Orange County

Weekend roundup

February 22-25


Inaugural Grateful Day

Feb. 24. Celebrating the Grateful Dead culture and community, as The Ecology Center kicks off their inaugural Grateful Day event. Enjoy the return of Peace Pizza, music from the Sunstroke Serenaders and Cats on the Bandstand, Shakedown vendors and loads of fun for the whole family. More information can be found here. Saturday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano.

World of Orchids Exhibition

The 47th Annual OC Home and Garden Show

Feb. 24-25. The OC Home & Garden Show offers a wealth of activities, including DIY seminars, hourly prizes, and vendors specializing in reclaimed, sustainable, and energy or water-saving products. Attendees can explore farm-to-table gardening techniques or join the Edible Garden Competition, which features both youth and adult categories, fostering a community of sustainable living and innovative gardening practices. Saturday at 10 a.m. Sunday at 5 p.m. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Kid’s Pet Parade

Feb. 24. As part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration, children aged 5 to 12 are invited to participate in a pet contest showcasing their beloved animals. Categories include The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest and Most Obedient (pet, not child). A special “Judges Choice” prize will be awarded, granting the winner an opportunity to appear in the Swallows’ Day Parade, highlighting the event’s community and festive spirit. Saturday at 11:30 a.m. 31747 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano.

Trivia Night at Ahba

Feb. 25. Gather your friends, especially the knowledgeable ones, for an engaging Sunday night trivia experience at Laguna Beach. Ahba is hosting a trivia night, inviting teams to partake in this entertaining event. Participants will enjoy the laid-back, breezy atmosphere of the restaurant, complemented by its acclaimed cuisine and beverages, promising an enjoyable and stimulating evening. Starts this Sunday at 6 p.m. 31732 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.

Food + Drink

Tommy Bahama Celebrates National Margarita Day

Feb. 22. National Margarita Day has arrived, and all Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bars are celebrating with their delicious Baja Margarita. Smooth Hornitos Anejo tequila is shaken with Cointreau and Grand Marnier that give a subtle orange flavor, along with fresh lime and scratch sour mix resulting in an elevated take on this popular classic. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach.

New Menu and National Margarita Day at Puesto

Feb. 22. Puesto – with various locations offfering upscale, delicious and refined Mexican cuisine and cocktails – is unveiling new drinks like the new Honeydew Mezcal Margarita – just in time for National Margarita Day, and menu items such Short Rib Birria, Pozole Verde, and Shrimp a la Plancha all served in a new, entree format. For specific locations and hours visit

Rosa Madera “Sabores De Mexico”

Now Open. A new destination for authentic Mexican cuisine invites guests to enjoy a dining experience featuring a menu of traditional dishes, including mole, birria, enchiladas con rajas, queso fundido, gorditas, tacos and seafood. You can also revel in live music performances from Thursday to Sunday at 7 p.m., alongside attractive happy hour specials currently available. ¡Los Esperamos! 2158 S Bristol St, Santa Ana. Hours vary. More Information

Pliny the Younger Release

Feb. 22. The Iron Press, nestled within the Anaheim Packing District, is proud to host a Russian River Brewing tap takeover, highlighting the much-anticipated and highly sought-after Pliny the Younger beer. This event offers enthusiasts the exclusive opportunity to savor one of the most coveted beverages in the brewing world. Begins this Thursday at 11 a.m. Limit one per person. 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim. 714.300.8477.

Arts + Culture

Storytime Saturday

Feb. 24. Experience an interactive Storytime and art-making session for kids. This month’s selection is Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe with an art-making activity that celebrates the extraordinary work of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and reminds kids that beautiful art can be outside the lines. Saturday at 11 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Now Showing. Experience the journey of Joseph in a dazzling musical filled with laughter, music, and vivid colors at the Rose Center Theater. This production brings to life the technicolor dreams of Joseph, tracing his path from rags to riches and dreams to destiny. The stage will be alight with Joseph’s Technicolor adventure through March 3rd. Hours vary per show. 14140 All American Way, Westminster. Get Tickets Now

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