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May 2009 Events


Sunday, May 10, 2009


  May 10, 2009



ARCADIA - Queen Anne Cottage Open House. Open only two times per year in L.A.'s Arboretum, this historic building and collections are showcased. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 - 7. Location: The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA.

AUBURN - Cain's Crossing Renaissance Faire. This 16th Century Renaissance faire features Queen Elizabeth, Pirates, Magician, Fencing and Archery. It is great enjoyment for all ages, and quite affordable.  Time: Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM. Cost: General $10, Seniors and Children (eleven and under) $5. Address: Auburn Regional Park 3880 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA. Call: 530-885-8461 ext 20.

CORONA - Koroneburg European Old World Festival. Southern California's Only Permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village enjoy jugglers, music, jousting, battles and entertainment for the entire family.  Time: 11 to 6 p.m. Cost: $12 -18. Location: Crossroads, Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880

DAVIS - Oklahoma: Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical. The Broadway musical with Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, Surrey with the Fringe on Top, and, Oklahoma!  is directed by Mindy Cooper, with David Moschler, musical director, and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 28. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS.

IRVINE -  La Bayadère ballet. A captivating full-length adaptation by Artistic Director Anthony Sellars, Ballet Repertory Theatre's Premiere of "LA BAYADERE" is vibrant and enticing. Presented by Ballet Repertory Theatre of Huntington Beach, this exotic tale of love and fate showcases the harmonious rhythm of the company's corps de ballet and skillful versatility of its lead dancers. Recently acclaimed for his performance in Ballet West's "Prodigal Son", guest artist Christopher Sellars, in the role of Solor, is surrounded by a dynamic cast of talented students from the Orange County Dance Center. With its dramatic solos and delicate pas de deux, Ballet Repertory Theatre's La Bayadère is sure to transport you to a world where the spirit of love endures against all odds. All mothers in attendance will receive a special gift. A truly perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day! Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $18 adults, $15 seniors and students with ID, $12 children 10 and under. Location: Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA. Tickets: (949) 854-4646. or

LOS ANGELES - Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas Exhibit. Autry National Center of the American West  explores the development of Mexican popular culture and United States-Mexico relations in an exhibit that  runs through May 10, 2009. Admission: $9 adult, $5 student or senior, $3 ages 3–12. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month and free for veterans or children 2 and under year-round. Location: Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027.  Call: (323) 667-2000.

MARINA - Marina International Festival of the Winds. Time:11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Glorya Jean Tate Park and Marina State Beach, Marina, CA.

MARIPOSA- Mariposa PowWow.  16th Annual Mariposa PowWow, Chi-tock-non Kote-u-pu Spring Celebration runs today and tomorrow. Time: 11 a.m. Cost: $3 adult; $1 child, senior. Location: Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Highway 49S, Mariposa, CA 95338. Call: (209) 742-2244. Email: [email protected]

PASADENA - Rose Bowl Flea Market. Rose Bowl Flea Market and Market Place is billed as the flea market of the stars. With over 2500 vendors, this decades-long tradition of outdoor shopping is a whopping success that continues to delight all ages. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $8 - 20; Free for kids under 12 with an adult; Free Parking. Location: 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Tuna Does Vegas, stage show. Adult humor as the dynamic duo from the third smallest town in Texas hit the Strip.  Time: 1 & 6 p.m. Cost: $12.50 - 62.50. Location: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA. Call: (619) 220-8497.

SAN JOSE - Song & Dance, A Program of Company Premieres, with musical themes from Puccini, Sinatra, and Mahler. Exciting & unique, this sizzling Ballet San Jose production of music, song and dance breaks the mold and ends the season with a thundering applause.  Performance dates are May 7 through 10. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$85 with discounts for students, seniors and students. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard (at Park Avenue) in downtown San Jose, CA. Call the Box Office: (408) 288-2800.

SANTA ROSA - American Philharmonic Concert. Celebrate Mother's Day with an extraordinary concert featuring two exquisite new works, the world's favorite piano concerto and the combined forces of our community's choruses and orchestra in a celebration of love, passion, and life! Time: 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600.

SUNOL - Toast of Spring on the Wildflower Train. Livermore Valley vintners host wine tasting to during a one hour excursion filled with views of California poppies, lupin and mustard wildflowers seen from a vintage train ride through Niles Canyon. Board at the old Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. The one-hour round-trip excursion is about 14 miles. Suggested donation for regular trips: $10 (this event may cost more, call for details). Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063.

VENTURA - Circus Vargas. Amazing acts under the big tent offer fun entertainment for all ages. Circus Vargas appears in Ventura through May 10, then moves to Simi, CA. Time: 1; 4; 7 p.m. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W. Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 Call:



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