Orange County

Weekend roundup

May 30 – June 2


Sounds of Summer

Begins June 2. Dana Point Harbor is the place to be this summer – Sundays offer a beautiful seaside brunch setting with performances from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on The Boardwalk. Choose from casual coffee at award-winning Coffee Importers, or indulge with bottomless brunch at Harpoon Henry’s. Patio seating for both restaurants is first-come, first-serve. Hours vary. 34571 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point.

Ocean Institute Launches SEAson Pass

Available June 1. Dive into summer fun with this season pass, which includes access to Weekend Admission, thrilling Sharks After Dark evening events and mesmerizing Bioluminescence Night Cruises. Perfect for those spending the summer in Southern OC or seeking more adventures during the sunny months. Available for families or individuals. Check website for specific hours. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.

Burger Week Kicks Off

Final Days of Burger Week

Through June 2. Everywhere Beer Co. is wrapping up its week-long celebration of all things burgers. Their second-annual burger week, where guests can grab a passport at the bar, order some burgers from the rotating vendors, collect stamps and unlock prizes, comes to a close this week. Now is the time to enjoy this burger celebration. Hours vary. 1501 W. Orangewood Ave, Orange.

Food + Drink

Imbibe at Mulberry Street Ristorante

Now Serving. Finding a great cocktail means knowing where to find a great bartender. Steven Hayden is just that and he has settled into a new home at Mulberry Street Ristorante in Fullerton. Enjoy drinks like “My Sharona,” with Bacardi Superior, Chareau, orgeat, cucumber, mint, lime, an entire menu of classics and more. Open daily, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Check website for specific hours. 114 W Wilshire Ave, Fullerton.

Yorba Linda Welcomes Nick the Greek

Now Open. Nick the Greek, a West Coast-based chain serving up authentic Greek street food, has proudly opened in Yorba Linda marking the brand’s 75th location. Nick the Greek satisfies the desire for healthy, flavorful and authentic Greek cuisine, featuring beef and chicken gyro, pork and chick souvlaki, falafel and more, Hours vary. 20355 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda.

El Mercado Taco Shop

Now Open. The team behind the lauded El Mercado Modern Cuisine, in Santa Ana, is ecstatic to bring guests their new favorite taco spot, with the launch of El Mercado Taco Shop in Newport Beach. Bringing you all the flavors of Mexico such as carne asada, surf & turf, fish taco and adobo cauliflower. Open daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 320 Marine Avenue Suite B., Newport Beach.

Tequila Pairing Dinner

May 30. Indulge in the exclusive tasting dinner hosted by Jose Cuervo’s Reserva de la Familia ambassador, James Squirem, hosted in Descanso’s one-of-a-kind plancha rooms, where skilled planchero chefs craft delectable bites right in front of guests. Enjoy a curated five-course menu, expertly harmonized with the distinctive flavors of Reserva de la Familia. Thursday, seatings are 5-8 p.m. RSVP by calling 714-486-3798 or visiting here. 1555 Adams Ave. Ste. 103, Costa Mesa.

Arts + Culture

Final Days of “Alma”

Through May 31. Alma at Chance Theater will continue its run due to overwhelming demand. This is a premiere production of Benjamin Benne’s touching exploration of the immigrant experience and the American Dream, directed by Sara Guerrero. Alma is a poetic, funny and timely play filled with lots of amor and a touch of symbolism. Showtimes and ticket information can be found here. 5522 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim.

Nature: A Jewelers Muse

June 1. Join curator Timothy Adams for a fascinating talk that will explore Mother Nature as a muse in the work of four visionary artist-jewelers: Carl Fabergé, Paulding Farnham, Katey Brunini and Adam Neeley. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to embark on a journey through the eyes of these remarkable artists and experience the magic of nature brought to life in precious jewels. Saturday, 6 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Nick the Greek courtesy of Powerhouse+Co PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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