Calendar: Events from May to July 2008

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer


Northern California Blues Festival

When, where: June 21 and 22 at Fair Oaks Park, 11625 Fair Oaks Blvd.

Highlights: 11 bands; headliners include Elvin Bishop, Mighty Mike Schermer, Maria Muldaur; vendors; car show; pancake breakfast.

Cost: Tickets $10 to $75.

Info: (916) 924-3836, www.northerncaliforniablues.


Sacramento Grape Escape

When, where: June 14 at Cesar Chavez Park, 901 J St.

Highlights: More than 100 area restaurants and wineries bring their wares.

Cost: $50.

Info: (916) 808-7777,


30th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

When, where: June 7 to 8, 14 to 15, 21 to 22, 28 to 29 at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St.

Highlights: 36 Northern California companies representing dance traditions from 20 cultures will perform with international master artists.

Cost: $22 to $46.

Info: (415) 474-3914,


Art at the Source

When, where: May 31, June 1, 7 and 8 at locations in western Sonoma County.

Highlights: self-guided tour to studios of 108 artists, sponsor is Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Cost: Free.

Info: For a free catalog with map: (707) 829-4797,


18th annual High Sierra Music Festival

When, where: July 3 to 6 Plumas- Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairgrounds Road.

Highlights: four-day camping and music event; five stages; parades; Kidzone; yoga; crafts fair.

Cost: $30 to $168, plus various ticket packages.

Info: (510) 595-1115,


CAMA Women’s Hidden Garden Tour

When, where: 1 to 4 p.m. June 8 at various locations.

Highlights: Community Arts Music Assn. tour of four gardens, including a formal Italianate estate and a horse farm.

Cost: $75.

Info: (805) 565-3936 or (805) 967-3589,