OCCCA hosts three artists who tackle joy and despair in their artwork
Of all the strange themes to give an art show, mermaids just might be one of them. It immediately brings a pause, followed by a "what?" Not under the sea or nautical, nor Cape Cod or tropical--just mermaids. That's not to say there isn't some pretty sick mermaid art out there--John William Waterhous ... More >>
Jurying the juried show
It takes a village to raise a child--or, in some instances, the gay and lesbian inhabitants.That's the message comedian and fabulously out father Alec Mapa spreads when he headlines "an entertaining and informational event" promoting adoption and foster parenting within the LGBT community.
An hour-by-hour guide to the Santa Ana space's 'Random Acts of Time'
The Santa Ana gallery invites you to drown your demons in angst-y art
Brats Berlin websiteWhen Christian Murcia of Crepes Bonaparte thought about expanding their mobile empire, he decided the best move would be to introduce a new concept. Brats Berlin, an interactive experience colliding street art with street food, was born. We're talking six bratwurst varieties ( ... More >>
The photojournalists of OCCCA's latest exhibition never stop working
Steven Antonio, founder of ambient black metal record label Moribund Tree, is hosting a noise festival in downtown Santa Ana on Oct. 9, 3 p.m. at the Orange Couny Center for Contemporary Art. We picked his brains about the festival.OC Weekly: Why did you decide to put up ... More >>
Susi Q Center
This Santa Ana collective wants audiences to discover just how strange OC can sound
The music you are about to experience is not for mass consumption. If the idea of subjecting your ear drums to the unholy squall of static, squeals, samples, synthesizer and silence does not appeal to you, please click away from this post now. In all fairness, most followers of local bands hav ... More >>
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, ... More >>
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
We've hinted at it before, but those of you who exercise their sacred right to forage for titillatingly subversive sounds (yes, I said titillating god damn it), then you have a responsibility to mosey on over to the next Eclectic Music Company gig. And what a coincidence, there's one happening this ... More >>
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof screening, 7 p.m.Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in their prime.CinemaFusion, 321 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA Orange County High School for the Arts show, 6:30 p.m.It may not be a musical, but this high school art display will surely inspire.Orange County Center f ... More >>
7th Annual Monster Bash, Friday 8 p.m. With The Devil Bats, Vlad and the Impalers, Deadman Walking and The New York Ninjas. $5 Coconuts 34235 Doheny Park Rd. Capistrano Beach, CA 949-487-2787 Halloween Costume Contest, Friday 9 p.m. Prizes for top costumes. The Olde Ship Pub & Restaurant 1120 W. 17 ... More >>
Norman Korpi at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art There are several very good reasons why Norman Korpi's paintings of sunsets should suck. He was one of the cast members of the very first season of MTV's The Real World, and you don't really expect anything worthwhile to come from one of ... More >>
WINETASTING WITH THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, Friday 5 p.m. The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals group will be wine tasting and networking for the cost for the tasting lesson, $25 including appetizers. Twisted Vine 127 W Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton CA 92832 (714) 871-1200 SWING DANCE ... More >>
Memorial Day Weekend Sales at the LAB, Friday-Monday Sidewalk sales by Urban Outfitters, Harlow's, Carve & Blends and Habit The Lab 2930 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Standing Up for Justice and Peace, Friday 5 p.m. Peacefully protest the wrongs of the world Outside South Coast Plaza Corner of B ... 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 949-675-8915 On, Of, and About Paper, Daily Who doesn't want to learn more about paper? I know I do. Orange ... More >>
Atmospherically Correct: io Ascends to the Drone, Free Blood Find Life After !!!
The Great Wall of Chinga
Jules et Jim
According to Rob Gordon, there's an art to making a good mixtape. It takes some finesse, sure, but a list and a formula? Eh. But whatever method you subscribe to, it's time to polish up your skills because tomorrow is the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art's Save the Mixtape event. The premi ... More >>
Special 'choose your own movie of the week' week!
Movies this week: Chinatown, Dreamer, etc.
Movie Event of the Week: Nosferatu Double Feature
Get It Off Your Chest explores the breast, holds your interestmostly
Happy horny artwork
Let them drink Charles Shaw
Rachel Rosenthal knows the teriyaki font, Bryan Cantley does futuro
This is your art on drugs
Tyler Stallings gets down in Beefcake/Cheesecake
The irrepressible people of Tom Fields Abstract Expressionism
One Part Paint delivers no train wrecks!
OCCCA's 'Extreme' is a 'Sensation'!
And other lip-smacking delights!