Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 8.18.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 8.18.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Golden Road BrewingEVENTS
Smoke ‘N’ Beers
Aug. 21. Get ready for unlimited smoked food and brews from Golden Road Brewing. Tender Greens will be serving up an extensive family-style spread that includes pretzels with smoked sea salt and Golden Road beer cheese; cold smoked yellowtail crudo with pnozo gellee, yuzu cream and tograshi; and TG street corn with cotija cheese, lime aioli, cilantro and chili oil. Pair these items with Golden Road’s 329 Days of Sun lager, the Irish Dry Stout on Nitro, Wolf Pup Session IPA and more. Other activities include a blind beer tasting, raffles and giveaways. 6 p.m. $30. Tender Greens Irvine Spectrum, 530 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.679.9135.

Alessia CaraIrvine Spectrum Center’s Endless Summer Festival

Aug. 18-20. Shop and save at Irvine Spectrum Center during its back-to-school celebration. Highlights include a live performance from pop star Alessia Cara on Friday night, along with activities like an Active Ride Shop skate village, yearbook photo booth, Nordstrom beauty lounge, in-store parties and more. 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.753.5180.


The LabFull Moon Night Market
Aug. 19. Meet local artists, shop artisan goods and enjoy live music from alternative music duo Zach & Bridget—all underneath a full moon. 6-10 p.m. Free. 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661.




Dana Point Lobster Beach FestDana Point Lobster Beach Fest 
Aug. 20. Get ready for a feast at the annual food fest that includes steak, lobster and seafood dinner and live entertainment. Also find a silent auction and opportunity drawing. 4 p.m. 
$95+. Parking $7.50-$15. Doheny State Beach
, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.



Brea FestBrea Fest

Aug. 19. Indulge on fare from over 35 local restaurants and distributors and enjoy live music, theater performances, gallery exhibits, live artist demonstrations and free activities for kids. The annual event celebrates Brea’s art programs such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery and Concerts in the Park. 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission, food and beverage sold separately. Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 
1 Civic Center Circle
, 714.990.7771.



Plum FestPlum Fest & Weiner Dog Races
Aug. 21. Old World has gone plum crazy. The Plum Fest features Pflaumenkuchen, or plum cake, a cake made with specialty plums that only ripen for a brief time once a year. In addition to plum cake, try plum crepes, plum schnapps, plum martinis and more. Enjoy live music, barbecue fare, full bar and street vendors. Watch the wiener dog races at 3 p.m. 2-6 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Free. Wiener dog races $2. Old World, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.895.8020.



Hotel Irvine Movie NightsMovie Nights in The Backyard
Aug. 19. Ditch the indoor movie theater and enjoy blockbuster favorites on a 16-foot movie screen in Hotel Irvine’s backyard. Bring blankets and beach chairs and stake out the best spot on the lawn for featured flick The Breakfast Club. Pre-order a picnic from The Marketplace or enjoy Chef Jason Montelibano’s outdoor buffet with burgers, hotdogs, summer sides and staple movie snacks like popcorn, nachos and candy. Wine and cocktails are available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. General admission $5. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 888.230.4452.


Movies in the ParkMovies in the Park
Aug. 20. Enjoy an evening under the stars with a free outdoor movie screening of Ghost. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy entertainment with the whole family. Park opens at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Free. Fairhaven Memorial Park, 1702 E. Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, 714.633.1442.



Steal the Glass
Aug. 17. Taste two featured beers from Rogue Ales & Spirits at Eureka! and take home the glass that goes with them. The lineup includes Rogue’s Honey Kolsch, a light beer that is brewed with honey foraged from the brewery’s own bees, along with Marionberry Braggot, brewed with the same foraged honey and marionberries from Rogue’s farm. 6 p.m. Eureka!, 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.230.3955. 4143 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.596.8881.


Vince ferragamoVince Ferragamo Wine Dinner Meet & Greet
Aug. 18. Mingle with special guest, former Rams player Dennis Harrah (1975-1987), while enjoying a five-course wine pairing dinner. Newport Dunes’ Back Bay Bistro has teamed up with former Los Angeles Rams quarterback and winemaker Vince Ferragamo for a series of wine dinner meet-and-greets every third Thursday through the NFL season in celebration of the Rams return to SoCal. Every month, Vince will introduce a past or present day Rams player. Menu highlights include rissotto con gamberi a paired with Caressa J Ferragamo Super Tuscan 2013. 6-9 p.m. $67. Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport beach, 949.729.1144.

Demi Lovato and Nick JonasARTS + CULTURE
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas—Future Now: The Tour
Aug. 17. See multi-platinum selling musicians, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas as they hit the Honda Center. Hear hits from Lovato’s newest album, Confident, and from Jonas’ critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, including his double-platinum single “Jealous.” 7 p.m. $29.95+. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.


Jason AldeanJason Aldean
Aug. 20. Multi-platinum country singer Jason Aldean takes the stage at Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre Saturday with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $110. 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.855.8095.



Aug. 20. The LA-based platinum recording artist and DJ/producer performs at Sutra this Saturday. Celebrate the release of his debut album and dance to the beats of his stand-out track “Lost & Found,” a collaboration with DJ/producer 7 Skies featuring singer/songwriter Neon Hitch. Other tracks include “Savage” featuring Lil Jon, “Ride It” with Rvssian and M.R.I. and Sean Paul and many more. 9 p.m. $30-$35. Sutra, The Triangle, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Suite A-200, Costa Mesa, 949.722.7103.


Laurence JuberLord of the Strings: Laurence Juber
Aug. 21. See two-time Grammy winner and former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings Band, Laurence Juber, as he performs as part of the Lord of the Strings concert series. Enjoy wine selections curated by LCA Wine at SOCO and bring in light bights to savor from any of SOCO’s culinary partners. 3 p.m. $30. 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.



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. 


Cloth & MetalSTYLE + BEAUTY
Cloth & Metal’s Summer Sale
Through Aug. 31. Snag your favorite summer styles with Cloth & Metal’s summer sale. Online and in-store, take advantage of 40 to 75 percent off all remaining inventory on nearly every brand including Shinola, NN07, Reigning Champ, Gitman Vintage and more. 462 E. 17th St. Suite C, Costa Mesa; 3313 Hyland Ave., Suite A15, Costa Mesa.


Polished-Perfect---OCPolished Perfect
Through Sept. 1. Head to Polished Perfect, the new luxury nail studio 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.