Fall Is In Full Swing This Week

Celebrations are happening everywhere in Orange County this week – for the beloved holidays of October, the legacy of one of our original celebrity residents, and more! 10th ANNUAL OC FILM FIESTA
SANTA ANA – Parties, panels, and musical performances surround the featured film screenings at the annual celebration of multicultural world cinema. DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION AT SEGERSTROM
COSTA MESA – The Segerstrom Center hosts a hands-on, immersive celebration of the Day of the Dead featuring music, arts & crafts, and other kid-friendly activities. MODJESKA’S BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE
SILVERADO – The legendary 19th-century actress Helena Modjeska, who made Orange County her American home, will be celebrated with a guided tour of her landmark estate and a free performance of Shakespearean scenes and monologues. SISTER’S HALLOWEEN CATECHISM: THE HOLY GHOST AND OTHER TERRIFYING TALES
LAGUNA BEACH – In another of her beloved historical lessons, “Sister” is back at the Laguna Playhouse to tell us all she knows about ghosts, goblins, and costumes for a spiritually-proper Halloween.

This Week There’s Ballet at the Barclay, Music at the Musco, Film at The Frida

The arts can always cast a spell – inspiring awe, curiosity, community, and in some notorious cases, total disbelief. Which are you looking for this week? THE FIREBIRD
IRVINE – The Barclay Theatre will once again be the home for the Festival Ballet Theatre’s staging of Stravinsky’s immortal tale of a Prince and a magic bird joining forces to defeat a wicked conjurer. SURF CITY ARTS FEST
HUNTINGTON BEACH – The popular Family Arts Day and Arts in the Park events are now combined into one grand celebration of art down by the world-famous pier. MOSTLY BLUES FESTIVAL
ORANGE – A free outdoor music festival on Aitken Arts Plaza at the Musco Center for the Arts will feature Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Booker T.

FRIDA AFTER DARK: “THE ROOM”
SANTA ANA – Art-house/revival theater The Frida Cinema presents an audience participation-ready screening of the legendarily-overacted romantic melodrama.

Cultural Traditions Rule the Week

Celebrate your favorite traditions or embrace new ones – in the diverse corners of Orange County’s cultural scene, there are always chances to broaden your horizons. “AMERICAN MARIACHI”
COSTA MESA – Final weekend for South Coast Repertory’s production of José Cruz González’s lively, heartfelt play about a pair of women in the 70’s defying tradition in order to pursue their musical dreams.

DINO DAY
LA HABRA – In honor of their new exhibit “Dinosaus!”, the Children’s Museum devotes a day to celebrating and learning about prehistoric creatures of all shapes and sizes. INDIAN DIWALI FESTIVAL
SANTA ANA – Join in the beloved annual festival of lights with a day of musical and dance performances at the Bowers Museum and Cultural Center. TIERNEY SUTTON & ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: IN TECHNICOLOR
IRVINE – It’s a first-time team-up by award-winning vocal legends as they pay tribute to the greatest music of the movies. AUTUMN HARVEST FESTIVAL
LAKE FOREST – Games, a maze, and in-park trick-or-treating are all part of the October festivities at Heritage Hill Historic Park.