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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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BUENA PARK Knott's Boysenberry Festival March 20-April 19, 2020 (updated)  Buy tickets

LONG BEACH: A Night to Remember, 4-8 p.m. on the Queen Mary. Climb aboard the historic ship for Titanic Seance, an evening of paranormal illusions featuring authentic artifacts. Transport through time to the cold night of April 14, 1912.  Wear your finest dinner attire in this black tie evening featuring a 5-course gourmet meal inspired by the final 1st Class dinner served on the Titanic. Aiden Sinclair is your captain as you imagine taking the magnificent maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City, interrupted during the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, when the Titanic strikes an iceberg. Less than one-third (or approx. 724 people) survived. Location: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach CA., 90802  $315-up, queenmary.com

Past Events

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Easter Egg Hunt at Ronald Reagan Park, April 14, 2019, 12-3 p.m. Ronald Reagan Park 945 S. Weir Canyon Rd. Anaheim, CA Free admission, anaheimhillsrotary.org

ARCADIA: Annual Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day. SoCal's Biggest Japanese Spring Festival 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California. (626) 574-7223. Food, Japanese Culture and Entertainment at Tokyo city cup, the other horse racing features: Flea Market, Tsugaru Shamisen, Sumo, Karate Sado, Origami, O-matsuri, Pop --Anime, J-pop, Fashion and more. Japanese Food: Sushi, Curry, Oknomiyaki, BBQ, Japanese Tea, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Japanese Beer, Rice burger, to name a few.  tokyocitycup.com.

BAKERSFIELD: Medieval California Festival April 13-14, 2019, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Kern County Museum Pioneer Village 3801 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93307 $, medievalcaliforniafestival.com

CLAREMONT: Claremont Earth Day, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Reimagining Our Resources is the theme of this year's event, public invited! Location: 2nd Street in Claremont Village sustainableclaremont.org

CLAYTON: Rakkasah West April 12-14, 2019. Middle Eastern dance and music festival. Location: Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd., Clayton, CA Cost: $18-20. rakkasah.com

CORONADO Coronado Flower Show April 13-14, 2019. The Coronado Flower Show is held in Spreckels Park coronadoflowershow.com | flowers

COSTA MESA: OC Fair & Event Center Imaginology April 12-14, 2019. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA. Free, Competitions, exhibits and activities all designed to explore the fun of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.) Exciting workshops, build-your-own scarecrow contest, scavenger hunts, hands-on activities and more will fuel imaginations. ocfair.com/imaginology/

EL DORADO HILLS: Spring Carnival April 11-14, 2019. Thurs. 4-10 p.m. | Friday 4-11 p.m. | Saturday 12-11 p.m. | Sunday 12-10 p.m. Carnival Rides and Games for All Ages. Carnival Free to Enter, edhtowncenter.com

ENCINITAS: San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest April 13-14, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden Local artists display and sell their art. sbgarden.org | Encinitas

ESCONDIDO: Butterfly Jungle at Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido, California, sdzsafaripark.org | butterfly

FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREEAvocado Festival focuses on the central role that the avocado plays in our lives. It is the immensely popular avocado that has become Fallbrook's trademark product. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Anniversary Parade and Carnival Celebrating Hawaiian Gardens Super Heroes April 12-14, 2019. Parade The Parade will be on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. from Fedde Middle School, going down Norwalk Blvd. to Carson and ending at Furgeson Elementary School. Carnival The Carnival will be at Furgeson Elementary School 22215 S. Elaine Ave. Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. Enjoy live music, food, games, and carnival rides. Free admission, hgcity.org

HEMET: Ramona April 18-May 3, 2020 (updated) April 18-May 3, 2020 (updated) at Ramona Bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd. Tickets $20-47, ramonabowl.com

INDIO: Coachella Music Festival April 12-14, 2019 and April 19-21, 2019 Empire Polo Club 81-800 Avenue 51 Indio, CA coachella.com

IRWINDALE: The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire April 4-May 17, 2020 (updated) Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA. renfair.com

LA JOLLA: La Jolla Concours d'Elegance April 12-14, 2019 Annual car show at La Jolla Cove, CA  Presented by La Jolla Historical overlooks La Jolla Cove in Scripps Park and features over 150 automobiles judged in 30 specialty car classes. Keith Martin returns as the emcee. Cars on the Saturday Motor Tour, Concours specialty classes and special awards. LaJollaConcours.com | concours

LAKE ELSINORE: Temecula Wine Barrel Races in Lake Elsinore, 1 p.m. Storm Stadium $Registration, tvbwf.com

LAKESIDE: Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Louis Stelzer County Park. This is an All Ages event featuring: Educational, Environment, Gardening, Nature, and hands-on demos in which you can learn how to help Mother Earth with fun activities and talks designed to inspire your green thumb. Plant a tree, learn about composting, create art, breathe in fresh air and indulge in nature. RSVP required: (619) 561-0580. Location: 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA. There is a $3 parking fee, countynewscenter.com

LEMOORE: Lemoore Central Valley Pizza Festival April 12-14, 2019

LONG BEACH: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-14, 2019. Sunday spectator gates open at 7 a.m. The main event race begins after 1:30 p.m. and goes till 3:30 p.m. Tickets on Sunday cost $70 no-seating general admission: gplb.com

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on USC Campus. Free admission, $12 parking

LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Spring Fling, April 13-21, 2019. Location: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 lazoo.org

LOS ANGELES: Indian Film Festival April 1-5, 2020 (updated) presents  narrative and documentary features, shorts, and gala events during its 17th annual event at Regal LA Live, A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Tickets: indianfilmfestival.org | film

LOS ANGELES: Pacific Pole Championships April 13-14, 2019 Pacific Pole & Aerial Championships. Location: Tom Bradley Theater Center, 514 S. Spring, Los Angeles, CA $40-up, polesportorganization.com

MALIBU: Malibu Chumash Powwow April 13-14, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Malibu Bluffs, Ca Chumash Day Powwow Malibu Bluffs Park 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, Ca Free admission, malibucity.org  | pow wow

MENLO PARK: Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll April 12-14, 2019 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA Free, menloparkchamber.com

MERCED: Property Team 1st Annual Community Egg Hunt, 1:30 p.m. at Rahilly Park.  Schedule: 0-4 yrs begin time 1:30pm 5-10 years begin time 2pm Free photo with the Easter bunny from 2:15pm-3:00pm Bring your basket to collect eggs and enjoy a fun day with your neighbors. Free, ptagents.com

NORCO: Horse Week April 12-21, 2019. Extreme Ranch Rodeo takes place on April 12, 2019norcohorseweek.com

PASADENA: Son of Monsterpalooza, April 12-14, 2019. Vendors selling toys and collectibles, monster maker up demos, costume contest, lots of Halloween entertainment. monsterpalooza.com

PEBBLE BEACH: Food & Wine April 11-14, 2019 Pebble Beach Food & Wine features more than 100 celebrity chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries. During this unforgettable four-day celebration, enjoy intimate access. pbfw.com

RIVERSIDE: Riverside Flower Show April 13-14, 2019 See hundreds of prize winning plants, flowers, floral arrangements, garden art, and home grown produce. Meet with Master Gardeners and attend seminars to answer all your garden questions. Included with your ticket is also a map to a self guided tour of 6 enchanting local gardens at Woodland Enchantment -  Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tours. Location: Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Ave. $15,  riversideflowershow.com

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Dog Show April 11-14, 2019. The Sacramento Kennel Club's Sacramento Dog Show is one of the longest-standing dog shows in the country, at almost 100 years old. Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. admission, parking, sacramentodogshow.com

SACRAMENTO: Eden of Plants...Orchids and More Show April 13-14, 2019 Sacramento Orchid Society Show at Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento, CA. sacramentoorchids.org

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival April 13-14, 2019 In honor of one of the world's greatest comfort foods, grilled cheese, Sacramento's festival has invited vendors and asked them to showcase their talents with both standard and non-traditional grilled cheese recipes.  Southside Park  T & 8th Sacramento, California sacgrilledcheese.com

SALINAS: Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival April 11-14, 2019 at Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Salinas, CA. Location: 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway Salinas, CA. Spectator $15-up seaotterclassic.com

SAN DIEGO: Day at the Docks. Location: San Diego SportFishing Dock, San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO: Butterfly Jungle at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park March 23-May 12, 2019  The Safari Park 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido, California, sdzsafaripark.org  | tickets

SAN FRANCISCO: Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival April 13-14, 20-21, 2019 sfcherryblossom.org

SANTA BARBARA: Annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Great Meadow, West Campus, Santa Barbara City College 791 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA sbkitefest.net | kites

SANTA BARBARA: Lucidity Festival Moon's Eye View April 12-14, 2019 Live Oak Campground - Santa Barbara, CA 
 Tickets: $250-up lucidityfestival.com

SANTA CLARITA: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival April 13-14, 2019

SANTA CLARITA: Cowboy Chili Cook-off April 14, 2019  Cowboy Festival at Hart Park Santa Clarita, CA | ICS competition, chilicookoff.com | chili

SANTA MARIA: Family Kite Festival, Time: 12-4 p.m. Cost: Free Rotary Centennial Park 2625 S. College Drive
Santa Maria, CA smvdiscoverymuseum.org

SEBASTOPOL: Apple Blossom Festival April 13-14

SONOMA: Sonoma Valley (Schellville Airport) Display Days  Second Full Weekend of Every Month, 12-4 p.m. at Sonoma Valley Airport, 23980 Arnold Drive sonomavalleyairport.com

STOCKTON: San Joaquin Asparagus Festival April 12-14, 2019 at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way
Stockton, CA 95202 $12-15,  sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net

TEMECULA: Temecula Bluegrass Festival April 12-14, 2019

TRUCKEE: Tahoe Donner Dummy Contest Closing Day and Downhill Dummy Contest. Location: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort 11603 Snowpeak Way Truckee, CA | tahoedonner.com

TULARE: Antique Farm Equipment Show April 12-14, 2019 at International Agri-Center 4500 S Laspina Ave. Tulare, CA $5, antiquefarmshow.org

VENTURA: Owl Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Olivas Adobe. View the baby Great Horned owls born each year with presentations and refreshments. Free to the public, cityofventura.ca.gov

VISALIA: Tulare County Renaissance Festival April 13-14, 2019, Plaza Park, W Airport Dr & S Plaza St, Visalia, CA, $15, facebook.com/TCRF1 | Ren faires

FRESNO: Earth Day Fresno. Enjoy a day of interactive events, educational displays, food, live music and arts galore in Radio Park. Free Admission earthdayfresno.org

JAMESTOWN: Welcome Home Veterans Bike and Car Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, music and prize drawings will be part of the event. Open to the public, $5 Parking. All makes, models and years are welcome $30-35 registration: vietnamveterans391.org or contact Patrick at 209-740-5304 or Rodger at 209-480-8423. Location: Tuolumne Co. Sheriff Posse Grounds, Rawhide Road, Jamestown. | cars

LINDSAY: Annual Best of the Valley Quilt Show April 13-15, 2018 McDermont Field House, 365 N Sweet Brier Street. $10 daily, botvquilts.com

MALIBU: Malibu Chumash Powwow April 14-15, 2018. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Malibu Bluffs, Ca Chumash Day Powwow Malibu Bluffs Park 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, Ca Free admission, malibucity.org | pow wow

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Electronic Music Festival April 13-15, 2018 Tateuchi Hall 230 San Antonio Circle Free but tickets required: arts4all.org Also offering hands-on workshops and panel discussions

OCEANSIDE: Oceanside Days of Art April 14-15, 2018.
Oceanside Days of Art is conveniently held at the corner of Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside.
Civic Center and Pier View Way Oceanside, CA
ocaf.info

PASADENA: Son of Monsterpalooza, April 13-15, 2018. Vendors selling toys and collectibles, monster maker up demos, costume contest, lots of Halloween entertainment. $30-70, monsterpalooza.com

REDONDO BEACH: Spring Fest, April 12-15, 2018. Spring Carnival & Community Festival Carnival Rides, Kids' Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Gourmet Food Trucks. FREE Admission, FREE Parking. Hours: 5-11p Thu & Fri | 11a-11p Sat | 11a-9p Sun. Location: Aviation Park, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. nrbba.org

REDWOOD CITY: Hog N Heat, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rib & Chili Competition. Rain or Shine $2/rib and $2/chili (2oz) $1 Cornbread Soft Serve Beer, Wine, Water, Soda available for purchase Vote for your favorite rib/chili team in People's Choice Award. 1100 Woodside Road Redwood City, CA Free admission, hognheat.com

RIVERSIDE: Riverside Flower Show April 14-15, 2018. See hundreds of prize winning plants, flowers, floral arrangements, garden art, and home grown produce. Meet with Master Gardeners and attend seminars to answer all your garden questions. Included with your ticket is also a map to a self guided tour of 6 enchanting local gardens at Woodland Enchantment - 71st Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tours. 2 day ticket $10 presale, $12 at the door. Under age 16 free with paying adult. Entry forms and more detail is available at Riversideflowershow.info

ROSEVILLE: Festival of Dreams April 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
@ theGrounds
800 All America City Blvd
Roseville, CA 95815
$12.50-25, thefestivalofdreams.com
Kids young and old live out their favorite stories and meet their favorite heroes. Interactive "lands" and delightful experiences such as a Madhatter Tea Party.

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Food & Film Festival. Location: The Colonial Theatre 3522 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA. $40-75, foodliteracycenter.org/ film-festival

SAN CLEMENTE: GardenFest April 14, 2018, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Center
100 N. Calle Seville
San Clemente, California 92672
sanclementegardenclub.com
Spring Plant Sale, Garden Flea Market, Floral and Funky Container Design Competitions, Butterfly Habitat Education, San Clemente Art Association's Garden and Flower Show painting competition

SAN CLEMENTE: San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest April 14, 2018, Noon-5 p.m.
$40-50 approx., scchamber.com
San Clemente Chamber of Commerce San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Presented by Left Coast Brewing Company Tickets are limited! Join the fun and excitement at the Annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival, Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co. Micro-Brews from all over Southern California, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and band entertains.

SAN DIEGO Taste of Hillcrest Noon-4 p.m. $30-35

SAN DIEGO: Vindiego, 3-7 p.m. Sample over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diego's best Chefs. NTC Liberty Station 2640 Historic Decatur Road $85-up, vindiego.com

SAN FRANCISCO: West Portal Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, April 13-15, 2018. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Francisco's West Portal Avenue between 15th and Ulloa, near Sloat, Portola, and the San Francisco Zoo, showcasing 65 artists and crafters. pacificfinearts.com

SAN RAMON: Spring Fashion Show & Tea, 2-4 p.m. San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon, CA Tickets: ci.san-ramon.ca.us | tea

SAN SIMEON: Hearst Castle Spring 2018 Evening Tours. Location: 750 Hearst Castle Rd. $36 evening tour, $18 age 5-12 years Reservations recommended: reservecalifornia.com or (800) 444-4445

SANTA CLARITA: Beer & Jazz Festival April 14, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Park 27150 Boquet Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita, CA Free admission, beer tasting tickets sold at event

SANTA ROSA: Taste of Olivet, The Wineries of Olivet District. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Attendees receive a logo glass and special discounts on wine purchases! Windsor & Santa Rosa, California
$35-45, olivetroad.com

SHINGLE SPRINGS: Gold Country Jazz Festival April 13-14, 2018 Ponderosa High School, Shingle Springs, CA Annual Gold Country Jazz Festival Hosted by Ponderosa High School. $7 pass (includes Friday and Saturday), $1 student. pondoband.org

TEMECULA: Temecula Wine Barrel Races
Temecula, CA

THREE RIVERS: Jazzaffair April 13-14, 2019 Three Rivers, California sierratraditionaljazzclub.com

VAN NUYS: Spring Fling Car Show April 13-14, 2019. Location: Woodley Park. Largest Mopar car show and swap west of the Mississippi. Gates open at 10 a.m. cpwclub.com

WHITTIER: Whittier Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Sanitation District Parking Lot 1955 Workman Mill Road. Admission: free, lacsd.org

WILLOW GLEN: Downtown Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk. Time: 2-5 p.m. Downtown Willow Glen 1390 Lincoln Ave San Jose. $35-45, willowglen.org

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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