The highly anticipated 2023 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) has just revealed exciting details about its upcoming edition. Kicking off on Thursday, October 12, the festival's opening night will feature the Los Angeles Times Envelope screening of "The Absence of Eden," directed by Marco Perego and starring the talented Zoe Saldaña. This event will take place at Edwards Big Newport. Continuing the cinematic journey, the festival will conclude on Thursday, October 19, at the Port Theatre, showcasing Focus Features' "The Holdovers," directed by the esteemed Alexander Payne. It's the 24th edition of this renowned film festival, promising an extraordinary in-person experience from October 12-19, presenting a dazzling array of 91 films from various corners of the world.
The Ecology Center, situated on a 28-acre Regenerative Organic Certified™ farm and education center in San Juan Capistrano, has recently unveiled its Fall 2023 Community Table dinner series. Scheduled for every Friday between September 29 and November 3, starting at 6 p.m., these gatherings offer a splendid opportunity for guests to savor a starlit, multicourse dinner in the brisk autumn air. The featured meals are carefully crafted by renowned guest chefs, incorporating ingredients sourced from The Ecology Center's own farm and prepared over an open flame, creating an intimate and communal dining experience.
The 2023 Pacific Airshow, taking place from September 29 to October 1, promises its most impressive lineup to date. This seven-year-strong event, drawing in a staggering 3 million live spectators, will unfold over three thrilling days in Huntington Beach. With over five hours of captivating aerial displays each day, the event will showcase an array of aircraft pushing the boundaries of speed and skill.
The Packard Building, within the iconic Anaheim Packing District, is commemorating a century of existence since its grand opening in 1923. The celebration takes place on Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering a nostalgic extravaganza. This event is part of a statewide festivity known as "Doors Open California" (DOCA), orchestrated by the California Preservation Foundation to honor historic sites across the region.