Performances

February
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SONGBIRDS_POSTCARD_FRONT_2_copy-1150107_185x185Home School Event: “Songbirds” Puppet Show and Workshop
Friday . February 8 . 1:00-3:00 PM
$10 Per Person . $40 Per Family

A special puppet show with Joyce Hutter, founder and Artistic Director of Strings and Things Puppet Theatre, a non-traditional, socially responsible puppet theater group who brings innovative puppetry performances to children and adult audiences.

Inspired by traditional Chinese folklore and Puppet Theater, Songbirds is reminiscent of an ancient tale. It is a story about a pair of song birds beloved by a young Chinese girl. Under the moonlight of the Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival families gather in courtyards brightly lit with lanterns. Dancing Dragons and acrobats fills the streets with merriment. Festive fireworks in the night sky cause one of the cherished song birds to escape from its cage, leaving its’ mate and the young girl heartbroken. Through a twist of fate, good fortune comes to all when a secret message hidden inside a traditional moon cake is discovered. More info HERE.

For booking a workshop, please contact Donna Bixby at Bixby Educational Events, Inc. 855-4ARTBEE or www.bix-bee.org

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cowboy-arcade-shadowpsdNite at the Puppet Asylum
Sponsored by The Shirley Muckenthaler Memorial Fund

Thursday . February 21st . 7:00 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Strings & Things Puppet Theatre is hosting two unique Adult Puppet events at the Muck. The art of puppetry is not only for children; adult puppetry forums, known as Slams, are springing up throughout the country. Nite at the Puppet Asylum is an evening of short puppet pieces designed for an Adult Only Audience. More info HERE.

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March

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OlgaMuck Speaks! Olga Loya
Supported by Poets and Writers

Thursday . March 14 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

The Latina Story teller performs from a large repertoire of myths and legends, historical Latin American folk tales, ghost stories and family and personal memories while also exploring the struggles of being a bicultural, Mexican American woman growing up in East LA.. More info HERE.

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Moon Tide Press logoMoon Tide Press: The Silence of Doorways Book Launch
Sponsored by Moon Tide Press

Thursday . March 21 . 7:30 PM
Free to the public

Moon Tide Press will launch its latest collection of poems, The Silence of Doorways by Sharon Venezio. A co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and a member of Writers at Work, Venezio has been published in Parthenon West, Midway Journal and elsewhere. Join us for a special reading and book signing to commemorate the launch of Moon Tide’s 18th collection.
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April
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speakeasySpeakeasy
Sponsored by RagFest

Thursday . April 4 . 7:30 PM

$20 Admission

Hey all you gangsters and molls, flappers and bootleggers! That swanky speakeasy at the Muckenthaler is opening for one night only and you have the secret password: “Orange Juice.” Have a drink of ‘coffee’ featuring beer by Fullerton’s own Bootlegger’s Brewery, and various wines “donated” by some of the finest stores in the city. There’s plenty sauce to go around. Keep it on the down low, the word on the street is: revenue agents are planning a raid! Be sure to wear your finest 1920s attire. More info HERE.

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OldeShip_logo_FINALRaise A Glass!

Sunday . April 21 . 2013

The Olde Ship British Pub and Restaurant is celebrating their 20th anniversary as the “Best Pub” in Orange County.* Help support Muckenthaler programs, enjoy live entertainment, and partake in authentic British libations.

For tickets and more information please visit theoldeship.com. RSVP soon– tickets go fast!
* OC Weekly Reader’s poll
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079Teen Festival–Community Youth Day
Sponsored by The Shirley Muckenthaler Memorial Fund

Thursday . April 25 . 5:00-9:00 PM
Free to the public

Crafted to engage teens through the arts, this free festival incorporates a Soroptimist Club art competition, stage performances, a poetry slam for high school students, and a free art workshop for families!

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bootleggers5th Anniversary Bootlegger’s Brewery Celebration
Sunday . April 28 . 2013

Raise your stein for the Bootlegger’s Brewery 5th Anniversary! Nowhere else but the Muck can you find craft beer, live music, and gourmet food, all with a vintage flare. Bootlegger’s Brewery and the Muckenthaler will come together for another blow-out fundraising event.

For tickets and more information please visit bootleggersbrewery.com. RSVP soon tickets go fast!

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May
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ClownzillaHome School Event: Physical Theatre – Clowning

May 10, 2013 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Featuring Zoot Velasco, and Jeremy Holn.

 

More info HERE

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0621_08Jazz Festival
Thursday . May 16 . 7:30 PM.

Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert, or $100 for the entire series. No member discounts available.

We would love to welcome you to our Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Family. Entering its 8th season, The Concert Series has emerged from nativity to be a recognized force on the Southern California Jazz Scene. This year’s series will help launch the Festival onto the International Stage when we debut the first Muckenthaler Jazz CD featuring the Glenn Cashman Nonet. Festival Co-Founder and Jazz educator Dr. Cashman, who in addition to being a world-class tenor saxophonist, is also a well known Jazz Composer/Arranger.
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0621_08Jazz Festival
Thursday . May 23 . 7:30 PM.
Thursday . May 30 . 7:30 PM.

Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert, or $100 for the entire series. No member discounts available.

We would love to welcome you to our Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Family. Entering its 8th season, The Concert Series has emerged from nativity to be a recognized force on the Southern California Jazz Scene. This year’s series will help launch the Festival onto the International Stage when we debut the first Muckenthaler Jazz CD featuring the Glenn Cashman Nonet. Festival Co-Founder and Jazz educator Dr. Cashman, who in addition to being a world-class tenor saxophonist, is also a well known Jazz Composer/Arranger.
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June
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0621_08Jazz Festival
Thursday . June 6 . 7:30 PM.
Thursday . June 13 . 7:30 PM.

Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert, or $100 for the entire series. No member discounts available.

We would love to welcome you to our Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Family. Entering its 8th season, The Concert Series has emerged from nativity to be a recognized force on the Southern California Jazz Scene. This year’s series will help launch the Festival onto the International Stage when we debut the first Muckenthaler Jazz CD featuring the Glenn Cashman Nonet. Festival Co-Founder and Jazz educator Dr. Cashman, who in addition to being a world-class tenor saxophonist, is also a well known Jazz Composer/Arranger.
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StageHome School Event: Shakespeare For Kids and Acting Workshop
Friday . June 14 . 1:00 – 3:00 PM
LA Troupe from Segerstrom Center for the Arts

 

 

 

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TheMuck_KathyMcCurdy_FrontGateKorean Dance–Kwan Gue Lim
Sponsored by the Fullerton Sister City Association & The City of Youngin
Thursday . June 20 . 7:30 PM
$12.50 Member . $20 Student/Senior . $25 Non-member

More info HERE.

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Summer Solstice Festival2_2012Summer Solstice Festival & Fullerton Sister City Association’s International Taco Fest
Sponsored by the National Charity League

Sunday . June 23. 12:00-4:00 PM
Don’t miss the Fullerton Sister City Associations’ International Taco Festival Fundraiser from 1:00-3:00 PM.
Free to the public

What do picnic blankets, ice cold drinks, and performances by traditional ethnic music and dance groups from around the world have in common? The Muck of course! Enjoy a summer afternoon packed with free art workshops, storytellers, a music jam session, a children’s play area, an arts and crafts fair, gallery tours, and food vendors. A complete family-focused experience!
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0621_08Jazz Festival
Thursday . June 27 . 7:30 PM.

Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert, or $100 for the entire series. No member discounts available.

We would love to welcome you to our Muckenthaler Jazz Festival Family. Entering its 8th season, The Concert Series has emerged from nativity to be a recognized force on the Southern California Jazz Scene. This year’s series will help launch the Festival onto the International Stage when we debut the first Muckenthaler Jazz CD featuring the Glenn Cashman Nonet. Festival Co-Founder and Jazz educator Dr. Cashman, who in addition to being a world-class tenor saxophonist, is also a well known Jazz Composer/Arranger.
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July
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LUAU_04The Muckenthaler Luau
Sponsored by Colette’s Catering

Thursday . July 11. 6:30 PM

$40 . $30 for kids under 12

Celebrate Polynesian culture with a special luau dinner, and a performance by Polynesian Paradise. Specializing in the traditional and modern dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa, Polynesian Paradise is currently the only Polynesian international touring company in Southern California. They have performed various high-profile events, movie premiers, and television including Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Beach Party at the El Capitan Theater, the premiere of Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates in Westwood, and an 8-week run at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. More info HERE.
Because this is a special event fundraiser, no discounts are available.
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EvanNScott_IX_2Mandolin Festival
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . July 18 . 7:30 PM
$12.50 Member . $20 Student/Senior . $25 Non-member

The 2013 Muckenthaler Mandolin Festival will feature one of the most charming musical instruments in the world played in a variety of styles by some of the world’s most masterful performers. Evan J. Marshall, Brian Oberlin, and Scott Gates will headline, with some surprise guest performers on tap as well. The mandolin’s elegance, brilliance, and versatility will be showcased in styles including Bluegrass, Old-Time, Classical, Italian/Neapolitan, Swing, Jazz, and Folk. The program will also feature two of California’s premier Bluegrass/Acoustic performers, Alex Finazzo on guitar, and John “Slap Bass Billy” Marshall on bass fiddle. More info HERE.
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pb_image_14Peter Brandon
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . July 25 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Country Singer/ Songwriter, Peter Brandon, comes back to his hometown of Fullerton California, to put on his third concert at The Muck. Brandon and his seven piece band have had tremendous success over the past seven years, headlining numerous venues and opening for acts such as Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Glen Campbell, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Eric Church and many more Country Super Stars. Brandon’s blend of high energy tunes with beautiful ballads makes a perfect evening for those that want to enjoy a true journey through song. More info HERE.
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August
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la familia 33 in the shire_1El 33: Featuring Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . August 1 . 7:30 PM
$12.50 Member . $20 Student/Senior . $25 Non-member

Blending rich harmonies with distinct arrangements both authentic and deeply rooted, El 33 performs passionate Cuban beats. Their brand of music hails from the countryside of the Oriente de Cuba, the east. Borrowed from the masters such as Compay Segundo and Septeto Nacional, this group treats with care and derives its inspiration from the music that is the foundation of the AfroCuban sound. More info HERE.
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petrojvicblastingcoThe Petrojvic Blasting Company
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . August 8 . 7:30 PM
$12.50 Member . $20 Student/Senior . $25 Non-member

Blending of rich brass traditions of both Southeast Europe and New Orleans—“where storytelling is as important as instrumental might.” (LA Weekly). More info HERE.

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theBrombiesCMYK300_2012The Brombies
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . August 15 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Rich with vocal harmonies and instrumentals, the Brombies are dedicated to playing traditional bluegrass. Formed by Jo Ellen and George Doering, the band has won several songwriting contests including Meriefest in 2007, 2009, and 2010. They have also performed in the IBMA Songwriters Showcase in Nashville in 2006 and 2010. More info HERE.
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IMG_1358_smallArpana Dance Co.
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . August 22 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Bharata Natyam is a multidisciplinary dance form from India combining rhythm, melody, drama, poetry, mythology and color. This entrancing dance will be brought to life at the Muck by the Irvine based Arpana Dance Company (ADC). Also known for exploring creative collaborations, ADC has performed extensively both locally and across the US, Europe and Asia and raised over a $100,000 for charities worldwide thru their performances. More info HERE.

www.arpanadancecompany.org

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September
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Ballet and Chamber Orchestra video frame grabRussian Folk Dances: Nouveau Chamber Ballet with Camerata Nova Solisti
Sponsored by Kemp Financial

Thursday . September 12 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

The vibrant folk music and dance of the Russian people have long inspired the classical music and ballet traditions of the great Russian orchestras and ballet companies. Nouveau Chamber Ballet, under the artistic direction of Lois Ellyn, and the Camerata Solisti chamber orchestra, directed by Dean Anderson, will combine in a performance that is inspired by and informed in the great traditions of Russian culture in a spirited program of music and dance.
More info HERE.
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inmagesArts Legacy Awards Featuring Dean Torrance
In partnership with the Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Thursday . September 26. 7:30 PM

$35-$125 —Because this is a special event fundraiser, no discounts are available.

Returning for its third consecutive year, the Fullerton Arts Legacy Awards at the Plummer Auditorium, in partnership with the Fullerton Civic Light Opera, will be honoring Griff and Jan Duncan. The dynamic couple has been a lifelong force for the performing arts in Fullerton, co-founding the Fullerton Civic Light Opera. In 2010 the Duncans were recognized for making FCLO one of the 100 largest resident professional theaters in the United States. Each year the Arts Legacy Award is a star-studded event, and this year is no different, entertainment will be the Surf City Allstars with Dean Torrance of Jan & Dean.
The Surf City Allstars perfected their vocals and performance of all the greatest surf music hits through years of touring with the legendary Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. The Surf City Allstars are the only “tribute” band on the planet where each and every member toured in the Beach Boys band. Jan & Dean are most known for their successful hits like “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and “Surf City.” More info HERE.
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October
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nancysanchezThe Muck Presents–Nancy Sanchez & The Next Generation of Music

Sponsored by The Jane Deming Endowment

Thursday . October 10 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Nancy Sanchez headlines the show with great talent first discovered on the Muckenthaler stage during the 2012 Fullerton Sings competition. Upon hearing Sanchez, one is reminded of such classic voices like Billie Holiday, Carole King, Sarah Vaughn, Joni Mitchell and Astrud Gilberto, as well as contemporaries like Bjork, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap and Lisa Ekdahl. In early 2011, Sanchez was nominated for both “Best Jazz” and “Best Latin”, two prominent categories at the 10th Annual OC Music Awards, and walked away as winner of the “Best Latin.”

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cowboy-arcade-shadowpsdPuppet Halloween
Sponsored by The Shirley Muckenthaler Memorial Fund

Thursday . October 17 . 7:00 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Strings & Things Puppet Theatre is a unique Adult Puppet event at the Muck. The art of puppetry is not only for children; adult puppetry forums, known as Slams, are springing up throughout the country. Puppet Halloween is an evening of short puppet pieces designed for an Adult Only Audience.

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057RagFest
Sponsored by Fullerton Rotary, the Orange County Ragtime Society, and the Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Sunday . October 20 . 12:00-4:00 PM
Free to the public

First launched in the fall of 2000, RagFest – Southern California’s only annual festival of ragtime music – has grown from just a few hours at a single venue to an entire weekend of ragtime fun! This year’s festival, lucky number 13 in all, features Ian and Regina Whitcomb, The Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra, Brad Kay and Those Syncopating Songbirds, ragtime vocalist Erika C. Miller, pianist extraordinaire Andrew Barrett, and many more! More info HERE.
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joe montiJoe Monti Magic

Sponsored by The Shirley Muckenthaler Memorial Fund

Thursday . October 24 . 7:30 PM
$10 Member . $16 Student/Senior . $20 Non-member

Hit magician Joe Monti’s presence in the television industry is well-known—he served as both magic producer and senior consultant on the A&E’s hit show Mindfreak starring the number one magician in the world and Las Vegas headliner Criss Angel. His charming and captivating persona has wowed audiences across the country through the years and he is sure to do the same at the Muck! Monti’s crowd-pleasing performances have garnered him praise across the board, from the New York Post declaring him an “impressive talent,” to Comedy Central proclaiming “[he has] what it takes to draw a crowd.”
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day-of-the-dead-9Day of the Dead Festival/Dia De Los Muertos
Supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation

Thursday . October 31 . 5:00-9:00 PM
Free to the public.

The Festival is in collaboration with Fullerton College. It will be held at Fullerton College in partnership with The Muckenthaler. Please visit www.fullcoll.edu for more details.

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November
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SeniorCenterInvitesmHome For The Holidays
Sponsored by The Muckenthaler Center Circle

Thursday . November 8 . 7:00-9:00 PM

$60–Because this is a special event fundraiser, no discounts are available.

Celebrate the holiday season with the Muckenthaler Center Circle and attend the 4th annual benefit featuring wine, cheese, and chocolate tastings, artist decorated ‘tablescapes’ and more. Proceeds support the Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s arts educational programs.

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Moon Tide Press: Open Reading

Sponsored by Moon Tide Press

Thursday . November 21 . 7:30 PM Free to the public

Moon Tide Press hosts a special night of poetry with an open reading for the general public. The press, based in Orange County, has published nearly two dozens books by Southern California authors. Come for a chance to read your work alongside acclaimed Southland authors.

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December
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2008_12-21--E--Muckenthaler_066Holiday Festival

Sunday . December 22 . 12:00-4:00 PM

Free to the public

The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances, and an arts & crafts fair. The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.