Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon presented by The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity: for $89, you get all of the following (all items totaling up to a $302 value):
Two terrace-section tickets to "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" on Saturday, August 6, at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine (a $112 value).
Four tickets to The Chuck Jones Big Draw on Sunday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Coast Collection shopping center in Costa Mesa (a $40 value).
10 Drop In and Draw art sessions at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Orange (up to a $150 value).
A co-creator of Bugs Bunny and other unforgettable Looney Tunes characters, animator and Academy Award–winner Chuck Jones leaves behind a rich legacy, inspiring a cartoon symphony as well as hands-on artistic events through the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Emmy-winning conductor George Daugherty takes the stage to lead the Pacific Symphony through "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony", a romp through the world of classical music, opera, and animated slapstick. Mr. Bunny and friends will run, jump, jig, and fly through classic cartoons projected above the stage, including What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, while the symphony supplies a live score and synchronized spit-takes where appropriate.
The next day, families can spend six hours unlocking latent creativity at The Chuck Jones Big Draw. Longtime Jones collaborator James C. Mulligan leads a mural-painting session, and a slew of other gifted artists helps adults and children alike express their natural creative energy through painting, drawing, and generating new life forms out of recyclable materials. After kindling interest in the arts and imagination, customers can refine their visionary abilities with 10 Drop In and Draw sessions at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, held during normal business hours. The Center provides budding artists all they need to explore different tactile media as they sketch a tribute to their favorite cartoon friends or sculpt a song out of mellifluous tone-putty.