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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: Parking lot facing Teller Avenue
  • Address: 2600 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
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  • October 23, 2014

Renowned California employment and labor law firm, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), will host a fundraiser at its Irvine office in partnership with Company 77 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Enjoy stone cooked pizza from a one-of-a-kind food fire truck, entertainment and drinks while showing support for our nation’s injured service men and women. Community members, professionals, families, children and anyone with a spirit for service can attend to support W... more

  • Location: Edwards Westpark 8
  • Address: 3735 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • October 17, 2014 - October 20, 2014

The Silent River Film Festival is proud to announce its fourth year of bringing the finest in independent filmmaking to movie lovers throughout Southern California. Founded on the 40th anniversary of Irvine, Silent River Film Festival is the city's first international film festival established with a vision to preserve and promote the art of cinema. The festival brings thought provoking films from “East and West” together to entertain and educate and “Cinema and Causes” ... more

  • Location: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
  • Address: 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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  • October 25, 2014

Magical, mysterious music gets you in the Halloween mood as you help Sherlock Holmes solve the Mystery of the Haunted Violin! Includes instantly recognizable selections from Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” and more! Don’t forget to wear your costume.   A Musical Carnival takes place at 9 a.m. (for the 10 a.m. concert) and 12:15 p.m. (for the 11:30 a.m. concert). 

Bewitching examines the art of costume culture with a brief history of Halloween in Southern California. This exhibition features an eclectic collection of hand-made costume couture, fashion illustrations from design legends of classic Hollywood, and historic photographs documenting Halloween in Southern California.

The SpringHill Suites Irvine is proud to partner with local artist Sherry Lawler-Sparks to present a night of creativity and inspiration for guests and the local community. Sherry Lawler-Sparks will showcase original artwork to community members, guests and neighbors. Celebrate local art and share in a night of inspiration with us at the SpringHill Suites. We will be offering beverages, wine, beer and Hors d oeuvres. WHY: ArtNight is a nationally recognized, award winning program design... more

  • Location: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
  • Address: 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014

An evening of awe and inspiration: Bathe in waves of sound — including the mighty William J. Gillespie Concert Organ — as Respighi’s orchestration of stained-glass windows comes to life! Then, the rich, sonorous voices of the Norbertine Fathers, performing the chants that inspired Duruflé.

  • 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.   

  • Location: Bowers Museum
  • Address: 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana,
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  • October 19, 2014 - (No End Date)

China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui will include objects from the discovery termed "the ninth wonder of the world" and acknowledged by many scholars as one of the greatest archaeological finds ever to be unearthed.

  • Location: Peters Canyon Regional Park
  • Address: 8548 E. Canyon View Ave., ,
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  • October 24, 2014

Come see Peters Canyon Regional Park in a completely different setting - in the dark! Park rangers will lead a starlit hike showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night. The free family event will feature many fun activities, including a live animal presentation with crawly critters, hot cocoa and creepy treats, as well as a hike through the wilderness area. Special Instructions: Space is limited, please call (714) 973-6611 or email peterscanyon@ocparks.com to register. This ... more

  • Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Floe
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • September 11, 2014 - (No End Date)

A new drink offered daily at the discounted price of $7.00.

  • Location: University Art Gallery
  • Address: 4000 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • October 10, 2014 - December 13, 2014

The University Art Galleries (UAG) will mount a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1960s to the present. Cross-Section will trace the common thematic thread binding Moses’s prolific and continuous act of painting. In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist’s disparate visual strategies will be framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form ... more

Eddo Stern explores the intersection between making games and making art. Stern premieres works loosely bound by literal and humorous interpretations of portraiture and the notion of role playing in games, and presents a revision of his well-known work “Darkgame,” a sensory deprivation game that uses a vibrating headset allowing players to navigate space based on the feedback. The Beall Center’s 2014-15 exhibitions are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ... 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: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, ,
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  • October 23, 2014

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Special Instructions: All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

Fun activities include trick-or-treating (kids ages 12 & under), spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt and face painting! First 100 children (ages 12 & under) in costume receive a special gift! Come see the zoo animals receive treat filled pumpkins throughout the day! Reservations are not needed. Special Instructions: For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for this event (must be at least 18 years old), call Marcy at (714) 973-6846.  

  • Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Floe
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
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  • September 14, 2014 - (No End Date)

1/2 price on all Signature drinks and Quick Bites for everyone working in the hospitality industry.

Written and Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca An epic fantasy about cheating reality with imagination... and learning to fly! The genius of Daniele Finzi Pasca shines through in this very personal piece created by the in-demand actor-director. As physically grand as Finzi Pasca’s work is in his direction of Corteo for Cirque du Soleil and the closing ceremonies of the most recent Olympics, Icaro is stunningly intimate and affecting, ranging from open laughter, to moments of tenderness, joy a... 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: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • October 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Irvine Park Railroad's ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, face painting, picture stands, John Deere tractor races and a lot more. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. School and group discounts available. For additional information and costs, please visit www.irvineparkrailroad.com.

  • Location: Heritage Museum of Orange County
  • Address: 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana,
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  • October 13, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Part of Museum on Main Street, a Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service that brings the Smithsonian to cities across America. John Wayne Airport provided photos of an aerial view of the Eddie Martin Airport in 1933, Eddie Martin and his flying friends and promotional Eddie Martin Airport coupons that could be redeemed for one passenger flight at a cost of $2.50.

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • September 25, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to complete your frightful getaway experience on select nights.

  • Location: Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Address: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park,
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  • September 25, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Experience eleven elaborately themed walk-through mazes and interactive haunted attractions filled with trained scare masters, four endless scare zones, two live shows, including the return of Elvira-Mistress of the Dark, headless horsemen and more than 1,000 live monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, freaks, mutants, maniacs and other beasts lurking in the fog to scare even the bravest guests.

  • Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Floe
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
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  • September 11, 2014 - (No End Date)

Live Music

  • Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach,
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  • October 25, 2014

Explore the beauty and diversity of two canyons, Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyon, in the backcountry of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This will be a strenuous, 8.2-mile hike (770-ft. elevation gain) over rocky and uneven terrain. We will hike through sycamore and oak woodlands, riparian habitats, coastal sage scrub, and open grassland. Participants should be fit and able to hike long distances. For your safety and comfort bring 2-3 liters of water, a hat, a hearty snack and proper hiking ... more

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