The County of Los Angeles will celebrate the grand opening of the
now completed Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 6. Visitors to Grand
Park that day will enjoy entertainment in all four blocks of the park,
culminating in the first Los Angeles performance by international aerial
movement pioneer, Bandaloop, with a large-scale vertical dance suspended
hundreds of feet high on the exterior of City Hall.
The day’s festivities begin with “A Taste of
Dance,” presented by The Music Center as part of its Active Arts series, on The
Music Center Plaza, where visitors will enjoy dance lessons in a variety of
styles in a salute to Latino Heritage Month.
Programming continues on Grand
Park’s Fountain Plaza with a novel, high-energy performance in the Arthur J.
Will Memorial Fountain. “A Fanfare for Grand Park,” features a dance and
live music. Musicians in the
“Fanfare” orchestra include the classical quintet “Brass Pacifica,” members of
the well-known “Mariachi Los Camperos” and West African master drummer, Malick
The evening’s entertainment will continue on the Performance Lawn,
launching Grand Park’s “World Jazz Series,” with music by Latin Jazz duo “Dos y
Mas,” featuring percussionist/composer Arturo Stable and pianist/composer Elio
visitors will see video projections on the Community Terrace and join the public opening of the last section of the park, the Event Lawn,
led by County Supervisor Gloria Molina and other special guests.
see a dance performance as Bandaloop lights up the exterior of City Hall with an
invigorating, large-scale vertical dance. Dancers will turn City Hall into a vertical dance floor while suspended from
and businesses throughout Mendocino County will open their doors with special
shows, events and demonstrations featuring a vast array of local handmade
crafts in October.
The first weekend, October 5-7, will feature events in the inland areas
and the second weekend, October 12-14 will feature events on the coast.
or download a map to find all of the treasures Mendocino County artists have to
share with you. American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade
American crafts and the people who make them.
The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall
harvest and autumn splendor on Oct. 13-14 with a special display of gigantically
enormous champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing
entertainment, stellar live music on stage
and street throughout downtown with headliners The California Cowboys,
Big Cat Tolefree, The Megatones, Caravanserai, and The Daniel Castro Band.
Great Pumpkin Parade will be held Oct. 13 at noon with Honorary Grand Marshal, Hall of
Fame quarterback, Super Bowl MVP and all-time 49er great Steve Young .
There will also be a
bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert
pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a
one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating
and costume contests.
The “Fall Into Winter” room rate promotion is available at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki on Oahu.
Located at the entrance to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki offers refreshed guestrooms with all oceanfront panoramic views and world-class service. “Fall Into Winter” room rates begin at $189 per night for an Oceanfront Marina category. Offer is valid from October 1 – December 27, 2012, inclusive. There is no minimum night stay required, black out dates and restrictions may apply.
For information, visit www.PrinceResortsHawaii.com/Fall or call 1-866-
TEDxSantaCruz this Saturday will offer an unforgettable show with a stellar lineup.
speakers and performers will share their unique viewpoints onstage, including
John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead and the Electronic Frontier Foundation), Martha
Mendoza (Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist), Nina Simon (Santa Cruz Museum of
Art & History), Chris Yonge (Makers Factory), Danny Keith (Grind Out
Hunger), Allie Cooper (aerialist), and more talks, music, and
General admission is $75 and student discounted tickets are just
$50. Admission includes a full day of talks and performances as well as lunch.
You can also buy a ticket to the post-event reception/after party for an
opportunity to talk about the day with speakers and fellow attendees over wine
and refreshments. Reception tickets are limited to 200, and are available on a
first-come basis for an additional $25.
To make TEDxSantaCruz as
eco-friendly as possible, bring your reusable water bottle and/or coffee
Half Moon Bay International
Marathon September 23, 7 a.m. The Half Moon Bay
International Marathon (HMBIM) is back in Half Moon Bay. Runners will begin and
end the race at Princeton Harbor, home to Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Contest.
The marathon path features 26 miles of flat terrain stretching across the
Pacific Ocean coastline and provides exquisite views of Half Moon Bay landmarks
such as the Pillar Point Fishing Harbor, Point Montara Lighthouse and the
world-famous Mavericks big-wave surfing area. To view the full course, visit http://www.halfmoonbayim.org/. Princeton Harbor, (650) 479-5RUN (5786).
For those seeking a quick getaway, we’ve curated a number of convenient 6- to
8-day itineraries that showcase favorite must-see destinations. Plus, take
advantage of special low limited-time fares on Crystal Getaway cruises
when you book by October 31, 2012!
Sail to classic Mediterranean destinations and indulge in all Crystal has to
Limited-time Book Now Cruise-Only Fares from just
All-inclusive amenities: gratuities for bar, dining, housekeeping and
Penthouse butler staff
Complimentary specialty dining, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, beer
and non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty
coffees and more
On board, treat yourself to a pampering massage at the only Feng
Shui-inspired spa at sea, relish dishes created by renowned chefs and enlighten
yourself with complimentary Creative Learning Institute courses. Ashore, explore
Istanbul’s colorful Spice Market, visit ancient ruins of Turkey, savor the wine
of Spain and France, admire the distinct landscape of Mykonos and discover the
treasures of Italy.