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down, her own armed with an Arrowhead water bottle, as she screamed, “You can’t do that here; there are children at the fair!” Then, Harrison claims, Pauly went behind her back and “literally did a football move, pushing me physically.” The shove lifted Harrison off her feet; she stumbled forward, dropping her belongings to the ground. “Go home, you dirty liberal,” a man in a wheelchair yelled at Harrison, who actually voted for some Republicans in the previous election and describes herself as a “moderate.” Harrison turned around and threatened to call the cops, only to have Pauly pace in her booth, repeatedly proclaiming, “I’m Deborah Pauly!” while pointing to her nametag. Orange Police Officer Matthew Moss arrived on the scene within minutes. His report noted Pauly said Harrison grabbed the cutout before turning to take the picture and that Harrison gave her a shoulder push as Pauly approached. She never mentioned retaliating, only that she picked up her attacker’s sweater from the ground afterward and gave it back. Harrison, who suffers from fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, didn’t claim any injuries at the time, but she asked Orange police to file charges a couple of days later, claiming the encounter left her with whiplash. Medical records provided to the Weekly diagnosed Harrison with postconcussion syndrome. Family members offered witness statements corroborating the assault. She also provided to Orange PD her selfies, which show a partial playby-play that includes photos of the Arrowhead bottle smacking down her hand and another of Pauly’s blond hair just behind Harrison as she threw the bird. Orange Detective Leslie Franco eventually submitted the case as a misdemeanor to the OC district attorney’s office (OCDA).

In the meantime, Harrison found a YouTube video in which Pauly boasted about their altercation. “I see this crazy woman come darting up aggressively toward Donald Trump, bypassing everyone in line, to attack our cardboard cutout,” she told the Redlands Tea Party Patriots on Sept. 8, 2016, just days after she and Harrison faced off. “I step over, and I stand in between her and the [cutout]. And she shoves me with her right shoulder into my left shoulder, and I shove her back. I did; I did!” Pauly laughed off Harrison’s attempt to get the police involved, much to the delight of the Tea Party crowd. She ended with a warning: “While you are out there, you are going to run into crazy people. Do not let the crazy people intimidate you; you intimidate them.” Despite Pauly’s tea bagger braggadocio, the DA filed charges against her on Oct. 25, with Deputy District Attorney Vincent Marinaccio writing in a complaint that Pauly “did willfully and unlawfully use force and violence upon” Harrison. But Harrison suspected something was up when the OCDA didn’t respond to her inquiries over the ensuing months, and then the case got continued. Franco wouldn’t give her a copy of the police report. Harrison heard from an OCDA Witness and Protection staffer that the charges were probably going to be dismissed. But she held out hope for justice when Hoffmann told her about the Jan. 11 arraignment date and asked if she wanted to give a statement.

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“She knows what she did and has to live with it,” Harrison told McCormick that morning. “I, at least, have the fortitude to stand up to what I’ve done. Yes, I flipped off a cardboard box of a man I disagree with.” It didn’t work. Harrison quietly walked out of the courtroom, speech in hand, after McCormick dismissed the charges. The judge returned to her morning routine of reducing driving without a license charges to infractions and sending people off to collections. “The charges were dismissed because it was a frivolous and baseless accusation from a woman who clearly suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome,” Pauly told the Weekly by email. “She invaded our Republican booth and tried to damage our club’s property.” Harrison is bitter about how everything played out. “I am discouraged by the outcome, but I know the truth eventually shows itself,” she said. “You have to love the backpedaling, but that is what happens when you don’t stick to the truth. The OCDA was never on my side.” GSANROMAN@OCWEEKLY.COM

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eborah Pauly, are you present?” Orange County Superior Court Judge Melissa McCormick announced in her Central Justice Center courtroom on Jan 11. Her Honor looked around for the former Villa Park councilwoman and current Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee member who’s also listed on the National Council for the John Birch Society (yes, the Birchers!). Pauly had found herself in legal hot water yet again, this time on a misdemeanor battery charge, after previously trying to take the wheel of her drunk then-husband’s crashed Porsche in 2012 and pleading guilty to her own DUI in 2015. Present in McCormick’s courtroom was 56-year-old Laura Harrison, who had accused the pol of shoving her during the Orange International Street Fair this past Labor Day weekend after the Redondo Beach resident flipped off a life-sized cardboard cutout of Donald Trump. Pauly didn’t dispute the beef; in fact, she had publicly bragged about getting the better of it. If she were found guilty of any charges, though, there was the danger of violating the three-year probation from her DUI. But Pauly didn’t bother showing up to her arraignment because there wouldn’t be one. Senior Deputy District Attorney Jana Hoffmann quickly asked McCormick to dismiss the case; the justice agreed. Afterward, Hoffmann told the Weekly there was “insufficient evidence” against Pauly, adding the case was filed in error. “Suffice it to say that most often, the misdemeanors are filed by the newest deputies in the office,” she said. “They do their best, yet their experience level and training is not the same level as more experienced deputies.” The move infuriated Harrison, who had read a victim’s statement in court just before Hoffmann made her motion to dismiss. “Everyone involved in this farce should practice the last line of the Lord’s Prayer,” she said. In Harrison’s version of the tussle, she and her family were strolling around the street festival when they spotted the Trump cutout at the Orange Republican Women, Federated booth near “Lebanon Street.” “I thought a quick selfie might be fun,” she said, adding she thinks the president is “a misogynist pig.” She posed in front of Trump, lifted a middle finger and began shooting. “I thought it was a free America, and I was allowed to do such a thing,” Harrison said. She didn’t expect what happened next: Pauly pushed Harrison’s offending hand

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and over-the-top clown-show antics. That said, the wrestlers do some amazing performances and make real sacrifices of their bodies (not to mention their personal lives, as with any type of performing entertainer). Luchadores, however, are sheer brilliance. While they have their share of hamming it up, their performances are like a testosteronefueled ballet. Even if you don’t find the whole mascara culture fun (hey, who doesn’t want to be a superhero?), it’s impossible to ignore the amazing, high-flying gymnastics these guys put on. While I am happy that Rey Mysterio found popularity in the U.S., I am concerned the WWE may screw up a good thing with the popularity of the rudos. Can you help? Viva Lucha Libre!

DEAR GABACHO: Exit polls are like the PRI— full of shit, full of money, and incredibly pendejo yet dangerous. But I’ve been mucho amused by Latino organizations, political scientists and all Trump-haters attacking exit polls that showed nearly a third of Latinos going for Cheeto Dick. Instead, they’ve pushed their numbers, which unsurprisingly show raza voting for Hillary Clinton in overwhelming numbers against Donald Trump. It really doesn’t matter: The point is that not enough of us went out to vote against Trump, and more than a few Mexicans voted for him for reasons I’ve stated in this columna—we like strongmen, the more macho the better. Even more important, a lot of Mexicans didn’t vote for Hillary for reasons ranging from her being a mujer to her pathetic Hispandering to her being a Clinton to her uninspiring platform to her being the worst lesser-of-two-evils since the days music fans had to pick between Thalia and Paulina Rubio. Latino yaktivists need to acknowledge we’re not all knee-jerk libs, and that’s okay. Oh, and #fucktrump.

DEAR GABACHO: I gotta admit, I haven’t religiously followed pro wrestling since the time Stone Cold Steve Austin made Kurt Angle wear a tiny tejana. So I asked my cousin, who said that WWE Smackdown Live had a recent story line in its women’s division that a masked wrestler going by La Luchadora sneaks into matches to raise desmadre. That’s not surprising, given lucha libre masks are now a given at nearly every sporting event in the United States thanks to Nacho Libre and Rey Mysterio, who’s past my time but is apparently a chingón of some sorts. Cultural appropriation? Nah, gabachos just trying to hide their feo faces.

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able to drive their cars through ruts, holes and ravines and over rocks when it was obvious the craggy road was leading to the middle of nowhere. The vegetation along the sides changes gradually from grass to manzanita, scrub oak, conifers and oak trees as the elevation increases from about 3,000 feet to 4,200 feet. Off-roading is sporadic, and weeks can go by before hikers pass through the area. There is no cell service, and even emergency communications are spotty. A reporter took a slow, bumpy ride to the site with a reservation official in November. It was a brutal trip; the passenger’s head smacked the ceiling of the SUV several times as the vehicle bounced in and out of holes and over rocks. “You don’t expect this to happen in the first place,” says Los Coyotes Police Department Chief Raymond S. Allen. “But at some point, you’d think that they would’ve realized, ‘Hey, this doesn’t look good’ and turned around. But for it to happen again a year later—well, that’s strange and very sad.”

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Both incidents ended within 200 feet of each other. In another strange twist, each car was stuck near a massive boulder, which marks the end of the trail. A wooden sign with the boulder’s ominous name, Turning Rock, etched on it is staked at the base of the promontory. Instead of turning around, Knutson went right at Turning Rock, down into a ravine. He then started driving uphill on a rocky path lined with shrubs but backed up; the car got stuck on a rock when he tried turning around. He and his wife, beset with medical and physical problems, were unable to walk up the steep slope to the road above. Besides, authorities said, it’s unlikely Knutson could have driven the car up the slope and back onto the road. Duguay turned left at Turning Rock and drove down a similar path. His car was swallowed by thick brush and ended up next to a huge granite boulder. The climb to the road from the car is steeper and rockier than the climb that challenged the Fullerton couple. Authorities were stunned the men were

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but Knutson took what he thought was a shortcut over the mountains. Duguay, in the early stages of dementia, left his home on June 13, 2016, to have breakfast at a local restaurant. His Honda Accord was discovered on July 31 at the same site where the Fullerton couple was found a year earlier. The car is still in a ravine, but two searches of the area found no trace of Duguay. Investigators are still trying to unravel the mystery of how they managed to get here. In each instance, Knutson and Duguay left Highway 79 to enter a winding two-lane asphalt road leading to the reservation. The asphalt finishes at the reservation’s campground and continues for 8 miles as a dirt road that narrows to a hiking trail in spots. The dirt road is graded and passable at its beginning, but it starts to deteriorate after a few miles. Except for one house a couple of miles north of the campground, the area is wilderness with no signs of human activity. Duguay and Knutson somehow plowed their compact cars through a road used by off-road and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

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eonard Duguay’s 84th birthday came and went on July 5, 2016, without celebration. The Modjeska Canyon resident had disappeared, and the search for him took a mysterious turn weeks later when his car was found at the same wilderness site where a Fullerton couple met a tragic end 13 months earlier. Duguay did not know Cecil Knutson, and neither had ties to the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation near Warner Springs in San Diego County. But each man ended up at the reservation and took a compact car on the same rocky, mountain trail that led to their misfortune, leaving investigators baffled to this day. The trail begins at the end of a paved road and leads to a site so remote it isn’t patrolled by tribal police officers. Knutson, 79, died while his wife, Dianna Bedwell, 68, survived. They were missing for two weeks and stranded without food or water in a ravine where Knutson had driven their Hyundai Sonata. The couple had gone to the Valley View Casino in Valley Center, then left for their son’s La Quinta home on Mother’s Day 2015,

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Off the Road » FROM PAGE 9 edwell told rescuers it was stubbornness that prevented her husband from turning around. The two, married 27 years, were on their way to dinner at their son’s desert home and had with them a bag of oranges, a pie and no water. Authorities launched a massive search when they failed to arrive, but the couple wasn’t found until two weeks later, when a party in off-road vehicles came across them while returning to the reservation campground. Knutson was dead; his body was lying on the ground, his head resting on the sill of the open driver’s door. Bedwell was sitting in the passenger seat, severely dehydrated and barely clinging to life. One of the rescuers said, “This was not a car that should’ve been out there.” At first, they thought it had been stolen and dumped. A police report described Bedwell as “in obvious severe medical distress, labored breathing, mumbled and slurred speech,” and she kept repeating, “Help me, help us” to her rescuers. Several attempts to contact Bedwell through her son for this article were unsuccessful. But in an October 2015 appearance on the TV tabloid show Inside Edition, she said she begged her husband to turn around and return to the paved road on the reservation. In other interviews, Bedwell said she was prepared to die with her husband and forgave him for the situation he put them in. She said they collected rainwater, which was sparse, and that she drank her own urine to survive. “It should’ve been a clue” for Knutson that he was in trouble when he left the paved road, says Edwin Hartzler, one of the off-roaders who rescued Bedwell. “She said he was very stubborn. He insisted he knew where he was going and kept going. She said, ‘I kept telling him, “You need to turn around. This isn’t right.”’ Unfortunately, [it wasn’t] until they got stuck [that] he finally admitted that he’d done the wrong thing. He apologized to her and was very remorseful for what he had done.” Hartzler, who lives in Escondido, says Bedwell asked if her husband was alive. “We didn’t answer her. We didn’t want to be the ones to tell her,” he says. He and his partner headed to the reservation for help while others stayed behind with Bedwell. Hartzler says they made several unsuccessful attempts along the way to dial 911 on a cellphone. “We couldn’t

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pick up a signal. We didn’t see anybody until we hit the pavement [by the campground],” he recalled. “It was one of the police officers getting out of his vehicle.” After hearing the men’s story, the officer radioed a fellow officer who was at Warner Springs, 11 miles away. Hartzler and his friend led the officer to the site, and the second officer arrived minutes later. The police memo of the incident described the area where Knutson’s car was as “too steep and dangerous” to try to maneuver a four-wheel-drive police SUV down there to get Bedwell. Six men had to carry her up the treacherous slope on a stretcher. She was evacuated via the back seat of a police SUV. It was a slow, torturous ride to the campground. The officer driving the SUV tried unsuccessfully several times to call emergency medical personnel using the police radio. Upon arriving at the campground, he was finally able to reach the Warner Springs Fire Station to tell them he was transporting Bedwell there. She was treated by paramedics and flown by helicopter to an Escondido hospital. “She was so muddled mentally, but you could tell she was euphoric that we were there. She was just so grateful that we were there,” says Hartzler. The couple had written a note and placed it on the dashboard in case they died before rescue came. Hartzler says it had their names and an explanation of how they had left the casino on Mother’s Day for their son’s home. “They had a couple of small containers on the cowl in front

of the windshield to collect rainwater for drinking,” he says. “It wasn’t enough to sustain them. We found out they were both diabetic. She survived, but barely.” Knutson’s walker was found outside the car. n Duguay’s case, family members believe a mountain may have played a role in his disappearance. The trail he and Knutson were on leads to Hot Springs Mountain, the highest peak in San Diego County. The 6,535-foot-high summit and the surrounding mountains can create their own weather. During the summer, nighttime temperatures can drop into the 40s and 50s and reach 100 during the day. The mountains’ reverse slopes drop steeply into the Anza-Borrego Desert. But if anyone could survive the ordeal of being stranded in that wilderness, it was Duguay. Despite being in his 80s, the French Canadian was in incredible physical shape. He was a hunter and fisherman

used to portaging a canoe in his native Canada, where he learned to survive in the forest. He also jogged, worked out at a gym and lifted weights at home. He was a familiar figure in Modjeska Canyon. Though he only had a sixth-grade education, Duguay designed and built his home on an acre on Olive Grove Lane with his son, J.P., who lived with him. The retired lineman could just as easily wire a home as he did the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, where he worked during its construction, or string line across transmission towers. He had huge working man’s hands with thick and calloused fingers. Friends say he could repair anything. He played hockey as a young man and still followed the sport. He liked music in general, Celine Dion in particular. In his car, he had Elton John and Eagles CDs, as well as several hand tools and water bottles. If anything could defeat him, it was the dementia that was slowly wearing him down, says his daughter Ghislaine Joiner, GHISLAINE JOINER

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where he was at,” he says. “He needed to be taken to the doctor, but he fought everybody on that.” Ghislaine agreed, noting her father was wary of doctors after his wife died of a staph infection following heart surgery. Her mother’s death left Duguay “depressed” and “very lonely,” she says. But her father could also be hard-headed. “Dad didn’t want anyone telling him what to do. He did what he wanted to do. That was just him. He wasn’t one to be pushed around.” There are conflicting accounts of when Duguay drove to the reservation. His daughter says authorities told the family a witness saw him driving on the dirt road on June 13, the day he went missing. Investigators also told the family that a license-plate reader recorded Duguay’s car driving southbound on Pacific Coast Highway that afternoon. However, a missing person alert by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Duguay may have been in Laguna Beach on June 14. Boris, a construction worker, says he helped Duguay and his son build their home and built another 13 homes with him, most of them in the canyon. “Leonard’s house stood out,” he says. He was in awe of Duguay’s skill as a craftsman, especially his ability to “estimate cuts on great big beams.” He says Modjeska Canyon residents were rocked by Duguay’s disappearance. Some of them printed missing posters and passed them out. “When everybody found out that he was gone, people went out and looked for him,” Boris says. “I rode my

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of San Clemente. The signs of Duguay’s memory loss had become more obvious in the past two years. Joiner says sometimes he asked the same question over and over. David Boris, a friend and canyon resident, says Duguay visited him five times in one day and did not remember his previous visits. His memory loss caused him to get lost while driving, says Joiner’s husband, Steve. Duguay used Saddleback Mountain as a navigation aid. Steve believes his father-in-law may have relied on a mountain—perhaps Hot Springs Mountain—in the San Diego County back country to find his way home. Saddleback and Hot Springs mountains have a remarkably similar profile when seen from afar. “I think he got down there and was mistaken about where he was. He saw a mountain and headed in that direction,” says Steve. “I know this guy pretty well. It would be just like him to keep going. The fact that he would try to keep going didn’t surprise me. If he thought home was that way, he’d keep going.” “He did get lost a couple of times,” says Ghislaine, who mentioned her father had to be brought back from Corona a few times. “I would call him and ask him, ‘Where are you,’ and he’d say, ‘Oh, I’m five minutes from home.’ He’d give me the name of the street and cross street, and I’d look it up. I’d tell him that he was, like, an hour from home.” Boris says Duguay had at times called him from Mission Viejo, Dana Point and the 57 freeway. “He would get in his car and get lost. He just couldn’t remember

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Off the Road » FROM PAGE 11 motorcycle up and down looking for him. “There’s a lot of places on Santiago [Canyon Road] where you can go off the road, and they won’t find your car,” he added. “I checked a couple of days and stopped at every point along the road. I couldn’t find him. . . . You gotta understand: Everybody in the canyon knew and liked Leonard. They knew Leonard had problems, but nobody would say anything to him. They’d just treat him like a person that had some problems and everybody would watch out for him. It’s a tight-knit community out here.” Gloria Ranck dated Duguay for nine years after his wife died. Ranck, 79, began seeing him two years after her husband’s death, but their relationship ended in December 2014. “He was very lonely, and I had just lost my husband,” the Fullerton resident says. “We helped each other heal. Leonard was very good to me and is a wonderful human being. He would do repairs for people just to help them out. The guy is a genius. He can repair anything.” Many unanswered questions remain about Duguay’s disappearance, especially

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why he drove 100 miles to a wilderness site where he is believed to have perished. One possibility is that he may have driven to Vista to see his brother, Ray, and gotten confused. Vista is off Highway 78, which connects with Highway 79 farther east at Santa Ysabel. Warner Springs and the Los Coyotes Reservation are about 20 miles north on Highway 79 from there. Ghislaine Joiner says she has accepted the fact that her father is probably dead. “The sheriff told us that the case is now in the recovery stage,” she says. However, Boris is not convinced that his friend of 25 years drove willingly to his doom. Duguay would join him and others from Modjeska Canyon on fishing trips to the Sierra Nevada and Colorado River. “Leonard wouldn’t try to off-road in a car,” he says. “When we went fishing, he wouldn’t even launch the boat. He’d make me do it. Any kind of off-roading when we were towing the boat, he’d give up the THE INTERIOR

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why two elderly men—albeit one with symptoms of dementia—drove to the same remote wilderness site where they had never been before and met a tragic end a year apart. Tribal officials recognize how bizarre the stories are, but without an explanation for why it happened, they can only say that Duguay and Knutson got lost. Perhaps it is the only explanation that makes sense. After Duguay’s car was found by Turning Rock, reservation officials put a lock on a gate that stretches across the dirt road, just before it becomes impassable for any but off-road and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

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Ghislaine and Steve Joiner had the same concern. “He liked to talk to people. He would get to be friends with people, and for some con person, he would be an easy mark,” says Steve. Though Duguay remains missing, the couple say they were relieved when his car was found by a different group of offroaders more than a month after his dis-

he Joiners believe it would be fitting for Duguay to meet his fate on the mountain. “He loved nature and loved to be in the woods. My thought of him is that when he got on the mountain, he just got really tired and drifted away. He’s in an environment that’s suitable for him. It’s kind of where he belongs,” says Steve. Knowing Duguay’s wilderness and survival skills makes the possibility that he died on the mountain difficult to accept, says Boris. “He was slipping, so maybe he got up there and panicked and just tried to make it. I just don’t know. He deserved to stay at home and live his life out, [but] he just drove off and never came back.” Los Coyotes is the largest reservation in San Diego County—25,000 acres that are mostly rugged and uninhabitable. Knutson and Bedwell journeyed there about the time that the tribe opened up the outlying areas to off-roading. Though hiking trails have been accessible to the public for years, there has never been a tragedy like the one that befell Duguay and the couple. There probably is no way to explain

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wheel in a heartbeat.” Boris says he was concerned about Duguay’s habit of carrying a large amount of cash in his wallet and his friendly demeanor. “I worried about that,” he says. “I wondered if he got into a bad area and somebody got a hold of him. Leonard talked to everybody, and I’ve wondered if someone took advantage of his friendly ways.”

appearance. Not knowing anything about what happened to her father was worse, says Ghislaine. “Our biggest fear was that somebody had taken advantage of him, hurt him or something,” says Steve. “To know that he drove out somewhere and got lost; that’s not pleasant, but it’s better than the alternative.”

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Courtesy of our friends at Dark Art Emporium, the Long Beach-based museum on everything creepy and kooky, tonight’s concert is specially designed for those endearing oddballs out there. At the Prospector Bar, hear the spooky, ’60s garage-rockinspired stylings from Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, the Slow Poisoner, and Bloody Death Skull while you imbibe swanky cocktails. Additionally, take in the weird and wild art that adorns the walls, while local artists partake in live drawings for your visual pleasure. Plus, author Leah Lee Bahr will read from her new book, Angel Meat. Come make friends with some of the weirdest people in town. Don’t worry: We don’t bite. Strange Saturday at the Prospector, 2400 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 438-3839; www.prospectorlongbeach.com. 9 p.m. $7. 21+. —AIMEE MURILLO

Spontaneous and creative grassroots resistance actions abound in response to justifiable fears of a pending Trumpocalypse, so after attending the OC Women’s March or other counterinaugural commemoration, today’s afternoon and evening gathering organized by the ad hoc SEEDS outfit might be your next event. The Frida Cinema hosts a day of workshops on immigration, reproductive and legal rights, with local art and music curated by the can-do collective. The proceeds will be redistributed to endangered groups. Music appropriately loud, many languages spoken, critical political analysis based on history and fact encouraged, all welcome: In other words, the opposite of the Trump agenda. SEEDS at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; thefridacinema.org. 2 p.m. Donation for panels, $2; concert, $7. —ANDREW TONKOVI CH

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The Long Beach Playhouse is not your typical theater. Guests sit around the stage, which is placed on the floor in the center of the theater, as actors move about directly in front of your chair. It makes you feel as if you’re as much a part of the performance as they are—as though you’re in the same room as the scene. And what better scene

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If names such as Eames and Warhol get your heart all a-flutter, then don’t miss the Orange County Museum of Art’s latest installation, “Pop Art Design.” With more than 50 original pieces by the genre’s leading forefathers, this exhibit displays the movement that made mass consumerism simultaneously beautiful and ironic. Besides the array of colorful works, there’ll be plenty of historical ephemera, collected material and functional design pieces. Other names to fawn over include Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Richard Hamilton, Achille Castiglioni and Ettore Sottsass. They’ll all be there in a dazzling jumble of neon repetition. “Pop Art Design” at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 7591122; www.ocma.net. 11 a.m. Through April 2. $7.50-$10; every Fri., free. —ERIN DEWITT

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If you’re looking for a heavy dose of ska and reggae to shake off that January frost, you might want to head to the Observatory tonight for the LessThan Jake and Pepper concert.The horns and guitars of the pride of Gainesville will join forces with the self-described “three drunk Hawaiians” for a full evening of tunes that are sure to warm you and whatever paraphernalia you smuggle in. Sure, it’s been more than 20 years since your older brother introduced you to LessThan Jake through Losing Streak, and you really haven’t listened to Pepper since your stoner college roommate had KonaTown on repeat, but we could all use a little feel-good music once in a while, right? LessThan Jake and Pepper at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com. 8 p.m.; also Jan. 27. $30. —JOSH CHESLER

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Switchfoot’s epic return comes in the form of a national tour with fellow aughties band Relient K. And while it’s months in advance, this “Looking for America Part II” tour comes in anticipation of their Summer Getaway 2017 event in San Diego, which will also witness the release of their new film project. But this pseudo-Christian rock band has been consistently at work since their initial breakout in 2003 and show no signs of stopping any time soon. Fellow Christian rockers Relient K will similarly be supplying their pop punk and alternative-rock sounds to avid fans, having not played in Orange County for nearly a decade. Rock out with the best of them tonight! Switchfoot and Relient K at City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 712-2700; www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com. 7:30 p.m. $31. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Ask your grandparents about the Carolina Shag—a dance craze that started in North Carolina in the 1940s and is still popular today. National competitions uphold the traditional dance style—which closely resembles swing and lindy hop—and now you, too, can learn how to dance it, no partner required. Starting today and running all weekend, Atomic Ballroom runs a Carolina Shag Mini Camp, where you’ll learn the history behind the dance form, basic patterns, how to move to the music, and other lessons to keep you light on your feet. Attend one or all weekend classes, and by the end, you’ll be a Carolina Shag Master. Impress your friends! Carolina Shag Mini Camp at the Atomic Ballroom, 17961 Sky Park Circle, Ste. C, Irvine, (949) 250-3332; atomicballroom. com. 8:30 p.m. Through Jan. 29. Taster class, $16; weekend classes, $10-$99.

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Cheddar and stuffed with shredded lettuce, onion, tomato and a brine-spurting hunk of pickle—was everything I expect and want in such a sandwich. It was certainly more satisfying than the bánh mì-style turkey slider I paired it with. The latter paled in comparison, not just because the patty was thinner and less decadent than the cheeseburger, but also because it was missing the pickled carrots, jalapeño and cilantro—the three components the menu promised it would have to justify its title. Instead, I found an excess of sprouts, something I’ve honestly never seen inside a bánh mì anywhere in Little Saigon. And that’s too bad because I could’ve used any of those things to help offset the side of fries my combo platter came with, which I further enriched by upgrading it with crumbled chorizo, pepper jack cheese sauce, bits of tomato and squirts of garlic mayo. Though the standard fast-food-variety shoestrings went quite well with the toppings—becoming a salty, spicy, messy tangle of potato, cheese and meat—I couldn’t make much of a dent. But I was surprised to discover that when I reheated the leftovers in a toaster oven the next day, the thing tasted even better. Mighty Kitchen offers the option of other smothered fries, including those with pastrami, pulled pork, and one with pepperoni and mozzarella for what it called “Pizza Fries,” which I haven’t tried. But I might have to next time because the pepperoni I tasted in the actual pizza were as big as saucers and managed to elevate the oblong-shaped flatbread to the level of an authentic New York-style slice. I also liked the five-cheese mac and

cheese, which was served in what resembled an antique casserole dish. Unlike the other mac and cheeses on the menu, this one was for the purist. It had a traditional breadcrumb crust instead of the crumbled Cheese-Its used in the other renditions. And when I dug into the fuming mass, I uncovered an almost-cheese-soup-like consistency toward the center. For those interested in mac and cheese experimentation, the other three options include one with Sriracha fried chicken and one with pulled pork. But the most daring of them all must be the one loaded with bacon and hash browns and topped with a sunny-side-up egg called “Breakfast Mac.” I was nearly halfway into the serving of fried cheese nuggets—which was, by the way, one of the better squeaky fried cheeses I’ve had outside of an A&W— when I saw an order of “Breakfast Mac” pass our table. The thought of it made me a little queasy. But that was because, at that point, I had so much cheese in me that fondue coursed through my veins. Right about now, you might be wondering why I didn’t order a salad. To that, I say: It wouldn’t have helped. Three of the five had cheese, and I wasn’t about to order the two that didn’t—the soba salad and the side salad—which I figure is the equivalent of going to Wisconsin and insisting on sushi. MIGHTY KITCHEN 11122 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, (562) 493-6489; www.mightykitchen.com. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Dinner for two, $25-$50, food only. Full bar.

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few minutes after I started eating, I realized there was cheese in nearly everything I got at Mighty Kitchen in Los Alamitos, the jovial and sleek slider concept by the owners of Hof’s Hut and Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Some of the dishes I ordered because I knew it had cheese in it, such as the fried cheese appetizer and the mac and cheese. But maybe I should’ve thought about the cheese content on the pizza, the cheeseburgers and the smothered fries—which were covered in a pepper jack sauce—before I went and asked for them all at once. I’m not saying the restaurant’s proclivity to Cheddar and mozzarella is bad. In fact, everything I had that was cheesy turned out to be among the best dishes I tried that night. It’s just that I maybe should have spread it out over multiple visits. Since I don’t hail from Wisconsin—where comfort food is cheese and cheese is comfort food—the cumulative effects of a meal this resplendent in dairy and richness made me uncomfortably full incredibly fast. Maybe part of it is that the bacon cheeseburger slider I ate first was already quite substantial. It had as much beef and cheese as a normal-sized In-N-Out cheeseburger and probably just as much bread if you measured the bun by volume instead of width. And because Mighty Kitchen packages the sliders in quantities of no less than two and with fries, it may have been overly ambitious of me to order even a bite of anything else. The twoslider combo was already plenty of food, and the cheeseburger—juicy and dripping with a crusty-edged patty veneered in

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lthough Vietnamese food in Orange County long ago spread beyond Little Saigon, most spots remain segregated. Viets have their restaurants, Mexicans usually frequent others, and the pho palaces and bánh mì spots outside central OC tend to lean gabacho. That’s why it’s wonderful to see the crowd at Pho Jazmine: Mexican immigrants and Vietnamese refugees, white high schoolers with their pocho friends, hipster Asians and even Muslims—OC in one dining room. Even better, the owners don’t whitewash their cuisine at all. Sure, the dining room is sleek and the flat-screen TV invariably tuned in to CNN, but the workers unapologetically sing along to the latest Paris By Night (which, by the way, is nowadays getting WAY too influenced by K-pop). And the menu has favorites and rarities, confident its customers can handle both. Take the bún gà sáo mang: chicken soup with vermicelli noodles and bamboo shoots. It’s like a simpler, heartier version of chicken pho: no star anise, no lime to cut the flavor, no herbs other than fried shallots, scallions and raw onions. Add in gobs of shrimp paste, and you get something akin to chicken ramen—savory, filling and fabulous. The chicken is served on the side (watch out for the bones), and there’s a ginger sauce for dipping. Bún gà sáo mang deserves a wider audience, but the dominance of pho means only a couple of restaurants regularly offer it—it wasn’t even on Pho Jazmine’s menu at the beginning of last year. And while the pho is great and the bún bò Hue better, keep watching for the specialties. Right now, it’s offering com tom càng rim—fat shrimp sautéed in a garlicchile sauce. Its gargantuan hot pots require a day’s notice and feed at least three. But, seriously, order the specialties. Pho Jazmine once offered salmon spring rolls with a tamarind sauce—as spectacular as it sounds. But it’s not available anymore because, as a waiter told me, not enough people ordered it. Read the blackboard here religiously, and you can thank me later . . . by ordering specials again and again.

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fly out of John Wayne a lot. But if there’s a Long Beach flight for about the same price, I’m going to Long Beach. LGB is my airport of choice not only because the security line is almost always a breeze, but also—and perhaps just as important—because the concession stands are actually good and priced reasonably. My current standby is the airport stand of the Taco Beach Cantina mini-chain, particularly if I happen to be at LGB for a morning flight. The breakfast burritos are just the thing I need: a comforting mass hefty enough to be considered checked baggage, with egg, cheese, salsa, potatoes and meat swaddled inside a warm, soft tortilla. For the same price, I could

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choose bacon or standard sausage, but I always opt for the first-class experience of the chorizo. Its spiciness is one reason, but the fact that the red-tinged crumbles of pork fill in every available nook and cranny is exactly what I want, which in turn makes me more amenable when the flight attendants tell me to do the same with the overhead compartment. TACO BEACH CANTINA at the Long Beach Airport, 4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, (562) 496-2752.

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omething great is starting to happen at Tangata, the Bowers Museum’s restaurant for ladies who lunch. I found out last year, when MacArthur genius (and USC professor) Josh Kun had a presentation on old Southern California songs accompanied by a special throwback dinner. Later, a spokesperson with the Patina Group (which runs Tangata) sent me word that the company was doing a paring dinner with Intelligentsia Coffee—wait, what? I visited Tangata for the first time in years last month for a quick drink before the lecture. The cocktail program as a whole isn’t there just yet, but you know someone smart is behind the bar thanks to a bottle of higher-end Evan Williams. And, of course, the Oaxaca Old Fashioned.

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espite our proximity to the beach, I never thought Long Beach would have a casual spot that could rival the contemporary seafood restaurants in LA and Orange County. Yet, here is chef Arthur Gonzalez’s phase two of his Roe brand, the seafood concept he launched as a corner fish market in 2012 after leaving the head chef position at McKenna’s On the Bay. With Roe Seafood and Fish Market, Gonzalez moved away from the fancy raw bar and surf-and-turf dinners he was churning out for the bayside crowd at McKenna’s and turned what resembled an ordinary chill case full of a dozen marketprice fish into a lunchtime oasis of youcall-it tacos and paper-plate entrées such as lobster bánh mìs and fisherman’s stews. He closed the fish market in 2014 (after losing investors) and focused on his Southwestern-focused Panxa. But the Roe of Gonzalez’s 2012 dreams is now Long Beach’s most exciting new restaurant. Last year, Gonzalez reopened the fish market and called it Roe Xpress. Roe Restaurant is its big sister, the crowning jewel of the Roe concept, a breathtaking space with a loose nautical theme (glassorb lighting dropping from the ceiling, rusty chains around wooden beams) that serves up oysters on the half shell as easily as it does mixed sashimi chirashi bowls, porcini-dusted scallops, hickory-roasted al pastor swordfish, and a crustacean omelet at brunch. Roe sources its proteins from Dock to Dish, a program launched by Michelinstarred Providence chef Michael Cimarusti that connects local fishermen and chefs. Often, Gonzalez doesn’t know what kind of seafood he will be working with until that day’s delivery arrives. This

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means that one day the seven-spice fish collar could be the coveted yellowtail as I had, and another it could be sea bass or salmon. The steak-like achiote-rubbed al pastor swordfish I was blessed with on one recent visit was replaced by mahi mahi on another. And along with the regular printed menu you’ll get upon being seated, the hostess will also drop a thin yellow sheet of raw bar and sushi selections along with a golf pencil; all of the oysters and most of the sashimi and roe selections are write-ins that change every day. Like Cimarusti’s casual West Hollywood restaurant Connie & Ted’s and visionary OC seafood newcomer Anchor Hitch, Roe allows you to go big with baller-like seafood towers and $130 scoops of Russian osetra caviar. But to truly appreciate the chef-driven draw of the place, it’s best to start with something more skill-prone, such as a nigiri sampler (each piece comes individually garnished); a mussel, shrimp and uni coctel (that in freshness and flavor rivals those I’ve bought on the sand in Baja); or any of the market dishes that rely on the bounty of the water nearby for flavor. And if you don’t see what you like on the menu, the staff will grab you something from the fish market next door. Roe may have taken four years to get to Long Beach, but now that it’s here, I’m never letting it go. ROE RESTAURANT 5374 E. Second St., Long Beach, (562) 4342763; www.roeseafood.com/restaurant.


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ture. Open for dinner only, large groups descend upon Mama’s for the warm hospitality and good eats. 3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, (949) 675-6262; www.mamadsnewport.com.

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Hidden inside Pacific City’s Lot 579 is Burnt Crumbs’ spaghetti grilled cheese. Be sure to get a doctor’s note because you’ll be incapacitated by a food coma after lunch. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-0777; also at 8549 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, (949) 5025998; www.burntcrumbs.com.

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Long waits, checkered tablecloths, great big menu—all the makings for a meal at Roma. We heart the Spaghetti Sausage Della Casa, sopped up with house-made bread. 611 El Camino Real, Tustin, (714) 544-0273; www.romaditalia.com.

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As Edwin says, “Italians on the country’s coastal region of Puglia know it as spaghetti ai ricci de mare, but in OC, the best place to slurp the dish is Cafe Hiro, a Japanese/Italian/French bistro owned and operated by chef Hiro Ohiwa, a fusionist who also adds a dollop of wasabi and a few wispy shreds of nori.” 10509 Valley View St., Cypress, (714) 527-6090; www.cafehiro.com. CURRY HOUSE

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This OC mini-chain is a recent find by Gustavo: “The Rancho Santa Margarita Tutto Fresco is more upscale, with a bar and even more specials. And though the Orange and SanTana Tutto Frescos are technically fast-casual—you order from a counter and pay there—they still have the customer service of fine-dining establishments.” 1333 N. Glassell St., Orange, (714) 519-3385; also at 1808 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 568-1035; and 22332 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 8583360; www.tuttofrescorestaurant.com.

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Jinny mostly does pizza, but she cooks up noodles as well. And sometimes she mashes up the two to make a spaghettiand-meatballs pizza! The balls are all beef, so diners who don’t eat pork can enjoy. 201 E. Fourth St., Ste. 126, Santa Ana, (714) 4925453; www.jinnyspizzeria.com.

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According to Edwin’s review, “When we ordered the stir-fried spaghetti with bacon and pineapple, we heard the chef tossing the ingredients in an unseen wok, the sizzling audible in the dining room. When it was delivered, the aromas wafting from the dish had that distinctive smoky whiff of a good Chinese stir-fry and a flavor that nailed the perilous balance between grease and soy.” 1712 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, (714) 519-3385.

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If you don’t eat much curry, you would be unfamiliar with the difference between Indian and Japanese versions. While Indian is generally more about spice and heat, Japanese is milder and stew-like. At Curry House, request the off-menu Katsu Bolognese Spaghetti, swapping rice for pasta and Japanese curry for the meat sauce. 10953 Meridian Dr., Cypress, (714) 527-6224; also at 14407 Culver Dr., Irvine, (949) 654-1449; www.curryhouse-usa.com.

Spoleto banks on the notion that eaters love assembling Italian food the same way they do poke. Add shrimp or burrata, and you’ve got one expensive meal. Or go with one of its inspired creations. When in doubt, remember less (toppings) is usually more (flavor). 4175 Campus Dr., Irvine, (949) 333-3132; www.spoletoitalian.com.

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and Zwaan elegantly balance each dancer’s narrative and elevate the film to something bigger. Now in their late 40s, Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes III, Salim “Slam” Gauwloos, Jose Gutierrez, Kevin Stea and Carlton Wilborn—Gabriel Trupin died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 26— live low-key lives while being legends in the gay community, still receiving fan mail and getting recognized on the nightclub circuit. In Truth or Dare, when they’re not dancing in formation behind Madonna, they’re shown being carefree, sexy and, most of all, liberated in their gayness, which resonated deeply with gay men at the time, as they were starved for representation in media. But for all its ’90s vivaciousness and talk of expressing oneself, Strike a Pose illustrates how truly repressed each dancer actually was. The iconic Truth or Dare scene, in which Gabriel open-mouth kisses Salim on a dare outed Gabriel in real life, prompting him to sue Madonna upon the film’s release. Salim and Carl-

ton both held back on disclosing their HIV status and lived secretly in shame. These candid interviews with the men (and Gabriel’s mother, Sue) bring a level of heaviness that hit like a wallop. The interview with Jose and his Dominican mother is particularly heartbreaking, as he ruefully pines over what could have been if he had continued dancing onstage and afforded her a house to live in. There’s no love lost for Madonna. As the reason for their union and friendship, the dancers each treasure their time spent with her for what it was: “a moment in time.” While her role is complicated, it’s perplexing that the filmmakers don’t address one of the biggest criticisms about the entertainer regarding gay culture. Madonna, a white woman, has been taken to task for appropriating voguing from lower-class black and Latino dragball culture. She’s credited for ushering a new style of dance into the mainstream. “Something new and artistic was needed,” Jose says. “It took somebody like Madonna to bring that to the forefront.”

As the film moves forward, it features beautiful sequences of each dancer popping, locking, pirouetting and voguing in their own space, taking them out of the uniformity of a background context and showing them as creative, spiritual beings. While each dancer’s story carries pain and trauma, the brotherly love for one another pervades the film, especially near the end, as they reunite for the first time in decades and partake in a final game of Truth or Dare. Humorously, no one picks “dare,” but it’s this touching, intimate scene that grounds their friendship differently than in Truth or Dare—and evokes the honesty and courage worthy of the film’s credo, “Express Yourself.” AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM STRIKE A POSE was directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. Opens Fri. at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; thefridacinema.org. Check website for show times and ticket prices.

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n the canon of films documenting gay culture, 1990’s Truth or Dare stands out thanks to its larger-thanlife subject, Madonna. It was filmed during her controversial Blonde Ambition tour, arguably at the height of her career. But Truth or Dare is also notable for showing the Queen of Pop’s entourage of mostly gay backup dancers existing with free-spirited ease. As young, talented, handsome men of color plucked from obscurity for their talents and expertise in hip-hop and vogue-style dancing, all seven were catapulted to the spotlight in an era when AIDS disproportionately diminished the gay population and stigma pushed LGBT culture to the margins. Twenty-five years later, filmmakers Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan followed up with the six surviving dancers, discussing the impact of Madonna’s tour on their lives. Strike a Pose checks most of the boxes of the run-of-the-mill show-biz doc—the early stages of fame, the fall from grace, experimentation with drugs, the comeback. But Gould

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(after Charles Perrault). AMC Orange 30, (714) 769-4288; also at Cinemark Century Stadium 25, Orange, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; and Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.FathomEvents.com. Sun., 12:55 p.m. $18; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Live, Sun., 12:55 p.m. Call for ticket prices; taped, Tues. Call for time and ticket prices. Mood and Mejk. Carlos Pérez Rojas made these documentary and experimental videos in 2014 in collaboration with members of an indigenous Mixe community organization, Video Tamix, in Oaxaca, Mexico. This Uncharted Latin American Studies in Motion: Sustainable Cinema Estudios presentation—which is co-sponsored by the Bowers Museum, UC Irvine Latin American Studies Center, UCHRI and UCI Illuminations—includes a lecture and bilingual Q&A with George Washington University’s Erica Wortham, who wrote Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State (Duke University Press, 2013). Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600. Sun., 1:30 p.m. $6; members, free.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The first movie from the franchise follows Harry from life with his neglectful aunt and uncle to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues. Call for show time. $8. Scarface. Brian De Palma’s 1983 update of the 1932 original went from being mocked—mostly due to Al Pacino’s say-hello-to-myli’l-friend performance—to being widely revered in the age of hip-hop. Pacino’s Tony Montana and his close friend Manny Ray (Steven Bauer) are Cuban Boat Lift refugees who rise as cocaine cowboys after killing a powerful figure in Miami. But be careful what you wish for. Regency

South Coast Village, Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9. Uncharted Lines. Paul Robinson’s film chronicles his journey around the world, stopping on each climbable continent to climb something really high. Other world-renowned climbers such as Jimmy Webb, Chris Sharma, Daniel Woods and Meagan Martin appear in the documentary. There will be a raffle, food and beer for sale; a prescreening bouldering competition; and, after the movie, a poster-signing session with Robinson and Woods. Gear Coop, SOCO and the OC Mix, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa; (714) 749-9355. Thurs., Jan. 26. Doors open, 5 p.m.; bouldering competition, 5:30 p.m.; screening, 7 p.m.; poster signing, 9 p.m. $10 (includes one beer). MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM

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this New York Metropolitan Opera “Live in HD” production. Director Bartlett Sher’s new take has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the orchestra. AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 430-8790; also at AMC Orange 30, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, Long Beach, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; and Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www. FathomEvents.com. Live, Sat., 9:55 a.m.; taped, Wed., 6:30 p.m. $20-$26. I Love You to Death. Soroptimist International of Long Beach invites movie-lovers to lunch and a private showing of Lawrence Kasdan’s 1990 black comedy, with net proceeds going to Meals On Wheels. Kevin Kline stars as Joey, the owner of a pizza parlor who is married to Rosalee (Tracey Ullman). But Joey is a major womanizer, which sends Rosalee to extremes to confirm that. William Hurt, River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves costar. Your ticket includes pizza before the viewing courtesy of Flippin’ Pizza, K Pasta and Ecco’s Pizza, as well as dessert. An audience Q&A follows with actor/writer/producer Joe Sabatino. There will also be door prizes, a raffle, and beer and wine available. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; soroptimistlongbeach.org. Sat., 5 p.m. $30. Finding Dory. Oh, there she is, behind that $1.002 billion in global box office. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Trabuco Ballroom, 26772 Avery Pkwy., Mission Viejo; www.arroyotrabuco.com. Sat., 5 p.m. Free. The Sleeping Beauty. Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live broadcast the classic enchanted fairy tale live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her. . . . The music accompanying Bolshoi dancers, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa wrote the libretto

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Miracle In Cell No. 7. As part of the East Asian Cinema Series, Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literature present director Lee Ewan-kyung’s comedy about a wrongfully accused death-row inmate who experiences a miracle in the form of a 6-year-old girl. UC Irvine, Humanities Gateway 1010, Campus and West Peltason drives, Irvine; humanities.uci. edu. Thurs., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. Free. Lost In London LIVE. Woody Harrelson wrote, directed and stars in this movie that is loosely based on a crazy night he experienced struggling to get home to his family. Run-ins with royalty, old friends and the law all seem to conspire to keep Harrelson from succeeding. Co-starring are two other Texas-born celebrities who are on the pot: Willie Nelson and Owen Wilson. Following the live screening of the film that was shot in real time, Harrelson will appear in a live Q&A. AMC Orange 30, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; also at Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 4627342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; and Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; www.FathomEvents.com. Thurs., Jan. 19, 6 p.m. $18. 500 Days of Summer. This 2009 romcom stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a New York greeting-card writer who falls hard for Zooey Deschanel, who does not return the favor. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971; www.lagunaartmuseum. org. Thurs., Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Free. The Neon Demon. Nicolas Winding Refn’s avant-garde mind-bender was unleashed to cinemas six months ago—and was criminally underseen, according to the Frida Cinema, which adds that at-home viewings just don’t do it justice. So, it’s the OC Weekly Friday Night Freakout! When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beautyobsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri.. 11 p.m. $7-$10. Roméo et Juliette. Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo sing Gounod’s lush adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic about star-crossed lovers in

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circle on the screen throbs with my heartbeat. The calming shades of blue, dark or pale, pulse and billow in on one another, swallowing themselves in a long tunnel that reminds one of near-death experiences. It suggests, in its Buddhist way, that dying to one’s old patterns of behavior, even if it’s just slowing down your breathing, can make a difference in your body. Likewise designed to be more meditative, the black screen in Alex May’s Shadows of Light doesn’t react right away. Wave your hands, and it will remain a blank edifice. Stand there, and like a daguerreotype plate, your outline slowly appears from the darkness, the algorithmic design resembles a spray-painted image. If other people are present, you all stand together, immovable, focused; the resulting impression onscreen of multiple lives layered on top of, over and next to one another, all in different colors, can be mesmerizing. That subtle shift to installations requiring more than just one person to fully activate them is the second way that Familian and Penny bring us together. You probably won’t see the cameras pointed down at you in Sha Xin Wei, Julian Stein and Todd Ingalls’ striking Time Lenses; the equipment captures, plays, and then replays your movements from different angles on five blank, white screens. As with May’s piece, it takes some time, but when the ghostly black-and-white images drift across the screens, the effect is breathtaking. Like blurred surveillance images, minus the Big Brother menace, they’re perfect symbols for our imperfect memory; the black-and-white pictures—there momentarily, then disappearing—are as lovely in their fractured way as can be. The idea behind Miriam Simun’s Adoro

(Latin for honor) is an intriguing one, combining smell, taste and performance to re-create the short-lived bloom of a plant designated as an endangered species. With the artist absent on the day I was there, the abandoned pieces of equipment and bottles of liquid work remarkably well as a metaphor for things we’re likely to lose. As just a reminder of the ephemeral qualities of an installation we’ll never fully experience, it also works better than it should. If it is difficult or awkward for you to make eye contact or small talk with people you don’t know, Rhona Byrne’s hand-made series of hats and hoodies, Huddlewear, may be your own personal hell. The very friendly docent walked me through a couple of pieces. My generally non-interactive personality melted when she had me put on the first piece, two baseball caps joined by a large stiff bill, created with just enough room between us that it didn’t feel as if we were violating each other’s space. The forced eye contact of Byrne’s silly and smart art piece—aided by the young woman’s warmth and personality—had us both giggling. As we tried on a second piece, this time with two hoods and shoulder/torso capes, we talked as we laughed, aware of the awkwardness of ourselves and each other. Problem-solving to synch our bodies, since we were facing each other and couldn’t look behind us, we had each other’s backs. A good thing—and a hopeful gesture of solidarity underscoring both the moment at the gallery and this period in history. “EMBODIED ENCOUNTERS” at Beall Center for Art + Technology, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, (949) 824-6206; beallcenter.uci.edu. Open Tues.Sat., noon-6 p.m. Through Jan. 21. Free.

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nyone doubting the disconnect between mind and body need only watch an interview with one of the millions of people on the Affordable Care Act who voted against their best interests by blissfully electing someone who made public statements about repealing their health care. It doesn’t even matter how that cluelessness happens—a lack of critical reading and thinking or religious organizations encouraging distance between our filthy bodies and our more spiritual minds—but the resulting break with reality pits us against our best instincts and separates us from one another. It also bleeds over, infecting other segments of our lives, putting us in a place where healing one part of the body often means ignoring another. The result is a body (politic or corporeal) blackened with illness, the healthy part becoming infected by the unhealthy part, again and again, even immediately after treatment. While not as overtly political as my example, “Embodied Encounters,” a contemplative exhibition co-curated by David Familian and Simon Penny at UC Irvine’s Beall Center, encourages viewers to slow down and heal the schism. I don’t think it’s reading too much into this subtle, often poetic exhibit focused on art and science to say we can take its message of body-and-mind unity a step further, that all of us are part of a larger, united community. All we must do is realize it. There are two ways Familian and Penny go about this: First, they ask us to slow down and be aware of our own bodies. George Khut’s Cardiomorphologies has a couch placed low to the ground, facing a ceiling-to-wall screen. After attaching a nearby oximeter to my left finger, a white

owbrow surf art’s Big Kahuna these days is Steven Lombardi, a San Clemente-based artist and designer who creates colorful, funny and kickass designs of Big Daddy Roth-inspired beach and skate bums adorning everything from shirts to skate decks to tattoos. But besides hustling his art under the name Gritty Arts, his latest collaboration with local sock company Stance will benefit youth in south Orange County. The San Clemente Skatepark Coalition (SCSC) wants to build and extend existing skate parks so local kids can safely skate in a public space. Last year, SCSC reached out to Lombardi and Stance with the idea for Lombardi to design a pair of socks, with proceeds from the sales helping to fund a new skate park. It’s a project that wasn’t all that new for the Rhode Island-born artist. “I’ve had the opportunity of designing a sock [before], but nothing to this extent where it would be a full illustration,” Lombardi says, explaining he’s designed logos for multiple skate companies. “I pretty much dissected a sock, took the measurements and just started working on designs.” The new Gritty Arts graphic features a variation of a green-skinned skate monster Lombardi originally created for the coalition’s “Build It SC” mascot. With its wide eyes aflame and hammer in hand, the visual was meant to be both memorable and prominent. “I had this idea of really going bold and really getting in your face, [while] it would look well from a distance,” Lombardi says. If you want to nab a pair, the official release will be Feb. 4 at the Gritty Arts Shindig at Hobie Surf Shop in San Clemente; the event will feature bands, an art show, a giveaway and more. (Or you can seek them out from the coalition, which can be reached via www. facebook.com/SC-Skatepark-CoalitionSCSC-1660959180815126.) Wrap your kickflippin’ feet in some lowbrow art!

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hen a band have been together for 25 years, it’s easy to get complacent and rally behind your classic material. But Less Than Jake don’t function like that. While they haven’t produced albums as prolifically as they did in their earlier years, they continue to tour with vigor. “Whenever we’re out there, we try to put on the best show that we can,” singer Chris DeMakes says. “We’re multigenerational now. We have parents bringing their kids, who are as young as 5, to our shows, and even bring kids that are teenagers or in college. Then, of course, there are young kids who show up at the Warped Tour who have never even heard of us.” After such a long career, talking with people who’ve just found them could make some bands surly. Instead, Less Than Jake embrace them. During an autograph signing after a Warped Tour performance, eager fans ran up to the band and asked them if they’re new. “The fact that we’re still getting that is pretty cool,” DeMakes says. Formed in 1992, the Gainesville natives would only think in a month-to-month manner, worrying about the immediate instead of the distant future—as is the habit of many teens. “Hell, when I was 18, someone that was 25 was old to me,” DeMakes says. “Then, all of a sud-

By DaNieL Koh N den, you’re in a band for five years, and I remember when we hit the 10-year mark, it was like, ‘Holy shit, we’re actually still doing this!’ Here we are coming on 25 years—it’s a trip.” Last year alone, in addition to playing the Warped Tour, the band maintained a grueling schedule. With some band members now having families and kids, individual schedules are tighter. But when Less Than Jake get together for a run, they hop back into that lifestyle fairly easily, albeit without the late nights and reliance on familiar locales in cities. In a few weeks, the band’s seven-song EP Sound the Alarm will arrive in stores. The collection sees their sound progressing, though it remains true to the band’s core ethos. Themes of positivity and hope mark drummer Vinnie Fiorello’s lyrics, but with the lyrical ambiguity that’s been generally associated with the band. Though they had around 16 to 18 ideas that could have been strung together for a full record, the quintet took time while on tour to fully discuss and suss out what they wanted. “We were going to do a fulllength last year, but we were on the road so damn much . . . [we] couldn’t find any time to record,” DeMakes says. Once again, Roger Lima served double duty as bassist and producer, with Less Than Jake recording at his Florida studio. Keeping everything in-house allowed the

band to write and record in a fashion that’s to their financial and creative benefit. Though they had been putting out their own material in recent years, the band decided to turn to Pure Noise Records (after a stint with Fat Wreck Chords), who “shared the band’s vision of where we want to be in 2017.” Judging by the early reaction to the first single, “Things Change,” the band’s carefully crafted brand of ska-punk continues to resonate with audiences, even if they’re the oldest group on the label’s roster. Now 43, DeMakes is keenly aware of his band’s place within the genre, and he’s proud of Less Than Jake’s continuing legacy. While the outfit celebrated their 20th anniversary in grand fashion with reissues and a new album, for their 25th, DeMakes says there’s nothing imminently planned. Instead, they are focused on promoting and touring behind Sound the Alarm. “What do you do when you’re a punk band in your 25th year,” he asks. “None of the forefathers of punk stayed together for more than two to three years. We’re always trying to figure out how to keep the longevity and career of the band going and moving forward.” Though their schedule in their early years rotated between recording and touring, DeMakes isn’t saying they’ll necessarily return to the studio following this round of live dates. “We’re still touring,

though not as insanely as we were in our twenties, but we’re still going out a lot for a band our age,” he says. “We all have different projects and different obligations, so recording music has been tougher for us.” Above all, Less Than Jake can rely on their back catalog of catchy songs and lyrics that resonated with a larger audience without having to be saddled with the burden of the nostalgia that plagues bands who have been around for the same period of time. “I think, for the most part, the biggest and best part about being in this band is that I found the same likeminded guys who have the same drive and passion,” DeMakes says. “We don’t have half-ass anything. If you stay true to yourself, people who follow your band are going to like what you put out. We appreciate it more now than we ever have because when I look out into a crowd on a random Tuesday night and more than 2,000 people came to see our band, I think to myself, ‘I’m over 40 years old, and I’m still playing ska-punk music. What the hell is happening?!’ And it’s awesome.” LESS THAN JAKE perform at St. Pauli Rock ’n’ Roll Football with Pepper, Red City Radio and Kash’d Out at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www. observatoryoc.com. Thurs., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.; also Jan. 27. $30. All ages.


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e have just one problem with the Sultans: They hardly ever play. Luckily, the San Diego-based group—singer/guitarist John Reis, bassist Dean Reis and drummer Tony DiPrima— are remedying this, starting with Monday’s performance at the Continental Room. According to Reis, the show is slated to be the first of a monthly series in which the 47-year-old will spin records, perform onstage and do whatever else he feels like doing because when your musical résumé includes Rocket From the Crypt, Hot Snakes, the Night Marchers, Drive Like Jehu, Pitchfork, and Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake, you’re allowed to throw whatever kind of party you want.

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years, so why are you playing the Continental Room? JOHN REIS: I was asked to do a monthly DJ thing and do kind of like what I did on my radio show, which is play a bunch of music that I saw as fitting into this perfect universe of mainly primal and savage kinds of sounds. I’m not really a DJ, and I find doing it to be kind of embarrassing, to be honest. I thought I’d approach it more like a party, and then bring the Sultans because it’ll add a live element as opposed to watching someone play records on a Monday night. Hopefully, it’ll turn into something cool. And if not, we tried. For the first time in your career, it seems like every band you’ve ever been in is available to play, right? If someone calls and says they want to hear one of the bands, there’s a good chance we might be able to do it. The reason we’re doing this show is the same reason we started doing the Sultans: It’s

something fun to do with friends. The Sultans formed because I wanted to be more spontaneous, and Rocket, at that point, wasn’t about to go back and play house parties. And with Hot Snakes, half the band is on the other side of the country. I do all music for fun, but the Sultans I could do with little coordination and effort in terms of trying to make things happen. Once again, I’m feeling the need to show up and play with my friends with little or no expectations other than to have a good time. What do the Sultans mean to you? It’s the most immediate, and there’s less of a persona. It’s more me in my pajamas, I guess. I look at the band as very decidedly traditional. When you put limitations on yourself, sometimes it frees you—like working in haiku. What can you do with the form and convention? I like a lot of music that’s more expansive and will take a theme into uncharted territory, but I also really love the familiarity of classic rock & roll music. It still resonates deeply with me. That’s what I blast at my house. You’re in Philadelphia recording new Hot Snakes songs. What about new Sultans material? We did a song for a compilation to benefit the music program at the school my kid goes to. We did the track “Hardcore Matinee.” There’s been talk about reissuing our second record and putting it on vinyl because it was never on vinyl, but I don’t know. I have a studio in my back yard, so if we have stuff to work on, it’d be very easy to do something.

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lemmie Williams doesn’t need your sympathy. He just wants people to listen to his tales of hardship and perseverance, and maybe he can help bring about change for those still enduring their own personal struggles. Williams grew up in a frequently homeless, abusive family, but his struggles brought him success. Not many up and coming artists can say they’ve walked into a party and heard their recently released record playing, but it happened for Williams in 2011. At that party, he was invited to become a part of Santa Ana’s Konsept Art Collective and the new label Konsept Records. From his first live performance in a Garden Grove garage and subsequent touring, Williams has been moving uphill. “Just a year ago, I was on a bus bench up in North Hollywood,” Williams says. “I’ve been to the depths of Skid Row. All the stuff you hear in my songs—I’ve lived that crazy life. Now, I’ve lived in a van for the past year, and it’s been great. I go to the beach; I leave the doors open and write. It’s so much better than the bus. I’m thankful for it and for everything I have.” But the transient artist doesn’t use his background as an excuse for any shortcomings he may have. Williams does odd jobs every so often to pay for his records, which he then performs at shows and open mics throughout Southern California. His new album, Washifornia (a combination of the two states he’s called home over the years), is a sober toast to his past and a nod toward the positive future he’s actively creating for himself. “My purpose in music has always been to effect change, starting with myself,” Williams says. “I want to spark people’s minds and make a difference. Washifornia is all about leaving the past behind—saying everything and getting everything out. It was all a slow growth. I haven’t had a drink in over a year, and I’ve

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rapped the cleanest I’ve ever rapped as far as composition and songwriting.” As a teenager, Williams treated his art as a kind of personal therapy. He sought to release the anger and aggression he felt after running away from home as an adolescent, and it kept his mind occupied from his former hobby of violence. At first listen, Williams’ work sounds as though it reverberates with the soul of ’90s hiphop greats such as the Notorious B.I.G., but the West Coast rapper says that’s purely coincidental. “When I ran away, I was introduced to a lot of different music I had never heard before,” he says. “A lot of people say I sound like Tupac and Biggie and artists like that, but those guys really weren’t my big influences. I would say it was a lot of rock and songwriters like Steven Jenkins from Third Eye Blind.” The rapper formerly known as C-tre Flowz also found inspiration from movie soundtracks, including that of Apollo 13, hearing composers and songwriters tell stories through various genres. But Williams desires to step it up a notch with his new album and the new year. “My goals are to get the message out, push the album to the limit, and put the money I get toward promoting the event or getting my van in better shape,” he says. “I want to be able to get on a platform, be able to go on bigger tours, to stand in front of thousands of people and say what I’m saying.” Hey, Orange County/Long Beach musicians & bands! Mail your music, contact info, high-res photos & impending show dates for possible review to: Locals Only, OC Weekly, 18475 Bandilier Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Or email your link to: localsonly@ocweekly.com.


THIS WEEK FRIDAY, JAN. 20

BASHFEST.US2017: 5:30 p.m., $75. The Yost Theater,

307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, (888) 862-9573; yosttheater.com. BLACK SABBITCH: 9 p.m., $10. Diego’s Rock-N-Roll Bar & Eats, 220 E. Third St., Santa Ana, (888) 862-9573; rockandrollbardtsa.com. CASEY HENSLEY AND THE 44S: 8 p.m., $15-$125. Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; donthebeachcomber.com. COUSIN HARLEY WITH PAUL PIGAT: 8 p.m., $15-$25. Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; donthebeachcomber.com. CRAZE: 9 p.m., $12. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. THE EARLY NOVEMBER: 8 p.m., $20. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; theglasshouse.us. EMPYREAN THRONE: 6:30 p.m., $10-$12. Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 635-6067; allages.com. ISAAC ROTHER AND THE PHANTOMS: 9 p.m., $5-$7. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; theglasshouse.us. JERRY HERMAN—THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., $79. Samueli Theater, 600 Town

Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2122; scfta.org.

JESUS OJEDA Y NOEL TORRES: 8 p.m., $40. Xalos

Event Center, 480 N. Glassell St., Anaheim, (714) 9256700; xalos.com. L.A. GUNS: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. MAVIS STAPLES AND GREGORY PORTER: 8 p.m., $49. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787; scfta.org. METAL ALLEGIANCE: 8 p.m., $25. City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 7122750; citynationalgroveofanaheim.com. THANK YOU SCIENTIST: 8 p.m. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. ZAKK SABBATH: 8 p.m., $25-$30. Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, (562) 434-8292; alexsbar.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21

ANGEL VIVALDI: 7 p.m., $15. Chain Reaction, 1652 W.

Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 635-6067; allages.com.

THE EXPENDABLES; HIRIE & TRIBAL THEORY:

8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com.

JERRY HERMAN—THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., $79. Samueli Theater, 600 Town

Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2122; scfta.org.

JFA NAMM AFTER-PARTY: 6:30 p.m., $15. Doll Hut,

Society of Orange County, 7:30 p.m., $20-$65. Musco Center for the Arts, 1 University Dr., Orange, (844) 6268726; muscocenter.org.

LORIN WALKER MADSEN & HIS HIGH DESERT HONKY PUNK DUO: 8 p.m., $7. The Wayfarer, 843 W.

19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. MALADJUSTED: 6 p.m., $2-$7. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. MOTHER HIPS: 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 4968930; thecoachhouse.com. NAMM PARTY, WITH ANTEHERO; GUTTERBOYS; BROKEN BONES; THOMAS CLAXTON: 8 p.m., $5. Fitzgerald’s Pub, 19171

ROBB BANK$; DA$H; WIFISFUNERAL; LOS HOSALE: 11 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor

Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com.

RONNIE MONTROSE REMEMBERED NAMM PARTY: 5:30 p.m., $25-$65. The Yost Theater, 307 N.

Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, (888) 862-9573; yosttheater.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22

ALY TADROS: 9 p.m., free. The Continental Room,

115 W. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, (714) 469-1879; facebook.com/ContinentalRoom.

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Christopher Glew

BEST LAWYER

2016

Christopher Glew

DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Winning groundbreaking trials in the field of medical marijuana in the state of California. Called “The hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County,” he has been recognized as one of the 2015 Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media, and one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

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January 19, 2017 – OC Weekly