Orange County

Weekend roundup

April 13-16


Power Your Imagination

April 15-16. Power your imagination during Imaginology this weekend – Imaginology is a free event that will give curious kids and their families two days packed full of different hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more. A full program can be found here. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Springfest OC

April 15. Come and enjoy an open-air artisan marketplace that features live music performances, over 20 local shops, gourmet bites, beer and wine, park games, raffles, face painting, and more. Admission is free, and it’s dog-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family to enjoy the festivities. Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 1951 E. Dyer Rd. Santa Ana.

Paddle Up Pickleball Tournament

April 15. Register now for the first ever Paddle Up Pickleball Tournament and Auction benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. Players can choose from three divisions: Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed. You can either pick your partner, or we can match you up with another player. Additionally, you do not need to be a member of the club to participate. Register here. Saturday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 11 Clubhouse Dr, Newport Beach.

Food + Drink

Butcher’s House Brasserie Expands Brunch

Now Available. Butcher’s House will now offer brunch Friday through Sunday. Guests can indulge in bottomless mimosas for $18 while enjoying the sunny courtyard-facing patio overlooking SoCo’s central fountain, a perfect setting for a relaxing brunch. New dishes include Babette steak and eggs, croque madame, and more. Friday- Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3321 Hyland Ave. Ste. D, Costa Mesa.

Daou Wine Dinner at The Country Club

April 13. The Country Club in Costa Mesa is hosting a wine dinner with Daou Family Estates. The five-course menu, crafted by Chef Eddie Hyman, features an array of dishes expertly paired with wines selected by sommelier Jim Valenzuela, including their Daou’s Bordeaux-style Soul of a Lion. Priced at $150 per guest, reservations can be made by calling 949.281.CLUB. Thursday, 7 p.m. 330 E 17th St., Costa Mesa.

New Menu Items at Brewery X

Now Available. Brewery X is continuing its trend of constantly offering delicious things to guests with some new menu items to enjoy. Some of the new menu items include fish and chips, featuring wild-caught Atlantic cod in house beer batter with house tartar and proper chips. Another must-try is the new deviled eggs with bacon marmalade, fried pickled shallots, and chives. Hours vary. 3191 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 657.999.1500.

Spring has Sprung at Blinking Owl

Now Available. New libations have made their way to Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana. Pair any of these seasonally stunning cocktails alongside their signature food items. Developed with their renowned house-made spirits, now is the perfect time to enjoy these expressions of Orange County which can also be purchased on-site. Hours vary. 802 E Washington Ave, Santa Ana.

Arts + Culture

The NAMM Show Returns

April 13-15. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. With over 50 thousand attendees including bands from all over the world, free education sessions and networking opportunities, the best products from the largest vendors, performances with a stage bigger then Coachella’s, there truly is nothing for the music industry like NAMM. Registration can be found here. Hours vary per day. 800 W. Patella Ave, Anaheim.

Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

Spence Collection Artist Panel & Pizza Party

April 15. Join the Laguna Art Museum for a discussion on the artworks donated by Stuart Spence and Judith Vida-Spence to Laguna Art Museum. Co-moderated by artist, writer, and professor, Tom Lawson, and LAM’s Curatorial Fellow, Rochelle Steiner, this panel will include artists whose work is currently on view at the museum. Saturday, 6 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna

Photo credits: Butcher’s house Brasserie and The Country Club courtesy of Outshine Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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