Orange County

Weekend roundup

October 27-30


Halloween Bazaar at The District at Tustin Legacy

Oct. 29. Dress up your little ones and come to the “Halloween Bazaar” event. Families are welcome to enjoy a variety of fun activities, including costume contests, live music, crafts, vendors, and even axe throwing. Free to attend. Please note that axe-throwing and the slime station have a small fee to participate. Saturday, from 4-9 p.m. 2437 Park Ave, Tustin, 714.259.9090.

Spooky Soiree at Topside

Oct. 29. Are you looking for an elevated Halloween party? Newport Beach’s only rooftop bar, Topside, is throwing a spooky soiree this weekend. Step out in your best costume and enjoy Halloween-inspired cocktails, fall appetizers, an ice luge, a DJ, and more. Tickets are available now. 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.524.8500.

Sweet or Spooky Halloween Bash

Oct. 29. Come join the Halloween festivities and fun as Alyssa & AJ Rafael – hosts of the Sweet or Savory podcast – host a BIG costume contest party filled with giveaways, music, drinks and more. Everyone’s invited so be sure to mark your calendars and come through to one of the wildest evenings in Orange County. Saturday, at 7 p.m. 12885 Beach Blvd., Stanton.

Spooky Seas at The Ocean Institute

Oct. 29. All ages are welcome at The Ocean Institute or a night of spooktacular fun. From Bioluminescence Laser Tag, to a costume contest, live music & DJ, trick or treating, artifact graveyard, a Mad Scientist Lab, aquarium access, photo booth, and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase as well. Tickets can be purchased here. Saturday, from 5-9 p.m. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, 949.496.2274.

Food + Drink

Kai Lounge Opens

Oct. 28. Wild Thyme Restaurant Group is set to introduce a new restaurant to its roster of acclaimed eateries. Opening at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, Kai Lounge presents an immersive dining experience and nightlife venue inspired by modern Japanese culture and cuisine. To coincide with its Grand Opening on Halloween weekend, Kai Lounge will host a celebratory costume contest. Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach.

Calaca Mamas Kicks Off A Massive Celebration

Beginning Oct. 30. Guests are invited to Calaca Mamas Cantina, Anaheim’s Day of the Dead-inspired eatery, for four days of fun celebrating Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. Starting this Sunday, guests can enjoy events and celebrations for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos going all the way through the next week. Times vary per day. 1550 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, 714.215.4226.

Union Social Premiers

Now Open. What do you get when you tap the head sushi chef from LA sushi hotspot Katsuya and the former bar manager from Mayfield? A bonafide new sushi lounge hotspot in Orange Count. Please see attached press release for Union Social – the latest new concept to open at Rodeo 39 Public Market. Daily, 5 p.m. – 12 p.m. 12819 Beach Blvd., Stanton.

Dick Church’s Turns 50

Oct. 27. Guests can come and raise a glass to one of Orange County’s longest-running dining institutions as Dick Church’s turns 50. The home of fantastic food, memories, and drinks flowing from the hidden 1972 bar looks to celebrate big. Complimentary bubbles and cake will be on hand for this monumental event, as well as live music featuring The Pop Jones band and their 70’s hits. Thursday, at 6-10 p.m. 2698 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.884.4522.

Arts + Culture

Friends toasting with beer glasses

OC Brewers Mash

Oct. 29. Celebrate and dive into Orange County’s legendary brewing culture as the OC Brewers Guild puts on its OC Brewers Mash. Costumes are welcome, and strongly encouraged. Go “trick-or-treating” from decorated booth to decorated booth to sample the crème de la crème beers of local craft beers along with some spooky special releases. Saturday, from 6-10 p.m. Tickets can be found here. Heritage Museam, 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, 714.540.0404.

Photo credits: Union Social credit Won Ho Frank Lee. District at Tustin Legacy courtesy of FWD Public Relations. Calaca Mamas courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. Topside Bar at Lido House courtesy of Outshine Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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