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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup March 2-5

Find the best Orange County things to do for the weekend of March 2-5

Edited by Laura Okey

Napa in Newport
Mar. 4. Enjoy a selection of fine, rare and reserve wines from 30 renowned Napa Valley wineries, including ZD Wines, Anomaly Vineyards, Arkenstone, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Arrow & Branch and many more. The evening will include a three-course dinner created by chef Amar Santana of the celebrated Broadway by Amar Santana and Vaca restaurants. The event will kick off with a wine tasting reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, wine pairings and a live auction. Benefits CureDuchenne which helps raise funds to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 4:30 p.m. $650. Ritz Carlton,  Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point.



Festival of WhalesFestival of Whales
March 4-5. The 46th annual Festival of Whales celebrates the migration of the California gray whale with a parade, street fairs, concerts, crafts and marine-mammal cruises. Call for hours. Free. Dana Point Harbor, 949.496.1045.





Wine-Glass-PaintingWine + Craft Night
March 2. Channel your creativity with a wine and craft night. Learn how to paint wine glasses that will last through washes and use. The instructor will demonstrate a dotted confetti design, but you are welcome to paint whatever you like. Bring your own ideas or follow others for inspiration. In addition to sipping wine or beer, make it an evening for pampering with Innov8 Hair Design product and service specials like haircut and deep conditioning treatments for 45+. All ages welcome, must be 21+ to drink. Must pre-book hair services day of the event to receive special pricing. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Innov8 Hair Design, 4023 East 4th Street, Long Beach.



Tress-ApothecaryThe Health of Beauty
March 2. Get your beauty tips from the pros this weekend at Tress Apothecary & Salon. Wellness expert, Cassie Piasecki is going to break down some of the latest beauty buzz and teach you what works, what is worth investing in, how to do it right and what to expect. Learn all about top wellness trends in beauty and even try a few of them yourself. Sample juice from Juice Served Here, before meeting the neighbors, Sweaty Betty, who also has a treat in store. Admission price credits toward purchase of one product. 7-9 p.m. $20. Tress Apothecary & Salon, Lido Marina Village, 3404 Oporto, Suite 103, Newport Beach.



Community-Yard-Saletop-bannerCommunity Yard Sale
March 4. Shop second-hand goods this weekend at downtown Anaheim’s Community Yard Sale. Rummage through pre-owned collections of unique furniture, antiques, household items, electronics, clothing and more. The yard sale will stretch from Clementine Street to Anaheim Blvd. along Center Street Promenade. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 201 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, 714.956.3586.




Fred-Hall-ShowFred Hall Ultimate Outdoor Expo
March 1-5. Find deals on gear for hunting, fishing and boating from the world’s leading outdoor recreation manufacturers. Show highlights include a shark tank with 1,000 Mako sharks; a deep blue dive pool where you can take a scuba lesson in a dry suit ; a Paul Bunyan lumberjack show and much more. Also find over 400 seminars. W-F 1-9 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $17; children 15 and younger accompanied by adult free. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.




Whole-Foods-Giggles-N-PaintGiggles N’ Paint
March 5. Bring the kids to Whole Foods Market Brea for a special event, Whole Kids Club Giggles N’ Paint. The event will feature amazing, fun and kid-friendly paintings every month. Admission includes paint, canvas, art supplies and a light snack. Ages 5-12. Noon-2 p.m. $22. Whole Foods Market Brea, 3301 Imperial Hwy., Brea.




OC Restaurant Week
March 5-11. Dine on specially priced prix-fixe menus at more than 100 Orange County restaurants, ranging from casual and family friendly to upscale fine dining. Beyond the standard price categories, a select group of restaurants will offer a “luxe” menu, priced at $80, to include wine or cocktail pairings. Many include a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Options for $10-$20 for lunch and $20-$50 for dinner are endless at restaurants like 25 Degrees, Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, Back Bay Bistro, Five Crowns, Gratitude Newport Beach, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar, Selanne Steak Tavern, SeaLegs and more. See website for list of restaurants and menus.



Jimmy's Famous TavernJimmy’s Famous American Tavern Mardi Gras Menu
Through March 4. Get your fix of the finest Southern Creole and Cajun dishes at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. Highlights of the menu include sweet and spicy barbecue shrimp with white cheddar and corn grits; spicy peel-and-eat shrimp; mama’s gumbo; big bad voodoo blackened steak with jalapeno cheddar potatoes and creamed spinach; and more. Complete your Mardi Gras-inspired meal with a JFAT Hurricane. Village at La Floresta Center, 3325 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 714.733.1310. Dana Marina Plaza, 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, 949.388.8900.



Chase Rice
March 3-4. Country music singer and songwriter Chase Rice is ready to rock the house—House of Blues, that is—for two nights. “Ready Set Roll,” “Gonna Wanna Tonight” and “Only a Country Girl” are a few of his most recognized songs. 7 p.m. $27-$35. 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.





March 5-6. American metal band KORN will take the stage by storm with songs from their latest album The Serenity of Suffering. KORN is known for pioneering the genre of nu metal with hit songs like “Shoots and Ladders,” “No Place to Hide” and “Freak on a Leash.” 7 p.m. $59.95. 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.





BeachBoysThe Beach Boys and Pacific Symphony
March 3-4. The Beach Boys are making another splash into the music scene with Pacific Symphony, featuring some of their best-loved songs like “God Only Knows,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and “You’re So Good to Me.” Look forward to seeing founding member Mike Love and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston, as well as Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill of The Cowsills and Scott Totten. 8 p.m. $35-$169. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.




jazz-in-the-chapelJazz in the Chapel
March 2. Join Cooks Chapel for Jazz in the Chapel featuring the Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Sextet. Francisco Torres—trombonist, arranger and composer—is the musical director for the legendary Poncho Sanchez, and a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, among other projects. For the past several years, he has produced several Poncho Sanchez albums, earning five Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for Best Latin Jazz Album. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 7-10 p.m. $7/pp + tax.  Anaheim Packing House, Cooks Chapel, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., 714.533.7225.




OC Fashion Week
March 6-9. Fashion meets innovation, beauty and art for the 2017 season of OC Fashion Week. Check out the season’s best in ready-to-wear and one-of-a-kind couture collections. The annual event will feature emerging and leading retail designers from all over the world including Pamela Yiallas and Justine Pogroske, Olivia Babarczy, Stefani Alvarado and many more. See website for ticket prices and varying locations.

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