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ricdoug
09-29-2009, 07:45 AM
From: "A Lexa" <alexa@ubikmusic.com>Add sender to ContactsTo: alexa@ukespot.comOctober 2009 Southern California Ukulele Events
Aloha!
October is "UKULELE MONTH" in Southern California!
Tons of great stuff to see, hear and do.
So check the list for events that appeal to you and mark your calendars!

The latest edition of the "Ukulele Spotlight" radio program is available online.
This months episode is a preview of the upcoming Southern California Ukulele Festival with music by Derrick Sebastian and Gerald Ross.
You can hear the program here: http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/index.php?shokey=ukulele

Wednesday September 30th
Aldrine Guerrero concert and workshop at Moonlight Beach Strummers in Encinitas
($15)ON WEDS AT THE DOOR. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR MINI CONCERTS.
COME EARLY EVEN IF YOU HAVE TICKETS. THE SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. I HAVE INVITED SOME OF ALDRINE GUERERRO'S GROUP MEMBERS FROM THE SAN DIEGO AREA TO COME JOIN US FOR HIS ONLY APPEARANCE IN SAN DIEGO.
THIS IS THE SCHEDULE :
- MOONLIGHT BEACH STRUMMERS FROM 6 TO 6:45 PM THIS WEDS.
- UKULELE WORKSHOP 7 TO 7:45 PM WITH ALDRINE
- PIZZA BREAK 7:45 TO 8:15 PM
- PERFORMANCE BY ALDRINE AND GROUP
Today's Pizza, 481 SANTA FE DR., at the intersection of Hwy 5 and Santa Fe Dr. at the Vons Rite-Aid shopping center in Encinitas.

Saturday October 3rd All Day
The 8th Annual Southern California Ukulele Festival
A full of day of Ukulele Entertainment, Workshops, Shopping, Jamming and Fun
Featuring Derrick Sebastian, Gerald Ross, Joe Souza, your's truly Ali Lexa and many, many more!
Saturday Daytime Festival 8:30am to 4:30pm
* Continuous Stage Entertainment
* Up to 50 hours of workshops-Pick and choose your favorites.
* Arts and Crafts: Lei making, gourds. Check the website for a list of classes
* Workshops & Demonstrations: All level Ukulele workshops, Songs, Hula, Slack Key Guitar, and Hawaiian Steel Guitar
* Vendors: Jewelry, Festival T-Shirts, Clothes, Music, Instruments, CDs
At the Cerritos Park East Community Center
13234 E. 166th Street (between Carmenita and Shoemaker)
Check out the website for full schedule, info on the Luau and evening concert:
http://www.ukulelefestival.org/

Saturday October 3rd
CECILIO & KAPONO PLAYING LIVE AT THE COACH HOUSE
From their first concert at the Waikiki Shell to their most recent concerts, C&K (as their fans have come to know them) continue to sellout performances wherever they go. Today, they are recognized as musical legends in the Hawaiian Islands and purveyors of the contemporary music scene.
CECILIO & KAPONO / Sound on Sound
$25.00
Doors at 6:00pm Show Starts at 8:00pm
Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano CA, 92675
http://www.thecoachhouse.com/

Sunday October 4, 2009 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Derick Sebastian will be at Island Legends in Torrance to teach an Intermediate / Advanced workshop. In this workshop, Derick will introduce a variety of `ukulele strumming and picking techniques. He will then show the class how to create their own sound and "free-style picking".
ISLAND LEGENDS
2120 Artesia Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90504
Cost is $20 per person.
Space is limited so sign up today!
To sign up.... reply to this email: info@dhcdesigns.com
For more information about Derick.... visit his website http://www.dericksebastian.com

Saturdays October 13, 2009 - November 25, 2009 9:30 am-12:30 pm
BEGINNING/INT/UKULELE Class Donation for course $72
All Levels Welcome
Randy Dacoscos will teach a beginning to intermediate ukulele class. Students do not need any prior music experience. Playing techniques will include both picking and strumming. Randy will teach a wide variety of ethnic songs including English, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino. Students will also be exposed to Hula and the Hawaiian language and chants. Randy will provide the sheet music. Students will be required to bring their own ukuleles. For those students who do not have ukuleles, he will provide information on music stores and will arrange for a special discount with an ukulele seller where students could purchase a good ukulele for less than $60.
Randy Dacoscos
Studio Gallery at the Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood
if you have any questions please call, 323.644.6295
or you can view the schedule online at:
http://www.culturela.org

Friday & Saturday October 23 & 24, 2009
Bilgewater Rats at Island Bazaar
Yes, the zany, wacky, madcap, talented BILGEWATER RATS are going to infest ISLAND BAZAAR October 23 & 24. This fun, fun, fun trio specializes in uke (resonator and otherwise) and catchy novelty songs. We had a scouting group catch them at a concert in L.A. and we were completely blown away....and grabbed them to come to HB. Come join us for their Friday 10/23 workshop (7-9PM, $15) and fer sher their concert on Saturday 10/24 (8-10PM, pre $20 & at the door $25). Call and order TIX at Island Bazaar at 714 843-9350. Visit Island Bazaar at 16582 Gothard St., Suite R, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 or http://www.ukuleleparadise.com
16583 Gothard St, Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Weekly Events:

Every Sunday:
Makena
10:00 am
Center for Inspirational Living
Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach, California
More Info: http://www.myspace.com/makenamusic

Every Sunday:
Island Breeze is a talented trio of musicians who play contemporary Hawaiian music. In addition to accompanying the Lokelani's dancers, the band is available to provide entertainment for special events. Roy Asuega leads the group, singing, drumming, and playing guitar. Ron Reyes and Mata Grey play ukulele and bass while providing background vocals.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Give us a call at (714) 437-1146 or drop us an email at music@lokelanisroti.com
Riptide in Newport Beach, CA
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Every Friday:
Uncle Henry Kalana Kamae
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Uncle henry and pals play most every Friday night at Bob's Okazuya. Call ahead to be sure he is in.
Bob's Okazuya
16814 S Vermont Ave, Gardena, CA
(310) 515-2250

Fridays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Island Breeze
Garlic Jo's
2332 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA

Ukulele Clubs (Over 15 clubs and counting!)

Every Monday at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Hemet Ukulele Club
New members are welcome. Bring your uke, banjo or guitar. Meetings are free.
Meets at The Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave., Hemet, CA

Every Monday at 1:00 PM
The Corona Del Mar Ukulele club formerly at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona Del Mar
Everyone is welcome!
Notice: The group has moved to St. Michael's church.
The Oasis senior center is to be razed and rebuilt.
New Address is 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 (949) 644-0463

2nd & 4th fourth Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The SLO Strummers of the Ukulele Society of the Central Coast. All levels of strummers are welcome!!
Meets at the Art Center in San Luis Obispo
1010 Broad St. (creekside door). For more information, call Carol at: (805)473-3457

Tuesday mornings 9am to 11am
The Loma Linda Ukulele Strummers (around 50 to 70 Ukulele players) meet every Tuesday morning.
For more information call 909 796-8934. All levels are welcome!
Loma Linda Senior Center, 25571 Barton Road, Loma Linda, CA 92354 (corner of Loma Linda Drive and Barton Road - behind the fire station and the library)

Every Tuesday 1-3 pm
Palm Desert Ukulele Strummers
Bring your Uke and join the fun. All levels are welcome.
Call Mike @ 760-835-6891 for more info.
44-600 Monterey Ave. Palm Desert,Ca 92260

ricdoug
09-29-2009, 07:46 AM
Every Tuesday Night 7 - 9 PM
KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB
KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB was formed in 2000 & meets for practice at "ISLAND BAZAAR" in Surf City U.S.A. every TuesNite of the month @ 7:pm. Under our Kumu UNCLE HENRY KAMAE, we play Hawaiian & Hapa Haole music and invites ALL levels of 'UKULELE PLAYERS to jam with us Island Style till 9:pm. KOLOHE has performed at the Southern California Ukulele Festival, the Tiki Beach Fest in Belmont Shore, the Asian & Pacific Islander Council Banquets, the San Dimas Ho'Olaule'a, Aloha-Cruz Island Beach Shows, Bob's Ohana Hawaiian Style Resturant, for many'a Lu'au, Halau performances, festivals, & other functions. Remembah; "Mo 'Ukulele, Mo Beddah" .. Mahalo Nui Loa & A Hui Hou
For more info email kentinhb@verizon.net
Island Bazaar, 16582 Gothard St. "R", Huntington Beach, CA. 92647- 714-843-9350. www.Ukuleleparadise.com

Every Wednesday morning
PINEAPPLE JAM UKULELE CLUB aka Yucaipa Ukulele Club
Beginning class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15:a.m.-Jim Grundy
Full Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.-Glenn Clement
The Pineapple Jam Ukulele Club, has been meeting in Yucaipa since April 2006.
It is composed of players of all ages with various ability levels, that enjoy singing.
YOU CAN FIND US ON-YOU TUBE-- (PINEAPPLEJAMUKULELE)
http://www.youtube.com/user/PINEAPPLEJAMUKULELE
All new members are welcome to join us, whatever their ability level
Scherer Community Center
12202 First Street (at B Ave) Yucaipa Ca 92399
Phone: 909 797-1177 or 760-326-9230
Pineapple Jam Director Glenn Clement 951-836-8393

Every Wednesday 6 - 9 PM
Moonlight Beach Uke Strummers
A group of about 50 to 75 ukulele strummers (over 200 members on website) in Encinitas, North of San Diego.
BRING YOUR UKES AND JOIN US FOR A FUN TIME.
Members from our group are from many Hawaiian High schools like Kamehameha, Punahou, StLouis, McKinley, AIEA, DAMIEN, MARYKNOLL, ROOSEVELT, FARRINGTON, CASTLE, KAILUA.
Today's Pizza, 481 SANTA FE DR., at the intersection of Hwy 5 and Santa Fe Dr. at the Vons Rite-Aid shopping center in Encinitas.

Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ventura Ukulele Jam
The Ventura Chapter of the Ukulele Society of America hosts its weekly ukulele jam at Java Joe's Coffee House in the Century 16 Center on Johnson Drive in Ventura, CA. Alan Ferentz is the Alaka'i (Conductor). >From Alan -- "Please join us for our ukulele circle sing-along."
Java Joe's @ Century 16 Center, 2950 Johnson Drive, Ventura, CA

Every 1st and 3rd Wed. of the month from 5:30 to 7:30PM
The WINDanSEA Ukulele Strummers meet for fun and the joy of the ukulele.
Everything is free. I even pass out the music for free. We invite all levels of skill. We have some young players, one is 8 and she is a ring terror on the ukulele. The age range is wide and so is the level----who cares, we have a good time. Join us! http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/windanseauke
We are in Pacific Beach. Across the street is La Jolla.
We meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 853 Torquiise Street.

Every Thursday from 10:30am to 12 noon
THE ORANGE BLOSSOM UKULELE PLAYERS
The Orange Blossom Ukulele Players meet at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands CA.
Our collection of songs covers various styles of music: Tin Pan Alley, Country, Spanish, Easy Listening, Hawaiian, etc...Bring your ukulele and be ready to sing with the Orange Blossoms!! We also welcome banjo, guitar, harmonica and other instrumentalists to join us for the fun. For more information call Cathy Ekaitis - (909) 875-1054
Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant Street, Redlands CA.

Thursdays 6:30 PM
'Ukulele Jam' 40 to 50 ukulele players come and strum their hearts out.
We also feature 2 or 3 soloists per session.
Lots of fun. We ask a small donation, but just walk past the "collector" if there is a problem or objection to a donation.
We love and wish to include all ukulele players who wish to come.
Standard American Songs Repetoire...20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and so on. Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, and a large selection of tunes.
ISLAND BAZAAR, 16582 Gothard St. #R, Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

Thursdays 6 - 9 pm
Ukulele Society of America (USA)
The group of 50+ ukulele players regularly meets on Thursday evenings in Carlsbad, CA (North San Diego County and South Orange County) to play ukulele, sing, and hula. Conducted by professional entertainer Pat 'Palika' Enos and often aided by the 101 year old, Duke of Uke, Bill Tapia. The nightly format includes instructions and sing-along with Pat and Bill, Guest Conductors leading the group in song, a Kokua Team to help newcomers jam along on their first night, and an Open Mike to encourage advancing members to showcase their stuff. In addition to Pat's ukulele, the lead ensemble includes a stand-up bass player and is sometimes supplemented by slack key guitar. This is a learning and sharing atmosphere where the sound level is soft enough to hear yourself play your ukulele. Our goals are to become a fun learning center for aspiring group leaders to learn from the pros and then move on to start and nurture their own groups across the country and to train our group members to lead small groups in outreach performances to the community (Children's hospital and Senior Centers). We are the fastest growing ukulele group (arguably) in the country with over 250 Yahoo! group website members in our first year. All levels of ukulele players welcome. For further information, visit our group website http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ukulele_Society_of_America/ and ask Captain Mike to join.
Ocean House of Carlsbad Village (Palm Room)
300 Carlsbad Village Drive, west of the I-5 Carlsbad Village Drive exit, at the intersection with Pacific Coast Highway.

Alternating Thursdays 7:15 - 9:30 PM:
The Jumpin Flea Circus Players Players Of Los Angeles
It's large, eclectic membership gathers twice a month in Sherman Oaks for ukulele fun and fellowship.
The Jumpin Fleas play songs from every time and place, though there's a fondness for tin pan alley, jazz standards, comedy and folk songs. Led by professor of uke Clay Allen, the first hour of the fleas meeting in dedicated to improving the musicianship of the players. The second hour reviews the club's favorite songs of the day. Come join us, won't you. You won't regret it!
Info: http://www.jumpingflea.tumblr.com
Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Every Friday from 10:30am to 12 noon
THE RIO-ALTAS UKULELE CLUB
The Rio-Altas gather at the Rialto Senior Center at 1411 S. Riverside Ave. Rialto, CA.
Our song book contains many styles of music: Tin Pan Alley, Easy Listening, Hawaiian, Spanish, Country etc...
Bring your ukulele and be ready to sing with the Rio-Altas!! We also welcome banjo, guitar, harmonica and other instrumentalist to join us for a good time.
For more information call Cathy Ekaitis - (909) 875-1054
Rialto Senior Center,1411 S. Riverside Ave.,Rialto, CA.

Friday mornings 10:30 am
SURF CITY STRUMMERS- meet at Island Bazaar every Friday morning at 10:30am. We play standards of all eras and have opportunities to solo, also. About 40 players show up each week to start the weekend right. Please join us. $5.00 donation requested, but not mandatory. If you're visiting the Southland from out of the area, please come!
Island Bazaar, 16582 Gothard St. "R", Huntington Beach, CA. 92647- 714-843-9350. Ukuleleparadise.com

Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Southbay Strummers
Ukulele strummers of all ages and from all walks of life meet at the
Bartlett Senior Citizens Center, 1318 Cravens Ave., Torrance, California
(310-320-5918)
http://www.ukulelestrummers.com

Saturdays 1 - 2:30pm
Santa Barbara Ukulele/singing group meets every
Saturday at the East Beach Bath House from 1:00 - 2:30pm.
Bring a music stand, ukulele, and a portable chair.
There is street parking on Ninos in front of the Zoo.
Call ahead to make sure they are meeting: Paul Halula at 882-2495

Sundays 5 - 8 pm
Monterey's Ukulele Club
Gianni's Pizza
725 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA. Info: Steve Brooks (831) 624-7022

FOR AN EXTENSIVE WORLDWIDE CALENDAR OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC
CONCERTS & EVENTS CHECK OUT THE "HAWAIIAN CONCERT GUIDE"
http://www.hawaiianconcertguide.com/

Happy Strumming!
Best Regards,
Ali Lexa