Orange County

Weekend roundup

June 13-16

Indulge in bites at the Asian-themed OC Night Market in Costa Mesa.

Wags N Wine, Father’s Day, National Lobster Day and more…. Here are the top Orange County weekend events for June 13-16.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Flag-Day-Celebration-photo-by-Aaron-BurdenFlag Day Celebration
June 14. The Sons of the American Legion are hosting this family-friendly celebration. Highlights include live music, bounce house for the kids, face-painting from noon to 5 p.m., flag pins, coloring books, and free hot dogs, sodas, chips and salsa. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Adjacent to the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 on the Newport Peninsula at 15th St., Newport Beach.




OC-Parks-Sunset-Cinema-photo-by-Mathew-MartinezOC Parks Sunset Cinema
June 14-Sept. 13. Pack a picnic, blankets and beach chairs for a family film series presenting 14 screenings in regional parks. The series kicks off with Disney’s Zootopia. Food trucks will be on-site. See website for list of events. Films begin at approximately 8 p.m. Free entrance and parking. Carbon Canyon Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, 714.973.6865.




Great-Parks-Trail-Grand-Opening-photo-courtesy-Reveille,-IncGreat Parks Trail Grand Opening
June 15. Be part of history as the community celebrates the opening of the region’s newest walking and biking trail, park and natural landscape—that includes an attempt to break the world record for “Longest High-Five Chain.” The first 3,500 to sign up receive free gifts including a commemorative T-shirt and a drawstring backpack. Refreshments, family-friendly activities and music are planned. 7-9 a.m. Located in the Upper Bee and Bosque area of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine (intersection of Great Park Boulevard and Bosque). | High-five sign-up



Princess-Tea-&-Story-Time-photo-courtesy-of-Pelican-HillPrincess Tea & Story Time
June 15.
The Resort at Pelican Hill presents a magical afternoon tea in the Great Room Social Lounge with princess appearances and readings of classic children’s storybooks by the fireside. 2-4 p.m. $65 adults, $45 children under 12. (Parent supervision required for all children in attendance.) 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 888.507.6427.




Summer of Mud: Lake Mud Run photo courtesy Irvine Lake Mud RunSummer of Mud: Lake Mud Run
June 15. Celebrate the start of summer with a 5K mud run beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. The course takes participants through hills, water and built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits—more mud than ever before. Expect to become drenched and muddy; bring towels and a change of clothes. 9 a.m. $60. Oak Canyon Park, 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado.




Newport-Beach-Concerts-on-the-Green-photo-by-Newport-Beach-IndyConcerts on the Green
June 16. A four-part summer concert series kicks off on the Civic Center Green in Newport Beach. First up is American band the Side Deal—featuring members Charlie Colin (Train), Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) and brothers Joel and Scott Owen (PawnShop kings)—with a rock performance including revamped renditions of their global hits. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets and low-slung beach chairs. Food trucks will be on hand for dinner and desserts. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.3309.



Train-and-Goo-Goo-Dolls-photo-courtesy-Live-NationTrain and Goo Goo Dolls
June 16. Grammy Award-winning Train and Billboard Music Award-winning Goo Goo Dolls co-headline a show at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. Special guest is soul singer Allen Stone. Doors open 7 p.m. See website for prices. 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 949.988.6800.





Wags-N-Wine-photo-courtesy-Wags-N-WineWags N Wine
June 16. Get ready for an exciting day of food, wine tasting, beer, prizes, live music, live and silent auctions and, of course, dogs—lots and lots of dogs. Watch the Pooch Pageant and introduce your furry pal to new friends. Every dog attending gets a doggie goodie bag. Food, drink and entertainment are included with admission. VIP entry noon, GA 1-5 p.m. $75-$105 adults, $20 children ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.328.8661.




Hornblower-Cruises-&-Events-Father's-Day-photo-courtesy-Hornblower-Cruises-&-EventsHornblower Cruises & Events
June 16. Celebrate Father’s Day with a beer buffet brunch or buffet supper cruise around Newport Harbor. The brunch offers unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne, a buffet, coastal views and a souvenir pint glass for dad. The buffet dinner includes sunset over the horizon. Boarding is half hour before cruise. Brunch cruises: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.; supper cruise 6-9 p.m. Beer brunch $85, supper $102. Hornblower South, 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., #101, Newport Beach, 949.646.0155.



Oak-Grill-Father's-Day--photo-courtesy-Marguarite-Clark-Public-RelationsOak Grill
June 16. Bring dad to the Fashion Island Hotel restaurant this Father’s Day, where chef Brittany Valles serves up elevated brunch and dinner delights. The breakfast special features a 10-ounce New York strip steak topped with Béarnaise sauce, two eggs any style and hash browns, Dinner  includes a 10-ounce New York strip steak topped with an 8-ounce lobster tail, served with sauteed spinach and a loaded baked potato. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.




National-Lobster-Day-at-Davio's-photo-courtesy-Ajenda-PRNational Lobster Day at Davio’s
June 15. Be ‘shellfish’ and celebrate National Lobster Day at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Irvine. Guests can enjoy a lobster roll with fresh Maine lobster tossed in lemon chive mayo and served on a toasted bun for $33. Other options include the seafood tower, squid-ink conchiglie (seashell-shaped pasta with garlic and chives, tossed in a lemon butter sauce and topped with chunks of Maine lobster) and Maine lobster risotto. 18420 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.477.4810.



National-Lobster-Day-at-The-Rooftop-Lounge-photo-courtest-Ajenda-PRNational Lobster Day at The Rooftop Lounge
June 15. Celebrate National Lobster Day  by the sea! Laguna Beach’s rooftop restaurant offers lobster and avocado toast featuring chopped lobster, guacamole, roasted tomato, Manchego cheese and over-easy eggs for $18. 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.2446.





New Look and Summer Drink
Now Available. Pali Wine Co. marks its second anniversary with renovations and a summery new libation at the Anaheim Packing District tasting room. The newly updated tasting room is cozier, its additional seating and greenery. The Pali-Rita wine cocktail hand-blends Chardonnay from its winery in Lompoc with the juices of lemons, limes and oranges. The tasting room also debuts a new barrel room and a VIP area for its wine-club members. 500 S. Anaheim Blvd. Unit C, Anaheim, 714.486.0922.



OC Night Market photo courtesy 626 Night MarketOC Night Market
June 14-16. Come one, come all to the Asian-themed event, which features hundreds of distinctive food items as well as merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities. Chefs present all manner of delectable and unusual dishes. F-Sa 4 p.m.-midnight; Su 4 p.m.-11 p.m. $5 GA, free for kids under 6; $8 parking. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.




Simply-Sardinia-Wine-Dinner-photo-courtesy-SPPR-LASimply Sardinia Wine Dinner
June 16. Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana presents an exclusive Sardinian wine dinner featuring menu items such as polpettine di granchio with Dungeness crab meat, bell peppers and chives lemon zest; agnello rollato with stuffed lamb leg, potato-thyme and pecorino cake, and fennel-arugula salad; and sformato ricotta e saba—a ricotta cake with saffron, golden raisins and Sardinian Saba sauce. 6 p.m. $150. Los Olivos Marketplace, 8573 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.536.5200.



Newport-Beach-Art-Exhibition-photo-courtesy-City-of-Newport-BeachNewport Beach Art Exhibition
June 15. Mingle with local and regional artists at the 55th annual juried event, which features more than 250 works in mediums including painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Art lovers view and can purchase original artworks and enjoy an afternoon of food and live entertainment. 1-6 pm. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.3800.



Through June 16. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit. When Harvey is exposed at Dowd’s sister’s society luncheon, it has the guests questioning what exactly is real and who exactly is crazy. See website for show times and prices. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.




Sculptures-by-Gwynn-MurrillSculptures by Gwynn Murrill
Opens June 16. Works by Los Angeles-based artist Gwynn Murrill are showcased at the first exhibition to span her entire career from the early 1970s to the present. Elizabeth Rooklidge curates, exploring Murrill’s subjects, materials and experiments in scale. F-Tu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $7 GA, $5 students and seniors. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971.



PHOTOS: Flag Day, Aaron Burden. OC Parks, Mathew Martinez. Great Parks Trail courtesy Reveille, Inc. Princess Tea & Story Time courtesy of Pelican Hill. Lake Mud Run courtesy Irvine Lake Mud Run. Concerts on the Green, Newport Beach Indy. Train and Goo Goo Dolls courtesy Live Nation. Wags N Wine courtesy Wags N Wine. Hornblower Cruises courtesy Hornblower Cruises & Events. Oak Grill courtesy Marguarite Clark Public Relations. Davio’s and Rooftop Lounge courtesy Ajenda PR. Pali Wine Co. courtesy 360viewPR. OC Night Market courtesy 626 Night Market. Around the World Whisk(e)y  courtesy Shout Public Relations. Simply Sardinia Wine Dinner courtesy SPPR LA. Newport Beach Art Exhibition courtesy City of Newport Beach. Harvey courtesy Laguna Playhouse. Sculptures, Gwynn Murrill.

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