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 21, 2018; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 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 21, 2018; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018; Starts 6:00 p.m.

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


Both events are FREE and OPEN to the Public!

(Tickets for the prize drawing and Easter Bunny photo opportunity during the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24th has a nominal fee. A maximum of 8 persons may be included per photo with the Easter Bunny.)




Journey to Ancient India as Ballet Repertory Theatre depicts the very modern story of Nikiya, a temple dancer (bayadère), caught in a riveting saga of jealousy and revenge.  In this visually stunning classic, dancers assemble in precise formations, perform elegant solos, and join the prince in touching duos to recount Nikiya's fate.  Bewitching temple celebrations, grand wedding festivities, and a mesmerizing parade of ballerinas in the "Kingdom of the Shades" lend majesty to this timeless tale.  Exotic and lavish yet charmingly human, La Bayadère has something for everyone.

La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer) will be given in the Golden West College Theater, 15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach with two performances: Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices: $19 general admission; $15 seniors, veterans, ASB-GWC students, children under 12.

Ticketing website:

Ticketing phone no:   714-895-8150


Acoustic Eidolon, a popular musical duo consisting of Joe Scott on double-neck “guitjo” and Hannah Alkire on cello, will perform in Mission Viejo on March 24 as part of the Lord of the Strings Concert Series.

Since joining forces in 1998, Hannah and Joe have embarked on a musical journey that has produced scores of wonderful concerts and excellent recordings. Whether Acoustic Eidolon is playing material fused with folk, Celtic, Latin or bluegrass influences, the sound is intoxicating and accessible. The duo’s music has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” as well as countless other television and radio stations around the country.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Mission Viejo Civic Center, 200 Civic Center. Tickets are $30. Information: or call 949-842-2227.


VICTORIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS CONCERT CHOIR from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada will be touring Orange County and will perform a free concert (of about 1 hour and 15 minutes) at St. Nicholas Church. 

This concert will be held on Monday, (of Holy Week), March 26th, at 10:30am in the church. There are 60 members in their choir, as well as 2 accompanists. Their presentation will include both religious and secular choral pieces. Free Admission.


One of the most exciting voices of her generation, Eden Espinosa has wowed audiences in Broadway's Wicked, Rent, and Brooklyn.  Now, the Anaheim-native returns home to perform an intimate evening of Broadway and contemporary favorites as part of Musical Theatre West's Broadway in Concert series on Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. at the Beverly O'Neill Theatre 300 E Ocean Blvd in Long Beach.  Tickets are now on sale at, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4 or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets range from $45-$120.

 Eden Espinosa is most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and in Los Angeles and San Francisco productions. She originated the title character in Brooklyn the Musical, played Flora in Flora the Red Menace, and Maureen in the closing company of Rent, as well as in the DVD release of the production.  On the West Coast, she originated the role of Sadie Thompson, Rain, at the Old Globe Theater. Her television appearances include Law and Order, Elementary, and Ugly Betty.  Her voiceover credits include Cassandra in the Disney's film Tangled: Before Ever After, as well as the  TV series Tangled, Robot Chicken, Elena of Avalor, and Titan Maximum. Eden was the featured soloist in Magical, the fireworks spectacular at the Disneyland Resort and can be heard on such recordings as Hair (BCEFA benefit recording); The Maury Yeston Songbook; Bright Lights, Big City; John McDaniel Live at Joe's Pub; and Scott Alan's Dreaming Wide Awake.  In 2013 she released her debut album, Look Around, to rave reviews. The album also went on to win multiple awards for independent artists including the Independent Music Awards for "Pop Album of The Year," and "Female Pop Vocalist of the Year."

 As a solo artist, Espinosa performed her 2009 solo show Me at Joe's Pub in New York City, directed by Billy Porter. She returned to Southern California with her show in 2009 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. In 2010, her show From Eden With Love was performed to sold-out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.


There are two parts to the program. 

1. Part One covers the following five Healthy sciences. 
      c.Subtle Body Relaxation
      d.Roop Dhyan Meditation 
      e.Science of Healthy Diet 
2. Part Two will be the Discourses on the Topic - 7 Divine Laws for Happiness & Fulfillment

Event Details: 

When: Mar 31st – Apr 6th
Where: Pasadena Hindu Temple, 676 South Rosemead Boulevard, Pasadena CA 91107
Admission: FREE
Contact: 626-755-4968 



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Hollywood thrives on sexual and professional secrecy.  In this tabloid age where big stars go on television and jump around like heartsick schoolboys, what we really love is all the gossip!  A Tony-Award nominee for Best Play, The Little Dog Laughed is a comedic satire about truth and illusion Hollywood-style where characters express themselves with a rationalized sophistication that lowly mortals only wish they could have in real life.  The four characters are a hard-driving Hollywood agent, her budding screen idol client, a sexy young drifter, and the drifter's naive, needy girlfriend.  These characters are full of unadulterated ambition that makes people forgo sleep.

The Little Dog Laughed, a comedic play directed by Jill Cary Martin will be presented at the Golden West College Theater Arts Department at Golden West College Theater, 15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach on April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., April 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices: $12 general admission; $10 seniors, veterans, and students

Ticketing website:

Ticketing phone no:714-895-8150

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.


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 7, 2018, 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 is a special celebration for all people of all abilities in our community in support of special education programs." Houser became involved with autism after his son Boyd, age 9, 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. 

ABOUT MARDI GRAS FOR AUTISM: "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. Video:

ABOUT FULLERTON CARES: Awareness, acceptance and action are the pillars of Fullerton Cares, which spreads autism awareness throughout North Orange County and was founded by Lawrence Houser, after being inspired by his son, Boyd, with autism. Raising funds for autism charities and programs in Fullerton schools through organized events, Fullerton Cares was founded in 2010 and has raised over $75,000 for autism initiatives.

ABOUT BOURBON STREET: Established in 2007, Bourbon Street offers Southern Inspired cuisine in the heart of historic downtown Fullerton with a menu made entirely from scratch featuring farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In addition to a world-class selection of slow-aged bourbons and whiskies, Bourbon Street features a wide array of bottled and draft beer, as well as a comprehensive wine list. Bourbon Street is located at 110 E. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 with 800 adjacent parking stalls. Reservations can be made at 714-626-0050.

ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 68 American children, including 1 in 42 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.


The ever popular Always...Patsy Cline runs from April 12 thru May 13

ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE – Returning for a third and final run, the musical that earned the twowomen show their Broadway World Regional Awards nominations for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, “ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE,” is back by popular demand. Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louis Seger, Seger becomes an immediate and avid fan of Cline after hearing her on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957. Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women spend the night chatting about their common concerns about life and family, which ultimately grows into a lasting friendship until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. Seger supplies the narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing her famous tunes, all backed by a live country band. Show runs from April 12 through May 13.


Hello Dolly! runs from July 12 thru August 5

HELLO, DOLLY! - Coming this summer, Jerry Herman’s energetic HELLO, DOLLY! It is classic, American musical theater at its finest. Since its debut in 1964, the show has entertained audiences worldwide and garnered 15 Tony Awards and 3 Academy Awards, including the recent award-winning revival starring Bette Midler. HELLO, DOLLY! is boisterous and charming from start to finish and features such memorable songs as Before the Parade Passes By, It Only Takes a Moment, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, and the infamous title number, HELLO, DOLLY! Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker and a professional meddler. But everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Show runs from July 12 through August 5.


THE PRODUCERS – Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical THE PRODUCERS is a laughout- loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 Tony Award Winning debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock and Bloom that against all odds, the show is a total hit! With no shortage of show stopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, THE PRODUCERS is definitely far from a flop! Show runs from September 27 through October 21.


Audience favorite, Holiday Gem runs from November 23 thru December 16

THE HOLIDAY GEM - Ring in the holidays at The GEM Theatre with a ‘fun for the whole family’ holiday review! Backed by live musicians, stunning costumes and a whimsical set; Santa Claus, his tap dancing elves and a cast of talented performers close out the season in true holiday fashion! The celebration begin with a journey into the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you’ll discover that anything is possible as long as you believe. Enjoy well-known standards and contemporary holiday classics during the first act. The second act reveals breathtaking scene reminiscent of Victorian England from Dicken’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed elegantly in ball gowns and top hats and tails, the cast brings to life the traditional song of the season including Carol of the Bells, White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear and Silent Night. Lighthearted, fun and entertaining, THE HOLIDAY GEM dazzles from start to finish. Both brilliantly spectacular and genuinely moving THE HOLIDAY GEM is sure to create joyful memories that last a lifetime! Show runs from November 23 through December 16. All shows are subject to change.

General admission tickets are $30 each, $26 for seniors (60 and over), and $26 for Children (12 years old and under). $20 Student Rush (Thursdays & Fridays only) may be purchased 30 minutes before the show with valid student identification card.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call One More Productions at (714) 741-9550, ext. 221, or visit the website at


The Bolsa Chica's 2018 Earth Day Festival offers free family fun for everyone! Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, learn about pollution and wetland ecology, test the water quality, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include crafts, face painters, a jump tent, food for sale, and guided tours of the reserve!

The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival is hosted by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Amigos de Bolsa Chica, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

 The festival will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy 3842 Warner Avenue (across from the Warner Ave. Fire Station) in Huntington Beach.

There will be two parking lots available for festival attendees across the street from the festival. Parking will also be available at designated parts of the Bolsa Chica State Beach.  


In its 25th year, the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts (HB APA) revives its first play, "Noises Off!" which premiered on the Historic HBUHSD Auditorium stage in December of 1993. 

"Noises Off!" runs Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22 with shows nightly at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee show only on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The show is in the Historic Auditorium located on the Huntington Beach High School campus at 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach. Tickets are $22 for adults and $16 for students/seniors 65+. They are available for seat selection and purchase online at

A Tony Award-winning hit called the funniest farce ever written, "Noises Off!" presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called "Nothing's On." Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts (HB APA) is "igniting the creative artists of the future." HB APA is known for its award-winning theatre and musical theatre shows, accomplished dance program, strong orchestra, innovative Music Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET) program, and professional-grade, career-oriented Technical Theatre and Costume Design departments.


She was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at age thirty-three.  Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, Eva Peron was a saint to the working class yet reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military.  She was destined to leave a beguiling political legacy unique in the 20th century.  Argentina's controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic Tony Award winning musical masterpiece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.  Told through a compelling musical score with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates a fascinating theatrical portrait as complex as the woman

EVITA The Musical will be presented at the Golden West College Theater Arts Department at Golden West College Theater, 15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach on April 27, April 28, May 3, May 4, May 5 at 7:30 pm, and April 29, May 6 at 2:00 pm.

Ticket prices:  $23 general admission; $21 seniors, veterans, and students

Ticketing website:

Ticketing phone no:714-895-8150

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Discover the food, history, arts, and faiths of the cultures along the ancient trade route that stretched from Asia to Europe. Come travel the legendary Silk Road with the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, the Orange County Interfaith Network (OCIN), and the Universal Heritage and Research Center (UHRC) and other partners. In the spirit of adventure embodied by those who traveled along its path, The Muck will be taking the inaugural Silk Road Unity Festival to the Brookhurst Community Center and Park in Anaheim.

From calligraphy stations to language corners, hands-on art areas to skilled henna artists, there will be plenty of activities to inspire guests! Not to mention the authentic food court with spices and ingredients from along the Silk Road. After indulging in decadent cuisine, stroll the bazaar for unique, handcrafted wares. Throughout the day enjoy live performances by regional dance troupes, international musicians, and thought provoking films.

Sponsored in part by Walter Clark and the Orange County Community Foundation

Event partners 

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Orange County Interfaith Network (OCIN)
Universal Heritage and Research Center (UHRC)
City of Anaheim
Pacific-Asian Museum

Event Date:

Sunday, April 29, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Free Admission | Fun for all ages

Event Location:

Brookhurst Community Center and Park, 2271 Crescent Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801



Multiple Grammy winner and California State University, Fullerton Professor Bill Cunliffe and Carson Foundation Chair Jeff Sotzing will be teaming up together to produce the 13th Annual Muckenthaler Jazz Festival over 6 consecutive Thursdays between May 17 and June 21 in 2018.
Cunliffe and Sotzing will be replacing original Festival Producer Eric Futterer and Artistic Director Glenn Cashman.  About the transition Muck CEO Farrell Hirsch said, "Every Jazz Fest producer who comes in here owes a huge debt of gratitude to Eric and Glenn the way every astronaut who subsequently walked on the moon, owed it to Neil Armstrong. They started the tradition of excellence, and of personal service to the audience that we hope to continue"
Some of the innovative changes planned by the new team include adding an opening act of local talent developed here in North Orange County, theme nights that honor different musical styles such as Big Band, and other surprises to come!
Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. Cunliffe was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "West Side Story Medley," on the album "Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" (Resonance Records, 2009). In addition to receiving five Grammy nominations, he is a two-time Emmy nominee.
Jeff Sotzing is a producer, known for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Carson on TCM and Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians. Sotzing has supported the Muckenthaler over the years as a volunteer of the Muckenthaler Motor Car Show and also the City of Fullerton's Trains, Planes, and Automobilescollaboration in the month of May.


The California Knifemakers Association cordially invites the general public to join them on June 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Brea Community Center, 595 East Madison Way in Brea.

This one day show will be a unique opportunity to observe and purchase some of the finest custom knives made in the good old USA. Old custom knives will be presented, and the public will have an opportunity to meet the makers

Admission and parking is free.

For more information, or call Joe Girtner at 714-746-6196.


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