This rarely performed work by William Shakespeare takes the audience to a land of death and rebirth, where miracles happen. Presented by the drama department, the play is directed by Beth Lopes. 8 p.m. April 9-10, 14-17; 2 p.m. April 10 and 17. Studio Theatre. $9-$18. More: 949-824-2787.
A joint venture of Orange County Public Libraries and UCI Libraries, Literary Orange will include panel discussions on children's books, mysteries, poetry, journalism and other literary topics; book signings; and keynote talks by authors Dean Koontz and Karen Jay Fowler. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 10. UCI Student Center. $25-$70. More: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-4651.
One of the university's oldest and most festive traditions, the Celebrate UCI campus open house features games and rides for children, academic information, a classic car show, tram tours, a Wayzgoose Medieval Faire, and more. Housing, admissions, financial aid and other offices will be open to the public. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Aldrich Park. Free admission and parking.
The third lecture of the social sciences series "Changing Perceptions, Making Connections" will focus on California politics and feature Mark Petracca, political science chair and associate professor; Matthew Beckmann, political science assistant professor; Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies chair and political science associate professor; and Tony Smith, political science assistant professor. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517. Free. RSVP required. More: email@example.com or 949-824-2511.