Things To Do In O.C. This Week (Sept. 3-9)

John Beasley Trio

JOHN BEASLEY TRIO
SEPT. 8
Virtuoso jazz pianist John Beasley has toured with Miles Davis and Dianne Reeves, and his recordings have been nominated for Grammys. He has also written and arranged music for hit TV shows over the past three decades—from “Cheers” and “Fame” to “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” In this concert, he’ll play with his trio. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949-498 2139casaromantica.org

 

“SENSE AND SENSIBILITY”
SEPT. 1 THROUGH 29

This adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel follows Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, sisters who must leave their comfortable lives after their father dies and their half-brother holds back their inheritance. Like all Austen heroines, they use their smarts and determination to fend off complications, like jealous cousins and lying suitors, in their search for love. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714-708-5555, scr.org

“LIBERATION/INCARCERATION”
OPENS SEPT. 6
This group exhibit features photography documenting the lives and experiences of prisoners who take part in arts programs alongside artwork created by the prisoners. Themes of oppression, incarceration, and liberation present themselves throughout the works. Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714-738-6595, themuck.org

ESCAPE TO TIKI ISLAND
SEPT. 8
Charles Phoenix, known for his slideshow performances celebrating retro American pop culture, shares the stage with the Tikiyaki Orchestra and The Hula Girls in this show, which focuses on vintage Kodachrome slides taken by tourists vacationing in Hawaii in the 1950s and ’60s. Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 714-942-6060, theyosttheater.com

TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR
SEPT. 8
SummerFest wraps up with an energetic concert featuring some of the Russian composer’s best-known works, “Piano Concerto No. 1” and the “1812 Overture,” the latter of which is accompanied by live cannons and a fireworks show. Vadym Kholodenko, gold medal winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will join the Pacific Symphony for the performance. Pacific Amphitheater, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714-708-1500, pacamp.com

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
SEPT. 9
For 30 years, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has paid tribute to the iconic band’s music and spectacular stage shows through live performances. For this tour, the set list will include the best of Pink Floyd’s music from every era of the band’s history, along with cutting-edge lighting, sound, and lasers. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714-556-2787, scfta.org

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