Orange County

Weekend roundup

May 3-6

Elevate your evening with high tea and high fashion at the annual Mary Colby Tea and Fashion Show.

From family-friendly festivities to Cinco de Mayo celebrations, check out the top Orange County weekend events for May 3-6.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


huntington beach avp tournamentAVP Huntington Beach Open
May 2-6. The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour hits Huntington Beach with the world’s best beach volleyball talent, and an ultimate beach festival with interactive activations, music, food and more. General admission is free, however, tickets are available to covered premium seating areas that feature a hosted lounge. See website for schedule of events and covered seat pricing. Free. Huntington Beach Pier, 1 Main St., Huntington Beach.




Nathan-TurnerCooking Demo and Book Signing with Nathan Turner
May 3. Meet acclaimed designer Nathan Turner at his book signing for his novel Nathan Turner’s I Love California. Pop by to watch cooking demonstrations with recipes from his new bestseller and hear Turner’s top tips for entertaining during the summer season. 2-4 p.m. To RSVP, contact Newport Beach Design Shop, Lido Marina Village, 3636 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.




Goodwill-Faley-Special-Games-photo-courtesy-of-Cornerstone-CommunicationsGoodwill of O.C. Faley Special Games
May 4. Orange County’s largest non-competitive, inclusive sporting event for athletes with developmental and intellectual disabilities, returns in memory of Kathleen E. and Jack Faley, bringing together thousands of athletes, families and volunteers for a day of fun, friendship and sports. California State University, Fullerton, athletics field north of Titan Gym, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 714.550.9155 .




La-Habra-Citrus-FairLa Habra Citrus Fair
May 4-6. Bring the family to the annual citrus fair for a weekend packed with carnival rides, fair-style food, live entertainment and the famous Bubble Parade. The fair also includes a livestock auction, youth expo, arts and crafts vendors and entertainment specially chosen in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Discounted ride tickets are available for pre-purchase online. See website for full schedule and venues. Free, $3-$6 per ride. 321 E. La Habra Blvd., between Cypress and Euclid Streets, La Habra, 562.697.1704.



O.C.-Marathon-Running-Festival-photo-provided-by-Peacock-PRO.C. Marathon Running Festival
May 4-6. Tour through Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa with a full or half marathon. Bring the little ones for the Kids Run, or for less experienced runners, opt for Wahoo’s 5K. Registration includes access to the Health and Fitness Expo. Registration fees and race times vary, see website for details. Parking F-Sa $8, Su $10. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 949.222.0456.




Mary-Colby-Tea-&-Fashion-ShowMary Colby Tea and Fashion Show
May 5. Headlined by major fashion label St. John, attend the sixth annual high tea fashion show to view up-and-coming couture collections. The high tea highlights an assortment of canapés, desserts and cream teas with champagne along with a boutique silent auction featuring items donated by businesses and organizations to benefit Casa Romantica’s programming for school-aged children. 3-5 p.m. $65/pp, $520 reserved table for eight. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.



Skate-for-a-CauseSkate for a Cause
May 5. Come see the top names in skateboarding participate in this annual skating event, where the proceeds will benefit the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be The Change” initiative. Highlights include games, drinks, food and giveaways at the Carnival Village from the following sponsors: Woodward West, Tech Deck, Ethika, Chronic Taco, Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, Etnies, Plan B and Zebra House Coffee. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, 20028 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest.



A-Day-of-Beauty-at-Paul-Mitchell-the-schoolA Day of Beauty for Charity at Paul Mitchell the School
May 6. Join Paul Mitche the School for a day of self-indulgences. Enjoy mimosas and snacks while pampering yourself with a haircut, treatment and style, customized dermalogica treatments and a variety of hair and skin services. All proceeds will go to charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Eyes on Cancer, Food 4 Africa, Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SOCO and The OC Mix, 3303-3323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.760.9150.



Eilo’s-Kitchen-Sunday-Brunch-Series-at-The-Ecology-Center-photo-by-Britney-JayEilo’s Kitchen Sunday Brunch Series at The Ecology Center
May 6-Aug. 5. On the first Sunday of every month, the all-new Eilo’s Airstream—a traveling restaurant that’s fully equipped with a highly functional, top-of-the-line industrial kitchen and team of classically trained chefs—is serving a pop-up brunch series in The Ecology Center’s outdoor courtyard. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to attend, brunch is purchased á la carte. 32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.4223.




LIttle-Boots-DJ-SetMDA Presents: Summer Home with Little Boots (DJ Set)
May 6. Enjoy a picturesque day on the bay while dancing waterside to Little Boots (DJ set) for the second installment of Summer Home—a monthly summer series by MDA Events featuring the best in music and fare. Supporting artists include local DJs Torosbros, Daniel Minaya and Herswerve. Indulge in food and specialty craft cocktails courtesy of Back Bay Bistro. 21+. 3-8 p.m. $10-$20. Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, 949.729.1144. Tickets




A-Restaurant-photo-provided-by-The-ACE-AgencyA Restaurant
May 4-6. Get in the Cinco de Mayo spirit this weekend with a special limited-edition menu of signature dishes inspired by Mexico using the finest locally sourced ingredients, courtesy of corporate executive chef Jonathan Blackford. Menu highlights include lobster and chorizo sopa, rabbit tamale verde, lamb shank barbacoa and pork rib Colorado. F 4-11 p.m.; Sa 5-11 p.m.; Su 5-10 p.m. 3334 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.6505.




Loco-Brews-Loco-Grooves-photo-provided-by-The-ACE-AgencyLoco Brews, Loco Grooves
May 5. Celebrate with House of Blues Anaheim’s ultimate craft beer, food and music festival. The fiesta features beer samplings from 25 local breweries, 20 bands and culinary creations from executive chef Jeremy Cantwell. Look forward to food stations like arroz con leche, bacon dogs and nachos, carnitas fries, churro bites, loaded jalapeño poppers, quesadillas, street corn, street tacos and tamales. VIP 2-9 p.m., GA 3-9 p.m. $12 GA; $15 wristbands; $60 VIP for only ages 21+. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.



Outlets-at-San-ClementeOutlets at San Clemente Fiesta de Mayo Celebration
May 5. Head to the Outlets at San Clemente for an afternoon fiesta featuring local Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico and beer and wine tastings for the adults. Additional family-friendly activities include balloon artists, face painters and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. 1-3 p.m. Free. Outlets at San Clemente, Oak Tree Court, 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, 949.535.2323.






See's-Candies-Opening-in-Yorba-Lina-photo-courtesy-of-Allison+PartnersSee’s Candies Grand Opening in Yorba Linda
May 4. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the ribbon cutting of See’s Candies newest location in Yorba Linda. The first 100 customers will receive a free tote, a Taste of See’s candy box with a purchase of $25 or more, free samples, giveaways and more. 9:30 a.m. Valley View Shopping Center, 17480 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda.




Bourbon-Derby-Party-at-Five-Crowns-photo-provided-by-The-ACE-AgencyCANCELLED: Bourbon Derby Party at Five Crowns
May 5. Cheer on your favorite Kentucky Derby horses while savoring an exclusive Louisville-inspired menu paired with five whiskies at Five Crowns’ fourth annual bourbon party. Experience a proper Kentucky welcome with a traditional Mint Julep made with Woodford Reserve bourbon upon arrival. Dress to impress in Derby attire as prizes for “Male Best Dressed” and “Female Best Dressed” will be awarded in addition to a prize for the “Race Bet Winner.” 1:30-4:30 p.m. $155. Five Crowns Patio and Garden, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, 949.760.0331.



'Love-Never-Dies'-photo-by-Joan-Marcus-2“Love Never Dies”
Through May 5. Fall in love with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the OperaLove Never Dies. This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama follows one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. See website for showtimes. $29+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



The-Sisters-Rosenweig“The Sisters Rosensweig”
May 5-June 2. In a witty look at the quest for love, acceptance and self-fulfillment, three sisters from Brooklyn gather in London for a birthday party with the men in their lives. See website for showtimes. $58+. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.




Goodwill Faley Special Games photo courtesy of Cornerstone Communications. O.C. Marathon Running Festival photo provided by Peacock PR. Eilo’s Kitchen- Sunday Brunch Series at The Ecology Center photo by Britney Jay. A Restaurant, Loco Brews Loco Grooves, Bourbon Derby Party at Five Crowns photo provided by The ACE Agency. See’s Candies Opening in Yorba Lina photo courtesy of Allison+Partners. “Love Never Dies” photo by Joan Marcus.

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