SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009
January 24, 2009 All Star Band for a Dream & A Cure - Rock out with top rock musicians from bands known around the globe. It's free and it's for a cause. What's the catch? There's no catch at all. Just buy lots of stuff and the money you spend goes to fund both cancer research and fulfill the dreams & wishes of cancer victims. There will be raffles and other fun items, but the best part of the event are the bands. Musicians from Walter Trout, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and other known bands will perform. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Pelican Isle, 16400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA. Phone 562-592-3221.
January 24, 2009 Tribute Band Night - Peace Frog and Cubensis are on tap. Time: 8:30 p.m. Cover: $10/ 21+ id. Location: 17208 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, Ca. Call: (562) 592-1302.
January 24, 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 24, 2009 LIVE transmission of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, The Metropolitan Opera. This opera features Danielle de Niese as Orfeo’s adored wife, Euridice, who inspires the hero to face the underworld for her sake. Music Director James Levine conducts, choreography by Mark Morris and costumes by Isaac Mizrahi. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: $24. Location: Century 20 at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 373-4573.
January 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2009 Preservation Panel Discussion - Huntington Beach Centennial Celebration includes focus on history of the region with a panel comprised of Chris Jepsen, Cynthia Ward, Phil Chinn, plus others. Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 374-1650.
January 24, 2009 Swap Meet - An outdoor swap meet in the parking lot of Golden West College (Golden West Street at Edinger) includes 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
Think you've got a headache? Try standing on your head 24/7, like this bronzed statue does. Located at Huntington City Beach not far from Huntington Street intersection of Pacific Coast Highway, the installation was commissioned of artist Donna Billik of Davis, CA.
You can see more of the artist's works on the walls near the Lifeguard Station south of the Huntington Beach Pier.