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May 2009 Events


  May 31, 2009


AGOURA HILLS - BuFest Music Festival. BuFest is a Malibu Music Festival at beautiful Paramount Ranch. Featuring local and indie bands with headliners MXPX, Unwritten Law, Reel Big Fish, Eve 6, The Dreaming and many more! BuFest is an eco friendly concert striving for a 100% carbon less footprint. BuFest is also featuring 150 food and retail vendors all spreading the word of going GREEN! Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat & Sun. Cost: $30 - 50. Location: Paramount Ranch 2813 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Ticket:

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

GRASS VALLEY / NEVADA CITY - Northern Sierra Wine Country Wine Trail. The 11th annual Northern Sierra Wine Trail, a self guided tour of twelve wineries nestled in and around the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, features food, live entertainment and of course great wine tasting opportunities in the heart of California's Gold Country. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost:  $40 both days, $25 Sunday Only, $10 Designated Driver. Location: Nevada County Winery Trail, CA. Call: (866) 355-WINE(9463)

LAKE ARROWHEAD - Mountain Wedding Tour. Lake Arrowhead Wedding Association is hosting a tour for all brides and grooms. Brides & Grooms can visit the different wedding sights on & around Lake Arrowhead. At the different sights you will be able to meet wedding specialists & enjoy food tasting, and be eligible for door prizes. Call Nicole: (951) 907-3293.

LARKSPUR - Larkspur Flower and Food Festival. The Bay Areas longest running festival of Flowers and Food started 20 years ago in beautiful down town Larkspur. Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais, Larkspur is a perfect setting to enjoy California’s early summer offerings of nature’s bouquets and taste samples of the Bay Areas finest chefs’ creations. Participating restaurants home to Larkspur will be the wonderful Ward Street CafĂ©, The Yankee Pier, Left Bank and the Melting Pot. Enjoy live music throughout the day while you shop for unique flower and food related arts and crafts. Brought to you by the Larkspur Community Association. Time: 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, California. Call: (415) 924-3803.

LOS ANGELES - Afro-latin Ensemble, concert. Music from grad students at Cal State LA. Time 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles , CA. Call: (323) 667-2000.

SAN DIEGO - WorldBeat International Dance & Music Festival/ Day of the Drum. Dedicated to Mariam Makeba and featuring Thomas Mapfumo, this event is free for the public to enjoy. Time:  12 Noon -Sunset. Cost: Free. Location: Seaport Village, Embarcadero North, San Diego 92101. Call: (619) 230-1190.

SAN JOSE - The Little Mermaid, ballet. Ballet San Jose introduces the talents of its professional dance students with direction from Lise la Cour (formerly with Royal Danish Ballet) in a colorful production and original musical scoring. It's a must-see! Time: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $21-$47 adult;  $16-$42 child. Location: The California Theater, 345 South First Street in downtown San Jose, CA. Box Office:  (408) 288-2800.

SANTA BARBARA - Gem Faire. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5; Free age 12 and under. Parking: $3. Contact: Allen Van Volkinburgh (760 ) 390-3599.

SANTA CRUZ - Boardwalk Bowl. Public invited to sign up and bowl. Optional Pots, Doubles-Scratch Divisions and Brackets-Squad Prizes. Time: 10 a.m. to Noon, and Noon to 2: 30 p.m.  Cost: $40 entry. Location: Boardwalk Bowl, 115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz, CA. Call: (831) 688-5854.

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.

TEMECULA - Field to Fork. Join a Taste of Southern California Wine Country at the 2nd annual Field to the Fork Event. Enjoy food from local chefs, indulge in a wine and beer tasting, browse a gourmet farmers market, learn about farming, viticulture, gardening and bring the kids and enjoy arts and crafts. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: $45 adult;$12 age 3 - 10. Call: (951) 302-7601. Location: Leonesse Cellars, 38311 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92591.

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