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September 2008 Event Calendar California


Friday, September 19, 2008


NEWPORT BEACH - Taste of Newport. 2008 Taste of Newport sponsored by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is now in its 20th year. Location: Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island, Pacific Coast Highway @ Jamboree, Newport Beach, CA.  Time: Friday, Sept. 19, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20 4 -11 p.m.; Sunday Sept. 21, Noon - 8 p.m. Cost is around $25. Free and Valet Parking. Call:(949) 729-4400.

POMONA - Los Angeles County Fair. Full of city-fied fun. Horseracing, too. (The Bangles, Berlin and The Motels will appear at 8 p.m. Ticket: $19.50 - 100).  Location: Fairplex at Pomona Fairgrounds. Open daily, runs through September 28, 2008.

SAN DIEGO - Street Scene. 40 Bands, 4 Stages, 2 Nights (Friday & Saturday). Names such as Black Crows and Beck headline this street event near Gaslamp in East District around Petco Park. Cost: $65/night; $95 two night pass.

SANTA CRUZ - Michelle Kiba and the Tiki Tones Band (Ellen Silva & Mimi Hills) will host a release celebration of their CD, "Return to Paradise" with a concert showcase and hula dancing. The trio's acoustic music is a delightful blending of classical Hawaiian, original contemporary and island pop music. Cayuga Vault 1100 Soquel Ave. Soquel, CA. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00. Limited seating - reservation recommended. Call (831) 476-4819 for tickets.

SOLVANG - Solvang Danish Days. 72nd Annual Event Features Music, Folk Dancing, Authentic Foods, Living History And 3 Parades. Location: Village Square and Solvang Park in Solvang, CA. Call: (805) 686-9386

VACAVILLE - Vacaville Jazz Festival - Vacaville's 9th annual jazz music festival runs through Sept. 21, with free concerts, vendors, and lots of headliners. Micki Rhyne, Keith Stout's Alive Music Orchestra, Travis Rhythm 'N Brass, and Sapo Guapo will entertain. Location: 3 locations include Town Square Plaza, Vacaville, CA. Time: Daily. Cost: Free admission.