Orange County

Weekend roundup

February 1-4


Surf City Marathon

Feb. 4. The Surf City Marathon, presented by 361°, makes its return on Sunday, offering participants an award-winning, Boston-Qualifying course renowned for being one of the best in the country. Known for its scenic and flat terrain, the marathon provides a variety of events, making it an experiential event for runners and spectators alike. A complete list of events, community information, start times, and more can be found here. Huntington Beach,

Cars and Coffee

Cars and Coffee

Feb. 4. Kickstart your weekend with more than just a good cup of coffee by immersing yourself in an engineering paradise at South OC Cars and Coffee, the US’s largest weekly car meet. This event showcases an impressive mix of 700-1000 plus vehicles, including hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage models and more. Additionally, attendees can enjoy a diverse array of hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4x4s and motorcycles, making it a must-visit for automotive enthusiasts. Sunday at 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 101 W. Avenida Hermosa, San Clemente.

Lunar New Year Festival

Feb. 4. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the Bower’s Museum’s lively Lunar New Year Festival. This free family festival, held every first Sunday of the month in the Museum’s picturesque Key Courtyard, features an array of activities including free art projects, face painting and dynamic dance and music performances. Welcome a new year filled with strength, confidence and luck. Begins at 11 a.m. 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana.

Food + Drink

Welcome Ten New Globally-Inspired Offerings

Now Available. Orange County’s specialty sandwich shop, The Trough, has launched an enhanced seasonal menu featuring ten new globally-inspired offerings, including an expanded selection of bowls, wraps and salads. Available now at all their locations, The Trough’s new creative and flavorful offerings highlight fresh and globally inspired ingredients and flavors. Open daily, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 2100 E. Katella Ave. Suite 100, Anaheim

Swallows Day at Mayfield

Steak Night Returns

Feb. 1. Mayfield celebrates the beloved Steak Frites Dinner by offering a customizable experience where diners can choose their preferred steak, accompanied by unlimited French fries and a selection of sauces. For those desiring additional flavors, classic sides and desserts are available à la carte. Enhancing the dining experience, Mayfield complements its regular cocktail menu with an extensive selection of 17 red wines by the glass, allowing guests to find the perfect claret pairing for their steak. Reservations are available here. 31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Pizza Week Begins

Feb. 4-10. Join Everywhere Beer Co. for an enticing offer where enjoying pizza can win you prizes. Participate in their rotating daily pizza pop-ups, collect a pizza passport, and earn stamps from different vendors to claim rewards. Accumulating three stamps earns you a collectible enamel pin, five stamps get you both the pin and a collectible pizza week shirt, and with five or more stamps, you secure the pin, shirt, and a chance to win the grand prize. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1501 W. Orangewood Ave, Orange.

Gelato Del Mar Welcomes Guests

Now Open. Gelato del Mar, a locally-owned gem in Corona del Mar, epitomizes luxury through its commitment to freshness, authenticity, and the pure taste of its offerings. This destination crafts hand-made artisanal gelato that ranges from beloved classic flavors to unique, seasonal varieties, all designed to delight the palates of its visitors. Sunday-Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-9 p.m. 3500 E. Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar.

Arts + Culture

Artist Talk: Andre Woodward

Feb. 3. Join in for an engaging conversation between Art + Nature featured artist Andre Woodward and esteemed art critic Shana Nys Dambrot at the Laguna Art Museum. Woodward’s installation, “Burghers of Cali: A Ballad of Redwood Spirits,” explores the intricate dynamics of human interaction with the natural world, prompting reflection on our environmental connections and responsibilities. Friday at 6 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

King Lear at UCI

Opening Feb. 3. UCI’s production of Shakespeare’s classic, “King Lear,” sheds new light on the play by emphasizing the role of Nature, posing critical questions about the consequences of unchecked power and greed on our place in the natural world. It dives into the ramifications of such extreme desires and explores what it would take to restore balance with nature, offering a fresh perspective on this timeless tragedy. Tickets can be found here. Claire Trevor Theater, Mesa Road & W Peltason Dr, Irvine.

Photo credits: Mayfield Restaurant courtesy of Mayfield OC. The Trough courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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