10 happenings this September

1. Pentatonix

A cappella group Pentatonix, known for producing cover versions of modern pop works and Christmas songs along with original material, will make a stop in Irvine as part of The World Tour with special guest Lauren Alaina. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 8 p.m. Sept. 11, livenation.com.

2. Ukulele virtuoso

Taimane, a Hawaiian-born singer-songwriter, has established herself as one of the leading ukulele players in the world, known for her fierce and inventive style of play. She won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award as Favorite Entertainer of the Year in 2019. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 8 p.m. Sept. 16, thebarclay.org.

3. Standup comedy

Martin Amini’s standup touches on what it’s like growing up in America coming from a Bolivian and Iranian background. After making his TV debut on “Laff Tracks” on truTV, Amini filmed “Son of An Ice Cream Man” at The Kennedy Center. Irvine Improv, 8 p.m. Sep. 13, improv.com/irvine.

4. Family hike

Enjoy nature with friends and family in Round Canyon, hiking along a fairly flat trail and watching for red-tailed hawks and mule deer. The interpretive hike averages 2-3 miles round trip at an easy pace. Preregistration required. 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, letsgooutside.org.

5. Sand volleyball

Sign up for a 4-on-4 adult co-ed sand volleyball league as an individual free agent or full team. The game times are 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Sundays. The season runs Sept. 17-Nov. 5. Great Park, sign-up deadline Sept. 14, beachcitysports.com.

6. 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.

7. Storytime at the Barnyard

Join the Storytime at the Barnyard educational exhibit, where volunteers will be reading farm-themed stories geared toward children 1-5 years old. After storytime, kids get to visit with the animals. Tanaka Farms, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12, tanakafarms.com.

8. Kidz Bop

Kidz Bop will make a stop in Irvine as part of the Kidz Bop Never Stop Live Tour to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits. The show will see the return of the Daddy Dance Off, giving dads the chance to show off their best dance moves on stage. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 4 p.m. Sept. 10, livenation.com.

9. Weir Canyon

Spend the morning in an oak woodland watering coast live oak seedlings in Weir Canyon. You will travel for 15 minutes in a safari-style truck, giving you majestic views of the canyon. No experience necessary. Preregistration required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12, letsgooutside.org.

10. Steve Treviño

One of the country’s fastest-rising comics, Steve Treviño has been viewed over 223 million times, selling out shows, amassing over 2 million social media followers and headlining specials for Amazon, Netflix and Showtime. Irvine Improv, Sept. 21-24, improv.com/irvine.

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