Orange County

Weekend roundup

August 24-27


Lei Making Workshop

Aug. 27. Learn how to make a Haku Fresh Flower Lei while enjoying an island cocktail this Sunday. Thee restaurant is partnering with Golden Rule Charity in support of their Hospitality Ohana Fund which benefits restaurant and hospitality industry workers impacted by the Maui Wildfires. Classes are Sunday,at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. More information can be found here. 24961 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point.

Dana Point Classic Car Show

Aug. 27. An automotive-filled Sunday like no other awaits as this event attracts thousands of spectators to enjoy hundreds of custom and classic cars, awards, food trucks, spirits on the street and more. Free for spectators. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Del Prado Ave, Dana Point.

Small Business Showcase

Aug. 26. OC Local Taproom is showcasing women-owned small businesses. Come for an afternoon of shopping, and enjoy live music from a DJ, art showcases, wine tastings, and a mimosa bar. Attendence is free, and all are welcome for this day of community support. Starts this Saturday from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 30100 Town Center Drive, Suite A, Laguna Niguel.

Food + Drink

Sweetgreen Tustin Opens

Now Open. Experience Sweetgreen’s locally sourced, chef-crafted menu at their newest location. Sweetgreen prioritizes sourcing quality ingredients, with fresh produce delivered each morning for their menu of core and seasonal salads, warm bowls and sides. Open daily, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The Village at Tustin Legacy, 15090 Kensington Park Drive #400, Tustin.

Cabana Welcomes Guests

Now Open. Equal parts dining destination and day club – Cabana – has opened its doors in Laguna Beach. The recently renovated space is ready to welcome guests into its vibrant atmosphere. Featuring music, great cocktails, delicious food, and entertainment options throughout service hours, there is something for everyone at Cabana. Hours vary. 222 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach.

Roasting and Toasting

Aug. 26. Enjoy an afternoon of ‘Roasting & Toasting’ at its Tustin location. Executive Chef Yvon Goetz and Chef de Cuisine James Chavez will be live roasting Melissa’s Hatch Chile Peppers and serving them in various unique dishes. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Winery Restaurant in Tustin at 714.258.7600. 2647 Park Avenue, Tustin.

Introducing the Burger of the Month

Now Available. Hammer Burger has unveiled its first Burger of the Month. Featuring their classic smash’s patty, smoked gouda, house-made pickles, Infinity Sauces “Sauce’d” bourbon ghost pepper BBQ sauce and crispy fried onions on a classic Kings Hawaiian pretzel bun. Available for a limited time. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 313 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana.

Arts + Culture

A Night of Magic Gala

Aug. 26. This exceptional evening promises an enchanting blend of fine art, magic, live entertainment and more. Performing live in concert is Grammy award winner and Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes and the multi-talented pop icon, Paula Abdul will introduce a special performance of the Pageant of the Masters. Starts Saturday at 5:30 p.m. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach.

Mercado de la Noche

Aug. 24. A pet and family-friendly market event like no other with salsa classes, performances & dancing, along with Spanish tapas, over 30 Local small businesses, live music, full bar, and a free photo booth. Thursday, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Inn at the Mission, 26907 Old Mission Rd., San Juan Capistrano.

Art Workshop

Aug. 27. Unleash your artistic prowess under the guidance of Peter Zokosky, the luminary Chair of MFA Drawing + Painting at LCAD. Delve into the timeless art of figure drawing, drawing inspiration from the Joseph Kleitsch exhibition. A live model and essential supplies await you as you embark on this creative odyssey. 4 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Sweetgreen and The Winery courtesy of Moxxe PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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