Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 11.10.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 11.10.16

Edited by Laura Okey

Champagne & Oyster “Sip & Shuck”
Nov. 13.  Taste a variety of oysters and sparkling wines from around the world while enjoying panoramic ocean views. Sister restaurants The Deck on Laguna Beach and Driftwood Kitchen come together at the Bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel to bring the fourth annual “Sip & Shuck.” Executive chef Rainer Schwarz and his team will also prepare delicious tastes from both The Deck and Driftwood Kitchen. 21 and over. 2-6 p.m. $95-$120. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach.



Ride to Reimagine RecoveryRide to Reimagine Recovery
Nov. 11. Jump on your motorcycle and head to Oakley for Ride to Reimagine Recovery—a motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Veteran’s Day. The day will begin with breakfast and an opening ceremony where you can register for the days events. At 11:11, motorcycles will depart for an approximate three hour ride. Following the ride, there will be a concert and an ultimate tailgate competition. See website for full schedule. Registration and opening ceremony 9:30 a.m. Each portion of event priced separately. Oakley, One Icon, Foothill Ranch.


la-bella-moda fashion seriesLa Bella Moda Fashion Series
Nov. 13. The Resort at Pelican Hill has collaborated with luxury designers and personal shopping stylists at Fashion Island to bring you a three-part fashion series showcasing this season’s best trends. During the themed weekly events at Andrea, the resort’s Italian restaurant, delight in a three-course prix fixe prosecco brunch created by chef Jonah Amodt. Get an up-close look at each ensemble at your table, as expert stylists provide wardrobe guidance for the season ahead. The first of the three events, Trend Watch, will feature a festive but sophisticated pop of metal that draws attention after sundown and adds a twist to the everyday outfit. A Neiman Marcus exclusive, the fashion forecast features a return of ’90s punk influences. 11 a.m. $65. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800.


Whose Live Anyways? Whose Live Anyway?
Nov. 10. Catch 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song from comedic veterans we all love. The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?—Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray—will hit the stage at Segerstrom Center. Just like the television show, they will be inventing their set on the spot based on audience suggestions. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



true-sioux-hope-galaTrue Sioux Hope Foundation Gala
Nov. 12. Sip cocktails, indulge on dinner and enjoy an evening of dancing and entertainment—including art and live and silent auctions—all for a good cause. In honor of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, the second largest Native American Reservation in the United States and the poorest place in the entire country, proceeds will benefit the Ture Sioux Hope Foundation. 5 p.m. $400. Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach,



sunset-disco-yoga-paseaSunset Yoga Fireside Social
Nov. 13. Strike your pose at the all-new beachfront Paséa Hotel & Spa as Equinox’s top yoga instructors lead you through a sunset yoga session. Resident DJ Jesse Blake will provide the tunes through your Sound Off 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. Additionally, there will be performances, light bites and raffle prizes. 3:30-7:30 p.m. $35. Paséa Hotel, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.



Miraval SpaElection Exhale Week
Through Nov. 11. In honor of election week, relax with Monarch Beach Resort’s Miraval Life in Balance Spa. Take advantage of free group yoga, meditation and fitness classes all week long. Call for class schedules. Free. One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 855.368.2940.




m-lovewellBeginners Modern Calligraphy—Holiday Themed
Nov. 13. Get started on all of your holiday crafting with a special holiday-themed calligraphy workshop. Join Julia Mattox of Luminous Lines and learn all the basic essentials of modern calligraphy, including the anatomy of the nib and the proper way of holding a straight pen holder (great for both left and right handed calligraphers). Begin developing your own personal style that is unique to you. Everyone will take home a starter kit, which includes all of Julia’s favorite tools: a straight pen holder, two nibs, a bottle of black sumi ink, a jar of gold gouache, Julia’s calligraphy handbook, a guideline sheet, a practice pad of paper and a clipboard. 2:30-5:30 p.m. $110. 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.


Outlets at San ClementeOutlets at San Clemente Toast & Taste Birthday Bash
Nov. 11. Join the Outlets at San Clemente for its one-year anniversary. The Spanish Colonial-inspired storefronts are ready to celebrate with exciting live entertainment, wine, cocktails, craft beer and food trucks. Family-friendly activities will include a photo booth, face painting, balloon animals and complimentary birthday cake. Future Outlets at San Clemente eateries Slapfish and Rockwell’s Bakery & Café will also offer guests complementary food. Birthday celebrations will continue all weekend long. F 5-8 p.m. Outlets at San Clemente, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 190, San Clemente.



jack-daniels-dinnerFOOD + DRINK
Jack Daniel’s Pairing Dinner

Nov. 11. Take in the beauty of Rancho Las Lomas while indulging on dinner paired with Jack Daniel’s and accompanied by live music. Enjoy a variety of Jack Daniel’s pours paired with four delicious courses from On The Lam premier catering. Menu highlights include brown butter poached scallops with Gentleman Jack; mushroom risotto with Reserve Jack; and cinnamon sponge cake with Honey Jack. A Jack Daniel’s brand ambassador will walk you through the whiskey’s history and flavors to provide you with the full Jack Daniel’s experience. 21 and over. 6-10 p.m. $75; $8 valet. Grand Salon, Rancho Las Lomas, 19191 Lawrence Canyon Silverado,



boss-hog burger at hopdoddyHopdoddy Burger Bar: Veteran’s Day
Nov. 11. Veterans are invited to Hopdoddy Burger Bar to enjoy half off the entire bill for all parties joined by a veteran, active or inactive member of the armed forces. The discount includes both food and alcohol for the entire party. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fashion Island, 311 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2337; 3030 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.505.2337.




culture clubARTS + CULTURE
Culture Club
Nov. 9. Since their inception in 1981, U.K. sensation Culture Club has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, led by their classic hits “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.” The original lineup, fronted by the iconic British singer/songwriter Boy George, will reunite and perform their debut single, “More Than Silence,” from their latest album, Tribes, which is set to release later this year. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



harry potterHarry Potter Film Concert Series
Nov. 11-13. Relive one of your childhood favorites—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone—but this time with a live symphony. The Harry Potter film concert series will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Experience the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $49. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



Box Car ChildrenThe Boxcar Children
Nov. 11-20. Based on the popular children’s book, see the story of four orphaned siblings as they evade authorities and a mysterious stranger. On their journey, they discover the rewards and perils of a life of independence while hiding out in an abandoned boxcar they find in the forest. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $15. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.



Home AloneHome Alone

Nov. 11. Revisit the hilarious and heart-warming holiday comedy Home Alone. The classic features John Williams’ score performed live by Pacific Symphony to a screening of the film. When 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind after his family takes off on Christmas vacation, he needs to defend his home against two bungling burglars. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



trains muzeo Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains
Beginning Nov. 12. Check out the all-new annual holiday exhibition that will deck the halls of Muzeo Museum. Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains, presented by the Toy Train Operating Society and Train Collectors Association, includes themed layouts such as Thomas the Train, California landmarks and a vintage department store window. 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.956.8936. 




destiny-of-desireDestiny of Desire
Through Nov. 13. Based in Bellarica, Mexico, see the story of two baby girls born—one to poverty, one to privilege—and then secretly switched by a scheming former beauty queen. Eighteen years later the girls meet, brought together by misfortune. In this fast-paced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas, forbidden love, revenge, infidelity and burning passion abound. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $64. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.