Orange County

Weekend roundup

October 14-17


One of the photo opps available during Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park photo courtesy OC Parks

Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park 

Oct. 15-17, 22-24. Celebrate the fall season with OC Parks at the inaugural family-friendly Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park. Tour the decorated historical grounds during special park hours and take your picture at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed photo opportunities (like the one pictured). Guests can also try to find their way through the hay maze and complete a scavenger hunt for ghoulish goodies. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 949.923.2230.

Drag queen Miss Clair Voyance photo courtesy Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Halloween Movie Night & Drag Show

Oct. 15. Calling all Rocky Horror fans! Grab tickets and don your most fabulous attire for a movie night dedicated to the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, beginning with a live drag performance, on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Before the film, Miss Clair Voyance (pictured) and her Sinister Sisters will transform the Argyros Plaza stage into their very own Hallo-Queen stage for a spook-tacular 50-minute drag show. Moviegoers should plan to bring their own folding chairs; Refreshments will be available to purchase courtesy of George’s Café. 7-10 p.m. $10. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Three models wearing kimonos at the OC Japan Fair photo courtesy OC Japan Fair

OC Japan Fair

Oct. 15-17. Gather with your friends to experience shopping, tasting and learning about Japanese culture at one of the largest and most authentic Japanese cultural festivals in SoCal. Attendees can look forward to more than 130 booths, a Japanese garden, a maid cafe pop-up, games, Kimono models, a “Tuna Cutting Show” and more. There will also be live performances by famous Japanese artists on the main stage through the weekend. F 5-11 p.m., Sa noon-10 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

George Lopez photo courtesy Ticketmaster

George Lopez at the Honda Center

Oct. 16. Grammy-nominated comedian, actor and TV host George Lopez is bringing his OMG Hi! Comedy Tour to the Honda Center in Anaheim. For those who don’t know Lopez, his multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television. Note: Guests (ages 3 and up) required to show proof being fully vaccinated (at least two weeks after the last dose) or received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event start time. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500.

Food + Drink

LINE FRIENDS x Honey & Butter Macarons photo credit LINE/courtesy Irvine Spectrum Center

LINE FRIENDS x Honey & Butter Macarons

Oct. 16, 23, 30. Honey & Butter Macarons and South Korean character brand LINE FRIENDS are joining forces for a special launch at Irvine Spectrum Center. Stop by Honey & Butter for character macarons and merchandise available for sale every Saturday this month (while supplies last), plus fun photo opportunities. The first 100 purchases of any LINE FRIENDS characters will receive a full set of stickers. Note: Honey & Butter will be implementing a wristband system during the event. See website for more info. Opens at 10 a.m. 633 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.267.6700.

"Breast Buckets & Sides" special at Georgia's Restaurant photo courtesy Georgia's Restaurant

“Breast Buckets & Sides”

Through Oct. 31. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Georgia’s Restaurant is bringing back its “Breast Bucket & Sides” special for indoor and outdoor patio dining, takeout or delivery. This 6-piece bucket of boneless chicken breasts (all white meat) includes a choice of two sides—with selections such as the signature collard greens, garlic rice and french fries—for just $25 all month long to help increase awareness and support for breast cancer. Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Anaheim Packing House, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 209A, Anaheim, 714.906.1900.

New fall menu at Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails photo courtesy Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails

New Fall Menu at Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails

Now Available. Get a taste of fall with a new seasonal menu from Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails at SOCO and the OC Mix in Costa Mesa. Hungry patrons can look forward to trying new dishes such as the Harvest Bowl, Fall Flatbread and Cauliflower Taco. There’s also new cocktails to pair with your meal including the Blackberry Mule, Pomegranate Margarita and Fig & Lemon. Open daily 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 3321 Hyland Ave., Unit C, Costa Mesa, 714.862.2480.

Arts + Culture

Lemon tree painting class with Helen Plehn at Sherman Library and Gardens photo courtesy Sherman Library and Gardens

Sunny Lemon Painting Class at Sherman Library & Gardens

Oct. 15. When life gives you lemons, make them into art! Sherman Library & Gardens welcomes guests to partake in a fun and expressive acrylic all-levels painting class hosted by local artist Helen Plehn. Painters will be guided by Plehn on how to paint a lemon tree in a Chinoiserie vase on an 8″ x 10″ canvas, followed by a relaxing 15-minute meditation while waiting for the paint layers to dry. All materials are included. 10 a.m.-noon. $110 members, $120 non-members. 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.673.2261.

BalletX photo courtesy Segerstrom Center for the Arts

BalletX at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Oct. 16. Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Philadelphia’s premiere contemporary ballet company BalletX, led by artistic/executive director Christine Cox, in its SCFTA debut this Saturday evening inside Segerstrom Hall. BalletX, whose dancers were named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, commissions choreographers from around the world to create dance that is “fresh, inclusive, and connects to what people want” (Philadelphia Citizen). 7:30 p.m. $39+. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

"On the Lawn" concert series at Musco Center photo courtesy Musco Center for the Arts

Symphony “On the Lawn” at Musco Center

Begins Oct. 17. Looking to attend more outdoor concerts? Musco Center for the Arts is launching four free “On the Lawn” concerts in its 2021-22 season as part of its Casual Music Encounter program. These intimate afternoon music events will include three Symphony On The Go concerts performed by four to six members of Pacific Symphony, and the Chapman Wind Symphony from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts. This Sunday’s performance is “Pacific Symphony: On the Go.” 3 p.m. Free; reservations required. 415 N. Glassell, Orange, 714.997.6812.

Photo credits: Fall-O-Ween courtesy OC Parks. LINE FRIENDS x Honey & Butter Macarons credit LINE/courtesy Irvine Spectrum Center. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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