Top 10 Things to do in Irvine in March 2019
Fine arts in Irvine
Two exhibitions at Irvine Fine Arts Center feature a 10-year retrospective of work by painter Gary Brewer and QUIETUS, featuring the work of artist and IVC professor Joseph Paul Gerges.
Art of the California Coast
Irvine Museum presents Upon a Painted Ocean, an exhibition that features works by important historical artists and contemporary painters, the subjects of which are the Pacific Ocean and coastline.
Del Sol Quartet at UCI
San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Del Sol String Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, as well as Moving Houses by UCI professor Lukas Ligeti, and Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 4 Amazing Grace.
Los Olivos Park Dedication
The public is invited to the grand opening of Los Olivos Community Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new 12.5-acre park features a 6,700-square-foot community center, lighted fields and courts, and a musical-themed playground inspired by the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
Arts Lecture at The Barclay
MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Vijay Gupta will present a free lecture at The Barclay titled “Restoring The Human Spirit Through Artistic Engagement.” The morning lecture will include a string quartet performance by high school students, led by Vijay. Registration required.
‘Parliament Square’ play at UCI
This hard-hitting and adult-themed play written by James Fritz asks whether political protest can ever effect change. How can one individual hope to make a difference and what are we willing to sacrifice for our beliefs?
Gala Fundraiser for City of Hope
Chaired by cancer survivor Frank DeBella, the Let’s Be Frank about Cancer event at Hotel Irvine honors FivePoint Chairman and CEO Emile Haddad and Dr. Hazem Chehabi.
Festival Ballet Theatre’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’
Celebrate spring with a full-length production of the beloved classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece “The Sleeping Beauty.” This timeless love story will feature special guests from prestigious professional ballet companies in the lead roles.
IUSD High School Jazz All-Stars
Five high school jazz ensembles from Irvine, Northwood, Portola, University and Woodbridge high schools will perform on the Barclay stage for one night of dynamic music-making.
Kathy Mattea at The Barclay
The two-time Grammy Award winner intertwines Celtic, gospel and bluegrass influence with folk and acoustic music. Twice named Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, Kathy Mattea is a storyteller with gorgeous, heart-wrenching songs.