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Friday, February 24, 2023

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BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Home and Garden Show Feb 24-26, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts, crafts, and food vendors.  Location: Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 So. P Street, Bakersfield 93307 $10 Admission, $5 parking, bakersfieldhomeshows.com

CAMBRIA & SAN SIMEON:  BlendFest on the Coast, February 23-26, 2023. The only wine event dedicated to blends, experience a taste of Paso Robles Wine Country on the beautiful California coast, hosted by Paso Wine. $50-145, pasowine.com

COSTA MESA: Gem Faire February 24-26, 2023 at OC Fairgrounds Fair & Event Center. Precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold, silver, minerals &  more at manufacturers' prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. $7, parking is $12, gemfaire.com 

FULLERTON: Misery, play, January 20-February 26, 2023 at Maverick Theater. Stage adaptation of Stephen King's thrilling novel. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. Location: The Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, CA 92832. Tickets: $30 general admission, and $15 for students with ID (not appropriate for ages 13 and under), mavericktheater.com or  (714) 526-7070 | entertainment

INDIO: Riverside County Fair & National Date Fest February 17-26, 2023 at Riverside County Fairgrounds. Includes queen and court, date contests and foods, carnival rides, vendor booths, food and Presidents Day Parade.  $15, datefest.org

KING CITY: King City Stampede February 24-25, 2023 at Rava Equestrian Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. for 21+ to enjoy the Wine & Beer Corral and boutique shopping, Mutton Busting begins at 6 p.m., and the PRCA Pro Rodeo at 7 p.m. Hand-picked food vendors and an after party Saturday night with 8 Second Ride band. This PRCA Rodeo includes Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, and Women's Breakaway. Location: 625 Division St., King City, CA.  $20 admission, $10 ages 6-11 years. salinasvalleyfair.com | prorodeo.com  | rodeos

NORTH LAKE TAHOE: Disco Tubing with Lights, Laser and Live Music acts 5-8 p.m. at Palisades Tahoe. $, palisadestahoe.com

OCEANSIDE: Oceanside International Film Festival, February 21-25, 2023 at Brooks Theatre. OIFF features independent filmmakers. Location: 219 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054. $, osidefilm.org or facebook.com/likeoiff

PALM SPRINGS: Modernism Week February 16-26, 2023. For details, maps, times, and to purchase tickets, see modernismweek.com

POMONA: The Great Junk Hunt February 24-25, 2023 at Fairplex. Round up of curated vendors selling their best goods, plus no party is complete without cocktails, live music and aisles of junkin' treasure. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA $8-20, fairplex.com | thegreatjunkhunt.com

RIPON: Almond Blossom Festival February 23-26, 2023. Always the last weekend of February, and the first festival of the season, the Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents a carnival, fun run, and well known community parade. February 24 events:

  • Senior Center Craft & Bake Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Festival Vendor Booths 2-8 p.m.. at Mistlin Sports Park
  • ABF Carnival open 4-10 p.m. at the Sports Park
  • Community Stage Teen Night Live Music 5-8 p.m. at Mistlin Sports Park
  • Quarterback Club Golf Tournament at Copper Valley - Copperopolis

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Bird Festival February 22-26, 2023. The festivities take place at Marina Village Conference Center. Our field trips reach every corner of the county. Location: 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109. Festival registration is $35 per person, which gains you access to many included social events. Field trips and programs are available at additional cost. Tour registration: sandiegoaudubon.org | birding

SAN FRANCISCO: Pacific Orchid Exposition February 24-26, 2023. A Legacy of Orchids San Francisco County Fair Building Hall of Flowers 1199 9th St. San Francisco, CA orchidsanfrancisco.org

SAN JOSE: Flashlight Tour at Winchester Mystery House. Every Friday evening till February 24, these self-guided tours give guests the opportunity to roam through the halls of the purportedly haunted Victorian mansion while hearing tales of its inhabitants. Location: 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128. $49.99 approx., winchestermysteryhouse.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Craft Music + Beer Fest February 24-25, 2023 at Alex Madonna Expo Center. Friday night session 5-9 p.m. with 80's night theme. 80's band Club DV8 performs - guests encouraged to dress in 80s style. Saturday: Bands playing out in the tent, maximum unlimited food and drink sample choices. Shuttles continuously from Campus Bottle and Novo. Location: 100 Madonna Road $55-75, slocraftbeer.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Comedy Fest February 23-26, 2023. Free on several shows, most are $10-up, slocomedyfestival.com

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