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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup July 6-9

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of July 6-9

Edited by Laura Okey

SeaLegs at the BeachEVENTS
SeaLegs at the Beach: Summer of Music
July 6-8. Revel in a weekend of live music at SeaLegs at the Beach—the one-acre beach club will feature artists like Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Whoo Kid. The live music will continue through the summer with pop-up concerts and a wide range of entertainers. Indulge on an array of scratch-made menu items including poke nachos and chopped summer salad, along with an assortment of wines and brews. See website for weekend lineup and schedule. Tickets range from $10-$50, depending on the artist. SeaLegs at the Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach.



SOCIAL Costa Mesa Dance Party: Our House
July 6. Kick off your weekend with an upscale dance party at SOCIAL Costa Mesa. Inspired by the sophisticated debauchery of Studio 54 in its heyday, SOCIAL has partnered with Modern Disco Ambassadors to bring you a weekly house party. Get your groove on with music curated by DJ Toros Bros, while enjoying SOCIAL’s one-of-a-kind craft cocktails and a late-night dinner. Get the latest news and updates on the weekly event on Instagram at @ourhousesocial. 9:30 p.m. No cover. 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2525.



Hyatt-Newport-Jazz-FestivalHyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series
July 7. The annual Hyatt Regency Newport Beach summer concert series is back for four months of world-class music. This Saturday, see artists Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. 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 $65. Parking starts at $20. Back Bay Ampitheatre inside Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach,949.360.7800.



beachfront cinemaBeachfront Cinema: Beauty and The Beast
July 8.
Take movie night to the next level at the beach. This Saturday see featured flick Beauty and The Beast on one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in California. Featuring theater-quality projection and sound, you will get the ultimate viewing experience on the sand. Arrive early for pre-movie festivities (live entertainment, games and contests) set before the gorgeous Huntington Beach sunset. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase from food booths and the beach bar. Pre-movie activities begin at 5 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. (dusk). $15/pp. VIP package $49 (includes jumbo 2-person bean bag). Huntington State Beach, lifeguard tower 14, Huntington Beach.



CharlieCharlie & Me One-Year Anniversary Pawty
July 8. Join Charlie & Me in celebrating their one-year anniversary at Lido Marina Village. Enjoy an afternoon of treats, monogramming, drinks and giveaways. All proceeds will be donated to I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 3505 Via Oporto, Suite 103, Newport Beach, 949.877.0036.




HortonLittle Lido Kids Club
July 6. Grab your little ones and head to the Lido Marina Village Kids Club at Lido Village Books. Enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’s classic Horton Hears a Who. Kids will enjoy making their own Horton-inspired craft and moms will love the raffles and specials from participating Lido Marina Village retailers including 10 percent off your book purchase at Lido Village Books and a special candy bag. Also enjoy $25 off your purchase at neighboring boutique, Eberjay. RSVP encouraged. Each person who RSVP’s will receive 1 entry for a drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Lido Village Books. 10-11 a.m. Free. 3424 Via Oporto, Suite 102, Newport Beach.



Movies on the Beach
July 7-8. Start your weekend festivities with a family movie night at the beach! Bring your own blankets, chairs and jackets and cuddle up for this weekend’s featured flicks Finding Dory and The Emperor’s New Groove. Arrive early and stop by the all new Bay Café on the beach for a seasonal menu of summer bites and refreshments. Movie starts at dusk. Free. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.3863.




Montage Laguna BeachCoastal Chords Sunsets
July 7-8. Soak in the long summer evenings and coastal sunsets alongside the tunes of talented local acoustic guitar performers. Compliments of the Montage Laguna Beach, enjoy the casual summertime entertainment on the lush lawns every Friday and Saturday night through September 2. 2-6 p.m. Free. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.6000.




Orange-County-Soccer-ClubOrange County Soccer Club
July 8 . See the second tier of professional soccer in the USA, the Orange County Soccer Club, take on the Phoenix Rising FC this Thursday. In addition to heated competition, the fan zone offers inflatable bounce houses and inflatable soccer shootout games, interactive family games and many of the same food concessions found at the OC Fair and Event Center. Linger in the beer gardens and wine tents with local craft varieties before or during the game. 5 p.m. $15. Field Four Stadium, Orange County Great Park, Irvine, 949.647.4625.



summer-concert-seriesOC Parks Presents Annual 2017 Concert Series
July 6. Catch this week’s performance of the summer concert series featuring Rolling Stones tribute Band, Hollywood Stones. 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. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine, 949.923.2220.




The Halal GuysFOOD + DRINK
The Halal Guys
July 7. Head to any of The Halal Guys Southern California locations on Friday, July 7, for a chance to win free prizes and free food for an entire month. The first 100 guests at each location will be entered to win prizes, and ten will win a month of free food. See for yourself why New Yorkers go crazy for this food cart gone brick and mortar—enjoy Middle Eastern favorites like the gyro sandwiches and chicken and rice platters with the famous mystery white sauce. See website for all locations. 3033 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.850.1080.



Impossible-BurgerUmami Burger’s Impossible Burger
Indulge on Umami Burger’s latest creation—The Impossible Burger. The Impossible Burger patties are entirely plant based—it’s the only veggie patty that looks, tastes, smells and cooks like beef, it even bleeds and can be cooked to order (rare, medium rare, etc.). The burger includes two patties, caramelized onions, American cheese, miso-mustard, house spread, dill pickles, lettuce and tomato. Available at 9 LA and OC locations. See website for details. 2981 Bristol St., Suite B-2, Costa Mesa, 714.957.8626.




Summer Drinks JFATJimmy’s Famous American Tavern Summer Cocktails
Toast to warm weather, long days and sunshine with JFAT’s new summer cocktails. The Pearfectionist (Tito’s vodka, Absolut Pear Vodka, pear nectar and agave), the Summer Sunrise (Ketel One, blood orange juice, blood orange liqueur and a sparkling float) and the blackberry sangria (Troublemaker GSM, Sacred Bond Brandy, schnapps and white grape juice) are just a few of the featured libations. Village at La Floresta Center, 3325 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 714.733.1310; Dana Marina Plaza, 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, 949.388.8900.



Dog Haus
Beginning July 6. Dog Haus has launched a brand new fried chicken sandwich, the Bad Mutha Clucka, just in time for National Fried Chicken Day. The crispy, umami-rich fried chicken sandwich will be available at all Dog Haus locations and is the result of a creative culinary collaboration with the highly regarded chef Ilan Hall (Ramen Hood, The Gorbals). 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.953.4287.




J. Cole
July 9. Multiplatinum-selling artist J. Cole is stopping at the Honda Center for his 57-city world tour, 4 Your Eyez Only. Hear hits from J. Cole’s fourth album, the Platinum-certified 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December. Each of its ten tracks has notched a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $74. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.




Festival of Arts
Beginning July 5. See a breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers. The Festival of Arts includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood, ceramics, glass and more—all from 140 of South Orange County’s finest artists. Enjoy nightly live music, jazz concerts, guided art tours, demonstrations and art workshops. $5-$12/pp. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145.




Pageant of the mastersPageant of the Masters
Beginning July 7. Arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world, you will be amazed by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”). In the incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, real people pose to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. This summer’s production is themed The Grand Tour. A live narrator guides you through the story of each living picture accompanied by a full orchestra. 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145.



Sawdust Art FestivalSawdust Art Festival
Ongoing. See works by 200 Laguna Beach artists—glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography—plus demos, kids activities, outdoor cafes and live music in eucalyptus grove. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. on July 4). $4-$9. Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030.




Laguna-Art-A-FairLaguna Art-A-Fair
Ongoing. Juried art festival displays works by 125 artists in all mediums, including painting, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. Live entertainment on weekends. Su–Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. on July 4 and Aug 28). $6-$8. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514.




MontageLagunaBeach_DesignerSeries_VitaminASTYLE + BEAUTY
Summer Designer Showcase
July 7-8. Experience an exciting trunk show at Montage Laguna Beach featuring high-end swimwear brand Vitamin Aby Amahlia Stevens. Shop a sexy collection of swimwear worn by global style-setters such as Rihanna and Scarlett Johansson. The event will take place at Montage’s Swim Shop. 4-6 p.m. Free. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 866.271.6953.


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