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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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ANAHEIM: Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair September 21, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Great food sold all day! | Local crafters and artists | No multi-level marketing vendors | Food sale including Eastern European favorites, homemade jam & bake sale | Church talks at 11a & 2p | Convenient parking | Handicapped accessible | Stop on by and have a great time! Location: Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, 995 N. West St., Anaheim, CA 92801 annunciationbyzantine.org

AVALON: Catalina Island Women's Forum Wine Festival, 2-5 p.m. This annual fundraiser features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d'oeuvres and smooth jazz. South Beach (near Crescent & Clarissa) Avalon, CA $80, theciwf.org

AVALON: Wrigley Centennial: An Island Jubilee, 4 p.m. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of William Wrigley Jr.'s purchase of the Santa Catalina Island Company with festive entertainment, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and music by Impromptu in this fundraiser for Catalina Island Museum.  $225, catalinamuseum.org

BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair September 18-29, 2019. Alaskan Pig Races,  Turkey Stampede, Concerts, Rodeo and more. Location: 1142 South P St., Bakersfield, CA. kerncountyfair.com

BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 18-22, 2019. Free- $61, berkeleyoldtimemusic.org

BIG BEAR: Big Bear Astronomy Expo  September 19-22, 2019 RTMC Astronomy Expo Camp Oakes Big Bear Lake, CA approx., rtmcastronomyexpo.org

CALABASAS: Calabasas Film Festival September 18-22, 2019, calabasasfilmfestival.com Annual festival showcases major film premieres, student films, documentaries and top quality film selections from all genres

CALIFORNIA: Smithsonian Museum Free Admission Day

CARMEL: Annual Carmel Beach Sandcastle Competition "Waves of Architecture" theme in 2019. 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Carmel Beach Scenic, south of 10th Carmel-by-the-Sea, California ci.carmel.ca.us or aiamontereybay.org | sandcastles

CHULA VISTA: Bonitafest, September 20-21, 2019. Friday Twilight Trail Parade, a people's parade, at dusk around the Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course for equestrians, bikes, strollers, golf carts and walkers. Participants are encouraged to dress festively and bring glow sticks and flashlights. The starting point will be at the Sunnyside Saddle Club Equestrian Arena in Rohr Park, and will conclude at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library. Saturday Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival Admission and parking are free, facebook.com/Bonitafest/

COSTA MESA: Lions Club Fish Fry September 20-22, 2019. Friday 5-9 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 12-9 p.m. Fairview Park Placentia Costa Mesa, CA Free admission, cmnh-lions.com

DANVILLE: Danville Concours d'Elegance September 21-22, 2019. Tour d'Elegance is Sept.21 | Concours is September 22 at Location: 400 Hartz Ave. Danville, CA 94526 Free admission - donations encouraged. Gala September 21, 5:30 p.m. costs $325 person approx. danville-delegance.org

DOWNEY: Food & Music Festival, 4-10 p.m. Downey Avenue between 2nd & 4th Downey, CA Free admission  downeyca.org

FAIR OAKS: Fair Oaks Chicken Festival, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 10219 Fair Oaks Boulevard Fair Oaks, CA Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. forpd.org

FELTON: Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival September 20-21, 2019, Roaring Camp Railroads 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton, CA $, santacruzmountainsol.com

FIDDLETOWN: Fiddletown Fiddlers' Jam, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Musician sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. fiddletownca.org

FOLSOM: Folsom Live, 5 p.m. Street party Line up: Cripple Creek | Atomic Punks | Joel the Band | Killer Queens | Iriefuse | Nathan Owen Motown & Soul | Lydia Pense. Location: Sutter Street Folsom, CA $35-up folsomlive.com

FRESNO: Reel Pride Film Festival September 18-22, 2019 Dedicated to LGBT films, filmmakers at Historic Tower District venues Fresno, CA reelpride.com

FULLERTON: Peace, Love and Music, 5:30 p.m. Tribute to Woodstock at Cal State Fullerton Intramural Field. Festival, live music and fireworks. Free seating, free admission. fullerton.edu/concert

GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair September 19-22, 2019. In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free! Don't miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies. Location: 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA. $12-up, nevadacountyfair.com

GROVELAND: 49er Festival, Chili & Salsa Cook-Off, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Groveland, California The highlight of the day is the Chili Cook-off with local chefs vying for top awards in three categories: Beans, No Beans and Vegetarian Chili. Free music, kids zone, wood carver, gun fights and food & vendor booths.  49erfestival.blogspot.com/

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 14-October 20, 2019. Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $, norcalrenfaire.com

LAFAYETTE: Art & Wine Festival September 21-22, 2019

LA JOLLA: Bestselling author Swami A. Parthasarathy - Governing Business & Relationships free speaking event, 10:30 a.m. at Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. RSVP required, vedantaworld.org

LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival September 20-22, 2019. In existence for more than 55 years, the AV (Antelope Valley) has enjoyed the tastes and sounds of the Greek Islands! Location: 43404 30th Street West Lancaster, CA, 93536 stsch.org/greekfestival.html | avgreekfest.com | Greek

LONG BEACH: Indie Film Festival September 18-22, 2019. Cinemark at the Pike Theaters. International film and music festival, lbifest.com

LONG BEACH: Moompetam: Native American Festival September 21-22, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its annual Moompetam Festival, featuring traditional music, dance, cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, and educational programs. The festival will celebrate California's indigenous maritime cultures, including the Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseño, and Kumeyaay. Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way. $, aquariumofpacific.org

LOS ANGELES: Batman 5K Run. In honor of celebrating 80 years of Batman, the 5K Run in Downtown LA registration starts at 1 p.m., followed by the Batman experience at 3 p.m. with activities for the whole family. Beginning at 6 p.m. the run starts in front of the LA Courthouse and finishes with live music, food, activities, and a bat signal lighting ceremony culminating at 8 p.m. dcbatmanrun.com

LOS ANGELES: Concert for America September 21, 2019
An evening at UCLA's Royce Hall leveraging the power of music and performance to support vulnerable people in crisis features performances and calls to action from Chris Wood   and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Wayne Brady (Let's Make A Deal), Liz Callaway (Anastasia), Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Kate Flannery (The Office), Grant Gustin, Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Rachel Bay Jones (Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen), Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Laurie Metcalf (The Conners),  Melissa Manchester,  Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Caroline Rhea (Disney channel's Sydney To The Max), Gina Torres (Pearson), and more! $tickets, ConcertForAmerica.com 

LOS ANGELES: Dino Fest! September 21-22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dino Fest included with Museum admission. nhm.org

LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 21-22, 2019. Public invited to this free viewing and sales event. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase beautiful, collectible glass art

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest September 19-21, 2019. villageatmammoth.com

MONTEREY: Bay Birding Festival September 20-22, 2019 Field trips, workshops and lectures take place in and around Watsonville and nearby birding areas montereybaybirding.org | birds

PALO CEDRO: Honey Bee Festival September 21-22, 2019. Over 90 vendors with all kinds of arts and crafts; information and food. There are lots of family activities including face painting and crafts works for the kids and the Live Bee Beard demonstration. Location: Bishop Quinn Catholic Center, Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro. Time: Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. palocedrohoneybeefestival.com

PASADENA: Greek Food Festival September 20-22, 2019. St. Anthony $, pasadenagreekfest.org

REDDING: Redding LGBTQ + Pride Festival. Pride March (10-11 a.m.) and Festival (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) at City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding, CA  Stand Strong Together for the LGBTQ+ community, loved ones, and allies. reddingpride.org | pride

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Film & Music Festival September 18-22, 2019 sacfilm.com at Historic Crest Theatre 1013 Kst Sacramento, CA 95814

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Location: 2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park. $tickets, zoofoodandwine.com

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Island Festival September 21-22, 2019. Emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Ski Beach, Mission Bay. Free admission, pifasandiego.com | polynesian

SAN DIEGO: Taste of South Park, 12-4 p.m. Location: 3009 Grape Street. Tickets $35-40, southparksd.com

SAN FRANCISCO: The Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic presented by Amgen, September 21-28, 2019. Eight-day, 525-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles (stops in cities Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Cambria, Oceano, Buellton, Ventura, and finish in L.A.) hopes to raise $1 million. Info: arthritis.org/CaliforniaCoastClassic

SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By The Bay September 20-22, 2019. Bringing Munich's autumn beer festival to the Bay, Oktoberfest features non-stop singing, dancing, music, German food and beverages. Pier 35. $25-90 admission, oktoberfestbythebay.com

SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House UNHINGED. One of America's most unique mansions constructed by the superstitious heiress to the Winchester fortune unveils a new Halloween experience. Tickets $44-54.

SAN PEDRO: Southern California In-Water Boat Show September 19-22, 2019. Cabrillo Way Marina -Los Angeles Harbor 2293 Miner St. San Pedro, CA $13-15, $10 parking & shuttle available. laharborboatshow.com | boats

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Chili Cookoff, 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Annual Chili Cook Off features booths. Tasting at 12 Noon. Hot dogs available for non-chili enthusiasts. $12 all you can eat chili tasting wristband. Band is Super Mule. Dunphy Park Sausalito, Ca ci.sausalito.ca.us

SOLVANG: Danish Days September 20-22, 2019. solvangusa.com

SQUAW VALLEY: Oktoberfest. 12-6 p.m.  Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music squawalpine.com

ST. HELENA: Harvest Party and Grape Stomp at Benessere Vineyards, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon filled with good company, great food, fine wine, and competitive grape stomping. Location: 1010 Big Tree Rd., St. Helena, CA.   benesserevineyards.com

SUTTER CREEK: Feast at the Foundry, 6-10 a.m. at Knight Foundry, 81 Eureka St. Meal is cooked on open fire and served at tables outdoor along Eureka Street. Tickets limited $50, (209) 267-8190

TIBURON: Tiburon Taps Beer Festival, 1-4 p.m. 25 breweries are pouring along with complimentary food tasting, Mustache Harbor, the band. Shoreline Park, 311 Paradise. $45-55, tiburontaps.org

TRUCKEE: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival September 20-22, 2019. Northstar California Resort, 5001 Northstar Dr., Truckee, CA $45-250, northstarcalifornia.com Festival brings together renowned winemakers and some of the regions finest chefs for 3 day weekend of wine tastings, culinary seminars, and mountaintop dining.

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Night Sky Festival, 9 a.m. at Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, 9697 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 Astrophotography workshop, astronomy sessions, youth crafts, and International Dark-Sky Assn information table at Luckie Park. Star Party 7-11 p.m. with 20 telescopes and astronomers while listening to live music - $50,  jtnparts.org/night-sky-festival 

UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights   UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Location: 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Town Square Vacaville, CA Free admission, downtownvacaville.com

VALENCIA: Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest September 14-November 3, 2019. Location: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia CA. Tickets

VALLEJO: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 1001 Fairgrounds Drive Vallejo, CA. sixflags.com

WALNUT CREEK: The Walnut Festival September 19-22, 2019 at Heather Farm Park, thewalnutfestival.org

WESTCHESTER: Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party September 21, 2019, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission! Art, music, food and fun! The Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club hosts a day-long celebration. Location: Emerson Avenue between 80th Street and 80th Place closed for event, garden  tours, art activities for all ages, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors and food trucks. wamblockparty.org

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