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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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05/02/2016

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 »

An Enemy of the People

Address: 4000 Mesa, Irvine, CA 92617
Venue: Humanities Hall Little Theatre
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: April 30 – May 08, 2016

Jane Page, Director Henrik Ibsen The future is looking bright in Dr. Stockmann's hometown on the coast of southern Norway. At his urging, the town has built therapeutic Baths, which will invite tourists and their dollars. However, trouble arrives when the Doctor discovers that the water of the Baths is teeming with bacteria, guaranteed to make everyone sick. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." This classic I... 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 »

Forbidden Mine THE RIDE

Address: 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 18 – May 18, 2016

An ancient mine taken over by some evil force that claimed it as its lair for himself and his minions. The old miner wants our help to recover his mine. He says there's danger. Ghosts, ghouls, mummies, bats and even worse? Ah! They are just exaggerated stories from the old miner, right? After a brief tutorial on safety, passengers are buckled into the latest in motion seat technology by Triotech, given 3D glasses and a laser blaster before the real fun begins. Forbidden Mine takes ri... 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 »

Laguna Beach Resident's Paintings Featured at John Wayne Airport

Venue: John Wayne Airport - Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: April 13 – May 18, 2016

A collection of oil paintings from Laguna Beach resident Patricia Turnier are on display as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program. "I am proud to see a local Laguna Beach resident showcase her artwork," 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 within our community." Patricia Turnier's paintings rank among the best that John Wayne... 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 »

Wetware Art|Agency|Animation

Address: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine, CA 92697 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 06 – May 07, 2016

WETWARE features art in the light of today's convergent living technologies: While artists have previously staged "Artificial life" through the hardware and software of computers and robotics to simulate living systems, increasingly it emerges from wetware itself. Whether touching upon the brain's position between spiritualism and metabolism, the synthesis of luminescent protocells from scratch, or microbes that possess the technical ability to make gold and clean water, contempor... More »

On-Going Events

Art Workshop: Multi Media

Address: 2691 Richter Ave, Suite 108, Irvine, CA 92606
Venue: Studio H Fine Art
Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: May 02, 2016

Paint your own whimsical lady this mixed media workshop. Join instructor Erna van Dyk for a fun evening of arts and laughs. Erna will guide you along, using all the latest tips and tricks using acrylic paint & a variety of materials to collage on a wood canvas panel. At the end of the night each finished painting will be unique and reflect your own style and color palette. Age: Adults Price: $38 All materials included. All levels of art experience are welcome… even those wh... More »

Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! Exhibit at Discovery Cube Orange County

Address: 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Venue: Discovery Cube Orange County
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 06 – May 22, 2016

Discovery Cube Orange County welcomes the bilingual exhibit Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! based on the Nickelodeon television series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! You and your family are invited to join Dora, her cousin Diego and their many friends on a great voyage! Help Dora and Diego on their active adventure and learn to role-play, solve problems, practice sharing and caring behaviors, and learn Spanish words. These thrilling explorations includes opportunities to... 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 »

Monday Wine Night

Address: 5789 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618
Venue: Square One Pizza Cafe
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday Visit Website Dates: Starting February 08, 2016

1/2 Price all Wines by the Glass on our wine list! (Excludes the Square Red/White.) 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 »

05/03/2016

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 »

An Enemy of the People

Address: 4000 Mesa, Irvine, CA 92617
Venue: Humanities Hall Little Theatre
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: April 30 – May 08, 2016

Jane Page, Director Henrik Ibsen The future is looking bright in Dr. Stockmann's hometown on the coast of southern Norway. At his urging, the town has built therapeutic Baths, which will invite tourists and their dollars. However, trouble arrives when the Doctor discovers that the water of the Baths is teeming with bacteria, guaranteed to make everyone sick. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." This classic I... 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 »

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