Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Newport Beach Summer Concert Series
June 21. Spend the evening under the stars at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach’s Back Bay Amphitheater listening to tunes from Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter Michael McDonald. McDonald kicks off the weekly summer music series performing a repertoire of songs from his days with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, in addition to some of his more recent soul and Motown pieces. $90-$110. 8 p.m. 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.729.1234.


ChrisBrownChris Brown at Heat Ultra Lounge
June 22. Promoting his latest album, F.A.M.E. (Fans Are My Everything), Brown reveals his more personal side, showing his progress and maturity both personally and with the level of music that he’s creating. Watch him perform his latest hits, “Next To You” and “Beautiful People” as well as the edgier “Oh My Love.” 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 21 and over. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.4328.


BaroqueMusicFestivalBaroque Music Festival-Opera Festival Finale
June 23. Listen to a full concert performance of Handel’s pastoral opera Acis & Galatea, his most popular dramatic work—and his only stage work never to have left the opera repertory. Vocal soloists are Christine Brandes, soprano; Brian Thorsett, tenor; Matthew Tresler, tenor; and John Bischoff, bass. These singers, Baroque oboe soloist Michael Dupree and the Festival Chamber Orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Elizabeth Blumenstock. The event is preceded by brass music al fresco on the patio at 3:15 p.m. Concert at 4 p.m. Wine and water reception on the patio following the concert. $40. Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.7887.


long-beach-festLong Beach Bayou and Blues Festival
June 22-23. Enjoy New Orleans jazz and Mardi Gras-inspired festivities in Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon Park. The festival features two stages of live blues, zydeco, jazz and Cajun music, and a spacious wooden dance floor where you can jump in on complimentary dance lessons. The French Quarter marketplace features Cajun and Creole classics such as gumbo, crawfish etoufee, hush puppies, red beans rice. A daily Mardi Gras parade, crawfish and watermelon eating contests and children’s activities in the Kids’ Bayou Tent add to the fun. Rainbow Lagoon Park at Linden Ave. and Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, 562.424.0013.


Russo & Steele Car Show and Auction
June 21-22. See some of the most rare automobiles in the world, including a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, one of only 225 remaining in the world, at this multi-million dollar car auction. Russo and Steele holds its legendary event for the first time in Newport Beach and its impressive lineup of more than 350 European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs will be showcased. Doors open at 10 a.m. with bidding beginning at noon. A cocktail reception for bidders will be at 3:30 p.m. on both Fri. and Sat. $20 general admission, $150 for bidding. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 602.252.2697.


DanaPointConcoursd'EleganceDana Point Concours d’Elegance
June 21-23. The 31st annual show has evolved into the Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend—Southern California’s premier celebration of the automotive hobby. Get an up-close look at cars like the Duesenberg and the Aston Martin (celebrating their 100th anniversary) and Harley-Davidsons, among others. The three-day schedule of events includes the popular reception on June 22 and an art exhibit with paintings, lithographs and sculptures on exhibit on June 23. June 21, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; June 22, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; June 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 adults, children 12 and under are free. St. Regis Monarch Beach, 24040 Camino Del Avion, Dana Point, 800.839.7520.


WagsnWineWags N Wine
June 23. Sip wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Santa Ynez Valley and taste bites from Orange County restaurants such as Sandy’s Beach Grill, Slater’s 50/50 and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar at this 4th Annual event. There will be non-stop live musical entertainment, a dog show and contest, silent and live auction prizes and much more. This will be a great day for wine, food and fun for you and your best four-legged friend.  2-6 p.m. $45 adults in advance, $50 adults at the door, $15 children 6-12, children under 5 free. Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach,  714.328.8661.


GreekFestival35th Annual Greek Festival
June 21-23. Dive into Greek culture at this three-day festival featuring traditional Greek cuisine, wine tasting, live music, authentic Greek dancing (with lessons) and boutique booths as well as a full-scale carnival and games. June 21, 5-10 p.m.; June 22 noon-10 p.m.; June 23, noon-9 p.m. $3 adults, children under 12 are free. Free parking with complimentary shuttles from public parking sites in Irvine. Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, 949.733.2366.


CraftCraft for Community
June 20. Celebrate crafting, DIY and all things Etsy while supporting Share Our Selves (SOS).  Crafts include letterpress gift tags, nail bar, natural fabric dying, card making, decorative geometric hairpins, screen printing and more. Live music, food truck, no-host wine bar and donation based dessert bar. $10. 6-10 p.m. Creative Outlet Studios, 2035 Placentia Av., Costa Mesa, 949.423.7995.


The Spa at Laguna Cliffs
Indulge in a summer-exclusive new signature spa treatment specifically designed to prepare and hydrate skin for the summer. Try the Summer Spa, which includes a 60 minute custom blended aromatherapy massage and a travel-sized bottle of the special blend so you can travel back to the Laguna Cliffs no matter where your travels take you, followed by their 60 minute Signature Spa Facial ($240) or the Cucumber Quench Wrap, a 30 minute deeply moisturizing wrap that soothes sun-stressed skin with an organic blend of aloe vera and cucumber ($75). Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7576.


Salt Fine Art Conspiracy to Steal Auction
June 22. Get deals so good, they’re steals. Join in on the conspiracy plot as three of Laguna’s best galleries, Salt Fine Art, Sue Greenwood Fine Art & The George Gallery, come together to offer a live and silent auction offering over 40 works by several artists. Enjoy gourmet food and drinks catered by local Wine Gallery while perusing the pieces up for auction. All works will be available for preview June 18-21 at the gallery.  Benefiting Ryman Arts, one of the nations top youth art programs offering instruction with college and career guidance. $25. 5-8 p.m. 1492 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.5554.


Lily Tomlin
June 22. Watch legendary actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin as she returns to Segerstrom Hall with her one-woman show, which combines her insightful and funny stand-up along with appearances by some of her most memorable characters, including bratty six-year old Edith Ann and wisecracking telephone operator Ernestine. Tomlin’s remarkable, award-winning career encompasses stage, television and film. She has won six Emmys, two Tonys and one Grammy award, just to name a few. 7:30 p.m. $39-$49. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.


CatchMeCatch Me If You Can
Opens June 25. Don’t miss this new musical, based on a true story and the hit DreamWorks film, about a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life with only his charm, imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks. He poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, lands in deep trouble and wins the girl of his dreams. $20-$99. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.


Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
June 20. Watch the Angels play ball as they host the Seattle Mariners. See young superstar Mike Trout as well as hitters Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, both of whom have earned Most Valuable Player awards. Star pitcher C. J. Wilson will be in the rotation and the first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a free C. J. Wilson bobblehead. Angel Stadium, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 714.464.2901.