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November 2008 Calendar of Events California


Saturday, November 22, 2008



ANAHEIM - Disneyland's Holiday Celebration includes Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks show, Santa’s Reindeer Round-up, A Christmas Fantasy parade, Haunted Mansion Holiday and It’s a Small World holiday. Time: 8 a.m. to Midnight. Location: 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA.

CHICO- Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul Concert.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 25.  Location: California State University, Chico, Laxson Auditorium, 2nd & Normal Ave., Chico, CA. Call: (530) 898-6333.

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. 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.

LOS ANGELES - The Takacs Quartet with Muzsikas and special guest Marta Sebestyen in Concert. Bartok and folk music are featured in this event. Time: 8 p.m.  Location: UCLA's Royce Hall Auditorium, 68 Kerckhoff Hall, Los Angeles, CA. Tickets: $26 - 50. Call: (310) 825-2101.

LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice. Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts and paid ice skating at temporary rink constructed at Pershing Square near the Civic Center. Rink is open daily through Jan. 19, 2009. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Cost: $6/ adult, $3 child 4 to 12, free age 3 & under. Location: Pershing Square 532 South Olive Drive Los Angeles, CA. Call: (213) 847-4968.

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.

NEWPORT BEACH - Tree Lighting Ceremony. Fashion Island's 115 ft. Christmas tree is illuminated with over 17,000 lights and ornaments. Enjoy a live performance and the arrival of Santa! Time: 6 p.m.  Location: Fashion Island Newport Beach, 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA. Call: (949) 721-2000.

PLEASANTON - Downtown Pleasanton's Magical Holiday Evening. Holiday festivities at downtown shops, restaurants and businesses include decorations, twinkling lights, banners, beautiful window displays and holiday treats. Visits with Santa and encounters with Elves who hand out purple candy canes and peppermint lollipops;  carolers, choruses, bell ringers, flutes; fire juggling acrobat Dana Smith and his dog Lacey; balloon sculptors; face painters; and Crackers the Clown will all be on hand to celebrate the magic of the season.  Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Main Street (approx. 830 Main), Pleasanton, CA.

REDONDO BEACH - Seaside Ice Rink. Public Skating.  Time: 11 a.m. 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.

SACRAMENTO - 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: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Fantasy on Ice. Holiday public ice skating rink at Horton Plaza. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Location: 225 Broadway, San Diego, CA.

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

SANTA ROSA - Lisa Lampanelli Comedy. This comedy show is being filmed.  Time: 7 & 10 p.m. Cost: $39.50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600.

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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