Orange County

Weekend roundup

January 12-15


SoCal Etsy Guild Market

Jan. 15. Local artisans from all over Orange County will hold an annual outdoor market. Shop from countless independent Etsy creators at this wonderful communal event featuring various items for purchase. Sunday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Outlets at Orange 20 City Boulevard West Orange.

San Juan Capistrano Walking Tour

Jan. 14. The Walking Tour visits two San Juan Capistrano adobes built in the 1790s and the Victorian Pryor House. Hear tales of Buchard the pirate, Juan Flores the bandito, Chola Martina the bruja and much more. Tours start at the train depot, Saturday at 1 p.m. For more information, or to set up a tour, please email or call 949.493.8444.

Asian Lunar New Year Festival

Jan. 15. The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the beauty of Asian art, music, and dance. Bring the family to enjoy free face painting, art projects and food sampling. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.

Food + Drink

Bocca Bocca Pizza Pop-up

Jan. 13. If your New Year’s Resolutions included trying great new foods, then you are in luck. At Neat Coffee, Bocca Bocca Pizza will be popping up for guests to come enjoy. These pies are wonderful, and paired with some the wines (or coffee) that Neat Coffee carries you re guaranteed a fun night out. This Friday, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 1922 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa. For more info

January Kamayan Dinners

Now Available. Lola’s MFK – one of the most exciting restaurant openings of 2022 – is extending their beloved Kamayan dinners through January. Guests can book a dining experience like no other, as they enjoy authentic Filipino eating experience with others. Reservations must be booked through the website for Kamayan service, and can be done so here. Available every Saturday and Sunday night, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2410 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim.

Miguel’s Jr. Doubles Up Winter Favorites

Now Available. Miguel’s Jr.’s new “Two for” combos serve up a changing rotation of two fan-favorite Tacos, Taquitos or Tostadas, or a Taco Plus Bean Rice & Cheese Burrito for a great value. Let’s not forget that Mary’s Pozole is back for a limited time as a 16 oz. bowl for $4.99. For the schedule of items, more information, and a complete of locations, please visit

Arts + Culture

Hill Elliott heads to Bayside

Jan. 15. With guitar as his first love, Hill forayed into writing songs in high school and started gigging during his college years at the University of Georgia where he opened for bands. His popularity has only continued to rise and he is set to release his debut this year. He comes to Newport for a weekend performance not to be missed. 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 900 Bayside Dr., Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono, Legends of Hawaiian Music

Jan. 13. More than 50 years later, these legendary icons continue to perform at the highest levels of musical imagination. Beamer and Kapono will each perform a set and then come together on stage to celebrate their original, beloved classic contemporary Hawaiian songs. Friday, 8 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.

Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

Jean Stern Presents: The Life & Art of Franz Bischoff

Jan. 15. In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern will discuss the Life and Art of Franz A. Bischoff (1864-1929), one of the most important California artists, who eventually settled in Pasadena and turned to landscape painting. Through the 1920s, he painted the coastal areas of Monterey, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and more. Sunday, 10 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Bayside Restaurant courtesy of Shout Public Relations. Miguel’s Jr. and Laguna Art Museum courtesy of The ACE Agency. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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