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Today's Calendar: Out And About In Orange County

May 12, 2000



The 2000 Philharmonic Festival of Homes and Gardens continues with a tour of five professionally designed homes from San Juan Hills to Monarch Beach, including the Aliso "rock house." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $40. Also Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Programs. (714) 840-7542.


Ballet Pacifica dances the premiere of "A Streetcar . . ." by Molly Lynch, "Capriol Suite" by David Allan, "Dream Dialogues" by William Soleau and "Counterpoint" by Molly Lynch at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. 8 p.m. $8-$24. Also Saturday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. (949) 854-4646.


Pianist Menahem Pressler, violinists Haroutune Bedelian and Eunhee Kim, violist Jerzy Kosmala and cellist Margaret Parkins play music by Mozart and Brahms at Winifred Smith Hall, West Peltason Drive and Mesa Road, UC Irvine. 8 p.m. $6-$15. (949) 824-2787.


The Fullerton Civic Light Opera's "Mirette"--a musical by Elizabeth Diggs, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones set in 1890s Paris, about a young girl and her mother who runs a boarding house for entertainers--opens at Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. 8 p.m. $15-$36. Through May 28. (714) 526-3832.


Glen Ellen Winery's seventh annual Newport Beach Jazz Festival opens with a concert by saxophonist Steve Cole at the Hyatt Newporter Resort, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. 8 p.m. $15-$20. The festival will continue weekends through May 21. (949) 476-3190.


Orchestra Guayacan plays at J.C. Fandango, 1086 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim. 7 p.m. $15. (714) 758-1057.


Reggae veteran Eek-a-Mouse plays at the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Pepper Big Cat opens. 8 p.m. $17.50-$19.50. (949) 496-8930.


Magician Chris Blackmore performs at the Magic Laugh at the Rib Trader Restaurant, 2710 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. 7 p.m. $25.95, includes dinner. Also Saturday, 8 p.m. Reservations: (714) 639-6126.

The Berubians comedy troupe presents "The Superheroes" at the Second Stage Theatre, 2122 Grand Ave., Santa Ana. 8 p.m. $5-$10. Through May 20. (714) 545-3852.

Angel Salazar performs at the Brea Improv, 945 E. Birch St. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. $15. Also Saturday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. $15; Sunday, 8 p.m. $12. (714) 529-7878.

Robert Schimmel performs at the Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. $15. Also Saturday, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. $15; Sunday, 7 p.m. $12. (949) 854-5455.

Julie Kidd's Komedy Konnection, with Bill Word, Martin Moreno, Sharon Barragan, Cindy Burns, Gary Brightwell and Julie Kidd, is at Vanilla's Caffe, 1948 N. Tustin Ave., Orange. 8:30 p.m. Free. (714) 921-8035.


Buddy Hatton's documentary "Peru--The Mysterious Journey" screens at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. 7 p.m. $6-$9. (714) 432-5880.

The UC Irvine Film Society continues its "New Wave: Inspiration & Repercussion" series with "Persona," Ingmar Bergman's 1967 drama about an actress (Liv Ullmann) who stops speaking and the nurse (Bibi Andersson) who cares for her, at the campus Student Center, West Peltason and Pereira drives. 7 and 9 p.m. $2.50-$4.50. (949) 824-5588.


The University Singers, Chamber Singers and Percussion Ensemble perform Stravinsky's "Les Noces" for two pianos and percussion in the Little Theatre at Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd. 8 p.m. $5-$8. (714) 278-3371.

The Saddleback Wind Ensemble plays music by Copland, Bernstein and Barber at the McKinney Theatre, Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. 8 p.m. $5-$6. (949) 582-4656.


"Rumors," Neil Simon's comedy in which a group of highbrow New Yorkers try to conceal from the police and one another what might--or might not--have been a prominent friend's suicide, opens at the Westminster Community Theatre, 7272 Maple St. 8:30 p.m.

$10-$12. Through June 3. (714) 527-5546.

"Triumph of Love," a musical comedy by Jeffrey Stock, James Magruder and Susan Birkhead based on the story by Marivaux about a princess who stirs feelings of love between a spinster and a hardened old man, opens at the Cal State Fullerton Recital Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd. 8 p.m. $11-$15. Through May 21. (714) 278-3371.

"Girly Americana," a one-woman, multi-character comedy written and performed by Denise Moses, continues at the Gem Theater, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove. 8 p.m. $18.50-$22.50. Ends Sunday. (714) 741-9555.

"Death and the Maiden," Ariel Dorfman's drama in which a torture victim gets her revenge, is at the Hunger Artists Theatre, 204 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 8:30 p.m. $10-$12. Ends Sunday. (714) 547-9100.

Chapman University Theatre and Dance presents "The Creation," a dramatization of stories from the Bible, in the campus Studio Theatre, 333 N. Glassell St., Orange. 8 p.m. Through May 20. $8-$10. (714) 997-6812.

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