FALL-O-WEEN at Heritage Hill Historical Park
Oct. 14-16. Celebrate the fall season with OC Parks at the second annual Fall-O-Ween. Tour the decorated historical grounds during special park hours as you take pictures at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed installations. Try to find your way through the straw maze and complete a scavenger hunt for ghoulish goodies at this free, family-friendly event. Friday – Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 949.923.2230. ocparks.com
2022 Taste of Laguna
Oct. 13. Experience the flavors of the Laguna Beach landscape at this year’s Taste of Laguna event. Some of the best chefs will be treating guests to bites to enjoy all night. Tickets are nearly sold out for this wonderful experience of restaurants, wines, music, and more. The event is only open to persons 21 years or older. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach. tasteoflagunabeach.com
Food + Drink
PROST to Oktoberfest
Until Oct. 23. The celebration continues as guests celebrate stateside, where Yard House is hosting its annual Oktoberfest event, complete with four weeks of German-style beer and flights against a backdrop of classic rock. Guests can “prost” with the same energetic vibe—and, of course, beer—at their hometown Yard House. Information on locations and more information can be found here. yardhouse.com
Mission Viejo Restaurant Week
Through Oct. 16. The annual Mission Viejo Restaurant Week returns in an effort between the city and the Chamber of Commerce to support local business. A whole host of great restaurants are participating with various special menus and menu items for the event, including Dublin 4 Gastropub, Domenico’s On The Lake, A Hiden Vine, Pub Thirty-Two, and many more. A complete list of participating restaurants and more information can be found here.
The Goldfinch Opens
Now Open. Sister restaurant to The 908 in Long Beach – The Goldfinch – has finally spread its wings and is ready to welcome guests into its stylish and inviting space. A new-American style menu takes diners on a luxurious romp through various flavors and offerings. From the land to the sea, there is no shortage of great dishes to enjoy in this beautiful new epicurean destination. 2000 Main Street Suite 200, Irvine, 949.253.3428. thegoldfinchrestaurant.com
Dear Bella Creamery Scoops up a New Location
Now Open. A true sensation among those with a sweet tooth – Dear Bella Creamery has opened a new location at The LAB Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa. More than just ice cream – Dear Bella Creamery is a confectioner’s dreamland of flavor and creative options to indulge in. For those guests that can’t make it in person, delivery options are available via most 3rd party apps as well. A complete menu, as well as hours, can be found here. 2930 Bristol St # A103, Costa Mesa, 657.600.8104. dearbellacreamery.com
Arts + Culture
The Mann, the Myth, the Music!
Coming Soon. Chris Mann, the dashing star of the NBC’s The Voice, the Phantom of the Opera, and numerous hilarious viral videos, starts Segerstrom Center’s 22/23 Cabaret Series in spectacular fashion. Don’t miss a night of grand humor and great song with this dazzling vocalist in the intimate 300-seat Samueli Theater. 3 shows, Oct 20 – 22, at 7:30 p.m. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Newport Beach Film festival
Begins Oct. 13. Get your tickets now to experience over 300 films from all over the world as the Newport Beach Film Festival is set to begin. From world premiers and filmmaker Q&As to yacht parties and galas, there is no shortage of grandeur at this marquee event. Tickets, theater locations, the complete film guide, and more information can be found here. newportbeachfilmfest.com
Masters of Hawaiian Music
Oct. 15. George Kahumoku Jr., Daniel Ho, and Tia Carrere all come together to present a magical night of music. Featured regularly at Maui’s renowned Slack Key Show, this group melds together the uniquely Hawaiian styles of slack key guitar, ukulele, and songs, both traditional and new. Get your tickets now for a night of melodic style, inventiveness, and versatility. Saturday, at 8 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646. thebarclay.org
Fine Art Show and Sale
Oct. 15-16. Spend the weekend reveling in the astounding breadth of artistic creativity. Join Dana Point Fine Art Association for their Fall Festival Show celebrating Arts & Humanities Month in Dana Point this weekend. Peruse and purchase what captures your eye while taking in the sights and sounds of the Dana Point Harbor Boardwalk. Saturday – Sunday, at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 34675 Street of Golden Lantern, Dana Point. danapointharbor.com
Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.