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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Huntington Beach Art Walk
Huntington Beach
October 15, 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

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Laguna Beach
October 17 – 25, 2015

The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational will be held in Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony. North America's most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

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Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
November 7, 2015
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.


Art Crawl Experience - Anaheim
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE”, an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers.

The crawl stretches from Anaheim Blvd., to Harbor Blvd. and along Center Street Promenade. Art lovers can walk, crawl or climb aboard the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) for complimentary rides throughout Anaheim’s Art Crawl Experience.

714 956 3586

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Pacific Symphony presents: 'Phantoms of the Orchestra'
October 24, 2015
10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

A Halloween spectacular uniting the orchestra and visual theater: The maestro and his terrified assistant use the power of the baton to control a ghoulish orchestra! The story of the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is brought vividly to life in this concert, which also features instantly recognizable selections from Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.”

Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 755-5799

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Film & Cinema

Cinema Italiano: Un Altro Mondo
November 15, 2015
1:30 pm

Un Altro Mondo (Another World) is a feature documentary about the journey of mankind to discover our true force and who we truly are. It is a quest through science and consciousness, individual and planetary, exploring our relationships with ourselves, the world around us and the universe as a whole.

$12 Admission; $5 Students with valid I.D.

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


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Historical Tours & Programs

San Juan Capistrano Walking Tour - San Juan Capistrano
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.

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

(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.

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


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.

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

(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.

850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach


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Theater & Performing Arts
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SCR Presents: 'One Man, Two Guvnors'
September 11 - October 11, 2015

Gleeful critics have cheered from London (“deliriously daft and diabolically joke-stuffed”— Independent) to New York (“splendidly silly”—The New York Times) over this delicious farce set in swinging ’60s Brighton. Francis, a failed washboard player with an insatiable appetite, finds himself in the employ of both Roscoe, who is really his own twin sister (in disguise), and Stanley, a well-bred twit (who actually killed the real Roscoe). And that’s only the beginning! In this adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters, food flies, pants drop and madness abounds, to the tunes of a live band (minus its washboard).

South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa


Laguna Playhouse presents: 'I'm Still Getting My Act Together'
October 7 – November 1, 2015

This World Premiere hybrid musical is based on Gretchen Cryer’s and Nancy Ford’s 1978 groundbreaking Off-Broadway musical. Act One, the original musical, introduces Heather, a 39 year old divorced song writer attempting a comeback by ditching the romantic songs of her past for a more personal collection. Act Two visits Heather and her band 30 years later. Ms. Cryer will be reprising the role of Heather in Act Two.

Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Box Office (949) 497-ARTS (2787)

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Community Theater / Student Theater Productions

SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Maple Leaf Murder - San Juan Capistrano
October 16-31, 2015

Sherlock Holmes is summoned to the Canadian wilderness while a family struggles to cope with the perplexing murder of a ruthless rancher. Author CP Stancich has allowed us to extract another exciting Sherlock Holmes adventure from one of his yet to be performed plays here eat the Camino Real Playhouse! Match your wits with the great detective in disguise and Oscal Dove to solve the mystery before the final reveal of the answers to the mystery in Act 2

31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 489-8082

Camino Real Playhouse presents: 'Single Mom the Musical'
October 24-25, 2015

3 Hilarious Moms bring you “Single Mom the Musical”. Anyone who's ever laughed at the hectic pace of raising kids will appreciate this musical journey that brings to life the glory, struggle and a “laugh-out-loud” celebration of single motherhood. If you love music, comedy and dance then this is the perfect show for you! Their humor is infectious and their songs are relatable! These moms share the same motto: To be a great mom is powerful, but to do it with a sense of humor is magical!

Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Box Office: (949) 489-8082 or tickets

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