April 2009 Events



Sunday, April 5, 2009


ARROYO GRANDE - Orchid Show & Sale. 14th Annual flower event, the Orchid Show and Sale is sponsored by Five Cities Orchid Society. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: South County Regional Center, 800 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, California.  Call: (805) 929-5749. fcos.org

BODEGA BAY - Fisherman's Festival. Blessing of the fleet, a pet parade, and live music, and teams of four build a boat with a set amount of materials in three hours and then race it across the water to victory. Location: Westside Regional Park, Bodega Bay, CA. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: $10 general admission. Call: (707) 875-3866. bbfishfest.com

GLENDALE - Lilia Dance Concert. Latin American, Gypsy, Jazz and Tap are the dance themes you'll see in this spell-binding show stopping display of sound and color. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $20-50. Location: 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA. Call Box Office: 818-243-ALEX (2539). alextheatre.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH - US Paintball League Beach Competition. Paintball at the beach in Huntington Beach is messy, but fun. Lots of vendors to buy your latest guns and ammo, lots of clothing and gear, and the highlight of the three day event is the paintball league play. Time: Daylight hours. Location: Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway and Main St., Huntington Beach, CA.

LANCASTER -Putting it Together Musical Revue with songs form Sondheim.  Time: 2 p.m. Cost: 16. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661) 723-5950. lpac.org

LOS ANGELES - Antique Navajo Rug Auction. Autry National Center sponsors this event that includes over 250 rugs by contemporary, known weavers. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 667-2000. autrynationalcenter.org

MAMMOTH LAKES - 2009 Mammoth Marathon at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. Mammoth Marathon Cross Country Freestyle Race, located in Mammoth Lakes, California is traditionally held on the first Sunday of April. Mammoth Marathon is a long-standing Eastern Sierra event that goes way back to the 1970’s. This may be the best end of the season race, and quite possibly, the best end of the season party. If you have never been to the Mammoth Marathon you might just want to put this one of your list, you won’t be disappointed. Location: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. Call: (760) 934-2442. mammothmountain.com

ORANGE - Easter Train, Eggstravaganza and More!  Irvine Park Railroad is all set to drive the families and kids to see the Easter Bunny, and hunt for eggs. Face painting, bounce houses, and lots of photo stands are part of the fun. Train runs daily through April 11. Time: Park opens at 10 a.m. Cost: $4 train ride, kids under 12 months free. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Irvine, Ca. irvineparkrailroad.com

SACRAMENTO - Global Hair & Beauty Expo. Celebrity stylists at the hair & beauty expo, vendors showcase, demonstrations, competitions, classes, and an exciting environment are offered to both the public and professionals. Time: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Cost: $35 advance $45 door. Location: Sacramento Convention Center,  1400 J St,  Sacramento, Ca 95814.  Phone: 209-824-0041. email: [email protected] /web: ghbexpo.com

SAN FRANCISCO - 21st Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fair. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: West Portal Avenue between 15th & Ulloa, San Francisco, CA. Call: (209) 267-4394. pacificfinearts.com

STANFORD - St. Lawrence String Quartet Concert. Works of Haydn and Dvorak are featured in this presentation. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $40 - 46. Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA. Call: (650) 725-2787. livelyarts.stanford.edu

SUNOL - Toast of Spring on the Wildflower Train. Livermore Valley vintners host wine tasting to during a one hour excursion filled with views of California poppies, lupin and mustard wildflowers seen from a vintage train ride through Niles Canyon. Board at the old Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. The one-hour round-trip excursion is about 14 miles. Suggested donation for regular trips: $10 (this event may cost more, call for details). Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063. ncry.org

THOUSAND OAKS - 42nd Street, Musical. We're in the Money and many more hits. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 78. Location: Fred Kavli Theatre -Thousand Oaks Civic Arts, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA. Call: (805) 449-2787. toaks.org

TORRANCE - ATOS Trio Concert. The Berlin-based ATOS Trio is in the highest ranks of chamber music.  Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $18-24. Call: (800) 832–2787. Location:  Location: Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, Ca. centerforthearts.org

VACAVILLE - Late Night Catechism. Popular play includes comedy salted with bits of reality.  Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $25.  Location: Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville, CA. Call: (707) 449-6217. vpat.net

VENTURA - De Colores Art Show & Festival. This fine arts and craft show, which highlights Latino and Native American art and culture. Participation is strictly limited to the themes, cuisine and experience of Latino and Native American cultures—the plaza will feature folkorico music and dance and a market, or “mercado,” of original art, crafts, clothing and food. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free.  Location: Ventura’s Beachfront Promenade at the California Street Plaza near the historic Ventura pier, Ventura, CA. decoloresartshow.com.



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