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July 2015

‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’

July 1
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Through June 7. Please check theater website for show times.
Laguna Playhouse,
606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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In Nora and Delia Ephron’s award-winning play adaptation of Ilene Beckerman’s book of the same name, the topic of clothing opens a closet full of stories about the relationships of different female characters. Actress Nancy Dussault, left, stars this week.

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‘My Generation: Young Chinese Artists’

July 1
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Through Oct. 11; please check museum website for hours.
Orange County Museum of Art,
850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Each of the emerging art-makers in this exhibit were born after 1976, as the Cultural Revolution was ending. Their works have been influenced by global art movements, yet they have much to say about their homeland (a piece by Liu Di is pictured at left). The result is a provocative look at China by its own citizens.

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‘The 1968 Exhibit’

July 2
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Through Sept. 13. Please check museum website for hours.
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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This multimedia exhibit, developed by the Minnesota History Center, looks back on a climactic year of the 20th century. Organized chronologically by month, the exhibit includes a Huey helicopter, a green living room designed from a 1968 Better Homes and Gardens magazine, clothing of the era, plus music, television shows, and other artifacts that tell the story of the political and social movements of the time.

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‘Next to Normal’

July 2
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Through July 12; please check theater website for exact show times.
The Gem Theater,
12852 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt depicts an ordinary suburban family that is affected by the mother’s battle with bipolar disorder. One More Productions stages this local version of the 2009 Broadway success.

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Overstreets New Orleans Jazz Band

July 2
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center,
1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833 United States
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Formed by Andy Comeau and Dawn Lewis, this collective showcases the city’s traditional numbers. Brass, strings, drums, and dapper dress equal a grand old time.

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William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

July 2
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 1, 2015
Garden Grove Amphitheatre,
12762 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This production of Shakespeare Summerfest Orange County and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association updates the tragic romance to reflect the unique multiculturalism of our area. Directors John Walcutt and Mike Peebler have cast Vietnamese-American TV actor Trieu Tran as Romeo and members of Santa Ana-based Mexican folklórico troupe Relámpago del Cielo to portray the Capulets.

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‘Next to Normal’

July 3
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Through July 12; please check theater website for exact show times.
The Gem Theater,
12852 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt depicts an ordinary suburban family that is affected by the mother’s battle with bipolar disorder. One More Productions stages this local version of the 2009 Broadway success.

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‘Phil Dike: The Wave and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981′

July 3
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Continues through Sept. 27; please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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Phil Dike was an eminent SoCal watercolorist who set up a summer art school with Rex Brandt in Corona del Mar. This particular exhibit highlights his connection to the sea.

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William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

July 3
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 1, 2015
Garden Grove Amphitheatre,
12762 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This production of Shakespeare Summerfest Orange County and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association updates the tragic romance to reflect the unique multiculturalism of our area. Directors John Walcutt and Mike Peebler have cast Vietnamese-American TV actor Trieu Tran as Romeo and members of Santa Ana-based Mexican folklórico troupe Relámpago del Cielo to portray the Capulets.

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‘Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from the Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection’

July 4
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Exhibit runs every day; end date subject to change
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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Tulachan, a 69-year old Buddhist monk living in Nepal, is a second-generation artist of thangka, a painting style that is used primarily for religious instruction and meditation. The nine murals on display deviate from traditional thangka in their size, colors and imagery.

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‘Next to Normal’

July 4
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Through July 12; please check theater website for exact show times.
The Gem Theater,
12852 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt depicts an ordinary suburban family that is affected by the mother’s battle with bipolar disorder. One More Productions stages this local version of the 2009 Broadway success.

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Pacific Symphony – ‘July 4th Spectacular: Tribute to Journey’

July 4
Irvine Meadows Amphitheater,
8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Patriotic anthems, a fireworks display, and a picnic under the stars are all ingredients to doing Independence Day right. Add our renowned orchestra, with Journey tribute band Faithfully, and you’ll be tunefully reminded to keep believin’ in what makes America great.

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William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

July 4
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 1, 2015
Garden Grove Amphitheatre,
12762 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This production of Shakespeare Summerfest Orange County and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association updates the tragic romance to reflect the unique multiculturalism of our area. Directors John Walcutt and Mike Peebler have cast Vietnamese-American TV actor Trieu Tran as Romeo and members of Santa Ana-based Mexican folklórico troupe Relámpago del Cielo to portray the Capulets.

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37th Annual Run in the Parks Laguna Niguel Family YMCA 5K/10K/Children’s Run

YMCA is a nonprofit charity that serves children and families. Proceeds from the event benefit the YMCA scholarship program.The 5K & 10K race will be starting at 7:30am with announcements beginning at 7:15am. Children’s races will be starting at 9:30am with announcements beginning at 9:15am. Since parking will be difficult, please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the run and earlier if you need to pick anything up or registering. The voting for the most patriotic dog…

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will give a public talk on wisdom, love, and compassion on the 4th of July. The event, hosted by the Peak Mind Foundation, will be a celebration of a lifetime devoted to spreading the message of the value of peace, kindness and universal compassion throughout the world.

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‘Next to Normal’

July 5
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Through July 12; please check theater website for exact show times.
The Gem Theater,
12852 Main St., Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt depicts an ordinary suburban family that is affected by the mother’s battle with bipolar disorder. One More Productions stages this local version of the 2009 Broadway success.

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Dalai Lama

July 5
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Every day until July 7, 2015
Various venues,
Irvine, CA United States
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An 80th birthday celebration for the spiritual leader will be part of this week’s Global Compassion Summit. Hear the Nobel Peace Prize-winner speak on subjects that encourage positive change for humanity.

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‘Where Ends Meet: A Retrospective of Works by Nancy Ravenhall Johnson’

July 6
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Please check gallery website for exact hours.

Discover the artwork and career of a graphic artist/creative director at the museum where she worked for 25 years. This exhibit shows the artist’s love of folklore, world culture, and people.

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John Wayne Airport – Paul Gardner

July 6
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Through July 15
Thomas F. Riley Terminal,
18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 United States
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Textural abstract paintings are the focus of this Laguna Beach artist, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and whose works are displayed through the airport’s Community Focus Space Program. His appropriately bird’s-eye view artworks are hung pre-security, so all are welcome.

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Dalai Lama

July 6
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Every day until July 7, 2015
Various venues,
Irvine, CA United States
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An 80th birthday celebration for the spiritual leader will be part of this week’s Global Compassion Summit. Hear the Nobel Peace Prize-winner speak on subjects that encourage positive change for humanity.

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