Live Outdoor Concert Series  |  FivePoint Amphitheater
Jun
8
to Sep 1

Live Outdoor Concert Series | FivePoint Amphitheater

Enjoy live concerts by top musical artists at the 6,500 seat outdoor concert venue located next to Orange County Great Park. Performances begin mid- May. This season’s line up includes Train, Jun 16, Hootie & The Blowfish, June 23, Jethro Tull, July 6, Beck, July 17, Elvis Costello. August 4, and more. 

Live Outdoor Concerts 
FivePoint Amphitheater 
14800 Chinon, Irvine 
www.fivepointamphitheater.com 

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Concerts on the Green at Newport Civic Center
Jun
16
to Sep 15

Concerts on the Green at Newport Civic Center

Gather family and friends and attend the Free Concerts on the Green Series sponsored by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic suppers. Food trucks will be on hand for those wanting to purchase dinner or snacks. This summer’s line up includes performances by The Side Deal, June 16, The Smith Band, July 7, Queen Nation, August 5, and Flashback Heart Attack, September 15. Concerts are held from 6 - 7:30 pm. 

 Concerts on the Green
City of Newport Beach Civic Green,
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach 
www.newportbeachca.gov

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Pageant of the Masters  |  Festival of Arts
Jul
7
to Aug 31

Pageant of the Masters | Festival of Arts

A true master is recognized by the life-like features of the painting’s subjects. Each year, world renowned Pageant of the Masters brings the works of acclaimed artists to life. Themed “The Time Machine” this summer’s annual event will take audiences around the globe and into the past, present and future in search of great art. The show begins nightly at 8:30 but be sure to arrive early and allow time to stroll the grounds featuring displays by local artists. July 7- August 31.

 Pageant of the Masters
Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
www.foapom.com

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Kaaboo at Del Mar Race Track
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Kaaboo at Del Mar Race Track

Music legends that include Dave Mathews Band, Duran Duran, Mumford & Sons, Sheryl Crow, REO Speedwagon, One Republic and more are part of this year’s line up at the “more than just a music festival” entertainment and arts experience. Comedians, artists, craft libations and culinary offerings are part of the three-day-long, multi-sensory event. Prices are $299 for a three day pass and go up to $20,000 for the ultimate experience, which includes front row viewing, private lounge access, backstage meet and greet, food and beverage, car and golf cart transport service, and an oscar worthy swag bag. September 13 - September 15.

 KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds,
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
www.kaaboodelmar.com
 

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Mama Mia at Laguna Playhouse
Jul
5
to Jul 28

Mama Mia at Laguna Playhouse

Abba fans will revel in the feel good tale set on a remote Greek island about a young woman’s quest to know her father. The production ran in London and on Broadway and toured in more than in 50 countries in all 6 continents making it a true world-wide hit. July 5 - 28.

 Mama Mia 
Laguna Playhouse 
606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 
www.lagunaplayhouse.com
 

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Newport Beach Art Exhibition
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The 55th annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition will showcase the works of local artists. Proceeds from sales benefits cultural arts programming sponsored by the City Arts Commission. The festive setting, with food, wine, music and mingling, makes this a fun afternoon for all art lovers. Admission is free. June 15, 1 - 6 p.m. 

Art Exhibition 
City of Newport Beach 
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach 
www.newportbeachca.gov 

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 Phantom of the Opera
Jun
8
8:30 PM20:30

 Phantom of the Opera

Theater buffs can never get enough of this thrilling Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite. The riveting story of a disfigured musical genius and his obsession with the beautiful opera talent was hailed an audience favorite in London and on Broadway. Set to a memorable score that won the production multiple awards for best musical, Phantom should not be missed. July 10 - 21.

Phantom of the Opera
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
www.scfta.org

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Madame Butterfly
May
11
to Jul 8

Madame Butterfly

Borrowing from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly but with some plot changes and pop music replacements, this compelling drama, which won a Tony Award for best play, revolves around forbidden love during an unforgiving era. May 11 - July 8.

 South Coast Repertory 
655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa 
www.scr.org 
 

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The world renowned Newport Beach Film
Apr
25
to May 2

The world renowned Newport Beach Film

Festival brings hundreds of independent films to Newport Beach and Costa Mesa theaters. Seminars, filmmaker dialogues, post screening parties and celebrity spotting are part of the week long fun. April 25 - May 2

Newport Beach Film Festival
Edwards Big Newport (Opening Night)
THE LOT Fashion Island
Lido Theater
Starlight Triangle Square Cinemas
www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

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 Heisenberg
Mar
27
to Apr 14

 Heisenberg

What happens when a relationship is sparked between a free spirited American and a conventional, stodgy British man? Chaos, uncertainty and the complexities of human frailty come to life in this witty and poetic drama. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time) and starring Faline England (Valentine’s Day) and Joe Spano (Hill Street Blues and NCIS), Heisenberg showcases the human reaction to the uncertainty principle. March 27 - April 14.

 Laguna Playhouse 
606 Laguna Canyon Road, 
Laguna Beach 
www.lagunaplayhouse.com 

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Pacific Symphony: Leslie Odom, Jr.
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Pacific Symphony: Leslie Odom, Jr.

Leslie Odom, Jr., star of Broadway hit Hamilton, performs in concert with Pacific Symphony. Grammy Award winner Odom will delight concert-goers with his magical voice as he sings Broadway favorites, including selections from Hamilton, as well as American classics. The concert is part of Pacific Symphony’s 2018-19 Pops series, celebrating popular music’s most endearing favorites. March 15 - 16

Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
www.pacificsymphony.org

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Aladdin 
Mar
6
to Mar 23

Aladdin 

Nominated for five Tony Awards and a Grammy, Aladdin is the hit Disney musical that has delighted audiences from Broadway to London and beyond. Fun for the whole family, this charming tale of a poor young man who is granted three wishes by a genie in a lamp, is a visually enchanting theatrical extravaganza. March 6 - 23 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts 
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa 
www.scfta.org 

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Creative Edge Lecture: Vijay Gupta
Mar
5
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Edge Lecture: Vijay Gupta

Enjoy a free lecture featuring Vijay Gupta, world class violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and 2018 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” award recipient. Vijay is founder of an organization providing music experiences for the homeless and his lecture promises to be an astounding, inspirational experience. In its 10th year, the Creative Edge Lecture brings renowned thought leaders on creativity and innovation to Orange County. The lecture is sponsored by The Boeing Company and presented by Arts Orange County in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education and the Fourth District PTA. For information call 714.556.5160 ext 17. March 5 at 10:00 am

Irvine Barclay Theater
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine
www.thebarclay.org

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 Photograph 51 
Mar
3
to Mar 24

 Photograph 51 

Based on the true story of an overlooked female scientist’s significant contribution to DNA theory, this award winning drama is a riveting must see. Set in the 1950’s, the age of scientific discovery, researchers are scrambling to be the first to unlock the mysteries of DNA. Playwright Anna Ziegler brings to life the story of Rosalind Franklin’s scientific genius in a male dominated field of study. March 3 - 24 

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa 
www.scr.org 

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Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2019
Feb
28
to Mar 27

Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2019

Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2019, at the distinctive [seven-degrees] event facility, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., presents some of the hottest straight ahead jazz musicians in the region in an intimate cabaret setting. Concerts are every two weeks, January 30 - March 27, 6:00-8:00 pm. A full bar and buffet menu are available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm when doors open for dinner and social hour. Dinner will be served through to 7pm. Tickets are $25 in advance,  $30 at the door or $125 for the full season.

JANUARY 30: Grammy-Winning Drummer Peter Erskine Trio feat. Alan Pasqua on piano, and Darek Oles on bass (Trio Jazz)
FEBRUARY 13: World-renowned Saxophonist Rickey Woodard Quartet feat. very special guest vocalist (Vocal Jazz)
MARCH 13: Critically Acclaimed Bassist/Vocalist Kristin Korb Trio (Classic Jazz)
MARCH 27: An All-Star Tribute to Chet Baker and Peggy Lee feat. world-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson, very special guest vocalist, and the Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars (Iconic Jazz)



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Tibetan Monks plan 9-day visit to Laguna Beach 
Jan
28
to Feb 5

Tibetan Monks plan 9-day visit to Laguna Beach 

8 holy men will share Tibetan culture, mandala making, music, history

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 After a three-year hiatus, the Drepung Gomang monks of India will return to Laguna Beach for the seventh time as part of their Sacred Tibetan Arts Tour. Eight monks will visit Laguna Beach on the cultural arts tour from Jan. 28–Feb. 5, based at Healy House on the grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival.  The holy men, who are artists and scholars from Tibet’s oldest monastery, will construct a mandala, an intricate design made from fine, multi-colored sand, sing their unique trichord chanting at the beginning and end of each day, perform blessings to conjure positive energy at homes and businesses, and present pujas, stylized rituals that combine chanting, music, prayer and visualizations using Tibetan instruments and multi-tonal singing. 

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Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler's House
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler's House

More than twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as a PBS special, which earned Perlman his third Emmy Award, featuring the reigning violin virtuoso performing in Poland with the world’s finest klezmer musicians. In this live performance, Perlman revisits this meaningful, personal project with special guests.

A recipient of sixteen Grammy Awards and honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2008, Perlman’s recordings regularly appear on the best-seller charts. He is also a recipient of four Emmy Awards, among many other accolades. He first came to international attention in 1958 with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and he remains a frequent television presence for worldwide audiences. In 2006, he performed a medley from the five film scores nominated in the category of Best Original Score live on the 78th Annual Academy Awards telecast. He has also collaborated on various film scores and has been featured as violin soloist on soundtracks for Zhang Yimou’s film Hero, Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha, and most notably Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List.

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Julie Laughton Opens New Showroom Space In Laguna Beach
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Julie Laughton Opens New Showroom Space In Laguna Beach

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting At Julie Laughton Design and Build’s New Office Located on Forest Ave in Laguna Beach

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Join Julie Laughton and the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting in her new office location at 247 Forest Ave. in downtown Laguna Beach on Jan. 17 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Laughton provides a complete, seamless Custom Home Design Build Service allowing her clients to converse directly with one person, throughout the entire home building or remodeling process. For over 25 years, Julie has distinguished herself as a premier custom home builder in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and surrounding coastal areas with the ability to draw her clients’ dreams, helping them to see the finished work before the project begins.

Laughton oversees all aspects of the build or remodel, from concept to completion, providing a unified process for her clients. From whole house remodels, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, additions, and custom built homes, get the job right the first time with Julie Laughton Design Build.

247 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
www.julielaughton.com

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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Dec
19
to Dec 23

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Watch Newport Harbor light up in a dazzling display of floating decorations at the annual Newport Beach Boat Parade. Cited by the NY Times as “one of the top ten holiday parades in the nation,” this 110-year-old event brings out Newport’s most elaborately decked out yachts along with festively outfitted small crafts for the viewing pleasure of over 1.5 million spectators. Hosted by the NewportBeach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club.December 19 - 23, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Newport Harbor
www.christmasboatparade.com

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 The Nutcracker 
Dec
14
to Dec 23

 The Nutcracker 

Don’t miss this holiday season favorite with an acclaimed performance by American Ballet Theater, featuring a cast of over 100, adorned in eye-popping, colorful costumes. This richly staged spectacle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score, performed by Pacific Symphony, will delight audiences of all ages. December 14 - 23.

www.scfta.org 
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

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 Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose 
Dec
5
to Dec 30

 Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose 

Not your Disney version, this modernized take on the classic fairy tale provides the audience with an interactive theater experience and replaces the classic score with pop tunes by bands that include BeeGees, Chainsmokers and Coldplay. Written by Kris Lythgoe, Directed by Tony-nominated Sheldon Epps and Choreographed by La La Land’s Mandy Moore, this hip new production is filled with surprises that delight. December 5 - 30 

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 
www.lagunaplayhouse.com 

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 Candlelight Concert 
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

 Candlelight Concert 

Join the “Who’s Who” of Orange County at the hottest event of the season. The elegant and very special evening provides the opportunity to dine up close and personal to multi-Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Michael Bolton and legendary band Chicago. Best of all, proceeds raised from this annual event benefit Segerstrom Center for the Arts highly touted community engagement programs. For more information call 714.556.2122 x4247. December 1. 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa 
www.scfta.org 

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 Corona del Mar Christmas Walk
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

 Corona del Mar Christmas Walk

Each year the quaint village of Corona del Mar turns into a lively stretch of entertainment and food tasting as thousands enjoy a leisurely day of family friendly fun and mingling at the annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk. Stroll Coast Highway and enjoy entertainment by local musicians, photos with Santa, unique vendor exhibits, beer and wine garden, the popular Fireman’s Grill BBQ and more. Presented by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce. December 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Village of Corona del Mar
www.cdmchamber.com

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 The Wonder of Christmas
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

 The Wonder of Christmas

Stroll through Rogers Gardens for a visually exciting experience that celebrates the magicof the holiday season. Twinkling lights, bejeweled trees, artisan crafted ornaments and more await in the specially created wonderland that will inspire you with holiday cheer. Enrollin one of the on-site wreath making workshops and take home your personally createdtreasure. Wonder of Christmas thru December 24

Roger’s Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar
www.rogersgardens.com

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 A Christmas Carol
Nov
24
to Dec 24

 A Christmas Carol

An Orange County institution, in its 39th year, South Coast Repertory’s yearly adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic heartwarming tale should be on everyone’s list of annual holiday traditions. All the characters, from Tiny Tim to Ebenezer Scrooge to the Christmas Ghosts will leave you thoroughly entertained and ready to embrace the holiday spirit. November 24 - December 24

South Coast Repertory,
655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
www.scr.org

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