Orange County

Weekend roundup

August 26-29


Landscape shot of Eiffel Tower and Paris photo by Karina lago via Unsplash

A Night in Paris at Bella Terra

Aug. 27. Kick-start your weekend with a Parisian-themed family Friday at Bella Terra. Spend an evening “in Paris” with the smooth French jazz sounds from French born, NYC-based vocalist Chloe Perrier and The French Heart Jazz Band, along with Eiffel Tower crafts for the kids, a roaming French mime, face painters, balloon twisters making French poodles and more. Parents will need to register each child who will be making a craft at the event. 5-8 p.m. Free with RSVP. 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach,

Irvine Barclay Theatre's Jazz Band photo courtesy Shout PR

Irvine Barclay at Bayside

Aug. 27. End summer on a high note with great music by the Irvine Barclay Theatre Jazz Band (IBTJB) and great food on the patio at Bayside restaurant. The IBTJB is an ensemble comprised of the most familiar names in the O.C. jazz community: Ron Kobayashi Trio, Jerry Mandel on tenor saxophone, Craig Springer on tenor and soprano saxes, and Tom Bevan on guitar. Doors open at 6 p.m., band plays from 7-8:30 p.m. No tickets needed; call Bayside to reserve a table. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

Poppi Seed Market pop-up photo courtesy The District at Tustin Legacy

Poppi Seed Market Pop-Up at The District

Aug. 27-28. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Poppi Seed Market at The District at Tustin Legacy this weekend! Peruse through more than 30 unique artisans each day and meet the people behind the many businesses from apparel, skincare, candles, jewelry, plants, home goods, bathing suits and more. Additional highlights include giveaways, photo opp, floral bar, face painting by Tiffany (Friday), balloon animals by Balloon Workz (Saturday), build your own slime bar by Calislimez (Saturday) and more. 4-9 p.m. Free entry. 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.9090.

“Don’t Touch The Comics” comedy show flyer by Nick Valdovinos/image courtesy Sam Grody

Please Don’t Touch the Comics” Comedy Show

Aug. 28. Local Newport Beach-based salon Pale Girls Palace and SoCal comedian Sam Grody present an evening of comedy with L.A. and O.C.’s hottest comics. This comedy show, “Please Don’t Touch the Comics,” features a lineup that includes Courtney Scheuerman, Crystal Marie Denha, Gabby Lamb, Leah Lamarr, Camilla Cleese and more. Guests who arrive early will have an opportunity to enjoy craft coffee from event sponsor NÜDAE Coffee. 6 p.m. $25 per person (include two cocktails). 2600 Newport Blvd., Suite 150, Newport Beach. Tickets

Food + Drink

Breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos from Burnt Crumbs photo courtesy FWD PR

Burnt Crumbs at Pacific City

Reopened. Calling all foodies! Burnt Crumbs has officially reopened the doors to its Huntington Beach location at Pacific City and now have its popular brunch hits from the Irvine location on the menu. Hungry patrons can look forward to brunch favorites such as breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, carne asada omelettes and breakfast salads—but chef Paul’s fluffy Japanese-inspired soufflé pancakes won’t be available (yet!). W-Su noon-7 p.m. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite M100, Huntington Beach, 714.374.0777.

Sushi Roku's sushi fix boxes photo courtesy Fashion Island

Sushi Fix Boxes at Sushi Roku

Available. Get a roll on planning lunch or dinner with Sushi Roku’s Sushi Fix boxes. Choose from the Sushi Fix box ($29) featuring 5-piece nigiri, choice of spicy tuna cut roll or baked crab hand roll, cucumber sunomono and edamame; or the Deluxe Sushi Fix box ($44) that includes 7-piece nigiri, toro jalapeño cut roll, baked crab hand roll and edamame. Sushi roku also offers bento boxes and sushi family packs for to-go and delivery. Su-Th noon-9 p.m., F-Sa noon-10 p.m. Fashion Island, 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622.

Arts + Culture

"View from Ann's Window," 1959; Dong Kingman (American, 1911 - 2000); New York City, New York; Watercolor on paper; 22 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. 2018.6.12; Ann and Bill Cullen Memorial Collection

Artistic Legacy: The Ann and Bill Cullen Collection

Opens Aug. 28. Bowers Museum presents the premiere California watercolor collection of an iconic “it” couple of the 1960s in this new exhibition. On view through Dec. 19, the exhibit features more than 53 paintings and drawings from the estate of Ann Macomber Cullen, a famous actress and runway model and the wife of radio and gameshow host Bill Cullen. Curator Mr. Jean Stern, a nationally recognized authority on California Impressionism and past director of The Irvine Museum, will host an opening lecture at 1:30 p.m. See website for hours and tickets. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.

Dining in the Tea Garden photo courtesy Sherman Library & Gardens

Summer Garden Party at Sherman Library

Aug. 28. The 25th annual Newport Beach Garden Tour fun continues with the Summer Garden Party taking place in person at Sherman Library & Gardens. Don your favorite garden party ensembles and enjoy festive highlights such as Artists in the Garden, bouquet bar, garden party hat contest, interactive summer exhibit greenHOUSE, the Posey Frame and more. (You’ll receive a map guiding you to all of the Garden Party highlights). 4-8 p.m. $50 members, $60 non-members. 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.673.2261.


50 Faces Exhibit at The Muck

Through Oct. 7. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center presents a showcase of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. Using a variety of media, these mosaic portraits capture the character and personality of icons of art, culture, and music—including Frida, Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat (pictured), Walt Disney and Jimi Hendrix. Regular exhibit admission ($10 GA, $5 members.) requires advanced reservations with timed entry. 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.

Photo credits: Eiffel Tower by Karina lago via Unsplash. Irvine Barclay Theatre’s Jazz Band courtesy Shout PR. “Don’t Touch The Comics” comedy show flyer by Nick Valdovinos/image courtesy Sam Grody. Burnt Crumbs courtesy FWD PR. Sushi Roku courtesy Fashion Island. “View from Ann’s Window,” 1959; Dong Kingman (American, 1911 – 2000); New York City, New York; Watercolor on paper; 22 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. 2018.6.12; Ann and Bill Cullen Memorial Collection/courtesy Bowers Museum. “J.M. BASQUIAT” artwork by Angelica Di Marco. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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