PICK OF THE MONTH
Wednesday – Sunday, July 12 – August 11
You can explore “Acres of Fun” (that’s also this year’s theme) at the OC Fair. From carnival rides to rodeos; animal competitions to Moto-X racing; acrobats to karaoke—everyone will have many things to enjoy. And don’t forget all the sweet and savory (and sometimes just strange) foods to try! The musical lineup is an event all its own. This year the entertainment summer lineup features 81 performances across the three venues, Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. Pacific Amphitheatre will kick off its summer concert season with four pre-Fair concerts: Pacific Symphony’s July 4th Spectacular featuring Hotel California on July 4; The Damned, ~X~ and Reverend Horton Heat on July 6; Seal and Rennie Adams on July 10; and Rick Springfield with Pacific Symphony on July 11. The Toyota Summer Concert Series marks the start of the 2019 OC Fair with two nights of Rebelution, Collie Buddz and Iya Terra on July 12 and 13. The Fair-time shows finish with +Live+, Bush and Our Lady Peace on Aug. 10, and America, Poco and Firefall on Aug. 11. And, Pacific Amphitheatre’s summer includes nine post-Fair shows this year.
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa
714-708-1500 | www.ocfair.com
Pageant Of The Masters
July 7 – August 31
This highly popular feature of the Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts is a highly unique theatrical experience. The Pageant presents tableaux vivants (“living pictures”) using real actors to bring to life well-known works of art with a theme this year of “The Time Machine.” Showtimes are 8:30 pm daily.
Pageant Of The Masters
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
949-464-4282 | www.foapom.com
OC Parks’ Summer Concert Series
Thursdays July 11, 18, 25
Mason Park will be the site for Sega Genecide on July 11 and a performance by The Fenians on July 18. Then you’ll have a ska-tastic time on July 25 when The English Beat plays in Irvine Regional Park. Shows go from 6 pm-8 pm.
Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr., Irvine
Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange
“Tale of the Lion King”
July 1 – September 2
Disney California Adventure Park presents a new theater production that utilizes music, narration, costumes, choreography and staging to imaginatively bring “The Lion King” to life in a memorable way—including all-new musical arrangements of treasured “Lion King” tunes! Performance times typically are at 2:50 pm, 4:05 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:10 pm and 8:20 pm daily.
California Adventure Park
1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim
714-781-7277 | disneyland.disney.go.com
“Phantom of the Opera”
July 10 – July 21
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s massively popular musical returns with a spectacular new production that has been hailed as being “bigger and better than ever before” that includes new staging, new choreography and new scenic design. Showtimes vary and there are no performances on Mondays. Recommended for ages 8 and older.
Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa
714-556-2787 | www.scfta.org