Irvine area gears up for art and craft weekend

December 20, 2013 by  

Irvine residents can add a handmade touch to their Christmas gifts this year by learning how to make their own candles at a workshop this weekend at the Makery, 423 South Brookhurst Street in Anaheim.

The class begins at 11:00 am tomorrow, and participants will learn how to pour their own scented soy candles and box of matches. Tea and refreshments will be served. The cost is $20 and includes enough supplies for two mason jar candles. Additional candle kits are $8 each.

As well as this, the classic Nutcracker ballet will be presented at the City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim on Saturday, December 21, at 2:00 pm.

The Anaheim Ballet will perform along with the Symphony Irvine in this tale about a young girl who receives a Nutcracker doll only to have it damaged by her brother. She then spends the night under the Christmas tree where she dreams of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the evil Rat King, and battling toy soldiers.

Those looking more for amusement than artistry can get some laughs later that evening with the Cisco Revolution taking place at 11:00 pm at the Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. Cisco is a Mexican-American comedian who was born and raised in Los Angeles.

The funnyman has appeared on television, in films, and as a morning radio personality. Postcard printing is an effective way to notify local residents of upcoming community events like this trio of Saturday activities.