January 18, 2009 Misha Concert - Songstress/guitarist Misha from NY, NY is on tour and making a stop at Gallagher's Pub & Grill. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: no cover. Location: 300, Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. gallagherspub.com
January 18, 2009 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
January 18, 2009 Ebb & Flow Art Exhibit - A Centennial Exhibition 2009, includes art and photographs representing 100 years of change in the city of Huntington Beach. Historic Resources Board and HB Art Center co-sponsor this event. Exhibit runs thru Feb. 22. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 536-5258.
January 18, 2009 The Sound of Music, Musical - Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family, the musical is the most popular movie musical event. The play version is popular and features a cast ranging in age from youth to adults. Lots of singing to favorite tunes that have become hits. Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $18 - 20. Location: Huntington Beach Playhouse, Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 375-0696. hbph.com
January 18, 2009 Wetlands and Mesas Tour - Join Bolsa Chica Land Trust on the third Sunday of each month for a guided walking tour of the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesas. The two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m. from the South Ecological Reserve Parking Lot on Pacific Coast Highway. Admission is free, wear comfortable shoes and sun protection, and be sure to bring binoculars and a camera! For more information call (714) 964-8170.
January 18, 2009 North American Life in Huntington Beach, Lecture - Bill Kettler presents a lecture on Native American Life in Huntington Beach. This event is held in conjunction with the Huntington Beach Centennial Celebration. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 374-1650.
January 18, 2009 GWC Swap Meet - Golden West College swap meet offers hundreds of booths and vendors selling produce, used items, new stuff, etc. Cost: Free. 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
Palm trees are definitely in vogue in Huntington Beach. You'll find them on every street, around every bend--and they even line the roads along Pacific Coast Highway.
Stop, grab your camera, and take a picture of a palm. It will enrich your California lifestyle experience and appreciation of how tall these trees can grow.