Editor’s Picks: November 2019

PICK OF THE MONTH: Holidays at the Disneyland Resort
Friday, November 8 – Monday, January 6

“World of Color — Season of Light” again illuminates evenings at California Adventure, where you can also experience Disney Festival of Holidays and Santa’s Holiday Visits. Disneyland presents the festive “A Christmas Fantasy” parade and “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular, with its magical snowfall finale. You’ll discover more holiday attractions at both parks too. Hours vary; check the website for full details.

Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
714-781-4565 | disneyland.disney.go.com

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 24

Have a very good time watching Alexander’s very bad day. The book’s author Judith Viorst wrote the story and lyrics for the musical adaptation of her very popular book. Showtimes are at 7 pm on Fridays and 2 pm & 4:30 pm Saturdays-Sundays. Preview performances happen Nov. 8-10 & 15. 

Julianne Argyros Stage, South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa
714-708-5555 | scr.org

Farruquito Flamenco
Wednesday, November 6

Tonight’s 8 pm performance provides the rare chance to see the international star, Farruquito, who The New York Times has hailed as being “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century.” Farruquito’s incredible talent and poetic style as a dancer are further enhanced by his charismatic on-stage personality. 

Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa
714-556-2787 | scfta.org

Tuesday, November 5 – Sunday, November 17

Set in the early 20th century, this hit Broadway musical focuses on a young woman named Anastasia whose mysterious past may (or may not) involve being Russian royalty. Full of romance and intrigue, the show was created by the Tony Award-winning creative team of Terrence McNally Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens. No performances on Mondays; check the website for showtimes.

Segerstrom Concert Hall,600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa
714-556-2787 | scfta.org

Dino Dash
Sunday, November 3

It won’t be dinosaurs sprinting in Tustin — just humans participating in four-run/walks (5K, 10K, half-marathon and the 2K Fun Run) and three bike races (5K, 15K and 50K). This 29th annual event, which goes from 5:30 am-10:30 am, also has an expo with food and entertainment for all. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation. Register online.

Tustin Market Place, 2915 El Camino Real, Tustin 
714-832-3060 | tpsf.net/dinodash

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