Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

The Killers
May 1. Catch The Killers as they return to Southern California with an eagerly awaited area performance at Honda Center. Their latest studio album, Battle Born, named after the words emblazoned on the Nevada state flag, is everything Killers fans have waited for since the band announced they would be taking a short hiatus at the start of 2010. The Killers are back sounding bigger and better than ever with grander choruses, heavy guitar, powerful drums and commanding vocals. 8 p.m. $25-$69. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 800.745.3000.

May 7-8. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see seven-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum artist Prince on his new tour that is only hitting nine cities. It’s always a treat to see a performer at an intimate venue and the Grove is no exception. He’ll be introducing his brand new, all-female backing band, 3RDEYEGIRL. Two shows each night, 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. $200. The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.712.2700.
JetsetGetsetJetset Getset
May 5. Recognized by the County Music Association (CMA) as “Who New to Watch in 2013.” Jetset Getset is coming to Anaheim’s The Ranch Saloon to perform as part of the live country music and dance venue’s Family Night Sunday for ages 10 and up. The title track of their new album, “Saturday Night” is currently being played on a growing number of radio stations nationwide and in Europe. Award-winning keyboardist Ben Babylon, son of the late Guy Babylon, who was Elton John’s longtime keyboard player and arranger, will be joining the group for this special performance. $10. Doors open at 4 p.m., dance lessons offered at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.

Sol Cocina
For a slightly more sophisticated scene than your typical tequila-slinging, beer-guzzling party, head to Cinco@Sol, where fun-loving foodies and margarita connoisseurs who are looking for a lively party with style will be celebrating. The event will feature drink specials all day and live entertainment beginning at noon. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. and the celebration will continue into the night with SOL’s eclectic twist on traditional Mexican Cuisine offered along with cocktails and beer. 251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.675.9800.

Matador CantinaMatador Cantina
Check out Matador Cantina for N. Orange County’s biggest Cinco De Mayo Celebración. They sport the largest selection of Mexican beer in the OC and over 50 premium tequilas. Entertainment includes mariachis and special guest DJ. 111. N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714.871.8226.

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Fedora Hat Day Anaheim Angels v. Baltimore Orioles
May 4. Come out and enjoy the California sun in your new free fedora hat as the Angles host the Baltimore Orioles. Three-time MVP Albert Pujols, 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout and ex-Rangers superstar Josh Hamilton anchor the lineup that makes the Angels a top American League pennant contender this season. The first 37,000 fans through the gates will get a free hat. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. Angel Stadium, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000.

Aníbal Catalan: Out of Order
May 2-June 30. Be transported into the physics-defying vision of Mexican artist Aníbal Catalan as the artist is known for his ability to create work informed by the space in which it lives—taking away the inherent order of a particular space and replacing it with a kind of geometric alchemy. Each installation by the artist is an on-sight improvisation, as Catalan arrives with the tools and materials needed to complete the work, the remaining process becoming an organic expression of artist reacting to environment. The result is a series of structures, reminiscent of satellites in space, possessing tremendous integrity and yet seemingly bucking against the laws of nature. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Salt Fine Art, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.5554

WhiteSpaceIra Svobodová: White Space
May 4-30. Exhibiting solo in the United States for the first time is 27-year old Czech painter, Ira Svobodová. Entitled White Space, the show is a collection of Svobodová’s recently completed series of ideological interior spaces. In her paintings and occasional sculptures she prefers an impressive abstract conception in which she plays with principles of geometry, constructivism and spatial and light effects. Her great source of inspiration is the realm of avant-garde architecture, which has been close to her heart from childhood. She paints modernist compositions of pure color tones, whether they are vivid or monochromatic. Svobodová never mixes individual colors and applies instead a laborious technique of layering special acrylic gels. During her brief career she has made her mark at both domestic and international exhibitions and her works are included in many private collections. Opening May 4, 6-9 p.m. Beginning May 6, Tu-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment. CES Contemporary, 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.547.1716.

PeterMaxPeter Max Exhibit
May 3-4. Meet the legendary artist at the gallery as he unveils his extraordinary new masters series, interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas, conceived in Max’s signature style and colors. In addition, Max will be exhibiting his iconic portraiture of celebrities and luminaries, including two of Taylor Swift’s album covers, Grammy Award commissions and the celebrity lifestyle. 6-9 p.m. RSVPs are requested. Road Show Company at The Bluffs, 1338 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, 866.398.8390.

PizzeriaOrticaEAT + DRINK
Tap Takeover at Pizzeria Ortica
May 2-5. If you are a lover of all things beer, the Bruery will be taking over all eight of Pizzeria Ortica’s beer taps for the duration of the weekend, offering the pours of Mischief, Trade Winds, Humulus Lager, Rugbrod, Hottenroth Berliner Weisse, Mrs. Stourfire, White Oak and Loakal Red. Don’t miss your chance to sample such a wide variety of craft beers all under one roof. On Thursday and Sunday, stick around for their Reverse Happy Hour which features a number of new dishes such as arancini, seasonal bruschetta, chickpea fritters, mussels and marinated olives as well as select pizzas and beer, wine and well cocktails. Reverse Happy Hour on W-Th, 8-10 p.m.; Su 7-9 p.m. Pizzeria Ortica, 650 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.445.4900.

MuldoonsWilde Hours Menu at Muldoon’s Irish Pub
Ongoing. Check out the new Oscar Wilde-themed happy hour menu at neighborhood gem, Muldoon’s Irish Pub. You can’t go wrong with any of the 12 new ‘pub plates’ such as Irish corned beef tacos, whiskey wings, salt and pepper calamari and shrimp fry with spicy tartar sauce and smoked salmon with chive mascarpone on homemade flatbread. Wash everything down with any of their six new delicious libations or one of their many beers on tap. The new Wilde Hours menu will be offered every Tuesday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.4110.

AREO Trunk show
May 4. If you are scrambling for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, visit AREO for their exclusive jewelry trunk show featuring local artists. Enjoy cake pops and mimosas while you shop. 2-6 p.m. AREO, 207 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.376.0535.


Ladies’ Night on Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim
May 2. Progressive party ‘just for the girls” is packed full of deals, yummy treats, crafting and live performances. Pick up your “passport” at any participating shop to start your adventure. Center Street, the revitalized historic commercial center of downtown Anaheim brings together small local businesses offering neighborhood goods and services with a modern twist. It’s the perfect blend of community, culture, commerce and conscious. Center Street Anaheim, 201 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, 714.966.6661.

AHiddenVineA Hidden Vine Grand Opening Party
May 4. Formerly known as La Maison Gourmet Wine & Cheese Shop, A Hidden Vine will celebrate with a grand re-opening on Saturday, May 4 from 4-9 p.m. Listen to live music while sampling gourmet cheese and charcuterie. Discounts on wine tastings featuring boutique wines from Torrey Wines and Majestic Wines will be available. Under new ownership, the new owners have expanded the offering of wine, champagne and dessert wines at the shop to include many rare vintages and small release wines. A Hidden Vine houses more than 650 wine labels and an extensive variety of gourmet cheeses, meats and pate, most of which are imported and difficult to find. Located in the Vista Del Lago shopping center at 27772 Vista Del Lago, Mission Viejo, 949.916.4810.

BarkingLotBarking Lot Party
May 4. Calling all dog lovers! Join the 2nd Annual Barking Lot Party at the pet friendly dog patio of 5 Points Plaza in Huntington Beach. Enjoy live music while Fido and Fifi can partake in food and treat samples, doggie bags, dog massages and prizes while a face painter and magician will be on hand to entertain the kids. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 5 Points Plaza, 18593 Main St., Huntington Beach, 714.841.0036.