Calendar: events for April to May 2010
Newport Beach Film Festival
When, where: April 22 to 29, various venues
Highlights: Now in its 11th year, this event will present hundreds of features, shorts, documentaries and animated films. Special showcases of youth films, action-sports movies and family flicks are on the schedule, along with celebrity galas.
Cost: $12 general admission; $10 for seniors and students; $40 for film and a party. All-access pass $450.
Info: (949) 253-2880, https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
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Rush Ranch Open House
When, where: April 24, Rush Ranch
Highlights: This 20th annual open house event celebrates nature and includew arts and traditional crafts.
Opening Day on the Bay
When, where: April 25, Crissy Field to Pier 39
Highlights: San Francisco’s sailing season kicks off with a decorated boat parade featuring more than 120 historic vessels, as more than 300 sailboats and yachts, chartered and private, take to the bay.
Cost: Free viewing on land.
Mother Hips Family Hipnic
When, where: April 30 and May 1, Fernwood Resort
Highlights: Only 300 tickets will be sold for this intimate outdoor music festival. Folksy rockers the Mother Hips host. Onsite camping will be available.
Cost: Two-day camping passes, which include tickets to both days’ concerts, range from $146 to $160. Info: (831) 667-2422, https://www.folkyeah.com
Whole Earth Festival
When, where: May 7 to 9, UC Davis
Highlights: A free-spirited, zero-waste celebration, this 41-year-old event offers music, yoga, art, educational booths, eco-concerned film screenings and a kids’ space with hands-on crafts.
Info: (530) 752-2569, wef.ucdavis.edu