Top 10 things to do in Irvine in October
A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California
It’s the last chance to enjoy this Irvine Museum exhibit celebrating summer in the Golden State with works by California artists painting over the past 100 years.
All Media Exhibition at Irvine Fine Arts Center
The exhibit showcases the works of local community artists exhibiting all manner of work in a collaborative and educational atmosphere.
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. The opening reception is Sept. 4.
Embodied Encounters at UCI
Beall Center for Art + Technology exhibit presents artists engaged in an ambitious, provoking voyage through cognition and intelligence – human and artificial alike.
Irvine Police Department Open House
The Irvine Police Department’s Open House is an opportunity for the community to enjoy tours, meet and thank officers for their service, get an up-close look at patrol cars, motorcycles and other vehicles, and for families to enjoy child-friendly activities and food trucks.
Rock the Presidents at Irvine Barclay Theatre
A family-friendly musical extravaganza spanning 223 years of the American presidency, featuring original songs, portraits, paintings and historical footage that entertains and informs audiences. Recommend ages 8+.
The Iliad: Menin (Rage) at UCI
Even for those who read Homer’s work in school, this dramatic production presented by Claire Trevor School of Arts will feel brand new. It’s a classic “us vs. them” battle, as actors play multiple characters, animals, gods and even architecture. Catch one of five performances at Winifred Smith Hall.
The Secret Garden by Festival Ballet Theatre
OC’s resident professional ballet company opens its season at Irvine Barclay Theatre with a contemporary full-length ballet inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, “Secret Garden.”
Spooktacular Fun Days at the Great Park
The annual tradition for children under age 12, that combines costumes and canned goods, is sold out. If you registered in time, be sure to bring a donation to benefit OC food banks, and enjoy the family-friendly fun. Note: registration is required to attend.
IPSF Spirit of Excellence Gala
The 7th annual fundraiser for Irvine Public Schools Foundation benefits public schools, honors distinguished alumni and awards scholarships. The event, again at KIA Motors headquarters in Irvine, is presented by FivePoint and this year honors Will Ferrell, the members of the band Thrice, and The Irvine Company.