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Irish Films and Craic! 

What are you doing on April 28th? If you don't know yet, let me fill you in...

First, at 2pm, you are going to come see Craic in the Stone at Muldoon's Irish Pub, as we bring you another wonderful afternoon of Sunday Brunch & Tunes. As always, the show is free, and all ages, so bring the family!

Next, you are going to pop around the corner to watch some of the great Irish films that are part of this year's Newport Beach Film Fest. 

But it doesn't stop there. At 8pm, you are going to HEAD BACK TO MULDOON'S for the Irish Spotlight party, honoring the best in Irish filmmaking and featuring top entertainment and hors d'oeuvres!

Now in its 20th year, the Newport Beach Film Fest runs from April 25 - May 2, and is "committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities". Here is a complete list of this year's films from the Emerald Isle:

  • Friday, Apr. 26th, 5:30pm @ Triangle Cinema, Costa Mesa - Float Like a Butterfly
    From the producers of Once and Sing Street, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival
  • Sunday, Apr. 28th, 2pm @ Edwards Big Newport 5 - Love, Luck, and Lore Shorts
    Six short films: Ruby, Heart Overheard, Q4l (Quest for Love), My Future Self, Procession, The Overcoat - but of course, if you're here, you'll miss seeing us play!
  • Sunday, Apr. 28th, 4:15pm @ Edwards Big Newport 5 - Strong Eire Shorts
    Another collection of 6 shorts: Taking Stock, Johnny, Psychic, Bending Glass, The Vasectomy Doctor, and Backwater
  • Sunday, Apr. 28th, 6pm @ Edwards Big Newport  - Irish Spotlight Film & Gala
    A celebration of Irish cinema, followed by a festive Irish Gala at Muldoon's! Three feature-length films: Metal Heart, The Belly of the Whale, and Rosie (pictured above). Rosie will be followed by a Q&A with actor Moe Dunford. Unfortunately, it appears these running times overlap, so you'll have to choose, but you can always check the schedule for replay times and locations.

For more information about these and other grand films and events, or to purchase tickets, visit newportbeachfilmfest.com

 

 

Now Playing: Emma @ Chance Theater 

Jane Austen’s enduring love story is brought to life as a romantic-comedy musical. The story revolves around Emma, a well-meaning, but disaster-prone matchmaker, who ignores her own romantic feelings while setting out to find a suitor for her friend Harriet. Her efforts go awry, of course, leading to comic complications. We invite you to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters, featuring an intelligent and buoyant score from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre).

So far, it has been a hit with critics and audiences alike, with critics calling it "engrossing," "flawless," and a "picture perfect OC premiere." "Remarkable, mind-bending voices blend effortlessly in all the company numbers with true professional quality... A single piano, blending perfectly in the scenery, supplies the light-fingered support by Musical Director Bill Strongin." (The Show Report)

You have two more weekends to catch it if you'd like! For more info, visit ChanceTheater.com .

What: Jane Austen's EMMA
Where: Chance Theater, Anaheim
When: November 23 - December 23
More Info and Tickets: https://chancetheater.com/production/emma/

Under the Sea! 

If you are in the Tustin area next week and would like to take in some theater, as well as a bit of the outdoors, don't miss this year's Broadway in the Park spectacular, when the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts presents Disney's The Little Mermaid! 

This charming family musical features all your favorite songs from the obscure little Disney film of the same name, as well as some you may not have heard before. But the reason you'll REALLY want to go is that it is musically directed and conducted by our bassist Bill Strongin and produced by our own Scott and Georgia Well. 

Bring a picnic, lay down a blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars! For more info, visit TACFA.org .

What: TACFA presents Disney's The Little Mermaid
Where: Peppertree Park, Tustin 
When: August 7-11, 7:45pm (5 nights only!) 
More Info and Tickets: http://tacfa.org/programs/broadway-in-the-park/

St. Rocke w/ The Young Dubliners and Green Ashes! 

Young Dubs

Hello, Craicheads! This Friday, July 6th, Craic in the Stone is heading back to the beach, where we will once again be opening for The Young Dubliners, this time at Saint Rocke in Hermosa. 

Also on the bill: Green Ashes. So nurse those 4th of July hangovers and get ready for the weekend with an evening of great Irish music! Don't forget to reserve your tables in advance! 

When: July 6, 8pm 
Where: Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach 
Tickets: $15 General Admission; Call 310.372.0035 for table upgrades. 
More Info: https://www.saintrocke.com/calendar/

Craic at the Grand Prix! 

Congratulations to Alana and Fiona, our awesomely talented Craic singers, who had the honor of opening the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 15th with their rendition of the national anthem! Taking place on the streets of Long Beach, CA since 1975, this annual event is the longest running street race in North America and regularly draws crowds in excess of 200,000 people.
 
Fiona later described the event:

"Yesterday truly was an amazing experience! It was so surreal to have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Grand Prix and see the flyover. They run a tight ship over there! Minute by minute schedule! We had 1 minute and 30 seconds to sing the song, beginning at 1:26pm, as the flyover was scheduled to happen at 1 minute and 32 seconds. Everything was so precise! Listening to the guy giving everyone cues, and even timing the skydivers before us! Everything was so amazing! Not to mention being on the track and seeing the cars and the race so close up. Truly such a blessed life!"

Thanks again, ladies... you know you made us proud!!!

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