February 2010 Events

February 6, 2010




Tribute to Ritchie Valens at the Mello Center
Winter Dance Party
Date: 2/6/2010 7:30 PM
Cost: Reserved seating from $23.50 to $43.50
Location: Mello Center for Performing Arts
250 E Beach Street
Watsonville, California 95077
Richie Valens
Join Ritchie's family for a great night of Rock and Roll at the Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts in Watsonville. This show is a recreation of the final concert of February 2, 1959 featuring John Mueller as Buddy Holly, Jay P. Richardsen, the Big Bopper's Son, as The Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens.
Opening the show is Ritchie's brother, Mario, with the Backyard Blues Band and special guest Ritchie's Donna. This high energy show is packed with stellar performances and is full of surprises - you will be transported back to the 50's.
Portion of proceeds to benefit Guitars Not Guns. Guitars Not Guns will have a special drawing for a guitar signed by Ritchie's Family and the Artists.
For more information visit http://www.ritchievalens.com.


BELMONT SHORE - Chocolate Festival on 2nd. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Buy $10 ticket books at Sweet Jills and other merchants on 2nd Street. Live music, pie eating contest, more.  belmontshore.org

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

NEWPORT BEACH - Southern California Whale Watching on Orange County Cruise’s Newport Landing cruise offers multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Tickets

PARADISE - Rotary Club of Paradise Crab Feed. Annual crab feed includes Crab, Jumbo Shrimp, BBQ Tri-tip, salad and bread. Mardi Gras theme; prize for the best costume, Silent and live auction Dancing after dinner Proceeds benefit local and international projects. Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $50 per person. Location: Paradise Veteran's Hall, Paradise, CA. Call: Pam Gray, (530) 521-7941. [email protected]

REDONDO BEACH - Super Bowl Sunday 10K Run Expo. You can pick up your race packet, T-shirt and bib number on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Sunday, February 7 starting at 6:00 a.m. at the Health & Fitness Expo located in the Seaside Lagoon adjacent to the Start Line. You are encouraged to avoid the race day rush by picking up your packet on Saturday.

Cost: $30 entry, $150 entry fee for a Corporate Team (maximum 6 people). Time: 6 am - 12 pm (Noon). Location: Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach , CA 90277. Phone: (310) 376-6911 or register online at: redondo10k.com

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO - House of Floyd Pink Floyd Tribute Concert. Time: 8 p.m. Location: The Brava Theatre, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, brava.org

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 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.

SANTA CRUZ - Volcom Great White Surf Contest. Location: Steamers Lane on West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California. Contact Troy Powell, volcom.com

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.

VALLEJO -  Nancy Jo Doll Show.  Parking: $5. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA. Call (925) 229-4190. nancyjodollsales.com

WATSONVILLE - Tribute to Ritchie Valens. Tribute to Ritchie Valens at the Mello Center with winter dance party. Join the Valens family for crusade of Guitars not Guns. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $23.50 to $43.50. Location: Mello Center for Performing Arts, 250 E Beach Street, Watsonville, California 95077. ritchievalens.com



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