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TGIF: R-rated action and Bardic-fun

BURGLARS weren't ready for what they found in "Don't Breathe," opening this weekend.

BURGLARS weren’t ready for what they found in “Don’t Breathe,” opening this weekend.

Summer’s drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of local fun and entertainment to be bad. Here are some ideas.

Three R-rated action for your enjoyment this weekend.

  • “Don’t Breathe.” Home invaders get more than they bargained for in this horror-suspense film.
  • “Hands of Stone.” A biopic about boxer Roberto Duran (portrayed by Edgar Ramirez). Also starring Robert deNiro.
  • “The Mechanic: Resurrection.” Arthur Bishop (Jason Stratham) comes out of hitman retirement to rescue his lover (Jessica Alba). Also starring Tommy Lee Jones.


Shakespeare and Shakespeare without Shakespeare on local stages.

  • “Pirates of Penzance” concludes its’ run this weekend (Friday through Sunday) at the Festival Amphitheatre on Main Street in Garden Grove. A production of Shakespeare Orange County.
  • William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” wraps up this weekend at the Westminster Community Playhouse” at 7272 Maple Ave. in Westminster.


The Summer Series of the Huntington Beach Concert Band continues this Sunday in Central Park (Goldenwest Street and Talbert Avenue) with The Wiseguys Big Band Machine. It’s a blend of swing and jazz, Rat Pack-style.


Lots to choose from … Art-A-Faire at the Huntington Beach Pier at 10 a.m. … Friday Night Car Show on Main Street in Garden Grove, 4-8 p.m. … Huntington Beach Search and Rescue Open House Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Gothard Street Fire Station #1, 18381 Gothard St… Elvis Festival Karaoke on Main Street in Garden Grove at 3:45 p.m.

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