"The Renaissance of Aliso Viejo" 2011 State of the City is Oct. 26 at the Soka Performing Arts Center.
The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. in Soka's Founders Hall. A speech and presentation from Mayor Carmen Cave will follow at 7 p.m.
The talk will focus on the state of Aliso Viejo and the community's culture and arts scene. Local singers, dancers and musicians will perform.