The Orange County Market Place weekend swap meet returns Saturday
after taking a hiatus during the Orange County Fair.
A free concert by the Billys will mark the reopening of the Market
Place. The Billys dress as hillbillies and perform a blend of
bluegrass, oldies, contemporary rock and comedy. The group will
perform from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. near the Westside Grill.
Also, don't miss the 6th Annual Elvis Fest and Karaoke on Aug. 28
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature Elvis tribute artists, a
karaoke contest with cash prizes and awards, an Elvis Cake Walk and a
bake sale. Call (714) 441-1826 for more information.
Ticket stubs from the fair or concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre
can be used as free admission to the Orange County Market Place
through Oct. 30.
The Market Place is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (949) 723-6660.
HAIR PRODUCTS ARE
STYLIN' AT KIEHL'S
Kiehl's Since 1851 has just released its Kiehl's Stylists Series,
an advanced collection of professional hair styling products.
The formulations were created in response to loyal Kiehl's
customers who wanted products that could be used at home and in
salons. Kiehl's products are made with naturally derived ingredients
including sunflower seed oil, sesame seeds, soy beans and vitamin E.
Kiehl's worked with leading stylists to create this line of hair
grooming, straightening, volumizing, sculpting and holding products.
The series includes Creme with Silk Groom, Climate-Proof
Shine-Enhancing Non-Aerosol Spray, Malleable Molding Paste, Heat-
Protective Silk Straightening Cream, Silk Groom Serum, Clean Hold
Styling Gel, and Creative Cream Wax.
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Level two at South Coast
Plaza. Information: (714) 427-0998 or o7www.kiehls.comf7.
GET YOURSELF SOME NORTHERN EXPOSURE
The Automobile Club of Southern California has released a new
laminated map in its GreatestHits series titled "Alaska: Inside
Passage and Beyond." It highlights destinations for travelers who
arrive by plane, cruise ship, railroad or automobile. It's not just a
directions map -- it gives details on what to do once you arrive.
The map includes areas from Ketchikan on the southern tip of
Alaska, through Juneau, then past Glacier Bay and up to Skagway and
The map also offers information on attractions, shopping, tours,
dining and even nightlife.
The Automobile Club offers other maps in the GreatestHits series
including Route 66, California Missions, Hollywood, Santa Fe and
Taos, San Antonio, Maui and Boston. In September a map of Orlando
will be released.
Maps cost $4.95 for Auto Club members and $7.95 for the public.
Copies of the maps can be purchased at the Auto Club offices at
3350 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, or at 3880 Birch St. in Newport
THEN HEAD TO THE
SOUTH COAST PLAZA
Shopping and entertainment events at South Coast Plaza this month
include the following:
* The Orange Lounge presents Poetic Engineering by Yucef Merhi
through Aug. 28. Merhi is an artist, poet and programmer who creates
art from electronic devices, computers, video games systems and other
machines. (949) 759-1122, ext. 272.
* At Stila, spend $50 and receive a special card for $75 off
eyewear at L.A. Eyeworks. Or stop in at L.A. Eyeworks and receive a
card good for a deluxe sample of Stila's new Major Lash Mascara.
(714) 540-4960 or (714) 957-8255.
* Oilily features a "Bag to School" event through Aug. 13. You can
receive 20% off a children's bag with any purchase of a children's
outfit from the fall collection. (714) 432-7505.
* Ben Bridge Jeweler hosts a one-day Festival of Gems on Aug. 16.
You can view an exquisite selection of colored gemstones from
amethyst to zoisite (tanzanite).
The featured gemstone jewelry will include one-of-a-kind designs.
EAT AND COOL OFF FOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The annual Hot Blues on a Cool Summer Night event is scheduled for
Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at South Coast Plaza Village. Steve Copeland
& Raging Sun will be the featured performers.
The evening will include samples from South Coast Plaza's
Tickets cost $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit the
Orange County Performing Arts Center and its education and community
To purchase tickets, call (949) 249-9783.
* BEST BUYS appears Thursdays. Send information to Greer Wylder at
firstname.lastname@example.org; at 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA
92626; or by fax at (714) 966-4679.