December 28, 2011
  • SUNDAY: Sutra rings in the New Year in style with a special show, featuring the biggest names in electronic music. Tiësto (pictured), Porter Robinson and other acts perform on New Year's day at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana. General admission and VIP tickets are available by call (949) 777-3010. For more information, visit
SUNDAY: Sutra rings in the New Year in style with a special…


Holiday Ice Rink

The Strand hosts its annual Holiday Ice Rink at 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Skate rental is $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, (714) 465-4528.



OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, hosts a pastels and drawings exhibit by artist Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and also by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.


New Year's Comedy Bash

The Surf City Comedy Club hosts a New Year's Eve Extravaganza and grand opening at Endless Food & Fun, 7227 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Performers include Bob Perkell, Jeff Capri and Mike Pace and the event includes a full dinner menu and champagne. Show times are 7 and 10 p.m. and cost is $50. For more information, call (714) 377-7671.



Surf City Splash

The annual Surf City Splash, in which residents celebrate the new year by running into the ocean, takes place at Huntington Beach Pier. The event starts with a pancake breakfast, with pancakes and sausage served by the Lions Club from 9 a.m. to noon at Pier Plaza for $5. The splash takes place about noon. For more information, call (714) 349-7706 or visit


The Huntington Beach Coordinating Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at Murdy Park, 7000 Norma Drive, a $5 lunch is available. For more information, visit

A Home 4 Ever Rescue brings puppies and small dogs available for adoption from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Petco, 8909 Adams Ave. For more information, visit or email

The Orange County Wine Elite hosts a fun and educational blind-tasting of wines from around the world at 6 p.m. every Saturday at Spark Woodfire Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy. #202, Huntington Beach. Themes vary on a weekly basis, and guests pay only their coverage for the wines at retail cost, plus any individual food expense. Check out their program and register for events at

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