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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
September 18, 2014
Every 3rd Thusday 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: August 21, September 18, October 16 & November 20

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
October 4, 2014
First Saturday of the Month
7:00pm - 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

The Newport Art Collection by Galerie Simard Bilodeau - Newport Beach

Simard Bilodeau Galerie in collaboration with the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport will be showcasing some of their notable masterpieces as part of “The Newport Art Collection by Galerie Simard Bilodeau”.

Starting on June 21st with their first concert presentation, the exhibition will take place in the hotel library. The Hyatt Newport will celebrate the beginning of the Summer and the Auto auction organized by Russo and Steele. Part of Simard Bilodeau’s collection will be presented throughout the summer in celebration with the weekly Jazz concerts every other Friday nights. We invite you to re-visit our ever-changing exhibition during the season. Simard Bilodeau Galerie will be honored by your presence and encourage you the viewer, to experience the visual power in their artists, evoking a tantalizing response to be captivated by the creations beauty, developing an endless appetite for the arts.

LOCATION:
Hyatt Regency Hotel Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Rd
Newport Beach, CA

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Music

Brea Jazzestival - Brea
September 19-21, 2014

The Jazz Festival is a crowd favorite from people in and around Orange County. The outdoor event draws well over 12,000 people during the four-weekend musical jazz extravaganza in the month of September. A prime seating area is set up for visitors. People can also bring their chairs and watch the festival from their vantage point, as Brea Downtown sets the ambiance.

There is a beer and wine garden, VIP seating area, fine arts & craft show and kid’s zone. Attendees can plan a grand Jazz night out by including dining and shopping at the various choices of restaurants and retail shops in Brea Downtown. General admission and parking is free.

LOCATION:
Downtown Brea

INFORMATION:
714-674-0801

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Film & Cinema

Bowers After Hours: Sake, Sushi, & Cinema
September 26, 2014
5 pm

One hundred years after the death of Tenshin Okakura, director Katsuya Matsumura pays tribute to this legendary artistic leader considered the "father" of Japanese modern art. Born in 1863, Okakura Tenshin became a well-known government official and an artistic leader. He was also a man of international perspective; he published "The Book of Tea" in English and introduced Japanese and other East Asian cultures and art to westerners. TENSHIN follows the great Okakua Tenshin as he establishes himself as a trailblazer in the art world who ultimately lead to the development of modern Japanese art in the Meiji era (a period during which dramatic westernization took place). Invited guest presenters, director Katsuya Matsumura and film producer Yuki Kinoshita.

$7 Members; $10 Non-members or $5 with paid admission.

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum
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
New exhibit now open

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: Ancient Arts of China

Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world's oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife.

Curated by authorities of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum.

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(714) 567-3679

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Readings, Lectures & Seminars

ExploreOcean Lecture series: James Nestor, author of DEEP - Balboa
Thursday, September 18, 2014
4 & 7 PM | Doors open at 30 minutes in advance

Details to come!

Free for Members or $15 for Non-Members

LOCATION:
ExplorOcean
Balboa Fun Zone
600 East Bay Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92661

INFORMATION / RESERVATIONS:
To RSVP please call (949) 675-8915, email at rsvp@explorocean.org or register at explorocean.org

Expert Talk Series: "Exploring "Blue Carbon" in Southern California Salt Marshes" - Huntington Beach
September 25, 2014
4:00pm - 5:30pm / $5 per person

Coastal ecosystems, like the salt marshes of Bolsa Chica, are particularly adept at removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing that carbon in their soils for long periods of time. Similar to other forms of carbon sequestration, this process can help to mitigate climate change. There is growing interest from ecologists, coastal managers and economists to better understand and quantify this coastal “blue carbon” which may have value on emerging carbon markets. At least conceptually, “blue carbon” could therefore be used to offset the costs of coastal restoration and conservation projects. Join us as Dr. Jason Keller discusses results from collaborative projects exploring the ecology of “blue carbon” in Southern California salt marsh ecosystems.

Reservations must be made in advance, spots are limited. .

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

INFORMATION:
(714)846-1114

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

SCR Presents: "THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare"
August 29 - September 28, 2014

Transformed onstage into a travelling tent show, this is The Tempest unlike anything you—or the Bard—ever envisioned! As the wizard Prospero plots revenge on the enemies who banished him, the exuberant epic takes on a new life—thanks to the music (haunting ballads by the inimitable Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan), the magic (by Teller, of the legendary Penn and Teller duo) and the movement (by Pilobolus, the dance troupe Newsday called “mind-blowing…wildly creative…and physically daring”).

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
714-708-5555

Laguna Playhouse presents: "The Year of Magical Thinking"
October 8 – November 2, 2014

Based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING is the remarkable story of loss, journey, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. This play is a tribute to an extraordinary marriage and a love letter to Didion’s daughter who passed away. Starring stage and screen actor Linda Purl and directed by Jenny Sullivan. The New York Times calls the play “moving and elegiac.”

LOCATION:
Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

INFORMATION:
Box Office (949) 497-ARTS (2787)

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Community Theater / Youth Theater Productions

Cabrillo Playhouse presents: "Quilters the Musical"
September 12 - October 5, 2014

Ostensibly the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, Quilters blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the harsh challenge and rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches of music, dance, and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier with warmth and love.

LOCATION:
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 492-0465

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