SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2004
December 18, 2004 Saturday Car Cruisers known as the Donuts Derelicts is a group of car collectors that meet at Adams Avenue Donuts parking lot to share Hot Rods, Street Cars, Woodies, Imports and a variety of restored vehicles at Adams and Magnolia Ave. The Saturday Sunrise Car Show is a loosely organized club of car owners who have been meeting for over 20 years to share the love of cars. The public is invited. Often children are allowed to sit in a hot rod or classic car (with the owner's permission) to turn the steering wheel and enjoy the look and feel of a unique vehicle. Parking is available in the Ace parking lot or Adams Avenue Donut Shop with overflow parking extending to Drug Emporium lot across Adams. Be mindful of the neighborhood and nearby residents sleeping at this early hour. Time 6 a.m., over by approx. 8:30 a.m. No phone number available. Cost: Free admission.
December 18, 2004 Shipley Nature Center Open - Trained docents provide renovation information, answer questions, and lead tours. You are free to wander the trails, view renovation progress, and spot birds and turtles and other wildlife. Note that the gates are closed for inclement weather, and the Nature Center may be closed for major holiday weekends and the fifth Saturday in some months. Location: Huntington Central Park, Central Park Drive off Edwards Street near Lake Huntington. Follow the yellow line on paved trail from parking lot near Alice's Breakfast in the Park. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
December 18, 2004 Roller Blading Fun Roll - Join the group of roller bladers who meet near the Huntington Beach Pier for a fun roller blade 16-mile round trip at an easy going pace (all levels and ages, plus bicycles welcome) from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach. Time: 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free. Just show up!
December 18, 2004 Dance - The Nutcracker Ballet performed by the Ballet Repertory Theatre. This traditional, delightful Christmas ballet is presented in its original, full-length version for your holiday enjoyment. Location: Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15744 Golden West Street. Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $13; $12/Students & Seniors; $11/Children under 12. Call: (714) 895-8150, option 1.
December 18, 2004 "Dramatic Musical" - The Christmas Past will be presented at First Christian Church. Location: Main Street and Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach, California. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Call church for complimentary tickets at (714) 536-2589.
December 18, 2004 Live Acoustic Music - Hugh Lehane will play at Pete Mallory's Surf City Sunset Grille. This Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa restaurant is off the hook with acoustic sounds of the newest, upcoming bands in Orange County Friday and Saturday nights. Cost: No cover. Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92648. Call: (714) 698-1234.
December 18, 2004 Cruise of Lights Boat Tour "Starlight Symphony" departs at 5:30pm, 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30.p.m. The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents Starlight Symphony, the themed 42nd annual narrated boat tour through the waterways of Huntington Harbour. Visitors can see thousands of twinkling lights on decorated boats, docks and homes. Proceeds benefit music programs for students. Parking and ticket location: 16821 Algonquin Street. Cost: $8 - $14. Phone: 714-840-7542
December 18, 2004 A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun from BBJazz Concerts - Peter White is an English born guitarist who has played and recorded music with Johnny Rivers, Bernie Leadon of the Eagles, Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, Tori Amos and Janis Ian. His latest CD "Confidential", features names jazz aficionados recognize, Chris Botti, Christopher Cross, Mindi Abair, Brian Culbertson and band mates Michael Paulo and David Sparkman. Playing with White is Rick Braun, a trumpeter who's toured and played with REO Speedwagon, Sade, Rickie Lee Jones, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Glenn Frey, Natalie Cole, Tom Petty, Crowded House, Phoebe Snow and War. His latest CD is called "Sessions, Volume 1." Price: Optional dinner at 5 p.m. is $25, General admission to the concert only is $50 and VIP Gold with dinner is $100/person. The second performance features an optional dinner at 7:30 p.m. (cost $25) for 9 p.m. performance. General admission is $50 and VIP with Dinner included is $100. Location: Huntington Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Avenue. Call: (714) 377-7574.
December 18, 2004 Dance - Ballroom Party with the Saturday Night Party Crew that includes DJ Patrick Johnson "PJ", considered the best ballroom Latin mix party DJ in OC. He takes requests and also plays your special CDs. Desiree and Michael are hosts and class instructors. Cost: Admission: $12 per person, Light Snacks & Refreshments included. Time: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. (Call about the WC Swing Class at 7:30 p.m. for beginners and intermediate level). Nice or Dressy attire required. Location: 19011 Bushard, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 593 5660.
December 18, 2004 Snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street through New Year's Day. Approximately 84 artificial snowflakes strewn with twinkling lights adorn light downtown Huntington Beach. They are a delight to see. There are 48 on the pier and 36 stretching along Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Orange Avenue. Traditionally placed along Main Street with corporate sponsorship plaques attached to them, funding cuts have changed the procedure this year. To support the community programs such as Huntington Beach Youth Shelter and YMCA affiliated with this beautiful beach enhancement in Huntington Beach, you can call (714) 847-9622.
December 18, 2004 Reindeer Traxx, A Christmas to Remember. Time: 8:30pm-1:30am. Come celebrate Christmas early at Fitzgeralds. Hosted by DJ Paul Secrest and DJ Sumo. It's Reindeer Traxx. We will be having a Best Santa and Santa's Naughty Little Helper costume contest. There will be prizes, drink specials and much more. No Cover! Place: Fitzgerald's. Location: 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA. 92646 Call: (714) 968-4523
December 18, 2004 Band - Red Ball Jets. $5/ Cover. Place: Hurricanes Bar & Grill. Time: All shows start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted! Location: 200 Main Street Suite 201 Huntington Beach, Ca 92648. Call: (714) 374-0500.
December 18, 2004 Bands - LOCO'S BIRTHDAY . Cover/$5. Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Liquid Den, 5061 Warner Ave. Call: (714) 377-7964.
December 18, 2004 Band - Candy'O tribute to The Cars and Kick tribute to INXS at Perqs. Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Location: 117 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648. Call: (714) 960-9996.
December 18, 2004 Band - Live Rockin' Blues at Huntington Beach Beer Co. Location: 201 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California. Saturdays: Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: No cover. Call: (714) 960-5343.
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.