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Irvine Events Calendar

If you're headed to Irvine for business or pleasure, be sure to check out the calendar of events below before your trip. Whether you're looking for family fun, live music, stand-up comedy, theater, dance or other events, you'll find it here or minutes away.

Being in the center of Orange County, Irvine is not only home to artists and entertainers, it's a stop on the circuit from San Diego to Los Angeles. And of course, mild winters, springs, summers and falls mean great festivals and outdoor events all year long!

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07/27/2016

Featured Events

"The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz" vehicle exhibit

Address: 19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 01 – August 01, 2016

$1 Buck Shuck

Address: 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday Dates: April 06 – December 28, 2016

On Wednesday nights, EATS Kitchen & Bar is shucking a selection of fresh oysters for just $1 all night long. Seafood aficionados can enjoy premium quality oysters from the Pacific Northwest like Skookums, Fanny Bay, Chef's Creek and Phantom Creek, along with delicious garnishes like a bloody mary granita, shallot mignonette, cocktail sauce, Tabasco and lemon wedges. Minimum six per order. More »

Angels Baseball Exhibit, Calling All Angels, Features Historic Memorabilla

Venue: John Wayne Airport - Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, located on Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2-5 in Terminal A, Gates 18-21 in Terminal C & free-standing display cases across from Gate 14
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 23 – July 31, 2016

To commemorate the 56th season of Angels Baseball, John Wayne Airport is featuring the Calling All Angels exhibit in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, located on the Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2 through 5 in Terminal A, Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C and in the free-standing display cases across from Gate 14. "Both Angels Baseball and John Wayne Airport have a long history in Orange County and it's only fitting that the Airport be a venue where travelers... More »

Blue Whale Migration Summer 2016. $16 Cruise Special!

Address: 309 Palm St STE A, Newport Beach, CA 92661 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: June 01 – September 30, 2016

The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 350 blue whales were viewed last summer 2015. Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off southern California, but over the last seven years this has changed dramatically with hundreds of giant blue whales spotted each summer. These giants of the sea reach lengths of up to 90 feet and are the largest of all animals. Along with viewing th... More »

Happy Hour at Eats Kitchen & Bar

Address: 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, CA 92614
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Recurrence: Recurring every week day Visit Website Dates: February 02, 2015 – December 30, 2016

No need to stay at the bar - guests can sit anywhere and still order off the happy hour menu. Stop in after work, in the middle of work or on the way back to work to kick back and enjoy some good grub for a few hours. Chef Jason is serving up $2 small bites, and $3 draft beers, $4 wines and $4 craft cocktails are offered from behind the bar. More »

Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge

Address: 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, CA 92614
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Recurrence: Recurring every week day Visit Website Dates: February 02, 2015 – December 30, 2016

It's so easy. Select food, wines by the glass, draft beers and cocktails are half-off. No need to complicate good food and good drinks. More »

John Wayne Airport Exhibit Captures Diversity of Beauty on California Plan

Venue: John Wayne Airport photographs can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B & C, & on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 & 4
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 14 – August 16, 2016

Landscape photographs by Irvine resident Richard Pradenas will be on display as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Space Program (CFS).  "Mr. Pradenas perfectly captures the native beauty of California's grasslands," says Board Chairman Lisa Bartlett. "We are fortunate to have a world-class airport that highlights our community's many talented artists through our Arts Program." While pursuing his favorite outdoor activities Richard Pradenas ... More »

Orange County Fair

Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa,
Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: July 15 – August 14, 2016

Indulge in a little bit of deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair. Get your fair face on with the whole family and enjoy action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), tribute bands, carnival with rides, La Grande Wheel, livestock competitions, agricultural displays, petting zoo, wine tasting and of course-fried food galore. Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre include artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire and Train. More »

Spanish Wednesdays

Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Bistango
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday Visit Website Dates: Starting June 08, 2016

Serving up pequeña paella ($12) and sangria ($7) (tax & gratuity not included) as flamenco music fills the night air. Space is limited. Executive Chef Timothy Doolittle says that paella is a classic Spanish rice dish made with seafood, vegetables, a mix of various meats or a combination of one or more of these. Saffron and rosemary are typically added as are other herbs and spices to lend a lively flavor. Paella originated in Valencia in the eastern coas... More »

Wine Wednesdays

Address: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday Visit Website Dates: September 09, 2015 – December 28, 2016

Every week, sippers can raise their glasses for Wine Wednesdays in Marketplace. Buy two or more bottles of wine and get 15% off entire purchase. More »

On-Going Events

All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley

Address: 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: July 06 – August 07, 2016

One girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll in this all Elvis musical, loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. Featured songs include hits like All Shook Up, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Don't Be Cruel, and Can’t Help Falling in Love. It’s the perfect summertime musical. Produced by the same team that brough... More »

Creativity Camps by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Address: 3601 Sunflower Ave #100, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Venue: The Art Institute of California
Recurrence: Recurring every week day Visit Website Dates: July 25 – 28, 2016

Learn to draw the techniques of drawing your very own characters. Learn how to use shapes, emotions, poses, interactions and actions to define your character. Details: Drop off by 9:00am, pick up by 1:00pm. No early-morning or late-afternoon childcare will be provided. Bring a snack, water, and brown-bag lunch. Place your order at the time of drop off with cash payment. Dress for a mess!  More »

Deep Blue Sea Life: Partner in Play Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: July 27, 2016

Life is the bubbles, Under the Sea! Dive into this oceanic journey where we’ll go deep into the ocean without leaving land! Newport Landing Whale Watching is teaching us all about the sea creatures that live right off the California coast! Afterward, children will create their own sea scene to take home with them! More »

Drink of the Day

Address: 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: Starting January 01, 2015

A new drink offered daily at the discounted price of $7.00. More »

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA, CA 92706
Venue: Bowers Museum
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: March 19 – September 05, 2016

The exhibition features more than 150 artifacts, real human and animal mummies from across the globe. With over 1.4 million visitors experiencing Mummies of the World to date, the display at Bowers Museum will be the first time the exhibit has been to Orange County. As the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, the exhibit provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world including Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt, off... More »

ROAD FIGHTERS THE RiDE 7D

Address: 746 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Venue: THE RiDE 7D
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: May 27 – September 30, 2016

THE RiDE 7D is an Immersive, Interactive Motion Ride Experience. You will feel the thrill of a rollercoaster and the excitement of a state-of-the-art laser blasting game all in one! About the RIDE: It's the year 2156 and pollution, famine and war has brought civilization to an end. An evil group affected by the high level of radiation have been spared and are now fighting for their lives and to find food. Don't let them be your destruction! More »

Sawdust Art Festival

Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: June 24 – August 28, 2016

Currently celebrating its 50th year, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival— with a new theme “Celebrating the Soul of Art for 50 Years!”—features more than 200 new and returning Laguna Beach artists, who exhibit and sell their original art and handcrafted items in an enchanting outdoor eucalyptus-lined setting in Laguna Canyon. Visitors come to enjoy unique artwork, live entertainment on three stages, eye-catching artist demonstrations, hands-on art workshops for all ages... More »

Super Powers Exhibit: NOW OPEN!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 11 – September 18, 2016

BLAST OFF into summer with a KA-POW, BAM, and BOOM! Our Super Powers Exhibit is now open to the public and it's only going to be here until September! We’re inviting all superhero kids and grown-ups to dash down to Pretend City Children's Museum to put your superhero skills to the test in our various superhero challenges! UNLEASH your powers in our new exhibit which features a zip-line, ropes maze, wind tunnel, STEM Lab, and much more! More »

UCI Summer Academies in the Arts

Address: 4000 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92697 Recurrence: Recurring every week day Visit Website Dates: June 27 – August 12, 2016

The Summer Academies in the Arts are intensive courses that explore the arts and enhance 21st century skills, support college and career goals, and build self-confidence and leadership. The only Orange County program of its kind offered by a university, students get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major! From taking college level classes taught by graduate instructors, industry professionals and faculty, to networking and even having the option to live on campus, it's the perfec... More »

Wine Down Wednesday

Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Floe Lounge
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday Dates: Starting January 07, 2015

1/2 off house wines More »

07/28/2016

Featured Events

"The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz" vehicle exhibit

Address: 19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 01 – August 01, 2016
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