Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup.

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid
Apr. 13-14.
Throughout his own career, Arlo Guthrie has honored his father, singer/writer/activist Woody Guthrie, in song as well as in life. Arlo celebrates his father’s immeasurable contributions to the landscape of American folk music. Whether playing keyboards, harmonica, six-string or twelve-string guitar, or simply telling a story, Arlo has retained the power to move his listeners. Join him in honoring the enduring legacy of his father with an unforgettable night of music and stories confirming that the folk tradition of Woody is alive and well. Irivne Barclay Theatre, $25-$46. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.


Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Home Opener
Apr. 9-14.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim open their home season with back-to-back games against the Oakland Athletics (Apr. 9-11) and Houston Astros (Apr. 12-14). Despite stunning the baseball world with the signings last season of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Angels failed to make the playoffs for a third straight year‚uncharacteristic for the previously perennial contender that had won eight American League Western Division titles. With outfielder Josh Hamilton just signed and Rookie of the Year Mike Trout returning, the team should realize its power potential this season. (Photo courtesy of Angels Baseball.) 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.464.2901.


Back Bay Bistro Comedy Night
Apr. 11.
Join comedians Jay Hewlett, Cindy Burns and Jim Taylor for an evening of laughter. Current co-host of Road Kills, Jay Hewlett is a man with a mission and no mission at all. He’s in tune with the times and out of tune with everyone. Cindy Burns is a 25-year-old woman trapped in the body of someone who is 55. She created, produces and performs with the Funniest Housewives of Orange County. Jim Taylor is your typical Orange County male comedian who lives with a house of females. Whether it’s his life at Camp Estrogen or his people watching adventures in dive bars late at night, Jim delivers the laughs in a calm and self-deprecating manner. $5 cover, 8 p.m. 1131 Back bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.


Annie Sloan Book Signing
Apr. 13. 
Peinture at SoCo is hosting the decorative paint expert as she signs her new book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More. Her immensely popular ChalkPaint is acclaimed for its ease of use, as it requires no sanding or priming to turn unloved pieces of furniture into items to cherish. Sip on tea and light bites from Seventh Tea Bar at The OC Mix while you meet Annie and learn about her techniques. 3 p.m. 3323 Hyland Ave., Ste. E2, Costa Mesa, 714.427.0668.


exploroceanFamily Fun Zone Fridays
Apr. 12.
Nostalgic family entertainment is back at Balboa Fun Zone. Enjoy a mix of hands on activities, interactive programs and live entertainment that will connect you to the living museum in your backyard. Activities include: science experiments, arts and crafts, carnival games and contests. Immerse yourself into history while entering galleries filled with local Newport Beach history and an esteemed ship model collection as you embark on the Extraordinary Explorers gallery. Throughout the evening you will enjoy a variety of entertainment such as live music, face painting, stilt walkers and jugglers. $2, 5:30 p.m. 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, 949.675.8915.


The Grand Tour 1908-1928
Through June 9.
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center presents an exhibition of hundreds of vintage postcards capturing the essence of Europe from the 1910s and 20s. Los Angeles pioneer Jonathan Slauson’s granddaughter Marion Smith and great-granddaughter Jacqueline Smith traveled extensively throughout the European continent before the age of trans-Atlantic jets and high-speed trains. From the northern islands of Scotland to southern Italy, from Spain to Hungary, they each collected hundreds of postcards of their travels, carefully preserving them in leather bound volumes. A century later, these postcards provide intriguing glimpses of bygone time. Images of zeppelins and luxury ocean liners show us how they traveled, while others preserve views of buildings and even cities later ravaged or destroyed in World War II. Opening reception Thu April 11, 6:30 p.m., free. 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.


Richard JacksonRichard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain
Through May 5.
See the first retrospective devoted to one of the most radical artists of the last 40 years. Jackson’s wildly inventive, exuberant and irreverent take on “action” painting has dramatically extended its performative dimensions, merged it with sculpture and repositioned it as an art of everyday experience. Presented as a series of room-size installations, site-specific wall paintings, painted environments, monumental stacked canvases and anthropomorphic painting “machines”, this show presents major works never seen in the United States, including a sculpture that was conceived early in his career but never built and a major new work completed in 2012. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.1122.


The Parisian Woman
Apr. 14-May 5.
An intriguing new play by the writer-producer of House of Cards, and the Oscar-nominated film The Ides of March, Beau Willimon sets his new play in the Capitol Hill section of Washington D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having and scandal is a way of life. Inspired by a scandalous French comedy about bad conduct in high places is swift, savvy and impossible to resist. Tom is a lawyer in the private sector, with his sights on a government job. Chloe is beautiful, bright and bored. But she has a passionate side and it has nothing to do with her love affairs. How far will they go to achieve political stardom? $20-$70. South Coast Repertory. 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.


Pacific-RollFOOD + DRINK
RA Sushi Tax Day Monday
Apr. 15.
Take advantage of this special tax relief day where Happy Hour will be extended from 3 p.m. to close at all locations in Southern California. Keep a little money in your pocket as you indulge in a variety of sushi, appetizers and tapas selections like the Viva Las Vegas Roll, Sweet Onion Salmon Tapas and Kaisen Ceviche, plus a wide variety of beer, wine, sake and signature cocktails favorites such as the Blushing Geisha and Shiso Naughty. The Strand, 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, 714.536.6390; District at Tustin Legacy, 2401 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.566.1700.


Foley + Corinna and Phyllis Clark Trunk Show
Apr. 13-14.
Sometimes sexy, sometimes understated, but always striking. Snag the latest styles from the Foley + Corinna fall 2013 handbag collection and the unique contemporary jewelry designs of Phyllis Clark. Nosh on champagne, wine and cheese while you shop at Rakish Fashions, the premier store in Orange County for contemporary, fashion forward women’s apparel and accessories. 13011 Newport Ave., Ste. 105, Tustin, 714.573.3835.


Traditional-JewelersTraditional Jewelers Diamond & Bridal Event
Apr. 13-14.
The annual event at Fashion Island showcases some of the world’s most renowned diamond and bridal jewelry. Shop an extensive collection of GIA certified loose diamonds, design your own ring or restyle your existing jewelry with the help of Traditional’s expert design team, and more. Fashion Island, 203 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.9010.


kendrascottKendra Scott
Apr. 13-14.
The queen of contemporary statement jewelry opens her first Orange County boutique on Monday. Featured in magazines such as Vogue, People and US Weekly, the colorful and bold jewelry pieces are worn by celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Rachel Bilson, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Eva Longoria. The boutique features the Kendra Scott Color Bar, where you can customize and create one-of-a-kind jewelry from 26 gemstones and 23 jewelry silhouettes in both gold and rhodium silver settings. Fashion Island, 235 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.258.9285.