Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jun
22
to Aug 4

Rocky Horror Picture Show

A story of creation, love, hate, adventure, and most of all, sex; the story begins in Denton, Ohio as Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, after getting engaged, travel to see the man who began it, but wind up at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite alien from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania.

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Sawdust Festival
Jun
29
to Sep 2

Sawdust Festival

The Sawdust will feature the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists and is sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures.  Media include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.

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Big Fish - Chance Theater
Jun
29
to Jul 29

Big Fish - Chance Theater

Adapted from Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s acclaimed film, and featuring spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family and The Wild Party), Big Fish is a fantastical musical that illustrates the larger-than-life anecdotes of Edward Bloom, a man nearing the end of his life. This fact has compelled his grown son Will to embark on an adventure of his own — to unravel his real dad from the myths of his tall tales. Filled with magic, love, luck, and crazy coincidences, this rollicking fantasy set in the American South is a tribute to the power of dreaming big.

Recommendation: Good for all ages.

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A Mid Summer Night's Dream/Titus Andronicus - Griffith Park
Jul
2
to Sep 2

A Mid Summer Night's Dream/Titus Andronicus - Griffith Park

It’s hard to tell where reality ends and dreams begin in this intoxicating joyride of a play. Otherwordly creatures, lovers on the run, and a group of amateur actors all converge in a deep forest outside of Athens. When their worlds collide, chaos ensues and nothing but magic has the power to set things right before the sun comes up.

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The Tempest - Old Globe Theater
Jul
2
to Jul 22

The Tempest - Old Globe Theater

  • Old Globe Theater, San Diego (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books. The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda’s happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter’s future.

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Million Dollar Quartet - Laguna Playhouse
Jul
5
to Jul 29

Million Dollar Quartet - Laguna Playhouse

The Tony Award nominated MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET explodes on stage with a monumental night of rock ‘n’ roll. Inspired by the most famous jam session in recording history, this smash-hit musical tells the story of legendary music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins as they come together on December 4, 1956 at the famous Sun Studios. 

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A Mid Summer Night's Dream
Jul
6
to Aug 31

A Mid Summer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place in Athens. Theseus, the Duke of Athens, is planning his marriage with Hippolyta, and as a result he is a planning a large festival. Egeus enters, followed by his daughter Hermia, her beloved Lysander, and her suitor Demetrius

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Coriolanus - Shakespeare
Jul
7
to Sep 23

Coriolanus - Shakespeare

An allegory for today’s tumultuous times, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy is a cautionary tale of political manipulation and revenge. Rome, a city where the one-percenters rule, is led by a populist general who has nothing but contempt for the common people and is unable to reconcile his disdain for the citizens with his love of country.

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Pageant of the Masters
Jul
7
to Sep 1

Pageant of the Masters

On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re­creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.  An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant of the Masters as the best presentation of its kind.

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As You Like It - Ophelia's Jump
Jul
12
to Jul 22

As You Like It - Ophelia's Jump

As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches.

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12th Night - A Galactic Farce
Jul
13
to Jul 29

12th Night - A Galactic Farce

Twelfth Night–a galactic farce – Twins Luke and Leia, separated in a galactic fight against the empire, struggle to be reunited on the distant planet of Tatooine. Disguising herself as a man, Leia becomes a servant in the household of Count Han Solo. Meanwhile, Han Solo, smitten with Amidala, seeks her royal hand in marriage. 

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Del Mar Race Track - Summer of 2018
Jul
18
to Sep 3

Del Mar Race Track - Summer of 2018

San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July - early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938.

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San Juan Summer Nites - Arena - Free Concert
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

San Juan Summer Nites - Arena - Free Concert

ARENA brings all the power chords, keyboards, bombast, tight pants, thundering bass, in your face, big hair, fists in the air, drums pounding, vocals astounding rock ‘n’ roll from your favorite hard rock bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s!Live music, dancing, food booths, community expo in San Juan's Historic Town Center Park. Bring a blanket and some chairs and a picnic if you like. Beer and wine is sold by the Chamber of Commerce.

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Happy Together - Pacific Amphitheater
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Happy Together - Pacific Amphitheater

Go back in time with The Happy Together Tour on July 15, featuring The Turtles, whose hit single serves as the tour’s namesake, as well as Chuck Negron , formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett and the Union GapMark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders; The Association and The Cowsills.

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Casa Up Close - The History of Baja
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Casa Up Close - The History of Baja

Learn about the history, culture, and legends of Baja California with self-described “Baja buff” Greg Niemann, the author of nonfiction books Baja Fever and Baja Legends. Nieman has been visiting Baja California all his life, and has written award-winning articles for several regional travel publications.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Both legends in their own right, Steve Martin and Martin Short join together for a night of comedy, conversation and music. Steve Martin rocketed to fame as the absurdist “Wild and Crazy Guy” as well as the star of standout films The JerkRoxanne and L.A. Stories. Martin Short broke on the scene as a cast member of Second City TV and Saturday Night Live as well as starring in films and television. Martin and Short starred together in The Three Amigos and Father of Bride as well as its sequel.

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San Clemente Ocean Festival
Jul
21
to Jul 22

San Clemente Ocean Festival

Two full days of athletic competition including surfing, swimming, relays, SUP, Lifeguard Competition.  Then have fun entering or watching the Sandcastle competition or the Woody exhibit on the pier.  There's a pancake breakfast, vendor booths, art displays a Kid Zone and...just go to LEARN MORE to find out everything.

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Brad Paisley
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Brad Paisley

Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.

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Bonfire/AC DC Tribute - Dana Point Free Concert
Jul
22
4:30 PM16:30

Bonfire/AC DC Tribute - Dana Point Free Concert

2018 is the Summer of Music and the City of Dana Point is proud to announce the details for the 2018 Dana Point Summer Concert Series! The Concerts are free! Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. The Dana Point Trolley will be running and there is a stop near the concerts.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org

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Jim Gaffigan
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan will bring The Fixer Upper Tour to the Pacific Amphitheatre, bantering about fatherhood, laziness, food and more. Gaffigan has been in several movies, including “Fargo,” “17 Again” and “Super Troopers” as well as his own critically acclaimed television show “The Jim Gaffigan Show.”

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Donny & Marie - La Mirada Theater
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Donny & Marie - La Mirada Theater

Donny and Marie mix the spirit of their early television specials and recordings with a nostalgic look back on their storied career in a dynamic stage show showcasing fan favorites including “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.”  

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Casa Cool - Gregory Page
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Casa Cool - Gregory Page

The Gregory Page Trio features Page on guitar and vocals, with longtime collaborators Sky Ladd on piano and Josh Hermsmeier on percussion. The trio’s music transcends the traditions of folk, Celtic, American Roots Jazz, ragtime, blues, swing, and French Romanticism into its own signature idiom. As a veteran of music festivals worldwide, he has performed alongside Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Judy Collins, Chris Isaak, and Jason Mraz.

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Jukebox Productions - Free Concert in Laguna Niguel
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Jukebox Productions - Free Concert in Laguna Niguel

Jukebox is a Band and Pro DJ all in one! That means we integrate the DJ as an on-stage member of the band (think Black Eyed Peas!). This unique format adds to the band's versatility to play your favorite modern top 40 hits straight off the charts, mixed in with some classic favorites and rock anthems. But really, the best part is, with a band and DJ the party literally never stops!

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	 All the World’s a Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare - Stages Theater
Jul
27
to Aug 26

All the World’s a Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare - Stages Theater

  • STAGEStheatre 400 Commonwealth Ave Fullerton CA, 92832 (map)
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Prince Hamlet goes to war for Juliet, the daughter of King Lear. Having captured Juliet as his bride–by reckless war–he returns home to find that his mother has murdered his father and married Macbeth. Enter Iago, who persuades Hamlet that Juliet is having an affair with Romeo. As the Prince goes mad with jealousy, King Lear mounts his army. . .

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Two Stepping Under the Stars
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Two Stepping Under the Stars

This event has grown and grown and now close to 5000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars. It is important to us that this event remain free to our guests and without the generous donations from our sponsors we would not be able to accomplish that. Located at the beautiful Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at SJC guests can dance to local band the Kelly Family on the largest outdoor dance floor in Orange County, have dinner hosted by local food trucks, shop with our vendors, or support the evening through the raffle and silent auction.

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Titus Andronicus - Griffith Park
Jul
28
to Sep 1

Titus Andronicus - Griffith Park

This “Game of Thrones” for the Renaissance stage was a young Shakespeare’s first big hit. Titus, a Roman general, returns from the war in triumph with Tamora, Queen of the Goths, as prisoner. What follows is a visceral story of temptation, political machinations, and the thirst for vengeance. It’s full of bloody spectacle, dark humor, and definitely not for the youngest audience members.

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America/Jefferson Starship - Pacific Amphitheater
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

America/Jefferson Starship - Pacific Amphitheater

Formed in the 70’s, English rock band America is well known for hits like “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Jefferson Starship, the rock band of the 70’s and 80’s, will open the show with hits like “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and “Sara.”

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Space Oddity/Bowie Tribute
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Space Oddity/Bowie Tribute

2018 is the Summer of Music and the City of Dana Point is proud to announce the details for the 2018 Dana Point Summer Concert Series! The Concerts are free! Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. The Dana Point Trolley will be running and there is a stop near the concerts.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org

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Idol Minds - Stage Theater
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Idol Minds - Stage Theater

  • Stages Theater - Fullerton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Starved for money and opportunities, Z-list actors, Scott and Ronnie, snatch Dominic Lourdes coffin, taking it to Scott’s home, which he shares with his girlfriend, Bella, a personal assistant to a Hollywood star. Confident he’s stumbled upon the perfect low-risk crime – after all, the kidnap victim is dead – Scott prepares to ransom the celebrity’s remains back to his widow, but fissures in his plan quickly materialize. The heist goes from hopeful to horror show as the bumbling crooks try to salvage the endeavor and battle for possession of the remains. A fast paced, screwball comedy about how we approach celebrity and how some people feel like the world owes them something.

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Led Zeppagain - Dana Point Free Concert
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Led Zeppagain - Dana Point Free Concert

2018 is the Summer of Music and the City of Dana Point is proud to announce the details for the 2018 Dana Point Summer Concert Series! The Concerts are free! Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. The Dana Point Trolley will be running and there is a stop near the concerts.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org

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Willie Nelson and Family - Pacific Amphitheater with Allison Krauss
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Willie Nelson and Family - Pacific Amphitheater with Allison Krauss

With one of the most recognizable voices in country music, Willie Nelson & Family will perform at Pacific Amphitheatre  with special guest Alison Krauss. Nelson has sold over 40 million records in the US, including the Number 1 Country hits Red Headed Stranger, Stardust, and God’s Problem Child. He will be releasing a brand new album, “Last Man Standing,” on April 27. 

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Surf's Up/Beach Boys Tribute - Dana Point Free Concert
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Surf's Up/Beach Boys Tribute - Dana Point Free Concert

2018 is the Summer of Music and the City of Dana Point is proud to announce the details for the 2018 Dana Point Summer Concert Series! The Concerts are free! Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. The Dana Point Trolley will be running and there is a stop near the concerts.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org

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Casa Cinema - Charade - Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn - Free
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Casa Cinema - Charade - Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn - Free

Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant star in this comedic-yet-suspenseful whodunit film about a wealthy woman being pursued by several strangers who seek a fortune that her murdered husband had stolen. Often described as “the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock didn’t make,” the film received numerous Oscar and Golden Globe nominations
Casa Cinema is a luxury screening experience with wine, Casa Cafe plates, popcorn, and lounge furniture seating. This film will be shown outdoors in the historic Casa Courtyard.

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San Juan Summer Nites - Doo Wah Riders - Free Concert
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

San Juan Summer Nites - Doo Wah Riders - Free Concert

The Legendary Doo Wah Ridersare known for their high-energy Country Music with a Cajun twist. Live music, dancing, food booths, community expo in San Juan's Historic Town Center Park. Bring a blanket and some chairs and a picnic if you like. Beer and wine is sold by the Chamber of Commerce.

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The White Buffalo - Salt Creek Beach Free Concert - OC Parks
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

The White Buffalo - Salt Creek Beach Free Concert - OC Parks

Jake Smith generated an international fan base under the moniker The White Buffalo, carving out a sound rooted in folk, countrified soul, cinematic storytelling and roadhouse-worthy rock. Now touring in support of his sixth and celebrated album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, The White Buffalo brings critically acclaimed talent to an intimate stage with popular indie music favorite Matt Costa opening the show.

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Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo

  • Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One of the oldest events, the roots of Saddle Bronc Riding reach back to the Old West when Ranch Hands would show off their style riding unbroken horses. In the modern event the rider attempts to win style points while staying on a bucking horse for a maximum of eight seconds. Judges consider the horse’s bucking action, the cowboy’s spurring action and his control of the horse.

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Casa Up Close - My Time with Huell Howser
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Casa Up Close - My Time with Huell Howser

Luis Fuerte’s role as the Lead Cameraman for the hit television show California’s Gold took him all over the Golden State. The book that Fuerte authored, Hey Louie, Take a Look at This!, is a memoir of his travels with the memorable television personality.  Fuerte was also featured on the hit local TV show, SoCal Safari, which was filmed at the Huell Howser Museum at Chapman College.  The book highlights his four-decade career working alongside Huell Howser as Lead Cameraman from its inception in 1990-91 until 2001.

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Orange International Street Fair
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Orange International Street Fair

This year’s theme is “A Taste of Tradition” with the subhead of “45 Years of Flavor and Fun.”  The Fair was so successful that it has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend. Friends, families and neighbors get together to experience a wide variety of food, music and dance from cultures and ethnicities throughout the world.

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2nd Annual Casa Jazz Club at Casa Romantica
Sep
8
to Sep 9

2nd Annual Casa Jazz Club at Casa Romantica

Alex Flavell is a “Yamaha” Winner in the American Jazz Pianist Competition and the 2017 Casa Jazz Club Master Class Scholarship recipient.

  • John Beasley received a Best Jazz Instrumental Album nomination for “Positootly!” from Grammy Award. Beasley also received nominations for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for “Monk’estra, Volume 1” and “MONK’estra Volume 2.” Cheese

  • Gilbert Castellanos has recorded and performed with a various world-renowned musicians from Dizzy Gillespie to Willie Nelson, and was even featured on American Idol.

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Desperado #1 Eagles Tribute Band - Free Concert
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Desperado #1 Eagles Tribute Band - Free Concert

Desperado has become one of the best and most well known Eagles tributes in the United States. They boast a line-up of five lead singers and multi-instrumentalists; which not only possess and rivals the musical talents of the actual Eagles, but have been used to play with members of the Hall of Fame band itself.  Desperado was founded in 2002 by lead singing guitarist and keyboardist Aaron Broering.

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Sunshine Boys
Sep
14
to Sep 30

Sunshine Boys

Al and Willie as "Lewis and Clark" were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. This extremely sensitive and lovable play is one of Neil Simon's best.

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The Bridges of Madison County - Cabrillo Playhouse
Sep
14
to Oct 7

The Bridges of Madison County - Cabrillo Playhouse

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

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A Night with Janis Joplin - La Mirada Theater
Sep
14
to Oct 7

A Night with Janis Joplin - La Mirada Theater

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime” plus a remarkable cast headed by the show’s original Broadway star, Mary Bridget Davies, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

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9th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

9th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival

Dubbed “Orange County’s Favorite Beer Festival,” Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival will once again break its own record of offering both the largest and best selection of craft beer in Orange County, CA. The 9th annual event will offer beer-enthusiasts the opportunity to celebrate the regions’ top brewers and their expert brews.

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San Juan Summer Nites - The Trip - Free Concert
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

San Juan Summer Nites - The Trip - Free Concert

THE TRIP is a high energy, genuine cover rock band that takes you on a fun-filled musical journey through the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. Live music, dancing, food booths, community expo in San Juan's Historic Town Center Park. Bring a blanket and some chairs and a picnic if you like. Beer and wine is sold by the Chamber of Commerce.

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The Other Place - Chance Theater
Sep
21
to Oct 21

The Other Place - Chance Theater

Juliana Smithton is a respected neurologist whose life has recently begun unraveling. Her husband is leaving her, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and even she’s beginning to question her own good health. A compelling and acclaimed drama in which nothing is quite what it seems, The Other Place is an intimate mystery that blurs fact with fiction, past with present, and Juliana’s perception with ever-elusive truth. An elaborately crafted theatrical work, this Outer Critics Circle Award nominee will likely keep you talking long after the curtain has closed.

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Toast to the Casa 2018: Casablanca
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Toast to the Casa 2018: Casablanca

Our 2018 theme recalls the Art Deco glamour of the landmark film Casablanca (1943), starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, as well as the vibrant marketplace and nightlife of Morocco’s most romantic city.
Charity casino  •  a swing-style Big Band  • Moroccan dancers  • hookah and cigar lounges  • a tea lounge  • Wheel-of-Wine  • gourmet food & beverages from 30 local vendors  •  premier live and silent auctions

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Jason Aldean - Five Points Amphitheater
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Aldean - Five Points Amphitheater

Jason Aldean spent his first years in the country music business toiling in obscurity. He broke out with a self-titled album in 2005, and over the following years he became one of country's top acts on the strength of acclaimed albums like Wide Open and My Kinda Party. Following a decade of hits, he garnered his first Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Award in 2016. 

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Secret in the Wings - Stages Theater
Oct
5
to Nov 4

Secret in the Wings - Stages Theater

  • Stages Theater, Fullerton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A captivating voyage into our collective childhood subconscious, The Secret in the Wings weaves elements from Beauty and the Beast with several Brothers Grimm fairy tales into a dream-like exploration of the darker side of human impulses. Punctuating the tales’ haunting truths with breathtaking visual moments and poignant snatches of song – and challenging the belief that fairy tales are only for children – The Secret in the Wings is an invitation for adults to immerse themselves in a rare and magical storybook experience told in an imaginative and colorful style.

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Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

  • Newport Beach Civic center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Newport Beach Wine & Food is the most exclusive, intimate and world-class epicurean lifestyle event in Southern California. You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.

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Newport Beach Art in the Park - Free Admission
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Newport Beach Art in the Park - Free Admission

  • 100 Civic Center Drive Newport Beach, CA, 92660 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Newport Beach Cultural Arts are presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. Offering enriching programs and varied community events.
- More than 100 artists and 1,800 visitors in 2017.
- Located on the Civic Green in the Newport Beach Civic Center
- New features added in 2018

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The Seafarer - Laguna Playhouse
Oct
17
to Nov 4

The Seafarer - Laguna Playhouse

It's Christmas Eve in a small coastal village north of Dublin, and Sharky has returned to look after his irascible, aging brother who’s recently gone blind. As Sharky attempts to stay off the bottle during the holidays, he contends with old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky, who are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. With the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher and Sharky may be playing for his very soul. Inspired by Celtic folklore, London’s Sunday Times states “the writing is poetic, brutal, athletic, hilarious.”

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Sherlock Holmes and the Masters of Crime
Oct
19
to Nov 4

Sherlock Holmes and the Masters of Crime

The master sleuth is back on the case! This time, Holmes must enlist the help of the next generation of young detectives after the "great one" himself is attacked by mysterious thugs in a London alley. Match your wits with the great detective as Sherlock Holmes solves a crime in which he himself is the victim.

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Stormy Weather - Leslie Uggams as Lena Horne
Oct
19
to Nov 11

Stormy Weather - Leslie Uggams as Lena Horne

Tony & Emmy Award-winner Leslie Uggams stars as the legendary “Lena Horne” in this fascinating new bio-musical featuring sensational hits such as “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Stardust” and “How Deep is the Ocean.” With glamour, grace and an inner fire that blazed a trail for generations, the powerful Lena Horne never failed to amaze.

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The Games Afoot - Cabrillo Playhosue
Nov
2
to Dec 2

The Games Afoot - Cabrillo Playhosue

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

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Plan 9 from Outer Space
Nov
3
to Nov 17

Plan 9 from Outer Space

With its incoherent plot, jaw-droppingly odd dialogue, inept acting, threadbare production design, and special effects so shoddy that they border on the surreal, Plan 9 From Outer Space has often been called the worst movie ever made. But it's an oddly endearing disaster; boasting genuine enthusiasm and undeniable charm, it is the work of people who loved movies and loved making them, even if they displayed little visible talent.

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Paul Anka - La Mirada Theater
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Paul Anka - La Mirada Theater

With well over 500 songs to his credit, Paul Anka has cemented his place as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation. Mr. Anka’s countless classics include “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Diana,”“ My Way” and the famous theme from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

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Emma The Musical - Chance Theater
Nov
23
to Dec 23

Emma The Musical - Chance Theater

Jane Austen’s enduring love story is brought to life as a romantic-comedy musical. The story revolves around Emma, a well-meaning, but disaster-prone matchmaker, who ignores her own romantic feelings while setting out to find a suitor for her friend Harriet. Her efforts go awry, of course, leading to comic complications. We invite you to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters, featuring an intelligent and buoyant score from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre).

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Nov
23
to Dec 22

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree, and uncover the true meaning of Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charles M. Schulz’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning story has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television more than 50 years ago.

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Nov
24
to Dec 23

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Santa Claus kidnapped by Martians! Will the children on Earth have no toys on Christmas day? Only Hollywood could cook up such an absurd story and only the Maverick Theater would want to adapt it to the stage. This holiday season join Santa on a madcap adventure in outer space!  The show is performed with a light hearted “Saturday Night Live” style that is suitable for children and even cranky adults.

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Driving Miss Daisy - Laguna Playhouse
Jan
9
to Jan 27

Driving Miss Daisy - Laguna Playhouse

Sparks fly in Alfred Uhry’s groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the decades-long relationship between a strong-willed, well-to-do Jewish woman and her black chauffeur, in the Jim Crow south. Set against a backdrop of changing world events between the late 1940s and early ‘70s, what begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. Starring 4-time Emmy award winner The Walton’s Michael Learned and Lance Nichols

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1776 - La Mirada Theater
Jan
11
to Feb 3

1776 - La Mirada Theater

Engaging, tuneful, witty and passionate, this Broadway musical shows us the likes of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as we’ve never seen them before --- with humor and humanity.  Irreverent and topical, 1776 is the musical that celebrates what truly made America great… in the first place. 

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Showoff! - International Playwriting Festival
Jan
11
to Jan 20

Showoff! - International Playwriting Festival

ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue and the variety that comes from seeing 7 short plays and a wonderful extra in Reader's Theatre! As the audience you only see the top seven and nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Reader's Theater". 7 different directors ... 7 different plays. Suitable for teenagers to adult.

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Painting Churches - Cabrillo Playhouse
Jan
18
to Feb 10

Painting Churches - Cabrillo Playhouse

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and them with her. Mags triumphs in the end as Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless.

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Wait Until Dark
Feb
8
to Feb 24

Wait Until Dark

Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Susan, a blind woman, lives with her husband Sam in a basement apartment in Greenwich Village. While away on business, Sam unknowingly smuggles a peculiar doll into the States. But when the doll goes missing, a woman is murdered and a mystery begins to unravel that leaves Susan tangled up with a ruthless con man. A battle of wits ensues and light becomes dark as the tables are turned in a deadly game of cat and mouse , all leading to a gripping finish.

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1776 - Laguna Playhouse
Feb
20
to Mar 17

1776 - Laguna Playhouse

It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence ... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! Follow John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score blazes to vivid life one of the seminal events in American history.

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Moon Over Buffalo - Cabrillo Playhouse
Mar
1
to Mar 24

Moon Over Buffalo - Cabrillo Playhouse

In this madcap comedy, this hilarious play centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother.

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Avenue Q
Mar
22
to Apr 21

Avenue Q

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood.

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Heisenberg - Laguna Playhouse
Mar
27
to Apr 14

Heisenberg - Laguna Playhouse

In a bustling London train station free-spirited American Georgie unexpectedly plants a kiss on the neck of mid-70s British butcher Alex as he sits on a bench at St Pancras Station. And when she turns up in his shop a few days later, she sets the suspicious man’s world reeling. As Alex is drawn into Georgie’s anarchic world, his conventional life becomes chaotic, uncertain, and undeniably richer. Peeling away the many layers of everyday relationships with subtle humor and quiet poeticism, Heisenberg brings to poignant theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. 

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Play it Again, Sam
Mar
29
to Apr 14

Play it Again, Sam

Woody Allen's - Play it Again Sam revolves around neurotic and depressed Allan Felix, a film critic and recent divorcee navigating the world of dating once again. In a series of hilariously failed dates, Felix relies on relationship advice from his friends and ghostly apparitions of his idol, Humphrey Bogart. The result is a charming, witty comedy that is sure to entertain.

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Dastardly Deeds at Harmony House
Apr
19
to May 5

Dastardly Deeds at Harmony House

Most people see Judge Egan's Harmony House home in San Juan and don't realize how much of a hero he was for this town and County. They say that the best parts of history are found between the lines ... and in our melodramas you will find those best parts hidden between jokes, puns, and authentic old-time music. 

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Exit Laughing - Cabrillo Playhouse
Apr
26
to May 19

Exit Laughing - Cabrillo Playhouse

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.

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Harvey - Laguna Playhouse
May
19
to Jun 16

Harvey - Laguna Playhouse

It is a spring afternoon at the Dowd family home when Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit, to guests at his sister Veta’s society luncheon. Horrified that the embarrassing family secret is now exposed, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but a mistake is made when Veta is committed rather than Elwood. French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) and real life wife Vanessa Stewart (Laguna Playhouse’s “Keeley” inLouis and Keely, Live at the Sahara) star in Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that has everyone questioning what exactly is real, and who is really crazy?

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The Addams Family
May
24
to Jun 9

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

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Nunsense - Cabrillo Playhouse
Jun
7
to Jun 30

Nunsense - Cabrillo Playhouse

Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials. The greeting cards were an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought a VCR and camcorder for the convent, leaving her with no money to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show to raise the necessary amount.

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The Graduate
Jun
14
to Jun 30

The Graduate

Benjamin Braddock has just finished college, and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: "what do you want to do with your life?" An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from: her daughter, Elaine.

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Saturday Night Fever/Bee Gees Tribute - Dana Point Free Concert
Jul
15
4:30 PM16:30

Saturday Night Fever/Bee Gees Tribute - Dana Point Free Concert

2018 is the Summer of Music and the City of Dana Point is proud to announce the details for the 2018 Dana Point Summer Concert Series! The Concerts are free! Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. The Dana Point Trolley will be running and there is a stop near the concerts.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 248-3530 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org

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Trevor Noah - Pacific Amphitheater
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Trevor Noah - Pacific Amphitheater

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As the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central since 2015, Trevor Noah is well-versed in political and news satire. His deadpan humor has drawn fans of all ages. He’s also a writer and producer, and released his first book, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” in 2016. His stand-up comedy tour will hit Pacific Amphitheatre’s stage with a hearty laugh on July 14.

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Brew Hee Haw - OC Fair Opening Weekend
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Brew Hee Haw - OC Fair Opening Weekend

The 5th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup will return to the world famous OC Fair opening weekend on July 14 and 15, 2018 with more fun than ever before. Four hours of unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass and free admission to the OC Fair. Brew Hee Haw features dancing, fun games, and unlimited tastings from some of the country’s top breweries.

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Mission Fest - Wine, Craft Beer & Music
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Fest - Wine, Craft Beer & Music

MissionFest™ will feature unique and high-powered musical acts including T Palmer and Taj, direct from Las Vegas’ Aria Resort. Next up – The ZEN String Girls, known as the Charlie’s Angels of stringed instruments. The violin and cello never looked, or sounded, so edgy and beautiful. And, finally, The Sensation Show Band, a dynamic 14-piece ensemble of singing, dancing, brass, and pure fun, will bring you all of your favorites from yesterday and today.

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Brass Transit: Music of Chicago - Pacific Symphony
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

Brass Transit: Music of Chicago - Pacific Symphony

Celebrate the Fourth with the music of Chicago, known as the “rock and roll band with horns.” With hits like “You’re the Inspiration,” “If You Leave Me Now,” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” you’ll be swept away by the melodies that make this band such a beloved classic. To cap off the evening, sing along to your favorite patriotic tunes as we salute our armed forces and thrill to a sizzling fireworks show.

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4th of July Celebration - Huntington Beach
Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

4th of July Celebration - Huntington Beach

107th Annual Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade – The parade will march down the streets of downtown Huntington Beach. The largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi River features more than 300 entries including bands, floats, local dignitaries, equestrian groups, film and television celebrities and community groups. The parade will take place on Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Yorktown Ave. Entertainment on the pier will continue until 9 p.m., when the 4th of July fireworks show begins.

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The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular

The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular – Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults

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4th of July in Lake Forest - Parade!
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

4th of July in Lake Forest - Parade!

Lake Forest Independence Day Parade – This year’s theme is “Celebrating Independence on Our 20th Birthday!” The parade kicks off at El Toro High School, goes north on Toledo Way, east on Lake Forest Drive, and ends south on Serrano Road. 10 a.m. July 4. Free. El Toro High School, 25255 Toledo Way, Lake Forest. 949-461-3450.

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Fun Run in the Park - Laguna Niguel
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Fun Run in the Park - Laguna Niguel

The 40th Annual Run In The Parks will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at the Crown Valley Community Park at the Laguna Niguel YMCA. This proud community tradition features a 5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and children’s races with proceeds benefiting the Y’s scholarship program. Get ready to EXERCISE YOUR INDEPENDENCE!

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 Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5K - 10K Races & Parade
Jul
4
6:30 AM06:30

Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5K - 10K Races & Parade

The CHIP timed 5K Road Race and 10K Cross Country Style Race traverse thru the rural and picturesque Orange Park Acres. It’s a little bit of country surrounded by the City of Orange, where race participants pass by grazing horses and some unusual animals. The 5k welcomes runners and walkers off all abilities and ages from 3 to over 80 years old. It is a fun way for families to begin their 4th of July day of celebrations

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4th of July Celebration - City of San Juan Capistrano
Jul
3
to Jul 4

4th of July Celebration - City of San Juan Capistrano

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San Juan Capistrano Celebrates the 4th of July at the San Juan Sports Park, 25925 Camino Del Avion on July 3 and July 4.  The City of San Juan Capistrano and Christiansen Amusements is set to hold a two day carnival complete with thrill rides for children, teens and adults along with a game midway on July 3 - 4

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A Mid Summer Night's Dream - Casa Romantica
Jun
28
to Jun 29

A Mid Summer Night's Dream - Casa Romantica

The course of true love never runs smoothly in Shakespeare’s comical story of magic and romance. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by the Southern California Shakespeare Festival Guild, revisits an enduring tale with a striking new production. This site-specific commission, directed by Sam Robinson, will take place throughout the historic Casa Romantica estate and gardens.

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