Arts calendars full with upcoming events

(Illustration by MaryAnne Shults)

Irvine Valley College

There are still upcoming performances of the musical “Cabaret,” set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, focuses on nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub and revolves around a young English cabaret performer and her relationship with an American writer. The show is on the Main Stage in the Performing Arts Center.

Other upcoming events include a variety of student recitals and showcases.

On the PAC Main Stage, the Dance department presents two performances of “Dance Perspectives” on Friday, April 20. This educational series explores the creative process and how choreography conveys meaning.

The Art department hosts “The Student Show,” a juried exhibition highlighting students’ work in the Art Gallery. Admission is free.

Further information, including ticket pricing, is available at

At Saddleback College, the musical “Rent” debuts on Friday, April 13, in the McKinney Theatre. This rock opera tells the story of youth, change and revolt in one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. This group of friends deal with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life. The show runs through April 22.

Fine Arts brings out the big machinery on Friday, April 20, with woodBLOCK Party,” in the FA complex next to the Theatre circle turnaround. Printmaking students will be printing large format woodblocks using a three-ton steamroller. Other activities include custom T-shirt printing, woodblock carving, music, sale of student prints and more. There is no charge for admission.

The music department has several performances on the calendar this month, including both vocal and instrumental .

Visit the Arts’ website at for complete information and additional calendared events.