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TGIF: “Panther,” Tet and “Menagerie”

CHADWICK BOSEMAN is the “Black Panther.”

It’s the Tet! The lunar new year is celebrated in many Asian nations and cultures. The Year of the Dog starts today (Friday). There are lots of smaller events all across Orange County, so we’ll mention here the biggest.

Otherwise, what could be one of the biggest movies of the year – “Black Panther” – opens this weekend. So here’s our look at the most entertaining things happening in the area of Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster.


The big one, of course, is “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson in “42,” and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall”) as the super-powered king of a fictional African kingdom. Rated PG-13 for action and adventure.

Also out this weekend:

  • “Early Man: Animated action adventure story about pre-historic people doing dirt to each other. Rated PG-13.


“The Glass Menagerie” opens Friday at the Mainstage Theater at the Golden West College campus in Huntington Beach and continues through Feb. 25. This classic tale, told by Tennessee Williams, of love, memory and family, is directed by Tom Amen. This weekend, performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, go to


The biggest Tet event isn’t technically located in the Tribune coverage area, but not far. It will be held Friday through Sunday. The festival will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, near Golden West College. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $6.

A rival Tet festival is also set for Feb. 16-18 in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

On Saturday, the annual Tet Parade will take place starting at 9 a.m. along Bolsa Avenue in Westminster.



















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