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Sunday, May 15, 2022

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AGOURA HILLS: Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. Southern California's favorite tradition for 60+ years. Contests, jamming, featured performers, folk dancing, flat-foot dancing, clogging, children's activities, story tellers, hand-made crafts, workshops, food trucks (or bring your own), and exhibits. $, | bluegrass

ALBANY: Annual Celebration of Old Roses, Presented by Heritage Rose Group Bay Area. Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 1325 Portland at Carmel Albany, CA. Free admission,

AUBURN: Auburn Spring Home Show May 13-15, 2022 at Gold Country Fairgrounds. The largest and most respected home show in Northern California is back. Location: 1273 High St. Auburn, CA. $ Admission +  Parking, | home

ANAHEIM: Orange County Greek Festival May 13-15, 2022. Location: St. John Greek Orth. Church, 405 N. Dale Street Anaheim, CA.

ANTIOCH: Contra Costa County Fair May 12-15, 2022

BALBOA ISLAND: Mile-long Artwalk, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. South Bayfront Balboa Island, CA Free to see Presented by Mary Hardesty Realty 27th Annual Artwalk features 100 artists.

BEVERLY HILLS: 35th Israel Film Festival,  May 5-26, 2022 at Lumiere Cinema Music Hall Theater and Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino. The festival premiers Israeli features, documentaries and television dramas, and features conversations with visiting Israeli filmmakers. Tickets:

BIG BEAR LAKE: Spartan Trifecta Weekend May 14-15, 2022

BREA: Brea Bonanza Days May 13-15, 2022, Downtown Brea. Line up: American Mile, Amanda Kate, Kaitlyn Weathers, Michael Austin, Vegas McGraw, 33 Thunder, Jessie Leigh, Payton Howie and  The Kelly Boyz.  Line Dancing Lessons all weekend! Kids zone with Petting zoo, inflatables, panning for gold and more! Beer & Wine Garden. Free General Admission and Free Parking. Location: 210 W. Birch Street, Brea, CA. Free, $35 VIP reserved seating area close to stage,

BROWNS VALLEY: Untz Festival, May 13-15, 2022 at Sycamore Ranch. Line up: Alix Perez, Tsuruda, Hyroglifics, Chee., Supertask, Ternion Sound, The Librarian, Resonant Language, Bricksquash, Tiedyeky, Zee, It HZ, Jon Casey, Secret Recipe, Mythm, Matheny, Chmura, Labrat, Litlbird, Comisar, Curra, Saka, Floret Loret, Protial, Dela Moon, Murkury, Zen Selekta, Honeycomb, Xakra, Oxossi, Fly, Xotix, Jordnmoody, Ujuu, Deafadil, Mirror Maze, Nik P, Face Plant, Maxfield, Wessamders, Josh Teed, Beatkitty, Choppy Opp, Sketchy Peter, St4rfox, Episcool, Snuffy, Golden Child, Sylph, Prosper, Lita Lotus, LB & Konfusion, Chark, Cntrlla, Phydra, Dielahn, Tchilt, Circadian Riff, Pastry, Keero, Dernis, Shy Melon, Peewhee, Kimothy Leary, Dastardly, Iggy, Magelland, Krakinov, Shadow Spirit. $275-up,

BURBANK: Burbank ARTS Festival May 14-15, 2022, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost: Free. San Fernando Blvd. between Magnolia & Olive, Burbank, CA

CARMEL: Carmel Art Festival May 13-15, 2022. Location: Devendorf Park & adjacent Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Admission is FREE.

CHERRY VALLEY: Highland Springs Lavender Festival May 6-July 31, 2022. Thursdays-Sundays Free-$15 approx., 

FOLSOM: Sunday Spring Music Series in Historic Downtown Folsom features AKA band, free.

FRESNO: Pirate Festival May 14-15, 2022. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kearny Park 6170 W. Kearney Blvd. Fresno, CA. | pirates

HALF MOON BAY:  Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival, 12-4 p.m. on Main Street. Featuring California wineries, nationally-known jazz artists, and local eats from The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association. This inaugural event includes wines from Northern & Central California. Jazz great Jazz great Bobby Hutcherson called the Half Moon Bay Coastside home for over 40 years. This inaugural Wine & Jazz Festival honors his legacy and memory with a musical tribute from this line up: Joe Gilman (Piano), Erik Von Buchau (Vibraphone), Jacam Manricks (Saxophone), Aaron Smith (Trumpet), Kerry Kashiwagi (Bass)and Barry Hutcherson (Drums), plus Paula West and Marcus Shelby Quintet. Tickets: $88.82 includes 15 tasting tickets -$262.87 VIP Lounge,

IRWINDALE: The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire April 9-May 22, 2022, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 15501 E. Arrow Highway Irwindale, CA

JOSHUA TREE: Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 12-15, 2022. Less people, more space. Performers: The California Honeydrops, Gone Gone Beyond, Father Taj, Gorangutang, Adam Freeland, 79rs Gang, Thumpasaurus, Cimafunk, Neal Francis, Sunny War, The Seshen, Mikey Reyes Beats & Rhymes Collective, Kate Vargas and more. Tickets: joshuatreemusicfestival

KING CITY: Salinas Valley Fair May 12-15, 2022. Location: 625 Division Street King City, California Carnival: Butler Amusements

LIVERMORE: Downtown Street Fest May 14-15, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Beer & Wine Tasting Lounges at 29 S. Livermore Ave, and 2400 First Street. Over 150,000 attend each year to explore over 300 vendor booths and shop at specialty boutiques, plus free concerts all day.

LONG BEACH: Scuba Show May 14-15, 2022, 10 a.m. Long Beach Convention Center. The largest scuba diving exposition in the U.S. features 260 exhibitors, dive gear companies, travel destinations, underwater photography and video, underwater hunting, wall diving, deep diving, wreck diving, night diving, snorkeling, shark observation, costumed characters, live mermaids, Dive Gear, high tech dive computers, fins, wetsuits, buoyancy compensators, The L.A. Sheriff Reserve Dive Team, extraordinary sea creatures, entry requirements, mandatory tests and travel deals.  Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.   $15-65, age 13 & under free, 

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Outdoor Concert featuring Stevie Nicks Illusion, a Fleetwood Mac tribute at Marine Stadium celebrating the life of Dr. Anna Ulaszewski in collaboration with Councilwoman Suzie Price.

LOS ANGELES: DragCon LA 2022, presented by RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions, May 13-15, 2022 at the LA Convention Center. The world's largest all-ages and family-friendly celebration of drag, featuring vendors, exhibitors, panel and Q&A sessions, plus drag race stars. Location: 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. $40-80 tickets,

MARINA DEL REY: Culture Jam featuring Ballet Folclorico Do Brasil, Pacifico Dance Company, free

MONROVIA: Monrovia Days May 13-15, 2022.  Concert in Library Park celebrating Monrovia's Birthday with Pie Eating Contest, game booths and activities in the park for the entire family. Location: Monrovia Library Park, 321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA. Cost: Free.

NEWPORT BEACH: OC Live with bands Flashback Heart Attack, All Star Trio, Sonic Momz and Teak Makai, 3 p.m. at Newport Dunes. $5, Tickets:

PALO ALTO: The Palo Alto Art Center Free Community Birthday Party, 3-5 p.m. Hands-on art activities, studio demonstrations, sweet treats, and a chance to view the current exhibition, Creative Attention: Art and Community Restoration. Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303.  Free,

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair  May 5-30, 2022. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. $20, | Region: Los Angeles County

PORTERVILLE: Porterville Fair May 11-15, 2022. $12,

REDONDO BEACH: BeachLife Festival May 13-15, 2022, Three-day live music, art, and culinary event. The lineup: Weezer, 311, Smashing Pumpkins, Steve Miller Band, Stone Temple Pilots, Lord Huron, Sheryl Crow, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, The Allman Betts Band, Ozomatli, Kark Denson's Tiny Universe, Alo, Landon Mcnamara, Dan Kelly, The Hip Abduction, Cubensis, Wall of Sound, Lilly Meola, Latch Key Kid, Feed the Kitty, Jeremy Buck, The Charities, Charlotte Sabina, Phantom Planet, Magic, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, The Record Company, Art Alexakis, Rita Wilson, Capital Cities, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, The Aggrolites, Hoist the Colors, Velvet Starlings, Jim Lindberg, Milky Chance, Cannons, Atlas Genius, Velvet Starlings, Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID). The SideStage Experience invites foodies onstage (literally) for a four-course meal by celebrity chefs.  SideStage Experience on the main stage is served by a team of award-winning chefs that curate their menus alongside the artists curating their set lists. The SpeakEasy, curated by Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, will return for its sophomore debut, with an intimate and broken-down look at some of punk rock’s top names. Upgraded amenities include a hosted bar, private bungalows & cabanas and valet parking. BeachLife Festival supports the South Bay community and its preservation of beaches, the ocean, and our local community. Location: 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. $379 for three days-up,  

SACRAMENTO: Vegan Food Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Capitol Mall, 100% Plant-Based Food Event on multiple city blocks with multiple stages for Live Music, Guest Speakers and Cooking Demonstrations. Sacramento, CA 95814. $10-15, or eventbrite

SACRAMENTO: Country in the Park May 14-15, 2022, 12 p.m. at Cal Expo's Heart Health Park. Music lineup: Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Tyler Rich, Niko Moon, Priscilla Block, and Nate Smith. Event includes a Rock Wall, Mechanical Bull, Lounges with Pool Tables, Foosball, Corn Hole & More Line Dancing, Relaxation Pavilion, Photo Booths, Suntan Lotion Bar, Cooling Zones, Psychics and Food Trucks: Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. $40-150 admission + $15 parking,

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Southside Park. Grilled cheese goes with everything from craft beer to bounce houses, live music, games for every age age, and a wide range of dessert & beverage options. Location: 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. $10 admission,

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Family Fun Fest, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Corner Zone. Bounce House,  Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zipline, Swings, Double Shot Basketball, Angry Birds Slingshot, Imagination Station Playground Blocks, raffle prizes, family resources and playtime! Location: 6845 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115. Free,

SAN JOSE: Eine Klein(e) Evening of Music, concert, 7 p.m. at St Francis Episcopal Church. Celebrate San Jose Chamber Orchestra 30th Anniversary Season with a program featuring cellist Jiaxun Yao, from the 2020 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Location: 1205 Pine Ave., San Jose, 95125. Tickets: $50,

SONOMA: Sonoma Valley (Schellville Airport) Display Days May 14-15, 2022, 12-4 p.m. Sonoma Valley Airport 23980 Arnold Drive

VENICE BEACH: H24 Triathlon and PTO Pro Am, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. The race begins at Venice Beach in the Pacific Ocean. After participants exit the water and pass-through T-1, the race continues on the bike down Venice Blvd and through the heart of Los Angeles. Proceeding from T-2 in Downtown, the race culminates on foot alongside LA landmarks and finishes at L.A. Live.

WOODLAND: Streetlow Lowrider Car Show & Brenton Wood Concert, 12-6 p.m. at Yolo County Fairgrounds. Trucks lowrider bikes motorcycles and many more exotic cars . Performing live on stage Brenton Wood. Location: 1250 Gum Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776  $25,

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