Top 10 things to do in Irvine in April
Surfing with Tom Carey at Great Park Gallery
An exhibition of gorgeous surf photography by Tom Carey, captured at exotic surf breaks across the globe, will be on display at the Great Park.
Along Camino Real at Irvine Museum
The exhibit of paintings explores the history of the California’s 21 missions connected by El Camino Real, including OC’s own Mission San Juan Capistrano.
California’s National Parks exhibit at UCI
“Our Majestic Lands” is a free exhibit at UCI’s Ayala Science Library that looks at the appeal of our nine National Parks, and how they are uniquely bound to the history of California.
MenAlive at Irvine Barclay
Two evenings of fun and jazzy music presented by MenAlive, Orange County gay Men’s Chorus, along with Laguna Swing Band, which will feature classics, new and old.
Great Park Community Meeting
One of a series of updates on progress at the Great Park, the 10 a.m. gathering at South Coast Chinese Cultural Center (9 Truman St.) also seeks input from residents about what they’d like to see at the Cultural Terrace and other segments of the Orange County Great Park still in the planning stages.
Little Shop of Horrors at IVC
The eclectic horror musical with a macabre sense of humor tells the story of Seymour and the flesh-eating plant Audrey. For those who haven’t seen a show at Irvine Valley College’s $32 million Performing Arts Center, check out this or one of the many other shows on the school’s calendar.
Maple Youth Ballet’s ‘Snow White’
Irvine’s amazing local ballet conservatory presents a dance adaptation of the Brother Grimm’s fairytale in two shows at Irvine Barclay Theatre.
‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Irvine Barclay
Another classic fairy tale at the Barclay, “Sleeping Beauty” combines quirky, rhymed verse, live music, multi-media and more to tell the tale of the princess in this poetic presentation. Recommended for ages 6-10.
Invincible Women at UCI
Cappella Artemisia, an internationally recognized female ensemble based in Italy, performs a free concert of work dedicated to great women of the Catholic Church, composed by and for 17th-century Italian nuns.
“I Dream of Chang and Eng” at UCI
The final show in UCI Drama’s intriguing 2016-2017 season—which focused on how humans often stigmatize the “other”—tells the story of the then-called Siamese twins who used society’s view of the conjoined men as freaks to their own ends.