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Free Movie Mondays


Free Movie Mondays kicks off this summer on Monday at Segerstrom Center with the screening of “Billy Elliot” the story about an English coal miner’s son who dreams of being a ballet dancer. On Monday, July 16, watch the classic “An American in Paris” with its famed score by George and Ira Gershwin and starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” screens on July 23; “Yentl”  directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Barbra Streisand screens on July 30; and “The Music Man” an audience favorite screens on August 6.

Free Movie Mondays are projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall on the Center’s Arts Plaza at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Just bring portable chairs, snacks, or even a picnic. Patina Catering will also sell snacks and drinks. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, call 714.556.2787

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Booming on the 4th


Costa Mesa residents out shopping for fireworks can support their favorite organizations by buying from fundraising stands for schools, sports and foundations through Wednesday, July 4. Here is the entire list of Costa Mesa Fireworks stands.

Fireworks are sold from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. They can be lit from 4 to 10 p.m. today through July 4.

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A Sailor’s Brunch


Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach rolls out its first summer edition of Parrot Head Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy Bayside’s famed three-course brunch with choices such as Bayside Benedict on toasted brioche with smoked salmon or Black Forest ham, poached egg and citrus Hollandaise; or an open faced lobster sandwich; or prime beef culotte steak.

The extras include live entertainment by Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Duet Band, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. The free-flowing, three-course Champagne Brunch costs $29.95 per person, plus tax and service. The brunch also features drink specials, including Landshark Beer, Sailor Jerry Mai Tai’s and the Ultimate Seacoast Bloody Mary.

Parrot Head Sunday brunches will be served once a month through October.

900 Bayside Drive in Newport Beach. 949.721.1222 ;

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Miracles at Mimi’s


Bring joy to families and kids in local children’s hospitals by participating in Mimi’s for Miracles Month during the month of July. At all Mimi’s Cafes you can make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and receive a Miracle Balloon paper icon with a $1 donation and a balloon lapel pin with a $5 donation.

All proceeds will go to local CMN Hospitals. Mimi’s is also making Friday, July 6, as Mimi’s Muffins for Miracles Day. Order a free Strawberry Shortcake muffin, Mimi’s newest creation, with a donation and any purchase at Mimi’s Cafe restaurants.

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