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Bowers Museum Exhibition: Ito Jakuchu: A Man with No Age - Masterpieces from the Price Collection

April 16th, 2011 - July 10th, 2011

Exquisite and engaging, the scroll and screen paintings of Ito Jakuchu from the prestigious Price Collection have drawn crowds of over 1 million to the Tokyo National Museum. The Bowers Museum is proud to host this important exhibition in conjunction with the county wide JapanOC festival.

The outstanding Japanese screen and scroll paintings from the Etsuko and Joe Price Collection experienced immense success as a traveling exhibition in 2006-2007, attracting over one million viewers. For the first time in the United States, a new exhibit is set to introduce you to one of the Price Collection's greatest assets - a man considered by many to be one of the greatest artists that ever lived, yet known by very few outside of Japan. His name is Ito Jakuchu. Born in Japan in 1715, he lived as a vegetable seller and a Buddhist monk, all the while living a life devoted to illuminating the beauty of nature with the magical stroke of the artist’s brush. But Jakuchu took his brush beyond just skill, making him different from all others. His works are diverse and so coupled with the heart of nature that they have an ageless quality and appeal to people from all walks of life - no scholarly explanations needed. Jakuchu’s paintings have left their mark, a stroke far beyond the capabilities of ordinary men. Sponsor: Vector Images

How Much : Contact Venue

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Exhibit through July 17th, 2011
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

About the Venue

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Broadway On Tour Presents: Wonderland

May 7th, 2011 - May 29th, 2011

Where can you find mice who drink tea, cats who can grin, and rabbits who are always running late? Why, in Wonderland, of course! When Alice happens to fall into this wacky world, the citizens are concerned that she may interfere with their Wonderland way of life. Anything can happen in this upside down version of Lewis Carroll’s classic story.

A one hour show in one act - optional tea party available one hour before show. All the cookies and punch you want and a chance to meet the characters before the show. Dress up or casual, it's up to you.

How Much : Show Only - $10.00, Show w/Tea Party - $15.00

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Show Dates
Saturday: May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sundays: May 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sundays: May 29th, 2011 at 4:30pm (No Tea Party)

About the Venue

Broadway On Tour
625 French Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Heritage Museum Presents: Family Holiday Music Festival

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Featuring Bluegrass, Folk & Americana
And Lots of Food and Family Activities

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About the Venue

Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704

WaterWorks: Soak Up the Science at the Discovery Science Center

May 20th, 2011 - September 11th, 2011

The wonders of water will WOW you at WaterWorks: Soak Up the Science - a new special exhibition that will be making a splash at Discovery Science Center. Immerse yourself in stimulating, hands-on learning experiences that will quench your thirst for the playful, powerful and precious world of water. Sponsor: BDSwiss

How Much : Adult - $12.95, Child - $9.95

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Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

About the Venue

Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705

The Wooden Floor 28th Annual Concert

Three days only, June 2 - 4

A profoundly inspiring performance as three of the nation’s most interesting experimental choreographers create new work in partnership with 144 underserved youth.

Experience True. A performance that transcends dance on the stage to a movement within our community. See collaborative dance making so profound that it touches audiences, while powerfully moving its young performers towards a life of possibility. Feel the life-changing event that is True. Sponsors: Black Wolf and Crazy Bulk

FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
JUNE 2-4, 2011
8:00pm nightly, plus 2:30pm matinee Saturday
General Seating $20
Benefit Seating $50*
Half price discount for students and children under 13
*Includes $30 tax deductible contribution

For tickets please visit : http://www.saintjosephballet.org/view/Dance/True

About the Venue

The Wooden Floor
1810 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

100 Artists See Satan: Fundraiser Event Preview

Sunday, June 26th, 7 - 10pm

Grand Central Arts Forum, the support group for Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) is revitalizing the hit exhibition, 100 Artists See Satan, a survey of contemporary artists and their interpretation of the supreme demon. Unlike the original exhibition, this iteration of the collection will be presented as a fundraiser, with works available for sale to the public. All proceeds will benefit future GCAC programs and exhibitions. An exclusive preview will be held Saturday, June 26 from 6-7pm with the public reception scheduled from 7-10pm. On July 3 from 7-10pm GCAC will host another reception to coincide with Downtown Santa Ana's First Saturday Arts Walk. The exhibition will remain on display through August 15, 2010. Sponsor: VyprVPN

About the Venue

Grand Central Art Center
125 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Broadway On Tour Presents: Princesses

July 9th, 2011 - July 24th, 2011

All of the classic fairy tale characters and princesses are competing in the kingdom's musical competition to win the honor of "Fairest of All". Chaos ensues when the Pixie Chicks and their Fairy Stage-Mother sabotage all of the acts. Only through friendship, cooperation, teamwork do the Princesses find the way to come together to bring out the best that they can be to win the day!

Completely original story and music by our own musical director Erik Pryztulski - see it here in it's world premiere! A two hour musical performed in two acts with a 15 minute intermission. Suitable for the whole family. Sponsor: Bodybuilding.

How Much : Children and Seniors - $10.00, Adults - $12.00

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Show Dates
Saturdays: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sundays: July 23rd, 2011 at 7:30pm
Sundays: July 10th, 17th, 24th, 2011 at 2:00pm

About the Venue

Broadway On Tour
625 French Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701