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5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

The Modern Luxury Editors | January 6, 2017 | Feature Features

In the mood for song and dance or longing for the sights of Paris? Check out one of these hot events.
Student artist Brad Neil's “Eiffel Tower Quarter From Pont d'Lena, Paris” is on view at LCAD Gallery Jan. 19 through Feb. 19.

1. Summer of 69: No Apostrophe
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are quite the couple—on screen as Ron and Tammy 2 in Parks and Recreation and at home as husband and wife in wedded bliss. (Or is it?) Their eyebrow-raising songs and stories about their marriage are certain to have you in stitches—and you might even see a parallel in your own life too. You can hear it all Jan. 14 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. 7 and 9:30PM, tickets $39

2. A Sojourn in France
Armchair travelers should not miss the chance to view the creative works by Laguna College of Art + Design students who studied abroad last summer. Their muses? Monet’s home and gardens at Giverny, the Louvre, Petit Palais, Reims Cathedral and more. (Oui, oui!) The show runs Jan. 19 through Feb. 19.

3. JazzReach: Poppin’
New York’s Metta Quintet sounds off Jan. 27 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre with a finger-snapping show that shares the story behind Blue Note Records. 7:30PM, tickets $20-$25

4. Breaking Ground II: Redefining the Urban Experience
Chat with John “Crash” Matos when the iconic New York street artist visits our shores Feb. 2 to show off his exhibition at Laguna Beach’s JoAnne Artman Gallery. It punches up the creative scene in O.C. with bold, vibrant works on canvas and mixed media creations inspired by comic strips and pop culture. 6-8PM

5. Backhausdance
Jennifer Backhaus’ troupe is known for the athleticism and skill of its performers, as well as the intriguing, insightful nature of the choreography. Case in point: Last year’s show was a sellout. On the ticket Feb. 3? Backhaus’ Hive premiere, debuts from Yin Yue and Ido Tadmor, and a new work from the namesake and Dale Merrill. 8PM, tickets $20-$100


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