Orange County Weekend Events Roundup 9.1.16

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of 9.1.16

Edited by Laura Okey

The Queen Mary WET Carnival
Sept. 3. Cool off this Labor Day weekend at The Queen Mary’s new WET Carnival, a waterfront beach club festival featuring live music, water-themed activities, dancing and more. The inaugural festival will include live entertainment from top artists such as B.o.B., Lil Jon, Tyga, DJ Mauricio and more. Enjoy multiple bars, water slides, a foam dance floor, cabanas and food vendors—all overlooking the skyline of downtown Long Beach. SoCal’s KIIS FM Radio and top LA DJs, along with headlining artists, will be joining in on the fun. 2-10 p.m. $39-$95. After party 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $50. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 877.342.0738.


Lifetime-athleticLife Time Athletic Laguna Niguel Poolside Labor Day Bash
Sept. 5. Relax by the pool this Labor Day with DJ tunes, signature cocktails, games and food for the whole family. Enjoy complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers, or choose from a selection of signature cocktails, health-conscious appetizers and more, available for purchase. Must call and reserve spot ahead of time. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 25600 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, 949.238.2700.



Lido MarinaLabor Day at Lido Marina Village
Sept. 5. The shops of Lido Marina Village invite you to Labor Day at Lido! Bring your friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the recently revitalized, waterside destination in Newport Beach. There will be live music, coffee by Honor Coffee and food trucks (Crepes Bonaparte, Poke Hut and The Bakery Truck) parked along Via Oporto. Select stores will be offering specials including complimentary beverages, giveaways and more. Noon-4 p.m. Lido Marina Village, 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach.


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EtsySoCal Etsy Guild Market
Sept. 2-4. Head to MainPlace Mall for a weekend of handmade fun. Shop apparel, crafts, jewelry and more from local artists. Also, watch live art and enjoy the numerous dining options of MainPlace Mall such as Panini Cafe and Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ. F-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Su 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana.



OC-international-street-fairOrange International Street Fair
Sept. 2-4.
Dine on creative food from around the globe. The Orange International Street Fair features cuisines from cultures around the world. International fare includes all-American, Asian, Dutch, Australian, Greek and more. Also enjoy children’s activities, live entertainment and arts and crafts booths. Fri 5-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free Admission. Old Towne Orange Plaza, Chapman Ave. and Glassell St., Orange, 714.633.4816.


Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Sept. 3. It’s time to celebrate International Bacon Day at Snooze Eatery. Indulge on items like bacon pancakes, a bacon Benedict and bacon bloody mary’s. Order a special bacon menu item, snap a photo to share on social media with #BringHomeTheSnoozeBacon, and one customer from each state will walk home with the free Tender Belly bacon for one year. Increase your chances of winning by wearing Snooze, Tender Belly, Slow Food or bacon gear in the photo. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All Snooze locations. 3032 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.415.6269.


The-Bruery-TerreuxBruery Terreux

Ongoing. Head to Anaheim and check out the brand new highly anticipated tasting room for Bruery Terreux, the wild and sour ale spinoff of The Bruery. Sip on an impressive lineup of beers from 24 rotating taps along with three very special bottle pours at the dedicated space for fermentation, oak-aging and packaging of their sour and wild beers. Noon-10 p.m. 1174 N. Grove St., Anaheim, 714.996.6258.



PASEASunday Brunch Series with Ballast Point Brewery
Through Sept. 25. 
Savor your Sunday with a champagne (or beer) brunch at new Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views and indulge in gourmet cuisine paired with specialty craft beers from Ballast Point Brewery. From refreshing seafood ceviche to sweet Nutella French toast, the menu has something for everyone. Bottomless champagne and mimosas included. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults $50, children $25. Paséa Hotel & Spa, Blue Room, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.6122.


Irvine-MeadowsARTS + CULTURE
Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Sept. 3. Celebrate and commemorate nearly three decades of Pacific Symphony concerts at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre during the very last concert before the venue’s scheduled closure. Accompanied by booming cannons, dazzling fireworks and extraordinary music, the concert features excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s perennially popular ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and two beloved concertos—Violin Concerto in D Major and Piano Concerto No. 1. Music Director Carl St. Clair takes the audience down memory lane and leads the orchestra and two virtuosic soloists, pianist Natasha Paremski and violinist Paul Huang, as well as the Huntington Beach Concert Band. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. $25-$108. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 714.755.5799.


The GameThe Game, Ja Rule and Ashanti
Sept. 2, 4. Spend Labor Day weekend enjoying live entertainment from top R&B and hip hop artists The Game, Ja Rule and Ashanti. Friday night, see American rapper The Game whose hits include “My Life” and “Doctor’s Advocate.” On Sunday, American rapper and singer Ja Rule and singer/songwriter Ashanti hit the stage. Their collaborative work includes hits such as “Always on Time” and “Mesmerize.” Doors open at 7 p.m. F 8 p.m. $25. Su 8 p.m. $50. 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600.


Yost-theaterMake America Rock Again Tour
Sept. 4. See an impressive line up of talented artists perform at Yost Theater for the Make America Rock Again Tour. American rock band Puddle of Mudd will headline the event, known for a string of no. 1 mainstream rock singles such as “Blurry,” “Control” and “She Hates Me.” Special guests include TRAPT, Alien Ant Farm, Tantric and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $26. Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon Ave., Santa Ana, 888.862.9573.



Irvine Meadows5 Seconds of Summer
Sept. 4. Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer hits Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre to perform songs from its latest album Sounds Good, Feels Good. The band began as YouTube celebrities and rose to fame while touring with One Direction. Hit songs include “She’s Kinda Hot,” “Hey Everybody!,” and from the Ghostbusters soundtrack, “Girls Talk Boys.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $21. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.



Yoga Sculpt
Sept. 4. Boost your metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you move to upbeat tracks at Yoga Sculpt. You’ll combine body weight movements with C2 sequencing and cardio to intensify each pose while mixing in strength-training moves like squats and lunges. 10-11 a.m. Free. Yogasmoga Fashion Island, 1119 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 888.990.9642.