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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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A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine

Address: 100 Theory, Irvine, CA 92617 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: October 03 – December 12, 2015

Curated by Juli Carson and Marilyn Nix In 1971 - as a part UCI's first graduating MFA class - Chris Burden became internationally famous for his physically intense, often-violent performances of endurance. The quintessential work of this period was Shoot, a performance in which Burden had a friend shoot him in the arm at the student run F-Space Gallery in Santa Ana. Another performance of the same legendary vein includes Five Day Locker Piece, for which Burden inhabited a two-foot-b... More »

Bavarian Beer Flights

Address: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: October 01 – 31, 2015

Lederhosen or not, Red Bar and Lounge is serving up Oktoberfest-inspired beer flights that will make guests feel like they've made the trek across the Atlantic. Choose four beers to round out a fall flight with selections like Wiehenstephaner or Coronado Brewing Oktoberfest - a local fall highlight. Prost! More »

Chocolate Education Tour at ChocXO Chocolatier

Address: 9461 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: May 05 – December 30, 2015

About the Tour A member of the ChocXO team walks participants through the chocolate making process from the bean to the bar. You'll walk along our educational wall and see a scale model of a cacao tree, learn how chocolate is fermented and dried, then view the ChocXO factory from our viewing windows to find out what happens next. You'll finish with two warm liquid chocolate shots from our wall and take home a goodie bag of chocolate tasting squares. Please view booking website for... More »

Fair Play by the OC Fair

Venue: John Wayne Airport 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
Recurrence: Recurring daily Dates: July 17 – December 02, 2015

In commemoration of the OC Fair's 125th anniversary, the exhibit is now on display. "Both the OC Fair and John Wayne Airport have a long history in Orange County and it's only fitting that the Airport be a venue where travelers have the unique opportunity to experience the Fair from afar," said Supervisor Michelle Steel, Second District Supervisor. "This entertaining exhibit features some of our favorite things to see and do at the Fair which runs from July 17 through Au... More »

Leave the Night On

Address: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: May 01 – December 19, 2015

Happy hour carries on and on into the night with 50% off select drinks every weekend.  More »

Libidinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets

Address: 4000 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92618 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: October 03 – December 12, 2015

Exhibition and Film Series Curated by Juli Carson and Michael Moshe Dahan The Libidinal Economies Film Series takes as its economic mise-en-scène the bull run market of 1982 (that crashed in 1987) and the recent redux of this bull run from 2009 to the present. The New York Stock Exchange (where the selling and buying of securities, currency and commodities takes place) and the art world (where the critique of Wall Street culture is derived and scripted) presumably constitute ... More »

Newport Beach Resident's 'Destination Art' Exhibit

Venue: John Wayne Airport - Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 18 – October 15, 2015

John Wayne Airport (JWA) is featuring a collection of Sherry Marger's landscape paintings entitled 'Destination Art' as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program. As a studio artist, Marger uses acrylic paints in an impressionistic style to interpret the photographs she has taken on her many travels. While there are many locations depicted in these paintings, the recurrent theme shows how architectural beauty is set in nature. The exhibit is intended to inspire travel and encourag... More »

Objects of Wonder

Address: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine, CA 92697 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: October 03, 2015 – January 23, 2016

Objects of Wonder brings together a wide range of international artists whose work exhibits strange and unusual functions, engaging in conceptual phenomena like time, light, energy, evolution and changes of state. Artists deploy thermo dynamic explosions, asteroidal activity, fluid turbulence, insect behavior, natural selection and gravity to generate astonishing sculptures, drawings, paintings, videos, sound art, gadgets and installations that reveal the wonder of everyday phenomena... More »

Same Day, Different Place, Different Time

Address: 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, CA 92614
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 04 – December 30, 2015

Guests who spend $10 or more in Marketplace receive a bounce-back offer for complimentary small bites at Eats Kitchen & Bar. Valid on the same day only, with a purchase at EATS. More »

Tanaka Farms U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

Address: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Tanaka Farms
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 26 – October 31, 2015

Tanaka Farms pumpkin patch provides an exciting environment for adults and children of all ages. They have many different events going on around the farm including a wagon ride, corn maze, petting zoo, and pick your own vegetables. On weekends they also have food, games, ATV rides and more! More »

Thanksgiving Meals To Go at Marketplace

Address: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 24 – November 21, 2015

Marketplace takes the stress out of planning the Thanksgiving menu as Chef Kevin prepares everything from the main course to sides to dessert. Celebrants set the table while Marketplace takes care of the rest. Mix and match from the following choices to make the perfect holiday meal: Everything but the Sink Complete Thanksgiving meal is packed to go with the choice of one main course, five sides, one dessert and dinner rolls with butter. Price is $192, excluding tax. Serve... More »

The 17th Door Haunt Experience

Address: 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA - California 92782
Venue: The Market Place in Tustin
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 25 – November 01, 2015

The 17th Door is Orange County's most intense and most terrifying haunted house! Behind its 17 doors is an interactive experience more innovative and shocking than anything that's been tried before. From inside the replicated walls of a demonic University, all of your senses will be assaulted as you progress from room to room, with each space more intense and more frightening than the last - Over 30 minutes of psychological terror! The 17th Door is designed for mature audiences, preferab... More »

The Barrel Runneth Dry at Eats Kitchen & Bar

Address: 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, CA 92614
Venue: Hotel Irvine
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 04 – December 30, 2015

A complimentary pint goes to guests who are getting a pour from the on-tap craft beer selection, if the keg happens to run out mid pour. More »

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Address: Sand Canyon & Marine Drive, Irvine, CA 92650 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: October 08 – 18, 2015

 The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.      More »

On-Going Events

7th-12th graders planning on taking one of the national standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT, NEW SAT) , the complimentary C2 Test Prep Challenge is for you. Information sessions for parents will be available during the event including NCAA College Recruiting, College Financial Planning and UCI admissions. Grand Prize: $1000 Top score for New PSAT, New SAT, Current SAT, ACT + Top score middle school PSAT prize. ($5,000 in cash prizes) More »

Drink of the Day

Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
Venue: Floe Lounge
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: Starting January 01, 2015

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

Drop- In Family Art Inventions

Address: 1802 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Venue: Bowers Kidseum
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: Starting January 03, 2015

Culturally and artistically enriching, Kidseum’s Art Lab provides a hands-on experience for children ages 4 and up by creating innovative and unique art projects. Discover arts and crafts from around the world, with new techniques and materials each weekend. Parents and/or grandparents welcome! More »

Festival Ballet Theatre – Le Corsaire & Mixed Repertoire

Address: 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: October 10 – 11, 2015

Pirates, sultans and beautiful harems charm the stage in a suite of passages from the romantic adventure, Le Corsaire. This performance will also include a special mixed repertoire featuring: Repertoire pieces from Bournonville Balanchine's Concerto Barocco Pas d'Action from Laurencia, set by Yuri Fateyev, Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet Company More »

Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit at Discovery Cube Orange County

Address: 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Venue: Discovery Cube Orange County
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: September 19, 2015 – January 03, 2016

All roads lead to Santa Ana as Discovery Cube Orange County opens Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™. This new family exhibit will get you revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels® fans. There is something for mom, dad, grandparents and of course today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans. Visitors will learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster on the track and in real life. This behind-the-scenes look a... More »

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