Calendar: Events from April to September 2008

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer


Earth Day Celebration

When, where: April 19, Earthbound Farm, 7250 Carmel Valley Road.

Highlights: Tours of "the nation's largest organic greens farm," games, info on going organic.

Cost: Free.

Info: (831) 625-6219,


Cruisin' Grand

When, where: 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays through September at Grand and 2nd avenues.

Highlights: Hundreds of vintage cars on display, free outdoor concert; shops open late.

Cost: Free.

Info: (760) 745-8877,


Wine dinner and Alegria Reserve release party

When, where: 7 p.m. May 2, Holland Park West, 3855 N. Bryan Ave.

Highlights: Five-course gourmet meal, each course paired with a Birdstone Winery wine; live and box auction. Event benefits the Alegria Guild of Children's Hospital Central California.

Cost: $90 per person (no tickets at the door).

Info: (559) 673-9440,


Ultimate Boarder

When, where: April 13 to 19 at Squaw Valley, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Village; C Street in Ventura; Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd.

Highlights: Contest's first outing, billed as only one of its kind in the U.S. Triple-sport competition includes snowboarding at Squaw Valley, surfing in Ventura and skateboarding at the fairgrounds; pits pros alongside amateurs; top prize $30,000.

Cost: Free for spectators.

Info: (310) 996-0239 (ask for Jennifer Mangiacapre) or


San Francisco International Film Festival

When, where: April 24 to May 8 at Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., and Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St.

Highlights: Screenings, parties, opening-night film "The Last Mistress," closing-night film "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson," centerpiece film "The Wackness"; rocker Black Francis performs the world premiere of his original score to the silent film "The Golem"; director's award for Mike Leigh.

Cost: Adult tickets from $12.50 to $225.

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