Orange County Things To Do In June 2013

VICINTEXT1Find the best Orange County things to do in June 2013, in our events roundup.

Focus Club 10 Year Anniversary
June 4. Get your groove on dancing to house music at this weekly nightclub’s 10 year anniversary. It’s a surprise but one of the most highly regarded DJs in the world will be spinning this night and it is sure to be one of the best parties of the season. Focus doesn’t fall into the nightclub pitfalls of go-go dancers, bottle service and luxurious VIP regulars but instead is strictly about the music, vibe and people. $1 tacos served on the patio. 18 and over. $20. Free parking.  9 p.m.-2 a.m. Focus at Tapas, 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, 949.756.8194. focus-oc.com

The Rite of Spring
June 6-8. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s foremost orchestral achievement as Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St. Clair, spotlights the iconic masterwork. Stravinsky broke all the rules and defied convention with this particular movement when it premiered in Paris causing an event that led to the most infamous riot in classical music history due to its shocking primal rhythms, dissonances, choreography, costumes and scenery. 8 p.m. $62-$185. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. pacificsymphony.org

The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Decorative Arts
Opens June 8. Be transported to a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change with this exhibition that highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Porcelain, glass, enamel silver gilt and other alluring materials make this extensive exhibition dazzle and the objects provide a rare, intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars. This collection brings together a political and social timeline tied to an understanding of Russian culture. $13-$15 adults, children under 12 are free. Tu-Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600. bowers.org

Pie Society
Opens June 8. Experience the long-awaited speakeasy bar that is located at the back of the 17th Street Pitfire Artisan Pizza restaurant. After many months of mystery and anticipation, Pie society will provide imbibers with a one-of-a-kind neighborhood saloon serving innovative, handcrafted cocktails by Steve Garcia, who headed up the cocktail programs at Mesa and Broadway by Amar Santana and a food menu by Chef Jason Neroni, chef of Venice Beach’s beloved Superba Snack Bar, including favorites such as Superba fried chicken, cheeseburger hot pocket and crispy dum sum shrimp. 5 p.m.-close, Th-Su. 353 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.313.6333. piesocietybar.com

Andrea Bocelli
June 9. Listen to the fabulous tenor as he supports his latest release, Passione, a collection of Mediterranean love songs. Joining him are his orchestra, choir and guest vocalists including American Idol winner and eight-time Grammy nominee Fantasia. $75-$375. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500. hondacenter.com

The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Through June 9. Watch this one-woman show featuring Grammy nominated pianist Mona Golabek who recounts her true family story, chronicling the powerful role of music in surviving the Nazi regime. Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Golabek’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. $40-$60. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Cyn. Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787. lagunaplayhouse.com

Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice
June 11-23. Sit in on the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. The convent needs a new roof so the order has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the Church Bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night. Sister will tackle topics ranging from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-though marriage chapels. $35-$55. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787. lagunaplayhouse.com

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. New York Yankees
June 14-16. Look for fireworks on the field in the classic East-West matchup and a real fireworks spectacular following the opening game of the series Friday night. Angel Stadium, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 714.464.2901. losangeles.angels.mlb.com

Faux Real at Laguna Art Museum
Through Sept. 29. View this new group exhibit where installation artists and sculptors riff on reality with a playful twist by using offbeat materials to turn the ordinary into art. You may walk away thinking about how things are made, what they are made from and how we see them in our daily experience. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 adults, children under 12 are free. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971. lagunaartmuseum.org

35th Annual Greek Festival
June 21-23. Dive in to the Greek culture at this three-day festival featuring traditional Greek cuisine, wine tasting, live music, authentic Greek dancing with lessons and boutique booths as well as a full-scale carnival and games. June 21, 5-10 p.m.; June 22, noon-10 p.m.; June 23, noon-9 p.m. $3 adults, children under 12 are free. Free parking with complimentary shuttles from public parking sites in Irvine. Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, 949.733.2366. irvinegreekfest.com

Russo & Steele Car Show and Auction
June 21-22.
See some of the most rare automobiles in the world, including a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, one of only 225 remaining in the world, at this multi-million dollar car auction as Russo and Steele holds its legendary event for the first time in Newport Beach. Its impressive lineup of more than 350 European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs will be showcased. Doors open at 10 a.m. with bidding beginning at noon. A cocktail reception for bidders will be at 3:30 p.m. on both Fri and Sat. $20 general admission, $150 for bidding. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 602.252.2697. russoandsteele.com

Dana Point Concours d’Elegance
June 21-23. Relax at one of the most spectacular locations in the country while checking out the best cars and cycles ever built. The 31st annual show has evolved into the Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend, Southern California’s premier celebration of the automotive hobby. The three-day schedule of events include the popular reception on June 22 and an art exhibit on June 23. June 21, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; June 22, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; June 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.$30 adults, children 12 and under are free. St. Regis Monarch Beach, danapointconcours.org

Catch Me If You Can
June 25-30. Don’t miss this new musical, based on a true story and the hit DreamWorks film, about a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life with only his charm, imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks. He poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, lands in deep trouble and wins the girl of his dreams. $20-99. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

DJ Paul Van Dyk at Heat Ultra Lounge
June 26. Dance while listening to the Grammy nominated artist and globally acclaimed DJ and producer who has been credited as one of the hardest working artists in electronic music with sold out tours across each continent. Special opening sets by Matt Darey, Dean Mason Deone and Dmorse. 21 and over. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Heat Ultra Lounge, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.4328. heatultraloungeoc.com

The VIC, World Championship of Skimboarding
June 29-30. Come on down to the beach and enjoy the longest-running skimboard contest on the professional circuit and the only that offers a live broadcast of the competition for audiences to experience from all around the globe. Riders from across the world including Japan, Chile, Australia, Portugal, the Philippines, Spain and Mexico will be battling it out for the championship title. From barrel rides to aerial tricks to technical challenges, all of the top tricks will be showcased at the contest. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; pay and display parking $1 per hour. Aliso Beach Park, 31131 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949. 923.2280. thevic.victoriaskimboards.com

Festival of the Arts
June 30-Aug. 31. California’s longest running outdoor fine art show and one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and attended juried exhibitions returns. Visitors and art connoisseurs can expect to find the highest echelon of art and artists. Throughout the eight-week festival, enjoy a wide range of daily activities that the whole family can enjoy including nightly live music, jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, cooking demonstration, guided art tours and art workshops. June 30-July 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 5-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $7-10 adults, children under 12 are free. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145. foapom.com

 

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