Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 5.19.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 5.19.16

Edited by Laura Okey

doheny blues festivalEVENTS
Doheny Blues Festival

May 21-22. Rock out to three different stages of music while enjoying micro brew tastings and wine lounges. The lineup of performers includes rock, R&B and blues legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers and many more. Sa 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $60-$430. Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.360.7800.



SIP-awardsSpirits Tasting – Sip Awards
May 22. Taste and rate more than 30 spirits from all over the world. Learn how to effectively taste fine spirits in the categories of mezacal, scotch, moonshine and many more. Enjoy appetizers, refreshments and special giveaways. Pre-register and purchase tickets online. 1-5 p.m. $36.95-$57.95. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach.



GreekfestOC GreekFest
May 20-22. Celebrate the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. The fest features authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and music. Also find an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Kidz Zone” with carnival rides, games and other children’s activities. F 3-10 p.m., Sa-Su 12-10 p.m. $3. 405 N. Dale St., Anaheim, 714.827.0181.



Great-Wine-FestivalThe Great Wine Festival
May 21. Sip on unlimited wine tastes, restaurant bites and brewery samples while enjoying live entertainment. Held at The Great Park in Irvine, over 30 wineries will be participating including Justin Wineries, Orange Coast Winery and Hi-Times Wines. 2-5 p.m. Tickets start at $65. Orange County Great Park, 6990 Marine Way, Irvine.



golden chef seriesGolden Chef Series
May 21, June 4, June 18. The culinary showcase features eight live chef cooking demonstrations with chefs from Del Frisco’s Grille, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Umami Burger, Dave & Buster’s, Cucina Enoteca, Casey’s Cupcakes and more. On Saturday, Chef Vince Carino of Umami Burger and Byron Generalao of Dave & Buster’s take the stage. See website for full schedule. Free. Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Fortune Drive, Irvine.


bob sagetIrvine Improv

May 20-21. Spend your evening in laughter at the Irvine Improv with the well-known comedian and actor, Bob Saget. Best known for his role on Full House as a conservative, single dad, his style of stand-up comedy steers in the opposite direction. Also known as the former host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, Saget is a favorite to many for his unconventional style of comedy. F 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.; Sat 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. $30. Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.



Costa-Mesa-Speedway48th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway
May 21. Experience the most exciting, colorful and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway gives you a seat in front of all the action for the first round of the American Motorcyclist Association National Championship Series. 6-10 p.m. $10-$20, parking $8. OC Fair & Event Center, Grandstand Arena, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 949.492.9933.



doTerraEssential Oils Workshop
May 19. Uncover the basics of how to use essential oils for everyday healing and curing long term ailments. Experience first hand how effective DoTERRA essential oils are on your body, mind, and nervous system. Guests will have a chance to win an essential oil giveaway. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Free. Yogasmoga Fashion Island, 1119 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 888.990.9642.



Vince ferragamoFerragamo Meet & Greet
May 19. Count down to the Rams return to SoCal with Vince Ferragamo, former Los Angeles Rams quarterback and current winemaker. Enjoy a wine dinner meet-and-greet every third Thursday through NFL season. Each month, Vince will introduce a past or present day Rams player. The five-course dinner this Thursday will feature items such as Tuscan cantaloupe soup with Ferragamo Chardonnay and porcini-dusted veal loin paired with Altare Barolo. 6 p.m. $67. Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.


california wine nightsFOOD + DRINK
California Wine Nights
May 20. Dine on a five-course dinner paired with wines from Charles de Cazanove Winery at EATS Kitchen & Bar. The winemakers will be on hand to lead you through the interactive meal that features pairings like chicken oyster yakitori with a rosé. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. $75. EATS Kitchen + Bar, Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.


Slice-Deli-Photo-by-Brando-2092Slice Deli & Cakery
Ongoing. Indulge on classic breakfast items and mimosas while a DJ spins Motown tunes at Slice Deli & Cakery’s Sunday brunch. Choose from savory items like the hangover and bacon poutine and—for the sweet side—French toast made with thick-cut cinnamon swirl brioche, housemade granola, sous vide yogurt, hibiscus compote and fresh berries. Sip on Stumptown coffees, mimosas or Soju Sriracha bloody marys (includes a towering garnish with Slice’s house cured and smoked pastrami). Su 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  8780 Warner Ave., Suite 15, Fountain Valley, 714.842.1049.


May 17-29. They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. See an inspiring New York success story filled with one heart-pounding number after another. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



jazz in the chapelJazz in the Chapel
May 19. Join Cooks Chapel for Jazz in the Chapel featuring local group The Ordiano Brothers with world renown trumpeter Ron Stout. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 7:30-10 p.m. $7. Anaheim Packing House, Cooks Chapel, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., 714.533.7225.