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COLIN FIRTH, Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey star in "Bridget Jones' Baby."

COLIN FIRTH, Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey star in “Bridget Jones’ Baby.”


TGIFOpening in local cinemas this weekend:

  • “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Two one-night stands. One pregnancy. Who’s the father? Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. Rated R.
  • “Blair Witch.” A sequel to the 1999 film “The Blair Witch Project.” Evil is in the woods. Rated R.
  • “Snowden.” Oliver Stone directs this film about whistle-blower Edward Snowden (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who decides to leak some classified information. Rated R.
  • “Mr. Church.” Eddie Murphy stars as a cook who serves as father figure and mentor to a young girl. Rated PG-13. In limited release only; closest theater in Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex.


Desperado, an Eagles tribute band, will perform at the Festival Amphitheatre (AKA, The Strawberry Bowl) on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 12762 Main St., Garden Grove. General admission tickets are $15; $20 at the door.


A ton of events happening this weekend in the area. Here’s a quick summary.

Garden Grove: On Saturday, it’s Parking Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street. That’s an event in which parking spaces are turned into “temporary public places.” And then, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Courtyard Center (12732 Main St.), there is a candidate forum for Garden Grove City Council and Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

Huntington Beach: This weekend is jam-packed. A list of stuff going on in Surf City Saturday and Sunday includes:

  • Surf City Days (both days, all day): Surf contest, VW bus show, volleyball tournament.
  • Pacific Islander Festical (both days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Music, performers and food at Central Park.
  • Coastal/Inner Coastal Cleanup (Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon): At the beach at Beach Boulevard entrance off Pacific Coast Highway; at Central Park, using the Slater Avenue entrance.
  • Huntington Beach Police Open House (Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) HBPD parking lot, 2000 Main St. Ninth Annual Blessing of the Waves, (Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Pier Plaza (just north of the city pier).

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