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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
February 7, 2015
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

Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
February 19, 2015
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: August 21, September 18, October 16 & November 20

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

For the Love of Bernstein
January 29 – 31, 2015
8:00 p.m.

The first American-born conductor to become a superstar, Leonard Bernstein changed the face of music. Together with other artists who were privileged to work with the fabled conductor, Music Director Carl St.Clair offers a heartfelt tribute to the man he calls the greatest influence on his musical life.

LOCATION:
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
(714) 556-2787

Valentine's Day with The Tenors
February 12 – 14, 2015
8:00 p.m.

Setting the mood for Valentine’s Day with their marvelous musicianship and magnificent voices, The Tenors perform songs from their 2012 Platinum album “Lead With Your Heart” and other favorites. Over the past few years, they have shared the stage with legendary artists like Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Paul Anka, Natalie Cole, Sting and Paul McCartney. They were featured performers on the 2011 Emmy Awards broadcast.

LOCATION:
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
(714) 556-2787

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Film & Cinema

Great Screen Icons: Pillow Talk
February 12, 2015
1:30 pm until 4:00 pm

Film expert and screenwriter Dr. Michael Berlin hosts this Oscar-winning romantic comedy featuring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall.

Member $7; Non-member $10; Students $5 with valid I.D.

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

INFORMATION:
714.567.3677

On The Wing, On The Hoof: Silent Films With Live Music - Fullerton
Thursday, February 19, 2015
7:30 p.m.

An evening of silent films accompanied by our host, pianist Michael Mortilla. Program includes Part I: ON THE WING; The Voice of the Nightingale (a beautifully handpainted stop action and live action film), Call of the Cuckoo (an early Laurel & Hardy short), followed by Part II: ON THE HOOF; The Goat (hysterical Buster Keaton comedy short) and Mighty Like a Moose (considered the finest of Charley Chase’s silent comedies).

LOCATION:
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

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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

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 Whipping Man"
January 4-25, 2015

The Civil War has ended, leaving destruction in its wake. As a raging storm illuminates what’s left of a once majestic plantation home, three Jewish men prepare for Passover—the owner’s son, and his family’s former slaves. Only one of them, Simon, remains strong in his faith, but it is threatened with truths about what happened in this house—and in their lives—during its antebellum days. Stage and television star Charlie Robinson plays Simon in this Obie Award-winning drama The New York Times proclaimed “haunting and powerful.”

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
714-708-5555

Laguna Playhouse presents: "Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin"
January 6 – February 8, 2015

“There’s no business like show business.” In January, we’ll be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” with HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN. Called “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin… is American music.”

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: "An Inspector Calls"
January 16 - February 8, 2015

In an English industrial city, a young girl is thought to have committed suicide and an eminently respectable British family is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. An inspector calls to interrogate the family, and during the course of his questioning, all members of the group are implicated lightly or deeply in the girl's undoing.

LOCATION:
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 492-0465

Camino Real Playhouse presents: ' Professor Mack's Last Train - A World Premier Melodrama' - San Juan Capistrano
February 27 - March 21, 2015

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic.

"If Alfred Hitchcock had done A CHRISTMAS CAROL, he'd have done it exactly like this. Wilson's high-spirited and intelligent handling of the 1843 novella is scary, delightful, dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny." — Hartford Advocate.

LOCATION:
Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 675

INFORMATION:
(949) 489-8082

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