An international legend brings his work to Orange County, and the next generation of our own artists get their chance to experiment, play, and be inspired – all this week!

SERGIO MENDES: THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF BOSSA NOVA
ALISO VIEJO – The iconic innovator of the Bossa Nova sound brings the endlessly-danceable rhythms of Brazil to the Soka Performing Arts Center

FALL FAMILY ARTS NIGHT
FULLERTON – The Muckenthaler Cultural Center opens its art studios so kids can get their hands on clay, paints, and other materials in a free evening of visual arts play.

LAGUNA BEACH BOOKS AUTHOR EVENT FEATURING PATTY SEYBURN
LAGUNA BEACH – The venerable book store hosts ongoing free talks and signings, this week with author and poet Patty Seyburn spotlighting her latest book, “Threshold Delivery”.

NTL SCREENING: “THE AUDIENCE” (HELEN MIRREN)
IRVINE – The latest in the popular broadcasts from London’s West End features Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren returning to the role of Queen Elizabeth II in a new play.

RENOVATION CLAY: BRITTANY MOJO AND JACKIE RINES
COSTA MESA – OCC’s Doyle Arts Pavilion features the boundary-pushing ceramic and clay objects of two rising Southern California sculptors through October 10.

Visit sparkoc.com for a more comprehensive list of Orange County events.

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