Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 4.28.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 4.28.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival

April 30. Indulge on craft beer and gourmet tacos while enjoying live music, games, contests and more. Taking place over the picturesque Lake View Park, sip on unlimited tastings from over 100 craft beers and delight in $3 gourmet tacos from some of OC’s best chefs and restaurants. Participating breweries include Noble Ale Works, Bottle Logic, Bootleggers Brewery and more. 12-4 p.m. $55 if purchased in advance; $65 at the door. Designated driver $20. 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado.


Arts-AliveArts Alive & Street Painting Festival
April 30-May 1. Celebrate the arts and culture of the 1990’s with workshops, musical and dance performances, arts and crafts vendors, chalk art and more. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, 949.470.3000.



April 30. Celebrate spring and the rich agricultural history of Orange County with live music, artisans, trolley rides, kids activities, free homemade lemonade and a hard lemonade garden for adults. Play games such as bocce ball and ping pong and participate in a citrus cooking contest. 4-10 p.m. Free. 412 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim.



STEAM-carnivalSteam Carnival
April 30. Experiment, explore and play at the 2nd annual STEAM Carnival at The Market Place. The family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Enjoy live performances, games, an animal exhibit and more. 2-7 p.m. $4-$5. The Market Place, Edwards Courtyard, 13782 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.263.8340.



David-SpadeIrvine Improv
May 1. Laugh with hilarious comedian David Spade this weekend. David Spade’s wide-spanning career includes movies like Joe Dirt and Grown Ups to CBS comedy Rules of Engagement. 7 p.m. $35. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.



OC-MarathonOC Marathon
April 29-May 1. Tour Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa with a full or half marathon. Bring the kids for the Kids Run, or for less experienced runners, opt for Wahoo’s 5k. Registration includes access to the Health & Fitness Expo. Registration fees and race times vary, see website for details. Parking F-Sa $8, Su $10. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 949.222.0456.



Back-Bay-Bistro-Jazz-DinnerDinner & Jazz Show
April 28. Revel in the beauty of spring with sweeping views of the Back Bay accompanied by a live jazz show and dinner. The Kei Akagi Trio with jazz pianist Kei Akagi, David Robaire on bass and Jason Harnell on drums, will perform at Back Bay Bistro while you savor a three-course meal. Options include a choice of soup or salad, a surf and turf entree and a chef’s dessert. Dinner 5 p.m., concert 7 p.m. $35/pp includes dinner and show, $20 for show-only tickets, $10 for show-only tickets for students. Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach,  949.729.1144.


La Habra Citrus FairLa Habra Citrus Fair
April 29-May 1. Enjoy carnival rides, fair-style food (think funnel cakes and cotton candy), live entertainment and the famous Bubble Parade. The La Habra Citrus Fair will also include a livestock auction and youth expo, arts and crafts vendors and a special two-hour Michael Jackson tribute show with Michael Jackson impersonator RemJ. Discounted ride tickets are available for pre-purchase online. $3-$6/per ride. 321 E. La Habra Blvd., between Cypress and Euclid Streets, La Habra.


Newport Beach Film FestNewport Beach Film Festival
Apr. 21-28. Watch some 350 feature films, shorts, documentaries and animation plus sessions with directors and screenwriters. The Opening Night Gala features a live performance and a taste of Newport Beach with light bites from some the area’s top restaurants. See website for schedule. 949.253.2880.



Oak-Grill-Slow-Smoked-SundazeFOOD + DRINK
Slow Smoked Sundaze
May 1. It’s officially BBQ season and Oak Grill is kicking it off with Slow Smoked Sundaze. Enjoy a down-home feast complete with starters (deviled eggs, a pickled plate and farmer’s salad), a main entree (baby back ribs, whole roasted catch of the day, fried chicken, beef brisket or cedar planked salmon), a choice of two sidekicks (corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, sauteed greens or cole slaw) and cornbread with honey butter. Top it all off with pecan pie or Pizookie Sundaze. Complimentary Backyard Lemonade is included, made with basil and fresh strawberries. Sundays 5-9:30 p.m. $34/pp. Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.


Anthropologie Fashion IslandSTYLE + BEAUTY
Ongoing. Experience Anthropologie like you never have before in the new first-of-its-kind 20,000-square-foot space. Beyond beautiful clothing and bold artisan jewelry, the Newport Beach location features a home showroom and design center as well as dedicated shops for beauty and shoes.  823 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.9946.



Sex and educationARTS + CULTURE
Sex and Education
April 27-May 22. A high school basketball star’s college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his poorly written, sexually charged note to his girlfriend is intercepted during a final exam. Miss Edwards, his high school English teacher uses the note to teach Joe a lesson on life, love and the power of words. Explicit language. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.



office hourOffice Hour
Through May 1.
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. 



Rodgers + Hammersteins cinderellaRodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Through May 1.
Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover the classic tale of Cinderella. The Tony Award-winning new take on the beloved tale features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping 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.