Orange County

Weekend roundup

July 2-5


Drive-In Concert

July 2. Kick off Independence Day weekend with a drive-in concert featuring Southern California-based band Finnegan Blue at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. With music rooted in traditional folk, Finnegan Blue’s high-energy performance pulls from a mix of genres. Gates open at 6 p.m.; concert starts at 7:30 p.m. $30 per car. 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.

Cinema Pop-Up

July 3. Experience the new drive-in theater concept “Cinema Pop-Up,” created by Kilburn Live, at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park with a screening of the science fiction action-adventure book-to-movie adaptation Ready Player One. Watch from your car while being parked in spaces at least 8 feet apart from others. Gates open 7 p.m., film 8:30 p.m. $25 per vehicle. 30753 Avenida La Pata, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1171. Tickets

Movies Under the Moon

July 3. Miss going to the movies? Take a drive on Friday night to City National Grove in Anaheim for outdoor screenings of Shrek at 7:20 p.m. and then Independence Day at 10:30 p.m. Concessions and restrooms available on site. $9.50 tickets (excludes $16.45 web fee), $20-$25 parking. 2200 E. Katella, Anaheim. | Tickets

Eagles Concert Film

July 5. Tune in to ESPN to watch the Eagles concert “Live From The Forum MMXVIII” this holiday weekend. Viewers can experience the new 26-song live album and concert film, which also includes the first Eagles’ recordings with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. Premieres at 5 p.m.

Fourth of July

Adya’s Ready-to-Grill Pack

Order Before July 3. Spice up your Fourth of July weekend barbecue with Adya’s ready-to-grill black pepper and cumin steak. The grill package serves two ($50) and includes two 10-ounce black pepper and cumin-rubbed certified Angus beef with garlic-pomegranate glaze; watermelon chaat; Indian-style potato salad; naan; and mint Chutney. Pre-order for pick-up on July 3 at one of two Adya locations or at the artisan pop-up at OC Baking Company. Must be ordered in advance; email Anaheim Packing House, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., #201, Anaheim, 714.533.2392; University Center, 4213 Campus Drive, #P-166D, Irvine, 949.679.2299; OC Baking Company, 1960 N. Glassell St., Orange.

Solita Tacos and Margaritas

Available July 3-5. Celebrate the holiday weekend with Solita’s Fourth of July bundle to take home to feed 3 to 5 guests for $67, available all weekend. The bundle includes guacamole, ensalada ranchera, street taco 6-pack (choice of two proteins: grilled chicken, carnitas or black bean sweet potato) and bottle house margarita (pours 5 to 6). 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.894.2792.

Livestream Fireworks Display

July 4. Can’t watch fireworks in person? The City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department offers a livestream of fireworks this Independence Day from Tustin High School. While no admittance to the high school is allowed, residents can tune into 91.7 FM radio while watching the livestream to listen to the music that accompanies the fireworks. Livestream 8 p.m., fireworks 9 p.m. 714.573.3326.

Food + Drink

Oceanview Dining at 180blũ

Reopened. Elevate your dining experience at 180blũ’s patio lounge with 180 degree views of the ocean. The all-day dining menu highlights Pan-Latin coastal cuisine with dishes such as the piloncillo shrimp (pictured), Raya romaine and achiote salmon. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; reservations not required. Raya, another restaurant at the resort, offers meals to-go from the all-day dining menu; to order, call 949.240.5055. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000.

Summer Menu at Haven

Now Available. Chef Brady of Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar presents new dishes for all to enjoy on site or at home this summer. Menu items include the pork belly BLT, carrot cavatelli (pictured) and kale cobb salad. M-Sa 11 a.m.-midnight, Su 10 a.m.-midnight. 190 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.221.0680. | Takeout

Silverlake Ramen

Opens June 3. Calling all ramen fans! Come celebrate the grand opening of Silverlake Ramen at the Irvine Spectrum Center this Friday through Sunday. Stop by to dine in or place your to-go order and spin the prize wheel for your chance to win free ramen, a t-shirt, 50% off your bill or other prizes. Doors open 11 a.m. 511 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Irvine, 949.932.0640.

Arts + Culture

Gardens at Casa Romatica

Open. While the visits to the home and art gallery aren’t open to the public, Casa Romantica welcomes the public to visit the gardens with social distancing guidelines in place. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 40 visitors per hour, with a maximum of 20 guests at any one time on the 2.5-acre property to ensure safe social distancing; modifications have been made to the cultural center’s self-guided tour of the gardens to adhere to a one-way route. Masks required to enter and for the duration of the visit. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; open July 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 admission, free for active military with I.D. and children under 13. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.

Photos from top: Finnegan Blue courtesy Muckenthaler Cultural Center. Courtesy Cinema Pop-Ups. Movies Under the Moon courtesy Moonlight Events OC/Instagram. Courtesy Adya, Solita Tacos and Margaritas, Tustin Parks and Recreation/Instagram, Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar. Silverlake Ramen courtesy Irvine Management Company. Courtesy Casa Romantic Cultural Center and Gardens.

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