Top 10 things to do in Irvine in November
Women Inspired at Great Park Gallery
The impact and diversity of women in the Southern California art scene is the focus of the current exhibit at the Great Park Gallery. These artists are challenging the abstract medium of the too often overlooked mid-century female masters.
Gilbert Luján at UCI
UCI University Art Galleries features first survey of an iconic figure of the Chicano art movement, Gilbert “Magu” Luján (1940–2011), who helped define a Latino identity and culture as part of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
“Drawn from a Score” at UCI
Starting with early visual scores by John Cage, artists taught by him as well as contemporary works, the exhibit at Beall Center for Art + Technology includes traditional written scores, drawings, sculptures, performances, video projections and computer-generated forms of art.
“Moods of California” at Irvine Museum
California painters exploring the unique ecological regions and picturesque landscapes of the state is the focus of this museum exhibit.
Irvine on Ice
November marks the return of OC Chill Ice Rink to Irvine Spectrum Center. The “cool” experience is open daily in the center’s Giant Wheel Court. See the website for schedule and ticket prices.
Holiday Faire at Irvine Fine Arts
The 35th annual event featuring more than 100 local artists offering their work and handmade gifts for purchase, all in a festive holiday setting.
Veterans Day at Bill Barber
After Irvine recently re-committed to creating the Southern California Veterans Memorial on the former MCAS El Toro base, the city will commemorate and pay tribute to our nation’s troops – past and present—in a special ceremony 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.
David Sedaris at Irvine Barclay
The best-selling author (Me Talk Pretty One Day) and former NPR star returns to Irvine for his unique and satiric take on the human condition from his own, often quirky experiences
Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibits
The Irvine Fine Art Center hosts three winter exhibits: “Rooted,” which features the work of five artists looking at nature and artificiality; “Shelter,” which poses questions about our relationship to nature; and a site-specific installation in the lobby by Cheryl Sorg.
An Irish Christmas at Irvine Barclay
Experience Christmas in Ireland with Irish dancing, singing and traditional music at this family-friendly show that sold out last year. The performance includes world champion Irish Dancers Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz.