Things To Do In O.C. This Week (Sept. 10-16)

Simone Dinnerstein photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

A FAR CRY WITH SIMONE DINNERSTEIN
SEPT. 14
The Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra performs with classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein in this concert featuring two Bach concertos and two pieces by Philip Glass, one of which was written specifically for this ensemble and is making its Southern California debut here. Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 949-480-4278, soka.edu

10TH ANNUAL PETER BRANDON SHOW
SEPT. 13
Fullerton native Peter Brandon, a country singer-songwriter, has been playing the Muckenthaler for 10 consecutive summers. Crowds come to dance to tunes from his four studio albums, played by his six-piece band. Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714-738-6595, themuck.org

DOKTOR KABOOM AND THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE
SEPT. 15 THROUGH 16
In this interactive one-man science variety show, Doktor Kaboom spins his oversized Wheel of Science to decide which science experiments to do on stage. Depending on where the wheel stops, he might create an optical illusion, cook up a chemical reaction or build a homemade hovercraft. Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714-556-2787, scfta.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

“GHOST STORIES AND FAIRY TALES: A CEREMONY OF MAKE BELIEVE”
THROUGH SEPT. 30
Artist Geoff Mitchell’s work tells stories through several different formats, from traditional paintings to short films. In this exhibition, he presents a ghost story in miniature through a three-room diorama set and tells fairy tales through a set of paintings. He even composed the ambient music playing in the exhibit rooms. Muzeo, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714-956-8936, muzeo.org

“LIBERATION/INCARCERATION”
THROUGH OCT. 14
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

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