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May 2009 Events


  May 22, 2009



BISHOP - Mule Days! - Bishop's largest annual event held every Memorial Day weekend as back country mule and horse packers celebrate the opening of the summer packing season. World's largest non-motorized parade, events; rodeo-style packing competitions, concerts, crafts fair, and more.

DAVIS - San Francisco Symphony Performance. Selections include Bates: New Work; Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63; and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $50 - 85. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - AVP Crocs Tour Huntington Beach Open. World-class beach volleyball features defending gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. Women’s frontrunners and Beijing Olympians Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs will also hit the sand, competing against, Jen Kessy and April Ross, Holly McPeak and others to take the throne. Time: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (approx.) Location: 285 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach , CA 92648. Cost: $20- up.

PASO ROBLES - Kenny Blackwell & Dorian Michael in Concert. The 2009 Vina Robles Concert Series, presented by AMS Entertainment, celebrates the start of a second series welcoming the duo Kenny Blackwell and Dorian Michael at Vina Robles. Mandolinist Kenny Blackwell and guitarist Dorian Michael pull from their diverse backgrounds to perform music that's  "infectious" with a "thrilling intensity."  according to Stereophile Magazine.  Bring a picnic or pre-order one prepared by Trumpet Vine Catering. Vina Robles wines are available for purchase. No outside beverages please. Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30, concert begins at 7 PM. Cost: $18. Location: Signature Room, Vina Robles Hospitality Center, 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Call (805) 227-4812.

SAN BERNARDINO - National Orange Show. Now in its 94th year, this is the top event of the year in San Bernardino. Activities include Petting Zoo and Farmyard Follies; Home Arts Pavilion with hand crafted exhibits, quilts, collectibles; Model Train Exhibit featuring the Inland Empire Module Railroad Group; Kid's Town USA with Showboat Marionettes; Shoppers Expo A commercial marketplace with exhibits, products, services, and the newest gadgets and gizmos; and Helm & Sons Carnival featuring the Pirate Ship ride & Giant Carousel.
Time: Daily.  Location: National Orange Show Grounds, San Bernardino, CA. Call: (909) 883-3596.

SONOMA - Sonoma JAZZ FESTIVAL - Joe Cocker, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley and Chris Isaak are featured. Time: Celebrate world class music, food and wine steeped in the relaxing ambiance of California wine country. Set against the backdrop and charm of historic Sonoma’s central plaza, this years musical offerings include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley, and Chris Isaak. Enjoy accommodations at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, centrally located to over 140 world class Sonoma County wineries including Kendall Jackson Winery and E&J Gallo Winery. Location: Field of Dreams, 151 1st West, Sonoma, CA. Sonoma Festival Tickets

WALNUT CREEK - Count Basie Orchestra featuring vocalist Jamie Davis. Celebrate An Evening of Jazz and raise funds for 'Generations in Jazz', helping young inner city musicians of the Oakland school district. Time: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6). Cost: Cost: $17.50 (concessions), $35, $50 includes preferred seating and FREE CD. Location: Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Call: (925) 943-show. or

WATSONVILLE - Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow. This annual event features vintage planes in aerial displays, warbirds, military and more. Food vendors, bands, classic car show and lots of entertainment throughout the weekend make this one of the top picks for Memorial Weekend. Location: Watsonville Airport, Watsonville, CA. Cost: $15 adult/day; $10 age 6-12 years; Free under 6 years. Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.




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