The Best Local Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s Day, aka February 14, has been a day of love and fertility for centuries. Although this holiday has roots in violence, murder and matchmaking, today the holiday is much sweeter and is celebrated as a day to honor and treat the you people you love. The dilemma with this annual celebration of love is that you’ve got to come up with something new to do or give to your …

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The Hidden Secrets of Disneyland

People travel from all over the world to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, so Irvine residents lucked out having the theme park right in their backyard. Indeed, Disneyland has been a staple of Orange County since its opening in 1955. But no matter how many times you may have been there, chances are you haven’t uncovered all the hidden secrets sprinkled throughout the Magic Kingdom — until now. Irvine Weekly has …

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Get Ready To Laugh It Up With Irvine Improv

In this day and age, many people get their daily laughs from reading the morning headlines. Unfortunately, those same headlines probably cause just as many people to cry as laugh. So, where can one go to ensure that appropriately comical spins are provided to the state of the nation? To comedy clubs, of course! One option for folks in need of a laugh is Irvine Improv Comedy Club, which is …

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Sinemia Causes More Trouble Than It’s Worth for SoCal Movielovers

Storytelling has been a critical component in the social evolution of our species for thousands of years. Back in the early 1900s, little movie houses called nickelodeons opened up all over the country offering people the latest and greatest way to experience the evolution of the storytelling tradition for only five cents. Over the years, of course, prices have gone up a bit. According to Box Office Mojo, average ticket …

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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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Irvine’s Best Group Fitness Classes

New Year, New You, New Work-Out Plan! Happy 2019! With the beginning of a new year always comes new resolutions and goals. Fitness always seems to be at the top of most peoples’ resolution list. However, no one wants to go to the gym alone! I am here to help jump-start your 2019 fitness goals with a list of excellent group workout classes to check out in Orange County over …

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The Top 10 Halloween-Themed Activities In and Around Irvine

If you’re a Halloween fan, you’ve probably already gotten around to hitting Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal’s Horror Nights and/or other notable haunted attractions. If not, you’ve probably made plans to do so. However, there are plenty of haunts and other Halloween-themed activities right here, in and around Irvine for you and/or the whole family to enjoy. Irvine Weekly is proud to present this handy guide to local Halloween-themed events. (Top …

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Irvine’s Paths to Glory and Healthier Living

Residents of Irvine have a couple of distinct advantages over many other American citizens during the holiday season. The first of which is shared by anybody who lives in a warmer climate – you don’t get snowed in. For the people who do live in a colder area, getting out the old shovel to clear the driveway can be a good way to shed some of those extra holiday calories, but, …

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Winter Fest Brings Bevy of Holiday Activities to O.C.

There aren’t too many places in SoCal where families can experience a proverbial winter wonderland. To varying extents, The Grove, in Los Angeles, is one; the Queen Mary, in Long Beach, is another; and the Irvine Spectrum is yet another. That said, this year’s most extensive facsimile for experiencing the joys of winter, and its accompanying holiday spirit, has got to be Winter Fest, at the O.C. Fairgrounds. Entering the …

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