January Events California 2009




January 15, 2009


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

BRENTWOOD - Holiday on Ice. Outdoor seasonal ice rink offers outdoor fun. Twinkling outdoor light-filled rink under a big tent. Time: 2:30 -10:30 p.m. Cost: $10; $5/skate rental. brentwoodholidayonice.com

CUPERTINO - Chinese Dance Company, Divine Performing Arts. Beautiful costumes, traditional dance and acrobatics bring the graceful and amazing stage show to California and around the globe. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $30- 80. Location: Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA. ticketmaster.com

LAKE FOREST - Snow Fest 2009. Let it snow in Lake Forest where the weather is warm and snow only arrives by truck.  The annual City of Lake Forest wintertime tradition--snow laden slopes at Pittsford Park--is a one day only special event. Sleds and saucers will be available for you and your family to slide down Mount Pittsford. There will also be a free snow play area for kids 5 and under open during the entire event. Food and drinks will be available for a nominal fee. Pre-registration is mandatory. Everyone who sleds down the hill must have a pre-purchased wristband. Children under five are required to ride with an adult.  Time: Noon to 7 p.m. Cost: $5/sledder. Location: Pittsford Park, 21701 Pittsford Dr., Lake Forest, CA. Call: (949) 461-3450.

LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice. Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts and paid ice skating at temporary rink constructed at Pershing Square near the Civic Center. Rink is open daily through Jan. 19, 2009. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Cost: $6/ adult, $3 child 4 to 12, free age 3 & under. Location: Pershing Square 532 South Olive Drive Los Angeles, CA. Call: (213) 847-4968. laparks.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

SUNNYVALE -"Obama-Haha," Stand-Up Comedy. Enjoy a hilarious night of Bay Area comedy with top comics who gather to maul McCain, pulverize Palin, chew out Cheney and ravage Rove. Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Dan St. Paul and Joe Klocek are featured. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $15/ 21+. Location: Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA. Call: (408) 736-0921. roostertfeathers.com

THOUSAND OAKS - Breaking Up is Hard to Do, a Neil Sedaka Musical.  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

WALNUT CREEK - Downtown Walnut Creek on Ice. This seasonal ice skating rink offers holiday exercise and fun in a beautiful outdoor setting. Runs through Jan. 25. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $11 - 15. Location: Civic Park, Clay Arts Parking Lot, Walnut Creek, CA. Call: (925) 935-7669. iceskatewalnutcreek.com



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