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Join us for a variety of cultural experiences, most often involving edibles and entertainment ranging from live theatrical performances to specialty dining get-togethers to events of the season, and even the occasional overnight travel opportunity.

For additional delightful doings, please consider joining our other groups:

• Tea Travellers Societea (http://www.meetup.com/Tea-Travellers-Societea-SoCal/) Meetup group for all sorts of afternoon tea-related theme events

• Whimsicalitea (https://www.meetup.com/Whimsicalitea-arts/) Meetup group with a focus on the arts

Upcoming events (5+)

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 2 pm Hailing from the Cangzhou, Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China, Golden Dragon Acrobats represent a time-honored tradition that began over twenty-five centuries ago. The troupe’s spectacular athleticism combined with ancient and modern dance and music present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Now in their 30th year, Golden Dragon Acrobats offer unparalleled artistic form and award-winning acrobatics. BYO Tix here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10270394 Reminder, RSVP here does not constitute ticket purchase

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 8 pm Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation’s most prominent flamenco and Spanish dance companies. Honoring the traditions of flamenco while pushing the art form in new directions, co-founder Carlota Santana promotes flamenco as a living art form and a vital part of Hispanic heritage earning her the title of “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine. Under her direction, the company has premiered more than 20 original works, offering numerous commissions to flamenco artists from Spain and the United States. BYO tix here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10270298 Reminder, RSVP here does not constitute ticket purchase

Doktor Kaboom! and The Wheel of Science

Irvine Barclay Theater

Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! So much science, so little time... $25 adults BuyYO tix: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&p=cc447f862916036adbc17301e838face&linkNum=1&campaignID=273512&patronID=763481765&memberID=1f09e2abdaeed2e9e02114d13742f886&vqitq=335a5f79-7cb3-49ae-ad73-ad8cc73c6aa6&vqitp=8e4915f9-9e98-4353-997c-3f9ab791d232&vqitts=1528328726&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=ed8e6caf2f8acb42b559d5f490b33df4&rtype=facebook-member

Speakeasy, Die Hard! 1920's Flapper-Gangster Melee

"It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves." ~Zelda Fitzgerald The Chicago mob is under investigation and the only thing that can bring them down is their accountant, Stanley Kramer, who is set to deliver damning testimony in a hearing set two days hence. But there's one slight problem. No one's seen him since he fled the city in fear for his life. Now both gangsters and G-men are racing to find him first. Join the action at the historic Drake Hotel. In this avant-garde game of wits and wills, participants have the unprecedented opportunity to choose their level of involvement, as follows. First off, you'll want to choose which side of the law you want to be on - that of Al Capone's gangster or the Elliot Ness' G-men Mob Soldier or FBI Agent includes:Participation in the main event of the weekend, our Saturday night dinner melee Mob Caporegime or FBI Deputy - Dive deeper into the story with opportunities to drop & divulge clues and inflict damages on the opposition. This level includes the above plus:Our Speakeasy cocktail party Saturday evening... if you know the password Accommodations Saturday nightBreakfast Sunday morning with epilogue of all stories... including your own Mob Boss or FBI Director - Get the full picture with additional clues and character interaction that play a key part in the story's unfoldment. This level includes the above plus: Hors d'Oeuvres & Dirty Deeds reception Friday nightAccommodations Friday night Invitation to join us for our optional daytime activities, such as the city's *Gangster Tour, *Afternoon Tea at the DrakeInformal Photoshoot in costume and in character Join us for the crime of your life! *a bullet hole indicates an optional additional cost Visit link for details: http://flapperspeakeasy.sirenschool.com

Past events (94)

David Benoit’s Charlie Brown Christmas

Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

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