Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 4.7.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 4.7.16

Kod Street Dance World Cup Finals

April 8. Dance along to the beats as teams from eight different countries including USA, China, Korea, Japan, Russia, France, Canada and Germany will be battling it out for a grand prize of $100,000. Dance styles include hip hop, breakin’ and poppin’ and lockin’. 7 p.m. $20-$50. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.



QMFantaSeaFantaSea: Magic Festival
April 8-10. Jump on board the majestic Queen Mary and see show-stopping performances featuring a four-course feast alongside a dynamic display of illusion and magic. On the Conjuring After Dark Tour, a trained paranormal guide will lead your through the Queen Mary’s most notorious paranormal hot spots while they tell you chilling tails of the ships haunted past. F 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Sa 10-1 a.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $18-$159, parking $20. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738.



B99C7BDF-0AE5-413C-FE8E935F77C75154Jo Koy
April 8-16. Laugh with the hilarious comic, Jo Koy, who has appeared on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries. See website for all showtimes. $35-$65. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.



Watercolor Calligraphy
April 10. Channel your inner artist and join Clara Adame of Kindred Supply Co. for an interactive watercolor calligraphy workshop. Guests will discover new technique and how to incorporate their own creative inspirations into watercolor calligraphy with each letter of the alphabet. All supplies and materials will be provided. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $100. The Portal, 210 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.



Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy
April 10. Learn the creative style of Copperplate Calligraphy, widely used in the sixteenth century, it continues to be a popular script today because of its elegant letterforms. The three-hour beginners workshop will cover all the basics from basic strokes/pressures, joining letters, common errors and more. Learning the rules of Copperplate calligraphy will help you to later “break the rules with intent” to develop your own style of writing. $125. The Portal, 210 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.



Screen-Shot-2016-04-05-at-1.43.33-PMKristine Mirelle at Skyloft
April 9. Known for her killer vocals and amazing piano skills, listen to Kristine Mirelle from X Factor perform funk and soul hits all night. Enjoy the performance alongside sweeping ocean views and delicious menu items available at Skyloft. 10 p.m. $10 cover. 422 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1550.



10398620_535579853279984_5382238227404866499_nOrange County Improv Festival
April 7-9. Laugh all weekend long with a series of stand up comics and improvisation. Comics include duos like Drew & Josh to groups like Ounce of Behavior. See website for full line up of comics. 7 p.m. All day passes $25. 400 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714.525.4484.



yogasmogaPaws for a Cause
April 7. Shop the Kendra Scott trunk show at Yogasmoga while you pup gets pampered with sweet treats. Everyone will be entered to win a giveaway from Top Dog Barkery and an outfit from Yogasmoga. Twenty percent of all sales will benefit Irvine Animal Care Center. RSVP to 5-8 p.m. Free. 1119 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.



slideshow_1Heirlooms & Hardware
April 7. Join Pacific City for grand opening of Heirlooms & Hardware. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages and the first 100 guests will receive a free gift. RSVP at 5-10 p.m. Free. 21046 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite H210, Huntington Beach, 714.454.2420.



banner-home5FOOD + DRINK
Heitz Cellars Wine Dinner
April 12. Join 21 Oceanfront for a wine dinner hosted by Heitz Cellars. Complete with an amuse bouche, first and second course, intermezzo, main course and dessert—the evening will feature delights such as braised beef short ribs with lemon gnocchi paired with Ink Grade Zinfandel from Napa Valley 2012. See website for full menu and pairings. 6:30 p.m. $110. 21 Oceanfront, 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100.



Red-Bar-and-Lounge-Meat-your-MatchMeat Your Match
April 7. Dig into a selection of specialty sausages including rattlesnake, wild boar, lamb and blood sausages at Red Bar & Lounge’s Sausage Nights. Each $9 plate includes the choice of three grilled sausages, mustard tasting with pretzel roll and warm Bavarian cabbage slaw and potato chips. Hotel Irvine, Red Bar & Lounge,   17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.



Screen-Shot-2016-04-05-at-1.52.37-PMRancho Las Lomas Wine & Beer Tasting
April 9-10. Each weekend in April, Rancho Las Lomas invites the public to experience a beer and wine tasting event in its beautiful outdoor setting. Guests will taste Rancho Las Lomas’ finest wines and Towne Park beer flights. Food will also be available from Monarch Social. RSVP required. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starting at $15/pp. 19191 Lawrence Canyon, Silverado, 949.888.3080.



duckhornportfolio_brands1Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner
April 7. Enjoy a five-course dinner at Antonello Ristorante paired with the best wines of Duckhorn Vineyards. Savor pairings like oven roasted lamb rack crusted with rosemary pecorino cheese and two tastings: 2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot and 2012 Paraduxx Proprietary Napa Valley Red Wine. See website for full menu. 6:30 p.m. $100. Antonello Ristorante, 3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.751.7153.



salsas_and_moles_46_PhotoCredit_Copyright_C_2015byMarenCarusoMoles & Mezcal
April 6-13. Try some of the most noted dishes from SOL Cocina’s executive chef Deborah Schneider’s most recent cookbook, Salsas and Moles. Savor delectable specials like shrimp in green mole with pepitas and cilantro and grilled chicken breast with mole poblano; and Mezcal cocktail specials like vino sangre with red wine, ginger beer and Kemo Sabe reposado mezcal. 5-10 p.m. SOL Cocina, 251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.675.9800.



third-eye-blindWARTS + CULTURE
Third Eye Blind
April 10. Third Eye Blind—best known for chart-topping hit songs “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” and “How’s It Going to Be”—rocks the stage at The Observatory on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. $40. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600.



temp_office-pdpOffice Hour
April 10-30.
A troubled student sits in the back of the classroom, wearing dark glasses, a baseball cap pulled down low…never speaking. His creative writing assignments are violent, twisted—and artless. He scares the other students and the teachers. He uses his writing to vent and provoke. Gina is the only teacher willing to get close—at her own risk. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.



zombie_488px488pxZombie in Love: The Musical
April 8-17
. Based on the picture book Zombie in Love, Mortimer, a teen zombie, is looking for a girl to take to the Cupid’s Ball. Mildred, another teen zombie, also wants to find a date for the ball. Mort takes out an advertisement: “tall, dead and handsome seeks…somebody… to meet me at the punchbowl at midnight”. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.