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FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2008

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2008

August 8, 2008 Adventure Playground - Adventure Playground Huntington Beach. Located at Central Park, Adventure Playground allows kids to romp, roam, play in the mud, build forts, rafts, and generally get wet and dirty in pure fun that kids simply love. Rafting on a shallow pond, navigating a rope bridge, sliding down a mud slide and fort building with hammers, wood and nails are a few of the activities under adult supervision. Tennis shoes are required, and kids should bring a change of shoes and clothes in a plastic bag or some protected parcel. Showers and changing area are available for an event best suited for kids ages 5 to 12 years. Adventure Playground is open through August 18. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $2/ child with proof of residency; $3/group per person, non-resident. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave (up the hill past the Youth Shelter), Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 842-4481.

August 8, 2008 Sunset Gondola Cruise Tickets. Take a romantic ride in Huntington Harbour, or take out your friends on a tourist cruise with expert gondoliers, Tyson / Tim. Cost for 2 around $75 - 80. Location: Peter's Landing, Huntington Beach, CA.

August 8, 2008 Blue Cafe - Live music includes Alt Rock/Jam Band: (8:30) Luminous Sky, (9:30) Everything That Exists, (10:30) Rally for One, (11:30) Night Lite. Location: Warner at PCH, HB, CA. Call: (562) 592-1302.

August 8, 2008 Club Canes Dance Party - HB's longest running dance party features DJ Shaggy. Cover $7 after 8:30 p.m., 21+. Location: 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 374-0500. hurricanesbargrill.com

August 8, 2008 Farmer's Market & Art A-Faire - Weekly on Friday from Noon to Dusk (approx. 5 p.m.) at 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, Huntington Beach, California USA

August 8, 2008 Musical, "Company" - The Rose Center Theater/TNT Productions Professional Series are proud to present the daring, sophisticated musical of love and life, COMPANY, on August 1-3, 2008. COMPANY, a modern day musical set in 1970's New York City, follows our hero, Bobby, as his friends advise him on love and relationships including the three girls he is currently dating. Featuring outstanding and challenging music by Stephen Sondheim, this show was "one of the most stunning musicals to hit New York in years!" Directed by Tim Nelson with choreography by Diane Makas, the stellar cast features some of Orange County’s finest singers and dancers with Alex Bartosch as ‘Bobby’ – Chris Caputo, Melissa Cook, Katie Dixon, A.J. Gutierrez, Dale Jones, Abbe Loomer, Mary Murphy-Nelson, Tim Nelson, Dana Pull and Clare Solly as ‘The Married Friends’ – and Cindy Burnett, Nicole Gerardi and Carrie Hacker as ‘The Girlfriends. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Senior and Student. Special Night – August 1: $40 includes a delicious buffet-style dinner by Crystal Rose Catering before the show and a special dessert at intermission. Call The Rose Center Box Office (714) 793-1150 ext.1. Open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 1 hour prior to performance times. Location: 14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA. (off of Westminster Avenue two blocks east of Beach Boulevard. Parking is available in the corner lot or at City Hall in the public parking stalls.)

MUSEUMS & ART

August 8, 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 9 p.m. Location: 16812 Pacific Coast Highway (next to Captain Jack's Restaurant). Call: (562) 592-4393.

August 8, 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. (call before going to confirm hours). Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Call:(714) 845-4835.

August 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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.

OUTDOORS

August 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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

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