Orange County Weekend Events Roundup September 20-23

New Seasonal Flavors at Duck Donuts photo courtesy of Duck Donuts

Bite into Duck Donuts’ new seasonal flavors this fall in Huntington Beach.

From seasonal happenings to new family-friendly exhibitions, check out the top Orange County weekend events for September 20-23.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.

EVENTS

Knott's-Scary-FarmKnott’s Scary Farm
Sept. 20-Oct. 31. Watch as Snoopy’s favorite theme park turns sinister on select nights during the Halloween season. This year includes new live shows, mazes and 1,000 monsters lurking throughout the park. Scary Farm opens 7 p.m. Admission to every event night: $95. See website for Scary Farm event nights. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200. knotts.com

 

 

 

life-time-athletic-laguna-niguel_exterior_pressBarre and Beer Workout
Sept. 21. Raise the barre and raise a beer at the one-of-a-kind Barre and Beer workout event that’s open to members and non-members. The fitness-fueled event will feature an hour-long Barre Fusion class, followed by a beer social for guests ages 21+. The barre class, led by Juli Rinefort, will be held in the group fitness studio while the post-workout social will be held on the poolside outdoor bistro. Call to RSVP. Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel, 25600 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, 949.238.2765. lifetime.life

 

 

Jon Batiste photo by Sasha IsraelJon Batiste
Sept. 21. Eclectic jazz musician and charismatic bandleader for Stay Human, the house band for CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste makes his Musco Center for the Arts debut. The New Orleans-bred, New York-based musician, educator and humanitarian will share his virtuosic music style during this intimate performance, singing and playing piano, keyboards and his signature harmonaboard in Musco’s state-of-the-art concert hall. 7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Chapman University, 415 N. Glassell St., Orange, 844.626.8726. muscocenter.org

 

 

Hoodie Allen photo by Matty VogelHoodie Allen
Sept. 22. American rapper, singer and songwriter Steven Markowitz, who’s known for his stage name Hoodie Allen, returns to center stage for 35 dates at small, intimate venues for the Hanging with Hoodie Tour. Each ticket comes with a free meet-and-greet after the show. 7 p.m. $30. House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. houseofblues.com

 

 

 

Toast to the Casa photo courtesy of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and GardensToast to the Casa
Sept. 22. Sample food, wine, beer, spirits and cigars from nearly 30 local vendors at this 16th annual fundraiser gala to support Casa Romantica’s cultural and education programs. Watch, listen and dance to themed music and performance acts from opening until closing. Support the arts at the Wheel of Wine, silent auction, premier live auction and opportunity drawing. 5:30-10 p.m. $200. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139. casaromantica.org

 

 

6th Annual Battle of the Tequileros photo courtesy of Outshine PR6th Annual Battle of the Tequileros
Sept. 23. Bringing together over 26 different tequila and mezcal brands, the celebratory event will benefit Operation of Hope Worldwide. Enjoy tray-passed tapas-style bites from the Taco Rosa kitchen, exciting giveaways and a silent auction. A panel of esteemed judges will determine winners in three categories: Best Blanco, Best Añejo, and Best Reposado; while guests will have the opportunity to cast votes for Best Margarita and Best Booth Presentation. 21+. 4-8 p.m. $75. Taco Rosa, 2632 San Miguel Dr., Newport Beach, 949.720.0980. Tickets

 

 

Concert at Peninsula Park- Southland SingsConcert at Peninsula Park: Southland Sings
Sept. 23. Watch a lively choreographed concert featuring upbeat contemporary and classic Broadway hits by Southland Sings. Local eateries near Peninsula Park provide great options for take-out or pre/post show dining. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Balboa Peninsula Park, 100 Main St., Newport Beach, 949.717.3802. newportbeachca.gov

 

 

 

 

Ink Monday at Pacific Hideaway photo courtesy of Crowe PRInk Monday at Pacific Hideaway
Upcoming | Sept. 24. Get inked at Pacific Hideaway during this one-of-a-kind night in partnership with OC Tattoo and their three tattoo artists. Guests can choose from original art including nautical, pacific rim, SoCal surfer and California life designs. If guests choose to get a Pacific Hideaway tattoo, they receive 50 percent off food and drinks for life. Afterwards, celebrate with live music by Eureka Sound, $10 Slow and Low Rock and Rye cocktails. 2-8 p.m. $30 (includes one tattoo, 20 percent off food and beverage after your session, and a complimentary tattoo care kit). 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.965.4448. Tickets

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

New Seasonal Flavors at Duck Donuts photo courtesy of Duck DonutsNew Seasonal Flavors at Duck Donuts
Now Available. Kicking off the fall season, Duck Donuts has two brand new toppings—chopped apple and a streusel topping—as well as bringing back fall’s most iconic flavor, pumpkin icing. For coffee lovers, Rio Samba is the seasonal featured coffee brew. Look forward to the launch of the fall collection of espresso drinks that includes Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Macchiato, Caramel Apple Butter Latte and Maple Pancake Latte. See website for hours. 5 Points Plaza, 18591 Main St., Huntington Beach, 714.375.5430. duckdonuts.com

 

 

SideDoor's Oktoberfest Tap Takeover photo courtesy of The ACE AgencySideDoor’s Oktoberfest Tap Takeover
Beginning Sept. 21. Sip on select German beers from one of the oldest operating breweries in the world, Hofbräu—the official beer supplier of Oktoberfest and Weinhenstephaner. The tap lineup showcases Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier, Hofbräu Dunkel, Weinhenstephaner Pilsner, Weinhenstephaner Hefeweizen and more. Also, enjoy favorite Bavarian brews along with a special menu of traditional German dishes like schnitzel, wurst and strudel. 3801 E. Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, 949.717.4322. sidedoorcdm.com

 

 

Seafood Sunday at Brunos Italian Kitchen photo courtesy of Ajenda PRSeafood Sunday at Brunos Italian Kitchen
Sept. 23. Celebrate the arrival of fall at Brunos Italian Kitchen with their Seafood Sunday dish, Classic Cioppino. This stew is made with king crab, prawns, salmon, clams, mussels and calamari stewed in a zesty tomato-white wine broth flavored with fresh herbs and served with crunchy housemade parmesan garlic bread. Pair with a glass of pinot noir from the restaurant’s extensive wine list. 4-9 p.m. 210 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.257.1000. brunosbrea.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

“The Other Place” “The Other Place”
Opens Sept. 21. Written by Sharr White and directed by Matthew McCray, compelling and acclaimed drama focuses on Juliana Smithton, a respected neurologist whose life has recently begun unraveling: Her husband is leaving her, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and even she’s beginning to question her own good health. F 8 p.m.; Sa 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Su 3 p.m. $25-$35. Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 888.455.4212. chancetheater.com

 

 

"Knights in Armor" - Natura Morta Arrangement by Frederick Stibbert © Archivio Fotografico Museo Stibbert“Knights in Armor”
Opens Sept. 22. Explore Bowers Museum’s newest exhibit that features over 90 stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor as well as paintings dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the Romanticized Medieval revival of the 1800s. All pieces and artwork are a loan from the Museo Stibbert of Florence, Italy. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $23 adults, $20 students and seniors 62+, $10 members. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600. bowers.org

 

 

"The Lion Guard: The Exhibit" at Discovery Cube photo courtesy of Discovery Science Foundation“The Lion Guard: The Exhibit” at Discovery Cube
Opens Sept. 22. Based on Disney Junior’s hit series The Lion Guard that continues the epic storytelling of The Lion King, this first-ever museum exhibit follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends. Through hands-on activities and interactive and imaginative play, guests will be transported to the Pride Lands to discover the unique traits of each member of The Lion Guard team. See website for hours and prices. 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.542.2823. oc.discoverycube.org

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

AllSaints at South Coast Plaza photo courtesy of AllSaintsAllSaints at South Coast Plaza
Now Open. Global contemporary fashion brand AllSaints opens its first stand-alone location in Orange County to cater to the market with an elevated collection of fashion-focused and seasonally on-trend pieces, all selected from the newest Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection of menswear and womenswear ready-to-wear. On Sept. 20 from 6-9 p.m., the public is invited to attend the store’s opening event featuring an acoustic performance by Jamie N. Commons. M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.955.4448. us.allsaints.com

 

 

Jon Batiste photo by Sasha Israel. Hoodie Allen photo by Matty Vogel. Toast to the Casa photo courtesy of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. 6th Annual Battle of the Tequileros photo courtesy of Outshine PR. Ink Monday at Pacific Hideaway photo courtesy of Crowe PR. New Seasonal Flavors at Duck Donuts photo courtesy of Duck Donuts. SideDoor’s Oktoberfest Tap Takeover photo courtesy of The ACE Agency. Seafood Sunday at Brunos Italian Kitchen photo courtesy of Ajenda PR. “Knights in Armor” – Natura Morta Arrangement by Frederick Stibbert © Archivio Fotografico Museo Stibbert. “The Lion Guard: The Exhibit” at Discovery Cube photo courtesy of Discovery Science Foundation. AllSaints at South Coast Plaza photo courtesy of AllSaints.

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