Orange County

Weekend roundup

February 15-18


Laguna Beach Music Festival

Feb. 16-18. A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, The Laguna Beach Music Festival is a multi-day series of classical and contemporary concerts, community outreach programs, and dynamic special events. A complete list of shows, venues, ticket information and more, can be found here. Starts Friday at 8 p.m. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

7th Annual Country Bar Crawl

Feb. 18. Round up your friends for a country-themed-crawl, featuring four bars, five amazing bands and a raucous after party. Tickets and the full schedule are available here. The event benefits who support the children of the victims who lost their lives in Route 91 Harvest Las Vegas mass shooting. Check-in begins this Sunday at noon. Old Crow Smokehouse, 21022 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.

Western Movie Night

Feb. 17. Kick off the first WESTERN MOVIE NIGHT of 2024 – hosted by Heritage Barbecue and No Brand Cowboy. “Quigley Down Under,” starring Tom Selleck (1990). Heritage will provide an exclusive movie night menu and beverages for sale. $15 ticket (found here) includes entry and popcorn. Saturday at 5 p.m. and the movie screens at 6:30 p.m. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Food + Drink

Valentine’s Day Continues

Through Feb. 17. Love is in the air at Mayor’s Table in Newport Beach. Chef-Partner Riley Huddleston has curated a celebratory 3-course menu for Valentine’s Day that will be available from through Saturday. So for those looking to keep the magic alive through the weekend, this special menu is for you. Reservations can be made by calling 949.524.8500 or online here. 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.

Hilton Anaheim MIX Restaurant and Lounge Launches Exclusive Bourbon

Now Available. The Hilton Anaheim High West Cast Barrel Bourbon is sourced from five distinct cooperages to create a dynamic flavor profile. A straight Bourbon finished in Barbados Rum Barrels, the High West Cast Barrel Bourbon is aged for four to nine years and then finished off in the Barbados Rum Barrels for 10 months, and now available to be enjoyed. 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim.

Flowin’ Mimosas

Feb. 17. Enjoy a free pop-up yoga class, followed by brunch and bottomless mimosas. Enjoy 20% off your brunch, with $16 bottomless mimosas. This in-person event is the perfect way to kick-off the weekend by relaxing, unwinding, and connecting with like-minded individuals. Space is limited, so be sure to register here. 32431 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel.

Dining Room Scene

Calaca Mamas Cantina Unveils New Limited-Time Seasonal Menu

Available Now. Inspired by what is traditionally referred to as Día del Amor y la Amistad in Latin America, the exclusive menu encourages guests to gather together. Embracing the essence of the month, Calaca Mamas invites guests to indulge in a menu that presents a symphony of flavors and pays homage to the vibrant Mexican culture. Available through March 8th. 1550 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim.

Arts + Culture

Artist Talk: Adam Neeley

Feb. 18. The Laguna Arts Museum invites you to engage in a captivating discussion with artist-jeweler Adam Neeley and curator Timothy Adams, delving into the intersection of art and nature within the jewelry designs of “Modern Alchemy.” This dialogue will uncover the creative methodologies and techniques employed by Neeley, an innovative jeweler whose work epitomizes the ingenuity and imagination of a twenty-first-century alchemist, through the creation of sublime and visionary pieces. Sunday at 1 p.m.. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Wayward Artist 2nd Annual New Play Festival

Begins Feb. 15. The Wayward Artist, Orange County Playwrights Alliance, and more, are proud to kickoff the 2nd Annual New Play Festival. Seven 10 minute one act plays presented in the theater as a new play festival about futuristic and science fiction topics – running through February 18th. Showtimes and tickets can be found here. Grand Central Arts Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana.

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

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