SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2008
August 17, 2008 Weiner National Dachshund Races. The 12th Annual Dachshund races are lively entertainment. The public can register their dachshunds to race. The procedure is to stand at the end of the gated track each dog is placed into and cajole their pet to run to you. The track is fairly short so the run is not strenuous for most pets. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: $1 admission to watch. Call (714) 898-5111, wienerdogstore.com
August 17, 2008 Pet Fair in the Park. Pet agility demonstrations, pet vendors, disaster preparedness training, event t-shirt, animal portraits and more will be offered at this dog-friendly restaurant. Event will be held on the grassy lawns of Central Park next to the cafe. Limited parking is available at the event, with additional parking and a nice walk through the park available on Slater between Golden West and Gothard Streets. Location: Park Bench Cafe, 17732 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 349-1047. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call: (714) 349-1047. scart.us.
August 17, 2008 Gondola Ride - Sunset Gondola Cruise Tickets Gondoliers take you through the channels of Huntington Harbour on a daylight, sunset or night cruise. Price for two is around $75. Location: Peters Landing, Huntington Beach, CA. Time: 11 - 11 daily.
MUSEUMS & ART
August 17, 2008 Art Exhibit - Milford Zornes, N.A., American Artist. Honoring the works of one of America's esteemed artists, oil paintings that have never been exhibited until now are featured in the rare collection of art by Zornes, who passed away in February after reaching 100 years of age. Anderson Art Gallery is the top dealer of Zornes art. The gallery features fine arts exhibits with a collection of watercolors, oils and sculptures and mixed media from renown artists Bill Anderson, Raul Anguiano, Henry Fukuhara, Howard Hitchcock, Milford Zornesand more. Time: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 16812 Pacific Coast Highway (next to Captain Jack's Restaurant). Call: (562) 592-4393.
August 17, 2008 The Eclectic Eye Art Exhibit - Photography of Anita Brace, who has traveled the globe in search of interesting faces and scenes, will be featured at this month-long event. Location: Windows Gallery, Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free admission. Time: Regular library hours. Call Anita for photo acquisition: (714) 878-1066. anitabrace.com
August 17, 2008 Art exhibition - Celine Chat, a surfer and artist from France, exhibits at the International Surfing Museum of Huntington Beach in California a combination of her artwork made in Australia , Caribbean and Brazil : Sharing Perspectives. Her abstract artwork is now renowned in many countries like France, United Stated, Australia, West Indies or Brazil, from (celine-chat.com). Chat will join Dean Torrence who also is featured. Location: International Surfing Museum of Huntington Beach, 411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 960-3483August 17, 2008 Surfing Sounds Part II: Jan & Dean. This new exhibit explores the relationship and affect surfing music has on the surfing culture and pop culture, as well. It will feature original art by Huntington Beach resident, Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, and will include memorabilia from the band's decade-long rise to fame with songs that topped the charts with 28 hits: Deadman's Curve, Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Surf City and that actually continues today with concert tours. (Note: Jan Berry passed away in March 2004.) In addition to this exhibition, Celine Chat will present abstracts. Read More Below
August 17, 2008 Art Exhibit - Ground US. Artists Kiel Johnson, Lucrecia Troncoso and P. Williams. are three creators who explore and investigate the sprawling environment and the constant development of concrete encroaching on natural spaces. Everyday materials such as cardboard, wood, paper and sponge are used in the creation of the artists’ ideal utopias. Event runs through August 31, 2008. Admission: Free. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday - 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm; Sunday - 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. Closed Monday - Tuesday Call: (714) 374-1650.
August 17, 2008 Art Exhibit - at The Gallery HB. Original sculptures and oil paintings by Corinne Hartley, largest collection of Todd White art and works by Toreen West, plus Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean) graphics are featured at Huntington Beach's premier fine arts gallery. Gifts such as jewelry and art glass begin at $50. Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Call:(714) 845-4835.
August 17, 2008 Newland House Museum Tour - The historic Newland House features a museum and docent led tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. Location: Newland Center at Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach CA 92648. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $2. Call: (714) 962-5777
August 17, 2008 Golden West College Swap Meet in the Golden West College parking lot includes New & Used Items, Fresh Produce, Records, Music Memorabilia, Antiques & Collectibles and much more! Cost: Free Parking and Free Admission. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: (714) 898-7927 for 24-hour information. Location: 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647.
August 17, 2008 Beach Bonfire. You must bring your own fire wood to the beach for a beach bonfire. Fire rings are located north of the Huntington Beach Pier at Bolsa Chica State Beach on Pacific Coast Highway (between Warner Ave. & Seapoint St.) and south of the Huntington Beach Pier on PCH between 1st Street and Beach Blvd. at Huntington City Beach or between Beach Blvd. & Brookhurst Street at Huntington State Beach. Cost: Free, first come-first serve.
August 17, 2008 Wetlands viewing - Birders, nature lovers and the curious are invited to drop by the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, one of the West Coast's significant flyways for migrating birds. Bring binoculars to enjoy even closer views of these soaring creatures. Location: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint and Warner on the east side of the highway. Enjoy 300 acres, plus a 1.5 mile loop trail. No pets or bikes permitted on the trails. Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
August 17, 2008 Disc Frisbee Golf - The public is invited to get out and compete in this exciting sport that's relaxing and easy to learn. Location: Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course, Central Park lot off Golden West Street between Talbert and Ellis. Time: Daily. Call: (714) 425-9931.
August 17, 2008 Bob De Sena’s Latin Jazz Ensemble - Band performs Latin jazz and fiery rhythms in the legendary tradition of Tito Puente and Cal Tjader - at Concerts in the Park - Huntington Beach's very own "bring your own blanket" and listen to the music under the shade of an elm tree. Location: Central Park (behind the Central Library), 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free. Time: 5 p.m.
August 17, 2008 Surfin' Sundays Bands - The SoundWaves plus Billy Blastoff & The Surf Rockets. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: 411 Olive, Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free. surfingmuseum.org
August 17, 2008 Tribal Seeds - Reggae band. Sponsored by the City of Huntington Beach, this free concert overlooking the Huntington Beach Pier and Pacific Ocean is held at Pier Plaza amphitheater and grass lawn. Kids can romp on the grass while parents watch. Concert weekends also include the popular Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire with more than 50 individual vendors offering handmade arts and crafts for sale. Time: 1 - 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Pier Plaza, north side of Huntington Beach Pier at Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. Call (714) 536-5486.
August 17, 2008 Descent Metal Night - Blue Cafe, PCH & Warner, HB, CA.
August 17, 2008 George Fryer Combo - Band at J. King Neptune's. Time: 4 p.m. 17205 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach Call: (562) 592-4878
August 17, 2008 Karaoke - with Tice at Harpoon Harry's. Time: 3 to 9 p.m. Location: Harpoon Harry's in Sunset Beach, California. Harpoon Harry's Restaurant 16821 Pacific Coast Hwy. Sunset Beach, CA 90742. Phone 562-592-5216
August 17, 2008 Inhale with Guest DJ Ras Tom I - Reggae Sundays at Martini Blues. 21+ Cover: $5. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129
Nearby: Mama's Boys. Time: 1 - 7 p.m. Location: Blue Cafe, 210 Promenade, Long Beach thebluecafe.com