January 2009 Southern California Ukulele Events
Wednesday Jan 7th, 9 PM
Jim "Kimo" West
This is the first time Cafe Cordiale has ever hosted a slack key show,too so this will be a lot of fun!!
There will also be two other performers following my set. Make reservations and get a great table up close or enjoy the awesome new bar menu. Full bar and mai tais,too!
14015 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818 789-1985 <http://www.cafecordiale.com/>http://www.cafecordiale.com
Thursday, January 08, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
12821 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA
Thursday, January 8, 6:30 pm
Madame Pamita on the Hippodrome Bus
The Hippodrome, Downtown Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA, USA (MAP)
Madame Pamita is performing at the Downtown Art Walk on the Hippodrome shuttle bus brought to you by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric!
ROUTE: The Hippodrome rolls from 6-10pm on Thursday, January 8, north on Main Street from 9th to 2nd and south on Spring Street from 2nd to 9th. We will start from 4th & Main at around 6pm, and each circuit takes about 15 minutes. There are no set stops--passengers can request a stop at any time, or flag the bus down from the street.
Thursday, January 8th 8:45 - 9:30pm
Thessaly Lerner - The Ukulady plays perform on the Official Downtown LA ArtWalk Free Shuttle, Hazard's Pavilion!
One of the most awesome events in LA is the 2nd Thursday of Every Month, Downtown ArtWalk! Somehow, Downtown LA is magically transformed into a NewYorky-feeling city!
WHERE: Downtown Los Angeles: Hazard's Pavilion is a fancy Limo-bus! Simply flag her down along the way and hop aboard! here's info on the route:
The 7+Fig Art Walk Shuttle: Starting at the 7+Fig Art Space (at 7th & Figueroa), the looping route includes two spots on the Main and Spring Gallery Row Art Walk, the FIDM art gallery, Ralph’s Fresh Fare (where passengers can hop off to sample fine vintages with wine steward Mike Berger), restaurant row on Seventh Street, and popular Italian trattoria Colori Kitchen.
Friday, January 9th, 7-9PM $15
Ukulele WORKSHOP for those of you who are uke-sters. LIL' REV's workshops are as FUN as they are educational. Bring your uke. This workshop's entitled "ROCK 'N' ROLL STYLES FOR UKULELE." Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Saturday, January 10th, 8-10PM $20
Lil' Rev - LIL' REV comes from Wisconsin with his great Mid-West drawl and sense of humor. A couple years back he was the Wisconsin Folk Performer of the Year. He plays several kinds of ukuleles and mainly does Tin Pan Alley tunes, folky stuff, and 20's-30's fun songs, with delightful banter between them.
16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
WEDNESDAY JAN 14 6:30 PM
MAUI'S DERICK SEBASTIAN IN CONCERT AND CONDUCTING A WORKSHOP, AT TODAY'S
PIZZA. HE IS A RISING STAR IN THE UKULELE WORLD. GO TO HIS
WEBSITE TO LISTEN TO HIS OUTSTANDING UKULELE ARTISTRY. http://dericksebastian.com
WEDNESDAY EVENING SCHEDULE:
6 -6:30 PM - WORKSHOP
6:30 TO 7:30 - CONCERT
7:30 TO 8 PM - HOSPITALITY TIME WITH DERICK
7:45 TO 8:15 - PIZZA TIME
8:15 TO 9 PM - GROUP JAM TIME
THE COST IS $15 WHICH INCLUDES A SLICE OF PIZZA AND SALAD
PLEASE COME EARLY FOR GOOD SEATS, AS TICKETS ARE STARTING TO GO FAST.
481 SANTA FE DR
Thursday, January 15 6:30-9:00PM
Island Bazaar Hosts the Beloffs. Jim and Liz Beloff will be holding a mini-concert and play-along workshop for the Ukulele Jam group at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA. This will be an informal evening of song and instruction, open to all interested. A donation of $10 will cover the entire evening of fun. If you're in the area please come join us.
Island Bazaar16582 Gothard St., Suite R Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Friday, Jan 16, 8:00pm - 10:00pm $8
Lil' Rev In SLO
1531 Monterey Street
San Louis Obispo, CA
Saturday, January 17th
A great ukulele workshop with Maui's virtuoso, Derick Sebastian.
Beginners session: 10:00 - 11:00am
Intermediate/Advanced: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: Pacific Arts Dance Studio
6904 Miramar Road, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
(lower level of mall behind Denny's)
Costs: $20/person for each class UPDATED PRICE FOR BOTH - only $30!
Contacts: Flo/Branden @ the studio 858.566.3800 PacificArtsDS@gmail.com
or Joey Villena Jr. @ 858.248.1208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Jan 17 7:30 PM
Bob Brozman - A master of lapsteel, slide, fingerstyle, and percussive guitar, Bob's exhilarating show spans the global and musical spectrum. Bob's familiarity with diverse world music cultures produces a novel blending of rhythmic and timbral influences, unparalleled in today's musical environment. His rhythmic dexterity resonates with elements of blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, calypso, sega, and even the most modern hip-hop and ska beats. Read Bob's website bio. It seems impossible for one human to do all the things he does musically.
4316 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230 - (310) 398-2583
Sunday January 18th
The 2nd Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival on January 18th!! Showcasing some of the most respected names in Hawaiian slack key guitar today, the Second Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival's artist roster boasts an impressive lineup of Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards (Hawaiian Grammy), Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice award winners, all together on one stage in sunny Redondo Beach!
Also - Slack Key & Ukulele Workshops on Saturday January 17th
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Saturday, January 24th, 8:00
IAN WHITCOMB w/Fred Sokolow on guitar, Dave Jones on bass
at THE FRET HOUSE
309 N. Citrus Ave, Covina 91723
Cover is $15 & it's a small venue so call 626-339-7020
to get tickets in advance
Ian, British x-rock star, will regale you with music from the teens & twenties, Tin Pan Alley & English Music Hall...
Ian's a unique entertainer, must be seen to be believed!
More Fret House info at http://covina.com/frethouse/concerts.html
Thursday January 29th 11:00 am
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara Online at KPFK.ORG
Ukulele spotlight with Ali Lexa on "The Global Village with John Schneider" music show. A monthly interview and performance with local or visiting Ukulele artists. This month's special guest is the amazing Daniel Ho!
The Magic & Mystery of Slide Guitar at The Museum Of Making Music
From October 11, 2008 through March 31, 2009 the Museum explores the Magic & Mystery of Slide Guitar.
On January 10, 2009 at 7 PM, the Museum welcomes slide guitarist Bob Brozman who presents "The World of Slide Guitar and Rhythm." This special concert event is one of a five part series of exhibition-related events showcasing the many genres impacted by slide guitar.
This event is sold out, but there are more great steel guitar concerts scheduled during this exhibit. Check their site for the full schedule: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 438-5996
Center for Inspirational Living
Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach, California
More Info: http://www.myspace.com/makenamusic
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 email@example.com
Riptide in Newport Beach, CA
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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.
16814 S Vermont Ave, Gardena, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2332 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA
Ukulele Clubs (10+ clubs and counting!)
Every Monday at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Hemet Ukulele Club
Meets at The Simpson Center
305 E. Devonshire Ave.
New members are welcome. Bring your uke, banjo or guitar. Meetings are free.
Every Monday at 1:00 PM
The Corona Del Mar Ukulele club meets at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona Del Mar
Everyone is welcome!
Previous location 800 Marguerite Ave, Corona del Mar (949) 644-3244
Corona Del Mar group has moved to St. Michael's church nearby. The senior center is to be razed and rebuilt.
The New Address is at 3233 Pacific View Dr Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 (949) 644-0463.
2nd & 4th fourth Monday evenings
The SLO Strummers of the Ukulele Society of the Central Coast. All levels of stummers are welcome!!
Meets at the Art Center in San Luis Obispo
1010 Broad St. (creekside door). 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 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 from nine to eleven at the 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) For more information call 909 796-8934. All levels are welcome!
Every Tuesday 1-3 pm
Palm Desert Ukulele Strummers
44-600 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert,Ca 92260
Bring your Uke and join the fun. All levels are welcome.
Call Mike @ 760-835-6891 for more info.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday Nights 7 - 9 PM
~~~ KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB ~~~
KOLOHE WILL NOW BE JAM'N ISLAND STYLE ON THE 2nd, 3rd, & 4th TuesNites OF THE MONTH WITH UNCLE HENRY KAMAE......... MALAMA PONO & A HUI HOU
16582 Gothard St. #R
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
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.
Location: 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.
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.
Wednesday July 30, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(This event repeats every week.)
Ventura Ukulele Jam
Location: Java Joe's @ Century 16 Center
Street: 2950 Johnson Drive
City State Zip: Ventura, CA
Note: 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."
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.
16582 Gothard St. #R
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
Thursdays 6 - 9 pm
Ukulele Society of America (USA) meets every Thursday evening in Oceanside. Conducted by Pat 'Palika' Enos, this new group has over 50 members, and growing every week. All levels of ukulele players welcome. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean House of Carlsbad Village
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
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!
Church of the Chimes
14115 Magnolia Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Friday mornings at 10:30am
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
Saturdays 1 - 2:30pm
In Santa Barbara
Newly forming 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 Paul Halula at 882-2495 for more info
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