Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival
May 31-June 2. Plan an exciting weekend in Newport Beach with live music, food, drinks and fun at this annual event. Award-winning artists Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Al Jarreau, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Poncho Sanchez and Brian Culbertson lead three jam-packed days at the newly renovated hotel. The outdoor setting and beautiful weather will serve as the perfect weekend for jazz enthusiasts. $55-$210. 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.


Land of Nod Grand Opening
May 31. Check out the first California store from the popular children’s retailer. Shop for children’s toys and furnishings in the beautifully decorated space that features illustrations by California-based artist Michelle Romo. Enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, smile booth and more. First five customers receive a $100 gift card and first 50 customers will receive a gift bag. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. South Coast Plaza bridge level, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 714.754.1969.


Eco-Warrior Foundation Auction
May 29. Shop for art at this live auction featuring nine pieces that were painted and donated by Jeffery Robinson, DNA artist, based out of Toronto. Each piece is handcrafted with a deep and passionate focus on the waterways, oceans and pollution that has reshaped our earth. Other items will be auctioned such as commissioned art pieces, experience packages and a stay at the Seven4one hotel. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Proceeds benefit The ECO-Warrior Foundation to support their environmental initiatives both locally and globally. 6 p.m. RSVP to 741 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.6200.


FauxRealFaux Real at Laguna Art Museum
Opens June 2. View this new group exhibit where installation artists and sculptors riff on reality with a playful twist by using offbeat materials to turn the ordinary into art. You may walk away thinking about how things are made, what they are made from and how we see them in our daily experience. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 adults, children under 12 are free. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971.


Intergalactic Nemesis
May 31-June 2. Watch a comic book come to life as the full-color  images are projected onto a screen while three actors give voices to dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates the sound effects and a keyboardist plays the score in this adventure sci-fi romance story. Follow the reporter, her assistant and a mysterious librarian as they face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. $20-$39. Samueli Theatre at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.


The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Opens May 29. Watch this one-woman show featuring Grammy nominated pianist Mona Golabek who recounts her true family story, chronicling the powerful role of music in surviving the Nazi regime. Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Golabek’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Cyn. Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.


Dana Point Harbor Boat Show & Green Expo
May 30-June 2. Spend the afternoon at one of the most spectacular marinas along the California coast, Dana Point Harbor, home to thousands of watercraft and enthusiasts who enjoy all types of water sports. New and used boats and products will be on display both in and out of the water and a great selection of power and sail vessels will be featured. Th-F noon-7 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12, children 12 and under free. Ensenada Place, Dana Point, 949.496.2979 .


HBConcoursHuntington Beach Concours D’Elegance
June 1-2.  Admire the best domestic, British, European, Asian, vintage to current automobiles and motorcycles on the picturesque lawns of Huntington Beach Central Park. Activities such as face painting and balloon art will be available for kids. Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Su 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.375.8414. 


Patron Master Mixology
May 29. Mix and mingle with master Patron mixologists as they demonstrate cutting-edge handcrafted cocktails. Also enjoy light bites from Stonehill Tavern and live music in the newly renovated Lobby Lounge at St. Regis Monarch Beach. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. Space is limited, call for reservations. 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 800.722.1543.


TasteoftheNationTaste of the Nation
June 2. Enjoy an afternoon of delectable dishes, wine, signature cocktails, live music and the picturesque panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean at Montage Laguna Beach while helping to end childhood hunger at this event benefiting Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation. Top chefs, including Craig Strong, Alan Wong, Lizzie Binder, Nick Roberts, Brooke Williamson and Josiah Citrin, as well as mixologists come together to donate their time, talent and passion for this great cause. 4-9 p.m. $150-$275. 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 877.268.2783.


foodtruckFood Truck Thursdays
May 30. Go on a feeding frenzy as a variety of food trucks line up to showcase their grub. Trucks this week include Dogzilla, Piaggio on Wheels, The Burnt Truck, Seabirds, Chunk N Chip, Cousins Maine Lobster Truck and GD Bro Truck. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Accessible from Gate 4 off Arlington Drive. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.