FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
January 9, 2009 Author Luncheon & Book Signing. The Huntington Beach Friends of the Library is hosting thriller/suspense authors Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne at a luncheon and book signing at Central Library. Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch served at 12 noon; authors speak after lunch. Cost: $18. Reservation checks should be received by January 5th and may be mailed to FOTL, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, Ca., 92648. Call: (714) 375-8429. hbpl.org/volunteers_main.htm
January 9, 2009 Thank-U-Drive Thru Band. Popular Southern California band that also performs at Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach will appear at Tumbleweeds, where food is served till Midnight! Location: 21094 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, California. (714) 960-2776
January 9, 2009 Live music - at the Red Chair Lounge club at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. 21+, no cover. Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Call: (714) 698-1234.
January 9, 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 9, 2009 Farmer's Market & Art Fair - Voted best outdoor fair in Orange County because of its ocean view setting, this weekly event includes Certified California grown produce, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and handmade arts and crafts. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street (Beach parking lot on north side of pier), Huntington Beach, CA.
January 9, 2009 Club Canes Dance Party - Orange County's longest running dance party. Cover: $7/person after 8:30 p.m. Hurricanes Bar & Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 374-0500. 21+, ID. hurricanesbargrill.com. Photos
January 9, 2009 Windows Gallery - Open daily during library hours, this Central Library exhibition space features art from local talents. Location: 7111 Talbert
SEA CLIFF CENTER PALMS
Sea Cliff Shopping Center is a modern-style strip mall with a grocery store, hardware, shops, boutiques and service stores such as hair, nails, dry cleaners, etc.
The mall was completely torn down to build this new version of what once was an ecology - bird themed mall with a set of murals valued at over $1 million. Dated in its design and dwindling in revenue, the large parcel near City Hall was put on the shopping block and a developer came in with a plan that some chastised, and some liked.
It seems to succeed quite well and Sea Cliff Shopping Center has become the anchor for surrounding homes that have been built.