Vibrant Celebrations of AAPI Heritage Month at Segerstrom Center

April 30, 2024

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May with a series of free, vibrant events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Featuring an exciting mix of AAPI artists, the month includes dynamic dance classes, live music, film screenings, and family-friendly activities, ensuring entertainment for all ages. Admission is complimentary with a Plaza Pass, available for digital download.

All activities take place outdoors, with limited seating available, though guests are welcome to bring folding chairs. Food and drinks are available for purchase, but personal refreshments are allowed with certain restrictions. Warm clothing is advised due to possible chilly breezes.

The Center's commitment to cultural diversity shines through this programming, alongside special Broadway and Family series events, including a captivating production of "Aladdin" and the Hawaiian culture-celebrating "The Pa'akai We Bring." For a detailed schedule, including movie nights featuring "Past Lives" and "Funny Money," and unique events like the Anime Night and Concert, visit

Event highlights include:

  • Movie Night: Past Lives (May 3): A screening event with music, food, and art activities.
  • Disney’s Aladdin (May 7-12): The magical Broadway musical.
  • Movie Night: Funny Money (May 10): A comedy film screening with additional entertainment.
  • The Pa’akai We Bring (May 11 & 12): A show on Hawaiian salt farming traditions.
  • Family Movie Night: Disney’s Moana (May 24): A family-oriented movie night.
  • Anime Night and Concert: South Side Symphony and Kids on the Slope (May 31): A fusion of anime and music celebrating cultural exchanges.
  • Tuesday Night Dance: Polynesian (Tuesdays in May): Polynesian dance classes open to all.

For more details on these and other events, as well as ticket information for select shows, visit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts website or contact the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

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