Arts & Leisure

Holiday films, plays light up the area

FELICITY JONES stars in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

FELICITY JONES stars in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Holiday stuff galore this weekend. Blockbuster movies, theater aimed at the Christmas season, glittering lights and more. Here’s a look at fun this weekend in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

MOVIES

TGIFIn local theaters …

  • “Collateral Beauty.” A man (Will Smith) grieving for the loss of a child writes letters to Time, Death and Love and gets visits from them. Also starring Ed Norton, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren. Rated PG-13.
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” A prequel to the first “Star Wars” movie. Starring Felicity Jones. Rated PG-13.
  • “La La Land.” Finally in Orange County! Love, romance, dance and career in this highly-honored entertainment starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Rated PG-13.

ON STAGE

In local live theaters ….

  • “The Holiday Gem,” a Christmas-themed revue, concludes this weekend at the Gem Theatre on Main Street in Garden Grove. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Go to: http://www.onemoreproductions.com .
  • “Greetings” concludes this weekend at the Westminster Community Playhouse, 7272 Maple St. in Westminster. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Go to: http://www.wcpstage.com/flyers/current/show.pdf .

EVENTS

The big holiday event in the area now is the annual “Cruise of Lights” in Huntington Harbour. Cruises are planned for Dec. 16-19 and 22-23. For ticket information, go to http://www.cruiseoflights.org/tickets.html .

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