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Due to COVID 19 concerns, many events are being canceled. We're in the process of removing canceled events, but are also encouraging you to click on links below to get individual event updates.

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January

Open Casa: Virtual Exhibition: Christine Nguyen, Installation Artist
December 1, 2020 - February 7, 2021

Experience our virtual exhibition by installation artist Christine Nguyen!

Christine Nguyen’s work draws upon the imagery of nature, the sciences, and the cosmos but it is not limited to a conventional reading of these realms. It imagines that the depths of the ocean reach into outer space, that through an organic prism, vision can fluctuate between the micro- and macroscopic.

Brought to you by:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

SCR presents: Sondheim Unplugged
Now streaming ​through Jan​uary ​23, 2021

A celebrated New York event since 2010, Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway's master composer. ​Expect fun facts and tidbits about the original productions and an evening well spent with "Old Friends."

Sondheim Unplugged is part of the 54 Below Premieres series and features cinematic, ​five-camera HD shoots to bring the glamour and intimacy of Broadway’s Living Room direct to homes across America.

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory - virtual

INFORMATION:
(714) 708-5555

Pretend City presents: Facebook Live | Play At Home
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
10 am

Join Pretend City's Facebook Live Play at Home event every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am!

Free event occurring weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:
Registration link

Pretend City's Free Winter Parent Webinar Series
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
6-7 pm

Pretend City's education team will be joined by child development experts every month for a winter webinar series. Tonight's topic: Family Mental Health

Pretend City ant their team will be covering the hottest topics and answering your questions about navigating the times we live in. Each week will feature a different discussion topic with fellow parents and professionals.

More Dates and Topics:
February 3, Face Conversations
February 17, Building Inclusion and Diversity
March 3, Screens and Young Children
March 17, STEM and Number Senses

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:
Registration link

Chance Theater Cyber Chats - Online
Friday, January 29, 2021
8 pm

Join Chance Theater for our next CHANCE CYBER CHAT. The perfect chance to take a virtual theater trip together by watching performances online and then coming together on a video conference call to share experiences. Free Event

Friday, January 29th Cyber Chat - 'Every Brilliant Thing'
You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

NOTE: This show contains adult themes.

Watch the show on your own and then join us for the Chance Cyber Chat.

LOCATION:
Online - Presented by Chance Theater in Anaheim

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
* Please note: We are not watching the shows together as part of our Chance Cyber Chat. You will need to watch the performance online beforehand. For more information and to sign up, visit chancetheater.com/chance-cyber-chats

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February

SCR presents: Sleep Squad
Streaming ​Online Feb 1-14, 2021​

Experience a family-friendly, interactive, virtual theater experience that turns your home into a rocket ship to launch kids into their dreams. Featuring brand new, unique, kid-driven comedy and music from the Story Pirates that you can’t see or hear anywhere else, this world premiere on-demand production creates a new kind of bedtime ritual for kids age 4-12.

The Story Pirates podcast is the winner of the 2020 iHeartRadio and Webby awards for Best Kids and Family Podcast and has been downloaded 25 million times

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory - virtual

INFORMATION:
(714) 708-5555

Jurassic Quest - Costa Mesa
February 5-14, 2021
7:30am-2:00pm

Jurassic Quest’s exhibit has been transformed into an interactive drive-thru experience, featuring more than 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs and their 50-foot-long Megalodon! Go on a quest with their online audio tour that will take you throughout the exhibit where you will encounter some of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the earth, and some of the eeriest marine creatures to ever lurk the ocean’s depths.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa , CA

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration
February 27-28, 2021

For 2021 - At this time, due to COVID-19, we are uncertain if the Anniversary Celebration will take place as scheduled. The event dates are scheduled to change at the sole discretion of Irvine Park Railroad.

To celebrate their 25th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversay weekend… including $2.00 train rides!

The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy.

LOCATION:
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
(714) 997-3968

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Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through April.

Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from May through October

Humpback whales, finback whales, & minke whales are viewed year round. Giant marine protected park provides pristine habitat for whales and dolphin and means a simple 2-2.5 hour cruise is all that needed to see whales and dolphin from Dana Point and Newport Beach

LOCATIONS:
You can book cruises at the following locations:

DANA POINT:
NEWPORT BEACH:
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661
$16 Cruise Special!
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