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The Hit List: See, Hear, Do!

Wondering what to do in the week ahead? We’ve got plenty of ideas. Here’s our top-five list…

Billy Elliott

1. Ballerino
The 10-time Tony Award-winning musical Billy Elliot leaps into O.C. April 16-28. The story follows a small-town boy who discovers a love for dancing and must find a way to follow his dreams. The tale will warm your heart. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787,

2. Raise the Sails!
The annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race festivities set sail April 21-28. First up is the kickoff party featuring live music, art exhibits and nautical displays, among other activities. There’s also a Fiesta in the Fun Zone bash on April 25. The race starts April 26, so be sure to give these grand yachts an amazing sendoff. Newport Harbor, 949.644.1023,

3. Bob’s Your Uncle
You could say Bobby Collins is a born comedian—after all, he’s named after Bob Hope. He’s recognized for performing more than 200 stand-up acts a year across the country. April 25-28, he tacks a few O.C. shows—and most certainly plenty of laughs—onto his already impressive count. Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455,

4. Tee Time
Hit the green on April 26 for the 13th annual Hawks Golf Tournament. While you’re practicing your swing, you’ll be raising money for Santiago Canyon College’s athletic programs. We’ll see you on the course. Tustin Ranch Golf Club, 12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, 714.734.2106,

5. New Beau
Playwright Beau Willimon nabbed a spot on the silver screen with his onstage-hit-turned-blockbuster Ides of March. His newest work, The Parisian Woman, makes its world premiere April 14 through May 5, telling the tale of D.C. power players and the lengths they go for success. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555,