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Art, Music & Culture in Irvine

Claire Trevor School of the Arts - University Art Galleries (UAG), UC Irvine
UAG is committed to promoting an inter-generational dialogue between 60s and 70s neo-avant-garde art and contemporary visual culture, curatorially keeping an eye on the modernist past while promoting the most innovative aesthetic and political debates of the post-modern present.

UAG comprises three exhibition spaces showcasing thematic series. The Major Works of Art Series commissions original projects by working artists. The Emerging Artist Series features solo projects by younger artists informed by the Major Works series. The Critical Aesthetics Program commissions new work by renowned mid-career artists. UAG produces group exhibitions showcasing historical and contemporary art and film projects. Additionally, the Beall Center for Art + Technology offers hands-on installations of new media experimental art by internationally known artists.

Irvine Barcley Theatre

Located on the campus of UC Irvine, this independent not-for-profit theatre is funded by ticket sales, fees for usage, and tax-deductible contributions.

4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA

Irvine Museum
18881 Von Karman Ave, Suite 100

Founded in 1992 by Joan Irvine Smith and her mother, the late Athalie R. Clarke, this is the only museum in California dedicated to the preservation and display of California Impressionism or Plein-Air paintings, an art style that flourished in Orange County and all of California from 1890 to 1930. Over a hundred years ago, the splendor of nature fascinated artists and compelled them to paint beautiful paintings. As visitors view the rare and remarkable paintings housed here, people are returned, all too briefly, to a time long ago when the land and its bounty were open and almost limitless.

Musical Theatre Village

Musical theatre in a family friendly environment. This non-profit community-based theatre is conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum. MTV presents five family-oriented musical plays each year, showcasing the talents of members of our community.

36-C Mauchly
Irvine, Ca. 92618

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Irvine Spectrum

Orange County's premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination. Stroll through its European-flavored boulevards. Enjoy concerts, dancing, movies, dining, comedy and nightclubs.

71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA

Pretend City Children's Museum
Located in Irvine

This interconnected city allows children to "pretend" to be the adults. Children can experience a variety of features every city has to offer. With over 15,000 sq. feet of interactive exhibits and activities, Pretend City brings to life every profession, necessity and daily occurrences of a real city. They can do anything and everything from grocery shopping to banking to visiting the doctor to collecting their pay from the local ATM as well as visit the fire station, police station, the café and all of the many other exhibits.

Located at the Irvine Spectrum

Three amazing crazy cool simulator!

THE RiDE 7D is an immersive, interactive motion ride experience. You will feel the thrill of a rollercoaster and the excitement of a state-of-the-art laser blasting game all in one! Their theaters have the newest 7D technology which will keep your senses reeling and coming back for more!

Ph:? 949-769-6772

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Parks & Recreation

William R. Mason Regional Park

Situated near the UCI campus and Irvine business district, hundreds of acres of protected land serve as a natural reserve dedicated to habitat enhancement. Many native animal species inhabit the area, while the park's sparkling, cool lake and lush shade trees provide visitors with a refreshing change of pace.

18712 University Drive
Irvine 92612-2601
(949) 923-2220 or (949) 923-2223

Oak Creek Golf Club

The greatest legacy bestowed upon Irvine, California may very well be Oak Creek Golf Club. Tom Fazio has crafted a golf course which shares a comfortable relationship with the environment. The visually striking artistry of this Fazio design will bring golfers back to Oak Creek again and again.

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Other Things to do in Irvine

University of California, Irvine

Premier Institute and research facility.

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

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