Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 8.11.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 8.11.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Huntington Beach Beer FestivalEVENTS
Huntington Beach Beer Festival

Aug. 13. Sample over 100 beers from local and regional breweries like Four Sons Brewing, Shocktop, Stone Brewing Co. and Golden Road Brewing. The even also showcases live performances by local bands such as Weezerton, a tribute to Weezer and DJ Luca, and food from local food trucks. VIP 6 p.m., GA 7-10 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach.



San-Clemente-Music-FestivalSan Clemente Fiesta Music Festival
Aug. 14. Enjoy live music, food and activities at the 63rd annual San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival. The festival features activities for the entire family like an Easter egg hunt, tortilla toss, pie-eating contest and jump rope. Free shuttle service is available from San Clemente High School. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 100-200 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.1131.



Colony Wine MerchantMusic with the Masters
Aug. 13. Meet guitar legend and USC Thornton School of Music professor Frank Potenza during an intimate performance that is followed by Q&A session, complete with wine and beer flights and artisanal cheese. Call or email for advance tickets: 8:30 p.m. $60. Colony Wine Merchant, 280 S. Lemon St., Anaheim, 657.208.1860.



Shawn-WayansShawn Wayans
Aug. 11-14. You’ve seen him on the The Wayans Bros, Scary Movie and White Chicks, now laugh along with comedian and actor  Shawn Wayans in person at Brea Improv. Th 8 p.m., F 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m., Sa 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., Su 7 p.m. $25. 120 South Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.482.0700.




$100-gold-bank-note-backWorld’s Fair of Money
Aug. 9-13. See more than $1 billion dollars of numismatic national treasures at World’s Fair of Money. View displays of extraordinary rare coins and colorful paper money such as a famous $3 million dollar nickel, historic California Gold Rush-era money and the U.S. Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing “Billion Dollar Display” that includes $100,000 bills. More than 1,000 dealers from around the world will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money and gold and silver. Bring the kids for a children’s treasure trivia game. Tu-F 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8, children under 12 free. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, 719.482.9867.



Jazz-FestivalLong Beach Jazz Festival
Aug. 12-14. Listen to a stellar lineup of jazz musicians ranging from Michael Franks to Jeffrey Osborne to Peter White and Euge Groove, among others. The 29th annual three-day festival set in Rainbow Lagoon Park also features food, art and more. E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach.




Rancho-Wild-LifeStory Time at Rancho Wildlife
Aug. 11. Rancho Wildlife features an animal adventure story time where kids get to meet the animal featured in the book. The event includes a story, crafts and picnic. This week, kids will meet the tiger. Reservations required. 10 a.m. $5. Rancho Wildlife Foundation, 19191 Lawrence Canyon, Silverado, 949.888.3080.




OC-FairOrange County Fair
Through Aug. 14. Don’t miss out on the last weekend of the OC Fair! Indulge in a little bit of deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair. Bring the whole family and enjoy action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), tribute bands in the Hangar, carnival with rides, La Grande Wheel, livestock competitions, agricultural displays, petting zoo, wine tasting and of course—fried food galore. Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre include artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire and Train. M-Tu Closed, Wed-F noon-midnight, Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-noon. $7-$12, under 5 free; $10 (cash only) for parking. 88 fair drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500.


Oak-Grill-Cherry-CaipirinhaFOOD + DRINK
Olympic-Inspired Cocktails
Through Aug. 21. Toast the Olympics over drink specials at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge. Sip on Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, available in blueberry, cherry or original, while watching every sporting event on Oak Grill’s massive six-panel flat-screen television. Aqua Lounge will also feature the classic Brazilian libation with the Olympics showing on the bar’s four flat-screen TVs. 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.0808.



Ongoing. Known for its drunken fries and 24 unconventional sausages, Wursthaus now offers customizable flights that allow you to sample more brews at once. The four-ounce tasters range from $2-$4 each. The whole beer list is up for grabs, although Tanner Gallegos, the general manager, recommends a flight that includes Weihenstephaner Vitus, Troubodour Magma, Fruli (a Strawberry Belgian fruit beer) and Maisel & Friends Pale Ale for the ultimate beer-lover experience. $8-$15 per flight. 305 E. 4th St., Suite 106, Santa Ana, 714.760.4333.



Summertime-Beer-SeriesSummertime Beer Series
Aug. 12.
Indulge on a five-course menu designed by Chef Jason Montelibano to pair with California craft brews. The second of the Summertime Beer Series will feature brews from Iron Fist in Vista. 6:30 p.m. $75. Hotel Irvine, EATS Kitchen, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 888.230.4452.




SusieCakesDog Days of Summer
Through Aug. 31. Help SusieCakes support a good cause and donate a blanket or bath towel to help comfort a shelter dog. With this donation, receive two for one cupcakes. Limit one free dozen. 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite J Costa Mesa, 714.265.2253.




The-BeachcomberThe Beachcomber Cafe 10th Anniversary
Through Aug. 31. In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, join The Beachcomber Cafe as the restaurant reprises some of its most popular menu items from its tenure. The throwback menu will feature items such as filet Mignon cobb salad, ancho maple glazed salmon, Tunisian pizza and more. They’re also offerings an anniversary martini made with Absolut Raspberi, fresh lemonade and watermelon juice, topped with an orchid. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900.




hopdoddyHopdoddy’s August Specials
Through Aug. Tap into your Southern roots with a savory new burger, shake and cocktail lineup. Hopdoddy’s August specials include southern staples like bourbon, fried onions, bacon and moonshine. The triple b burger includes a medium-rare Akaushi beef patty placed on a bed of peppery arugula, topped with melted blue jack cheese, warm bourbon bacon onion jam and fresh fried tobacco onions. August specials also includes the maple bacon waffle cone shake and bootleg Kool-Aid. 311 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2337.



Aug. 9-21.
Step inside the Kit Kat Klub and hear one of Kander and Ebb’s most memorable scores in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the critically acclaimed production. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. 



DAX-GalleryNo Name Exhibition
Aug. 13. Join DAX Gallery for an opening reception celebrating new exhibition No Name. The exhibit features street and graffiti artists, calligraphers, fine art and more. The eclectic mixture of different styles and forms of art show how they compliment one another in an unprecedented form. The opening reception features a full bar and a DJ tunes. 6-10 p.m. Free. DAX Gallery, 2951 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.957.1706.




Festival Ballet Theatre Gala of the StarsGala of the Stars
Aug. 12. Festival Ballet Theatre’s gala features performances from world-renowned ballet artists Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild (New York City Ballet), Yuan Yuan Tan (San Francisco Ballet), Mari Kawanishi and Frederico Spallitta (Staatsballet Berlin) and many others at Irvine Barclay Theatre. VIP ticket holders have the opportunity to meet and dine with guest artists at a post-show reception. (photo Dave Friedman) 7 p.m. $65-$200. 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, 949.854.4646.




Symphony-in-the-citiesSymphony in the Cities
Aug. 14. Enjoy an outdoor concert from Pacific Symphony’s Symphony in the Cities series, led by musical director Carl St. Clair. Bring the kids for a musical playground featuring activities like instrument making, a drum circle, an instrument petting zoo and an opportunity to meet the musicians. Bring your own blankets and chairs. 5:30 p.m. musical playground opens; 7 p.m. concert begins. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.3816.




Fabletics Grand Opening
Aug. 13. Sip, shop and save at the Fabletics store opening at The Shops at Mission Viejo. To celebrate the arrival, enjoy 20 percent discounts on all purchases made from August 12-14 and a complimentary pair of black Salar capris (valued at $49) with a $49 purchase (first 50 customers each day of the weekend). During the grand opening event enjoy light refreshments, including champagne, and a performance by an acroyoga artist. Grand opening Sa 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second level near Nordstrom, 555 The Shops Blvd., Mission Viejo.




Polished-Perfect---OCPolished Perfect
Through Sept. 1. Head to Polished Perfect, new luxury nail studio, now open at Los Olivos Marketplace. The salon will offer 75 percent off all services at its Irvine locations through September 1. Online reservations are highly encouraged. 8597 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.




Demi Lovato and Nick JonasUPCOMING EVENTS
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas—Future Now: The Tour

Aug. 17. See multi-platinum selling music artists, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas as they hit Anaheim for their Future Now Tour. Hear hits from Demi Lovato’s newest album, Confident, and from Nick Jonas’ critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, including his double-platinum single “Jealous.” 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.