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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The Art of the Teese

Watching Dita Von Teese perform is a magical, sensual experience. Like a flickering candle, you are drawn into her graceful movements, mesmerized. It’s no wonder why her performances attract sold-out crowds. The queen of burlesque lives a full life, traveling on a whirlwind Europe tour with her burlesque revue and designing her latest lingerie collection, which is on sale in Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. “I’ve created a show called ‘The Art …

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Local Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year where everyone is thinking about what they should buy for their friends and family. If you need shopping suggestions, Irvine Weekly’s Susan Hornik has found some great ideas for our Holiday Gift Guide! For That Busy Friend Healthy eating is a great way to kick off 2019! Check out Anaheim’s Fresh n’ Lean, a delicious, organic meal prep service which is delivered right to your …

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Catch Louie Anderson at the Irvine Improv

Doing stand-up comedy is not for the meek – you have to be fearless, charismatic and of course, hilarious. Three-time Emmy Award® winner Louie Anderson excels at all three. One of Hollywood’s most recognized comedians, the lovable Anderson is headlining at Irvine Comedy Club November 30th through December 2nd. Anderson has a recipe for success: Be kind. “I get that from my mom,” he told us. “She was always the …

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