Top 10 things to do in Irvine in August
Disney and MCAS El Toro
The Great Park Gallery has what promises to be a fascinating summer show centered on the design for the base’s official Flying Bull logo, created by Walt Disney. The show will feature both vintage and original art inspired by Disney’s WWII insignias and designs.
New Swan Shakespeare
Experience the bard’s best in the intimate surroundings of the New Swan Theater, outdoors on the UCI campus. The 2017 season features “The Tempest” and “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Summer Breeze to Laguna Beach
The free weekend bus service from Irvine to Laguna Beach continues from the “Cavalia” parking lot at Laguna Canyon Road, the 133 and the 405 to downtown Laguna and the festivals, with easy connections to the free trolley in the beach city.
UCI’s Irvine Museum Collection presents “Dusk till Dawn,” an exhibition of landscape paintings of at nighttime scenes, or vistas captured at sunrise or sunset.
8.6 and 8.30
Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts
Enjoy Sunday summer evenings in Mike Ward Community Park, while listening to bands Neon Nation (1980s hits) and Stone Soul (Motown and Classic Soul). A portion of proceeds go to the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other local nonprofits.
Toddler Time at the Spectrum
Kids and parents can gather at the Spectrum every third Tuesday morning through October for live entertainment, crafts, and activities, including face painting and balloon animals.
NTL Screening at Irvine Barclay
Enjoy London drama in Irvine on a Sunday afternoon with a National Theatre Live screening of “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” broadcast in HD from The Old Vic theatre in London. Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame leads a stellar cast for the 50th anniversary of the play by Tom Stoppard.
Shakespeare’s Fool at UCI
Jason Feddy has written fresh, modern tunes for many of the songs in the plays of William Shakespeare. Feddy and his acoustic guitar trio, along with world class actors, perform songs and speeches in this quick-paced, entertaining show that’s part of UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival.
Senior Fitness Expo
It’s a morning of fitness at Rancho Senior Center, with health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and the latest health and fitness products in this annual event.
Find your way to the William J. Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center pool to swim or float while Disney’s “Moana” plays on the big screen. You’re welcome!