Orange County

Weekend roundup

May 27-31


*Update: Performances have been moved to June 11-12

Chris Mann

May 27-28. Top selling recording artist, singer, songwriter and actor Chris Mann returns to the Segerstrom Center for his first Plaza performances. Broadway fans will remember him as the Phantom in Segertrom’s presentation of The Phantom of the Opera in 2015, and his stint on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012. Masks must be worn by all guests upon check-in and until they arrive to their assigned viewing area (or “pod”). Each viewing pod will be separated by at least 6 feet of space from neighboring viewing areas. 7:30 p.m. Pods start at $70. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Newport Dunes’ Inflatable Water Park

Reopens May 28. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort presents the summer opening of Southern California’s largest inflatable water park beginning this Memorial Day weekend! Available for adults and children of all ages to experience and enjoy, Newport Dunes’ Inflatable Water Park is home to more than 15 large inflatables including a 17-foot slide, two trampolines, two climbable icebergs, monkey bars, bouncers and teeter-totters. This year, there will be more family-friendly outdoor experiences. Open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during the holiday weekend. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.3800.

Knott’s 100th Anniversary

Reopened. Southern California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm, commemorates its 100-year anniversary with a grand summer-long anniversary celebration paying tribute to the Knott family’s rich history and legacy of family fun for all. Guests will be immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebration featuring festive park decor, themed food items, unique entertainment, exclusive merchandise and special surprises along the way—all paying homage to the nostalgia that surrounds the historic theme park. Reservations required. See website to purchase tickets. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200.

Food + Drink

Champion’s Curry at Trade Marketplace

Now Open. With its grand opening earlier this month, Champion’s Curry is the first new addition to officially join the Trade Marketplace’s Food Hall this year. The internationally popular Kanazawa curry restaurant welcomes diners to enjoy its beloved staple of Japanese cuisine, including curry rice with a choice of freshly fried beef, pork or chicken katsu over a bed of steamed rice; and katsu sandwiches served on a light, tender brioche bread roll with a cup of their famous curry for dipping. 2222 Michelson Drive, Suite 214, Irvine, 949.418.9315.

Good Vibes HB

Now Open. In search of a new vegan eatery in Orange County? Head to Huntington Beach to check out Good Vibes HB, a plant-based restaurant and juice bar cultivated from the legacy of the wildly popular restaurant Bodhi Tree that brought classic vegan Asian comfort dishes to residents in Huntington Beach and nearby communities for 18 years. Guests can directly contact Good Vibes HB for reservations and to place delivery, pick up or curbside orders. Tu-Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 501 Main St., Suite E, Huntington Beach, 714.536.0210.

Arts + Culture

Discovery Cube 

Reopens May 28. Calling all science lovers! Come and rediscover the wonders of science at Discovery Cube with all new STEM exhibits and science activities. Tickets now available for advanced purchase. Th-Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19.95 GA, $14.95 children ages 3-14, $16.95 seniors ages 62+. 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.542.2823.

Hermitage – The Power of Art

Through June 1. Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre, grab your virtual tickets for these spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. This complex features buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals, creating connections through art and culture. Just like a live show, you can only watch the livestream on the date and time it takes place. See website for schedule. $10.

Photo credits: Chris Mann courtesy Chris Mann. Champion’s Curry courtesy Ajenda PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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