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July 2009 Events



  July 17, 2009


  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.

GRASS VALLEY - World Festival. Four days of top notch music and camping (if you like) at Grass Valley Fairgrounds. Headliners this year feature acts such as the Indigo Girls and Los Lobos. Cost: $30/day pass - $140/ 4 day pass and camping included. Time: Daily. Location: Grass Valley Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA.

GUERNEVILLE - Fabulosa Fest 2009 - a radical, fund-raising festival that celebrates WOMEN’s Music and Art. Live Outdoor Concerts, DJ and Pool Parties, Independent Short Film Exhibition, Comedy, Artisan Crafts Fair and more for women and their friends! Legendary Troubadour, Ferron, Vicki Randle (The Tonight Show band), Gretchen Phillips (Texas Hall-of-Fame member), Kaia Wilson (Butchies), Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata) and Leyna Noel & the Finer Things, plus regional favorites like Judea Eden, Carole & Mitzi, Shelley Doty Xtet, Blair Hansen, Lynn Bobby, Elin Jr, Trusting Lucy, Motherlode (feat. Jackie Strano), Clair, Audrey Howard & the Misters, Jo Boyer, Wildsang, the Raks Rosa Dance Company and more will attend and/or perform. DJ performances by DJ Just Jillin’, DJ Sisters (of Soul’d Out), DJ Pink Lightning (of Stay Gold), DJ Venus in Furs (Sardines!) and more, poolside and at our favorite Guerneville hot spot, Bucks. Time: All day, daily through July 19. Cost: $45-55. Location: 16590 highway 116 (downtown) Guerneville, CA 95446. Call: (415) 643-3486.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - US Open of Surfing. The biggest beach event to hit the Surf City sand starts off with surfing competitions today. Time: Daylight. Cost: Free. Location: Huntington Beach Pier (south side) @ Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA.

IMPERIAL BEACH - U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition and Festival. Seacoast Drive is closed for the event that runs through Sunday, July 19. Over 100,000 people attend!

IRVINE - Wicked to Oz Musical Show. Broadway favorites presented by Men Alive: The Orange County Gay Men's Chorus.  Time:8 p.m. Cost: $25 - 47.50. Location: UC Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr., Irvine, CA. Call: (949) 854-4646.

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

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

MANHATTAN BEACH - AVP Crocs Tour Manhattan Beach. This top beach volleyball event will they feature Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, among other Beijing Olympians and beach volleyball superstars on the Los Angeles beaches and sands. Don’t miss it! In addition to the volleyball tournament, every AVP event features the ultimate beach party put on by its numerous active lifestyle-focused sponsors. Time: Open Qualifier: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (approx.) Cost: Stadium Courtside: $50. Stadium and Outer Court General Admission: Free. Location: Manhattan Beach Pier, 10 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA. For more information, go to

MENDOCINO - La Boheme at Mendocino Music Festival. Location: Mendocino Headlands State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean,  Main Street between Lansing and Kasten, Mendocino, CA. The event runs through July. Shows are at 8 p.m. Call (707) 937-4041.

PLEASANTON - Alameda County Fair. Award-winning fair features top acts and wristband one fee for carnival rides. The theme in 2009 is "Come Out & Play", and you can play through July 19 (closed on Mondays). Solange Knowles performs today. Fair time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $10; kids $6; parking: $8; Carnival wristband $20 approx. Location: Valley Ave. @ Bernal, Pleasanton, CA.

PLEASANTON -Komodojazz, concert. Jazzy greats will be on tap tonight 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.

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

SAN DIEGO - Fiddler on the Roof, musical.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $18 - 79. Location:  Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. Call: (619) 570-1100.

SANTA BARBARA - California Wine Festival. The California Wine Festival is the quintessential California wine tasting experience. Saturday afternoon, the Reds, Whites & Blues Wine Festival brings together a world-class wine tasting showcase featuring 300-400 different California wines, dozens of top chefs from award-winning local restaurants, craft brewers, artisan bakers, cheese makers, fine food purveyors, "Best Chef of 09" prizes to the top three winners, and a silent auction featuring exotic and rare wines. A portion of the proceeds goes to local charities. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost:$49-$79 (VIP ticket includes Rare & Reserve Sunset wine tasting.) Location: Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, Ca. Phone: 805-223-1880. Email: [email protected] /

SANTA MARIA - Santa Barbara County Fair and Country Rodeo. 118th annual event is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The fair includes livestock, food booths, carnival rides, arts & crafts, live entertainment and contests.   Location: 937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria, CA. Call: (805) 925-8824.

VENTURA - They Paint Horses, Don’t They? & Amazing Horses A to Z. Free Public Opening Reception for Two New Exhibits: Horses are viewed from unexpected perspectives by 14 contemporary American artists in the exhibition They Paint Horses, Don’t They?, running  through September 7. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 89 South California Street, Ventura, CA.  RSVP (805) 653-0323 x 10.Ventura County Museum is open Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday -Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission, except for some events.

WEED - Spirituality & Abundance, couse. Have you ever noticed that many spiritual people have trouble making ends meet? This class can help you remove conscious and unconscious blocks to your souls true prosperity and abundance. The techniques taught are simple and easy to use, yet deeply profound. Event goes through July 19. Time: Friday - 7-10 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am to 7 pm. Cost: $350. Location: Weed, CA. Contact: Arianne, (415) 994-9993.



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