LOS ANGELES: Bridal Fair Shop and compare 180 Los Angeles County wedding products and services. 10am-4pm $10 admission. L.A. Convention Center (GPS) 1200 L.A. Live Way Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 741-1151
SAN FRANCISCO: Dine About Town Jan. 15 - 31 dineabouttown.comNapa Truffle Festivalnapatrufflefestival.com
Santa Cruz Fungus
Over 200 local mushrooms on display. Educational classes, art, vendors, kid's room, cooking demos. Bring in your mushrooms for identification. Santa Cruz, CA
The largest Asian Trade Show. Celebrating the Lunar New Year festivities, building dialogue between the booming Asian and U.S. markets, offering joy, fun and happiness to all!
COSTA MESA: Popcorn Celebration
Kaptain Kernel, the King of Korn, greets visitors to the Orange County Market Place swap meet on the weekend of Jan. 15 & 16, PAST EVENT!! in honor of National Popcorn Day event Jan. 19. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. you can eat free popcorn both days Saturday and Sunday. Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA, is held every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., except during the annual Orange County fair. Admission is $2 for ages 13 years and over, and free for children 12 and under. Free parking is also available. Call: (949) 723-6660 or ocmarketplace.com
LOS ANGELES: Bride World Expo Jan. 15 - 16, PAST EVENT!!
Bridal ideas and vendors, save time. Shop and compare 150 wedding products and services.. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: L.A. Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 741-1151. brideworld.com
LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice
Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts and paid ice skating at temporary rink constructed at Pershing Square near the Civic Center. Rink is open daily. Location: Pershing Square 532 South Olive Drive Los Angeles, CA. laparks.org
MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
14th Annual Bird Festival held in one of the top birding destinations in the nation (a Globally Important Bird Area, State and National Estuary, and Pacific Flyway) showcases the birds with birding hikes, tours, field trips on the ocean and bay, plus workshops, guest speakers and exhibits. Scheduled field trips include open sea, kayak, shorebird, and Sandhill Cranes and Bald Eagles viewing. Cost: $Location: 2875 Ironwood Ave., Morro Bay, CA. morrobaybirdfestival.org.
PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs International Film Festival. Location: Palm Springs, CA psfilmfest.org
SAN FRANCISCO: Dine About Town Jan. 15 - 31, PAST EVENT!! dineabouttown.com
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.
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 call before you visit to check the current population (831)423-4609. Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Location: West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA.
SANTA ROSA: Gem Faire
Over 70 exhibitors at this annual gem faire event. Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds/Grace Pavilion 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
WALNUT CREEK: Downtown Walnut Creek on Ice
This seasonal ice skating rink offers holiday exercise and fun in a beautiful outdoor setting. Location: Civic Park, Clay Arts Parking Lot, Walnut Creek, CA. iceskatewalnutcreek.com