Orange County

Weekend roundup

June 14-17

Kick off SoCal’s best season with the Summer Frosé Brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar.

From festivities on the beach to Father’s Day celebrations, check out the top Orange County weekend events for June 14-17.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


LPAPA-artwork-by-MarshallLPAPA’s Dinner Party & Miniature Auction FUNdrasier
June 14. Join the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association for their annual dinner party. Guests will enjoy a selection of wines with a gourmet buffet prepared by the Seven-Degrees culinary team. Special guest and associate director of UCI Institute and Museum for California Art Jean Stern will indulge guests with tidbits of Laguna’s artistic legacy and share the history of a miniature masterpiece by Arthur Rozaire from the Stern’s private collection. 5-9 p.m. $125. Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.376.3635.



OC_Night_MarketOC Night Market
June 15-17. Come one, come all to the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the country. The OC Night Market features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. New and returning chefs will present delectable 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 Dr., Costa Mesa.



Pirate-Coast-Paddling-Glow-Tours-photo-by-Ray-KangPirate Coast Paddle Company Glow Tours
Starting June 15. Spend your summer evenings at the bay on an LED light-adorned paddleboard or kayak. Come and see marine life only visible at night on this unique excursion on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails and dinner at Back Bay Bistro. 8 p.m. F-Sa; call for schedule. $45 per session. 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, 949.278.0011.




Chili at the Beach
June 16. Surf City invites you to experience and taste a variety of uniquely prepared chilies and salsas at the beach. Watch a chili cook-off while enjoying live entertainment, a kids zone and vendors throughout Main Street and The Strand. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-$15. Downtown Huntington Beach, Main Street and Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.



Cleanup-with-Surfrider-Huntington-BeachCleanup with Surfrider Huntington Beach
June 16. Give back to Mother Nature at this beach cleanup hosted by Angel City Brewery and Surfrider foundation. Come prepared with close-toed shoes, a water bottle and sun protection. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, though walk-ins will be welcome. Pre-registered participants will receive a custom commemorative t-shirt. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Huntington Beach Pier and 6th Street.




Newport-Beach-Art-ExhibitionNewport Beach Art Exhibition
June 16. Mingle with artists at this 54th annual show featuring more than 200 works by local and regional artists. Expect music, wine and food. 1-6 pm. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.717.3800.





OC-Parks-Sunset-Cinema-photo-courtesy-of-The-ACE-AgencyOC Parks Sunset Cinema
June 16-Sept. 14. Pack a picnic, blankets and beach chairs to enjoy this film series that brings 14 family-friendly screenings to regional parks. The series kicks off with a screening of Disney’s new take on The Jungle Book. Food trucks will also be on-site. See website for list of films and venues. Films begin at approximately 8 p.m. Free entrance and parking. Carbon Canyon Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, 714.973.6865.




'Star-Wars'-Day-at-the-OC-Zoo“Star Wars” Day at the OC Zoo
June 16. May the Force be with you on this day of family-fun that includes Star Wars characters, crafts, games and photo opportunities. Watch zoo animals receive special treats and attend animal meet-and-greets throughout the day. The first 100 children ages 12 and under in costume will receive a special gift and a free train ride ticket to Irvine Park Railroad. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $2 GA, free for children 2 and under. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6847.



Summer-of-Mud–-Lake-Mud-RunSummer of Mud: Lake Mud Run
June 16. Celebrate summer with a 5K mud run course. Beginning and ending at Irvine Lake, the course takes you through hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits (more mud than ever before). With a promise to become drenched and muddy, be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing. 9 a.m. $50. Oak Canyon Park, 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado.




Newport-Beach-Concerts-on-the-Green-with-Matt-Mauser-photo-courtesy-of-Public-LibraryNewport Beach Concerts on the Green with Matt Mauser
June 17. Kick off summer with a four-part concert series on the Civic Center Green. First up, Matt Mauser and Pete Jacobs capture Sinatra at the height of his career. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets and low-slung beach chairs to enjoy the concert. Food trucks will be on-hand for dinner and desserts. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.644.3309.




Wags-N-WineWags N Wine
June 17. Get ready for an exciting day filled with delicious 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 some new friends. Every dog attending will be treated to a doggie goodie bag. Food, drink and entertainment are inclusive in the admission price. VIP noon, GA 1-5 p.m. $75-$105 adults; $20 children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.328.8661.




Beef-tenderloin-and-lobster-at-The-Ranch-photo-provided-by-The-RanchThe Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
June 15-17. Spoil dad this Father’s Day with an exquisite surf and turf dinner all weekend long. Menu highlights include the Cape Grim grass-fed beef tenderloin and an 8-ounce South African lobster tail served with California Delta asparagus and thumbelina carrots. 5-10 p.m. $135. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200.




Father's-Day-Beer-and-Brunch-CruiseBeer Brunch or Supper Cruise
June 17. Hornblower Cruises & Events invites you to celebrate Father’s Day with a beer brunch or supper cruise around Newport Beach. Start your morning with a brunch that offers unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne, plus a buffet along with scenic coastal views and a souvenir pint glass for dad. Come in the evening to enjoy a four-course seated dinner while watching the sun set over the horizon. Boarding is half hour before cruise. Cruises: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. Brunch $80.95, supper $95. Hornblower South, 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., #101, Newport Beach, 949.646.0155.



Red-ORed O Newport Beach
June 17. The culinary team at Red O Newport Beach presents a delectable Father’s Day brunch buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, chilaquiles, a prime steak carving station, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, a dessert bar and more. Sip on bottomless drinks including mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria, house margaritas and tequila sunrises. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $49 adults; $20 bottomless drinks; $15 children ages 7-12; free children 6 and under. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0300.



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Casa-Barilla-Summer-Dishes-photo-provided-by-1-on-1-PRCasa Barilla Summer Dishes
Through July 8. Kick off summer by trying one of two new summer dishes at Casa Barilla. Featured in the photo, Insalata Bietole is made with arugula, mixed greens, roasted beets, green apples, candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese and lemon; or try the Spaghetti Dell’Orto with spaghetti with seasonal vegetables and basil pesto sauce. M-F 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 657.205.1025.




Joon-Shabu-Shabu-photo-courtesy-of-FWD-PRJoon Shabu Shabu
Now Open. This popular L.A. Japanese-style hotpot restaurant Joon Shabu Shabu opens their first Orange County location. The concept is simple: diners choose among an assortment of different shabu offerings—ranging from prime Angus beef to seafood, chicken and vegetarian—and dip their selections into a pot of boiling water for an interactive, cook-it-yourself meal. Exclusive to the new O.C. location is a new premium American wagyu beef combo. Look forward to a signature dish called the “Miracle” shabu, where thinly sliced Angus beef is laid across a bed of vegetables and is steam-cooked for a light, healthy meal. Diners will be able to choose from up to five specialty dipping sauces, including a whipped garlic and citrus sauce, and a sweet and savory Umami sauce. Su-Th 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., F-Sa 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2453 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.366.4444.



Summer Saturdays at The Rooftop Lounge photo provided by Ajenda Public RelationsSummer Saturdays at The Rooftop Lounge
Now Available. It’s brunch season, and The Rooftop Lounge is now offering their brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays to celebrate. Enjoy menu favorites like the banana pecan baked French toast served with sausage and fresh fruit; and the crab cake Benedict made with sauteed spinach, potatoes and an English muffin. Don’t forget to wash it down with brunch cocktails such as Bloody Marys, mimosas and specialty champagne cocktails. Sa-Su 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1289 S. Coast Hwy., 4th Floor, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2446.



Summer-Frosé-Brunch-at-EATS-Kitchen-&-Bar-photo-courtesy-of-Hotel-IrvineSummer Frosé Brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Through Sept. It’s all cool and breezy at EATS Kitchen & Bar this summer. They’re mixing up the slushy, pink beverage—frosés—in flavors like Frosé Y’all with raspberries and orange liqueur, Strawberry Frosé with rhubarb and Bittersweet Frosé with crème de pamplemousse ($8 per glass or $30 a pitcher). And while sipping Frosés, sparkling sangria, a build-your-own Bloody Mary or a flight of fruit mimosas, have some fun on the patio with games such as Giant Jenga and Connect 4. When it’s time to eat, indulge in the orange blossom French toast and chicken and waffle served with rosemary maple syrup and bacon butter. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.



'Casa-Coastal--The-Art-of-Baja-California'“Casa Coastal: The Art of Baja California”
June 15-Aug. 25. View artwork by three artists who explore the lifestyle and folklore of Baja California. Throughout the exhibition’s run, enjoy live music and entertainment, family-fun activities, artist meet-and-greets, sunset tours of Casa Romantica and a pop-up cafe with regional fare cooked by award-winning chefs. The opening reception includes Baja-inspired cuisine and a performance by local folklórico dancers. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Free; food and beverages are priced separately ($1-$5 per item). Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.



L.A. Dance Project at Musco Center for the Arts photo by Erin BaianoL.A. Dance Project at Musco Center for the Arts
June 16. International dance artist and innovator Benjamin Millepied brings his L.A. Dance Project to Chapman for a week-long technical residency, culminating with a one night performance. Prior to founding L.A. Dance Project, Benjamin Millepied was a principal dancer and choreographer with the New York City Ballet, and was director of dance at Paris Opera Ballet. He also choreographed and appeared in the Hollywood hit film Black Swan. 7:30 p.m. $35-$65. Chapman University, 415 N. Glassell, Orange, 844.626.8726.



Pat McNabb Martin Solo Exhibition – “Between The Lines”Pat McNabb Martin Solo Exhibition: “Between The Lines”
June 16-30. Join modern contemporary artist Pat McNabb Martin for her first solo exhibition where guests can meet-and-greet Pat while enjoying wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Free. 540 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 106, Laguna Beach, 949.494.0900.





Baroque-Music-Festival38th Baroque Music Festival
June 17-24. Grab your friends and attend five individual concerts within an eight-day period at this annual music festival. Guests will watch stylistically authentic performances of works from the Baroque period at various locations in Corona del Mar. Performances include “Parisian Divertissements,” “Bach and the French Style,” “Stylus Phantasticus,” Les Petits Concerts and Festival Finale: Handel’s Orlando. Wine and Waters reception follows each performance. $30-$50. 949.760.7887.



Pirate Coast Paddling Glow Tours photo by Ray Kang. L.A. Dance Project at Musco Center for the Arts photo by Erin Baiano. OC Parks Sunset Cinema photo courtesy of The ACE Agency. Newport Beach Concerts on the Green with Matt Mauser photo courtesy of Public Library. The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon photo provided by The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon. Casa Barilla Summer Dishes photo provided by 1 on 1 PR. Joon Shabu Shabu photo courtesy of FWD PR. Summer Saturdays at The Rooftop Lounge photo provided by Ajenda Public Relations. Summer Frosé Brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar photo courtesy of Hotel Irvine. Pat McNabb Martin Solo Exhibition – “Between The Lines” artwork by Pat McNabb Martin.


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