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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

What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you want to draw and illustrate books and cartoons? Or maybe you want to make the most popular children’s toy or game imaginable! Pretend City invites all children and their grown-ups to meet and interact with professionals from all over the community at our annual When I Grow Up Day! This giant career day celebration introduces children to accomplished professionals who live within the local community, and who will inspire your child to dream b... 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   

Making people laugh is something that comes naturally to children. Their wonderful, fun, and lively personalities bring a smile to anyone’s face! Encourage their natural skills and abilities during this fun Partner in Play Day where they will have the chance to learn how to be a clown. Our partners from The Clown School will show your child all the tips and tricks to break all the rules and be a clown. Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-ups

  • Location: Various locations throughout Costa Mesa
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  • August 15, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Enjoy special prix fixe menus or discounts at Costa Mesa's top restaurants including Silver Trumpet, Scott's Restaurant & Bar, Antonello, Pinot Provence, Mastro's, Vie de France, The Golden Truffle, Taco Maria, Pie-Not, Darya, Tavern + Bowl, Taco Asylum, Mendocino Farms, La Vida Cantina and more. See website for details.

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.

iTRYathlon is an empowering women's and youth triathlon event for all fitness levels and abilities.The event benefits the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF). It will include a community expo and finish line festival.

  • Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • Address: 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
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  • August 23, 2014

The silky smooth sounds of the saxophone superstar are perfect for a spectacular summer evening beneath the sky! In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winner has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz.

  • Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • August 23, 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 able to hike long distances. For your safety and comfort, bring 2-3 liters of water, a hat, a hearty snack and proper hiking shoes. ... 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: Orange County Great Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • August 18, 2014 - August 20, 2014

Join Orange County’s very own professional soccer team at our 2014 summer camp! Skill development in a fun & positive environment ! Improve dribbling, passing and shooting! Meet & train with OC Blues FC players! Discounts for families and teams! $10 off for 3 or more kids, $15 off for 5 or more, $20 off for 7 or more. Players must register together. Perfect your skills by training with the pros! To register or for more information please contact: Janeen Sousa janeen@bluessoccerclu... more

  • Location: Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge
  • Address: 20 Lake Road, ,
  • August 17, 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 17: Stone Soul

  • 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.

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