Orange County

Weekend roundup

July 8-11


Hummingbird Experts at Roger’s Gardens

July 10. Celebrate the summer season by inviting hummingbirds into your garden with the help of hummingbird and wildlife experts from the local Audubon Chapter. These experts will answer all your questions, discuss the best plants for hummingbirds, pollinators and other wildlife, show hummingbird nests and provide valuable information to make you successful in creating your hummingbird garden. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800.

Outdoor Yoga with Brooke Taylor Active at Mess Hall Market

July 10. Start your Saturday morning off right with an outdoor yoga class at Mess Hall Market. Participants will be led by instructor Brooke Taylor in this first yoga class of her new monthly series, which is open to the public. Brooke’s athleisure clothing line, Brooke Taylor Active, will also be onsite for guests to shop, and yoga class attendees will receive 20% off their purchase. Additionally, Mess Hall’s selection of eateries will be open for guests to enjoy after their morning stretch. 10 a.m. Free. 1705 Flight Way, Tustin,

A Bug’s Life Screening at Casa Romantica

July 11. Bring the kiddos to watch Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens’ summer film selection outdoors in the courtyard after sunset. This month features Disney Pixar’s A Bug’s Life in conjunction with Casa Romantica’s art exhibition about insects and pollinators in the gallery. 8 p.m. Free with RSVP; walkups are available for this event. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.

Food + Drink

Friday Tasting Menu at Knife Pleat

July 9. Experience chef Tony Esnault’s weekly six-course tasting menu at elegant French restaurant, Knife Pleat. With a focus on summer ingredients, this week’s menu features dishes such as Valdivia Farms tomatoes, squash blossom “farci,” Charentais melons, and more. Reserve seats for the dining room or open-air patio. 6:30 p.m. $195 per person, additional $110 for wine pairings. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Suite 3001, Costa Mesa, 714.266.3388.

Burger Week

July 11-17. Coming together for the second time to welcome summer, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and Pasadena unite for the second annual Burger Week. Explore a variety of burgers, ranging from classic to creative, featuring various proteins on menus priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25. Participating restaurants include Andrei’s Restaurant, Billy’s at the Beach (pictured), Helmsman Ale House, Lido Bottle Works, Poppy & Seed, Whitestone Restaurant & Bar and more. See website for the full list of restaurants, menus and featured cocktails.

Blu SkyBar

Open. Get a taste of Spain this summer at Radisson Blu Anaheim’s 12th story rooftop restaurant Blu SkyBar. The menu, created by executive chef Edgar Beas, features Spanish favorites from the region’s Basque Country complemented by a robust wine and craft cocktail list. Cocktail highlights include a Spanish-inspired spin on the classic gin and tonic, Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi; and the Oye Mi Amor made with Volcan Blanco Tequila, lime jalapeño agave and mango. Reservations highly recommended and can be made online or by calling. Dinner service: Tu-Sa 5-10 p.m.; cocktail service F-Sa 10-11 p.m. 1601 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 657.439.3289.

Arts + Culture


July 9-Aug. 8. Chance Theater presents the O.C. premiere of Edges, the first live and in-person show since shutting its doors on March 13, 2020. Before they wrote Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dogfight, and many other modern musical classics, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote a thrilling song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions about love, commitment, identity, and meaning. There will also be a post-show discussion after each performance. See website for showtimes. $39-$49. 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim.

New Exhibits at Muzeo

Opens July 10. Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center welcomes two brand-new exhibits on display in its Historic Carnegie Galleries. The exhibits that challenge perspectives and enlighten perception are Korean master calligrapher Sung Yong Tar’s Passing Through Life with Brushes, Chisels, & Clays: Traditional and Abstract Calligraphy; and CSUF MFA at Muzeo featuring work by nine CSUF Master’s graduates. W-Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.765.6450.

Jeeyoon Kim’s Together Again /si-úm/ at Irvine Barclay

July 11. Irvine Barclay Theater welcomes classical music fans to enjoy a concert featuring pianist Jee-Yoon Kim (pictured) perform a program titled Together Again /si-úm/. This concert will be available to watch in-person at Irvine Barclay, or to watch from home via livestream with one week of on-demand viewing. 3 p.m. Free. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.

Photo credits:Allen’s Hummingbird by Trude Hurd. Brooke Taylor Active courtesy Ajenda PR. Knife Pleat by Kambria Fischer. Billy’s at the Beach courtesy The ACE Agency. Calligraphy artwork by Sung Yong Tark. Pianist Jeehyoon Kim courtesy Jeeyoon Kim. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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