January Events California 2009




January 25, 2009


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

CLOVERDALE - Old Time Fiddle Festival. The annual Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival includes The Skiffle Symphony, Sonoma Little Fiddlers, Milt Briggs, jam sessions and more! Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $12.50; $20 both days. Location: 1 Citrus Fair Dr, Cloverdale, CA. Call: (707) 894-2067. cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org

DANA POINT - Dana Wharf Whale Watching Time: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. Cost: $29 adult; $25 senior, $20 child. Location: Dana Harbor, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA.

DAVIS - ScrapArtsMusic Concert. Creating music from recycled materials, the effect is pure magic! Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $20 - 40. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS. mondaviarts.org

GUALALA - Capriccio Quartet in Concert. Classical and Broadway themes are included in this performance. Time: 4 p.m. Cost: $25. Location: Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA. Call (707) 884-1138. gualalaarts.org.

LANCASTER - The Beatles Sing Along. Sing along from your seat as Muse 101 performs The Beatles' music live. Don’t worry if you can’t remember the lyrics; just follow the bouncing ball for songs. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $16. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950. lpac.org

LA QUINTA - Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament hosted by Arnold Palmer. Celebrity-studded golf tourney includes celebrity participants former Major League Baseball and National Football League standout Bo Jackson and too many celebs to mention. Tickets: $25/day. Call (888) MRBHOPE (672.4673). bhcc.com

LONG BEACH  - Ghostfest. Paranormal weekend at Queen Mary ship. Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO - The Best of Doo-Wop. This musical extravaganza is dedicated to doo-wop music. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $30 - 44.  Location: Christopher Cohan Center, Harman Hall, One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA. Call: (805) 756-2787. calpolyarts.org

SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Symphony Concert. Two giants of the 20th Century, Copland’s 3rd Symphony  and Bernstein’s Halil, with solo flute of Carol Wincenc are featured in this fourth event of the classical music series. David Lockington is conductor.  Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $27 - 50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600. wellsfargocenterarts.org

STANFORD - St. Lawrence String Quartet Concert. Strauss, Berg and Dvorak are featured in this concert that features Stanford U alumni. Time: 2:30 p.m. Cost: $42 - 46. Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA. Call: (650) 725-2787. livelyarts.stanford.edu

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

WEED - Sled Dog Races. Siskiyou Sled Dog Races Distance Class race is an Official Iditarod Qualifying Race in 2009. The Siskiyou 135 Mile Sled Dog Race, or Siskiyou 220 has been increased to 220 miles to fulfill Iditarod qualifications. Sprint & Skijor team race competitions are held today, followed by an awards banquet. Time: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: Free to watch. Location: Deer Mountain Chuck Best Memorial Snowmobile Park, Highway 97, Weed, CA. Call: (530) 467-3009.iskiyousnowdogsports.net

WHALE WATCHING - Boats depart daily from San Diego, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, and other cities.




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