Orange County

Weekend roundup

January 5-8


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.

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.

Food + Drink

Copenhagen Corner

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.

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.

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.

Arts + Culture

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.

ArtWalk summer

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.

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

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