There are a few ethnic festivals this weekend, which celebrate Mexican, Greek and Pacific Islander culture. There are also a few stage productions, concerts and a big beach cleanup effort.
Here are our picks for the weekend:
‘CURIOUS INCIDENT’: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is at the Segerstrom Center for a weeklong run that began Tuesday. Christopher is a 15-year-old boy at the center of the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. Based on the young adult novel by British writer Mark Haddon, “Curious Incident” was adapted into a stage production won five Tony Awards, including best play. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets: $29-$105. Information: 714-556-2787 or scfta.org. (Read more about the show.)
FIESTAS PATRIAS: Thousands are expected to attend Santa Ana’s 39th Annual Fiestas Patrias Weekend Festival & Parade in Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17. The festivities include headliners Antonio Aguilar Jr. on Saturday and Los Horoscopos de Durango on Sunday, as well as local music and dance. Street vendors will sell food and drinks alongside artisans and vendors with crafts, home and novelty items. There will be a beer garden, as well as carnival rides and games for the whole family. On Saturday, the annual El Grito Ceremony is on the main stage at 7 p.m. The ceremony honors the traditional call to arms on the eve of Mexican Independence Day and dates to 1810. The annual Fiestas Patrias Parade is Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and features colorful floats, bands, dance and equestrian groups marching down Main Street toward downtown and onto Santa Ana Boulevard. Hours are 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Information: 714-571-4227 or http://santa-ana.org/parks/fiestas/
CARNIVAL: Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day with live music, folklorico dancers, food and carnival rides at the Anaheim…