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Street fair food and Civil War fights

CIVIL WAR Days are coming to Huntington Beach Central Park Saturday and Sunday (Flickr photo/DFB Photo).

CIVIL WAR Days are coming to Huntington Beach Central Park Saturday and Sunday (Flickr photo/DFB Photo).

It’s Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer. Indulge yourself with some arts and leisure before the grind starts up again in earnest. We’ve always said that the actual year (rather than the one on the calendar) starts not in January, but in September, so it’s not only Labor Day but Happy New Year. And now the non-news ….


"THE LIGHT Between Oceans" opens this weekend.

“THE LIGHT Between Oceans” opens this weekend.

No blockbusters out this week. Here’s what is opening in local cinemas starting Friday.

  • “The Light Between Oceans.” An Australian lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) finds romance (Alicia Vikander) and an abandoned child in this PG-13 romance-drama.
  • “Morgan.” Science creates an artificial being who is not quite ready to work and play well with others. Starring Kate Mara, this sci-fi thriller is rated R. In limited release.
  • “Klown Forever.” Ever wanted to see a Danish comedy? Here’s your chance with this film about two comedians on a road trip to America. Unrated. In limited release.


The biggest Labor Day weekend isn’t properly in our coverage area, but it’s very close. That’s the International Street Fair in downtown Orange. This year’s theme is “Travel With Tastebuds,” and food oisffrom all over the world will be featured in the streets radiating from the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street. Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Friday, 10- a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, but be prepared to walk several blocks to park and get to the fun. For more information, go to: .

  • If you’re history-minded, you might be interested Civil War Days, which are coming to Huntington Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Southern California’s largest Civil War re-enactment will be held at Central Park in Huntington Beach (Goldenwest Street and Talbert Avenue). The event is free and open to the public. Battle times are 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, go to .

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