Huntington Beach, California
JANUARY 2013 EVENTS HUNTINGTON BEACH
January 1, 2013 Surf City Splash. Pancake Breakfast fundraiser in morning and Splash begins at noon. Registration: $10. Formerly known as Pier's Polar Plunge, it includes a dip and dive into the Pacific Ocean. Individuals and families run together into the water near the Huntington Beach Pier before returning to shore. It's fun! Suggested donation of $10 minimum. Call: 714-374-5683 Polar Plunge photos
Disc Golf - The public is invited to get out and compete in this exciting sport that's Disc 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. Photos
Art - 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. Photo
Wetlands viewing - Birders, nature lovers and the curious are invited to visit Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, a significant flyway for migrating birds. Binoculars recommended. Location: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint and Warner on the east side of the highway. 1.5 mile loop trail and 300 acres of protected wetlands! Pets and bicycles are not permitted on the trails. Open sunrise to dusk. Photos
(closed Sundays) Shipley Nature Center - Open to the public, it includes an interpretive center with educational exhibits, nature trails for wildlife viewing and native gardens. Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area open daily M-Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: 714-842-4772 Photos
Beach Bonfire - Free first come, first serve fire rings offer a chance to have an outdoor cooked meal. Bring your own wood. The rings are located on Huntington City Beach south of the HB Pier, at Huntington State Beach (PCH & Beach Blvd. entrance), and Bolsa Chica State Beach (PCH between Warner & Seapoint). Hours: open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. All beaches charge parking fees (around $15) but there also is some street coin meter parking near City Beach at Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway.
THURSDAYS Live Jam Sessions - at Perqs Nite Club. 21+, 117 Main Street, Huntington Beach. 714-960-9996. photos
Saturday Car Cruisers car gathering with Hot Rods, Street Cars, Woodies, Imports and a variety of restored vehicles at Adams and Magnolia Ave. Parking is available in the Ace parking lot or Adams Avenue Donut Shop with overflow parking extending to Drug Emporium lot across Adams. Time 6 a.m., over by approx. 8:30 a.m. No phone number available. Cost: Free admission.
Tumbleweed's Bar & Grill, 21+. Begins after 8 p.m. Location: 21094 S. Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA, Call: (714) 960-2776.
Gallagher's Pub and Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 536-2422. photos
Mothers Tavern: FREE, 9pm-12am, 21 & up, 16701 PCH, Sunset Beach 562-592-2111
DJ at Hurricanes Bar & Grill at Hurricanes Bar & Grill, 200 Main Street Suite 201 Huntington Beach, Ca 92648. 21+, ID. Call: (714) 374-0500. hurricanesbargrill.com
Harvey's Steakhouse, 6060 Warner, Huntington Beach, CA . Time: 9 p.m. Cover: Food or one drink minimum. Call: (714) 842-5111. photos
Band - at Pelican Isle. 21+, No cover, cocktail bar. Location: 16400 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92649 Call: (562) 592 3221. Photos
Band - at J. King Neptunes. Show begins around 10 p.m. Full bar with drinks served to 21 and older with valid ID. Cost: Free to $5, depending on band. Call: (562) 592-4878. Location: 17115 Pacific Coast Hwy (one block north of Warner) Sunset Beach, Ca 90742 Photos
Band - at Harpoon Harry's, known for its seafood and King Crab Legs. 21+, Cost: No Cover. Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Location: Harpoon Harry's Restaurant, 16821 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach, CA 90742. Phone 562-592-5216. Photos
Acoustic - at Luggatti's Italian Grill, 210 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA. Time: 3 p.m.
Band - at Nadine's Irish Mist. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Location: 16655 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA Call:
Band - at Taco Surf. This great restaurant and bar serves delicious food in a casual, Mexican cantina. Location: 16821 Pacific Coast Hwy, Surfside, CA. Call: (562) 592-2290. Photos
Jazz - at Spaghettini. Time: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Spaghettini Italian Grill and Jazz Club, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway Seal Beach, California 90740 Call: 562-596-2199 or 714-960-6002.
FRIDAYS - Farmer's Market and Art A-Faire Held weekly on Friday from Noon to Dusk (approx. 5 p.m.) Held most Fridays at the outdoor Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier, a certified Farmer's Market sells the finest California grown fruits and vegetables, breads, nuts, flowers and perishables. The Art Fair held in conjunction with the Farmer's Market features over 50 vendors selling unique, hand made gifts and crafts. Call: (714) 536-2213 or (714) 846-5509. Location: Pier Plaza at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Photos
WEEKENDS - Art Exhibit - The Anderson Art Gallery presents new works by Howard Hitchcock. (Bill) Anderson Art Gallery, 16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, California 90742 Call: (562) 592-4393. Hours: Friday & Saturday 1 - 9 PM, .Sunday 1 - 6 PM.
Amigos de Bolsa Chica -public tours of the wetlands. Time: 9 -10:30 a.m. leaves every 15 minutes from Walkbridge at Pacific Coast Highway across from entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach between Seapoint & Warner. Call: (714) 840-1575.
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
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.