Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum
23702 Rockfield Boulevard
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 458-1900
Fax: (949) 830-3325
This outdoor venue, formerly known as Irvine Meadows, consists of a large seating area as well as an expansive lawn area atop a hill. Its roster of events, includes music acts, festivals, such as Lollapalooza as well as classical concerts during the summer (which are often accompanied by picnics up on the lawn area). Regardless of the season, be sure to bring warm clothing and blankets for the lawn section. Concert tickets are available at the box office (usually only open a few hours before the event) or online.
The Irvine Improv Comedy Club has a misnomer in its title. The club does not host local improv comedy nights, but it does host big-name acts including the likes of Charlie Murphy and John Heffron. Dining is included with the laughs on some nights. The club can also be rented out for various events such as holiday parties, birthdays, fundraising and more.
Dave and Buster's is just the right place to head for those after-office round of drinks, or to watch the big game. The restaurant and bar offers great meals and cheap buffet service. With entertainment attractions like billiards, shuffleboard, motorcycle simulators, etc, this is the perfect place for fun. The admission is restricted to 21-plus and children must be accompanied by guardians(25 plus). The place offers variety of Happy Hours for some cheap drinks and food. The chain's locations are everywhere.
Orange County's Great Park is a popular venue for concerts, plays and other events. It's also known for its giant orange tethered balloon, which visitors can ride for a fee. Soaring 400 feet in the air, on a clear day you can see 40 miles out. Other park attractions include a beautiful carousel, a playground, and a visitor center where you can rent sports equipment for free.
This large, 95,000 square foot (8,825 square meter) eco-friendly facility is known as the Soka Performing Arts Center. Located on the Soka University of America campus in Aliso Viejo, this state-of-the-art center features a concert hall and theater both fully equipped with incredible acoustics designed by the same man who did the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. See amazing student performances as well as professional groups year round at this stunning venue.
Located at the Woodbridge Square Shopping Center, Woodbridge Movies 5 is one of the most popular cinemas in the city. With a retro vibe and old fashioned seats, the cinama screens popular Hollywood releases at affordable rates. With 11 screens, there is a nice selection of films to choose from, including kid friendly options. Pick up a bite to eat at their concession stand, which sells the usual candy, pop corn and ever popular hot-dogs as you settle in to watch a film. Ticket prices are very reasonable at USD2 before 6p, USD3 post 6p and they even screen 3D fils at USD4 through the day. A great place for a budget friendly outing with family and friends.
Since 1968, this site has been the home of Sawdust, a place where local artists have been thriving. Every summer and winter Sawdust puts on an arts & crafts and performing artists festival that is truly an event to experience. See the website for more details.
A must-see show for art lovers, this international art festival lasts for a little over a month and features over 140 artists and fine crafts people displaying booth after booth of original watercolors, oils, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and more.
Set in the seaside community of Laguna Beach, the Irvine Bowl is the host to concerts, exhibits, and more. The annual Pageant Of the Master's, where various works of art are displayed, is held nearby, making the Irvine Bowl the center of the arts in Orange County. Hangout with your friends at the various concerts that are offered in the summer at the bowl. Or come by for a stroll visiting the beach and taking a look at the center.
A world-famous stage presentation that features recreations of classical and contemporary artworks with live models, accompanied by a full orchestra and live narration. This unique event is presented nightly in an atmospheric canyon amphitheater for almost two months.
Founded in 1920, the Laguna Playhouse is rich in history and local color. Used as a neighborhood center of culture and entertainment during World War II, the theater has long been a fixture in the Orange County arts scene. Even now the theater is known for offering fantastic live theater productions.
This intimate theater was built in 1932, on the campus of the high school, and was renovated to provide state-of-the-art seating and technology. It can seat 450 people and has amazing acoustics and excellent sightliness. It is in close proximity to various restaurants and has ample parking on the street and in the parking lot across from it.