Orange County

Weekend roundup

April 4 – 7

Events

The Ecology Center’s Strawberry U-Pick Event Returns

Opens April 6. Dive into the vibrant splendor of spring with the exclusive opportunity to pick from the region’s only Regenerative Organic Certified™ strawberries. Upon ticket purchase, guests will embark on a self-guided journey across the farm, with an opportunity to hand-select and purchase fresh strawberries by weight. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 32701 Alipaz St, San Juan Capistrano. theecologycenter.org

So Cal Corgi Beach Day

April 6. A celebrated semiannual event at Huntington Dog Beach, Corgi Beach Day offers a unique mix of activities for corgi lovers. Located just north of Tower 22, it features a full slate of corgi-centric contests, including costume competitions, limbo and more. The day also boasts over 35 vendors in a Pet-Centric Marketplace, 8 food trucks, selfie stations for photo ops with your pets, a Corgi Rescue & Education Zone supported by notable organizations and a Corgi Kissing Booth that may host surprise celebrity guests. Saturday at 10 a.m. 100 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach. socalcorgibeachday.com

Dancing in the Streets

April 6. Dancing in the Streets is a dynamic program dedicated to elevating the urban experience by transforming streets into vibrant community spaces. Come for a free dance lesson from 6-7 p.m. and stay for the massive, free dance from 7-10 p.m. and dance the night away. Starts this Saturday. 2nd Street Promenade, 125 N. Broadway D, Santa Ana. callecuatrodtsa.com

Your New Home Away from Home

April 4. Looking for the finest local produce or perhaps something charming to enhance your home? Look no further than the new, bespoke collective of The Salt Horse and Abode By – The Garage Collective, which is now opening the doors to their beautifully inspired shared store space. This perfect pairing complements each other and is now open to the public. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. 1200 S. Coast Hwy Suit 106, Laguna Beach. thesalthorse.com

Food + Drink

Brazilian nights at Maison Fox

Brazilian Nights at Maison Fox

April 6. Come meet Chef Melissa, who is bringing sultry Brazilian vibes with bafas and Cape Verdean energy. Paired with the lovingly curated wines at Maison Fox – one of Orange County’s best-kept secrets for wine lovers – this pop-up is not to be missed. All food is served on a first-come, first served basis, so arrive earl. Saturday, 5-10 p.m. 532 W Commonwealth Ave. Suite B, Fullerton. maisonfoxco.com

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Wine Goat Brunch

April 7. Guests have the opportunity to explore the vineyard’s botanical gardens, koi pond and more, before enjoying a simple brunch in the wine cave, accompanied by the winery’s goats, Winnie and Evie. This peaceful setting combines a touch of nature and culinary simplicity, promising a relaxing and memorable visit. Tickets are $125. Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Caren at 949.645.2200. or emailing caren@nbwine.com. 2128 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach. nbwine.com

Radiant Takes Care of Teachers

Chrysalis + Darkroom

April 5. Chef Zach Scherer has been doing pop-ups as a placeholder and preview of what’s to come when he opens his highly anticipated new restaurant. He has a few events this month – most importantly, the first non-ticketed event since launching this endeavor, and one that is a direct preview of the a la carte style food we will be offering inside of DARKROOM – his new space. Friday, 6-9 p.m. 1566 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim. radiantbeer.com

Fat of the Land

Now Open. Discover Fat of the Land, a boutique culinary destination thoughtfully crafted to offer a unique dining experience. Now open, it features a selection of curated small plates, carefully chosen wines, and crafted drinks. It’s a place that deserves attention from those who appreciate distinctive culinary outings. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 4-10 p.m. 700 N. Main St, Santa Ana. fatofthelandbar.com

Arts + Culture

First Thursday Art Walk

April 4. Come soak in the sights and styles of Tony DeLap’s work with a “A Survey of Works: 1960-2000’s” at the newly opened Honarkar Foundation for Arts and Culture. Curated by Genevieve Williams, this exhibition at The Honarkar Foundation features over forty paintings, sculptures and drawings. Plus they are offering an opportunity to witness the evolution of DeLap’s visionary oeuvre. Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. 298 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach. thehonarkarfoundation.org

Mission Fed ArtWalk

DTSA Art Walk.

April 6. Taking place the first Saturday of each month, the DTSA Art Walk is a free, all-ages, community-based art showcase. Join friends and neighbors for live music, live art, dancing under the stars, and over 20 art galleries and studios featuring rotating exhibits and more. Saturday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. For details on the walk, including locations and more, please visit dtsaartwalk.org

Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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