Events | Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 2.25.16

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 2.25.16

Fresh Toast
Feb. 27. The ultimate weekend brunch party showcases tastings form 40 local restaurants included in OC Weekly’s happy hour and brunch guide. Some of the participants include The Hub, Crema Cafe and Haven Gastropub. Enjoy an interactive bloody mary and mimosa bar, live music, pop-up shops, lawn games, and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. General admission $35, VIP $55. Newport Beach Civic Center, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.


HilbertGrand Opening: The Hilbert Museum of California Art
Feb. 26-27. Discover the fascinating world of California scene painting—a genre which explores the beauty of the Golden State while also showing the history of California’s people from the 1920s to today. Subjects include towns and cities, farms and ranches, marinas, factories, train stations, parks, freeways and the lure of the open road. In honor of its grand opening, experts will be on hand to provide background on the works. Enjoy refreshments provided by Ruby’s Streamliner Café. F 12-5 p.m., Sa 5:30-9 p.m. Free. 
167 N. Atchison Street, Orange.


wedding-lp-bg2Hornblower’s 2016 Wedding Showcase
Feb. 25. Join Hornblower for its annual Wedding Showcase. Meet wedding specialists and potential vendors, browse the yachts, and sample cake and menus. Enjoy a champagne reception, DJ entertainment and a gorgeous evening on the water. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. 2431 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.4212.


springbreakbanner-2014Irvine Lake Mud Run
Feb. 27. Get down and dirty this spring break by running the Irvine Lake Mud Run—the approximate 5k course begins and ends at Irvine Lake. The course includes roads, trails, hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing. 9 a.m. $79. Oak Canyon Park, 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado.


Moulin’s Cars & Café
Feb. 28. See an overflowing lot of luxury vehicles, both antiques and exotics, while you sip and stroll at Moulin. Mingle with automobile owners and enthusiasts and enjoy breakfast inside the restaurant or on the patio. 7-9 a.m. Free. Moulin, 1000 Bristol St. N., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920.


Kids-clubCrafty Kids Club
Feb. 25, 27. Bring the kids to enjoy stories and related crafts at the Huntington Central Library. Ages 5-9 welcome. Th 3:30 p.m., Sa 11 a.m. Free. Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.375.5107.


Through Mar. 13. Discover the century-old relationship between human and horse as 70 horses and 45 artists lead you on a journey to some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes. Odysseo, the world’s largest touring production, marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects to produce a larger-than-life show. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29.50. The White Big Top, 16576 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, 1.866.999.8111.


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Oak Grill Whiskey Dinner Featuring Johnnie Walker

Feb. 25. Savor a five-course meal from Sous Chef David Fernandez. Each course will be accompanied with premium whiskey pairings. The event pays special tribute to the iconic brand Johnnie Walker. 6:30 p.m. $120/pp. Island Hotel, Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.


selanne-steak-jn-120Selanne Steak Tavern & Dana Estates Wines
Feb. 28. Indulge on an exclusive wine dinner featuring rare 2007 Dana Estates ‘Lotus Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The six-course meal, plus amuse bouche and intermezzo, will include an outdoor reception followed by dinner in the restaurant’s upstairs loft. Courses include Niman Ranch lamb with braised shank ravioli, broad bean cassoulette and roasted rack with 2012 Dana Estates ‘Hershey Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon; Japanese platinum “Kuroge” A5 filet mignon with veal sweetbread, soubise and truffled marrow butter with 2007 Dana Estates ‘Lotus Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon; and citrus mille-feuille with puff pastry, citrus cream and dark chocolate and Selanne’s Special Family Reserve “MC” Barrel Aged Bourbon. Reception 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. $395. 1464 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9881.


colonySunday Afternoon Wine Tasting
Feb. 28. Taste over 40 wines from award-winning boutique wineries paired with small appetizers. See a showcase of small producers that hand-craft in limited quantities. RSVP required. 1-4 p.m. $40. 280 S. Lemon St., Anaheim,


Nick Carter
Feb. 26. Calling all Backstreet Boys fans! See Nick Carter perform live at House of Blues. Known for his hits “Beautiful  Lie” and “Burning Up,” Nick Carter is sure to create nostalgia for the boy band era of Backstreet Boys. Also performing is Riley Biederer, singer/songwriter from season 9 of The Voice. 7p.m. $29.50-$50. 1530 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.520.2334.


Kid-cudiKid Cudi
Feb. 25. See American recording artist Kid Cudi at The Observatory. Best known for his hits “Day ‘n’ Nite” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” the rapper, singer and songwriter will be performing songs from his latest album Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven. Open to all ages. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Showtime 11 p.m. $60. The Observatory Orange County, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600.


carly-thumb-0f8ca11016Carly Rae Jepsen
Feb. 26. Dance to the grooves of multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Known for her breakout hit “Call Me Maybe,” Carly will be performing songs from her critically acclaimed new album E·MO·TION, which was released in August via Schoolboy Records/Interscope. 8 p.m.  $25. City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.712.2700.


Zen & Juice
Feb. 27. Get your morning started with vinyasa flow. Led by Caffe Yoga, guests will participate in an hour-long yoga class followed by complimentary juice. 9-10 a.m. Fashion Island, Yogasmoga, 1119 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 888.990.9642.


Feb. 17-Mar. 6. See the award-winning musical that takes you back in time, before Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz, and tells the story behind the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $49. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.