Orange County

Weekend roundup

January 20-23


Anaheim Ducks Watch Party at Brewery X

Jan. 24. Come watch the Anaheim Ducks take on the Boston Bruins in style at Anaheim’s own Brewery X! Enjoy some of the best locally-made beers around, and munch away on all of the fantastic food offerings from X Eats and Chef Trevor Kotchek. Parties of any size are welcome, but reservations are not available, so plan ahead to be settled in before the puck drops! 4-6 p.m. 3191 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim.

Dana Point Harbor Partners to Host Blood Drive

Jan. 27. There is an urgent need for donations due to the dangerously low blood supply. Scheduling an appointment is highly encouraged and can be done through using the sponsor code “DPHP.” iHeartYoga will be offering a free yoga class, to be used within 30 days, for each donor on the day of the drive. Donors who have made an appointment, and walk-ins, will be able to sign up to receive their free yoga class via email the following day. Donors will also receive a coupon for either a cup of coffee or scoop of ice cream from Coffee Importers and a tote bag from Killer Dana Surf Shop. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603.

Food + Drink

Slane Irish Whiskey Presents: National Irish Coffee Day OC Guide

Starting Jan 22. Settle into an Irish Coffee at participating bars and restaurants across Orange County and celebrate! Enjoy Slane Whiskey-based riffs on this timeless classic at places such as Bosscat Kitchen & Libations (Orange location. Jan. 25), Muldoon’s Irish Pub (Jan 23-25), Rembrandt’s Kitchen and Bar (Jan 22-25), and Macallan’s (Jan. 22-25). Several other establishments are poised to join the festivities as well including Fable & Spirit, and Dublin4. Prices and offerings will vary by location.

El Torito Celebrates National Cheese Lover’s Day with Free Quest Dip

Jan. 20. Cheese makes everything better! That is why all cheese lovers need to run to the closest El Torito to celebrate. This National Cheese Lover’s Day, the restaurant group is inviting guests to enjoy a free Queso Dip appetizer with the purchase of any adult entrée. Just mention the word “QUESO” to your server. This offer is available at all El Torito locations for dine-in. One free Queso Dip appetizer per table. Various locations.

Old Vine Kitchen & Bar Repoens

Jan. 20. After a long hiatus, one of Orange County’s best is ready to welcome guests once again! Old Vine Kitchen, as well as its raucus rooftop bar reopens to the public this Thursday. Come experience a great meal, great drinks, and a great time. Dinner service 5-10 p.m. Roof bar 6-11 p.m. 2937 Bristol St, Ste A102, Costa Mesa. 714.545.1411.

Start Off the Year Healthy with SAJJ Mediterranean’s New CousCous

Available Now. With countless new year’s resolutions looking for ways to stay healthy, SAJJ Mediterranean has rolled out a new CousCous for a limited time only! The fluffy, pasta-like grain of rolled durum wheat is a plant-based protein with one high level of antioxidants and low sodium. The new CousCous aims to help guests implement even healthier eating habits within the SAJJ Mediterranean menu.

Arts + Culture

Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure and Art Lessons

Begins Jan. 22. This exclusive package for kids ages 12 and under, includes an art lesson via video feed by environmental artist Wyland and a FREE 2-hour whale watching adventure. Art lessons begin at 9 am. The Whale Watching Adventure departs after the art lesson at 10 am and will end at 12pm. The lesson is limited to 10 children for social distancing and the art lesson fee will be donated to The Wyland Foundation. Full information can be found here. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. 888.224.0603.

The Muck Announces Marlo De Lara as its 2022 Fourth Artist in Residence

Running Through 2022. Born in Baltimore, artist Marlo De Lara received a PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, and an MA in Psychosocial Studies at the Centre of Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex. Her practice works within the realms of sound performance, visual distraction, and film. More information on the residency can be found here. 1201 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.

Photo credits: Slane Whiskey Irish Coffee courtesy of Slane Irish Whiskey. Sajj Mediterranean courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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