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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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09/29/2016

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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 »

Meat Your Match at Red Bar and Lounge's Sausage Nights

Address: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday Dates: April 07 – December 29, 2016

Thursdays at Red Bar and Lounge, guests can dig into a selection of incredible specialty sausages, including rattlesnake, wild boar, lamb and blood sausages. Each $9 plate includes the choice of three grilled sausages, mustard tasting with pretzel roll, warm Bavarian cabbage slaw and potato chips. More »

San Clemente Artist's Paintings Offer a Vivid Perspective on Ordinary Landscapes

Venue: John Wayne Airport - Departure (upper) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: August 16 – October 13, 2016

"Wired," a series of industrial-themed paintings by Ruth Yuhas will be on display as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program (CFS). 'Ruth Yuhas' talent for blending different styles of painting gives us an original perspective on how we should view art," said Board Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. "Her natural curiosity shines through in her work and it is very clear that her relationship with her craft is very honest and pure." Ruth Yuhas explains her in... More »

The Art of Posters - The Posters of Art - A collection of vintage fine art posters

Venue: John Wayne Airport -Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2-5 in Terminal A, Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C; free-standing display cases across from Gate 14.
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: August 16, 2016 – January 31, 2017

"This exhibition provides an opportunity for the traveling public to view images of art and elegant graphic design," said Board Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. "When traveling through John Wayne Airport, I encourage everyone to explore the beautiful representations of fine art on display." Prior to the advent of the digital promotion of art exhibitions, beautifully designed posters were employed to provide an artistic promotion of exhibits. This exhibition provides samp... More »

The Heritage and Aviation Exhibition

Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: June 16 – October 02, 2016

The Heritage and Aviation Exhibition is located in historical Hangar 244 and features images, displays and artifacts that tell the story of the Great Park from its agricultural roots to its role in the military as a Marine Corps Air Station. The exhibition includes: World War II Airplanes - N3N Canary and SNJ-5 Texan Air Force C-135A Stratolifter Memorial - In honor of United States Airmen and Marines who perished in History Room - Transports back in time to World ... More »

Willkommen to Bistango Gardens for Oktoberfest

Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Bistango
Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: September 29, 2016

Willkommen will be the official greeting at Bistango when the popular Irvine restaurant transforms its al fresco Bistango Gardens into a Biergarten in honor of Oktoberfest. Though known for its contemporary American cuisine, Executive Chef Tim Doolittle will prepare German small plates and a number of German beers will be available for the celebration. The Bavarian-inspired small plates menu will include the following along with hand-picked German premium be... More »

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Address: 36-C Mauchly, Irvine, CA 92618 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 16 – October 16, 2016

The revised version of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown opened on Broadway in 1999 and gives a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Join the characters you loved as a child; Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy as they delight audiences with beloved musical numbers including "My Blanket and Me," "The Kite," "The Baseball Game" and "Happiness." Two new songs, "Beethoven Day" and "My New Philosophy," have ... More »

On-Going Events

Ann Hampton Callaway

Address: 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: September 29, 2016

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the Great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, actress, TV host and producer. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for the Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical, Swing!, and for writing and ... More »

BISTANGO Rolls Out 2-Tier Menu of Traditional & Petite Entree Selections

Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Bistango
Recurrence: Recurring every week day Dates: Starting August 19, 2016

Bistango, a popular dining spot located in the Atrium building in Irvine, has rolled out a 2-tier menu featuring entrée selections that come in both traditional and petite sizes. Executive Chef Tim Doolittle, a protégé of luminaries Wolfgang Puck and Emeril, says that the expanded offerings are ideal for those with lighter appetites or who may be on a budget. The 2-tier menu is available during lunch and dinner. Among the dinner entrees are a grilled Pacific swordfish s... More »

Celebrate Oktoberfest at BISTANGO in Irvine on September 29

Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Bistango
Recurrence: Dates: September 29, 2016

Willkommen will be the official greeting at Bistango when the popular Irvine restaurant transforms its al fresco Bistango Gardens into a Biergarten in honor of Oktoberfest. Though known for its contemporary American cuisine, Executive Chef Tim Doolittle will prepare German small plates and a number of German beers will be available for the celebration that will be held September 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More »

Center Club Orange County: Charity Classic "Hops and Vines"

Address: 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Venue: Center Club Orange County
Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: September 29, 2016

Annual Beer & Wine Festival 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 »

HIPCOOKS COOKING CLASSES

Address: 125 N Broadway, Ste C, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Venue: Hipcooks Orange County
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: Starting June 03, 2016

Hands on cooking classes, where every class ends up with a dinner party. More »

Live Music

Address: 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday Visit Website Dates: Starting January 06, 2015

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 »

Shop For Charity

Address: 2437 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782 Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: September 29, 2016

Come & Shop with us! Bring a pack of Diaper & get FREE GIFT or Discount! Shop For Charity is a fundraiser event hosted by The District at Tustin Legacy to help Clear Charity’s ongoing programs to provide FREE and Subsidized diapers to families in need. For full details of the event, visit: http://ShopForCharity.info/ This event is set for September 29th, Thursday, between 5pm and 8pm at ‘The District at Tustin Legacy’ 2437 Park Avenue, Tustin, California 92782.... More »

Step Out Walk

Address: UC Irvine, Aldrich Park, Irvine, CA 92697 Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: September 29, 2016

Orange County’s Step Out Walk is a 2-mile family friendly event designed to celebrate everyone in our community impacted by diabetes. It is a time to provide encouragement to our Red Striders – walkers with diabetes; and thank our fundraising Champions – walkers who have raised $1,000 or more for ADA. More than 2,000 walkers attend this special event. Additional activities include live music, health and wellness information and services, “Team t-shirt Contest” ... More »

Sweeney Todd

Address: 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Venue: The Gem Theatre
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: September 29 – October 23, 2016

An unjustly exiled barber returns home in 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a proprietress of a failing pie shop. Todd’s thirst for blood inspires an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up. Tony award-winning SWEENEY TODD is a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delight audiences across the world. ... More »

The 17th Door Haunt Experience

Address: 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
Venue: The 17th Door
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 23 – October 31, 2016

The 17th Door, Orange County's most intense and most terrifying haunted house, returns to The Market Place for its second year! Over a dozen new rooms have been created, including a mini escape room, to take things to a whole new level. This year’s haunt will be larger and longer, featuring over 34 minutes filled with more monsters, more scares, more of what youlove and more of what you hate! Behind its 17 doors is an interactive experience more innovative and shocking than anything t... More »

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