Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 10.6.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 10.6.16

Edited by Laura Okey

orange county beer festivalEVENTS
Orange County Beer & Music Festival
Oct. 8. Drink great brews and listen to good tunes all night as the Orange County Beer and Music Festival returns to the City National Grove of Anaheim and Anaheim Lot. Enjoy unlimited samples from over 30 craft breweries—including Stone, Smog City and Saint Archer—and rock out with platinum-selling artists Lit, known for the smash hit “My Own Worst Enemy” and The Ataris. VIP ticket holders get early admission to the event and access to the VIP lounge, which features samples of limited-release beers, plus cocktails from Cocktail City Vegas. 7-10 p.m. $35-$50. City National Grove of Anaheim Backlot and Concert Hall, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim.



Orange County International Auto ShowOrange County International Auto Show
Oct. 6-9.
See a large collection of the most beautiful vehicles in the world all in one place. This iconic event features 2017 production-model debuts—you can test drive over 100 of them—plus concept, custom and exotic cars. $12, Children under 13 free. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.765.8950.



Festa dell’AutunnoFesta dell’Autunno
Oct. 7-9. Experience Italy by way of Newport Beach at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Enjoy food and wine, live music and dancing, traditional art, Motori Italiani auto exhibits, bocce ball and flag performances at the Italian street festa on Saturday Oct. 8. Taste seasonally inspired cuisine and wine pairings at the guest chef wine dinners and enjoy an ocean-view jazz brunch with festive alfresco dining, endless prosecco mimosas and live entertainment. See website for time, price and schedule of daily events. The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, 888.553.3782.



Family Fun at Lido Marina VillageFamily Fun at Lido Marina Village
Oct. 8. Kick off the fall season with the charming Lido Marina Village. See the unveiling of the Lido Marina Village boat fountain and enjoy sweet treats from Hannah’s Bananas, Sidecar Doughnuts and Modern Pop. The evening will feature live music, giveaways and more. Bring your friends, family and pups! 2-5 p.m. Free. 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach.



Jazz WeekendJazz Weekend
Oct. 7-9. See jazz greats honor jazz legends during a celebratory weekend featuring jazz music from the last 100 years. The weekend will kick-off with a special double bill concert featuring the SFJAZZ Collective performing a tribute to Miles Davis along with the band’s own compositions. The evening continues with JAZZ 100 marking the 2017 centennial celebration for four visionary talents all born in the same year: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk. Saturday, see Los Angeles tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington perform songs from his latest album, The Epic. Sunday, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform with the opening act of drummer and vocalist Jamison Ross. See website for schedule and pricing. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



The LabFright Night Flicks at The LAB
Oct. 7.
Get in the Halloween spirit with Fright Night Flicks at The LAB. Bring your own chair or use one of theirs, and meet at the Barrel Fountain once the sun goes down. This week’s flick is the original Ghostbusters. Admission, parking and popcorn are free. 7 p.m. The LAB Antimall, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.



Rebecca Taylor Meet and GreetRebecca Taylor Meet and Greet
Oct. 7. Shop the new fall 2016 collections at Rebecca Taylor Fashion Island and meet the designer herself. The new La Vie Rebecca Taylor Collection will be featured. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to 567 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.610.0922.




Outlets at San ClementeOutlets at San Clemente Shopping Extravaganza
Oct. 8. Shop your heart out this Saturday with exclusive discounts, live entertainment, prizes, gift cards, lunch, and wine and craft beer tastings. Benefiting 25 local nonprofit organizations, Outlets at San Clemente will donate $25 to the organization of your choice for every $35 ticket purchased. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $35. Outlets at San Clemente, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente.



Art of Design: Create a Seat to End HomelessnessArt of Design: Create a Seat to End Homelessness
Oct. 8. Interior designer Dorothy Willetts will design an original chair for the event that benefits the Illumination Foundation. See all of them on on display at Neiman Marcus Fashion Island starting Sept. 21; they will be auctioned off the evening of Oct. 8. The auction event features live music, silent auctions, drinks and cuisine from acclaimed local restaurants such as Watertable. 5-9 p.m. $100. Coldwell Banker Atrium, 840 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.



Laguna Plein Air Painting InvitationalLaguna Plein Air Painting Invitational
Oct. 8-16. Thirty-five plein-air artists take the scenic beauty of Laguna Beach as their subject and recreate its canyons and coves on a canvas. The works of art will be available for purchase. The week-long event will be held in multiple places, see website for full schedule. Heisler Park, 375 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.376.3635.



Night of the Living Dead at Maverick TheatreNight of the Living Dead
Oct. 7-30. Spend Halloween honoring the zombie classic that started it all. A true cult classic—and one of the scariest movies of all time—Night of the Living Dead comes to Fullerton for a live performance on stage. The dead are walking and hungry for human flesh. A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while the army of zombies hover outside the door. Warning: graphic violence. See website for varying showtimes. $22. Maverick Theatre, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, 714.526.7070.



watertableFOOD + DRINK
Patz & Hall Winery Dinner at Watertable
Oct. 6. Join Patz & Hall Winery and Watertable Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach for a delicious five-course tasting menu with carefully selected wine pairings. Enjoy items like vanilla-poached lobster tail with a 2014 chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, almond dusted Chilean sea bass with a 2014 Russian River Valley chardonnay from Dutton Ranch and black tea cold smoked duck with a 2013 pinot noir from Sonoma Coast. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. $125/pp. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Watertable Restaurant, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.4885.



Japanese wings at Umami BurgerUmami Burger
Ongoing. Umami Burger has expanded its menu to feature non-beef options, sides and an exclusive carnitas burger. New menu highlights include Japanese wings with a soy glaze and shichimi pepper mix, gochujang sliders and the crispy diablo (fried chicken breast, diablo sauce, roasted garlic aioli, dill pickles and spicy slaw). The carnitas burger consists of a 3.5 ounce beef patty, roasted garlic aioli, pork carnitas, fresh salsa, house cali cheese, crushed avocado, romaine and tomatillo sauce. See website for all Orange County locations. 2981 Bristol St., Suite B-2, Costa Mesa, 714.957.8626.



A Night in White—Fumanelli Wine Dinner A Night in White—Fumanelli Wine Dinner
Oct. 6. Join Paséa Hotel & Spa for an elegant seaside affair. Dress in all-white for live entertainment and a perfectly paired gourmet meal under the stars. Two powerhouse winemakers—Armando Fumanelli from Marchesi Fumanelli (Verona, Italy) and Garrett Busch of Trinitas Cellars (Napa Valley, California) will collaborate to showcase their exquisite wines with dual pairings alongside Italian-inspired cuisine prepared by Paséa’s executive chef Kevin Meyer. Highlights include grilled Alaskan halibut with oxtail tortellinis, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and red wine jus, and for the main course, dry aged New York steak with smoked parsnip puree, nantes carrots and bordelaise sauce. Wine reception and entertainment 6:30 p.m. Dinner 7:30-9:30 p.m. $150. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.



Segerstrom Ranch DinnerSegerstrom Ranch Dinner
Oct. 6. Join Top Chef finalist Amar Santana as he hosts the annual Segerstrom Ranch Dinner. Indulge on a five-course, farm-to-table dinner benefiting the Festival of Children Foundation. Santana is executive chef and partner of Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach and Vaca Restaurant in Costa Mesa. Tickets can be purchased by contacting 5:30 p.m. $1000. Segerstrom Ranch, 3315 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.



silver-trumpet-restaurantSilver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar
Ongoing. Indulge on the new happy hour menu, just released at Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar. Highlights include lobster macaroni and cheese with mornay sauce, bacon lardons and herbed bread crumbs; and fingerling potato poutine with garlic roasted potatoes, lardons, fondue and a poached egg. Happy hour M-Th 2-6 p.m., 9:30 to close; F 2-6 p.m.; Su all day. 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, 714.442.8593.



boss-hog burger at hopdoddyHopdoddy Burger Bar
Through Oct. Hopdoddy Burger Bar is mixing it up this October with a lineup of new specials. Highlights include the boss hog burger available through Oct. 23. The burger features Texas-style pulled pork slathered in sweet mustard barbecue sauce and piled on a fresh Angus beef patty with crispy apple-smoked bacon, melted Tillamook cheddar, chipotle coleslaw and a pickle chip. Also try the pumpkin cheesecake shake, available through Oct. 31, the handspun milkshake features homemade pumpkin butter swirled in a glass with Hopdoddy’s house churned spiced vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream and a garnish of chipotle sugar. Fashion Island, 311 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2337.


Wagyu & WineWagyu & Wine
Through Nov. 20. Join Capital Grille for its most anticipated lounge event of the year—Wagyu & Wine. Choose from three Wagyu burgers to enjoy with a glass of world-class wine for a mere $25. Featuring 2013 Duckhorn cabernet sauvignon and 2013 Goldeneye pinot noir, two wines rarely available by the glass, it’s an experience not to be missed. Reservations required. Capital Grille, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140.



Beautiful, The Carole King MusicalARTS + CULTURE
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
Oct. 4-16. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. See the story of how she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.  Hear classics such as “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $49. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



blink-182Blink 182
Oct. 7. American punk rock band Blink 182 will hit the stage at Irvine Meadows with fellow punk rock bands A Day to Remember and All Time Low. Known for hits like “All the Small Things” and “I Miss You,” the band played a key role in coining the genre known as pop-punk. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $60. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.



Billy and RayBilly & Ray
Oct. 5-30. Follow the journey through a war of creativity between two brilliant writers who nearly killed each other in the making of the classic film noir Double Indemnity. Hollywood legends, Director Billy Wilder and Crime Novelist Raymond Chandler, battled censors, and each other. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $50. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.



Planet BeautySTYLE + BEAUTY
Planet Beauty
Oct. 8. Get your beauty fix at Planet Beauty—take 25 percent off the entire store. Additionally, find some incredible deals on specialty items. The first 30 customers to arrive at each store will receive a free full-size bottle of EIMI Root Lift. See website for all Orange County locations. 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.558.2014.