Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 6.2.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 6.2.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Powerhouse 2016
June 3. See a blockbuster lineup of hip-hop performers including Chance The Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Fat Joe and more. Prior to the concert, see live performances from new and emerging local artists in the venue parking lot. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 800.745.3000.


Easton CorbinShipKicker Country Music Fest at Queen Mary
June 4. See country music favorites including Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Stephen Wesley, Dylan Scott and more. Dance to your favorite performers and enjoy food vendors, a beer garden, cocktails, yard games and line dance lessons between musical acts. 1-11 p.m. $45-$65. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738.



Newport Beach Jazz FestivalNewport Beach Jazz Festival
June 3-5. The annual jazz festival features an exciting lineup of talent with nearly 20 jazz artists performing live. Kick-off the three-day festival on Friday night with a performance by Jonathan Fritzén & Vincent Ingala. Other artists in the line-up include keyboardist and vocalist Michael McDonald, saxophonist Phil Denny and many more. See website for full line-up. Enjoy an international food court with eclectic dishes and shopping in surrounding vendor village. F 6 p.m.; Sa-Su 10:30 a.m. Single day tickets, weekend pass or VIP pass available for purchase online. $60-$130. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.


The-Ranch-SaloonDrake White and The Big Fire
June 4. Put on your cowboy boots and join The Ranch Saloon and Go Country 105 for the official after party for The Zac Brown concert. Drake and The Big Fire will be opening for Zac Brown’s Concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater and heading strait to The Ranch for a special live performance afterwards. Drake has toured extensively with Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Showtime 10:30 p.m. $20. The Ranch Saloon, 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.


golden chef seriesGolden Chef Series
June 4. 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 Joe Magnanelli of Cucina Enoteca and Casey Reinhardt of Casey’s Cupcakes take the stage. See website for full schedule. Free. Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Fortune Drive, Irvine.


Orange-County-Great-ParkMovies on the Lawn
June 4. Spend an evening under the stars watching a classic or family favorite movie on the outdoor big screen in Orange County Great Park. Different movies will be featured throughout the summer in theme with Flashback Fridays and Blockbuster Saturdays. This Saturday, see featured film Home. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic, or purchase items from the food trucks or snack bar. Movies are weather permitting. Movies begin at dusk. Free. 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, 866.829.3829.


The-LabThe LAB Block Party
June 4. Kick off the summer season with a block party at The Lab. The shopping destination will be revealing a new art installation alongside live music and art, pop-up shops, giveaways, culinary specials, retail promotions and more. 1-6 p.m. Free. 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661.



beachfront cinemaBeachfront Cinema: Inside Out
June 4.
Take movie night to the next level with a screening at the beach. See this weekend’s featured flick Inside Out on one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in California. Featuring theater-quality projection and sound, you will get the ultimate viewing experience on the sand. Arrive early for pre-movie festivities (live entertainment, games and contests) set before the gorgeous Huntington Beach sunset. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase from food booths and the beach bar. Pre-movie activities begin at 5 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. (dusk). $15/pp. VIP package $49 (includes jumbo 2-person bean bag). Huntington State Beach, lifeguard tower 14, Huntington Beach.

Gritty UpGritty Up
June 2. Orange County’s popular indoor cycling studio, GRIT Cycle invites you to Gritty Up at the Island Hotel’s Oak Grill. Take part in a silent auction featuring hotel stays and spa retreats while sipping wine and tasting fine hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. This event preludes GRIT Cycle’s “Gritty Up” indoor cycle ride on June 4. 6-9 p.m. Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.631.4748.


Zac Brown BandARTS + CULTURE
Zac Brown Band
June 4. Slip on your “pair of jeans that fit just right” and enjoy a performance from the three-time Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Zac Brown Band. Their latest gold-certified album JEKYLL + HYDE marks the band’s third consecutive number one debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Don’t miss the official after party at The Ranch Saloon. 7 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.855.8095.


Andre-WattsAndré Watts Plays Beethoven
June 2-4. Listen to the hypnotizing sounds of André Watts, one of the most celebrated and beloved piano superstars, as he performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. This performance is the finale to Pacific Symphony’s 2015-16 classical season. 8 p.m. $25-$110. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.


Buyer-and-cellarBuyer & Cellar
June 1-26
Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s book My Passion for Design, Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.



Bruxie: Nashville Style Hot Chicken & Waffles
Ongoing. Bruxie has introduced its new take on the traditional chicken and waffles with the addition of Nashville-style hot chicken with a spicy and smoky flavor profile. Enjoy it as a waffle sandwich with a tangy sauce, shredded lettuce and pickles or as a waffle skillet with a cheddar-bacon waffle, pickle and maple butter. Available at Huntington Beach, Irvine, Brea and Chino Hills locations. 180 5th St., Huntington Beach, 657.215.3559.


21-oceanfrontDuckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner
June 8. Take in the gorgeous ocean views at 21 Oceanfront while indulging on a six-course wine pairing dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards. Menu highlights include crispy ahi tuna with sesame seed, ginger soy glaze and toasted edamame, paired with 2013 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir; and for the main course, petite filet Mignon and colossal shrimp paired with 2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot. 6:30 p.m. $110. 21 Oceanfront, 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100.