Find The Best Orange County Things To Do In February 2014

Work by Young Hoon Kim at The Muckenthaler

From artshows and theater, to world-class music and more, find the best Orange County things to do in February 2014, in our events roundup.

Laguna Beach Music Festival: From Brooklyn With Love
Feb. 3-9. This year’s festival brings musicians from Brooklyn and Los Angeles to present a diverse range of concerts and events in Laguna Beach. Hear classical music to contemporary and avant-garde new works coming out of the Brooklyn scene. Performers include Jeffery Kahane, Gabriel Kahane, yMusic Ensemble and Linden String Quartet.

Hanji: Contemporary Korean Paper Art
Opens Feb. 6. Hanji, traditional handmade Korean paper is renowned for its fine quality and durability. View work by six artists who interpret this ancient art form in a variety of unexpected ways for the 21st century. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Muckenthaler, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.

James and the Giant Peach
Feb. 7-23. First, a rhinoceros eats James’ parents. Then, he is sent to live with his awful aunts. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, a giant peach magically appears in the backyard, changing James’ world as he escapes inside. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.

Beethoven: The Late Great
Opens Feb. 8. View rare Beethoven artifacts curated by Dr. William Meredith, Director of the Beethoven Center at San Jose State University, including a personal letter and drafts of personal scores in Beethoven’s own handwriting from the Library of Congress never exhibited on the West Coast, the composer’s life mask of 1812, locks of his hair and his  household account leaf. The show marks the Philharmonic Society of OC’s 60th anniversary. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.

Random Acts of Modern Luxury at Irvine Spectrum Center
Through Feb. 28.  Celebrity Cruises will be treating lucky visitors at Irvine Spectrum Center by giving away surprise gifts at random each Friday from 12-6 p.m., now through the end of the month. Gifts include complimentary valet parking, cupcakes, movie tickets and more. Additionally, all visitors who valet park at the Irvine Spectrum Center will receive free water in their cars, compliments of Celebrity Cruises. Visit the shopping center for your chance to win. 

Art Crawl Experience in Downtown Anaheim
Feb. 8. Enjoy multiple performance art areas, an indie craft fair, street artists, gourmet food trucks, brick and mortar galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, art in public spaces and free shuttle rides throughout ACE by Anaheim Resort Transit. Parking and admission is free. 201 Center St. Promenade, Anaheim, 714.956.3586.

The Wizard of Oz
Feb. 11-23. See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage production in an adaptation of the classic film. Travel with Dorothy as she finds herself in a magical land after a hurricane, and journeys with Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion to find their heart’s desires. $29-$109. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXI
Feb. 15-16. Catch a glimpse of Scotland’s rich culture by watching world championships compete for reigning titles or testing their own might and skill during novice demonstrations and contests. Watch a grand parade, firing demonstrations and historic re-enactments and enjoy whiskey tastings and craft beer samplings. See the best Scottish rock and Celtic bands on Sat. night. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $18-$22 adults; $8-$12 children ages 4-11. Hotel packages available. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738.

Sting and Paul Simon at Honda Center
Feb. 16. Witness two of music’s most renowned artists as they perform for their On Stage Together Tour. Both artists continue to push the boundaries of popular music and through their music, continue to speak to generations of fans. Be treated to both collaborative and solo performances with their respective bands. 8 p.m. $49-$254. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

Lark Creek Newport Beach Dungeness Crab Festival
Through Feb. 28. Feast on West Coast local crab at the peak of its season. Celebrate the season with a special menu including deviled eggs with Dungeness crab and chipotle aioli; crab roll with celery root remoulade and hand cut fries; Dungeness crab street tacos with spicy slaw, tomatillo and avocado relish and wood fired filet mignon with potato gratin Dungeness crab salad and parsley persillade. Available during lunch and dinner service daily. Fashion Island, 957 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.64.6700.

Miley Cyrus at Honda Center
Feb. 20. Bust out your foam finger and get ready to twerk when pop music’s current enfant terrible brings her Bangerz Tour to Honda Center. Icona Pop, the Swedish duo behind the earworm “I Love It,” opens. 7 p.m. $19-$93. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

Comedian Whitney Cummings at Irvine Barclay Theatre
Feb. 22. Spend an evening with the Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer as she tapes her Comedy Central special. Cummings co-created and co-wrote the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls and regularly appears on E!’s Chelsea Lately. $39. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.

OC Restaurant Week
Beginning Feb. 23. Experience great food and prices that will delight your palate and wallet. This annual culinary event features discounted prix fixe menus from 100 of the best restaurants throughout Orange County, allowing food lovers to dine out at as many participating restaurants as desired. See website for details.

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