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November 2008 Calendar of Events California

   

Saturday November 1, 2008

 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS CITYWALK DAYS OF OUR LIVES CELEBRITIES APPEAR!  

 

CityWalk Event: Meet the Stars of Days of Our Lives Soap Opera. Meet all your favorite Days of our Lives stars, including: Eric Martsolf, Kristian Alfonso, Deidre Hall, Mary Beth Evans, Joe Mascolo, Molly Burnett, Galen Gering, Shawn Christian, Jay Kenneth Johnson, John Aniston, Darin Brooks, Shelley Hennig, Nadia Bjorlin, Jim Reynolds, James Scott, Thaao Penghlis, Arianne Zucker, Blake Berris, Peter Reckell, Bryan Dattilo, Peggy McCay, Alison Sweeney, Rachel Melvin, Kevin Dobson, Terrell Ransom, Jr., Stephen Nichols, Suzanne Rogers, Drake Hogestyn, Lauren Koslow, Renee Jones and Leann Hunley. Salem Trivia Challenge and a Character Look-A-Like contest, gift bags for the first 400 fans to arrive and many more fun activities will be included. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More
 

DAYS OF OUR LIVES CELEBRITY SCHEDULE
10 a.m. – "Day of Days" Welcome and Cast Introductions
10:30 a.m. – "Meet & Greet" with the Stars of "Days of our Lives"
12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.  – "Meet & Greet" with the Stars of "Days of our Lives"
3 p.m.  – Q&A Panel with the Stars
3 p.m. – "Days of our Lives" Trivia Challenge
3:45 p.m. – GRAND FINALE including grand prize giveaway

Location: CityWalk Cinema Plaza, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA.  Call:(818) 622-1111. 4citywalkhollywood.com

 

ARCATA - Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors. Time: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: $5. Location: 820 N Street, Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 822-4805.

BAKERSFIELD - Monstertruck Spectacular. Del Taco monstertruck Spectacular in Bakersfield featuring: Big Blown Bad Boy Monster trucks just like you see on TV, plus mud boggs, tuff trucks and quad races for the locals. Event takes place rain or shine and no refunds.  Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $12 - $25. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P Street, Bakersfield , CA. Call: (661) 825-5484

BENICIA - The Jokers of ACE 2's Comedy for a Cause. Bengt Washburn is featured in this hilarious evening of entertainment. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Hayley Horn Auditorium, Benicia High School, 1101 Military West, Benicia, CA. Cost: $10! Call (707) 771-0140. RedDragonflyProductions.com

BEVERLY HILLS - Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase. VERANDA presents The Great House at Historic Greystone Estate. Part of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase at Historic Greystone Estate is a Festival Weekend. In a rare opportunity to tour the mansion’s estate rooms, richly decorated by more than 30 top designers from the LA area, guests can view landscape vignettes that showcase new planting trends, special activities including a vintage car display and lectures on the mansion’s architecture, history and gardens. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Road, Beverly Hills, California. Call: (310) 550-4796. beverlyhillsgardenshowcase.org

CAMBRIA - Cambria Arts and Crafts Fairs. Free Admission and live music both days. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Vet's Hall Parking Lot, at 1000 Main Street, in Cambria, California, 93428 (right on Hwy 1 just a few miles south of Hearst Castle). thecraftfair.org

CONCORD - Gyro's 4D Fear Factory. This Halloween Haunt is just what you need to launch your celebrating. Time: 7 - 12 Midnight.  Cost: $23.99.  Location: Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld Parkway, Concord, CA. Call: (866) 901-FEAR (3327). 3dfearfactory.com

COSTA MESA - Woodworking Show. Enjoy the Parade of Products. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: General $8. Children 12 and under are free. Location: Buildings 10 and 12, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (801) 544-9125. ocfair or thewoodworkingshows.com

COSTA MESA - The Barber of Seville Opera. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $50 - 275. Location: Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 556-ARTS. ocpac.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH - "Fall Surf Slam" hosted by Ronnie Kovach. Annual event is a shore fishing derby, sure to be Fun for the whole Family, with raffle prizes and an awards ceremony to follow. The event takes place in the city of Hunting Beach at Zack's Too. Time: Event is from 7 am to 12 pm, check in starts at 5:30 am. Cost: $25 for pre-registration and $35 on-site. This includes an Anglers breakfast and wrist band for admission. Location: Pacific Coast Highway near Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 375-9888. fishingexpeditions.com

FULLERTON - Pumpkin Launch. Pumpkin Launch 2008 is a day of family-friendly activities that include carved-pumpkin contests (bring your own carved pumpkin), a catapult contest, music, entertainment, and the chance to watch engineering students launch pumpkins from their home-made Pumpkin Launchers. Location: Titan Stadium 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA. Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: Admission is Free. Contact Julie Smith at Discovery Science Center: (714) 913-5018. Email: [email protected] discoverycube.org

LAKE ELSINORE - Toxic Terrors The Haunted Stadium. Three extreme walk-through attractions combine state-of-the-art effects with ultra-realistic environments, placing YOU in incredibly terrifying situations where you must make decisions, face your fears, and risk your own fate. This haunted stadium is infected with zombies and mutated creatures in a toxic nightmare. Location: Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, Time:  7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Midnight. Ticket: $15; $13 for groups 10+. toxicterrors.com

LANCASTER - Disney Spectacular Music Revue. Cedar Street Theatre features musical selections from Beauty & The Beast, The Lion King, and other Disney favorites. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $14 - 18. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950. lpac.org

LONG BEACH  - Shipwreck - 14th annual Halloween Terrorfest at Queen Mary ship. Explore 7 terrifying mazes on and off the ship. Revamped for new thrills in 2008. Time: 7 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Cost: $34. Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com

LOS ANGELES - Tamale Festival. 4th annual event features tamale contests and music all day long, plus entertainment and dance. 2122 W. 7th St. (MacArthur Park), Los Angeles, CA. Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: Free admission. eastlosangeles.net

LOS ANGELES - The Real Black Dahlia. Esotouric offers a tour with narration voted one of the best entertainment values in Los Angeles.  Check in is at 11:30am for a 12pm sharp departure from Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Pershing Square at Olive in downtown Los Angeles. Call: (310) 995-4591. Price: $58. esotouric.com

LOS ANGELES - Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas Exhibit. Autry National Center of the American West  explores the development of Mexican popular culture and United States-Mexico relations in an exhibit that  runs through May 10, 2009. Admission: $9 adult, $5 student or senior, $3 ages 3–12. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month and free for veterans or children 2 and under year-round. Location: Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027.  Call: (323) 667-2000. autrynationalcenter.org

LOS ANGELES - Celebrate the Day of the Dead. Food, craft activities featuring local artists Lalo Garcia and Luis Villanueva, and a custom-built altar that you can help decorate! Plus, you’ll have a chance to purchase a copy of The Cisco Kid: American Hero, Hispanic Roots and have it signed by Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Casa de Adobe, 4605 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

NEWMAN  -  Sourdough Slim Western Show.  Music, comedy and western-style good times. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $17/person. Location: West Side Theatre, Main Street, Newman, CA.  westsidetheatre.org

ORANGE - Pumpkin Patch. A huge pumpkin patch and train ride are part of the fun in this 3rd annual event that includes train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, pony rides, thousands of pumpkins and more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is FREE. Prices for other activities vary. Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA. Cars are charged $3 parking. irvineparkrailroad.com

RIDGECREST - Sierra Art Guild's Fall Show and Sale. 18 artisans show their paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, pottery, stained glass, wearable art clothing, tapestries and wall art. Event runs through Nov. 2. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Carriage Inn, 901 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA. Call: (760) 446-2060.

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590. sfghosthunt.com

SANTA ROSA - Three Days Before the Election with Bill Maher. Comedy, satire and political commentary are included in this entertaining show. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $19.50 - 65.50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

TAFT - Cowboy Comedy Hour. 10th annual event benefits the Historic Fort. It will be an evening with cowboy poets, country music, raffle, silent auction, western barbecue and dancing. Happy hour begins at 5:00pm, barbecue at 6:00 pm and entertainment & dancing at 7:00 pm. This event is supported by the poets & writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. Cowboy poets will be Dick Gibford, Molly Flanagan and Gary Robertson. Music will be provided by Jerry Hall and Trick Shot. Time: 5 p.m. Location: The Historic Fort, 915 N 10th St., Taft, CA. Cost: $20 advance, $25 at the door. Call: (661) 765-7371.

TEMPLETON - Heirloom Winter Squash Tasting and Workshop at Jack Creek Farms. Transform winter squash into fabulous autumn dishes. The folks at Jack Creek Farms will give you tips and detailed instructions on how to make a variety of dishes using heirloom winter squash. There will be a presentation, a cooking demonstration, and an opportunity to sample at least 5 different varieties of winter squash. Take home  easy recipes. Admission is free.  Time: 1 p.m. Location: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA. Call: (805) 238-3799. jackcreekfarms.com

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - CityWalk Event: Meet the Stars of Days of Our Lives Soap Opera. Meet all your favorite Days of our Lives stars, including: Eric Martsolf, Kristian Alfonso, Deidre Hall, Mary Beth Evans, Joe Mascolo, Molly Burnett, Galen Gering, Shawn Christian, Jay Kenneth Johnson, John Aniston, Darin Brooks, Shelley Hennig, Nadia Bjorlin, Jim Reynolds, James Scott, Thaao Penghlis, Arianne Zucker, Blake Berris, Peter Reckell, Bryan Dattilo, Peggy McCay, Alison Sweeney, Rachel Melvin, Kevin Dobson, Terrell Ransom, Jr., Stephen Nichols, Suzanne Rogers, Drake Hogestyn, Lauren Koslow, Renee Jones and Leann Hunley. Salem Trivia Challenge and a Character Look-A-Like contest, gift bags for the first 400 fans to arrive and many more fun activities will be included. Time: 10 a.m. Location: CityWalk Cinema Plaza, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA.  Call:(818) 622-1111. citywalkhollywood.com

YUBA CITY - Sikh Celebration. 29th annual event includes an Open House today. The annual parade is held on Sunday. Time: Noon to 3 p.m.  Cost: Free admission. Location: Yuba City Sikh Temple, 2468 Tierra Buena Rd, Yuba City, CA.

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