Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 10.20.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 10.20.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Foam Glow 5K
Oct. 23. Ditch the treadmill this weekend and take your run to an entirely new level. Trek the course that will blast you with colorful glowing foam as you run through multiple glow zones. Wear a white T-shirt for optimal glow under the black lights. Following the course, join the after party for live music and more foam! Check in 3:30 p.m. Race start 6:30 p.m. $20-$65. Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.



hb-air-showBreitling Huntington Beach Airshow
Oct. 21-23. See incredible feats of aviation from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Breitling Jet Team, Kirby Chambliss, Bill Stein, Lucus Oil Skydivers and many more. The Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow is free with seating upgrade options for premium viewing. See website for details. Downtown Huntington Beach, Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard.




rockin-brews-buena-parkRock & Brews Monster Beer Fest
Oct. 22. Drink unlimited beer tastings from 50 different breweries, while you enjoy live music, games, food and more. All guests are encouraged to participate in a costume contest. Admission includes unlimited tastings, a souvenir mug and discounted food. Noon-5 p.m. $45-$65. 7777 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.266.0314.




Cha Chas Latin KitchenCha Cha’s Latin Kitchen: Jaime’s Night
Oct. 20. Dance to the tunes of a live Latin band while savoring food and drink specials all night long. Indulge on lobster specials like the lobster taco or tamale and tequila flights featuring Asombroso 100 percent blue agave tequila. The evening will honor both Cha Cha’s seven-year anniversary and long-time employee Jaime Palomar, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Additionally, all proceeds from a special margarita in Jaime’s honor, “The El Palomar,” made with Asombroso Blanco, fresh serrano chili, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice and a float of hibiscus, will go towards his surgery. 5 p.m. 110 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.240.1055.



The Gray EventGray Event
Oct. 23. Indulge on a Thai-themed menu and reception featuring music, dance, drinks and appetizers. The evening culminates with dinner and a cooking demonstration by chef Pascal Olhats and Cathy Thomas. The evening’s proceeds will benefit the Save Elephant Foundation, dedicated to protecting and caring for Asian elephants. Special guest of the evening is Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, founder of Save Elephant Foundation. 4 p.m. Reception $100, reception and dinner $250. Sherman Library and Gardens, 2647 East Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.673.0034.



asian-pacific-festivalAsian Pacific Festival
Oct. 22-23. Explore the arts and culture of China, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia at the Asian Pacific Festival. Enjoy live native musical performances, cultural exhibits, a hip-hop competition, children’s art contests and authentic Asian foods. Southern California craft beer and wine tasting available for additional $45. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Festival $5, children under 6 free. Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.3863.



sunset-disco-yoga-paseaSunset Silent Disco Yoga
Oct. 23. Strike your pose at the all-new beachfront Paséa Hotel & Spa as Equinox’s top yoga instructors lead you through a sunset yoga session. Special guest DJ Jesse Blake will provide the tunes through your headphones as you move and groove into a stunning sunset. Post-yoga, enjoy a fireside social with a complimentary class of vino and chair massages. Headphones provided by Sound Off. 5-8:30 p.m. $35. Paséa Hotel, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.



jo-koyBrea Improv: Jo Koy
Oct. 21-23. Spend the weekend laughing with stand up comedian Jo Koy, known for his appearances on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately and two Comedy Central specials. Additionally, Jo has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and much more.
120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.482.0700.




winery_sundayinthevineyardSunday in the Vineyard
Oct. 23. Transport yourself to vineyards around the world with wine tastings from more than 80 unique and rare finds from boutique wineries spanning the globe. Enjoy tray-passed hors d’oeuvres by The Winery’s executive chef Yvon Goetz, a live and silent auction and a fashion expo by Saks Fifth Avenue. Benefiting the Marconi Foundation for Kids and Plasticos Foundation, the event will be held alongside a collection of rare automobiles at the Marconi Automotive Museum. 1:30-5 p.m. Tickets start at $150. 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin, 714.258.3001.



m-lovewellChalkboard Event Signs Workshop
Oct. 22. Join Kate Coogan of P+H Chalk and learn all about how to create chalkboards for events. Learn the tips and tricks for creating large chalkboards and wood signs. Workbook includes instruction in lettering, design and sample templates. Everyone will leave with two chalk pens, chalkboard and the confidence to create a chalkboard masterpiece. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110. 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.



Mark KostabiMeet the Artist: Mark Kostabi
Oct. 22. Meet world-renowned artist and California State University Fullerton alumnus, Mark Kostabi. Kostabi is best known for designing album covers for Guns ‘N’ Roses (Use Your Illusion) and The Ramones (Adios Amigos), Jimmy Scott (Holding Back The Years) and numerous products including a Swatch watch, a Bloomingdales bag, Alessi vases and more. He will discuss the symbolism behind his distinctive art, and his original works will be on sale. Costa Mesa Mayor Mensinger will also present a proclamation to Mr. Kostabi by recognizing his career accomplishments in the art market with October 2016 as Mark Kostabi month. Enjoy authentic Italian bites by Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana and exquisite wine by Inspired Art Wine. 7-9 p.m. Free. Martin Lawrence Galleries South Coast, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 949.759.0134.



seasonal-carneasadapizzaMainPlace Mall Fall Food Fest and Restaurant Week
Oct. 15-23. Enjoy prix-fixe menus, discounts and complimentary valet when dining at participating restaurants. Participants include Applebee’s, Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Panini Cafe and many more. MainPlace Mall, 2800 North Main St., Santa Ana.




beachfront cinemaBeachfront Cinema
Oct. 22.
Take movie night to the next level at the beach. This weekend see Top Gun 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 4 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.



The LabFright Night Flicks at The LAB
Oct. 21.
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 Hocus Pocus. Admission, parking and popcorn are free. 7 p.m. The LAB Antimall, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.




Pacific CityHalloween Movie Nights at Pacific City
Oct. 19. Head to Pacific City Wednesday nights through October for it’s spooky movie series. Come early to save your seats and grab a snack—Lemonade and Saint Marc will offer special movie night meals to go. This week’s film is Addams Family Values. Movie begins 7 p.m. Free. 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.




friday night flix Woodbury Town CenterFriday Night Flix at Woodbury Town Center
Oct. 21. Kick back and relax under the stars with featured flick Jungle Book. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and purchase picnic dinner specials from surrounding eateries. Arrive early to enjoy a DJ, face painting, balloon twisters, various arts and crafts and more. Pre-movie activities 5 p.m., showtime 7 p.m. Free. Woodbury Town Center, Sand Canyon Avenue and Irvine Boulevard, Irvine.




ynk-loungeFOOD + DRINK
Asia-Inspired Cocktails at YNK
Through Dec. Join YNK for its newly launched Asia-inspired cocktails. Transport yourself to Asia by one of their new cocktails that incorporate innovative ingredients like housemade boba, rich yellow curry and Thai iced tea. Menu highlights include the Thai boba tea with bourbon, Thai tea, all spice boba, condensed milk and coconut milk; and the same same with Casamigos tequila, lime juice, coco lopez, Thai basil syrup, yellow curry and fresno peppers. 4 p.m. 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.553.0100.



cucina-enotecaLambrusco Harvest Dinner
Oct. 20. Celebrate the fall harvest with Italy’s most glorified grape at Cucina Enoteca. A special prix-fixe three-course family-style feast will be prepared by executive chef Joe Magnanelli and chef de cuisine Cesar Sarmiento, accompanied by an epicurean showcase of balsamic vinegar. This intimate dinner will feature California-inspired Italian culinary concoctions of cheese and charcuterie, salad, duck, whole fish and dessert. 6:30 p.m. $60. Cucina Enoteca Newport Beach, 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.1416.



the-dudes-brewing-company-californipa-california-style-india-pale-ale-1-e1438914473528The Dude’s Brewing Co. Beer Dinner
Oct. 24. Enjoy a special selection of The Dude’s Brewing Company beers paired with an incredible menu created by executive chef Sarah Daniels of Del Frisco’s Grille. Menu pairing highlights include Kolschtal Eddy Blonde Ale and hand baked pretzels with bratwurst and spicy beer cheese sauce; and the CalifonIPA and beef and barley soup with housemade beer bread. 6 p.m. $45. 772 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.341.0376.



mickey-avalonARTS + CULTURE
Mickey Avalon
Oct. 20. See Mickey Avalon, the Hollywood-based rapper who has toured with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Slightly Stoopid performing his hits such as “Jane Fonda” and “Mr. Right.” His music has been featured in countless movies and television series including the HBO’s series Hung, the animated series American Dad, most recently in the trailers for the Cameron Diaz film “Bad Teacher” and much more. 8 p.m. $20. The Federal Underground, 102 Pine Ave., Long Beach, 562.435.2000.



jimmy-buffetJimmy Buffett
Oct. 22. Head straight to Margaritaville with Jimmy Buffett, American musician and songwriter, best known for his “island escapism” lifestyle and music. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday.” 8 p.m. Tickets start at $70. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.




serena-lilySTYLE + BEAUTY
Serena & Lily
Oct. 22. Head to new Lido Marina Village for the opening of Serena & Lily’s fifth design shop. The former service station space has been transformed into a navy and white seaside-inspired boutique complete with nautical details like rope and brass. Enjoy complimentary gelato from Gelato Paradiso along with giveaways and more while browsing the collection of gorgeous home goods, decor and local collection of original art. The first 25 visitors will receive $100 shopping spree! 10 a.m. 3636 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.287.5764.



vitra-eyewear-chrome-heartsChrome Hearts Collection Preview
Oct. 21-22. See the exclusive Chrome Hearts collection preview at Vitra Eyewear Boutique in South Coast Plaza. Sip champagne and indulge in chocolate covered strawberries as you browse the edgy eyewear collection. F 2-7 p.m., Sa noon-6 p.m. Free. 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.2186.