SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
August 23, 2008 Surfing America USA's SIMA Invitation Surf Competition. This invitation only event from Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) will be held next to the Huntington Beach Pier. The USA Championships are the foremost event in American junior surfing and include an ASP-certified panel of judges, live scoring and four-person, twenty-minute heats. Although, the event is youth focused, it still holds divisions for elder surfers as well. SIMA demonstrates support for advancing competitive surfing in the United States as a presenting sponsor of Surfing America’s USA Championships and USA Surf Team Selection event. The 2008 Surfing America USA Championships presented by SIMA will be held in Huntington Beach, from August 19 through August 24, 2008. This will be the fifth annual USA Championship hosted by Surfing America since being appointed the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of surfing in the United States. Call: (714) 848-8851.
August 23, 2008 Elks Chili Cookoff & Car Show. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Elks Lodge, Talbert Ave. between Beach Blvd. & Gothard, Huntington Beach, CA. Admission: $5/person.
August 23, 2008 Band - Party Jones performs at Perqs. Age 21+, Location: Perqs Nite Club, 117 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: 714-960-9996.
August 23, 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: Huntington Beach Central Library, 7771 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free admission. Time: Regular library hours. Call Anita for photo acquisition: (714) 878-1066. anitabrace.com
August 23, 2008 Rock - Johnny Mark & the Ricks, Natural Fact, Snake Canyon Band (members of LeatherWolf) at Blue Cafe, PCH & Warner, HB, CA.
August 23, 2008 The Honkeys , Crybaby Josh Cross ,Shelby Three and The Harmony at Surf City Saloon, Ellis & Beach Blvd., HB, CA. Starts at 10 p.m., 21+
August 23, 2008 Best Live Bands with DJ Matt and Punching Cover. 21+ $7 cover after 8:30 p.m. at Hurricanes Bar & Grill. Location: 200 Main, upstairs, HB, CA.
August 23, 2008 Party Jones - Band plays live at Perqs. Time: after 9 p.m., 21+. Location: 117 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 960-9996.
August 23, 2008 Blues & BBQ - Pete’s Sunset Grille creates a festive atmosphere in its outdoor patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Summertime fun with the Blues & BBQ at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa offers a tasty, finger-licking menu and some hot blues for cool summer nights. Cost: $35/person; $15/age 5-10 ; Free: 4 and under. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: Pete's Sunset Grille, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 845-4775. huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com
August 23, 2008 Elks Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show. Location: 7711 Talbert Ave., HB, CA. Cost: $5.
August 23, 2008 Jack's Band Monkey - Band at Mahe Restaurant, Time: 8 p.m. to Midnight, 12 a.m. Cover: No, 21 & over. Food: Great sushi & seafood - full bar, full menu - if you like to party this is a great place to hang! Location: 1400 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, CA. Call: (562) 431-3022
MUSEUMS & ART
August 23, 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 Galleryis 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 BillAnderson, 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 23, 2008 The 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 23, 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) 960-3483
August 23, 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 Torrenceof 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 23, 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 23, 2008Art 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 23, 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 23, 2008 Golden West College SwapMeetin 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 23, 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 23, 2008 Donut Derelicts - Classic and hot rod car show, one of the oldest unofficial car club gatherings in California & U.S. meets each Saturday morning near Adams Ave. Donuts parking lot from 6 to 9 a.m. Be mindful of neighbors trying to sleep in nearby. Admission is free, all ages welcome. Location: Adams Ave. & Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA (just look for the action)
August 23, 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 23, 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.
October 23, 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 23, 2008 Fun Roll - Roller Skate, roller blade, bike, jog and walk with a group of enthusiasts that have been making the 16-mile round trip trek along the beach path each week for nearly a decade. The group meets around 10 am at Pier Plaza north of the Huntington Beach Pier (Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street). The event is free, the fun rolls on and you can do your own thing or join in. funroll.com
August 23, 2008 Shipley Nature Center - Open to the public, it includes an interpretive center with educational exhibits, nature trails for wildlife viewing and native gardens. Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area open daily M-Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: 714-842-4772. shipleynature.org