Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

CES Contemporary 1st Anniversary
Oct. 19. Join the gallery as they celebrate their first anniversary with Natural Selection, a solo exhibition of work by gallery artist Robert Larson. The artist’s work on canvas and paper are collaged from post-consumer packaging in various states of weathered decay from their exposure to the natural elements, as seen in the piece to the left which was made with discarded Marlboro cigarette packaging. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music. 6-9 p.m. 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.547.1716.

LagunaPleinAirLaguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Through Oct. 20. Celebrate the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach at the event that showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters. Participate in the week-long festivities including public paint outs, environmental awareness activities and educational events. Free. Collector’s party on Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m.; $100. Check the website for event schedule. Aliso Creek Golf Course, 31106 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach,

PBJ-for-goodPB&J for Good
Through Oct. 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 the website for locations.

Haunt-at-Heritage-HillHaunt at Heritage Hill
Oct. 18. Be the first to dare tour the haunted schoolhouse. Experience “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the all new “La Carnivora” scream zones. Enjoy a DJ, dancing and a special movie screening of “Dracula” starring the legendary Bela Lugosi. Celebrate the legacy of Bela Lugosi with Bela Lugosi Jr. who will be signing autographs and answering questions. Ages 13 and up recommended. $5. 5-10 p.m. Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 949.923.2230.

Boo-at-the-zooBOO at the Zoo
Oct. 19-20, 26-27, 30. Join in on this Halloween family festival with ten trick-or-treating prize stations, a variety of Halloween-themed games and activities—including storytelling and sing-alongs, as well as nocturnal animal presentations, train and carousel rides and a grand finale costume parade. Older kids will enjoy Teen Scream, a haunted house filled with thrills and chills. This goulish attraction has a separate entrance, but is included with the price of admission. 5:30-8 p.m. $14 ages two and older; children under two are free. Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 714.953.8555.

Pinot ProvenceEAT | DRINK
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.

4000 Miles
Oct. 18-Nov. 17. See the heartwarming play about Leo, a 21 year-old hippie, that shows up at his grandmother’s home after a cross-country trip. He’s down on his luck and his grandmother’s compassion grows as she listens to his woes. $21-$50. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.

Priscilla-Queen-Of-The-DesertPriscilla Queen of the Desert
Oct 22-27. Have a ball at this musical about a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime. Witness them as they hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. $25-$92. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Jeffrey Osborne
Oct. 18. Don’t miss the legendary singer who has five gold and platinum albums, including Stay With Me Tonight and Only Human. His latest release, A Time For Love, is his most romantic yet full of pop standards. $60-$75 7 p.m.  Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.

Oct. 19. Highlighting 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.

Skin Laundry
Opens Oct. 17. If you are seeking efficient, results-driven skincare, the popular Los Angeles skincare concept Skin Laundry opens at Fashion Island offering speedy laser and light facials perfect for skin maintenance on the go. Get in and out in 10 minutes, leaving with refreshed skin and allowing you to go about your day. Prices start at $75 and monthly memberships are $186. 123 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.7203.