Things to do in Irvine in November
Nature in Forms at the Great Park
Works in ceramics and sculpture by artists and academics will be on display at the Great Park Gallery. The work looks at ways nature and technology have influenced contemporary sculpture.
Fall Food Drive
Support hunger relief efforts by donating canned goods or nonperishable food items to benefit local food banks. Donations will be accepted at the Orange County Great Park Visitors Center.
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.
Get an early start on seasonal shopping as some 100 local artists offer handmade gifts for sale at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Entrance is $2 per person, free for ages 12 and younger.
Holiday Toy Drive
Celebrate the reason for the holiday season by giving to
2/11 Marine Battalion families “adopted” by the city of Irvine. Donate a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children up to age 12 at Irvine Civic Center, Irvine Police Department and Orange County Great Park Visitors Center.
“Legally Blonde” at the Barclay
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents a musical of the film “Legally Blonde” that follows the adventures of Elle Woods at Harvard Law School.
Veterans Day at Bill Barber Park
Irvine hosts a special ceremony to pay tribute to our nation’s troops. Free and open to the public, the event will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the formal garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.
College Soccer Championships at the Great Park
The 60th annual NAIA Men’s Soccer Championship for collegiate athletes will be held at the Orange County Great Park Soccer Stadium. The 16-team, single-elimination tournament will draw top soccer teams from smaller colleges and universities from across the country, as well as their fans and families, to Irvine.
“MenAlive: Merry and Bright” at the Barclay
Enjoy a festive annual holiday extravaganza featuring a fun-filled concert of traditional classics and favorite new carols by O.C.’s gay men’s chorus.
Greet the season at the civic center with carols and songs, a tree-lighting ceremony, games, crafts, food and fun—plus, a visit from Santa Claus. Consider bringing a gift for kids up to age 12 as part of the Holiday Toy Drive.