Orange County Weekend Events Roundup August 24-27

Paella Wine and Beer

Savor an assortment of tapas, sangria and desserts at the First Annual Paella Wine & Beer Festival.

From the OC Night Market to Paella Wine & Beer Festival, check out the top Orange County weekend events for August 24-27.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

EVENTS

Dierks Bentley Concert
Aug. 24. Joining Bentley are country stars Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. According to Bentley, “There’s not a cooler feeling in the world than the love that country music fans pour out every night when you’re laying it all out on the stage.” 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75. Honda Center, 2695 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500. honda.centeranaheim.com

 

 

 

OC Night Market
Aug. 25-27. Spend your evenings at one of the biggest food festivals of the year. There will be hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts and entertainment options for guests to enjoy. OC Night Market will welcome back old favorites and a lineup of new vendors. F-Sa 4 p.m.-midnight.; Su 4-11 p.m. $5 admission at the door only. Children 6 and under get in free. $8 parking. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. ocnightmarket.com

 

 

 

Barks-and-BrewsBarks & Brews
Aug. 26. Families and their four-legged friends are invited to celebrate National Dog Day during the second annual Barks & Brews event. Sip on delicious cold beer from Lost Winds Brewing Company, Pizza Port and Towne Park Brew Co. or a handcrafted cocktail featuring Dulce Vida Organic Tequila and Tito’s Vodka. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious bites from Kala Food Truck, a doggy costume contest with prizes, photo booths, free treats and dog-friendly vendors. 4-7 p.m. Free. Outlets at San Clemente, Oak Tree Court, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente. outletsatsanclemente.com

 

 

Zoofari AnniversaryZoofari Gala Silver Anniversary
Aug. 26. The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo is pleased to announce its 25th annual “Silver Anniversary” gala fundraising event. Each ticket includes complimentary valet parking service, a first-class dining experience catered by Parties by Panache and a bar including a special signature drink. There will be a themed photo op, live band and an opportunity to bid on trips, unique baskets, artwork and one-of-a-kind gifts. 5:30-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $300 per person or $3000 for tables of 10. Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 East Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, 714.953.8555, ext. 10.  santaanazoo.org

 

 

Sir-Bruno-Serato-Evelina-Poprtarit-Photography-2Caterina’s Club 12th Annual Red Carpet Gala
Aug. 27. All engines will be revved up as Sir Bruno Serato hosts his 12th annual Red Carpet Gala fundraiser for Caterina’s Club. This year’s gala will honor four longtime Caterina’s Club supporters: Carlo Ponti Jr., Kali P. Chaudhuri, M.D., Chapman University President Daniele Struppa and Chadia Alameddin. The evening will start with a cocktail reception during which guests may view Dick Marconi’s multi-million-dollar car collection while bidding on silent auction items. 5 p.m. $275 each. Marconi Automotive Museum, 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin, 657.201.3278. caterinasclub.org

 

 

Lord-of-the-StringsNew West Guitar Group Concert
Aug. 27.
For one show only, New West Guitar Group will entertain you with their catalogue of recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. As one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world, New West Guitar Group’s signature sound features an innovative sound showcasing rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through a combination of acoustic and electric guitars. Guests will enjoy wine selections curated by LCA Wine. 3 p.m. Tickets at $30. 3315 SOCO Center, Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa. lordofthestringsconcerts.com

 

 

USA-VolleyballUSA Volleyball Cup
Aug. 27 & 29. Witness the U.S. Women’s National Team go head to head with Brazil in the USA Volleyball Cup. With the U.S. team ranked second in the world and Brazil ranked fourth, you won’t want to miss these matches. Su 4 p.m. Tu 7:30 p.m. Check website for ticket information. Anaheim Convention Center Arena, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, 714.765.8950. teamusa.org

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Red-O-Wine-DinnerWente Wine Dinner
Aug. 23. Indulge in an evening with Red O executive chef Adrián García and host Carolyn Wente for five courses paired with an array of varietal wines from the celebrated winery, Wente Vineyards. 6:30 p.m. $85 per guest (plus tax and gratuity). 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport, 949.718.0300. redorestaurant.com

 

 

 

 

Wine-Lab2nd Annual Pop-Up Paso Food and Wine Pairing Event
Aug. 24. Join FARMstead Ed and their partners from Paso Robles as they create and pair savory and sweet bites made with fresh Paso Robles groceries from their finest producers and purveyors. Paired with wines from three Paso wineries: Vines on the Marycrest, Ranchero Cellars and Circle B Cellars. The pop-up marketplace will be offering take home packs of their partner products and wines for purchase. 6-7:30 p.m. $55. Wine Lab, 2937 Bristol Street, Suite A101B, Costa Mesa. farmsteaded.com

 

 

 

Paella-Wine-and-BeerFirst Annual Paella Wine & Beer Festival
Aug. 26. Immerse yourself in a Spanish culinary and cultural experience at Orange County’s first annual Paella Wine & Beer Festival. Savor assortments of tapas, sangria and desserts along with live music. Part of the festival will include the largest paella ever made in the United States, expected to feed 3,000 people. 4-9 p.m. Tickets start at $50. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. eventslanding.com

 

 

 

Huntington Beach Beer FestHuntington Beach Beer Festival
Aug. 26. Sample over 100 beers from multiple local and regional breweries like The Dude’s Brewing Co., Barley Forge Brewing Co., Guiness, Left Coast Brewing Co. and more. Taste the fare from several food trucks and listen to live performances by local bands and live DJs. Some of the featured bands include Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, Righteous and The Wicked, and Sublime tribute band, 40 oz. to Freedom. VIP 1 p.m. General Admission 2-5 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. huntingtonbeachbeerfestival.com

 

 

Farmhouse---Salsa-IngredientsFarmhouse Cooking Seminar: Herbs
Aug. 27.
Join executive chef/owner Rich Mead for a monthly seminar where he shares his greatest cooking techniques. Be inspired by the fresh, seasonal ingredient combinations he uses to create the field-to-fork dishes of Farmhouse. This August seminar focus is herbs. 10-11 a.m. Free. Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800. farmhouserg.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Hope-at-HurleyHope at Hurley Art Show
Aug. 26.
Join Hurley HQ as they host an art show and silent auction benefiting Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. The evening will feature the work of Southern California and international surf artists brought together by local artist Jeremy Searcy. Food and clothing donations will also be accepted. 5-8 p.m. Free. Town Hall Building, 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. projecthopealliance.org

 

 

Into-the-Woods-Opening-ReceptionInto the Woods Opening Reception
Aug. 26-Oct. 1.
Explore the beauty of woodland wonders in this new exhibit with artwork featured by JoGeon Ha. Twenty additional artists will be showcased alongside Ha for a spectacular, nature inspired exhibition that will be open to the public until October 1st. Light bites and a variety of beverages will be served alongside live entertainment from Jazz Duo Todd & Joe. 5-7 p.m. Free. 3851 S. Bear St., Santa Ana, 714-540-6430. ocfinearts.org

 

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

Blow Down Dry BarThe Blow Down Blow Dry Bar
Ongoing.
Treat yourself to an appointment at The Blow Down or rent out the location for an event with your friends. Services include blowouts, makeup application, hair treatments and hair styling while relaxing with your friends. Customers can sign up for the VIP Membership that includes two blowouts a month plus a free birthday blowout. Mondays and Tuesdays feature $30 blowouts. M-Sa 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 224 5th St., Huntington Beach, 714.916.0801. ontheblowdown.com

 

 

Photos: Catrina’s Club 12th Annual Red Carpet Gala by Evelina Poprtarit. Huntington Beach Beer Festival by Jake Bradley. Into the Woods Opening Reception by JoGeon Ha.

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