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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup January 4-7

Watch dancers perform to captivating music at the Festival of India in Santa Ana.

From spellbinding performances to the brand new pizza parlor, check out the top Orange County weekend events for January 4-7.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


2-Chainz2 Chainz
Jan. 4. With a gold album and a handful of platinum singles under his belt, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz’s fame extends well beyond the two signature gold chains adorning his neck. Fans can see him perform on stage at The Observatory. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m. $29.50. 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600.





Bride-World-ExpoBrides World Expo
Jan. 6. Shop, compare and connect with 150 Orange County wedding vendors at the biggest and best OC bridal show of the year. Vendor offerings include florists, wedding venues, photo booths, photographers, disc jockeys, bridal gowns, tuxedos, entertainers, bridal beauty, custom invitations, vintage decor and romantic honeymoons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 presale online; $12 GA; free ages 12 and under; $8 parking. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.




Grow-Your-Own-My-Edible-GardenGrow Your Own with David Rizzo
Jan. 6. Well-known horticulturist David Rizzo will discuss everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. This month’s focus will be on planting appropriate cool-season vegetables and herbs, dormant disease control and pruning of deciduous fruit trees, care of citrus trees and pruning of berries and grapes. 9-10 a.m. Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800.




Rise-Above-the-FireRise Above the Fire
Jan. 6. Rise up to help those who have been affected by the devastating California fires with a benefit show where 100 percent of the profits will be donated to the California Fire Foundation. Expect an assortment of musical artists performing throughout the night as well as raffle prize giveaways. 6-11:30 p.m. $20. The FIFTH, 1650 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.0899.




Wayne's-85th-Birthday-BashWayne’s 85th Birthday Bash Extravaganza
Jan. 6. Jazz4Us founder, Wayne Biessman, will celebrate his 85th birthday with a full evening of non-stop jazz that kicks off the 2018 concert season with a bang. Festivities begin with welcome remarks by Biessman, then take off with an exciting lineup of well-known artists and musicians—all hosted by master of ceremonies and bassist Richard Simon. 6-10:40 p.m. Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Dr., Corona del Mar, 949.322.6342.




Monster-Energy-SupercrossMonster Energy AMA Supercross
Jan. 6, 20, 21. Witness the return of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship for off-road motorcycle racing. While the professional riders practice in the afternoon on January 6 and 20, guests can attend the pit party before riders race in the evening. Amateur riders will compete on January 21 for Amateur Racing Day. Jan. 6 and 20: gates open at noon; pit party noon-6 p.m.; 7 p.m. race starts. Jan. 21: 8 a.m. $20+. Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000.



Knott's-Merry-FarmKnott’s Merry Farm
Through Jan. 7. With the season slowly coming to a close, now is the final chance for you and your family to make long-lasting memories at Knott’s Merry Farm. Enjoy the glorious sights, sounds and scents of the holiday along with classic shows, seasonal treats and much more. See website for hours and prices. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200.





Winter-Fest-OCWinter Fest OC
Through Jan. 7.
More than 20 wintry activities are back by popular demand, including outdoor ice skating, ice tubing down Snowflake Summit, a snow play area with real snow, Festival of Lights two-million-light stroll-through display, a nightly tree lighting ceremony with parade, snow flurries, fireworks, flying Santa and much more. See website for schedule and prices. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 657.333.2520.





ARC-Pizza-HouseARC Pizza House
Now Open. Nestled within the walls of ARC Food & Libations, ARC Pizza House offers wood fired pizza and craft cocktails. From his open kitchen, chef Noah Vo Blom offers new crisp salads and eight unique pizzas such as meatball, roasted duck, shortrib and more. Daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite F, Costa Mesa, 949.500.5561.




Pressed-JuiceryPressed Juicery
Now Open. Sip on cold-pressed juices, signature beverages and specialty waters in addition to two-ounce functional shots and a curated selection of grab-and-go snacks at the newest Pressed Juicery in Tustin. This location will feature Freeze, a revolutionary vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free frozen soft serve treat (available in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and matcha) made from only fruits, nuts and vegetables with healthy and toppings like almond butter, fresh fruit and cacao drizzle. In addition, this new location will also offer Heat, the brand’s take on superfood lattes featuring flavors like matcha, turmeric and beetroot all mixed with Pressed Juicery’s vanilla almond signature blend. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin.



Dance-Masters-at-ChapmanDance Masters at Chapman
Jan. 5-7. Join legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor and Clifford Williams for an intimate performance featuring these dancers on Friday night, a day of thrilling master classes on Saturday and a closing class and showing of select Chapman student work on Sunday. See website for schedule and prices. One University Dr., Orange, 714.997.6815.




Igor-Levit-photo-by-Robbie-LawrenceIgor Levit
Jan. 6. Pianist Igor Levit, winner of Gramophone‘s 2016 Recording of the Year Award and this week named the 2018 Gilmore Artist, appears in recital Saturday at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The program includes works by Bach arranged by Brahms, Wagner arranged by Liszt and Liszt arranged by Busoni as well as preludes and fugues by Shostakovich and Schumann’s “Ghost” variations. The Los Angeles Times deemed Levit “the best Russian pianist you haven’t heard…yet.” 8 p.m. $20+. 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



Festival-of-IndiaFestival of India
Jan. 7. Enjoy captivating music and the beautiful dances of the diverse regions of India with internationally recognized choreographer Ramya Harishankar’s Arpana Dance Company along with other invited artists. There will also be art projects, face painting and special Indian sweets. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.



Igor Levit photo by Robbie Lawrence.

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