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May 12-15


Springtime Aperitif Cocktail Class

Tickets Now Available. If you know The Mixing Glass, you know they love any opportunity to feature seasonal cocktail flavors and ingredients. Enter the Aperitif – light, refreshing, herbal, and occasionally citrus-forward. Kits will be ready starting Saturday, May 14. Tickets and more information can be found here. 7 p.m. $110. 3313 Hyland Ave. Suite A6, Costa Mesa, 714.975.9952.

South Coast Plaza’s Asian Pacific Food Fest

May 14. South Coast Plaza is celebrating the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with an Asian Pacific Food Fest and entertainment performed by Asian-American and Pacific-Islander American talents. The event will feature six unique food stations highlighting a delicious signature item from South Coast Plaza restaurants owned or operated by Asian-Americans in Southern California. Tickets, event location, and more information can be found here. $30.

Food + Drink

Charity Cocktail of the Month

Available Now. Mayfield in San Juan Capistrano continues to shake up the way they give back with their “cocktail of the month” where sales benefit various charities. This month’s drink, Sunrise in San Juan, a riff on a Tequila Sunrise, features Mijenta Tequila. The charity for the month is Girls Inc. which provides support to underprivileged girls to grow up healthy, educated, and independent. 31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.5140.

Mutt’s 1-Year Anniversary

May 13. Join Mutt’s Eastbluff in celebrating their first trip around the sun. Mutt’s Eastbluff has made a splash in the community, offering locals and visitors alike a convivial, central gathering place. Guests are invited to join the celebration and can look forward to dishes, drinks, dancing, and a few prizes & surprises. Reservations are highly recommended, and are only available by phone. 2531 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.719.0635.

Meet the Maker Wine Dinner

May 18. Fable & Spirit invites you to join them for an unforgettable evening with Winemaker, Grant Coulter of Flanuer Wines. You will be enjoying four wine paired courses with Grant, who will be taking guests on a journey to the Willamette Valley in Oregon through the lens of these beautiful wines. Limited seats are available Tickets can be purchased here. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner starting promotly at 6:30. $140. 3441 Via Lido Suite A, Newport Beach, 949.409.9913.

Sushi Roku Teams up with Tootsie

May 12. Sushi Roku and Segerstrom Center for the Arts have teamed up to highlight Tootsie-inspired specials to promote the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical Tootsie. Those who order the special roll or cocktail may enter to win a pair of tickets to see Tootsie at Segerstrom Center. In addition, Sushi Roku guests may purchase select Orchestra Terrace tickets to any weeknight performance of Tootsie for a special price of $35 by using the promo code ROKU upon checkout online at 327 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622.

Arts + Culture

Tootsie comes to Segerstrom

Tickets Now Available. Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it Tootsie. This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Tickets can be purchased here. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Craft and Arts Paint Party

May 12. Come experience a paint night that is very much not your average paint night. The self-described “paint-ish” parties thrown by Craft & Arts are a chance to unleash your inner creative and let loose. Paired with craft beer, let yourself be your muse as you let your brushes and colors free on the canvas. Tickets and more information for this week’s event and location can be found here. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. $40. Left Coast Brewing Distillery Smokehouse, 6652 Irvine Center DriveIrvine.

Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned

May 15. Ira Glass is the host and creator of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program heard each week by more than 2.2 million listeners. Join one of America’s most compelling public radio personalities as he shares lessons from his life and career in storytelling. Using audio clips, music and video, Ira Glass takes us into his creative process.4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.

Photo credits: Mutt’s Eastbluff courtesy of Outshine Public Relations. Sushi Roku courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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