Orange County

Weekend roundup

March 31-April 3


Flying Miz Daisy Vintage Market

April 2. Take the day to enjoy and shop at Orange County’s premier Vintage Market. You’ll find vintage, antique, repurposed, farmhouse, industrial, mid-century, and hand-crafted artisan goods. Live music, food, and beverages will be available. Admissions are free, but parking is $10. 9 a.m – 3 p.m. The market is in Lot D – enter at Gate 1 off Fair Drive. 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa.

Live Entertainment and Game Nights Return to Union Market

Started March 30. Enjoy lively entertainment & game nights with craft beers & cocktails from Central Bar, plus grab a bite from one of the many eateries in Union Market including Hermosa Taqueria, Roba Noodle Bar, Stowaway Tiki, and Kettlebar. Also, don’t miss Union Market’s newly added ‘themed’ game nights from Trivia & Bingo to Magic & Psychic nights. Wednesdays & Thursdays beginning through April 28th. See website for time. 2411 Park Ave, Irvine, 714.259.9090.

Open Streets Event in Garden Grove

April 2. Hit the streets of Garden Grove this Saturday, as the streets in Garden Grove go car-free to walk, bike, and ride. Take the family and friends to enjoy a promenade of a full day of activities including a Ferris wheel, food trucks as well as the open-air drinks and dining options at Steelcraft, live music, bike rentals, and more. The event is an ongoing effort to promote downtown, as well as support the community through a healthier, more active life. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Road closure and the site map can be found here.

Food + Drink

Top Rated Sushi Platters Come to 4th Street Market

April 1. ShariNori – a nationally recognized and respected sushi eatery – will occupy its own food hall space within the ever-growing food hall 4th Street Market (formerly SmörBurgers) will and continue to serve Orange County locals and the market’s daily visitors premium, sustainable cuisine. Previously available exclusively for pickup or delivery via an online ordering system, this is ShariNori’s first official storefront. Thanks to their recent expansion, these luxury sushi boxes are here to stay. Times Vary. 201 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana.

National Burrito Day at Descano’s

April 7. Descanso, a modern taqueria, is welcoming the Burrito Ahogado to the restaurant’s popular $15 Midweek Lunch Combo for one-day-only in celebration of National Burrito Day. This delicious special offers the choice of steak, al pastor, carnitas, pollo, or vegetables and comes with a soup or salad, Mexican fried rice, refried pinto beans, and endless soft drink refills. The burrito special is available for dine-in from Daily 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1555 Adams Ave. Ste. 103, Costa Mesa, 714.486.3798.

Five Crowns Prix Fixe Launches

April 1. It is time to surf and turf. Five Crowns – an Orange County icon in the restaurant space – is running a delicious prix fixe special from April 1st – 15th. Menu items include California Cut Roasted Prime Beef Ribs, or Beef, with broiled Nova Scotia Lobster Tail, or roasted Ora King Salmon also with the lobster. Other menu upgrades and options are available, and all served with a range of signature sides as well. $69 per guest + tax and gratuity. Available to dine-in, or to go. 3801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949.760.0331.

Arts + Culture

20th Anniversary Laguna Beach Music Festival

Now – April 3. The Laguna Beach Music Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, featuring four-time Grammy-winning mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile as artistic director. A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is a multi-day series of classical and contemporary concerts, community outreach programs, and dynamic special events. For performance information, venues and locations, and to purchase tickets, please visit here.

Tumua: Time to Laugh Tour

April 2. Straight from Hawaii, Tumua brings his highly anticipated 2022 National Tour to Irvine Barclay Theatre. With comedy that’s explosive, hilarious, and electrifying, Tumua is one of Hawaii’s top and hottest comics. Tumua recently sold out three shows at The Neil S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and had a recent role on NCIS Hawaii. He has a loyal following on social media and his sketches frequently go viral on social media. Starts at 7pm. 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine. 949.854.4646.

Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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