Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Orange County International Auto Show
Oct. 2-5. Celebrate the auto show’s 50th anniversary by viewing 2015 production-model debuts (many of which you can test drive) plus concept, custom and exotic cars. $10-$12, under 13 free. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.765.8950.


ScottsScott’s Second Annual Wine Fest
Oct. 4. This fun, social afternoon will serve as a re-cap of Scott’s Summer Wine Tour. Enjoy food and wine highlights from their world tour, and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase wines at wholesale prices. Some of these rare selections are not available for retail purchase at any price and will not be around long. 12-4 p.m. $50. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.2400.


Chef-Anahita-ManasseroBreakfast in the Barn With Manassero Farms
Oct. 4. Chef Pascal Olhats welcomes Chef Anahita of Kitri Café to this month’s guest chef series. Savor Anahita’s colorful palate of distinctively unique flavors of global cuisine as she takes you on a journey of California Mediterranean flavors. 10 a.m.-noon. $25 adults; $12 children 6-12. Manassero Farms Marketplace at Irvine Valley College, on Jeffrey (between Irvine Valley & Barranca), Irvine. 949.554.5103.


SandysHBBeer Garden at Sandy’s HB
Oct. 3. Join Sandy’s for their craft beer garden featuring Coronado Brewing. Enjoy a selection of their delicious beers alongside mouthwatering appetizers prepared by Executive Chef Mason Trapp. $30. 5:30-7:30 p.m.  315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.7273.



pumkin-ravioliFig & Olive Fall Cooking Class
Oct. 8. Learn how to create a three-course French Riviera-inspired menu including seasonal dishes such as pumpkin sage ravioli, crab and heirloom tomato salad and creme brulée cheesecake. 3-5 p.m. $85. Space is limited; reservations required to Fig & Olive at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.877.3005.


Lori GladstoneFall Into Fashion
Oct. 2. Personal stylist Lori Gladstone will review the season’s trends and must-haves, give tips on transitioning your SoCal wardrobe into fall, provide individual style consultations and assist with shopping for the right pieces to suit your style and body. Enjoy complimentary drinks and sweets while you shop. 4-8 p.m. Aris, 1155 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.8300. RSVP to

Heritage-MercantileCalligraphy Workshop at Heritage Mercantile
Oct. 4. Learn the art of beautiful penmanship, which will come in handy for the holidays, special occasions and more. Master Artist Jenna Rainey teaches the two-hour class and is holding two sessions; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. $95; includes all materials and supplies. RSVP required as space is limited. Heritage Mercantile Co., 1720 Santa Ana Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.646.2417.


The Eagles at Honda Center
Oct. 3. Spend an evening with The Eagles as they return to Southern California on their “History of the Eagles” tour. The night will be filled with their classic hits spanning their career including “Hotel California” “Take it Easy,” “New Kid in Town, ” “Witchy Woman” and more. 8 p.m. $66-$226. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.


TPHB-Color-(Mary-Ellen-Matthews)Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at Honda Center
Oct. 7. See the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers perform music from their new album Hypnotic Eye as well as many songs from their long list of hits since 1976. Steve Winwood will be joining them for this special evening. 7:30 p.m.  $41-$131. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.


SOCIAL Costa Mesa
Opens Oct. 2. OC Restaurateur Andrew Dorsey brings the first craft restaurant experience to the Westside of Costa Mesa, offering chef and ingredient-focused dishes and craft cocktails made with housemade bitters and syrups. Executive Chef Jeffrey Boullt (Playground) offers up specialties including fall panzanella salad with black mission figs, heirloom tomato, marinated olives, chicories, Point Reyes Bleu and Banyuls vinaigrette; pan seared Muscovy duck breast with Frog Hollow pears, cauliflower puree, chicories, and roasted shallot duck jus, and charbroiled oysters with smoked tomato butter and crispy shallots. Brunch is offered on the weekends and a menu must-have includes the chicken and waffles with Jidori chicken oysters and a cornmeal waffle, topped with Louisiana sugar cane and housemade hot sauce butter. 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2525.


Cha-ChasCha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
Sundays were made for relaxation and champagne and Cha Cha’s is the place to enjoy live music and a two-course brunch menu, including a glass of champagne or bottomless mimosas. Menu highlights include huevos rancheros with fresh Guajillo and tomatillo sauces; braised short rib chilaquiles with tomato and chorizo salsa; and Cha Cha’s hash and poached eggs with roasted chicken, poblano peppers and potatoes. Regular brunch menu available as well. Two-course menu $23/pp bottomless mimosas $6/pp. 110 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.255.1040.


Now Open. The new Parisian bistro serves breakfast and lunch and specializes in fresh-from-the-oven baguettes, croissants and other classic baked goods as well as rotisserie chicken, charcuterie and cheese plates, wine and beer, and traditional bistro fare. Try omelettes, tartines, quiches and more and don’t forget dessert where you’ll have your choice of tarts, eclairs and crème brûlée. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach,


Tortilla-RepublicTortilla Republic
Try the new fall libations at Laguna Beach’s newest addition to the dining scene including the Amaree’s, made with Partida Silver, hibiscus puree, lime sweet, Gran Gala and garnished with dry hibiscus flower or the El Rey made with Herradura Silver, La Purtita Verda, lime sweet and garnished with black pepper. Featuring contemporary Mexican recipes and an inviting and lively bar, Tortilla Republic is the ideal spot for locals and beach goers to explore a wide-ranging list of mezcals and tequilas. 480 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.393.4888.


Now Open. The East Hampton gem has arrived at Crystal Cove Shopping Center, serving signature items including Lacinato Kale with toasted barley, Granny Smith apple, cerignola olive, marcona almond and poached apricot lemon-herb vinaigrette; Vaduvan scented sweet potato gnudi with brussels sprouts, heirloom beans, parmesan and kale sage-pumpkin seed gremolata, and sake-soy marinated ribeye of beef (grassfed) with broccoli di ciccio, shishito pepper, charred scallion-bone marrow puree and fall spiced pomegranate glace. Cocktail Mastermind Dushan Zaric, featured in the documentary film Hey Bartender, has created concoctions such as Can’t Elope with fresh pureed cantaloupe, Ford’s Gin, falernum, Aperol, lemon and a savory garnish of candied duck prosciutto. 7962 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.715.9915.


Umami-SamburgerUmami Burger
Funnyman Andy Samberg has collaborated with the burger chain, creating “The Samburger,” featuring Umami Burger’s signature beef patty topped with sport peppers, roasted tomatoes, chopped Umami dill pickles, a kombu relish, roasted garlic aioli, poppy seeds and yellow mustard on a bun. $13 with $1 from each burger donated to The Center for Early Intervention on Deafness. 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.396.1830; 601 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.342.1210; 338 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.991.8626; 2981 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.957.8626.

Nirvana-GrillNirvana Grill
Oct. 7-12. Dine on new fall menu items and receive 50% off all new dishes. Plus, enjoy specials up until Oct 5. including a $25 prix-fixe menu as well as a burger and beer deal. 303 Broadway St., Laguna Beach, 949.497.0027. nirvana



Latin Pop at Salt Fine Art
Opens Oct. 2. In tandem with Laguna Beach’s First Thursday Art Walk, Salt Fine Art debuts the exhibit Latin Pop which represents the Latin Contemporary romance with color and dynamic composition. View new works from Mabel Poblet, Os Ortega, Andriy Halashyn & Cisco Merel. Shown together with master painters Ana Merecedes Hoyos, Andrea Brown, Cecilia Paredes and Cinthya Soto. Opening party 6-9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 23. 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.5554.