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January 2009 starts with a bang. As the 2009 Tournament of Roses kicks into gear with a fabulous parade and (8 shiny reindeer, oops, no reindeer, sorry!) college football, the year will prove that in California the events are king.

 

We've seen many event planners and event organizations really embrace the Internet to make their shows, concerts and other exciting offerings appealing to the public. Why not spread the word about things that make people happy, stimulate the economy and often raise money for worthy causes?

 

2009 January tends to be a little slower than other months for conventions and outdoor shows. Though much of California doesn't typically see a lot of rain in January, the mountains do, and hopefully they also see lots of snow. You'll find some fun events in the mountain resorts this time of year. Down in the flatlands and especially Southern California, the outdoor farmers markets and artist fairs continue all year, cancelled only by a heavy downpour.

 

Get out and explore California events. Get out and spread the word about what fun we have, January through December. 2009 promises to top the charts for event bliss.

 

 

 
  January 1, 2009  TOP

Thursday

 

CAYUCOS - 29th annual Carlin Soule Memorial Polar Bear Dip.  This annual event is held at the Cayucos pier. Location: Cayucos Pier, Cayucos, CA. cayucoschamber.com

CORONADO - Skating by The Sea. Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA.  Call: 800 Hotel Del or  (619) 435-6611

DEL MAR - Holiday of Lights Drive-Thru Display. Largest animated show on the West Coast features over 400 displays. Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Fri & Sat open till 11 p.m. Cost: $14/ car (up to 5 people). Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161. sdfair.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Pier Plunge - Location Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street. Time: Approx. Noon.

LOS ANGELES - Reindeer at the Zoo. See Santa, make reindeer antlers and see live reindeer at this holiday event each weekend through December. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $7-12 (kids 2 & under free). Location: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 644-4200. lazoo.org

PASADENA - Tournament of Roses and Rose Parade.

SAN DIEGO - Skating by the Sea. Hotel del Coronado resort offers outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific! Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;  2 to 5 p.m. & 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $20/adult; $15/child age 10 & under; matinee session: $15/adult; $10/child; Skate Rental: $5. Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Island, CA. hoteldel.com
SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice skating rink. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45. sjdowntown.com

SANTA MONICA - Resolution Festival  Call 310-474-4832 or go to www.resolutionfest.com
PASADENA - Tournament of Roses Parade. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Following the Rose Parade at 2:00 p.m. (PST), the 92nd Rose Bowl Game, call (626) 449-ROSE.
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Venice Penguin Swim Club New Year's Dive. Join this lively group for its 46th annual dip. They go into the ocean at Noon. Call: (310) 390-5700.

 

  January 2, 2009

Friday

DEL MAR - Holiday of Lights Drive-Thru Display. Largest animated show on the West Coast features over 400 displays. Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Fri & Sat open till 11 p.m. Cost: $14/ car (up to 5 people). Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161. sdfair.com

GARDEN GROVE - The Glory of Christmas Musical. Discount Night. A blend of Christmas carols, pageantry, live animals, flying angels, and special effects unfold in the nativity story. Location: Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA. Time: 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.  Cost: $20-55 approx. Call: 714-54-GLORY (714-544-5679) or 877-544-5679. crystalcathedral.org

LOS ANGELES - Salute to Vienna Concert. The Strauss Symphony of America, an exciting maestro, talented European singers, and costumed dancers performing the popular Viennese waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts are guaranteed to inspire and delight the audience! Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 120. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA. musiccenter.org

SAN DIEGO - Skating by the Sea. Hotel del Coronado resort offers outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific! Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;  2 to 5 p.m. & 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $20/adult; $15/child age 10 & under; matinee session: $15/adult; $10/child; Skate Rental: $5. Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Island, CA. hoteldel.com

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. 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. sjdowntown.com

SANTA ANA - The Science of Gingerbread. Discovery Science Center annual exhibit. Study it and build a gingerbread  creation in the Science of Gingerbread. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9 - 13, plus $3 parking. Location: 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA. discoverycube.org

 

  January 3, 2009

Saturday

DEL MAR - Holiday of Lights Drive-Thru Display. Largest animated show on the West Coast features over 400 displays. Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Fri & Sat open till 11 p.m. Cost: $14/ car (up to 5 people). Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161. sdfair.com

GARDEN GROVE - The Glory of Christmas Musical. Discount Night. A blend of Christmas carols, pageantry, live animals, flying angels, and special effects unfold in the nativity story. Location: Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA. Time:  6:30 & 8:30 p.m.  Cost: $20-55 approx. Call: 714-54-GLORY (714-544-5679) or 877-544-5679. crystalcathedral.org

SAN DIEGO - Skating by the Sea. Hotel del Coronado resort offers outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific! Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;  2 to 5 p.m. & 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $20/adult; $15/child age 10 & under; matinee session: $15/adult; $10/child; Skate Rental: $5. Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Island, CA. hoteldel.com

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: Noon 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. sjdowntown.com

SANTA ANA - The Science of Gingerbread. Discovery Science Center annual exhibit. Study it and build a gingerbread  creation in the Science of Gingerbread. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9 - 13, plus $3 parking. Location: 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA. discoverycube.org

 

  January 4, 2009

Sunday

DEL MAR - Holiday of Lights Drive-Thru Display. Largest animated show on the West Coast features over 400 displays. Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Fri & Sat open till 11 p.m. Cost: $14/ car (up to 5 people). Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161. sdfair.com

ENCINO - Old Time Jam Session. Bring your fiddles, banjos, guitars and musical talent to jam like communities used to. Old Time Jam Session is led by Steve Lewis. Time: 1 to 4 pm. Location: CTMS Center for Folk Music In Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316. Cost: Free to the public. Call (818) 817-7756. ctmsfolkmusic.org

GARDEN GROVE - The Glory of Christmas Musical. Discount Night. A blend of Christmas carols, pageantry, live animals, flying angels, and special effects unfold in the nativity story. Location: Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA. Time:  5:30 & 7:30 p.m.  Cost: $20-55 approx. Call: 714-54-GLORY (714-544-5679) or 877-544-5679. crystalcathedral.org

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: Noon 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. sjdowntown.com

SANTA ANA - The Science of Gingerbread. Discovery Science Center annual exhibit. Study it and build a gingerbread  creation in the Science of Gingerbread. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9 - 13, plus $3 parking. Location: 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA. discoverycube.org

 

  January 5, 2009

Monday

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. 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. sjdowntown.com
  January 6, 2009

Tuesday

ARCATA - Imago Theatre in Biglittlethings. Wearing elaborate masks and costumes, the stage lights up with actors who don't say a word, but still convey information that fully entertains.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $25/general. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411. humboldt.edu

HUNTINGTON BEACH  - Surf City Nights. Streets of downtown Huntington Beach come alive with free entertainment, vendors with crafts, and food. Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Free admission. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA hbdowntown.com

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. 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. sjdowntown.com

  January 7, 2009

Wednesday

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. 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. sjdowntown.com
Sunday: noon - 10 p.m.STANFORD - Rob Kapilow What Makes It Great Concert. Rob Kapilow joins forces with Trio con Brio Copenhagen to explore the crowning masterpiece of Beethoven's cycle of piano trios, No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 97 ("Archduke"). Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $34 - 38. Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA. Call: (650) 725-2787. livelyarts.stanford.edu

 

  January 8, 2009

Thursday

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Boat Show is a huge event with activities and display for all ages and interests. Admission: $10, approx. Free/under 12. Call 858-274-9924 or visit sandiegoboatshow.com.

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. 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. sjdowntown.com

  January 9, 2009

Friday

ARCATA - Bobby McFerrin in Concert. Don't Worry, Be Happy artist and composer is featured.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $65/general. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411. humboldt.edu

ENCINO - Peter Ostroushko in Concert. Peter Ostroushko has come to be regarded as one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music. His tours have taken him to the stages of clubs, performing arts centers, music festivals and theatres across North America and Europe, and he has earned an international reputation as a versatile and dazzling master of instrumentation and composition.  Time: 8 to 10 pm. Location: CTMS Center for Folk Music In Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316. Cost: $20. Call (818) 817-7756. ctmsfolkmusic.org

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Boat Show is a huge event with activities and display for all ages and interests. Admission: $10, approx. Free/under 12. Call 858-274-9924 or visit sandiegoboatshow.com.

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. 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. sjdowntown.com

  January 10, 2009

Saturday

BERKELEY - Tenor Salvatore Licitra. Worldwide sensation Licitra has quickly established himself as a superstar in the beloved and highly demanding dramatic Italian repertory. Co-presentation with San Francisco Orchestra Time: 8 p.m. Cost:  $30 - 85. Location: UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 642-9988. calperformances.org

PLACERVILLE - Crab Feed. 24th annual dining event features entertainment and food feast. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $40. Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placer Drive, Placerville, CA. Call: (916) 220-9949.

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Boat Show is a huge event with activities and display for all ages and interests. Admission: $10, approx. Free/under 12. Call 858-274-9924 or visit sandiegoboatshow.com.

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: Noon 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. sjdowntown.com

SANTA ROSA - Big Little Things. This stage performance includes mystery, mime and acrobatics. Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $11 -16. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 11, 2009

Sunday

IRVINE - Orange County Wedding & Event Center. This special wedding event features fashion, vendor resources and everything needed to plan your perfect wedding and honeymoon. A  Honeymoon Cruise will be given away! Time: 11 am. to 4 pm.  Admission: $7 per person. Location: Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine CA 92612. orangecountyweddingcenter.com. Call: (949) 223-3999

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Boat Show is a huge event with activities and display for all ages and interests. Admission: $10, approx. Free/under 12. Call 858-274-9924 or visit sandiegoboatshow.com.

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: Noon 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. sjdowntown.com

SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Concert with Philippe Quint, Violinist. Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $20 - 40. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 12, 2009

Monday

GUALALA - Alignment with the Sacred Earth Presentation. Travel log with slides and narrative.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $5, suggested donation. Location: Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA. Call (707) 884-1138. gualalaarts.org.

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590. sfghosthunt.com

 

  January 13, 2009

Tuesday

DAVIS - Blue Note Jazz on Tour. 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records includes Bill Charlap, Peter Bernstein, Ravi Coltrane, Lewis Nash, Nicholas Payton, Peter Washington & Steve Wilson. Blue Note Records was the leading jazz record company in the world from its founding in 1939 through the 1960s, recording virtually all the jazz greats of that era. This performance celebrates the label’s legacy with an all-star jazz septet.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 -45. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH  - Surf City Nights. Streets of downtown Huntington Beach come alive with free entertainment, vendors with crafts, and food. Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Free admission. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA hbdowntown.com

 

  January 14, 2009

Wednesday

OJAI - Crowfeet Concert. “Crowfoot” Appalachian/ Quebecois fusion Trio sensation performs at the Ojai Concert Series. Cost: $18. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Downtown Ojai at Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA. ojaiconcertseries.com

 

  January 15, 2009

Thursday

BERKELEY - Blue Note Records Anniversary Concert.  70th anniversary of Blue Note Records includes Bill Charlap, Peter Bernstein, Ravi Coltrane, Lewis Nash, Nicholas Payton, Peter Washington & Steve Wilson. Blue Note Records was the leading jazz record company in the world from its founding in 1939 through the 1960s, recording virtually all the jazz greats of that era. This performance celebrates the label’s legacy with an all-star jazz septet. Time: 8 p.m. Cost:  $30 - 50. Location: UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 642-9988. calperformances.org

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590. sfghosthunt.com

SANTA ROSA - The Peking Acrobats. Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $11 -16. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 16, 2009

Friday

DAVIS - An Evening with Gloria Steinem. Activist and spokeswoman for the women's movement is featured on stage. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $35 -55. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590. sfghosthunt.com

SANTA ROSA - Comedy Show with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. The Third Annual Farewell Tour features to hit comedians and stars of Emmy nominee, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $37.50 - 57.50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 17, 2009

Saturday

ARCATA - Loudon Wainwright III.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25/general. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411. humboldt.edu

BERKELEY - National Acrobats of China.  Time: 2 & 8 p.m. Cost:  $24 - 46. Location: UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 642-9988. calperformances.org

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590. sfghosthunt.com

 

  January 18, 2009

Sunday

 

BERKELEY - National Acrobats of China.  Time: 3 p.m. Cost:  $24 - 46. Location: UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 642-9988. calperformances.org

REDONDO BEACH - Southern California Slack Key Festival: An All-Star Hawaiian Music & Dance Concert Event! The Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach is the only location anywhere outside Hawaii where you can find the best Hawaiian slack key guitarists in the world on one stage together. Honoring one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions, “slack key” (ki ho'alu), the Festival features seven of the most respected names in Hawaiian guitar music today, all recipients of numerous awards including Grammy Awards, Na Hoku HanoHano (Hawaiian Grammy) Awards, Critic's Choice and People's Choice awards. Besides showcasing guitar virtuosity, the festival also features singing, award winning hula dancers, Hawaiian food and arts & crafts vendors starting at 11am. Concert time: 2 p.m. Price: $25 - 75. Location: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, California 90278. socalslackkeyfest.com

 

  January 19, 2009

Monday

DAVIS - American Bach Soloists Concert.  Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, with Maestro Thomas, the American Bach Soloists, the American Bach Choir, plus five brilliant soloists are featured on stage. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $18 - 44. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Annie. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $44 - 68. Location: Christopher Cohan Center, Harman Hall, One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA. Call: (805) 756-2787. calpolyarts.org

  January 20, 2009

Tuesday

HUNTINGTON BEACH  - Surf City Nights. Streets of downtown Huntington Beach come alive with free entertainment, vendors with crafts, and food. Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Free admission. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA hbdowntown.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Annie. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $44 - 68. Location: Christopher Cohan Center, Harman Hall, One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA. Call: (805) 756-2787. calpolyarts.org

 

  January 21, 2009

Wednesday

ARCATA - Noche Flamenca with Soledad Barrio. Noche Flamenca celebrates flamenco dance. This ensemble with  lead dancer Soledad Barrio has won numerous awards around the globe.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $45/general. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411. humboldt.edu

RIDGECREST - All American Boys Chorus Concert. Boys ages 9-14 in this elite choir are joined together in The All American Boys Chorus, one of the most widely traveled groups of its type. In addition to traditional boy-choir repertoire, the boys present a wonderful "Salute to America's Music" which includes music from Broadway musicals to jazz and popular music from past eras and regions. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $22.  Location: Parker Performing Arts Center/Burrough High School, 500 East French Ave, Ridgecrest, CA. Contact: (760) 375-5600

  January 22, 2009

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  January 23, 2009

Friday

DAVIS - Flute Festival. UC Davis Flute Festival brings together top musicians and student performers. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $18. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO - San Francisco Symphony. The concert will include Our Town by Copland, Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64.Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $44 - 68. Location: Christopher Cohan Center, Harman Hall, One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA. Call: (805) 756-2787. calpolyarts.org

SANTA ROSA - Forever Tango. This stage show features 14 world class dancers, a vocalist and 11-piece orchestra. 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. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 24, 2009

Saturday

DAVIS - Flute Festival. UC Davis Flute Festival brings together top musicians and student performers. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $18. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

LONG BEACH  - Ghostfest. Paranormal weekend at Queen Mary ship. Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com

SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Symphony Concert. Two giants of the 20th Century, Copland’s 3rd Symphony  and Bernstein’s Halil, with solo flute of Carol Wincenc are featured in this fourth event of the classical music series. David Lockington is conductor.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $27 - 50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 25, 2009

Sunday

DAVIS - ScrapArtsMusic Concert. Creating music from recycled materials, the effect is pure magic! Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $20 - 40. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

GUALALA - Capriccio Quartet in Concert. Classical and Broadway themes are included in this performance. Time: 4 p.m. Cost: $25. Location: Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA. Call (707) 884-1138. gualalaarts.org.

LONG BEACH  - Ghostfest. Paranormal weekend at Queen Mary ship. Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO - The Best of Doo-Wop. This musical extravaganza is dedicated to doo-wop music. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $30 - 44.  Location: Christopher Cohan Center, Harman Hall, One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA. Call: (805) 756-2787. calpolyarts.org

SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Symphony Concert. Two giants of the 20th Century, Copland’s 3rd Symphony  and Bernstein’s Halil, with solo flute of Carol Wincenc are featured in this fourth event of the classical music series. David Lockington is conductor.  Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $27 - 50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

STANFORD - St. Lawrence String Quartet Concert. Strauss, Berg and Dvorak are featured in this concert that features Stanford U alumni. Time: 2:30 p.m. Cost: $42 - 46. Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA. Call: (650) 725-2787. livelyarts.stanford.edu

 

  January 26, 2008

Monday

CHINESE NEW YEAR - "Year of the Ox". Little Saigon's Tet Festival.  (Date TBD)

LOS ANGELES - San Francisco Symphony Concert. This performance with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5 and Thomas's Street Song. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 147. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA. Call: (323) 850-2000.   musiccenter.org

SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Symphony Concert. Two giants of the 20th Century, Copland’s 3rd Symphony  and Bernstein’s Halil, with solo flute of Carol Wincenc are featured in this fourth event of the classical music series. David Lockington is conductor.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $27 - 50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 

  January 27, 2009

Tuesday

ARCATA - Second City Comedy on Stage. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25/general. Location: Humboldt State University, Van Duzer Theatre, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 826-4411. humboldt.edu

HUNTINGTON BEACH  - Surf City Nights. Streets of downtown Huntington Beach come alive with free entertainment, vendors with crafts, and food. Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Free admission. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA hbdowntown.com

LOS ANGELES - San Francisco Symphony Concert. This performance with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5 and Thomas's Street Song. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 147. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA. Call: (323) 850-2000.   musiccenter.org

 

  January 28, 2009

Wednesday

LOS ANGELES - A Tribute to Ray Brown Concert. Christian McBride is the musical director for this outstanding performance of musicians such as John Clayton, Bennie Green, Russell Malone, Greg Hutchison, Ernie Andrews and more! Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $36 - 99. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA. Call: (323) 850-2000.   musiccenter.org

 

  January 29, 2009

Thursday

LOS ANGELES - Andsnes & Tetzlaff in Recital.  Piano and violin for some classical compositions from world class musicians will make the evening well worth your dime. Mozart: Sonata in F, K. 377; Brahms: Sonata No. 3; 
Janácek: Sonata; and Schubert: Rondo in B minor will be performed. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $36 - 92. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA.
Call: (323) 850-2000.   musiccenter.org

SANTA ROSA - Joe Goode, Puppeteer wit Wonderboy.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $15 - 25. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

 
  January 30, 2009

Friday

LOS ANGELES - Hilary Hahn Casual Friday. Violinist Hahn with conductor Leonard Slatkin will perform Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; and Glazunov's Violin Concerto Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 147. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA. Call: (323) 850-2000.   musiccenter.org

 

  January 31, 2009

Saturday

LOS ANGELES - Hilary Hahn Concert. Violinist Hahn with conductor Leonard Slatkin will perform Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; and Glazunov's Violin Concerto Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 147. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA USA. Call: (323) 850-2000.   musiccenter.org