Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Jewels of the Connoisseur Exhibit
Opens July 27. See the exhibit that displays some gemstones so rare that only true connoisseurs even know they exist. This incredible collection of some of the rarest gemstones in the world showcases classic jewelry settings including pins, necklaces, pendants and more. $13-$15, children under 12 are free. Tu-Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Th until 8 p.m. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.


foaSOUTHPageant of the Masters 80th Anniversary Exhibit
Through Sept. 30. Catch this special exhibit that highlights a variety of memorabilia displaying the Pageant’s rich history in the community. View set pieces, photographs and artifacts from past Pageant productions providing historical context for the Pageant’s longevity and popularity over the last eight decades. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. foaSOUTH Active Culture, 1006 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach,


FauxRealFaux Real at Laguna Art Museum
Through Sept. 29. View this 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.


Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
July 25. See the female rocker who inspired female rockers everywhere perform hits from “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You” to “Crimson and Clover.” 7:30 p.m. $19.50-$39.50. Pacific Amphitheater at the OC Fair, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500.


John-MayerJohn Mayer & Phillip Phillips
July 27. Hear the Grammy award-winning artist play his first major tour in three years as he supports his latest album, Born and Raised. Joining him is American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. Verizon Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 714.755.5799.


I Do! I Do!
Through Aug. 11. Watch Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Hello Dolly, Camelot) and Vicki Lewis (Chicago, Damn Yankees) as they light up the stage in this musical based on the play The Fourposter. Witness a couple’s 50-year marriage unfold as they discuss the joy, struggles, humor and passion that is every marriage on a set that consists solely of their bedroom, dominated by the large four-poster bed in the center of the room. Music by Tom Jones. $40-$116. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.


Anaheim Art & Pub Crawl
July 25. Stroll through Downtown Anaheim’s growing arts district as galleries, shops, restaurants and attractions open their doors for an artsy open house. Enjoy the farmers’ market, craft fair, outdoor craft beer garden and live music by Alturas. 4-8 p.m. Downtown Anaheim Arts District, between Center St. and Broadway and Harbor Blvd. and Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim,


U.S.-Open-of-SurfingVans U.S. Open of Surfing
Through July 28. Marking the 20th anniversary of the surf contest and 54 years of consistent, competitive surfing at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier, witness sports, music, art and fashion during this week-long event. Catch the biggest names in surfing (Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson and Jordy Smith), skateboarding and BMX as they compete in the largest stadium venues on both water and sand. Also check out free concerts by Modest Mouse, The Faint, Twin Shadow, Matt Costa and FMLYBND. See website for schedule of events. Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.


OC-FairOC Fair
Through Aug. 11. Visit this annual fair for family fun filled with food booths and competitions, carnival games, entertainment and more. Don’t miss the lineup of concerts in the Pacific Amphitheater such as Weezer who will be performing July 26 at 8:15 p.m. This year’s theme is “Come & Get It.” Look for fried food debuts such as waffle-wrapped, deep-fried hot dogs, Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe’s and bacon bombs. $11 adults, $6 children 6-12, children under 5 are free.  W-F noon-midnight. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-midnight. Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500.