January Events California 2009




January 18, 2009


BERKELEY - National Acrobats of China.  Time: 3 p.m. Cost:  $24 - 46. Location: UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 642-9988. calperformances.org

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 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.

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: 2 p.m. Cost: $14. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950. lpac.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. 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

REDONDO BEACH - Southern California Slack Key Festival: An All-Star Hawaiian Music & Dance Concert Event! The Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach is the only location anywhere outside Hawaii where you can find the best Hawaiian slack key guitarists in the world on one stage together. Honoring one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions, “slack key” (ki ho'alu), the Festival features seven of the most respected names in Hawaiian guitar music today, all recipients of numerous awards including Grammy Awards, Na Hoku HanoHano (Hawaiian Grammy) Awards, Critic's Choice and People's Choice awards. Besides showcasing guitar virtuosity, the festival also features singing, award winning hula dancers, Hawaiian food and arts & crafts vendors starting at 11am. Concert time: 2 p.m. Price: $25 - 75. Location: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, California 90278. socalslackkeyfest.com

THOUSAND OAKS - Breaking Up is Hard to Do, a Neil Sedaka Musical.  Time: 2 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: 11 a.m. to 8 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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