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National Soup Month in Costa Mesa

Posted on January 4, 2013 | 3:13pm

January is national soup month.  To celebrate, you can dust off the slow cooker and create your own, or you can indulge in a steamy bowl of soup from some the best culinary offerings in the City of the Arts, Costa Mesa.

Because Costa Mesa is home to the best collection of restaurants in Orange County, there is a wide variety of cuisine and something to satisfy everybody’s tastes.  Whether you prefer vegetarian or seafood, or something warm and comforting, there is a perfect soup on our list to celebrate national soup month in Costa Mesa. Read More

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Acting Classes at South Coast Repertory

Posted on January 3, 2013 | 3:45pm

For all aspiring thespians with no acting experience, those looking to improve stage skills or future master troupers, South Coast Repertory offers acting courses to fit your needs.  There are continuing education classes for adults, acting courses for kids and teens and audience enrichment seminars before selected shows at SCR.

South Coast Repertory Acting Classes

The winter session for adult acting, playwriting and screenwriting classes begin January 14, 2013.  Those who enroll before January 4, 2013 receive a $10 discount.  For adults, SCR offers 8 acting classes ranging from the basic fundamentals of acting to advanced courses like acting for the camera and musical theatre.  All acting and writing students are also eligible for $10 student rush tickets to Segerstrom and Argyros stage productions. Read More

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Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Posted on December 20, 2012 | 3:08pm

Newport Harbor was alight with sea-faring vessels of all shapes and sizes, glowing with lights and decorations for the start of the 104th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.  Each year, this Orange County tradition draws over a million viewers looking to take in the holiday spectacle.  This year’s theme is “Surf, Sand and Santa.”

Boats in the Harbor

Although the holiday parade is over one hundred years old, this year marked the first time that the start of the parade was commemorated with a firework show.   The fireworks were set off of the Balboa Pier at 6:30 pm.  The final night will also be marked by a firework show at 9 pm.  The boat parade lasts for five nights, from Wednesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23 as Newport Harbor, Balboa Island and Newport Peninsula are illuminated with vivid lights and adorned with extensive holiday decor. Read More

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Snoopy House Returns to Costa Mesa City Hall

Posted on December 17, 2012 | 12:23pm

The Snoopy House Holiday Display returns once again to illuminate Costa Mesa City Hall during the holiday season.  The elaborate display was an east side Costa Mesa neighborhood tradition for 44 years.  Due to a home foreclosure in 2011, the Peanuts-themed display moved to the City Hall building at 77 Fair Drive, located across the street from the OC Fair & Event Center.

Costa Mesa Snoopy House

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Chef Thomas Keller Signs Copies of Bouchon Bakery at South Coast Plaza

Posted on December 12, 2012 | 11:00am

Hundreds of people anxiously waited in line to meet renowned Chef Thomas Keller and his Executive Pastry Chef Sébastien Rouxel.  The two famous chefs appeared at Williams-Sonoma at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa to sign copies of their new cookbook, Bouchon Bakery.  It was their only book signing in Orange County. Read More

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