August 2009 Calendar



  August 7, 2009


CALIFORNIA BEACHES - Grunion Run.  Southern California beaches grunion run spans the beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara in Southern California. Time: 11:35 PM - 12:35 AM* (Aug. 8). Cost: Must have California fishing license to fish the shoreline for grunion.

BEAR VALLEY -Bear Valley Music Festival. Bear Valley Orchestra featured at 41st Annual Bear Valley Music Festival in an inspiring  outdoor setting in Alpine County. Cost: $25-50. Call: (209) 753-2574.

COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair. Orange County Fair is one of the most popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races, people contests, carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Runs through Aug. 9, 2009 (closed Mondays). Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5 free, subject to change. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 708-1500. ocfair.

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.

HERMOSA BEACH - AVP Crocs Tour Hermosa Beach Open presented by Bud Light. The world’s best players converge at Hermosa Beach August 6-9. Don’t miss Olympic Gold Medalists Phil Dalhausser and his partner Todd Rogers. No. 2 team of Jake Gibb and local hero Sean Rosenthal, dominant duo of Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs and USC All-Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, promise excitement on the sand. The men’s and women’s finals will air live on NBC. In addition to the volleyball tournament, every AVP event features the ultimate beach party put on by its numerous active lifestyle-focused sponsors. Time: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free - $50. Location: 1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA. Call: (310) 426-8000.

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.

LAKEPORT - Summer Concert. Pack your picnic supper and head to the park to hear to-notch musical acts perform in the gazebo. Every Friday evening from mid-June through mid-August. Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Library Park, Lakeport, CA. Call: (707) 263-6113

LODI - August Fusion Friday.  Greek food and wine are a perfect pairing with complimentary appetizers from Yasoo Yani Restaurant and live entertainment from Stefanie D. Trio. $10 admission includes wine tasting, appetizers, and souvenir wine glass. Yasoo Yani will also have dinners available for purchase. Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 (includes wine tasting, appetizers, and souvenir wine glass). Location: Borra Vineyards, 1301 E. Armstrong Rd., Lodi, CA. Call: (209) 368-2446. [email protected] /

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

MURPHYS - First Fridays in the Park. Music, food and fun for the whole family with festivities make this a nice way to spend first Friday of the month evenings through September. Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Murphys Community Park, Murphys, CA. Call: (209) 728-2788

PLEASANTON - Cocktail Monkeys, concert. Cocktail Monkeys sing your favorites at the Pleasanton Summer Concerts. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Lions Wayside Park, corner of First and Neal Streets in Pleasanton, CA. Call: (925) 484-2199.

PLEASANTON - Imagination Expressed 2009. The Pleasanton Art League show runs through September 13 at the Museum On Main Street, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton. Artwork will be available for sale. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $2 donation requested. Location: 603 Main St., Pleasanton, CA.

REDONDO BEACH - Cruise at the Beach. Meets every Fri. night through early September at Ruby's Diner, 245 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA.

SALINAS - California International Airshow. US Navy Blue Angels, a Fireworks Show and Vintage Planes are a few of the exciting things at this annual extravaganza. Location: Salinas Airport, 37 Mortenson Ave, Salinas, Ca. Cost: $20; Parking: $10.

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: 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 FRANCISCO -  SF Chefs. Food. Wine. The SF Chefs. Food. Wine. is a four day food and wine event through Aug. 9, celebrating the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California. The main tasting tent will be in Union Square, where chefs, wine makers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste featuring local products. Classes and seminars will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining forum. Time: Daily. Cost: $40/class to $150/day. $275/two-day pass. $700/four day pass. Location: Civic center and surrounding hotels and restaurants @ Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets San Francisco, CA 94123. Phone: (415) 781-5800.

SAN JOSE -  San Jose Jazz Festival. San Jose Jazz Fest includes music from local and international artists on nine stages throughout downtown. Cost: $10-30. Aug. 7-9.

UPPER LAKE - Blue Wing Blues Festival. Blues music outdoors at Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Saloon,  plus a barbecue dinner. Time: 5:45  to 9 p.m. Location: Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe, Upper Lake, CA. Call: (707) 275-2244.



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