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March 4-7


Kygo x Moment House Livestream Concert

March 4. Experience an exclusive virtual concert with world renowned Norwegian DJ and musician Kygo (born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) from the top of the Sunnmore Alps in his home country of Norway during the height of winter. He will be joined by special guests to perform classic hits from his albums Cloud Nine, Kids in Love and his latest record Golden Hour. Kygo first introduced himself in 2013 and quietly became one of the most ubiquitous hitmakers in the world. 6-7 p.m. $15.

Paint Your Pet Class at Killarney’s Irish Pub

March 4. Bring out your inner artist during this fun West Workshops painting class on Kilarney’s patio where you’ll paint a custom portrait of your pet. Show up 10 minutes early to get your drink and food orders in before the start of the class. Email pet photo and reservation size to No experience necessary, and all supplies provided. 6-9 p.m. $40. 209 Main St., Huntington Beach, 657.237.0997. Tickets

March Movies on the Argyros Plaza

March 5-6, 12-13. Have popcorn at the ready because Segerstrom Center for the Arts is bringing back movie nights to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Special screenings over the course of two weekends include Hidden Figures (March 5), The Lego Movie (March 6), Roman Holiday (March 12) and Hello, Dolly! (March 13)—all of which will be closed captioned. It’s recommended to bring your own folding chairs, blankets and refreshments. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., movie starts at 6:30 p.m. $20/up to 3 people, $30/up to 4 people, $40/up to 6 people. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Dana Point Festival of Whales

March 6-7. Don’t miss the 50th anniversary of this annual seaside fest that celebrates the migration of California gray whales. For this year, the golden anniversary will proceed as a hybrid mix of in-person (with social distancing, mandatory masks and attendance limits) and virtual events. Featured events include excursions with Dana Wharf Whale Watching, activities with Ocean Institute, marine muralist Wyland’s art lesson, story time with Nona The Naturalist on Sunday and more. See website for full list of happenings. Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Food + Drink

Taste of Boysenberry Festival

Begins March 5. Knott’s Berry Farm is sweetening the season with the return of its popular springtime Boysenberry Festival—but as an all-new food and retail experience. While the theme park remains closed, the outdoor event offers more than 80 boysenberry-infused food and drink items, as well as a lineup of more than 20 artisan local crafters. Purchase a tasting card in advance online. The festival will take place on select dates and hours through May 2. $45 for ages 12+, $20 for ages 3-11. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 830.625.2351.

O.C. Restaurant Week

Begins March 7. Mark your calendar for Orange County’s annual Restaurant Week highlighting more than 90 eateries with thoughtfully crafted menus, cocktails and takeout specials. Through March 13, participating restaurants will offer family meals, date night deals, and prix-fixe lunch and dinner, as well as cocktail specials featuring Maker’s Mark, Hornitos and Liquor 43. See website for the list of participating restaurants and more info.

Limited Menu at New Poppy & Seed

Now Available. Calling all foodies! Check out the new garden-inspired concept Poppy & Seed from husband-and-wife duo Michael and Kwini Reed—co-owners behind the beloved L.A. brunch spot Poppy + Rose—at the Anaheim Packing District. The airy greenhouse restaurant is now offering a limited menu for takeout and delivery while the restaurant gears up for outdoor dining. The sneak peek menu includes dishes such as housemade cacio e pepe, roasted local sea bass with Italian salsa verde and a fried chicken sandwich. Pop-up hours: March 3-6, 10-14 from noon-8 p.m. 350 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.603.7130.

Arts + Culture

The Persistence of Memory: Salvador Dalí and His Influence Exhibit

Opens March 4. If you’re a fan of renowned Spanish surrealist artist Dalí, don’t miss out on the exclusive art exhibition, The Persistence of Memory: Salvador Dalí and His Influence, at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center gallery—on view through April 8. The exhibit seeks to showcase Dalí’s immense and continuing influence on artists around the globe. Reserve your private 15-minute viewings for groups of no more than four people in advance online. $5 per group. 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.

Amythyst Kiah: Live from Home Performance

March 5. Musco Center for the Arts presents a special live at-home concert and Q&A discussion with singer-songwriter and Grammy-nominated member of Our Native Daughters, Amythyst Kiah. During the Q&A portion, Kiah will chat about bluegrass guitar Celtic music, and the intermingling of multicultural influences that create her boundary-crossing “Southern Gothic alt-country blues” style. 7 p.m. Free with RSVP.

Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Quintet

March 6. Swing into the weekend with Irvine Barclay’s exclusive livestream concert featuring the Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Quintet. Performing from the Barclay stage, the quintet is comprised of Grammy- and Latin Grammy-nominated trombonist Francisco Torres (pictured) with tenor saxophonist Brian Clancy, pianist John Beasley, bassist Rene Camacho and drummer Jimmy Branly. 4 p.m. Free with RSVP.

Photo credits: Festival of Whales courtesy Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Poppy & Seed by Max Milla. OC Restaurant Week courtesy Moxxe PR. The Muck’s Dalí exhibit by Genevieve Burruss. Amythyst Kiah by Anna Hedges Photography. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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