Dance department faculty members and guest artists will present a variety of original works to the musical accompaniment of the UCI Symphony Orchestra. Program includes choreography by Lisa Naugle in collaboration with Melanie Rios Glaser (executive director of the Wooden Floor), Donald McKayle, Molly Lynch and Sheron Wray. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 16-19; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 & 19. $9-$17. Claire Trevor Theatre. More: 949-824-2787.
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts will present "Mary Stuart," an enduring classic that depicts the conflict between two religions and two women with claims to the English throne — Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth. Directed by Rob Salas and written by Friedrich Schiller, the play was recently revived on Broadway. 8 p.m. March 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12; 2 p.m. March 5 and 12. A post-performance "Talk Back" with the creative team and cast will be held March 10. Studio Theatre. $9-$18. More: 949-824-2787.
UCI Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Tucker, will present "Equinoctial Contemplation," featuring Tchaikovsky's "Fantasy on Romeo and Juliet" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 6 — Egmont Overture." 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11. Irvine Barclay Theatre. $9-$14. More: 949-824-2787.
Dr. Craig E.L. Stark, associate professor of neurobiology & behavior, will give a talk on "Where Did I Put My Keys? Tales from the Hippocampus for Anyone Over 30" as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning & Memory. Stark will discuss how magnetic resonance imaging can provide a window to the brain and our memories. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Free and open to the public. Irvine Barclay Theatre.