Kings, Queens, and Castles
Sep
29
to Feb 18

Kings, Queens, and Castles

Current Exhibits at Bowers Museum

Bowers Kidseum will play host to Kings, Queens & Castles, a children’s chess exhibit co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. This innovative, nationally traveling exhibit brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.

Kings, Queens & Castles invites children to learn more about this classic game as well as to pique the interest for those who already play.
Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements. Visitors of all ages can:

Walk across a drawbridge into a medieval castle complete with turret slides and a giant chess board floor and life-size chess pieces.

  • Make a fanciful crown, then don a royal cape and sit on a majestic throne to become a king or queen.

  • Design and then create a shield to become a knight.

  • Build the castle walls with oversized interlocking bricks.

  • Learn how to prepare for a game by arranging a giant chess board with large- scale pieces.

  • Play a human chess game dressed as a favorite chess piece.

  • Enjoy a game of chess with a friend while sitting on royal thrones at a one-of-a-kind game table.

  • Take the exhibit experience home with an app that creates a personalized memory book of their visit and connects to a digital chess game.

Kings, Queens & Castles not only provides an opportunity for dramatic play in its medieval play environment, but it also helps children understand basic chess strategy. “We have observed a growing interest in the game of chess, especially among school-age children,” said Shannon Bailey, World Chess Hall of Fame chief curator. “Our exhibit, Kings, Queens & Castles, is designed to provide a fun, age-appropriate introduction to Chess, an ageless game that develops important 21st-century skills.

https://www-la.bowers.org/index.php/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/496-kings-queens-and-castles

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OneOC - MLK Jr. Day of Service
Jan
15
to Jan 21

OneOC - MLK Jr. Day of Service

Now in its 20th year at OneOC, community members can make their “day off” a “day on” with a Day of Service. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through meaningful service. This year OneOC will be partnering with multiple local agencies offering volunteer opportunities that address critical community issues. Individuals, families, groups and organizations can easily participate in this national initiative in collaboration with the HandsOn Network. There is no better time to get involved and make a difference!

MLK Jr. Day of Service takes place every year during January.

TUES Jan 15th – MON Jan 21st, 2019 
Open Registration Begins January 1st

More Info: https://www.oneoc.org/volunteers/days-of-service/mlk-jr-day-of-service

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Orange County Women's March 2019
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Orange County Women's March 2019

In 2018, over 25,000 people marched in peaceful unity to have the new administration recognize that women’s rights are human rights.

This March ignited a movement that united women on many issues that affected healthcare, banned and divided our families, threatened a women’s right to work, excluded our identities, and has reached another peak with the #MeToo campaign.

It is the intent of the OC Women’s March Coalition to continue the tradition of holding the OC Women’s March to continue to raise awareness of issues that impact women in our community.

In addition to women taking the lead in issue activism, it is the coalition’s intent to create a space to encourage women in leadership and bolster voter participation, to show that women are marching and we vote!

 Exact location will be determined closer to the date of the march.

Please do not bring:

  • Backpacks/large bags

  • Signs on Sticks (no lumber or PVC)

  • Vehicles (no cars, wagons, motorcycles, bicycles, roller skates etc. only pedestrians on march route or rally. ADA compliant mobility scooters and wheelchairs are allowed for people with disabilities)

Special Considerations:

  • ASL Interpreter

  • Designated area for people with disabilities

  • ADA Compliant Restrooms

  • Water for all marchers

RSVP at: http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/

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Oscar Songs Bowers Museum
Jan
24
1:30 PM13:30

Oscar Songs Bowers Museum

Join music historian Larry Maurer for an afternoon of Oscar-winning songs, highlighting winners over the first 25 years of the award. Enjoy favorites like “Over the Rainbow,” “Thanks for the Memory,” Three Coins in the Fountain,” and many more!

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

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When Women Ruled The World Dr. Kara Cooney
Jan
26
1:30 PM13:30

When Women Ruled The World Dr. Kara Cooney

Presented by Dr. Kara Cooney, renowned Egyptologist and Professor of Egyptology, UCLA
In this lecture Dr. Cooney will look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. What can we learn from how these women ruled?

This lecture is presented in support of Dr. Cooney's acclaimed and recently published book, When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt. Book-signing to follow lecture in John M. Lee Court. When Women Ruled the World is available for purchase in the gallery store. 
Sponsored by Lauralee Barton in partnership with the AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN EGYPT: OC Chapter. 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Free for Bowers & ARCE members | General $12

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Buddhist Art 101
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

Buddhist Art 101

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Hall, Assistant Curator, USC Pacific Asia Museum
“Buddhist art” is a term closely associated with the arts of Asia, but as the religion and its art spread from India to other regions, it was adapted to fit local ideologies. In this presentation, the foundation for understanding Buddhist art will be discussed with an in-depth look at regional differences and how art connects Buddhist belief and practice.
Sponsored by the Collectors Council, an affiliate council of the Bowers Museum.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image credit: 

Peaceful-Wrathful Deities Mandala, c.2008
Artist Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, Nepal
Natural mineral pigments
L.2012.25.3
Loan courtesy of Gayle and Edward P. Roski

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Bohemian Rhapsody Trivia Night
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Bohemian Rhapsody Trivia Night

We're teaming up with The Frida Cinema for another FREE movie under the stars... out on our patio to kick off 2019 with a bang! And this time, we're bringing something along for our fellow film junkies in the room...Bohemian Rhapsody! At 7 pm, we'll be kicking the night off with a few rounds of MOVIE TRIVIA!

Sign up here: http://www.4thstreetmarket.com/trivianight

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk

  • 125 N Broadway Santa Ana, CA, 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artwalk is like a free carnival happening across downtown Santa Ana from 6pm-10pm on the First Saturday of each month. There are two main outdoor festival areas with vendors, pop-up artists and performances, over 20 art galleries and studios with rotating art shows and performances and live music, 

Learn more at: https://www.dtsaartwalk.org/about.html

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Lucas Murgida Art Project
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Lucas Murgida Art Project

Through performance, installation, photographic documentation, and social practice, artist Lucas Murgida creates situations that allow audience members to experience very private moments in very public situations.  Thematically, his projects address ideas of service, perception, liberation, privacy, power, and labor by utilizing his employment as research to inform his art practice. Having dissected his careers as a professional cabinetmaker, busboy, locksmith, and yoga-teacher, the artist utilizes the mundane aspects of human existence – such as furniture, locks, teachers, and service professionals – as raw material to craft artistic experiences. Murgida’s most recent research, working behind the scenes in the adult film industry, spawned an artistic investigation into the intimacy-of-the-self through the lens of judgment, privacy, commerce, privilege, and the utility of the body as a tool of labor.

Don’t Forget: A brass key

The experience is FREE and open to all ages.

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Drag Brunch
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

Drag Brunch

Velvet Lounge offers one of the most exciting and unique brunch events in Orange County! We now have two seatings every Saturday and Sunday!

Imagine starting your day with friends, fabulous food, mimosas, bloody marys... and an OUTRAGEOUS DRAG SHOW

Get your tickets now, as this sells out every week!

Age Restriction: All Ages admitted. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. There may be adult language and themes at any time, and there usually is.

Brunch ticket Includes:

  • Gourmet Brunch

  • Bottomless Mimosas

  • The Brunchettes
    An outrageous drag show that turns brunch in to a rioutous and uplifting start to any day! Our brunch show features some of the country's leading female impersonators, and has won "BEST DRAG SHOW" by OC Weekly for 3 years running!

Tickets Only $39.99
*Price does not include tax and gratuity. Groups of 6 or more will have an automatic 18% service gratuity added to check.

Get your tickets here: http://www.velvetoc.com/tickets/brunch.php

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An Evening With Gloria Steinam
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Gloria Steinam

In partnership with OC Public Libraries, we are proud to present an evening with Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. Her books include the bestsellers Outrageous Acts and Everyday RebellionsMy Life on the RoadRevolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, and more! Gloria has been the subject of three television documentaries, including HBO’s Gloria: In Her Own Words. Book signing in John M. Lee Court to follow presentation. Books will be for sale. 

Tickets: Free event. Please note that museum galleries will be closed.
The Bowers’ waitlist is now closed. Due to the high volume of RSVPs, you will be contacted on January 22nd only if the Bowers Museum can provide you with a ticket(s). A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available in mid-late January 2019 at OC Public Libraries branches on a first come, first served basis. Please note that OC Public Libraries branches do not have waitlists. On the evening of event, seating is first come, first served for ticket-holders only. Some ticket-holders may be seated in overflow seating in John M. Lee Court after the auditorium is full. Parking is free but also limited; rideshare app or carpooling is recommended. 

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Coolest Projects Showcase
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Coolest Projects Showcase

Coolest Projects USA gives young people the chance to showcase the great ideas they have created in Code Clubs, CoderDojos, Raspberry Jams, as a student of a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, or in other initiatives across the US. It inspires and rewards innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills.

At Coolest Projects, young makers bring projects to share with fellow creators and with the public, and they explore others' work. Outstanding entries can win awards in different categories. All Coolest Projects events are free to enter and free to attend, giving more people the opportunity to become inspired to create with technology.

We will be opening project registration for the event in January 2019. Click “Going” now to be notified when registration opens and tickets are released for the event!

For more information visit http://coolestprojects.org/

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Patches and Pins Expo
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Patches and Pins Expo

Are you a patch and pin collector?

Visit this FREE expo for the firs 400 attendees!

Patches & Pins Expo is the national premier event for all types of creatives in relation to the pin and patch community.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patches-and-pins-expo-orange-county-tickets-54100301458?aff=erelexpmlt

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Modern Day Knights: Chilvary in The Modern-Age with Scott Farrell
Jan
13
1:30 PM13:30

Modern Day Knights: Chilvary in The Modern-Age with Scott Farrell

What is chivalry and how does it show itself in the modern age? Join Scott Farrell, founder of Chivalry Today, as he discusses the universal principals of chivalry identified in medieval armor and how chivalry is still relevant and necessary.

Tickets: Members/with paid museum admission $9 | General $12

More info: https://www.bowers.org/index.php/education-programs/event/1758-modern-day-nights-chivalry-in-the-modern-age

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#HashtagLunchbagOC
Jan
13
9:30 AM09:30

#HashtagLunchbagOC

Join #HashtagLunchbagOC the 2nd Sunday of each month at 9am at 4th Street Market in Santa Ana. Prepare and distribute lunch bags for the homeless in the surrounding communities.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/600477400366782/, https://www.swingsocalleft.org/event/hashtaglunchbagoc-prepare-and-distribute-lunchbags-to-the-homeless-santa-ana/2019-01-13/

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El Mercadito El Carrusel
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

El Mercadito El Carrusel

El Mercadito Carrusel is the celebration of Culture, Talent and Community Creativity. Your community space for equitable commerce in Santa Ana. We invite you to join us every second Saturday of the month to a space that is Celebratory, Expressive, Family-Friendly, Solidarity with a lot of Culture and Artisanal Crafts.

El Mercadito Carrusel es la celebración de Cultura, Talento y Creatividad Comunitaria. Tu espacio comunitario de comercio equitativo en Santa Ana. Te invitamos cada segundo Sabado del mes a un espacio Celebrativo, Expresivo, Familiar, Solidario con mucha Cultural y Artesania. 

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168114270175293/, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/el-mercadito-el-carrusel-tickets-53404088065?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

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Santa Ana Walking Tour with Cog•nate Collective
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Santa Ana Walking Tour with Cog•nate Collective

Join GCAC Artists-in-Residence Cog•nate Collective on a walking audio-tour through downtown Santa Ana, navigating histories of displacement, resistance, and resilience through the voices of shop owners, activists, and local youth. The walk will begin at Grand Central Art Center and end at the community market El Mercadito Carrusel. Bring your walking shoes, a bottle of water, and cash to purchase delicious food and handmade crafts from local vendors.

This event is FREE and open to the public.
For more info contact: grandcentral@fullerton.edu

http://www.grandcentralartcenter.com/walking-tour-with-cog%E2%80%A2nate-collective/

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Frida Cinema Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Frida Cinema Rocky Horror Picture Show

Every second Friday of the month is THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW night at The Frida Cinema, featuring a LIVE performance by the all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip syncing “shadow cast” troupe K.A.O.S!! Pre-show is at 11:30 pm; the legendary Midnight Movie starts at Midnight! Sing and dance along as the longest-running feature film in history comes to life at The Frida Cinema! Advance tickets now on sale at box office or online by clicking here!

Costumes and makeup welcome and encouraged!

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The Coollab Project
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Coollab Project

A "coollab" is a cool collaboration between two or more artists that blends styles, cultures, and perspectives. The Coollab Project is a FREE open mic and jam session where singers, poets, rappers, musicians, and visual artists of all different genres are invited to perform in an open mic style for the first half. The first 10 performers to sign up get to perform. For the second half, all of the performers names will be put into a hat and the audience will pick 2 at a time at random. Each pair will have 5 min. to come up with an original piece that combines both their styles. At the end of the night, all artists present are invited for an open jam session for anybody who wants to join.

The Coollab Promotes collaboration across genres and ideas to promote creation of new sounds as well as respect and unity among people.

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Sender One Monday Night Meetup
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sender One Monday Night Meetup

FREE RAFFLES, GAMES, NEW GYM, NEW FRIENDS!

Looking for a climbing partner or more climbing friends? Come to our Monday Night Meet-Up on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7pm.  A nightly raffle grants free gear to those who participate and win. Event is free with day pass or membership. Can’t make it to Monday Night Meet-Up? Feel free to join the Sender One community Facebook page to find a partner.

Free with day pass or membership

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Chapter One Trivia Night
Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Trivia Night

In anticipation of South Coast Repertory’s upcoming productions of “Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa” & “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Chapter One Restaurant & South Coast REpertory will host a themed Trivia Night!

Join us and test your civic savvy! All are welcome - no need to be an expert. No team too large or too small. Come for trivia, drinks prizes, and FUN!

For more information see: https://allevents.in/events/south-coast-repertory-trivia-night/20001544110817

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Discovery Cube The Lion Guard Exhibit
Jan
1
to Jan 13

Discovery Cube The Lion Guard Exhibit

Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and his friends! Train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect the balance of the Circle of Life. Enjoy hands-on activities and imaginative play and discover the importance of teamwork as well as the unique traits of the Lion Guard.

For more information see: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/the-lion-guard-the-exhibit/

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Yost Theatre New Year's Eve Party '19
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Yost Theatre New Year's Eve Party '19

Make history this New Year’s Eve at Orange County Santa Ana’s historic Yost Theater. The Yost is an iconic, landmark space in OC’s Historic District boasting the perfect combination of old-world class and modern spirit. This New Year’s, the Yost hosts an elegant and exuberant NYE event in its breathtaking space.

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in grand style at Orange County’s Yost Theater. A live DJ turns up the iconic venue with an Open Format mix of Top 40, Hip Hop, House, and Mash Up hits. Get down on the dance floor all night but at midnight, take a breather and join the DJ and the entire crowd in an exhilarating live countdown. A complimentary midnight champagne toast rounds out the big moment. Opt for the VIP open bar ticket with 4 hours of premium open bar to give this NYE the no-holds-barred treatment it deserves.

A legendary space located in downtown Santa Ana, the Yost has been hosting the OC’s top events since 1912. The massive venue was recently restored, its historic 20’s décor revived and updated with contemporary elements and traditional touches alike. Featuring several distinct spaces like the historic grand lobby – with chauffeured ceilings and chandeliers, the Yost’s main theater boasts original lighting, tin ceiling, hardwood flooring, exposed brick, and other beautiful accents. An Art Deco beauty sought-after by premier events, the Yost is the perfect place to toast to the New Year in OC.

This New Year’s, join OC’s sophisticated celebrants at the Yost, the iconic event space that’s throwing a grand bash to send off the year in style.

21+

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yost-theater-new-years-eve-party-19-toast-at-the-yost-nye-tickets-45425912126

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Irenias “Pre-New Year’s Lechon Party”
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Irenias “Pre-New Year’s Lechon Party”

Irenia is celebrating the approaching Year of the Pig a little early with a Pre-New Year’s Lechon Party.  Popular in the Philippines for special occasions and festivals, Lechon is traditionally a whole roasted pig prepared rotisserie style.  A whole pig will be roasted and divided family style for the this unique dining experience . 

To reserve your seats email sarah@ireniarestaurant.com
First seating- 6:00pm, Last seating- 8:00pm
Price: $65 per person

For more info: http://www.ireniarestaurant.com/news/

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Discovery Cube Family Night Sleepover
Dec
25
to Dec 26

Discovery Cube Family Night Sleepover

Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and get ready to spend a night at the Cube! Discovery Cube sleepovers are great for families and groups of all ages and include access to Discovery Cube exhibits, interactive activities, a light evening snack, breakfast, a #D movie and complimentary access to the Cube the following day.

Cost: (per person):

$65 for Discovery Cube Members

$75 for non-members

For more information visit: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/night-at-the-cube/

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Snow Days with the Critters at Santa Ana Zoo
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Snow Days with the Critters at Santa Ana Zoo

Join the Santa Ana Zoo on Dec 15 & 16 from 11am - 2pm for Snow Days with the Critters!

"Snow Days" is an annual all-Zoo event welcoming winter and celebrating the joys of the season, including snow! Watch animals receive icy treats and snow enrichment, listen to festive music, enjoy the winter decorations, discover how animals adapt to surviving in freezing environments, create cool crafts, and listen to delightful winter stories. There will even be a special area set aside for children of all ages to play in "snow." Snow enrichment for the animals is being generously provided by Kona Ice, and they will also have their delicious and colorful shaved ice for purchase at the Zoo!

"Snow Days with the Critters are engaging, high-energy days created to bring together family and friends to learn more about animals and support the Zoo's ongoing conservation efforts," says David Exline, FOSAZ Board President. "Add to the mix our Zoofari Express Train ride, the Conservation Carrousel, Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel, our popular playgrounds next to the new Bean Sprouts Cafe and our picnic tables, and you've got the makings for a great day!"

As an added treat, guests will enjoy decorations with a frosty theme and falling snow as they enter the gate. Beautiful, original hand-crafted adornments are perfect for pictures and depict many holiday favorites including Santa's Workshop, Sweet Shop and Post Office cut outs of 3-dimensional wood, all individually designed and painted by Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) Board Member Rip Ribble.

  • General Public - free with price of admission;

  • FOSAZ Members are FREE

  • Santa Ana Residents are FREE on December 16

Also shop for the holiday season with an extra discount during our "White Elephant Sale" at the Treetop Toys Gift Ship both days.

For more info: http://www.santaanazoo.org/newseveb.htm

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Day of Joy at Amusement Park Inc
Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Day of Joy at Amusement Park Inc

Amusement Park Inc is reaching out to Santa Ana and inviting the people of the city to join them to pray for peace & joy in the community - as well as in your own lives!

Pastor Mike Chaddick will be onsite and lead the community prayer for peace and joy. There will be a prayer box for people to drop in things they want prayer for, in the community and, or personally.

There will be light refreshments and an overall coming together with the collective goal of enriching Santa Ana and touching lives!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/272972086905205/

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Santa Cares at MainPlace Mall
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Santa Cares at MainPlace Mall

Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours.

Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite - ONE TICKET per group/family, please.

Event will be held at Santa Set in Macy's Court.

Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location.

Visit the center's website for additional information: https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/event/Santa-Cares/2145517148/

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Los Adioses Opening Night Reception: Hola Mexico Film Festival
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Los Adioses Opening Night Reception: Hola Mexico Film Festival

Join The Frida Cinema for Natalia Beristáin’s Los Adioses / The Eternal Feminine, the story of Mexican poet and author Rosario Castellanos, who emerged as one of Mexico’s most important literary voices of the 20th Century.  The film begins with Rosario as an introverted and bright university student who is already very much ahead of her time, at odds against the restraints and expectations of patriarchal society run by men. In early-1950s Mexico City, Rosario’s writings tackled issues of cultural and gender oppression, while she personally struggled with her tumultuous relationship with professor of philosophy Ricardo Guerra.

Some four decades after her untimely demise, Rosario Castellanos remains one of Mexico’s most important literary figures. The author of numerous volumes of poetry and essays and a trio of beloved semi-autobiographical novels, Castellanos, a member of the legendary Generation of 1950, was not only a prolific author but also a pioneer: in a stringently male-dominated literary scene, she provided an insistent female voice.

Screening will be followed by a Hola Mexico Film Fest opening night reception.

All Hola Mexico Film Fest screenings will be presented in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Introvertida y brillante, Rosario Castellano es una estudiante universitaria quien está adelantada a su tiempo y no encaja en las expectativas. En los años 50s en la Ciudad de México, Rosario lucha porque su voz sea escuchada en una sociedad liderada por hombres. Está a punto de convertirse en una de las escritoras más importantes en la historia de la literatura mexicana, pero su turbulenta historia de amor con Ricardo Guerra manifestará su fragilidad y contradicciones. En la cima de su carrera y arriesgando su matrimonio, ella encenderá un discusión que marcará un parteaguas en su vida y la de muchas otras mujeres mexicanas.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://thefridacinema.org/event/los-adioses/

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The Frida Cinema Presents: Hola Mexico Film Festival
Dec
7
to Dec 13

The Frida Cinema Presents: Hola Mexico Film Festival

This December, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome the 2018 Hola Mexico Film Festival! The largest touring festival of Mexican independent cinema outside of Mexico, the Hola Mexico 10th Anniversary Tour will showcase the best of new independent cinema, presenting contemporary films in their original Spanish language with English subtitles. This year's selection covers a broad spectrum of genres, from romantic comedy to political intrigue to period drama to supernatural horror, and we are excited to present all nine films selected by this year's Hola Mexico selection committee!


- Friday, December 7 -
Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid) - 9pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/vuelven

- Saturday, December 8 -
Los adioses (The Eternal Feminine) + Reception - 6:30pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/los-adioses

Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid) - 9:30pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/vuelven-saturday

- Sunday, December 9 -
Sacúdete las penas - 12:30pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/sacudete-las-penas

Camino a Marte (Road to Mars) - 3pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/camino-a-marte

Oso Polar (Polar Bear) - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/oso-polar

- Monday, December 10 -
Me gusta, pero me asusta - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/me-gusta-me-pero-asusta

- Tuesday, December 11 -
La gran promesa (The Big Promise) - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/la-gran-promesa

- Wednesday, December 12 -
Eres mi pasión - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/eres-mi-pasion/

- Thursday, December 13 -
Cómo matar a un esposo muerto - 7pm
http://thefridacinema.org/event/como-matar-a-un-esposo-muerto

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Citizenship Fair
Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

Citizenship Fair

The City of Santa Ana in partnership with the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) is hosting a Citizenship Fair with free services like citizenship application assistance, legal consultation (only on your citizenship process), and additional educational materials. 

For more information please visit https://www.occord.org/citizenshipfair_20181205 or call (714) 621-0919 est. 6. 

Photo by Courtney Hedger on Unsplash

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Bowers Museum Winter Solstice Festival
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Bowers Museum Winter Solstice Festival

Start off the festive month of December by celebrating international holiday traditions: Posadas, Kwanzaa, and Chanukah. Enjoy face painting, art projects, a special sweet treat, and exciting performances by Raices de Mexico Folklorico, 3rd Degree Blues, and from New York – Isle of Klezbos, all female klezmer band.

Tickets: Free festival. General admission to Bowers Museum is free on Festival Sundays for Members and Santa Ana residents only. Admission to Kidseum’s special-ticketed exhibition Kings, Queens, and Castles is $2 for Members and Santa Ana residents only.

For more info: https://www.bowers.org/index.php/education-programs/family-programs/event/1816-winter-solstice-festival  

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True Festival Hosted by Konsept
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

True Festival Hosted by Konsept

True Festival 
“In Remembrance of our friend Richard True”

Vendors - Live Art - Raffles - Performances

*BRING A TOY FOR KIDS IN NEED IN SANTA ANA AND RECIEVE A RAFFLE TICKET FOR COOL PRIZES

#KNOWGOODVIBES
#KNOWGOODMUSIC 
#KNOWGOODFRIENDS 
#TRUEFEST

Performances by 
Jay Taj 
Apollo Bebop 
G - Funk Supreme 
7:14 
Clemmie Williams 
Dusty Crates 
Eddy Rotten & Mellow Thing (LIVE SET) 
CJD 
Kid Vista 
Blake Jones 
DJ ADM
Allierockk

Time 5pm-10pm 
Location 4th & French in Downtown Santa Ana 
Date 12-1-18

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1306995136099725/

Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash

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Downtown Santa Ana Ghost Walk
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Downtown Santa Ana Ghost Walk

The Santa Ana Haunted History Ghost Walk is a 90 minute tour which begins from the back patio of the historic Howe-Waffle Mansion in downtown Santa Ana. Tours begin promptly at their scheduled start time. Your experienced guides will take you on a journey as you explore the darker side of local history and the county seat, beautiful and historic downtown Santa Ana. The last stop of the tour will give you the unique experience of being inside one of Santa Ana's most haunted residences after dark. The Howe-Waffle Victorian Mansion built in 1889. Recently Haunted OC invited the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures Crew to investigate the house. CLICK HERE to view the photo gallery.  

For more information visit: http://www.hauntedoc.com/santaanaghostwalk.htm

Buy tickets here: https://www.hauntedoc.com/apps/webstore/products/category/1007800?page=1

Photo by John Noonan on Unsplash

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AURADOME at Patchwork Santa Ana
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

AURADOME at Patchwork Santa Ana

Visit AURADOME at Patchwork Show in Santa Ana and see the unseen you with an aura portrait.

Event Info:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

11am-5pm

Downtown Santa Ana

W. 2nd St. & Sycamore St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Additional Info:

  • The dome can fit two people per session

  • Each session requires one ticket

  • Sessions are approximately 5 minutes long, and include a portrait and a short interpretation

  • Children ages 5 and up are welcome, as long as they can sit still while holding two sensors on their lap

  • Refunds and reschedules are not available, all sales are final

  • Reservations cannot be held for late arrivals but we will try our best to accommodate you

  • If you cannot attend your session, a friend may attend in your place

  • Since we are shooting on a film that has been discontinued, every shot counts!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/112518-auradome-at-patchwork-santa-ana-tickets-50844749013?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Photo by Maurice Erlean on Unsplash

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Patchwork Show Santa Ana Makers Festival
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Patchwork Show Santa Ana Makers Festival

Shop handmade and independent goods from 150+ local makers + food artisans at Patchwork Show in Santa Ana!

Patchwork Show is FREE to attend + family & dog friendly!

Shop locally to find the perfect, unique gift for everyone on your shopping list - including yourself - in one awesome day!

PLUS we'll have food artisans + trucks, DIY crafting and music!

Patchwork vendors are strategically selected by a jury and feature: 
- clothing for men, women + kids
- handbags + accessories
- jewelry
- art + home goods
- ceramics + garden finds
- plush, crochet + knit items
- pet gear
- craft kits & patterns
- bath + body goodies and more! 

FALL 2018 SHOWS: 
Oakland, California
November 3, 2018 – Jack London Square – Broadway and Water Street

Long Beach, California
November 18, 2018 – Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore 

Santa Ana, California
November 25, 2018 – Downtown – 2nd @ Sycamore

*All shows are free to attend and 11-5pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1144586939031233/

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Science of Gingerbread
Nov
23
to Jan 6

Science of Gingerbread

Join Discovery Cube OC for their annual Science of Gingerbread competition by designing and building your very own delectable creation for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Anyone can enter and family participation is encouraged. Local schools, families, and businesses compete in this annual event, so stop by and view your friends’ and colleagues’ creations.

For more info: https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/science-of-gingerbread/

Photo by John Matychuk on Unsplash

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"Rockin Around the Clock" Father Daughter Dance
Nov
20
3:00 PM15:00

"Rockin Around the Clock" Father Daughter Dance

About “Rockin Around the Clock” - Dads University Father Daughter Dance

Rockin Around the Clock is free of charge to all fathers and daughters wishing to attend. Our message for fathers that evening is "not to teach their daughter how to be a lady", but rather......"teaching their daughter how a lady should be treated".

The environment for the evening is suited for all daughters grades 0-12 and their fathers. The event includes whole group dance activities, bonding time, and personalized activities where dads commit themselves to their daughter’s future success and healthy lifestyle. This is a “dancing under the stars” event, so we highly encourage coats for the evening. We encourage males guardians to attend if the father is not present.

Also at the event

  • Gourmet Trucks (optional purchase)

  • Portraits by Sunset Photography Inc.

  • Fun Photo Booth

Severability:

The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of California and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Acknowledgement of Understanding:

I have read this Waiver and Release of Liability and fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Photo by Dolo Iglesias on Unsplash

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Zocalo Fiesta Fundraiser
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Zocalo Fiesta Fundraiser

“Zócalo”, in many Latin American countries, is the town square, a place where people gather to share resources and socialize and where some of the town’s most pivotal moments occur. Similarly, Delhi Center has been a Zócalo for the Santa Ana community since 1969 and uses the Zocalo concept for its annual fundraiser because of the center’s important role in the lives of Santa Ana residents. The center serves as a gathering place for residents, businesses, and organizations and it is well-known and well-respected for its history of serving the community.

Proceeds from the event go towards the center’s youth programs, including:

Mathletics Camp: an academic enrichment summer program that provides stimulation and support for students to advance and excel in STEM focused subjects, specifically math and science, with a math and science fair culminating event to showcase student accomplishments.

Teens Engaged in Learning and Leadership Program: trains and engages teens, ages 16 to 19 and uses leadership development, mentoring, career exploration, financial planning, and internships to help them build skills and learn how those skills can generate pathways to higher education and career exploration.

Join us to enjoy a night of casual fun, live music, dancing, delicious authentic Mexican food, local artist vendors, fabulous door prizes, and Loteria!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zocalo-fiesta-fundraiser-tickets-49054571544

Photo by Vitchakorn Koonyosying on Unsplash

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Visits and Photos with Santa at MainPlace Mall
Nov
16
to Dec 24

Visits and Photos with Santa at MainPlace Mall

Santa will be available for visits & photos at the Santa Set in Macy's Court. For hours, please click here: https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/pdfs/santa.pdf 

Remember, visits are FREE! 

Reservations are available, but not required! Get your FastPass by clicking the following link: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/3n5sLorZ:mainplace

SPECIAL SANTA EVENTS:

  • Santa's Arrival: Friday, November 16th from 6pm - 8pm

  • Pet Photos with Santa: Sunday, December 2nd from 6pm - 8pm & Wednesday, December 12th from 6pm - 9pm

  • Santa Cares: Sunday, December 9th from 9am - 11am - You must make a reservation prior to the event  at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-cares-tickets-51567370393

PACKAGES AND MORE:

  • Packages start at $24.99!* 

  • Enjoy a FREE 50% off promo card from Shutterfly with any photo package purchase

  • Add a digital download for $10 and receive 4 FREE wallet photos

  • Retrieve and customize your digital downloads at MyHolidayMoments.com

*Pricing increases Dec. 14th!

Photo by Srikanta H. U on Unsplash

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REPO! The Genetic Opera: Live Showcast by Addicted to the Knife The Frieda Cinema
Nov
11
to Nov 12

REPO! The Genetic Opera: Live Showcast by Addicted to the Knife The Frieda Cinema

It’s that time again, Repo! fanatics!   The amazing “shadow-cast” troupe Addicted to the Knife returns to The Frida with Repo! The Genetic Opera on Saturday, November 11! 
Advance tickets now available at box office, and online by clicking here!

An outlandish 2008 celebration of dirty, gory excess, replete with family melodrama, mysterious illnesses, mind-blowing future-drugs, designer organ repossessions, a few surprising cameos, and a superabundance of bloody stabs and slices, Repo! will be brought to life in front of your eyes by Addicted to the Knife, an all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip syncing troupe of actors who have excelled at performing the film Rocky Horror-style! All this, and musical numbers too!

Pre-Show starts at 11:30pm – Film starts at Midnight!

Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash

 

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