Orange County

Weekend roundup

November 2-5


Cars and Coffee

South OC Cars and Coffee

Nov. 4. A good cup of coffee is always a jump-start to the day, but paired with rows and rows of great cars takes it up a notch. South OC Cars and Coffee is the US’s largest weekly car meet that attracts a mix of 700-1000 plus hypercars, supercars, exotics, vintage, classic, muscle and sports cars, hot rods, rat rods, pickups, 4×4 and motorcycles. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Outlets at San Clemente, 101 W Avenida Hermosa.

OC Wine and Spirit Fest

Nov. 5. OC Wine & Spirit Festival was created to bring a modern tasting experience to the people of Orange County with luxe vibes and a laid-back coastal attitude. With a focus on fun, complemented by global tastings that will include wine, craft beer, spirits, hard seltzers, and more. Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Giracci Vineyard and Farms, 16162 Jackson Ranch Road, Silverado.

The Ecology Center’s Annual Strawberry U-Pick

15-Year Community Celebration

Nov. 4. The Ecology Center invites you to celebrate with us on November 4th for a day filled with delicious food, beverages, music, family activities, and a wonderful sense of community. There is a wide range of activities for all ages to enjoy and help celebrate. The celebration is free to attend, but guests must still register here before coming – events and a FAQ is also available at the link above. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano.

Food + Drink

Perry’s Pizza Celebrates 50 Years

Nov. 4. The beloved family-owned restaurant, known for its scratch-made Sicilian-style pizza, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Look forward to a day of giveaways, raffles, discounted prices on select menu items, a few surprises, and, of course, a celebration of community that has become synonymous with the brand for five decades. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 21411 Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach.

El Cholo Turns 100

Now Open. A century of tradition continues as the storied restaurant El Cholo celebrates one hundred years of success, flavor, and festivities. Since opening its doors as LA’s first Mexican restaurant in 1923, the restaurant has operated as a family-owned business. Today, the restaurants are run by Ron Salisbury, grandson of the founders. With various locations all across Southern California, now is the perfect time to come celebrate a hundred years of history and heritage. Various locations.

Pier Summit Ski Lodge Opens

Starts Nov. 2. An all-new, 80’s ski-themed pop-up has set up shop inside the Shorebreak Hotel. The 21+ only venue immerses guests into the aprés ski lifestyle with festive drinks, great vibes, and great food – like the Matterhorn Schnitzel. A panko-crusted pork tenderloin with warm potato salad, and lemon caper butter. The pop-up is walk-in only. Wednesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. 500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach. More Information

Dia de los Muertos at Red O

Nov. 3. Embrace the spirits in style at Red O in Newport Beach. Working with Casamigos, the vibrant, enthralling restaurant and bar will have guests soaking in the holiday with great food, drinks, DJs, fire dancers and more. The restaurant is known to celebrate the day with gusto, so reservations are highly recommended for this signature event. Friday, starts at 4 p.m. 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Arts + Culture

Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

11th Annual Art and Nature

Nov. 2. The highly anticipated 11th annual Art + Nature commences on November 2nd. This multidisciplinary celebration of art’s interaction with the natural world promises to be the highlight of LAM’s yearly calendar. Art + Nature brings together a diverse community of thousands of people, fostering a deeper connection with the environment and bridging the realms of nature and art. Saturday, at 5 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

DTSA Art Walk

Nov. 4. Taking place the first Saturday of each month, the DTSA Art Walk is a free, all-ages, community-based art showcase. Join friends and neighbors for live music, live art, dancing under the stars, and over 20 art galleries and studios featuring rotating exhibits and more. Saturday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. For details on the walk, including locations and more, please visit

Photo credits: Perry’s Pizza courtesy of Outshine PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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