Movies, Music, and Dance all summer long on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. And, indeed, summer will be all that and more at Segerstrom Center for the Arts! To celebrate, join us for our FREE outdoor performances and events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Movie Mondays are upon us, featuring the largest outdoor screen in the county! Tuesday Night Dance continues: boot, scoot, and boogie through two more genres of dance classes, And treat your soul to soulful jazz at our Summer Jazz on the Argyros Plaza series happening every Friday. Along with these fan favorite series, you can also enjoy new brand-new music events! Root for your favorite local talent during the final OC Center Stage competitions where 10 lucky finalists will compete for a $1,000 prize! Come enjoy a rousing performance by our Summer at the Center students. And last but not least, get your hip-hop on at our first festival: Coollab Festival.
SUMMER SCHEDULE
Summer Jazz returns with free, live jazz concerts on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza every Friday, emceed by KJazz radio personality Bubba Jackson. Enjoy an exciting range of jazz artists all summer long. Grab a bite to eat at our George’s Café or bring your own picnic dinner— don’t forget your beach chairs and blankets!
Guests are welcome to bring picnic dinners and snacks, low beach chairs, and blankets, but no tables, please. BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted in order to have room for as many friends as possible to join us. No outside alcohol is permitted, however alcohol will be available for purchase at George’s Café on the plaza during the event.
Enjoy a community singalong featuring some of finest voices from Pacific Chorale, Orange County Women’s Chorus, and Men Alive!
Drinks available for purchase at George’s Café for those ages 21+.
July Events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Tuesday Night Dance
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn the latest street-style dances this July for the final set of dance classes in the Tuesday Night Dance series. From popping and locking to party dancing and breaking you’ll learn it all from UniverSOUL Hip Hop instructor Scotty Hsieh. All experience levels are welcome!
Summer Jazz: Matt Forbes and His Vintage Pop Orchestra
Friday, July 5 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Canadian pop crooner Matt Forbes is drawing widespread acclaim for his dynamic, soulful reinterpretations of pop songs old and new. You’ll not want to miss him.
Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Catch a hit movie, try a cool activity, and grab a bite to eat at the all-new George’s Café as well as select food trucks. Or bring a picnic dinner. Just don’t forget your beach chairs, blankets and popcorn!
Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted, so we can have as many friends as possible join us. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.
Closed captioning will be included at all showings! Stay tuned for our food truck announcements.
Movie Mondays: The Greatest Showman
Monday, July 8 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
In The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman stars as P. T. Barnum, a entertainment visionary who rose from nothing to create the worldwide sensation of Barnum & Bailey’s Circus. Featuring award-winning music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Movie Mondays is partnering with The Infinite Smile Project and will have a booth set up before the film for kids crafts and a costumed character! The Infinite Smile Project is a 501c 3 campaign drive collecting school supplies for a local Orange County homeless shelter. The following supplies are requested: gently used backpacks (not embroidered) or new, #2 pencils, pens, erasers, lined paper spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, binders, folders, markers, calculators, staplers, hand sanitizer, colored markers, rulers.
Summer Jazz: Boyz and the Beez | The Natalie Jacob Jazz Band
Friday, July 12 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Boyz and the Beez gets the Swing time going, then Natalie Jacob’s warm, inviting vocals reflect Latin jazz, blues and a splash of world music.
Movie Mondays: Mean Girls
Monday, July 15 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
In Mean Girls, Lindsey Lohan plays Cady Heron, who becomes a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school—that is, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha plastic Regina George (Rachel McAdams).
Summer Jazz: Ron Kobayashi Trio | Cathy Segal-Garcia Band
Friday, July 19 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Jazz pianist Ron Kobayashi and his trio are three uniquely talented musicians, each bringing years of diverse musical experiences. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s earthy and organic voice shines with a repertoire that includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards.
Coollab Festival
Saturday, July 20 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Head to Argyros Plaza for a taste of Orange County’s hip hop scene! The Coollab Festival promises an evening of high-energy performances by seven local bands that showcase hip hop fusion with funky, soulful, and heartfelt beats. This event is presented in partnership with The Coollab Project, whose mission is to create cool collaborations through music that provide opportunities to learn, grow, and connect in a diverse and secure community of love, respect, and support.
Movie Mondays: Anastasia
Monday, July 22 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
In Anastasia, the young Russian Grand Duchess tries to reunite with her royal grandmother and restore her family name while avoiding the ruthless Rasputin along the way. Featuring the voice talents of Meg Ryan, John Cusack and Christopher Lloyd.
Movie Mondays is partnering with The Infinite Smile Project and will have a booth set up before the film for kids crafts and a costumed character! The Infinite Smile Project is a 501c 3 campaign drive collecting school supplies for a local Orange County homeless shelter. The following supplies are requested: gently used backpacks (not embroidered) or new, #2 pencils, pens, erasers, lined paper spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, binders, folders, markers, calculators, staplers, hand sanitizer, colored markers, rulers.
Summer Jazz: Calixto Oviedo and the Cuban Jazz Train
Friday, July 26 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Cuban Jazz Night features Latin Grammy nominee Calixto Oviedo. Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion, from the deep roots of African-influenced folklore to the hottest dance music and the cutting edge of jazz.
Summer at the Center in Samueli Theater
Saturday, July 27 3:30 p.m. performance and 7:30 p.m. performance
Celebrating its 28th year, Summer at the Center empowers high-risk high school students through active participation in a rigorous two-week program of musical theater classes conducted by professional artists. This unique, nationally recognized program was founded in conjunction with the late Dr. Maurice Allard, who believed in the power of the performing arts as a critical and authentic means to developing self-esteem and building confidence. This extraordinary program continues using the same basic model, achieving its original goals which make a profound and memorable impact on the lives of hundreds of youth in our community.
Movie Mondays: Dream Girls
Monday, July 29 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
In Dreamgirls, a trio of female African-American soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, all the while dealing with their own behind-the-scenes personal struggles and relationships. Starring Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and more.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret,
contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming and free performances on the Center’s Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, including free movie screenings, live performances, special holiday events and festivals to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the county.
Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation’s performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. These reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County’s many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the American Ballet William J. Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non-cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community.
FREE SUMMER FUN ON THE
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