Life & Arts

  • Calendar for July 28

    Calendar for July 28

    THURSDAY Elliot Lurie Musician Elliot Lurie of the band Looking Glass will perform from 9 to 10 p.m. at Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa. Pre-purchase tickets are $10 and $12 at the door. For more information, call (949) 646-3176 or visit boathousecollective.com.   Working Wardrobes...

  • On Theater: 'Sound of Music' still loud and clear

    The hills are still alive with "The Sound of Music" nearly 60 years after this final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II won five Tony awards and inspired the Oscar-winning movie version that followed in 1965. It's one of the most popular family-oriented Broadway shows...

  • Calendar for July 27

    Calendar for July 27

    WEDNESDAY Aurelio Miguel Bocanegra Comedian Aurelio Miguel Bocanegra will perform at 8 p.m. at Irvine Improv, Irvine Spectrum Center, 527 Spectrum Center Drive. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (949) 854-5455 or visit irvine.improv.com. Cooking class Learn how to make a variety of pizzas...

  • Calendar for July 24

    SUNDAY Concert on the Green Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, will present Wartime Radio Revue, a band featuring jazz and swing music. The free show is from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees may bring a chair or blanket and purchase food. For more information, call (949) 854-6894 or visit ...

  • Calendar for July 23

    Calendar for July 23

    SATURDAY Beethoven's Ninth Pacific Symphony will present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at 8 p.m. at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive. Tickets are $25 to $108. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit pacificsymphony.org.   Prince tribute Various music acts will perform...

  • A refreshed version of the classic 'The Sound of Music' opens at Segerstrom

    A refreshed version of the classic 'The Sound of Music' opens at Segerstrom

    He was a jock who played on the high school basketball team and helped win several games. But after challenging the authority of the coach, the varsity player quit and headed for a different kind of play. The stage drama variety, that is. "That pretty much bodes well with my character, doesn't...

  • Happy Together Tour at OC Fair is a musical trip down memory lane

    Happy Together Tour at OC Fair is a musical trip down memory lane

    The Turtles, Gary Puckett, the Spencer Davis Group and more will unite again in Costa Mesa for 'a very fast-moving' and nostalgic show.

  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Mexican food that is far from ordinary

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Mexican food that is far from ordinary

    The Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille has opened in what used to be the Ocean Avenue Brewery, giving the space a very pleasant facelift. Guillermo Sandoval is the new executive chef, and the food is a quite refined version of Mexican cuisine. The dining area has a long bar on one side next to a beautiful,...

  • On Theater: George and Lenny revived in classic story

    On Theater: George and Lenny revived in classic story

    In 1937, when John Steinbeck wrote his classic novella "Of Mice and Men," he intentionally structured it like a play, seemingly aware that it would find a life on the stage. He didn't have to wait long. The next year, the Broadway version earned the New York Drama Critics' Circle award for best...

  • Calendar for July 20

    Calendar for July 20

    WEDNESDAY Gardening presentation Gardener Jeremy Samson will give a presentation titled "Drought Tolerant Gardening" at 7 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 208-1938 or visit stmarkpresbyterian.org...

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