Field Trip Fest 2022
Mar. 26. Join 20 of SoCal’s best breweries for a celebration of community and craftsmanship. Attendees will receive a Festival cup with unlimited tastings for 3 hours. This is a family-friendly event (Must be 21+ to enjoy tastings) with good times for all ages. Enjoy live music with special guests Robert Jon & The Wreck and Eric Roebuck. Noon-7 p.m. with the tasting ending at 3 p.m. Reata Park and Event Center, 28632 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1171. Tickets can be purchased here.
Bubblefest Begins at Discovery Cube
Mar. 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 Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, a breathtaking 45-minute production featuring world-famous bubble artist Melody Yang. Information for tickets, times, and more can be found here. 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, 714.542.2823. discoverycube.org
Food + Drink
Burnt Crumbs Brings Brunch 7 Days a Week
Now Available. Burnt Crumbs in Irvine now serves brunch 7 days a week and more importantly, that means souffle pancakes will be available daily. To round out the daily brunch menu, a new souffle pancake special has been added – a take on chicken & waffles – but with Hot Chicken karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken dusted with Nashville spices) paired with fluffy pancakes and maple syrup. Brunch will now be served from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Irvine location. 8549 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, 949.502.5998. burntcrumbs.com
Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Debuts New ‘Cha Cha’s Cantina’
Opening Mar. 30. Orange County’s popular Latin eatery, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, completed its Brea location’s two-part makeover. The new space, Cha Cha’s Cantina, is a 2,000 sq. ft. lounge area located on the left side of the building that fills up to 75 seats, and the menu offered will add to Cha Cha’s current bar, drink, and appetizer offerings. Additionally, the Cantina will have six large TVs for sports viewing, its own separate open-air patio facing Birch Street, and a private dining room for tequila and mezcal tastings. 110 W Birch St #7, Brea, 714.255.1040. chachaslatinkitchen.com
SoCal’s First NFT Restaurant Opportunity
Mar. 27. Lola’s by MFK will be one of the first restaurants to open and incorporate NFTs into their business model. NFTs are available now before the restaurant’s opening featuring a Kamayan version of The Last Supper. These will give holders access to future restaurant investments and special event dinners held at LOLA’S where Chef Henry Pineda and guest chefs will explore and break the boundaries of creativity. Limited to 88. Purchases can be made here. 2410 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, 714.363.3335. lolasmfk.com
Wine Tasting at Hopper and Burr
Mar. 24. Learn all about the indigenous grapes, terroir, and viticulture of Greece with a wine tasting at one of Orange County’s very best spots. The ever-charming Santa Ana destination for coffee-and-much-more will have tasting available from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Swing by anytime during then for a great education on some wonderful worldly wines and enjoy. 202 W 4th St, Santa Ana. hopperandburr.com
Arts + Culture
The University of Redlands Welcomes The Queen’s Six
April 8. TU of R welcomes The Queen’s Six for a concert of their unique repertoire from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals, and haunting folk songs to upbeat jazz and pop arrangements. Part of the Lay Clerks of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, The Queen’s Six have come together to bring their unique style of entertainment to a much wider audience. Choose your seats at redlands.edu/q6-pulse. University of Redlands Memorial Chapel, 1200 E Colton Ave, Redlands. redlands.edu/q6-pulse.
The Band’s Visit Arrives at Segerstrom!
Open Now. The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is making its long-awaited Segerstrom Center debut! One of the most Tony-winning musicals in history, with 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this joyful, offbeat story follows a band of musicians who mistakenly arrive in a small town and bring the town to life in unexpected ways. The show is running through April 2. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Spamilton Rides Into Long Beach
Opening Mar. 25. Musical Theatre West is pleased to announce the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody written and created by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, with music direction by Wilkie Ferguson III. The highly anticipated show opens March 25 for select nights through April 10 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal State Long Beach. Tickets are available by phone at 562-856-1999 or online at musical.org. Not recommended for children under 12. 4350 E 7th St, Long Beach, 562.856.1999. musical.org
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britan
Mar. 27. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. Since forming three decades ago, the orchestra has helped to build a new audience for what it calls the “bonsai guitar,” playing everything from rock to folk or classical to movie themes. 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 thebarclay.org
Photo credits: Burnt Crumbs credit FWD Public Relations. Cha Cha’s Cantina credit Ajenda Public Relations. Lola’s by MFK credit Knife and Spork Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.