Orange County

Weekend roundup

January 13-16


Knotts Peanut’s Celebration

Starting Jan. 22. Come to Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration, as they invite guests to step into the iconic world of Charles M. Schulz comic strips. The limited-time event welcomes fans of all ages to join in on the excitement with family-friendly options for guests to play and interact with the PEANUTS Gang throughout the park. The celebration features a new stage show, a new Charles Schulz exhibit, plenty of new PEANUTS-inspired food items, and last but not least, a brand-new walk-around character to join in on the fun. Get tickets 

Nose, Toes, & Ears Preschool Program at Orange County Zoo

Jan. 13. Meet and greet Orange County’s zoo animals with a fun preschool program. The class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo creatures up close! This program is for ages 3-4 years old ONLY. A parent must accompany the child for the entire program. The cost is $5 per child (one parent included). Phone registration is required. To register for a class, call 714-973-6846. The parking fee is $3 per car on weekdays.

Paint Night at The Wild Goose

Jan. 19. Grab a glass and your brush, because Paint Night returns to one of Orange County’s best bars! The Wild Goose – a staple among those who enjoy a good time – will be hosting a night of fun where guests can imbibe and create their own masterpieces. Those interested in attending can rsvp by emailing 6-8 p.m. Cost is $45. Space is limited. 463 E 17th Street, Costa Mesa, 949.722.9453.

Food + Drink

Boil and Bake Pop-up at Gunwhale Ale

Jan. 15. Celebrate National Bagel Day in style by previewing the soon-to-open Boil and Bake. The bagel shop is poised to be a fantastic new addition to the landscape and will be holding a pop-up at the equally wonderful Gunwhale Ales in Costa Mesa. Don’t miss out on your chance to chow down on these wonderful bagels! 12-3 p.m. Gunwhale Ales, 2960 Randolph Av A, Costa Mesa, 949.239.9074. More Info.

Semi-Tropic Wines Pop-up

Jan. 13. The impeccably fantastic Semi Tropic Wines continues its series of hosting pop-up food vendors, with the equally fantastic Falafa Food Truck this Thursday. The group will be on-site from 4-10 p.m. Guests can sip on the various wines carried by Semi Tropic while munching away on the various edible offerings from Falafa. Enjoy the vibes and atmosphere as only Semi Tropic Wines can create. 816 W 19th Street, Costa Mesa, 949.520.2118.

Khan Saab Continues Relief Efforts

Every Thursday. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen is kicking off the year in a meaningful way. Every Thursday, the Downtown Fullerton restaurant will be donating 5% of sales made during the month to local Afghan relief efforts. Funds will go directly to Afghan locals who are leading informal operations to provide assistance. Khan Saab aims to curtail the misappropriation of funds through these direct donations. Diners can visit Khan Saab Thursdays from 4-11 p.m. 229 E. Commonwealth Avenue Unit A, Fullerton, 714.853.1081.

Mayfield’s January Charity Cocktail

Available Now. Mayfield continues its monthly charity cocktail program with a delicious double feature. Partnering with Lost Irish Whiskey, the bar team has come up with the “Lost and Found,” their take on an Irish Coffee, and the “Lost Mule,” a peach Irish Mule. Sales of both drinks will ultimately go to a charity of the staff’s choosing, with January’s charity being OC Animal Care. So come on by and enjoy a delicious drink while helping some animals along the way. 31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.5140.

Arts + Culture

Soka University Welcomes Yefim Bronfman

Jan. 21. Tickets are on sale now to experience one of the great musical talents. “Listening to Bronfman play… is like being in a crowded room when suddenly a profound conversationalist begins to speak and everyone just steps back to listen with rapt attention.” (Chicago Sun Times). What more needs to be said about this titan who is recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists. To purchase tickets, follow this link. 8 p.m. Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 949.480.4000.

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

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