Orange County Weekend Events Roundup August 23-26

New Dinner Menu at Las Brisas photo courtesy of 1on1 PR

Get a taste of the new dinner menu at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach.

From Grammy Award-winning performers to National Dog Day happenings, check out the top Orange County weekend events for August 23-26.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

EVENTS

Irvine Spectrum Center photo courtesy of Cornerstone CommunicationsIrvine Spectrum Center Completes Reinvestment
Now Open.
Come see the newest offerings at this nationally renowned center after completing its $200-million reinvestment. Shoppers and diners will have plenty of new choices to explore including Gorjana, 85°C Bakery Café, Concrete Rose, Falasophy, The Denim Lab and more. Continuing through 2019, Irvine Spectrum Center will welcome a total of 30 new stores and restaurants located throughout four brand-new buildings. 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949.790.4871. irvinespectrumcenter.com

 

 

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker photo by Ethan Miller Getty ImagesLady Antebellum and Darius Rucker
Aug. 24. Watch seven-time Grammy Award-winning American country music trio Lady Antebellum and three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker come together to co-headline their Summer Plays On Tour. Joining as a guest performance is American country and pop music singer-songwriter Russell Dickerson. 6 p.m. See website for prices. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 949.988.6800. fivepointamphitheatre.com

 

 

 

OC Night Market photo by Kream Kong Ice CreamOC Night Market
Aug. 24-26. Come one, come all to the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the country. This market features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. New and returning chefs will present delectable dishes, including Kream Kong Ice Cream (pictured). F-Sa 4 p.m.-midnight; Su 4-11 p.m. $5 GA, free for kids under 6; $8 parking. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. ocnightmarket.com

 

 

OC Parks Sunset Cinema photo provided by The ACE AgencyOC Parks Sunset Cinema: “Coco”
Aug. 24. Pack a picnic, blankets and beach chairs to enjoy this film series that brings 14 family-friendly screenings to regional parks. This evening, bring the little ones to watch the Pixar animated film Coco. Food trucks will also be on-site. 6-10 p.m. Free entrance and parking. Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. ocparks.com

 

 

 

Barks and Brews photo provided by Reveille, IncBarks & Brews at Outlets at San Clemente
Aug. 25. Pamper your pooches this National Dog Day at this center’s third annual celebration. Sip on cold beer from brewing companies such as Artifex, Lagunitas, Left Coast, Lost Winds, Stereo Brewing and Towne Park, or a handcrafted cocktail while the pups imbibe a specially crafted non-alcoholic dog beer. Additional highlights include live entertainment, the Dogtown Dogs Food Truck, a photo booth, free treats and dog-friendly vendors. 4-7 p.m. Free. Oak Tree Court, 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, 949.535.2323. outletsatsanclemente.com

 

 

Sam Smith - "The Thrill of it All" Tour photo by Capitol RecordsSam Smith: “The Thrill of it All” Tour
Aug. 25. For the first time ever, four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sam Smith comes to Honda Center for his The Thrill Of It All Tour. The tour surrounds Smith’s highly anticipated sophomore album that debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. 8 p.m. See website for prices. 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 714.704.2400. hondacenter.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

New Dinner Menu at Las Brisas photo courtesy of 1on1 PRNew Dinner Menu at Las Brisas
Now Available. Get a taste of Executive Chef Jay Scollon’s new dinner menu at Las Brisas while watching the sunset over the Pacific. Indulge in featured entrees such as chipotle barbecue salmon, New Zealand lamb shank, panko crusted ahi tuna, chicken mole, Brazino a la Plancha (pictured) and 3 Sisters Vegan Ragu—a dish from Native American cuisine with “3 Sisters” referring to winter squash, corn and beans. 361 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, 949.497.5435. lasbrisaslagunabeach.com

 

 

Trade Food Hall's "Hair of the Dog"TRADE Food Hall’s “Hair of the Dog”
Starting Aug. 26. Enjoy Sunday mornings with your furry best friend at TRADE Food Hall’s new weekly event. Specials include items like a “Hair of the Dog” cocktail from Center Hub, breakfast burritos from Dos Chinos, Banana Peanut Butter Pupsicles from KRISP, special sundaes for humans and pups from Sweet Combforts, dog treats and brunch specials from Red Envelope, outside pop-up vendors, free and discounted dog treats and more. Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2222 Michelson Dr., Irvine. tradefoodhall.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters Celebrity Benefit photo courtesy of Festival of ArtsSPONSORED
Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters Celebrity Benefit
Aug 25. The Pageant of the Masters—Laguna Beach’s beloved living picture production—celebrates its 85th anniversary season with a glamorous bash. Patrons will enjoy a private viewing of the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and a concert with Grammy-winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell. Actress Sarah Drew will draw the winning ticket for the summer-long raffle for a 2019 Acura RDX and introduce the 2018 Pageant of the Masters “Under the Sun.” Red carpet 5 p.m.; concert 6:30 p.m.; pageant 8:30 p.m. $50-$240. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 800.487.3378. pageanttickets.com

 

 

'On-Your-Feet!'-photo-by-Matthew-Murphy“On Your Feet!”
Through Sept. 2. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), this Broadway features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century—and one of the most inspiring stories in music history. See website for show times. $29+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

 

 

Irvine Spectrum Center photo courtesy of Cornerstone Communications. Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker photo by Ethan Miller Getty Images. OC Night Market photo by Kream Kong Ice Cream. OC Parks Sunset Cinema photo provided by The ACE Agency. Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters Celebrity Benefit photo courtesy of Festival of Arts. Barks and Brews photo provided by Reveille, Inc. Sam Smith: “The Thrill of it All” Tour photo by Capitol Records. New Dinner Menu at Las Brisas photo courtesy of 1on1 PR. Trade Food Hall’s “Hair of the Dog” photo courtesy of Ajenda PR. “On Your Feet!” photo by Matthew Murphy.

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