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November 2008 Calendar of Events California


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


ANAHEIM  - Disneyland is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rides & attractions closed include: Big Thunder Ranch, Harbour Galley, It's a small world, and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. Location: 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA. 


COSTA MESA - The Color Purple Play. Mature content in this award-winning production. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $28.50 - 88.50. Location: Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 556-ARTS.


HAWTHORNE - Gingerbread Display Open House. On view daily in the hotel lobby of Ayres Hotel, guests can visit and view delightful gingerbread house designs. Cost: Free admission.  Location: 14400 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA. For info, call: Lynda at (310) 670-2870.


HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Location: Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Ave. Cost: Free admission. Contact:


LANCASTER - American Ballet Theatre II. Dance company performs Balanchine, to Swan Lake excerpts. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 - 30. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950.


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.


REDONDO BEACH - Seaside Ice Rink Grand Opening Party. Public Skating, Music, Exhibitions, Special Guests, Food, Drinks, special guests Mayor Mike Gin, World champion ice skater Randy Gardner & Scott Williams, and the Los Angeles Ice Theater. Public invited to welcome this seasonal ice rink located next to the Pacific Ocean through  Time: 4 to 9:30 p.m. Cost to skate: $12 - 14. Location: Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA. Parking at 181 N. Harbor Drive Call: (310) 318-6300.


SAN JOSE Santana Row Tree Lighting Ceremony. Light Up the Row, Santana Row’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony launches the holiday season with guest appearances by NBC 11's Brent Cannon and Laura Garcia-Cannon. They will be hosts of the program, Light Up the Row, which will feature live holiday entertainment, special performances by local theatre groups and the lighting of more than 500,000 twinkling lights adorning the neighborhood! Additional festivities will take place throughout Santana Row with live music, choirs, carolers, stilt walkers, hot chocolate sampling and activities for children and families. Time: 6:30-9 p.m., Cost: Free. Location: 3055 Olin Ave., San Jose. CA. Call: (408) 551-4611.


SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink for the holidays. Time: 5 to 10 p.m. 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

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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