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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
November 7, 2020
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

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents: Teatro alla Scala Ballet - Onegin
July 31-August 2, 2020 - canceled. Please check back for new dates

Pushkin’s great 19th-century verse-novel, Eugene Onegin, is interpreted with flawless storytelling skill by the master choreographer, John Cranko. With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love – while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a final crushing blow. Tchaikovsky’s vivid music brings alive the world of Imperial Russia with beauty, drama and passion.

LOCATION:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
(714) 556-2787

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Music

Pacific Symphony presents: A Salute to Heroes - Online
KCET Broadcast: Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
PBS SoCal broadcast: Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Southland Sessions Presents Pacific Symphony #3

Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony offer a touching tribute honoring veterans, healthcare workers, armed service members and first responders in “A Salute to the Heroes.” Program highlights include Beethoven, Barber, Copland and additional works to be announced.

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

Bowers Museum: Online Film and Conversation
October 17, 2020
1:30 pm

The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (Film Streaming) + Conversation with Leslie & Don Iwerks

Ub Iwerks is most-often remembered as the original animator who collaborated directly with Walt Disney, co-creating Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey and Minnie Mouse. But he was so much more - including Walt's ultimate inventor! Join us for a screening of The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story followed by a conversation with the film’s director Leslie Iwerks and Disney Legend Don Iwerks, the author of Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, as they talk about his work and enduring family legacy.

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

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
April 25-26, 2020 - canceled
10 am - 4 pm

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
Opens November 14, 2020 - 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

Chance Theater Cyber Chats - Online
Friday, November 13, 2020
8 pm

Join Chance Theater on Friday, October 2nd 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, November 13th Cyber Chat - 'What the Constitution Means to Me'
This boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human show, Heidi resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. (contains mature 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

Orange County Museum of Art - Virtual Programs
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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 Peformances

SCR Presents: Ten Dollar Taco
A Radio Play
September 14-20, 2020

SCR commUNITY’s three-part exploration of the legacy, history and family lineage of la comida continues with an original radio play to thrill your senses. Part fantasy, part adventure, part archeological dig, this exciting new work explores the playwright’s growing connection to the culinary artistry of her Mexican and Californian heritage.

Ten Dollar Taco features artists from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, as well as others from throughout the Southern California community.

LOCATION:
Online, presented by South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
The ​radio ​play recording will become available on Monday, Sept. 14 and remain available for listening through Sunday, Sept. 20. It will be accessible on multiple platforms including SCR’s YouTube channel and the SCR Postcast, and anywhere you get your podcasts.

Chance Theater presents: Fancy Nancy, The Musical
October 2-25, 2020

Cancelled - please check back for updates

This TYA favorite returns to the Chance for the fifth time. Bring the family and watch as Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel get ready to perform in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?

Recommendation: Ages 4 and up. Great for the entire family.

LOCATION:
Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
Tickets and Information

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Community Theater & Student Theater Productions

Cabrillo Playhouse 2020 / 2021 season
Dates TBA

New season will feature The Light in the Piazza, A Nice Family Gathering, Tiny Beautiful Things, On Golden Pond, Sylvia, The Rocky Horror Show.

LOCATION:
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 492-0465

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