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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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  • Location: Old Orange County Courthouse
  • Address: 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana,
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  • July 14, 2014 - October 10, 2014

Old Orange County Courthouse is pleased to present "Orange County Circa 1889," a collection of historic photographic work taken 125 years ago documenting the founding era of Orange County. In 1889, Orange County was striving to create an identity during a period of great change. After 20 years of struggle, residents had overwhelmingly voted in favor of separation from Los Angeles County to form California's 53rd and newest County. In agriculture, a recent blight in the local viney... more

  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm St STE A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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  • May 01, 2014 - September 30, 2014

The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back again along the Orange County coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view 5 or more gray whales a cruise making for excel... more

While smart phone and computer technologies provide an accessible and exciting new platform for photography, photographic images are rarely seen beyond the display or computer screen. This exhibition showcases photographic works in their own physical space, enriching the viewing experience of both analog (traditional print photography) and digital images. This technologically savvy and historically informative exhibition includes works in color and black and white film photography, digital prin... more

  • Location: The Laguna Playhouse
  • Address: 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • July 09, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Don your vintage Armistead eyeglasses and join us for BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Buddy Holly’s short yet spectacular career is told through classic songs we all love including “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Not Fade Away,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” and many more. “Remarkable…It’s a bona fide crowd pleaser!” claims Variety. Clive Barnes of the N... more

  • Address: 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine,
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
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  • October 06, 2012 - (No End Date)

Hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts, hotrods, motorcycles and motor-sport. And it's all free, minus the coffee, of course. Spectators park in the parking structure Those displaying their car park in the lot beside the Mazda building   

Come experience sea life at Pretend City Children’s Museum! Newport Landing Whale Watching will take you on an undersea adventure to experience on land what they see at sea. Children will learn about the various sea creatures which live right off of our California coast. They will then have the opportunity to create their very own sea scene to take home with them. Specifically For: Children of all ages; Grown-ups

This month, your children will journey along the city streets of Pretend City Children’s Museum! Will they ride the road to the construction site? Or perhaps cruise the highways as a tow truck driver? Not only will children explore the roads of the museum, they’ll also go on an imaginative joyride on the Road to the Future. With fun pretend play activities, special guests, and the annual When I Grow Up Day, your child’s hopes and dreams will be ignited as they learn about diffe... more

This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. If you would like to visit our museum prior to the event (adult only pre-tours), you are welcome to stop in on Tuesday, July 22, 20... more

  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92862
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
  • October 08, 2013 - (No End Date)

Features vendors with organic produce, artisan bread, specialty nuts, Mediterranean and Hispanic food items vendors and flowers. It is operated by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Irvine Regional Park also includes the Irvine Park Railroad train ride, pony rides, the OC Zoo, playgrounds, picnic tables and walking paths.    

  • Location: Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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  • June 07, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Flora Kao’s installations respond to the endless repetition of the urban landscape. Each installation is a drawing in space, built from a multitude of repeating marks. By multiplying ordinary elements like sound, shadow, plant, paper, or line, Kao creates elegant systems that sculpt and activate space. She plays with malleability of meaning and visual slippage, where street grids dissipate into atmospherics and constellations, consumer waste morphs into musical forests, and plants take fli... more

Make sure your child is ready to start off the school year right by participating in Pretend City’s FREE vision screenings. This vision screening focuses on young children from ages 2 ½ to 6 years old. It is a screening utilized for visual acuity, external eye health, and binocular vision. The HOTV letter chart is used to create a fun and developmentally appropriate atmosphere.

  • Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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  • July 29, 2014 - August 13, 2014

Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie Ghost in a brand-new Broadway musical. GHOST THE MUSICAL features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award winners, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he... more

These evening summer runs introduce people of all ages to the exciting world of short distance trail racing. Our single loop race course winds its way on trails designed for the beginner trail runner or advanced street racer. Runners will use their skills to run the trails outlining Irvine Park as the sun slowly lowers in the sky. After the race participants will be treated to a concert in the park as they relax with their family and friends enjoying the sounds and sights of the pleasant summe... more

  • Location: Across from UCI
  • Address: Bridge Road & Campus Drive, Irvine, CA
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
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  • June 21, 2014 - (No End Date)

Rain or Shine.

  • Location: Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • June 07, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Above the Fold is an exhibition of a series of artworks that take their point of departure from world news images from the New York Times. Included in Above the Fold are gouache on paper paintings, digital images and a two-channel video installation. Above the fold traditionally refers to the upper half of the front page of a newspaper where an important story or photograph catches the attention of passersby. In the digital age it refers to what is visible on the screen without scrolling. These ... more

  • Address: 16525 Von Karman Ave STE E, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Venue: Elements Massage
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • June 01, 2014 - March 01, 2015

Make Mondays "me time". Enjoy bagels and coffee company of other local moms and a short presentation on how to carve out special time for yourself.

  • Location: Arts Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Address: 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
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  • July 07, 2014 - August 04, 2014

Movie Mondays, Orange County’s favorite summertime tradition, returns to Segerstrom Center beginning July 7. These free events are held on five consecutive Monday evenings on the Center’s Arts Plaza. Special pre-show movie-themed activities begin at 7:30 p.m. At dusk, selected shorts and the featured film musical are projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or other easily portable seating and picnic dinners – cooking and ba... more

Each summer, Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts free movie Mondays on the Arts Plaza. Some of the most iconic and beloved films of all time are projected onto a large screen on the side of Segerstrom Hall. This summer's lineup features five fun films. Movie Mondays kicks off on July 7 with The Little Colonel starring Shirley Temple. This family friendly comedy takes place immediately after the Civil War and famously features the stair-case dance duet between Temple and Bill "Bojang... more

Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, previously dramatized for stage and screen as I Am a Camera with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berli... more

Musical Theatre Village (MTV) is a community-based theatre serving Southern Orange County. Conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum, MTV presents five family-oriented musical plays each year, showcasing the talents of members of our community; primarily family groups - brothers, sisters, moms, dads, cousins, and school friends - all working together to create wholesome and reasonably priced family entertainment.

Natalia Osipova, prima ballerina of American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet, and Ivan Vasiliev, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, are without peers as today’s greatest dance couple. They perform throughout the world to sold-out houses and standing ovations, including many performances at Segerstrom Center. They have appeared here in with the Bolshoi Ballet, in the Tour de Force dance galas, Reflections. Osipova starred in the world premiere of ABT’s production of ... more

  • Location: Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • Address: 2145 N. Windes Driv, Orange,
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  • April 06, 2014 - August 03, 2014

The Nature Center is open the first Sunday of each month. Join a Park Ranger for a tour of the nature center and learn about local history, flora and fauna.  

  • Location: Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • Address: 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange, CA 92869
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
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  • May 05, 2013 - (No End Date)

72 Nature Center open the 1st Sunday of each month. Join a Park Ranger for a tour of the nature center and learn about local history, flora and fauna. All ages.

This summer make sure your children stay physically, mentally, and emotionally fit by signing up for Pretend City Children’s Museum’s STAR Soccer classes. These specialized classes are facilitated by The Pure Game. The STAR (Stop, Think, Act, and Review) method is a teaching platform that infuses a progressive style of soccer play, skills lessons, and character-building curriculum for boys and girls. The vision is to have children realize their potential, learn how to contribute to t... more

  • Location: UCI Anteater Stadium
  • Address: 903 W. Peltason, Irvine,
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • April 05, 2014 - September 06, 2014

USL PRO announced its 2014 regular season format and schedule, with each of its 14 clubs playing a 28-game regular season schedule. As the league enters the second season of its groundbreaking partnership with MLS, every USL PRO squad will once again play a pair of regular season games vs. MLS Reserve teams.    2014 HOME SCHEDULE APRIL  5th  vs.OKC Energy FC 12th  vs. SAC Republic FC 24th vs. Harrisburgh City Islanders 27th vs. LA Galaxy II MAY 8th... more

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