Orange County

Weekend roundup

January 18-21


Pop-up Skatepark in Laguna

Now Open. The City of Laguna Beach installed temporary skate ramps at the Community & Recreation Center.  The skate ramps are located in the courtyard area in front of the main classroom building and will be used for City-sponsored skate classes and camps, as well as for free skating during limited daytime hours. 30516 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.

New Year Wellness Reset at Rails

Jan. 20. Usher in a year of health and wellness with a special in-store activation open to all. Sip on immune-boosting juice provided by Earthbar and fresh smoothies for attendees to enjoy while shopping the new Pre-Spring collection from Rails – a Los Angeles-based brand known for ultra soft-hand feel and fusing the laidback Southern California style. Saturday at 10 a.m. 1083 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Sweetgreen Hosts New Year’s Farmers Market

Jan. 20. The restaurant’s inaugural O.C. mini-Farmer’s Market will highlight suppliers from Sweetgreen’s extensive network of trusted local farm partners throughout Southern California. The first 200 customers to join in the Farmer’s Market will receive a complimentary Sweetgreen tote to fill with fresh produce sourced from nearby farms. Saturday at 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 18685 Main Street, #107, Huntington Beach.

Food + Drink

Sugarfish Opens First Orange County Location

Opening Jan. 18. Iconic and beloved sushi and dining destination – Sugarfish – is finally entering the Orange County market with the grand opening of their flagship OC location in Corona del Mar this Thursday. Please note the restaurant does not take reservations – guests are seated on a first-come, first serve basis. Monday-Saturday at 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday at noon to 9 p.m. 2600 East Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar.

Banger Tacos Hit Radiant

Jan. 19. Start the weekend with Radiant’s stellar beer lineup, and settle in for some flavorful tacos from your new favorite pop-up – Banger Tacos. It features a taco cart and catering service that features combinations of Mexican and Filipino flavors that are sure to bring a smile. Food service begins Friday at 5 p.m. at Radiant Beer, 1566 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim.

New Cocktails Come to Broadway

Now Available. For those abstaining from Dry January, you are in luck. One of Orange County’s top-rated cocktail programs has unveiled a brand new menu of libations to delight in. Broadway by Amar Santana has a slew of great drinks now available to imbibe featuring a huge variety of spirits and techniques to delight the senses. Open daily at 4:30 p.m. 328 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach.

BEI Restaurant Explores Upscale Lebanese Cuisine

Now Open. What began as a patio expansion at EZ Kebab, became the birth of a new concept – BEI, a full-service dinner concept focusing on Lebanese family-style dining. Much like EZ Kebab, BEI is distinctly Lebanese. Short for Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, BEI shares a kitchen with EZ Kebab, affording guests some popular menu crossovers. Thursday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. 1951 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. 949.799.0064. More Information

Arts + Culture

Art Workshop: Figure Drawing

Art Workshop: Figure Drawing

Jan. 19. Join Peter Zokosky, Chair of MFA Drawing + Painting at LCAD, for a figure drawing workshop. Learn the basics and build on your knowledge of how to draw the human form with a live model. Supplies are included with the purchase of a ticket. Attendees should note that the model will be nude. Friday 4-7 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Jorg Dubin: Paintings from the 2000s

Now Showing. A new museum-quality artistic experience is available to enjoy. “Jorg Dubin: Paintings from the 2000s” chronicles Dubin’s engagement with portraiture over a twenty-year period and is the most comprehensive showing of his work to date. Exhibition hours are Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.3 p.m. or by appointment. 298 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: BEI courtesy of Outshine PR. Broadway by Amar Santana courtesy of Crawford McCarthy/The Best Ceats. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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