Orange County

Weekend roundup

July 13-16


Jurassic World Live Tour

July 14-16. The dinosaurs come alive in-person as the Jurassic World Live Tour comes to Anaheim. Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park. The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan. 2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim.

Weekend Night Market

July 15. Bring the family and come for a night of fun. Live music, various food trucks and offerings, local shopping, games, and kids play area, and more as the Weekend Night Market runs this Saturday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 25282 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo.

Touring Local Beer Fest

July 16. Come enjoy unlimited tastings from over 15 of the best breweries in Orange County, along with music, and food, as OC Local Taproom puts on its first beer fest. Enjoy the summer weather with cold drinks and friends while you celebrate the talented local brewing community. Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. 30100 Town Center Drive, Laguna Niguel.

Food + Drink

Mutt’s Summer Party

July 15. Mutt’s is celebrating the summer heatwave in style. This Saturday, cool off at their summer party where Mutt’s is bringing out all of the stops, including their signature ice luge, DJ and special vendors, including Moët Champagne, Belvedere Vodka, Patron Tequila, and more. Saturday, 8 a.m-12 p.m. Mutt’s Eastbluff, 2531 Eastbluff Dr., Newport Beach.

NOBLE Wine & Dine Experience

July 15. A delicious, star-studded afternoon benefiting JDRF (The leading non-profit for type 1 diabetes) awaits as Lido House Hotel’s chef-partner Riley Huddleston welcomes in a distinguished lineup of 10 curated chefs and restaurants. Saturday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased here. 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach.

Taikun Debuts at The Ritz Carlton

Starting July 15. Renowned New York City-based restaurant, Taikun, starts a pop-up residency at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel this weekend. Guests can indulge in a world-class, sixteen-course omakase dining experience. Tickets and more information can be found here. 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Laguna Niguel.

Bandito Taqueria Settles In

Now Open. Some of the best tacos in Orange County have settled into a permanent brick-and-mortar location and, after a brief soft opening period, has new hours, menu items and more. Come see for yourself what makes these Tijuana-style tacos so popular. Hours vary. 300 W. 5th Street, Santa Ana, 714.760.4862. No website is available at this time. Instagram can be found here.

Arts + Culture

William Florian: The Neil Diamond Story

July 13. William Florian, a former member of the famous 60’s group The New Christy Minstrels, weaves stories, songs, and humor from Diamond’s early acoustic years. You will find yourself singing along to Diamond’s most celebrated songs: ‘Song Sung Blue,’ ‘Sweet Caroline,’ and more. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here. 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton.

Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

Art Workshop: Figure Drawing

July 15. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Joseph Kleitsch: Abroad and At Home in Old Laguna, join Peter Zokosky, Chair of MFA Drawing + Painting at LCAD, for a figure drawing workshop. Learn the basics on how to draw the human form with a live model. Supplies included with purchase of ticket. Saturday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Mutt’s and Noble Wine and Dine courtesy of Outshine Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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