Top 10 things to do in Irvine in June
Shakespeare at Concordia
Concordia University Irvine’s recently approved expansion was in the news, but how many of us have been on the hilltop campus? Take a look while enjoying Concordia’s Looseleaf Theatre production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the school’s outdoor amphitheater.
UCI’s Irvine Museum Collection presents “Dusk till Dawn,” an exhibition of landscape paintings of nighttime scenes, or vistas captured at sunrise or sunset.
Grab a bite at CPK, Ruby’s, Javier’s and other select Irvine Spectrum restaurants, and tip your servers well: they’ll be Irvine Police Department officers and personnel waiting tables to benefit Special Olympics of Southern California.
The Wooden Floor at Irvine Barclay
Giving underserved youth the opportunity to live fuller, healthier lives through dance is the mission of nonprofit The Wooden Floor. See the success as the students perform Connected Spaces, the school’s 34th annual show.
Studio Arts Festival
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 23rd annual Studio Arts Festival, with more than 85 artists, plus music, art demonstrations and food.
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.
Adopt a pet
Irvine’s 11th annual Super Pet Adoption event features some 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals from 40 pet rescue groups and shelters. There are pet-related vendor booths, food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing.
Avenue Q at UCI
The HBO drama “Big Little Lies” had a subplot surrounding a community theater production of the Tony Award-winning play “Avenue Q.” See what the puppet show for mature audiences is all about at Claire Trevor Theatre.
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
Adults and children (ages 3+) of all swimming abilities are invited to Woollett Aquatics Center to be part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, part of a worldwide effort to raise awareness for drowning prevention. The lesson is at 6 p.m., followed by a free recreation swim and a screening of the movie “Sing” at dusk.
E.T. at the Great Park
Free family movies screened at dusk on the lawn at the Great Park run Fridays and Saturdays all month, including “The Princess Bride,” “Rudy,” and “E.T.” the extra-terrestrial.