Events | Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 1.21.16

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 1.21.16

SoCal Winter Brewfest
Jan. 23. Sip on unlimited pours of over 50 craft beers from a collection of West Coast breweries. Among the more than 30 participating breweries are Ballast Point, Four Sons Brewing and Sierra Nevada. Enjoy fare from some of SoCal’s best food trucks like The Grilled Cheese Truck and MeSoHungry, while listening to live entertainment from a 90s music band, Sega Genocide and a live DJ. Play free games such as giant Jenga and corn hole and try your luck for prizes in a free raffle. 12-4 p.m. $28-$40. Designated driver $12. The Phoenix Club, 1340 South Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, 714.563.4166.


pienotAustralia Day at Pie-Not
Jan. 24. Celebrate Australia Day at Pie-Not and see Aussie animals like a wallaby and a kookaburra. Enjoy samplings of meat pies, fun giveaways and raffles, live music from multi-instrumentalist Trevor Green and more. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.650.7437.


room&boardChinese New Year with Room & Board
Jan. 21, 23. Enjoy refreshments and cocktails inspired by the year of the monkey. Feng shui specialist Donna Stellhorn will lead you through an interactive tour of Room & Board’s new 2016 collection while sharing easy tips to make your home feng shui-friendly this year. Donna will return on Saturday to lead additional tours and sign copies of her new book, Year of the Fire Monkey, which will be available for purchase. Asian-inspired light bites and refreshments will be offered both days. Chinese New Year Celebration Th 6-8 p.m. Feng Shui workshop and book signing Sa 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Room & Board, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.549.5995.


ADYA_MenuPreview_16Cooking Class with Adya
Jan. 23. Start your year on a healthy note by learning how to create light, flavorful Indian dishes on Adya’s boxcar patio. Executive chef Shachi Mehra will demonstrate dishes utilizing some of the top produce trends for 2016 according to Melissa’s World Variety Produce. Featured ingredients include okra, tree-ripened mangoes, turmeric root, Persian cucumbers and young coconuts. Enjoy lunch after with a choice of wine, craft beer, fresh lime soda, lassi or traditional chai. Reservations required. 11 a.m. $30. Anaheim Packing District, Adya, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 201, Anaheim, 714.533.2392.


HB-Scavenger-huntScavenger Hunt Fun
Through Jan. 31. This month-long scavenger hunt spans 25 businesses in downtown Huntington Beach and offers over $2,500 in prizes. All you have to do is pick up a form, solve clues at participating locations and pick up stickers when you do. A completed form makes you eligible for a grand prize drawing of $250 cash. Complete at least 10 of the clues to win a $10 gift card; entries with 15 stickers can win a $25 gift card and so on. Over 100 prizes will be awarded. Entries must be returned to Mangiamo Gelato Cafe by 7 p.m. on Jan. 31. The grand prize winner will be announced Feb. 2. Downtown Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, 714.536.8300.


Ocean Institute Red Hot Jazz Festival
Jan. 23. Listen to top jazz artists at a gala gourmet dinner. Guests will enjoy a thoughtfully created menu from host chef Rob Wilson, the executive chef of the Montage Laguna Beach. Sa 5:30 p.m. $500. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274.


Saints-LiveSaints in Rehab at House of Blues
Jan. 24. See the Orange County-based rock band Saints in Rehab for a complimentary show this Sunday. They will be hitting the main stage with rock bands Star Off Machine, As You Were, Madlife and more. Visit their website for tickets. 6:30 p.m. Free. House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.520.2334.


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Jan. 21. See American rapper 2 Chainz as he performs live at The Observatory. Some of his successful singles include “No Lie”, “Birthday Song”, and “I’m Different,” all of which charted in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100. Open to all ages. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Showtime 11 p.m. $30. The Observatory Orange County, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600.


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Goose Island Beer Dinner at Oak Grill

Jan. 21. Celebrate Goose Island’s 25th anniversary at Oak Grill. Enjoy a five-course menu prepared by Sous Chef David Fernandez with each course paired with an award-winning, bourbon-aged Goose Island brew. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. $65. Oak Grill, Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.


Red-O-Newport-Beach-Dining-RoomWine Dinner with Argyle Winery
Jan. 21. Join Red O and Argyle Winery for a five-course wine pairing meal. Additionally, special guest Vince Ferragamo, winemaker from Tenuta di Ferragamo Vineyards, will pour one of his signature wines. 6:30 p.m. $125/pp includes tax and gratuity. Red O Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300.


Family Pasta Night Sunday
Jan. 24. Build your own pasta with Back Bay Bistro on Sunday nights. Choose your pasta (linguini, ravioli or penne), choose your sauce (alfredo, marinara, bolognese or clam sauce) and top it off with meatballs, Italian sausage or chicken involtini. The meal includes a small salad. $16-$18. Starting at 4 p.m. Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144.


figoliveNewport Beach Restaurant Week

Jan. 18-31. Indulge your inner-foodie for the longest running restaurant week in Orange County. The annual event features special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner at more than 60 premier eateries in Newport Beach, such as The Ritz Prime Seafood, Sol Cocina, Slapfish, Fig & Olive, The Winery, Sushi Roku, among others. Feed your curiosity and try new places or revisit your favorites. Find a culinary road map of participating locations on their website. No passes or coupons required, just visit your favorite participating restaurants during business hours. See our guide to Newport Beach Restaurant Week. Lunch $10-$25/pp, Dinner $20-$50/pp.


house-of-blues-restaurant-0015th Anniversary Celebration: House of Blues
Through Jan. 31. Celebrate House of Blues 15th anniversary and grab a specialty blues burger and beer at Crossroads for just $15. Paired with an Anchor California Lager, the blues burger is an Angus beef patty topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, blue cheese crumbles, tomato and fresh arugula. See website for hours. $15. 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.520.2334.



Jan. 22-Feb. 21. In the Tony Award-winning play about the nature of art and artists, an abstract expressionist and living legend converts a gym deep in New York City’s Bowery to an art studio where he begins work on the biggest commission in the history of modern art—and everything is at stake. See website for showtimes. $25-$60. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.


madwoman_prodpageThe Madwoman in the Volvo
Through Jan. 24. A comedic tale of debauchery unfolds as women going through menopause decide to turn their mid-life crisis into midlife madness. See website for showtimes. $53. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.


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Through Jan. 31. A long-married couple are holding secrets from each other, then their secrets collide. See Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy star in the U.S. premiere of the new play. See website for showtimes. $20-$51. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.


Irvine Spectrum
Ongoing. Visit Irvine Spectrum Center for two new stores: BoxLunch and Honey & Butter. BoxLunch is a gift and novelty retailer with a curated lineup of licensed shirts, collectibles, accessories and novelty items. Honey & Butter is known for adorable cartoon character macaron confections, from pandas to sea creatures and even Star Wars characters. See website for individual store hours. 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.753.5180.


Bites & Brews
Jan. 27. Join Hurricane’s Bar & Grill for a tap takeover as Four Sons Brewing will be presenting a four-course pairing menu. Enjoy four brews with four courses including its beer float, Nightmare on Main Street and its double IPA, The Great Juan. 6:30 p.m. Presale $25. $30. Hurricane’s Bar & Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, 714.374.0500.