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[ART & CULTURE] CALENDAR AUGUST 2015 By Danaé Overman PIECEMEAL James Verbicky’s “Citta Samtana Diptych 105” is on display at JoAnne Artman Gallery. THROUGH AUG. 9 Footloose Kick off your Sunday shoes when you see this heartwarming tale of a big-city boy who starts a revolution after he moves to a small town where dancing is forbidden. Cut loose! Tickets $63-$66. The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, lagunaplayhouse.com $80. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 101 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.478.3468, lobsterfestnewport beach.com Victoria Namkung AUG. 9 AUG. 1-SEPT. 8 Pierce Meehan: Surf Panels THROUGH SEPT. 30 The Boys Are Back in Town Robert Mars and James Verbicky return with a new showcase of their pop culture-inspired art. A reception Aug. 6 at 6 pm gives aficionados the chance to chat with the gents. Free, reservations preferred. JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.510.5481, joanneartmangallery.com influences. 8:15pm. Tickets $19.50-$49.50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500, pacamp.com Mariachi Las Colibrí It’s the quintessential show for summer in O.C.—the creative uses materials and technologies from the manufacture of surfboards to create art that harkens Cali culture. The minimalist works are bright and captivating, and effortlessly evoke the spirit of our shores. Free. Jamie Brooks Fine Art, 2967 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.929.4143, jamiebrooksfineart.com Huey Lewis and The News AUG. 3 of ’40s-and ’50s-era Mexican actresses. 8pm. Tickets $25-$59. New Swan Theatre at UCI, Inner Ring Road, Irvine, 949.824.2787, arts.uci.edu Rob Schneider Irvine, 949.854.5455, irvine.improv.com Lobsterfest The harm one generation can bring to the next is the subject of the journalist and author’s debut novel, The Things We Tell Ourselves. Namkung, whose work can be seen in the Los Angeles Times and who currently writes essays for The Huffington Post , will be on hand to read excerpts, sign copies and discuss her book with literary enthusiasts. 5pm. Free. Environment at SoCo Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.557.3100, hello@ standardtimepress.com AUG. 8 AUG. 13-15 Jon Lovitz AUG. 2 With 19 top 10 singles under their belts— remember “The Power of Love”?—Lewis and the guys are sure to rock O.C. stages with their unique blend of R&B, soul and other musical Vocal harmonies, colorful costumes and a contemporary twist on classic songs take flight in the buzzing all-female group’s concert. The ladies—aka “the hummingbirds”—pay homage to the early 20th century mariachi tradition by using all-string instruments and sporting the fashions AUG. 7-9 The Emmy-nominated actor and funny man— who has donned a number of over-the-top personas in films such as Grown Ups and Big Daddy —is certain to make you laugh out loud with his onstage antics. Tickets $30. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, 68 RIVIER A AUGUST 2015 The claws come out at the seventh annual festival benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, and Leadership Tomorrow. Fresh Maine lobster is flown in and prepared on-site for foodies, who also enjoy live entertainment and a stunning shorefront setting. 3pm. Tickets $60, VIP tickets $150, VIP table of 10 $1,500 online through Aug. 7, day-of tickets Big , A League of Their Own , The Wedding Singer —these are among the 30-plus movies in which the Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live alum has appeared, bringing to them his distinctive personality and voice. And you’re sure to experience both—along with a joke or two—during his stand-up act. Tickets $30. Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd.,

Art & Culture Calendar

Danaé Overman

THROUGH AUG. 9

Footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes when you see this heartwarming tale of a big-city boy who starts a revolution after he moves to a small town where dancing is forbidden.Cut loose! Tickets $63-$66. The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, lagunaplayhouse.com

AUG. 1-SEPT. 8

Pierce Meehan: Surf Panels

It’s the quintessential show for summer in O. C.—the creative uses materials and technologies from the manufacture of surfboards to create art that harkens Cali culture. The minimalist works are bright and captivating, and effortlessly evoke the spirit of our shores.Free. Jamie Brooks Fine Art, 2967 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.929.4143, jamiebrooksfineart.com

AUG. 2

Huey Lewis and The News

With 19 top 10 singles under their belts— remember “The Power of Love”?—Lewis and the guys are sure to rockO. C. stages with their unique blend of R&B, soul and other musical influences. 8:15pm.Tickets $19.50-$49.50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500, pacamp.com

AUG. 3

Mariachi Las Colibrí

Vocal harmonies, colorful costumes and a contemporary twist on classic songs take flight in the buzzing all female group’s concert.The ladies—aka “the hummingbirds”—pay homage to the early 20th century mariachi tradition by using all string instruments and sporting the fashions of ’40s- and ’50s-era Mexican actresses.8pm. Tickets $25-$59.New Swan Theatre at UCI, Inner Ring Road, Irvine, 949.824.2787, arts.uci.edu

AUG. 7-9

Rob Schneider

The Emmy-nominated actor and funny man— who has donned a number of over-the-top personas in films such as Grown Ups and Big Daddy—is certain to make you laugh out loud with his onstage antics. Tickets $30.Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455, irvine.improv.com

AUG. 8

Lobsterfest

The claws come out at the seventh annual festival benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, and Leadership Tomorrow. Fresh Maine lobster is flown in and prepared on-site for foodies, who also enjoy live entertainment and a stunning shorefront setting. 3pm. Tickets $60, VIP tickets $150, VIP table of 10 $1,500 online through Aug. 7, day-of tickets $80. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 101 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.478.3468, lobsterfestnewportbeach.com

AUG. 9

Victoria Namkung

The harm one generation can bring to the next is the subject of the journalist and author’s debut novel, The Things We Tell Ourselves.Namkung, whose work can be seen in the Los Angeles Times and who currently writes essays for The Huffington Post, will be on hand to read excerpts, sign copies and discuss her book with literary enthusiasts. 5pm.Free. Environment at SoCo Collection, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa,714. 557.3100, hello@standardtimepress.com

AUG. 13-15

Jon Lovitz

Big, A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer—these are among the 30-plus movies in which the Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live alum has appeared, bringing to them his distinctive personality and voice. And you’re sure to experience both—along with a joke or two—during his stand-up act. Tickets $30. Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd.,Brea, 714.482.0700, brea.improv.com

AUG. 14

Gala of the Stars

Globally recognized talents—think Lorena Feijoo of the San Francisco Ballet and Thiago Soares of the Royal Ballet—perform alongside the Fountain Valley-based nonprofit’s dancers at the eighth annual affair. Pregala reception 5pm, performance 6pm.Tickets $60-$75, VIP tickets $150-$350.Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646, festivalballet.org

AUG. 14-15

Summer Designer Series

Sip sparking wine; shop the resort’s boutiques; and meet the talents behind some of your favorite fashion, spa and jewelry brands.Lulu Eschelman, whose LumillaMingus handbags are showcased in Treasures Boutique, will be the designer du jour. 4pm. Free. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.6000, montagelaguna beach.com

AUG. 16

Choral Festival

Praise the United States at the Pacific Chorale’s fest. Associate Conductor Robert Istad, organist Jung-A Lee, pianist David Clemensen and some 400 vocalists sing classics like “America the Beautiful” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” 5pm. Free.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa,714. 556.2787, scfta.org

AUG. 17

Max Haymer Jazz Trio

The dazzling pianist (and UCI alum) returns to his alma mater to tickle the ivories with his trio, who routinely plays at the lauded Catalina Bar and Grill in L.A. 8pm. Tickets $25-$59.New Swan Theatre at UCI, Inner Ring Road, Irvine, 949.824.2787, arts.uci.edu

AUG. 20

TedxChapmanU 2015

Innovators, leaders and those who challenge the status quo will share their inspirations and ideas during the one-day conference.The 2014 event featured discussions from Quest Software co-founder Eyal Aronoff and soprano Robin Follman—and we expect this year’s speakers to change the game yet again. 1pm. Tickets $10-$20.Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange, 714.997.6815, tedxchapmanu.com

AUG. 22

Shahyad & Baran

The former is a Persian pop singer, producer and composer; the latter is an Iranian pop artist; and their first appearance in Orange County is sure to take you on a musical journey.9pm. Tickets $45-$85.Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646, thebarclay.org

Tomato and Pepper Tasting

Whether they’re heirloom or Roma, we love these juicy veggies, and we crave peppers both spicy and sweet. Share crops from your own garden and taste new varieties— they’re all ripe for the picking. 9am. Free.Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800, rogersgardens.com

AUG. 22-23

Rancho Mission Viejo

Rodeo Saddle up for the richest two-day rodeo in the United States (the purse totals more than $250,000, natch). From bareback riding to steer wrestling, 30 cowboys from across the nation will show off their skills in the hopes of roping a portion of the prize.The best part? The bash benefits numerous local community and environmental programs. Yeehaw!Tickets $30.Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway/La Pata, San Juan Capistrano, rmvrodeo.com

AUG. 27

Nick Waterhouse

A performance from the rhythm and blues guitarist and singersong writer caps off this year’s O.C. Parks Summer Concert series. He’ll be joined by pop-funk band Melted. 6pm. Free.Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach, 33333S. Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point,949. 923.2280, ocparks.com

AUG. 27-30

Food, Wine and Jazz Festival

The eat-a-thon brings together 50 chefs (think Michael Mina) and 30 wineries for two grand tastings, a beachside lunch and a jazz brunch.Grand tasting tickets $150, VIP grand tasting tickets $200, Uncork and Unwind Package from $805 per night, Coastal Culinary Connoisseur package from $1,250 per night.The St. Regis Monarch Beach, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point,213. 915.8003, stregisfoodand wine.com

AUG. 28

Murals Under The Stars

Experience Mexican artist Raul Anguiano’s colorful works under the sparkling sky as Smithsonian scholar Gregorio Luke discusses his techniques. 6:30pm.Tickets $8-$12. Bowers Museum, 2002N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600, bowers.org

AUG. 31

The First Tee of Orange County

It’s a hole-in-one when the nonprofit hosts its pro-am golf tourney. Amateurs swing alongside dozens of pros, who compete for a share of the $12,000 purse. 11am. Entry fee $400, dinneronly tickets $100.Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, 25291 Vista del Verde, Coto de Caza,949. 257.8880, thefirstteeorangecounty.org

THROUGH SEPT. 30

The Boys Are Back in Town Robert Mars and James Verbicky return with a new showcase of their pop culture-inspired art. A reception Aug. 6 at 6pm gives aficionados the chance to chat with the gents. Free, reservations preferred. JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.510.5481, joanneartmangallery.com

AUG. 5-16

The Phantom of the Opera “The Music of the Night” is sure to ring eerily through the auditorium as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production takes the stage. The show features new special effects—watch out for that chandelier! Tickets $39-$159. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, scfta.org

AUG. 19

Shania Twain Country music’s sweetheart is back after 11 years with her North American tour. Expect to hear twangy favorites such as “You’re Still the One” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.” She’ll “Rock This Country!” indeed. 7:30pm. Tickets $50.50- $151, VIP tickets $249-$291. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500, hondacenter.com

COMIC TIMING

Reganomics

He’s a laid-back guy who can garner a laugh from even the most seasoned humor monger—he performed on the Late Show With David Letterman 28 times, more than any other comic since the program began on CBS. Now, Brian Regan is bringing his witty musings on the most mundane moments of our days to Segerstrom Hall Sept. 12 (tickets $49-$59, scfta.org). Here’s what he has to say about all that. –Kristen Schott

So, what do you really think of Letterman? I like anybody who likes me. He’s been a fan of mine for years. ... It was a thrill to do one last show so close to his final [night]. Do you remember your opening joke for your first appearance in 1995? I think I did a routine about using UPS. And what can we expect when you make your Segerstrom debut?I like to throw new things in. Sometimes they work; sometimes they don’t. You have to risk failure. I can get away with that philosophy as a comedian—not a brain surgeon. Any classic sets? I’ll come back out for an encore: People yell out older bits, and it’s fun to do those in context.But I don’t want the main part... to be a greatest hits type of thing. Favorite topic?It’s fun to explore a [mundane subject] in which some people think the well is dry. I have this vision about an old mine. All the comedians are coming at it with their pickaxes and saying, ‘Mine is bone dry.’ And I say, ‘I’m going in.’ How do you find humor where you do? I don’t know how comedy works. It’s like when you see yourself in the side of a car, and it has a circus mirror effect. It’s still you, but it’s a funny version of you.Now, have your kids come up with any more jokes for you? I recently tried out a joke about how my son plays Clue and [how] his brain must function on a higher level than mine. … He gets a kick out of being mentioned onstage. If you weren’t a comedian, you’d be… I once tried to syndicate a cartoon strip. I sent it out to a cartoon company. They rejected me, and rather than realizing that’s the process, the dream died. Maybe I would revive that quest. Finally, what’s the one thing you’ll do inO. C.? Disneyland. I’ve been a bunch of times with my kids.I don’t have a problem with people who are paid to be nice. It’s better than people not being paid to be rude.I like that you can walk up to any employee, and they’ll smile and help you out.

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