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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
June 4, 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

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday, June 5, 2016
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

St Isidore Historical Plaza presents the 2016 Art, Appetizer and Wine Pairings Event - Los Alamitos
Sunday, June 12, 2016
2pm - 5pm

Four featured Artists will share their creative journey paired with four appetizers and four wines. In between the pairings listen to live music and meander the Hall to view and purchase art from the many invited artists. Tickets are $35.00 per person.

For tickets or information contact: Hortensia Breton (562) 493-2213. Tickets also available online. Tickets purchased on our Website will be held at Will call. Find us on Facebook!

LOCATION:
St. Isidore Historical Plaza
10961 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

INFORMATION:
Hortensia Breton (562) 493-2213

Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
June 16, 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

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Music

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash - Mission Viejo
Sunday, May 29, 2016

With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special - it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. More than 25 Restaurants and Wineries will be at the festival.

LOCATION:
Oso Viejo Park / Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

Pacific Symphony presents: "Classical Mystery Tour” - Costa Mesa
June 17 – 18, 2016
8:00 p.m.

Return to a time when four lads from Liverpool ruled the world of music! The four musicians of Classical Mystery Tour perform music from The Beatles’ songbook, all backed by the lush sounds of Pacific Symphony. This high-energy concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ final live concert in 1966.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 556-2787

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Film & Cinema

Bowers Museum Great Screen Icon Series: The Egyption (1954)
June 2, 2016
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Directed by Michael Curtiz, The Egyptian takes place in eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, where a poor orphan named Sinuhe becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. "Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization." This film stars Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Gene Tierney. Join Dr. Michael Berlin, (Producer, screenwriter and film historian) as he share insider tidbits about the making of the film followed by a post-screening conversation about the movie.

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 'Amadeus'
May 6 - June 5, 2016

Swelling with the glorious music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this psychological mystery has played to thunderous applause the world over. The New York Post raved that its Broadway premiere was “a total, iridescent triumph.” Vienna, 1781: the city of drama, intrigue and scandal is abuzz with the arrival of a young Mozart, who can write an opera a week but can’t control his exuberant giggling and notorious libido. Antonio Salieri—until now the royal court’s most lauded musician—recognizes Mozart’s genius, calling him “God’s magic flute.” Pious, wicked, and soon-to-be guilt-ridden, Salieri tries everything to subvert the success of this enfant terrible. Will that include murder?

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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