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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

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

  • 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   

Celebrate Pretend City’s 5th Birthday Weekend! August 29 - August 31, 2014 Specifically for: Ages 5, 50, 55 Pretend City Children’s Museum turns 5 years old on August 29! Pretend City will be celebrating their birthday weekend with a special 555 Deal. Free admission to guests ages 5, 50, and 55 years old! Fee: Free admission for ages 5, 50, and 55 years old. Must show valid I.D. *555 Deal valid ONLY from August 29 - 31st. Not valid for August 22nd When I Grow Up Day.

  • 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

This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. If you would like to visit our museum prior to the event (adult only pre-tours), you are welcome to stop in on Tuesday, August 19, ... 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: Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • August 30, 2014

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the music of award-winning jazz artists as they perform live on the Festival of Arts grounds. These living legends play to sold-out crowds, but the Festival of Arts “Jazz on the Green” series provides visitors an intimate setting. For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and So... more

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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: Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge
  • Address: 20 Lake Road, ,
  • August 24, 2014

Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for a fun-filled evening of music in the Park. Concert series will feature gourmet food trucks onsite with proceeds benefitting nonprofit organizations. August 24: The Kelly Rae Band

  • 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

  Shakespeare's beloved tragic tale of star-crossed teenage lovers. What went wrong and who holds ultimately responsibility for this wild rush to death? Cal MacLean, Artistic Director of the Clarence Brown Theater in Tennessee, directs an action-based interpretation of this beloved classic.    Performances: July 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26 and 30; August 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27 and 29.

The Bard's sweeping romantic comedy that intermingles the pang of longing, the emotion of loves lost and found, and the sheer joy of mistaken identity, disguise, and trickery. Eli Simon, Artistic Director of New Swan Shakespeare Festival, sets the play in the early days of Hollywood talkies.      Performances: July 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27 and 31; August 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28 and 30.

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