The Best Orange County Things To Do In October 2013

The Best Orange County Things To Do In October 2013


Adam Levine of Maroon 5

Find the best Orange County things to do in October 2013, in our events roundup.

Live The Look: Fashion. Beauty. Home at South Coast Plaza
Oct 3-6.  Celebrate an extended weekend of style at South Coast Plaza with leading authorities on fashion, beauty and home. See E!’s Fashion Police, George Kotsiopoulos, as he hosts a designer fashion show, Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators’ interior designer Kathryn Ireland who will chat about Hollywood home trends and learn about beauty, hair trends and more at this event. See website for full schedule of events. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa,

Solar Decathlon
Oct. 3-6 and 10-13. Check out this biennial competition challenging collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, highly energy efficient, attractive and easy to live in. Students spend almost two years creating actual houses to compete in 10 categories including architecture, engineering and market appeal. Free. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Orange County Great Park, Perimeter Road, near Interstate 5 at Sand Canyon Ave. and Irvine Blvd., Irvine, 866.829.3829.

Orange County International Auto Show
Oct. 3-6. See the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more during auto show season. Check out the newest rides, sit behind the wheel, experience the latest in car technology and even take a test drive in more than 100 new models. $8-$12, under 13 are free. Th, 4-10 p.m.; F, 12-10 p.m.; Sa, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.765.8950.

Maroon 5
Oct. 4. Catch Adam Levine and Maroon 5 as they stop at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Expect the Grammy Award-winning band to perform many of their hits including “She Will Be Loved,” “Payphone,” and “Love Somebody.” American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson opens. 7 p.m. 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.855.8095.

Patchwork Edible
Oct. 5-6. Calling all foodies! Don’t miss this food-centric event bringing visionary chefs, handmade craft vendors and food artisans together for two days of eating, learning, tasting and shopping. Consisting of an outdoor marketplace for food trucks, restaurant pop-ups, a beer/wine/craft cocktail garden, workshops and more, there is something for everyone here. More than 50 regional small creative food businesses and craft vendors each will be showcasing new and special items. Sa, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. South Coast Collection, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.

Fallen Angels
Opens Oct. 8. For an evening full of wit, charm and high comedy, this classic Noël Coward farce is a play that shouldn’t be missed. Best friends each had a torrid affair with a certain charming Frenchman before marriage. Years later, their husbands are away on a golfing trip and guess who’s back in town? $41-$56. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.

Bon Jovi at Honda Center
Oct. 9. Rock out with Bon Jovi as they return from a trip around the world for their latest tour. Expect to hear your favorite hits —such as “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Bad Medicine”—as well as songs from their new album, What About Now. 7:30 p.m. $19-$229. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers
Oct. 10. Watch the home opening game as the Ducks host the Rangers. The Ducks finished strong last season, placing second in the Western Conference, and Teemu Selanne, Ryan Getzlaf and Cory Perry return this year to shoot for the Stanley Cup. 7 p.m. $32-$300. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

Yuja Wang
Oct. 13. Hear the Grammy-nominated and Echo Award-winning artist as she brings her spectacular pianism to Segerstrom Hall, presenting works by Prokofiev, Chopin and Stravinsky. 5 p.m. $20-$160. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

PB&J for Good
Oct. 16-25. Try creations from some of Orange County’s hottest chefs as they put their unique spin on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Participating chefs include Noah Blom from ARC, Amar Santana from Broadway, Greg Daniels from Haven Gastropub, Scott Brandon from LinX, Eric Samaniego from Little Sparrow, Yvon Goetz from The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar and many more. Restaurants will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every PB&J dish to StopSAM, benefitting children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition worldwide. Check website for locations.

Oct. 19. Celebrating their new self-titled album, Paramore will be performing their latest single, “Still Into You” as well as “Fast In My Car” and “Future.” Expect to hear other fan favorites such as “The Only Exception” and “Decode” from Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. 7:30 p.m. $25-$49. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

The Great Wines of France Dinner at Pinot Provence
Oct. 23. Indulge in Pinot Provence’s Sommelier Fireside Dinner series with a themed five-course menu by Executive Chef Alfonso Ramirez and a guided wine tasting by Certified Sommelier Jörn Kleinhans. The intimate dinner allows both wine novices and aficionados an opportunity to educate and expand their palates with carefully curated wines from celebrated wine regions of Italy, Australia, California and France. $70 per person, $110 with wine pairing. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. Pinot Provence at The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd. Costa Mesa, 714.444.5900.

Hollywood Confidential Murder Mystery Show at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Oct. 24. Be transported back to 1950’s Hollywood where murders have halted filming, but the show must go on. This interactive murder mystery show will have you trying to figure out who dunnit, all while laughing and having an uproariously fun time. Enjoy a tray pass reception and three-course dinner featuring coconut crusted shrimp, grilled New York steak and Creole red velvet roulade. 6:30 p.m. $79 per person. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200.

A Quest for Beauty: Van Cleef & Arpels at Bowers Mueum
Opens Oct. 27. Don’t miss this heritage exhibition spanning more than 100 years of history. View jewelry, watches and precious accessories, as well as archive drawings and documents of the Place Vendôme High Jewelry Maison. More than 200 pieces from the private collections of Van Cleef & Arpels will be on display and visitors will go through a journey built around four themes that continue to inspire the Maison: Nature, Elegance, Exoticism and Femininity. Discover the Maison’s virtuoso craftsmanship and the stories attached to some of the pieces that have achieved mythical status. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.