Performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, food festivals…. Check out the top Orange County weekend events for April 4-7.
Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.
Festival Styling Event at Gorjana
April 4. Whether heading to Coachella or just want to look the part, get set for festival season at Gorjana. Stock up on jewelry—and expect beverages, a raffle and music—while the Gorjana team helps you style your festival look. The first 25 guests to arrive at the boutique can build their own complimentary flower crown with the Crown Collective. 5-7 p.m. Free. Fashion Island, 265 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.662.6101; Irvine Spectrum Center, 864 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.585.9128; 190 Beach St., Laguna Beach, 949.715.8166. gorjana.com
April 4-7. After opening the season on the road with two losses in Seattle, the Angels return to Anaheim for the team’s first homestand of the season and with hopes for its first win. This weekend brings four games against the Texas Rangers. Home opener festivities commence at Thursday night’s game, followed by promo giveaways—Mike Trout bobblehead on Friday, tote bags on Saturday and Sunday. Th-F 7:07 p.m., Sa 1:05 p.m, Su 1:07 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Angel Stadium, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000. mlb.com
Outdoor Movie Night
April 5. Cozy up for a movie night featuring the Oscar-nominated film A Star is Born on the Pelican Hill event lawn. Tickets include complimentary valet parking and popcorn. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low-height lawn chairs. Beer and wine are available for purchase. 18+. Doors open at 7 p.m., film starts around 7:30 p.m. $20. The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 888.507.6427. Tickets
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival
April 6-7. The annual festival offers taste of more than 150 craft beers as well as tacos, Lucha Libre-style wrestling and live music. Taco vendors include Chicana Vegana, Panchos Tacos and Good Fellas Taco Catering; fans of sweets can enjoy Coned Ice Cream’s beer-infused ice creams. Featured performances include the Offspring, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Descendents, Good Charlotte and Black Flag. 21+. 1-9 p.m. $49.50-$209.50. Doheny State Beach, 25300 Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 888.512.7469. sabrosotacofest.com
FOOD + DRINK
Driftwood Kitchen’s New Spring Menu
Now Available. Enhancing his acclaimed menu of ocean-inspired offerings, executive chef Rainer Schwarz unveils dishes incorporating spring ingredients. Also new is the DK Seafood Tower, featuring whole roasted Dover sole, Blackfoot buffalo rib-eye and grilled center-cut swordfish. Chef Rainer’s menu still presents the restaurant’s signature yellowfin tuna tartare tacos, grilled Spanish octopus and, with 24 hours’ notice, the elaborate whole-fried Texas redfish. 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7700. driftwoodkitchen.com
Princess Tea and Story Time
April 6. The Resort at Pelican Hill presents a magical afternoon tea in the Great Room Social Lounge with special princess appearances and readings of classic children’s storybooks by the fireside. 2-4 p.m. $65 adults, $45 children under 12. (Parent supervision is required for all children in attendance.) 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 888.507.6427. pelicanhill.com
Taste of Fountain Valley
April 6. The 16th annual tasting event showcases sips and bites from more than 40 local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors. Enjoy musical entertainment and a silent auction and raffle; full pours from wineries and breweries are available for purchase. 5:30-9 p.m. $15-$45. Los Cab Sports Village, 17272 Newhope St., Fountain Valley. Tickets.
HAM x KIT Spring Pop-Up Dinner
April 7. Elevate your evening with an exclusive five-course pop-up dinner. Entrées include braised abalone, ricotta sujebi (traditional Korean hand-pulled dough soup) and dweji bulgogi (marinated pork) ribs. 21+. 7:30-10 p.m. $69, $110 with wine pairings. Kit Coffee, 1651 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.322.1535. Tickets
ARTS + CULTURE
April 5. Internationally renowned and Tony Award-winning vocalist Lea Salonga takes center stage to perform songs from her many Broadway credits, Disney animated features (Aladdin and Mulan) and other favorite tunes. 8 p.m. $49. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
April 6. Featuring gifted performers from around the globe, Mayumana, one of Israel’s leading cultural exports, brings its spectacular new show Currents to Segerstrom Hall. The contemporary work is inspired by the rivalry between the early developers of electricity, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Described by Time Out New York as a “cutting-edge blend of movement and technology,” Mayumana combines song, dance and percussion for innovative, immersive and visually striking performances. 7:30 p.m. $39. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Driftwood Kitchen’s new spring menu photo by Anne Watson Photography. Outdoor Movie Night photo courtesy Pelican Hill. Angels Baseball courtesy Los Angeles Angels. Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival photo courtesy of Albert Lam of Westcoaster.net. Taste of Fountain Valley photo by Seeden Photography. Lea Salonga photo courtesy Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Mayumana’s Currents photo by Zeev Roytman.