Grammy-Award winning artist at Honda Center, new weekend brunch and spring cocktails…. Check out the top Orange County weekend events for April 11-14.
Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.
Aiden Sinclair’s Titanic Seance: A Night to Remember
April 13. Be transported back through time aboard the Queen Mary to a cold night in April 1912 and become a passenger on the RMS Titanic’s tragic last voyage. Enjoy a seven-course gourmet meal inspired by the Titanic’s final first-class dinner, view artifacts from the historic vessel and hear tales of the passengers who perished on that fateful night. After dinner, experience a haunting evening of paranormal illusions by master magician and apparitionist Aiden Sinclair featuring artifacts from the Titanic. $300 GA, $400+ VIP. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 800.437.2934. queenmary.com
Orange County Jamboree
April 13. Explore the county’s agricultural past at the second annual Orange County Jamboree hosted by OC Parks and the Orange County Historical Commission. Enjoy agricultural-themed crafts, a petting zoo, live music, pickling demos, blacksmith and antique-engine displays, a photo booth and park tours. Historical societies will be on-site to help guests learn about rich local history and how to connect with historical community resources. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission and parking. Irvine Ranch Historic Park, 13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine, 714.973.6607. ocparks.com
P!NK at Honda Center
April 13. Grammy Award-winning international pop icon P!NK returns to Orange County as part of her Beautiful Trauma world tour. Expect a special appearance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. 7:30 p.m. $78.95+. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2400. hondacenter.com
FOOD + DRINK
New Menu and New Executive Chef at Mesa
Now Available. Costa Mesa’s innovative restaurant and bar welcomes new executive chef Abad Martinez to the Mesa family, along with a new menu. Martinez plans to bring creative and inventive dishes to the Orange County culinary scene. The new menu features a variety of dishes, including a bright hamachi crudo, savory corn and bacon hush puppies, charred octopus, ahi fried rice, spinach and tomato pizza, seared scallops and a classic N.Y. steak, along with an assortment of photo-worthy desserts. 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700. mesacostamesa.com
Spring Cocktails at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe
Now Available. Say hello to spring with eight new seasonal cocktails at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe’s Bow Room. Featured drinks include Spring Sweetness, Truth or Pear, Kitty Island (pictured), Empress Kitty, M is for Milk, Festival Kitty, The Bow Room Magic and Howdy, Hello Kitty. 21+. Bow Room hours Tu-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 5-11 p.m. Irvine Spectrum Center, 860 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.536.5357. sanrio.com
Weekend Brunch at Descanso
Now Available. Indulge in authentic Mexican flavors from Descano Restaurant’s a la plancha weekend brunch menu. Classics on the menu include chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and machaca alambre, made to order in front of guests by Descanso’s taquero chefs. Libations include Bloody Maria, Divine Swine, Will You Accept this Rosé and bottomless mimosas with a choice of pineapple, guava or orange juice. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1555 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.486.3798. descansorestaurant.com
San Clemente Microbrew Fest
April 13. Sample microbrews from all over Southern California at this annual festival. Participating vendors include Oggis Sports Brewhouse Pizza, the Bruery and Four Sons Brewing Co. Popular food trucks, such as Brew Wings, serve up grub while local bands perform throughout the day. VIP entry at noon, GA 1-5 p.m. $40 GA pre-sale, $45 GA at the door, $50 VIP. Left Coast Brewing Co., 1245 Puerta del Sol, San Clemente. scchamber.com
ARTS + CULTURE
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Opens April 13. Come see a recreation of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Cathedral Cultural Center on the Christ Cathedral Campus. Enjoy an immersive showcase of museum quality and near-life size reproduction of the iconic master’s frescos that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $18 GA, $12 seniors/military/college students with I.D., $9 children ages 7-18, free for ages 6 and under. 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, 323.908.0607. sistineexhibit.com
Through April 14. Seven-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and to decide which cat will be reborn. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical has captivated audiences in more than 30 countries and in 15 languages. See website for show times. $29+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Poor Yella Rednecks
Through April 27. The raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story is told in hip-hop style and set six years after Qui Nguyen’s award-winning Vietgone. See website for show times and ticket prices. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org
Aiden Sinclair’s A Night to Remember photo courtesy The ACE Agency. New Menu and New Executive Chef at Mesa photo by Sarah King. New Spring Cocktails at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe photo courtesy FWD PR. “CATS” on Broadway photo by Matthew Murphy. “Poor Yella Rednecks” photo by Jordan Kubat.