Things to do in Irvine in January 2019
First Glimpse: The Buck Collection at UCI
When art collector Gerald Buck bequeathed his collection of California art to UCI, it set off shockwaves in the art world. See works that will, along with the Irvine Museum Collection, be the center of the future UCI Institute and Museum for California Art.
Skating Under the Stars
It’s not too late to skate at The Spectrum. The ice rink at is open daily in the center’s Giant Wheel Court. Plus, every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. there’s a theme—the last one is Jan. 3 and has a football theme—come dressed to it and get $5 off.
Re:balance at Irvine Fine Arts Center
This exhibition offers a look at family relationships undergoing change. Three artists—Ching Ching Cheng, Juliana Rico, and Jane Szabo—explore how established, seemingly permanent roles within families are adjusted as a result of birth, growth, aging, and loss.
WPA Design Exhibit
FDR developed the New Deal to provide economic relief during the Great Depression, including the Federal Art Project, to alleviate unemployment. These programs commissioned thousands of artists and designers to create work across mediums. Federal Art Project: American Design surveys the visual culture of graphic illustrations to celebrate this critical era of American art history.
Hockey at Great Park ICE & FivePoint Arena
Get a first look at the fantastic new ice facility at the Orange County Great Park with this NHL Youth tournament that showcases teams from the West for kids with birth years 2005, 2007 and 2009.
The Music of Miles Davis
A multi-media celebration of the groundbreaking music of Miles Davis, the iconic trumpeter, bandleader and cultural provocateur. Presented by JazzReach, an organization dedicated to educating children and adults in their appreciation of jazz The Blue Flame Incident (which alludes to one of Davis’ earliest childhood memories) traverses the music of one of the most compelling, infinitely creative and trailblazing artists the music world has known.
Animal Antics at the Barclay
Gregory Popovich, star of the Moscow Circus and an award-winning juggler, has rescued animals from shelters all over the country, transforming them into Las Vegas stars by using positive reinforcement and working with the animals’ natural abilities to create a fun, one-of-a kind show: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. Featuring his cast of over 30 gifted animals—cats, dogs and even geese. The show was named “Best family show in Las Vegas” and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Pretend City
Enjoy a day dedicated to equality at the children’s museum. Activities include the opportunity for children to create their very own self-portrait, enjoy sing-a-longs, and children will be given the opportunity to share their dream with others in attendance.
The Survival Project at UCI
An original dance and theater work written and directed by Mihai Măniuțiu was inspired by The Green Book, a travel guide for African American motorists, published annually between 1936 and 1966. Măniuțiu has used this historical work as inspiration for an original performance piece that explores exclusion.
OCSA’s Broadway stars at the Barclay
Krysta Rodriguez and Scott Barnhardt have appeared in the Tony Award-winning musicals Spring Awakening, The Book of Mormon, Big River and The Addams Family. The two graduates of the Orange County School of the Arts will appear on stage together at The Barclay in “Coming Home,” singing show tunes and telling stories about life on Broadway. OCSA students will join them for some songs.