Escape From Irvine!

A wise man once said, “Lemme outta here!!!” It is likely that this man had not willingly entangled himself in a situation that would have ultimately resulted in his shouting of that particular panicked phrase, but this is the 21st century. People now fork out cash to be temporarily incarcerated in escape rooms — that is, rooms that are meticulously designed with a variety of clues and/or mechanisms through which, …

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Kobe Bryant Talks “The Punies”

Kobe Bryant has created a new podcast called “The Punies” aimed at teaching children life lessons through sports. Irvine Weekly Publisher Brian Calle caught up with Kobe at Children’s Hospital Orange County – where he was doing a surprise special reading of the series for the patients – to discuss Kobe’s new venture in the podcast space. Each 15-minute episode of the podcast follows main character “Puny” Pete, as he tackles a …

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Irvine Nightlife: The Best Hidden Gems and Rooftop Bars

According to WalletHub.com, Irvine is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. It’s no wonder the area has a myriad of nightlife choices. Destination Irvine, a resource for where to stay, play, eat and meet in the area, promotes the city as a preferred overnight destination in Southern California for groups, sports events, leisure visitors and business travelers. “From the rooftop bar Hive & Honey offering 360° views …

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Spring Theater Preview

Theater is one of the oldest forms of art and entertainment (just ask Shakespeare!). Often when one thinks of theater, Broadway and New York City immediately come to mind. While the Big Apple may very well be the country’s theater capital, Orange County has a diverse and celebrated offering of live stage entertainment for theater enthusiasts. Therefore, Irvine Weekly has put together a guide for what is coming to Orange …

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