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August 2015

‘Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from the Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection’

August 29
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Exhibit runs every day; end date subject to change
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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Tulachan, a 69-year old Buddhist monk living in Nepal, is a second-generation artist of thangka, a painting style that is used primarily for religious instruction and meditation. The nine murals on display deviate from traditional thangka in their size, colors and imagery.

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‘As You Like It’

August 29
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Through Aug. 29; please check website for show times.
Shakespeare-Summerfest OC,
12762 Main St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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Shakespeare-Summerfest OC’s amphitheater makes the perfect setting for this romantic comedy, set in the Forest of Arden. Follow the exiled Rosalind and Orlando through the play’s twists and its oft-quoted lines.

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The Official Blues Brothers Revue

August 29
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Through Aug. 30; please check website for performance times.
Laguna Playhouse,
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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This is the band John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd started, now with new performers, selected by Aykroyd and Belushi’s widow. Fans of the music and the movie will appreciate the dedication to the spirit of this Chicago-born musical-comedy empire.

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Exploring Art through Food

August 29
Orange County Museum of Art,
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Local chefs serve special dishes inspired by the exhibit “My Generation: Young Chinese Artists.” The evening also includes gallery tours, drumming performances, and a demonstration of meditative eating.

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The Official Blues Brothers Revue

August 30
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Through Aug. 30; please check website for performance times.
Laguna Playhouse,
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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This is the band John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd started, now with new performers, selected by Aykroyd and Belushi’s widow. Fans of the music and the movie will appreciate the dedication to the spirit of this Chicago-born musical-comedy empire.

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Parnassus Society Award Concert

August 30
Soka University,
1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 United States
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Soprano Hae Ji Chang and pianist Vijay Venkatesh are the 2015 recipients of this award created by local arts patrons to encourage the development of promising young professionals.

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’

August 30
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Aug. 27, 28 and 30; check website for show times.
New Swan Theater,
Inner Ring Road, UC Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697 United States
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A post-World War II version of one of the bard’s most adored rom-coms has come to fruition with L.A. director Beth Lopes at the helm. See it during its final week at the in-the-round, Elizabethan-style New Swan Theater.

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‘Phil Dike: The Wave and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981′

August 31
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Continues through Sept. 27; please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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"Laguna Beach Walk," 1971

Phil Dike was an eminent SoCal watercolorist who set up a summer art school with Rex Brandt in Corona del Mar. This particular exhibit highlights his connection to the sea.

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The First Tee of Orange County’s Third Annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The First Tee of Orange County (TFTOC), a nonprofit committed to providing youth with translatable life skills through the game of golf, will host its third annual pro-am golf tournament on Monday, August 31, 2015, at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. with registration, followed by a shotgun start at noon. The scramble format event will offer amateur golfers the opportunity to experience a beautiful private course alongside 44 golf professionals –…

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September 2015

‘Adams, Curtis And Weston: Photographers of the American West’

September 1
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Through Nov. 29; check museum website for hours.
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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At this exhibit, experience three distinct perspectives of the changing western landscape and the then-relatively new art of photography.

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‘Sunlight and Shadow: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting’

September 1
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Through Sept. 24. Please check museum website for exact hours.
Irvine Museum,
18881 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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California Impressionism emerged in the early 20th century as a distinct melding of West Coast, East Coast and European styles of outdoor painting. This exhibit includes early plein air painters alongside contemporary masters of the genre.

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‘Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path’

September 1
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Through Sept. 13. Please check museum website for hours.
Muzeo,
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805 United States
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Now extinct, the California grizzly called Orange County home until 1924. This exhibit examines the future of the native mountain lion, given our growing urban development.

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‘Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory’

September 1
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Through Sept. 27. Please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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This internationally recognized Laguna Beach native hangs her monochromatic paintings to be viewed as installations. This will be her first museum exhibition in California in 40 years. Be sure not to miss the series of photographs, which the artist created as a graduate student at U.C. Irvine.

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Pierce Meehan: Surf Panels

September 1
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Exhibition continues through Sept. 8; please check gallery website for hours.
Jamie Brooks Fine Art,
2967 Randolph Ave., Unit C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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This Laguna Beach native has his first solo exhibition of walls panels that are made with the materials and technology used to create surfboards. Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, they have a distinctly Southern California aesthetic, and smooth, glassy textures. Reception on Aug. 1.

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‘My Generation: Young Chinese Artists’

September 2
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Through Oct. 11; please check museum website for hours.
Orange County Museum of Art,
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Each of the emerging art-makers in this exhibit were born after 1976, as the Cultural Revolution was ending. Their works have been influenced by global art movements, yet they have much to say about their homeland (a piece by Liu Di is pictured at left). The result is a provocative look at China by its own citizens.

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‘Selections: Robert Rauschenberg’

September 2
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Through Oct. 11; please check museum website for hours.
Orange County Museum of Art,
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Nine pieces by the prominent 20th-century artist, including collages, prints, and light boxes, will be on display in the museum’s second in a series of exhibits featuring works from the permanent collection.

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‘Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition’

September 2
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Please check gallery website for exact hours.
City of Brea Art Gallery,
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821 United States
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This display of 14 local artists’ works (like the one by Judy Schroeder, pictured) celebrates the Impressionistic style of landscape painting that has enjoyed a resurgence in California. Gain insight into the lives of the artists through an assortment of personal photos, videos, and writings.

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‘The 1968 Exhibit’

September 3
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Through Sept. 13. Please check museum website for hours.
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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This multimedia exhibit, developed by the Minnesota History Center, looks back on a climactic year of the 20th century. Organized chronologically by month, the exhibit includes a Huey helicopter, a green living room designed from a 1968 Better Homes and Gardens magazine, clothing of the era, plus music, television shows, and other artifacts that tell the story of the political and social movements of the time.

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‘Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from the Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection’

September 5
|Recurring Event (See all)
Exhibit runs every day; end date subject to change
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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Tulachan, a 69-year old Buddhist monk living in Nepal, is a second-generation artist of thangka, a painting style that is used primarily for religious instruction and meditation. The nine murals on display deviate from traditional thangka in their size, colors and imagery.

Find out more »

‘Phil Dike: The Wave and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981′

September 7
|Recurring Event (See all)
Continues through Sept. 27; please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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"Laguna Beach Walk," 1971

Phil Dike was an eminent SoCal watercolorist who set up a summer art school with Rex Brandt in Corona del Mar. This particular exhibit highlights his connection to the sea.

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