Orange County Weekend Events Roundup August 31-September 4

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From OneRepublic to the World’s First Taco Donut, check out the top Orange County weekend events for August 31-September 4.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

EVENTS

armorsArmors at House of Blues Anaheim
Sept. 1. Starting off the September lineup at the new House of Blues Anaheim is local Orange County alternative band, Armors. Their newest single “Name” is out now. Joining this three-member group on their first stop are artists morgxn and Birthday. 7 p.m. $10. The Parish at House of Blues, 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. houseofblues.com

 

 

House of Blues World Fabulous Drag BrunchWorld Fabulous Drag Brunch
Sept. 2. Actress, author, YouTuber and former RuPaul’s Drag Racer, Willam will dazzle and entertain you with music, moves and comedy. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern-inspired brunch favorites. Before the doors open at 11 a.m., head to the atrium an hour before for drink specials, a complimentary photo op and cornhole. After the show, stick around for a meet-and-greet with Willam and the queens and pick up some merch from your favorite drag queens. Parking is available in the GardenWalk parking structure off Katella Avenue or Disney Way. Bring parking ticket for validation. 18+. 11 a.m. $45. House of Blues Anaheirn, 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. houseofblues.com

 

 

One-Republic2017 Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic
Sept. 2. Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet OneRepublic are coming to Honda Center as part of the 2017 Honda Civic Tour. While creating their fourth and most recent studio album, Oh My My, the band took hold of the sights and sounds of each city they visited to create music unlike anything they’ve made before. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2400. hondacenter.com

 

 

viceroy-1v1Viceroy and EC Twins at WET Aboard the Queen Mary
Sept. 2. Come aboard the Queen Mary ship for the return of WET, Southern California’s hottest deck party. Partygoers will enjoy water-themed activities, dance floors, multiple bars and electrifying DJ performances by headliner Viceroy with EC Twins, Michael Sparks, LZRD and special guest TWRK. 4-9:30 p.m. $40 Advance General Admission. $49 Day-Of GA. $20 Parking upon entry. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, queenmary.com

 

 

New-Blues-FestivalNew Blues Festival
Sept. 2-3. Spend your Labor Day weekend listening to a lineup of performers for the fourth annual New Blues Festival. The festival will feature more than 30 bands on two stages, including performances by 2017 Grammy nominee Janiva Magness, the award-winning Ana Popovic, the legendary Guitar Shorty and many more. Come enjoy food trucks, beer and wine at Vendor Village; blankets encouraged. Use ‘LBBS’ to save 20% on your ticket purchase. Single Day $40, Weekend Pass $70. $8 for parking. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-8 p.m. El Dorado Regional Park, 7550 E Spring Street, Long Beach. newbluesfestival.com

 

LABOR DAY

OSC17-Labor-Day-Sidewalk-Sale-bannerAdiós Summer Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Sept. 1-4. With summer coming to a close, Outlets at San Clemente invites shoppers to peruse thousands of deals during Southern California’s largest sidewalk sale. Nearly 35 Outlets at San Clemente stores are participating in this weekend sale featuring endless summer styles, back-to-school essentials and fall fashions with savings of up to 75 percent off. Weekend highlights will include giant outdoor displays, as well as the grand opening of the new Hurley Factory Store on Friday. Listen to guest DJs and live music throughout the weekend and stick around for there a KROQ ticket giveaway for Ohana Festival. See website for outletsatsanclemente.com

 

Hornblower-Labor-DayLabor Day Beer & Bubbly Brunch Cruise
Sept. 4. Enjoy beer and bubbly and set off on a morning cruise for your Labor Day. The Wild Goose boasts three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings making the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to salty breezes and abundant sunshine, this cruise includes live music, free-flowing champagne and a delicious brunch buffet. Boarding 11:30 a.m.; Cruising noon-2 p.m. Brunch for adults: $68.95 per person (tax, service charge and landing fee are additional), 2431 W Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. hornblower.com

 

Labor-Day_The-Bungalow-HBThe Bungalow Huntington Beach
Sept. 2-4. Come celebrate Labor Day weekend at The Bungalow with their new specialty cocktail. Inspired by the film The Endless Summer, they will be rolling out The Endless Summer Cocktail: Deleon Tequila Blanco, Strawberry Puree, Muddled Kiwi, lemon juice and a splash of soda water. Sa-Su noon-2 a.m. M noon-10 p.m. The Bungalow Huntington Beach, 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, 714.374.0399. thebungalow.com

 

Labor Day Events in Los Angeles

FOOD + DRINK

Puesto-tacodonut-by-Whitney-Lauren-HanWorld’s First Taco Donut at Puesto
Ongoing. Indulge on the world’s first taco donut at Puesto Los Olivos Irvine’s secret menu. The mastermind behind this creation, Chef Katy Smith, folds filet mignon into a bed of melted cheese on the griddle and forms the crispy, cheesy wrap into the shape of a donut. She then tops it with Maine lobster, avocado slices, chipotle crema and cilantro crema; served atop a bed of stone-ground, blue corn tortillas. Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $60. 8577 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, 949.608.9990. eatpuesto.com

 

 

Kavacha-CoffeeKavach Coffeehouse Grand Opening
Sept. 2. Sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee at the new Kavach Coffeehouse. Kavacha boasts a clean atmosphere, exuberant baristas, complimented by a fresh coffeehouse aroma. Baristas dial and re-calibrate the espresso shots to ensure a delicious cup of espresso every few hours depending on time and climate of the atmosphere where precision is key. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3505 E Chapman Ave Ste G, Orange, 714.316.5452. kavachacoffee.com

 

 

Snooze-Bacon-Day‘Bacon Day’ at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Sept. 2. Pig out this International Bacon Day at any of the Snooze, an A.M. Eatery locations to enjoy a bacon-filled menu with a savory giveaway. Specials on the menu include Wake Me Up Before You Oink Oink Pancake, Farmhouse BLT Benny and Bacon Bomber cocktail. Snooze will donate 10 percent of sales from all eateries to Slow Food USA, a nonprofit organization. Four guests will walk home with the prize of a year’s worth of free Tender Belly bacon and a free, one-year membership to Slow Food USA. See their Facebook page for rules to enter the giveaway. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 3032 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.415.6269. snoozeeatery.com

 

 

Rance's-Pizza-Help-Hurricane-HarveyRance’s Chicago Pizza’s ‘Help For Hurricane Harvey’
Sept. 4. To help aid victims of Hurricane Harvey, Rance’s Chicago Pizza in Long Beach and Costa Mesa are launching ‘Help For Hurricane Harvey’ victims by setting up donation centers in both locations and are offering anyone who brings in a bag of nonperishable food and/or clothes and blankets a $10 gift card. Anyone who donates $100 or more to the American Red Cross will receive a free large pizza. Su-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 5258 East Second Street, Long Beach, 562.786.5566. Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1420 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, 714.708.2143. rancespizza.com

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Magic-and-MayhemMagic & Mayhem Halloween Boutique
Sept. 1-Oct. 28.
Grab your broomsticks and fly on over to Roger’s Garden to visit their new Halloween Boutique this Halloween season. Besides finding various plants to shop for, visitors will find rare and vintage spell books as well as strange potions in this boutique. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Roger’s Garden, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800. rogersgardens.com

 

Armors at House of Blues photo by Lhoycel Marie Teope. World’s First Taco Donut photo by Whitney Lauren Han.

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