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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Murder on the Nile
Jan
18
to Feb 10

Murder on the Nile

  • 400 West Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton, CA, 92832 United States (map)
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Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with enormous wealth, beauty and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a remarkable and audacious conspiracy is uncovered. Written by Agatha Christie

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The Cemetary Club
Jan
18
to Feb 3

The Cemetary Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart. 

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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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The Gin Game
Jan
18
to Feb 17

The Gin Game

  • Newport Theater Arts center (map)
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The play’s brilliance lies in its simplicity and economy. The metaphor of a common card game played by two people raises universal issues… This will become one of the great classics of the American theater. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1978 and four Tony Nominations.

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Sweeney Todd
Jan
19
to Feb 16

Sweeney Todd

In a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop, Sweeney Todd plots revenge on the lecherous judge who wronged him and his family. In the seedy underbelly of 19th-century London, desperate times lead to diabolical schemes—and strange alliances. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary songs like “Pretty Women” and “Not While I’m Around,” this Tony Award-winning masterpiece was proclaimed, “more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton’s ball”

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Elton John Farewell Tour
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Elton John Farewell Tour

“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said Elton. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”

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Peppino D'Agostino and Martin Taylor - Two Nights
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Peppino D'Agostino and Martin Taylor - Two Nights

  • Dana Point Community House (map)
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PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO, a native of Italy, has been hailed as "a guitarist's guitarist" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as well as "a giant of the acoustic guitar". D'Agostino has performed in more than 31 countries: has been featured at prestigous international music festivals and frequently plays with prominent artists around the world, including Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke and Eric Johnson

MARTIN TAYLOR is a Grammy nominated fingerstyle guitarist and solo jazz guitar virtuoso.  Pat Metheny says Martin Taylor is "one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument while Jeff Beck incredulously states "Taylor out-shreds all of us put together... I've never seen anything like it!"

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Elton John Farewell Tour
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Elton John Farewell Tour

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar has announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.

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Ron White
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Ron White

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. White has always been a classic storyteller. His routines relay tales from his real life; ranging from growing up in a small town inTexasto joining the ranks of some of the most successful comedians in America.

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Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Big Head Todd & The Monsters

Big Head Todd and the Monsters are not that big on anniversaries, so there won’t be any big hoopla over the fact that the band is officially crossing the three-decade mark this year. Thirty years would seem like something to commemorate, especially with the same core lineup, an achievement few other name-brand bands can boast of. Yet right now they’re less about celebrating stability than volatility, in the form of their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin’, which makes good on its forward-facing title with what might be the brashest rock and roll of their career. The old world can’t rest on any laurels, and neither will they.

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JD Souther
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

JD Souther

“Hanging out in the bar at the Troubadour with Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne and playing open mike Mondays, then opening for Poco and The Flying Burrito Brothers --- it was the best study in songwriting I can imagine. So many great songwriters came through - Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Randy Newman, Elton John, James Taylor, Tim Hardin, Carole King, Rick Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Tim Buckley, Gordon Lightfoot, Taj Mahal and more.”

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Elton John Farewell Tour
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

Elton John Farewell Tour

“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said Elton. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”

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Lizzie, The Musical
Feb
1
to Mar 3

Lizzie, The Musical

A punk-rock opera that explores the bloody legend of America’s favorite axe-wielding sweetheart-diva-heroine-enigma-psychopath, Lizzie Borden. Accused of brutally killing her father and stepmother in 1892, Lizzie was eventually acquitted by a jury of her peers, leaving the horrific crime unsolved. What really happened on the fateful night of the dual killings? Journey into a wondrous exploration of this mysterious tale, inspired by the raucous and revolutionary rock spectacles of the ‘70s, and iconic women rockers like Patti Smith and Joan Jett.  This show includes adult themes and language

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The Tubes
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Tubes

THE TUBES were catapulted into Rock and Roll’s limelight in the mid 1970’s and made there most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with such classic rock staples as White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later and their Number 1 Billboard hit She’s A Beauty.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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The Dan Band
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Dan Band

Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit, The Hangover.

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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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 Eighth Wonder of the World - King Kong
Feb
8
to Mar 17

Eighth Wonder of the World - King Kong

A world premiere stage adaptation of the 1933 film by Merian C. Cooper. The play is based on the Delos W. Lovelace novel, which is the same storyline and dialogue from the original film with only minor changes and additions.  The overall show will have a lighthearted tongue-in-cheek feel but all the characters will be played honest and as true to the original.

The Maverick Theater’s special effects team known as "Maverick Light & Magic" will take on the beauty and the beast adventure using a live compositing* process of multiple video sources, similar to the process Willis O’Brien used to create the original King Kong. Combining animated backgrounds and miniature sets with multiple green screen techniques actors will be interacting with live rear screen projection.  

Suitable or ages 6 and up.

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The English Beat
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

The English Beat

Dave Wakeling is a hell of a nice guy! Dave loves to tell you the stories behind his songs, either from stage or after the show.  Ask any one of the thousands of fans who have met him over the years and that’s what you’ll hear. Never mind that Dave is the singer/songwriter from two of the most popular bands of the end of the millennium, The English Beat and General Public, he’s a stand up man from Brum.

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Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus Live!
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus Live!

A Valentine’s Day “date night” special! This hit comedy is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. A delicious evening of entertainment!

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Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered.

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Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXVI
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXVI

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. With falconry, sheep herding and a large array of other activities, guests will have culture at every turn!

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Revolutionary War Reenactment
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Revolutionary War Reenactment

  • Central Park Dog Park (map)
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The British are coming!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters. Spain declared war on Britain as an ally of France, itself an ally of the American colonies, and provided supplies and munitions to the American forces. Come by our tent and learn more! As always these events are absolutely free to the public

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American Revolution Reenactment - Huntington Beach
Feb
16
to Feb 17

American Revolution Reenactment - Huntington Beach

The British are coming!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters. Spain's role in the independence of the United States was part of its dispute over colonial supremacy with the Kingdom of Great Britain. Spain declared war on Britain as an ally of France, itself an ally of the American colonies, and provided supplies and munitions to the American forces. Come by our tent and learn more! As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
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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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Pirates of Penzance
Feb
21
to Mar 10

Pirates of Penzance

  • Vanguard University Lyceum theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pirates of Penzance follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General.

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Larry Carlton
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Larry Carlton

Combining his roots in blues and jazz with crossover pop rock sensibility, Carlton's unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos. Four-time Grammy winner, "Titan of Tone" award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarists in the industry.

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Justin Timberlake - The Man of the Woods Tour
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Justin Timberlake - The Man of the Woods Tour

Opening the show with Man Of The Woods’ lead single, “Filthy”, Timberlake deconstructed the pulsating track, laying out the intricate production and building it to a smashing conclusion. Matching the futurism of that song were more lights than a UFO landing; precision lasers roamed the stage, circling around dancers and Timberlake himself as he marched down the snaking stage to the centre ring. 

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Pennywise - The Cave in Big Bear
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Pennywise - The Cave in Big Bear

If you think you know Pennywise, think again. Though the band has made a name for themselves over the past 26 years as a politically minded, melodic hardcore act who have sold millions of albums. They have become one of the most successful independent acts of all time, however they weren't always this way. In fact the group got their start playing backyard parties in their hometown of Hermosa Beach, California, without having any aspirations other than playing as many songs as they could before the police showed up.

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Laurence Juber
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Laurence Juber

  • Dana Point Community House (map)
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 *Two Time Grammy Winner! * Former Lead Guitar Player for Paul McCartney's WINGS * Fingerstyle Guitar Player Of The Year!!!! * First Call Studio Musician * Fingerstyle Guitar Player Of The Year!!!! THREE SHOWS - Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa

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Maple and Vine
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Maple and Vine

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950’s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors – and they themselves – are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

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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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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Cabaret
Mar
2
to Mar 23

Cabaret

In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles meets British academic Brian Roberts, who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

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Photograph 51
Mar
3
to Mar 24

Photograph 51

Rosalind Franklin was a British pioneer in science in the early 1950s, yet her groundbreaking role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure is still often overlooked. Based on a true story, Photograph 51 presents an intriguing portrait of a complex, courageous woman making her way in a male-dominated field. While rival teams of researchers compete for a breakthrough, Rosalind, focused and unbending, is locked in a race of her own. A hit in the West End, it was proclaimed “A triumph” by The Telegraph.

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Junior Brown
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Junior Brown

You don’t fnd stylists today like you did in the Ernest Tubb era. That’s what sets Junior aside from a lot of other artists. He’s got his own style. And his rapport with his fans, he draws a vast audience, from young college kids up to the older, traditional country music fans.

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Hoag Classic Golf Tournament
Mar
4
to Mar 10

Hoag Classic Golf Tournament

  • Newport Beach Country Club (map)
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For one week each year, the international spotlight shines brightly on Newport Beach and Orange County. Massive galleries file into Newport Beach Country Club to lend a level of excitement that has established this tournament as the finest stop on the PGA TOUR Champions.

After an illustrious 20-year partnership with Toshiba, this event is entering a new era with Hoag assuming title sponsor ownership and becoming the Hoag Classic. The partnership with Hoag provides an unparalleled opportunity to give back to the health and vitality of our community in Southern California.

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Aladdin
Mar
6
to Mar 23

Aladdin

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

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Musink Music Festival & Tattoo Convention
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Musink Music Festival & Tattoo Convention

  • OC Fair & Events Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MUSINK will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, music performances from top rock and punk artists including Suicidal Tendencies, Limp Bizkit, Travis Barker (drum & DJ set), Fear, Hatebreed, Dead Kennedys, Sick Of It All, T.S.O.L. and more, as well as the Low 'N' Slow Car Show presented by Famous Stars and Straps. .

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The Cherry Orchard
Mar
8
to Mar 24

The Cherry Orchard

 It’s a frosty May morning, the cherry trees are in bloom and a destitute Russian aristocrat returns to her decaying ancestral home with her daughter, still grief-stricken by the premature death of her son five years earlier. The family’s financial crisis forces them to sell their estate at public auction to pay off their debts and as the woodmen’s axes crash into the falling trees to make way for a housing development, the family must decide on their prospects for happiness and how to rebuild their lives and fortunes.

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Marc Cohn
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Marc Cohn

TWO SHOWS! After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

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The Spinners
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Spinners

Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With over 60 million records sold in their illustrious career, the mighty Spinners have performed for Presidents, received 6 Grammy nominations, and have appeared on TV too many times to count. An unbelievable 18 Solid Gold Top 40 Hits:

Top 10’s! including:

“THEN CAME YOU”
“WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU/FORGIVE ME, GIRL”
“CUPID” (I’ve Loved You For So Long
“THE RUBBERBAND MAN”
“COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE”
“I’LL BE AROUND”
“THEY JUST CAN’T STOP IT”
“ONE OF A KIND” (Love Affair) (The Games People Play)
“IT’S A SHAME”
and more…

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The Fenians - St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Fenians - St. Patrick's Day Celebration

For over twenty five years, The Fenians have delivered their potent mix of traditional Irish folk and good old rock n roll all across the USA and Ireland. With an ever expanding set of original creations, as well as contemporary and traditional tunes plucked from the panoply of the genre, these five lads put on a live show that is second to none. 

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Suprema
Mar
19
to Mar 30

Suprema

It’s 1940, and celebrated psychologist William Moulton Marston has decided that he wants to create a comic book heroine who stands for valor and love in a world dominated by men and war. Over the course of a single evening, Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and their lover Olive must convince DC Comics executive Max Gaines of the value of such a heroine while downplaying their own unorthodox lifestyle.

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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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Floyd Collins
Mar
22
to Apr 21

Floyd Collins

  • Newport Theater ARts Center (map)
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In 1925, a heedless Kentucky spelunker, Floyd Collins, got trapped underground while searching for a cave big enough to turn into a tourist attraction. The rescue effort gained national attention with reporters being sent from all over to cover the story, becoming the first media circus, everyone looking to cash in on Floyd’s misfortune.

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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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Al Stewart
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Al Stewart

For a singer and songwriter whose work is suffused with history and detail, Al Stewart follows no creative timetable. It’s been 10 years since his last US CD of new material, almost 30 years since his “Year of the Cat” single and album became unforgettable international hits, almost 40 years since his first album was released. 

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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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Poor Yella Rednecks
Mar
30
to Apr 27

Poor Yella Rednecks

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard​—especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

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Michael Buble
Apr
2
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Buble

"I’m going to go back to what I was made to do," Bublé said in a statement. "I’m going to come back to a world that needs love and romance and laughter more than it has in a long time. I’m going to be a conduit to that. This is the greatest record I’ve ever made.” 

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Apr
6
to May 19

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Begun in 1963 in Agoura, near Malibu, to create “living history” for school children and their families, the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire has grown into an annual interactive playground and gallery for over 200,000 participants and guests. It has given birth to an industry nationwide and this year is more fun and exciting than ever. Magic, Dance, Jousting, Pub Crawls, costume fun, shows, memories.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Classic Albums Live Performs  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Damn The Torpedoes
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Classic Albums Live Performs Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Damn The Torpedoes

Classic Albums Live has earned their reputation of performing rock’s most influential albums live on stage note for note, cut for cut. Featuring a roster of world-class musicians, they will perform Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1979 critically acclaimed album Damn the Torpedoes in its entirety, followed by a set of greatest hits. 
With such classic songs as “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “Refugee,” the album was a breakthrough success, cementing the band’s well-deserved place in rock & roll history.

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The 39 Steps
Apr
6
to Apr 27

The 39 Steps

Richard Hannay is at a London theatre, attending a demonstration of the remarkable powers of “Mr. Memory”, a man with a photographic memory, when a fight breaks out and a shot is fired. In the ensuing panic, he finds himself holding a frightened Annabella Schmidt, who talks him into taking her back to his flat.

There, she tells him that she is a spy, being chased by assassins out to kill her. She claims to have uncovered a plot to steal vital British military secrets, implemented by a man who is the head of an espionage organization called “The 39 Steps.”

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Buddy Guy
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Buddy Guy

At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. 

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Around the World in 80 Days
Apr
12
to Apr 28

Around the World in 80 Days

  • Vanguard University Lyceum Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer, Phileas Fogg, and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as the they traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.

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Lysistrata
Apr
12
to May 5

Lysistrata

 This timely, political comedy centers on an Athenian housewife who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. Her plan is hard-hitting and radical: all women must refuse to have sex with their husbands until they agree to peace in Greece. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

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Pink: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Pink: Beautiful Trauma World Tour

You know, tricks like arriving on stage swinging from a ginormous chandelier. Dangling by her feet, upside down, before a spectacular dismount, bouncing in and out of choreographed dance routines, oh and singing, of course there was singing. All while wearing an incredible, dazzling onesie - and some killer heels. And this was the tone of the show for the next two hours. Up, down, front, back, left and right, Pink was everywhere, doing everything.

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Sheepdog
Apr
14
to May 5

Sheepdog

What begins as a love story about two Cleveland cops​—an African-American woman who falls for her white male partner​—changes when he shoots a young black man in the line of duty. Amina loves Ryan.  But can she trust her heart when the truth about the shooting, and her man, becomes more and more slippery? A relationship gets shaken to the core in this riveting drama by an up-and-coming playwright.

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Skylight
Apr
19
to May 19

Skylight

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

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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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Heathers The Musical
Apr
19
to May 5

Heathers The Musical

 Westerberg High School is ruled by the ruthless clique of Heather, Heather, and Heather, the sexiest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. Misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and dangerous J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place--six feet under. This Off-Broadway Alliance 2014 Nominee for Best New Musical is a lascivious, laughable and homicidal look at the bliss, anxiety and agony of high school. Are you in or are you out?

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One Slight Hitch
Apr
19
to May 19

One Slight Hitch

It is Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings. And all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect.

Written by Lewis Black

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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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Keiko Matsui
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Keiko Matsui

Helping Keiko to reinvigorate her sound and new acoustic direction are Cuban musicians: bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and drummer Jimmy Branly.  Del Puerto, son of famed bassist Carlos Del Puerto, one of the founding members of Irakere, has collaborated with everyone from Bruce Springsteen and Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder.  Conservatory trained Branly has worked with such notables as Flora Purim, Celia Cruz, Sheila E., Natalie Cole and Airto Moreia. 

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Tigers Be Still
May
3
to Jun 2

Tigers Be Still

a ferociously funny play from New Girl writer Kim Rosenstock — centers around Sherry Wickman, who’s recently earned a degree in art therapy, only to find herself moving back in with her family. Matters take a turn for the better once she gets hired as a substitute art teacher. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her first patient would do one of his assignments, her boss would leave his gun at home and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just perfect.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Nunsense
May
4
to May 25

Nunsense

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God.

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Like Totally Music Festival
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Like Totally Music Festival

Like Totally Music Festival Returns to Huntington State Beach! This year the festival will be held on the sand! 2 stages | 16 bands | Vendors | Full Bar | Great Food } Costume Contest
Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry, B-Movie. All Star Jam Featuring: The Reflexx, DJ Hosts, Richard Blade, Jed The Fish, Freddy Snakeskin, Rockin Fig

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Rolling Stones - No Filter Tour
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Rolling Stones - No Filter Tour

There are plenty ways to get a handle on what to expect when the Rolling Stones come to the United States next spring with their No Filter tour. The recently completed European leg offers some clues, and no doubt even casual fans can rattle off a number of the band’s well-known hits that will no doubt be in the performance queue.

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M. Butterfly
May
11
to Jun 8

M. Butterfly

When this rich, compelling drama debuted on Broadway, it became an instant sensation, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle ​awards. A married French diplomat. A mysterious Chinese opera diva. A passionate 20-year affair. Inspired by true events, this break-out hit by the author of Chinglish and Golden Child proved much more than a steamy tale of seduction. Obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy make for a remarkable tale of espionage and betrayal described as “visionary

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Joshua Tree Music Festival
May
16
to May 19

Joshua Tree Music Festival

  • Joshua Tree Lake Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A growing family of music and art lovers convene in the Mojave desert twice a year - each May and October. This 4 day event features continuous live music, yoga from sunrise to sunset, kids activities, magical visual arts, healthy food options, inspiring play-shops, world market, Astronomy Theater + so much more. Leave inspired, rejuvenated, refreshed and full of LOVE.

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The 5th Dimension
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension has released over a dozen hit albums and received 14 gold records, 6 platinum records and 6 Grammy Awards. Their classics include such hits as: “Up, Up, and Away,” “One Less Bell To Answer,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stone Soul Picnic,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep,” and “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In.”

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Balboa Island Artwalk
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Balboa Island Artwalk

Over a Mile of Art & Live Music! The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. The 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place along the South Bay front Promenade. Admission is free. This fine art show features 90 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on six stages along the walk.

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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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Laughter on the 23rd Floor
May
24
to Jun 23

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

  • Newport Theater Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A fictionalized look at the backstage chaos involved in producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age. Inspired by Simon’s own early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, Laughter focuses on the temperamental star, modeled after Sid Caesar, and the writers of the TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s,

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Music Legend Dick Dale
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Music Legend Dick Dale

Dick Dale and Leo Fender together Created and Pioneered the Fender Equipment in the late 1950s+60s as Leo Fender was like a second Father to Dick Dale. Both Dick and Leo pioneered the Strat Guitar, Fender Amps, Speakers plus DD is responsible for the JBL Lansing speakers and the 1941 Harley Davidson Flathead risers for Harley Davidson motorcycle. That is why Dick Dale was featured in the Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Edition Magazine.

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Little River Band
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Little River Band

Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multiplatinum albums and chart topping hits like:  “Reminiscing”, “Cool Change”, “Lonesome Loser”, “The Night Owls”, “Take It Easy On Me”, “Help Is on Its Way”, “Happy Anniversary”, “We Two”,  “Man On Your Mind”, “The Other Guy”, and It’s A Long Way There”. 

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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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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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jun
8
to Jun 29

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome.

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Irish Fair & Music Fest
Jun
13
to Jun 16

Irish Fair & Music Fest

  • The Great Park in Irvine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come down to Orange County Great Park for the 2019 #irishfairandmusicfest. Tickets will go on sale soon. We already have The Fenians playing with more great bands to be announced.We're also hoping to make the fair bigger than last year so like the page and watch out for news. 

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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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Into The Woods
Jun
15
to Jul 21

Into The Woods

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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San Diego Scottish Highland & Games
Jun
22
to Jun 23

San Diego Scottish Highland & Games

  • Brengle Terrace City Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

46th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans! Enjoy the Highland Athletics, Sheepdog Trials, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drum competitions, live music at the beer garden, world class vendors, Scottish clan history, and more!

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Phantom of the Opera
Jul
10
to Jul 21

Phantom of the Opera

Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. 

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Damn Yankees
Aug
24
to Sep 14

Damn Yankees

Joe Boyd, an aging Washington Senators fan, would sell his soul for the Senators to beat the New York Yankees and win the pennant. Enter Applegate, who offers to turn Boyd into Joe Hardy, a powerful young baseball player, in exchange for his soul. When Boyd agrees, he becomes Hardy and leads the Senators on a winning streak. When he starts to miss his wife, though, and questions the deal, Applegate sends temptress Lola into the mix.

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Family Matters
Sep
6
to Sep 22

Family Matters

2 One Acts by David Macaray

Megan the Merciless
The year is 1982. The occasion is a family reunion of sorts. Megan, a brilliant but abrasive college professor, author, and social critic returns home after three years to visit her two sisters. Their father is in India seeking “spiritual renewal”, and their mom is serving a prison term for vehicular manslaughter. Not only does the reunion not go as hoped, but the old adage, “time heals all wounds” is rendered meaningless.

The Affair
Michael and Veronica have been involved in a torrid three-month affair. While it hasn’t been “earth-shaking” it has, up to this point, been adequate. She is married to a successful physician. He is unmarried, employed as a gardener at the country club where they met. She is bored, cynical and mature. He is childish and suffers from a profound inferiority complex. It’s a comedy.

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The Vandal
Sep
20
to Oct 20

The Vandal

Strangers, a woman and a boy, on a cold, road at night, next to a cemetery, waiting for a bus. The bus is late. The woman sinks into herself, her coat hanging crooked, too thin for this cold night. Things couldn’t be worse. She has some ominous connection with the nearby hospital. She’s unresponsive to the fast-talking teenager who works to engage her with everything from philosophical riffs to brash seduction. Neither knows what this night holds in store. Hamish Linklater’s funny and ultimately spooky debut play explores life, death, and Doritos as these two characters cling to a temporary escape from loneliness.

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Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone

TWO SHOWS! At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”,“Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No MilkToday” “The End of the World” “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”

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Twilight Zone
Oct
4
to Nov 9

Twilight Zone

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. A dimension as vast as space, as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”. “That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: The Twilight Zone.”

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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Oct
5
to Oct 26

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.

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Silence The Musical
Oct
11
to Nov 10

Silence The Musical

Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecters clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill.

This hilarious and completely inappropriate satire features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

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It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
29
to Dec 22

It's A Wonderful Life

The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.


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Robby Krieger
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Robby Krieger

Guitarist Robby Krieger is one of the legendary figures in rock. This celebration of the music of The Doors, which Robby had no small part in creating, is a one-of-a-kind experience that could only be performed by the man himself. “When you think of the Doors, “guitar” isn’t the first thing that usually comes to mind (Jim Morrison’s manic persona and Ray Manzarek’s swirling organ usually take precedence), but guitarist Robby Krieger proved to be an integral member of the band — helping pen the majority of the group’s songs. 

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Muriel Anderson - All Star Harp Guitar Night
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Muriel Anderson - All Star Harp Guitar Night

One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD Nightlight Daylight was chosen as one of the top ten CDs of the decade by Guitar Player magazine. Anderson will be joined by fellow harp-guitarist Stephen Bennett, founder of The Harp Guitar Gathering, and William Eaton.

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Styx
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Styx

Harmony. Chemistry. Balance. Grit. Dexterity. Determination. Solidarity. Terms that describe a Super Bowl champion? Well, almost. These are words that define the core essence of STYX, the multi-mega-million-selling rock band that has forged an indelible legacy both on record and onstage.

Never known for resting on their laurels, STYX have now added a triumphant new chapter to their never-ending story of success: namely, The Mission, the band’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date.

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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Over the course of his career, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro – a six-time Blues Music Award-winner – has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers -- bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown -- plays music that is guaranteed to fill the floor and raise the roof. 

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Third Eye Blind
Jan
14
7:30 PM19:30

Third Eye Blind

The San Francisco-based rockers are currently celebrating their 25th year as a band. Since 1993, they've kept audiences grooving with pop-rock hits like "Semi-Charmed Life" and "How's It Going To Be." But this fall, they also demonstrated their ability to come up with interesting covers, releasing an EP called Thanks For Everything that consisted entirely of their versions of songs by some of the band's favorite artists

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Long Beach Seafood FestivalSeafood
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

Long Beach Seafood FestivalSeafood

Seafood lovers from all over California eagerly await the Long Beach Seafood Festival. This event celebrates the region's delicious seafood and unique recipes from local chefs to the finest restaurants throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. This all-ages outdoor event alongside the Light House in Long Beach has a stunning view of the ocean and the Queen Mary. There will be live music and DJ throughout the day, a mechanical bull, fun life-size games such as connect 4 and Giant Jenga, face painting, eating competitions, dances and lessons and more.

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San Diego Brew Fest
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

San Diego Brew Fest

The 9th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks.  Admission is $45 for general admission (1pm to 4pm) and $55 for Early Admission (noon to 4pm). Both include unlimited beer tastings, with VIP admission offering an added hour.

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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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Tommy Emmanuel with John Knowles
Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Emmanuel with John Knowles

Both are masters of their instrument, honored by the iconic
Chet Atkins with the rare designation of CGP (Certified Guitar Players). Emmanuel has twice been voted “Best Acoustic Guitarist” by readers of Guitar Player Magazine and honored as both a “Member of the Order of Australia” and an official “Kentucky Colonel”. Knowles is a Grammy winner, a member of the National Thumb Picker’s Hall of Fame, and editor of the respected FingerStyle Quarterly.

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The English Beat - Big Bear
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

The English Beat - Big Bear

Dave Wakeling is a hell of a nice guy! Dave loves to tell you the stories behind his songs, either from stage or after the show. Ask any one of the thousands of fans who have met him over the years and that’s what you’ll hear. Never mind that Dave is the singer/songwriter from two of the most popular bands of the end of the millennium, The English Beat and General Public, he’s a stand up man from Brum.

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The Ultimate Rat Pack Tribute
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Ultimate Rat Pack Tribute

“The Chairman and The Board” Ultimate Rat Pack Tribute - Direct from Las Vegas is a classic reenactment of the peerless iconic pop  performers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr as they performed together in the 1960’s and took the world by storm. This ninety (90) minute show captures the essence of the chemistry, the music, and the magical Spirit of the times.

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Poncho Sanchez
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Poncho Sanchez

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

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New Year's Eve Yacht Party - Newport Beach
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Yacht Party - Newport Beach

  • 2901 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4027, United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style! Join us on Newport’s most elegant oversized luxury yacht, The Royal Princess! 120 Feet, 2 levels, outdoor decks, Lounge and a beautiful dance floor. This event has SOLD OUT 15 years in a row so get your tickets early!

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New Year's Eve with Beatles vs Stones
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve with Beatles vs Stones

The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history - which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel - a musical “shoot out of the hits” if you will – featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash.

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New Year's Eve Party at San Juan Hills
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Party at San Juan Hills

Ring in the New Year at San Juan Hills. Doors open at 8:00, band plays 9:30 to 12:30. Enjoy complimentary tapas, appetizer stations, midnight munchies and west coast champagne toast. Take home a souvenir photo (or two) from our New Year's themed photo experience. Don't miss this chance to dance into the New Year with style... FAMILY STYLE!!

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First Night in Fullerton
Dec
31
to Jan 1

First Night in Fullerton

  • Fullerton Downtown Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Fullerton will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of the annual “First Night Fullerton” on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular family-oriented, alcohol-free event will take place in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. The event is free to the public and has an estimated attendance of over 15,000 guests every year.

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NYE at the Beach with Illenium
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE at the Beach with Illenium

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Start 2019 off right at the NYE at the Beach- White party bash December 31, 2018. ILLENIUM is an American musician, DJ and producer. In 2013 he made his official debut with the release of his self-titled EP. He won Remix of the Year at the 2017 Electronic Music Awards for his "Say It" Flume remix. ILLENIUM top songs are: Take You Down, Feel Good and Beautiful Creatures. The event will be located on the beautiful beach of Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA in a heated tent.

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"Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018"
Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018"

This comedy legend is hosting her own early evening New Year's Eve party at the Laguna Playhouse, where you'll toast the end of 2018 and watch the ball drop on the East Coast with a complimentary champagne drink and dessert. Rita Rudner's "Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018" is a one night special performance featuring special musical guests.

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Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa
Dec
30
to Jan 20

Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa

Those equal​-opportunity offenders are back at it, bringing their special style of irreverent, thought-provoking social satire with them. SCR audiences first experienced their smart, outrageous ​comedy in a playful adaptation of The Birds and later with the wildly popular Culture Clash in AmeriCCa. With the world back under their microscope, expect laundry to be aired, public figures skewered and sacred cows poked. In other words: Classic Culture Clash!

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Ludacris
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ludacris

Recording artist, actor, philanthropist, restaurateur…just a few of the befitting titles for Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, who first gained worldwide acclaim more than 10 years ago with his debut album, Back for the First Time (2000). Ever since, his unrivaled lyrical prowess, dynamic performances and timeless hits including “Stand Up,” “Get Back,”, “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker,” and “My Chick Bad,” have solidified him as one of music’s best entertainers and led to the sale of more than 20 million albums domestically.

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Donavon Frankenreiter
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Donavon Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter's new album, "The Heart," officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter's second decade as a solo recording artist. It's been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He's raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he's still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.

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LA Zoo Lights
Dec
27
6:00 PM18:00

LA Zoo Lights

Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, view real reindeer, visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies.

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9th Annual Elf Crawl
Dec
26
12:00 PM12:00

9th Annual Elf Crawl

The Annual Elf Crawl returns again this year with a twist. Purchase an Inaugural SJC Chamber Elf Crawl Cup and receive Elf Specials at participating locations. Most locations will be dog and kid friendly. Cups can be purchased online or after December 21 at El Adobe de Capistrano or Swallows Inn for $5 each.  

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The Nutcracker - La Mirada Theater - 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Dec
22
2:00 PM14:00

The Nutcracker - La Mirada Theater - 2:00 and 7:30 pm

This most beloved holiday classic comes to vibrant life in the acclaimed production from Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet! The majestic sounds of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score are matched by sumptuous sets & costumes. Join young Clara on a magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, as she travels through the beautiful Land of the Snowflakes to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets. Humor, virtuosic dancing, and breathtaking choreography create a richly beautiful performance to delight audiences of all ages! 
VIP Package: For a truly special holiday experience, enjoy curbside valet parking, the best center seats, special “Nutcracker” souvenir holiday gifts, free sweets & beverages, and a private backstage “meet-and-greet” with the stars after the show!

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