March 28, 2012
  • THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY: The National Professional Paintball League hosts the 2012 Surf City USA Open around Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. More than 100 teams from around the world compete from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with a trade show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pro teams play from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free for spectators, with grandstand seating $10 Thursday through Saturday, $20 Sunday; there is also a VIP area with Hooters chicken wings and beer for $50 Thursday through Saturday, $65 Sunday. For more information, call (714) 758-5575 or visit
THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY: The National Professional Paintball… (CHRISTOPHER WAGNER,…)


Baseball Musical

The Academy for the Performing Arts presents "Damn Yankees" at the Huntington Beach High School auditorium, 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call (714) 536-2514, ext. 4025 or visit


Art Exhibit

"Pressing the Limits," featuring works by Michael Costello, Mitchell Shields Marti, Jennifer Lynch and Willis F. Lee, is on display at Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.


Harold Chapman Exhibit

OMC Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, presents selected vintage and period photographs — from 1947 to 2012 — of Harold Chapman. The exhibit is titled "The Beat Hotel and Other Images Made for the Future." For more information, call (714) 421-0476.



Art Collection Tour

The Huntington Beach Art Center hosts "The Private Collection Tour" with curator Darlene DeAngelo leading a tour of a private residence with more than 100 pieces by Lita Albuquerque, Larry Bell, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Roland Reiss and others. Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the tour beginning at 7:30. Tickets are $100 and reservations are required. For reservations and information, call (714) 536-5258 or visit

Cotton Club Night

La Brique Steak House features "A Night at the Cotton Club," a night of music and decor inspired by the 1920s Harlem nightclub, at 14892 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. Pianist Richie Fauno and vocalist Sharon Sills will perform, and classic cars will be on display in the parking lot from 6 to 11 p.m. There is no cover charge, but proceeds from dinner and drinks benefit the Therapeutic Riding Center. For more information, call (714) 897-0055 or visit

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