Orange County

Weekend roundup

June 2-5


The Makers Hive Market

June 4. Head to The CAMP in Costa Mesa this Saturday for The Makers Hive Market. With 15 local small businesses, a kid’s craft area, and over 10 local eateries to enjoy from. Pets are welcome, photos are encouraged, and admission is free to this spectacular local event. Bring friends, family, and pets, and get ready for a great time. 2937 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.

Father’s Day Tasting Event

Coming Soon. Tickets are on sale now for a Father’s Day treat like none other. Enjoy an afternoon of tasting some of the best whiskey around, as The Blind Rabbit hosts Garrison Brothers out of Texas. Participants can enjoy a flight of Garrison Brothers’ whiskey, cocktails, food, and swag. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here. 2-4 p.m. Located inside the Anaheim Packing District. 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim.

Food + Drink

Populaire Opens its Doors

Now Open. Chefs Nicholas Weber and Ross Pangilinan have combined their efforts to open the highly-anticipated Populaire. The duo – both Patina Group alumni and protégés of renowned restauranteur Joachim Splichal aimed to create a modern California-French bistro with flavors and twists certain to delight guests. 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, 714.760.4555.

The Greektown Returns

Now available. Back by popular demand and available to order right now – the Greektown specialty pie from Gibroni’s Pizza in San Clemente returns. With shaved gyro (beef and lamb) meat, kalamata olives, Bulgarian feta, baby spinach, red onions, blistered grape tomatoes, fresh dill and a homemade tzatziki drizzle, this is not one to miss so order now. 215 S. El Camino, San Clemente, 949.460.3572.

Buzz the Tower at Wild Goose

June 9. Mark your calendars because it’s time to kick the tires and light the fires. Celebrate the return of Top Gun as Wild Goose Taven hosts a watch party of the 1986 classic film. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite character while enjoying themed drinks and specials. 7-10 p.m. 436 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, 949.722.9453.

Escape This Summer to Billy’s

Open Now. Billy’s at the Beach is pleased to announce a summer of island-inspired fun and new holiday hours to offer guests an opportunity to celebrate with aloha spirit at the iconic waterfront destination. Billy’s will open on select summer Mondays including the Fourth of July and Labor Day, and release limited edition canned Mai Tais to commemorate the occasions. 2751 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.722.1100.

Arts + Culture

Art Walk in DTSA

June 4. Join in for the monthly Santa Ana Art Walk, with galleries, alternative spaces, studios, artist booths, and live performances throughout Downtown. It is a great time to spend an evening enjoying the Arts and great restaurants in this community. Make a date, bring your friends and family, and stroll the historic streets to enjoy the culture of this wonderful city. 7-10 p.m. For directions and more information, click here.

John Beasley’s MONK’estra

June 9. John Beasley brings his smashing 15-piece MONK’estra big band to Irvine Barclay Theatre. The Grammy Award winner and nine-time nominated pianist and composer John Beasley has worked with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard – playing in the bands of both trumpet legends while still in his 20s as well as countless other famous artists. 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. 4242 Campus Drive, 949.854.4646.

Photo credits: Billy’s at the Beach courtesy of The ACE Agency. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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