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Date/Time Event
Fri, Dec 8th - through
Sun, Mar 18th
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LUZIA By Cirque du Soleil
OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa CA
  • Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to SoCal! From December 8th – March 18th, experience water inside the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain “lluvia” soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. LUZIA opens Dec. 8th at Dodger Stadium and Feb. 21st at the OC Fair & Event Center. Get ready to be transported to a surreal world of wonders! www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

  • Mon, Jan 1st - through
    Sun, Apr 15th
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    Whale Watching
    Newport Landing Whale Watching, Balboa CA
  • Take to the high seas on an adventurous whale watching expedition and be on the lookout for one of the hundreds of Grey Whales during their migration along the Pacific Coast. Witness huge pods of dolphin, seals, killer whales and, yes, even sharks. No two cruises are alike! www.newportwhales.com Location: Newport Beach

  • Tue, Jan 2nd - through
    Thu, Jan 18th
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    Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • If you want to go Hollywood, head east to Palm Springs for the city’s 28th Annual International Film Festival where Willem Dafoe will receive the Icon Award because, well, he’s iconic. Rub elbows with Brad, George and Jennifer, any of the Jennifers, and be part of the red carpet fun with a stellar line-up of more than 100 films collected from some 60 countries coupled with special events and gala receptions. Why not reserve a room at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, the former home of silent screen star Marion Davies and where Paul Thomas Anderson penned the award-winning screenplay There Will Be Blood. www.thewillowspalmsprings.com, www.psfilmfest.org. Location: Palm Springs.

  • Thu, Jan 11th - through
    Thu, Jan 25th
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    Afternoon Tea at Sherman Library & Gardens
    Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona Del Mar CA
  • We prefer a green pinky over a green thumb. And why not? After all, It’s Afternoon Tea at the Zen-sational Sherman Library & Gardens in lovely Laguna Beach. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea amid the gardens’ beautiful surroundings with a fresh pot of tea, petite fresh currant and chocolate scones, a selection of tea sandwiches and chef’s selection of desserts. New Year’s resolution! What New Year’s resolution? Just $32 per person. January 11th and January 25th @ 2:30pm. www.slgardens.org Location: Sherman Library & Gardens.

  • Mon, Jan 15th - through
    Sun, Jan 28th
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    Newport Beach Restaurant Week
  • See food and seafood at Newport Beach’s annual Restaurant Week featuring special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner at some 50 dining destinations. No passes needed, no coupons required. Just dig in at your favorite or soon-to-be favorite eatery. www.dinenb.com

  • Sat, Jan 27th
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Snow Day
    Brea Dam Park, Fullerton CA
  • It may not be a Nor’eastern, but they’re delivering tons of the frosty stuff to Brea Dam Park for a day of sledding, snow angel-making, and snowball battles galore. Dig out those warm clothes and mittens because it’s going to be quite a chill for everyone! Space is limited to 900 people, and advance admission is recommended. www.cityoffullerton.com Location: Brea Dam Park