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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup July 20-23

Marvel Universe Live

From a live action superhero show to outdoor concerts and more, check out the top Orange County weekend events for July 20-23.

Edited by Laura Okey


Marvel Universe LiveMarvel Universe Live
July 20-23. Marvel Universe Live is returning to SoCal with a family-friendly, action-packed live superhero show spectacular. Heroes include Spider Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk and more. Plus, the menacing Marvel Villains come to life for an all new thrilling adventure. Tickets start at $25. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.



OC-FairOrange County Fair
Through Aug. 13. Indulge in a little bit of deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair. Bring the whole family and enjoy action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), tribute bands in the Hangar, carnival with rides, La Grande Wheel, livestock competitions, agricultural displays, petting zoo, wine tasting and of course—fried food galore. Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre include artists such as The Band Perry, Rebelution and more. Don’t miss our complete guide to the OC Fair which encompasses everything you need to know. M-Tu closed, W-F noon-midnight, Sa.-Su. 11 a.m.-midnight. Adults $7-$12; children under 5 free; $10 (cash only) for parking. 88 fair drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500.



healthy-Junk Vegan FaireHealthy Junk Vegan Faire
July 22. The award-winning vegan restaurant throws its fourth annual festival, showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services. Enjoy live music, food tastings, a beer and wine garden with organic drinks, demonstrations, artisans and more. 4-10 p.m. Free. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, 714.772.5865.




Girls Night Out: Sexy, Sassy, Self
July 20. Join The Whole Purpose and Hoag Hospital for an exclusive event in House of Blues Anaheim Foundation Room. Girls Night Out: Sexy, Sassy, Self will feature a hosted discussion from Hoag certified sex therapist Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S. Learn how to bring out your sexy side with ease and comfort while sipping on LAVA and Karma ginger skinny margaritas and Two Chicks calorie conscious sangria. The first 75 attendees will enjoy gift bags filled with fun surprises. Afterwards, enjoy live music by special guest entertainer Sharde. 6-8 p.m. $35. House of Blues Anaheim, 400 Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.403.1980.


Zookeeper-DayZookeeper Appreciation Day
July 22. Head to the OC Zoo for a day of animal-lovin’ fun. On Zookeeper Appreciation Day, enjoy a day full of children’s activities in celebration of zookeepers and zoo volunteers. In addition to fun games and crafts, learn from zookeepers about their jobs and see them give special treats and toys to the zoo animals. At 10:30 a.m., catch a special presentation from two of the zoo’s zookeepers, called “So You Want to Be A Zookeeper,” where you’ll learn the ins and outs of a zookeeper’s day and meet select zoo animals up close. The first 100 children (12 and under) will receive a free ticket to Irvine Park Railroad. Zookeeper attire encouraged. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 admission; $5 parking. OC Zoo, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6847.


The Scott BrothersThe Scott Brothers House Party
July 23. Bring your HGTV dreams to life as Jonathan and Drew Scott, better known as Property Brothers, host a house party on stage at Segerstrom Center. Expect an evening showcasing the twin brothers’ multifaceted talents through live performances of their songs, hilarious stories, never before seen video and audience participation. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



2FTAMTwo Farmtables and a Microphone
July 20. Indulge in a unique, farm fresh outdoor culinary experience featuring local, organic cuisine and a special guest speaker. The experiential dinner will take place right on the sand—SeaLegs at the Beach—and feature three-time paralympic gold medalist Alana Jane Nichols. The dinner series is led by chef and Two Farmtables and a Microphone Co-Founder, Lan Thai, who specializes in Californian and Asian fusion cuisine inspired by the traditions and flavors of Vietnam. Enjoy beverages from Tank Garage Winery, Sculpterra Wine, Towne Park Brew and Sunday collab coffee. Tickets start at $25 (speaker portion only); dinner $50-$80. SeaLegs at the Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach.


Impossible-Science-LiveImpossible Science Live
July 22-Aug. 6. See an eye-opening stage show that explores the science behind the seemingly impossible, featuring world champion magician Jason Latimer. Latimer has united science and magic into a mind blowing live show designed to inspire all ages with the power of curiosity. From bending light to shaping water, Impossible Science Live features segments such as walking through solid objects, bringing drawings to life, Jason’s World Championships routine of clear cups and balls, t-shirt cannon card tricks and impossible geometry. Shows run twice daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person on top of Discovery Cube general admission. GA $17.95 (adults), $12.95 (kids ages 3-14), and $14.95 (seniors, 62+). 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.542.2823.


Yonex-US-OpenU.S. Open Badminton Championships
July 19-23. See more than 230 athletes from more than 30 countries compete in the largest international badminton competition in North America. See a complete list of athletes and weekend schedule online. $5-$80. Anaheim Convention Center Arena, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim.




queen maryThe Local Band Hangout
July 20. Listen to top local artists and up-and-coming bands while experiencing the wonders of the majestic Queen Mary every third Thursday of each month. The lineup this month features performances from singer-songwriter and trombonist Chadwick Bishop. Bishop’s vocal stylings are described as Al Green meets Marvin Gaye with a mix of the 90s New Jack Swing influences. Expect crooning soulful ballads, an upbeat chant, and a heartfelt trombone solo. Arrive early for Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Show begins 7 p.m. $10. Parking $8 with validation. Queen Mary, Observation Bar, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738.


Mason-Regional-ParkSunset Cinema at OC Parks
July 21. Pack a picnic and bring your blankets and chairs for a sunset movie—this week’s featured flick is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Movie begins around 8 p.m., after sunset. Free. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine, 949.923.2220.




Movies on the Beach
July 21-22. Start your weekend festivities with a family movie night at the beach! Bring your own blankets, chairs and jackets and cuddle up for featured flicks The Princess Bride and The Little Mermaid on the big screen this weekend. Arrive early and stop by the all new Bay Café on the beach for a new seasonal menu of summer bites and refreshments. Movie starts at dusk. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.3863.



Sizzling Summer Sounds at The TriangleSizzling Summer Sounds at The Triangle
July 19. Celebrate The Triangle’s 25th anniversary with a Sizzling Summer Sounds concert series. This week, hear live music from reggae and calypso steel drums. Each week will feature different entertainment in the upper level courtyard between Saddle Ranch Chop House and La Vida Cantina. The Triangle will also be doing a contest each week throughout the music series, with the winners receiving gift cards from restaurants and shops at the dining and entertainment center. 5-8 p.m. Free. The Triangle, Harbor Boulevard and 19th St., Costa Mesa.


summer-concert-seriesOC Parks Presents Annual 2017 Concert Series
July 20. Catch this week’s performance of the summer concert series featuring The Federal Empire and Kelly Rae Band. Bring your dancing shoes for their amped up Americana style music. Enjoy food trucks, a beer and wine garden and local live music in celebration of the summer season. Bring your own blankets and beach chairs for seating. 6-8 p.m. Free. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6835.



Hyatt-Newport-Jazz-FestivalHyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series
July 21. The annual Hyatt Regency Newport Beach summer concert series is back for four months of world-class music. This Saturday, see artist Chris Isaak. Indulge in an elegant buffet dinner at SHOR American Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency’s signature restaurant, for $58 before the concert or at local restaurant Bayside. New this year, Bayside will offer a complimentary shuttle to concert goers. Doors 6 p.m.; concert 8 p.m. Tickets are available for individual shows or season passes. Tickets start at $90. Back Bay Ampitheatre inside Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.



Las Brisas Seaside CantinaNational Tequila Day at Las Brisas
July 20-24. Head to Las Brisas and celebrate National Tequila Day (July 20) all weekend long. The newly renovated seaside cantina will feature Casamigos Silver Tequila shots or margaritas for $8. Seaside Cantina at Las Brisas, 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5435.




The-Beachcomber---Tonga-LeiThe Beachcomber Summer Cocktails
Ongoing. The Beachcomber, known for its literal beachfront location, adds eight new mouthwatering summer cocktails to its menu. Inspired by seasonal ingredients, featured cocktails include Endless Summer with vodka, basil, muddled strawberries and cucumbers with freshly squeezed lemonade; the Spicy Amigo Margarita with Casamigos tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, jalapeno puree and lime; and Tonga Lei, a cocktail for two, with hibiscus and elderflower, Pyrat Rum, Mango Citrónage, Malibu Rum, mango purée, agave nectar, pineapple and lime juices. The drink is then finished with orchids, pineapple, cherries, bamboo leaves and smoke. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900.


bayside-restaurantRosé Tasting at Bayside
July 20. Experience rosé from around the world at Bayside Restaurant’s wine tasting event. Tasty appetizers will be served while you sip. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.





Pacific-HideawayPacific Hideaway Debuts Brunch
Ongoing. The newest Huntington Beach dining destination, Pacific Hideaway, has launched a daily brunch offering from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Indulge on breakfast-inspired items such as banana muffin French toast with condensed milk, candied pecans, strawberries and bananas or a California breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, bacon, waffle fries, avocado, cheddar cheese and sweet Thai chili sauce. Special brunch cocktails include the What’s Up Doc? with reposado tequila, carrot, apple, orange, ginger and lemon and Bebe Verde with tomatillo shrub, cucumber, blanco tequila, jalapeno pasilla and cerveza. Daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.965.4448.


true-food-kitchenTrue Food Kitchen Summer Menu
Ongoing. Taste the flavors of summer with True Food Kitchen’s new menu of seasonally-driven dishes. Known for selecting and preparing healthy and delicious food using nutrient-rich ingredients, the new menu will feature items like heirloom and watermelon with marcona almond, white balsamic and chevre, or pan roasted chicken with corn, green chickpea, fresno chili and cilantro pumpkin seed pesto. For brunch, enjoy a vanilla oat and seed bowl with rolled oats, honey, nuts, seeds and seasonal fruit with almond butter toast, or an egg sandwich with a pineapple and orange mimosa. Fashion Island, 451 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.2400.


The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille
Through Sept. 3. Join The Capital Grille for this year’s Generous Pour wine event—a tribute to some of the boldest risk-taking winemakers in the world. The dinner spotlights seven featured wines with extraordinary pedigree, from a Cambria, Clone 4, Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay (2015) to Mt. Brave, Mt. Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2012). $28 with the purchase of an entree. Call for reservations. The Capital Grille, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140.




Iration with Slightly Stoopid
July 21. See popular reggae-influenced alternative rock band, Iration, hit the stage at the Pacific Ampitheatre. The tour Sounds of Summer 2017, starring Slightly Stoopid, also features J Boog and The Movement. After the show, your ticket stubs give you free admission into the OC Fair. 4:30 p.m. See website for pricing. Pacific Ampitheatre, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500.



John MayerJohn Mayer
July 25. John Mayer’s The Search For Everything world tour lands him at the Honda Center in Anaheim this July. Expect full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer trio sets of music. Hear songs such as “Still Feel Like Your Man,” “Emoji of a Wave,” “Helpless” and more. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $59. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.





Rebecca-TaylorRebecca Taylor Fall Trend Presentation
July 21-23. Prepare your wardrobe for fall with a weekend of styling, shopping and champagne. Shop Rebecca Taylor’s new collection while enjoying light bites and refreshments. Receive 20 percent off full-price purchases and experience an exclusive fall trend presentation from Fashion Island stylist Sara Aplanalp. RSVP to Trend presentation Sa 1:30 p.m. Rebecca Taylor Fashion Island, 567 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.610.0922.



Bixby&BallBixby & Ball at Lido Marina Village
Ongoing. Bixby & Ball, the lifestyle brand and retail boutique, has opened its second location at Lido Marina Village. The new 800-square-foot store will carry an array of coastal chic home décor, furniture, linens, art, accessories and jewelry, with top nods going to its colorful John Robshaw throw pillows, architectural Jamie Young lamps and classic Jaipur rugs. Some additional brands that customers can expect include Natural Curiosities artwork, Lafco New York candles and Sefte throw blankets. M-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3424 Via Lido, Suite 103, Newport Beach, 949.791.8260.


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