Doheny Surf and Art Festival
June 25-26. Come soak up the sights, sounds, and sunshine this weekend at the Doheny Surf and Art Festival. The event is free to the public and will be filled with artists, food and drink options, and, of course, all things surfing. A perfect way to kick off the official start of summer as only Orange County Can deliver. More information can be found here. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.
OC Vegan Festival
June 25. Hosted by The Plant District – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping plant-based businesses meet their goals – come out to the first Summer Night Market OC Vegan Fest. Santa Ana’s vegan & plant-based festival brings together some of the best plant-based talents around. 2-8 p.m. Register for free tickets here. Free entry. 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. theplantdistrict.com
Food + Drink
Los Molinos Beer Co. Officially Open
Now Open. With deep roots in the San Clemente community, this new and exciting micro-brewery has officially opened its doors to the public. After a short soft opening, guests can now pair the perfect Orange County summer weather with a perfectly made local beer. Food options are available as well for guests to enjoy. 151 Calle De Los Molinos, San Clemente, 949.599.5029. losmolinosbeer.com
Zéytoon Welcomes Guests
Now Open. What’s old is new again as new life has been breathed into Zéytoon Cafe. The kitchen has been refreshed, wines restocked, and the doors are now open for guests to enjoy. Let the smooth summer winds carry the scents of all of the amazing food right into your nose as you slow down the afternoons at this local institution. 412 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9230. zeytooncafe.com
FKN Launches Pizzas
Open Now. The team behind one of the best bakeries in Orange County are taking their talents to pizza. With multiple options for toppings available, and all served on their renowned sourdough bread, the team at FKN (pronounced “eff kay enn”) is ready to satisfy any craving. To preorder, simply email Miranda@FKNBread.com by 6 p.m. on Saturday to make sure you have your order ready to go for pickup. 31760 Camino Capistrano Suite B, San Juan Capistrano. fknbread.com
Exclusive Sake Tasting
June 23. Sushi Ii will be offering side-by-side tastings of sakes from Dassai. Available as an add-on to Chef Ii’s illustrious Omakase offerings, the pairing gives guests a glimpse into three of the world’s finest sakes - Dassai’s sparkling nigori, Dassai 23, and Dassai Hayata 23. Guests can look forward to this special experience for one night only. 100 W Coast Hwy. Ste 202, Newport Beach, 949.287.6268. sushi-ii.com
Cin Cin Parlour Says Hello
Now Open. Say hello to the newest late-night destination, Cin Cin Parlour is a stylish new addition to the coastline with inviting style, drinks, and more, all designed to have you swooning and sipping the night away. Get in and grab a seat early as they will surely fill up fast at this lively new haunt. Open Thursday-Sunday. 1826 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach. More Info
Arts + Culture
Last Chance to See Come From Away!
June 23-26. 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. Experience this remarkable true story, today – Sunday, June 26 only. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
New Releases of Dr. Seuss
Now Available. The world of Dr. Seuss continues to enthrall those both young and old with its timeless style and whimsy. The estate of the late Dr. Seuss continues this tradition by occasionally releasing new and never-before-seen pieces for the world to behold. The Narrative Gallery in Laguna Beach is the proud home to such works, and now, has brand new releases for the public to enjoy. 333 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach. Narrative-gallery.com
Craig Robinson at the Improv
June 24-26. Star of films such as “Knocked Up,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” and “This is the End,” as well as a beloved stay on NBC’s “The Office,” Craig Robinson knows how to bring the laughs. He takes over the famous Irvine Improv this weekend for a five-show residency. Tickets and more information can be found here. 527 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, 949.854.5455. improv.com
Photo credits: Suchi Il courtesy of Outshine PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.