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Saturday, February 17, 2018

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ANAHEIM: Romance Authors Days - at Anaheim Central Library. Public is invited to meet 20 romance authors. Each author has books for sale and will do signings. Time: 1-4 p.m. anaheim.net

ANAHEIM: Belly Dancer Of The Universe Competition February 17-18, 2018 Anaheim, CA. bellydanceroftheuniverse

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Home and Garden Show Feb 23-25, 2018. Entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts, crafts, and food vendors. Admission , parking. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 So. P Street, Bakersfield 93307 ggshows, bakersfieldhomeshows.com

CLOVERDALE: Cloverdale Citrus Fair February 16-19, 2018 Traditional fair in Sonoma County includes wine competition and carnival. Held annually for over 100 years! cloverdalecitrusfair.org

COSTA MESA: Tet Festival February 16-18, 2018 
tetfestival.org

DUNLAP: Wine & Growlers Tour February 17, 2018, 4 p.m. 38257 East Kings Canyon Road Dunlap, California $35, cathaven.com | valentine

EL CENTRO: Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street Festival! Time: 5-10 p.m. Location: El Centro Civic Center Area. The colors of purple, green and gold, encompass the entire Downtown area. The community eagerly anticipates the parade at 6 p.m., street festival, glittery costumes, lights, masks and beads. Come and enjoy Jazz music and New Orleans style cuisine. Celebrating New Orleans tradition with a Light Parade & Street Festival creates an exciting and fun evening for the entire family. cityofelcentro.org

INDIO: Indio Date Festival & Riverside County Fair , February 16-25, 2018.  includes Llamas, Dairy Goats, Poultry; Camel & Ostrich Races; WGAS Motorsports Monster Trucks, concerts, contests, games, food, and a carnival. Address: Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201. datefest.org

KERNVILLE: Whiskey Flat Days & Rodeo February 16-19, 2018. Whiskey Flat Days Parade, 1850's encampment, 2- day rodeo at fairgrounds. Whiskey Flat Wild West Daze Rodeo includes pen Team Roping, Bull Riding, Hide Race, Jr. Bull Riding, Sheep Riding, Open Barrel Race, Jr. Barrel Race and Calf Scramble, Address: John E. McNally Arena Kernville, California. gotokernville.com

LA CANADA: Pacific Camellia Society Show February 17 & 18, 2018  Descanso Gardens, La Canada, CA. Open to public, socalcamelliasociety.org

LONG BEACH: ScotsFestival at Queen Mary February 17-18, 2018, queenmary.com

LONG BEACH: Belly Dancer Of The Universe Competition February 17-18, 2018. Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. bellydanceroftheuniverse

LONG BEACH: Mardi Gras February 17, 2018. Rainbow Harbor - Shoreline Village Long Beach, CA filmlongbeach.com

LOS ANGELES Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year   Parade starts at 1 p.m. on Sat. Parade route: Hill Street at Ord - Temple toward Bernard. Right on Bernard, right on Broadway back to Broadway & Temple, Los Angeles, CA. Festival 12-8 p.m. chinatownla.com | lachinesechamber.org | lagoldendragonparade.com

MONTEBELLO: Lunar New Year Celebration at The Shops at Montebello 2-4 p.m. in Center Court. Live performances to include Chinese Flag Dance, Year of the Dog Dance, Three Techno Princes and more! The first 200 guests in line in Center Court will receive a red envelope filled with a $10 retailer gift card and special offers. Must be 18 or older to participate. Valid identification required. Location: The Shops at Montebello 2134 Montebello Town Center Montebello, CA 90640

OAKLAND: Oakland Zoo Adults Animal Amore Valentine's Day Tour February 14 and 17, 2018, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Walking Tour with Expert D'Amour, Docent Harry. 9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA $30-40, oaklandzoo.org | valentine

ORANGE: 2018 Lunar New Year Festival, 12-2 p.m. - at The Outlets at Orange includes traditional lion dance performances, complimentary Lunar New Year lucky red envelopes with special discounts to mall retailers, and more! Participating retailers: ASICS | BJís Restaurant & Brewhouse | Johnny Rockets | Lindt | Lucky Strike | Market Broiler | Neiman Marcus Last Call | Nike | Nordstrom Rack | Original Penguin | Perry Ellis | Saddle Ranch Chop House | Skechers | Steve Madden | Timberland. Location: 20 City Boulevard West, Orange, CA. theoutletsatorange.com

PACIFIC PALISADES: Genesis Open February 12-18, 2018, Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, CA $20-350, genesisopen.com

PALM DESERT: Palm Desert Greek Festival February 17-18, 2018, pdgreekfest.org

PALM SPRINGS: Art Palm Springs February 16-19, 2017.  60+ galleries from around the world, including Europe, South America and Asia with more than 300 artists in all mediums represented. Open to the public, hours: Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $25-100, art-palmsprings.com, (800) 563-7632

PALM SPRINGS: Modernism Week February 15-25, 2018. For details, maps, times, and to purchase tickets, see modernismweek.com

PASO ROBLES: Mardi Gras Underground February 17, 2018, 6 p.m. Tickets: $55 - $450, hospiceslo.org Park Ballroom, Paso Robles, CA | mardi gras

PLEASANTON: Alameda County Home & Garden Show Spring Show February 16-18, 2018. Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Pleasanton, CA capitalshowcase.com | home shows

RANCHO MIRAGE: Sebastian Maniscalco Stay Hungry Tour.  8 p.m.  The Agua Caliente Casino is located at 32-250 Bob Hope Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270  $65-up,  hotwatercasino.com or (800) 585-3737

REDDING: Lecture: The Rubber Railroad, by Tami Corn featuring Chris Kutras for the Shasta Historical Society. Time:  1:30 p.m. Location: IOOF Hall, 1445 Butte Street, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Free, shastahistorical.org.

REDWOOD CITY: San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society (SFPCS) Camellia Show February 17-18, 2018 Veteran's Center 1435 Madison Ave. Redwood City, CA camelliasfpcs.org | camellias

SACRAMENTO: Lunar Flower Fest & Little Saigon Tet Parade February 10-11 and February 17-18, 2018. Location: 6525 Florin Rd. Sacramento, CA gsvacc.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Tulipmania at Pier 39 February 10-18, 2018. Annual bloom of thousands of tulips, to be on view. Location: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. Time: Open at 10 a.m. with free guided tour at 10 a.m. daily. Location: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. pier39.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Black Choreographers Festival February 17-18, 2018, Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., San Francisco, Ca. Takes place on three weekends in 3 venues. bcfhereandnow.com| dance

SAN FRANCISCO: Cupid's Undie Run 12-4 p.m.   $40,  cupidsundierun.org | undie run

SAN FRANCISCO: International Hip Hop Dance Fest One Love Benefit, 4-7 p.m. Pier 39 $25-60, sfhiphopdancefest.com

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Trout Derby, 7-11 a.m. McAlpine Lake & Park 900 Anzar Road San Juan Bautista, CA. mcalpinelake.com

SAN MARINO: Huntington Library & Gardens Chinese New Year Celebration February 17-18, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA  $29, huntington.org

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Film Festival January 31-February 18, 2018 Celebrity premiers, panels, and VIP options for parties and reserved seating. Tickets: sbiff.org | films

SANTA MONICA: Free Lunar New Year Celebration 2-6 p.m. at Santa Monica Place.  Katherine Ho of The Voice on NBC to Host Celebration Featuring Chinese Dragon Dance, Korean Fan Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Traditional Live Music, Arts & Crafts and Wishing Trees. Location: 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA. santamonicaplace.com

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY: Wine Country Weekend February 16-19, 2018. $65, santaynezwinecountry.com | Wine

TOMALES: Crab Feed - 14th Shoreline Acres Preschool Crabfeed, public invited.  CRAB, tasty PASTA, crisp SALAD and delectable DESSERT! No host bar throughout the event, please no outside beverages. Location: Tomales Town Hall, 27150 Shoreline Highway One, Tomales, CA. Cost: $45, $25 age 10 years and under. Two seatings: 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase is recommend, event sells out! For tickets call (707) 878-9442 or email: shorelineacres@yahoo.com

WINDSOR: Boys & Girls Clubs Crab Feed Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County All you can eat crab dinner, dancing, silent & live auction as well as no host bar, and a DJ.  Brooks Road Club, 9640 Brooks Road South., Windsor, CA  Tickets: bgccsc.org

YERMO: President's Day Weekend Civil War Re-enactment February 17-18, 2018. Calico Ghost Town, Calico is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Saturday and Sunday admission to the event is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (4-13), and free for children 3 and under. Make sure to join Calico over Presidents Day Weekend as this Civil War reenactment weekend truly spotlights the reality of camp life and transports visitors back to the 19th Century. For more information on Calico's Civil War Weekend 2018 or for camping reservations, please call 1-800-TO-CALICO.

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