Exciting events are in full bloom this spring at Segerstrom’s Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, Samueli Theater

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced a vibrant line-up of spring events that will offer cultural enrichment, inspire creativity, and provide a welcoming space for community members to gather and celebrate the arts. Over the next few months, the Plaza will come alive with art, music, dance and film for arts enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy and share connected experiences.

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Adelaide

Kickstarting the festivities are two free outdoor concerts on the Argyros Plaza featuring Omoghéné, an international recording artist and singer-songwriter, and Adelaide, a talented singer-songwriter based in Orange County. Omoghéné’s R&B and neo-soul blended sounds and Adelaide’s unique musical blend of bossa nova and Amy Winehouse-inspired pop sounds will set the stage for delightful pre-show performances before MJ: The Musical. Savor delicious food and refreshing drinks from George’s Café while enjoying the sweet melodies of these free concerts on Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 28 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. These events are free and unticketed, and no Plaza Pass is needed.

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Tuesday Night Dance will get you moving

Tuesday Night Dance classes return on Tuesday, April 2 and will continue with consecutive Tuesdays leading up to a celebration of National Dance Day on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. These free instructor-led classes provide fun opportunities to explore different dance styles and genres that range anywhere from bachata to line dancing. Whether you are looking to explore your inner dancer, or just wanting to get a good sweat in, Tuesday Night Dance is sure to provide an evening of fun. Free with Plaza Pass.

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Drag Brunch comes to Samueli Theater

Experience the magic of Disney like never before as the Broadway Divas host an all-new enchanting Drag Brunch on Sunday, April 21 in Samueli Theater from 11 a.m-2 p.m.  with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the program beginning at 12 p.m. Patrons are invited to step into a world where fantasy meets fabulousness complete with whimsical performances, delicious food and drinks and all your favorite Magic Kingdom characters brought to life by the dazzling drag queens. Tickets are $30-$80 and early arrival is encouraged.

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At a previous AAPI Arts Celebration, Dengue Fever performed

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Segerstrom Center for the Arts will provide live music, dance and films to honor and recognize AAPI arts and culture throughout the month of May. The month will offer Polynesian Tuesday Night Dance classes, live music performances on the Argyros Stage and a series of movie screenings on Fridays. These screenings will provide a space for celebration, conversation, and engagement with the stories and perspectives of filmmakers and storytellers from AAPI communities.

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An AAPI Movie Screening Discussion

Polynesian Dance Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Movie Screenings are scheduled for Fridays May 3l 10, 24 and 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. pre-show; movies shown from 8-10 p.m. Free with Plaza Pass. Live on Argyros Stage Concerts are scheduled for Wednesdays May 8 and 29 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Free and unticketed, and no Plaza Pass is needed.

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An AAPI Movie Screening Discussion

For those that love to get lost in the music, Silent Disco will return on Friday, May 17 from 7-10 p.m. for a night of light-up wireless headphones, dance and good vibes. Bring your best dancing shoes, because at Silent Disco, the party never ends. Tickets: $15.

AAPI Heritage Month Events and Tuesday Night Dances classes are free with a plaza pass. Plaza Pass is a free digital pass for individuals over 18 years old to access free events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. No additional tickets or RSVPs are required; just pull up your Plaza Pass from your Apple Wallet or Google Wallet when you arrive and their ushers will scan you in.

Individuals under 18 years old are welcome to accompany an adult in their household or another Plaza Pass holder as a guest or register for their own individual Plaza Pass in-person during a Plaza event.

To sign in or register for a Plaza Pass, visit www.scfta.org/plaza-pass.

Coming soon – Summer Sounds 2024

Everyone’s favorite concert series Summer Sounds will return with Friday concerts at the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza throughout June and July. These concerts will bring the vibrant energy of some of Southern California’s most eclectic artists. Summer Sounds concerts are free with a Plaza Pass and open to all ages. From salsa to soul, and everything in between, the line-up promises a musical journey that caters to every taste. Segerstrom Center is proud to celebrate Black Music Month this June, with a focus on amplifying Black voices, musical origins and influence. This series will highlight Black artists and creatives over the course of several exciting programs including live performances, Tuesday Night Dance classes and more.

Confirmed artists for Summer Sounds 2024 include 12-piece Latin orchestra BoogalooAssassins on June 7, talented saxophonist J. Boykin & Friends on June 14 and multidisciplinary singer/songwriter, composer and violinist V.C.R ft. Soulquest on June 21. Information on additional artists will be coming soon.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.scfta.org.


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