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January

South Coast Repertory presents: Last Stop on Market Street - Costa Mesa
January 7-23, 2022

Come along on a musical joy ride! CJ is staying with his Nana in the city, where everything is different than home. The food, the people, the noise—it’s too much. He just wants to stay inside and watch videos, but Nana’s having none of that. So together they board the Number 5 bus for an adventure, and CJ learns to look past the surface and appreciate the good in others.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. Audiences of all ages will love this high-energy musical. (Unfortunately, no children under the age of four and babes-in-arms will be admitted).

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
Phone: (714) 708-5555

Casa Cinema: West Side Story - San Clemente
January 11, 2022
6 pm

Enjoy a cozy movie night featuring the 1961 Oscar-winning musical about star-crossed lovers in New York in Casa Romantica’s Main Salon.

Cost: $5-10

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Pretend City Presents: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 2022

On this special day at Pretend City, we want to have an open discussion with your child about similarities, differences, and equality.

Cost is included with museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs - San Clemente
January 28, 2022
7 pm

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs make their return appearance to the beautiful confines of Casa Romantica on Friday, January 28, 2022 in support of their latest, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse!

Cost: $45-$50

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Chance Theater presents: Next to Normal - Anaheim
January 28 — February 27, 2022

See the groundbreaking smash hit musical that won the Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards during its acclaimed run on Broadway. With a thrilling contemporary score, Next to Normal takes you behind the proverbial white picket fence to discover a family coming to terms with their past, bravely fighting to face their future, and striving to take care of themselves and each other. This emotional powerhouse of a musical is authentic, humorous, and unflinching. It will leave you breathless and full of hope.

NOTE: This show contains adult themes and language. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Click above to view current COVID-19 policy requirements

LOCATION:
Presented by: Chance Theater
@ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807

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February

Taste of San Juan - San Juan Capistrano
Thursday, February 3, 2022
6-9 pm

Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at A Stone’s Throw Winery. The Taste brings together many of San Juan's marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with 'tastes' of their fare. Includes live music. Tickets are only $45 for general admission

LOCATION:
San Juan Hills Golf Club
32120 San Juan Creek Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA

INFORMATION:
949-615-1920

Pacific Symphony presents: Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 05, 2022
8 pm

Join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Tiger, this performance is sure to sell out once again as audiences from across our communities come together to feast on a colorful presentation of Eastern and Western music and dance.

Audience Advisory: All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 48 hours or antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance). Home tests will not be accepted. Guests over the age of 18 must also bring photo ID.

LOCATION:
Orange County Performing Arts Center - Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
714-755-5799

TET FESTIVAL - Costa Mesa
February 5-6, 2022

Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon - Huntington Beach
February 6, 2022

This award-winning, Boston-Qualifying, course is considered one of the best courses in the country and is well known for being scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this exhilarating run. The race starts along the Pacific Coast Highway and passes by the famous Huntington Beach pier.

Location:
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, Ca

INFORMATION:
info@runsurfcity.com
888-422-0786

Bowers Museum Presents: Chinese Lunar New Year Festival
Sunday, February 6, 2022
11 am - 3 pm

Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key Courtyard.

Ring in the New Year with the roar of the Tiger! Dance with a dragon and lion and watch beautiful traditional performances from China. The entire family will enjoy art projects and face painting.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

SJC500 Engine Fest Benefit Rotary charities - San Juan Capistrano
February 12, 2022

SJC500 Engine Fest is considered one of the best in Southern California. It draws nearly 500 exotic and classic show cars, and more than one thousand automotive enthusiasts. This car show is a major fundraising event that enables our SJC Rotary Club to help local charities thrive.

Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family and see the Incredible Disc Dogs Exhibition.

LOCATION:
San Juan Capistrano Community Center/Sports Park
25925 Camino del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA

The Kid's Pet Parade
Saturday, February 19, 2022
(Rain Date is February 26, 2022)
Signups start at 10 AM

Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child).

A special "Judges Choice" prize will be awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows' Day Parade.

Location:
Los Rios Park
31747 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA

INFORMATION:
949-615-1920

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival - Costa Mesa
Saturday, February 26, 2022
11 am

Free Family event! Bring the entire family and join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Tiger! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, marks the return of spring and the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.

Admission is FREE, but tickets are required. Due to venue capacity, admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the course of the event. Though a ticket does not guarantee immediate admission, ticket holders will be given priority access. Be sure to print out all print-at-home tickets.

LOCATION:
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
714-
556-2787

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration
February 26-27, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To celebrate their 26th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversay weekend… including $2.00 train rides!

The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy.

LOCATION:
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
(714) 997-3968

 

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Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through April.

Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from May through October

Humpback whales, finback whales, & minke whales are viewed year round. Giant marine protected park provides pristine habitat for whales and dolphin and means a simple 2-2.5 hour cruise is all that needed to see whales and dolphin from Dana Point and Newport Beach

LOCATIONS:
You can book cruises at the following locations:

DANA POINT:
NEWPORT BEACH:
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661
$16 Cruise Special!
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