Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend

Tree Lighting at Fashion Island
Nov. 15-16. Join Mickey Mouse and his famous pals at Fashion Island’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. A Disney holiday performance will be followed by the lighting of the 90-foot Christmas tree which is guaranteed to bring the holiday spirit to all. Meet Santa to share holiday wishes and take photos. 6 p.m. In the Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s Courtyard at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.2000.


001--brownjPUP-arazzi at Brown Jordan
Nov. 16. It’s time for your pet to become a star. The pioneers of stylish outdoor furniture known for their chic, award-winning designs, opens their doors at their West Coast flagship store at SOCO for complimentary mini photo shoots for your pets with Greyboy Pet Photography. While your pet enjoys the star treatment, you can sit back and enjoy the refreshments provided by Bomb Diggity Dogs. Walk away with a keepsake photo of your pet compliments of Brown Jordan. Mini photo shoots will be available on a first come first served basis.  3323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.760.6900.


Rose-Petal-Tea-TruffleMichelle haut Chocolat Grand Opening
Nov. 14. Check out the newest sweet spot in town as Michelle haut Chocolat, a handcrafted artisanal chocolate store, celebrates their grand opening at The OC Mix. Sip champagne and sample chocolate pairings such as gourmet truffles, handmade caramels and haut desserts. 6-9 p.m. The OC Mix at SOCO, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.375.0749.


TangataItalian Dinner at Tangata
Nov. 15. Celebrate the fall season with a three-course wine dinner. The evening’s menu is inspired by Campania, Italy with the freshest from land and sea. After dinner, continue to feed your senses through art, shopping and entertainment, a unique and exclusive opportunity reserved for you after regular museum hours. See the exhibit: Gods & Gifts-the largest Vatican collection to be on loan, as this exhibit explores diverse religious beliefs through art and artifacts that span the ages and the globe. $35 or $50 with wine pairings. Tangata at The Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906.


Pinot-Provence-247Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World at Pinot Provence
Nov. 20. 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.


Andrea-InteriorLa Bella Moda Fashion Show Luncheon: Ski Chalets to Seaside Cottages
Nov. 16. Wherever your winter-season travels take you, Roberta Roller Rabbit and Vineyard Vines have the latest fashion finds you’ll want to pack up and take along. Bundle up with cold-weather wear or relax with beachside attire at your favorite vacation destinations. Delight in a three-course prix fixe Prosecco lunch menu at Andrea Ristorante, enjoy an exclusive personal shopping experience in the fashion lounge, get wardrobe consultations featuring the season’s hottest tends and suggestions for this year’s must-haves. $49. 12-2:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pelican Hill. The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, 949.467.6800.


Spade-SkinSpade Skin Care & More
Nov. 14. Join the newest beauty lounge at their open house where you’ll find nothing but the best in all-natural and organic products. As an alternative to an otherwise chaotic and fast-paced world, Spade provides comfort, tranquility and a sense of well-being one service at a time. Indulge in soothing services including organic permanent makeup, microdermabrasion, collagen treatment facials, airbrush makeup applications, hair removal, 3D skin imaging and more. Exclusive to Spade, Collagen Production Therapy is a painless, non-invasive procedure developed to improve the health and complexion of the skin, giving guests a fresh and radiant glow. Specials offered through Nov. 30. Open house from 4-7 p.m on Nov. 14.; regular hours are M-F 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Newport North Center, 1220 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, 949.335.7546.


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Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches
Opens Nov. 19. Treat yourself to delicious sweet or savory Belgian waffles, salads, old-fashioned cane sugar sodas, real Wisconsin frozen custard, shakes, sundaes and floats at the newest location for the famed waffle eatery. Try the buttermilk fried chicken, prosciutto & Gruyere or hot pastrami waffle or satisfy your sweet tooth with their seasonal crème brulee, nutella and banana or S’Mores waffle. The best part— nothing on the menu exceeds $10. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. 279 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.877.3015.


Dax Gallery
Now Open. Orange County’s newest art gallery has opened, bringing fine street art to Costa Mesa’s Lab Anti-Mall & Camp district. With an edgy, urban vibe, Dax features OC’s high-end street artists who are clearly byproducts of 21st-century American culture. Whether it’s graffitied exterior, bold Warhol-esque graphics or an artfully nude high-fashion photo, all artists showcased at Dax Gallery have strong passions for expressing today’s colorful culture through various art forms. 2951 Randolph St., Costa Mesa, 714.957.1706.


Lee Brice
Nov. 15. See the country music singer known for his hit single, “A Woman Like You” as he stops at The House of Blues Anaheim during his The Outside Tour. 8 p.m. $27-$30. Downtown Disney, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.


Potted Potter
Nov 14-16. All seven books…in 70 hilarious minutes! Taking on the challenge of condensing the entire Harry Potter series—and a real-life game of Quidditch—in a little more than an hour, the Olivier Award-nominated Potted Potter has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Billed as “the unauthorized Harry Experience, a parody by Dan and Jeff,” it is infact written and performed by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner. Whether you know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, whether you’re six years old or as old as Dumbledore, the silly magic unfolding at the Irvine Barclay Theatre will have you in its spell. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646,


Sleepy-HollowThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Through Nov. 17. See the classic story of Ichabod Crane, the superstitious schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel and Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt. The year is 1790 in Tarrytown, NY where the countryside is haunted by ghosts and a ‘headless horseman’ who terrorizes all who dare to go into the woods at night. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.


Michael John Jewelry at Neiman Marcus
If you are looking to wow that special someone this holiday season, shop for luxe baubles created by award-winning Orange County designer, Michael John. Inspired by nature, the exquisite designs are crafted with impeccable quality, allowing Michael John Jewelry to keep true to their motto, “Exceeding Your Expectations.” The beauties to the left are 18K rose gold earrings with 1.88CT round brilliant cut diamonds and 1.56CT rose cut diamonds. Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Island, 601 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.1900.