Enjoying the wonders of spring is a breeze when living at any one of our fabulous So Cal communities. Take a look at what’s happening in your neck of the woods and make plans to get off the sofa and out to play.
Superior Pointe & Lighthouse in Costa Mesa
Martin Short is coming to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts April 15-16 and tickets start at just $35. Take part in an evening of laughter with an unpredictable comedy genius.
Break in those running shoes for theCosta Mesa Fun Run at Fairview Park on Saturday, April 23rd. Run 5k or 10k courses or participate in this year’s new event, the Super Hero Family Run!
Capella, Saviero, & Welton in Irvine
Organizers of the Irvine BUBBLE RUN bill the event as “a fun run through Willy Wonka’s factory!” Join in on the 5k of foam at Verizon Amphitheatre April 10.
Friday Night Happenings return with a flourish. Stop by Beacon Park on April 15 for an Arts Festival, with great food, music, and activities for all. Best part? No RSVP – just come on down!
Estancia at Cielo in Rancho Santa Fe
Prepare for a night of intrigue with the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Way Downriver, adapted from William Faulkner’s famous short story, “Old Man,” is a gripping story of two souls fighting to survive against the flooding waters of the mighty Mississippi River.
Tickets available online. Show runs April 13 – May 8.
Sea Summit in San Clemente
Presented by the Left Coast Brewing Company, the San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest is a must-attend event for anyone and everyone who loves an ice cold pint. The event takes place on Saturday, April 23, featuring craft breweries from all over So Cal. Don’t miss San Clemente’s premier tasting extravaganza.
Camden Square in Foothill Ranch
You’ll only find the Grow Your Own! Spring Festival in Lake Forest, California. A celebration of Earth’s renewable resources, discover a wealth of gardening activities for big kids and little kids alike.
Events include terrarium building, easy pickling, eco-design, organic seedling nursery, live music, food vendors, strawberry picking and more.
Plan to visit the Ecology Center, Saturday, April 16.
Sol y Mar in Rancho Palos Verdes
April 9 marks the 2016 rendition of the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation’s Pacific Coast International Short Film Festival. Entries include films from the US, Australia, France, Spain and Israel.
Pay homage to the wonders of nature at theEarth Day Celebration at White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, April 23. The free festival includes gardening and birding presentations as well as art, food and plenty of fun.
Magnolia in West Covina
Earth Day at Cortez Park in West Covina offers free fun for the whole family on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to 1pm. Come early to participate in the commemorative tree planting at 11.
Kids can enjoy Earth-friendly arts & crafts and countless informational vendors to learn more about saving our planet.
Seagrove in Carlsbad
50 acres of extraordinary beauty is just a short drive away at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of colorful blooms and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. You’ll find artist gardens, gardening demonstrations, a sweet pea maze and antique tractor ride for the kids and more.
Echo56 in Newport Beach
Lovers of the big screen will enjoy 8 action-packed days filled with features, shorts, documentaries and nightly gala events. It’s the Newport Beach Film Festival and tickets are on sale now.
Opening night gala kicks off April 21 withscheduled films and activities through April 28.
Elms & Ivy in San Diego
Mission Federal ArtWalk returns to Little Italy in April 2016. It’s the premiere annual celebration of San Diego’s rich arts and culture scene. 300+ gifted artists will showcase their work April 30 and May 1. Come to simply enjoy the visual and performing arts or purchase something special to adorn your new home.