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California Events May 1, 2012


TUESDAY May 1, 2012

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May brings anticipation to those ready to end a school year. Memorial Weekend, the last week in May, celebrates summer's arrival with many events, picnics, and trips to the beach. May is also a busy season for the launch of summertime festivals & events such as fairs.

CARSLBAD - The Flower Fields  through May 13, 2012.  hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Cost: $11 adult;  $10 Senior 60+; $6 Age 3-10. Take Interstate 5 and exit at Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad (look for the Windmill). Go east approximately one block to the first intersection, which is Paseo Del Norte, and turn left. Make the next right into the parking lot.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Street Fair, Farmer's Market, entertainment all free. Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Location: 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA

NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Beach Film Festival, April 26-May 3, 2012. 350 films from over 40 countries will be shown with several after parties and special events hosted at Fashion Island.

May 1, 2012 - 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture.  Time of event: 7:45 pm - midnight. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed film, Immature (Immaturi), followed by a festive post screening gala. The comedic  film centers six friends who, due to a technical error, must retake a major high school exam  20 years later.  The Spotlight film, Immature (2011, Comedy Italy, 108 minutes) will
screen on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:45pm at Edwards Big Newport. The post-screening celebration will take place at Fashion Island located across Newport Center  Drive from the theaters. The evening will include 12 of top restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs, live entertainment and a special  performance by Orange County Aerial Arts. Fashion Island retail partners 7 For All Mankind, EVER and True Religion will offer special in-store promotions and  entertainment. Address: 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, Ca. Cost to attend: $35. Tickets age 21+ only:




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