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November 2008 Calendar of Events California


Thursday, November 13, 2008


BEVERLY HILLS - Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase. VERANDA presents The Great House at Historic Greystone Estate. The  7th Annual Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase at Historic Greystone Estate offers 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 and listen to lectures on the mansion’s architecture, history and gardens. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Road, Beverly Hills, California. Cost: $30 -50. Call: (310) 550-4796.

COSTA MESA - San Francisco Ballet. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 100. Location: Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 556-ARTS.

FORT BRAGG - Pirates at the Wharf! Mendocino Coast Chamber's Annual Auction Dinner will e held at Silvers at the Wharf. Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Noyo Harbor on the Wharf, 32260 North Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg, CA. Call  (707) 961-6300

OJAI - Dana & Sue Robinson Concert. Performance at Ojai Concert Series. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $16/door. Location: Downtown Ojai at Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA.

MAMMOTH LAKES - 2nd Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. The Mammoth Film Festival takes place annually in Mammoth Lakes California. 11 days of film screenings, parties and music at multiple venues in the beautiful Eastern Sierra. (Last year's event was hosted he festival will primarily screen films at the Forest Ranger Auditorium at the Visitors Center on Hwy 203 and in the Village. Over 60 films will be screened at this second annual event. Categories include: documentary; foreign film; comedy/musical; and drama. Event runs November 13 – 23, 2008. Cost: $25 pass. Location: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. Call: (760) 965-4072.

MARYSVILLE - Hansel and Gretel. Borgamaria Lyric Opera presents the charming fairytale "Hansel and Gretel". Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 general admission. Location: Lee Burrows Performing Arts Center, 630 E Street, Marysville, CA. Phone: (530) 742-2787.

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Pucker Up for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Southern California's largest wine and culinary event. 160 world-class wineries, 60 fine dining restaurants, gourmet foods, celebrity chefs, wine dinners, cooking classes, wine tasting classes, olive oil competition, live and silent auctions, personalities, and more! Cost: $35 & up. Location: Embarcadero Park North, San Diego, CA. Call (619) 342-7337.

STANFORD - Dining Room, Home, Tomb, Decaying Hole and Empty Room, a Play. Directed by Ileana Drinovan, this play is set outdoors at the steps of the Stanford Mausoleum (built in the late nineteenth century, and containing remains of Leland Stanford, Jr. and his parents Leland and Jane Stanford.) Inspired by T.S. Eliot's 1922 poem, "The Waste Land," it is a grueling and terrifying look at the "waste land" of evil that can develop within us. This piece is an original arrangement that artfully combines Eliot's poetry and Seneca's dramatic works, "Thyestes" and "Agamemnon." Beginning at dusk, "Dining Room, Home, Tomb, Decaying Hole and Empty Room" progresses toward its dark conclusion as the daylight, too, fades into night. Time: 5 p.m., show starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 General. Location: Stanford Mausoleum, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA. Call:  (650) 725-5838.

WALNUT CREEK - Downtown Walnut Creek on Ice. This seasonal ice skating rink offers holiday exercise and fun in a beautiful outdoor setting. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $11 - 15. Location: Civic Park, Clay Arts Parking Lot, Walnut Creek, CA. Call: (925) 935-7669.



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