California Events September 23, 2012

September 23, 2012

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ARTESIA: Festa de San Antonio, September 22-23, 2012. Food, concerts, celebration of Portuguese culture in Artesia--most events are held in Spanish. artesiades

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest September 15-October 27, 2012 (weekends): features America's highest elevation biergarten; authentic German food, music, and dance groups; activities, including America's only stein-holding contests; and a fun zone for children and families. 585-3000 bigbearevents

BOONVILLE: California Wool & Fiber Festival, Sep 21-23, 2012

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 15 - October 14, 2012 (Saturdays & Sundays). Step back to an authentic Elizabethan Renaissance village nestled in the shaded glen of Hollister. English Ales, foods, entertainment and authentic period costumes bring one of the most romantic eras to life. Alhtages welcome! Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celtic Rock Series starts at 6 p.m. and is free with admission on Saturdays. Cost - subject to change: 5; Free age 12 & under. Weekend pass: 5; Pass for full event 50 (good for 5 weekends). Location: Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister, CA. 847-FAIR. norcalrenfaire | Region: Central Valley

LIVERMORE: Wedding Faire. Wine Country Wedding Faire, 11 a.m. Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA

MONTEREY: Monterey Jazz Festival Sept. 21-23, 2102. 500 jazz artists on 8 stages. 55th annual jazz mega-festival event. Friday: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Melody Gardot, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Saturday: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, For True Tour, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Tony Bennett, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny & Christian McBride, Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamers Meets the 858 Quartet. Sunday: Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Directed by Paul Contos with Ambrose Akinmusire, Pat Metheny, Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash. montereyjazzfestival | Region: Central Coast

MONTEREY: The Old Monterey Fine Art Festival, September 22 - 23, 2012. This outdoor festival features renown artists presenting original work in all media of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts. The featured artist for this Festival is Geert Goeree. Two of his pictures are attached to this email. More info for this artist can be found at his website - woodenshowartist . Festival patrons will also be able to visit the many retail shops and fine restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf. The hours of the event are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is Location: Transit Depot parking lot, at 451 Del Monte Avenue and Figueroa Street, Monterey, CA. 813-4478.

Presented by West Coast Artists, westcoastartists

PLACERVILE: California State Championship, September 22 - 23, 2012. KCBS Sanctioned Contest, Sportsman's BBQ Grill-Off Amateurs invited. Location: Placerville Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive Placerville, CA 95667 621.5860 Applications for event are available online: eldoradocountyfair

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair. August 31 - September 30, 2012. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Parking: . Open Noon Wed -Fri; 10 a.m. Sat & Sunday. lacountyfair | Region: Los Angeles County

REDONDO BEACH: Lobster Festival, Sept. 21-23, 2012. Location: Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, CA. redondochamber

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Islander Festival,  September and 212   Ski Beach, SanDiego, CA. EmphasiIndigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Heali'is Polynesian Revue is a special treat! Free admission There will be a fee for parking in the west side parking lots just west of Ski Beach near the Paradise Point Resort. per vehicle. No in and out privileges will be allowed. There's also a per person shuttle fee. All shuttles will be collecting from each person utilizing a seat on all shuttles taking you to the Pacific Islander Festival. For more information 619-699-8797

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