EVENT DATE : August 25, 2:30AM
Ortega Hwy & Antonio/La Pata, San Juan Capistrano

The RMV Rodeo will take place at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park on the weekend of August 25 & 26 with six hair-raising events - bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bareback riding, tie down roping, and steer wrestling. The contestants compete for a $180,000 purse, best in the country, and proceeds benefit local charities. RMVRodeo.com

EVENT DATE : through January 19, 2019
Bowers Musem

An ongoing exhibition at Bowers Museum through January 19, 2019, "African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies," is a celebration of Africa's artistry and boundless creativity captured by renowned artists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. It is the world premiere of the exhibition, with photographs and film covering the last 15 years of their work in more than 45 countries. Bowers.org

EVENT DATE : September 5, 6:00PM
Argyros Plaza/Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Tastemakers of Orange County is an annual fundraiser event for the nonprofit, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA). Created by a group of chefs dedicated to helping the community, the event brings the best in Asian and Pacific Islander inspired food and drink. Funds raised benefit the areas of service, education, advocacy, organizing and research. OCAPICA.org

EVENT DATE : runs Oct. 7-9, 2018
Dana Point Harbor

In celebration of California’s rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts an extraordinary fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor. History comes alive, as crews from each ship, along with historical re-enactors, engage the public in cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters, ship tours, and much more. OceanInstitute.org

EVENT DATE : September 8, 2:00PM
Newport Beach Central Library. Friends Room

Dr. Lucy Jones, founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and a Research Associate at the Seismologial Laboratory of Caltech, is considered America's leading earthquake expert. She is a Newport Beach Public Library featured speaker and will address earthquakes past and future through her new book, "The Big Ones." Admission free/Seating limited on first-come basis. NewportBeachLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : September 15, 10:30AM
Julianne and George Argyros Plaza/Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Celebrate the connections between arts and science at this free Beckman Arts and Science Festival. Look for an assortment of engaging, fascinating and intriguing events and programs that the entire family will enjoy. It is the perfect opportunity for children to acquire their own answers to the "how" and "why" of life and to build a foundation for learning. SCFTA.org

EVENT DATE : September 22, 6:00AM
OC Fair & Event Center

The 19th Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Car Show will showcase more than 3,500 vehicles. Look for classics, muscle, trucks, exotics, customs, vintage, movie cars and even new cars. Add live entertainment, industry sponsors, 200 vendors and exhibitors and free prostate cancer screenings. Ticket: $15 per person/$13 with AAA card/Children 12 and under free/$8.00 parking. CruisinForACure.com

EVENT DATE : September 23, 6:30AM
Fashion Island

The 27th Annual Race for the Cure will raise awareness for the breast cancer movement, commemorate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their lives to the disease. The event raises funds for community-based breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs, as well as for national grant funding for research. Ticket prices at KomenOC.org/Race

EVENT DATE : September 30, 4:30PM
Irvine Barclay Theatre

In association with the Consulate of Mexico in Santa Ana, The Barclay is presenting a free event celebrating the vibrant culture of Mexico and Hispanic Heritage Month. Look for a variety of music, regional dances and handicrafts from the different states of Mexico. Entertainment will be provided by Relampago Del Cielo Grupo Folkorico, a children's mariachi group, and more. TheBarclay.org