February 13, 2010




CLOVERDALE - Cloverdale Citrus Fair.  118th annual event features citrus fruit contests, recipes, wine competition, livestock, carnival rides, a queen & court, entertainment and more! Location: Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Dr, Cloverdale, CA 95425. Call: (707) 894-3992. cloverdalecitrusfair.org

GARDEN GROVE - Tet Festival. Location: Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA. $5 Adults at the door, $4 Children under 4 feet.

HALF MOON BAY - Mavericks Big Wave Competition is on. Maverickssurf.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Taste of Love Dinner. Acclaimed ocean view restaurant, Shades Restaurant & Bar located in The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Taste of Love dinner offers Fanny Bay Oysters prepared two ways, Long Island Duck Confit Ravioli with Golden Nugget Squash Puree, a choice of dry aged beef sirloin or wild Atlantic salmon, and a warm chocolate Gotham cake with chocolate truffles and drunken cherry ice cream. A live Jazz ensemble will perform. The cost is $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Location: Shades, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Call: (714) 845-8444.

INDIO - Date Festival. Annual Indio Date Festival includes car shows, carnivals, date foods, beauty queens, concerts and even camel races. Event runs through Feb. 21. datefest.org

KERNVILLE- Whiskey Flat Days. Parade, Rodeo, Wild West Encampment, Carnival Rides, Frog Jumping Contests, Whiskey Flat Mayor Contest, Food & Craft Booths, Epitaph, Costume & Whiskerino Contests, Line Dancing, Clowns, Gold Panning, Wood Carving, Pet Parade, Blue Grass & Country Western, Art Show, Gunfighter Skits, Melodramas, Kids Activities, Tours, Games, & much, much more! Held every President's Day Weekend. Location: 50 miles east of Bakersfield on Highway 178, Lake Isabella, CA. Call: 866 - KERNVILLE

LONG BEACH - Scottish Festival. 17th annual event includes music, food, athletic competition and Highland games, bagpipes, whiskey tasting for adults, and much more. Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Cost: $20 adult ($26 two day pass); $13 ages 5 to 11 ($17 two day pass). Packages are available. Location: Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, CA. Call: (562) 435-3511. queenmary.com

LOS ANGELES - Orpheus Descending, play. An all-star cast perform in the rarely seen Tennessee Williams play which runs through Feb. 21, 2010. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 general admission. Location: Theatre/Theater, 5041 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019. Call: (800) 838-3006 or BrownPaperTickets.com/event/92508

WESTMINSTER - Tet Parade. Time: 9:30 - 11 a.m. Location: Starts at Magnolia / Bolsa, goes down Magnolia to Bushard and ends at Bishop Place.

PALM SPRINGS - Tour de Palm Springs. The tour now hosts nearly 8,000 riders of all ages and abilities but first began in 1998 with just over 300 riders. Time: Noon.  Location: Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Cost: $25 and up. Call: (760) 770-4626. tourdepalmsprings.com

PALM SPRINGS - Modernism Week. Modernism Week is a week-long event focusing on design and architecture events and programs in Palm Springs. Special events include Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center; Frey II House Tours; Double Decker Bus Tours and more. Runs through Feb. 20. Time: Noon most days. Cost: $10 and up. Location: 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Telephone: (760) 322-2502. modernismweek.com

SACRAMENTO - The Rail Splitter and the Railroads, exhibit through February 15.

SACRAMENTO - Born to Ride: Motorcycles Past & Present. Runs through Mar. 12

SAN DIEGO - Brazilian Carnival. 4th & B Street, doors open at 7 p.m. 21 and older only. brazilcarnival.com

SANTA CRUZ - Monarch Butterfly Tour. Visitors can take Monarch Butterfly Tours at Natural Bridges State Beach. These walks take place during the winter months, when migrating monarchs come to Santa Cruz.  Since Monarch Migrations vary, call the park to find out about the butterfly populations.   Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Location: West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA. Call: (831) 423-4609.

SAN FRANCISCO - Tulipmania. Pier 39's annual tulip planting spreads tulip joy throughout the pier entertainment area.

SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The 25th Annual event themed “11 Amazing Days, 10 Starry Nights”, features over 200 films representing 45 countries and honoring Sandra Bullock, James Cameron, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Kathryn Bigelow among others. Time: daily showings and events through February 14, 2010. Call: (805) 962-8543. sbiff.org

SANTA MONICA - Gem Faire. Classes, demos, and gems to adore in this popular event where you can even find jewelry repair while you wait! Time: Friday: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. General Admission $5 Weekend Pass; Children 11 and under Free. Location:  Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA. gemfaire.com

SEAL BEACH - Kate Pedigo Day in Seal. Artist reception for 98 year old artist who will be showing and selling her work, plus sharing her secrets to her amazing talent and life. Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Location: Gallery 212, 212 Main St., Seal Beach, CA. Call: (562) 592-6109. gallery212.com

SEAL BEACH - Red Car Museum is open. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach. Donations are accepted. Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.  Call: (562) 683-1874.

SIGNAL HILL - Saturday Night Cruz from Bob's Big Boy. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free participation. Location: 1898 Willow St., Signal Hill, CA.

THOUSAND OAKS - Late Night Catechism III, 'Til Death Do Us Part. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $39. Location: Scherr Forum Theatre -Thousand Oaks Civic Arts, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA. Call: (805) 449-2787. toaks.org

YERMO - Calico Ghost Town Presidents’ Day Weekend Civil War Battle Re-enactments. Calico Ghost Town is a historic old mining town celebrating the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. Admission to this event is $10 adults; $5 ages 6-15 and FREE for children 5 and under. Active military with proof of identification will be admitted for $5 adult; $3 ages 6-15. Admission on Monday, February 15th will be $10 per carload. Location: Calico Ghost Town is located half-way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, just ten miles north of Barstow on I-15 at the Ghost Town Road exit. calicotown.com

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