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May 6-9


Flowers for Mom Class

May 8. Create an arrangement full of delicate May blossoms in a ceramic vessel with help from Sherman Library & Gardens. The class will be taught by Sherman horticulturist and floral designer Dawn Mones. Participants will also receive a handmade floral card from a local artist where you can write a message for your loved one. 5-7 p.m. $90 members, $100 non-members. 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.673.2261.

The Rink at Paséa Hotel & Spa

Through May 19. Head to The Rink on Paséa’s Ocean Lawn to roller skate outdoors with friends and family while grooving to songs of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Guests can skate under the stars (and a giant disco ball) while experiencing nostalgic tunes and cocktails. Masks and physical distancing required. Skate sessions are available for 90 minutes. Time slots available from noon to 8:30 p.m. $22 admission, $25 admission and skate rental. 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 844.814.2483. | Tickets

Mother’s Day

Old Brea Chop House

Preorder by May 7 | Dine-in May 9. North O.C.’s premier steakhouse restaurant is offering four to-go dinner specials and dessert for Mother’s Day. Guests can bring home surf and turf (pictured), prime rib, dry-aged ribeye cap and ora king salmon as the special entree options, plus panna cotta for dessert. Preorders must be placed on the website by May 7 for pickup on May 9. Old Brea Chop House is offering the same specials for dine-in, but reservations are extremely limited. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 180 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.592.3122.

Knife Pleat

May 9. Allow Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault help you treat Mom to Sunday Tea this Mother’s Day. Take full advantage of a relaxing Sunday afternoon with fresh scones, elegantly composed tea sandwiches, handmade desserts and expertly selected teas. Add caviar to complete the experience—because Mom deserves it. Additional beverages and caviar course available for purchase. Seating is limited; reservations highly recommended. Mother’s Day tea offerings are also available to-go and orders must be placed by calling. 11 a.m-2:30 p.m. $75 per person. South Coast Plaza, 3333 S Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.266.3388.

The Ranch Restaurant

May 9. Elevate Mom’s morning with interpretations of American cuisine in a special four-course prix-fixe brunch. Menu highlights include the Di Stefano burrata; Georges Bank sea scallops (pictured); hot smoked Kvarøy salmon tartine; Maryland blue crab cakes and eggs; and chocolate chip panettone bread pudding. Regular dinner menu will also be available starting at 5 p.m. Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $95 per person (includes complimentary bubbles: sweet, dry or mimosa). 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.

Food + Drink

Comedor at La Casa del Camino Hotel

Now Open. Laguna Beach’s historic La Casa del Camino hotel welcomes guests back to its dining room and patio for an all-new, upscale Southern Californian tapas experience. Chef Marcel Vigneron’s vibrant and elegant menu features traditional Spanish favorites—such as charred Spanish octopus with squid ink romesco and papas arrugadas—as well as main dishes like the Rossejat de Fideos, a Paella-style vermicelli with lobster, shrimp and calamari, cooked in a seafood broth. Desserts range from a fresh pear tart to a molten chocolate cake. W-Su 5-10 p.m. 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.376.9718.

Limited-Time Special at The Crack Shack

Now Available. In case you haven’t heard, The Crack Shack’s previous fan-favorite Malibu Barbie Q sandwich is making a comeback! This summer staple features barbecue Jidori thigh, cornmeal onion ring, crispy bacon, Swiss cheese, romaine and pineapple mustard—all stacked on onion bread ($12). It will be around for a limited time for dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Su-W 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Th-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 196 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.383.5040.

Adya’s Weeklong Fundraiser

Upcoming | Begins May 10. In an effort to support the COVID-19 relief efforts in India, Adya chefs-partners Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur are donating 100% of restaurant sales (including dine-in and takeout) from May 10 through May 16 to the American India Foundation. Those who cannot show support financially are invited to spread awareness for Adya’s fundraising effort via social media by using #ADYAsupportsINDIA. See website for each location’s hours. University Center, 4213 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.679.2299; Anaheim Packing House, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 201, Anaheim, 714.533.2392.

Arts + Culture

Newport Beach Virtual Garden Tour

May 8. Mark your calendar for the 25th annual Newport Beach Garden Tour, hosted by the Sherman Library & Gardens’ volunteer association and will be presented virtually. This year’s tour will take viewers on a journey throughout the finest and most unique gardens in Southern California. Also, you’ll be able to watch and re-watch the videos at your leisure, from the comfort of your home. Tickets start at just $20.

Art + Jazz with Legendary Jazz Artist Elena Gilliam and Guests

May 9. Musco Center for the Arts presents Art + Jazz, a cross-genre event featuring live jazz, interviews with artists and a visual art showcase. This month’s session will be hosted by legendary jazz musician Elena Gilliam, along with special appearances by guest musician Henry “the Skipper” Franklin (pictured) and virtual artist Diane Russell. 1-2 p.m. Free.

Photo credits: The Rink courtesy Visit Huntington Beach – Surf City USA. Knife Pleat and Adya courtesy Moxxe PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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