Orange County Weekend Roundup March 8-11


Find unique plants and accessories to spruce up your home at Molly Wood Garden Design.

From wine festivals to learning modern calligraphy, check out the top Orange County weekend events for March 8-11.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


2018-Toshiba-Classic-photo-by-Ranggin-Hedayat2018 Toshiba Classic
Mar. 7-11. Returning for its 23rd year, the Toshiba Classic brings players with worldwide professional victories to Southern California. Expect defending champion Jay Haas and 80 additional players to compete in the tournament including recognized stars of the PGA TOUR Champions such as Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Vijay Singh, Mark O’Meara, Tom Lehman and more. $25 pre-sale, $30 day-of. Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Dr., Newport Beach, 949.660.1001.



Molly-Wood-Garden-DesignMolly Wood Garden Design’s Biggest Sale of the Year
Mar. 9-10. Spruce up your home with hard-to-find plants, one-of-a-kind treasures, modern organic decor items, accessories and furniture from Molly Wood Garden Design. Expect light bites, champagne, a raffle giveaway and more. Every item in the store will be anywhere from 20-60 percent off regular price. F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1660 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.548.1611.




shop-the-expoShopTheExpo at Neiman Marcus
Mar. 9-10. Discover a new collection of independently-owned beauty brands and shop from the brand founders in person. F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Neiman Marcus Fashion Island, 601 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach.





Intro-to-Modern-CalligraphyIntro to Modern Calligraphy
Mar. 10. Practice the proper techniques of modern pointed pen calligraphy with Angi Phillips—graphic designer, calligrapher and owner of Angelique, Ink. In this beginner class, you will learn how to properly hold an oblique calligraphy pen, gain an understanding of pen strokes and creating letterforms, controlling the pen and connecting letters. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. VIP Lounge and terrace in Outlets at San Clemente, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 190, San Clemente, 949.535.2323.



Golden-YearsGolden Years Vintage Market
Mar. 10. Find vintage clothing, record accessories and more at this event featuring shops from all over L.A. and Orange County. Grab your friends to snap a few pictures from the photo booth and enjoy tunes by DJ Telegram Sam. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 2nd Street Promenade, Downtown Santa Ana, 702.596.3874.




Tustin-Hangar-Half-Marathon-&-5K-photo-by-JRose-Event-PhotographyTustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K
Mar. 11. Sprint through Tustin’s iconic 17-stories high blimp hangar in this second annual racing event. The race course continues through Old Town Tustin, with its tree-lined streets and historic buildings dating back to the 1800s. See website to register. Half marathon 7 a.m., 5K race 7:30 a.m. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.544.5341.





Ground House at TRADE Food Hall
Opening Mar. 10. Calling all foodies and burger lovers! There is a new burger joint in town ready to serve you mouthwatering bites. The first 100 customers in line on Saturday will receive a $20 gift card to Ground House. Those who are savvy with Instagram can follow @groundhouseburger and tag two people for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch. 11 a.m. TRADE Food Hall, 2222 Michelson Dr., Irvine, 714.556.2787.




Mar. 10-11. Celebrate spring at the annual wine festival on the historical grounds of A Stones Throw Winery. Guests will learn about and sip award-winning wines from around the globe—including from Israel, Croatia, Greece, France—as well as wine grown and made right in the O.C. There will be food trucks on-hand, free coffee by Thunderking Brewing and gourmet goodies and luxury products from a variety of vendors. See website for list of wine vendors. Sa-Su 1-5 p.m. 29943 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 818.994.4661.



OC-Restaurant-WeekOC Restaurant Week
Through Mar. 10. Back again for its 10th anniversary, OC Restaurant Week brings together more than 150 participants for a week-long feast. Diners can enjoy a wide variety of options, from casual and family-friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining. A “luxe experience” will be available again for a select group of menus priced at $80. See website for full list of participating restaurants and prices.




Casa-Up-Close--How-Can-A.I.-Be-Used-For-Social-Good-Casa Up Close: How Can Artificial Intelligence be Used for Social Good?
Mar. 8. Learn about artificial intelligence and the positive potential it can contribute to the well-being of society. USC’s professor Milind Tambe will share various projects the Center For Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) has been working on to use A.I. for the social good. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.



globalFESTglobalFEST – The New Golden Age of Latin Music
Mar. 10. 2017 Latin Grammy Award winner Flor de Toloache and alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras will come together part of a new golden age of Latin music, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound. 7:30 p.m. $65+. Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Dr., 714.755.5799.



2018 Toshiba Classic photo by Ranggin Hedayat. Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K photo by JRose Event Photography. OCWineFest photo by Amanda Pennington.