May
25
to May 28

Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival

Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival: 4 day event located at Madison Park in Santa Ana (Edinger & Standard)

*Free Parking & Admission

Daytime Special available: Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 2-7pm with Unlimited Rides for $15

Friday: 5pm-11pm

Saturday: 2-11pm

Sunday: 2-11pm

Monday: 2-10pm

More information available: https://www.facebook.com/events/380373749123464/

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May
26
1:30 PM13:30

PT109 (1963) (140 min)

PT 109 is a dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's war time experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island, find food and shelter and signal the Navy for rescue.

Biography, drama, war: During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands.  

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Time: 1;30 PM - 4:00 PM

Tickets: 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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May
30
11:00 AM11:00

Art in Context Lecture Series (Part 1 of 3): 20th Century American Sculptors

Wednesdays | May 30, June 6, June 13
11 AM - 12 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context
Featuring the work of Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and Dale Chihuly

Part 1 | An American Family of Sculptors: The Alexander Calders
By discussing the work of three generations of Calder sculptors, we will better understand the development of sculpture in America. From architectural enhancement and imagery of founding fathers, to the City Beautiful Movement of the late 19th century, to the impact of European Modernism, we begin to see what led to the incorporation of kinetic factors and steel in the work of the best known Calder, Alexander.

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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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Grease + Cinema Trivia Night

ARE YOU READY FOR TRIVIA NIGHT?

On Wednesday, May 30th, we're teaming up with The Frida Cinema for another FREE movie under the stars... out on our patio! And this time, we're bringing something along for our fellow film junkies in the room... At 7 pm, we'll be kicking the night off with a few rounds of MOVIE TRIVIA! Come by with your crew and scarf down on some food and drinks, and get ready to prevail against our defending champions and the others that believe that their natural born thirst for knowledge can outdo your team and all the other trivia fanatics! 

Who knows, by the end of the night maybe you will be able to call yourselves the CHAMPIONS!

YOU THINK YOU'RE AMONGST THE BEST OF THE BEST?

SIGN UP BELOW TO PROVE IT!

When trivia ends at 8:30pm, join us for the classic blockbuster GREASE.

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Show up GREASE and Movie Trivia fans!

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May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Anne’s Treasures | Tangle Art

Meditative drawing with the use of repetitive, basic
pattern drawing. Anyone can do it and you’ll be amazed at the beautiful result.

A very special arts engagement program for seniors!
Seniors over the age of 62 are invited to join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for a program of art, music, lectures and gallery tours. Program will vary each session.

Location: John M Lee Court
Ticket Info: Free for Members (Over 62) | $5 for Non-Members (Over 62).

Space is extremely limited so call today and reserve your spot. Reservations are a must. Call or email Lupe Lopez at (714) 567-3678, mlopez@bowers.org

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May
31
1:00 PM13:00

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

New for members only: A Book Club experience

“Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages” is a Bowers Docent Guild sponsored book club that pairs a topical book with the museum’s newest exhibits. Join a docent led book discussion for members. An optional docent led tour will follow the book discussion. All book selections are available for purchase in the museum store.

Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie will pair with First Americans: Tribal Art of North America.

Thursday, May 31: 1 - 2 PM
Saturday, June 2: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

RSVP to programs@bowers.org 

Space is limited to 25 members. A confirmation email will be sent to participants.

Sherman Alexie has written over 20 books, and received numerous awards for this book, including National Book Award.

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

OCSA: Senior Pop-Up Restaurant

Tickets On Sale Now!

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality students are having a pop-up restaurant!

All Tickets $68
Beer and Wine Included
 (21 and Over)

Taking Reservations in 15 Minute Increments

Seating is Limited

After adding your ticket(s) to your basket, 
proceed to check out to select your final menu choices

Tickets: https://boxoffice.ocsarts.net/main/shows/ca-h%20senior%20pop-up%20restaurant/events

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Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

New for members only: A Book Club experience

“Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages” is a Bowers Docent Guild sponsored book club that pairs a topical book with the museum’s newest exhibits. Join a docent led book discussion for members. An optional docent led tour will follow the book discussion. All book selections are available for purchase in the museum store.

Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie will pair with First Americans: Tribal Art of North America.

Thursday, May 31: 1 - 2 PM
Saturday, June 2: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

RSVP to programs@bowers.org 

Space is limited to 25 members. A confirmation email will be sent to participants.

Sherman Alexie has written over 20 books, and received numerous awards for this book, including National Book Award.

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Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

Timeless Melodies: The 1960s (Part2)

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education inc.

The 1960s were a time of experimentation and turbulence, all expressed through music. Join us as we explore the dominating force of Rock and Roll, Bob Dylan’s politically-driven folk songs, the Beatles’ British Invasion, Beach Boys’ soft surf sounds, Motown funk, and the counterculture that swept over Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Tickets: 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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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Solstice Festival

Summertime living is easy at the Summer Solstice Festival! Celebrate music, dance, and art from the sunny parts of the world including Spain, Mexico, and California. Featured musicians include Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Troupe, Party of Two, and Trio Soul, who will be performing boleros.

Location: Key Courtyard and Bowers Kidseum 

Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment
Tickets: Free festival. General admission to Bowers Museum and Kidseum is free on Festival Sundays for Members and Santa Ana residents only.

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Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

JFK Closing Lecture with Dr. Scott Spitzer

Dr. Scott Spitzer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University of California, Irvine. His research interests address the role of race in American political development. His work focuses on the U.S. presidency, federal welfare policymaking, and racial politics. Spitzer was also the teaching assistant for New York City former Mayor David N. Dinkins.

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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Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Art in Context Lecture Series (Part 2 of 3): 20th Century American Sculptors

Wednesdays | May 30, June 6, June 13
11 AM - 12 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context
Featuring the work of Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and Dale Chihuly

Part 2 | Isamu Noguchi: Master of Stone
As a young man Isamu Noguchi worked in the studio of Constantin Brâncuși and then traveled to Japan where he was inspired by Buddhist funerary figures. In the U.S., he became deeply influenced by Surrealism. In this lecture we will consider Noguchi’s career as a reflection of the multi-variant influences of Modern art in the 20th century. With Noguchi’s later work and his California Scenario in Costa Mesa, as the ultimate culmination of these influences.

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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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Electric City Butcher - Duck Charcuterie Workshop

Are you ready to learn about all things duck tonight? Join us in this hands-on overview on how to prepare, cook, and carve a duck. We’ll also learn how to make duck prosciutto and duck confit.

What do I get with the class?

  • Butcher your own bird, and bring it home to enjoy.
  • Take home an ECB Butcher Bag, including knife and twine.
  • You receive a 10% discount on any in-store purchases made that evening.
  • A 10%-off coupon for your next visit.
  • Drinks and meat-tastic snacks at the end of the evening.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electric-city-butcher-duck-charcuterie-workshop-tickets-43337204746

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Jun
8
to Jun 9

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Frida Cinema

Every 2nd 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 11:30pm; the legendary Midnight Movie starts – appropriately – 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/make-up welcome and encouraged!

Forget to bring your newspapers, rubber gloves, playing cards, and/or toilet paper?? Remember – Prop Bags are on sale at every Rocky Horror event for only $2, and all proceeds support the cast’s costume and prop budget!!

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Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

ARCE Archaeology Lecture Series: The Nubian Encounter with Greece

Presented by Dr. Stanley Burstein, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles

In this lecture Professor Burstein will use archaeological discoveries at the Kushite capital of Meroe to illustrate how the Kushites reacted to Greek artistic and architectural models, which they encountered in Egypt during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
Anonymous sponsor in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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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Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Saturday Artwalk: Dad's and Grad's

Lesson will focus on Picture Frame assembly and painting - We will discuss principals of art in regard to Sculpture and Design by creating wooden frames using Popsicle sticks and wooden add-on’s and acrylic paint. Will make a perfect gift for either a Dad or Grad!

Art Vendors will be located throughout most areas of the mall.

Macy’s Court (4 vendors)

Food Court (4 vendors)

Center Corridor between Elevator (4 vendors) leading to the patio, and 2 vendors outside.

Art Exhibits: Guest Artist Dino Perez

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Jun
10
1:30 PM13:30

Summer Concerts! The Verismo Ensemble

The Verismo Ensemble is made up of Lisa Yamamoto on the flute, Laszlo Mezo on cello and Jenny Park on piano. They are a musical trio with varied repertoire from many different time periods and genres. They enjoy engaging with their audiences and teaching about music as well as performing it. They take pride in providing the best repertoire that is beautiful to listen to and a program that is enjoyable for all ages.

Program

Trio in G major, Op. 19 by Friedrich Kuhlau
Allegro moderato
Adagio patetico
Rondo

Trois Aquarelles (Three Watercolors) by Philippe Gaubert
1. Par un clair matin
2. Soir d'automne
3. Sérénade

Trio Op. 86 by Nikolai Kapustin
Allegro molto

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Time: 1:30 PM

Ticket: Members 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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Jun
13
11:00 AM11:00

Art in Context Lecture Series (Part 3 of 3): 20th Century American Sculptors

Wednesdays | May 30, June 6, June 13
11 AM - 12 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context
Featuring the work of Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and Dale Chihuly

Part 3 | Breaking it down: Craft and Sculpture in American Art
In the mid 20th century, American craft and sculpture saw radical shifts and blurred boundaries for the first time. By investigating the work of ceramicist Peter Voulkos and glassblower Dale Chihuly, we will trace the arc of this movement from traditional “craft” media to purely sculptural forms that were often grand in scale.

Tickets: 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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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Anne’s Treasures | Wood Fans

Fan those summer heat waves away with your beautifully designed and painted wood fan.

A very special arts engagement program for seniors!
Seniors over the age of 62 are invited to join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for a program of art, music, lectures and gallery tours. Program will vary each session.
Location: John M Lee Court
Ticket Info: Free for Members (Over 62) | $5 for Non-Members (Over 62).

Space is extremely limited so call today and reserve your spot. Reservations are a must. Call or email Lupe Lopez at (714) 567-3678, mlopez@bowers.org

Music: Charles Fullwood https://www.facebook.com/charles.fullwood.5

 

 

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Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking the Native Way: Chia Cafe Collective Dinner Program

Enjoy a 3-course meal from Tangata Restaurant, inspired by recipes from Cooking the Native Way: Chia Café Collective. The authors will discuss the history of the ingredients and dishes being served, as well as cultural preservation and revitalization.

Program

6 PM: Chia Café Collective presentation

6:30 PM: Dinner

Menu TBA. 

Location: Tangata Restaurant and First Americans: Tribal Art from North AmericaExhibit 

Tickets: Member $85 | General $95 

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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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

11th Annual Law Day with Bill Handel

KFI presents the 10th Annual Law Day with Bill Handel.
FREE legal advice from over 100 lawyers in every area of the law.
FREE Informative Legal and Business seminars
Attend LIVE Broadcast of Bill Handel’s “Handel on the Law” from 9 AM-11 AM
Tickets: Free event (does not include access to museum galleries)

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Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Cinema Italiano: Spettacolo (2017, 91 min)

Once upon a time there was a tiny town on a hill in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to deal with its issues - by creating a play out of lives of its inhabitants. Spettacolo is a documentary film that captures this 50-year-old tradition, where their piazza becomes the town’s stage and every villager, from 6 to 90 years old, plays a part.

Do you love attending Cinema Italiano but don’t love the subtitles? Arrive early for basic Italian language classes led by Petra Petry, a Professor of Italian at community colleges around Southern California. Classes and screenings will take place in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium.

12:30 - 1:30 PM | Introductory Italian
1:30 PM | Break
2 - 3:30 PM | Film screening

 Free for Bowers 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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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

First Americans 3-Part Tour Series with Bill Mercer

Join Bill Mercer, Curator of First Americans: Tribal Art from North America, for an intimate and in-depth 3-part tour of the exhibition to highlight objects from the Northwest Coast and Arctic, California, and the Southwest. The discussion will focus on the aesthetic features of individual works as well as an overview of the cultural context in which they were created.

SAT, June 23, Part 1: Northwest Coast and Arctic
SAT, July 21, Part 2: California
SAT, Aug 18, Part 3: Southwest

3-Part Series Package: Member $35 | General $45

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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Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

The Acjachemen – First People of the South Orange County Coast with Alfred Cruz and Patricia Martz

Presented by Alfred Cruz, Acjachemen descendant, and Patricia Martz, president of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance and Professor emerita of anthropology and archaeology at California State University, Los Angeles.

The Acjachemen were among the earliest people to live in California and thrived there without outside contact for thousands of years. They adapted to many of the environmental changes that we face today, including drought, climate change, and rising sea levels. At the time of contact the Native American population was estimated at 310,000 but had dropped to less than 20,000 by the turn of the 19th century. Join Cruz and Martz as they share the story of the Juaneño/Acjachemen from pre-contact to the present.

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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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Anne’s Treasures | Paper Parasols

Protect yourself from the hot summer sun with your lovely decorated parasol. A very special arts engagement program for seniors!
Seniors over the age of 62 are invited to join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for a program of art, music, lectures and gallery tours. Program will vary each session.

Location: John M Lee Court
Ticket Info: Free for Members (Over 62) | $5 for Non-Members (Over 62).

Space is extremely limited so call today and reserve your spot. Reservations are a must. Call or email Lupe Lopez at (714) 567-3678, mlopez@bowers.org

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Jun
28
1:30 PM13:30

Timeless Melodies: The Ladies Sing!

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education inc.

In this new course, Timeless Melodies celebrates the contributions of female singers who paved the way for their successors in American music history. Trained in the big bands, most struggled to breakout on their own early in their careers. Investigate the roots and trace the growth of some of the greatest female voices in American history: Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Smith, Billie Holiday, Mary Martin, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and many others.

1:30 - 3 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Tickets: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12

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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Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Saturday Artwalk: Summer Color Celebration

Lesson will focus on Color Theory Study and Pollinators. We will discuss the importance of pollinators for our environment and will be using the color wheel to create beautiful wax resists paintings using oil pastels and watercolors. 

Music: Charles Fullwood https://www.facebook.com/charles.fullwood.5

 

Art Vendors will be located throughout most areas of the mall.

Macy’s Court (4 vendors)

Food Court (4 vendors)

Center Corridor between Elevator (4 vendors) leading to the patio, and 2 vendors outside.

 

Art Exhibits: Mike Ziobrowski Collage with Kids and Community

 

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Saturday: Back to School

In this lesson students will create their own Art Journal and get their creative juices flowing on its pages. We will be using recycled materials to create art journals using collage and pastels as our art medium. We will discuss Shape, Pattern, and Rhythm.

Music: Middle College HS Dreamer’s Band – Perfect for Back to School as they are students.  

 

Art Vendors will be located throughout most areas of the mall.

Macy’s Court (4 vendors)

Food Court (4 vendors)

Center Corridor between Elevator (4 vendors) leading to the patio, and 2 vendors outside.

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Saturday Artwalk: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

In this lesson we will be creating a self-portrait in honor of El Maestro Emigdio Vasquez. We will study Proportion and Line using watercolors as our art medium.

Music: Manos de Fuego (drum specialty band) Emigdio Vasquez Jr.  (Son of renown Chicano Social Realism Master, Emigdio Vasquez http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-emigdio-vasquez-20140815-story.html)

Art Vendors will be located throughout most areas of the mall.

Macy’s Court (4 vendors)

Food Court (4 vendors)

Center Corridor between Elevator (4 vendors) leading to the patio, and 2 vendors outside.

Art Exhibits: Emigdio Vasquez Tribute Rosemary Vasquez (also daughter of Emigdio Vasquez and wonderful visual artist.) I think that there is no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month than by Honoring Emigdio Vasques and having his successors as our guest artists.

This Chicano movement of art is more than relevant to Santa Ana as a city and community. I was a part of the event planning committee that hosted the Celebration of Emigdio’s life in 2013 when he was awarded the Maestro Award https://www.ocregister.com/2013/06/14/chicano-artist-to-receive-maestro-award-saturday/

 

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Electric City Butcher - Pork 101 Workshop

Electric City Butcher is excited to offer its most requested class, Pork 101. This hands-on overview will teach you how we source our animals, how to identify the different parts of the pig, the basics of breaking it down, and how to prepare your favorite cuts. We’ll review knife skills, seam butchery, and you'll get to cut any meat you take home.

Each student takes home 4 lbs. of pork, gets an Electric City Butcher Tool bag (boning knife, twine, handouts, coupons), and 10% off any purchases in the shop that evening. Light food and refreshments served afterward.

What do I get with the class?
--Hands-on instruction in how to break down a whole Llano Seco pig.
--10% discount on any in-store purchases made that evening.
--ECB Tool Bag: boning knife, butchers' twine, handouts, 10% off coupon for next time.
--Drinks and meat-tastic snacks at the end of the evening.

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May
24
1:30 PM13:30

Timeless Melodies: Harry Warren

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc.

“Harry WHO?”

Despite having more Academy Award wins and nominations than than the famous Irving Berlin, many people still don’t know who Harry Warren is! With more Top Ten songs on Your Hit Parade than any other composer, you may have forgotten his name but you’ll never forget his songs. Join us a you rediscover some of your favorite music and learn the origins of these Timeless Melodies.

1:30 - 3 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Tickets: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12

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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May
20
1:30 PM13:30

Cinema Italiano: The Great Beauty - La Grande Bellezza (2013, 142 min)

A film by Paolo Sorrentino. Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Do you love attending Cinema Italiano but don’t love the subtitles? Arrive early for basic Italian language classes led by Petra Petry, a Professor of Italian at community colleges around Southern California. Classes and screenings will take place in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium.

12 - 1 PM | Introductory Italian
1 PM | Break
1:30 - 4:00 PM | Film screening

Free for Bowers 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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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Taste of Santa Ana

Save the date of May 19th for the 5th Annual Taste of Santa Ana, central Orange County’s best food and beverage event. Discover Santa Ana’s most notable restaurants and craft breweries.

Prepare your taste buds to try unlimited culinary creations from over 40+ resturants and samples from local craft breweries & wineries.

Go VIP with early access to the event, exclusive bites from Santa Ana's favorite restaurants, an open bar & comfy lounge seating.

More Info: https://tasteofsantaana.org/#eventinfo 

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May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Navajo Textiles with Philip Garaway

Philip Garaway is a celebrated specialist in Native American textiles and cultural objects and owner and founder of, Native American Art Gallery in Venice, California. Having grown up on a Navajo reservation, the son of school teachers, he shares their legacy and his special passion and expertise by speaking on Native American Culture to audiences that range from scholars to children and the broader community. As a part of First Americans: Tribal Art of North America, he will be presenting on the history of trade in the American west with examples of Navajo textiles.

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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May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Santa Ana Sites: Cuñao’s Canción del Inmigrante

Celebrate Santa Ana Sites’ landmark 20th production at the Bowers Museum! Don’t miss this outdoor evening of unforgettable storytelling told through sound, puppetry, and community created folk art. Cuñao, a Los Angeles-based Latin folk band, will present a workshop presentation of the work Canción del Inmigrante, a multimedia “opera” infused with puppetry, song, dance and activism.

The presentation is a partnership with Santa Ana's Crear Studio, Sarah Rafael Garcia and Dino Perez. During an eight week residency, community members were invited to participate in free mask-making and storytelling workshops led by Los Angeles-based, puppet artist Beth Peterson and Cuñao, under the direction of Crear. Participants explored the contours of immigrants’ stories alongside the artists, and the production will incorporate and exhibit elements of the workshop into the experience.

Location: Key Courtyard

Time: Doors + cash bar 7:30 PM | Performance 8 PM 

Free event. Reservations are required. Donations may be accepted at this event to support educational programs of Bowers and Community Engagement. 

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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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Saturday Artwalk: Mother's Day Card Making

Lesson will focus on Mother’s Day Card making and calligraphy using construction paper, markers, and various cutting tools. We will discuss principles of Art such as Design, Harmony, and Balance.

Art Vendors will be located throughout most areas of the mall.

Macy’s Court (4 vendors)

Food Court (4 vendors)

Center Corridor between Elevator (4 vendors) leading to the patio, and 2 vendors outside.

Art Exhibits: Doors – SAC Interactive live painting.

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May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Chasing Shackleton (2014) (180 min)

Can six men endure Shackleton's Antarctic rescue mission today? Using a replica boat, and the same equipment and clothing as would have been used in 1914, explorer Tim Jarvis and his crew attempt to follow in Shackleton's wake, going beyond the point of no return, using their firsthand extreme experience measured against historical accounts to unlock the secrets of Shackleton's survival. Can modern man live up to one of the greatest legends in polar history? Will Tim and his team survive to tell the tale of Chasing Shackleton? Find out in this very real, thrilling recreation!

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Free for Members and with purchase of General Admission | General $6

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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May
12
12:00 PM12:00

First MainPlace Art Walk

MainPlace commissioned seven local artists to create six oversized works of art in preparation for its first Art Walk on May 12.  Come catch the muralists in action at spots throughout the mall – and share a photo in front of one of the works-in-progress with the #ArtAtMainPlace hashtag for a chance to win MainPlace and retailer giftcards!

 

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Open Garden Day

  • West Floral Park Santa Ana, CA 92706 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. Two gorgeous, neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, vintage homes and friendly neighbors. You are invited to stroll through a variety of our gardens throughout the day. Tranquil spaces, unique planting ideas and inspiring yard designs are open for your viewing. This one day community event offers an array of activities: lovely gardens to tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks with plenty of tasty treats. This year marks our 12th Annual Open Garden Day and it is sure to be the best one yet. Once again we are hosting this event on Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. A wonderful way to spend the day with your family and loved ones. Join Us!

More Info: http://opengardenday.com/

 

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May
11
to May 12

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Frida Cinema

Every 2nd 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 11:30pm; the legendary Midnight Movie starts – appropriately – 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/make-up welcome and encouraged!

Forget to bring your newspapers, rubber gloves, playing cards, and/or toilet paper?? Remember – Prop Bags are on sale at every Rocky Horror event for only $2, and all proceeds support the cast’s costume and prop budget!!

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Anne's Treasures | Silk Scarf

Decorate a beautiful silk scarf for Mom on Mother's Day or as a special art piece to wear or display.

A very special arts engagement program for seniors!
Seniors over the age of 62 are invited to join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for a program of art, music, lectures and gallery tours. Program will vary each session.
Location: John M Lee Court
Ticket Info: Free for Members (Over 62) | $5 for Non-Members (Over 62).

 
Space is extremely limited so call today and reserve your spot. Reservations are a must. Call or email Lupe Lopez at (714) 567-3678, mlopez@bowers.org

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May
6
11:00 AM11:00

International Spring Festival

Celebrate the bloom of spring with music, dance and art making from around the world. Performances will feature traditional entertainment from Iran, Korea, Mexico and China including J-Hoon Kurdish music, and The OC Mariachi Kids.

Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment
Tickets: Free festival. General admission to Bowers Museum and Kidseum is free on Festival Sundays for Members and Santa Ana residents only.

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May
5
1:30 PM13:30

ARCE Archaeology Lecture Series: Egyptian Stories Revealed - The MET's Exciting New Acquisitions

Presented by Dr. Diana Craig-Patch, MET Museum, NYC

Many of the objects in the Met's Egyptian collection are old favorites: William, the blue hippo, the exquisite lips of a queen in yellow jasper, or the graceful models from Meketre's tomb. The stories they tell about ancient Egypt are well known. This presentation shares new narratives developed by The Met's curators as they studied a number of recent acquisitions.
Sponsored by Lauralee Barton in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter. 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditiorium

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Tickets: 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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Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

Burma: An Enchanted Spirit

This is an educational presentation of David Heath’s experiences in the amazing country of Burma. Having traveled there 18 times, he has photographed and experienced a culture that is like no other. Heath’s purpose is to educate as well as share the beauty through his images, which tell their own story.

This program is sponsored by the Collector's Council, an affiliate council of the Bowers Musuem, 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium 

Tickets: 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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Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles with Dennis J. Aigner

Presented by Dennis J. Aigner, author of the vibrantly illustrated book The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles, this presentation will consider the cultural history of the swastika in Navajo weaving, with references to other cultures and their weaving traditions.

Time: 1:30-2:30 PM

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Tickets: 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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Apr
26
to Apr 29

Jasper in Deadland

Performances on:

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

More Information: https://www.ocsarts.net/hidden-transaction-pages/master-calendar-traditional-view/occuranceid/2794/ctl/viewevent/mid/5839

 

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Electric City Butcher - Pork 101 Workshop

Electric City Butcher is excited to offer its most requested class, Pork 101. This hands-on overview will teach you how we source our animals, how to identify the different parts of the pig, the basics of breaking it down, and how to prepare your favorite cuts. We’ll review knife skills, seam butchery, and you'll get to cut any meat you take home.

Each student takes home 4 lbs. of pork, gets an Electric City Butcher Tool bag (boning knife, twine, handouts, coupons), and 10% off any purchases in the shop that evening. Light food and refreshments served afterward.

What do I get with the class?
--Hands-on instruction in how to break down a whole Llano Seco pig.
--10% discount on any in-store purchases made that evening.
--ECB Tool Bag: boning knife, butchers' twine, handouts, 10% off coupon for next time.
--Drinks and meat-tastic snacks at the end of the evening.

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