Events | Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 1.29.15

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Flight of Darkness at The Iron Press Costa Mesa
Feb. 3. Enjoy an evening of craft beer culture as The Iron Press in Costa Mesa features another extravagant night of indulgence showcasing some of their favorite dark beers. Taste big boozy beers like Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra, Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine and a special barrel-aged variation of Ballast Point Victory at Sea, in addition to a few other goodies. On the sour side, try a special dark sour from Hoparazzi Brewing as well as the Oude Tart from The Bruery. Belching Beaver’s Peanut Butter Milk Stout and Saint Archer’s Coffee Brown will showcase the lighter side of dark beer. Indulge in food specials as you listen to tunes from DJ Lex. 5-10 p.m. Iron Press at The OC Mix, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.426.8088.


Marcas-GalleryArtists Panel and Seminar at Marcas Gallery
Jan. 31. Find out what influences Blank Anchor Tattoo artists Mat Hurtado and Jamie Schene in tattooing and fine art painting as well as how each art form pushes the boundaries of the other in this hosted panel discussion at 2 p.m. Later in the evening at 7 p.m., Derek Harrison will host a portrait painting seminar with model, Jasmine Worth explaining oil techniques and practices that bring expression to his work. Harrison will discuss drawing, composition and color mixing with the necessary steps to create a successful figurative painting. Free. Space is limited; RSVP on website. Marcas Gallery, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.760.4637.


Hotel-Irvine's-Red-Bar-and-LoungeSuperbowl XLIX Tailgate Party at Red Bar and Lounge
Feb. 1. The new bar and lounge brings the stadium experience to life on its 9-foot lounge TV. You can also opt to grab a seat at the bar with its three HD TVs as you enjoy fan favorites like housemade mini corndogs, build-your-own nachos and pulled pork sliders along with buckets of beer. Prizes will be awarded to the top two “best dressed” fan gear enthusiasts in the crowd. 3:30 p.m kickoff. $20 for all-you-can-eat tailgate; $250 for premier reserved lounge seating for up to eight guests, including two buckets of beer. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.


Bluewater-lobster-RollBluewater Grill
Just in time for Superbowl (hint hint Patriot fans!), delve into an authentic Boston menu this side of Beacon Hill, including homemade New England clam chowder, lobster roll, Ipswich fried clams, Maine lobster and more. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2409 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.3474; 630 Lido Park drive, Newport Beach, 949.675.3474.


ShirleyCooking Demonstration with Shirley Chung at Twenty Eight Restaurant & Lounge
Feb. 3. Top Chef finalist and Chef/Owner of the new modern Chinese eatery Twenty Eight Restaurant & Lounge will be preparing a dish from the upcoming OC Restaurant Week menu that she will feature during the week long event from March 1-7. Nosh on bread from Bread Artisan Bakery and fresh fruit courtesy of Melissa’s Produce while watching this cooking demo. 6-7:30 p.m. $20; advance tickets recommended. Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom, 151 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa,


Dirty Dancing
Feb. 3-15. Baby and Johnny are back in this musical adapted from the 1987 film about a teenager’s budding relationship with her dance instructor while on a summer family holiday. Relive the hit songs including “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which won the Golden Globe and Oscar for best original song. $29-$109. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.


LeatherbysEAT + DRINK
Leatherby’s Café Rouge
Feb. 3-15. In tandem with Dirty Dancing, dine at Leatherby’s for the full theater experience as Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan captures the spirit of the music and characters with his Broadway-themed meals. These whimsical three-course meals honor and salute each cherished take by translating the magic of the performance into each dish, creating a full sensory immersion from acting to appetite. Try Hungry Eyes featuring CAB boneless beef short rib with Yukon gold potato pave, king trumpet mushrooms, cipollini, herb tempura and natural jus. $45 per person for three courses; $64 with wine pairings. 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.429.7640.


Colony-Wine-ShelvesColony Wine Merchant
Join the wine shop for their daily Colony happy hour with $5 specials from 4-6 p.m. Try fine wines and beers like Healdsburg Ranches Chardonnay, Canoe Ridge Cherry St Red, Wolf Among Weeds IPA, Anaheim Brewing Wheat Ale alongside cheese flights to nibble on. 280 S. Lemon St., Anaheim, 657.208.1860.


SlapfishSlapfish Newport Beach
Opens Feb. 2. Chef Andrew Gruel opens his third Orange County location, bringing his fresh, sustainable seafood prepared simply with big flavors to Newport Beach. Experience the same Slapfish quality that has made the Huntington Beach flagship restaurant a destination dining spot including favorites like fish tacos, lobster rolls, clam chowder and the clobster grilled cheese. 2727 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.723.0034


Adya-dishCooking with Adya’s Chef Shachi Mehra
Jan. 31. Join Executive Chef Shachi Mehra at Adya’s private boxcar patio as she demonstrates her culinary tips in this hands-on interactive cooking class showcasing lighter offerings. Sip wine while learning to recreate healthy, seasonal Indian favorites like sprout salad, quinoa salad and roasted cauliflower masala. Limited availability; reservations requested. 11 a.m. $30. Anaheim Packing District, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, 714.533.2392.


HarlowsHarlow’s Kitchen
Foie gras is back and Chef Aaron Anderson is serving up his signature dish served with brown butter, fried brioche and blueberry gastrique. Pair the dish with one of the bar’s handcrafted libations such as the Covent Garden made with Pimms No. 1, St. Germaine, fresh strawberries, mint and club soda. 31111 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.240.8100.


We-OliveWe Olive & Wine Bar San Juan Capistrano
Through Jan. 31. For a unique culinary experience, shop the boutique’s selection of California’s finest artisan extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, local and limited production wines, kitchen accessories, gift collections and more. Through Saturday, shop for a cause as proceeds will directly benefit Mission San Juan Capistrano. Guests who present a Mission admission ticket the day of attendance will receive 10% off any We Olive branded products. 31760 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.441.7279.