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January Calendar of Events

Jan 10, 2016 01:58PM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of Jorge Figueroa on Flickr.

What's going on this month? Here's a look at some great events to attend and places to go. Know of something? Add it to our calendar and let us know. We're always looking to cover more cool things!

Central Valley

Harlem Globetrotters

Thurs., Jan. 21

7 p.m., Save Mart Center

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Fresno with their most epic tour in history, as the world-famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Wed., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.

Selland Arena, 700 M Street, Fresno

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination as Disney On Ice presents Frozen presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The heartwarming Academy Award-winning tale you love is now live and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

Price: $23, $30, $43, $53, $68

Moonlight and Magnolias

Jan. 2, 8 p.m. through Feb. 21

2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive Ave., Fresno

The mostly-true story about rewriting the screenplay of Gone With The Wind in five hilarious days. Please arrive to the theatre at least 45 minutes before performance begins.

Rated: PG-13

Price: $17-20; Students, Seniors (62-plus) and Active and Retired Military with valid ID. Discount does not apply to guests of students, seniors or military members.

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Central Coast

Santa Cruz 2016 Bridal Expo

Sun., Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Coconut Grove, Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Find all the information you need to plan the perfect wedding. The Bridal Expo brings together more than 100 wedding specialists and related vendors from the Monterey Bay Area. Includes bridal fashion shows, valuable door prizes, cake samples, wedding decorations, and a Grand Prize drawing!

Monterey Reggae Friday

Every Friday

9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Cannery Row Brewing Company

95 Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 


Join us at Cannery Row Brewing Co every Friday for live Reggae Music at Monterey’s only Reggae hotspot. Enjoy one of the over 73 beers on tap and dance the night away!

Rio Grill’s Resolution Run

Fri., Jan.1, 9 a.m. 

Rio Grill, 101 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel

Live up to your New Year’s resolutions with a run to kick off the beginning of 2016! This 6.5 mile foot race and 3-mile family fun run are set on a breathtaking cross-country course. The race begins at Rio Grill in Carmel, Calif.

PacRep presents Solid Gold Tribute Concert

Jan. 1-10, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.

Sun. 2 p.m., Golden Bough Playhouse

Monte Verde between 8th and 9th

Carmel by the Sea, Admission: $8 - $42 

Golden Bough Theatre PacRep’s annual New Year’s Eve party and exclusive limited run of the best rock and roll classics on the Central Coast. From Little Richard and Elvis to Bob Dylan, Sonny & Cher and beyond! Audiences are encouraged to dance in the aisles as the Golden Bough is shaken, rattled and rolled by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke, Dusty Springfield and many others live onstage. And on New Years Eve, join us for champagne, desserts and dancing on the Golden Bough Stage.

2016 Big Sur Foragers Festival

Jan. 15-17, Noon-9 p.m.,
46896 Highway One, Big Sur, Calif. 93920 

Held in Big Sur along California’s central coast, the festival is a weekend-long celebration featuring an amazing array of wild foods, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes and a friendly chef competition with celebrity judges. The event has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

Mountain Areas

New Year’s Day at Yosemite National Park

Fri., Jan. 1

New Year’s Day is a time to celebrate and this year, have one awesome New Year’s holiday by taking a trip to Yosemite National Park

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Happy Reading,

Karen Maroot