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Calendar Of Events for Ancient Paths, Modern Voices Chinese cultural festival

October 15, 2009

For more information or tickets, call (949) 553-2422 or visit Philharmonic Society.org/ChinaFestival.

Through Nov. 7

CHRISTIAN DIOR PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHS BY QUENTIN SHIH

South Coast Plaza, Jewel Court, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Free event

South Coast Plaza in partnership with Christian Dior will present the U.S. premiere of a capsule exhibition featuring the work of celebrated Beijing-based fashion photographer Quentin Shih. This new presentation is developed from last year’s hugely successful Beijing exhibition, “Christian Dior & Chinese Artists,” which reflected a unique collaboration between Dior and some of China’s leading contemporary artists.

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Through Nov. 7

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND GARDENS CHINESE GARDEN MODEL DISPLAY

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Free event

South Coast Plaza will display a scale model of the 12-acre classical Chinese garden Liu Fang Yuan (The Garden of Flowing Fragrance) completed in early 2008 at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. The Garden is the largest Chinese garden outside of China open to the public, and the scale model will include a never-before-seen second phase, which the Huntington hopes to build in the near future.

8 p.m. Friday

“RED CLIFF”

Regency South Coast Village Theater, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana

Tickets are $10.

Director John Woo presents the West Coast premiere of his latest epic adventure film. A massive hit in Asia and the most expensive Chinese film ever made, “Red Cliff” reunites Woo with international superstar Tony Leung for the first time since the 1992 action classic “Hard Boiled.” The film depicts the legendary tale of the Battle of Red Cliff, which took place in 208 A.D. and was immortalized in the classic Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Followed by a Q-and-A session with Woo.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

QUANZHOU MARIONETTE THEATER

Orange County Performing Arts Center, Samueli Theater, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

Tickets are $35 to $50

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