Things to do in Irvine in February 2018
“Drawn from a Score” at UCI
Starting with early visual scores by John Cage, artists taught by him, as well as contemporary works, the exhibit at Beall Center for Art + Technology includes traditional written scores, drawings, sculptures, performances, video projections and computer-generated forms of art.
“Moods of California” at Irvine Museum
California painters exploring the unique ecological regions and picturesque landscapes of the state is the focus of this museum exhibit.
Graphic Design at Great Park Gallery
Eureka: A California Design Story with The Hoods and Friends explores graphic design movements from the Gold Rush to the present.
“Land” at Irvine Fine Arts Center
The art exhibit focuses on works that seek to highlight and critique our connection to land, and traces the change in that relationship from the past to and into the future.
“Mrs. Packard” at UCI
In 1861, Elizabeth Packard was forcibly removed from her home and committed to an insane asylum by her husband because they disagreed about religion and politics. Playwright Emily Mann tells her story in the School of Arts presentation of “Mrs. Packard” at UCI’s Claire Trevor Theatre.
It’s family fun when theater and circus combine in an Old West-themed production of “Saloon” at the Barclay Theater.
Kaleidoscope 2018: A Family Arts Experience
Visit the Irvine Fine Arts Center for its annual one-day, family-friendly event 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. featuring hands-on creative stations designed to inspire and celebrate the arts.
Dance Visions at the Barclay
The Department of Dance at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents its prime annual dance production with original choreography by Molly Lynch, Donald McKayle and other members of the faculty with music from the UCI Symphony Orchestra.
Harmony of Light at the Irvine Museum Collection
Harmony of Light comprises a selection of paintings by California Impressionists that show Spring in California from nearly a century ago. Note: the museum is closed this month from Feb. 9–Feb. 16.
Laura Metcalf at IVC Performing Arts Center
Cellist Laura Metcalf and pianist Matei Varga present an eclectic program, including selections from their debut album “First Day,” which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Classical charts and was hailed as “brilliant” by Gramophone.