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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
July 3, 2021
First Saturday of the Month
7:00pm - 11:00pm.

During COVID-19, Artwalk is held on Facebook LIVE

Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts the first Saturday of each month when galleries, theatres, artists and performers in the Artists Village host a monthly Open House for the public. This free event attracts as many as 1500 individuals who come from throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to walk more than 150 participating studios and galleries located in historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Ana.

INFORMATION:
714-571-4229

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Dance

UCI Claire Tevor Presents: Physical Grafitti 2021 - Online
On Demand Streaming: April 29, 30, May 1, 2021

Online Undergraduate choreographers press the boundaries of dance through original new works presented in the medium of screendance. Join the Department of Dance for this annual concert brimming with young talent.

LOCATION:
Online
Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts in Irvine

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Music

Muck Annual Jazz Fest
May 13 - June 17, 2021

Eclectic, cutting-edge, and contemporary—The Muck’s Jazz Festival returns in Spring of 2021 with new energy.

Ticket Information: $150/Jazz season pass; $35/performance

LOCATION:
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

Pacific Symphony presents: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
July 15, 2021
8:15 pm

Spend a special evening with the original Jersey Boy, backed by the Hollywood sound of Pacific Symphony. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

INFORMATION:
714-
556-2787

Jazz Nights at Envy Lounge - Newport Beach
Tuesdays - postponed
9pm to 12am

Envy Lounge, Orange County’s newest best nightlife scene, hosts Jazz Nights every Tuesday from 9pm to 12am. Jazz Nights at Envy Lounge feature different artists each week. No cover charge.

Please visit our calendar and sign up for our newsletter get informed about featured artists.

LOCATION:
Envy Lounge
4647 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA

INFORMATION:
Reserve a cabana for a Jazz Night party with up to 15 friends at: reservations@envyloungeoc.com or by calling (949) 287-8270.

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Film & Cinema

Casa Cinema: To Catch a Thief - San Clemente
August 17, 2021
8 pm

Enjoy a movie night under the stars in Casa Romantica’s historic courtyard. This Iconic romantic summer thriller is set on the French Riviera with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant.

Cost: $5-10

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica - shown outdoors in the historic Casa Courtyard.
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Bowers Museum: Online Film and Conversation
program currently postponed - check back for next program

 

Ticketed Event: Member $5 | General $10 | Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation at 12:30 PM on the day of the program. Please note that the film will only be accessible for 24 hours.

LOCATION:
Online

INFORMATION:
714.567.3677

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Historical Tours & Programs

San Juan Capistrano Walking Tour - San Juan Capistrano
Sundays (postponed)
1 pm

The Walking Tour visits two San Juan Capistrano adobes built in the 1790s and the Victorian Pryor House. Hear tales of Buchard the pirate, Juan Flores the bandito, Chola Martina the bruja and much more.

The tours are given every Sunday at 1p.m. The tour covers approximately four city blocks. Donations of $2.00 per adult and $1.00 for children are accepted and go to several projects, including Save the Adobe Fund. Group tours can be booked on request by calling the Historical Society at 949 493- 8444.

LOCATION:
Meet your guide at the railroad depot platform on Verdugo Street
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
(949) 493-8444

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Home and Garden Tours & Workshops

Open Garden Day - Santa Ana
Saturday, June 19, 2021

For 2021 - There will be some differences to previous years in light of the coronavirus pandemic. We expect to follow all of the usual safety protocols seen at most public places such as mandatory mask wearing and limited capacity in each garden. Some elements, like the trolley, will be on hiatus but will be back for 2022.

Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. You are invited to stroll through our variety of gardens throughout the day. Tranquil spaces, unique planting ideas and inspiring yard designs are open for your viewing. This one day community event offers an array of activities: lovely gardens to tour, water-wise front yard sidewalk tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks with plenty of tasty treats. This year marks our 10th Annual Open Garden Day and it is sure to be the best one yet.

LOCATION:
Neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
714-836-9777

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
Check back for this year's event

Once again the Floral Park Neighborhood, recipient of Neighborhoods USA's "Neighborhood of the Year", will be hosting its annual Home and Garden Tour. Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave the Floral Park Home & Garden Tour with nostalgic memories of a day well spent.

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Current Museum Exhibits

Discovery CubePresents: “Planetary Research Station” - Santa Ana

The “Planetary Research Station” is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet.

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

Bowers Museum Exhibit - Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan
Museum temporarily closed during COVID 19 restrictions

Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan features works of incredible beauty and complexity by two of Taiwan’s premier living artists. Twenty-seven luminescent carvings by Huang Fu-Shou show jade’s full range of color: from emerald green to an almost pearlescent white. Fish springing from water, insects weightlessly clinging to blades of grass, and stone bending with litheness of fabric each push the boundaries of what is possible with the rigid medium.

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(714) 567-3679

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Readings, Lectures & Seminars

Free Online Workship: Creating a Culture of Enthusiasm in a Remote Team - Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 am

Free Online Webinar

Today, with teams being forced to adjust to working remotely, many organizations are dealing with eroding employee morale and energy levels. This interactive 90-minute webinar will be focused on driving five interrelated areas for your remote team: self-confidence, people skills, communication, leadership, and worry and stress. In today’s remote work environment where risk, challenge, competition, and change go hand-in-hand, we call these fundamentals the Five Drivers of Success.

What You’ll Learn
In this webinar, you will examine tools to help develop skills for yourself and your remote team to be more flexible, enthusiastic, open, and approachable. Leveraging these tools will help reengage your team and gain their enthusiastic cooperation, enabling you and your organization to be more productive.

LOCATION:
Online - Dale Carnegie of Orange County

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Chance Theater Cyber Chats - Online
Friday, June 25, 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, June 25th Cyber Chat - Rose
Ginger Quiff Media’s Critically Acclaimed production staring Olivier Award winner Dame Maureen Lipman is Rose, a woman shaped by her history. She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and the ultimate triumph of humanity. This thought-provoking production acts as a caution, highlighting the importance of unity in the face of adversity, and the need to recognize and empathize with the suffering of others. Directed by Scott Le Crass, in close collaboration with writer Martin Sherman, Rose is a moving reminder of some of the harrowing events that shaped the century. It remains sadly relevant today as racial tensions escalate, and allegations of antisemitism are rife.

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

Orange County Museum of Art - Virtual Programs
check back for next event

We ZOOM Your Room!

Call in via Zoom to participate in an interactive performance that lampoons infomercials and results in a new Zoom background created for you live during your call. RSVP required, space is limited.

LOCATION:
Virtual program presented by South Coast Plaza Village
1661 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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Theater & Performing Arts
- Featured On Stage Performances

South Coast Repertory SCRemote presents: Red Riding Hood - online
Available to stream April 21- June 13, 2021

Power up your devices—this theatre classic is getting an immersive, cinematic twist your family will love. Red still journeys through the woods to Grand-Mama’s house and the Wolf still has devious dinner plans. But this Red is brave and strong, with plenty of clever tricks up her sleeve. And when two actors take on all the roles in this new digital format, anything can happen! Who could be better at bringing this fast and funny tale into your home than stage and TV director Shannon Flynn, an Emmy Award​-winner for "Sesame Street"?

Recommendation: Age 4​+

LOCATION:
Brought to you by South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
Phone: (714) 708-5555

Casa Theater: The Tempest - San Clemente
June 17-18, 2021
7 pm

The Southern California Shakespeare Festival Guild returns to Casa Romantica with a fast-paced five actor adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join Prospero as he uses magic to crash land his brother’s spaceship, and witness his daughter Miranda fall under a different kind of spell with Prince Ferdinand. A comic masterpiece for the whole family, enjoy a fun filled performance that moves through the grounds and inside the historic house.

Tickets: $25-$30. Student tickets are available for $12 using the code STUDENT21

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

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Community Theater & Student Theater Productions

Garden Cabaret at The Cabrillo Playhouse Presents: The Last Five Years
June 17-20 & 24-27, 2021
Thursdays-Saturdays@ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 5:00pm

Two 20-somethings in New York meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. In song, Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding.

LOCATION:
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 492-0465

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