Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 8.25.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 8.25.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Ohana Fest Dana PointEVENTS
Ohana Fest Dana Point
Aug. 27-28. Head to Doheny Beach for the debut of Ohana Fest—a two-day music festival featuring a diverse lineup of musicians, drinks and artisan food. Taking place right off the shore, the incredible lineup of artists includes Indie pop singer Lana Del Rey, British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae, Eddie Vedder and more. Purchase a VIP pass to gain access to a VIP lounge and expedited festival entry as well as enjoy a hosted cocktail bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cozy lounge seating, cabanas and private restrooms. See website for weekend schedule. Tickets start at $99.50. Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.


Ohana Fest Dana PointOhana Luau
Aug. 26. Kick off the inaugural Ohana Fest with the Ohana Luau. Hosted by comedian and roastmaster general Jeff Ross, the evening will feature a musical performance by English rock band The John Doe Experiment and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam as well as special guest, world-acclaimed big wave surfer Greg Long. Enjoy dinner, drinks and an exclusive live auction. See website for pricing and packages. Email inquiries to Casual attire. 7 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Monarch Bay Courtyard and Terrace, 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point.


Barks & BrewsBarks & Brews
Aug. 26. Pamper your pooch from head to tail at Outlets at San Clemente. Enjoy dinner from food trucks such as The Classic Tacos and DogTown Dogs and sip on delicious cold beer from Left Coast Brewing Company. Enjoy live entertainment, a doggy costume parade with prizes, photo booths, free treats and of course dog-friendly vendors for your four-legged best friends. All proceeds benefit the Pet Project Foundation. 5-8 p.m. Outlets at San Clemente, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente.


Bikes & BrunchBikes & Brunch
Aug. 27. Choose between an 8 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. indoor cycle class at LifeTime Athletic Laguna Niguel followed by a gourmet brunch spread at 10:15 a.m. Indulge on traditional brunch items and a full bar with numerous drink options while a live DJ provides music and entertainment. Members $10. Non-members $30. 25600 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, 949.238.2700.



1969-Lamborghini-Espada-400-GT-S1Lamborghini’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Aug. 28. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late founder of Lamborghini sports cars as the world tour makes its first pit stop in the U.S. at the Marconi Automotive Museum. Begin the evening with a cocktail reception where you will view Lamborghinis specially selected for the event along with the rest of owner Dick Marconi’s multi-million dollar car collection. Funds will benefit Caterina’s Club, a nonprofit that helps children whose families are forced to live in cramped, crime-ridden motels. 5 p.m. $275. 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin, 714.851.9083.


Rob SchneiderRob Schneider at Irvine Improv
Aug. 26-28.
Spend a summer evening in laughter at Irvine Improv with Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider. Well-known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, he will be performing stand-up comedy throughout the weekend. F 7:30 p.m., Sa 7 p.m., 9 p.m., Su 7 p.m. $30-$35. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.




yoga-on-a-yacht-pacific-avalonYoga on a Yacht
Aug 27. 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! 9:30 a.m. departure. $42. 2901 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach.



BosscatBosscat Kitchen & Libations: Women & Whiskey
Aug. 24. Sample whiskey from around the world while enjoying  food pairings, craft cocktail instruction from Bosscat mixologists, raffle prizes and take home gifts. This women’s-only event focuses on the increasing popularity of whiskey while providing education in a fun and interactive setting. 7 p.m. $60. 4647 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.333.0917.



Top-Dog BarkeryEssential Oils for Dogs 101
Aug. 25. Bring your pup for an evening of pampering. Get the 101 on essential oils that are great for your dog and how you can use them. Reserve your space early and go home with a free gift for your dog. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $19.99. Top Dog Barkery, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite A-160, Huntington Beach, 714.960.3647.




Floral-Perfume TimreeGirls Night Out
Aug. 25. Bring your own bottle of wine and your girlfriends for an adults-only painting party. Sip while painting your own version of the painting “Floral Perfume.” An instructor will guide you through a step-by-step painting lesson. Materials will be provided. 6:30 p.m. $50. Timree Too, 365 Old Newport Blvd., Suite A, Newport Beach, 949.723.1300.



Aquarium of the PacificAquarium of the Pacific Night Dive
Aug. 26. Enjoy live music from local bands, a DJ spinning in the galleries, cocktails, food trucks and more at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Relax alongside the glowing aquariums as the lights go down and listen to live bands performing in the Great Hall and the Shark Lagoon. Also, see Leche Miel, a new film presented by Almond Surfboards that follows two surfers into Central America. Adults only. 7-11 p.m. $14.95. Free for aquarium members. Alcohol and food available for purchase. The Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 562.590.3100.


OC Night MarketOC Night Market
Aug 26-28. Experience the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the U.S. The OC Night Market features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment 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.-midnight; 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.


dapper dogsSausage Fest at Anaheim Brewery
Aug. 27. Dapper Dog and Mr. Stein invite you to Anaheim Brewery’s annual Sausage Fest. Sausage masters will present a whole slew of grilled meat including chorizo, kielbasa, Polish, bratwurst, hot links, and more. Dance all night long to popular local rockabilly band, Amber Foxx. 6-10 p.m. 336 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.780.1888.



Adventure-Sail-Ocean-InstituteAdventure Sail
Aug. 27. All aboard for The Ocean Institute’s tall ship Adventure Sail. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines and steer the ship, or simply sit back and relax on its schooner. 2-4:30 p.m. Adults $60, children $40, seniors $50 (ages 55+). The Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274.



Laguna Art A FairLaguna Art-A-Fair
Aug. 27-28. It’s the closing weekend of Laguna Art-A-Fair’s 50th anniversary and they are celebrating you. Laguna Art-A-Fair thanks all visitors by offering free entry all day this Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the final artworks at the show as well as musical stylings by popular bands throughout the weekend. Bands include Drexx Canon, Ohio Trio Plus, Surftones and more. The juried art festival displays works by 125 artists in all mediums, including painting, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. Sun–Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. on Aug. 28). $5.50-$7.50. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514.


Sawdust Art FestivalSawdust Art Festival
Through Aug. 28. Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb crafts at the 50th annual Sawdust Art & Craft Festival. More than 200 Laguna Beach artists will present their unique handmade artwork. Nearly all art media is featured including painting, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, textiles, clothing, furniture, mixed media and more. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. on July 4). $4-$9. Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030.


Hotel Irvine Movie NightsMovie Nights in The Backyard
Aug. 26. 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 Pitch Perfect 2. 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.


beachfront cinemaBeachfront Cinema: Jaws
August 27.
Take movie night to the next level at the beach. This weekend see Jaws 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.


Moulin Cars and CafeMoulin’s Cars & Café
Aug. 28. See an overflowing lot of luxury vehicles, both antiques and exotics, while you sip and stroll at Moulin. Mingle with automobile owners and enthusiasts and enjoy breakfast inside the restaurant or on the patio. 7-9 a.m. Free. Moulin, 1000 Bristol St. N., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920.



Stonehill TavernFOOD + DRINK
Booker Wine Dinner at Stonehill Tavern
Aug. 28. Experience an exclusive wine dinner with owner and winemaker of Booker Vineyard, Eric Jensen. A tasting menu by Chef Alan Mardonovich is designed to pair perfectly with each of the exclusive and difficult to obtain wines. A couple of menu highlights include lobster bordelaise and roasted veal loin with sweetbread roulade. See full menu online. 7 p.m. $175. Monarch Beach Resort, Stonehill Tavern, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3200.

Santa-Fe-Wrap-Muscle Maker GrillMuscle Maker Grill
Aug. 27. Wrap up summer with a free wrap from Muscle Maker Grill. The healthy fast-casual restaurant is celebrating back-to-school season and giving away a free wrap per guest from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Choices include the Santa Fe wrap with grilled chicken breast, turkey bacon, red beans, brown rice, reduced-fat cheddar cheese and a zero-carb signature sauce in a jalapeno wrap. Noon-4 p.m. City Place Shopping Center, 2775 North Main St., Santa Ana, 714.543.2584.


back bay bistro jazz seriesDinner & Jazz Show
April 28. Take in sweeping views of the Back Bay accompanied by a live jazz show and dinner. Julia Vari will perform at Back Bay Bistro while you savor a three-course meal that includes a choice of starter, filet Mignon or fresh seasonal seafood and a chef’s dessert. Dinner 6-8 p.m., concert 7-9 p.m. $40/pp includes dinner and show, $20 for show-only tickets, $10 for show-only tickets for students. Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach,  949.729.1144.


Moulin WineTastingFrench Summer Wine Tasting
Aug. 27. Take a journey through France’s famed wine country and sip on six to eight different summer wines, according to French wine expert, Bruno Laclotte. Learn to identify flavor profiles and unique tasting notes. Enjoy alongside Moulin’s cheese and charcuterie boards and artisan bread. Call for reservations. $29. Moulin, 1000 Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920.


21 oceanfrontStags’ Leap Wine Dinner
Aug. 30. Take in the gorgeous ocean views at 21 Oceanfront while indulging on a five-course wine pairing dinner with Stags’ Leap Winery. Menu highlights include an amuse bouche of Maryland jumbo lump crab cake with whole grain mustard dill sauce paired with Stags’ Leap viognier, Napa Valley 2015; and for the main course, New Zealand rack of lamb with Madagascar green pepper sauce, rosemary tri-color potatoes and zucchini gorgonzola salad paired with Stags’ Leap cabernet sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013. 6:30 p.m. $95. 21 Oceanfront, 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100.


Tour de ForceARTS + CULTURE
Tour de Force III
Aug. 27. Celebrate Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 30th anniversary with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the center’s artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world’s most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will include four premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Silent Echo by Russell Maliphant, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambé, Friedemann Vogel and Sergei Polunin, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2121.


Snoop Dogg and Wiz KhalifaSnoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
Aug. 25. Get ready for a night of blazin’ hot hip hop as two of the biggest names in rap come together. Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are hooking up for their first ever joint tour and will be joined by collaborators Kevin Gates and Jhene Aiko. Tickets start at $54. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.




Dave Matthews BandDave Matthews Band
Aug. 27. World renowned Dave Matthews Band are stopping at Irvine Meadows to celebrate their 45-date 25th anniversary tour. This will be their last stint on the road before a hiatus in 2017. Tickets start at $102. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.




Ongoing. Head to the brand new up-and-coming shopping center, Lido Marina Village, and help Eberjey celebrate its grand opening and 20-year anniversary. New to the West Coast, the boutique boasts a feminine-chic vibe to match its intimate apparel, loungewear and swimwear. Su-Sa 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 3432 Via Oporto, Suite 105, Newport Beach, 949.791.8378.



Polished PerfectPolished Perfect Grand Opening
Aug. 27. Head to Polished Perfect, new luxury nail studio, now open at Los Olivos Marketplace to celebrate its grand opening. Enjoy free hair braiding and styling, giveaways, small bites and refreshments and a special buy 2, get 2 for any Twila True beauty products. The salon will offer 75 percent off all services at its Irvine location through September 1. Online reservations are highly encouraged. 8597 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.



LightopiaLightopia Grand Opening
Aug. 27. Join Lightopia at SOCO in celebration of its grand opening. Check out the new showroom while enjoying beer, wine and light bights. No RSVP necessary. 6-9 p.m. Free. 3323 Hyland Ave., Suite E2, Costa Mesa, 949.715.5575.