Continuing the next chapter in the Harry Potter film concert series, the Pacific Symphony, led by conductor Justin Freer will perform the compete score from the third film in the Potter series, The Prisoner of Azkaban. Beginning in 2016 with the launch of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, performances of the score to each film began happening all over the world, with the series going to some 35 different countries through 2018. Accompanied by the California State University of Fullerton chorus, guests get to experience the film on a giant 40-foot screen as the orchestra recreates the music from beginning to end in real time. For Potter fans, this is the best way to see the films again.
For the folks at the Huntington Beach Art Center, the craft is better appreciated when it’s experienced. Family Art Day is a way for the center to not only host a contemporary show for established artists but also a great way to share the passion with visitors. Offering hands on activities and instructional classes in a myriad of mediums including ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, masks, and even performance art, guests can learn from artists first hand. This family-friendly gathering runs from 12p.m. to 4p.m. and works as great way to galvanize the community while nurturing creativity.
Many hearts were broken when Irvine said goodbye to its beloved amphitheatre. That sentiment gave way to excitement when news of a new venue began development. This weekend marks the opening of FivePoint Amphitheatre and Southern California’s JACK FM will mark the occasion with the 12th installment of their annual radio show. Enlisting the help of rock radio staples, bands like The Offspring, 311, Gin Blossoms, and LIT will help break in the new digs with a Saturday full of singalongs. With the show expected to sell out, tickets are a hot item. Irvine has a new destination for live music and the party is primed and ready to pop off.
The transformation from berry to scary at Knott’s during Halloween time has been happening for the last 45 years. As is the case every year, new maze themes help heighten the tension that comes with not knowing what is around each corner. From abandoned carnivals to evading a massive 7-foot creature in what translates to an ominous pumpkin patch, Scary Farm has really amped up the terror factor. In a bittersweet benchmark, the Mistress of the Dark Elvira will step down at the end of the season as the pseudo master of ceremonies for the Haunt. Between the rides, the 13 different mazes, the shows, and the various scare zones throughout the park, there is a reason the thrills have lasted generations. Work up your courage and score some tickets.