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Saturday, May 20, 2017

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AGUA DULCE: Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival  12 Noon to 4 p.m.  Reyes Winery 10262 Sierra Highway Agua Dulce, CA $85-125

ANAHEIM: Orange County Greek Festival May 19-21, 2017. Location: St. John Greek Orth. Church, 405 N. Dale Street Anaheim, CA.

ANAHEIM: Turbulence Music and Arts Festival, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Location: IIIO 4130 E. La Palma Avenue Anaheim, CA. Cost: $18-up. Line up: Aerys |ConnorQ |GMNite |Gotti | Quantity One |William Black
Progressive, house, dubstep, techno. Includes laser light show.

ANAHEIM: OC Spring Home & Garden Show May 19-21, 2017
Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave Anaheim, CA

ANDERSON VALLEY: AVWA Pinot Noir Festival May 19-21, 2017,

ANGELS CAMP: Jumping Frog Jubilee. Jumping Frog Jubilee & County Fair May 18-21, 2017. Address: 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, California

ANTIOCH: Contra Costa County Fair May 18-21, 2017

ATASCADERO: Lake Fest. Activities for all ages starting in the morning with a 5k Family Fun Run and Walk, cardboard & duct tape boat races, canoe races, rubber ducky races and more! $5/ person general admission. All proceeds benefit special projects for the Lake. Presented by Friends of Atascadero Lake. Atascadero Lake Park 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

AUBURN: Auburn Spring Home Show May 19-21, 2017 Gold Country Fairgrounds - Auburn, CA

AUBURN: Comedy Gala. 16th Annual Comedy Gala features headliner MaryEllen Hooper. Getting the show started is San Francisco comedian Liz Grant. Location: State Theater, Auburn.  7-11 p.m. $35, 

AVALON: Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit  1 p.m.  Avalon Casino Theatre, 1 Casino Way, Casino Building, Avalon, CA 90704. Visit Catalina Island for the exciting, annual benefit featuring silent films with a location to match the period in which they were produced. Event includes live orchestration of "Peter Pan".

BAKERSFIELD: Medieval California Festival Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds. Includes 14 spectator events, a medieval village with medieval dressed vendors, medieval Kids Corner and excitement such as a professional jousting team, 40 foot pirate ship with crew doing sword battles, and medieval Warriors doing live battle demonstrations.

BANNING: Wild West Festival May 20-21, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gilman Historic Ranch & Wagon Museum  1901 W. Wilson St.
Banning, CA |
$7 car | west fests

BELDEN TOWN: Emissions Festival May 19-22, 2017
Belden Town, CA Music, lifestyle.

BERKELEY: Himalayan Fair May 20-21, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS: Art Show May 20-21, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Beverly Hills Art Show at Beverly Hills Garden Park
Santa Monica Blvd  Beverly Hills, CA

BEVERLY HILLS: Friends of Robinson Gardens. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1008 Elden Way Beverly Hills, CA $225-325 approx. Annual Into the Garden benefit showcasing five private gardens as well as tours of the Virginia Robinson estate in Beverly Hills.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Hall Family May Trout Classic May 20- 21, 2017 Derby Hours: Saturday, May 20 from 6 am to 6 pm & Sunday, May 21 from 6 am to 2 pm. Award Ceremony: At the Big Bear Lake Convention Center from 3-5pm $8,000 in Prizes Trophy Size Trout Stocked Great Family Fun - Kids Under 16 FREE (with paid adult) Trophies, Drawings, and Prizes!

BIG SUR: Hipnic May 19-21, 2017
 3 Day Camping and music: The Mother Hips | Jackie Greene | Jonathan Richman feat Tommy Larkins | Chuck Prophet | Vetiver | Little Wings | The Waco Brothers | Sensations | GospelbeacH | Jesse Sykes & the Sweet ...more

BREA: Centennial Parade and Picnic. Parade on Birch Street near Associated Road, and heads east toward the Sports Park. More than 100 parade units expected. Brea Centennial Picnic at Sports Park with Brea Ministerial Association coordinating food booths and live entertainment. Brea was incorporated in 1917 as the city of "Oil, Oranges and Opportunity."

BREA: Brea Bonanza Days Country Music Festival May 19-21, 2017  210 W Birch St. | Brea Blvd. & Birch Street Brea, CA $35-100   Truxton Mile | Jacob Bryant and Coffey Anderson | Honey County | Morgan Leigh Band | Redneck Rodeo| Kelly Boyz

BURBANK: California Winemasters, 6 p.m. Warner Bros. Studio  Gate 7 - Forest Lawn  Drive Burbank, CA 91522

CALEXICO: Calexico Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras May 15-20, 2017

CAMPBELL: Boogie: Campbell's Music Festival May 20-21, 2017, 10 a.m. both days. Campbell's music festival is free

CARMEL: Carmel Art Festival May 19-21, 2017. Location: Devendorf Park & adjacent Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Admission is FREE.

CHOWCHILLA: May 18-21, 2017 Chowchilla-Madera County Fair

CHULA VISTA: Viva Musica. Time: 1 to 4 p.m., Enjoy a free community concert celebrating the Community Opus Project. This event, held at Memorial Bowl, 373 Park Way, will feature numerous performances by Opus musicians, orchestras and band. The special youth symphony program is an expansion of music education in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

CLEAR LAKE: Clearlake Oaks-Glenhaven Catfish Derby May 19 - May 21, 2017

COLUMBIA: Columbia Diggins, Tent Town 1852 May 18-21, 2017. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |

CORONA: Lobsterfest, 5-9 p.m. City Hall, South Lawn 400 S. Vicentia Ave.

COSTA MESA: OC Night Market OC Night Market May 19-21, 2017 OC Fairgrounds - Costa Mesa, CA $5 admission, $8 parking |

CULVER CITY: Music Series

Roseville, California Evening Concerts in the Park

Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts in the Village

DANA POINT: Doheny Blues Festival, May 20-21, 2017. The annual Annual Blues Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point provides an incredible line up of entertainment. Cost: $$ Location: Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA.

EL SEGUNDO: The Gundo Comedy Festival May 17-21, 2017
Free and ticketed shows, standup comedy, improv, and shows for various age groups.

EL SEGUNDO: Richard Bernard's OY!STARS: Klezmer Music at the Library, El Segundo Concerts. Location: 111 W. Mariposa, El Segundo, CA.

ENCINITAS: San Diego Century. Three Courses - Three Distances - A 37-Mile Ride, 66-Mile Ride, or a 103-Mile Ride. The Rides all have hills and require good fitness and bike handling. Aid stations and signs throughout.

FOLSOM: Run with Nature. 5K or 10K.

FORT ROSS: Alaska Native Day May 20, 2017 - at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

FREEPORT: Walk on the Wildside Outdoor Festival. Held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beach Lake Preserve, Freeport, CA. Cost: Free.

FREMONT: Kids and Kites Festival. Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Central Park, Lake Elizabeth 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway Fremont, CA  | kites

FRESNO Pirate Festival May 20-21, 2017  Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kearny Park 6170 W. Kearney Blvd. Fresno, CA. $15 admission approx.

GALT: Galt Strawberry Festival May 20-21, 2017. Veterans Field & Galt Market Grounds Chabolla & Caroline Ave. Galt, CA

GILROY: Art & Wine Stroll, 2-6 p.m. $30, Local wineries offer tastes inside Downtown Gilroy businesses

GRASS VALLEY, NEVADA CITY, PENN VALLEY: Sierra Foothills Spring Garden Tour May 20-21, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20-30, Soroptimist International Sierra Nevada Foothills annual self-guided tour of 6 gardens

GRIDLEY: Red Suspenders Day May 19-20, 2017 Gridley in Butte County is approx. 70 miles northeast 0f Sacramento.

HAYWARD: May 20-21, 2017 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Hayward, CA

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Duck-a-thon May 19-21, 2017 at Huntington Beach Pier

IRWINDALE: The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 8 - May 21, 2017 on Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow, Irwindale, CA.

KING CITY: Salinas Valley Fair May 18-21, 2017. Carnival Rides, Entertainment, Contest, Cattle, Livestock Shows, Great Food, Midway Games and more.

KINGSBURG: Kingsburg Swedish Festival May 18-20, 2017 Downtown on Draper Street Chamber of Commerce Free. Foods and some events charge fees.

LA JOLLA: Secret Garden Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
780 Prospect San Diego, CA | garden

LAKE ARROWHEAD: The Rising, Bruce Springsteen tribute at  Free  Concerts in the Village

LAKE COUNTY: Lake County Wine Adventure May 20-21, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  $43-59
Self-guided driving tour of 25+ Participating Wineries 

LAKEWOOD: Groundwater Festival. 10th annual event sponsored by Water Replenishment District of Southern California features activities, educational booths, food and prizes. Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: WRD, 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA. Free,

LANCASTER: Moon Walks. Experience a magical night of nature and astronomy. Jeremy Amarant, Director of Palmdale School District's SAGE Planetarium, will take you on a journey through the mysterious night sky. Explore both heaven and earth on this guided mile-long walk through the Preserve. Weather permitting, AV Astronomy Club members offer a closer peek at the night sky through their telescopes. $2, ages 3 and under free. Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, 43201 35th Street West, Lancaster, CA.

LINDEN: Linden Cherry Festival & Parade May 20, 2017 Linden Elementary School Grounds 18100 E. Front Street Linden, CA 95236 Parade at 10 a.m. starting at Front & Market St. Presented by the Linden Chamber of Commerce, fresh cherries are sold at this event! This sweet celebration of the local cherry harvest comes complete with food, live entertainment, vendors and children's activities.

LOCKE: Asian Pacific Spring Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street Locke, CA Celebrate more than 100 years of Locke with this festival which includes Lion Dance, martial arts, Taiko drums, Mah-Jong demo, poker tournament, Asian entertainment and exhibitions. Free admission, free parking.

LODI: ZinFest Wine Festival May 19-21, 2017 Over 150 handcrafted wines from more than 40 Lodi wineries, food from local restaurants, all new ZinFest BBQ Experience, and live music.  

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration May 20-21, 2017

LONG BEACH: Taste of Brews   Inland Empire | Long Beach Lighthouse Park

LOS ANGELES: Asian American Music Festival May 20, 2017,  5:30-9:30 p.m. JACCC Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA  $30-250,

LOYALTON: Spring Tea provided by Plumas Sierra Cattle Women. Sierra Brooks Lodge, 2-4 p.m.

MONROVIA: Monrovia Day. Start the day at 8 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast. Parade: 10 - 11 a.m. Concert in Library Park celebrating Monrovia's Birthday with Pie Eating Contest, game booths and activities in the park for the entire family. Location: Monrovia Library Park, 321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA. Cost: Free.

MONTEBELLO: Armenian Food Fair May 20, 2017, 2 p.m.- 12 a.m. Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral 900 W. Lincoln Ave. Montebello, CA $2, Vendors, a petting zoo, rides, entertainment, a beer garden and of course freshly prepared Armenian food and pastries. Yum!

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 19-29, 2017 Dedication Ceremony May 20, 2017, 12 p.m. Noon and May 28, 2017, 1 p.m.  Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA

NOVATO: Museum of the American Indian 50th Anniversary Celebration May 20, 2017, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Miwok Park
2200 Novato Blvd. | pow wow

OAKDALEOakdale Chocolate Festival  May 20-21, 2017. 25th Annual Chocolate Festival is held 3rd Weekend in May. Located at the junction of Highway 120 and 108 at Wood Park. Huge outdoor festival includes over 200 vendors with Arts & Crafts, Chocolate Explosion in Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheese cake, etc.), bands performing and more. $6 admission,

OAKLAND: Greek Festival May 19-21, 2017 | greek

ORLAND: Glenn County Fair May 18-21, 2017. Destruction Derby on May 20! Celebrating 101 years in 2017. Admission: $10 approx,

OXNARD: California Strawberry Festival, May 20-21, 2017, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. This  Annual event attracts over 75,000 visitors from all over Southern California who converge on the scenic coastal town of Oxnard. The celebrates the region's rich agricultural heritage while raising funds for numerous Southland charities. There will be 250 Arts and Crafts booths, specialty food vendors, a children's area, and live entertainment as part of the Festival's 75 acres.

PALM SPRINGS: Rock of Ages  at the Palm Canyon Theatre. It's 1987 on the Sunset Strip.  Drew, a boy from South Detroit, falls for the small-town girl, Sherrie. These two kids are chasing their dreams of stardom, but can they hold on to both their love for one another and achieve rock glory? Rock out to songs like Don't Stop Believin' May 20 at 8p, & 21 at 2p. Location: Palm Canyon Theatre, 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. $15 - $36,

PASO ROBLES: May 18-21, 2017 Wine Festival 35th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival includes 70+ wineries

PAUMA VALLEY: Spring Fever Festival May 20-21, 2017

PENN VALLEY: Penn Valley Rodeo May 19-20, 2017.   Held at Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, Penn Valley Rd. at Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA | rodeos

PETALUMA: American Graffiti Fest May 18-20, 2017. Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti, Cruisin' the Boulevard Car registration starts in February

PHILO: Ancient Redwood Running Festival May 20, 2017, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 5 Mile Fun Run, Relays, Timed Events | $15 - up

PLEASANT VALLEY: Rocks & Rhones Festival May 20-21, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $35-40,

PORTERVILLE: Porterville Fair - May 17-21, 2017

REDLANDS: Hangar 24 AirFest. Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Redlands Municipal Airport Presale $20-up,

REDWOOD CITY: Festival and Flower Extravaganza, 12-9 p.m. Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway Redwood City, California 94063 Free Chicken Wing Competition & Tasting, Magic Lantern 3D Light Show. Three stages, Flower Extravaganza & Flower sale; Live Music; History Fashion Show; 1850s Pioneer Camp; Kids Love Trucks Area; Art on the Square; Amateur and professional Barbeque Chefs; Adult Tasting area; Children's Play Area, complete with bounce houses, and much, much more! Redwood City once was home to a thriving flower industry.

RIVERSIDE: Taste of Brews May 20, 2017, Noon-4 p.m. $30-50 approx.

ROSEVILLE:  Thunder Cover Biggest hits band plays covers at free Concerts. Town Square Vernon Street Roseville, CA 

SAN BERNARDINO: We Are NRG May 19-20, 2017
NOS Events Center. EDM DJ Line up:  Adventure Club | Antonio Giacca | Baauer | Fedde Le Grand | Joyryde | Kayzo | Kshmr | Laidback Luke | Lo'99 | Matoma | Trippy Turtle | Zonderling

SAN CARLOS: San Carlos Hometown Days Festival and Parade, May 19-21, 2017

SAN CLEMENTE: San Clemente Garden Club Garden Tour Self-guided tour of several gardens in San Clemente.

SAN DIEGO: North Park Festival of the Arts  May 20, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  North Park Festival of the Arts  3076 University Ave  San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Taco Fest, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Highway  San Diego, CA
$25-35 age 21+ only,

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Jazz Festival in Mission Plaza
San Luis Obispo, CA $40-90,   Line up:  Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band | Airto Moreira.. many legends of jazz.

SAN MARCOS: Sue Palmer in  Concerts in the Garden. Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park 1148 Rock Springs Road San Marcos, CA  $6 presale, $8 at the door

SAN RAFAEL: The Marin Home Show The Marin Home Show May 20-21, 2017 Marin Center Fairgrounds & Exhibit Hall - San Rafael, CA

SANTA ANA: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show Spring   10a-6p, Holiday Inn Orange County Airport 2726 S. Grand Ave. Santa Ana, CA  Free and open to the public,

SANTA BARBARA: Gem Faire May 19-21, 2017 Earl Warren Showgrounds - Santa Barbara, CA

SANTA CLARITA: Saint Clare Community Festival May 19-21, 2017 Saint Clare Parish, 725 Washington Ave., Santa Clara, CA. Ethnic Food all weekend, Carnival Rides & Games, Non-stop Stage Entertainment for the entire family Outdoor Mass Sunday morning Admission is free!  Saturday, May 20: 12-10p | Sunday, May 21: 12-6p

SANTA CRUZ: Greek Festival May 19-21, 2017. Eat Like a Greek at this free admission event.

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Heritage of Aloha Festival  May 20-21, 2017 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park
12100 Mora Dr. Santa Fe Springs, CA | Polynesian

SANTA ROSA: Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival   10 a.m. - Noon Parade, Downtown Santa Rosa

SEBASTOPOL: West of West Wines Celebration Dinner

SOLANA BEACH: Fiesta del Sol May 20-21, 2017  Admission: Free Free Parking & Shuttle service from the Stevens Avenue Lot and Via De La Valle Lot

SONOMA: Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend  May 20-21, 2017 Cornerstone Sonoma 23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA, 95476 $35-up,

TIBURON: Tiburon Wine Festival. 1-4 p.m.  Point Tiburon Plaza 1701 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon, CA $80 approx. advance sales only, 21+ event

TORRANCE: Armed Forces Day, May 19-21, 2017. Concerts and a Saturday parade honor our armed forces. ArmedForcesDay.htm

VACAVILLE: Solano Wine & Food Jubilee. Harbison Event Center Nut Tree in Vacaville

VENICE: Venice Spring Fling May 20, 2017, from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Windward Plaza Park between the boardwalk and the bike trail Venice, CA Celebrate the beach in Venice with a free, full day of art and music, belly dance, food, and more. The festival is free and open to the public

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair May 20-29, 2017 San Bernardino County Fair Victorville CA

WALNUT CREEK: Art on the Main Art on the Main May 20-21, 2017. Location: Downtown between Civic & Mt. Diabl0
Downtown - Walnut Creek, CA  Saturday 10a-6p | Sunday 10a-5p

WINDSOR: Wishes in Wine Country. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. 40 restaurants and wineries, $70-up,

WOODSIDE: Silicon Valley Grand Wine Tasting May 20-21, 2017 Runnymede Farm 980 Runnymede Rd. $75-150,  Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association

YORBA LINDA: Western States Gospel Music Association Spring Sing, Noon - 6 p.m.

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