By: Ryan Cox
It's near triple digits in the hot Indio sun and there's a brown dust haze filling the sky from the continuous foot traffic. You pass your first round of security, weak from exhaustion and dehydration when out in the distance you catch glimpse of a group of men in blue. Are they cops? N ... 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 >>
When a radio-station personality has an appearance to plug, they generally try to be as accurate as possible--you know, to let people know where they're going to show up and such. That's the scenario facing Bill Handel, the morning-show host on KFI-AM 640. He has an appearance at the Bowers Museu ... 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 >>
Dinner with Dave Two Year Anniversary Show, 8 p.m.
Performers include Mariachi Anacatlan, The Neighborhood Bullys and The Calypso Cats.
201 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA
Ron Kobayashi Trio, 7 p.m.
Jazz up your dinner with these three fine gentlemen.
3005 Old Ranch Pkwy. ... More >>
420, 9:30 p.m.
Breathe it in.
Mai Tai Bar
97 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA
Sling Shot, 8:30 p.m.
You'll shoot your eye out.
19122 Live Oak Canyon Rd.
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Ride the Great Park Balloon, Daily
Orange County Great Park
Off the 5 Fwy.
Ir ... More >>
Outside the Bowers Museum (the original part, not the multimillion-dollar addition) stands a beautiful, still growing crape myrtle tree. It blooms every spring, adding a bit of genteel, colorful charm to the already-purty facility. You've seen this tree if you ever drive or walk past the Bowers on M ... More >>
SHIMMY & SHAKE BURLESQUE SHOW WITH THE TEQUILA WORMS; CATHOUSE THUMPERS, Saturday 9 p.m.
Nipple tassels and nylons.
107 S. Adams St.
Anaheim CA 92802
CANINE RUNWAY, THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S MOST PAW-PULAR POOCH, Saturday 5 p.m.
The next step is an eating disorder.
Muttropol ... More >>
"Buccaneers on the Bay" Fundraiser, 5/16 6:30 p.m.
Be a pirate for a day! For a cause, too! Price: $100-$125
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
151 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Newport Beach, CA 92660
On, Of, and About Paper, Daily
Who doesn't want to learn more about paper? I know I do.
Orange ... 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.
Be sure to pic ... More >>
Friday night took Reid Sheldon to The Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest, where he noted three mid-set stage exits, an impromptu rap and two wardrobe malfunctions as he documented "death doo-wop" group Jail Weddings. Check out Reid's Last Night review (the first of many, we hope, for 2008) over here.
Mean ... More >>