Things to do in Orange County (April 28-30)


America’s Family Pet Expo: The world’s largest pet and pet product expo with exhibitors like retailers, groomers, hobbyist, humane societies, rescue organizations, breeders, and more. This is a great show of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and more, plus entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today & Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at OC Fair & Event Center. Free-$15; parking, $8. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-708-1500 or

“An American in Paris”: New Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 season. Various times through May 7 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $29. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-556-2787 or

Nate Bargatze: He has appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “@ Midnight,” and has had his own “Comedy Central Presents” in 2011. 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. tonight, 7 & 9 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday at Irvine Improv. $20. 527 Spectrum Center Drive. 949-854-5455 or

Asleep at the Wheel: Their musicianship has become the stuff of legends. Over the past four decades, this classic-style Western swing band has garnered nine Grammy Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums. 8 p.m. at Irvine Barclay Theatre. $38-$100. 4242 Campus Drive. 949-854-4646 or

José Rizo’s Mongorama: The Grammy-nominated Latin-jazz ensemble, formed by KJazz 88.1 radio personality José Rizo, explores the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and early 1960s, and refreshes it with a modern perspective. They recently performed at the Havana…

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