Events Calendar

June 22, 2024

Sat June 22, 2024

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Reggae Festival

Reggae Festival

Festivals

Reggae Festival SUNDAY | JUNE 2 | 11 AM – 3 PM Welcome back to the ever-popular Upstream: SoCal’s premier Reggae, Soca, and Caribbean...

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Glow | Brillo: Open Rehearsals and Creative Process

Glow | Brillo: Open Rehearsals and Creative Process

Family Programs

TUESDAYS | MAY 7, 14. 21, 28, JUNE 4 and FRIDAY | JUNE 710 AM - 1 PM | KEY COURTYARD Backhausdance presents Glow | Brillo, a five-week...

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Arts and Accessibility

Arts and Accessibility

Special Events

Arts ORANGE COUNTY Arts and Accessibility: A FREE Presentation! Wednesday, June 5 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Norman Kershaw...

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Glow | Brillo: Dress Rehearsal

Glow | Brillo: Dress Rehearsal

Family Programs

TUESDAYS | MAY 7, 14. 21, 28, JUNE 4 and FRIDAY | JUNE 710 AM - 1 PM | KEY COURTYARD Backhausdance presents Glow | Brillo, a five-week...

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ARCE: The Mysterious Osireion of Seti I with Bryan Kraemer

ARCE: The Mysterious Osireion of Seti I with Bryan Kraemer

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Bryan Kraemer, Egyptologist, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) The temple of...

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Backhausdance presents Glow | Brillo

Backhausdance presents Glow | Brillo

Family Programs

Join us for an innovative and exciting new creative dance residency where Backhausdance, Orange County’s award-winning contemporary...

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4:00 pm

Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo

Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo

Special Events

RSVP HERE The Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo is a vibrant festival of comic artistry and pop culture. This free two-day event promises to...

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Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo

Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo

Special Events

RSVP HERE Join us for Day 2 of the Expo, with free General Admission to the Museum for dads on Father's Day this Sunday, June 16. The...

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Books at Bowers: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See

Books at Bowers: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

MEMBER RSVP THURSDAY | JUNE 20 | 1 – 2 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium | Onsite Book Discussion & Tour For Members only: A Book Club...

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Books at Bowers: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See

Books at Bowers: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

MEMBER RSVP SATURDAY | JUNE 22 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | Fluor Gallery | Onsite Book Discussion & Tour For Members only: A Book Club...

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BSOC: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Manufacture and Influence with Robert K. Liu

BSOC: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Manufacture and Influence with Robert K. Liu

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Robert K. Liu, an author, jeweler, photographer and co-editor of Ornament, a journal of personal...

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Painting Native Birds with Erna van Dyk

Painting Native Birds with Erna van Dyk

Family Programs

REGISTER HERE If you enjoy spending time outdoors then you may have heard the chirp of the spotted towhee. Learn how to paint this...

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Anne's Treasures | Par Fleche Bags

Anne's Treasures | Par Fleche Bags

Workshops & Classes

Anne’s Treasures Art Workshops2nd & 4th THURSDAYSJoin this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM...

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Timeless Melodies: 20th Century Fox Musicals

Timeless Melodies: 20th Century Fox Musicals

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane with music and more presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless...

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Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Spirited Away: Live on Stage (2022) screening & DJ

Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Spirited Away: Live on Stage (2022) screening & DJ

After Hours Programming

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an...

10:30 am
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Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Sheri Fink

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Sheri Fink

Family Programs

RSVP HERE The Little UnicornSATURDAY | JUNE 29 10:30 AM – 12 PM | FLUOR GALLERY Join #1 best-selling author Sheri Fink for a reading...

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Arts on the Move Community Display

Arts on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pm Held...

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Sacred Realms Sound Immersion with Jody Post Theissen

Sacred Realms Sound Immersion with Jody Post Theissen

Workshops & Classes

PURCHASE TICKETS WEDNESDAY | JULY 105:30 – 6:30 PM | SACRED REALMS EXHIBIT | SOUND MEDITATION CLASS Back by popular demand! Enter a...

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Anne's Treasures - Watercolor Landscape

Anne's Treasures - Watercolor Landscape

Workshops & Classes

2nd & 4th THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM | JOHN M. LEE...

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Arts on the Move Community Display

Arts on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pm Held...

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Arts on the Move Community Display

Arts on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pm Held...

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Arts on the Move Community Display

Arts on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pm Held...

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ARCE: Double Lecture by Dr. Carlo Rindi Nuzzolo & Dr. Maria Diletta Pubblico

ARCE: Double Lecture by Dr. Carlo Rindi Nuzzolo & Dr. Maria Diletta Pubblico

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS SATURDAY | JULY 131:30 – 3:30 PM | NORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | DOUBLE LECTURE ARCE-OC: American Research Center...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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Celebration of India

Celebration of India

Festivals

Celebration of India SUNDAY | JULY 14 | 11 AM – 3 PM Listen to the sounds of Sitar musician extraordinaire, Farhan Khan, as he takes...

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12:30 pm

Docent Recruitment Event

Docent Recruitment Event

Special Events

Docent Recruitment Event Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 10 AM - 12:30 PM     If you like art, history, people, and culture...join the...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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California Impressionism with Jean Stern

California Impressionism with Jean Stern

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS SATURDAY | JULY 201:30 – 2:30 PM | NORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | LECTURE Between the early 1890s and up until the...

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Art on the Move Community Display

Art on the Move Community Display

Family Programs

Arts on the Move | Orange County Arts and DisabilityCelebrating Artists with Disabilities!July 10 - July 21, 2024  | 10 am - 4 pmHeld in...

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Special Events

Red Cross Blood Drive July 23 at 10 am - 4 pm Be a hero in your community and save lives with a simple blood donation. To schedule an...

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Anne's Treasures | Extended Copper Relief

Anne's Treasures | Extended Copper Relief

Workshops & Classes

2nd & 4th THURSDAYS   Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community.   10 AM - 12 PM | JOHN M. LEE...

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Timeless Melodies: “Putting on Your Top Hat” – 1930s Part 1

Timeless Melodies: “Putting on Your Top Hat” – 1930s Part 1

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS THURSDAY | JULY 251:30 – 3 PM | NORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | LECTURE Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane with music...

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Final Fridays feat. Live Painting with Sean Chuang & DJ + Paprika (2006) at The Frida Cinema!

Final Fridays feat. Live Painting with Sean Chuang & DJ + Paprika (2006) at The Frida Cinema!

After Hours Programming

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an...

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Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Crystal Murakami

Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Crystal Murakami

Family Programs

RSVP HERE Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Crystal Murakami SATURDAY | JULY 27  10:30 AM – 12 PM | ART...

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Drawing Comics in Taiwan with Sean Chuang, Asian Comics Artist

Drawing Comics in Taiwan with Sean Chuang, Asian Comics Artist

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Join award-winning artist Sean Chuang as he delves into the intriguing world of Taiwanese comics in this...

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ONLINE: Taiwanese Comic Power with Li-Chin Lin, Asian Comics Artist

ONLINE: Taiwanese Comic Power with Li-Chin Lin, Asian Comics Artist

Talks

PURCHASE RECORDED SCREENING Missed our recent program with Asian Comics artist Li-Chin Lin? Catch up with the recording and stream on...

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Jazz and Blues

Jazz and Blues

Festivals

Jazz and Blues SUNDAY | AUGUST 4 | 11 AM – 3 PM Ready for some nostalgia? The Orange County Boys will entertain you with oldies, but...

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Anne's Treasures | Painted Clay Pots with Succulent Plants

Anne's Treasures | Painted Clay Pots with Succulent Plants

Workshops & Classes

2nd & 4th THURSDAYS   Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community.   10 AM - 12 PM | JOHN M. LEE...

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KCRW Summer Nights

KCRW Summer Nights

After Hours Programming

RSVP HERE KCRW is bringing the party back to Santa Ana with Bowers Museum! This event will feature live sets from KCRW DJs Valida &...

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Anne's Treasures | Boho Paper Beads

Anne's Treasures | Boho Paper Beads

Workshops & Classes

2nd & 4th THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM | JOHN M. LEE...

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Timeless Melodies: “Putting on Your Top Hat” – 1930s Part 2

Timeless Melodies: “Putting on Your Top Hat” – 1930s Part 2

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS THURSDAY | AUGUST 221:30 – 3 PM | NORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | LECTURE Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane with...

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11:00 am

Q&A with Sonny Liew, Asian Comics Artist

Q&A with Sonny Liew, Asian Comics Artist

Talks

PURCHASE RECORDED SCREENING Missed our recent program with Asian Comics artist Sonny Liew? Catch up with the recording and stream on...

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Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours & DJ + Princess Mononoke (1997) at The Frida Cinema!

Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours & DJ + Princess Mononoke (1997) at The Frida Cinema!

After Hours Programming

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an...

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Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Susie Yi

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Susie Yi

Family Programs

RSVP HERE Cat & Cat Adventures: The Staff of Knowledge SATURDAY | AUGUST 31       10:30 AM – 12 PM | ANCIENT ARTS OF CHINA...

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Festivals

Chinese New Year Festival SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 1 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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Mehregan Persian Festival

Mehregan Persian Festival

Festivals

Mehregan Persian Festival SUNDAY | OCTOBER 6 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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Mexican Day of the Dead

Mexican Day of the Dead

Festivals

Mexican Day of the Dead SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 3 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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International Winter Holiday

International Winter Holiday

Festivals

International Winter Holiday SUNDAY | DECEMBER 1 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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