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November 2008 Calendar of Events California


Friday, November 14, 2008


ARCATA - Ying Quartet. This youthful quartet of siblings combine communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $30 - 35. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411.

BAKERSFIELD - Carrie Underwood in Concert. Carrie Underwood’s headline Carnival Ride Tour will be featured. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $33.50 to 53.50. Location: Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. Call: (661) 852-7300.

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 3 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.

LONG BEACH - Fireman's Ball. Sunset Beach 60th annual dance includes live music with the Elmstreet Band. Cost: $15 donation at the door. Location: Golden Sails Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach, CA. Call: (562) 233-9933.

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.

MORRO BAY - Embarcadero Art Walk. Spend an enjoyable evening touring the many Art Galleries along the waterfront on the Embarcadero in beautiful Morro Bay. Sample great food and wine and converse with the artists. Takes place The Second Friday of every month. Time:5 to 8 p.m. Admission: Free. Location: Waterfront, 1100 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA. Call: (805) 772-1068.
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.

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink for the holidays. Time: 5 p.m. to Midnight. Cost: $15/ adult. $13/ youth 12 and under. Admission includes rental skates and ice time. Runs through Jan. 11, 2009. Location:  120 S. Market St., San Jose, CA. Call:  (408) 279-1775

SAN MATEO - Harvest Festival. 36th annual event features over 24,000 one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, gourmet foods with free samples and musical entertainment. Artist quality glass art, jewelry, ceramics and gifts sold at this holiday event. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $9 Adult; $7 Senior 62+; $4 Youth 13-17; Free 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. One ticket is good for all three days. Location: San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware, San Mateo, CA.

SANTA ROSA - Direct from Vegas The Rat Pack. Three performers recreate the classic music and comedy of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 - 45. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600.

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 11 p.m. Cost: $11 - 15. Location: Civic Park, Clay Arts Parking Lot, Walnut Creek, CA. Call: (925) 935-7669.



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