Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 6.16.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 6.16.16

Edited By Laura Okey

liquid runEVENTS
The Liquid Run
June 18. Skip the mud run and head straight to this obstacle course that floats entirely in water. Liquid Girls will be on hand to take photos and help you find your way to the liquid libations beer garden. DJs will be mixing tunes from the liquid pontoon boat as you join in a game of water beer pong. On the land surrounding the water, enjoy food trucks, vendors and beach games. Don’t forget your selfie with Moby Duck, a giant 18-foot liquid sitting rubber duck. Use coupon code “beachcitysports” to save $10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking $10. $109-$129. Back Bay, Newport Beach, 877.210.1170.

Chili-at-the-BeachChili at the Beach
June 18.
Taste a variety of uniquely prepared chilis and salsas at the beach. Surf City invites you to experience a chili cook-off and salsa tasting while enjoying live entertainment, a kids zone and vendors throughout Main Street and The Strand. Two dozen restaurants will participate including Duke’s, Sandy’s, Fred’s Mexican Cafe, Gallagher’s and more. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 pre-sale. Downtown Huntington Beach, Main Street and Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.

wakcanoTaste of Santa Ana
June 16. Sample a delicious array of food and drinks at the 2nd annual Taste of Santa Ana. Various local restaurants such as Native Son Alehouse, Panini Cafe, Wokcano (and many more) will be providing tasty bites, beer and wine. Enjoy a photo booth, opportunity drawings and music from DJ Paul-Dean Martin. 5-8 p.m. $25-$30. MainPlace Mall (parking lot near 24 Hour Fitness, 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.541.5353.


OC Night MarketOC Night Market
June 17-19. Experience the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States. The OC Night Market features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. Hundreds of new and returning chefs will present delectable dishes. Fri-Sat 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sun 4 p.m.-11 p.m. $5 admission, $8 parking; kids under 6, free. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

cigar-and-brandy-wallpaperScotch, Cigar + Prime Rib Dinner Cruise
June 18.
Cruise aboard a luxury yacht for a unique single malt scotch sampler experience. Enjoy cigars on the sky deck and a prime rib dinner complete with live entertainment. Happy hour will last until departure at 6:30 p.m. 6-9 p.m. $120. 2901 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.673.8545.



Holy-MuttrimonyHoly Muttrimony—A Doggie Wedding
June 19. Bring your pup for an afternoon affair of tuxedos, bow ties and white dresses and of course—wedding cake. Dress your pup for a chance to win best dressed. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Pacific City, Top Dog Barkery, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.960.3647.



yoga-on-a-yacht-pacific-avalonYoga on a Yacht
June 18. Enjoy a luxurious yoga session—on a yacht. Complete with three stories, full-size bathrooms, ocean views and sunshine, the class will take place on the deck of the yacht and seating is first come, first served. Arriving 30 minutes prior to class time is strongly encouraged. Sip on mimosas afterwards! 8 a.m., 10 a.m. $42. 2901 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach.



socoOrange County Etsy Craft Party Night
June 18. Join 200 creatives during an outdoor bohemian summer-themed party at The OC Mix. Make incredible crafts such as dream catchers, fresh flower hair clips and wish books and enjoy live entertainment such as a DJ, a braid bar, tarot readings and more. 5-8 p.m. $20-$25. 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.



Bayou-FestivalLong Beach Bayou Festival
June 18-19. Experience the Louisiana Bayou with a two-day festival featuring musical performances, dance lessons, a parade, a crawfish eating contest and more. The dance floor is always open as a wide range of groups perform, including Cajun, Zydeco and Blues artists. Savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy with authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $20-$30. Rainbow Lagoon Park, Linden Avenue and Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, 562.912.4451.


SucculentSucculent Design Workshop
June 18. Learn design elements, container selection and tips to care for your indoor and outdoor succulent arrangements from Succulent Style designer Denise Buczek. All guests will receive a unique container and carefully selected succulents to create your own inspiring arrangement. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $95. Pelican Courtyard behind Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach, 949.290.7249.


golden chef seriesGolden Chef Series
June 18. See the last culinary showcase of the Golden Chef Series. This Saturday, Chef Robert Waddell of Brio Tuscan Grille and Chef Alejandro Benes of Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill take the stage for a live cooking demonstration. Learn how to prepare (and sample) pasta alla vodka and pulled pork sliders. 2 p.m. Free. Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Fortune Drive, Irvine.



southcoastcollection_home_slide2-960x428ASID Wine & Design
June 15. Sample delicious light bites and wine pairings while enjoying stunning displays from top interior designers. SOCO’s premier design showrooms will showcase innovative window vignettes highlighting the latest trends in interiors and home décor. The progressive tour will feature Farrow & Ball, Roche Bobois, HD Buttercup and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to win raffle prizes donated by participating SOCO design showrooms. 5:30-9 p.m. $25. 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.


Slip on your cowboy boots and head to Laguna Beach’s newest weekend destination for Country Sunday. Featuring a gorgeous rooftop lounge with panoramic ocean views, enjoy live entertainment from up-and-coming artist Caleche Ryder. Sip craft cocktails and local brews and savor smokehouse BBQ fare. 4 p.m. $5. 422 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1550.


Orange County Great ParkMovies on the Lawn
June 17, 18. Spend an evening under the stars watching a classic or family favorite movie on the outdoor big screen in Orange County Great Park. On “flashback Friday” watch featured flick Singin’ In The Rain, and on “blockbuster Saturday” see Minions. 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-CounterFOOD + DRINK
Burger for Dad (BFD)
June 19. Show Dad what a “big freaking deal” (BFD) he is by taking him to The Counter for a custom built “burger for Dad” (BFD). Even better news—tell your server, “My Dad is a BFD,” and he will receive a free standard 1/3-pound burger. One free burger per dad accompanied by paying guest. Dine-in only. See website for all locations. 1104 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, 949.642.0700.


Andreis_020Andrei’s Whiskey Week
June 17-25. Celebrate fathers this month with Dad’s favorite drink. Andrei’s will feature special whiskey-infused dishes and cocktails and whiskey flights for everyone to enjoy. 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 949.387.8887.




agoraAgora Churrascaria
If Dad enjoys meat and potatoes, the perfect Father’s Day destination is Agora Churrascaria—a Brazilian steakhouse. Dad can partake on the dinner menu all day long or choose a prix-fixe menu for $52. All dads will receive a $15 gift certificate good for his next visit to the restaurant. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1830 Main St., Irvine, 949.222.9910.


See more Orange County places to dine with Dad this Father’s Day…

california wine nightsCalifornia Wine Nights
June 17. EATS Kitchen & Bar is showcasing Swanson Winery, a California winery, and the winemakers themselves will lead you through an interactive five-course meal pairing their wines with an exclusive menu created by Chef Jason Montelibano. Highlights include pairings such as scallop and tuna ceviche with a pinot grigio and BBQ chicken oysters with merlot. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. $75. EATS Kitchen + Bar, Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.


BaysideBruichladdich Scotch Pairing at Bayside Restaurant
June 16.
Begin the evening with a welcome cocktail followed by a four-course tasting menu. Menu highlights include slow roasted American kurobuta pork loin, lightly cured yellowfin tuna tataki and more. 6:30 p.m. $57. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.



nekter_GO_flyer_v4-(6)-scpNekter Juice Bar Grand Opening
June 18. Join Nekter Juice bar for its grand opening in the Tustin Market Place. Take advantage of $1 juices and smoothies and a free yoga event taught by Corepower Yoga (8 a.m.). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Tustin Market Place, 2777 El Camino Real, Tustin.



NB-Art-ExhibitionARTS + CULTURE
Newport Beach Art Exhibition
June 18. Mingle with the artists at a show featuring more than 200 works. Artists will exhibit and sell their paintings, mixed media, sculpture and photography.1-6 p.m. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.3800.



Segerstrom CenterClassical Mystery Tour
June 17-18. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles final live concert in 1966 with an evening dedicated to the Beatles’ songbook. One of the best Beatles tribute bands will perform—the last of Pacific Symphony’s 2015-16 Pops season. The band will join the orchestra for an incredibly authentic rock-and-roll experience. Revisit hits such as “Yesterday,” “Come Together,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Magical Mystery Tour” and more. 8 p.m. $40-$165. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Baroque-Music-FestivalBaroque Music Festival
June 19-26. Hear historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period. The 36th annual festival features sounds of the British Isles. Enjoy a Wine and Waters reception following each performance. See website for schedule. $30-$50. 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, 949.760.7887.