Orange County

Weekend roundup

March 17-20


Join Mess Hall Market for a Morning of Pilates

Mar. 19. Guests are welcome to join the Club Pilates team in Tustin at Mess Hall’s Morning Pilates Class. This 45-minute class will allow for guests to stretch, unwind, and embrace this popular exercise flow with one of Club Pilates’ expert instructors. Mess Hall Market and their chef-driven eateries will also be open to grab a bite to eat and drink to cool down with after the class. To purchase tickets and reserve your spot for the class visit here. $5 to reserve your spot in the class. 9 a.m. 1705 Flight Way, Tustin.

Bubblefest Returns to Discovery Cube

Starts March 30. Orange County’s popular spring family festival returns to Discovery Cube Orange County. Pre-sale tickets are available now for Bubblefest featuring the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and the Exclusive Family Night. Come see the colorful and spectacular Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, a breathtaking 45-minute production featuring world-famous bubble artist Melody Yang. Each show combines bubble artistry, music, and lasers that amaze and delights kids of all ages. Information for tickets, times, and more can be found here. 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, 714.542.2823.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Self-guided Tasting Tour

Mar. 17. Enjoy live music at Central Bar this St. Patrick’s Day, along with a drinking and dining experience unlike anything else around. Guests can use The District’s St. Patrick’s Day Tasting Map to find all of the green beer, specialty cocktails, and festive bites they can at participating restaurants. The Tasting Map can be accessed from your mobile device prior to the event. This is not a ticketed event – everyone can choose their own adventure, and pay as they go. 5-11 p.m. 2437 Park Ave, Tustin, 714.259.9090.

Food + Drink

Dublin Comes to Dublin4

Mar. 17. The Coyle family – owners of the fabulous Dublin4 Gastropub – originally hail from Dublin, Ireland. This guarantees you’ll be having the craic (as they say in Ireland) with those that know it best this St. Paddy’s. Opening several hours earlier than usual, with drink specials, bagpipes, and more to be enjoyed all day, Dublin4 is one of Orange County’s definitive destinations, and long-standing institutions, to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. 26342 Oso Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.582.0026.

Green Thai Tea Debuts at 7 Leaves

Mar. 17. Having built an almost cult-like following for its incredible coffee and teas, Orange County-based 7 Leaves Café will be launching a new Green Thai Tea. Using St. Patrick’s Day to play up the bold color of this new version of their beloved Thai Tea, this milk tea is the first new specialty beverage to join the brand’s offerings in nearly two years. It is a sweet and creamy milk tea made with a jasmine tea blend for a fresh, floral taste. The Green Thai Tea is made with equal parts whole milk and heavy cream, but can be made with soy milk as a non-dairy alternative. For locations, and more, visit

Kelly’s Korner has You Covered

Mar. 17. What do you get when you combine a beloved local landmark like Kelly’s Korner Tavern with the first day of March Madness? Enjoy specials all day on beers and bites, as you revel in the day. 21 and older only. No reservations, first come first serve only, so arrive early and avoid the line. A very good – albeit long – day of enjoyment. from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. in this neighborhood gem. 907 E Yorba Linda Blvd, Placentia, 714.961.9396.

Krispy Kreme Brings Back the O’riginal

Mar. 17. Krispy Kreme brings back its St. Patrick’s Day Collection, with four festive doughnuts, as well as the fan-favorite O’riginal Glazed Doughnut (Original Glazed doughnuts gone green) which will be available by the dozen in a special, limited edition box. Guests who wear green (pick-up or drive-thru) can receive one free O’riginal Glazed Doughnut, no purchase necessary. Note that it is limited to one per customer, and subject to availability. For locations and availability, visit

Honoring Whole Hog

Mar. 20. Once again, Heritage Barbecue refuses to do anything small, as they partner up with Flatpoint Barbecue for a special event. In an effort to honor the tradition and art of whole hog barbecue, both teams are partnering up for a whole hog cookout. There will be a custom pit set up just for the hog, and multiple specials will be offered. This is a highly anticipated event, so try to arrive early. This is a non-ticketed event, but it is only available as supplies last. 11 a.m. to sold out. 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Arts + Culture

Festival Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote

Mar. 19-20. Experience the fiery gypsy spirit and passion of Festival Ballet Theatre’s production of Don Quixote. Join the gallant Don Quixote on his knightly quests across old-world Spain in this rendition of the beloved ballet, based on the novel by Miguel Cervantes. Celebrate the spirit of adventure with the flavors and rhythms of 17th-century Spain, captured elegantly in Ludwig Minkus’ memorable score. Under Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, this full-length, traditional production features world-renowned guest artists in the lead roles. 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine. 949.854.4646

Photo credits: The District courtesy of FWD Public Relations. Dublin4 courtesy of The Best Ceats. 7 Leaves Cafe courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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