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Saturday, August 10, 2019

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ALAMEDA: Pour Your Heart Out, 2-5 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works. Celebrate the artistry of women in the craft beverage, food and music industries throughout Northern California with entertainment and gourmet tastings from exceptional women winemakers, brewers, distillers and restaurateurs. All proceeds support free cultural arts education programming for East Bay youth. Location: 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501. Tickets: (510) 865-5060 | rhythmix.org/events/pour-your-heart-out-2019/

ARCATA: Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony with launching of the illuminated lanterns on the lake, 7:30-10 p.m. Offers spiritual consolation for people they miss, departed loved ones, ancestors, cultures and all we hold dear. Float a lantern in remembrance of a loved one. 30 year tradition at Klopp Lake in the Arcata Marsh. Lantern-making station  at Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary's Klopp Lake. Free Admission, cityofarcata.org

ATASCADERO: Central Coast Cider Festival at Pavilion on the Lake 9315 Pismo Avenue, centralcoastciderfestival.com

BELDEN: For The Funk Of It Music Festival  August 9-11, 2019  Belden, CA Starts at $100

BIG BEAR CITY: Big Bear City Renaissance Faire  August 10-11, 2019 Our Faire Is Your Fantasy Pedersens Mill 39115 Rim of the World Dr. Fawnskin, CA $25-150, bbvrsinc.org

BLUE LAKE: Redwood Highland Games August 10-11, 2019 Scottish Society hosts games, potluck, music & fun. Perigot Park
Blue Lake, CA $10, northcoastscots.org

BRIDGEPORT: Friends of Bodie Day. Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. $5 admission. Location: 13 miles east of Highway 395 on Bodie Road (Hwy 270), seven miles south of Bridgeport, CA. bodiefoundation.org

CARPINTERIA: Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Carpinteria State Beach's Linden Field. Indulge with over 65 craft breweries, ciders, wineries, $50-70 approx., surfbeerfest.com

CASTRO VALLEY: Hopping Jalepeno Chili Cookoff Castro at Valley Moose Lodge Castro Valley, CA | ICS competition, chilicookoff.com or cvchilicookoff.com | chili

COSTA MESA: Orange County Fair July 12-August 11, 2019. 

DEL MAR: Gourmet Food Truck Festival, 12-6 p.m. at Del Mar Racetrack  San Diego County Fairgrounds dmtc.com
Free with race track admission, $6-up approx.

DUBLIN: World of Beerfest, 12-5 p.m. 4920 Dublin Blvd. World of Beer Dublin craft beer restaurant with over 350 beers from all around the World is throwing its first ever Beer Fest  $20 = tasting cup and 5 beer tasting tickets, worldofbeer.com

EUREKA: Sequoia Park Zoo's Zootini, 5-10 p.m. Sip Signature Cocktails / Souvenir Glass, Sample Hors d'oeuvres & Enjoy Wild Animal Encounters, Course Dinner, Live & Silent Auction, Dessert & Dancing under the Stars. Get wild!  Location: 531 K Street  $100, sequoiaParkZoo.net  | zoos

FREMONT: Mission San Jose Chamber Lobster Fest, 6 p.m.
Mission Coffee, Patio 151 Washington Boulevard $70, msjchamber.org

LOS ANGELES: Chinatown Summer Nights Festival August 10, 2019, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Free, chinatownsummernights.com

FELTON: Saw Festival August 10-11, 2019 at Roaring Camp Railroads. The annual Saw Contest, the longest running saw contest in the world, will crown its champion sawplayers.org
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission, $parking fee

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Annual Friendship Pow Wow August 10-11, 2019. All Dancers and Drums. Location: Furgeson Elementary School, Baseball Field 22215 S. Elaine Avenue Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 hgcity.org | pow wow

HOLLISTER - TRES PINOS: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival   August 8-11, 2019 at San Benito County Historical Park 8300 Highway $31-up, scbs.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huck Finn Fishing Derby for ages up to 15 years.  Time: 9:15 a.m.- Noon. Location: Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway & Main St. Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free, hbsands.org

IMPERIAL BEACH: Surf Dogs contest, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Imperial Beach Pier Plaza 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, 91932 Cost: Free surfdogevents.com 

LAKE TAHOE: Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance August 9-10, 2019  laketahoeconcours.com

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Jazz Festival  August 9-11, 2019 $60-up, longbeachjazzfestival.com

LOS ANGELES: Natsumatsuri Family Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Free admission, janm.org

LOS ANGELES: Chinatown Summer Nights Festival August 10, 2019, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Free, chinatownsummernights.com

LOS ANGELES: DaFUNction, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Family festival, where gardening is gangsta; where cool kids know their nutrition and communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of Earth's fresh-grown food. Free festival includes: Tommy the Clown! | Art Installations | Circus Performers | Custom T-shirt Printing | Dancing | Drumming | Face-Painting | Food Trucks | Kid-Friendly Crafts | Jump Rope / Double Dutch | Live Painting | Make-Your-Own Sustainable Household Products | Mosaics | Natural Body Care Workshop | Soil & Gardening Workshops | Weaving | Woodworking | Yoga. Location: Vermont Square Park, 1201 W 48th Street, Free, ronfinley.com

LOS ANGELES: Nisei Week August 10-18, 2019. Festival on Aug.10-11 and Aug.17-18, 2019. Held at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) 244 S. San Pedro Street, niseiweek.org

LOS ANGELES: World Elephant Day August 10-11, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Los Angeles Zoo  Learn about the zoo's four elephant residents, including Tina, Jewel, Billy and  Shaunzi, and how they're cared for in barn tours, available to the public only once a year. $admission, lazoo.org

OAKLEY: Main Street Car Show, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St. $25 registration, free to see
ci.oakley.ca.us

OCEANSIDE: Longboard Surf Contest and Beach Festival August 10-11, 2019, oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org

OLYMPIC VALLEY:  Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest August 10-11, 2019, 2-8 p.m. Squaw Alpine, 1960 Squaw Valley Road. $10  entry donation per day benefits the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Beers served individually for around $5/ea.  squawalpine.com

ONTARIO: Allen Saldana, comedy show, August 9-11, 2019, at The Ontario Improv. Location: 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764. Showtimes: Fri. 7:30 p.m. | Sat. & Sun 7 p.m. Tickets: $40, (909)484-5411  | improv.com/ontario/ 

PASO ROBLES: Paso Robles Rotary Annual Winemakers' Cookoff with Brews, 6-9 p.m. Paso Robles Event Center. $90, winemakerscookoff.com. Tickets limited

POMONA: Reptile Super Show August 10-11, 2019. World's largest reptile show with 100,000 sq.ft reptiles, amphibians, turtles and more (leave pets at home.) Location: Pomona Fairplex Los Angeles County Fairgrounds 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA $15, approx. fairplex.com

POMONA: Great Train Show Aug.10-11, 2019. This is the nation's only coast to coast model train show. Location: Pomona Fairplex Los Angeles County Fairgrounds 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA $10, approx. fairplex.com

SACRAMENTO: Banana Festival August 10-11, 2019
William Land Park, $fee 

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Pow Wow August 9-11, 2019 at O'Neil Park, 715 Broadway, Sacramento, CA. Public invited, free parking, Native arts, crafts, dance, music, storytelling. $5 admission, facebook.com/SacPowWow/

SALINAS: Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival Wine Tasting, Noon - 5 p.m. on Main Street Free admission to main festival; wine tasting $55-65 approx. salinasvalleyfoodandwine.com

SAN DIEGO: Tiki Oasis August 7-11, 2019 features Music & Mayhem

SAN DIEGO: Art Walk August 10-11, 2019, 10 a.m.  Location: Liberty Station Ingram Plaza. The event features over 200 international, national and local San Diego artists showcasing every medium including painting, sculpture, glass work, fine jewelry, photography and more. Along with the art, attendees will also be able to enjoy live music, interactive art for kids and the kids at heart, street food options and a wine and beer pavilion. Free admission, artwalksandiego.org

SAN DIEGO: Soldiers and Citizens 12-4 p.m. The military has been part of San Diego since the inception. Following the Mexican-American war, the soldiers of many cultures had an impact on life in San Diego. See historic uniforms, weapons, demonstrations, and listen to the soldier’s stories. Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street 2994 Sunset Street parking San Diego, CA parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego

SAN FRANCISCO: Outside Lands August 9-11, 2019 in Golden Gate Park. $349-1595, sfoutsidelands.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Pistahan Festival August 10-11, 2019. Parade: Civic Center Market Street to 4th St on August 10, 11 a.m. Features Giant Human Philippines Flag, made up of the next generation of FilAm leaders Yerba Buena Gardens Mission St. & Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA Free, pistahan.net

SAN JOSE: San Jose Jazz Summer Fest August 9-11, 2019 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park Downtown San Jose, CA $20-up, sanjosejazz.org

SAN MATEO: Aloha Festival, August 10-11, 2019 Hula, Polynesian dance performances, music, Hawaiian art and souvenirs, food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at San Mateo Event Center,
1346 Saratoga Drive Free, $ parking, pica-org.org

SAN RAFAEL: The San Rafael Art & Wine Festival Saturday, August 10, 2019 Falkirk Cultural Center-1408 Mission Avenue San Rafael, CA 11 a.m.-6 p.m. sresproductions.com

SANTA ANA: Summer Carnival August 8-11, 2019. Latino neighborhood and community festival is a family event with carnival rides, live music and international food booths. Free admission. This is a city wide event. A Giant Midway with Carnival Rides-- bring the whole family for a day in the park. Location Jerome Park, Between Center St. and Raitt St on McFadden, Santa Ana, CA.  fiestadecarnival.com | Region: Orange County

SANTA ANA: Little Shop of Horrors August 8-10, 2019, 7 p.m. Deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors, is presented by Axis Theater & Dance, through special arrangement with Musical Theater International (MTI).  Location: Century Auditoriuml, 1401 Grand Avenue, Santa Ana $20 suggested for audience ages 10 and up, coastcityballet.com

SANTA CLARITA: Route 66 Classic Car Show, 5-9 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road  Free Admission for spectators.  route66classicgrill.com

SANTA CRUZ: Cabrillo Music Festival August 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m. Free Chamber Concert with Students Performing, cabrillomusic.org

 TEHACHAPI:  Chalk on the Walk, annual street festival celebration art made with chalk. Location: Downtown Tehachapi  | chalk art

WALNUT CREEK: Contra Costa Crystal Fair August 10-11, 2019 Civic Park Community Center  1375 Civic Drive $12 | under 12 free, crystalfair

YREKA: Siskiyou County Fair August 7-11, 2019. Redneck Roundup, Barrel Racing and Destruction Derby are highlights. Location: 712 Fairlane Rd. | Yreka, CA. admission. Siskiyou Golden Fair Fairgrounds, Yreka, CA. $7-up, sisqfair.com

GLENDALE: Glendale Free Classical Music Lunch Concerts

TORRANCE: Summer Concerts

STATELINE: Summer Concerts

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Concerts

BERKELEY: Summer Concerts

PASADENA: Pasadena Summer Concerts

DANVILLE: Summer Concerts

NEVADA CITY: Summer Concerts

OAKLEY: Oakley Concerts

NORCO: Norco Summer Concerts

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Free Summer Concerts in the Park

PALMDALE: Palmdale Summer Concerts

CORONA: Corona Free Summer Concerts in the Park

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Summer Concerts

BURBANK: Burbank Summer Concerts at Starlight Bowl

ANTIOCH: Summer Concerts

SANTA CLARITA: Summer Concerts

VENTURA: Summer Concerts

YUCCA VALLEY: Summer Concerts

CYPRESS: Cypress Concerts on the Green Free Summer Concerts

REDONDO BEACH: Concerts on Redondo Beach Pier

SANTA ROSA: Summer Concerts

LOS ANGELES: Pershing Square Concerts

LOS ANGELES: Summer Concerts in L.A.

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts

REDWOOD CITY: Summer Concerts

MARIPOSA: Art Park Free Summer Concerts

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Concerts in the Village

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Summer Concerts

 

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