Monday Block Party
June 20. Monday may signal the end of the weekend, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t great events to enjoy still. The teams at Detention, Native Son, and Chapter One are teaming up for a block party. This event features live music from Checkered PAst, an assortment of drinks and more. Come celebrate summer in a very fun way. Tickets are available here, or at the door. Starts at 3 p.m. $25. 220 East 4th Street, Santa Ana. 714.560.4444. detentiondtsa.com
June 16-19. Enjoy a whirlwind weekend of fun in the sun at the 2022 Summerfest. Listen to live musical performances all weekend long from some of the best acts around to multiple fireworks shows at night, carnival rides, games, food and drinks vendors, and more. This Summerfest is shaping up to be one of the best yet and should not be missed. Tickets are $5 a day. Times vary. 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley. More Info
Food + Drink: Father’s Day Special
A Weekend Feast at Brunos
June 18-19. Brunos Italian Kitchen, Brea Downtown’s neighborhood Italian gem, is offering three menu specials all weekend long. In addition to the regularly offered dinner menu, Brunos will offer an Heirloom Caprese starter, Flat Iron & Shrimp entrée, and a pan-seared Mexican Seabass entrée served with sautéed cherry tomato, garlic, olives and served with green beans with a touch of Calabrian chili. Times vary. 210 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.257.1000. brunositaliankitchen.com
Father’s Day Sunday at Ysidora
June 19. Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano has the perfect tranquil Father’s Day getaway for families to celebrate this summer. Enjoy a relaxed brunch to celebrate Dad. After, head to the lounge at the expansive outdoor patio overlooking the ruins of the Great Stone Church or take in a game or two of cornhole in the Olive Grove. Sunday at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949.503.5720. Reservations can be made here.
Cafe Sevilla Celebrates Dad
June 19. Cafe Sevilla will have its brunch menu with bottomless mimosas available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., with the dinner menu offered all day. Dads can also enjoy a $10 Smoked Old Fashioned as well as a free lobster tail when ordering the signature paella. Café Sevilla will feature live music beginning at 6 p.m. 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. 949.688.1555. cafesevilla.com
Go the Extra Yard for Dad
June 19. This Father’s Day, go the extra yard and treat Dad to a crisp, refreshing draft beer from Yard House. From a fleet of taps featuring more than 100 craft and local brews, Dad’s pour-of-choice goes hand-in-hand with a robust menu of favorites, like the new bone-in Korean Ribeye, sweet soy marinated and served with chili garlic fries. Against an energetic background of classic rock, Dad will have a full heart—and a full stomach. Times vary with locations, check link. yardhouse.com
Fabulous Festivities at Farmhouse
June 19. Treat Dad to the freshest flavors of the moment courtesy of Owner & Executive Chef Rich Mead. Choose from entrees including Grilled Pasture Raised Autonomy Farms Flat Iron Steak with sauteed spinach, cipollini onions, shitake mushrooms and garlic, french fried Alaskan fingerling potatoes, horseradish, chimichurri and red wine jus. 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona Del Mar, 949.640.1415. farmhouse.rogersgardens.com
Arts + Culture
Come From Away Lands at Segerstrom Center
Starts June 21. Celebrate the best of humankind and the best in all of us at COME FROM AWAY. This stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the small town in Newfoundland that opened their homes to 7,00 stranded travelers on 9/11. Don’t miss this remarkable true story, 1 week only, June 21 – 26. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Gospel Voices of OC
June 19. The Gospel Voices of OC is a multi-generational artistic celebration of African Americans through the lens and the influence of gospel music as a source of historical impact and resiliency presented from Juneteenth to the present day. The Black-directed production team, led by Producer Debora Wondercheck, will cause your spirit to soar as it takes you on a journey you’ll not soon forget. Starts at 4 p.m. Musco Center for the Arts, One University Dr, Orange. 844.626.8726. Tickets can be purchased here.
Photo credits: Ysidora courtesy of J Public Relations. Brunos courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. Farmhouse courtesy of ACE Agency. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.