10 happenings to enjoy this June

1. California impressionism

Explore how the early history of environmental conservation in California might have influenced the state’s impressionist painters at the “Indefinitely Wild” exhibit. UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art, June 3-Sep. 9, imca.uci.edu.


2. Skateboarding culture show

“New Normal: Skateboarding Now” explores how the sport has expanded into fashion, film, music and art, inspiring diverse demographics globally over the last 70 years. Great Park Gallery, June 4-Aug. 27, cityofirvine.org/great-park/exhibitions.


3. Mountain bike skills course

If you are new to mountain biking, join this rider skills clinic. Class begins with an overview of fundamentals, starting with platform position and weight transfer followed by a series of exercises. 8 a.m.-noon June 10. Register at letsgooutside.org.


4. Dads’ luncheon

Celebrate Father’s Day with Tanaka Farms’ Hilltop BBQ Luncheon buffet. $69 for adults, $49 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. 5380 3/4 University Drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18, tanakafarms.com.


5. Kids’ Ecology Day

Bring your children to Pretend City’s Ecology Day for them to learn about the natural world through art, math and science activities. 29 Hubble, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 15, pretendcity.org/events/ecology-day.


6. Global crafting

Learn about countries around the world through craft making at University Park Library’s “Around the World with Crafts.” 4512 Sandburg Way, 11 a.m.-noon June 11, ocpl.org/events.


7. Swim and a movie

Participate in Irvine’s largest group swim lesson and then stay for a recreational swim that includes a waterslide, inflatable and diving boards. At dusk, “Sing 2” plays on the big screen. William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, 5:30 p.m. June 30, 949-724-6717.


8. ‘Star Wars’ Day at the OC Zoo

Visit OC Zoo for a day of family fun, including crafts, games and photo opportunities on “Star Wars” Day. The first 100 children ages 12 and under in “Star Wars” costume will receive a gift and a ticket to the Irvine Park Railroad. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10, ocparks.com/events.


9. Comedian David Koechner

Watch actor and comedian David Koechner, known for playing Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films and Todd Packer on “The Office,” take the stage at Irvine Improv. 527 Spectrum Center Drive, June 16 and 17, improv.com/irvine.


10. Dance celebration

Come join “Celebration 2023” – a showcase of various dance styles performed by the students of Pacific Dance at Irvine Barclay Theatre. 4242 Campus Drive, 6 p.m. June 13-June 16, thebarclay.org.


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