The Partners of the UCI Libraries will present a talk on "Hidden Language of the Soul: Dance Treasures in Special Collections & Archives," with Stephen MacLeod, public services librarian for UCI's Special Collections & Archives. He'll share highlights from the archives' dance collection, including books on early dance history and costume design, as well as photographs, programs and materials relating to George Ballanchine, Eugene Loring, Isadora Duncan, Donald McKayle, Martha Graham, Anna Pavlova, Katherine Dunham, Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Langson Library, Room 570. Free. Registration requested. More: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-4651.
A joint venture of Orange County Public Libraries and the UCI Libraries, Literary Orange 2012 will include panel discussions on fiction, mysteries, memoirs, law, true crime, fantasy, history and other topics; book signings; and keynote talks by authors Lisa See and Paula McLain. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 14. UCI Student Center. $25-$60. More: email@example.com or 949-824-4651.
Hossein Omoumi, UCI Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts, will play Persian music with Jessika Kenney, Kiya Tabassian and Ziya Tabassian. 8-10 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Winifred Smith Hall. $11-$16. More: 949-824-2787.
The dance department will present "Dance Escape," a concert featuring original choreography by Claire Trevor School of the Arts graduate students and directed by Sheron Wray, assistant professor of dance. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21. Claire Trevor Theatre. $11-$15. More: 949-824-2787.