Steve Aoki Live
Jan. 6. Kick off the first weekend of the new year with a bang as Legendary DJ Steve Aoki brings his style and his signature genre-blending sound to OC. Enjoy Steve’s signature hits as he mixes and maybe even a bit of his cake throw. 21 and over only. Friday, 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Tickets can be found here. 1875 Newport Blvd. Suite B245, Costa Mesa. timenightclub.com
South OC Cars and Coffee
Jan. 7. The US’s largest weekly car meet that attracts a mix of 700-1000 plus hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage, classic, muscle and sports cars, hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4×4 and motorcycles. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Outlets, 101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente. southoccarsandcoffee.com
Food + Drink
Now Open. The word “authentic” is used loosely on many menus, but nothing is more authentic than the Danish food coming from the kitchen of Copenhagen Corner. Taste true Copenhagen cooking at this new south county gem. Times vary. 31161 Niguel Rd., Suite B, Laguna Niguel, 949.429.7900. copenhagencorneroc.com
Club 616 Shakes Things Up
Now Open. Santa Ana’s oldest bar is new again, as Club 616 has new life breathed into it. Immediately garnering recognition from some of Orange County’s beverage experts and writers, this is a must-stop for those avoiding Dry January. Wednesday – Sunday 5 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 616 E. 4th St. Santa Ana, 714.868.0695. For more details click here
Cowboys and Poodles Welcomes All
Now Open. A visit to a speakeasy is always an experience. The newly opened Cowboys and Poodles takes that experience however and dials it up to eleven. Swing through for sights, sounds, and sips like no other place around can create. Wednesday – Thursday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, 5 p.m. – 12 p.m. 2948 Randolph Ave. B, Costa Mesa. thecowboysandpoodles.com
New Seasonal Pizza at Gibroni’s
Now Available. Meet the newest pizza-of-the-month special: the Doncha Know Taco Pizza. It’s a Mexican-inspired pizza that reminiscent of Mom’s Midwest taco night. Layered with great flavors and a heavy dose of nostalgia from Detroit-style pizzas and local cookies. Wednesday – Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 215 S El Camino Real, San Clemente. gibronispizza.com
Arts + Culture
To Kill a Mockingbird at Segerstrom
Now Playing. Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas is Atticus Finch in this landmark production of Harper Lee’s American classic. Don’t miss “the most successful American play in Broadway history (60 Minutes).” Now – January 8th only! 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Panel Discussion: William Mortensen
Jan. 7. Join guest curator Larry Lytle as he moderates a panel discussion on the life, art, and influence of William Mortensen. Panelists include Dennis Reed, Michael Dawson and Stuart Balcomb. Saturday, 6 p.m. 307 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971. More information can be found at this link.
Artists Village Art Walk
Jan. 7. Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts as countless artists, galleries, performers and more are set to attract more than 1500 guests to this free celebration of creativity. Bring the family, and enjoy. Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The center of the event is located at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. dtsaartwalk.org
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