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Art Exhibits, Events & Workshops

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.

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Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Artists Village Art Walk - Santa Ana
February 6, 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

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: 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

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

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, 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

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 Peformances

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

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

Chance Theater presents
January - December, 2021
6:00 p.m

Check back on upcoming season events!

LOCATION:
Chance Theater
@ Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
Phone: (888) 455-4212

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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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