If you're interested in seeing a series of films from up and coming moviemaking talent, this weekend is your last chance to attend the sixth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF).Today's presentations are set for the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, but Saturday and Sunday's films will s ... More >>
The late Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen is a story of dreams, childhood rebellion, baking children (a la Grimm), heroism and, yes, love and freedom, featuring male frontal nudity, big Jungian themes (ditto) and excellent illustrations in the realm of the gently and instructively surreal. It w ... More >>
Lecture: Are You Having Trouble With Your Mortgage?, Friday, 10 a.m.Yes. Yes you are. Don't deny it. It's the economy's fault. Not yours. Don't feel ashamed, just handle your business and get help at this local lecture.Irvine Civic Center,1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA; 949-724-6000
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Henry Winkler, Friday, 9:30 a.m.There are so many reasons why this is awesome. But mostly it's because this award-winning actor, director, producer, student and Fonz (Heeeey!) will visit Orange
County's Prentice School to share
his personal experiences of being dyslexic with other, smaller dyslexic ... More >>
College Night/Unemployment Show, 8 p.m.Quite a fitting title for the times. Don't you agree?Laugh Factory - Long Beach,151 S. Pine Ave, Long Beach; http://www.laughfactory.comLecture: Irving Berlin, 1 p.m.Educator and historian Larry Maurer presents the colorful and poignant story of Irving Berlin, ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I raved about Los Hermanos Lonchera Sin Fronteras, a taco truck run by two pocho brothers from the 909 who nevertheless can beat the wabs at the game of tortas, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and tacos. Now, like the good Mexicans that they are, they ripped of Kogi BBQ; you can track ... More >>
The Ice Cream Man's Xmas Party, 10 p.m.Do you know the ice cream man?The Prospector, 2400 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, CA; 562-438-3839The Night Train, 9 p.m.Beats the shit out of the Day Train.The Continental Room, 115 W. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, CA; 714-526-4529Beth Fitchet Wood Songwriters Showca ... More >>
Tight Wad Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
We're in a recession people! Spend wisely. $3 drinks all night.
195 Grill and Sports Bar
195 W. Center Street Promenade
Masters of Adornment: The Miao People of China, 8 p.m.
Featuring approximately 80 objects, mostly drawn from the Bowers Museum' ... More >>
Behind The Red Curtain, 9 p.m.
DJs Bobby Soul, Spicy D, DJ Cocoe and Josh One spin behind the orange curtain.
The Continental Room
115 W. Santa Fe Ave.
Bowers Museum Free Days for Santa Ana Residents!, Third Tuesday of every month
Courtesy of the Lockhart Family and a gen ... More >>
BORA KORKMAZ, 8 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton Performing Arts Center, 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton
TROUBLE IN CHEAP SHOES, 9 p.m.
Nothin' but trouble and tunes.
Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach
JAZZ AT BOWERS: MUSIC IN THE MOMENT WITH BILL MADISON, 6 p.m.
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Driving back from lunch at El Pollo de Oro, a friend noticed a plethora of news vans at the Bowers Museum.
"What's happening there?," he wondered out loud.
"Probably a new gems exhibit," I cracked.
Little did we know that Orange County's oldest private museum was raided by the feds this morning f ... More >>
SOUTH COAST HANDBELL ENSEMBLE: YULETIDE CELEBRATION, 7pm
This is a memorable, sing-along, family-time event that features a 5 octave group and is composed of some of the finest ringers committed to the art of making music through hand bells.
Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600 ... More >>
The Register discovers prostitution on -gasp- Craigslist: One reader responds "Thank you OCR writer for ruining my NSA sex hook up. This article was written like 5 years ago." Almost as bad as the Times discovering Matt Drudge?
Crumbling masterpieces: The LAT's Ashley Powers profiles Greg LeBon and ... More >>