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March 26, 1995|MARY FRANCES SMITH

Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

OAKLAND--"Black Filmworks . . . Festival of Film & Video," March 31-April 8, showcases the winners of the 1995 International Black Independent Film and Video Competition of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. In addition "Friday" is screened March 31, and "Panther" is screened April 8. Information and ticket prices: (510) 465-0804.

PALM SPRINGS--A spectrum of family activities await at Sunfest '95, April 6-9 and 13-15. Among them: Vintage Village Fest, April 7-8 and 14-15 on Palm Canyon Drive; "Taste of the Village," April 7-9; Renaissance Festival, April 8-9 in Frances Stevens Park; Native American Village, April 14-16 in Amado Park, and the National Easter Bowl Junior Tennis Tournament, April 9-15 at the Riviera Resort. (619) 325-1577, Ext. 15. BORREGO SPRINGS--More desert happenings. The sixth annual Grapefruit Festival brings music, arts and crafts, games and classic cars to Christmas Circle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8-9. A tea dance with big-band music is 5-9 p.m. April 7 at the Mall on Palm Canyon Drive; a street dance under the stars is 7-11 p.m. April 8 at La Casa del Zorro, and an All States Picnic is 11 a.m. April 9 in Christmas Circle. (619) 767-5555.

SAN DIEGO--The downtown Gaslamp Quarter is filled with artists and their treasures during the 11th annual Avenues of the Arts event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8-9. Works in a wide variety of media by 135 artists are featured. The free celebration is on Fifth Avenue between Market and K streets. (619) 239-1143.

BAKERSFIELD--Join in the 12th birthday celebration of the California Living Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8-9. Featured events include "Diversity Endangered," a traveling art exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, entertainment and children's activities. $3.50, general; $2.50, seniors; $2, kids 3-12; free for members. (805) 872-2256.

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