Newport Beach Film Festival Hosts Free Screening of Art Film

Some might think the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is much like the holidays; it comes around once every year with all its fanfare and festive glory then disappears into the ethereal unknown. Except NBFF is actually a year-round celebration of cinema; the team works hard every day to fill our local screens with artsy,…

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Aviation Art Is at John Wayne Airport

It makes total sense to put aviation art at a place where airplanes frequently fly but the latest creative installation at John Wayne Airport is aviation art of a different kind. Greg Sullivan, best known for photographing the Chino Air Show and the Blue Agents, is exhibiting his local and exotic bird photography now through…

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Free Fridays: These Pay-Nothing Events Are Everything

The best things in life are free, and so are these events happening around Newport Beach in the next few days: 

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BEAUTY AND RUIN: Free Friday Night Screening at OCMA

Your Friday night plans just got a lot more interesting. As part of its Cinema Orange series, the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) will screen BEAUTY AND RUIN this Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets to the screening are free and available at the door. 

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There’s Art on Windows at John Wayne Airport

The gift of John Wayne Airport is that it never takes longer than 10 minutes to get through security. Global Access, Pre-check, nothing at all … however you travel, it’s almost impossible to wait in line at the airport’s efficiently run TSA operation. This means, for some, a Vino Volo visit to grab a Pinot…

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The Art and Artifacts of Sticky Shaw

The first time we texted, Sticky Shaw was driving to Mammoth. The second time, he was there, on the mountain, taking a powder break and ready to talk. I didn’t know his real name (it might be Sticky Shaw after all) or much about him, I just found his work—a Berlin Fox stenciled into the…

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Local Underwater Art on Display at John Wayne Airport

If you’re strolling through John Wayne Airport (JWA) in the next week or so seeking creative inspiration, look to the walls. Local underwater photographer Patsee Ober has her art on display until Feb. 19 as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program. Photos can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near security…

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Free Friday at Orange County Museum of Art

Tonight, put down the eggnog and head straight to the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) for Free Friday, a weekly event that is just what it sounds: On Friday, entrance into the museum is free. Peruse art from Ed Ruscha, Brice Bischoff and Jack Goldstein, innovators that employ cinematic techniques to create esoteric vantage points…

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Five Unexpected Christmas Gifts that are SO Newport Beach

We hate to be the ones to say this but enough is enough with those silly beach signs—we see you, “Life’s a beach!”—those trite shot glasses—“What happens at the beach stays at the beach!”—those awful tote bags—“Beach hair, don’t care!”—and lastly, the miniature glass bottles half-filled with sand and a single, teeny shell. What do…

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