Orange County

Weekend roundup

May 30-June 2

Watch Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Newport Beach Jazz Festival, summer menu at Ocean at Main, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more…Here are the top Orange County weekend events for May 30-June 2.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Newport-Beach-Jazz-Festival-photo-by-Newport-Beach-Jazz-FestivalNewport Beach Jazz Festival
May 31-June 2. Annual weekend event features a lineup of jazz artists including 10-time Grammy Award winner George Benson, Sax to the Max, Morris Day & the Time, West Coast Jam, Najee and Poncho Sanchez. The festival also features an international food court and shopping in the surrounding vendor village. F 6 p.m.; Sa-Su 10:30 a.m. $85-$325. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.



Anaheim-Packing-House-Citrus-Centennial-photo-courtesy-Anaheim-Packing-HouseAnaheim Packing House Citrus Centennial 
June 1. The Anaheim Packing House—originally the Sunkist orange packing house, now Orange County’s largest food hall—presents historical tours and live entertainment throughout the day in celebration of its 100th anniversary. From 5 to 10 p.m., adjacent Farmers Park presents a citrus fair featuring a pop-up Sunkist orange grove OC Fair Centennial Farms, a citrus cocktail garden, citrus-themed vendors, music and the premier of an Anaheim Packing House documentary. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.533.7225.



New-Bar-&-Lounge-and-Weekday-Happy-Hour-photo-courtesy-Wagstaff-Los-AngelesNew Bar & Lounge and Weekday Happy Hour
Now Available. Listen to live music at Las Brisas’ redesigned bar and lounge space, updated with new seating, light fixtures and hand-painted accent walls. The restaurant also has a new weekday happy hour featuring $5 bottled beers and $4 off house wines and specialty cocktails. Live music on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. Happy hour: M-F 3-6 p.m. 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5434.



Ocean-at-Main's-Summer-Menu-photo-courtesy-Outshine-PROcean at Main’s Summer Menu
Now Available. Michelin-starred Chef Craig Strong has unveiled a new seasonal menu at his scenic Laguna Beach restaurant. Inspired by his recent travels through Italy, Greece and Croatia, Strong’s new summer dishes include house-made ravioli and lobster (pictured), charred garden pizza, crab and melon salad, duo of lamb, seared diver scallops, vegan coconut pavlovas and warm blueberry crisp. 222 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.715.3870.



Original-Horchatería-Menu-photo-courtesy-Outshine-PROriginal Horchatería Menu
Now Available. Sip on traditional Valencia-style horchatas made with organic tiger nuts at Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa. Chef Ivan Calderon’s original horchatería menu featuring signature horchatas infused with superfoods such as turmeric, ashwagandha, maca and cacao. Available at all Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa locations. |




Salt-&-Straw's-Camping-Series-photo-by-Salt-&-StrawSalt & Straw’s Camping Series
Now Available. June “camping” flavor series in partnership with Oregon-based maker Pendleton Woolen Mills to raise funds for the National Park Foundation. Crafted by co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek, the limited-edition series draws inspiration from the summer experience of getting outdoors and the scenery of the West Coast wilderness. Flavors include Campfire S’mores (pictured); buttermilk pancakes, bacon & eggs; and Mushroom Muddy Buddies. 1550 Disneyland Drive, E-103A, Anaheim, 714.855.4321.



The-Yellow-Chilli-photo-by-Mora-Film-CoThe Yellow Chilli
Now Open. Celebrated chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s new modern Indian restaurant concept features signature dishes such as Paneer/chicken tikka and avocado salad; Shabham ke Moti, fresh mushroom caps stuffed with a spiced cheese mixture; Tandoori seabass marinated in North Indian spices; and Murgh Angaar Bedgi, chicken tikka spiced with special begdi chilies. 2463 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.389.5280.




'What-Will-Have-Been'-photo-courtesy-Santa-Ana-SitesWhat Will Have Been
May 30-31. Performed by three fearless acrobats from Brisbane, Australia-based contemporary circus company Circa, What Will Have Been is a sublime display of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring movement and pure physical beauty. Accompanied on stage by a live violinist and fusing together the music of Bach and spine-tingling electronica, this explosive production is guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings and have you on the edge of your seat. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 714.942.6060.



The-Music-Man-in-Concert-photo-courtesy-Pacific-SymphonyThe Music Man in Concert
May 31-June 1. Pacific Symphony expands its semi-staged series of operas with this timeless musical that tells the story of a fast-talking con man who has his heart stolen by the town librarian. Featuring one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of marches, ballads and quartets, audience can enjoy the perennial favorites such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Til There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian” and “Goodnight My Someone.” 8 p.m. $48+. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.



Roald-Dahl's-Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory-photo-by-Joan-MarcusRoald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Through June 9. Find your way back to a world of pure imagination during the Segerstrom Center for the Arts showing of the classic children’s tale. Watch as Willy Wonka and four golden-ticket winners embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s factory. See website for show times. $29+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.



Photos: New Bar & Lounge and Weekday Happy Hour photo courtesy Wagstaff Los Angeles. National Hamburger Day at Pacific Hideaway photo courtesy Crowe PR. Ocean at Main’s Summer Menu and Original Horchatería Menu photos courtesy Outshine PR. Salt & Straw’s Camping Series photo by Salt & Straw. The Yellow Chilli photo by Mora Film Co. Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” photo by Joan Marcus. “What Will Have Been” photo courtesy Santa Ana Sites. The Music Man in Concert photo courtesy Pacific Symphony.

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