One of the world's greatest tales of idealism, longing and desire, "Cyrano de Bergerac" will come alive again in the U.S. premiere of Ranjit Bolt's new translation of the celebrated classic by Edmond Rostand. Presented by the drama department, the play is directed by Beth Gardiner. 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27, March 3-6; 2 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6. Studio Theatre. $9-$18.
UCI will welcome back alumni and their families at the 2010 Homecoming Street Festival. The free event includes guest appearances by Peter the Anteater, the homecoming court and UCI coaches; a Greek village; carnival games; and live music and performances. 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Mesa Road, outside the Bren Events Center. The festival will be followed by the UCI men's basketball game against Cal State Northridge at 7:05 p.m. Alumni can reserve $5 meals and up to four free tickets to the game while supplies last at the UCI Alumni Association Web site.
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Aaron Barth, UCI physics & astronomy associate professor, will speak on "Black Holes in the Galaxies" at the University Club Forum's lunch presentation. 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 3. University Club. $11.50-$13.50. Reservations recommended. More: 949-824-7960.
Stephen Tucker will conduct the UCI Symphony Orchestra in "Northward Bound," a concert featuring Brahms' "Tragic Overture" and Sibelius' "Symphony No. 2." The winner of UCI's concerto competition also will perform. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13. Preconcert conversation 7 p.m. Friday, March 12. Claire Trevor Theatre. $9-$14.