Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Opening June 28. Browse the juried art festival that showcases works by 125 artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. Watch artists create and learn what inspired them or just quietly absorb the lovely garden ambiance of this artist’s haven. All works are available for purchase. Live entertainment on weekends. Su-Th, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $4-$7, 12 and under free. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514.


sawdust1Sawdust Art Festival
Opening June 28. View works by more than 200 Laguna Beach artists, all of whom create their own unique artwork in all forms of art media including glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography and more. Enjoy demonstrations, outdoor cafes and live music on three stages in a quaint outdoor eucalyptus grove. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $3.25-$20. Free trolley service in Laguna Beach runs daily from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030. sawdust


FestivalofArtsFestival of the Arts
Opening June 30. Explore this fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. Tour the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create your own masterpiece or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. Partake in a wide range of daily activities that the whole family can enjoy including nightly live music, jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings and daily art classes for kids. June 30-July 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 5-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $7-10 adults, children under 12 are free. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145.


The VIC, World Championship of Skimboarding
June 29-30. Head to the beach and watch the longest-running skimboard contest on the professional circuit and the only that offers a live broadcast of the competition for audiences to experience from all around the globe. Riders from across the world including Japan, Chile, Australia, Portugal, the Philippines, Spain and Mexico will be battling it out for the championship title. From barrel rides to aerial tricks to technical challenges, all of the top tricks will be showcased at the contest. Free; pay and display parking $1 per hour. Aliso Beach Park, 31131 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949. 923.2280.


Berlin60 & Fabulous: Costa Mesa’s 60th Anniversary
June 28-30. Check out this three-day street festival featuring a unique array of food, drink, art and music events. Foodies will converge at TasteFest to experience a cook-off competition of local chefs, try culinary treats from nearly 30 local restaurants and sample beverages from the street wide beer and wine garden. Kidzone will feature a variety of activities including art, puppeteers, carnival rides and games. Concerts include performances by Berlin, Wanda Jackson, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Chevy Metal and more. Free with the exception of main stage concerts. $20 for single-day concert pass and $50 for three-day passes purchased in advance. F 5-11 p.m.; Sa 3-11 p.m.; Su 12-8 p.m. Free parking available at the OC Fair and Event Center at Fairview Road, Arlington Drive and southbound Newport Blvd. At Fair Drive and City Hall. 714.754.5000.


Cooking Demonstration at Surfas: Ribs, Ribs, RIBS!
June 29. Learn tips, tricks and techniques for preparing summer barbeque favorites just in time for 4th of July celebrations. Join Chris Rocke, owner of Rancho A Go Go Food Truck and Rancho To Go BBQ restaurant in Orange, as he demonstrates the art of barbequing baby back ribs, St. Louis style ribs and beef ribs. Rocke will share tips on meat selection, preparation, rubs, marinades and sauces. The Rancho A Go Go Food Truck will be at the SoCO farmers market with ribs for purchase at the end of class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Surfas, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.453.2665.


Stonehill-TavernWhisky & Wagyu Dinner at Stonehill Tavern
June 30. Enjoy an evening of Japanese Wagyu and Whisky as Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina, alongside Stonehill Tavern’s Executive Chef Raj Dixit, prepare a multi-course menu highlighting the succulent and tender meat. Japanese Wagyu beef will be paired with Japanese Whiskies from Suntory presented by Suntory ambassador, Neyeh White. Beginning with an elegant cocktail reception and canapés at 6 p.m., dinner will include dishes such as Wagyu tartare on crisp nori shells and Wagyu broth and Tokyo negi, shaved barrel of rib eye, ramen garnish and quail egg, paired with Yamakazi 12 year Mizuwari. Guests will have the rare opportunity to try Hibiki 17 year whisky, which is currently unavailable in the United States. $250 per person with only 24 seats to ensure an intimate setting. 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3318.


TangataMedici Wine Dinner at Tangata
June 29. Indulge in a pre fixe wine dinner inspired by the 15th century Italian Renaissance summer exhibit at Bowers Museum, Gems of the Medici. Dine on veal carpaccio with farmers market soft herbs, wild arugula and compressed summer melon and parsley pesto, pan seared diver scallops, aged parmesan polenta, garlic melted toy box tomatoes and grilled broccolini followed by classic tiramisu. Stay for Bowers After-Hours which starts at 8 p.m. to listen to a lecture about the Medici exhibit by Time Adams. $35 per person or $50 with wine pairings. 5-8 p.m. Tangata at Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906.

Catch Me If You Can
Through June 30. 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.


DJ Paul Van Dyk at Heat Ultra Lounge
June 26. Dance while listening to the Grammy nominated artist and globally acclaimed DJ and producer who has been credited as the World’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 DJs poll” and one of the hardest working artists in electronic music with sold out tours across each continent. Special opening sets by Matt Darey, Dean Mason Deone and Dmorse. 21 and over. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Heat Ultra Lounge, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.4328.


Briggs & Riley Travelware Grand Opening
June 28-30. Celebrate the grand opening of the luggage brand’s newest location with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cocktail reception on Saturday, June 28 from 5-7 p.m. Raffle prizes and complimentary gifts with purchase will be offered throughout the weekend. Find out why frequent travelers have come to rely on the brand for luxury luggage and business cases that are beautiful, innovative, functional and durable. Located inside Sunsations Travel Store. Fashion Island’s Atrium Court, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.0288.