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“Suicide Squad” and trans-cats on tap

"SUICIDE SQUAD" pits bad guys against even badder guys.

“SUICIDE SQUAD” pits bad guys against even badder guys.

It’s the weekend of the anti-heroes. Supervillians doing good, people becoming cats, soldiers making love not war. Here’s what’s up in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.


In release starting Friday.

  • “Suicide Squad.” Bad guys are recruited to fight even worse guys. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck. Rated PG-13.
  • “Nine Lives.” Kevin Spacey gets turned into a cat after a freak accident. Also starring Christopher Walken and Jennifer Garner. Rated PG.


Just one live play at local venues this weekend.

  • “M*A*S*H” continues at the Huntington Beach Playhouse (Goldenwest Street and Talbert Avenue in the Central Library) with shows on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.


Three free concerts this week.

  • The Suffragettes will perform Top 40 hits at Eastgate Park in West Garden Grove on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Silverados will perform country and western music on Thursday in the sunken gardens at the Westminster Civic Center (Westminster Boulevard just east of Beach Boulevard) at 6 p.m.
  • Jamie Wood and Daddy-O will perform blues, jazz, swing and boogie-woogie music on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Huntington Central Park (Goldenwest and Talbert).

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