We’ve been keeping an ear out for events and this weekend’s big one is the annual Corn Festival in La Habra. There’s also Shakespeare in the park, a Civil War tribute, Lobsterfest in Newport, an Angels star at the zoo, live music and movies outside. Here are our picks for this weekend.
LA HABRA CORN FESTIVAL: The annual event features rides, attractions, games, crafts, live music, food and a parade. And of course, lots and lots of corn on the cob. Hosted by the La Habra Host Lions Club and is one of the group’s signature events. 5:30-11 p.m. Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 5, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at El Centro Lions Park. Information: lahabracornfestival.com
CIVIL WAR DAYS: The Heritage Museum explores the days of the American Civil War with cannon-firing demonstrations, shaking hands with Abraham Lincoln and meeting a blacksmith. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 5-6 at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana. Admission is $5 for adults, $8 for a two-day pass, free for kids 12 and younger. Information: heritagemuseumOC.org
‘FUN HOME’: Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, the Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” introduces us to Alison at three different ages, as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. It’s an honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. “Fun Home” is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from August 1-6. Matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 5 and 1 p.m. Sunday August 6. Other shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29 and up. Information: scfta.org.
ONE ACT SHOWCASE: The Cabrillo Playhouse in San Clemente will present “An Evening of 3 One Acts” on Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13. The first play is “Drive In” by Richard Hellesen and is about three carloads of young adults at an outdoor theater. “Act Three, Scene Five” by Terry Ortwein finds students rehearsing a scene from “Romeo and Juliet.” Things do not go well as off-stage drama affects the performances. The third play, “The Actor’s Nightmare,” by Christopher Durang is about a man who is mistaken for an actor’s understudy and is forced to perform immediately. Tickets are $20. Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente. When: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m., Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Information: cabrilloplayhouse.org
“HAIRSPRAY”: Catch the final presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” at…