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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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05/25/2016

Featured Events

$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 »

An enduring legend: Diego Rivera's mythological watercolors

Address: 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana,
Venue: Bowers Museum
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: January 27 – May 29, 2016

Diego Rivera was known more for his murals than his watercolors. "Popol Vuh: Watercolors of Diego Rivera" at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is interesting for that reason, but also for a few more. It's not a big show, filling just two rooms and a screening room for a short video. But despite the small size, there are several layers. There's the story of the Popol Vuh, the creation myth of the Quiché Mayan people, centered in Guatemala. But there's also the story of t... 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 »

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 »

Nostalgic World War II Aviation Paintings

Venue: John Wayne Airport - Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: May 18 – June 15, 2016

A series of oil paintings titled "Home Front Aviation" by local artist Stan Vosburg are on display as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program. "Orange County has a rich aviation history, and Mr. Vosburg's nostalgic and warm-hearted paintings create a shared experience for airplane lovers of all ages," said Board Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. "The County is fortunate to have a world-class airport with an Arts Program that highlights the many talented artists ... More »

Plant Wildflowers with Native Seed Farm

Venue: Native Seed Farm
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: March 02 – May 25, 2016

Join Dig In! Plant Wildflowers with Native Seed Farm and help Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteers plant the wildflowers at the Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Help expand this one-of-a-kind farm's impact by planting new plants and removing weeds to protect the flowers while they grow. Tools, kneepads and training will be provided with no experience necessary to participate. Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, the magnificent open space and parks offer a full calendar of spring activities and fre... More »

Smile: Expressions of Orange County

Address: Sand Canyon & Marine Drive, Irvine, CA 92650 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: May 01 – August 14, 2016

The Orange County Great Park Gallery, in collaboration with the Photographic Society of Orange County, presents "Smile: Expressions of Orange County," a photographic journey through the diverse cities and communities of Orange County, California. More »

UCI: Orange County Destination, Global Game Changer - exhibit

Venue: John Wayne Airport - pre-security - pedestrian walkway connecting Terminals B and C.
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 10 – July 11, 2016

Featured as part of John Wayne Airport's Arts Program, the exhibit highlights the past 50 years of UCI's achievements and can be viewed pre-security along the pedestrian walkway connecting Terminals B and C. "Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has played an integral role in the development of Orange County's economy and culture," said Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. "John Wayne Airport is pleased to highlight UCI as it celebrates 50 years in our community." ... 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

2016 Philharmonic House of Design

Address: 34111 Selva Road, Dana Point, CA 92629 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: May 24 – June 19, 2016

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is presenting the 24th House of Design in the exclusive gate guarded community of The Strand at Headlands in Dana Point. Fifteen acclaimed designers are transforming an 8,656 sq. ft. estate into a showcase featuring the latest in interior design. Proceeds from the month long event fund the Philharmonic Society’s nationally recognized youth music education programs. More than 160,000 Orange County schoolchildren kindergarten through high school... 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 »

May – Lions, Tigers, & Children-Oh My! Under the Big Top!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Venue: Pretend City Children's Museum
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: May 01 – 31, 2016

Under the big top at Pretend City you will find many exciting games and activities for children of all ages. Join the circus for a day, walk the tightrope, pet the animals in our petting zoo, and play like a clown. Art activities will focus on the animals of the circus such as elephants, tigers, bears, and lions. Want to learn to juggle or how to be a clown? Come in for one of our many exciting and fun class offerings. Come and get your face painted like a clown or paint your own face in ou... 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 »

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 »

05/26/2016

Featured Events

An enduring legend: Diego Rivera's mythological watercolors

Address: 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana,
Venue: Bowers Museum
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: January 27 – May 29, 2016

Diego Rivera was known more for his murals than his watercolors. "Popol Vuh: Watercolors of Diego Rivera" at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is interesting for that reason, but also for a few more. It's not a big show, filling just two rooms and a screening room for a short video. But despite the small size, there are several layers. There's the story of the Popol Vuh, the creation myth of the Quiché Mayan people, centered in Guatemala. But there's also the story of t... 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 »

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 »

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