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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup June 21-24

Sip on all-you-can-drink cocktails at the Chopin Social at Oak Grill Fireside.

From summer concerts to libation-themed festivities, check out the top Orange County weekend events for June 21-24.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


life-time-athletic-laguna-niguel_exterior_press“Bring the Heat” at Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel
June 21. Welcome the summer solstice with a 60-minute workout combining the club’s Warrior Sculpt and Gluteus Maxout classes. Following the workout is a post-class social that will include music, complimentary light bites and freshly-brewed ice tea. Life Time’s sangria will be available for purchase. At the end, all participants will receive complimentary samples of Coola Skincare products. 5:30-8 p.m. Free, registration required. 25600 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, 949.238.2719.



Casa-Cool--Johnny-OskamCasa Cool: Johnny Oskam
June 21. Spend your summer nights at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens’ three-part music series, Casa Cool, that supports preservation of this historic landmark and award-winning cultural center. This event features an eclectic mix of contemporary music styles such as blues, jazz and rock. Kicking off the series is Johnny Oskam, who will perform original works inspired by great blues artists. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. $15-$20. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.



OC-Parks-Summer-Concert-Series-courtesy-of-OC-ParksOC Parks Summer Concert Series
June 21-Aug. 23. Rock out to popular local and national artists at this outdoor concert series on Thursday nights. Save your spot on the grass and then grab some grub from the food trucks or drinks from the beer garden. The series begins with Donavon Frankenreiter on June 21, followed by artists including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stone Soul and Topcat and The English Beat, with more artists still to be announced. Attendees 21+ can purchase beer and wine at the beer tent. 5-8 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Free. Various locations, 714.973.6865.



Summer Solstice Party at Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar photo provided by J Public RelationsSummer Solstice Party at Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar
June 21. Celebrate the first official day of summer at Marriott Irvine Spectrum’s lively rooftop bar, Hive & Honey. DJ duo Jay Vallo and Lilia Valerie will be spinning tunes on the roof while guests can sip on cocktail specials including Hive & Honey’s “Bear Necessities” featuring Makers Mark, coconut milk, wild honey watermelon, vanilla bean syrup, fresh lemon juice and grapefruit bitters. Venture down to the lobby for henna tattoos by artist Lernie Beuler. 5-8 p.m. henna tattoos, 6-9 p.m. DJs. 7905 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, 949.759.0200.



Two-Farmtables-And-A-Microphone-photo-by-Two-Farmtables-And-A-Microphone.Two Farmtables and a Microphone
June 21. Feed all five senses with cuisine by Monica Little of Seasonal Creations. Take part in transparently-sourced, farm fresh meals accompanied by a diverse array of guest speakers from the frontiers of entertainment, technology and culture. 6-9:30 p.m. $25 speaker only; $75 dinner; $90 VIP dinner, includes speaker table seating and goodies. Towne Park Brewery & Taproom, 1566 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim.




Summer-Solstice-Block-PartySummer Solstice Block Party
June 21. Kick off summer with a Nékter block party! Expect a DJ, games, photobooth presented by Foto Vibe and Nékter Cold Pressed Cocktails created by SOCIAL. Additional activities include Facial Works mini facial bar, Grit Cycle prize table, Corepower Yoga surprise giveaway, Studio La Fleur pop-up and more. 6-9 p.m. Free. 474 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. RSVP




SwirlSwirl: Orange County Wine Tasting Event
June 21. Join the Lymphoma Research Foundation at their inaugural wine tasting event. Look forward to a curated selection of Old World vs. New World wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, bites to complement the tasting and a silent auction. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25 surcharge for tickets purchased at the door; $175/pp; $125 young professional tickets. Balboa Pavilion, Harborside Grand Ballroom, 400 Main St., Newport Beach, 646.465.9101.



Summer Concert Series at Pete’s Sunset Grille photo provided by Murphy O'Brien Public RelationsSummer Concert Series at Pete’s Sunset Grille
June 22-Sept. 29. Come get your groove and your grub on at local hotspot Pete’s Sunset Grille, where guests and locals alike can enjoy down-home themed menus and free live concerts with SoCal’s top bands every Friday and Saturday evening. 7-10 p.m. Free concerts; $19.95 adults and $9.95 children for barbecue and Surf’In The World-themed buffet dinners. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.4775.



Kevin Hart at FivePoint Amphitheatre photo provided by FivePoint AmphitheatreKevin Hart at FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 23. Have a laugh with actor and comedian Kevin Hart during his Irresponsible Tour at this new concert venue, FivePoint Amphitheatre. Doors open 7 p.m. See website for prices. 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 949.988.6800.





Long Beach Bayou Festival photo by Benoit Entertainment GroupLong Beach Bayou Festival
June 23-24. Experience the Louisiana Bayou at this two-day festival featuring musical performances, dance lessons, a parade, a crawfish eating contest and more. Savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy with authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Afterwards, dance through the festival while a wide range of groups perform, including Cajun, zydeco and blues artists. See website for weekend schedule. $25-$35. Rainbow Lagoon Park, Linden Ave. and Shoreline Dr., Long Beach, 562.912.4451.



Summer-Social-at-The-Village-at-Tustin-Legacy-photo-by-The-Village-at-Tustin-LegacySummer Social at The Village at Tustin Legacy
June 23. Celebrate the height of summer with a family-friendly summer social. Expect live music with Wish & The Well, food and beverage samplings, balloon art, face painting, wearable succulent plant wristbands, temporary henna tattoos and more. 3-5 p.m. Free. 2178-2446 Edinger Ave., between the Pizza Press & Pier 76 Fish Grill, Tustin.




Summer Suds BrewfestSummer Suds Brewfest
June 23. Cheers to the first Summer Suds Brewfest! This fest will feature 35+ breweries and more than 70 beers, allowing over a thousand attendees to sample craft beers all afternoon. Stop by one of the gourmet food trucks or the local food vendors presenting their tastiest treats such as tamales, mac ‘n’ cheese, craft ice cream, kombucha and more. 21+. VIP entrance at noon, GA 1-4 p.m. $35 GA pre-sale, $45 GA at the door; $45 VIP pre-sale, $55 VIP at the gate. 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley.



Buti Yoga with Kellie Johnston Workshop photo by Samantha JacobyButi Yoga with Kellie Johnston Workshop
June 24. Learn about the history of Buti Yoga with guest teacher Kellie Johnson. During the workshop, Johnson will explain the breakdown of movement done throughout the practice, the chakra balancing sequence and will lead a 75-minute yoga class. Please bring a yoga mat and water. 1:30-3 p.m. $25. Ra Yoga Newport Beach, 1617 Westcliff Dr. #5, Newport Beach, 949.612.7905.




Cars-&-Cafe-at-MoulinCars & Cafe at Moulin
June 24. Sip on a cup of coffee and stroll through the Moulin parking lot for the automobile extravaganza. Find an array of antiques and exotics—from Bugattis to Citroëns—and enjoy breakfast “classiques” like Moulin’s famous croque madame, smoked salmon eggs Benedict and fresh-baked goods. Coffee is free for all guests. 7-9 a.m. 1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920.




Wedding Brunch Event at Cafe Gratitude photo provided by Prepaired Wedding CollaborationWedding Brunch Event at Cafe Gratitude
June 24. Join, a new wedding planning platform, to learn how to connect with the best vendors for you with their smart matching algorithm, utilize budget-friendly planning tools and use intuitive messaging to help you stay connected and organized. Attendees will receive the Prepaired Relaxing Welcome Kit to ease the stress of wedding planning, plus a free 20-minute consultation with a wedding coordinator. Noon-3 p.m. Free, RSVP required. Cafe Gratitude, 1617 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach. RSVP




Silver Oak Twomey Wine Dinner photo provided by Red O Newport BeachSilver Oak Twomey Wine Dinner
June 20. Executive chef Anthony Berganza and the culinary team at Red O Newport Beach present a five-course dinner paired with glasses of Silver Oak and Twomey Wine. Entrees include butter poached oyster, chili verde with crispy pork belly and barbacoa tamal. 6:30pm. $160. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0300.




Bitters Class at The Mixing Glass photo provided by Kitchen Table Marketing + PRBitters + Cocktails at The Mixing Glass
June 21. Craig Rudewicz of Crude Bitters and Sodas will be leading a lesson in history, production and flavor combinations of one of the most universal ingredients in both historical and modern cocktails. Tickets include a prepared dinner paired with the evening’s cocktails. 7-10 p.m. $85. The OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.975.9952.




Chopin-Social-at-Oak-Grill-FiresideChopin Social at Oak Grill Fireside
June 21. Spend the first day of summer noming on tray-passed hors d’oeuvres of thin-crust pizza, short rib sliders and poke cones while enjoying tunes played by a DJ. Bites will be accompanied by all-you-can-drink Chopin-centric creative cocktails such as Passion Mule, Strawberry Frosé, Summer Loving and Peach Smash. 21+. 6-9 p.m. $50. Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.760.4920. Tickets




Day of Music Fullerton photo by Bryan Flores Fotography.Day of Music Fullerton
June 21. Celebrate the summer solstice with over 150 free musical events throughout the city of Fullerton. All musicians—amateur or professional, young or old—are invited to take part in the festival. See website for schedule of events and various locations. Noon-10 p.m. Free.




“Bring the Heat” at Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel photo courtesy of Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel. Summer Solstice Block Party photo by Néktar Juice Bar. Summer Solstice Party at Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar photo provided by J Public Relations. Two Farmtables And A Microphone photo by Two Farmtables And A Microphone. OC Parks Summer Concert Series courtesy of OC Parks. Summer Concert Series at Pete’s Sunset Grille photo provided by Murphy O’Brien Public Relations. Kevin Hart at FivePoint Amphitheatre photo provided by FivePoint Amphitheatre. Long Beach Bayou Festival photo by Benoit Entertainment Group. Summer Social at The Village at Tustin Legacy photo by The Village at Tustin Legacy. Summer Suds Brewfest photo by Summer Suds Brewfest. Buti Yoga with Kellie Johnston Workshop photo by Samantha Jacoby. Cars & Cafe at Moulin photo provided by Outshine PR. Wedding Brunch Event at Cafe Gratitude photo provided by Prepaired Wedding Collaboration. Silver Oak Twomey Wine Dinner photo provided by Red O Newport Beach. Bitters Class at The Mixing Glass photo provided by Kitchen Table Marketing + PR. Chopin Social at Oak Grill Fireside photo courtesy of Fashion Island Hotel. Feast California Pop-Up Dinner photo by Feast California. Day of Music Fullerton photo by Bryan Flores Fotography.

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