Top 10 things to do in Irvine in November
Masterpieces of California Art
The Irvine Museum will display celebrated works painted in California between 1890 and 1940 from the collection of The Irvine Museum, as well as paintings from several important private collections.
Through Nov. 6
East Meets West Dance Festival
UCI’s Department of Dance at hosts a dance festival featuring Beijing Dance Academy, Beijing Normal University and Shanghai Normal University, with classes and seminars, plus two dance performances on Nov. 5 in Claire Trevor Theatre.
Rhythm at Great Park Gallery
An art and music mash-up of an exhibit at Orange County Great Park Gallery, Rhythm features the paintings and other works by Moby and other musicians.
Holiday Faire Art Showcase
Irvine Fine Arts Center hosts artisans offering their creative handmade gifts for purchase. The festive event includes holiday music and an interactive craft area.
Holiday Toy Drive
Donate an unwrapped gift for kids ages infant-12 to help Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion families have happier holidays. Drop gifts off at City Hall, Irvine Police Dept., and Great Park Visitors Center.
Honor the service and sacrifice of veterans at a special ceremony 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.
UCI Drama: “Parade” at Irvine Barclay Theatre
Presented by UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, “Parade” is a musical by playwright Alfred Uhry (“Driving Miss Daisy”) about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance.
“Odysseo” Equestrian Show
It’s the return engagement of the wildly successful equine extravaganza under the big white tent in Quail Hill. Known as the world’s largest touring production, “Odysseo” by Cavalia brings the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects together at never-before-seen levels.
Homay: Live in Concert at Irvine Barclay
Parvaz Homay is an Iranian composer, lyricist, vocalist, and performer specializing in Persian classical-style music. Homay will perform accompanied by a symphony orchestra conducted by Enrico Gerola.
An Irish Christmas
Featuring world-champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance) and Tyler Schwartz (Gaelforce Dance), an Irish Christmas features dancing, traditional singing and authentic Irish music.