EVENT DATE : October 27, 9:00PM
Hotel Irvine

The Halloween Party at Red Bar at Hotel Irvine, themed "Eat, Drink & be Scary," asks party-goers to don their scariest, most original costumes for the hotel's fourth annual Halloween party. Look for Halloween-themed specialty cocktails, a group costume contest with prizes and spinning grooves by a local DJ. $20 cover charge and group tickets available. HotelIrvine.com

EVENT DATE : October 28, 3:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Commemorating the founding of Czechoslovakia 100 years ago, the Pacific Symphony will celebrate cultural, scientific and historic bridges between old and new worlds. Through the performance of Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," the symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair will reveal extraordinary artistic and historic links between the U.S. and Czechoslovakia. PacificSymphony.org

Laguna Playhouse

It's Christmas Eve in a coastal village north of Dublin. Sharky returns to look after his aging brother, who's recently gone blind. Attempting to stay off the bottle, he contends with old drinking and card buddies and the arrival of a stranger from the past. With stakes raised higher and higher, Sharky may be playing for his very soul. LagunaPlayhouse.com  

EVENT DATE : Nov. 1 - Jan. 13
Bowers Museum

"Knights in Armor" features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor, dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the Romanticized Medieval revival of the 1800s. Featured are pieces of armor, including full suits, helmets, corselets, shields, swords and paintings on loan from the Museo Stibbert of Florence, Italy. Bowers.org  

EVENT DATE : November 4, 4:00PM
Salmon Recital Hall, Chapman University

Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto de Cremona has become one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. The quartet is an ambassador for the international "Friends of Stradivari" project and plays the Stradivarius "Paganini Quartet" instruments on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, including the same violin played by Henri Temianka. MuscoCenter.org

Coast Hills Auditorium

Enjoy the concert version of the 1961 award-winning musical, "West Side Story," performed by South Coast Symphony at Coast Hills Auditorium in Aliso Viejo. The musical was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture, becoming the record holder for the most wins of a movie musical. You'll love hearing musical numbers like "Maria," "Tonight," "Somewhere," etc. SouthCoastSymphony.org    

EVENT DATE : 13-25
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The Broadway musical from Grammy Award-winning Sara Bareilles is coming to Segerstrom Hall, as renowned actress/singer Christine Dwyer puts on her apron and bakes her way across the country as she steps into the role of Jenna in the national tour. Dwyer's creds include Sylvia in the national tour of "Finding Neverland" and Maureen on Broadway in "Rent." SCFTA.org

EVENT DATE : Nov. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25; Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
Sawdust Festival Grounds, Laguna Beach

The 28th Annual Stardust Art Festival Winter Fantasy is a weekends-only event for the entire family. The festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland and feature 180 artists showcasing their work. Enjoy holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, Santa, and much more. You will find great art gifts and decorations for the holidays. SawdustArtFestival.org

EVENT DATE : November 22, 8:00AM
The Village of Hope, Tustin

The Orange County Rescue Mission will hold its fifth annual Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning with the goal of raising enough support to provide more than 30,000 meals for the hungry and homeless of Orange County. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m./Race starts at 8 a.m. Expo and awards follow the race. Check website for further details. TurkeyTrotOC.org