Polyglot Theatre, an Australian troupe, will stage "We Built This City" shows in the center's plaza at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The idea behind the interactive, large-scale installation is for the performing artists to involve children and parents in building a city made of cardboard boxes. After its four weekend performances, the following week Polyglot will present some free shows for bused-in schoolchildren, center officials said.
Ozomatli, the Los Angeles-based Grammy-winning urban Latin band, will play a free concert in the center's plaza at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The concert, which is being billed as a tribute to Southern California's diverse music scene and heritage, will be part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time project, where museums and cultural institutions throughout the region will celebrate the Southland's postwar achievements in the arts, according to a news release from the Segerstrom Center.
Finally, at 3 p.m. Sunday, organist Cameron Carpenter, who has played in concerts halls across the globe, will give a free recital in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, playing on its built-in William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.
"… This is a center for everybody," Center President Terrence W. Dwyer said in an interview. "We are committed to inclusiveness."
If You Go
What: Tickets for upcoming shows at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Where: 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
Phone: (714) 556-2787
More information: http://www.scfta.org