Orange County

Weekend roundup

March 9-12


Strawberry Picking

Mar. 12. Tanaka Farms is a family-owned farm located in Irvine, offering visitors a unique and enjoyable experience of picking fresh strawberries. It’s the start of Strawberry season, visitors can pick their own strawberries directly from the fields while enjoying the scenic view of the farm. In addition to strawberry picking, the farm also offers wagon rides, a petting zoo, and a variety of other seasonal fruits and vegetables for visitors to enjoy. Reservations are Required. 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, 949.653.2100. To book your spot, visit

American Crown Circus

Now Performing. Bring the entire family to enjoy the high-flying spectacles of the circus with various performances, stunts, and more. With its lively atmosphere and dare devil performances, the American Crown Circus is a must-see event for anyone looking for a memorable and exciting experience. Additional information, the ability to purchase tickets, and showtimes can all be found here. Outlets at San Clemente 190 W. Avenida Hermosa, San Clemente.

Art, Beer, and Tacos

Mar. 10. A creative night out awaits at Unsung Brewing Company. Unleash your inner creative genius – while enjoying some beer – with local artist Franky Castle. Purchase of a ticket includes materials, beer, brushes, canvas, and more.Tickets can be purchased here. Saturday, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m 500 Anaheim Blvd Unit B Anaheim.

Food + Drink

Lupe’s Opens A New Location

Now Open. Neighborhood Mexican fast-casual eatery Lupe’s has opened a new location in the bustling center of Aliso Viejo. Whether you are a carnivore, Mexican food lover, vegetarian, or just hungry, you can count on Lupe’s to satisfy your inner food beast. So bring the family and come dig in. Times vary. 26541 Aliso Creek Rd Ste C, Aliso Viejo.

Bayside Raises the Bar

Now Open. Owner Marc Ghoukassian has revamped the bar as Bayside. The team has created an updated, 360-degree bar, removed a steel wall – building a continuation of the bar – and added high-top tables. They have also brightened up the entire restaurant to accommodate a more chic coastal feel. Times vary.900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

Bloom Begins Service in San Juan

Bloom Begins Brunch

Now Serving. There is a new way for guests to enjoy a meal at Bloom as brunch service has begun. Guests can come enjoy the sights and sounds of San Juan Capistrano as they enjoy dishes like freshly shucked oysters, crispy pork belly with pumpkin gnocchi and much more. Running from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays. 31760 Old Mission Rd., Suite A, San Juan Capistrano.

OC Restaurant Week Continues

Ends Mar. 11. The celebration of Orange County Restaurant Week’s 15th year continues, bringing forth an extended period of culinary excitement and delights. Over a hundred different restaurants from all over Orange County continue their various menus – priced just for the week – for diners to come enjoy highlight the event. Act fast though as it ends this Saturday. Times and locations vary, check

Arts + Culture

Great Cosmic Explosions

Mar. 11. Kids and adults will have a blast during this presentation by Professor Massimo Della Valle from the Instuito Nationale Astrofisico as he explores the cosmos, from black holes to life beyond Earth. After the talk, head over to the LAM Lab to make your very own cosmic masterpiece. Saturday, 11 a.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Gary Allan at The Outpost

Mar. 12. Gary Allan with special guests Daring Greatly and Mark MacKay at the more intimate Backyard Stage at The Outpost. The Backyard Stage is the more intimate setup for concerts at The OutPost, with a smaller capacity for concerts and events so fans can get up close and personal with the artists. Tickets can be found here. Sunday, at 5 p.m. 30753 Avenida La Pata, San Juan Capistrano.

Photo credits: Bayside courtesy of Shout Public Relations. Restaurant Week courtesy of Max Milla. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

Let's Stay In Touch

with weekly roundups

Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego