10 reasons to enjoy September

1. Queen of mariachi

Aida Cuevas celebrates her career as Mexico’s most important female voice in “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo.” She is the first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a Grammy. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, thebarclay.org.

2. ‘Echoes of Perception’

Visit UC Irvine for an art exhibition of California Impressionism. The painters echo one another in their pursuit of capturing the ineffable sensibility of place and space, from mountain peaks to the ocean floor. Jack & Shanaz Langson Institute & Museum of California Art, Sept. 24-Jan. 14, imca.uci.edu.

3. Studio Ghibli Fest

Watch Hayao Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle” during Regal’s fourth annual Studio Ghibli Fest. Studio Ghibli’s movies have inspired generations of fans through vivid details and awe-inspiring storytelling. Regal Irvine Spectrum, Sept. 25, 26 and 28, regmovies.com.

4. French baking

Transform your home kitchen into a French bakery under the guidance of chef Sylvie Roux. Classes range from apple pie and tatin tart to baguette and brioche and tiramisu and macarons. Irvine Fine Arts Center, yourirvine.org.

5. Art at City Hall

Free exhibit “Chloe Jeongmyo Kim: Transplanted Panorama” features artworks that combine abstract painting with photographs taken in both Irvine and Korea documenting vignettes of everyday scenery. Irvine City Hall, through Nov. 18, cityofirvine.org.

6. Food Lab

Learn tips and techniques for popular methods of food preservation, including what containers to use, how to prep the food and the variety of foods that can be preserved. Great Park Farm + Food Lab, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 10, ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC.

7. Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Pacific Symphony will perform Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “1812 Overture,” complete with brilliant fireworks. You’ll enjoy this famous romantic composer’s passionate First Piano Concerto. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 8 p.m. Sept. 4, pacificsymphony.org.

8. UCI volleyball

Cheer for the Anteaters as they host CSU Northridge in a Big West women’s volleyball opener. UCI has reached double-figure wins in nine of the last 10 years. Bren Events Center, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, ucirvinesports.com.

9. Grandparents’ Day art projects

Bring your little ones to make gifts for their grandparents. Activities include a card-making station, painting fingers as flowers and exploring different types of yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks. Pretend City Children’s Museum, Sept. 11, pretendcity.org.

10. Twilight hike

Explore Limestone Canyon on a docent-led 5.5-mile hike featuring gorgeous views from Limestone Ridge. This early-evening activity is a great introduction to cardio-style hikes. Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve, 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, letsgooutside.org.

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