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Cheap Trick benefit Concert at House of Blues


You can join a benefit concert featuring Cheap Trick on Thursday, April 20 at House of Blues Anaheim. The Encore for Education is a charity concert underwritten by generous sponsors from the real estate industry to support Buchanan Children’s Charities and the OC Community Foundation and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) OC. Additionally proceeds from the concert will benefit Music Matters, a program created in partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation to bring music programs back to Orange County schools.

VIP Reception begins at 7 p.m. General admission doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $150 to $300. Tickets are available here.

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

400 W. Disney Way Suite 337 in Anaheim.

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That’s What Friends Are For Fundraiser


Sir Bruno Serato, known for feeding 2,200 needy kids each day from the kitchen of his celebrated Anaheim White House, and Garth Blumenthal, general manager of Fletcher Jones Motorcars will witness the true meaning of their friendship as they face the aftermath of a tragedy together.

Serato’s restaurant, where most of the food for the children is prepared each day, was decimated in a recent fire. When Blumenthal learned of the tragedy, he was among the first of Serato’s friends who pledged to help rebuild the historic structure. Though Serato has fire insurance, it isn’t nearly enough to rebuild it back to its former glory.

So, on Thursday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., Blumenthal is inviting the public to attend  “That’s What Friends Are For"  fundraiser at Fletcher Jones Motorcars that will feature live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres prepared by White House Catering, complementary wine and live auction items such as dinner with Serato & Bill Handel of KFI Radio. Tickets are $100 each.

 “I was just a busboy at La Vie en Rose in Brea when I first met Garth.  We were both expats just getting a feel for America and I think that’s what really sealed our friendship,” said Serato.  “He was there every step of the way when I bought and renovated the restaurant and he continued to show his support by patronizing frequently.  I am so grateful to Garth for holding this fundraiser…it means the world to me.”

For more information and to RSVP, visit

Fletcher Jones Motorcars is at 3300 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach.

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‘An American In Paris’ at Segerstrom Center


An American in Paris is coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a two-week run April 25 – May 7, 2017. It’s the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards. If you love the film, you'll love this just as much. It's the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

Tickets to An American in Paris start at $29 and are available online at, by calling 714.556.2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 6, 2017 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.

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Easter Celebration at Outlets at San Clemente


The entire family (pets welcome, too) can come out and celebrate Easter Weekend at Outlets at San Clemente on Saturday, April 15 from noon to 3 p.m. The free family-friendly event will feature wild animal shows, face painting, balloon artists, crafts, and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. 

101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa in San Clemente.

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