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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup May 10-13

Make reservations to dine at the newly reopened Anaheim White House.

From Tony Award-winning performances to Mother’s Day celebrations, check out the top Orange County weekend events for May 10-13.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Yappy-HourYappy Hour
May 10. Canines and their companions are invited to a special cocktail party at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. Pups will lap up drinks such as bacon-, chicken-, or beef-infused water (vegan options available) and housemade dog biscuits, while humans relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon or a refreshing cocktail featuring Tito’s Vodka. Cocktails, beer and a savory selection of barbecue items are also available for purchase. 5-8 p.m. One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Dana Point, 949.240.2000.



Adeline's-MarketAdeline’s Market at The Original Manassero Farms
May 11. Shop for local and handmade goods all while fundraising and raising awareness for a local family’s daughter Adeline diagnosed with Schwachman Diamond Syndrome. Expect 25+ handmade artisans, DIY activities, live music, Tres Compas food truck and raffles, plus food and beverage from O.C. Market Place. First 100 tickets purchased will receive a goody bag. Open to the public from 2-5 p.m., ticketed 5-7 p.m. $25. 15670 Jeffrey Road, Irvine.



Costa-Mesa-Speedway50th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway
May 12. Experience the most exciting and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway gives you a seat in front of all the action for the first round of the American Motorcyclist Association National Championship Series. 6-10 p.m. $10-$20, parking $8. OC Fair & Event Center, Grandstand Arena, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 949.492.9933.




VolleybarPacific Kitchen Volleybar and Beach Club
May 12. As the first of its kind, Pacific Kitchen Volleybar and Beach Club is a gathering place for adults to play volleyball, enjoy gourmet food and drinks, and relax on the beach. The Volleybar features 50 lounge chairs on the sand, an outdoor bar, oversized games and four adult-only regulation beach volleyball courts. Menu items include the PK breakfast burrito, Baja shrimp tacos, veggie burger and Korean asada tacos. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bolsa Chica State Beach.



Paint Away Breast Cancer by artist Kris TPaint Away Breast Cancer
May 12. Renowned painter, designer and philanthropist KrisT will lead a painting class using her own design as a model to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for breast cancer. Learn step-by-step instructions on how to paint a tropical landscape. In addition to the class, enjoy a live concert by TiMo, balloon twisting, henna tattoos, a photo booth and food samples provided by participating Anaheim GardenWalk restaurants. All painting materials are included in registration. 5-9 p.m. $45, registration required. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.635.7410.



Farmer's-market-photo-by-Erik-ScheelSecond Saturdays at the SOCO Farmers Market
May 12-Aug. 11. On the second Saturday of each month, over 30 vendors will showcase the best that California farmers and local food artisans have to offer. Listen to live music, watch chef demos and take part in a variety of family-friendly activities while enjoying the newly-expanded market featuring more farmers, artisans and vendors than ever before. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, open to the public. SOCO and The OC Mix, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.760.9150.



Stars-on-Ice“Stars on Ice”
May 12. Experience the best of the 2018 Winter Olympics bronze medalist U.S. Figure Skating team at this Emmy Award-winning production. The lineup of skaters include Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, and Maia and Alex Shibutani, as well as past Olympians such as Ashley Wagner, Karen Chen, Jason Brown and more. 7:30 p.m. $25+. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.




Mother’s-Day-Fashion-Tea-at-Monarch-Beach-Resort-Mother’s Day Fashion Tea at Monarch Beach Resort
May 12. Sip on afternoon tea at AVEO Table + Bar while enjoying fashion vignettes, designer raffle prizes and more at Monarch Beach Resort. The resort has partnered with South Coast Plaza, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Styled by SJ for a showcase of the latest clothing trends, plus a pop-up boutique and fashion displays. All guests will receive a beautiful gift bag upon check in. Reservations required. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $89. One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3423.



hornblower-cruiseHornblower Mother’s Day Cruises
May 13. Hop on board a Hornblower yacht to cruise with mom through Newport Harbor for brunch or dinner. Highlights include a decadent buffet, live music and free-flowing champagne along with non-alcoholic beverages. Call to choose from three brunch cruises and two supper cruises. See website for all boarding times and prices. 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.631.2469.




The-Resort-at-Pelican-Hill-Ballroom-BrunchThe Resort at Pelican Hill Grand Ballroom
May 13. Celebrate your family’s leading lady and enjoy a chef-crafted brunch with spectacular ocean views in Mar Vista’s Grand Ballroom. Expect live activities and entertainment such as a guitarist, face painter, balloon artist, caricature artist and storybook character visits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $128 adults; $60 children 5-12; free for kids under 5. 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 888.507.6427.





Anaheim White HouseAnaheim White House
Now Open. A year after a devastating fire took over the Italian steakhouse, the 5,600-square-foot, 180-seat restaurant has reopened their doors. While the main floor is reserved for proper dining with 11 rooms, guests can also venture upstairs to the new lounge called “B” Bar that specializes in small bites from around the globe. Reservations required. Dinner (daily) 5-10 p.m. 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.1381.




New-Cocktails-at-Oak-Grill-and-Aqua-Lounge-photo-courtesy-of-Marguarite-Clark-Public-RelationsNew Cocktails at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge
Now Available. Fashion Island Hotel’s Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge introduce new, sophisticated cocktails that give a nod to iconic symbols in pop culture from fashion designers and musicians to songs, classic films and perfumes. Over at Aqua Lounge, try raspberry-colored cocktail Coco No. 5 (pictured left) named after Coco Chanel’s famed Chanel No. 5 fragrance. See websites for all new libations. 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 877.591.9145.;



cmg_fd_chicburto2_300Chipotle Mexican Grill x Orange County SPCA
May 10. Burritos to help homeless animals? Pawfection. Make eating a selfless act by grabbing a bite at your local Chipotle restaurant where 50 percent of all fundraiser sales will be donated to Orange County SPCA. Make sure to mention the fundraiser to the cashier before payment. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. All Orange County locations.




YNK Mai-Tai_Don's-WayYNK’s Final Menu
Through August. Orange County bar YNK launches its final menu that celebrates Tiki culture by way of Polynesia. Fear not, the beloved bar plans to pop up elsewhere in the future. Enjoy playful versions of the classic island drinks, including three takes on the quintessential mai tai. Additional libations include Three Dots and a Dash, Back to the Islands and The Beachcomber’s Rule No. 2: Never Bet on Another Man’s Game that serves 6-10 people. W-Sa 5 p.m.-you never know. Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine.



MacMurray-Wine-DinnerMacMurray Wine Dinner
Upcoming | May 15. Executive chef Anthony Berganza and the  culinary team at Red O Newport Beach present a five-course dinner paired with glasses of MacMurray Wine. Entrees include tuna carpaccio with epazote aioli, baja olive oil and veracruzana salsa; lengua with gigante beans, plantain puree and beet achiote syrup; and braised lamb shank with green lentil, fig jam, devonshire cream and oja santa broth. 6:30 p.m. $99/pp. Fashion Island, 415 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0300.




"HAMILTON" photo by Joan Marcus 2018“Hamilton”
May 8-27. Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton comes to Orange County to tell the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. Recommended for ages 10 and up. See website for showtimes. $80+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.




Audra-McDonald-photo-by-Autumn-de-Wilde-2An Evening with Audra McDonald
May 11. Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winning vocalist Audra McDonald brings her luminous soprano to Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For this up-close and personal concert, McDonald and her trio will perform her trademark mix of show tunes, classic film songs and selections written expressly for her by many of today’s leading composers. 8 p.m. $39+. 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.




Cuñao’s Canción del Inmigrante photo by Walleska BarretoCuñao’s Canción del Inmigrante
May 12. Los Angeles-based Latin folk band Cuñao presents an outdoor evening workshop of the multimedia “opera” Canción del Inmigrante. Infused with puppetry, song, dance and activism, this “opera” shares the tale of the immigrant’s migratory experience where audience members will witness the journeys of the immigrants to the U.S.—exposing their struggles, frustrations and dreams. Doors open and open bar 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m. Free, online registration required. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.


Paint Away Breast Cancer artwork by KrisT. Farmer’s market photo by Erik Scheel. New Cocktails at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge photo courtesy of Marguarite Clark Public Relations. Audra McDonald photo by Autumn de Wilde. Cuñao’s Canción del Inmigrante photo by Walleska Barreto. “Hamilton” photo by Joan Marcus 2018.

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