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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
July 2, 2016
First Saturday of the Month
6:00pm - 10:00pm.

Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts the first Saturday of each month when galleries, theatres, artists and performers in the Artists Village host a monthly Open House for the public. This free event attracts as many as 1500 individuals who come from throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to walk more than 150 participating studios and galleries located in historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Ana.

INFORMATION:
714-571-4229

Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
July 21, 2016
Every 3rd Thursday of the month
6-9 PM

Experience the talents of visual and performing artists, live music, food and fun in Downtown Huntington Beach! The FREE self-guided walking tour spans over 8 blocks of Downtown Huntington Beach, primarily on Main St., 5th and 3rd streets.

Upcoming walks: April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, 2016

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 24 - August 28, 2016

The Sawdust Festival features the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying live entertainment, art demonstrations, classes, and outdoor cafes.

Medias include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-3030

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Music

Pacific Symphony July 4 Spectacular - The Music of Michael Jackson
July 4, 2016
8pm

This high energy concert showcases the best-known hits of the legendary “King of Pop”—from The Jackson 5 to his final film, “This Is It!” — and includes music from “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Blood on the Dance Floor” and many more. The seven-piece rock group Windborne along with lead singer James Delisco joins Pacific Symphony to celebrate the genius of Michael Jackson’s legacy. The concert opens with patriotic favorites and closes with a brilliant fireworks finale.

LOCATION:
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine

INFORMATION:
714-755-5799

Pacific Symphony presents: "Beethoven's Ninth” - Irvine
July 23, 2016
8:00 p.m.

Beethoven’s blockbuster — with a huge orchestra, full chorus and thrilling vocal quartet — is the crown jewel of our final Summer Festival season in the meadows. The stirring “Ode to Joy” reflects the composer’s hopes and dreams for a better world and is a triumphant affirmation of universal brotherhood. This epic musical masterpiece must be heard live to be experienced fully.

LOCATION:
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine

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Film & Cinema

Bowers Museum CINEMA ITALIANO: Lo Spazio Bianco - The White Space (2009) (96 min)
July 17, 2016
2:00 pm

An unexpected pregnancy and premature birth become a burden that Maria is unprepared for. Lacking control over events for the first time in her life, she retreats into an emotional space where she is alone, until the day arrives when she must learn to live again for her vulnerable child. In Italian with English subtitles

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum / Kershaw Auditorium
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

INFORMATION:
714.567.3677

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Historical Tours & Programs

San Juan Capistrano Walking Tour - San Juan Capistrano
Sundays
1 pm

The Walking Tour visits two San Juan Capistrano adobes built in the 1790s and the Victorian Pryor House. Tales of ghosts, pirates, buried treasure and of many who have lived here will point out why San Juan is so special.

Donations of $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per child are accepted and go to several projects including Save the Adobe Fund.

LOCATION:
Tours leave from "Lady Debra's" at the corner of Camino Capistrano and Verdugo Street.
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
(949) 493-8444

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Current Museum Exhibits

Discovery CubePresents: “Planetary Research Station” - Santa Ana

The “Planetary Research Station” is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet.

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

Bowers Museum Exhibit: Mummies of the World
March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years.

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(714) 567-3679

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Readings, Lectures & Seminars

Orange County Museum of Art - Curatorial Tours & Artist Talks - Newport Beach

Highlighting selected works from OC Collects, educators engage visitors in observation and discussion, creating a forum for the exchange of ideas and perspectives.

LOCATION:
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach

INFORMATION:
949-759-1122

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Theater & Performing Arts
- Featured On Stage Peformances

South Coast Repertory presents 'All the Way'
September 2 - October 2, 2016

1963. Lyndon B. Johnson has been catapulted into the most powerful job on earth. No stranger to back room deals, Johnson takes us with him—flattering, backslapping, placating and bullying as he maneuvers to pass the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act. From Martin Luther King, Jr. to George Wallace, some of America’s most dynamic leaders stand beside him—or against him—during this tumultuous time, captured vividly in the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit that Variety calls a “jaw-dropping political drama.”

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
714-708-5555

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Community Theater / Student Theater Productions

Cabrillo Playhouse presents: "Godspell"
June 3-26, 2016

An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus Christ, with the help of a small group of people, dances across the stage. Telling different parables through games, storytelling and songs, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

LOCATION:
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 492-0465

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