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May 2008 Events California

  Friday, May 2, 2008


ARCADIA -  LA Garden Show 2008: Abundant Gardens—A Vision for Sustainability. Learn how to make a garden from the best designers in Southern California, buy one-of-a-kind plants, shop at The Marketplace and meet well-know garden experts and authors. Ongoing demonstrations, entertainment and food throughout the weekend. Bring your own wagon. Garden Show Hours are 9am to 4:30pm. Admission: $7. Location: 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. Call: (626) 821-3243.


HUNTINGTON BEACH - Crocs Cuervo Gold AVP Volleyball Competition. Location: Huntington Beach Pier (south side), Huntington Beach, CA. Tickets $20/person.


HUNTINGTON BEACHFriday Farmers Market and Crafts Fair. Time: Noon - 5 p.m. (approx.) Cost: Free admission. Location: 315 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA (cross streets PCH & Main St.) Paid parking usually available in the Huntington City Beach next to the event.

LAKEPORT - First Friday Fling. Live entertainment, Lake County wine sampling and local original art. Sponsored by the Lake County ARTS Council. Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, CA. Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Cost: Free.  Call: (707) 263-6658.


NEWPORT BEACH - Home Show & Boutique - Design trends and techniques 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.


SAN FRANCISCO - Earl Klugh at Yoshis Jazz Club. Spend an evening with hit recording artist, acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh. New CD release Spic of Life. Time & price: 8pm $28; 10pm $32. Location: Yoshis, 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, San Francisco, CA.  Call: (510) 464-6000.


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: 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.



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