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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
June 6, 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

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday June 7, 2015
11am to 4pm!

Dozens of artists exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired!

LOCATIONS:
Two locations- Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
June 18, 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: April 16, May 21, June 18 & July 16, 2015

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

Pacific Symphony Presents: André Previn
May 28-30, 2015
8 p.m.

Discover the talents of one of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century. André Previn enjoys an international career in classical music — and has previously enjoyed success in the movies, musicals, popular music and jazz. No stranger to the Southland, Previn served as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1985-89.

LOCATION:
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
714-556-2787

Newport Beach Jazz Festival - Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
May 29-31, 2015

Southern California's most scenic jazz festival returns! Celebrate the kick-off to summer with a star-studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn. The annual event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach for three spectacular days of jazz, R&B and soul music. Performances will feature a selection of the world's top instrumental artists and inspiring vocalists, including Boney James, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Austin, Mindi Abair and many more!

LOCATION:
Hyatt Regency
Newport Beach

INFORMATION:
Tickets are available online or by calling (949) 360-7800.

OC Pop Concert 2014 - Santa Ana
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Young artists showcase their talents on the big stage at the City National Grove of Anaheim Theater!

Melody Makers and MDI producers are excited to present performances by the Melody Makers artist development students with special guest performances by MDI hits recording artists and more!

LOCATION:
OCSA's Margaret A Webb Theater

801 Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

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Film & Cinema

Great Screen Icons: Bullitt
June 4, 2015
1:30 pm

Dr. Michael Berlin, Ph.D., hosts this Academy Award-winning crime thriller starring Steve McQueen as a maverick San Francisco cop.

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

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: "Peter and the Starcatcher"
May 8 - June 7, 2015

They call him Boy, the orphan without a name. One day he’s whisked onto the good ship Neverland, and the century-old legend of Peter Pan gets its hilarious, exhilarating and wildly imaginative prequel. Sail with us across the seven seas as Boy becomes Peter in a swashbuckling tale of yesteryear, infused with pop culture imagery of today.

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
714-708-5555

Laguna Playhouse presents: "Love, Loss and What I Wore"
May 20 - June 7, 2015

A play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Love, Loss and What I Wore is a funny and often poignant collection of anecdotes that use clothing, accessories and the memories they trigger to tell stories relating to matters of the heart and matters of the closet. Different casts each week, including:

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

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

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Community Theater / Student Theater Productions

Cabrillo Playhouse presents: "Weekend Comedy"
June 5-28, 2015

Algernon Moncrieff and John Worthing have a secret: they maintain a fictitious persona of Earnest when visiting eachother. In the country, Mr. Worthing remains Mr. Worthing, but Algernon becomes Earnest and vice versa. However, when the men collide in the country and their love interests find them out, the men have a lot of explaining to do!

LOCATION:
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 492-0465

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