Oktoberfest - Old World Huntington Beach
Sep
14
to Oct 28

Oktoberfest - Old World Huntington Beach

  • Old World Huntington Beach (map)
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This year's Oktoberfest promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German Food (voted 'Best Bratwurst' in California), imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, an army of Beautiful Shot Girls, and other festivities, competitions, games & more. 

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Alpine Village Oktoberfest
Sep
21
to Oct 27

Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Alpine Village is the home of the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. Ours is the longest running Oktoberfest in Los Angeles. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers brewed by Paulaner. 

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Big Bear Oktoberfest
Sep
21
to Nov 3

Big Bear Oktoberfest

  • Big Bear Lake convention Center (map)
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Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, our quaint celebration has always been based on the lore of the world’s original Oktoberfest.  Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its own traditions and old-world ambience, celebrating friends, family and good times.   A festival like no other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment; feast on Brats and Knockwursts direct from the German butcher; and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years!

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Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club
Sep
21
to Oct 28

Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club

We are located in Anaheim, the heart of Orange County, where we’ve been celebrating Oktoberfest for over 55 years! Our delicious German food, German beer on tap, Polkas and Prosts in our Festzelt and Biergarten, will have you Partying like a German! Traditional Oom Pah Pah bands play everyday! 

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The Other Place - Chance Theater
Sep
21
to Oct 28

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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The Producers
Sep
27
to Oct 21

The Producers

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ Tony Award winning musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again when he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Sep
28
to Oct 21

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance


"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" is a classic tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. A young scholar travels into the Wild West in search of a new life, only to end up beaten and left for dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken land. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, the young scholar must make the choice: turn and run or stand and fight... and become The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

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OCtoberfest - Newport Dunes
Sep
29
to Oct 21

OCtoberfest - Newport Dunes

Enjoy a variety of acts including yodeling, singing and festive instruments with your host Pieter Meister von Melton. Put on your best Dirndl and Lederhosen. We will be giving awards to those who dress for the occasion. And enjoy authentic Bavarian bratwurst, schnitzel, potato salad, sauerkraut, strudel, soft pretzels​ and more! Toast your friends with a variety of German ​b​ier​s​ ​and ​OC​-​brewed ​craft ​bier. Prost!

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Sep
30
to Oct 21

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Theatregoers familiar with Chekhov will certainly appreciate Durang’s in-jokes that are scattered throughout Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, but even if you’ve never read a word of Chekhov, the ​outrageous comedy presents many opportunities to enjoy some laughs. In addition to Chekhov, Durang makes references to Molière, Shakespeare, Greek myth, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon throughout his play, too.

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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)
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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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Oktoberfest at Fairplex
Oct
5
to Oct 20

Oktoberfest at Fairplex

Bavarian music. Beer. Authentic German food. Beer. Chicken Dance. Beer. Games and prizes. Beer. Oktoberfest brings a drop of Germany to Los Angeles at Fairplex, home of the L.A. County Fair. In celebration of Bavarian culture and a nod to the world's largest beer festival, Oktoberfest at Fairplex provides all the excitement and German tradition that Los Angeles can offer. Oom Pa Pa music, games and prizes, The Chicken Dance, authentic German food and gallons upon gallons of beer.

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Fancy Nancy - The Musical
Oct
5
to Oct 28

Fancy Nancy - The Musical

Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?

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Bee-luther-hatchee
Oct
5
to Oct 28

Bee-luther-hatchee

Cal State Fullerton’s 2018-2019 theatre season opens with the powerful “Bee-luther-hatchee” by Thomas Gibbons. The production is directed by guest professional director Saundra McClain and runs October 5­–28, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The play follows Shelita Burns, an African-American editor, who publishes “Bee-luther-hatchee,” the award-winning biography of a reclusive 72-year-old black woman named Libby Price. Having never met, Shelita decides to deliver a copy to Libby. The meeting between the two stirs a complex confrontation and challenges preconceptions.

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	 Post Apocalyptic Bunker Comedy - Stages Theater
Oct
13
to Oct 28

Post Apocalyptic Bunker Comedy - Stages Theater

  • STAGEStheatre 400 Commonwealth Ave Fullerton CA, 92832 (map)
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It’s the end of the world as we know it and our eccentric cast of characters has found their way to our basement bunker to ride out doomsday together for better or worse. Let’s take our schadenfreude for a stroll and see our survivors struggle through the tropes of the end times genre.

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Kings - South Coast Rep
Oct
13
to Nov 10

Kings - South Coast Rep

Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want—whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

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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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The Taste 2018 - Costa Mesa
Oct
19
to Oct 21

The Taste 2018 - Costa Mesa

  • 535 Anton Boulevard Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 United States (map)
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3 days of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations at The MET in Costa Mesa. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants at each day will showcase our region's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink.

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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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Dennis Quaid and the Sharks
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks

Dennis Quaid and The Sharks have been performing in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rock star, he is a rock star. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many original plus classic hits such as "Spill the Wine", "Gloria", and many more.

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Agatha Christie's  Murder on the Orient Express
Oct
20
to Nov 10

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

All aboard! The exotic Orient Express is hurtling down the tracks…to a murder! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for the dapper detective Hercule Poirot. Romantic, dramatic and sumptuous, this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s suspenseful masterpiece comes to the stage for the first time ever in this stylish production. Book your passage today for the thrill-ride of the season!

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The Seafarer
Oct
21
to Nov 4

The Seafarer

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

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Paying Tribute to the Incredible Women of Song - Laguna Beach Live!
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Paying Tribute to the Incredible Women of Song - Laguna Beach Live!

Laguna Beach Live! presents "Paying Tribute to the Incredible Women of Song", October 23, 2018. Acclaimed vocalist Jane Monheit has just been confirmed as joining the other very talented vocalists Maiya Sykes and Olivia Kuper Harris. Together they will pay homage to legendary females whose voices and music are timeless…from Natalie Cole, to Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, and beyond. Backing up these amazing vocalists will be the Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars, led by renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson

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Bruno Mars
Oct
23
to Oct 27

Bruno Mars

11x GRAMMY-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars has announced the last set of new dates that will be added to the 24K Magic World Tour, starting September 7 in Denver, CO and wrapping with a massive four-night finale October 23-27 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The newly announced dates of the entertainment-packed tour, produced by Live Nation

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Five for Fighting
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Five for Fighting

  • The Coach House San Juan Capistrano (map)
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The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)," and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since.

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OC Zoo-Tacular
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

OC Zoo-Tacular

Join us for Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and fun games! (children ages 12 & under)

  • The first 100 children (ages 12 & under) in costume will receive a free gift!

  • Come see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day!

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WCKD Village
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

WCKD Village

Prepare to enter a realm of electrifying adventures as WCKD Village takes music festival to a whole new level with interactive elements, amazing talent across 4 stages and over-the-top themed areas to give you a Halloween experience like never before! On Saturday, October 27th, from 6 pm to Midnight, six blocks in the East Village will transform into San Diego’s largest Halloween Festival as the WCKD Village comes to life. Grab your crew, transform your look and take a journey into the unknown–where every which way you turn, something WCKD awaits…

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Frankenstein
Oct
31
to Nov 11

Frankenstein

  • Lyceum Theater Vanguard Theater (map)
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Victor Frankenstein's relentless quest to fashion the penultimate man out of cadaver parts is brought to vivid life in a thrilling new adaptation.Mary's exploration of what it means to take responsibility for one's actions, in an era of significant political, social, scientific and religious change, is as enthralling today as it was in 1818.What leads someone to dare play the Creator, and what is the cost?Victor’s life is forever changed after he turns in horror from his own 'creature' unwittingly setting it loose upon the world.

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Clive Carroll - Lord of the Strings
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Clive Carroll - Lord of the Strings

  • Dana Point Community House (map)
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Clive is unquestionably one of the very best guitarists on the scene today!  Tommy Emmanuel recently came to England to have Clive accompany him on two songs on his upcoming "Duets" CD.   Tommy recently stated that Clive's "Red Guitar" CD would be one of his top picks to listen to if stranded on an island.

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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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Diana Krall
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Diana Krall

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.

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The Amorous Ambassador
Nov
9
to Dec 9

The Amorous Ambassador

  • Newport Theater Arts Center (map)
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The new American Ambassador to Britain, tells his family he’s off to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Perkins, the butler, watches stoically as each leaves and as each secretly returns to a seemingly empty house. Enter Harry’s secretary plus the Captain of Marine Corps Embassy Security in the wake of a bomb threat, and the embassy is sealed. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans.

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America
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

America

Their best-known tunes, which also include "A Horse With No Name,"  "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. 

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Driftwood
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Driftwood

Driftwood Country Music, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival returns to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA for its 3rd annual Veterans Day Weekend celebration. Presented by Go Country 105, this all ages event will feature music from some of today’s top country acts including Chase Rice, Big & Rich, Michael Ray, Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), Carly Pearce, and more, plus tastings from a selection of over 200 craft beers, and top-notch BBQ from some of the region’s best restaurants and food trucks.

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Rickie Lee Jones
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Rickie Lee Jones

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance.  Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances. 

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The Kingston Trio
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Kingston Trio

Legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio bring their timeless music to fans across the USA with a national tour that marks the group’s 60th anniversary. Keeping it in the family, Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds, along with lifelong musical partners Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, perform many of the trio’s best-loved songs. 

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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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Todd Rundgren
Nov
20
to Nov 21

Todd Rundgren

1972's seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind'.

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Turkey Trot - Dana Point Harbor
Nov
22
6:00 AM06:00

Turkey Trot - Dana Point Harbor

The Dana Point Turkey Trot will be held from 6 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 22. Registered participants can walk, jog, or run a 5K or 10K through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Kids ages 4-12 can also join the fun during the Kids’ Gobble Wobble race. Parents are allowed and encouraged to join their children during the Gobble Wobble race without prior registration. All participants will receive a shirt prior to the race and will be awarded a medal after crossing the finish line. Online registration closes November 19.

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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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A Christmas Carol
Nov
24
to Dec 24

A Christmas Carol

Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

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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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A Carpenters Christmas
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

A Carpenters Christmas

The feel-good music of the season! Based on The Carpenters beloved holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, A Carpenters Christmas features “Merry Christmas, Darling,” the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and all the hits. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are keeping The Carpenters holiday traditions alive, bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs together in a warm-hearted concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.

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The Holiday GEM
Nov
29
to Dec 16

The Holiday GEM

The celebration begins with a journey into the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you'll discover that anything is possible as long as you believe. Featuring well known standards and contemporary holiday classics that are sure to fill you with the spirit of the season. Enjoy favorites such as Winter WonderlandHave Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasBaby It's Cold Outside and Sleigh Ride as you've never heard them before.

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Once Upon a Christmas Time
Nov
30
to Dec 9

Once Upon a Christmas Time

  • Vanguard University Lyceum Theater (map)
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It is Christmas Eve and Princess Aubrianna is awaiting her wedding the next day – to a man she’s never met! An arranged marriage between two warring countries has kept the peace for 20 years. Now, both the Prince and Princess are 20 years old and it is time to seal the pact. However, Aubrianna wants to have one last night of freedom and sneaks out of the castle disguised as a peasant. She meets a handsome young man that challenges her as well as charms her. What will she do on her wedding day? Will she choose duty or love?

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DSB - Journey Tribute
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

DSB - Journey Tribute

SB has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey. They have captured the lush, signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey's musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believin'!

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Christmas at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate the holiday season at the historic Mission. Join us for Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. featuring the first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church along with a Candlelight Procession and the Reading of the First Christmas. Christmas at the Mission tickets on sale online only beginning November 1. After Christmas at the Mission, join us from December 2 through January 6 for a new tradition, "Capistrano Lights, " featuring a nightly "Tree Lighting" at 5:00 p.m. Learn more by visiting our website at www.missionsjc.com/christmas

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Dweezil Zappa
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa was born on September 5, 1969 in Los Angeles the son of Frank and Gail Zappa. It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music (his father having listed his religion as “musician” on Dweezil’s birth certificate). Dweezil’s early years were spent largely away from the spotlight—something of a rarity for the child of a celebrity, but perfect for cultivating a close relationship with his family.

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Beauty and the Beast
Dec
5
to Dec 30

Beauty and the Beast

This modern version of the classic fairytale, Lythgoe Family Panto’s Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose brings all the magic of the traditional British family Holiday Panto to American audiences. In this interactive experience, the audience is encouraged to CHEER for Belle, BOO for Gus and sing along with popular songs such as the BeeGees’ “Staying Alive,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This,” and Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”

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Squirrel Nut Zippers
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Squirrel Nut Zippers

“Zipsters!  Round up the kids, grandparents, friends, enemies, acquaintances and maybe even your family; this year we’ll be spreading our holiday cheer on the west coast!” band leader Jimbo Mathus remarked.  “We’ll be playing selections from our old Christmas Caravan album, holiday hits and of course the finest new and old Squirrel Nut Zippers music for you all.”

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Johnny Lang
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Johnny Lang

What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, evolved over those recordings into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. Lang’s distinctive, blues-inflected licks appeared on every album, but became one element in a sea of passionately sung and tightly arranged songs.

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The Magic of Christmas with The Young Americans
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Magic of Christmas with The Young Americans

Join us as all 250 Young Americans cast members come together to turn La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland and bring holiday cheer to theatre-goers of all ages. 

The Magic of Christmas features state of the art 45-foot LED walls, over 6,000 costumes and 30 festive scene changes. Creatively produced and choreographed, these ‘fun for the whole family’ musical numbers range from hip-hopping penguins, dancing Santas, and The Nutcracker Suite, to Toyland, The Polar Express and Christmas choral music including Handel’s Messiah. 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec
7
to Dec 23

A Charlie Brown Christmas

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

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I Touch My Elf - The Skivvies
Dec
10
to Dec 11

I Touch My Elf - The Skivvies

Broadway's Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley return to the Laguna Playhouse for two nights of the most outrageous holiday show of the season. This undie-rock, comedy pop, award-winning duo perform stripped down, mashed up versions of holiday favorites and more. Expect to see ukulele, electric cello and an array of zany instruments. Special guest stars to be announced. 

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Christmas Cabaret
Dec
13
to Dec 23

Christmas Cabaret

  • Vanguard University Lyceum Theater (map)
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After you see the world premiere of Once Upon a Christmas Time, come back to get a second dose of Christmas spirit with ACTC’s brand new variety style cabaret. With a different program each year, it is sure to invite, delight, and excite. This song and dance show will highlight sacred and popular Christmas folk tunes with six of the most talented professionals in Orange County!

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Robert Cray
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Robert Cray

Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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      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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Jan
19
to Feb 16

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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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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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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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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)
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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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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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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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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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      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.
Mar
22
to Apr 21

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  • 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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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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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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Around the World in 80 Days
Apr
12
to Apr 28

Around the World in 80 Days

  • Vanguard University Lyceum Theater (map)
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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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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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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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      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
May
11
to Jun 8

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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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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)
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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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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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Surf City 10 - 5K, 10K, 10 Mile
Oct
14
7:00 AM07:00

Surf City 10 - 5K, 10K, 10 Mile

  • Huntington Beach Parking Lot, 21291 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. (map)
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Spectacular views aren't the only reason thousands have flocked to Surf City 10 for over 63 years.  Surf City 10 lets you pick a 5K, 10K, or 10Miler and each one follows an easy course—no hills!  

We consider running another word for fun and that’s exactly what you’ll experience when you race our courses. If you want to up your fun factor don your favorite costume and show us your Surf City spirit!  You might even win our Costume Contest!

Oh, did we mention the Medals? They're spectacular!

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The Babys
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Babys

One of the world’s most beloved classic-rock bands, The Babys, are back together after a 30-something year layover!  With a string of ‘70s and '80s classic rock radio hits like “Isn’t It Time,” “Every Time I Think of You,” “Back on My Feet Again,” “Head First”, “Midnight Rendezvous”, and so many more, The Babyscreated some of the most memorable arena anthems of their era. The shows are jam packed with material that has entire audiences on their feet – singing and dancing to every tune.

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Lee Ann Womack
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Lee Ann Womack

Artists don’t really make albums like Lee Ann Womack’s The Lonely, the Lonesome and the Gone anymore. Albums that possess both a profound sense of history and a clear-eyed vision for the future. Albums that transcend genres while embracing their roots. Albums that evoke a sense of place and of personality so vivid they make listeners feel more like participants in the sons than simply admirers of the them.

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Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl

The World's Biggest Wizard Crawl returns for 2018, and this year's event is better than EVER!
Hundreds of Wizards descending on the streets of the city!
Our famous menu of themed drinks at all venues! Discounted regular drinks & food specials exclusively for us. All cover charges waived. Costume Competition - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize
FREE WAND FOR EARLY SIGN UPS!

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Prehistoric OC at Clark Regional Park
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Prehistoric OC at Clark Regional Park

Prehistoric OC is a free event that invites families to explore the prehistoric history of Orange County.  Fun and educational activities and information to the public about Orange County’s rich history, prehistory, and Native American culture with activities, fossils, and artifacts. Families can enjoy hands on activities, watch volcano demonstrations by the Geology Department from CSUF, examine fossils and artifacts, learn about Native American culture, and check out the Junior Scientist camp for educational crafts.  Event and parking are free.

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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)
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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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Whiting Ranch Poker Ride - Free Event
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Whiting Ranch Poker Ride - Free Event

OC Parks invite the community to ride the trails and test their luck at the Whiting Ranch Poker Ride. Participants will ride mountain bikes through a course of adventurous trails while navigating through checkpoints along the way. After reaching all checkpoints, riders will be dealt a poker hand to compete for various Cygolite prizes. A Jax Bicycles gift certificate will be awarded to the rider with the best hand!

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Boney James
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Boney James

Over the years, James has racked up sales of more than three million records, four RIAA gold albums, four GRAMMY nominations, a Soul Train Award, nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and 10 CDs atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In 2009, Billboard named him one of the Top 3 Contemporary Jazz Artists Of The Decade along with Kenny G and Norah Jones.

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JD Souther
Oct
12
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. It seems impossible now to imagine that much music in a year and a half or so, but that was my life and the Troubadour was our university. It’s also where I met Linda Ronstadt and where Don Henley and Glenn Frey met to form this little country rock band called Eagles that would go on to make musical history.” 

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Eric Burdon
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Burdon

ERIC BURDON has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and WAR and simply as Eric Burdon. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon’s music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades.

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Haunt at Heritage Hill
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Haunt at Heritage Hill

  • Heritage Hill Historical Park (map)
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Dare to be a part of the 11th annual Haunt at Heritage
Hill, with a double dose of fright! The park will once again
transform into a Haunted Adventure. This Halloween teen/
adult friendly event will include: The Haunted School House
Fright Maze, and the scream zones including The Side Show
Maze, the return of “Backwoods Nightmare,” and Reaper’s
Revenge, featuring more monsters than ever. Be sure to hit
the dance floor with ghouls and goblins for our extreme DJ
and light show. There will also be screenings of classic horror
films with free popcorn.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!  www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

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Rita Wilson: Liner Notes
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Rita Wilson: Liner Notes

Go “behind the music” to discover the stories leading to songs that have become the soundtrack to so many lives. Actress-producer Rita Wilson, herself a gifted and elegant singer-songwriter, gathers friends Billy Steinberg, Lindy Robbins and Darrell Brown – who just happen to have written some of the most memorable songs of this century and last – for fascinating revelations about how their creations came to be. Hear the songs performed by the talents who not only gave them life, but inspired singers from Madonna to McDonald (Audra)

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The Guess Who
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Guess Who

"You're going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played," verifies founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson. "We're coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm. And we're also making sure the respect level remains at an all time high for how the music was initially recorded and remains at an all time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning."

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A Moving Sound – Music & Dance of Taiwan
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

A Moving Sound – Music & Dance of Taiwan

A Moving Sound works to bring Taiwanese, Chinese, and neighboring Asian traditions into modern times with skillful compositions that open new passageways for east-west cultural dialogue. Accompanied by the sound of the erhu (Taiwanese fiddle), zhong-ruan (lute), and traditional percussion, the sublime singer and dancer Mia Hsieh leads a powerful ensemble on ethereal journeys. A Moving Sound has fashioned an exquisite, accessible sound that speaks eloquently of its unique country of origin.

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57th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

57th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Bring your team to the 57th Annual Sandcastle Contest and have a chance to be recognized, win cash prizes and have a great day at the beach! This year’s theme is “Have a Ball!”

This long-running event is presented by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and attracts thousands of spectators and contest participants ranging from seasoned professionals to first–timers. Get your team together – family, friends, work, church or school group – sign up or come to the beach to watch. Event participants receive a free T-Shirt.

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Lee Rocker
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Lee Rocker

Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide.  Come hear Lee and his band perform Stray Cats hits like “Sexy and Seventeen”, “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town”, plus lots of other rockin’ songs Lee performed post-Stray Cats with music legends from Ringo Starr and George Harrison to John Fogerty and The Rolling Stones. 

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Autumn Harvest Festival
Oct
6
4:30 PM16:30

Autumn Harvest Festival

The Halloween adventure arrives early this year at the Autumn
Harvest Festival. The park will once again be costumed and
dressed as an adventure filled festival. Some of the attractions
will include The Superhero Village, The Under the Sea Adventure
Maze, “Harry Potter’s School House”, and Storytelling Adventures.
The adventure does not stop there because there will
be games, face painting, costume parade on stage, the ever
popular “Lake Forest All-Stars Glow Party”, Princess Pumpkin
Patch and a movie screening of “The Great Pumpkin Charlie
Brown.”

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Lokal Brews, Lokal Grooves
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Lokal Brews, Lokal Grooves

Celebrate Oktoberfest with House of Blues Anaheim’s incredible craft beer, food and music festival, “Lokal Brews, Lokal Grooves.” The festivities will feature some of Orange County’s finest local breweries, hottest local bands, and tastiest festive eats from Executive Chef Jeremy Cantwell. Located throughout the venue, Oktoberfest-inspired food stations will feature items such as bratwurst, schnitzel, beer braised brisket sliders and more. Taste a wide variety of craft beer samplings from 25 local breweries and enjoy tunes from 20 local bands scheduled to perform in 3 different entertainment spaces.

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Acorn Day - OC Parks
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Acorn Day - OC Parks

Acorn Day returns to O’Neill Regional Park! This free, familyfriendly day of excitement and learning offers activities for every age including free crafts for kids, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, face painting, live music and introductory ukulele lessons, nature and animal exhibits, very special storytelling sessions with painting on water, acorn and oak tree planting and much more for the the entire family!

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Richard Smith & Brent Mason - Lord of the Strings
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Richard Smith & Brent Mason - Lord of the Strings

  • Dana Point Community House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THREE NIGHTS! THREE LOCATIONS

RICHARD SMITH -

*2001 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion

*1999 American Federation Of Guitarists Golden Thumbpick Award

*2008 Thumbpicker Of The Year

BRENT MASON

*Grammy Winner - Best Country Inst. Performance

*12 time winner - ACE Guitarist Of The Year!

*2 time winner - CMA Musician Of The Year!

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Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
Oct
4
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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