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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: Oak Canyon Park
  • Address: 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676
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  • September 06, 2014

 This year's Orange County Brew Ha Ha will be even bigger and better Over 80+ Breweries Serving Over 175 Craft & Import Beers Loads of Beer Friendly Food Trucks & Booths Presentations by World Class Beer Experts Live Entertainment Great Event for a Great Cause Because our first event was on 9/11/10, we continue our great partnership with the Local 3631 Firefighters Union. Most of our beer is served by off-duty Orange County Firefighters. This event raises thousands of do... 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

Pretend City’s guest for September’s reading extravaganza is bilingual children’s author and educator, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri from Chucho’s Books. Gladys will share her award winning books with children. Gladys loves reading her stories to others to inspire children to get the reading bug. Gladys’ books will inspire little children and adults to be kind, thoughtful and compassionate. Visit Pretend City to hear Rubber Shoes: A Lesson In Gratitude and Pink Fire Tr... more

Today, best-selling, award-winning children’s author Sheri Fink will be participating in Pretend City’s Author’s Day event. She will share her whimsical world and stories with children. They will be inspired and will delight while seeds of self-esteem are being planted that can have a lifelong benefit. Sheri will highlight her most recent children’s book, The Little Seahorse. This story will inspire your bashful child to increase their confidence and make new friends. Ch... more

Get ready for the Autopalooza Orange County Car Show & Car Care Expo 2014! This year is the first annual show at the Orange County Great Park, and is going to be the show you won’t want to miss. With a classic and exotic car show, awards and raffle prizes, car care expo, guest speakers, live music, gourmet food trucks, kids zone and more, there will be fun for the whole family! Show hours are 10am-4pm and Admission is Free.

  • 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   

  • Location: Various
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • August 22, 2014 - December 31, 2014

OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles County and form the County of Orange. In 1989, the County of Orange commemorated its centennial. Throughout 2014, the County will celebrate its 125th anniversary, also known as the Quasquicentennial. Find OC 125 commemorative events by visiting the website.   

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

  • 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: 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: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • August 28, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Summer Sights & Sips Cruise August 28 INCLUDES: •2-hour yacht cruise •Boarding glass of champagne •Complimentary appetizers •Relaxing background music •Wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase •Front-row seat to view the sailboat races DETAILS: Boarding at 5:45 pm | Cruising from 6:15-8:15 pm Price: $35.00 *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional Labor Day Weekend Sunset Dinner Cruise August 29 & 30 INCLUDES: &... 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: 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.

  • Location: Temple of Light
  • Address: 11 Goddard, Irvine, CA 92618-4600
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  • September 06, 2014

Experience channeled messages & healings at the New Earth Expo. Shop here for unique gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Listen to free presentations about health & wellness and intuitive arts. We offer items for healing & rejuvenation, sessions with holistic health practitioners & spiritual counselors, gemstone jewelry, stones & crystals, aromatherapy products, massage sessions, healing music, and healthy coffee. For information or to print FREE guest passes, please visi... 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

  • Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites - meet in hotel lobby
  • Address: 14972 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
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  • December 02, 2012 - (No End Date)

Step back in time to explore the rich history of Irvine and the Irvine family. This docent-led walking tour reveals what life was like in Old Town Irvine in the early 1900's with site tours of what was once the bean granary, boarding house, blacksmith shop and more. Tour offered by the Irvine Historical Society. Walking tour is one hour. Reservations are required.

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerf... more

  • Location: Concordia University Irvine Studio Theater
  • Address: 1530 Concordia Way, Irvine,
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • August 29, 2014 - September 07, 2014

In David Auburn's Proof, Catherine struggles with the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Has she inherited her father's mathematical genius, his eventual madness, or both? What does the future hold? In David Auburn's Proof, Catherine struggles with the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Has she inherited her father's mathematical genius, his eventual madness, or both? The return of her controlling sister and the flirtations of a former graduate student of her father's complicate matters. In this Pu... more

  • Location: School Of Multidimensional Healing Arts and Sciences
  • Address: 18271 McDurmott West, Irvine, CA 92614
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 12 months on the last Saturday
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  • October 26, 2013 - (No End Date)

SMHAS, School of Multidimensional Healing Arts and Sciences, is a school that offers a variety of classes, workshops, and events. The last Saturday of every month we host a free admission Holistic Faire. Vendors, Gifts, Jewelry, Clothing, Crystals, Food. Free Lectures every 30 minutes. Holistic Healing, Reiki, Energy Healing, Mediumship, Astrology, Tarot, Akashic Records, and more.

  • Location: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport beach, CA 92663
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
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  • June 12, 2014 - September 18, 2014

You know it's summer when the Sunset Series begins! The famous sail boat races have been a popular event for many years and draws hundreds of spectators. Spectators enjoy the Sights and Sips, while racers compete for first prize. Get a front row seat to see the Sunset Sailing Races aboard Hornblower's Sights & Sips Cruise. CRUISE INCLUDES: 2-hour yacht cruise Complimentary appetizers Relaxing background music Wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase Front-row seat to view the sailbo... more

  • Location: CSUF 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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  • May 03, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Artist Susan Robb‘s Wild Times merges new media, social engagement, and a 2,650 mile hike as an invitation to explore wildness as a geographic ideal and a state of mind. Beginning in mid-April 2014, Robb will embark on a 5-month adventure from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Using the trail as a nomadic studio and her experiences as inspiration and medium, she will create digital works—photos, videos, and 3D files—periodically sending them to Grand Central Art Cent... more

Let’s be honest, everyone has heard of the “terrible twos”. Join Pretend City to learn how children communicate through play the way they see the world. Understanding their perspective sheds light on how to deal with challenging behavior. Little ones at this age are learning to use their body parts. However, at times these parts are inappropriately used out of curiosity, anger, or frustration. This playgroup will help support children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Hel... more

  • Location: Segerstrom Stage
  • Address: 655 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92614
  • Venue: South Coast Repertory
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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  • August 29, 2014 - September 28, 2014

A hit both in Las Vegas and the East Coast, The Tempest is a coming together of a creative dream team. This is more than just a play, it's an event to behold! Transformed onstage into a travelling tent show, this is The Tempest unlike anything you—or the Bard—ever envisioned!  As the wizard Prospero plots revenge on the enemies who banished him, the exuberant epic takes on a new life—thanks to the music (haunting ballads by the inimitable Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan), ... more

  • Location: Irvine Museum
  • Address: 18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine,
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • June 01, 2014 - October 02, 2014

The tradition of painting beautiful landscapes nearly died out with the onset of Modernism in the 1940s, and thereafter with the development of abstract art in the 1950s and 1960s. However, starting in the 1980s, contemporary artists began to look once more at the beauty of the land and a thriving revival of American landscape painting took hold. California, with its beautiful and vibrant landscape, was at the center of the renewed interest in landscape painting, and many of these landscape art... more

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