Orange County Weekend Events Roundup September 6-9

Casa Jazz Club - John Beasley photo courtesy of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

See pianist John Beasley and his trio perform at the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens.

From musical performances to outdoor festivities, check out the top Orange County weekend events for September 6-9.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

EVENTS

Tall Ships Festival photo courtesy of The ACE AgencyTall Ships Festival
Sept. 7-9. Sail into the weekend for the annual Tall Ships Festival at Dana Point Harbor. Festivities and the Tall Ships parade kicks off on Friday while the Tall Ships tours, pirate adventures, cannon battles, mermaid encounters and several other activities await guests on Saturday and Sunday. See website for schedule and prices. Free parking at Strand Vista Park or Dana Hills High School. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, 949.496.2274. ocean-institute.org

 

 

9th Annual Wine Soirée Spectacular photo by Southern California Hospice Foundation9th Annual Wine Soirée Spectacular
Sept. 8.
Spend your evening with a wide variety of wines, delicious food, live music, a silent auction and a raffle where you can win 50 bottles of wine. Funds raised by this event will allow the Southern California Hospice Foundation to continue to offer invaluable assistance to children and adults with needs that lie outside of the hospice benefit, such as helping with food, transportation, utility bills and granting final wishes. 6-9:30 p.m. $150+. The Marconi Automotive Museum, 1302 Industrial Dr., Tustin. socalhospicefoundation.org

 

 

Newport Beach Concert on the Green- Desperado photo by Desperado - Tribute to The EaglesNewport Beach Concert on the Green: Desperado
Sept. 9. Founded in 2002 by lead singer, guitarist and keyboardist Aaron Broering, Desperado boasts a lineup of five lead singers and multi-instrumentalists dedicated to replicating the music, imagery and mystique of the Eagles. Concert goers are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets and low-slung beach chairs to enjoy the concert, plus there will be food trucks on hand selling dinner and desserts. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.717.3802. newportbeachca.gov

 

 

Oktoberfest photo by Old World Huntington BeachOktoberfest Huntington Beach
Sept. 9-Oct. 28. To mark their 40th anniversary, Oktoberfest Huntington Beach promises to make their year the best celebration yet. There will be authentic German food, imported German beers, German-based bands and other festivities, competitions, games and more. See website for schedule and pricing. Old World German Restaurant, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.895.8020. oldworld.ws

 

 

 

Village-at-La-Floresta's-Morning-MindfulnessVillage at La Floresta’s Morning Mindfulness
Sept. 9. Join Club Pilates, CorePower Yoga, Orange Theory Fitness, Slapfish, The Boutique Real Estate Group, RX Bar, Fit4Mom North OC, Pomp & Whimsy and more during this morning full of fun and wellness. Expect fitness exhibitions, yoga, mini-beauty service, healthy cooking demos, food and beverage sampling, and more. A specialty drink will be provided in a toast to wellness featuring Pomp & Whimsy. 9 a.m.-noon. $20. Village at La Floresta, 3301 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea. villageatlafloresta.com

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Lunch at Buttermilk Fried Chicken photo courtesy of Marguarite Clark PRLunch at Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Now Available. After a successful opening earlier this summer, this fast-casual eatery is now open for lunch. In addition, “The Southern Ninja” sandwich (chicken, chili oil, soy mayo, mint, cilantro, cabbage, onion, carrot and jalapeño) has been added to the menu, and guests now an option to select “white meat only” Chicken Meals, plus the signature Green Chili Cornbread is offered as a side, as well as served with all meals and party packs. Tu-Su 11:30 a.m. 238 W. Chapman Ave. Suite #100, Orange, 714.941.9124. buttermilkfc.com

 

 

Football Season at Grasslands Meat Market photo courtesy of The ACE AgencyFootball Season at Grasslands Meat Market
Now Available. Football season is kicking off soon and Grasslands Meat Market is gearing up for the occasion. Catch any college or NFL game on one of Grasslands multiple television screens throughout the bar, and enjoy a complimentary order of five barbecue chicken wings with the purchase of any two beers. Su-Th 4-10 p.m., F-Sa 4 p.m.-midnight. Grasslands Meat Market | BBQ & Churrasco, 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 199, Anaheim, 657.208.1133. grasslandsusa.com

 

 

Pacific Northwest Seafood Celebration photo courtesy of The Ritz-CarltonPacific Northwest Seafood Celebration
Sept. 7.
Indulge in an eight-course family-style meal prepared in an outdoor kitchen at this celebration while overlooking Salt Creek Beach on the Dana Lawn. Guests can engage and interact with the chefs as they prepare the meal. Menu highlights include a Raw Bar with oysters on the half shell; cedar plank salmon with blackberry relish, clams, mussels and lamb chorizo; bruleed figs with foie gras mousse and cherry gastrique; and Pudwill Farm blueberry crumble. Endless pours of paired wines and cocktails will also be available. 6-9 p.m. $150. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, One Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point, 949.240.2000. Tickets

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

"Two's a Crowd"“Two’s A Crowd”
Sept. 7-16. Written by Martin Bergman and Rita Rudner, Two’s A Crowd pairs award-winning comedian and actress Rita Rudner and Phantom of the Opera’s Davis Gaines in the world’s first unromantic comedy, featuring songs written by Laguna’s own rock star Jason Feddy. See website for show times and prices. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787. lagunaplayhouse.com

 

 

 

Casa Jazz Club: John Beasley photo courtesy of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and GardensCasa Jazz Club: John Beasley Trio
Sept. 8. Join Grammy-nominated recording artist, Emmy-nominated music director and pianist John Beasley with his trio in the Main Salon for a concert, cheese plates, complimentary wine and more. 7-8 p.m. $50-$55. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139. casaromantica.org

 

 

 

Casa Jazz Club: John Beasley photo courtesy of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. Tall Ships Festival photo courtesy of The ACE Agency. 9th Annual Wine Soirée Spectacular photo by Southern California Hospice Foundation. Newport Beach Concert on the Green: Desperado photo by Desperado – Tribute to The Eagles. Oktoberfest photo by Old World Huntington Beach. Lunch at Buttermilk Fried Chicken photo courtesy of Marguarite Clark PR. Football Season at Grasslands Meat Market photo courtesy of The ACE Agency. Pacific Northwest Seafood Celebration photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton.

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