The Academy for the Performing Arts proudly announces its annual APA Summer Dance: a 2-week program that allows students to work with a myriad of distinguished teachers. Classes in modern techniques, house, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, and musical theater dance are offered during the afternoon, and in the evening, students rehearse with two different choreographers over the course of the two weeks. The program then culminates in an intimate performance of these rehearsed works in our APA Studio Theater. High School Dance Students (ages 14-17) Cost: $500.

July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019 Monday through Friday: 1-7 PM daily at Academy for the Performing Arts 1905 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.


The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge #1959 located at 7711 Talbert Ave. in Huntington Beach 714-848-9440 holds regular bingo Matinee every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Early Birds at 11:00 a.m. Free – Coffee, Tea and Popcorn, Food and Soft Drinks Available for Purchase ATM On Site, Lunch Served.



For the benefit of youth, vets, special kids, police, firefighters and other groups in South Orange County Saddleback Valley communities, Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 is holding its regular Wednesday night Charity Big Bucks Bingo on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444
25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28. The Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts is located at 6200 E Atherton St,in Long Beach.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's story and Disney's acclaimed film, this beautiful love story for the ages features a swimming score of  classic songs, from "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" to the Academy Award® -winning "Best Original Song," "Under the Sea," composed by eight-time Academy Award®- winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas) and his frequent collaborator, the legendary Howard Ashman (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors). The live musical boasts 11 new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled, Love Never Dies and Galavant), from a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® -winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, Hands on a Hardbody).  

Tickets are now on sale at, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562)856-1999.  Tickets start at $20.

The journey of Disney's The Little Mermaid begins in a palace in a kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice.


Bringing magic to the sea and land is a cast of Broadway and regional theatre talent.  KATHARINE McCONOUGH (Ariel) is known for her work as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and the title role in Disney's Mary Poppins (Musical Theatre West), as well as Emily O'Dowd in the World Premiere of EMPIRE: The Musical (La Mirada World Premiere and NYC Readings). Other recent roles include Marian Paroo in The Music Man (Norris Theatre), Eponine in Les Misérables (Anchorage Performing Arts Center) and as Elsa in FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion at Disneyland.


DAVID BURNHAM (Eric) first gained critical acclaim replacing Donny Osmond as Joseph in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, earning him a Dramalogue Award.  On Broadway, he starred as Fiyero in Wicked, a role he originated in the developmental workshops of the show.   Additional credits include The Light in the Piazza on Broadway, for which he received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for "Best Actor" as well as the Garland Award; the National Tour of Jesus Christ Supersta; and the Off-Broadway show The Best Is Yet to Come – The Music of Cy Coleman.  Film and television audiences will recognize Burnham's voice as the Prince in the animated film The King and I and can be heard on the soundtracks to Gepetto, Home on the Range, and Comedy Central's "South Park." Burnham has released two solo albums, his self-titled CD and One Day.


CYNTHIA FERRER's (Ursula) credits include more than 100 national tours, regional musicals, and New York productions, including the national tours of Singin' in the Rain (Kathy Selden) and Happy Days – The Musical (Marion Cunningham).  She appeared at Madison Square Garden in Elf, and the MTW production of the show, as well as MTW's Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mary Poppins, Dirty Rotten Scoudrels, and Oliver!.  Other regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1776, and Anything Goes. Ferrer She has worked with and performed alongside Garry Marshall, Julia Roberts, Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, Courtney Cox, in such films as Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, and Georgia Rule.  Soap fans will remember her turn on General Hospital as Dr. Rachel Ryan, as well as appearances in "Cougartown," "Crossing Jordan," "Judging Amy," and "Port Charles."

Classically trained opera singer MARC CEDRIC SMITH (King Triton) has performed with San Francisco Opera, the Chicago Lyric and Seattle Opera. After his Seattle Symphony debut, (Faure's Requiem), he was asked to join Hal Prince's First National Tour of Show Boat, performing throughout the United States, Canada and the West End. This led to starring roles in National Tours and regional productions of Ragtime, Secret Garden, Lion King, Aladdin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, and Tarzan. He reunited with Prince in Phantom Las Vegas Spectacular.  Smith will be a familiar face to Disney fans, as he appeared as Grand Pabbie and the Bishop in Disney's Frozen at the Hyperion Theatre in California Adventure.

A recent graduate of Pepperdine University, where he earned the prestigious John Raitt Award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts" JALON MATTHEWS (Sebastian), makes his MTW debut as the Rastafarian crab.  He was recently seen as Bobby Child in Crazy for You, Truffaldino in The Servant of Two Masters, Andrei in Three Sisters, and Jack in Into the Woods at Pepperdine and A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival.  He is currently a MFA acting candidate at UC Irvine, graduating spring of 2020.

Rounding out the cast are the talented Connor Marsh (Flounder), Joe Abraham (Scuttle), William Hartery (Chef Louis), Martin Kildare (Grimsby), Jacob Hoff (Flotsam) and Matt Braver (Jetson),  Adrianna Rose Lyons, Carlin Castellano, Christine Negherbon, Elizabeth Eden, Fatima El-Bashir, and Tayler Mettra (Mersisters), and Kailyn Leilani, Lisa Stone, Marie Gutierrez, Antoine T. Lee, Brady Thomas Stanley, Chris Hunter, Gabriel Navarro, Galen J. Williams, George Xavier, Raymond Goodall, and Scott Spraags (Ensemble).

MTW's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid is under the direction of DANIEL PELZIG. On Broadway, Pelzig choreographed Moisès Kaufman's five-time Tony Award® nominated 33 Variations, which he also choreographed at the La Jolla Playhouse and at the Ahmanson Theatre. He made his Broadway debut in 2003 choreographing A Year with Frog and Toad, which earned four Tony Award® nominations, including "Best Musical." In addition to several Off-Broadway collaborations, Pelzig choreographed for the Metropolitan Opera productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, and Iphigenie en Tauride,. He then choreographed La Sonnambula and proudly served as associate choreographer to multiple Tony Award® nominee Graciele Daniele on Armida.  His  MTW productions of Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady earned rave reviews for his work as a director and choreographer.

Choreographer DANIEL SMITH returns MTW where he earned critical acclaim for his choreography in Guys and Dolls, Sister Act, and Carousel.  Also for MTW, he served as director and choreographer for a dozen Reiner Readers Series productions, including She Loves Me, Li'l Abner, Pal Joey, and The Most Happy Fella, and The Goodbye Girl.  For the Norris Theater, Smith directed productions of Young Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd: In Concert and Ragtime: In Concert.  Additional credits include Teddy & Harry (Nine O'Clock Players); the west coast premiere of Sondheim On Sondheim, Into the Woods, and Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway at the Gardens/Lewis Family  Playhouse); and Pajama Game and State Fair (Musical Guild).

Music Director and Conductor JOHN GLAUDINI's work with MTW includes productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, Singin' in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, and the Ovation Award nominated The Andrews Brothers.  At Disney's California Adventure, he serves as the musical director and conductor for the critically acclaimed production of Frozen at the Hyperion.  Glaudini is a mainstay on the Southern California theatre circuit, serving as musical director and conductor for productions of Rent, Billy Elliot, and Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Cats  (McCoy-Ribgy);  Putting it Together and Lucky Duck (South Coast Repertory); and Street Scene and Aspects of Love (Musical Theatre Guild), as well as in demand on throughout the country, working on productions in New York, Colorado, and Florida.


            Friday, July 19, 8:00 p.m.

            Saturday July 20,  2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

            Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

            Thursday, July 25, 8:00 p.m.

            Friday, July 26, 8:00 p.m.

            Saturday, July 27, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

            Sunday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.

MTW's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid is made possible thanks to the support of Season Sponsors: Ackerman Family/Evalyn M Bauer Foundation, Kathy Baker Campbell and KC Wilson, Ken & Dottie Reiner, Don & Marlene Temple and The Port of Long Beach; Honorary Producer: Mari Hooper; with Youth Performance Underwriters: Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Don Black & Judy McNulty Black, Stan Cohen, Cathy King, Craig Myers & Sherri Sobel and Ethel Severson.  Paul Garman serves as Executive Producer/Director of Musical Theatre West. 


SeaLegs at the Beach kicked off its seasonal live music series on March 16, setting the one acre beach club up to be the perfect summer venue for sun, music, drinks, and dining. The beachfront venue will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 9pm from Now until Memorial Day. Starting Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, SeaLegs at the Beach will be open seven days a week at Bolsa Chica State Beach. 

The dynamic weekend live music lineup will feature Indie Rock, Pop Punk, Indie Pop and Alternative artists including:

  • Saturday, July 20, Common Sense
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, Flash Back Heart Attack
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, Yachty By Nature
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, Long Beach Dub All Stars
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, Wheeland Bros Indian Summer Concert
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, Unwritten Law

Visit for a full schedule. VIP packages including cabanas, personal fire pits and VIP viewing platforms with private bars are available for each performance as well.

The emerging Prjkt Restaurant Group is on a mission to create culinary adventures infused with the distinctive vibe of Surf City, USA. Formed by hospitality entrepreneur Alicia Whitney and her team who developed award-winning SeaLegs Wine Bar, with locations in Huntington Beach and LAX Terminal 2, and the new Seasalt Woodfire Grill in Huntington Beach, Prjkt Restaurant Group offers inviting dining experiences and playful interpretations of American classics – all developed to celebrate California culture and the people who embrace it. Its beachfront concepts, opened summer 2016 in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, include four themed concessions at Bolsa Chica State Beach.




In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has opened an all-new interactive special exhibit, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind. On July 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and the the longest-distance phone call in history with free admission at the Nixon Library. Activities include:

  • Experience state-of-the-art 3D printing demonstrations
  • Gaze up to the heavens in a planetarium
  • Jump into the Airstream Astronaut Quarantine Unit and get your photo with President Nixon
  • Enjoy cutting-edge STEM presentations and interactive opportunities
  • Receive a stellar space face painting

Sport your favorite space/NASA t-shirt or dress like an astronaut for a chance to win special prizes!


On July 20, 1969, the eyes of the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Just minutes after landing they received a call from President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, with congratulations on behalf of the American people. Three days later, President Nixon personally greeted the three astronauts at the splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean, aboard the U.S.S. Hornet.




Axis Theater & Dance, the Musical Theater Division of CCB (501 (c)3) non-profit org) will present this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, August 8, 9, 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM at Century Auditorium, 1401 Grand Avenue, Santa Ana.

Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular musical shows in the world.

Tickets are now on sale at Assigned seating $20.


Little Shop of Horrors is the story of a meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names 'Audrey II' - after his coworker crush. This R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success.  

LSOH is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theater International (MTI)

For more information contact







TICKETS:Adults: $45 - ($50 at door) Students: $20 - ($25 at door) Children: 12 and under FREE

Purchase tickets from Golden West College Foundation office
15744 Goldenwest Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Call (714) 895-8316 or Website: Email:

The Golden West College Patrons will be hosting the 14th Annual Chefs for Scholarships fundraiser. This fun, family tasting event will be offering guests delicious signature offerings from 30 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. The indoor/outdoor venue allows guests to enjoy entertainment, a kids corner, and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items. The proceeds from the event support scholarships and programs at the college, helping thousands of students achieve their academic goals. Sample Dining from Local Restaurants- Wine and Beer Tasting-Entertainment & Activities for Children-Opportunity Drawings & Silent Auction.


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