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, March 27, 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, March 27, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.



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

 


 

CHESS, The Musical to Open New CVRep Playhouse in Cathedral City
With Music by Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus of the Rock Group ABBA Lyrics by Time Rice and Book by Richard Nelson, Chess is a Musical Theatre Metaphor for Romantic Rivalries and Political Intrigue!

WHEN:March 13-31, 2019

PERFORMANCE TIMES: Scheduled for Wed. Thur. Fri and Sat at 7:30PM, Sat and
Sun at 2:00PM, also Tue. March 26 at 7:30PM

Chess will be performed from March 13 through March 31 at the NEW Coachella Valley Repertory Playhouse located at 68510 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234

TICKETS: Individual tickets are $53.00. / Previews $48.00 / Opening Night $63.00 (includes post show reception)

INFORMATION:Please call 760-296-2966 or visit the website at cvrep.org

THE COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE is a 501(c)(3)non-profit, professional regional theatre. Tax ID# 95-4304295. It is the only theatre in the Coachella Valley that has Small Professional Theatre (SPT) status with Actor’s Equity.

CVREP MISSION STATEMENT: The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre is an educational and dramatic theater organization that presents innovative productions and children’s outreach programs designed to enrich the quality of life for Coachella Valley residents and visitors. For more information, call 760-296-2966 or visit www.cvrep.org


 

Musical Theater West (MTW) brings the incredible true story, turned hit film, turned Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Catch Me If You Can to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 29 through April 14.  Created by the "dream team" of  song writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns)  and librettist Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can delivers a the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Teenager Frank Abagnale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, he successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when his lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, the chase is on to make Frank pay for his crimes.  The production was nominated for four Tony Awards with Norbert Leo Butz winning for Best Actor.           

Catch Me if You Can features Broadway talent and regional favorites.  

Jacob Haren

 

Jacob Haren (Frank Abagnale Jr.) comes direct from Broadway's The Book of Mormon where he is appearing as Elder White, a role he will be returning to after his run with MTW.  He reprises the role of Abagnale Jr., after earning critical acclaim in the Moonlight Stage production.  His additional credits include Rock of Ages (Las Vegas), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse, world premiere), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe).

Jeff Skowron

 

Fans of Bad Santa 2 will recognize Jeff Skowron (Agent Carl Hanratty) for his co-starring role as Dorfman opposite Billy Bob Thornton.  Broadway credits include Enron, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, High Society and The Boy From Oz.  At MTW, Skowron was last seen as Jigger in Carousel and Edward Bloom in Big Fish. Most recently, he earned critical acclaim for his role as the entire D'Ysquith family in 3D Theatrical's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.  Among his  numerous awards and nominations include his work in 3D Theatricals Parade (Ovation Award) and The Producers (Ovation nomination); McCoy Rigby's  South Pacific (Ovation Award) and Pride and Prejudice (Ovation Nomination) and Les Misérables (Ovation Nomination); and The Wallis Annenberg's Into the Woods (LA Drama Critics Circle Nomination).

 

Katie Saper makes her MTW debut.  A seasoned actress, she earned a San Diego Critic's nomination for her standout performance as Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees (SDMT).  Additional credits include productions of Looking For Christmas (The Old Globe), Crystal-Kingdom City (La Jolla Playhouse), The Houdini Box (La Jolla Playhouse workshops), Sunset Boulevard and Titanic (Moonlight Stage Productions), and A Little Night Music (Cygnet Theatre).

The show is under the direction of Larry Raben (MTW's Sunset Boulevard and Nice Work if You Can Get It; Off-Broadway's Falling for Eve), with choreography by Peggy Hickey (Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Anastasia and MTW's Elf as director and choreographer); and music direction by Dennis Castellano (MTW's White Chirstmas, Bright Star and Carousel). Rounding out the cast is Rebecca Spencer (Carol Strong), Doug Carfrae (Roger Strong), Michael Corbett (Frank Abagnale, Sr), and Sandy Bainum (Paula Abagnale).  The ensemble features Richard Bulda, Jonathan Sangster, Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Annie Hinskton, Bailey Blaise, Claudia Baffo, Isabella Olivas, Jenna Lea Rosen, Jennifer Knox, Katie Barna, Lauren Decierdo, Calvin Brady, Evin Johnson, Graham Keene, Louis Williams Jr. and Simoné Sassudelli.

 Friday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.                    PREVIEW

            Saturday, March 30, 8:00 p.m.     OPENING NIGHT

            Sunday, March 31, 1:00 p.m.

            Friday, April 5, 8:00 p.m.

            Saturday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

            Sunday, April 7, 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

            Thursday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.

            Friday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.

            Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

            Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.

           

Tickets: Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West box office.  Tickets start at $20



The social committee at Rancho Huntington Mobile Home Park will be holding a Craft and Spring Cleaning Sale on Saturday; March 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the park located at 19361 Brookhurst Street in Huntington Beach.


 

THREE BAD JACKS SAT · MARCH 30, 2019 8:00 PM $15.00

TICKETS

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER


 

It's the 3rd annual 5 Points Plaza Pet Fair by Kahoots! Every year has been a blast and we look forward to celebrating the spring in style with you and your pet!

*Games for dogs
*Free caricature artist
*Adoption fair and the Moon Cat Cafe
*Food and Treat samples
*Vet and Dog Trainer tips
*BBQ for humans

It's some great free family fun! Will be from 11-3 on Sunday, March 31st. Located in the parking lot in front of Kahoots Huntington Beach. Come spend your Sunday Funday with us!


 

The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" by its Acting department at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on April 4-7, 2019, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

The delirious 1925 Jazz-Age classic takes Lorelei Lee, a dazzling blonde, and Dorothy, her sensible brunette friend, on a journey to Europe to complete their education. When Lorelei's father can't go to chaperone, they go off on their own against his wishes. They'll "improvise their minds" all day, but for their evenings their main interest is in men! Of course, ditzy Lorelei gets them into some big predicaments in this frivolous and witty show!

Tickets: $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors

Available at: www.hbapa.org/see


 

Cinderella by Ballet Repertory Theatre

  
Rediscover the magic and beauty of the classic fairy tale in its full-length version, set to Sergei Prokofiev's magnificent musical score, with stunning costumes and enchanting props.  A true gem, Cinderella is a perfect introduction to classical ballet and a welcome delight for seasoned enthusiasts.  Featuring all the elements of the storybook favorite, Ballet Repertory Theatre's lively rendition of this timeless tale of love blends humor and fantasy with elegance and romance in a way that is sure to charm audiences of all ages.

Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm at Golden West College Theater, 15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Please note that this is not a Golden West College Production.  Ballet Repertory Theatre is an independent company that trains and rehearses at the Orange County Dance Center in Huntington Beach.  Its Artistic Directors are Anthony and Terri Sellars.

Ticket purchases: www.gwctheater.com, 714-895-8150, or one hour before show time
Ticket prices: $20 for general admission or $16 for seniors, veterans, students, and children

Event questions: balletrepertorytheatrehb@gmail.com



 

To support autism charities and special education, Fullerton Cares' ninth annual FREE family carnival benefit, "Mardi Gras for Autism" will be held outside Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in the adjacent Fullerton Train Depot parking lot located at 110 E. Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Says Larry Houser, the co-owner of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill and founder of Fullerton Cares, "This event has grown so near and dear to a lot of our community's families and friends and every year we can't wait to see them all at this event." Houser became involved with autism after his son Boyd, age 11, was diagnosed with autism at age 2.

The family-friendly, all-abilities, free event is designed to encourage families to enjoy the fun of Mardi Gras while raising money for Fullerton special education programs, featuring many sensory friendly activities appropriate for children of all ages and abilities. 

Information: info@fullertoncares.com

"Mardi Gras for Autism" festival raises funds benefiting the Fullerton School District's autism programs. It offers an inclusive and sensory friendly carnival environment for people of all ages and abilities that raises awareness and acceptance of autism in the community. http://fullertoncares.com/autism-events/mardi-gras-for-autism/ Video: https://youtu.be/bYFlcjwy230


 

SeaLegs at the Beach is kicking 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 March 16 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, April 13, Life Line
  • Sunday, Apr. 21, Aloha Jam Series Presents Ekolu
  • Monday, May 27, Tijuana Dogs Memorial Day Weekend Party
  • Saturday, June 1, Adam Corolla Event
  • Saturday, June 29, Captains of Industry
  • Saturday, July 6, Tijuana Dogs 4th of July Bash
  • Saturday, July 13, Yachty By Nature
  • 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 www.sealegsatthebeach.com 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.



 

Celebrating its 15th year the weekend of Friday April 12th, Saturday April 13th, and Sunday April 14th, the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance presented by LPL Financial will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla, California. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. In 2019, the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance will be celebrating Cadillac as the honored marque. Cadillac is the oldest surviving brand in the United States, dating back to 1901, which promises a stunning assortment of models to be showcased at the 15th Annual La Jolla Concours. In addition to Cadillac, La Jolla Concours will celebrate 100 years of Bentley and the 50th Anniversary of the Mach 1 Mustang. In total, attendees can expect to see over 130 spectacular automobiles from around the world.

This celebratory automotive weekend will begin on Friday, April 12th with an exclusive private themed party. Saturday, April 13th, will kick off with the annual Tour d'Elegance, followed by a VIP Reception on the Concours lawn that evening. Saving the most extravagant for last, the weekend will conclude with the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, April 14th with over 130 world class autos, a champagne and honey tasting garden, a VIP Lounge, and Hospitality Suites. Staying true to tradition, we will also be featuring the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, which will once again be free and open to the public and will expand the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village roadways displaying a variety of automobiles.

The 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance proceeds will go towards La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. In addition to the La Jolla Historical Society, the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance benefits several additional local community nonprofit partners each year. To purchase tickets to all of these coveted weekend events or to register your vehicle, please visit www.lajollaconcours.com or call 619.233.5008.


 

Kids will have a blast at Imaginology learning about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) at the annual free event at OC Fair & Event Center April 12-14, 2019.

This exciting, three-day exploration of STEAM-related topics and careers features hands-on learning and is open Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free and most activities are included. Parking is free on Friday; $9 on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is field trip day and is open to the public. Schools and large groups of 10 or more are encouraged to register, but it is not required. For more information, visit ocfair.com/steam.

Imaginology is where curious people of all ages go to discover the opportunities available in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields. Students are encouraged to explore the possibilities as they learn by doing at a variety of workshops and exhibits. Food will be available for sale at the event.

Family-friendly activities and competitions for Imaginology include:

  • NEW e-sports gaming: Imaginology's new e-Playground will feature an e-sports tournament for high school students, free-to-play PCs with STEAM games, and a parent and educator panel with industry professionals to discuss misconceptions about video games and share facts. Careers in the esports/gaming field will be emphasized.
  • Workshops and makeshops: Students can participate in activities including woodworking, sewing, creative crafting, tech play, ceramics, sun prints and more. Local professionals and Imaginology staff lead the demonstrations and all necessary equipment and supplies are provided. Participants can take home the crafts and artwork they create.
  • Youth competitions: Budding scientists and artists will showcase their talents in photography, videography, fiber arts, fine art, poetry, science and engineering divisions. Competitions include 3-D printing, computer-generated art, fashion design, drawing, kinetic art, jewelry making, clay crafting, wood and metal art and more. All competitions are free to enter and open to Orange County students. The deadline for online entry submissions is March 22.
  • Cultural celebration returns: Día del Niño, Day of the Child, will be back for a second year at Imaginology on Saturday and Sunday, bringing an additional day of interactive arts workshops and performances by professional artists, local arts organizations, schools and community groups. Dia Del Nino is presented in collaboration with Arts Orange County and Media Arts Santa Ana. 
  • Free on-site creative contests: Family members and friends can team up at Imaginology to compete in an on-site contest to decorate the best scarecrow on Saturday, April 13. Kids can enter the steampunk hat contest on Sunday, April 14. There are awards and prize money. It’s free to enter and basic materials will be provided but people are encouraged to bring their own decorations to make their entry special. Visit ocfair.com/steam for details.
  • Centennial Farm: Imaginology visitors can check out animals and crops on the three-acre working farm and enjoy free tractor rides, an oxen exhibit, blacksmithing, sheep-shearing demonstrations, radish-seed planting, terrarium-making and the OC Beekeepers exhibit.
  • 4-H competitions: Local youth are judged on their abilities to raise small livestock, their understanding of animal and veterinary sciences and their projects on community service, aerospace, electricity and more.
  • Vital Link STEM + the Arts Career Showcase: Vital Link provides resources to help students discover and consider professional careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics with exciting displays, workshops and competitions.
  • More free activities: Exhibitors will offer things to do and see including Wild Science Activity Area and family-friendly entertainment. Also new this year is Fort Blisters Boot Camp, located near Heroes Hall, where kids can enjoy fun physical activities.

    Imaginology is easily accessible from the 55, 405 and 73 freeways and from the OCTA 47, 55 and 178 bus lines. 

 


 

The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents "Fanfare 2019" by its Orchestra department at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you dare...at Fanfare! The APA Orchestra department celebrates great music from the Baroque to present day with exciting student performances. This is an evening of eclectic music performed by outstanding young artists!

Tickets: $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors

Available at: www.hbapa.org/see


 

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Fun for the entire family! Spend a day at the shooting range, FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING. You can try Cowboy Action Shooting and/or Action Pistol shooting. Try the NRA 3-gun shoot with .22 pistols, .22 rifles and .12 Ga. Shotguns. Shoot the BIG .50 caliber rifle and/or exotic and antique firearms. Shoot the guns of Buffalo Bill. You can shoot guns of the Civil War. You can shoot modern military rifles and pistols. See how fast you can draw by trying Cowboy Fast Draw with wax bullets and electronic timers. Try your skill with a shotgun at aerial targets. Have fun with .22 rifles and pistols. We have BB guns for the kids to shoot. Ladies and First Timers welcome. Friendly experienced shooters will be standing by to safely help. All guns and ammo provided. Nominal charge for the ammo you shoot. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA cards. If you want to shoot your own guns and ammo, the range is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. There is a fee for using the range on those days. Eye and ear protection is required for all participants and spectators in the shooting area (safety glasses and ear plugs will be available on site). Target shooting is one of the safest sports you can participate in.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring DJ Matt Van Allen playing all your favorites. Delicious tacos, nachos, burgers, hot dogs, chips, lemonade, Kona Ice, snacks, soda and water will be available for purchase. Buy tickets in the Opportunity Drawings for several great new firearms, YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER! You do not need to be present to win!

Special FREE Kiddie Korral child care will be available for the kids. Visit the great lineup of vendors.

This fun event will be held at Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Shooting Range, Highway 18 at Rabbit Springs Road, Lucerne Valley, CA. For more information, visit www.lvlionsclub.com or call: (760) 240-3330.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation and the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation. We look forward to seeing you there!


 

The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on May 2 - 4, 2019, presents "Retrofest XV: We Are Family"--its Music, Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET) department's annual tribute to current and classic rock.

Thursday & Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets Available at: hbapa.org/see

This year marks our 15th year of "Retrofest," and with such a great crop of vocalists, we thought it apropos to do a show centered around harmony in the pop music era. The most crucial part of harmony singing is getting the right blend, and what groups blended better than the ones who shared common DNA? Join in as we celebrate those musical families this year with our own MMET family!


 

The BeachLife Festival, LA's first oceanfront music and lifestyle festival, is proud to announce a partnership with World Surf League (WSL) to host the 19th annual 2019 Big Wave Awards. On Thursday, May 2nd, big wave surfers and surf enthusiasts from all over the globe will gather on the ground of The Beach Life Festival for the Big Wave Awards, the annual awards show that celebrates the big wave surfing community and honors the most remarkable big wave surfing accomplishments of the year. The ceremony will take place within the BeachLife festival grounds, right on the shores of Redondo Beach, and serve as a kick-off event to the three-day festival happening May 3-5, 2019.

Entry to the Big Wave Awards will be included for all BeachLife attendees who have purchased a Founders Pass or Captains Pass. Tickets are available for the general public to purchase starting on Monday, March 18th, 2019 for $20 while supplies last. All Big Wave Award ticket proceeds will go to Surfrider, Life Rolls On, Five Gyres and the Redondo Beach Police Foundation. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.beachlifefestival.com

"The BeachLife Festival is the premier Southern California beach experience — live music, food, craft beverages, and sports inspired by California culture, are all authentic to our everyday lifestyle and we're excited to create this immersive festival event for our guests," says BeachLife co-founder Allen Sanford. "There is no better professional sport than surfing to compliment our festival and we couldn't be more excited to host professional surfers from around the world that are being recognized during the Big Wave Awards."

The 19th annual Big Wave Awards will present awards across eight categories:
Ride of the Year, Women's XXL Biggest Wave Award, Women's Paddle Award, Men's Paddle Award, Men's XXL Biggest Wave Award, Women's Best Performance presented by Hydro Flask, Men's Best Overall Performance Award, and Wipeout of the Year Award. WSL Big Wave Awards' competition window concluded on March 20, 2019, and spanned the previous 12 months of big wave surfing action. Every wave ridden at every big wave break around the world in this period was eligible for consideration across the eight categories. A panel of judges will determine the best rides in each of the categories based on photographic and video evidence. More information about the Big Wave Awards is available below. 

"We are pleased to host the 2019 Big Wave Awards alongside the BeachLife Festival," said Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO. "This partnership allows surfing fans an opportunity to engage with our big wave stars and experience the show in a whole new way. We are also excited to announce that this year's awards will present two new categories: the Women's Paddle Award and the Women's XXL Biggest Wave Award.  As the Women's Paddle Award is brand new, the Big Wave Awards night will announce the World Record holder for the Largest Wave Surfed (Paddle) - Female. We were honored to celebrate Maya Gabeira's World Record last October with the opening of the Big Wave season, and now we will award the next female Big Wave World Record holder in the new paddle-in category."

Special guests expected to attend the 2019 Big Wave Awards include current World Record holders Maya Gabeira and Rodrigo Koxa for the Largest Wave Surf (unlimited) for women's and men's, respectively. With the introduction of the newest award category, the Women's Paddle Award, a new World Record holder will be announced on the anticipated Big Wave Awards night on May 2.  

The 2019 nominees for the Big Wave Awards will be released in April. Please visit WorldSurfLeague.com/bigwave for the latest updates. 

The BeachLife Festival will be located at 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  


 


 

The Eighth Annual Diversity Visionary Awards (DVA)

is a celebration in May commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event will be held at:

South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court (Level 1)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00am - 3:00pm

Please join us in celebrating “Asian American Pacific Heritage Month,” with colorful multicultural performances from diverse community organizations to recognize outstanding Community Leaders and Role Models who have contributed in their own special ways to the development of their respective community.

The “Diversity Visionary Awards (DVA)” is an annual event held in May, commemorating Asian Pacific American Islanders’ month and has been spearheaded by the Pacific Trade & Culture Alliance (PTCA). Since the inception of PTCA, South Coast Plaza has been an important partner serving as DVA’s host and location sponsor.

For DVA 2019, the following are this year’s Organization Partner and Sponsors:

Partners:

  • Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (KACCOC), 
  • Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC),
  • Indonesian American Business Council (IABC),
  • Friends of Thailand International Network (FOTIN),
  • Philippine Cultural Center of America, Inc. (PCCAI).
  • Future Leader Network
  • Southland Integrated Services (formerly Vietnamese Community Center of OC)
  • Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC)
  • Youth Talented Development Program
  • City of Garden Grove 
  • City of Fountain Valley 
  • Miss Philippine USA

Sponsors: 

  • Integrity Escrow, Inc 
  • Little Saigon TV 
  • Golden Choi Funding
  • South Coast Plaza
  • QTD Military School
  • 7Leaves
  • Mr. Dong Wan (Douglas) Chong, C.P.A, J.D.
  • Advance Beauty College

Mistress and Master of Ceremonies 

  • Leyna Nguyen (Former KCAL & KCBS-TV News Anchor)
  • Derrick Nguyen, Esq. (a Community Advocate)

Seating is limited and registration by Eventbrite is required.

To register on Eventbrite click the green "register" link at the top right or for more information, email info@ptcanetwork.org

When

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where

South Coast Plaza
Carousel Court- Level 1
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 


 


 

On May 17-19 Huntington Beach will host the inaugural National Cartoonists Society (NCS) NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world.

Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated creators are expected to attend the three-day event, participating in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be FREE to the public. Downtown Huntington Beach will be the setting, with all events staged beachside, on the iconic pier, at the city’s Arts Center and library and in local hotels and businesses, all within easy walking distance.



Orange County Women's Chorus 2018 - 2019 Season

 

Paintbox

"Can you just imagine how dull the world would be? If just one single color was all we got to see?" – Shane Derolf

Join us as we dip our brushes into the multi-hued possibilities of music about color, both literal and figurative. Alongside our rainbow of songs, we will feature art projects created by children from local schools.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach

Purchase Tickets at: www.ocwomenschorus.org
Adults: $30; Seniors (65+): $25; Students (with ID): $15


 

Scott Helmer is a singer, songwriter, musician, talk radio host and Guinness World Records holder for "Most Live Music Performances in 24 Hours (multiple cities)." Since 2012 his special fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, equine-assisted therapy, suicide prevention, first responders, pet and animal rescues, food banks, historic places, special needs children and adults, and more.

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the entertainer's "One-Man Rock & Country Music Show" will make a stop at the Merrell Estate, 2182 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach, California to help support Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club as part of his year long charity concert tour aimed at helping equine-assisted activity and therapy organizations across America raise money and awareness for their important work.

General Admission Tickets: $150 each (open picnic table seating). ALL proceeds benefit Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Therapeutic Riding Lesson Demonstration, Live and Silent Auction, Scott Helmer's "One-Man Rock & Country Music Show," and more!

FOOD & DRINK: Delicious Spring Dinner and Bar

Sponsorship packages are also available. Get complete details, purchase tickets, become a sponsor and more at the event page


 

The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on May 31 & June 1, 2019 Friday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. presents "Syn*er*gy 2019" by its Dance department.


Tickets: $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors

Available at: www.hbapa.org/see

(sin-er-jee) / noun. 1. Combined action or operation 2. A mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct participants 3. A mainstage dance show of spectacular movement and dedicated dancers. Centered around APA's Dance Ensembles, this show will make for an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance showcases. "Syn*er*gy" includes works by APA faculty, special guest choreographers, and collaborative works.


 


 

The OC Fair has announced two pre-Fair shows at Pacific Amphitheatre this summer: Ramon Ayala and Banda Machos will perform on July 7, and Rick Springfield with the Pacific Symphony will perform on July 11. Tickets for these shows go on sale Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. 
Ramon Ayala / Banda Machos
Sunday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Ramon Ayala, known as the "King of the Accordion,” has been a master accordionist/vocalist/songwriter for more than 40 years, defining norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental stylings that have made him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande. Ayala has received four Grammy Awards including two Latin Grammys for the albums Quemame Los Ojos and El Numero Cien. He has recorded classic songs like “Ya No Llores,” “Un Rinconcito en el Cielo” and “Chaparra de Mi Amor.” The pre-Fair concert will kick off with Banda Machos, performing a combination of Banda music, Quebradita and Ranchera.
Rick Springfield with the Pacific Symphony
Thursday, July 11, 8:15 p.m.

Grammy Award winner Rick Springfield cemented his place in pop culture with the #1 hit "Jessie's Girl." He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits, "I've Done Everything for You," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody." His newest album, The Snake King, released in 2018, explores the blues. In this pre-Fair concert at Pacific Amphitheatre, Springfield will perform his timeless favorites with the Pacific Symphony. 

 

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