10 happenings to enjoy this May

Matchbox Twenty, led by Rob Thomas, will make a stop at FivePoint Amphitheatre as part of their North America tour. The rock band rose to fame with their 1996 debut album “Yourself or Someone Like You.”

1. Rock concert

Matchbox Twenty, led by Rob Thomas, will make a stop at FivePoint Amphitheatre as part of their North America tour. The rock band rose to fame with their 1996 debut album “Yourself or Someone Like You.” 14800 Chinon, 7:30 p.m. May 28, livenation.com.


2. Swim meet

Witness some of the world’s greatest swimmers compete in the Speedo Grand Challenge at Woollett Aquatics Center. Olympic stars like Ryan Murphy and Vladimir Morozov have set personal bests here. 4601 Walnut Ave., May 26-28, koobit.com/speedo-grand-challenge-e7364.


3. Indian dance

Irvine-based Arpana Dance Company will present “Darpana: Reflecting on 40 Years,” featuring a classical dance from India in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the company. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4 p.m. May 21, thebarclay.org.


4. Support local artisans

Enjoy shopping for locally handmade, crafted goods and tasty treats with some live music at the outdoor Modern Makers Mart. Woodbury Town Center, May 13-14; Woodbridge Village Center, May 20‑21, modernmakersmart.com.


5. Great Donut Run

Show your passion for doughnuts at the Great Donut Run at Irvine Valley College. The family fun run/walk features 1-mile, 5K and kids dash. 5500 Irvine Center Drive, May 21, greatdonutrun.com.


6. Art exhibit

Rooted in the generative characteristics of spring, the “Aries Rising” exhibit at Irvine Fine Arts Center presents a collection of sculptural and two-dimensional artworks made of metal, fiber and mixed media. 14321 Yale Ave., through May 20, cityofirvine.org/irvine-fine-arts-center.


7. Celebrate mom

Bring your mom to Hangar 24’s Super Mother’s Day Event, featuring live DJ, food and craft beer, and more than 50 small-business vendors. 17877 Von Karman Ave., noon-4 p.m. May 13, hangar24brewing.com.


8. Innovation forum

Learn about the next industrial revolution, the role Southern California is playing in both climate tech and space, and the investment landscape for emerging companies at Tech Innovation Forum 2023 at AV Irvine. 16500 Scientific, May 10-11, octaneoc.org.


9. A night with Broadway stars

A cast of top Broadway vocalists will perform beloved songs such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Circle of Life” and “Hey Jude” at “Music of the Knights.” Irvine Barclay Theatre, 8 p.m. May 20, thebarclay.org.


10. UCI symphony performs

Join the UCI Symphony Orchestra for the final concert of the season at Irvine Barclay Theatre. The orchestra will perform an evening of classics under the direction of conductor Geoffrey Pope. 4242 Campus Drive, 8 p.m. May 26, thebarclay.org.


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