10 ways to enjoy August in Irvine

1. Rams Training Camp

Register to watch the Los Angeles Rams prepare for their upcoming season. Eleven practices are open to the public. The fan zone will feature a stage with live entertainment and interviews. UCI Crawford Field, through Aug. 10, therams.com/trainingcamp.

2. Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

Pop Vinyl has been called “the band that doesn’t stop,” featuring five lead singers playing dance classics from Motown to today’s hits. Catch their Sizzlin’ Summer Concert performance. Mike Ward Community Park, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, cityofirvine.org.

3. Big Time Rush

Pop-music boy band Big Time Rush, which starred in Nickelodeon’s television series of the same name, will make a stop in Irvine on their Forever Tour. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 8 p.m., Aug. 11, livenation.com.

4. Standup comedy

Joel McHale, best known for hosting “The Soup” on E! and his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom “Community,” will take the stage at Irvine Spectrum Center. Irvine Improv, Aug.12-13, improv.com/irvine.

5. Movies on the Lawn

Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic basket to watch “Sing 2” (2021) on the outdoor big screen. The movie begins at dusk. Great Park terraced lawn, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 13, cityofirvine.org.

6. Splash-In Movie

Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family, and come on down to the pool for a movie. Swim and float while “Moana” plays on the big screen. William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, cityofirvine.org.

7. Pretend City Birthday

Help Pretend City celebrate its 13th birthday and learn how people around the world celebrate birthdays. Pretend City Children’s Museum, Aug.27-28, pretendcity.org.

8. Roller Skating

Meet up for roller skating from 3 p.m. till dark every Thursday up the hill from Parking Lot 3 at the Great Park. Free beginners’ lesson at 6 p.m. Join “Roller Skate OC” on Facebook. Atomicskates.com.

9. Farmers Market

Pack a tote bag and pick up your peaches, peppers and prescriptions in the same trip at the Kaiser Permanente farmers market. Irvine Kaiser Permanente, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, healthy.kaiserpermanente.org.

10. Modern Makers Mart

Modern Makers Mart is an artisanal outdoor shopping experience for the senses, filled with handcrafted items and live music. Woodbury Town Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13-14, Woodbridge Village Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27-28, modernmakersmart.com.

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