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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: Great Park Gallery in the Palm Arts Complex
  • Address: Sand Canyon & Marine Drive, Irvine, CA 92650
  • Venue: Orange County Great Park
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  • January 05, 2014 - June 13, 2014

Hero, showcases the art of Anime and Manga across a variety of mediums, including digital arts, sculpt modeling, 3D design and printing technologies, as well as traditional mediums such as acrylics and ink.

  • Location: Newport Landing-$16 Whale Watching Year Round
  • Address: 309 Palm St. #A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • December 01, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off Newport Beach in Southern California, but over the last five years this has changed dramatically with hundreds to thousands of giant blue whales sighted each year. Over 1100 giant blue whales were viewed from May-October last year with multiple blue whales viewed during one whale watching cruise, a regular occurrence. Along with viewing blue whales, finback whales (second largest whale) are also frequently viewed as well as the smaller minke ... more

  • Location: Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Address: 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel,
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  • April 15, 2014

Engage your brain along with your body on a 4-mile hike in beautiful Aliso & Wood Canyons while we share our favorite books. Come prepared to contribute a title or two and leave with the anticipation of some great new reads as well as a relaxed and exercised body. Led by a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist and reader. Elevation gain 300 ft. on terrain that can be uneven and rocky. A hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, water and snack are recommended. Special Instructions: Ages 15 an... more

  • Location: The Irvine Museum
  • Address: 18881 Von Karman Ave STE 1275, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: The Irvine Museum
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  • January 18, 2014 - May 08, 2014

California Scene Paintings: 1920s to 1970s. 

  • 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   

Provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-9. Three Sisters Gardening: A Native American Tradition According to Native American legend, corn, beans and squash (the food staples of many Native American cultures) are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive when planted together. Come listen to the legend, absorb the wisdom and reconnect with the land by planting your own Three Sisters Garden for your yard or patio.        

 Comics fom the OC hone and test their materials.

Easter Bunny's Garden Carousel Court, Level 1 Bring the children for keepsake photos and lively conversation with the Easter Bunny. Children will enjoy designing springtime crafts at the activity tables. Both photos and crafts are open all day during Shopping Center hours. March 28-April 19. Easter Bunny's Gazebo Macy's Home Store Wing, Level 1 Photos are available all days until 6:30pm. Craft activities are available Friday and Saturday 10am - 6:30pm and Sunday 11am - 6:30pm. March 28 to Apri... more

  • Location: Pretend City
  • Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
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  • April 19, 2014

A.M. Activities: 10:00a.m. (sharp) Easter Egg Hunt P.M. Activities: Good to Go Game, Science for the Senses Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-ups Today Pretend City colors the city in the hues of the holiday as we host a joyous celebration for Easter. From the white Easter Bunny to the rainbow Easter eggs, your child will delight in the vibrant activities they will be able to participate in. Activities for the day will include: ◾Good to Go Game: Egg Scramble – This egg-xitin... more

  • Location: Irvine Park Railroad
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Irvine, CA 92869
  • Venue: Irvine Park Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • March 29, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, where each egg will be filled with candy or a prize. The Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10 a.m. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt.   There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, train rides, carnival games, bunny bounce house, picture stands, OC Zoo, cookie decorating, face painting, hay rides, great food, pony rides, bike... more

  • Location: DAX Gallery
  • Address: 2951 Randolph Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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  • April 19, 2014

We are excited to announce a very special show. Saturday, April 19th DAX Gallery will host an art show to benefit one of Orange County's strongest charities, Laura's House. They provide services to over 900,000 domestic violence victims in OC and will continue to grow with your support. This show will feature the work of one of the most influential and hard-working women we know Solmaz Saberi. Being one of the top fashion photographers in the industry, she has touched the lives of so many throu... more

  • Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach,
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  • April 14, 2014

Join Resource Specialist Laura Cohen on an easy 1.5-mile walk to Barbara's Lake as you play games and learn about the wildlife in the spring at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Special Instructions: Ages 5 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Little Sycamore Staging Are/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I 5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

  • 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: John Wayne Airport - Thomas F. Riley Terminal
  • April 08, 2014 - May 08, 2014

A selection of ceramic tile artworks by Laguna Beach artist Mike Tauber are on exhibit. Tauber's works can be seen on the 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. The works displayed consist of hand-painted imagery on ceramic tiles, which are then combined into mosaics. The theme of this exhibition is "Golden State," in which the artwork depicts scenes of California's lus... more

  • Location: Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Address: 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, 92651
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  • April 17, 2014

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 6-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas. Meet at the entrance to Canyon ... more

  • Location: Julianne Argyros Stage
  • Address: 655 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 926
  • Venue: South Coast Repertory
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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  • April 13, 2014 - May 04, 2014

by Rachel Bonds Directed by Daniella Topol Jamie enjoys a quiet life in his small Pennsylvania town, fixing up his grandfather's old lake house and pining after Mary, his troubled coworker.  When his brother comes back to town with a new girlfriend, Jamie's peaceful world is turned upside down.  A tender story about those who stay and those who go away.

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.

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: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • April 19, 2014

Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (1,000-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants. Must have helmet, gloves, hydration; a snack is strongly suggested. Be prepared for varied weather out in the canyons. Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Not for beginners. This is for INTERMEDIATE riders with mountain biking experience. Ridge Park Staging ... more

  • Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • April 19, 2014

Learn mountain biking basics and trail etiquette on this 6.8-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (800-ft. elevation gain) while enjoying canyon views. Please come prepared with a bike suitable for off-pavement riding, sturdy shoes, helmet, gloves, water and snack. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants. 72 Special Instructions:Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area ... more

  • Location: Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Address: 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • April 11, 2014 - April 13, 2014

Jimmy Webb’s name may not be known by everyone, but his amazing songs have become cherished standards, including “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “All I Know,” “Up, Up and Away,” “MacArthur Park,” and many more. He is one of those rare songwriters who manage to bring a genuine measure of magic to everything he touches. For this remarkable evening, the Grammy and Drama Desk-nominated Maure... more

  • Location: Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 92701
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • March 01, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Julia Haft-Candell’s sculptures are physical records of their making, and a reflection of their own history. Using small components to build larger forms, the artist continually invents, reassesses and makes endless decisions about how the work takes shape. Ultimately the goal is to form a composition that most effectively speaks to the ambiguity of perception and the complexity of being. Using forms inspired by nature and the body, as well as ideas derived from quick doodles and sketches,... more

  • Location: Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • January 18, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer spent their Social Studies residency at the ASU Art Museum looking for miracles. The artists explored the miraculous through people’s perceptions of it in their lives, interviewing students, school children and community members of all ages and backgrounds. They combined their findings in an installation of fleeting vignettes playing on all of the available sound and video equipment in the museum’s possession. In the words of the artists, “Our i... more

More than 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting... 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.  

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