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The Hit List: Applause!

From stage productions to stand-up, the coming days are packed with events that are sure keep you entertained.

Death of a Salesman

1. In the Briefcase
Aug. 30-Sept. 29, catch the latest adaptation of Arthur Miller’s tragic yet timeless play, Death of a Salesman. Directed by the talented Marc Masterson, this Broadway hit—which has seen many renditions over the years—still captivates audiences as they watch an American patriarch cling to his ideals and dreams. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555,

2. Mimic Me
Frank Caliendo is the impression king of comedy. Case in point: Hollywood legends William Shatner and Robin Williams, and sports star John Madden have fallen victim to his humorous impersonations. Aug. 30-31, witness the spot-on mimicry in person—perhaps he’s even added a few new voices to his routine. Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.482.0700,

3. Orange Appeal
Taste the world’s delicious, rare delicacies without stepping foot outside of town at the Orange International Street Fair, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. The weekend fest features fare from countries spanning the globe, and each street is dedicated to a different country. So, take the culinary journey! The Orange Circle, Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street, 714.633.4816,

4. Cruise Control
Hot rods, artwork and a master painter, oh my! That’s what you can find at the Great Labor Day Cruise, which runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. The world-famous Von Hot Rod plans to show off his talent for pinstriping the classic cars, meet auto aficionados and host a workshop demonstrating his flawless skill. O.C. fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.562.8752,

5. Play it!
John Hiatt, the genre-jumping musician (he’s dabbled in everything from blues to new wave) plays tunes from his more than 30-year career. Tickets from $55. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930,