November 19, 2009


  COSTA MESA - Crush Photo Studios Grand Opening. The public is invited to join in the celebration for the opening of Crush Photo Studios, in Costa Mesa, CA. Owner/Operator Nancy Villere and her team will be welcoming guests to a night of music, art, fashion and fun! Indulge with scrumptious catering provided by Stadium Brewing Company (Aliso Viejo). Bring in any canned good items to help support Second Harvest Food Bank and you are automatically entered in several raffles throughout the night! Giveaways include gift cards and items from local shops such as Lucky Owl, Regular, Condom Revolution, as well as a three-hour recording session at Bomb Shelter Rehearsal & Recording Studios. Get to know Crush Photo Studios, help feed those in need, and walk away with some great new swag! Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Location:  1779 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Call: (949) 722-0090.

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival - Take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest food festival in Southern California. 170 wine & spirit purveyors, 70 of San Diego’s top chefs, gourmet foods, “Chef of the Fest” competition, cookbook author signing tent, and live entertainment included. Must be 21 years or older to attend. No infants admitted. Check prices & buy tickets

SAN JOSE - Ballet San Jose Pirates of Penzance! Gilbert and Sullivan's PIRATES OF PENZANCE explodes onto the ballet stage with swashbuckling pirates and damsels in distress. It's a show you won't want to miss. Event runs only through November 22! Read the details

SANTA ANA - Head to Toe: All About Your Body. Explore the science under your skin with Taco Bell Discovery Science Center’s exhibit that includes five interesting body topics-- skeletons, organs, the senses, keeping healthy and general body facts. Hours: 10am – 5pm. Cost: $9.95 Age 2 to Teen; $12.95 Adult . Location: 2500 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705. Call: (714) 542-2823.
- The Facts Behind the Funnies. Exhibit at Charles Schulz Musuem The Facts Behind the Funnies: Schulz's Passion for Precision. As a cartoonist read by millions of fans, Charles Schulz felt an obligation to get his facts straight about the subjects he tackled in Peanuts. This exhibition reveals Schulz's dedication to detail in order to ensure that sports plays and positions (from ice skating to surfing), medical conditions, musical notes, and even Woodstock’s shorthand were accurately depicted. Runs through Jan. 1, 2010. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8; $5 youth, seniors; Free under 4 years. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. Call: (707) 579-4452. 
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