Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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Balboa Car Show | Every Sunday from 7 - 9 a.m. 

Fun Zone Parking lot, 600 E. Bay Ave., Balboa Peninsula

Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

35th Annual Baroque Music Festival | Continuing through June 25. 

For more information and tickets, call 949.760.7887 or visit www.bmf-cdm.org

Calendar Girls | Continuing through July 2. Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Winner! What’s On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010. When Annie’s husband dies, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from an amateur photographer. News of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. Based on the true story of 11 WI members who posed for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, “Calendar Girl” opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theater history.

Contact: Box office, 949.631.0288 or www.ntacoline.com

Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

 

Frankie Valli

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Courtesy of SCFTA.org

Segerstrom Hall welcomes Frank Valli and The Four Seasons – back by popular demand

Frankie Valli | June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49. Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons. The group released one smash after another: “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Ronnie,” “Rag Doll,” “Save It For Me,” “Big Man in Town”, “Bye Bye Baby (Baby, Goodbye).” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, Who Loves You” and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night).” Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only five years after the Hall opened. Jersey Boys continues to introduce the music of Valli to new generations, and the man himself shows no signs of slowing down, entertaining sold out audiences near and far.

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Movie Night! The Big Sleep | June 29 at 7 p.m. “The Big Sleep” is the story of a private investigator, Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed over her gambling debts; things almost immediately unravel and blow up from there, as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling and organized crime. Marlowe, with the help of the General’s eldest daughter, Vivian, skillfully plots to free the family from this web and trap the main man behind much of this mischief, Eddie, to meet his end at the hands of his own henchmen. Humphrey Bogart, Martha Vickens, and Lauren Bacall star in this classic 1939 film. The screenplay, adapted from Raymond Chandler’s novel, was written by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman. The event is free. RSVP on the website or call 949.673.1880.

Contact: 949.673.2261, www.slgardens.org

Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Googoosh | July 1 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $59. This Iranian singer and actress, is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety of movies. She achieved the pinnacle of her fame and success towards the end of the 1970s. Her overall impact and contributions to Persian pop-music earned her the title of the most iconic female pop-singer from Iran. She has recorded songs in Persian, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Arabic, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

2017 Concerts on the Green – Flashback Heart Attack, July 9 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Green. Flashback Heart Attack was voted best ‘80s cover band or rock band the last eight years by OC Weekly and has won numerous best ‘80s cover band awards from the OC Music Awards. The band members are from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, and have a significant local following as well as international reputation for performing electrifying renditions of classic ‘80s rock. Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission.

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Pacific Symphony: Symphony in the Cities, July 16 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Newport Beach Civic Green. This free outdoor concert, presented by the City of Newport Beach and Pacific Symphony as part of the Symphony in the Cities series, will feature a variety of popular classics and rousing patriotic tunes. The concert will be held on the Civic Green in front of the Newport Beach Public Library entrance. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner, or purchase food from one of the food trucks on-site. Come early so children can participate in the Musical Playground activities preceding the concert. Musical Playground: Family activities and local music acts begin at 5:30 p.m. The Musical Playground features many interactive and hands-on activities for children, including instrument making, a drum circle, an instrument petting zoo, and an opportunity to meet the musicians. Pacific Symphony concert begins at 7 p.m., conducted by Maestro Carl St.Clair. This special concert is presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission and Pacific Symphony with sponsorship by City National Bank. Free parking available on-site.

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Jonathan and Drew Scott

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Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers”

The Scott Brothers House Party | July 23 at 7 p.m., Performance times vary. Tickets start at $49. Anticipation is “building” for Jonathan and Drew Scott’s first theatrical live experience: The Scott Brothers House Party! Fans can expect an evening that showcases the twin brothers’ multifaceted talents through live performances of their songs, hilarious stories, never-before-seen video, and audience participation in an “anything goes” performance. A VIP Package is available and includes the best seats in the house, a post-show photo opportunity with the Scott Brothers plus VIP merchandise swag.

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Giselle ballerina

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Photo by Marco Brescia and Rudy Amisano

Ballerina Nicoletta Manni stars in Giselle

Teatro all Scala Ballet Company to perform Giselle | July 28 - 30, Performance times vary. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale now. Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement performing Giselle. One of the finest examples of romantic ballet, Giselle is the tale of love, betrayal and redemption between the peasant girl Giselle and Prince Albrecht. It was a triumph at its world premiere in 1841, and its beloved choreography in La Scala’s elegant production, especially, continues to thrill audiences. The opening night cast for this Center engagement includes ballet superstar Misty Copeland in the title role with Roberto Bolle, making his Center debut as Prince Albrecht. The music, by Adolphe Adam, will be performed by the renowned Mikhailovsky Orchestra. Giselle will be performed in place of the originally announced Cinderella

Contact: Box office, 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.