Orange County

Weekend roundup

March 14-17


Balboa Arcade Opens

Mar. 15. An exciting new space to share with everyone is coming to families everywhere this week. Come by with your friends & family and have some fun at the new Balboa Fun Zone Arcade, featuring prizes, music, food, drinks, guest appearances and more. Opens this Friday, from 5-11 p.m. 600 E. Bay Ave, Newport Beach.

St Patricks Day

Irish Fest

Through Mar. 17. A weekend of events – including the very popular Wiener Dog races – food, drinks, and celebrations await as the 2024 Irish Festival comes to Huntington Beach. Countless concerts will be held throughout the weekend. Times vary per event. Biergarten at Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach.

San Juan Capistrano: Never Gets Old

The Next Western Movie Night

Mar. 16. Join for the upcoming Western Movie Night, where a $20 ticket grants you entry and a classic popcorn treat. Heritage Barbecue elevates the evening with a bespoke menu and selection of beverages available for purchase. Get ready to enjoy the action-packed adventure of “Young Guns.” Remember to bring your own chair. Event starts Saturday at 6 p.m. and the movie screens at 7 p.m. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Food + Drink

Les Dames d’Escoffier “Raise the Bar” Event

Mar. 15. Time to raise the bar as you jin the local branch of Les Dames d’Escoffier this Thursday at Luciana’s, a family-owned restaurant in Dana Point for their traditional spring networking season kick off. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded female professionals in and around the industry to connect with. Starts this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. 24312 Del Prado, Dana Point. 949.661.6500.

Tango Opens

Now Open. Now welcoming guests, experience a fusion of flavor and elegance at Tango’s downtown Laguna Beach location, where the world of tapas meets masterfully crafted cocktails and a curated wine selection. Their establishment offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, merging fine dining with an inviting ambiance, making it a great addition to Laguna Beach’s food scene. Hours vary. 305 Forest Avenue #103, Laguna Beach.

Taste of Beauty Adds a Planet-Forward Flair

Now Open. The plant-based fine dining establishment in Orange County, introduces a new menu with artfully prepared dishes. The new Spring/Summer tasting menu, inspired by an “we are all earthlings” theme, features eight new courses, each representing a different geographical landscape. These dishes fuse flavors and ingredients from various global cuisines, reflecting SoCal’s cultural diversity and advocating for a climate-conscious diet. Hours vary. 18420 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley.

Pi Day at Pop Pie Co.

Mar. 14. Pi Day 2024 collaborations come in a major way as Heritage Barbecue has teamed up with Pop Pie Co. by incorporating their amazing smoked BBQ pork into one of their pies was a stroke of savory genius and will be available at all of their pie shops on Thursday (only) from the time they are open until they are sold out. 9 a.m.-9p.m. 270 E. 17th Street, Suite 17, Costa Mesa.

Arts + Culture

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

Mar. 17. Herbert Sigüenza transforms into Pablo Picasso in this captivating one-man show, delivering a tour-de-force performance drawn from the artist’s personal writings. You are welcomed into the intimate space of Picasso’s private studio, where you are fully immersed in the height of his fame. The performance offers a comprehensive audio-visual journey, bringing to life the essence of Picasso’s art and his profound impact on the world of fine art. Sunday at 7 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. 949.854.4646.
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Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

Fine Art Floral Design

Mar. 16. Step into a world where nature and art intertwine at the museum’s Fine Art Floral Workshop. Immerse yourself in the delicate balance of color, texture, and form as you explore the captivating fusion of floral arrangements and fine artistry. More information is available here. Starts this Saturday at 1 p.m. 307 Cliff drive, Laguna Beach.

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