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California, Sacramento, Event Date: March 16, 17 & 18, 2917

Sacramento Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival Coming March 16-18

The 16th anniversary of the Sacramento Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be held at Cal Expo Building C & D (1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815), Sacramento, CA, on March 16-18th, 2017. www.quiltcraftsew.com
;   The Festival features nearly 180 booths with a wide variety of supplies, notions, patterns and techniques in the areas of quilting, sewing, needle-arts, stenciling, embossing, crystals, fabric crafts and more.  Many booths will feature new ...

 

California, Francisco, Event Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017

New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition, Summer Program & Season Auditions in San Francisco

The New York Lyric Opera Theatre will be holding auditions for its 2017 National Vocal Competition (Western Division), Summer Music Program and Season Auditions. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, California 94102.   Competition Auditions (3-5:30PM) Season & Summer Program Auditions (5:30-7:00PM)   Admission: Competition Audition Fee: $50.00; Summer Program & Season Fee: $35.00 ...

 

California, Pomona, Event Date: February 23 to 25, 2017

Pomona Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival Coming to the Fairplex, Pomona, CA

The Pomona  Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival will occur February 23 to 25, 2017 at the Fairplex located at Fairplex Dr. (exit off of the  I-10 freeway), 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Event time are Thursday, to Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Admission is free.  This year there will be more vendors, classes and make and take workshops for everyone’s creative inspirations. The Festival features a wide ...

 

California, Fresno, Event Date: February 16-18, 2017

Fresno Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival Coming to Big Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno, CA, Feb. 16-18

The 3rd anniversary of the Fresno Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be held at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds (1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, CA 93702), Fresno, CA, on Feb. 16-18, 2017.  The Festival features nearly 150 booths with a wide variety of supplies, notions, patterns and techniques in the areas of quilting, sewing, needle-arts, stenciling, embossing, crystals, fabric crafts and more.  Many booths will feature new cutting edge products ...

 

California, Los Angeles, February 18-March 20, 2017

Seeing Double” Featuring Mixed-Media Photographers Nolan Preece and Kaethe Kauffman at The Loft at Liz’s in LASeeing Double is a Los Angeles exhibition of works by mixed-media photographers Nolan Preece and Kaethe Kauffman. The exhibition can be seen February 18-March 20, 2017 at The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Opening Reception is Saturday, February 18, 7:00-10:00 PM. Admission is free. Seeing Double is jointly curated by Liz Gordon (The Loft at Liz’s in LA) in collaboration with Katharine ...

 

California, Lodi, Event Date: Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, 12, 2017

New Winery, Brewery and Event Center Opens in Lodi, CA, as part of Lodi’s Wine and Chocolate Event

Calturas Winery, Brewery and Event Center will open its first phase, the west side, on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, 12, 2017, as part of Lodi’s Twentieth Annual Wine and Chocolate Event. Experience Calturas’s artisan wines, proprietary craft beers, live music, arts and entertainment while enjoying appetizer bites and various chocolate pairings.    Industry leaders are calling this innovative 11 acre, 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art center “a refreshing ...

 

California, Brea, Event Date: March 5, 2017

Orange County Food & Wine Festival: Enjoy Fine Wine, Craft Beer, and Delicious Food, Tustin, CA

The 8th annual Orange County Food and Wine Festival, a charitable event, will be held on Sunday, March 5th from 1-5pm at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, California. The event features food from high-end local restaurants, wine tastings from prominent California wineries, local craft beer tastings, as well as auction items and fundraising opportunities. The OC Food and Wine Festival is sponsored by the Brea Rotary Club and the Brea Rotary ...

 

California, Santa Monica, Event Date: April 27th-30th, 2017

Submit Your Film to Santa Monica's Esteemed Cinema at the Edge Film Festival

While there’s still time, submit your film to the 5th Annual Cinema at the Edge Festival (CATE).  CATE celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. In previous years, CATE featured audience favorites from Sundance, SXSW and other major festivals, while maintaining a focus on world or regional premieres, challenging films that deserve a second ...

 

California, Pope Valley

Historic Pope Valley Winery Introduces New Winemaker, Bryan Avila, Pope Valley, CA

Pope Valley Winery, the historic and family-owned, 120-year-old winery in Pope Valley, CA, looks to take its wine program to new heights by bringing Bryan Avila on as Winemaker.   After serving Pope Valley Winery as Consulting Winemaker since 2014, Avila officially joins the Pope Valley team full time to take on a larger, hands-on role in the winemaking process.   “Pope Valley Winery is as rich in story, character and authenticity as it gets,” said Avila. “From a winemaking standpoint ...

 

California, La Habra Heights, Event Date: February 24 to 26, 2017

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts Showcasing Variety of Art, La Habra Heights, CA

The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts will be celebrating its 57th year of showcasing outstanding art on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 24, 25 and 26, 2017 at Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road in La Habra Heights. Nearly two hundred artists will be exhibiting and selling their artwork. In addition, many artists will personally be demonstrating their artistic skills during the three-day event. Attendees will enjoy seeing watercolor and oil ...

 

California, San Jose, Event Date: January 8, 2017

The Delphi Trio and San José Chamber Orchestra Present the California Premiere William Bolcom’s only Piano Trio

A dazzling and enchanting evening of music awaits on January 8, 2017 as the Delphi Trio and San José Chamber Orchestra present the California premiere of William Bolcom’s only Piano Trio. The concert is at the Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose, CA 95112. SJCO and Maestra Barbara Day Turner are proud to present international guest artists The Delphi Trio, featuring their own Associate Concertmaster Liana Bérubé and Principal Cellist Michelle

 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: November 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017

Two of San Francisco's "Loftiest" Hotels Offer Holiday Bed & Breakfast Packages

Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco – A Hilton Hotel recently introduced their Holiday Bed & Breakfast Packages. Ideal for those that want convenient access to shopping, theater productions and the Union Square Holiday Ice Rink, both Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco – A Hilton Hotel, are your home away from home during the holidays.   Featured from November 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017, the ...


California, San Francisco, Event Date: Nov 5 and 6, 2016

West Bay Opera Presents Dracula in Spanish. A gothic opera from Mexico, San Francisco

West Bay Opera will present Dracula in Spanish. A gothic opera from Mexico, on Novemver 5 and 6, 2016 at Z-Space, 450 Florida St., San Francisco. West Bay Opera's kickoff offering in its New Opera Works (NOW) series, devoted to showcasing operas by Latin American composers: a co-production with Escenia Ensemble of Mexico City, the most dynamic small opera company in Mexico's vibrant opera scene. Based directly on Bram Stoker's Dracula

 

California, Valencia, Event Date: October 29, 2016

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror - Live Orchestra & Undead Classic, Santa Clarita, CA

Join the Valencia Symphony Orchestra for their debut performance in a live-to-picture screening of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. This silent-era masterpiece is the oldest existing vampire movie and one of the most influential horror films of all time. This performance features the West Coast Premiere of the full-length orchestral score written by the composers of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, under the direction of Professor of Film Scoring, Sheldon Mirowitz ...


California, Vacaville, Event Date: Friday thru Sunday, September 16th to 18th, 2016

17th Annual Vacaville Jazz Festival & Military Tribute, Vacaville, CA

The Vacaville Jazz Society (VJS) presents its 17th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival supporting music events and educational programs featuring America’s eclectic jazz genres. The event takes place September 16th to 18th, 2016 in Vacaville, CA 95688. Vacaville’s original three-day music festival with 30 artists, including 300 musicians at venues city-wide showcasing blues, gospel, jazz, swing, bebop, big band, Latin, funk, rock and pop music ..


California, Walnut Park, Event Date: September 2-5, 2016

6th Annual Walnut Park Summer Street Fest, September 2-5, 2016, Walnut Park, CA

This Labor Day weekend, County of Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis and the Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce will present its 6th annual Walnut Park Summer Fest – Downtown Street Festival as it opens the weekend of September 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2016 on Florence Avenue and Pacific Boulevard in the unincorporated community of Walnut Park, CA 90255. With over 50,000 in attendance throughout the weekend, the family celebration ...

 

 

California, Port Hueneme, Event Date: September 24, 2016

Go Bananas at the 5th Annual Banana Festival at the Port of Hueneme, CA

It’s time to ‘Go Bananas’ once again when the 5th Annual Banana Festival at the Port takes place on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District, 105 Port Hueneme Road. The free festival provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in addition to learning about the journey of the banana and inner workings of the Port. Festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, live music  

 

 

 

California, Pleasanton, Event Date: September 3 & 4, 2016

151 Years of Scottish Game & Heritage Returns to Pleasanton, CA, September 3 & 4

Celebrating 151 years of continuous Scottish Games, the Caledonian Club of San Francisco provides one of the world's largest Scottish Gathering & Games with 22 different events and attractions. The Games take place at the enormous Alameda County Fairgrounds In Pleasanton, California on September 3-4, 2016. Featuring more than 30 pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada, plus the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, to the 42nd U.S. Invitational Heavy Event ...

 

 

 

California, Folsom, Event Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Mehmet Polat Trio, a spiritual and adventurous meeting of three virtuosos uniting World, Folk, Jazz & Spiritual Music to perform in Folsom, CA

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere ...

 

California, Rocklin, Event Date: Friday September 2nd, 2016 7:00pm

Mehmet Polat Trio, a spiritual and adventurous meeting of three virtuosos uniting World, Folk, Jazz & Spiritual Music to perform in Santa Cruz

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere ...

 

 

California, Paso Robles, August 27, 2016

Celebrate the coming of harvest in the Paso Robles Wine Country at the Second Annual Harvest Hoedown, Creston, CA

Wine grape harvest is just around the corner in the Paso Robles wine country. Traditionally, farmers held celebrations at the onset of harvest to help usher in a bountiful season. The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is bringing this time-honored tradition back with its 2nd Annual Harvest Hoedown at The Loading Chute barn in Creston, California (6350 Webster Rd.) on August 27, 2016, from 6 pm – 10 pm. The Harvest Hoedown ...

 

California, Long Beach, Event Date: August 19-21, 2016

Long Beach BBQ Festival

The Long Beach BBQ Festival will be held on August 19-21, 2016 at the Rainbow Lagoon Park (400-403 Shoreline Village Dr.), Long Beach, CA 90802. BBQ chefs from around the country gather to grill their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and other succulent delicacies. Award-winning pitmasters will battle local barbecue gurus to see whose ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket are the most irresistible. The competition will be intense ...

 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: October 21-30, 2016

Company C Contemporary Ballet presents Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve, San Francisco

Company C Contemporary Ballet will present Arcane: A Tale of All Hollows’ Eve on Oct. 21-30 at the Cowell Theater, 2 Marina Blvd., Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. The ballet tells the story of Arcane, the celestial star who sits at the hip of the harvest moon. Each Halloween, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, Arcane descends to Earth. She brings with her the “Voice of the Voiceless,” and with this voice animates those caught in the netherworld – those who have left something undone or unsaid ...

 

California, Paso Robles, Event Date: August 17, 2016

What if everything you know about terroir is wrong?

Terroir and the Other Winemaking Myths will be presented on August 17, 2016 from 12-3 p.m. at the Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom. The seminar presented by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will feature author Mark Matthews, a viticulture professor from the University of California, Davis. Mathews will be discussing his new controversial book: “Terroir and Other Myths of Winemaking.” Kevin Sass ...

 

 

California, Walnut Creek, Event Date: August 12-13, 26-27, 2016

Goat Hall Productions Presents Two New Chamber Operas, Walnut Creek, CA

Hearts and minds cannot be trusted. Madness seems to be the method in Mark Alburger's "Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel" and the John G..Bilotta/Jostein Stalheim "Rosetta's Stone" -- both new-music dramas receiving their world premieres (8:15pm, Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13 and 26-27) at Lesher Center for the Arts ...

 

San Rafael, California, Event Date: October 1, 2016

The Northern California Festival is a celebration of everything community and more

The Creole United Festival celebrates it’s 4th year in Marin County, a rhythmic magnet attracting all generations from throughout the U.S. and abroad. The festival is held Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11am-6pm at Lagoon Park in San Rafael, CA (located close to San Francisco).  GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry brings high energy and captivating entertainment with special guest bands from Louisiana and Texas. Fun for all ages, arts & crafts, kidzone, wood ...

 

California, Petaluma, Event Date: August 6, 2016

Jackie Greene, Steve Kimock, David Nelson, and The Mother Hips Headline 9th Annual Petaluma Music Festival, Petaluma, CA

This marks the ninth year for what has become one of the most highly regarded events on the West Coast summer music festival circuit. The Petaluma Music Festival takes place on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center in Petaluma, CA. Performing at the 2016 Petaluma Music Festival are roots-rock bluesman Jackie Greene, the psychedelic rock of Steve Kimock & Friends, the California rock and soul of The ...

 

California, Venice, Event Date: August 7th, 2016

40th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade, Venice, California, August 7th

The 40th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade will take place in Venice, California on August 7th, starting at 10am. Three ornate and brilliant thirty-foot chariots will parade from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to a colorful festival site in Ocean Front Park, Venice. The site will offer music, exotic Indian dance, drama, educational exhibits on bhakti-yoga and east-Asian culture. There will be family and children activities, the popular Govinda's Gifts tent, free ...

 

California, Oxnard, Event Date: July 30 & 31, 2016

Get Ready to Salsa in the Coastal City of Oxnard, CA

The City of Oxnard is getting ready to offer up spicy, fiery fun and entertainment during the 23rd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. An estimated 60,000 samples of specialty salsas will be dished up by local restaurants, Mexican markets and gourmet salsa vendors inside the Festival’s big-top Salsa Tasting Tent. Whatever one’s salsa preference … fresh & fruity, hot & smoky, sweet & spicy or extremely hot … it’s all available under one roof ... 

 

California, Kelseyville, Event Date: September 24, 2016

Kelseyville Pear Festival showcases agricultural heritage celebrating pear and wine grape harvest, Kelseyville, CA

The historic country town of Kelseyville, CA celebrates 24 years of agricultural heritage with the Kelseyville Pear Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. From 7:00 am to 5:00 pm this free family-focused event showcases agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen, and community services. The event takes place on Main Street. The day that starts off with a pancake breakfast at the Kelseyville Fire House and is followed by a ...

 

California, San Rafael, Event Date: June 18, 2016

2400 Mile, 9-Day Car Rally Starts in San Rafael, CA

The City of San Rafael is gearing up for the Great Race on Saturday, June 18, 2016, located at Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA. Over 100 pre-1972 vehicles will be on display on Fourth Street prior to starting their way to Moline, Illinois for the 2,400-mile, 9-day rally. Details about the event can be found at: www.greatracesanrafael.org. The event is free to all and fun for all ages. Cars will start lining up at 8 am with drivers and navigators nearby and ready ...

 

 

California, San Diego, Event Date: Saturday June 18th, 2016

18th Annual Julian Blues Festival, San Diego, CA, June 18th

Robb Bower Presents the 18th Annual Julian Blues Family style outdoor Blues based music festival on Saturday, June 18th. This year Features the Legendary Blues/Rock guitarist Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, their only 2016 Southern California performance. Also featured this year are "The Kids are Alright," 5 of San Diego County's brightest young Blues musicians. The Alastair Greene Band, when not performing with his own band, Alastair is Alan ... 

 

 

California, Rancho Palos Verdes, Event Date: May 28 and 29, 2016

Scottish Fest - a Scottish American Celtic Festival for Scots and Non-Scots, Costa Mesa, CA

Scottish Fest returns for its 84th year at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa from 9am to 6pm. With approximately 20,000 in attendance the Southern California Scottish American Celtic Festival offers a variety of entertainment and performances on more than 10 stages and competition venues for both the Scottish and non-Scottish alike. A significant part of the festival is recognizing, remembering and giving thanks to the military on ...

 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: June 5, 2016

Melody of China Welcomes Gene Coleman, San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2016

Melody of China will be expanding its boundaries and horizons in June. The world premiere of "Horizon" for mixed ensemble, video and pre-recorded sound will be featured on June 5th at the Center for New Music. "Horizon" is a fascinating new multi-media work by composer Gene Coleman that explores the architectural wonders and landscapes of Hong Kong via a captivating journey through video, sound and live performance. "Horizon" will enjoy its first performance by Melody of China and several guest artists including the composer himself on Sunday, June 5 at 4 P.M.

 

California, Norco, Event Date: June 4, 2016

Texas BBQ Champion, Junior Urias joins TV BBQ Pitmasters, June 4, Norco, CA

Texas BBQ Pitmaster champion Junior Urias joins celebrity BBQ chefs Big Moe Cason and Harry Soo as BBQ contestants at the Horse Town Brew n Que Festival at the George Ingalls Event Center on June 4, 2016 in Norco, CA. The BBQ threesome are part of an anticipated 70 competition BBQ teams from California, Arizona and Nevada vying for $15,000 in cash, prizes and most importantly, bragging rights. Urias, Cason and Soo will also be part of a panel ... 

 

22nd Annual NorCal Golf 4 Charity Events, Novato Courtyard Marriott, American Canyon, CA

American Canyon, CA – Representatives from Marriott Hotels and Sodexo Food Services announced that the 22nd annual NorCal Golf 4 Charity Event would take place on June 6.  The Tournament, too popular for one golf course to hold, will once again be played at the two beautiful courses that make up the Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa County. The tournament benefits local charities and has raised over $1.85 million since its inception.  This year benefactors will include UC Davis Children’s Hospital ...

California, La Habra Heights, Event Date: February 26, 27 & 28, 2016

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts showcasing the works of outstanding artists

The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, showcasing the works of outstanding artists from all over Southern California, will be celebrating its 56th anniversary Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 26, 27 and 28, 2016 at its hillside setting in La Habra Heights, CA (2000 West Rd.). There is no admission charge and parking is free for all attendees. Two hundred artists will be exhibiting, selling, and in many cases, demonstrating ...

 

California, Palo Alto, Event Date: February 19 through 28, 2016

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's Masterpiece Opera Eugene Onegin

The West Bay Opera will present Tchaikovsky's Masterpiece Opera Eugene Onegin February 19 through 28 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA. Admission is $45 - $83. In 19th century Russia, a young aristocrat rejects the love of a simply country girl. Returning years later to find her married to a high ranking member of the nobility, he realizes that she has been his only true love all along. She loves him too, but knows that ...

 


 

California, Sacramento, Event Date: January 31, 2016

Davis Children's Chorale & Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra to Perform in Sacramento

The Sacramento Community Concert Association will present the Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra and The Davis Children's Chorale on January 31 at 3pr at the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. St., Sacramento, CA. Admission is: Single ticket $25, Student Single $12; Subscribers for season: $95 and $45. Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra is a group that has surprised and excited  ...

 

California, Santa Rosa, Event Date: January 23 & 24, 2016

Sonoma County Philharmonic to perform Brahms Symphony No. 4

Bay Area trombone virtuoso Bruce Chrisp will perform with the Sonoma County Philharmonic on January 23 and 24, playing the rarely-heard Concertino for Trombone Op. 4 by German composer Ferdinand David. The concert will also include Brahms’ majestic Symphony No. 4 and Weber’s spirited Oberon Overture. The upcoming concerts will be held on January 23 at 7:30 pm and January 24 at 2:00 pm at the  ...

 


California, Glendale & Pacific Palisades, Event Date: December 18 and 19, 2015

Salastina Music Society Presents Chamber Music Messiah and Sing Along, South Pasadena & Pacific Palisades, CA

On December 18 and 19, Salastina Music Society invites audiences to come to a deeper understanding of what makes Handel’s Messiah so enduring. Featuring selections from the Messiah, this Masterpiece Discovery with Brian Lauritzen, explores the narrative of the oratorio. It illuminates specific ...

 


California, Los Angeles, Event Date: December 18th & 19th, 2015

City Ballet of Los Angeles Presents The Nutcracker Swings Set in 1942

The City Ballet of Los Angeles (CBLA) continues its mission to reflect the diversity of its city and bringing ballet to new audiences with its winter program, The Nutcracker Swings, a twist on the holiday favorite set in 1942 Los Angeles during WWII to be presented on Friday evening December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday, December 19th at 8:00 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. Tickets to the Nutcracker ...

 


Tennessee, Antioch, Event Date: December 5, 2015

Lakeshore Christian Church to Feature Over 50 Vendors at the 5th Annual Holiday Expo, Antioch (Nashville Area), TN

The Lakeshore Christian Church will hold its 5th Annual Holiday Expo at 5434 Bell Forge Lane E., in Antioch (Nashville Area), TN on December 5, 2015, from 9am to 3pm.   Shop indoors in a festive atmosphere to the sounds and smells of Christmas. Find artwork, books, fragrances, sheets, clothing, jewelry, baskets, spices and oils, breads ...

 



California, San Francisco, Event Date: December 12, 2015

Connect and Be Local at Sunset Holiday Mercantile, San Francisco

Sunset Mercantile, a "festive pop-up open-air metropolis," will celebrate winter with a Holiday Mercantile on Saturday, December 12th, 10am-4pm at 42nd Avenue and Kirkham in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco. This fun-filled, family-friendly event features artists, crafters, makers, food artisans, local businesses, beer and wine tasting, food trucks, useful trades, entertainment, children's activities and local causes ...


 

California, Fairfield, Event Date: December 12 to 13, 2015

Santa's Last Stand Gift Fair, Fairfield, CA

The Santa's Last Stand Gift Fair will be held indoors 10 am to 5 pm at the Specialty Event Center (former Walmart), 300 Chadbourne Rd, Fairfield, CA on December 12 to 13. Admission is free. Parking is free. Over 750 parking spaces.   The event will feature over 100 booths with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Browse the aisles filled with a wide selection of original handmade items, tempting gourmet specialty food items  ...

 


 

California, Fairfield, Event Date: November 22, 2015

15th Annual Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique, Fairfield, CA

The 15th annual Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique is a shopping tradition held each year the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This year's event is November 22nd; 10 am to 4 pm. It is held at the Clubhouse at the Rancho Solano Golf Course, 3250 Rancho Solano Pkwy, Fairfield, CA. There will be more than 75 local and Bay Area artists and artisans. All items are handcrafted and include woodcraft, mosaics, metal art, knit and crochet, glass ...

 



California, Sacramento, Event Date: November 15, 2015

Sacramento Community Concert Association Announces 2015-2016 Season

The Sacramento Community Concert Association (SCCA) and newly elected President, J. Scott Miller, has announced its 63rd Season, 2015-2016, with five live musical performances. The season opens with international performer and published songwriter, Virginia Ayers-Dawson on November 15, 3:00pm, at The Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd. in Sacramento. Her repertoire includes jazz, classic standards and ...

 



California, Sacramento, Event Date: November 15, 2015

Celebrate an Afternoon of Jazzy Delight: Sacramento Community Concert Association Presents Virginia Ayers-Dawson

International performer and published songwriter, Virginia Ayers-Dawson will be performing November 15, 2015, 3:00pm at The Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento.   Sponsored by the Sacramento Community Concert Association, Virginia Ayers-Dawson interprets the lyrics of each song with transparent passion and draws her audience into the journey. To see and hear her is to experience the sheer joy of music ...

 

California, Chula Vista, Event Date: November 13-14, 2015

Elks Victorian Country Christmas Craft Festival Supporting Local Veterans, Chula Vista, CA

The 4th Annual Victorian Country Christmas at the Chula Vista Elks Lodge will take place on November 13th and 14th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. at 901 Elks Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91910. There will be over forty quality crafters and artisans for gift shopping. This year’s entertainment includes: Reina Bolles and the Senior Follies, Celtic Harp by Amy Eppert; AIME, Smilin’ Jack the Accordion Sensation and the Gaslamp Players, Pin Ups for ...

 


California, Los Angeles, Event Date: November 12 to 19, 2015

Pacific Opera Project presents Donizetti's rarely heard Viva la mamma!, Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Opera Project continues its successful run of presenting fun and exciting operas with a modern twist with Gaetano Donizetti’s two-act farce Viva la mamma! This will be the seventh POP-Up production at the Ebell Club of Highland Park, offering table seating with food and wine in a party-like atmosphere for a moderate price. Viva la mamma! will be performed with a small orchestra and projected English supertitles. Performances re November ...

 


California, Sacramento, Event Date: November 6, 7, 8, 2015

Sacramento Arts Festival Returns to Showcase America's Best in Handcrafted Art

Share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8, 2015. The 18th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center (14th and J Streets), to showcase the best in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts.   The festival features over 225 of America’s best contemporary craftspeople and fine artists offering over 15,000 original works. Unlike other area fairs, the Sacramento Arts Festival is strictly juried ...


California, Glendale, Event Date: Sept. 12, 13 and Sept. 19, 20, 2015

Pacific Opera Project takes on Shakespeare and Verdi in a Cemetery with Falstaff

This September, Pacific Opera Project (POP) continues its successful run of presenting engaging productions in unique venues across Los Angeles with Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, presented outdoors at the top of Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Museum Plaza) in Glendale. Admission is $25 general admission. 2 person table $65-80 or 4 person table $120-150. With seating at tables including food and wine, a top-notch cast and orchestra all under a starry sky, POP will present ...

 


California, San Luis Obispo, Event Date: July 18 & 19, 2015

Central Coast Renaissance Festival Returns to San Luis Obispo, July 18 & 19

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival returns to San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake Park on July 18 & 19 with many new and several perennially popular performers returning. Step into the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was England’s magnificent monarch. This is the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and a host of famous Dukes, Earls, Lords and Ladies, and you’ll see them all at the Central Coast Renaissance Festival in all ...

 


 

California, Oxnard, Event Date: July 25 & 26, 2015

Oxnard, CA Spices it up with the 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, July 25th & 26th

The City of Oxnard, CA is once again gearing up to offer spicy and fiery fun and entertainment during the 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival taking place July 25 & 26, at Plaza Park, Fifth and 'B' Streets. The annual festival is a celebration of everything salsa -- the music, the food and the dance. Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, this award-winning, family-friendly festival features many of Southern California’s most electrifying salsa and Latin bands, non-stop salsa ...

 


 

California, Petaluma, Event Date: July 31 to August 1st, 2015

8th Annual Petaluma Music Festival, July 31 to August 1st

This marks the eighth year for what has become one of the most highly regarded events on the West Coast summer music festival circuit. The Petaluma Music Festival takes place on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st, 2015, at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center in Petaluma. With past festival performances by national acts like Trombone Shorty, Galactic, The Devil Makes Three, Jackie Greene, and Xavier Rudd, festival goers are always treated to a family-friendly event ...

 


 

California, Venice, Event Date: August 2nd, 2015

39th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade, Venice, California, August 2nd

The 39th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade will take place in Venice, California on August 2nd, starting at 10am. Three ornate and brilliant thirty-foot chariots will parade from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to a colorful festival site in Ocean Front Park, Venice. The site will offer music, exotic Indian dance, drama, educational exhibits on bhakti-yoga and east-Asian culture. There will be family and children activities, the popular Govinda's Gifts tent, free yoga lessons, a variety ...

 


 

California, American Canyon, Event Date: June 8, 2015

Representatives from Marriott Hotels and Sodexo Food Services Announces the 21st Annual NorCal Golf for Charity, Now Open for Reservations

Representatives from Marriott Hotels and Sodexo Food Services announced that the 21th annual NorCal Golf 4 Charity Event would take place on June 8. The Tournament, too popular for one golf course to hold, will once again be played at the two beautiful courses that make up the Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa County. The tournament benefits local charities and has raised over $1.6 million since its inception. This year benefactors will include UC Davis Children’s Hospital ...

 


 

California, Hollywood, Event Date: June 7, 2015

2015 International Family Film Festival Fundraiser: Celebrity Screening of Pure Flix's Do You Believe? at Historic Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA, June 7

On Sunday, June 7th, the International Family Film Festival (IFFF) screens the newest film from Pure Flix, the creators of God’s Not Dead, called Do You Believe? at the historic Raleigh Studios, in the heart of Hollywood. This exciting fundraising event kicks off at 4:30 pm with a buffet dinner/silent auction accompanied by live entertainment, followed by the Do You Believe? screening (6pm) in the state-of-the-art Chaplin Theater. Immediately after the film, engage in a lively Q&A ...

 


 

California, San Diego, Event Date: June 20th, 2015

Great Blues in the Mountains as Robb Bower Presents the 17th Annual Julian Blues Bash, Julian, CA

On Saturday, June 20th Robb Bower Presents will bring it's great live blues, the 17th Annual Julian Blues Bash, back to the beautiful 100 year old Menghini Winery in Julian California. Gates open at 10:00 am, music starts at 11:00 am and goes until 7 pm. It is a fun filled day for the whole family, and especially Blues Lovers. This year will feature Three Kings of the Blues. Two of the performers, Boscoe France and Jonathon Boogie Long, have ...

 


 

California, Costa Mesa, Event Date: May 23 to 24, 2015

Southern California's Largest Scottish & Celtic Festival Coming to Costa Mesa, May 23 to 24

The United Scottish Society (USS), a non-profit organization, will be hosting its 83rd Scottish Fest (www.scottishfest.com) on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA from 9am to 6pm. The event will consist of the best in Scottish and Celtic heritage with sounds of bagpipes and drums to the smells of authentic Celtic foods and the sights of the traditional kilts. Being on Memorial Day weekend the festival has embraced the opportunity to ...

 


 

California, Palo Alto, Event Date: May 22 to 31, 2015

West Bay Opera Presents Faust by Charles Gounod, Palo Alto, CA

The West Bay Opera will present Faust by Charles Gounod, May 22 to 31, at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, CA. Faust is West Bay Opera's newest production of the ultimate French grand opera. When Faust sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for the chance to be young again, is he condemned to repeat his youthful mistakes? It’s a universal and timeless subject. This production, directed by up-and-coming Mexican stage director Ragnar Conde, is set in a dystopian future ...

 


 

California, Big Bear Lake, Event Date: July 3-5, 2015

Discover the Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival - the #1 fine arts festival in the San Bernardino Mountains

A celebration of the Arts, the 12th Annual Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival happens again this year on July 3-5, 2015 at the Bartlett Events Center, 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA. This fabulous, three day fine arts event starts on Thursday evening July 2 with a “Kick Off Concert and Reception” from 5 pm - 9 pm. Hours for the Festival are Friday, July 3 from 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday, July 4 from 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, July 5 from 10 am – 4 pm. Discover why the Big Bear Lake Artwalk ...

 


 

California, Big Bear Lake, Event Date: July 3-5, 2015

Local middle school students join high school artists to bring their artistic murals to life with Big Bear Lake Arts and The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival

California, Big Bear Lake, Event Date: July 3-5, 2015 To show support for the local arts, and their 1000 Art Lessons for Kids project, Big Bear Lake Arts has invited the students of Big Bear Middle School to join local high school student artists in a collaboration to display a one-of-a-kind art project at the number one Art Festival in the San Bernardino Mountains, The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival (BBLAF), presented by The Arts Council of Big Bear   ...

 


 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: June 6, 2015

Melody of China Welcomes Pianist Shih-Yang Lee at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

Artists from across the Pacific and around the World will meet in San Francisco for the annual San Francisco International Arts Festival, May 21st thru June 7th. Among the many attractions featured will be the dazzling Melody of China, San Francisco's premiere Chinese chamber ensemble. Joining the group will be the dynamic pianist from Taiwan, Shih-Yang Lee, on Saturday, June 6th at 5 P.M. for a special performance. The concert, taking place at Fort Mason Center in San ...

 


 

California, Joshua Tree, Event Date: May 8th to May 10th, 2015

IgNight Your Passions at the IgNight Fire Flow Conference, Joshua Tree, CA

The IgNight Fire Flow Conference brings an educational celebration of fire, yoga and flow arts to Joshua Tree, CA on May 8-10. Commonly rigged with wicks and lit on fire, flow tools can include hoops, poi, fans, staves, torches, wands and swords. The conference will also feature aerial acrobatics classes, archery, astronomy, yoga and lectures with spiritual teachers from all over the world. Beginning at noon Friday and ending at 5p.m. Sunday, more than 160 classes will go ...

 


 

California, Woodland Hills, Event Date: April 25 and 26, 2015

Woodland Hills Arts and Crafts Faire and Community Expo, April 25 to 26

The 46th annual Rotary Club of Woodland Hills Arts and Crafts Faire and Community Expo will be held on April 25 and 26 in Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is located at Oxnard St. and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Artists will display and sell their original hand-made works in candles, ceramics, dolls, etchings, fabric and fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, odds and ends, paintings, photography, porcelain, sculpture, and water color. Proceeds ...

 


 

California, Santa Monica, Event Date: April 26, 2015

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, April 26th

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra returns to the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater with an exciting program entitled "The Four B's," featuring the brilliant technique and sensitive musicality of pianist Hye-Won Choi. The concert is Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3 PM. The program includes the Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op 62,  Bruckner: March in D minor WAB 96, J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (introducing a world premiere arrangement by Karim Elmahmoudi), and the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. ...

 


 

California, Sebastopol, Event Date: April 17-October, 2015

Lynmar Estate in Sonoma's Russian River Valley Expands Summer Picnic Pairings with Early April Arrival

Lynmar Estate announced today the return of its summer Picnic Pairings, to begin Saturday, April 17, at Lynmar Estate, 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol, CA, offering guests a complete culinary experience with estate-grown and locally sourced lunches paired with select Lynmar wines. The summer lunch offering comes a month earlier than usual this year in response to its overwhelming popularity last year. Lynmar believes that the fundamental pull of wine is its relationship with food. From ...

 


 

California, Rolling Hills Estates, Event Date: April 17 to 19, 2015

2015 Universe Multicultural Film Festival Coming to Rolling Hills Estates, CA

The 2015 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) will take place from April 17th to 19th at three venues in Rolling Hills Estates, CA. All are within walking distance: the Promenade on the Peninsula, RHCC Community Center and the Peninsula Center Library. The festival will be a great platform to watch the multicultural films in different languages with family and friends and embrace culture differences through films – the universal language. The event, organized by Maeya Culture ...

 


 

California, Joshua Tree, Event Date: May 14-17, 2015

Joshua Tree Music Festival - A Global Music Experience in the Magical Mojave, Joshua Tree, CA

Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, this three day (and four night) family-friendly festival is truly a global music experience. The 13th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of ...

 


 

California, Sausalito, Event Date: October 17, 2015

Feel the rhythm and taste of Louisiana at the Creole United Festival, Sausalito, CA

Celebrating its third year, The Creole United Festival will feature the music, the food, the dance and the rich Creole culture that will provide attendees an unforgettable day. There is no admission fee, donations at the entrance are much appreciated. The Festival will be held October 17, 2015, at 11am-6pm at Dunphy Park (10 miles north of San Francisco) in Sausalito, CA. This one day event brings high energy, captivating entertainment by the best Zydeco ...

 


 

California, San Diego, Event Date: May 30 and 31, 2015

California State Button Show Coming to San Diego

Button collectors will gather in San Diego the weekend of Saturday, May 30th (10am to 5pm) and Sunday, May 31st (10am to 3pm), at the Town & Country Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego, for the California State Button Society’s annual convention. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. Collectors, dealers, tailors and seamstresses, jewelry and costume designers, and quilters and crafters of all ages are welcome. There will be hundreds of ...

 


 

California, Rossmoor, Event Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rossmoor Community Festival to be held on Sunday, May 3, Rossmoor, CA

The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3001 Blume St., Rossmoor, CA. Experience the rides, games, a great variety of vendors including crafts, sales, non- profits, and educational; food trucks; live entertainment; dog parade and car show. Sign-ups for the free car show can be made by contacting Lee Lindquist at leelindquist@socal.rr.com. Trophies will be awarded in many categories. Dress up your dog for ...

 


 

California, Costa Mesa, Event Date: February 28 - March 1, 2015

Author & TV Personality Steven Katkowsky Coming to the Home & Garden Show, Costa Mesa

The OC Spring Home & Garden Show is bigger and better than ever. This year’s show is loaded with interesting features such as the new Website and TV show that is spreading like wildfire around the world. Gemr.com is the Facebook of collectors. Users can connect with other like-minded people who collect everything from Star Wars memorabilia to bubble gum wrappers. Their TV Show that will be shooting on-site is titled “You Collect Whaat?” It offers attendees their ...

 


 

California, Los Angeles, Event Dates: February 21-22, March 13-15, May 16-17

Three Independent Film Festivals in Los Angeles: Watch latest indie films, meet filmmakers

Three Independent Film Festivals will be happening February 21-22, March 13-15, May 16-17, 2015: Hollywood Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, and the Sunset Film Festival - Los Angeles. Hollywood: homeland for producers, actors, directors and other TV and Film creators. Hollywood is also a place where you can see local films and those from all over the world. These festivals are unique. Film enthusiasts meet interesting people, full of passion with great personalities ...

 


 

California, North Hollywood, Event Date: March 6 and 7, 2015

Abduction: Pacific Opera Project puts their zany spin on Mozart’s kidnapping caper, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, North Hollywood, CA

March 6 and 7, 2015 To open their fifth season, Pacific Opera Project puts their zany spin on Mozart’s kidnapping caper, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, by setting it in space... the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through Abduction with a 27-piece orchestra and a new English libretto by artistic director Josh Shaw. One of Mozart’s most impressive scores, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, is filled with vocal fireworks ...

 


 

California, Santa Barbara, Event Date: January 23 to 25, 2015

Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Coming to Santa Barbara, January 23 to 25

Show to Benefit Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), a local nonprofit agency specializing in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale will be held January 23 to 25 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA (Hwy 101 at Las Positas). The grounds will be filled to the rafters with beautiful antiques and unique decorative pieces brought to Santa Barbara by dealers from all over the west coast. The Antique Appraisal Clinic ...

 


 

California, Palo Alto, Event Date: February 13, 15, 21 and 22, 2015

West Bay Opera to Perform Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, Palo Alto, CA

The West Bay Opera will perform Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio on February 13, 15, 21 and 22, 2015 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA. Belmonte, travels to Turkey to rescue Konstanze, his betrothed, from Pasha Selim's harem, into which she has been sold by pirates. Packing a full complement of acrobatic arias, witty ensembles, rousing choruses and some good laughs, the story is a crash course in early multiculturalism. Imperial Austria and the ...

 


 

California, Costa Mesa, Event Date: January 17

3rd Annual Orange County Baby & Kidz Expo, Costa Mesa, CA

The 3rd Annual Orange County Baby & Kidz Expo will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 10am - 5pm at the OC Fair & Event Center (previously known as Orange County Fairgrounds), 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. The Baby & Kidz Expo is about education and entertainment. Started twelve years ago, Baby & Kidz Expo has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX and is the largest indoor family expo circuit which takes place in California, Colorado & Texas with an ...

 


 

California, Pasadena, Event Date: January 24, 2015

8th Annual Los Angeles Baby & Kidz Expo, Pasadena, CA

The 8th Annual Los Angeles Baby & Kidz Expo will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10am - 5pm at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA. The Baby & Kidz Expo is about education and entertainment. Started twelve years ago, Baby & Kidz Expo has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX and is the largest indoor family expo circuit which takes place in California, Colorado & Texas with an average of 10,421 in attendance. Each Baby & Kidz ...

 


 

California, Hayward, Event Date: December 14, 2014

Celebrate a Mexican Christmas in Hayward, CA with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno

The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno presents "Navidad en Mexico," a Bay Area tradition since 1971. This beautiful production shows how Mexico celebrates Christmas, taking you on a tour of various regions, to share the fun and excitement of its folklore through music, song and dance. There will be more than 50 dancers, accompanied by Mariachi Colima and singers, Martha Soledad and Gabriela Sepulveda. Arrive early and enjoy "Villa Navideña ...

 


 

California, Los Angeles, Event Date: December 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Puccini's Parisian Bohemians become Highland Park Hipsters in this creative setting of La boheme, Los Angeles

Now concluding its fourth full season, and following the unbelievable success of Tosca: A Moving Production, Pacific Opera Project returns to Highland Park with one of their most innovative productions. Puccini’s Parisian bohemians return as Highland Park hipsters in a revival of POP’s most popular “POP-Up” production. La bohème is a show for opera lovers and newcomers alike. Exceptionally talented singers and actors pour their hearts out at extremely close range. POP-Ups are best described as a party where an opera happens to be going on ...

 



California, San Diego, Event Date: November 26-November 30, 2014

San Diego Jazz Fest features traditional jazz, swing, boogie woogie, rockabilly, gospel, and ragtime

The San Diego Jazz Fest takes place November 26-November 30 and will feature over thirty bands and guest artists from across the U.S. playing for dancing and listening in seven venues. The event takes place at the Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego. Food, beverages and special festival room rates are available at the Resort. Over twenty special features include tributes to Louis Armstrong ...

 


 

California, Irvine, Event Date: November through December

Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, California, with Special Hotel Rates & More

Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, California, with Special Hotel Rates & More From Thanksgiving feasts and an ice rink to a Christmas train and selfies with Santa, Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, CA offers family-friendly activities and events November through December. Visitors and residents alike can get into the holiday spirit with activities and events taking place throughout the city. Offerings include an ice skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center, holiday performances at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and University ...

 


 

California, Oxnard, Event Date: November 22-December 25, 2014

Rediscover your Holiday Spirit at Oxnard's Holiday Events, November 22 to December 25

Let Oxnard, CA help you rediscover your Holiday Spirit with an old-fashioned, small-town holiday experience. Escape from the hustle and bustle, the Mall Madness and the Pack-a-Snack traffic jams. Each week brings a new set of fun-filled, family-focused events and activities to enjoy. A month-long holiday celebration kicks off in Oxnard with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Plaza Park followed the next day by the Oxnard Downtown Christmas Parade featuring floats, marching ...

 


 

California, Napa, Event Date: December 13 & 14, 2014

Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire, Napa, CA, December 13 & 14

The Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire (www.santashelpersnapa.com) will be held December 13 & 14 at the Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd. Street, Napa, CA. Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create this old-time shopping market, a Napa Valley holiday tradition for over 23 years. Over 100 of the finest artisans have gathered together to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Terrific shopping awaits, including home decor, art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts ...

 



California, Del Mar, Event Date: March 21-22, 2015

Become More Fit & Alive at the 4th Annual Healthy Living Festival, Del Mar, CA

This spring, join the celebration of living healthier at San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo, March 21-22, 2015, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, Del Mar, CA. Whether seeking a more healthful way of life, or looking for new ways to enrich an existing healthy regime, the 4th Annual Healthy Living Festival has it all. Energy, productivity and happiness thrive with a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and ...

 


 

California, San Diego, Event Date: November 6 to 9, 2014

6th Annual Art San Diego 2014 Returns to Historic Balboa Park, November 6 - 9

ART SAN DIEGO has become one of the most successful cultural events in San Diego. Founded in 2009 as the first and only Contemporary Art Show in San Diego, ART SAN DIEGO is now an annual showcase, featuring not only San Diego’s most talented artists, but also leading artists from around the globe. This show provides the backdrop for the world’s leading contemporary artists, designers and art galleries, attracting national and international attendees  ...

 


 

California, San Francisco, Oakland & Mountain View, CA, Event Date: November 7 to 11, 2014

Melody of China World Premiere and Jazz Performance in San Francisco, Oakland and Mountain View, CA

Talent and beauty are merged into one as Melody of China, San Francisco’s premiere Chinese chamber ensemble, premieres a new work at Old First Church on Friday, November 7 at 8 P.M. with follow-up performances at Yoshi’s Oakland and the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. The program will feature captivating performances by the bold and dynamic Melody of China, known for their mastery of Chinese traditional instruments ...

 


 

California, Morgan Hill, Event Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Community Christian's Christmas Boutique, Morgan Hill, CA, November 15th

The 4th Annual Christmas Boutique will be held on November 15th at Community Christian, 305 W. Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA. The Boutique will be open from 9am to 4:00pm. Great door prizes throughout the event. Shop booths filled with everything from handmade, unique one-of-a-kind items, to sports memorabilia. With nearly thirty vendors you are sure to find something for everyone on your gift list. Admission and parking are free ...

 


 

California, Placerville, Event Date: October 18 & 19, 2014

31st Annual Rock & Gem Show Set for October 18th & 19th, Placerville, CA

Celebrate the 31th Annual Rock & Gem Show on October 18 & 19, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, (exit 44B off Hwy 50) Placerville, CA, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 daily. Find over forty-five dealers featuring worldwide varieties of minerals, gems, custom jewelry, beads, findings, fossils, petrified wood, opal, gold, meteorites, carvings, lapidary material, supplies, tools and equipment. Watch free jewelry-making and lapidary demonstrations. See over thirty ...

 


 

California, Torrance, Event Date: October 26, 2014

Downtown Torrance, CA Antique Street Faire Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration, October 26th

Join the free celebration on October 26th when the Torrance Antique Street Faire celebrates sixteen years of bringing the best antique and collectible dealers to the streets of historic downtown Torrance, CA (1317 Sartori Ave.). Over 200 sellers will be there with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more - all on sale at bargain prices. Special events include the 3rd Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest and Parade at noon. The contest and parade is free to participate and prizes will be awarded for the best costume. The Contest is sponsored by A ...

 


 

California, Newport Beach, Event Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fine arts and crafts fair coming to Newport Beach Civic Green, October 11th

The 11th Annual Newport Beach Arts Foundation's Art in the Park will be held October 11th from 10 am - 4 pm, on The Civic Green at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA. Over 100 artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling original artwork, jewelry and fine crafts. This year’s event will include a mix of the contemporary and traditional, of bold and beautiful - with something that appeals to everyone ...

 


 

California, Ventura, Event Date: October 11 and 12, 2014

Seaside Highland Games Return to the Ventura County Fairgrounds, October 11th and 12th

The 12th Annual Seaside Highland Games return to the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd.) the weekend of October 11 & 12, with over eighty clans and societies, bagpipe and drum bands from many Western states. There will be competitions in pipes, drums, dance, athletics, drum majoring and fiddles. Some of the highlights include: Heavy athletes "throwing stuff" and herding dog demonstrations and Heeland Coos; The US Marine Band will be performing ...

 


 

California, Covina, Event Date: October 11, 2014

The Thunder is coming to Downtown Covina, CA on October 11th: Thunderfest and Music Festival

This year’s 19th Annual Covina Thunderfest & Music Festival is revving up to be something special. On Saturday, October 11th, from 1pm to 8pm, Downtown Covina, CA is going back to a simpler time of the 1950's. The Covina Downtown Association will be presenting live music all day at one of the two outdoor stages. The Food & Beer/Wine garden at Heritage Plaza is a great place to take a break as you listen to live music from the Buzz Jumpers or Hula Girls. Sample some of the valley’s best micro-brews ...

 


 

California, Sacramento, Event Date: November 7, 8, 9, 2014

17th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival Showcases America's Best Art & Craft

Don't miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival (www.sacartsfest.com), Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9, 2014. The 17th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center (14th and J Streets), to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. The festival features over 225 of America’s best contemporary craftspeople and fine artists ...

 


 

California, Oakland, Event Date: September 21 to October 12, 2014

Popular Concert Series Brings Top Talent to Oakland’s Redwoods

Every Sunday from September 21 to October 12, the popular “Sundays in the Redwoods” concert series brings outstanding musical entertainment to the Woodminster Amphitheater, located at 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. With soaring redwoods as a backdrop, the weekly concerts will begin at 2 p.m. with a youth act followed by performances featuring renowned local and national musical acts. Single admission tickets cost $18 and may be purchased online ...

 


 

California, Maripoa, Event Date: Saturday September 20, 2014

Blazin Hog Competition, BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival, Mariposa, CA

The 8th Annual "Blazin Hog" Competition, BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival will take place in Mariposa, California, Saturday September 20, 2014, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds (40 miles from Yosemite National Park). The music stage will once again, be alive with well known Cajun/Zydeco recording artists for toe-tapping dancing pleasure. Enjoy a huge shaded dance floor while you move your feet to the sounds of the Blues Box Bayou Band,  Ron Bombardier and his Bayou Boys and the local favorite, Good Medicine. Get your BBQ teams together ...

 


 

California, Burbank, Event Date: Sept. 5-7, 2014

3rd Annual Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival Runs September 5th-7th, Burbank, CA

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival will be held on Sept. 5th to 7th at the Victory Theater (3326 W Victory Blvd.) in Burbank, California. The festival celebrates upcoming feature and short films in the genre of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, for both adults and children. This boutique festival attracts working professionals and upcoming producers and directors. The festival was created by director Logan Thomas and Aric Cushing. The festival selects only the finest films from around the world ...

 


 

California, Big Bear Lake, Event Date: Weekends, Sept. 13 - Oct. 25, 2014

44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Expands German Entertainment, Weekends, September 13th - October 25th

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times, weekends, September 13th - October 25th. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this fall’s festival once again will expand the entertainment line-up to feature two bands from Germany and more free contests. The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has continuously expanded its entertainment offerings over the past five years, providing guests with a wide variety of music, dance groups and ...

 


 

California, Pleasanton, Event Date: August 30 & 31, 2014

149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, August 30 & 31, Pleasanton, CA

The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Labor Day weekend (August 30 & 31) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California (4501 Pleasanton Avenue). Among the premium attractions is the 40th U.S. Invitational Heavy Event Championship featuring the world’s top heavy event pro and amateur athletes; the Western U.S. Open Highland Dancing ...

 


 

California, South Lake Tahoe, Event Date: August 31, 2014

Lake Tahoe's Only Farm-to-Fork Festival Highlights Sierra Nevada Region, August 31st

Foodies and wine lovers alike will gather in South Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend as Sample the Sierra celebrates its 5th anniversary on Sunday, August 31st in Bijou Community Park. For the past four years, this Farm-to-Fork event has supported regional talent by showcasing only locally grown and cultivated food paired with wine, beer or spirits. Sample the Sierra is a one-day festival set in scenic South Lake Tahoe. Sample the Sierra goes from 12pm to 5pm on August 31st with tastings ending at 4pm. Attendees ...

 


 

California, Los Angeles, Event Date: September 9-10

Meetings Quest Programming Lineup Features Sports Figures and Meetings Industry Experts, Cabarrus County, NC, September 9-10

Meetings Quest, the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for association and corporate meeting planners, will be held September 9–10 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The programming lineup includes Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen, NASCAR driver David Ragan, meetings industry experts and technology innovators. The event is located in Concord at 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW. Hosted by the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau and presented by Association News ...

 


California, Lotus, Event Date: September 12 - 14

8th Annual American River Music Festival, September 12 - 14, Lotus, CA

Dip your toes in the river while grooving to world renowned vintage rock, blues, new and old grass, sweet jam and the finest of folk at the 8th Annual American River Music Festival in California’s scenic Gold Country. Situated on the South Fork of the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Coloma Lotus Valley offers a stunning backdrop for 30 live music performances. The event takes place September 12 - 14 at Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Rd, Lotus CA. One of the most popular tickets is the festival camping ticket, which includes Friday-Monday riverfront camping, all music  ...

 


 

California, Napa, Event Date: September 5, 2014

Cosentino Winery Annual Wine & Movie Night, Yountville, CA, September 5th

The 4th annual Cosentino Winery Wine & Movie Night will take place at 7415 St. Helena Hwy., Yountville, CA on September 5th from 8pm – 10pm. The feature film will be The Princess Bride. Ticket includes freshly popped popcorn, custom chocolates from local Vintage Sweet Shoppe and Cosentino wines. Visitors should bring lawn chairs. The event benefits the Napa Valley Food Bank. Bring non-perishable donation and receive 30% off all wine purchases ...

 


California, Ojai, Event Date: October 11-13, 2014

Prestigious Ojai Studio Artists Tour Set for October 11-13, Ojai, CA

The 31st annual self-guided Ojai Studio Artists Tour – one of the premier art events in California – is set for Columbus Day weekend, October 11-13. This is the first three-day event in the Tour’s history. Fifty artist studios throughout the breathtaking Ojai Valley will be open each day from 10am to 5pm. The event takes place at the Ojai Center for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai, CA. The 2014 Tour features the work of six new OSA artists. This year, artist demonstrations will also be a feature at several studios, with the Demonstration Schedule ...

 


 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: September 5-20, 2014

San Francisco Fringe Festival Brings Stunning, Surprising Indie Theater

The San Francisco Fringe Festival returns for its 23rd year with 35 examples of the best in stunning, surprising, and often over-the-top new theatre.There’s everything from sketch comedy to Russian-style Vaudeville, from angry ghosts disrupting a tech startup to a pair of clowns sharing a dream, from a new take on speed dating to a tale of the murder of the West Coast’s most famous promoter of black music.Plus the tale of an amnesiac Belgian cabaret singer discovered frozen in a block of ice ...

 


 

California, Kelseyville, Event Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Celebrate All Things Pear at the 22nd Kelseyville Pear Festival, Kelseyville, CA, September 27th

Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, marks the 22nd annual Kelseyville Pear Festival, Kelseyville, CA. Admission to the Festival is a free, family-focused event showcasing the greater Kelseyville  area’s agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen and community services. Join in the fun filled day with a home town parade starting on Main Street in Kelseyville.Festivities include a children’s area, musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse demonstrations; antique cars, engine ...

 


 

California, Oakland, Event Date: July 26th, 2014

Oakland’s Elegant Intimate Evening of Entertainment, Fine Cuisine, Music, Dancing and Community Recognitions

On Saturday, July 26th, Oakland Parks and Recreation is bringing back by popular demand, the iconic Entertainment Series “An Intimate Evening” featuring outstanding musical entertainment at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, 6pm to 11pm.  With the majestic and soaring backdrop of the Dunsmuir Mansion, the event  begins at 6:00pm with performances featuring renown local and national musical acts of Martin Luther, Ric Alexander, Funky Latin Orchestra, “K” Brick ...

 


 

California, Oxnard, Event Date: July 26 & 27, 2014

Oxnard, CA Spices it up with the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, July 26th & 27th

Spicy food, hot music and Oxnard's cool ocean breezes are on the menu for the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. Plaza Park is the place for a two-day celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance. You can taste it, you can dance it, and you can even take it home! The Festival is open 11 am to 7 pm Saturday & Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Sizzling entertainment takes center stage with six of the area’s hottest salsa bands. The Festival Marketplace features gourmet salsas & sauces, boutique clothing, hand crafted jewelry, garden art, hats ...

 


 

California, Clayton, Event Date: July 19-20 and July 25-27

Midsummer Mozart Festival Continues in Bay Area with 40th Anniversary Season

Maestro George Cleve leads the Festival Orchestra in 40th Anniversary Season of the Midsummer Mozart Festival, North America’s only all-Mozart festival. Two different programs are presented, the first, July 19-20, and the second, July 25-27. Concert venues are St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco; First Congregational Church, Berkeley; and Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. Tickets $30 - $65. Discounts for students, teachers, and groups. Tickets and info at ...

 


 

California, Oakland, Event Date: July 18th - 26th, 2014

20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival, Oakland, CA, July 18th - 26th

The 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival will be held, again, at Nimby, 8410 Amelia at 85th Ave., Oakland, CA. With a virtual plethora of weird, unusual and just plain great short and feature movies, including a previous Academy Award nominee movie from India, this year promises to be worthy of the culmination of 20 years of fine movies for audience enjoyment and edification from Brainwash Movies ...

 


 

California, Willits, Event Date: August 9 & 10, 2014

Mendocino County Museum's Kinetic Carnivale is Steaming into Willits August 9 & 10

Mendocino County Museum’s third Annual Kinetic Carnivale is steaming into Willits for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 9, 10am-7pm and Sunday, August 10, 10am-4pm. This highly-anticipated kinetic and steampunk festival returns with many fan favorites including the popular kinetic handcar races where you can root for your favorite team and car; the Whimsy Circus, where children can swing on a giant bed and enjoy jugglers, games, crafts and performances; the Mustache and Beard competition where the most ...

 


 

California, Venice Beach, Event Date: July 26 to 27, 2014

6th Annual Summer Fest on Venice Beach, CA, July 26 to 27

Since 2009, Summerfest on Venice Beach has brought live music shows and delicious food to Los Angeles County. This year it will be held July 26 to 27 (Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm) at Venice Beach’s Ocean Walk Front (1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA). The Festival is a two-day party that attracts close to 50,000 people. A family-friendly festival with free admission, Summerfest performers include the likes of Jimmy Jax Pinchak Bank, Eileen Carey, and RandomNinjas ...

 


 

California, Walnut Park, Event Date: August 1, 2 and 3rd, 2014

4th annual Walnut Park Summer Fest – Downtown Street Festival, Walnut Park, CA, August 1st - 3rd

County of Los Angeles Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce has announced its 4th annual Walnut Park Summer Fest – Downtown Street Festival as it opens the weekend of August 1, 2 and 3rd in the community of Walnut Park, CA. Admission to the six-block downtown festival is free and open to the public. Hours of the Festival are Friday, August 1 from 5p.m.-11p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11a.m.-11p.m. The festival will once again be presented in the heart of the major shopping area along Pacific Blvd. between Florence Ave. and Grand Ave ...

 


 

California, Vallejo, Event Date: June 14th - 15th

8th Annual Northern California Pirate Festival sails into port Father’s Day Weekend, June 14th - 15th, Vallejo, CA

Landlubbers, beware! The 8th annual Northern California Pirate Festival sails into port Father’s Day Weekend, June 14th - 15th at the Vallejo Waterfront Park next to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal.   Debuting an expanded layout and new shows, the Bay Area’s only pirate festival is a fully immersive, 360 degree pirate paradise with ship-to-shore cannon battles, winding lanes of colorful stalls, singing pirates, rum bars, gourmet grub, and a School of Piracy and costume competition for the wee swashbucklers. The Northern California Pirate Festival’s newly expanded layout includes over three ...

 


 

California, Fremont, May 31, 2014

Music at the Mission presents The Irresistible Charm of Europe's Musical Capital, Vienna, Fremont, CA, May 31

Ending its season with a bang, Music at the Mission presents its final concert of the season, Vienna. on Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 pm at the historic Old Mission San Jose Church in Fremont, CA, 43300 Mission Blvd. Celebrating the staggering influences and far reaching musical traditions of which Austria’s iconic city Vienna has been witness to, Music at the Mission will feature Bay Area chamber musicians, violinist, Karen Shinozaki; violist, Chad Kaltinger; cellist, Michael Graham; and pianist, Aileen Chanco in a tour de force program of works by Brahms, Mozart and Schoenberg ...

 


 

California, Avila Beach, Event Date: June 7th

3rd Annual Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival, Avila Beach, June 7th

The 3rd Annual Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival has announced its new home in city of Avila Beach, CA and will be held on Saturday, June 7th at the Avila Beach Golf Resort from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. (6464 Ana Bay Rd.). The Festival has been voted by Fox News as #4 of the Top Ten Oyster Festivals in the nation and is the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast. Jacqueline Delaney of SpinCycle Event Installations has partnered with a skilled team of creative talent to continue the further development of the festival as the icon for original unique events on the Central Coast ...

 


 

American Philharmonic presents a concert of "Turkish Delights," April 26 and 27, Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa, California (April 14, 2014) - The American Philharmonic Sonoma County will present the final concerts of its 15th anniversary season with performances on April 26 and 27 of “Turkish Delights.”  The performances feature violinist Yova Milanova in her West Coast premiere. From a family of distinguished Bulgarian musicians, she has performed with leading orchestras throughout the world: Rossini wrote The Italian Girl in Algiers in only three weeks, and his overture shines with the wit and sparkle you’d expect of music that opens a classic, comedy of errors opera ...

 

41st Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games, Vista, California

Vista, California (April 14, 2014) - The 41st Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans will be held on June 28 & 29, 2014 at the Brengle Terrance Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA.   Entertainment will feature Wicked Tinkers, Highland Way, Men of Worth, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas. Visitors will find vendors of everything Scottish: foods, arts & crafts, Massed Bagpipe Bands, Scottish athletics, Highland dancing competition, drum major, bag piping and drumming competitions, sheepdog trials, Scottish country dancing, and fun for the kids ...

 

Emmy-Winning Sopranos Actor Joe Pantoliano to Keynote for Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto

Palo Alto, California (April 7, 2014) - Joe Pantoliano, award-winning actor, best-selling author, and mental health activist, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Circle of Support Breakfast benefiting Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley. Pantoliano will share his personal experience with mental health issues and insights from his campaign to reduce the stigma around brain related disorders. The event will take place on May 8, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real,  Palo Alto, CA. Event proceeds will benefit the work of Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley ...

 

Free Family Fun at Marine Science Institute at Earth Day on the Bay, Redwood City, California

Redwood City, California (March 31, 2014) - The Marine Science Institute (MSI) is honoring Planet Earth with Earth Day on the Bay on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 am - 5 pm. at 500 Discovery Pkwy, Redwood City, CA.   The all-day event (admission is free) is meant to provide fun, safe, and special memories for the whole family. MSI provides hands-on adventures on the Bay where students can touch a shark, study plankton, and learn to care for the natural environment. The Institute is open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure ...

 

Petaluma Art Trunk: Mixed Media, Vintage and Flea Market Treasures

Petaluma, California - The 2014 Petaluma Art Trunk will be a mixed media feast of color, texture, and original art on Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Sheraton Sonoma County, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, California. The event is open to the public. Located at the hub of Art is Petaluma, the West Coast Art Retreat. The 2014 Art Trunk brings a unique Sonoma County flavor.   Art Trunk features finished art such as collages, assemblages, art quilts, steam punk jewelry and altered art. They will also be selling supplies such as art papers, kits, beads, frippery ...

 

Savor Sonoma Valley: 26 Wineries, Local Chefs & Barrel Wines, March 15 & 16

Sonoma Valley, California (March 10, 2014) - Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is geared up for their premier event of the year – Savor Sonoma Valley happening Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 from 11 AM – 4 PM both days. Twenty-Six Wineries throughout Sonoma Valley will be showcasing barrel wines, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired with food creations prepared by local chefs.   Meet winemakers, sample barrel wines, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, enjoy live music, tour wineries, and savor a wonderful ...

 

"Let's Erase the Stigma" - Documentary Film Screening at Los Altos High School, March 12

Los Altos, California (March 6, 2014) - The LETS (Let's Erase The Stigma) Club at Los Altos High School will be co-hosting a free PG-13 screening of the film "No Kidding? Me 2!," starring Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos,” “The Matrix,” “The Goonies”) on Wednesday, March 12, in the Los Altos High School Eagle Theater at 7 p.m. Pantoliano is a best-selling author and mental health advocate committed to erasing the stigma and shame ...

 

American Philharmonic Sonoma County to Premiere Two Latin American Works, Santa Rosa, March 15 and 16

Santa Rosa, California (February 21, 2014) - The American Philharmonic Sonoma County will present the American premiere of works by two of Latin America's leading composers in a March 15 and 16, 2014 concert set entitled "From the New World."   Concertino for Orchestra is by the prolific Colombian composer Blás Emilio Artehortúa. Artehortúa, whose works are now performed worldwide, is currently composer-in-residence at the National Network of Youth Orchestras ...

 

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion returns to Ontario, California, September 19-21, 2014

Ontario, California (January 14, 2014) - Back by popular demand, the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is zooming into Greater Ontario, California, in 2014 with more chrome, metal and engine roar than ever before. This year’s show will be a full-throttle affair, fueling the weekend of Sept. 19-21, with hundreds of classic cars, contests, cruises and rocking revelry along historic Euclid Avenue. Already, interest in the show is ramping up, with classic car owners clamoring to take advantage of early registration guarantees of a prime spot along the tree-shaded Euclid Avenue median.

 

San Gabriel Valley to Welcome the Year of the Horse with 23rd Annual MetLife Lunar New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 8th

Alhambra CA (Los Angeles Area), February 5th, 2014 - The 23rd Annual Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival and Carnival will be held in Alhambra CA, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than 200 booths stretching over five city blocks from Garfield Avenue to Almansor Street on Valley Boulevard, this is the event for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience Asian culture and taste ethnic foods. Snoopy will greet attendees at the booth of the title sponsor - MetLife. To celebrate the Year of the Horse, attendees can take photos with a r...

 

Alcatraz Exhibits Make Monumental Move to Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2013) - Together with Alcatraz Cruises, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara will be the new, temporary home of the Alcatraz: Life on the Rock and Alcatraz: The Last Day exhibits. As of November 7, 2013, the 3,000 square foot “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” will be complemented by the Alcatraz: The Last Day photo exhibition is a collection by Life Magazine photographer Leigh Wiener. The exhibits run through February 15, 2014.   Free and open to the public (24 hours/day, seven days/week), this comprehensive exhibit is an ideal way for ...

 

19th Annual Clayton Art & Wine Festival, Downtown Clayton, May 3rd & May 4th

Clayton, California (January 20, 2014) -  Celebrate the 19th annual Clayton Art and Wine Festival being held on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Stroll along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California’s wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine artisans and unique craft exhibits. Youngsters will love Kiddieland with lots of games and fun.   Listen to non-stop live entertainment while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes ...

 

Unmasking the Stage: The Visual Artists Behind the Theater Experience Opens January 29th at The Museums of Los Gatos

Los Gatos, California (January 15, 2014) - Presented by the Museums of Los Gatos, in association with Musson Theatrical, Unmasking the Stage: The Visual Artists Behind the Theater Experience, opens January 29th and showcases the stagecraft of set designers, costumers, make-up and lighting artists. On view through March 30, 2014, this captivating exhibition offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at work by talented designers from the Bay Area Theatre community. Through the generosity of Opera San Jose, San Jose Repertory Theater, San Jose State ...

 

A Weekend of Wine, Flowers and Romance: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Pacific Orchid Exposition

San Francisco, California, January 14, 2014 - Love is in the air as the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Pacific Orchid Exposition, both set against the romantic backdrop of San Francisco, come to Fort Mason Center this February. Immediately following Valentine's Day, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting (SFCWC) offers the chance to taste hundreds of award winning wines, talk directly to winemakers and sample delicious ...

 

Three Night Valentine's Package in California Wine Country with Escorted Tour

Cloverdale, California (January 14, 2014) - Valentine’s Day is the time to lavish someone special in your life with this blissful wine country vacation. Jumpstart your romance with the Three Night Valentine's Package at Auberge on the Vineyard, a Sonoma wine country inn with a French twist. Wake up to expansive vineyard views and a delectable three course breakfast, served up with bottomless Mimosas that will have you primed for the day’s activities. A one of a kind vineyard tour and tasting at Skypine Vineyards will be your first stop. The highest winery in Sonoma County, passionate owners are your personal guides as you learn about the wine making ...

 

A three day celebration of the music of the 1920s and '30s, Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay

Monterey, California (December 17, 2013) - The Jazz Bash by the Bay has been celebrating since 1980 the music of the ‘20s and 30s, one of the most creative and magical periods in the history of American music. The festival brings together the many colorful forms of early jazz: traditional jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, ragtime, blues, and big bands. Eight ballrooms and cabaret venues under one roof. Enjoy the beauty of Monterey’s historic waterfront. Eight world-class guest artists, 17 featured bands and three youth bands will take to the stage during the 34th annual JazzAge Monterey’s ...

 

Become More Fit & Alive at the 3rd Annual Healthy Living Festival, San Diego, March 22-23, 2014

San Diego, California (December 9, 2013) – This spring, join the celebration of living healthier at San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo, March 22-23, 2014, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Whether seeking a more healthful way of life, or looking for new ways to enrich an existing healthy regime, the 3rd Annual Healthy Living Festival has it all.   Energy, productivity and happiness thrive with a healthy lifestyle. This March, learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. Attendees can choose from more than 30 free lectures ...

Covina, CA (December 6, 2013) - Thought you would never see snow in Southern California? The sidewalks of downtown Covina will be filled with the fluffy white stuff the week before Christmas. The Covina Downtown Merchants Association will be making it snow twice nightly, beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 through Dec. 23. Strolling carolers and the opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa are just some of the festivities planned.   The fun-filled holiday revelry will take place in Downtown Covina on Citrus Avenue and College Street between San Bernardino Road and Badillo ...

 

Winter Wonderland Craft & Gift Holiday Show to be held at the L.A. Convention Center, December 14

Los Angeles, CA (December 5, 2013) - If you are looking for that perfect holiday gift or want to partake in a fun shopping experience with local vendors, don't miss the Winter Wonderland Craft & Gift Holiday Show on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 502 (2nd floor) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.   From local artisans to unique jewelry designers, the show's vendors will provide a wide variety of unique items for your holiday shopping experience.   Along with exploring the vendors at the show, guests ...

Alcatraz Exhibits Make Monumental Move to Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2013) - Together with Alcatraz Cruises, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara will be the new, temporary home of the Alcatraz: Life on the Rock and Alcatraz: The Last Day exhibits. As of November 7, 2013, the 3,000 square foot “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” will be complemented by the Alcatraz: The Last Day photo exhibition is a collection by Life Magazine photographer Leigh Wiener. The exhibits run through February 15, 2014.   Free and open to the public (24 hours/day, seven days/week), this comprehensive exhibit is an ideal way for ...

Melody of China 20th Anniversary Concert: A Fusion of Jazz and Chinese Traditions, San Francisco

San Francisco, California (November 6, 2013) - Dazzling virtuosity and stunning beauty will be on display as Melody of China, San Francisco’s premiere Chinese chamber ensemble, celebrates twenty years at Old First Church on Sunday, November 24th at 4 P.M. The afternoon will feature captivating performances by the bold and dynamic Melody of China with über-talented guests Jiebing Chen, Jon Jang, Francis Wong, Marcus Shelby and Deszon Claiborne in a rare ...

 

Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show Headed to Three Northern California Locations

The San Mateo Harvest Festival will feature exciting live music from the Hollywood Beetles, an amazing Beatles tribute band, as well as comedian John Park who is known for his "Funny Waiter" show. The little ones can take part in the hands-on KidZone offering gingerbread cookie decorating and free child ID kits from New York Life.   The Peninsula Humane Society, the official charity of the show, will be on hand hosting a mobile pet adoption center at the front of the ...

34th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest, November 27- December 1

San Diego, California (October 17, 2013) - The 34th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest will take place November 27- December 1, 2013, at the Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego. The festival will feature over 30 bands & guest artists from across the U.S. playing for dancing and listening in seven non-smoking venues.   Food, beverages and special festival room rates are available at the Town & Country Resort.  Admission: $105 (5-day), $100 (4-day) and $95 (3-day) may be purchased in advance www.SDjazzfest.org or at the ...

 

Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, California, with Special Hotel Rates & More

Irvine, California (October 21, 2013) - Irvine hotels invite visitors to experience all of the holiday happenings in the center of Orange County with special offers including complimentary breakfast and late checkout, along with gift cards and shopping certificates.   “Irvine’s family-friendly holiday activities, events, and special hotel offers, along with the destination’s close proximity to all of Orange County make it an ideal destination for visitors to celebrate the holiday season,” said Wendy  ...

 

San Francisco's Holiday Season Never Looked Brighter…and it all Starts Along the City's Waterfront

San Francisco, California (October 17, 2013) - San Francisco is renowned for celebration on a grand scale and the coming holiday season in the city-by-the-bay will be decked out in magical tradition this year. It all starts where this town of holiday lights meets the revitalized Waterfront.   Holiday revelers will be greeted with the most exciting “gift” to the city, including the dramatically-lit Embarcadero Center where each of five buildings is outlined in twinkling ...

 

Antique Classic Car Museum doubles as Wedding & Event Venue, Menifee, California

Menifee, California (October 7, 2013) - Everyone will enjoy and appreciate the historic Motte Historical Museum family collection of antique automobiles. This 20 car display ranging from 1910 – 1969 is housed in a rustic 9,000 sq. ft. Barn, an attraction in its own. The museum includes antiques, community history and a cozy cinema featuring automobile related documentaries and movies. Group tours are available and the venue is also available for wedding or party ...

 

Top Ten Adventures In Pacifica - San Francisco's Robust Beachfront Destination

San Francisco, CA (October 7, 2013) - Pacifica is a robust beach-front community, just 10 minutes south of San Francisco. The charming town and recreational playground is a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts.   Featuring everything from world-class surfing, mountain biking and hiking to fishing, scuba diving and hang gliding, Pacifica is an ideal getaway for anyone interested in spending their leisure time on a fresh outdoor vacation. Interested in getting away? Here’s ...

 

Ojai, California, Studio Artists Celebrate 30 Years at the Ojai Studio Artists Tour, October 12 & 13

Ojai, California (October 7, 2013) - Thirty years ago, three nationally recognized artists were inspired to create an event for art lovers and collectors alike to share a weekend celebration of art and creativity in Ojai, California. The Ojai Studio Artists Tour celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2013 – the 30th annual tour set for October 12-13. The original core founding group consisting of artists Bert Collins, Gayle Childress and Marta Nelson had a vision to bring an art event to ...

 

Placer County, California, Discovers Gold Growing on Trees at the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival

Auburn, California (September 23, 2013) - The new gold in Placer County California is growing on trees as the County has become known for their intensely flavored, sweet, Mandarin Oranges. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, November 22-24, 2013, will celebrate 20 Magical Years in 2013 with the new crop of delicious, foothills-grown Mandarin oranges. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarin oranges and gift baskets, accompanied by all ...

 

The Thunder is coming to Downtown Covina: Thunderfest and Music Festival

Covina, California (September 23, 2013) - The Covina Downtown Merchants Assoc. in conjunction with the City of Covina is proud to announce the 18th Annual Thunderfest and Music Festival on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 12 noon to 6 p.m.   Thunderfest and Music Festival will take place in Downtown Covina on Citrus Avenue and College Street between San Bernardino Road and Badillo Street. Downtown Covina is nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, about ...

 

Zydeco By The Bay Festival, Sausalito, California, October 12, 2013

Sausalito, California (September 19, 2013) - The Zydeco By The Bay Festival, October 12, 2013, 12pm-6pm, will provide guests of all ages an unforgettable day. This one day, free community event brings captivating entertainment by the best Creole Zydeco sounds featuring live musical performances by Grammy nominated Andre Thierry and Louisiana artists, Sean Ardoin and Koray Broussard.   Zydeco, known for it’s colorful harmonies, is much more than music, it's ...

 

Free Fun Kidz Expo Community Event in Fairfield, California, September 21, 2013

Fairfield, California (September 19, 2013) - The Kidz Expo Event will take place September 21, 2013, 10am-4pm at 601 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA.   This free community event includes live entertainment, local vendors, jumpy house, goodie bags, and raffle prizes. This event is located in Downtown Fairfield (inside and outside areas).   Kids Expo will offer an opportunity for vendors and families to come together and explore all 'kid/parent-friendly' items. Back-to-school shopping made easy with kid-friendly activities. Donation barrels will be out to collect school supplies ...

 

Petaluma Art Trunk: Mixed Media, Vintage and Flea Market Treasures, Petaluma, California

Petaluma, California (September 3, 2013) - The 2013 West Coast Art Trunk will be a mixed media feast of color, texture, and original art on Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Sheraton Sonoma County, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, California. The event is open to the public. Art Trunk features finished art such as collages, assemblages, art quilts, steam punk jewelry and altered art. They will also be selling supplies such as art papers, kits ...

 

Acclaimed Sacramento Arts Festival Returns to Showcase America’s Best Artists & Craftspeople

Sacramento, California (September 3, 2013) - Don't miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013. The 16th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center (14th and J Streets), to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts.   The festival features over 225 of America’s best contemporary craftspeople and ...

 

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta - a Gathering of Fiber Artists & Enthusiasts, Vista, California

Vista, California (September 3, 2013) - October 12-13, 2013 marks the third annual Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe, Vista CA 92083. (10:00am to 4:00 pm both days). Free admission and parking. This is a gathering of artists, guilds and vendors representing the Fiber Arts. There will be vendors, demonstrations and enthusiasts. If you are a fiber enthusiast, you will enjoy this event ...

 

17th Annual KVMR Celtic Festival, Grass Valley, California - Come for the Music, Stay for the Magic

Grass Valley, California (September 3, 2013) - The 17th annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic with world-class musicians, dance, pageantry, living history, falconry, athletics, storytelling, jam sessions and shopping. The outdoor event takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 27, 28 & 29 in Grass Valley, California at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines . There are ...

 

San Jose Museum of Art and 31 Bay Area Organizations Explore Food and Contemporary Art This Fall

San Jose, California (September 3, 2013) - This fall, the San Jose Museum of Art will present "Around the Table: food, creativity, community," a multistage exhibition that celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives. The central exhibition, on view November 9, 2013–April 20, 2014, looks at food today through the work of 29 contemporary artists, among whom the subject has had growing importance. Highlights include fragrant wallpaper made of curry; papyrus works made from locally grown beets; a living tree growing forty different varieties of stone ...

 

43rd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, rated #1 in California

Big Bear Lake, California (August 19, 2013) - The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 43 years of German style family fun and good times this year, weekends, September 14 through October 26, 2013.  Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers more entertainment with expanded Bier Gartens.  Guests this year will also have the opportunity to enjoy two additional evenings of Oktoberfest charm.  New this year, the Spaten Bier Garten will offer live entertainment  ...

 

Go Bananas at the 2nd Annual Banana Festival in Port Hueneme, California

Port of Hueneme, California (August 19, 2013) - It’s time to "Go Bananas" once again when the 2nd Annual Banana Festival takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, Harbor District, 105 East Port Hueneme Road.   The free festival provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in addition to learning about the journey of the banana and interworking of the Port. Festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, live music, interactive  ...

 

Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, an AAA Four Diamond Mediterranean Style Getaway, offers Reopening Special

Palm Springs, California (August 19, 2013) - Following its summer hiatus, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn will reopen for the 2013-14 season on September 11. To celebrate, the eight-room luxury hideaway is offering any room or suite at just $275 per night plus tax – rooms regularly range from $325-595. Each stay includes a three-course, chef-driven breakfast plus evening wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as en suite and poolside snacks. The $275 rate is ...

 

Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show Harkens in the Holidays at the Fairplex in Pomona, California

Pomona, California (August 16, 2013) Check off your holiday shopping list at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Pomona where shopping and entertainment combine for a winter wonderland of fun December 6-8, 2013. The Fairplex in Pomona comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, crafting demonstrations, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, specialty foods, and more ...

 

Spend Labor Day Sampling the Flavors of the Sierra Nevada, Farm-to-Fork Festival, South Lake Tahoe, California

South Lake Tahoe, California (August 1, 2013) - Since its conception in 2010, South Lake Tahoe’s only Farm-to-Fork Festival, Sample the Sierra, has continued to grow and evolve.  Starting out as a one day street festival, this event has expanded into an entire weekend of festivities celebrating the bounty and heritage of the Sierra Nevada region. This year is no exception with even more added to the Labor Day Weekend line up. The highlight of the weekend, the food and wine ...

 

Southwest Arts Festival® Celebrates 28th Anniversary in Indio, California, January 24 to 26, 2014

Indio, California(August 1, 2013) - The Indio Chamber of Commerce (4-Star accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) is hosting the Southwest Arts Festival® on January 24, 25 and 26, 2014. Celebrating its 28th Anniversary, the Southwest Arts Festival® will once again be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio California, a Coachella Valley landmark, featuring the desert’s natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. “We are excited to host the Southwest ...

 

Huge International Sand Sculpture Event: San Diego Labor Day Weekend

Downtown San Diego, California (August 1, 2013) - Ain’t no beach in downtown San Diego. But wait. The Port of San Diego has again authorized producers of the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition to create one on the cruise ship terminal pier. They’ll bring in 300 tons of sand that will be carved and molded into beautiful sculptures by nearly 40 artists in 3 different classes of sculpting competition, August 30 to September 2, 2013.   $60,000 at Stake:   With more than $60,000 in appearance, prize money and expenses at stake, some of the world’s best ...

 

Celebrate music at the 7th Annual American River Music Festival, Lotus, California, September 13 to 15, 2013

Lotus, California (July 17, 2013) - Dip your toes in the river while grooving to world renowned vintage rock, blues, new and old grass, sweet jam and the finest of folk musicians at the 7th Annual American River Music Festival, September 13-15, 2013, in California’s scenic gold country. Situated on the gorgeous South Fork of the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Coloma Lotus valley offers a stunning backdrop for 30 live music performances. Soak in ...

The Song and Dances of the Pacific Island Await You at the 17th Tafesilafa’i Festival, Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California (July 17, 2013) - Tafesilafa’i Inc. will host its 17th Tafesilafa’i Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California from August 1st to August 4th, 2013. Tafesilafa’i (tah-feh-see-lah-fah-ee) in Samoan means meeting face to face. It is an effort by the Samoan faith community to provide a platform for the Pacific Islanders to share their heritage, culture, customs, language, dances, motifs and rhetoric under its slogan of “Culture Informed by Theology.”   This year’s theme “Talita Kumi: Heal the World” invites us to take a closer ...

Spanish Costume Gala Dinner Party & Performance Benefits Artists in Santa Barbara, August 4, 2013

Santa Barbara, California (July 17, 2013) - The Profant Foundation for the Arts announces their annual Fiesta Finale Gala on Sunday, August 4, 2013, 5:30-10:00pm at El Paseo Restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara. The black-tie event features the legendary Gil Rosas at the piano, a gourmet dinner, professional entertainment, and concludes with dancing to the music of the Martinez Brothers. During the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy an exhibit of historic photos and memorabilia, along with rare film footage of Santa Barbara in the 1930’s and 40’s.

San Francisco Fringe Festival Brings Exciting, Edgy Indie Theater

San Francisco, California (July 17, 2013) - The 22nd Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 6-21, 2013, brings exciting, edgy Indie theater with 158 performances and more than 36 shows in 14 days.    The San Francisco Fringe Festival returns for its 22nd year with 36 examples of the best in exciting, edgy, and witty new theatre. There’s everything from sketch comedy to German Strum und Drang, from tales of a massage parlor to the horrors of parenting, from a Cliff’s Notes Macbeth to a journey through black music by a man who does a great ....

 


 

Oxnard, California, Salsa Festival Celebrates 20 Years, July 27-28, 2013
Oxnard, California (July 1, 2013) - It’s time to get ready for a spicy escape to Oxnard when the coastal city prepares for a milestone celebration of the 20th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. What started as a small local festival has turned into one of Oxnard’s signature events. The annual festival is a celebration of everything salsa -- the music, the food and the dance – slated for July 27-28, 2013. Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, this award-winning, family-friendly festival features many of Southern California’s most electrifying salsa ...

 

Happy Kids Day 2013 - A Unique Multi-Cultural Festival in Cupertino, California
Cupertino, California (San Francisco Bay Area), June 28, 2013 - Happy Kids Day 2013 festival will be held on August 17, 2013, at Cupertino Memorial Park in Cupertino, California. As one of the largest family-oriented events in the San Francisco Bay Area, Happy Kids Day invites a consortium of performers with international children songs and dances, cultural exhibits with games and activities, and a diverse selection of ethnic delicacies. The objective is to ...

 

Festival Forecast for July 19 & 20: 100% Chance of Peaches in Marysville, California
Marysville, California (July 1, 2013) - Historic Marysville, California expects 30,000 visitors for its 14th Annual Peach Festival, July 19 and 20, 2013. Admission -- and parking -- is free. Marysville, once California’s third largest city when it was the gateway to the gold fields, enjoyed a second Gold Rush a century later when it was producing half of all canned peaches in the world. The fruit is still grown in many varieties by local family farms ...

 

STAR WARS®: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition blasts through a galaxy far, far away to The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California
San Jose, California (July 1, 2013) - Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, the blockbuster exhibition featuring one of pop culture’s most enduring science-fiction franchises, opens October 19th, 2013, at The Tech Museum of Innovation , marking the final stop in the exhibition’s hugely popular 20-venue international journey.   Yoda, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Dark side’s notorious Darth Vader and his dutiful corps of Stormtroopers march ...

 

Second Annual Central Coast Oyster and Music Festival, Morro Bay, California, October 19th, 2013
Morro Bay, California (July 1, 2013) - In celebration of the world-renowned oysters of Morro Bay, the Central Coast Oyster Festival will be held this year Saturday, October 19th at the Morro Bay Golf Course from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. and tickets go on sale July 1st, 2013.   The Central Coast Oyster Festival will feature a range of amazing oyster preparations, the best wines, brews, exclusive cocktails, and a full lineup of knockout bands to play throughout ...

Jazz Returns to Concord, California - Sunset Jazz Festival

Concord, California (June 18, 2013) - BAP Events (Bay Area Productions) Presents the Sunset Jazz Festival in Concord, California, July 20, 2013, at 12:00pm, for a day of music, food, and fun. After a successful launch in 2012 at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA the Sunset Jazz Festival arrives at the Bay Area’s premiere amphitheater - Sleeptrain Pavilion.   This year’s line-up includes: Boney James, Will Downing, BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman ...

 

City of Oakland Hosts “An Intimate Evening,” July 23, 2013

Oakland, California – Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) invites you to “An Intimate Evening”  of entertainment, music, dancing, carriage rides, Mansion tours, Gatsby cars, and silent auction at the beautiful 50-acre park setting Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate on Friday, July 26, 2013, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The white attire evening will feature vintage music of Legends of Soul Tribute Band; Feral Moon; The Fire Department; Pulse Brasil; Kenneth"Brick" Cooper; and more. The event promises to bring laughter and energy while dancing and ...

 

The California African American Museum Offers Free Family Fun-Filled Events, Exhibitions and Programs Year Round

Los Angeles, California – June 1, 2013 – The California African American Museum (CAAM) is a prominent and vital cultural institution in Southern California, and one of the few cultural institutions that offers free admission. Located in Los Angeles, CAAM presents approximately 13 exhibitions and hosts more than 80 public programs annually. Located in the heart of Exposition Park, CAAM preserves the history, art and culture of African Americans and includes a special emphasis on California ...

 

Contemporary Crafts Market Returns to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica, California, June 3, 2013 - The Contemporary Crafts Market will return one last time to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium June 7-9, 2013 before the venue closes for renovations. The market will relocate to the Pasadena Civic Center during the renovations, beginning with the November 2013 show.   Celebrating 28 years at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the premiere event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts will once again feature the distinctive works of over 240 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople -- ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware ...

7th Annual "Blazin Hog" Competition, BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival, Mariposa, California
Mariposa, California, June 3, 2013 - The 7th Annual "Blazin Hog" Competition, BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival will take place in Mariposa, California, Saturday September 21, 2013, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds (a short drive from Yosemite National Park).   The music stage will once again, be alive with well known Zydeco recording artists for toe-tapping dancing pleasure. Enjoy a huge shaded dance floor while you move your feet to the sounds of the Blues Box Bayou Band, Mark St. Mary and his Louisiana Band and the local favorite, Colorado ...

5th Annual Summer Fest: Fun in the Sun and Food From All Over The World Beach Party, Venice Beach, California

Venice Beach, California, June 3, 2013 - The 5th Annual Summer Fest will take place in Venice Beach, California, July 27 & 28, 2013, at 1800 Ocean Front Walk.   Fun In The Sun and Food From All Over The World Beach Party caters to Kids, teens, adults, travelers, family and friends. There will be over 200 vendors, 60 Bands live on stage, a beach party section, kids section and more. Performers ...

Food & Home Magazine Presents Legal Aid Foundation's 4th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest
Santa Barbara, California, June 3, 2013 - Now in its 4th year, Legal Aid's Chowder Festival presented by Food & Home Magazine has quickly become a mainstay on Santa Barbara's Festival scene. Held at the Montecito Country Club on October 27, 2013 from noon to 3:00 pm, Santa Barbara Chowder Fest attracts dozens of restaurants competing for 'Chowder Champ' both by a panel of judges  ... 

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites Caters to Wine Country Visitors

Paso Robles, California, June 3, 2013 - La Bellasera Hotel & Suites, Paso Robles only AAA Four Diamond hotel, offers four diamond luxury at three diamond prices. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar off the lobby offers farm fresh entrees and great cocktails. Paso Robles, located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, boasts more than 250 premiere wineries and tasting rooms and has rapidly become the third largest wine region in the state of California while maintaining ... 

 

Sonoma County Museum Launches Interactive Website
Santa Rosa, California, May 15, 2013 – The Sonoma County Museum has announced the launch of its new website. Designed by NonProfitEasy, the new site will sustain the museum’s mission to maintain broad support through community outreach, compelling exhibits and education programs that make the museum the center of the cultural community.   The interactive site will allow the public to browse information about current exhibits, preview future exhibits and search an archive of information ...

 

Escape to the Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, an AAA Four Diamond Mediterranean Style Getaway
Palm Springs, California, May 15, 2013 - The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, an AAA Four Diamond destination and former estate of silent screen star Marion Davies, is now a luxurious hideaway located in Palm Springs, California, and open September-June. Rates start at $325 a night.   This 1925 Mediterranean villa boasts just eight plush rooms each with its own individual style. Each chamber features a private bath plus varied amenities such as Juliet-style balconies, period-style ...
 

Lombardi Sports, San Francisco's Original Sport Store Celebrates 65 Years with a Bang
San Francisco, California, May 11, 2013 - June 1-9, 2013, the largest, and arguably the oldest, sporting good specialty store in the US celebrates its 65th Anniversary with a bang: Lombardi Sports. Lombardi Sports is a locally owned mom and pop shop that hosts 55,000 square feet of specialty sporting goods. The family has been doing business in San Francisco since the 19th Century and continues to supply locals and tourists alike with their sporting and recreation needs.   "When Stephen ...

The Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show Celebrates its 81st Season in Laguna Beach, California, June 30 through August 31, 2013

Laguna Beach, California, May 1, 2013 - The Festival of Arts, California’s Premier Fine Art Show, returns June 30 through August 31, 2013, with 140 of Orange County’s most renowned artists. As California’s longest running outdoor fine art show and one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and attended juried exhibitions, visitors and art connoisseurs can expect to find the highest echelon of art and artists at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts.   “Every year we are honored to feature the work of such incredibly talented artists at the  ...

 

Pageant of the Masters Director Greenlights "The Big Picture" in Laguna Beach, California, July 7 - August 31, 2013

Laguna Beach, California, May 1, 2013 - The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Every summer in Laguna Beach, California, audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. A live narrator is a guide through the story of each living picture accompanied by a full orchestra ...

 

Mendocino Music Festival Announces 2013 Lineup
Mendocino California, April 24, 2013—The Mendocino Music Festival has announced the lineup of its 27th season, and will once again present its wide range of genres in the Tent Concert Hall on the Mendocino Headlands and at other nearby venues.   This year the Festival Classical Program takes place from July 13—July 27. Jazz, World and Boogie Programs are from July 14—July 26. The Festival features over 30 performances in four series and includes master class workshops, open orchestral rehearsals and culinary events showcasing ...

 

Wanderlust Reveals Epic 2013 Lineup and Advance Ticket Information

New York, NY (April 24, 2013) - Wanderlust, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival series, announced today its complete lineup for the 2013 season. Bringing together thousands of people from myriad backgrounds, Wanderlust provides the opportunity to enjoy the freedom ...

 

New California Science Museum Opens at Oakland Museum of California

Oakland, California - The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will open its newly transformed Gallery of California Natural Sciences in the summer of 2013. Scheduled for opening celebrations Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, 2013, visitors will experience the Golden State’s natural offerings like never before. Showcasing a fresh focus on California’s natural history, the threats it faces, and our relationships with nature, the reinstalled Gallery draws on ...

 

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival Brings Delicious to Sonoma County

Bodega, California - The Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival — Northern California’s largest seafood feast— will celebrate its 19th year August 24 and 25, 2013. This annual benefit is one of the most popular festivals in the Bay Area, attracting thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to picturesque Watts Ranch in the village of Bodega, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his classic thriller, “The Birds.”

 

61st Annual Sausalito Art Festival, Labor Day Weekend, 2013, Sausalito, California

Sausalito, California - One of the country’s leading open-air art events will bring top artists and the community together over the Labor Day Weekend for the 61st annual Sausalito Art Festival. More than 250 award-winning artists exhibiting and selling more than 25,000 works of art from around the San Francisco Bay and around the country will flock to the waterfront village of Sausalito, CA, Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2 ...

 

Shakespeare By The Sea in San Pedro, California, to Produce "King John" and "All’s Well."

Los Angeles, California - Shakespeare by the Sea recently announced its 2013 Season, featuring plays never before offered in its fifteen-year history: “King John,” a larger-than-life drama about contention for raw power in Medieval Europe, and “All’s Well That Ends Well,” a cautionary tale about a young besotted woman in shameless romantic pursuit. This year’s offering represents an exploration of human ambition as both impossibly hilarious and deadly ... 

 

Nepal Dental Camp Fund-Raising and Outreach Trip and Tour set for Sept. 12-21, 2013 to Benefit Children’s Medical Aid Foundation

Sonoma, CA - The Children’s Medical Aid Foundation will host a special Nepal Dental Camp fund-raising Sept. 12-21, 2013, that incorporates a unique tour of Nepal’s historic and cultural treasures, along with opportunities to join their Dental Camp team as a volunteer. Proceeds benefit Children’s Medical Aid Foundation, a 501c (3) organization. Work side-by-side with Nepalese dentists treating orphans & school children, helping to prevent tooth decay. Become a medical courier of donated medical supplies. The Organization invites those ...

 

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Children's Medical Aid Foundation 2013 Himalayan Yoga Pilgrimage, May 29 – June 9, 2013

Sonoma, CA -  Love Yoga? Love Adventure? Yoga makes you feel lighter, happier, stronger, and it keeps your mind fresh and clear. Your practice is a challenge and a joy, and at the same time, you want to go deeper. Yes? If so, join the Children's Medical Aid Foundation 2013 Himalayan Yoga Pilgrimage, May 29 – June 9, 2013, for a journey of the heart and mind as they explore the living Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu and beyond. Your Pilgrimage begins in Kathmandu, where you will experience the mysterious ...

 

40th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games, June 22nd and 23rd

Vista, California, April 23, 2013 - The 40th annual Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans will take place June 22nd and 23rd from 9am to 5pm at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista.   The two day event will feature activities and entertainment for all ages including sheepdog demonstrations and trials, highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, Scottish vendors ...

California's Farmhouse Inn Celebrates the Birthday of its AAA Four Diamond Barn Accommodations with a Summer Getaway
Forestville, California, May 10, 2013 - Farmhouse Inn, a luxury AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel, is celebrating the Barn's birthday party from May 27, 2013- June 30, 2013 with special packages. The new Barn sits on the site of the Inn's original barn and is built to resemble the many historic barns and water towers dotting Sonoma's vineyards and hillsides. But this is probably the most luxurious barn you’ve ever bedded down in. Think Italian Carrara marble bathrooms with galvanized ...

 

Valhalla Renaissance Faire Celebrates 21st Anniversary At South Lake Tahoe, California, June 1 - 9, 2013
Grass Valley, California, May 9, 2013 - Queen of England, ambassadors from foreign lands and juggling jesters, winsome wenches, lords and ladies, knight of horseback, squires and simpletons. They aren't just the stuff of fairy tales. They'll gather June 1st - 2nd & 8th - 9th for South Lake Tahoe's favorite festival, the 21st annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire. Be a part of history and come in costume, or come as you are and immerse yourself in games, theater and splendid ...

 

The Gamble House Celtic Roots Festival, Pasadena, California, June 2, 2013
Pasadena, California, May 15, 2013 - The Gamble House celebrates the Celtic roots of the Gamble family with an afternoon of Celtic festivities including a performance with Jamie Laval, one of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, musical entertainment from the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums, Highland dancing, a Celtic marketplace, food and   Jamie Laval, Celtic Violinist - One of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his intensely passionate performances of traditional music ...

 

The Monterey Wine Festival Celebrates 37 years with Three New Additions!
Monterey, California, May 14, 2013 - The Monterey Wine Festival continues to evolve. On Friday the festival will kick off with a new addition to the lineup of gourmet foods and wines with, “Kings of Calamari.” Top calamari bites for you. A new theater of spirits is The Mini Cocktail Camps. Is shaken really better than stirred? Find out! Taste! Enjoy! On Saturday there’s a full line up of fantastic Wines, Spirits, Cocktail Camps, Gourmet Foods, Music and Beers to sample and more! A sweet addition ...