Things to do in Irvine in May
“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.
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 throughout 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.
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.
“Harmony of Light” at Irvine Museum
Experience a beautiful exhibit of paintings depicting spring in California by Impressionists working a century ago.
Coco Carnival with Irvine Police Department
Bring lounge chairs for the family to Heritage Community Park and join D.A.R.E. officers for a free evening of fun, food, games and an outdoor showing of Disney-Pixar’s Coco.
Celebrate Music at UCI
Enjoy a family-friendly evening of performances at the Barclay featuring students and faculty from the Department of Music at Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider
Presented by the Philharmonic Society of OC at the Barclay Theatre, Iranian kamancheh (spike-fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and the American string quartet Brooklyn Rider come together to bridge the traditions of Eastern and Western music.
Memorial Day events
Honor America’s military servicemen and women who have given their lives defending our nation at the Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony (5.27) and the official city Memorial Day Ceremony (5.28) at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.
Styx and Joan Jett at FivePoint Amphitheatre
If you love rock and roll, come to one of the early shows in the first full season of outdoor music at Irvine’s interim amphitheater.