Top 10 Things to do in Irvine in September
New Swan Shakespeare
Experience the bard’s best in the intimate surroundings of the New Swan Theater, outdoors on the UCI campus. The 2017 season features “The Tempest” and “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Summer Breeze to Laguna Beach
The free weekend bus service from Irvine to Laguna Beach continues from the Cavalia parking lot at Laguna Canyon Road, the 133 and the 405 to downtown Laguna and the festivals, with easy connections to the free trolley in the beach city.
UCI’s Irvine Museum Collection presents “Dusk till Dawn,” an exhibition of landscape paintings of at nighttime scenes, or vistas captured at sunrise or sunset.
20th Annual Mars Society Convention at UCI
Leading scientists, aerospace engineers and others will gather to discuss discoveries and advances that may make a human mission to the planet Mars possible. UCI will host a free symposium and expo at the convention in the Student Center on 9.7
Jake Shimabukuro at the Barclay
Known as the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele, a performance by this superstar of the instrument as he plays pop, standards and rock is not to be missed.
9.10 and 9.17
NTL Screening at Irvine Barclay
Enjoy London drama in Irvine on two Sundays in September with a National Theatre Live screening of “Angels in America.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner is considered a defining piece of American art from the past 25 years.
Comedy for Cats and Canines
Join comedian Debi Gutierrez at Irvine Improv in a funny fundraiser for Irvine Animal Center. Tickets are $35 for dinner and the Comedy Unleashed show. Must be 18 and older to enjoy.
Kids and parents can gather at the Irvine Spectrum Center every third Tuesday morning through October for a morning of live entertainment, crafts, and activities, including face painting and balloon animals. The September theme is On the Farm, complete with a petting zoo.
Global Village Festival
It’s the 16th annual in what has become a signature event in Irvine. Held at Bill Barber Memorial Park, the all-day event features international cuisine, performances, art and culture from around the world.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Barclay
Celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the most influential contemporary dance companies in the country, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre.