Things to do in Irvine in August 2018
Cliff Cramp at Great Park Gallery
The influential Cal State Fullerton professor is a painter and illustrator whose commissioned and original artwork includes paintings and digital media inspired by “Star Wars,” “Stranger Things” and others. The show also includes Cramp’s lovely plein air paintings and a selection of work by his students.
New Swan Shakespeare
Experience the bard’s best in the intimate surroundings of the New Swan Theater, outdoors on the UCI campus. The 2018 season features “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” and “A Winter’s Tale.”
Drawing on the Past at Irvine Museum
The exhibit includes drawings, pastels, watercolors and etchings by California artists that include Phil Dike and Emile Kosa. Some works date as far back as the 1880s, many produced while the artists were students in Europe.
8.5 and 8.12
Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts
Come out to Mike Ward Community Park For Sunday evening concerts featuring Undercover Live on Aug. 5 and The Emperors on Aug. 12. Events include food trucks.
National Night Out
Irvine Police Department hosts festivities at three locations in Irvine— Cypress and University Community Parks and The Ranch Neighborhood Park—featuring officers and animals from mounted and K9 units, crime prevention tips, and activities for kids.
Taoli World Dance Showcase
Dancers from China and the U.S. who have won awards at the international dance competition will perform at the Irvine Barclay.
The Side Deal at the Barclay
Members of Sugar Ray, Train and PawnShop Kings play rock music together as The Side Deal.
The summer of live music at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine continues with several shows in August, including country stars Lady Antebellum on a bill with Darius Rucker.
Splash-In Movie Night
A summer tradition at Woolett Aquatic Center draws families to swim and float in the pool or lounge on the deck while “Secret Life of Pets” plays on the big screen.
Senior Fitness Expo
Free health and fitness screenings, information and demonstrations take place 9 a.m.-noon at the Rancho Senior Center.