January Events California 2009

 

 

 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

 

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

BLYTHE - Bluegrass Festival. 22nd Annual Blythe Bluegrass Festival is one of the biggest Bluegrass events in the U.S. Two stages packed with musicians all day long for 3 full days, plus contests, quilt show, food, merchandise booths and more, make this the event not to miss for bluegrass lovers.  Time: Daily. Cost: $40 -55. Location: Colorado River Fairgrounds, 11995 Olive Lake Blvd., Blythe, CA 92225. Call: (760) 922-8166. blythebluegrass.com 

BRENTWOOD - Holiday on Ice. Outdoor seasonal ice rink offers outdoor fun. Twinkling outdoor light-filled rink under a big tent. Time: 12:30 -10:30 p.m. Cost: $10; $5/skate rental. Location: The Streets, 2421 Sand Creek Rd., Brentwood, CA. Call: (925) 513-1702. brentwoodholidayonice.com

COSTA MESA - Free Train Rides. Orange County Model Engineers club operates 1/8th scale trains in Fairview Park that the public are invited to watch and ride. The 12 minute journey includes a train trip around the park, picnic tables for parties and a gift shop with train and logo related items for children and adults. Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

FELTON - "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: $20/ 21+. Location: Don Quixote's, 6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA. Call: (831) 603-2294. donquixotesmusic.info

GROVER BEACH - Pismo's and Taws Square Dancing. Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5.50/person. Location: Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave., Grover Beach, CA. Call: (805) 481-3559.  grover.org

LANCASTER - A Few Good Men, musical. A Navy lawyer more interested in softball games than his case regarding two Marines, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened in this Broadway hit. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Written by Aaron Sorkin. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Presented in the J.P. Eliopulos Family Theatre. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $14. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950. lpac.org

LONG BEACH - Streb versus Gravity on Stage. Time: 2 & 8 p.m. Cost: $39. Location: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA. Call: (562) 985-7000. carpenterarts.org

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

MORRO BAY - Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. 13th Annual Bird Festival held in one of the top birding destinations in the nation (a Globally Important Bird Area, State and National Estuary, and Pacific Flyway) showcases the birds with birding hikes, tours, field trips on the ocean and bay, plus workshops, guest speakers and exhibits. Scheduled field trips include open sea, kayak, shorebird, and Sandhill Cranes and Bald Eagles viewing.  Cost: $70 /full registration for  four-day Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival (Jan 16-19); $35/Saturday only. Time: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Location: 2875 Ironwood Ave., Morro Bay, CA. Call (800) 634-1414. morrobaybirdfestival.org.

SAN DIEGO - Multicultural Festival. San Diego MultiCultural Festival features food booth, entertainment and informational activities that celebrate the city's cultural heritage. Children’s Area, International Storytellers, Global Villages showcasing 4 countries, San Diego'sInternational Sister Cities, and many things to see and do are included in this one day event. Time: All day. Cost: Free. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, 100 Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA. Call: (619) 235-2200. ccdc.com

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

SEBASTOPOL - Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-Along.  San Francisco Lamplighters join The Sebastopol Savoyards in a Gala 7th annual event with Victorian or Gilbert & Sullivan Character costumes (audience encouraged to dress) , with prizes for the best representations. Cost: $10. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol, CA. sebarts.org

THOUSAND OAKS - Breaking Up is Hard to Do, a Neil Sedaka Musical.  Time: 2 & 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 11 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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