Weekend Roundup

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Jan. 17-22. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, Cats, profiles the unique felines of the Jellicle tribe and the events surrounding the Jellicle Ball. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the acclaimed production is one of Broadway’s longest and is the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The musical’s hit song “Memory” is one of the Great White Way’s most beloved tunes. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

new-shanghai-circusNew Shanghai Circus
Jan. 21-22. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a dazzling display of acrobatics by the New Shanghai Circus. The performance features illusions, costumes and special effects bound to captivate every audience member. 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos, 562.916.8500. www.cerritoscenter.com

Lunar New Year
Jan. 19-23. AnQi, Crustacean’s Orange County sister, celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Dragon with a five-course prix-fixe menu inspired by heaven and earth and designed around the principles of feng shui. Begin with crispy salt and pepper lobster tail before enjoying dishes such as five spice butter roasted game hen and tangerine custard and lychee. To complete the experience, enjoy a contemporary dragon dance and show to usher in the Lunar New Year. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.5679. www.anqibistro.com

newport-beach-restaurant-weekNewport Beach Restaurant Week
Jan. 20-29. Newport Beach invites you to “Savor the Flavor” during the sixth annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which was the first event of its kind in Orange County. Most participating restaurants offer a $10, $15 or $20 three-course prix-fixe lunch menu and a $20, $30 or $40 three-course prix-fixe dinner menu. “Can’t miss” restaurants include 21 Oceanfront, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific and Tradition by Pascal. 877.462.3463. www.newportbeachdining.com

Anaheim Ducks
Jan. 21-22. This Saturday, the Ducks play against the Ottawa Senators and fans will be treated to a free Ducks t-shirt courtesy of Honda. The following night, the Ducks battle the Colorado Avalanche. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500. www.ducks.nhl.com

Jazz Monsters Series
Jan. 20. Soka Performing Arts Center’s Jazz Monsters series continues with Christian Jacob and The Big Band Theory with Denise Donatelli. Jacob, a French jazz pianist and composer, is known for orchestrating and arranging for several big bands and orchestras. Jazz vocalist Donatelli, who received two Grammy nominations in 2011 for her album When Lights Are Low, is the perfect complement to Jacob’s acclaimed jazz piano performance. 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo, 949.480.4278. www.soka.edu

angels-and-airwavesAngels and Airwaves
Jan. 22. Alternative rockers Angels & Airwaves, led by Tom DeLonge of Blink-182, perform material from their latest album, Love II at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Not only does the group have a new album, they have a new drummer as well. Ilan Rubin of Nine inch Nails joins the band, replacing drummer Adam Willard formerly of The Offspring. Le Blorr supports. 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, 714.778.2583. www.houseofblues.com

Rob Schneider
Jan. 20-22. Best known for his outlandish films The Hot Chick and The Animal as well as the offbeat characters he plays in Adam Sandler films, Rob Schneider is now touring in support of his first ever comedy album, Registered Offender. After a nearly 20 years away from the standup stage, Schneider returns ready to make audiences laugh harder than ever. 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.482.0700. www.improv.com

brad-garrettBrad Garrett
Jan. 20-21. Emmy Award-winning Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett performs his stand-up routine at the Irvine Improv. Upon completing his current tour, Brad Garrett: Offending One American City at a Time, Garrett will return to Las Vegas and reopen his comedy club at the MGM Grand this March. 71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, 949.854.5455. www.impov.com

Third Thursdays
Jan. 19. The Orange County Museum of Art presents Third Thursdays, a chance to enjoy the museum’s collection into the late night. This Thursday, Berlin Brats food truck will be serving up tasty German sausages before a final gallery tour of Two Schools of Cool (which closes Jan. 22) and a screening of George Herms and the Prometheus Archives which looks back at Two Schools of Cool artist George Herms’s process of installing his exhibition The Prometheus Archives at OCMA. 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, 949.759.1122. www.ocma.net

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