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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup June 8-11

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of June 8-11

Edited by Laura Okey

Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge
June 9-10. See canines catch some waves at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. The Western Regional event features a variety of dog breeds competing in several Olympic-style events, including high-flying disc routines, a fetch-it competition, large and small dog agility courses, dog diving into a 19,000-gallon pool of water and dog surfing competition. See website for schedule. Free. Huntington Beach State Park, Route 39 and Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.



Pub & GrubPub & Grub – A Culinary Crawl
June 10. Indulge in a wide variety of delicious culinary and cocktail creations, craft beer from restaurants like Hatch, Pig Pen Delicacy, Mesa, Mesa, Trade Food Hall, McFadden Public Market and many more. Also find live entertainment, games, cooking competitions and more. The event will take place in two parts with different time frames: an artisan bazaar with individual items for purchase and a VIP section featuring all-you-can-eat-and-drink access. Artisan bazaar noon-11 p.m., $10 admission + items for purchase; VIP 2-5 p.m. & 6-9 p.m., $60 admission. 4th Street Market Food Hall, 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.



HB-Pier-swimHuntington Beach Pier Swim
June 10. Brave the cold water for a swim around the iconic pier of Huntington Beach. The 67th annual Huntington Beach Pier Swim will award the top three finishers in each division. 7 a.m. $25. Huntington Beach Pier, 30 Main St., Huntington Beach, 714.960.8870.





Paséa Hotel & Spa One-Year Birthday BBQ Bash
June 11. Join Paséa Hotel & Spa in celebrating it’s one-year anniversary. Enjoy delicious barbecue, live music from a local band, a selfie station and incredible ocean views. A full cash bar will be open featuring craft cocktails, wine and beer. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Surf. 1 p.m. Food tickets $10, includes entree and two sides. General admission $5. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.




OC-FunkFestOC Funk Fest
June 10. Revel in the sounds of original funk at the third annual OC Funk Fest. Enjoy performances by Zapp, S.O.S. Band, Lakeside, Evelyn Champagne King, Chocolate Milk and more. Don’t miss the pre-party in the Plaza Pacifica—there will be performances from Gap X Band and Stone City Band as well as food trucks and merchandise vendors. Pre-party noon; general admission 3-10 p.m. $20-$40, parking $10. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 888.541.7742.



Juice Served Here Lido MarinaShop the Block Summer Kick Off
June 10. Kick off summer and shop the block at Lido Marina Village. Enjoy fun activities such as live music, a boat fountain, Lido flash tattoos and more. Ten percent of all sales will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Lido Marina Village, 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach.




San-Clemente-Car-ShowSan Clemente Annual Classic Car Show
June 11. See over 300 quality show cars including sports cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotics, low riders and more at one of the largest car shows in Southern California. Voted one of the “Best Car Shows of the Summer” by CBS Los Angeles, the venue includes fun for the entire family with activities like a rock climbing wall, food trucks, vendors, a DJ and more. Free shuttle from San Clemente High School. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Avenida Del Mar, Downtown San Clemente, 949.279.9211.



beachside summerfestBeachside Summerfest
June 10. Enjoy a free beachfront music festival featuring a variety of musicians, demonstrations by skate professionals and several free activities. Entertainers includes Zac Archuleta, Pawn Shop Kings, The New Divide and more. Hosted by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. North side of the pier, Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street, Downtown Huntington Beach, 714.979.4422.




Knott's Berry Farm Ghost-Town-AliveKnott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town Alive
Ongoing. Take your theme park experience to the next level with the new immersive experience, Ghost Town Alive! This summer, the beloved Wild West town Calico comes to life with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown and much more. Once stepping foot in Calico, you become the star of an authentic western adventure. Interact with townspeople, visit the barber to get a custom mustache, meet horses in the stables, participate in the town election and help capture members of the notorious escaped Mayfield Gang. The live entertainment continues with the explosive Wild West Stunt Show, high kickin’ Calico Saloon Show and knee-slapping comedy show. See website for ticket prices and hours. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200.



Carole-Morales-Rumble-on-the-WaterRumble on the Water
June 10. The Queen Mary introduces an all-new fight night series kicking off this weekend. Rumble on the Water is a local, one-of-a-kind mixed martial arts event featuring Southern California’s top MMA athletes competing for the title. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $45. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 800.437.2934.




June 10. Presented by 95.9 The Fish, Fishfest 2017 features performances by TobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY, Crowder, Mac Powell, Jordan Feliz, Hollyn and Zach Williams. 3 p.m. Tickets start at $19. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 800.745.3000.





surfasGrilling Series at Surfas
June 11. Join Surfas for class number two of its grilling series. Learn tricks on the barbecue like what to cook and what not to cook on the grill for the best flavor results. Next, make grilled drumsticks, grilled mixed vegetables and grilled potatoes topped with cheese. End on a sweet note with one-of-a-kind grilled strawberry and ice cream tacos. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $70. Surfas, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.




Hotel Irvine Movie NightsMovie Nights in The Backyard
June 9. Ditch the indoor movie theater and enjoy blockbuster favorites on a 16-foot movie screen in Hotel Irvine’s backyard. Bring blankets and beach chairs and stake out the best spot on the lawn for featured flick Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Bring your appetite for chef’s backyard BBQ with hot-off-the-grill burgers, artisan sandwiches, fresh farmers market salads and staple movie snacks like ice cream, nachos, popcorn and candies. Wine and cocktails are available for purchase from a fully stocked outdoor bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. General admission $5. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 888.230.4452.



succulents2Watercolor Lettering & Succulents
June 10. Learn how to paint watercolor succulents along with all the techniques of watercolor lettering. Eunice of Electric Eunice will guide you through a 3-hour workshop where you will paint several succulents and cacti, and then dive into the techniques behind brush lettering including upstrokes, downstrokes and color blending. From this workshop, you will receive a watercolor starter kit that includes a 36 watercolor pan set, designer brush, pencil, ruler, watercolor paper and an Electric Eunice succulent print. 2:30-5:30 p.m. $95. 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.



Rose-snow-coneFOOD + DRINK
National Rosé Day at Andrei’s
June 10. Celebrate National Rosé Day with the adult-version of a childhood favorite treat—the snow cone. Andrei’s debuts this refreshing frozen cocktail, topped with rosé and a lemon twist, just in time for summer. 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887.




Coastal-KitchenCoastal Kitchen One-Year Anniversary
June 10. Head to Coastal Kitchen, Dana Point’s popular seafood and steak restaurant, for a special celebration of its one-year anniversary. Be the first to try brand new menu items, including made-from-scratch key lime pie and savory baby back ribs. They will also be serving signature popular dishes such as jumbo lump crab cakes, cioppino and sautéed clams. Guests who sign-up for the weekly newsletter all week, leading up to the anniversary event, are entered to win a $100 gift card. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.449.2822.



Mozambique-filet-and-lobster-450x300Steak & Lobster at Mozambique
Through June 30. Savor a Baja-style grilled 6-ounce lobster tail with a 6-ounce wood-grilled prime steak filet (plus two sides) at Mozambique for $27. Enjoy this limited time offer alongside amazing ocean views from the rooftop and live music nightly. See website for live entertainment schedule. 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777.




Slow Smoked Sundaze
Ongoing. It’s officially BBQ season and Oak Grill is kicking it off with Slow Smoked Sundaze. Enjoy a down-home feast complete with starters (pancetta crumbled deviled eggs, jalapeno cheddar cornbread and bacon, lettuce avocado, tomato salad), main entrees (fried chicken, whole grilled branzino, smoked Polish sausage, prime rib, baby back ribs and much more), and sidekicks (creamed corn, potato salad, mac & cheese and baked beans). Top it all off with lemon meringue pie, seasonal cobbler or banana bread pudding. Complimentary watermelon mint lemonade is included, make it spiked for an additional $10. Sundays 5-9:30 p.m. Adults $38/pp; children ages 5-12 $12. Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.



Churned Creamery Grand Opening
June 10. Get a taste of Churned Creamery’s artisanal, premium ice cream at its brand new Irvine 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. Free. Woodbury Town Center, 6376 Irvine Blvd., Irvine.



Laguna Plein Air ARTS + CULTURE
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Exhibition
June 10. See a unique exhibition dedicated to paintings created en plein air. The opening reception, taking place this Saturday, will offer a special juried exhibition of 78 original works and the opportunity to mingle with the artists. The exhibition will run through July 3. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Exhibition hours Tu-F 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m., M closed. Free. Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.376.3635.



Absolute-BrightnessAbsolute Brightness 
June 7-25. See the inspiring story of a 14-year-old boy that goes missing in a small New Jersey town. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.




0028-Deborah-Cox-as-Rachel-Marron-and-Company-in-The-Bodyguard-Photo-by-Joan-MarcusThe Bodyguard
Through June 11. See the exciting story of a former Secret Service agent hired to protect a superstar from a stalker. Enjoy classic tunes like “Saving All My Love,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and the huge hit, “I Will Always Love You.” See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.




AliceOlivia-HeroSTYLE + BEAUTY
Alice & Olivia
June 8. Revamp your wardrobe with Alice & Olivia at Fashion Island. Known for their sexy, flirty and sophisticated styles, see the latest of their summer collection and enjoy 10 percent off your purchase during an exclusive summer release party. Enjoy refreshments, sweets and complimentary VIP styling services from Fashion Island’s personal shopper, Sara Aplanalp. 5-8 p.m. 571 Newport Drive, Fashion Island, 949.269.3644.



Farmhouse---SalmonUPCOMING EVENTS
Field to Fork Dinner Collaboration
June 12. Farmhouse owner and executive chef Rich Mead is known for his support of local and sustainable farms and is excited to collaborate with Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms for a special field-to-fork dinner experience. The evening will begin with signature cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers. A dinner buffet will feature stations with fruit and vegetable dishes, an heirloom pig from Weiser Family Farms, salmon from Superior Seafood and grains from the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project. Additionally, Farmhouse’s pastry chef will prepare an array of desserts. Cocktails, beers and wines will be served. 6-9 p.m. $135. Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800.


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