From live rock performances to boozy festivities, check out the top Orange County weekend events for February 1-4.
Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.
Silverstein & Tonight Alive
Feb. 1. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, rock band Tonight Alive will perform on stage along with Canadian rock band Silverstein for an electrifying performance that is sure to bring the house down. 6 p.m. $18. House of Blues Anaheim, 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. houseofblues.com
The Stone Foxes
Feb. 2. Get ready for what Entertainment Weekly calls, “Perfect back-to-basics rock.” Founded by brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler, The Stone Foxes will bring their foot-stomping rock ‘n roll tunes to the Black Box Theatre for one night. 8 p.m. $20. Black Box Theatre at Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo, 949.480.4278. soka.edu
2018 Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon
Feb. 2-4. Join thousands of runners on the award-winning course along the Pacific Coast Highway. Runners will pass by the famous Huntington Beach pier and enjoy the beauty of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Kids can participate in the new Cowabunga Beach Challenge on the sand this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. See website to register. Huntington Beach Parking Lot, 21291 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. motivrunning.com
Feb. 3. Best known for her performance as Glinda the Good Witch in Broadway’s smash hit Wicked, Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth will bring her strong vocals to center stage with a performance of popular songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. 7 p.m. $59+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
MainPlace Mall’s Lunar New Year Festival
Feb. 3. Bring the whole family to the Lunar New Year celebration at MainPlace Mall which will feature nonstop cultural entertainment, live performances at 12:30 p.m., activities for the kids, giveaways and tons of photo opportunities with festive decor as the backdrop. The first 500 attendees will receive a $2 bill placed in a traditional red envelope that symbolizes good luck. Noon-3 p.m. Free. MainPlace Mall, 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.547.7800. shopmainplacemall.com
Letter & Embossing Class at M. Lovewell
Feb. 4. Step up your creative game with this hand lettering workshop. Attendees will learn how embossing pens, powders, and heat can transform your lettering and create the most beautiful cards, bags and gift tags. Items provided include a hand lettering practice packet, a fudenosuke brush pen and two 5×7 cards for your embossing projects. 2-5 p.m. $100. 305 E. 4th St. Unit 103, Santa Ana, 657.245.3553. mlovewell.com
FOOD + DRINK
The Cauldron Spirits & Brews
Now Open. Double, double, toil and trouble. The Orange County Register has named The Cauldron Spirits & Brews one of the most exciting new restaurants in Orange County. Reminiscent of a traditional pub and old study, the eclectic restaurant features enchanted decor, ornately-framed vintage illustrations of witches and black cats, flickering lights and more. Tapas-style menu items include freshly made soup of the day, salads, gougeres (savory cheese puffs), french dip sliders, croque monsieur sliders, boeuf bourguignon and more tantalizing bites. W-Su 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 8028 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.484.2733. thecauldronbar.com
Bayside Restaurant’s Nikka Whisky Dinner
Feb. 1. Indulge on delicious food and libations from Nikka Whisky at Bayside Restaurant. Featured whiskies include Nikka Whisky Coffey Grain, Coffey Malt, Pure Malt Taketsuru and more. RSVP to email@example.com. 6 p.m. $58 (excluding tax and gratuity). 900 Bayside Dr., Newport Beach, 949.721.1222. baysiderestaurant.com
The Bungalow Huntington Beach x Los Sundays Tequila
Feb. 4. Make your way to The Bungalow on Super Bowl Sunday for this special event with tequila company, Los Sundays Tequila. Watch the game on LED TVs on the spacious patio and participate in a social media contest for the chance to win a two-hour table with two bottles of Los Sundays Tequila. Noon-10 p.m. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 240, Huntington Beach, 714.374.0399. thebungalow.com
ARTS + CULTURE
Feb. 1. Singer, songwriter and guitarist José Gonzales—best known for his indie ballads and intimate acoustics—will perform with special guest Bedouine at the Musco Center for the Arts. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. Chapman University, One University Dr., Orange, 844.626.8726. muscocenter.org
Victor Hugo Zayas: 15 Year Retrospective
Feb. 1-Mar. 30. View the last 15 years of Victor Hugo Zayas’ creative life with select paintings and sculpture spanning three distinct series. This exhibition will investigate visually and through written presentation the impact Victor Hugo Zayas has had on his community both in L.A. and Orange County. Reception (Feb.1) 6-9 p.m., gallery hours: Tu-Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 2-Mar. 4. Set in the deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, this Tony-nominated musical tells the story of Violet, a young woman accidentally scarred on the face as a child, and her journey to find a TV evangelist that can cure her. Along the way, she meets two young soldiers who teach her about love, courage and the true meaning of beauty. Ages 13+ recommended. See website for showtimes and prices. Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 888.455.4212. chancetheater.com
Yasmine Kasem: ‘Mwasah’
Feb. 3-Apr. 15. After the loss of a close friend, American-Egyptian artist Yasmine Kasem’s Mwasah expresses the formal aspects of Muslim historical and contemporary rituals with physical manifestations of her own mourning in this exhibition. The materials used include fabric, paper, rope and other unconventional materials. Reception (Feb. 3) 7-10 p.m. Grand Central Art Center Theatre, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 714.567.7233. grandcentralartcenter.com
2018 Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon photo by Andrew Pielage. The Cauldron Spirits & Brews photo provided by Leidy Arevalo.