Arts & Leisure

Blue “Smurfs” and grey oldsters

FEELING BLUE? It’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village” opening this weekend.

It’s a blue weekend for film-goers as the “big” release here is “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” But, there are plays to go to and music to enjoy. Here’s what’s happening that’s entertaining this weekend in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.


Opening this weekend in the area:

  • “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” Little blue critters go in search of another community of blue critters. Animated. Rated PG.
  • “Going in Style” is aimed at the grey crowd as retirees Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine decide to rob a bank. Rated PG-13.
  • “The Case for Christ.” A skeptical journalist investigates and starts to believe. Religious drama. Rated PG.


Opening Friday and continuing Saturday and Sunday at the Stage West Theater at Golden West College in Huntington Beach is “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Adult content. Go to .

Concluding this weekend is “The Laramie Project” at the Westminster Community Playhouse” with shows at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, go to


On Saturday at the Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater (also known as the Strawberry Bowl), the benefit “Rockin’ A Cure 8” at 3 p.m. 12761 Main St.


The annual Spring Festival in Westminster will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Civic Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd. with a special nod to the 60th anniversary of the city’s incorporation 60 years ago. There will be workshops, food, games and more.


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