Looking for some fun things to do with the kids in Irvine? Here are some fun things coming up for the month of February!
- Every Saturday at 10:00am: Family Art Time- Parents and children experiment with different media including drawing and painting, mixed media, clay, printmaking and more with guidance from an art instructor. Parent must enroll and participate with enrolled child. Ages 5+.
- February 3rd- Tennis Lessons: Lessons, Leagues and Camps are offered for ages 5 through adults at many parks throughout the City. Go to irvinequickreg.org to browse for classes.
- February 8th 6:00pm- Have fun learning new dance moves at this hip hop class for teens. Open to high school students only. Includes lesson, open dance and refreshments. More info: 949-724-6739. $5 per student; register in course #122959.
- February 8th 6:30pm- Moonlit Marshmallows: Make a warm and gooey s'more by the campfire. Each session is one hour. Bring a flashlight and dress warm. All ages welcome. Fee is per person; adults must accompany children under 18.
- February 10th- Children's Garden Workshop Series- Flower Power: The Orange County Great Park Food + Farm Lab is hosting a series of fun-filled garden themed workshops specifically designed for children, on the second Sunday of every month.
February's Topic: Flower Power
Besides being beautiful, flowers are a necessary component in fruit and vegetable production. Come and find out why flowers are so important and then press some to make the perfect valentine for someone special.
Presented by the University of California Cooperative Extension Orange County Master Gardeners, kids of all ages are welcome to come by between the hours of 11am and 1pm for what promises to be an enjoyable and enlightening time.
The workshops run every half hour, and include a brief interactive presentation and hands-on activity to help kids develop a deeper understanding of the food they eat, the importance of environmental stewardship, the history of agriculture in their community, and what it takes to ensure a healthy and sustainable future.
- February 16th- Art Happening- James Luna: Native Stories- Join us for a new Arts Happening featuring the premier of a performance art piece by award-winning Luiseño Indian and artist James Luna titled: Native Stories: From the Colonia to the Rez followed by a Q & A session session moderated by Richard Stein, Executive Director of Arts Orange County. Seating is limited to 100 and will be filled on a first come, first seated basis. Luna’s stories transport audiences to his childhood where the family kitchen was the center of life, a place where he learned of his ancestors, heard heroic tales of family members, including military veterans and learned what it meant to be part of the American cultural revolutions of the 1950s through rock and roll, rebellion, religion and bell bottoms. He explains how and why he left Orange County in 1975 to move to the La Jolla Indian Reservation and why he never looked back.
- February 22nd - Forms of Abstraction: The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to present Forms of Abstraction, a group exhibition focusing upon various artistic practices in the realm of abstract art. The exhibition, which includes painting, sculpture and mixed media artwork from Southern California-based artists, will be featured in the Art Center's distinctive gallery space. Exhibit will be on display at the Irvine Fine Arts Center from January 12 through February 23, 2013. Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.), Friday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Closed Sundays.
- February 22nd- Battle of the Bands: Watch local bands showcase their talents and compete for prizes. Online registration not available. Student admission $5 and adults $6 at the door. More info: 949-724-6739. All ages welcome.
- February 23rd- 2013 Chamber Music Series: Highly acclaimed classical concert pianist and former Great Park Artist-in-Residence Kevin Kwan Loucks returns to the Palm Court Arts Complex at the Great Park on February 23 with guest artist Iryna Krechkovsky on violin.
For more info visit the City of Irvine's website: www.cityofirvine.org