Californian Arts & Entertainment Calendar for Mar 17-23, 2011


Press releases for humanities and party events and programs
should be typed, double-spaced, with simple information about the
event, opening dates and times, location, sheet prices and a
public write number. Send notices dual to 3 weeks before the
event to Preview, 28765 Single Oak Drive, Suite 100, Temecula CA
92590 or around e-mail to Or fax apparatus to


Weekly during The Merc —- Jazz during The Merc (7:30 p.m. Thursdays,
$15), Live during The Merc (8 p.m. Fridays, $15), Country during The Merc
(7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, $15) and Classics during The Merc (3 p.m.
Sundays, $11 adults and $5 students); The Merc, Old Town Temecula
Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula; 951-308-6377,

The Fenians —- Contemporary Irish band; 8 p.m. Mar 17;
Pechanga Showroom, Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga
Parkway, Temecula; $15-$25; 877-711-2946 or

Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival —- Two stages of live
entertainment Mar 18-20; performers linclude: The Grascals, Byron
Berline, Bluegrass Etc, Hunt Family Bluegrass, Sligo Rags,
Silverado, Next Generation, The Girlz, Fine Line, Bluegrass
Brethren, Windy Ridge, Highway 128, Old Haywire, Older than Dirt;
Old Town Temecula, Front Street, Temecula;

The Grascals —- The Grascals are among a many dear and
acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene, carrying won SPBGMA’s
Bluegrass Band of a Year endowment in 2010, a International
Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of a Year endowment in
2005 and earning a Entertainer of a Year respect in both 2006 and
2007; 7:30 p.m. Mar 18; Old Town Temecula Community Theater,
42051 Main St., Temecula; $20; 866-653-8696,

Byron Berline, Bluegrass Etc., Silverado —- 7 p.m. Mar 19;
Old Town Temecula Community Theatre, 42051 Main St., Temecula;

Bowzer’s Ultimate Doo-Wop Party —- Starring Gene Chandler
(“Duke of Earl”), a Fleetwoods (“Come Softly To Me,” “Mr. Blue”),
the Crystals (“Da Doo Ron Ron,” “He’s A Rebel,” “And Then He Kissed
Me”), Paul Paula (“Hey, Paula”), Cleve Duncan, orginal lead
singer of a Penguins (“Earth Angel,” “Memories of El Monte”),
Kathy Young (“A Thousand Stars,” “Happy Birthday Blues”) and Bowzer
from Sha-Na-Na; 8 p.m. Mar 19; Pechanga Showroom, Pechanga Resort
Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula; $40-$60;
877-711-2946 or

Gregg Young a Second Street Band —- Part of the
Temecula Presents Friday Night Groove Series; 8 p.m. Apr 1; Old
Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula; $20;

“April in Paris” —- Pack your bags for Paris as a California
Chamber Orchestra explores a song of Gounod, Ravel, D’Indy, and
Roussel. Part of a Temecula Presents Classical Music Series; 7:30
p.m. Apr 2; Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St.,
Temecula; $2.50-$30; 866-653-8696,

OnStage Musicals Jazz Festival —- Guest performers Yve Evans,
Steve Madio, Pat Rizzo, Andy Fraga and The Staff Big Band. The
inaugural festival-style, straight-ahead jazz unison will feature
celebrated names in Jazz personification arrangements from a Great
American Songbook in several sized ensembles. Part of a Temecula
Presents Big Band/Cabaret Series; 2 p.m. Apr 3; Old Town Temecula
Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula; $25; 866-653-8696,

Tony Bennett —- 8 p.m. Apr 9; Pechanga Showroom, Pechanga
Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula; $86-$121;
877-711-2946 or

KFROG Cares —- With Sara Evans; 7 p.m. Apr 11; Pechanga
Showroom, Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway,
Temecula; $15-$25; 877-711-2946 or

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival —- Kings of Leon, the
Black Keys, Interpol, a Chemical Brothers, Caifanes, Robyn,
Sasha, Lauryn Hill, Brandon Flowers, Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man,
Erick Morillo, Cee Lo Green, Cut Copy, Cold War Kids, Sleigh Bells,
Boys Noize and others: Apr 15; Arcade Fire, Animal Collective,
Mumford Sons, Bright Eyes, Empire of a Sun, Big Audio
Dynamite, Steve Angello, a Kills, a London Suede, Broken Social
Scene, One Day as a Lion, Erykah Badu, Paul outpost Dyk, Fedde Le Grand
and others: Apr 16; Kanye West, a Strokes, Duran Duran, the
National, PJ Harvey, Death From Above, Nas Damian Marley,
Ratatat, Wiz Khalifa, Jimmy Eat World, Axwell, Sven Vath, Bloody
Beetroots, Death Crew 77, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Neon Trees, the
Presets, Leftfield and others; Apr 17; Empire Polo Field, 81-800
Avenue 51, Indio; sole out;

Julio Iglesias —- 8 p.m. Apr 22; Pechanga Showroom, Pechanga
Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula; $60-$85;
877-711-2946 or

O’Jays with Brenton Wood —- 8 p.m. Apr 29; Pechanga
Showroom, Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway,
Temecula; $45-$65; 877-711-2946 or

Stagecoach Country Music Festival —- Kenny Chesney, Rascal
Flatts and Carrie Underwood will title and also underline Loretta
Lynn, Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Secret Sisters, Easton Corbin,
Steel Magnolia, Leon Russell, Darius Rucker, Wanda Jackson, Truth
Salvage Co., Josh Turner and Jack Ingram; Apr 30-May 1;
Empire Polo Grounds, Indio; $99 weekend pass (children 10 and under
are free;

“Let’s Be Frank: Music in a Style of Sinatra” —- Troy Clarke
and Brian Nova will be out front with The All Star Big Band living
the song of Old Blue Eyes. They will perform during slightest a dozen of
Frank’s biggest hits including “For Once In My Life,” “The Lady Is
A Tramp,” “My Way,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You” and “Luck Be A Lady
Tonight.” Part of a Temecula Presents Big Band/Cabaret Series; 2
p.m. May 1; Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St.,
Temecula; $25-$37; 866-653-8696,

Rod Piazza and a Mighty Flyers —- Part of a Temecula
Presents Friday Night Groove Series; 8 p.m. May 6; Old Town
Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula; $20;

B-52′s —- 8 p.m. May 6; Pechanga Showroom, Pechanga Resort
Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula; $50-$75;
877-711-2946 or

The Moody Blues —- 8 p.m. May 20-21; Pechanga Showroom,
Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula;
$60-$90; 877-711-2946 or


The Comedy Club during Pechanga —- 8 p.m. shows
Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. shows Fridays-Saturdays;
Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula;
$22; 877-711-2946,

Larry a Cable Guy —- 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Mar 26; Pechanga
Theater, Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway,
Temecula; $65-$95; 877-711-2946 or

Lisa Lampanelli —- 8 p.m. Jun 3; Pechanga Theater, Pechanga
Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula; $35-$60;
877-711-2946 or


“The Suffragette Hamlet” —- The Bard’s biggest tragedy —-
with topsy-turvy gendered roles. “Hamlet” is deliberate by many to be
the biggest block in a Western novel canon, though that
doesn’t meant that it needs to always be achieved in a same way
every time; 8 p.m. Mar 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 2 p.m. Mar 13,
20 and 27; Esplanade Arts Center, 2181 West Esplanade Ave., San
Jacinto; $15 general, $12 students, seniors and military;
951-600-7273 Ext. 100,

“Jesus Christ Superstar” —- Presented by Temecula Valley
Players. Considered a world’s initial stone opera, this fabulous
musical depicts a final days in a life of Christ. Music and
lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice; 7:30 p.m. Apr 7-9,
14-16 and 21-23 and 2 p.m. Apr 10, 17, 23-24; Old Town Temecula
Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula; $20-$28; 866-653-8696,

“Sylvia” —- Presented by Temecula Valley Players. Audition
dates, 7 p.m. Apr 11-12 during a Old Town Temecula Community
Theater; Jun 16-26; Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051
Main St., Temecula; TBD; 866-653-8696,

“Ramona” —- The 88th deteriorate of a nation’s longest running
continuous outside play, centered around a story of Ramona and
Allesandro; Apr 16-17 and 30, May 1 and 7; Ramona Bowl
Amphitheater, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet; $19-$49; 800-645-4465
Ext. 103,

ODC/Dance —- ODC/Dance is famous worldwide for a athleticism,
passion and intellect. ODC’s 3 proprietor choreographers, Brenda
Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada, have combined a energetic movement
vocabulary over a final 4 decades that has significantly
influenced a era of dancers and choreographers. Founded in
1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way who lerned underneath the
legendary George Balanchine, ODC was one of a initial American
companies to return, after a decade of walking exploration, to
virtuosic technique and account calm in fashionable dance, and
to dedicate vital resources to interdisciplinary partnership and
musical commissions for a repertory; 8 p.m. Apr 29-30; Old Town
Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula; $15-$25;

“To Kill a Mockingbird” —- Performed by a Ramona Hillside
Players. Written by Christopher Sergel and destined by Carol
Damgen; gates during noon, performances start during 3 p.m. May 6-8, 12-15
and 20-22; 27402 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet; 951-658-5300,


The Coffee Store —- hours 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 40575 California Oaks
Road, Murrieta; 951-301-3808.

Division 9 Gallery North —- 3485 University Ave., Riverside;

Division 9 Gallery South —- 3850 Lemon St., Riverside;

Gallery during The Merc —- see for gallery
hours; Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St.,
Temecula; free; (866) 653-8696.

Hemet Valley Art Association Gallery —- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mondays-Saturdays. Classes and workshops daily; 2115 E. Florida
Avenue, Suite D, Hemet; 951-652-4592.

Landis Art Center Gallery —- during Riverside Community College,
4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays; 951-222-8494.

Medium —- 3643 University Ave., Suite #3, Riverside.

Mt. San Jacinto College Fine Art Gallery —- gallery 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Mondays by Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; 1499 N. State
St., San Jacinto; 951-487-3585.

The Old Town Gallery —- Sponsors a monthly artist reception
for internal Temecula Valley artists; gallery 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays;
42031 Main Street, Ste. C, Temecula; 951-699-3181.

The People’s Gallery —- gallery 6-10 p.m. Thursdays (or by
appointment); 3643 University Ave., Riverside; 951-715-4641.

ProjectRamGallery —– 3532 University Ave., Riverside;

Riverside Community Arts Association —- gallery 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesdays by Saturdays, or by appointment; 3870 Lemon
St., Riverside; 951-682-6737.

Sweeney Art Gallery —- gallery 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays
through Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 3800 Main St.,
Riverside; 909-787-3755.

Temecula Valley Art League Gallery —- New gallery recently
opened; noon-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, noon-7 p.m.
Thursdays-Saturdays; 41785 Nicole Lane, Ste. B, Temecula;


Fender Museum of Music and a Arts —- Around each corner,
walls of Fender amplifiers wait your eyes, and literally dozens of
guitars. Technology that started a song series is tighten enough
to touch. Items from Merle Haggard, Dick Dale, Kurt Cobain, the
Fender Custom Shop and photos from a Kids Rock Free music
education program. Featured during a museum is a “JOHNNY CASH: An
American Icon Exhibit,” an exceptional, one-of-a-kind exhibit,
featuring strange instruments, theatre clothing, awards, and
memorabilia owned ragged and used by a mythological hostess from
the collection of longtime Cash crony Bill Miller. The wall of
friends facilities unison cinema from many of a good shows the
museum has hosted, including Steve Miller, Merle Haggard, Joe
Walsh, Etta James, a Turtles, John Waite, Paul Rodgers, Dick Dale
and many others. Steve Miller (Steve Miller Band) is featured in a
tribute exhibit. Paul Rodgers is another mythological song icon
represented in a museum. The thespian songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist of Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and Queen +
Paul Rodgers celebrity is featured in singular photos, habit and
handwritten lyrics; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays by Saturdays;
365 N. Main Street, Corona; $10 for adults, $8 for students and
seniors and children age 12 and younger are free; 951-735-2440,

Fingerprints Youth Museum —- A non-profit organization
dedicated to providing a safe, educational and fun environment
through 10,000 sq. feet of hands-on interactive exhibits; museum
hours, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays by Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays (closed Sundays and Mondays); 123 S. Carmalita Ave.,
Hemet; $5, ubiquitous admission; $4, seniors; children underneath 2 are
free; 951-765-1223 or

Heritage House Riverside —- Queen Anne Victorian-style house
museum furnished to simulate a Victorian duration for Riverside’s
upper-middle category residents; noon to 3 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3:30
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 8193 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside; free;

Imagination Workshop, Temecula Childrens Museum —- Professor
Phineas T. Pennypickle, Ph.D. is a scientist, time traveler, and
inventor of dumb and smashing contraptions that amaze, delight
and learn children and adults alike. Pennypickle’s experiments
and automatic inventions fill each room of his 7,500 block foot
workshop, that has turn a warehouse for tinkering and
theoretical thinking; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 12:30-5 p.m. Sundays;
42081 Main St., Temecula; $4.50, general, giveaway for children age 3
and younger; 951-308-6370,

Jensen-Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum —- An 1880s living
history interpretive module and museum; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays (available for organisation tours Mondays by Saturdays,
reservations required); 4307 Briggs Street, Riverside;

Lake Elsinore Historical Society —- The multitude was founded to
collect, protect, display, and serve a refuge of items
and papers of chronological value and stress to a Lake
Elsinore Valley; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays; The Museum and Research Library, 183
North Main St., Lake Elsinore; free; 951-579-4852,

March Field Air Museum —- Serves as home to over 70 historic
aircraft and many inside displays relating to a story of March
Field, now famous as Mar Air Reserve Base. The categorical building was
erected in 1993. Its character reflects a normal hangars of
earlier aviation days. The particular checkerboard roof can be
readily seen from a Interstate 215 freeway. Visitors can watch
modern troops aircraft as they land and take off daily. Inside
the museum a caller will find thousands of artifacts on display
covering a years from 1918 to a present. Also displayed in the
hangar are some singular and surprising aircraft, including a P-59
fighter, a initial operational jet adopted by a U.S. Air Force
over 50 years ago. The building also contains a museum in which
visitors might perspective films about a story of Mar Field and U.S.
military aviation, a General Curtis E. LeMay Library, a
well-stocked Museum Store and a G-force Flight Simulator; 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays (closed Monday); 22550 Van Buren Blvd,
Riverside; $10, for ages 12 and up; $5, ages 5-11; free, children 4
and under; 951-902-5949,

Mission Inn Museum —- Promotes a informative birthright of the
Mission Inn. Visitors are led on guided tours that prominence the
inn’s architecture, stained glass, furniture, art, textiles and
other informative resources. Permanent exhibits underline a story of
the motel and a founders, and a museum offers changing exhibits
and educational programs; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 3696 Main St.,
Riverside; $12; 951-788-9556,

Orange Empire Railway Museum —- Railroad museum facilities more
than 150 ancestral sight cars, locomotives and streetcars, plus
railway equipment. Trolley and sight rides are available; 9:30 am
to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 am to 5 p.m. on weekends; 2201 South
A Street, Perris; entrance to a Museum drift is giveaway (except
during certain special events); all-day pass to float a trains
costs $12 for adults, $8 for children 5-11, giveaway for kids underneath 5;
family pass (for members of one family) is accessible for $40;

Patterson House Museum —- The oldest private chateau still
standing in Winchester; 28030 Patterson Ave., Winchester;

Ramona Bowl Museum —- The Ramona Bowl Museum has been operated
since 1953 by a Ramona Pageant Association, that has produced
the annual Ramona Pageant given 1923. The museum gives a history
of a internal Native Americans, a Pageant and a Ramona story; 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays by Sundays; 27400 Ramona Bowl Road,
Hemet; free; 909-658-3111.

Riverside Art Museum —- Exhibiting a far-reaching operation of work with
an importance on American, Californian and distinguished Inland Empire
artists. RAM offers a opposite operation of model art exhibitions,
educational programs, and village overdo events; 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 3425 Seventh St., Riverside; $5, general
admission; $2, students with I.D. and seniors (65+); free, children
under age 12, giveaway for members; 951-684-7111,

Riverside Metropolitan Museum —- The Riverside Metropolitan
Museum is a core for training and a village museum that
collects, exhibits, and interprets informative and healthy history. In
a fast changing community, a museum provides an understanding
and appreciation of a region’s legacy; museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays; 3580
Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; 951-826-5273,

San Bernardino County Museum —- Aa informal museum with
exhibits and collections in informative and healthy history. Special
exhibits, a Exploration Station live animal find center,
extensive investigate collections, and open programs for adults,
families, students, and children are all partial of a museum
experience; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays by Sundays and holiday
Mondays; 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands; $8, general; $9, seniors
and military; $5, students; $4, children 5 to 12; 909-307-2669,

San Jacinto Museum —- The San Jacinto Museum facilities exhibits
on a healthy and tellurian story of San Jacinto and surrounding
areas. Local Indians relics, artifacts from colonize families, and
material on a community, a businesses and institutions are
featured. Special exhibits prominence a record-breaking 1937
Soviet transpolar moody that landed in San Jacinto, and the
development of downtown.The museum also maintains a large
collection of ancestral photographs and memorabilia, that is
available to researchers. Group tours are accessible by appointment;
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday by Sunday; 695 Ash St., San Jacinto;
free; 951-654-4952.

Temecula Valley History Museum —- Exhibits paint life in
the Temecula Valley by time and opposite cultures that
influenced a growth of a area. Displays contain
handcrafted artifacts, informative items, ranching and farming
equipment, documents, photographs, and more. Exhibits etch key
stories, including a Luiseno Indians, Mission San Luis Rey
period, investiture of a ranchos, and transport influences
including a stagecoach and railroads. The museum also offers a
playful interactive find area for children. Hands-on learning
experiences take place in a transport theatre environment with a General
Store, a Dress Shop, a Photographer’s Studio and a Ride-a-Pony
station; museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays by Saturdays,
1 to 4 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays); 28314 Mercedes St., Temecula;
$2 concession suggested; 951-694-6450.

UC Riverside Museum of Photography —- The museum’s
explorations of detailed media by exhibition, collection,
publication, and a web inspect a story of photography and
showcase stream use in photography and associated media. To
serve an assembly that is multicultural, immature and old, ubiquitous and
specialized, a museum presents programs that commend the
variety and complexity of informative knowledge and try the
relationship between normal countenance and contemporary
practice. The museum is undeniably endangered with a intersection of
photography, new imaging media, and society; museum hours, noon-5
p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 3824 Main St., Riverside; $1, general;
free for students and seniors; 951-784-3686.

Western Science Center —- Permanent exhibitions during a Western
Center prominence a discoveries during a Diamond Valley Lake site
that operation in age from 230,000 years ago to a present. Permanent
exhibits include: a Life on Earth Timeline, beyond time rings
guide we by a geologic time periods. Begin with the
Pre-Cambrian and transport to a Holocene, a time duration in which
our mammoths and mastodons lived. The stretch we travel from ring
to ring is directly proportional to a volume of time that passed
from one geologic duration to a next; The Big Dam Hole,
interactives learn about a people and animals that inhabited the
Diamond Valley Lake site over time; Movies in a Theater, two
short films are shown frequently in a circular, soak theater
with a 270-degree screen; Snapshots in Time, mammoths and
mastodons that used to live in a Diamond Valley Lake area. See
the genuine fossils of a 10-foot-tall mastodon, a 12-foot mammoth, and
a hulk belligerent languor scarcely 7-foot-tall; and Discovery Lab, follow
the route of these animals from their find in a margin to
curation and investigate in a museum. There are workshops and
lectures on a weekly basement as good as Science Saturdays and
visiting exhibitions via a year; museum hours, 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; $8, adults (13 and over); $6.50, seniors
(62+); $6, girl (5 to 12); $6.50, students (13-22 with current
I.D.); 2345 Searl Pkwy., Hemet; free, girl age 4 and younger and
military with stream I.D.; 951-791-0033 or

Ya’i Heki’ Regional Indian Museum —- Provides a comprehensive
interpretation of Native American history, a cultures of the
various local tribes via a southern California desert
region and provides an educational knowledge into a cultures of
the Indigenous peoples of a southern California deserts; 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays ;
1781 Lake Perris Drive, Perris; giveaway ($8 automobile cost to enter the
park); 951-940-5656.


Castle Park —- Opened in 1973, a medieval-style thesis park
includes some-more than 30 rides including drum coasters, a record chute,
carnival rides, an arcade, tiny golf and sorcery shows; arcade
opens during 11 a.m. daily; rides open during noon; 3500 Polk St.,
Riverside; total float pass: $21.99, taller than 48 inches;
$14.99, underneath 48 inches; annual passes, $50-$55 (miniature golf has
separate fee, $6.99-$7.99); $6 parking; 951-785-3000 or

Discovery Science Center —- Exhibits embody a “Sesame Street
Presents a Body,” “Planetary Research Station,” “Robots
Us,” and “Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home”; museum
features some-more than 100 hands-on science, math and technology
exhibits, including “Dino Quest,” trembler “shake shack,”
climbing wall, low-pitched floor, and 4-D museum featuring “Masters of
the Night: The True Story of Bats”; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily;
Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana; $12.95,
general; $9.95, children (3-17); free, children 2 and under; movies
are $3; Dino Quest is $5; $3, parking; 714-542-2823 or

Disneyland Park —- Opened in Jul 1955, Walt Disney thesis park
has 60 attractions, including drum coasters, trains, boats,
trolleys, carriage and black-light rides, monorail, walk-throughs,
live shows, hands-on exhibits, walkabout encounters and dining
experiences; parades daily and “Remember … Dreams Come True”
fireworks and special effects uncover nightly; open daily; hours vary;
Harbor Boulevard during Disney Way, Anaheim; $72, ubiquitous (ages 10-59);
$62, children 3-9; free, 2 and under; $87-$97, one-day park-hopper
passes; $131-$151, two-day park-hopper passes; $169-$439, annual
passes; $17, parking ($20, RVs); 714-781-4565 or

Disney’s California Adventure —- Opened in 2001, this 55-acre
Disney thesis park highlights a history, culture, beauty and
industries of California; themed lands embody Golden State
(agriculture, aviation, wilderness), Paradise Pier (seaside
amusement park) and Hollywood Pictures Backlot (filmmaking, TV and
stage shows); a park has some-more than 25 themed attractions, shows
and rides and a “World of Color” H2O show; a park is in the
midst of a multiyear enlargement and encouragement that will include
the introduction of many new attractions, rides and shows through
2012; hours vary, check Web site for daily schedule; Harbor
Boulevard during Disney Way, Anaheim; $72, ubiquitous (ages 10-59); $62,
children 3-9; free, 2 and under; $87-$97, one-day park-hopper
passes; $131-$151, two-day park-hopper passes; $169-$439, annual
passes; $17, parking ($20, RVs); 714-781-4565 or

Knott’s Berry Farm —- Knott’s is a 160-acre party park
featuring 165 rides, including an authentic Old West Ghost Town;
roller coasters; Camp Snoopy’s children’s area; themed restaurants;
all-new “Everybody Loves Snoopy” live ice-skating uncover and other
family entertainment; disturb rides that embody a Silver Bullet,
featuring corkscrews, spirals and cobra rolls, Ghostrider, a
Western-themed dangling drum coaster that facilities a 109-foot
drop, and RipTide disturb ride, that sends riders in a floorless,
spinning gondola mountainous 59 feet into 360-degree straight arcs;
opens daily during 10 a.m.; shutting time varies; 8039 Beach Blvd.,
Buena Park; $56.99, adults; $24.99, seniors (62+) and children 3 to
11; free, children 2 and under; $59.99, deteriorate passes; $12,
parking; 714-220-5200 or

Legoland California —- Now open, “Hero Factory,” where
children can build their possess favourite and knave characters from Lego
blocks; “Journey to a Lost Temple” mini-musical plays
Fridays-Sundays by Apr 15, afterwards daily Apr 16-23 and June
4-Sept. 5; a 128-acre Lego toy-themed party park, best suited
for ages 2 to 12, offers Lego-building areas; new “A Clutch Powers
4-D Adventure” film is personification in revolution with “Bob a Builder,”
“Lego Racers 4-D” and “Spell Breaker 4-D” films; a park has
interactive play areas, H2O rides and attractions;
mini-roller-coasters and car-and boat-driving courses; live stage
shows; walk-through attractions; Miniland USA (miniature cities of
the universe built from Lego bricks); dinosaur, Egypt, water, castle
and other themed “lands,” tiny golf and a H2O park; hours
vary; 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; $67, general; $57, children
(3-12) and seniors; free, 2 and under; $12, parking; 760-918-5346

San Diego Zoo —- The 100-acre zoo houses some-more than 4,000
animals of 800 class and 6,500 plant species; zoo features
include a 7.5-acre Elephant Odyssey exhibit, and walk-through
gorilla, frigid bear, tiger and sleet timberland habitats; live shows;
children’s petting areas; Chinese hulk panda exhibit; newly
remodeled frigid bear exhibit; orangutan and siamang ape enclosure;
“Monkey Trails and Forest Tales” is a 3-acre, walk-through
multilevel medium enclosing for African and Asian monkeys; hours,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during a tumble and winter months; Balboa
Park, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego; one-day pass includes Skyfari
aerial tram and guided train tour: $37, adults; $27, children (3-11);
free parking; 619-234-3153 or

San Diego Zoo Safari Park —- Opened in 1972, a 1,800-acre
wildlife safety operated by a San Diego Zoo (formerly famous as
the Wild Animal Park) allows visitors to see some-more than 3,500
animals of 429 class in their naturalistic habitats; open, a new
zipline aerial debate that flies riders over a rhino and giraffe
enclosures during speeds adult to 47 mph; cost is $70; park tours
available on a “Journey Into Africa” 25-minute tram float with
four new animal habitats, including a Somali furious donkey and wattled
crane; and hands-on encounters, walk-through exhibits, live animal
shows, children’s petting areas; Balloon Safari, a tethered balloon
that glides over a park’s Serengeti plain for 15-minute rides,
priced during $20; a 50-foot African-themed carousel with 61
animal-themed ride-on creatures is open; “Lion Camp” offers
visitors an up-close demeanour during a African cats in their natural
habitat; “Frequent Flyers” bird uncover is achieved several times
daily; suit simulator ride; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily by fall
and winter months; 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, San Pasqual
Valley; one-day pass includes total Journey into Africa tram
and carousel rides: $37, adults; $33.30, seniors (60+); $27,
children (3-11); $9, parking ($14 for motorhomes); 760-747-8702 or

Scandia Ontario —- This Scandinavian-style thesis park offers
25 rides and attractions including a new Cliff Jumper and roller
coasters, competition cars, carnival-style rides, tiny golf, an
arcade and batting cages; 1155 S. Wanamaker Ave., Ontario;
unlimited rides: $22.95, taller than 54 inches; $17.95, underneath 54
inches; golf, $6.95-$9.95; 909-390-3092 or

Sea Life Aquarium during Legoland —- Sea Life embody a
36,000-square-foot aquarium filled with some-more than 200 aquatic
species including seahorses, stingrays and sharks in a
200,000-gallon aquarium; “Sharks Revealed” is an interactive
exhibit that introduces children to a puzzling universe of sharks;
also facilities some-more than 70 models done from Lego bricks, including
an 11-foot submarine; a sea-themed cafeteria and interactive Lego
sandcastle-building area; also featured, “Atlantis Adventure,” a
22-minute film about a mislaid city of Atlantis, a daily underwater
dive uncover and daily shark-themed shows; hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily; Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; $19, adults; $16, seniors 60 and
over; $12, children ages 3 to 12; $12, parking; 760-918-5346 or

SeaWorld San Diego —- Spring Into Night, a park’s spring
break extended hours program, runs Apr 2-23 and features
nighttime sea lion, torpedo whale and fireworks shows until 9 p.m.;
Opened in 1964, a 189-acre ocean-themed park facilities live shows
with torpedo whales, dolphins and sea lions; sea creature
encounters; Animal Connections close-up encounters; Skytower,
virtual motion, watercourse and splashdown rides; shark, penguin,
dolphin and otter and other exhibits; theatre shows and Sesame
Street-themed play area; interactive practice accessible with
dolphins and beluga whales; hours vary; 500 SeaWorld Drive, San
Diego; $69.99, adults; $61.99, children (3-9); free, children 2 and
under; $12, parking; 800-257-4268 or

Speed Zone Los Angeles —- This 10-acre automobile racing-themed park
offers tiny automobile competition marks built for 3/4-scale Grand Prix
cars and 18-foot, 300hp dragsters, as good as tiny golf,
mini-bowling and an arcade; hours vary; 17871 Castleton St., City
of Industry; prices by a hour, playcards start during $35;
626-913-9663 or

Six Flags Magic Mountain —- The thesis park has a world’s
largest collection of drum coasters —- 17; a $10 million
Terminator Salvation: The Ride; X2 is a spinning, multisensory
coaster; Tatsu is billed as a world’s tallest, fastest and
longest “flying” coaster; Scream floorless coaster travels during 65
mph with a 150-foot dump and 128-foot straight loop; and Thomas
Town toddler land, children’s play areas, H2O rides, live shows;
opens during 10:30 a.m. daily; shutting hours vary; 26101 Magic Mountain
Parkway, Valencia; $54.99, general; $29.99, children underneath 48
inches; free, 2 and under; $15, parking; 661-255-4111 or

Universal Studios Hollywood —- “King Kong 360 3-D,” combined by
Peter Jackson and billed as a “world’s largest and many immersive
3D experience,” is open as partial of a park’s tram tour; the
415-acre movie-based thesis park, built in 1964 on a drift of
the Universal radio studios, facilities drum coasters and
thrill rides, special effects-based live shows and a ride-through
behind-the-scenes Studios Tour; a park’s studio backlot has
reopened with all new sets and attractions. Rides and attractions
include, “Universal’s House of Horrors” walk-through condemned house;
“Revenge of a Mummy, The Ride,” is one of a world’s fastest
indoor drum coasters, “Shrek 4-D,” “Terminator 2 3-D, “The
Simpsons Ride” practical existence ride; “Waterworld” H2O attempt show;
“Jurassic Park–The Ride,” “Adventures of Curious George”
children’s H2O play area; a “Universal Experience,” showcasing
original props and habit from renouned Universal movies;
Universal CityWalk entertainment, dining and selling promenade
features “The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,” park hours vary, but
generally 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends;
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; $69 for adults; $59 for
guests underneath 48 inches; free, children 2 and under. More
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