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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup November 9-12

Go see the new musical comedy, ‘Something Rotten!,’ at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa.

From ice skating to musical performances, check out the top Orange County weekend events for November 9-12.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Skating-Under-the-StarsSkate Under the Stars
Nov. 9-Jan. 7. Irvine Spectrum Center is bringing winter to Southern California with their ice rink. Like every year, the ice rink will be in the Giant Wheel Court for guests to bring their family and friends. Come to Themed Thursdays for entertainment, DJ tunes and prizes. See website for skate schedule and pricing. 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.748.8280.




Latin-Food-Fest-Orange-County¡Latin Food Fest!
Nov. 10-11. Experience an all-inclusive tasting festival where guests can indulge in a variety of local and international Latin food, wine, beer and spirits. Meet acclaimed chefs who will conduct demos and witness the Best of Fest Awards, the fest’s showcase of culinary excellence. There will be a chef’s dinner, tastings, contests, live music, parties, workshops and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach.



Outlets-at-San-Clemente-Second-AnniversaryOutlets at San Clemente’s 2nd Anniversary
Nov. 11-12. Celebrate Outlets at San Clemente’s 2nd anniversary all weekend long with prizes, live entertainment, free family fun and center-wide sales of up to 70 percent off. There will be wild animal shows in Oak Tree Court, guest DJs and live music, face painting, balloon animals and free cupcakes from Rockwell’s Bakery & Café while supplies last. Sa-Su noon-4 p.m. Outlets at San Clemente, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, 949.535.2323.



Lupe-FiascoLupe Fiasco
Nov. 11. Rapper, producer and entrepreneur Lupe Fiasco will be performing at the House of Blues Anaheim. Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $27+. 400 W. Disney Way Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.






MaydayMayday’s [LIFE] World Tour
Nov. 11. The record-breaking quintet hailing from Taiwan light up the stage with an impressive production designed by world-renowned creative director LeRoy Bennett of Seven Design Works. Bennett has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars and more. 8 p.m. $72+. Honda Center, 2695 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2400.




Salute-to-VeteransSalute to Veterans
Nov. 11. Presented in collaboration with California labor unions and the Orange County Market Place, the community is invited to donate non-perishable items to help veterans in need. Other activities include a complimentary lunch, helicopter exhibit, bounce houses, swing dancers, the Pacific Symphony Brass Quintet and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500.




The-Latino-Comics-ExpoThe Latino Comics Expo
Nov. 11-12. The nation’s largest convention of Latinx comic book creators and animators returns to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) for its 7th annual celebration. The expo includes panel discussions, kids’ workshops, creative talents, entrepreneurs and vendors from all over the United States presenting the best in Latinx comic book arts and pop culture. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Los Alamitos Ave., Long Beach.






HabanaHabana’s Newest Location
Ongoing. Sip on fresh mojitos or an exclusive Cuban craft beer while sitting in one of three patio areas, a full indoor bar or the outdoor cocktail bar. Enjoy brunch on Sundays featuring chef Moreno’s brunch buffet with made-to-order omelettes, fresh fruits and more. M-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; S 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Irvine Spectrum Center, 708 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 714.556.0176.



27th-Annual-SOS-Celebrity-Dinner27th Annual Share Our Selves Celebrity Chef Dinner
Nov. 10. Enjoy an outdoor reception under twinkling market lights with hors d’oeuvres stations and wine tastings. Other highlights of the night include a silent and live auction, a photo booth, live performance by guitarist Eric Rankin and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Share Our Selves (SOS) Food Pantry and Comprehensive Service Center. 5:30 p.m. $175. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 949.270.2137.




Taste-of-Whole-Foods-MarketA Taste of Whole Foods Market
Nov. 11-12. Looking to add something new to this year’s holiday menu? Head over to your local Whole Foods Market this weekend to sample traditional favorites and new flavors for your holiday feast. Sa-Su noon-4 p.m. Free. All Whole Foods Market locations.





ArtVenture-2017ARTventure 2017
Nov. 10-11. Showcasing a fusion of arts and entertainment, ARTventure highlights why Costa Mesa is known as the City of the Arts. Artwork will be displayed in Design Within Reach’s state-of-the-art showroom and will be paired with live musical, theatrical, literary and culinary entertainment. F 5-9 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. SOCO and The OC Mix, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.754.5000.




Gem-of-the-Ocean‘Gem of the Ocean’
Through Nov. 11. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, Gem of the Ocean is a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption. This compelling, spiritual drama—and the first installment in author August Wilson’s epic American Century Cycle—will hold theatergoers spellbound through powerful dialogue and extraordinary performances. 12+. See website for showtimes. ASL-interpreted performance on November 4. $67+. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555.



spanish-masters‘Spanish Masters’ Exhibit and Opening Reception
Opening Nov. 11. Join Martin Lawrence Galleries Costa Mesa for the unveiling of important documented works by Spanish masters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. This world-class exhibition showcases the depth and genius of these extraordinary artists. Opening Reception on November 11. 6-8 p.m. Free. Call 949.759.0134 to RSVP. Martin Lawrence Galleries at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa.




Something-Rotten!-photo-by-Jeremy-Daniel‘Something Rotten!’
Through Nov. 19. From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells that the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical. See website for schedule. $29+. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

‘Something Rotten!’ photo by Jeremy Daniel.

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