Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 9.15.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 9.15.16

Edited by Laura Okey

sundown music festivalEVENTS
Sundown Music Festival

Sept. 17-18. Experience the ultimate beach party and music festival with performances from over 45 world class bands, DJs and artists on four different stages. Additional entertainment includes rides and attractions such as the Waveswinger, 50-foot waterslides, a zip line and a giant ferris wheel; massive art installations, gourmet food options, bars, cabanas, bean bags, hammocks and more. Headliners include NGHTMRE, AWOLNATION, Cedric Gervais and Erick Morillo. 21 and over only. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $75-$139. Huntington State Beach, Pacific Coast Highway and Brookhurst Street entrance, lifeguard tower 3, Huntington Beach.



Style-Week-OCStyle Week OC
Sept. 15-17. Celebrate the best in OC style at the 9th-annual Style Week OC showcases. Find runway shows and in-store shopping parties, which showcase fall’s hottest trends. Retailers include Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor, Trina Turk, Halston Heritage and more. Also, meet with top fashion bloggers and influencers like Kathleen Barnes of Carrie Bradshaw Lied, Lyndi Kennedy of Lyndi in the City, Nikki Minton of My Style Diaries, among others. See website for full schedule. Free admission, limited seating. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.2000.



KCRW Summer NightsKCRW Summer Nights at the Anaheim Packing District
Sept. 17. Join KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and Marion Hodges for an evening of music, food and fun activities for the whole family. Choose from over 20 artisan eateries at adjacent Anaheim Packing House or venture to Center Street Promenade—Polly the Trolley will provide free trolley rides to and from Center Street Promenade until 9 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. Valet $3. Anaheim Packing District, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim.



Savor Santa AnaSavor Santa Ana

Sept. 16. Sample dozens of OC’s hottest restaurants in the popular downtown Santa Ana restaurant district. Enjoy music and live entertainment as you choose from nearly 50 participating distinctive restaurants and artisanal food producers. Jump on the free trolley if you don’t feel like walking. Tickets available for advance purchase online. 5-9 p.m. Five tastings $10. Downtown Santa Ana Ticket & Info Booth, Downtown Farmers Market, located on Spurgeon between 3rd and 4th Streets, Santa Ana. Secondary ticket booth at Artists’ Village Promenade, in front of 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. 714.547.6100.



Amy SchumerAmy Schumer
Sept. 16. Laugh with American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer Amy Schumer. Schumer wrote and starred in the comedy film Trainwreck, receiving nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.



LONG-BEACH-folk-revivalLong Beach Folk Revival Festival

Sept. 16. The annual festival showcases live folk, roots, Americana and bluegrass music. Headliners include the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The White Buffalo, Chuck Ragan, among many others. Also find fun events like a beard and mustache contest and a banjo contest. 21 and over. Blankets and low-backed chairs welcome. General admission $40; VIP $75. See website for tickets and full line up. Across from Shoreline Village and the Marina, Downtown Long Beach.



Unleashed by Petco SurfdogUnleashed by Petco SurFUR Swell
Sept. 16-17. Bring your pooch and warm up for the Surf Dog Competition on Sept. 25 in Huntington Beach. Join Unleashed by Petco for two mini-events called the Unleashed SurFUR Swell Hours in select Orange County stores. These mini events will feature SurFUR costume contests, SurFUR photo booth, dog adoptions, mocktails and puptails, raffles and more. F 5:30-7:30 p.m. Laguna Niguel Unleashed by Petco, 27281 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, 949.448.8014. Sa 1-3 p.m. San Clemente Unleashed by Petco, 979 Avenida Pico, San Clemente, 949.498.2107.



Fest-of-AlesOC Fest of Ales
Sept. 17. Revel on unlimited beer and food tastings and unlimited food tastes from local restaurants. Enjoy brews, food and music with some friendly competitions on Center Street Promenade. Breweries include Ballast Point, Karl Straus and Noble Ale Works among others. Noon-4 p.m. $70. Designated Driver (doesn’t include beer tasting) $35. 201 Center St. Promenade, Anaheim, 714.956.3586.



Gardens-CasinoThe Gardens Casino Orange County Appreciation Day
Sept. 15. The Gardens Casino welcomes Orange County residents to experience its recent $90 million renovation. Featuring 220 television screens, over 200 card tables and a full bar with a daily happy hour, guests are invited to register for a Player Card and receive a complimentary appetizer from The Gardens Casino restaurant or a food/beverage item from Cafe 888. 21 and over. Noon-midnight. 11871 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens, 562.860.5887.



Burger BossFOOD + DRINK
Burger Boss Burgers and Bikes Grand Opening
Sept. 18. Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Burger Boss. The first 50 people in the door at the new Lake Forest location will receive a free burger. Live entertainment includes DJ The Leo King and professional stunt riders Clint Ewing and Nathan Hall performing three motorcycle exhibitions. At Burger Boss, you have complete creative freedom to build your own burger (or even choose from a lettuce wrap or bowl) with grass-fed, cage-free and locally sourced ingredients. The wide variety of choices include vegan black bean as a protein option and over 35 different cheeses, toppings and sauces. You can even customize fresh cut fries and sweet potato fries. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Motorcycle exhibitions 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Free. 23642 Rockfield Blvd., Lake Forest.



Pelican-HillSocial Hour + Live Music
Ongoing. Kick off your weekend at beautiful Pelican Hill Resort. Listen to a live guitarist, sip on handcrafted cocktails and $5 wines by the glass and enjoy various forms of entertainment such as trunk shows and boutique art exhibits on select dates. Also, on Sunday through Wednesday, soak in the sounds of the Great Room Social Lounge with the Late Night Social Hour. Enjoy 50 percent off the small bites menu plus handcrafted cocktails and select wines for $5. Through the end of the year. F 5-7 p.m. Su-W 9:30 p.m. Complimentary valet parking. The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800.



Summertime-Beer-SeriesFall Craft Beer Dinner
Sept. 16.
Indulge on a five-course menu paired with California craft brews. The first installment of the seasonal series feature brews from Coachella Valley Brewing Company in Thousand Palms. 6:30 p.m. $75. Hotel Irvine, EATS Kitchen, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 888.230.4452.




Garth-BrooksARTS + CULTURE
Garth Brooks
Sept. 16-18. Making his first appearance in Anaheim in 20 years, country pop singer Garth Brooks will hit the stage at the Honda Center for a three-night concert series. Touring alongside him in his world tour is country singer and wife Trisha Yearwood. F-Sa 7 p.m. Su 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $64.73. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2400.



allthewayAll The Way
Through Oct. 2. See the Tony award-winning Broadway hit centered around Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Act, circa 1963. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.




CycleBar Laguna HillsSTYLE + BEAUTY
Cycle Bar Grand Opening
Sept. 25. Experience premium indoor cycling studio, CycleBar Laguna Hills, the first CycleBar studio to hit California. Burn your calories like you never have before with killer music, a DJ booth, energy-enhancing video graphics and rider-specific performance data all set in a state-of-the-art, IMAX-style CycleTheater. The studio features spa-like amenities, concierge service, luxury retail for purchase and a pay-per-class and multi-class package options. CycleBar Laguna Hills, 26534 Moulton Parkway, Suite A, Laguna Hills.



Taste of Laguna
Sept. 21. Head to Laguna Beach for a celebration of fine food, wine, beer and spirits at Tivoli Too!. Indulge on a selection of culinary delights from 35 of Laguna Beach’s most prestigious chefs and restaurants such as K’ya Bistro Bar, Las Brisas, Splashes, Starfish Laguna and Lumberyard. Leading vintners and brewers will also be on hand presenting generous tastes of their premium wines and beers. Local acoustic musicians will also perform. 21 and over. 5:30-9 p.m. $65-$85. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1018.