WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
January 21, 2009 Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge. Returning to the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier after an hiatus of 10 years, the surfing competition will include world-class surfers in a contest for cash and prizes.
January 21, 2009 Encore of Metropolitan Opera / Puccini’s La Rondine Fathom. Shown in HD on the Big Screen, this is a rebroadcast of a live performance. Angela Gheorghiu plays the kept woman who gambles on true love, and Roberto Alagna is the man who makes her question the cost of her glittering existence. Nicolas JoŽl directs and Marco Armiliato conducts. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $22. Location: Century 20 at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 373-4573.
January 21, 2009 Kids Animal
Magic Show of Doom - with John
Abrams is featured at this
children's series at the HB
Central Library Theater. Time: 4
p.m. Cost: $4.
Travel around the world with Indiana John
and his “animals of doom”. Ice tea turns
into a tarantula! A live snake appears out
of nowhere! For the big finale, John will attempt
to escape after being tied up in 75 feet
of rope! Not too scary, but definitely not for
the faint of heart. Advanced ticket purchase
is highly recommended. Tickets go on sale
Tuesday, December 16.
January 21, 2009 Kids Animal Magic Show of Doom - with John Abrams is featured at this children's series at the HB Central Library Theater. Time: 4 p.m. Cost: $4. hbpl.org
January 21, 2009 Robbie Armstrong Band - at Mahe. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cover: No, 21 & over. Location: 1400 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, CA. Call: (562) 431-3022
January 21, 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 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 536-5258.
January 21, 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: 8 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 21, 2009 Auditions for parts in Rashomon - Golden West College Stage West Theater invites interested actors to an audition for Golden West College Theater Department production of Rashomon. Open to the general public. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Golden West College Stage West Theater, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: Tom Amen: 714-892-7711, Ext. 55237
January 21, 2009 Library Storytime - for Ages 18 months to 3 years at 10 a.m. and ages 3 to 5 years at 11 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Main Street Library, 525 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 375-5071. hbpl.org
CIVIC CENTER COLOR
Huntington Beach Civic Center is not a particularly exciting looking building. Even on the inside, it has that governmental look & feel that's somewhat barren. The beauty of the building is its setting. It sits atop a hill and from the upper floors you can see quite a distance in various directions.
The City Council votes on things given to the city by other places. A peace pole was one of the more recent gifts the council voted on placing outside the building. Unfortunately, the landscape is becoming a hodge podge of items that don't necessarily carry any particular theme.
Recent renovations such as an earthquake retrofit have been approved and are helping to shore up for potential hazards the building could face in a major earthquake. So it looks like this building will be around for quite some time to come.