Orange County

Weekend roundup

November 9-12

Veterans Day and Other Events

Dreamers Market Superhero Pop-up Event

Nov. 12. A fun-filled day of local vendors, superhero photo ops, gifts, live music, craft beer, great food, and a whole lot more awaits guests at this weekend’s Dreamers Market. This event is free to attend and promises a great afternoon of enjoyment for all as they enjoy the fesitivities and support local vendors. Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3191 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim.

Veterans Monument Celebration

Nov. 11. The City of Anaheim is proud to recognize the brave men and women of the Armed Forces through active service recognition and honor to Anaheim veterans. Made to honor the men and women who have served our country, the event occurs near the Veteran’s Monument in the Anaheim Packing District area near Muzeo. The event will include guest speakers and patriotic music. Saturday, at 11 a.m. 241 S. Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim.

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov. 11. Join the Huntington Beach Mayor and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133 for a special Veterans Day Ceremony at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza to celebrate the veterans who gave themselves for their country. The valor, dedication, and heroism of veterans will be acknowledged, for without them we would not have the freedom we enjoy today. Saturday, at 11 a.m. Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach.

Food + Drink

a toast!

Star Lane Wine Dinner

Nov. 9. Lido Bottle Works is celebrating some of their favorite wines from the Santa Maria Valley. Tickets are available now for their next wine dinner by scrolling down to “Experiences” on the Lido Bottle Works OpenTable page. $195 for six courses, including beverage pairings, tax, & gratuity. Thursday, at 6 p.m. 3408 Via Oporto #103, Newport Beach. Call 949.529.2784 to reserve or visit

SIP & SHUCK Returns

Nov. 12. The Deck on Laguna Beach, Driftwood Kitchen, Hendrix Restaurant & Bar, and The Bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel are bringing back SIP & SHUCK. This event benefits CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of OC) and gives guests the unique opportunity to experience a variety of hand-shucked oysters, champagne, and much more, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views. Tickets can be found here. Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (VIP entry at 1 p.m.) 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach.

Fable and Spirit Introduces Happy Hour

Now Available. Fable & Spirit brings a new Happy Hour to Newport Beach’s Via Lido Plaza. In addition to special prices on select cocktails and wines, loyal locals and visitors can experience six new dishes by Executive Chef David Shofner, which are available exclusively during Happy Hour. Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 3441 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

Arts + Culture

The Hit Men of Country Perform Top Country Hits

Nov. 10. Country lovers won’t want to miss The Hit Men of Country at Irvine Barclay Theatre. The group features five of the finest musicians who have performed, toured, or recorded with country music royalty, including Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Travis Tritt, Jason Aldean, and more. Tickets are $30 – $130. Friday at 8 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.

Unveiling Hidden Desires: The Coded Imagery of Paul Wonner and Theophilus Brown

Nov. 11. Join an immersive lecture, surrounded by the extraordinary work of Paul Wonner and Theophilus Brown, whose groundbreaking career is the subject of an exhibition at Laguna Art Museum: Breaking the Rules. The lecture will reveal how both artists belong to a distinguished lineage of trailblazing artists who defied societal constraints by embedding gay themes within a symphony of coded imagery. Saturday at 6 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Coast Film and Music Festival

Through Nov. 12. The Coast Film & Music Festival is an annual showcase of adventure, documentary films, and stories from the mountains to the sea curated to entertain, inform and inspire. Held every November at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach, the five-day festival brings together a community of creators, change makers, and fans to celebrate adventure, the human spirit, conservation, and the art of story. For tickets and event information, visit

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

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