FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2006
December 15, 2006 - Huntington Beach Cruise of Lights boat ride is a 45 to 50 minute boat cruise through Huntington Beach's waterways and channels in a residential area known as Huntington Harbour. Residents of this community comprised of five manmade islands (that's part of the City of Huntington Beach) deck their boats with boughs of holly and string colorful lights to reflect an annual event theme. In 2006, Cruise of Lights celebrates the season with "Music for All Ages." Annual attendees to an event that's existed nearly 50 years may recognize that most years the event has a musical theme to educate about the tremendous effort by volunteers of the nonprofit Huntington Harbour Philharmonic to raise money for music programs in the schools. It's a delightful experience ideal for all ages. Note, ticket holders go to Huntington Harbour Mall, 16821 Algonquin, where they park for free and board a bus for a short 3 minute trip to the boat dock of Huntington Harbour Yacht Club where yachts depart for the cruise. Volunteers are on hand to direct you to your bus and boat. Read more Event Times: 6, 7 or 8 p.m. Ticket cost: $12.50; $8.50 age 2 -12; Call: 714-840-7542. Fax your order anytime to: (714) 840-7573. www.cruiseoflights.org
December 15, 2006 Huntington Harbour Holiday Lights Gondola Cruises. See the houses twinkling and all aglow for the annual Cruise of Lights event in which the multi-million dollar homes in the 6 navigable channels (including Sunset) can be viewed only in a gondola. The gondoliers offer rides nightly through the holidays. Choose a Sunset Cruise till 6 p.m. or Holiday Lights cruise till midnight each night. The gondola ride is slower, more intimate and ideal for romance or family & friends. Expert gondoliers will guide you on a fabulous tour through channels and bays the larger yachts can't navigate. It's a 5 Diamond holiday activity (wear warm clothes, blankets provided). Location: Peter's Landing and Marina, Huntington Beach (Pacific Coast Highway near Anderson). Offered each evening through New Years 2007. Tickets/
December 15, 2006 Farmer's Market and Art A-Faire Held weekly on Friday from Noon to Dusk (approx. 5 p.m.) Held most Fridays at the outdoor Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier, a certified Farmer's Market sells the finest California grown fruits and vegetables, breads, nuts, flowers and perishables. The Art Fair held in conjunction with the Farmer's Market features over 50 vendors selling unique, hand made gifts and crafts. Call: (714) 536-2213 or (714) 846-5509. Location: Pier Plaza at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Photos
December 15, 2006 Live musical entertainment - Band usually includes jazz selections at The Arbors, 6060 Warner, Huntington Beach, CA . Time: 9 p.m. Cover: Food or one drink minimum. Call: (714) 842-5111. photos
December 15, 2006 Club Canes and DJ Dime at Hurricanes. Must be 21+ with Valid ID All shows start at 9:00p! $Cover. Hurricanes Bar & Grill. Location: 200 Main Street Suite 201 Huntington Beach, Ca 92648 Call: (714) 374-0500. Photos
December 15, 2006 Nutcracker Ballet (full version) - is a traditional Christmas performance at Golden West College Mainstage Theater. It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house. As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen. Clara begins shrinking as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her. The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, lead by the fierce Mouse King. As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $13/ general admission; $12/ students, seniors, kids 12 and under. Golden West College Mainstage Theater. Golden West College, Location: 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647.
Call (714) 895-8150. www.gwctheater.com
December 15, 2006 Art Exhibit - MANufactured is a contemporary art exhibit featuring Cathy Breslaw, Amy Caterina, Maureen Shields and Tomoko Suzuki. Plastic, fiber and fabric are manufactured products that make for interesting creations when a group of creative artists paint and sculpt. Location: Huntington Beach Art Center. Cost: Free. Location: 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648 Call: (714) 374-1650.
December 15, 2006 Live entertainment - Give Me Back My Wig 9:00pm. Dinner menu and cocktails are served nightly. Age 21, valid ID required. $10 minimum order per person applies. Call for details about additional cover charge for select shows. Location: Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129 or Toll Free at (888)24-BLUES 25837. Photos
December 15, 2006 Bands - Jeff Raylz X-Senner, Jeff Raylz and Late Arrival hours: 9:00pm-1:00am. 11:00pm-12:00am X-Senner; 10:00-10:30pm Jeff Raylz; 9:00-9:30pm Late Arrival. $5 Cover. 21+, ID. Fitzgeralds Pub, 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 968-4523.
December 15, 2006 Band - George Fryer - Time: 8 PM - 1 AM. Location: 117 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Call: (714) 960-9996. www.perqs.com Photos
December 15, 2006 Live entertainment - Robert Aviles and Insight 8:00pm. Dinner menu and cocktails are served nightly. Age 21, valid ID required. $10 minimum order per person applies. Call for details about additional cover charge for select shows. Location: Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129 or Toll Free at (888)24-BLUES 25837. Photos
December 15, 2006 - Christmas in the Land of Oz - adapted by Ruth Perry from the books by L. Frank Baum December 15, 16 & 17. Huntington Beach Playhouse. Location: Huntington Beach Public Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Avenue , Huntington Beach, CA. www.hbph.org
December 15, 2006 Shipley Nature Center features trails, interactive touch and feel displays for youth, and wildlife such as birds, turtles and plants endemic to the region. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free, Donations accepted. Location: Huntington Central ParkWest on Golden West Street between Slater Ave. and Talbert - Central Library Dr., Huntington Beach, CA (Map Location: 17732 Golden West St.) Call: (714) 842-4772. www.fsnc.org Photos
December 15, 2006 Art - Windows Gallery in Huntington Beach Central Library on the first floor features works from amateur and professional artists with varied themes that range from landscapes to abstracts. This mixed media exhibit is free to see. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Photo
December 15, 2006 Snowflake lights adorn the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Streetthrough the New Year 2007. Artificial snowflakes strewn with twinkling lights line the downtown Huntington Beach street, continuing on the Huntington Beach Pier, the icon that vacation travelers and local residents recognize as the symbol of Huntington Beach. Time: Sunset to dawn, daily. Photos
December 15, 2006 Band - Club Canes and DJ Dime at Hurricanes Bar &
Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 374-0500. 21+, ID. 32
beers on tap plus thousands of cocktail creations, including signature 26
oz. Hurricanes Twister. w spectacular ocean/sunset patio overlooking the
heart of Main Street USA. Happy Hour 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. M-Sat; Sunday 7-10
p.m. & M-W 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
December 15, 2006 Band - Feeding Joey at Tumbleweeds Bar & Saloon where food is served till Midnight every day! Pool, darts, Monday Night Football Specials and meal deals. 21094 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, California (714) 960-3776
December 15, 2006 - Band - Dean Rod and the Orange Groves at Red Chair Lounge at Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, performing from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. 21+, ID. Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call concierge for info: (714) 698-1234. Photos
December 15, 2006 Band - Jason Feddy at Pete's Sunset Grille at Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, performing from 7 to 10 p.m. 21+, ID. Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call concierge for info: (714) 698-1234. Photos
December 15, 2006 Band - The Eric Ekstrand, Vocals & Piano; Doug Webb, Sax;
Jeff Kaye, Trumpet; Leslie Baker, Bass; Frank Wilson, Drums. Cavallino
Ristorante, 8052 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. Call (714) 536-6665.
December 15, 2006 Nutcracker Ballet with St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre - Enjoy the delightful holiday classic complete with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dashing prince, as the internationally acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre makes its debut at The Center. This traditional Russian production features a company of brilliant dancers, glorious sets and costumes and the Pacific Symphony playing Tchaikovsky’s magical score. It’s the don’t-miss family event of the season! Orange County Performing Arts Center Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, California 92626 Show Time: 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales and information are available over the phone daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at (714) 556-2787
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.