A List of Can’t-Miss Virtual Events in June

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A List of Can’t-Miss Virtual Events in June
“Laguna Main Beach,” circa 1935, Nellie Gail Moulton. Collection of Stephanie Hibbits

Check out more of Nellie Gail Moulton’s paintings at Moulton Museum’s virtual exhibit. casaromantica.org/who-was-nellie-gail-moulton/

Virtual Events

Casa Romantica, San Clemente
Dance classes, wellness classes, instruction for kids, plus virtual exhibits and book clubs all in one place. casaromantica.org/live-virtually

Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
Regularly refreshed “Play at Home” collection of videos featuring performances by and interviews with regular Playhouse artists. lagunaplayhouse.com/laguna-play-at-home

Musco Center, Orange
Talks and performances from on-stage entertainers and backstage staff via livestream and recorded video. muscocenter.org

Orange County Museum of Art
Audio and video programming about art and artists under four categories—listen, learn, watch, relax—along with live programming with local artists every Thursday. ocmaexpand.org

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
“Center at Home”—a slate of virtual acting, music, and dance classes, as well as performance highlights from shows. videos.scfta.org

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa
Pacific Playwrights Festival panel, “Meet a Theater Pro” interviews with people who work behind the scenes at SCR, and other videos relating to past performances. facebook.com/SouthCoastRepertory


Scheduled In-Person Events (as of June 2nd)

OPENS JUNE 28
“GRANVILLE REDMOND: THE ELOQUENT PALETTE”
Noted for his paintings depicting the colorful California landscape, Redmond is considered one of the best artists of his era. Featuring poppies and other native wildflowers, his work is sometimes bright and dramatic, sometimes calm and contemplative. This exhibit, with 85 paintings, is the largest ever and the first in more than 30 years of his work. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949-494-8971, lagunaartmuseum.org


Note: The following events listed here have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with each venue for the latest updates.

JUNE 5 THROUGH 28
“BUREAUCRAZY”
This dark comedy about office politics and social hierarchies tells the story of Grace and Amy, two secretaries in the same office, surrounded by unappreciative and clueless coworkers. They’re just trying to make it through the day when their boss chokes to death on an oatmeal-raisin cookie—and things really start to spiral out of control when they misplace her body. STAGEStheatre, 400 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714-525-4484, stagesoc.org

JUNE 6
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF SCULPTURE EXHIBITION PHASE V
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission will unveil 10 new sculptures in Civic Center Park at this celebration, where art aficionados can take a walking tour of the sculptures, talk with the artists about their work, and enjoy refreshments, music, and kids’ art activities. Civic Center Park, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-717-3802

JUNE 6
WHITNEY CUMMINGS: “HOW DARE YOU”
Known for her sharp commentary on gender dynamics, Cummings released her first stand-up special on Comedy Central in 2010. Since then, she’s put out three more shows on Comedy Central, HBO, and Netflix, created and starred in her own sitcom, “Whitney,” and co-created and written the Emmy-nominated “2 Broke Girls.” City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714-712-2700, citynationalgroveofanaheim.com

JUNE 9
SHANG AND RAYMOND MONTOYA
This double bill features Shang Forbes, an up-and-coming stand-up known for his political satire who’s appeared on “The Late Late Show” and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” and Montoya, an Orange County native who’s been featured at comedy festivals across the country and regularly plays stages throughout Southern California. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949-854-5455, irvine.improv.com

OPENS JUNE 11
“IF YOU WERE THE SEA”
Artist Olga Lah created this site-specific installation made from reflective sheeting, Mylar, and plastic hung from the ceiling with fishing line. Viewers can walk through the work, which extends through the gallery rooms and is meant to reflect the energy and motion of the ocean. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949-498-2139, casaromantica.org

JUNE 12 THROUGH 28
“FLY ME TO THE MOON”
In this satirical comedy by David Macaray, NASA attempts to rekindle interest in the space program by putting together the first all-civilian crew: two men and two women, three of them billionaires and one a schoolteacher, flying to the moon together despite their lack of experience. STAGEStheatre, 400 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714-525-4484, stagesoc.org

JUNE 14
CHICAGO WITH RICK SPRINGFIELD
One of the longest-running and bestselling rock bands of all time, Chicago has been recording and performing since 1967 and has sold more than 100 million records. During this tour, the band joins forces with Rick Springfield, who’s landed 17 songs on the Top 40 list and is best known for “Jessie’s Girl.” FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 949-988-6800, fivepointamphitheatre.com

OPENS JUNE 19
“BILLY ELLIOT”
Based on the Oscar-nominated film by the same name, this musical tells the story of a boy growing up in poverty after his mother’s death who secretly starts ballet lessons against his father’s will. He eventually wins his dad’s approval in time to audition for the Royal Ballet in London. Elton John wrote the score for the show, which won the Tony for best musical in 2009. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 714-777-3033, chancetheater.com

JUNE 16
THE 88 SHOW WITH AVERY PEARSON
Pearson, a comedian and musician, is best known for hosting Netflix’s “Historical Roasts” and Funny or Die’s “Stand Up or Die.” In this show, he plays original comedy music, accompanying himself on the piano, alongside fellow comedians. Past guests have included Tiffany Haddish, Rachel Bloom, and Chris Redd. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949-854-5455, irvine.improv.com

OPENS JUNE 26
LAGUNA ART-A-FAIR
More than 100 fine artists and artisans display and sell their work at this event that’s been staged every summer for the past 54 years. Offerings include traditional oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, and prints, along with wood and steel sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, and leather work. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949-494-4514, art-a-fair.com

OPENS JUNE 26
SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL
Local artists and makers selling their prints, jewelry, paintings, and sculpture set up booths here every summer, and visitors browse as they stroll along the sawdust-covered paths. Guests can also lounge under the trees and listen to live music, watch glass-blowing demonstrations, and take classes in screen printing, pottery, and fused glass. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949-494-3030, sawdustartfestival.org

OPENS JUNE 28
“MATTHEW ROLSTON: ART PEOPLE, THE PAGEANT PORTRAITS”
Rolston, an artist, photographer, and video director, started working for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine while he was a student at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. His portraits of celebrities quickly garnered attention, and soon he was also shooting for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and other publications. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949-494-8971, lagunaartmuseum.org

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