Things To Do This Weekend | Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

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Beethoven’s Fifth
Apr. 4-6.
From the most famous four notes in music, to the struggle depicted in its first movement, to its final triumphant bars, Beethoven’s brilliant Symphony No. 5 remains a popular and irresistible part of the repertoire. Mei-Ann Chen brings her energy and dynamism to this popular work. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2121.


Comic hypnotist Justin Tranz
Apr. 6.
Comedian-mindbender Justin Tranz headlines an evening of comedy at the world-famous Improv. One of the top hypnotists in the business, Justin has headlined the Las Vegas strip for over a decade and has been seen on The Tonight Show, MTV, VH1, BET and more. Using the power of suggestion on audience volunteers, his show is guaranteed to provide hilarious and unpredictable results while leaving his sold-out audiences limp with laughter. 11p.m., 18 and over. Irvine Improv at Irvine Spectrum Center. 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.


ECOmmunity: The LAB and The CAMP Earth Day Celebration
Apr. 7. 
Go green at the event that promises an educational yet fun day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy live music, face painting, children’s nature activities, refreshments, raffles and more. Learn about recycling, pick up eco friendly bags, cards and gardening tips while listening to Jasmine Commerce and Barrel Fever Trio. The LAB. 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6660.  The CAMP. 2937 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661.


Tootsy-Maki-2RA Sushi Showdown
Apr. 7.
It’s an all-out battle for supremacy in a Man vs Maki sushi-eating contest. Watch competitors race against the clock and one another to the final round to compete for free sushi for a year. Spectators will be offered a sideline of specials including Tokyo Tussie Roll ($7), Throwdown Roll ($6), Free Throw Bombs ($5), and Flying Fish Lounge specials starting at 8 p.m. Showdown: 3-6 p.m. The Strand, 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, 714.536.6390; District at Tustin Legacy, 2401 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.566.1700.


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Sprinkles Ice Cream
Now open.
Get your sugar fix in the form of ice cream from the cupcake bakery pioneer. The Beverly Hills-born bakery debuts its second ice cream shop in Newport Beach’s Corona Del Mar Plaza this weekend and serves up handcrafted American ice cream only a couple of doors down from their famous cupcake bakery. With flavors like banana, malted milk chocolate and red velvet, the new shop is sure to be a crowd pleaser. 952 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, 949.718.9400.


SideDoorSunday Sessions at SideDoor
Apr. 7.
Get your groove on at Corona Del Mar’s popular neighborhood pub for their new, hip brunch menu and scene. Indulge on dishes such as malted waffles, green eggs and ham Benedict, SideDoor avocado mash, chicken pot pie and their classic fish and chips. The kick-off event will feature the music and DJ stylings of StereoSystem Collective. Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, 949.717.4322.


Three Painters
Through June 15.
Check out the newest show from The Festival of Arts’ foaSOUTH, featuring exhibitors Roger Folk, Jacquie Moffett and Gregg Stone. This exhibit is the third in the Festivals series, highlighting specific mediums represented at the summer art show and in the Festival’s Permanent Collection. All three artists represented in the exhibit are painters, Roger Folk and Jacquie Moffett are watercolorists and Gregg Stone works in gouache.  Although similar mediums, gouache is more opaque compared to watercolors transparency. “The detail, clarity and quality of the paintings on exhibit exemplify the talent of these local artists and is the very reason why they are part of the Festival’s Permanent Collection.” said exhibit curator Pat Sparkuhl. foaSOUTH. 1006 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145.


VHZ_AIRE_webVictor Hugo Zayas: AIRE
Apr. 4-30.
The luminous Los Angeles footprint and the coming and goings of the ever-shrinking global world are captured by Vicor Hugo Zayas in his new series, AIRE. Zayas presents a collection of new paintings created as a continuation of his larger GRID series inspired by the Los Angeles Airport. These works pay homage to the human capacity to transcend, both literally and metaphorically. Using deconstructed landscapes that are sculptural in their depth, his paintings feature strong intersecting lines representative of the take-off and landings of airplanes, creating an abstract urban grid that hovers between the earth and air. Join the artist for a special champagne reception April 4, from 6-9 p.m. and a lecture on the work by arts writer Evan Senn beginning at 7 p.m. Salt Fine Art. 1492 S. Coast Hwy. Unit 3, Laguna Beach. 949.715.5554.


Little Women: Meg, Jo Beth and Amy
Apr. 5-14.
Relive the classic story of the March women waiting for their father to return home from the Civil War. A lovely coming of age story, shares the sister’s quest to find their place in the world as kind, generous and productive women in a rapidly changing world. Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.


The Spa at Pelican Hill
Through June 30.
The Spa at Pelican Hill, California’s top resort spa according to Condé Nast Traveler readers, invites guests from far and near to relax, renew and invigorate with new seasonal spring treatments. Newport Beach’s only Forbes Five-Star Spa introduces new customizable spa experiences designed for mothers, daughters, fathers and parents-to-be. Enjoy spring season spa specials such as their mood-lifting neroli signature massage or the invigorating neroli sugar scrub. (photo © Pelican Hill). 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 800.820.6800. pelican