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Today's Calendar: Out And About In Orange County

May 20, 2000



The Chuck Jones Film Festival, featuring "Bully for Bugs," "Rabbit of Seville," "Bear for Punishment" and other classic Warner Bros. cartoons, is at the Edwards Cinemas Laguna Beach, 162 S. Coast Highway. 9-11 a.m. Free. (949) 494-6896.


Therapy Dogs of Southern California sponsors a Dog Fun Day with prizes for top dogs in such competitions as hot dog bobbing, best kisser, best trick, fastest tail wagger, best catcher, best speak-on-command, most unusual dog and friendliest at Huntington Central Park, at the end of Central Park Drive between Slater and Ellis avenues, Huntington Beach. Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place. 10:30 a.m. $1 donation for each contest. (714) 839-2455.


Circus Vargas is at Euclid Street and Katella Avenue in Garden Grove. 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. $5-$24. (714) 799-0771.


Fun With Chalk--a street-painting art festival with live music, strolling performers, free hands-on art workshops for children, an international food court and souvenir booths--will be at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Visitors can create chalk-art street paintings for a $10 donation. Also Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit local arts-education programs. (877) 932-4255.


Lisa Haley & the Zydecats play zydeco music at Abilene Rose,

10830 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley. 8:30 p.m. $8. (714) 963-1700.


The Witcher Brothers play bluegrass music at Shade Tree Stringed Instruments, 28062 Forbes Road, Laguna Niguel. 7:30 p.m. $15. (949) 364-5270.


The Swallow's Inn holds its annual chili cook-off, featuring a barbecue, western-themed shows, chili tasting, raffles, vendor booths and dancing to the music of Family Style, the Pale Riders, Dark Horse, the Excuse and Chris Gaffney & the Cold Hard Facts. Noon-6 p.m. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. $3 general admission includes chili tasting. (949) 493-3188.


The UC Irvine Arboretum holds its annual Wildflower and Butterfly Show, featuring displays of annual and perennial California wildflowers, tours of the arboretum's new butterfly garden and the San Joaquin Marsh wildlife reserve, plants for sale and information booths by local nature reserves and organizations. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Campus Drive and Jamboree Road, Irvine. $2. (949) 824-5833.


A concert staging of "Sweeney Todd," the Stephen Sondheim and Christopher Bond musical about a crazed barber who kills his customers and turns them into meat pies, will be presented in the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. 8 p.m. $25, benefits the Saddleback Civic Light Opera. (949) 582-4656.


Glen Ellen Winery's seventh annual Newport Beach Jazz Festival, with Jeff Golub & Avenue Blue, Hiroshima, Joe Sample with Lalah Hathaway, Peabo Bryson and David Sanborn, continues at the Hyatt Newporter, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. 11 a.m. $32.50-$40, $55 for a two-day pass, including Sunday show with Paul Taylor, War, David Benoit, Chaka Khan and Jonathan Butler. (949) 476-3190.


"The Louie Armstrong Show," paintings by Joann Grossman, opens at the Joann Grossman Expressionist Studio/Gallery, 1444 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Aug. 31. (949) 494-9544.

"The Second Coming," mixed-media works by UC Irvine graduate students, opens at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore St., Santa Ana. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception, 7-10 p.m. Through May 27. (714) 667-1517.


Chapman University Theatre and Dance presents "The Creation," a dramatization of stories from the Bible, in the campus' Studio Theatre, 333 N. Glassell St., Orange. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Ends today. (714) 997-6812.

"1776," the Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone musical comedy about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, is at the Orange Coast College Drama Lab, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. 8 p.m. $7-$16. Ends Sunday. (714) 432-5880.

"Triumph of Love"--a musical comedy by Jeffrey Stock, James Magruder and Susan Birkhead based on the story by Pierre Marivaux about a princess who stirs feelings of love between a woman and a hardened old man--continues at the Cal State Fullerton recital hall, 800 N. State College Blvd. 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $11-$15. Ends Sunday. (714) 278-3371.

The Huntington Beach Playhouse production of "Legends," a comedy about a wheeler-dealer producer who tries to get two actors who hate each other to play the romantic leads in his newest movie, continues at the Huntington Beach Library & Cultural Center, 7111 Talbert Ave. 8 p.m. $5-$13. Ends Sunday. (714) 375-0696.

Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," about a public health official who discovers that the waters of the public baths in the small town he lives in are polluted, is at Stages, 400 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. 8 p.m. $12. Ends Sunday. (714) 525-4484.

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