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Weekend roundup

January 7-10


A Bowie Celebration

Jan. 8. Celebrate the life and legacy of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, as well as a trailblazer of musical trends and pop fashion, during this global streaming concert. Watch performances by an incredible lineup of artists from around the world connected to David Bowie, including at least one Bowie alumni band member and more from every studio album from his 1969 self-titled album to his final album Blackstar. Begins at 6 p.m. and will be available to rewatch on demand for 24 hours. $25-$350.

Drive-Thru Fair Foodie Fest

Jan. 8-10. Craving fair food lately? Hop in your car and drive over to Angel Stadium for the drive-thru Fair Foodie Fest. Open this weekend and next weekend, this drive-thru features tasty offerings such as Hawaiian chicken teriyaki pineapple bowls, colossal onion rings, cheesy bacon curly fries, red velvet funnel cakes and more. You can also pay to play up to 10 different carnival games right from your car. Credit cards only; no cash. F 5-10 p.m., Sa-Su noon-10 p.m. Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim.

“Night of Lights OC” Holiday Drive-Thru

Through Jan. 10. The holidays might be over but there’s still time to check out this magical and immersive drive-in winter wonderland experience at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa! When you purchase tickets to this one-mile drive-thru featuring over one million lights, there are holiday treats available for pre-order, include hot cocoa, cinnamon sugar donuts, Mom’s Bake Shoppe cookie buckets and brownies, tamales, holiday family 4-pack meals, and more. Pre-order food online by 10 a.m. on the date of admission. Entrance opens at 5 p.m. with time sessions available until 9:30 p.m. $49.99-$69.99. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Food + Drink

Knife Pleat’s Afternoon Tea Service

Now Available. Recreate a relaxing and elegant tea in the comfort of your own home with Knife Pleat’s four decadent tea sandwiches, handmade desserts and macarons. Simply add your own tea to complete the experience—or if an afternoon cocktail sounds tempting, be sure to add one of Knife Pleat’s signature libations when ordering Knife Pleat to-go. W-Su noon-6 p.m. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.266.3388.

New Takeout Menus From The Rooftop Lounge

Now Available. Get a taste of the Laguna Beach-local favorite’s new takeout menus, featuring two types of Asian cuisine, you can enjoy from home. A trio of menus, now available for takeout and delivery only, introduce a curated selection of Rooftop Lounge’s American fare, elevated homestyle Chinese cuisine from the restaurant’s new ghost kitchen Surf Panda—plus a pop-up menu from East L.A.’s popular onigiri bar SuperRich. A selection of bottled cocktails by Yamashiro Beverage Co. are also available to-go along with Biodynamic/Organic & Natural Wines. 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.2446.

Porto’s New Rosquita

Now Available. In honor of Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, Porto’s Bakery and Cafe has baked up something new and special to celebrate. Porto’s Rosquita offers all the fun of this holiday tradition in a mini version of the traditional Rosca de Reyes. The Rosquita is available for in-car pickup at the bakery only. The item will also become a year-round staple so that families doing a make-up holiday later in the year can access the popular dessert any time of the year. 7640 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.367.2030.

Arts + Culture

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Jan. 9. Experience classical music like never before during this special virtual performance by Grammy Award-winning classical music ensemble Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and soprano Karen Slack (pictured). Listen to the orchestra and Slack perform Beethoven’s Egmont, Op. 84 while special guest Liev Schreiber of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed hit series Ray Donovan narrates an incisive new translation by Philip Boehm. This virtual performance will take place on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. then will be available for “on demand” viewing until Jan. 16. $20 per household.

Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan

On View. While Bowers Museum is closed in accordance to state officials’ recent COVID-19 update, you can view its newest exhibition digitally. Featuring works of incredible beauty and complexity by two of Taiwan’s premier artists, Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan showcases 27 carvings by Huang Fu Shou that show a surprising range of jade’s colors and 17 poetic sculptures by Wu Ching that capture the majesty of gold, breathing form into questions on the nature of being.

Photo credits: David Bowie 1973 Sukita Mime Sit courtesy Karen Slack and Orpheus credit Chris Lee. Mundane Affinity, 1995 © Wu Ching. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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