August 2009 Calendar



August 22, 2009



  BIG BEAR LAKE - Big Bear Cowboy Gathering. This four day event includes poetry, reenactments, vendors, musical entertainment and tons of fun. Location: Big Bear Lake, CA. Time: daily. Cost: TBA.

FERNDALE - Jekyll & Hyde, musical. Convinced that his new formula with cure madness, Dr. Jekyll tests his potion on himself in this sensual thriller performed by the Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $16. Location: 447 Main St., Ferndale, CA. Call: (707) 786-5483.

LAGUNA BEACH - Art-A-Fair festival. Annual art event located in a beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This year's theme is "Venetian Carnival."  The event runs through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. until 10 p.m. Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7; under 12 free. Call: (949) 494-451.

LAGUNA BEACH - Sawdust Festival.  The show offers a great opportunity for home decorating and gift shopping. Summer Art Festival runs daily through Aug. 30, 2009. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $3 - 7 (approx.) Annual pass sold for approx. $19. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Ca. Call: (949) 494-3030.

LAKE ELSINORE -  The Missiles of October, concert. Blues, Jazz, R&B, Pop Music With A View Concert Series invites you to this free event. Bring blankets for an evening of relaxing entertainment. The City of Lake Elsinore and the Elsinore Valley Arts Network are proud to present the Concerts in the Park Series 2009. Food, Soft Drinks, Wine and Beer will be sold at each event.Have a Picnic. Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: McVicker Park, 29355 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore, CA. Call: (951) 245-8890.

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles African Marketplace & Faire. This annual event now in its 24th year features food vendors, clothing and crafts, and lots of stage entertainment. It's a great way to celebrate the summer outdoors in L.A.  Subject to change: Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Cost: $ 5 -10. Call: (323) 293-1612.

LOS ANGELES - Monty Python's Spamalot. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $88 - 227 approx. Location: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA.

REDONDO BEACH - Seaside Lagoon Water Park. The large saltwater lagoon with chlorinated water  offers trained lifeguard supervision. Besides swimming, the Lagoon offers a large sand area for sunbathing, children's play equipment, and volleyball courts. There is also a grassy area and luau shelter for day and evening events, plus snack bar facilities provided by Ruby's Restaurant onsite. Time: 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily. Cost: $5 adult; $4 child; Free under 2 years. Season pass family of 4 is $100. Call: (310) 318-0681.

REDONDO BEACH - Chalk Art Festival and Summer Concerts on the Pier. This annual event is fun for the entire family. Time: Concert begins at 4 p.m. after Chalk Art Festival.  Cost: Free. Location: 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Wicked, musical. The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, Wicked is Broadway's biggest blockbuster with a Grammy and three Tony awards, but does equally well in San Diego. Time: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25-128. Location:  Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. Call: (619) 570-1100.

SAN RAFAEL - Antiques and Collectible Show. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $6. Location: Marin County Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA.

SONOMA - Indy Grand Prix. Infineon Raceway. Time: Gates open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Location: Infineon Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA ( Highways 37 & 121). Cost: $10-99. Call: (800) 870-RACE.

SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Amnesia is featured entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment. Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735.

VENTURA - They Paint Horses, Don’t They? & Amazing Horses A to Z. Horses are viewed from unexpected perspectives by 14 contemporary American artists in the exhibition They Paint Horses, Don’t They? runs through September 7. Cost: Free. Location: 89 South California Street, Ventura, CA.  Hours: Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday -Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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