Orange County Weekend Events Roundup September 13-16

TERRACE by Mix Mix photo courtesy of Outshine PR

Come see Chef Ross Pangilinan’s new TERRACE by Mix Mix in South Coast Plaza.

From live concerts to wine dinners, check out the top Orange County weekend events for September 13-16.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

EVENTS

Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala 2018Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala
Sept. 14. The Mission Preservation Foundation presents this gala dinner, hosted by Ritz-Carlton, and concert in the ruins of the Great Stone Church by vocalist Jackie Evancho to benefit the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Reception 6 p.m. Concert 7 p.m. with candlelight dinner to follow. $350. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1323. missionsjc.com

 

 

 

StyleWeekOC photo courtesy of Cornerstone CommunicationsStyleWeekOC
Sept. 14-16. Teaming up with SIMPLY, Orange County’s original fashion week returns with three panel discussions with highly acclaimed experts and influencers in fashion and beauty, including Lauren Bushnell (pictured), Lo Bosworth, Louise Roe and more. Expect pop-up shops featuring celebrity brands, interactive activations throughout the center and in-store parties. The events are free and open to the public. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. styleweekoc.com

 

 

Jason MrazJason Mraz
Sept. 14. Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz returns to center stage for his Good Vibes Tour with special guest American folk/pop singer and songwriter Brett Dennen. 6 p.m. $35+. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 949.988.6800. fivepointamphitheatre.com

 

 

 

 

Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival photo courtesy of The ACE AgencyBrew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Sept. 15. Cheers to the ninth annual craft beer festival with unlimited sips of 100+ craft beers from regional and out-of-town breweries that are rarely seen in SoCal. Participating breweries include Bootlegers, Chapman Crafted, Stereo Brewing, Stone Brewing, Faction Brewing and many more. Enjoy picturesque views, classic backyard games, live entertainment and gourmet food trucks such as Mess Hall Canteen, Viking Truck, Meat Up BBQ and Fiesta Gourmet. 21+. VIP entry at noon, GA 1-4 p.m. $45 GA, $60 VIP. Lakeview Park, 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, 949.363.1774. ocbrewhaha.com

 

 

Rascal FlattsRascal Flatts photo by Rascal Flatts
Sept. 15. American country three-man band Rascal Flatts is touring the U.S. for their tenth studio album “Back to Us” with special guest country music duo Dan + Shay and American Idol Season 15 winner Trent Harmon. 3:30 p.m. See website for prices. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 949.988.6800. fivepointamphitheatre.com

 

 

 

Disney x Sugarfina photo by Disney, courtesy of SugarfinaDisney x Sugarfina
Sept. 16. Sweeten up your weekend at Sugarfina—a candy boutique for grown-ups—for the launch of the Disney Mickey The True Original x Sugarfina collection. Expect drinks and sampling candies from the collection, plus Disney character artist Jeff Shelly will be sketching live for the first 100 people in line. The second group of 100 people will be gifted Mickey ears. 1-3 p.m. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.472.9529. RSVP

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Oak Grill's Chef Dinner series photo courtesy of Marguarite Clark Public RelationsOak Grill’s Chef Dinner Series
Now Available. New Executive Chef Brittany Valles is showcasing a three-course dinner menu featuring some of her personal favorites, including pan-seared branzino and barbecue spiced short ribs. Guests can taste Chef Brittany’s distinctly bright, bold and fresh flavors on Sundays and Mondays through October. 5-10 p.m. $65 per person. Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.760.4920. oakgrillnb.com

 

 

 

Taco Tuesdays at Toast Kitchen & Bakery photo courtesy of Toast Kitchen & BakeryTaco Tuesdays and Happy Hour at Toast Kitchen & Bakery
Now Available. Make Toast Kitchen & Bakery your new Taco Tuesday hot spot and enjoy $2 tacos and $4.95 margaritas, as well as a five-course tasting menu for $40 (available 3-9 p.m.). Also, try the happy hour menu with food and drinks for $8 and under from Tuesday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ​​1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.873.5057. toastkitchenbakery.com

 

 

 

TERRACE by Mix Mix photo courtesy of Outshine PRTERRACE by Mix Mix
Now Open. Award-winning chef/owner of Mix Mix Kitchen Bar Ross Pangilinan opens his second restaurant in South Coast Plaza. Drawing inspiration from Italian, French and modern Filipino cuisines, TERRACE offers a three-course prix-fixe lunch for $15 on weekdays; a nightly full-service dinner featuring seasonal preparations of housemade pastas and small plates of fish, meats and vegetables; as well as a weekend brunch. M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-7 p.m. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 657.231.6447. terracebymixmix.com

 

 

Baja Wine Dinner photo courtesy of Red O Newport BeachBaja Wine Dinner at Red O Newport Beach
Sept. 13. In celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day on Sunday, Executive Chef Anthony Berganza and the culinary team at Red O Newport Beach present a five-course wine dinner paired with four wines from the Guadalupe Valley. 6:30 p.m. $89. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0300. redorestaurant.com

 

 

 

Seaside with Sommeliers - Napa Wine Harvest photo courtesy of J. Public RelationsSeaside with Sommeliers: Napa Wine Harvest
Sept. 13. In advance of Napa’s wine harvest kicking off in October, guests and locals can delight in a four-course dinner paired with wines from Far Niente Family of Wines at the coastal resort. Menu highlights include scallop and lobster mousse, roasted guinea hen breast, Au Poivre beef tenderloin and pavlova. Reception 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. $150. Surf & Sand Resort, 1555 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 877.741.5908. surfandsandresort.com

 

 

 

Hello Kitty Grand Cafe photo by Jakob Layman/SanrioHello Kitty Grand Cafe
Opening Sept. 14. Housed within the Irvine Spectrum Center, this marks the Hello Kitty Cafe brand’s first and only permanent cafe in the U.S. offering Hello Kitty Cafe favorites and new afternoon tea and cocktail service programs. The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe features dual experiential spaces—a fast casual cafe setting open to the public and a separate private room for reservation-only afternoon tea program and cocktail service for ages 21+ nightly at 5 p.m. (Wednesdays-Sundays, by reservation only). M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 860 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine,  sanrio.com

 

 

TERRACE by Mix Mix photo courtesy of Outshine PR. StyleWeekOC photo courtesy of Cornerstone Communications. Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival photo courtesy of The ACE Agency. Rascal Flatts photo by Rascal Flatts. Disney x Sugarfina photo by Disney, courtesy of Sugarfina. Oak Grill’s Chef Dinner series photo courtesy of Marguarite Clark Public Relations. Taco Tuesdays at Toast Kitchen & Bakery photo courtesy of Toast Kitchen & Bakery. Baja Wine Dinner at Red O Newport Beach photo courtesy of Red O Newport Beach. Seaside with Sommeliers: Napa Wine Harvest photo courtesy of J. Public Relations. Hello Kitty Grand Cafe photo by Jakob Layman/Sanrio.

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