To Do Tonight - 5/21

Film Screening: The Last Warrior, 7:30 p.m.

Dave Lowry and Dr. Stephan Tumbull present a film on the most powerful samurai warlords. 66 minutes. Free with museum admission.

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA; 714-567-3600

American Girl Young Readers Club, 5 p.m.

Remember the adventures of Samantha, Molly, Kirsten and the rest? Go for the nostalgia, if for nothing else. Just thinking about it makes me feel like a young girl again. A young American girl. Pardon the pun.  RSVP to 714.897.6201 to ensure enough supplies for all.

Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA; 714-897-8781

Pretty: Disturbing, art exhibit, until May 30

Recycled waste art depicting the defacement of nature in our consumerist society is not a new concept. However, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art has adopted this tried-and-true tactic as the basis of their latest exhibit "Pretty: Disturbing." By allowing four female artists--Pamela Grau Twena, Nancy Harlan, YaYa Chou and Miriam Wosk--to display their interpretations of waste's metamorphosis to beauty, OCCCA has offered a new, contemporary spin on the idea. You'll never look at your garbage the same way again.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA; 714-667-1517

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