Event runs through May 18.

REDDING - Redding Rodeo Asphalt Cowboy Chili & Beans Cook Off and Roaring Gulch Street Dance. Time: 5 p.m. Location: Redding Rodeo Grounds, Redding, CA. Cost: $15/person. Call: (530) 241-8559.

SAN FRANCISCO - Stanton Moore Trio. Time & price: 8pm & 10 p.m. Cost: $16-20. Location:  Yoshi's Jazz House & Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, San Francisco, CA.  Call: (510) 464-6000. 


WALNUT CREEK - A LA Carte Art Festival. Become Your Own Beauty Expert. The Great Beauty Tour visits Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and the Mountain View. Chuck Hezekiah, Mr. Makeover, and a team of beauty experts are coming to town with the Great Beauty Tour, an upbeat, educational, program that will help women take the guesswork out of choosing and using skincare products and cosmetics. The high-energy program, brought to you by Maybelline New York and Garnier Nutritioniste, is complete with live demonstrations, great makeup tips, and visuals. Those attending can also receive tips, and personalized one-on-one consultations. For more information on the Great Beauty Tour, visit Time: 10am – 5pm, Location: Longs – 738 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA.  



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