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Friday, August 25, 2023

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AUBURN: Dry Diggings Music Festival August 25-27, 2023 Gold Country Fairgrounds 209 Fairgate Road Auburn, CA $95-2200, drydiggingsfestival.com | lineup

BALBOA ISLAND: The Fabulous Nomads Balboa Island Summer Concerts August-September, Fridays Balboa Island Park 107 Agate Ave. Newport Beach, CA Free, balboaislandnb.org

BEAUMONT: LJ Bryant & Friends Beaumont Summer Concerts at Laurel Creek Park Fairfield, CA Free, fairfield.ca.gov

CARLSBAD: San Diego International Kids' Film Festival, August 25-27, 2023, 11-9 p.m. at Schulman Auditorium. Three full days of entertainment features 150+films from 30 + counties in multiple venues in the only film festival focusing on Children and Family cinemas.   Location: 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011. $, sdkidsfilms.org

CEDARVILLE: Modoc District Fair August 24-27, 2023 at the Fairgrounds. Fair features: Wold Amusements Carnival, Building & Historic Exhibits, Live Music, Street Dance. Thursday: Horseshow & Junior Gymkhana, SV Chamber Basque BBQ, Sheep Dog Trials | Friday: Livestock Show, Rancher's Day, Companion Dog Show, Greased Pig Contest, SV Education Foundation BBQ | Saturday: Rabbit Show, Junior Rancher's Day Events, Hot Summer Car Show, Free Senior Lunch, Kid's Day Rodeo & More Free Events, Wiener/Wiener Wannabe Corgi Dog Race, SV FFA BBQ, Car Races!!! | Sunday: SV Community Church, Pancake Breakfast, Main Street Parade, ACTRA Team Roping. Free admission daily, modocfair.com |  fairs

CHICO: Michael Russell Band Chico Concerts in the Plaza June-October, Fridays since 1978! Chico City Plaza 418 Main Street Chico, CA Free, downtownchico.com

CLOVERDALE: The Coffis Brothers Rootsy Rock Cloverdale Friday Night Concerts Live at the Plaza Downtown Cloverdale Street Fair 6 pm Live Music 6:30-9:30 p.m. cloverdaleartsalliance.org

EL CAJON: Ronstadt Revival Linda Ronstadt tribute El Cajon Concerts On the Prescott Promenade 329 E. Main El Cajon, CA downtownelcajon.com Free

ELK GROVE: On Air Classic Rock - Power Horns Elk Grove summer Concert Laguna Town Hall 3020 Renwick Ave. Elk Grove, CA Free, yourcsd.com

FAIRFIELD: LJ Bryant & Friends Fairfield City Summer Concerts at Laurel Creek Park Fairfield, CA Free, fairfield.ca.gov

FERNDALE: Humboldt County Fair "Ribbons, Rides and Racing" August 17-27, 2023 (closed Monday) Ferndale, CA. $12 approx. humboldtcountyfair.org | fairs

FREMONT: Eastbay Mudd Fremont Summer Concerts Pacific Commons Shopping Center, 43440 Boscell Rd, Fremont, CA. Free

FRESNO: Remembering Selena Tribute Band featuring Sonia Fresno Summer Concerts Engelmann Cellars Friday Night Wine Concerts 3275 North Rolinda Fresno, CA 93723 $15-up, engelmanncellars.com

GLENDALE: Eva and the Vagabond Tales Folk, Pop Music Glendale Brand Summer Music Series at Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA. Free

GRIDLEY: Butte County Fair August 24-27, 2023. Battle Bots Competition, Midway Carnival, Kids Zone, Food & Expo Hall Vendors, Miss Butte County Competition + Future Missette, FFA, 4-H, Floriculture, Fine Arts, Baking & Confections, Industrial Crafts Adult Farm & Garden, Clothing, Textiles & Quilts, Digital Media, Photography and more! Livestock Market Steers, Goat, Turkey, Rabbits, Chickens & Lambs | Breeding Goat, Swine, Beef, Pygmy Goat, Rabbits & Sheep | Showmanship with Dogs, Large Animals, Peewee Showmanship, Small Animals and Primary Poultry, Pygmy Goat and Rabbit. Location: 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley, CA. $12-15 admission, Grandstand Truck Madness $20, Extreme Demolition $25, buttecountyfair.org | fairs

HOLLYWOOD: Boy George and Culture Club Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts Hollywood Bowl 2301 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA Tickets: hollywoodbowl.com

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival June 30-September 3, 2023.  Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA. $10, sawdustartfestival.org 

LAGUNA BEACH: Art A-Fair Art Festival through September 3, 2023. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna, Beach, CA. $10, art-a-fair.com

LAGUNA BEACH: Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts through September 1, 2023. Pageant presents 90 minutes of tableaux vivants or living pictures that are faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like the subjects in original pieces. Festival $10-15; Pageant $35-up, foapom.com

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Laguna Niguel Sea Festival August 25-27, 2023. Location: Dorine & El Lazo Laguna Niguel, CA Free, CityofLagunaNiguel.org

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, free movie, Orange County Parks Summer Concerts and Movies Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Laguna Niguel, CA. Free, ocparks.com

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Jazz Festival in San Bernardino Mountains August 24-26, 2023. $40-50, bluejayjazz.org  Line up

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Bruno & the Hooligans Bruno Mars Tribute Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concerts

LA PUENTE: Banda PGLa Puente Farmers Market Live 15900 Central Avenue Central/Stimson La Puente, CA Free, lapuentelive.com

LOMPOC: Mountain Men Days August 25-26, 2023, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Buckskin clad members of the American Mountain Men share mountain men history and skills. Cooking, hide preparation and tanning, leather working, rope making, and blacksmithing. Equipment is on display and tall tales surround the campfire. $6 parking fee, parks.ca.gov

LONG BEACH: Journey USA Journey tribute Long Beach Summer Concerts Marine Stadium/Larry Curtis Concert Park

LOS ANGELES: Pretty But Wicked Presents: De Lux Healing Gems Pretty But Wicked DJs 7-10 p.m. Indie Rock Disco Los Angeles Summer Concerts Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Levitt Pavilion W. 6th Street & South Park View Street Los Angeles, Ca 90057 Free, levittlosangeles.org

LOS ANGELES: Brew at the Zoo, 7-11 p.m.   The L.A. Zoo's Brew at the L.A. features 40+ breweries, live music, animal keeper talks, pub-style grub and a beautiful night under the stars.  Ages  21+.  Location: 5333 Zoo Dr $75-125, lazoo.org 

LOS ANGELES: Monster Jam August 25-27, 2023 at Crypto Arena. 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Location: 1111 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA. $28-115, monsterjam.com

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Rocks August 25-26, 2023. Music includes classic rock tributes & food festival. Location: Village Events Plaza, 100 Canyon Blvd., Mammoth Lakes, CA. Free admission, mammothrocks.com

MARIPOSA: T-ranch's Folk Extravaganza Mariposa Art Park Summer Concerts Art Park Highway 140 at 4th Street Mariposa, CA Free, mariposaartscouncil.org

McKINLEYVILLE: Amber Soul McKinleyville Summer Concert Pierson Park 1608 Pickett Road McKinleyville, CA Free

MODESTO: Hit Replay Modesto Summer Concert 10th Street Plaza Modesto, CA Free

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Busta Groove Top 40, Motown Mountain View Concerts on the Plaza June-September, Fridays Civic Center Plaza 500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA mountainview.gov

NAPA: Widespread Panic - Day 1 Napa City Summer Concerts Napa Oxbow RiverStage 1268 McKinstry St. Napa, CA 94559 $69.50-150, oxbowriverstage.com

NORCO: Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo August 25-27, 2023 at  Ingalls Park. Rodeo includes All-around cowboy, Bareback riding, Steer wrestling, Team roping, Saddle bronc riding, Tie-down roping, Barrel racing and Bull riding. There's a family dance each night after rodeo with live band on Saturday. Location: 6th Street, Norco, CA. $20-30, $10 parking, norcomountedposseprcarodeo.com  | rodeos

NORTH LAKE TAHOE: Jelly Bread Desert twang, urban funk & rock North Lake Tahoe Music on the Beach Kings Beach North Lake Tahoe, Calif. Free, northtahoebusiness.org

OAKDALE: Alex Lucero Band performs at Oakdale  Concerts in the Park July-September, Fridays Dorada Park Oakdale, CA Free

PALO ALTO: Spanish through Fun with Kimba Bilingual music, stories, interactive, all ages Music is Magic Summer Concert Series Magical Bridge Playground Mitchell Park 3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA Free

RAMONA: Ramona PRCA Rodeo "Tattoos on R Town"  August 24-26, 2023 Fred Grand Arena at Ramona Outdoor Community Center 421 Aqua Lane Ramona, CA. $10-45, ticket, parking $5 cash only,  ramonarodeo.net | rodeos

REDWOOD CITY: Steel 'n' Chicago Steely Dan & Chicago Tribute Redwood City Music on the Square June-September, Fridays Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway Redwood City, CA Free, redwoodcityevents.com

REDWOOD CITY: Art on the Square August 25, 2023, 5-8:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Music on the Square, Art on the Square features original jewelry, photography, painting, glass, metal, wood, fiber art and more, created by local artists with work at prices for every budget. redwoodcity.org/artonthesquare

ROHNERT PARK: Pride & Joy Party, Dance band Rohnert Park Party on the Plaza Music Series Friday Night Market - City Center Plaza 500 City Center Drive Rohnert Park, CA Free

SAN BRUNO: Huney Knuckles Funk, jazz San Bruno Summer Concerts Rotary Pavilion, San Bruno City Park 251 City Park Way San Bruno, CA Free, sanbruno.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO: Mustache Harbor Soft rock, yacht rock San Francisco SF Giants Levi's Stadium Free Concerts May-September, Fridays Seals Plaza at Oracle Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco, CA 94107 Free, no game ticket required

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Concerts in the Plaza 5-8 p.m. in Mission Plaza features Moonshiner Collective, an Americana (Californicana) band. Free, slocity.org 

SANTA CRUZ: Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School August 25-September 2, 2023. The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School 30th Annual week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland. valleyofthemoon.org

SAUSALITO: Eugene Huggins Blues Sausalito Summer Concerts Gabrielson Park Anchor St. & Humboldt Ave Sausalito, CA sausalitoca.gov

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Steel Breeze, calypso, reggae Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series Memorial Day to Labor Day 1001 Heavenly Village Way South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Free, theshopsatheavenly.com

TRUCKEE: Truckee Championship Pro Rodeo August 25-26, 2023 McIver Arena 10695 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA 96161 $15 approx., truckeerodeo.org | rodeos

 

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