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Party all night (and day) at Orange County Museum of Art’s free opening

The Orange County Museum of Art opens its new building to the public with an eclectic 24-hour event this weekend.

It is free to attend – just like the museum will be for the next decade – there are no tickets or reservations required. But organizers warn parking in nearby garages at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts may be limited and ride sharing is encouraged.

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9

Where: 3333 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa


5-7 p.m.: A drumline leads a procession down Avenue of the Arts to the museum; craft mocktails are served; Pacific Chorale performs

7-9 p.m.: Small string ensembles from the Orange County Youth Symphony and Pacific Symphony play music inspired by the opening exhibits

9 p.m.-12 a.m.: Rooftop dance party; museum tours with artists and curators; silent disco with three DJs

12-3 a.m.: Fireworks and dessert; art house film screenings; music from a late-night DJ

3 -6:30 a.m.: Fortune telling and tarot readings; coffee, tea and matcha bar; art viewing with a sound bath

6:30-11 a.m.: Sunrise yoga; Japanese tea ceremony; juice bar and doughnuts

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Aura photography; short films for kids; youth dance performance and Latin band music

2:30-5 p.m.: Art-making activities; jazz standards and youth gospel choir; closing fireworks

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