January 31, 2009 Keiko Matsui Jazz Composer / Pianist at Centennial Ball - Celebrating Huntington Beach's 100 anniversary as a city, the first major Centennial Celebration event is an elegant Black Tie Centennial Ball at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. Décor and special floral arrangements, a champagne toast to 100 years, dinner, silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment with HB's own jazz pianist Keiko Matsui (Billboard and a two-time winner of the National Smooth Jazz Female Artist of the Year Award), will be featured. Cost: $200/person. Lpayne@surfcity-hb.org or call (714) 536-5577.
January 31, 2009 Dean Rod Band - Studying piano and composition at the acclaimed California Institute of the Arts music school, this Los Angeles-based composer and performer's song repertoire spans the universal and enduring genres of music, including: pop, classic rock, golden oldies, jazz, romantic ballads, standards, showtunes, country-western, British invasion, and blues. Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Location: Red Chair Lounge, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. (714) 698-1234
January 31, 2009 Gondola Ride - Sunset Gondola Cruise. Gondoliers take you through the channels of Huntington Harbour to see the elegant homes and moonlit waters of this romantic harbor comprised of 6 islands. Price for two is around $75. Location: Peters Landing, Huntington Beach, CA. Time: 11 - 11 daily.
January 31, 2009 Swap Meet - Golden West College Swap Meet includes produce, used items, new goods ranging from clothing to tools. Cost: Free. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: (714) 898-7927 for 24-hour information. Location: 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, California
January 31, 2009 Pre-Marathon Expo Village & Sign Up begins. You can visit the expo village at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Blvd. across from the Hilton & Hyatt hotels for a runner's expo before the main event tomorrow, the Superbowl Surf City Marathon.
January 31, 2009
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 during daylight hours.
January 31, 2009 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.
January 31, 2009 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.
January 31, 2009 Shipley Nature Center - The Friends of Shipley Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Central Park West, near Breakfast in the Park or on 17829 Golden West Street, between Slater and Central Library Drive, Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (714) 842-4772. shipleynature.org
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
January 31, 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 31, 2009 Newland House Museum Tour - The historic Newland House is 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. Photos
January 31, 2009
Windows Gallery in
Huntington Beach Central Library
on the first floor features
works from amateur and
professional artists with varied
themes that range from
landscapes to abstracts. This
mixed media exhibit is free to
see. Location: 7111 Talbert
Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.
January 31, 2009 Art Show - HB's 100 Years. Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: 16812 Pacific Coast Highway (next to Captain Jack's Restaurant). Call: (562) 592-4393.