Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Holiday Shopping Event at Love & Whiskey
Nov. 7. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at Love & Whiskey in Irvine with a sneak peak at the Will Leather Goods 2014 product and home goods line. Receive free embossing with any Will Leather Goods purchase and a complimentary gift with your purchase of $200 or more from the line. Trunk shows unveiling the Lili Claspe holiday collection, as well as the new Knot Sisters holiday line will be featured. Sip wine, nibble on cheeses and enjoy live music while shopping all the latest, hottest brands before anyone else. Get your family and friends the gifts they really want at Love & Whiskey this holiday season. 10% of your purchases will be donated to a local school. Love & Whiskey at Park Place, 2967 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.660.5659.


Art-CrawlFiery Final Art Crawl Experience in Downtown Anaheim
Nov. 9. Attend this free art walk and arts festival featuring downtown galleries, an indie crafts/live artists fair, live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, fresh eateries and special art attractions at downtown brick and mortars. The holidays are approaching quickly and the Art Crawl Experience is your perfect destination to find unique gifts while supporting local businesses. 6-10 p.m. Center St. Promenade and Lemon, 714.956.3586.


Sip-&-ShuckSip & Shuck Oysterfest at The Deck
Nov. 10. Indulge in the finest and freshest oysters and more at The Deck’s oceanfront patio. Take photos in the photo-booth, enjoy a vodka ice bar with luge, champagne and beer samplings while viewing an art collection that features renowned artists and photographers, compliments of The Mint Art Gallery. $25 includes a commemorative champagne glass; $50 for VIP entry which includes access to the private top floor lounge with a VIP bartender and gift bag courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation. Overnight packages available at Pacific Edge Hotel. The Deck, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6700.


Deepsea-ChallengerDeepsea Challenger at ExplorOcean
Nov. 7. Descend to the deepest place on Earth, explore the ocean floor and conduct experiments with Deepsea Challenger expedition team member, Bruce Sutphen. Sutphen will discuss the anatomy of the 21st century full ocean depth manned underwater vehicle. From its one-of-a-kind vertical attitude to its innovative materials, the craft is a showcase of engineering innovation. 7 p.m. $20. Registration and pre-payment required. 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, 949.675.8915.


Art-and-NatureArt & Nature at Laguna Art Museum
Nov. 7-10. Join this weekend-long conference and festival that honors the many forms in which artists have engaged with and taken inspiration from the natural world. The annual event provides a festival of art and ideas for the community, inspires artists and celebrates Laguna Beach as a center for the appreciation of art and nature. See website for schedule of events.  Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971.


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Gingerbread Wishes at Lark Creek Newport Beach
Through Nov. 30. Give back this holiday season while getting creative with delicious treats! Throughout the month, guests can order star-shaped, fresh-baked gingerbread cookies off the desert menu for $10, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County. The cookies can be decorated with frosting, sprinkles and candies and enjoyed while dining, taken home in a decorative bag or given as a festive holiday gift or party favor. Lark Creek Newport Beach at Fashion Island, 957 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.6700.


RA-SushiCocktail Promotion at RA Sushi
Through Nov. 30. Celebrate the holiday season with RA Sushi’s new Emperor’s Margarita, made with top shelf Patron Silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Japanese yuzu and agave nectar. Choose from traditional, mango, cucumber or strawberry flavors. During the month of November, you can snag this cocktail for only $6 (normally $9).  The Strand in Huntington Beach, 155 5th St., Huntington Beach, 714.536.6390; The District at Tustin Legacy, 2401 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.566.1700.


Andrea-Interior[1]White Truffle Menu at Andrea Ristorante
Through Nov. 30. Savor Michelin-starred Chef Luigi Fineo’s White Truffle Menu at Andrea Ristorante at The Resort at Pelican Hill. This seasonal menu, offered only once a year, features hand-selected white truffles personally presented tableside by Chef Luigi. Expect dishes such as bucatini carbonara with a soft-poached egg, prosciutto and black pepper and port-braised veal ossobuco with smoked mozerella cheese polenta, Oregon mushrooms and veal jus.  A la carte servings available at market price, based on availability. Photo courtesy of Pelican Hill. Andrea Ristorante at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 949.467.6800.


Holiday on Ice at Irvine Spectrum Center
Through Feb. 14. Enter a winter wonderland as the festive outdoor holiday ice rink returns to Irvine Spectrum Center this holiday season. Season passes, private lessons and private parties are available. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. $14 plus $3.50 for skate rentals. Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.748.8280.


Nov. 7. See the band whose tracks are a vast landscape of lush guitars, tribal drums and vocals that burn of urgency and soar with lavish lyricism—while packing a melancholy punch. Supporting their newest album If the People Stare, Torches will swoon and hypnotize indie-rock fans. 9 p.m. $10. 21 and over. Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.0600.


Nature Human Nature at Salt Fine Art
Opens Nov. 7. View work by artist Luis Paredes, who combines hundreds of moments documented in the life of a forest in Denmark, fusing them into a single powerful image. The result is a panning, emotional timeline that tells the tale of Vikings, the Norsemen fleeing religious persecution and the Jews hiding out amongst the trees during WWII. Opening reception on Nov. 7 from 6-9 p.m.  On display through Dec. 31. 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.5554.


Now Open. The cult Parisian brand of fragrances, candles and body care opened their first Southern California boutique at South Coast Plaza. The boutique features items exclusive to South Coast Plaza and is perfect for holiday shopping. Located on Level One, in Jewel Court. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.850.9995.