Things to do in Irvine in April 2018
Irvine High School Arts Exhibition
Juried by gallery owner Torrey Cook, who brought the exterior wall mural to the Tilly’s building a few years back, the exhibit at Irvine Fine Arts Center features original artwork produced by students from Irvine high schools, including for the first time Portola High School.
Huell Howser’s Golden Parks
Witness the beauty of California’s parks and open spaces at the Great Park Gallery exhibit “Golden Parks: Huell Howser.” This exhibition highlights the California State Parks that the late public television legend visited through his career.
“It Passes Like a Thought” at UCI
Flight, song, and navigation have made birds powerful symbols for many cultures. Beall Center for Art + Technology will explore flight, birdsong, and the aesthetic variation of avian species through the work of artists.
“Harmony of Light” at Irvine Museum
A selection of paintings depicting spring in California a century ago by impressionists working throughout the state.
30th Anniversary of Irvine Open Space
Celebrate the landmark 1988 vote approving more than 5,500 acres of open space in the city, with an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast followed by a 1.8-mile hike at Quail Hill trailhead.
Woodbridge High School fundraiser at Irvine Improv
Comedians Daniel Eachus, Ace Guillen and Justin Rivera entertain at the Improv in a benefit for the students of Woodbridge High School.
Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Barclay
Founded in the basement of a church in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem has been making a difference in the world for half a century. Experience the racially diverse company’s inventive repertoire of groundbreaking and nuanced choreography at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Past Tense at Irvine Fine Arts
The exhibition presents a selection of works by 21 current graduate students at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
From Classical to Rock benefit at Irvine Barclay
Hosted by Randy Jackson and headlined by Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, the concert features original music scored by Hollywood composer Nathan Wang and more than 20 high profile musicians from classical and rock music. The event is sponsored by OC Music and Dance, and benefits music education.
“A Bright Room Called Day” at UCI
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner, the play juxtaposes Hitler’s rise to power in 1930s Berlin with an American activist fighting authoritarianism in the 1980s.