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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

This summer as you prepare for the beach make sure you’re prepared! Our partners at Dr. Riba’s Health Club will join us to provide hands-on fun to teach your family about sun safety and healthy snack choices. The “ABCs” of sun safety will introduce your child to a variety of materials which will help encourage them to protect themselves against the sun’s rays. Now that they are prepared on the outside, the group will ensure health on the inside. An interactive game ... 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   

  • Location: Paradise Perks Espresso & Tea Bar
  • Address: 15475 Jeffrey Rd STE 450, Irvine, CA 92618
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  • June 09, 2013 - (No End Date)

 Comics fom the OC hone and test their materials.

  • 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

  • Location: Paradise Perks Espresso & Tea Bar
  • Address: 15475 Jeffrey Rd STE 450, Irvine, CA 92618
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  • June 06, 2013 - (No End Date)

Play one of our 50 plus board games ranging from classics like Settlers of Cantan to neo modern games like Apples to Apples or bring your own!

  • Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • Address: 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
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  • July 20, 2014

George Gershwin composed it all — taking Broadway by storm, selling out concert halls and opera houses and defining an era! Relax with this program of classic Americana, featuring some of the most popular and best-known Gershwin works ever written: from the jazz-filled melodies of “Rhapsody in Blue” to the timeless sounds of “An American in Paris” to the groundbreaking “Porgy and Bess.” Led by conductor Carl St.Clair, the program features Jeffrey Biegel... more

Join the team from Waterworks Aquatics as they hold an interactive story time that will introduce children of all ages to the importance of water safety. Children will learn about the Safer 3 as we explore how children and adults can be more water safe. After learning about all of the fun that the safer three had on their adventures the children will be able to take home a coloring page to keep them excited about staying safe when near the water. Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-... 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

Trash doesn’t look like food! Or does it? Join us as we educate children about the various objects which may look like trash to us, but can look like food to sea creatures. They will understand the importance of keeping our beaches clean and making sure to throw garbage away where it is supposed to go. Children will even get to experience Pretend City’s own beach clean-up as they explore our trash interactive. Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-ups

  • 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

Leslie Caron is Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be the mistress of the wealthy, handsome young Gaston (Louis Jourdan). When Gaston falls in love with Gigi and asks her to be his wife, Jeans is appalled: never has anyone in their family ever stooped to anything so bourgeois as marriage! Weaving in and out of the story is Maurice Chevalier as an aging boulevardier who, years earlier, had been in love with Gingold's character. Chev... 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.

Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invites four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. NCI has brought 37 choreographers to California to develop new works. Many of the pieces begun here have gone on to be performed elsewhere ... more

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

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