By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
Thurs/Feb 24 Gypsy Singerssing, accompanied by a guitarist, while SpanishDancersdance! Who would have thunk it? Also, there's an art expo with Spanish flamenco artists displaying their work! How delightful is that? Meanwhile, of course, I'll be celebrating tomorrow's birthday today by getting shot down by JohnDoeat Largo.7-9 p.m. HiltonHotel,3050BristolSt.,CostaMesa,(714)540-7000.
Fri Every last Friday of the month, SolArt Gallery Café(our favoritest ever)presents TheEmergeNSeeSessions.Don't mind the cutesy spelling, and do join DJs Pedestrian,Darshand Simonspinning house, funk and groovy beats. Doors open at 9 p.m. No cover! Oh! And it's my birthday. SolArtGalleryCafé,2202N.MainSt.,SantaAna,(714)926-4375.
Sat Did I forget to invite you to my birthday party tonight? I hatethat about me! Well, if I did, you should totally go to ConfidentialChristianIntroductions'ChristianSinglesCountryWestern&SwingNight.It includes lessons, but you know what I bet it doesn't include? The sweet, sweet booze that would make it bearable. 7 p.m. $15-$22. TheSpectrumClub,1535Deerpark,Fullerton,(714)210-3337.
Sun Oh, what a conundrum! Do you go and see Christopher Titus(of Titus)brilliantly eviscerate stuff while pretending to be kind of a dopey idiot at the BreaImprov?Or do you go at the very same time to see JoeRogan(of FearFactor)bend over and point his ass to show women what a guy wants to see at the IrvineImprov?Rogan's actually really funny and surprisingly sexy in a frat-boy kind of worm-eating way. But Titus has our hearts.Sigh. Both shows 7 p.m. $22. Christopher Titus at Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, (714) 482-0700;www.improv.com;JoeRoganattheIrvineImprov,71FortuneDr.,Ste.841,Irvine,(949)854-5455.
Mon You knowthe ChinaPhilharmonicOrchestrawith pianist LangLang,under the direction of LongYu,performing Rimsky-Korsakov'sOverture to "Tsar's Bride," HuaYanjun/WuZuquiang's"Moon Reflections," Rachmaninoff's"Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," GuoWenjing's"Das Lied von Der Erde" and Bartok's"Miraculous Mandarin" Suite will be great.How do you know that? Because they are from China, and if they don't practice 17 hours per day from the time they are three years old, their government won't let them out of the house. 8 p.m. $95. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr., Irvine, (949) 854-4646; www.thebarclay.org.
Tues Have you joined Netflixyet? I'm working my way through SexandtheCity,Season 3. Mirandajust got chlamydia.It was hilarious.www.netflix.com.
WedCheck out the documentation of the making of Lita Albuquerque'spublic artwork GoldenState,in AsAbove,SoBelow—ArtasPoliticalandCosmologicalSpace.Woooooo! Documentation! Shred! Noon-4 p.m. CalStateFullerton'sMainGallery,800N.StateCollegeBlvd.,Fullerton,(714)278-2037.
Thurs/March 3 Orange Crush Nightsat the OrangeCountyMuseumofArtlets you skank to a set by FuManchu.God damn, that museum's getting all kinds of raunchy and shit. Watch out or they're gonna start selling smack in the gift shop—a very nicegift shop, by the by. 6-9 p.m. Call for admission charge. All ages. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122;www.ocma.net.