Orange County

Weekend roundup

May 16-19


Lawn Bowling Open House

May 18. Discover the history of lawn bowling and receive free lessons from world-class bowlers at the Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club. Enjoy a fun family outing and see if lawn bowling is the activity you’ve been missing. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club, 1550 Crown Drive North, Corona del Mar.

Crawfish Festival

May 17-19. For over 28 years, the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to come to experience the beauty and flavors of New Orleans. Indulge yourself with our 35lbs./45lbs. Crawfish Boils and Crawfish and Jumbo Shrimp Boils and dance to rousing music and join the Second Line Dancing Parade, a historical New Orleans tradition. Friday-Sunday, hours vary. Fountain Valley Sports Park, Fountain Valley.

Skyloft Summer Kickoff

May 17. Skyloft invites you to kick off summer in style this Friday at the Summer Kickoff event. Join them for an evening of music and craft beers, with DJs spinning and cold brews from top local breweries. $10 cover. The party goes from 9 p.m. until close. 422 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach. 949.715.1550. More Information

Greek Festival

May 17-19. The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek food, homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and music. Explore the outdoor marketplace and enjoy the “Kidz Zone” with games and other children’s activities. Times vary, per day. 405 N. Dale St., Anaheim.

Valhallan Esports Training Opens

Now Open. Are you a fan of video games? Do you love digital competition and want to improve your talents? Then, welcome to their arena, where your child’s passion for gaming becomes a tool for learning skills that last a lifetime. You’ll love the coaching, competition, community and fun that only Valhallan delivers. Hours vary. 24331 Muirlands Blvd Ste D, Lake Forest.

Food + Drink

Fancy Drink

New Happy Hour at Glasspar

Now Available. Introducing Glasspar’s newest reason to celebrate: Happy Hour is now available on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Join the team for great deals on your favorite drinks and bites, rounding out their week-long happy hour specials from Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 6 PM, and Friday, 4 to 6 PM. 24961 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.

Margarita Towers Launch

Now Available. Keep #SundayFunday going with Playa Mesa’s new margarita towers. Choose from their beloved house margarita flavors, like the Jamaica Margarita with agua de jamaica, lime, agave and a hibiscus flower sugar rim. Each tower serves approximately seven drinks, allowing you to enjoy and serve yourself. Available Sundays from 5 p.m. 428 E 17th St., Costa Mesa. 

Gibroni’s Grand Opening Party

May 17. Join and celebrate the grand opening of Gibroni’s Pizza’s new location. Enjoy a full menu featuring their famous Detroit pizzas and new cocktails, along with live music from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event will also include prizes, giveaways, and raffles. Come support this family-run spot and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Party starts this Friday at 5 p.m. 555 El Camino, San Clemente.

large white and wood dining room with bar

Mayfield Wine Dinner

May 16. For an elevated evening of fine wine and gourmet dining, contact Mayfield promptly as they are hosting a special event featuring four courses of exceptional cuisine, such as braised beef croquettes with spiced brown butter aioli, paired with five wine tastings, all for $95. Tickets are extremely limited. Thursday at 6 p.m. 31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949.218.5140.

Arts + Culture

I WILL SURVIVE: A Soundtrack To The ‘70S

May 19. Put on your bell bottoms, platform shoes and sequins and join the Barclay for a night of ’70s hits performed by top Broadway vocalists and a dynamic backup band. Celebrate unforgettable music from Donna Summer, ABBA, Paul McCartney, the Eagles, Simon and Garfunkel and more. Sunday at 5 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.

Emerging Artists in Conversation

May 18. Come enjoy “Emerging Artists in Conversation: LCAD MFA Graduates Share their Art and Thoughts. A stimulating and enlightening conversation with some of the most promising emerging artists to appear. This informal discussion will explore their diverse roles in the ongoing developments in contemporary art. Advance tickets are recommended. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

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

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