Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 4.21.16

Find the Best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 4.21.16

Newport Beach Film Festival
Apr. 21-28. The festival offers more than 350 feature films, shorts, documentaries and animation, in addition to sessions with directors and screenwriters. Attend the opening night gala to for live entertainment, and to get a taste of Newport Beach with light bites from some the area’s top restaurants. See website for schedule. 949.253.2880.


Taste-of-HBTaste of Huntington Beach
April 24. Taste delicious fare from top local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with fine California wines and unlimited sips from local breweries. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing. Noon-4 p.m., VIP Reception 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $60-$90. Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach.



Full-Moon-Dinner-CruiseFull Moon Dinner Cruise
April 22. Come aboard Hornblower’s signature three-hour dinner cruise. The evening on the water includes a welcome glass of champagne, four-course dinner and dancing accompanied by the light of the full moon. See website for boarding times. Tickets start at $86.95. 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 101, Newport Beach, 949.631.2469.


Newport-to-ensenada-883190378296568_nNewport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
April 22-24. The world-famous 125-mile overnight race kicks off in Newport Beach when boats from around the world gather to set sail from the Balboa Pier to Ensenada, Mexico. Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m.; last boat passes at approximately 1:30 p.m. 1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, 949.644.1023.



The-CampThe CAMP Folk Festival
April 24. Celebrate Earth Day with live music from Taylor Crawford and Alyssandra Nighswonger, craft workshops, food and drink, giveaways and specials from all of your favorite shops at The Camp. Pick up a free fresh flower crown with the donation of a reusable bag. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.


Left-Coast-brewing-CoSan Clemente Micro-Brew Fest
April 23. Taste micro-brews from around Southern California at the 5th annual Micro-Brew Festival, presented by Left Coast Brewing Co. Enjoy homemade food from a variety of non-profit organizations and live music. Admission includes 12 four-ounce micro-brew tastings. VIP, noon entrance; general admission 1-5 p.m. $35-$45. Left Coast Brewing Co., 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, 949.492.1131.


WholeFoodsPaint & Sip at Whole Foods Market
April 20. Relax, paint and sip on a favorite wine or beer with local painting experts from A Toast 2 Artistry. You will be supplied with a canvas, and access to varieties of wine or beer found at Whole Foods Market Irvine. Light appetizers will be served. 7-9 p.m. $25. Whole Foods Market Irvine, 8525 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.777.8500.


ADYA_MenuPreview_50Bombay Brunch
April 23. Spice up your weekend as Chef Shachi Mehra puts an Indian spin on Sunday brunch. Learn fun, fresh and easy recipes while enjoying a light lunch and beverage of choice. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Adya, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 201, Anaheim, 714.533.2392.



MicheleChiarloimageFOOD + DRINK
Michele Chiarlo Wine Dinner
April 22. Enjoy a five-course meal created by Chef Jeff Burt and perfectly paired with some of Michele Chiarlo’s most celebrated wines. Menu highlights include gnocchi verdi al forno: housemade potato and organic spinach dumplings baked with San Marzano tomato sauce, topped with basil and scarmorza cheese; paired with 2012 Barbera d’Asti. See full menu online. 7 p.m. $78.95. Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.261.1444.


Slice_Happy-HourSlice Deli & Cakery Happy Hour
Ongoing. Shake up your traditional happy hour with fun and games like Giant Jenga. Slice Deli & Cakery offers $1 off all beer and wine, and specially priced bar bites such as $3 savory popcorn, housemade garlic chips and $4 fresh baked pretzel poppers with housemade caramel. M-Sa 3-6 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 8780 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, 714.842.1049.


Vince Ferragamo’s Wine Dinner Meet & Greet
April 21. Vince Ferragamo, winemaker and Former NFL Quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, has teamed up with Back Bay Bistro for a wine dinner and meet and greet. Mingle with the former NFL star and enjoy delectable pairings with Italian wines. The five-course dinner will feature entrees like rock shrimp and lobster risotto, rack of lamb and fava beans with Italian tomatoes and more. See website for full menu. Reservations required. 6 p.m. $67. Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.


WursthausExclusive Beer at Wursthaus
Ongoing. Travel back in time—500 years ago—to the world’s oldest brewery, Weihenstephan, when Germany’s Beer Purity Law was established. Downtown Santa Ana’s German-style sausage and beer hall, Wursthaus, is one of the few California establishments selected to carry the limited edition 1516 brew by Weihenstephan. Only one hundred kegs were sent to California and Wursthaus will be serving 10 of them. The kellerbier-style unfiltered beer will be available until the kegs run dry. 305 E. 4th St., Suite 106, Santa Ana, 714.760.4333.


Pacific-CityARTS + CULTURE
Pacific City Live Concert Series
April 23. Enjoy live music paired with the perfect backdrop—Huntington City Beach! With crashing waves in sight, Emilio Modern Gypsy performs music that incorporates elements of Spanish flamenco guitar with South American and Middle Eastern rhythms. 2-5 p.m. Free. Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.


BoxBrothersThe Box Brothers
April 23-24. See an energetic, acrobatic and funny musical performance featuring four percussionists of Percossa. Percossa combines Japanese percussion, African rhythms, various musical styles, dance and humor into a rhythmic dance party. The four boxes are not only used to represent different objects and locations throughout the show, but also as percussion instruments. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.


Cinderella_225x150Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
April 19-May 1.
Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover the classic tale of Cinderella. The new Tony Award-winning take on the beloved tale features an orchestra, dynamic transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.