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5 Fab Things to Do This Week in the OC

By Allison Hata | Photo by Sergei Tiagin

11.14.16

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Whether you favor the ballet, reveling in the holiday spirit or the action of hockey, there’s something to feed your fancy in the days ahead.
Le Corsaire Segerstrom Hall Nov. 19
The American premiere of Le Corsaire takes the stage at Segerstrom Hall Nov. 19 to 20.
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1. Fashion Island Tree Lighting
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’Tis the season! The holidays kick off Nov. 18 (yes, we know it’s not Thanksgiving yet) with a beloved tradition in the Bloomingdale’s-Neiman Marcus Courtyard. Visits with Santa, entertainment and a winter “snowfall” set the festive mood starting at 6PM, and the fun repeats the following day. Free, shopfashionisland.com

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2. Le Corsaire
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The Mikhailovsky Ballet brings action and adventure to the most graceful genres of dance, as evidenced in the American premiere of the company’s latest production. Superstar Ivan Vasiliev, known for his explosive athleticism, performs the lead role of the dashing pirate who becomes entranced with a beautiful maiden. The story unfolds Nov. 18 to 20 onstage at Segerstrom Hall. Swashbuckling, indeed. Tickets $29-$149, scfta.org

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3. Ducks vs. Kings
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It’s a SoCal showdown Nov. 20 when O.C.’s team goes head to head with L.A.’s club in a freeway face off—one that doubles as the Ducks’ first regular-season home game against their local rivals. The action begins at 5PM. Take flight! Tickets $56-$563, anaheimducks.com

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4. Parade
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Based on a true story rooted in prejudice, this UCI production (performed at the Barclay Theatre through Nov. 20) tugs on the heartstrings with the tale of Leo Frank, a Jewish man wrongfully convicted of murdering a teenage employee in 1913. Tickets $22, thebarclay.org

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5. Mamma Mia!
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Here we go again! Set to a medley of ABBA songs, the smash Broadway hit takes over Segerstrom Hall Nov. 22 to 27 and brings every “Dancing Queen” to her feet as a bride-to-be tries to identify her biological father before her pending nuptials. Tickets $29-$99, scfta.org