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Segerstrom Center to kick off its 2020 lineup on Argyros Plaza in February

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is gearing up for a spectacular 2020, from world-class performances by internationally renowned dance companies and hit Broadway shows, to musically absorbing seasons of chamber, jazz and cabaret – there’s something for everyone on their stages. And that’s just the beginning.

With the new decade comes even more free entertainment for the community outside on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. They asked you on their social media polls, and you answered. Your favorite Plaza events are returning: “Silent Disco,” “Summer Jazz” and “Tuesday Night Dance,” all will grace the Plaza this year. Twenty free events are planned throughout the year.

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When announcing the 2020 lineup, Segerstrom Center for the Arts President Casey Reitz said, “Since arriving at the Center in December, I’ve been blown away by the crowds and energy on the Argyros Plaza. I’m so pleased to see people making it their own, and it’s been a great way for me to meet and get to know people from all over Orange County. We have a great lineup of events, but I think people will especially want to add our first Mardi Gras celebration, KPOP Tuesday Night Dance event and the Plaza Prom to their calendars. These are definitely not-to-be-missed.”

Tuesday Night Dance regular, Brian says, “I’m looking forward to Tuesday Night Dance returning and getting back to learning new styles of dance every month. It will be especially fun seeing my dance instructor teaching K-Pop to the public. It’s the best way to end your Tuesday.”

The Plaza is a place for everyone – where local artists take the stage. Come and enjoy a wide variety of arts and entertainment with their free WIFI, outdoor seating, George’s Café and your furry friends.

Here’s an overview of the 2020 lineup:

Mardi Gras on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6-9 p.m. Laissez les bon temps rouler – let the good times roll on the Argyros Plaza as you celebrate Mardi Gras in an afternoon of New Orleans-style revelry.

Brilliance - Silent Disco! on Saturday, March 7 from 7-10 p.m.

As the sun goes down, watch Argyros Plaza light up. Join in for an evening of light and color with the latest in interactive art and a Silent Disco! – one of the Plaza’s most popular events.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: ¡DAMAS! on Saturday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m. 

In honor of International Women’s Month, meet inspiring female creators and discover your own DIY spirit at Rock, Paper, Scissors: ¡DAMAS!

Tuesday Night Dance: K-Pop: Tuesdays in April, enjoy free community dance classes on the Plaza.

Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18. Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day with live music, environmental resources and fun activities for the whole family.

Tuesday Night Dance: Bollywood: Tuesdays in May, enjoy free Bollywood style dance classes on the Plaza.

Date Night: Silent Disco! on Friday, May 8. Grab a pair of their light-up headphones and tune in to your favorite Silent DJs as they bring you the best dance music for every style.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: CUMBIA! on Friday, May 15, it’s an art-filled night out. Dance the night away with a live cumbia (Columbian) band and unique art making activities.

Swing Under the Stars on Friday, May 22 as you spend an evening under the stars dancing to the sounds of a live swing band.

Summer Jazz from June through August, join in for 12 nights of free summer jazz concerts on the Plaza, every Friday night.

Tuesday Night Dance: Polynesian in June to enjoy free Polynesian dance classes on the Plaza every Tuesday.

Plaza Prom on Saturday, June 20 when you’re invited to the first-ever Plaza Prom for all ages and abilities.

Tuesday Night Dance: Salsa in July to enjoy free Salsa classes every Tuesday.

Coollab Festival in July for hip hop and good times at the second annual Coollab Festival on the Plaza.

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Coollab graces the Argyros Plaza stage in July

Tuesday Night Dance: Hip-Hop in August for free Hip-Hop classes every Tuesday.

OC Center Stage in August for the countywide talent competition.

National Dance Day in September: The best way to commemorate National Dance Day is dancing with friends and family. Join the fun when the Plaza hosts the official West Coast celebration of a day that reminds us that dance is for everybody and every body.

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“Move it” in September to commemorate National Day Dance

Fall for All in October celebrates the third anniversary celebration of the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza.

Veteran’s Month in November honors our veterans and military families all month long.

4th Annual Holidays Around the World in December, where you’ll watch the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza transform into a winter wonderland.

The Julianne and George Argyros Plaza is located at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.scfta.org.