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November 2008 Calendar of Events California



Friday November 7, 2008



ARCATA - Comedian Martin Short on Stage. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $55. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411.

BAKERSFIELD - The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is combines comedy and juggling skills of international award winner Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets.  16 performing cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $13.50 - $43.50. Location: Bakersfield Fox Theater, 2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA. Call: (661) 324-1369.

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 - Bill Medley in Concert. Part of the Righteous Brothers duo, Medley's signature voice is featured in this concert of greatest hits. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 - 185. Location: Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 556-ARTS.

LAKEPORT - First Friday Fling. Live entertainment, Lake County wine sampling and local original art. Sponsored by the Lake County ARTS Council. Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, CA. Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Cost: Free.  Call: (707) 263-6658.

LOOMIS - Cowpoke Fall Gathering. Reception, Apple Pie Contest, Western BBQ, Drawings and more. Great entertainment on opening night includes Yvonne Hollenbeck, Pat Richardson, J Parson, Bill Brewster and Jeralynn Strong. Location: 3550 Taylor Rd., Loomis, Ca. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $35.

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.

MONTEREY -  Great Wine Escape Weekend. The 12th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend will be held throughout Monterey Wine Country through November 9th. As the food and wine event of the year for Monterey County, it features over 45 Monterey wineries, local and national celebrity chefs, and the ultimate travel experience in an unparalleled setting. Grand tastings, winemaker dinners, wine and culinary demonstrations, and special tours are highlights of the weekend. Call (831) 375-9400.

PALM DESERT – The Art of Food & Wine. A unique four-day celebration attracting thousands of art and culinary enthusiasts enjoy the very best in art, food and wine education and hospitality.  The event features food and wine tastings and competitions, wine pairing dinners, celebrity chef demonstrations, culinary seminars, art, music, shopping and golf - all nestled in Southern California's beautiful Coachella Valley . Festival runs Nov. 6-9 throughout Palm Desert . Hours and ticket prices vary on event. For more information, call 1.866.96.TASTE.

SAN RAMON -  9th Annual Celebrity Crab Fest. Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: San Ramon Marriott Hotel
2600 Bishop Ranch Rd, San Ramon, CA. Cost: $120/person. Call: (925) 556-2525.

TORRANCE - Debbie Reynolds.  A Hollywood legend has appeared in movie musicals, most notably Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $28 / $24. Call: (800) 832–ARTS (2787). Location:  Location: Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, Ca. 


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