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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup June 1-4

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of June 1-4

Edited by Laura Okey

Rock The Queen
June 3. Rock out to all your favorite ’90s rock bands with The Queen Mary as the backdrop. Long Beach’s most famous venue teams up with iHeartRadio’s The Woody Show to feature headliners like Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, Eve 6 and Royal Machines featuring Dave Navarro, Mark McGrath, Billy Morrison, Donovan Leitch, Chris Chaney and Josh Freese. Experience a day of fun in the sun with live music, food, multiple bars, retail vendors, merchandise, DJs and more. 4-11 p.m. $39-$99. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 800.437.2934.




Hyatt-Newport-Jazz-FestivalNewport Beach Jazz Festival
June 2-4. The annual jazz festival features an exciting lineup of nearly 20 jazz artists including Euge Groove, Vanessa Williams, David Sanborn, The O’Jays and many more. The festival also features an international food court with eclectic dishes and shopping in surrounding vendor village. F 6 p.m.; Sa-Su 10:30 a.m. Single day tickets, weekend pass or VIP pass available for purchase online. See website for full line-up. $65-$150. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.



HB Concours d'eleganceConcours d’Elegance
June 3-4. Pack your weekend full of classic cars, live entertainment and more. The 32nd annual Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance kicks off on Saturday with the Rod & Custom Show in the Park, live entertainment, food vendors and raffles. Watch the formal judging for classes like best of show, best paint, best engine and many more. On Sunday, see the premier car show which includes a salute to Lincoln and Bentley, as well as Ducati and Nimbus motorcycles. Also on Sunday are children’s activities, slot car racing, free Italian ices, a VIP luncheon and more. See website for more details. Sa 6:15 a.m.-2 p.m.; Su 6:15 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/day. Huntington Beach Central Park, 7111 Talbert, Huntington Beach, 714.375.8414.



Chili Cookoff TustinTustin Street Fair & Cook Off
June 4. Enjoy a hearty chili cook off and salsa competition along with craft booths, food vendors, live entertainment, eating contests and more. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Old Town Tustin, El Camino Real and Main Street, Tustin, 714.573.3326.





Tucker Wildlife SanctuarySummerFest
June 3-4. Revel in summer with nature, art, food, wine and music. The fun-filled festival at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary will feature over 40 artists and crafters, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. See website for schedule. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$7. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado, 714.649.2760.





June 1. Visit participating restaurants at Irvine Spectrum Center for personal service from Irvine Police Department personnel. Restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, Javier’s Cantina & Grill, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Ruby’s Diner, P.F. Chang’s and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. All tips collected benefit Special Olympics of Southern California athletes. 5-9 p.m. Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.724.7112.





Lions-Club-Fish-FryCosta Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club Fish Fry
June 2-4. Indulge on a fried fish dinner complete with live entertainment, a car show, carnival rides, a beer and wine garden and more. The 70th annual Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club Fish Fry will also feature bingo, a baby contest and raffles. See website for details and event schedule. F 5-9 p.m. Fish dinner $10. Sa-Su noon-9 p.m. Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.




House of Blues World Fabulous Drag BrunchHouse of Blues Drag Brunch
Beginning June 3. House of Blues Anaheim presents its World Fabulous Drag Brunch, now taking place on the first Saturday of each month. The event stars Willam—actress, author, YouTube star and former RuPaul’s Drag Racer—in a hilarious new show featuring wild entertainment, mimosas and an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet of Southern-inspired favorites. Featured items include jambalaya, jalapeno-cheese cornbread, collard greens, a prime rib carving station, homemade pastries and more. 11 a.m. $44/pp. 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.




Jon Lovitz Irvine ImprovJon Lovitz
June 1-3. The American comedian, actor and singer— best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live—will hit the stage at Irvine Improv. Lovitz starred as Jay Sherman in The Critic and has appeared in numerous other television series and films such as The Wedding Singer, The Benchwarmers, and Matilda. See website for showtimes. $30. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.




Hornblower Cruises NewportHornblower Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises
Ongoing. Take in the breathtaking views of the water aboard a Hornblower yacht this summer. The two-hour cocktail cruise will offer close views of hundreds of sail boats, complimentary appetizers, picturesque coastal views and a full cash bar. Reservations required. 5:30 p.m. $37/pp. Hornblower Cruises, 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.0155.




queen maryWarBird Air Show & WWII Salute
June 1. The Queen Mary salutes WWII veterans with WWII re-enactors, a historic memorabilia display, video screenings and the very stage where Bob Hope once debuted his wartime comedy routines. Enjoy popular tunes of the ’30s and ’40s brought to life by swing dancers and vocalists performing on the Verandah Deck. A highlight of the days events include a WarBird fly-over and aerial demonstration above the ship from the “War Dog.” The restored North American AT-6/SNJ WWII trainer will perform its combat ballet at 5:30 p.m. 3 p.m. Free admission; tour and 4D theater $5; parking $10. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 860.655.4221.



Woodbury-Town-CenterLemon Grove Market Debut
Beginning June 3. Shop local and handmade goods at the new Lemon Grove Market opening at the Woodbury Town Center. Beginning this Saturday and open on select Saturdays through summer, browse goods from 40 specialty makers, bakers, farmers and more. The outdoor curated market will feature everything from local, organic eats to home accessories, jewelry and fresh cut flowers. The event also offers a kid’s lounge and DIY workshops in July. See website for details. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Woodbury Town Center, 6200 Irvine Blvd., Irvine.



Anaheim-White-HouseAnaheim White House Dinner Gala
June 4. Anaheim White House invites you to celebrate its 30 year anniversary at Christ Cathedral Cultural Center. The restaurant that recently burned down will celebrate its special anniversary with a champagne toast and a four-course dinner prepared by chef Bruno Serato. Menu highlights include pepper crusted filet mignon and white fish scampi. All proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of the restaurant. 5 p.m. $150/pp. 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, 714.528.6888.




beachfront cinemaBeachfront Cinema
June 3.
Take movie night to the next level and meet us at the beach. This weekend see The Sandlot on one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in California. Arrive early for pre-movie festivities, live entertainment, games and contests. 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). $10-$45/pp. VIP package includes jumbo 2-person bean bag. Huntington State Beach, lifeguard tower 14, Huntington Beach.



ChurnedCreamery1FOOD + DRINK
Churned Creamery Grand Opening
June 3. Get a taste of Churned Creamery’s artisanal, premium ice cream at its brand new Cypress location. Opening at noon this Saturday, the first 200 guests will receive a free CroCream—a fresh churned ice cream stuffed in a warm and flaky butter croissant, topped with powdered sugar and/or sauce of your choice. Every customer from noon to 3 p.m. will receive a free scoop of ice cream and after 3 p.m., all customers will receive 25 percent off their entire order. Free. 9527 Valley View St., Cypress.




Cali Bandito TacoSlidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen
Beginning May 31. Slidebar in Fullerton has collaborated with Gringo Bandito to bring you the Cali Bandito taco. For a limited time, Slidebar will serve up the deconstructed California burrito in the form of housemade tortillas, topped with Gringo Bandito red marinated carne asada, french fries, cheddar cheese, sour cream and avocado crème. 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714.871.7469.




Doc-McStuffinsARTS + CULTURE
Doc McStuffins The Exhibit
Ongoing. Disney Junior presents its popular Doc McStuffins storytelling in the first-ever touring museum exhibit based on the Peabody Award-winning television series. The exhibit is designed to model “care and compassion” for kids age 2-7 in immersive activities. Kids can give toy patients check-ups in the emergency room, perform “operations” on toys in the operating room, diagnose pet toys with X-ray scanning machines in the pet vet clinic and rock baby dolls to sleep in the nursery. See website for hours. $12.95-$17.95. Discovery Cube, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.542.2823.


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