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June 3-6


Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Trish Toledo

June 4. Grab your tickets to watch singer and songwriter Trish Toldeo perform at Segerstrom’s Summer Sounds on the Plaza. For those who don’t know Toldeo, her style can be described as soul meets 1960s and early ’70s era music. Masks must be worn by all guests upon check-in and until they arrive to their assigned viewing area (or “pod”), which will be separated by at least 6 feet of space from neighboring viewing areas. 7 p.m. Pods start at $20. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Photography Class at Sherman Library and Gardens

June 6. Learn the techniques of still-life photography from local photographer Jeanine Hill at Sherman Library & Gardens. Attendees will be shown how to use afternoon light and transform a single flower, a few stems or a bouquet using the backgrounds around them. Participants are required to wear a mask, and must bring a camera and a vase. Class size is limited to ensure social distancing. 5-7 p.m. $55 members, $65 non-member.

Strut Bar & Club

Reopened. After a year of closure, Costa Mesa’s all-inclusive nightlife destination Strut Bar & Club is now reopen with a new lineup of weekly happenings. Look forward to brand-new food and entertainment offerings, including the Les Girls drag dinner and show on Saturdays. The new culinary program introduces a bar bites menu including flatbreads, chicken wings, grilled cheese and more, while the happy hour drink specials highlight $8 specialty cocktails, $4 beers and $6 wines—available Thursday through Sunday. 719 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.536.4389.

Food + Drink

Laguna Beach Beer Company’s Anniversary Party

June 5. Cheers to Laguna Beach Beer Company’s third anniversary! In celebration, there will be a party at LBBC’s Laguna Beach location featuring four new beers, entertainment, food specials and more. To kickoff the weekend, tune in to LBBC’s Instagram Live with head brewer Chris Linn and director of operations Christian Emsiek on June 4 at 5 p.m. as they go through the anniversary beers and talk details for Saturday’s party. Party begins at 11 a.m. 859 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.715.0805. | More Info

O Sea

Now Open. Calling all foodies! There’s a new restaurant in the O.C. culinary scene that can be found in Old Towne Orange. The first solo project for concept creator Mike Flynn, O Sea is a modern experience that focuses on progressive seafood cuisine and responsible sourcing in a fine-casual setting. With a seasonally driven menu curated by executive chef David Yamaguchi, this neighborhood restaurant presents a high energy, yet refined menu that combines bold, global flavor profiles with high-quality seafood. M-F 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 109 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.363.3309.

Pelican Grill & Bar

Reopened. Looking for dining spots with a picturesque view? The Resort at Pelican Hill’s Pelican Grill welcomes patrons back to enjoy an all-day menu featuring new recipes, a selection of its most popular dishes and, of course, the alfresco ambiance and warm service.‌ Every seat is the best in the house—dine near the open kitchen and watch the chefs prepare fresh fare on the grill, enjoy your meal on the terrace, or simply relax by the bar. For reservations, visit the website. Open daily from noon-8:30 p.m. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 844.443.0022.

Arts + Culture

La Traviata

June 5. Experience Verdi’s classical opera La Traviata, a passionate story of a doomed love affair, that’s been reimagined for the virtual space. Produced in collaboration with stage director Robert Neu, the Pacific Symphony and music director Carl St. Clair, the show will feature Cecilia Violetta Lopez (soprano), John Riesen (tenor) and Jeffrey Mattsey (baritone). Online sales end on June 5 at 5 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. $25 for 28-day household access.

The Story of My Life

Through June 6. Don’t miss the Drama Desk Award-nominated musical The Story of My Life—a tribute to the power of friendship and the people that change our lives forever. Music and lyrics by Neil Bertram, this a profoundly funny and deeply moving musical is about lifelong best friends, Thomas and Alvin. Mature themes and language. Virtual showings: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $49 per device (available at $25 for those who cannot afford the standard ticket).

Works by Robert Deyber at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Through June 14. For those who are a fan of fine art, head to Martin Lawrence Galleries at South Coast Plaza to view a selection of new and unreleased pieces from artist Robert Deyber. Visitors can learn about Deyber’s inspiration and his process for creating each of these pieces, such as the pictured Miss Match III. M-F 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 949.759.0134.

Photo credits: O Sea courtesy Moxxe PR. “Miss Match III” artwork by Robert Deyber/courtesy Martin Lawrence Galleries. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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