COLOMA - Gold Discovery Day - Jan. 22 - 23, 2011 marshallgold
Gold was discovered on January 24, 1848. It's commemorated on the anniversary of James Marshall's momentous discovery of gold in the tailrace of Sutter's Mill. Historic demonstrations, tours, speakers, and Gold Rush music highlight this annual commemoration. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 295-2162 or 622-3470.
DEL MAR - Antique Show & Sale Jan. 21 - 23, 2011
The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is celebrating it's 51st great year at the O'Brien Pavilion at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds. The appraisal people will be back for all 3 days of the show and their rate is still only per item. Also, our great repair & restoration people will be there to help you make your damaged treasures as good as new. They are able to repair all types of glass & crystal, pottery & porcelain, furniture, jewelry, art and much more. General admission is and children are
Location: Exit off the 5 freeway at Via de la Valle, turn west and you can come in either the main gate on Jimmy Durante Blvd or the Solana Gate which is straight ahead on the left side of Via de la Valle.
LONG BEACH Loving Repeating Play Jan 21 - Feb 13, 2011
Performances run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 2 pm, January 21 through February 13. Tickets are 7 on Thursdays, and 4 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, except opening night which is and includes a reception with the actors following the performance. Preview performances take place on Tuesday, January 18; Wednesday, January 19; and Thursday, January 20 at 8 pm. Preview tickets are 9.
International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. For reservations and information, the ICT Box Office at 436-4610. InternationalCityTheatre . more info
SAN FRANCISCO - Dine About Town Jan. 15 - 31, 2011 dineabouttown
Participating restaurants include Bisou Bistro, Comstock Saloon, E'Tutto Qua, First Crush, Fish & Farm, Forbes Island, Garcon, Hyde Street Bistro, Luce, Ponsu, Roy's, Ruth's Chris, SILKS, Sociale, Swell, Tommy Toy's, Urban Tavern, Velvet Room and Waterbar.
Participating wineries and beverage stations include Chateau Montelena Winery, Domaine Chandon, Stolichnaya Vodka, Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, Treasure Island Wines, The Winery, San Francisco and Wente Vineyards.RIVERSIDE - Dickens Festival Jan 21 - 23, 2011
A Victorian dance, essay contest, exhibits, lectures, games and fun are included on one of Riverside's top cultural events all year long! dickensfest
SAN LUIS OBISPO -Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Audiences are captivated by the stirring sound of bass, alto and tenor harmonies that are the traditional sounds of South Africa's premier male a cappella group. The soul of Paul Simon's classic "Graceland" release, the nine members of LBM now serve as their country's cultural musical ambassadors and emissaries of peace.Time: 8 p.m. 6-38. Location: Christopher Cohan Center, Harman Hall, One Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA. 756-2787. calpolyarts
SANTA CRUZ - Monarch Butterfly Tour. Visitors can take Monarch Butterfly Tours at Natural Bridges State Beach. These walks take place during the winter months, when migrating monarchs come to Santa Cruz. The monarchs are migrating from their over-wintering sites along this portion of the coast and heading north, south and east. Public tours are offered on weekends in January and no reservations are necessary. Meet at the Visitor Center for the hour-long program. Monarch migration is variable, you may wish to before you visit to check the current population 423-4609. Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Location: West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA.WEED - Sled Dog Races Jan. 22 & 23, 2011
Join in this FREE two day family winter wonderland event. Enjoy an exciting two days of racing events as teams from across the continent and Alaska compete each day in various categories. Time: Daily at 8 a.m. Free to watch. Siskiyou Sled Dog Races All events start and finish at the Deer Mountain/Chuck Best Snowmobile Park, 13 miles north east of Weed on Hwy. 97. This annual family event is a project of the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association. siskiyousleddograces