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Calendar June 2013 And This… Hang 10 O.C.’s artists are celebrating our coastal community with a tribute to The Surf Gallery. On display June 1-29 , Expression Session honors this unique Laguna venue (which closed in 2010) with a collection of work that’s guest curated by Will Pennartz, the founder of the gallery. Artists Republic for Tomorrow, 210 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.988.0603, ar4t.com Street Eats The Tustin Street Fair is a summertime tradition, complete with entertainment, a watermelon eating contest and—the highlight of it all—a chili cook-off. To keep you busy between eats, the fair also has live music, craft booths and entertainment. Enjoy the fun in the sun on June 2 . El Camino Real and Main Street, Tustin, 714.573.3326, tustinchilicookoff.com Visual Reality Faux Real is O.C.’s latest artistic collaboration. On display June 2 through Sept. 29 , the exhibit features works created with unusual materials found in everyday life. The goal of the program is to twist our perception of reality. The result is entertaining and—in most cases—truly funny. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971, lagunaartmuseum.org Creative Struggle Artist Beatriz de Costa last year lost her battle with breast cancer, but she left behind a legacy. She documented her experiences to help provide a better understanding of the disease. June 2 through Sept. 29 , view her final project in Ex.pose: Beatriz de Costa . The series includes a video installation, titled “Dying for the Other,” and her “Anti-Cancer Survival Kit,” an interactive program for those living with the disease and their loved ones. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971, lagunaartmuseum.org Auto Zone A 1956 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing Hokey Pokey Calling all poke addicts! The I Love Poke Festival gives O.C. foodies another chance to indulge. On June 5 , chefs compete to earn the title of best poke, and this year the competition requires culinary pros to use a sustainable seafood product. North Shore Poke Co., Hapa J’s and other eateries will be evaluated by an all-star panel of judges on presentation, ingredient quality and, perhaps the most important factor, flavor. Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, ilovemusubi.com/poke Sink or Swim Take the ultimate summer challenge on June 8 at the Huntington Beach Pier Swim. Competitors race nearly a half-mile around both sides of the Surf City pier, and the top three swimmers in each division earn awards. The fastest team, however, will be honored with the Gene Beshe Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Huntington Beach Pier, 714.960.8870, huntingtonbeachca.gov Work It! Exercise buffs should mark their calendars for June 8-9 , when Pilates takes over O.C. The Learn From the Leaders Symposium brings together professionals like Rael Isacowitz, founder of Basi Pilates; and Lolita San Miguel, Rev your engines for the Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Week June 21-23 . The event includes a historic tour at Camp Pendleton and the celebrated Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, which this year is honoring Barry Meguiar with its Automotive Icon award. The event supports the Semper Fi Fund, MARSOC Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The St. Regis Monarch Beach, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, danapointconcours.org one of only two living individuals certified by Joseph Pilates. Workshops include mastering control and footwork. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 866.992.2742, basipilates.com Drink for Dogs On June 23 , give some love to our four-legged friends. The Wags ’n’ Wine event features vino tasting, auctions and a puppy pageant. Proceeds support Waggin’ Trails, a nonprofit that focuses on dog rescue and transportation. The Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, wagsnwine.com Take Flight! Writer John Steinbeck, composer Stephen Sondheim, jazz phenom Duke Ellington and animation director Chuck Jones are among those who picked up a Blackwing pencil and began to create. June 25-27 , celebrate its legacy during the Blackwing Experience. The event includes interactive exhibits and programs focused on writing, music and the arts. Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, SoCo, 3321 Hyland Ave., 209.932.5008, chuckjonescenter.org Baton Pass Lace up your running shoes! June 29 marks the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. More than 4 million people in 20-plus countries raise funds and awareness about the disease every year, so now’s your chance to be part of the movement in O.C. San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, 1 Via Positiva, San Juan Capistrano, relayforlife.org 30 | | June 2013 | Looking for more? Check out modernluxury.com/riviera-orange-county.

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