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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup October 11-14

Watch the Tony and Grammy Award-winning “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” at Segerstrom Hall.

From outdoor festivities to musical performances, check out the top Orange County weekend events for October 11-14.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Clicquot-on-the-Coast-photo-courtesy-of-J-Public-RelationsClicquot on the Coast
Oct. 12-14. Veuve Clicquot is taking over the Paséa Hotel & Spa for a weekend filled with Champagne, Instagram-worthy activations and even a “secret” rosé garden filled with caviar experiences. Enjoy a Clicquot H2O pool party, a garden soiree, an exclusive masters winemaker dinner and more. See website for full schedule and ticket prices. 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 844.814.2483.




Barks-of-Love-Bash-at-The-Rooftop-Lounge-photo-courtesy-Ajenda-PRBarks of Love Bash at The Rooftop Lounge
Oct. 14. Bring your pup to The Rooftop Lounge for an afternoon of fun benefiting local charity Barks of Love Bash Animal Rescue. Expect dog-friendly activities, drinks, appetizers and fun offerings from dog-friendly vendors. 3-5 p.m. $15 GA, sold onsite. La Casa del Camino, 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.2446. Info




Sanrio-x-Tanaka-Farms-Pumpkin-Patch-photo-courtesy-Tanaka-FarmsSanrio x Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Through Oct. 31. Bring the kiddos to pick out their very own pumpkin at Tanaka Farms’ second annual pumpkin patch in partnership with Sanrio. After finding the perfect pumpkin to bring back home, enjoy wagon rides around the farm, a petting zoo and the Corn Maze or pick vegetables in the U-Pick veggie garden. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See website for admission prices. 5380 University Dr., Irvine, 949.653.2100.





Brews-&-Brats-Oktober-Cocktail-Cruises-photo-courtesy-Hornblower-Cruise-and-EventsBrews & Brats Oktober Cocktail Cruise
Oct. 10-11. Coast through Newport Harbor aboard a Hornblower cruise to enjoy German style beers and German cuisine. There will be a cash bar that includes the German style beer, Ayinger (Oktoberfest and Bavarian Pils) as well as wine, other beers and cocktails available for purchase. Every Wednesday and Thursday for the month of October. Board 5:30 p.m.; cruise 6-8 p.m. $37. Hornblower South, 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.631.2469.



7th-Annual-Porktoberfest-photo-courtesy-of-The-ACE-Agency7th Annual Porktoberfest
Oct. 11. Join Five Crowns Restaurant for the 7th year of celebrating swine and brews with Firestone Walker Brewing. Chef Alejandra and the culinary team at Five Crowns is presenting a five-course dinner menu, each paired with six delicious and rare beers from Firestone Walker Brewing. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $120. 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, 949.717.4322. Tickets




Salt-&-Straw-at-the-Downtown-Disney-District-photo-by-Jakob-LaymanSalt & Straw at the Downtown Disney District
Opening Oct. 12. Known for its taste-provoking flavors, family-run ice cream company Salt & Straw opens its first Orange County scoop shop in Anaheim. To celebrate the Halloween season this month, Salt & Straw’s classic line-up will be complemented by co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek’s Spooktacular series with flavors such as The Great Candycopia and Candied Pumpkin Potion. Open daily from 10 a.m.-midnight. 1550 Disneyland Dr., E-103A, Anaheim, 714.855.4321.



Le-Dîner-en-Blanc-Orange-County-photo-by-Andre-NiesingLe Dîner en Blanc Orange County
Oct. 13. Don your best white attire at this annual secret affair that will take over an undisclosed public space whose location is only revealed minutes prior to the commencement of the event. This annual event promises an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic. Guests must bring a table, two white chairs, white tablecloth and a picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware. Dress code is elegant attire, white only. See website for more info.



A-Restaurant’s-10th-Anniversary-Celebration-photo-courtesy-The-ACE-AgencyA Restaurant’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Through Oct. 31. Corporate Executive Chef Jonathan Blackford welcomes a menu of 10 items for $10 on the tenth month of the year at A Restaurant. Indulge in menu favorites like the “A” Burger or the Crispy Duck Salad. Sip on A’s celebratory Black Tie Martini, or try a variety of Kettle One Botanical cocktails. The food specials will be offered during Social Hour only, and the cocktail specials are offered during all restaurant hours. Social Hour: M-F 4-8 p.m.; Restaurant hours: M-Th 4-10 p.m., F 4-11 p.m., Sa 5-11 p.m., Su 5-10 p.m. 3334 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.6505.



Cannoli-for-a-Cause-photo-by-Bob-HodsonCannoli for a Cause
Through Oct. 31. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana has launched a traditional cannoli with a twist—a bright pink filling with fresh strawberries. All proceeds from the pink cannoli this month will benefit The Breast Cancer Fundraiser. Su-Th 10 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Los Olivos Marketplace, 8573 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, 949.536.5200.




Casa-Barilla-x-Thug-Kitchen-photo-courtesy-1-on-1-PRCasa Barilla x Thug Kitchen
Through Oct. 31. Partnering with Thug Kitchen, Casa Barilla debuts a new limited-time menu item featuring Barilla’s new red lentil penne and sundried tomato pesto made with Calabrian chili, garlic and toasted almonds. For every dish sold, Casa Barilla will donate one serving of dry pasta to a local charity, including Food Bank For New York City. M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $11.95 per serving. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 657.205.1025.



Rita-WIlson-Liner-Notes-photo-courtesy-of-Segertrom-Center-for-the-ArtsRita Wilson: “Liner Notes”
Oct. 11-13. Actress-producer and singer-songwriter Rita Wilson gathers friends Billy Steinberg, Lindy Robbins and Darrell Brown for the return engagement of her acclaimed cabaret show Liner Notes. These intimate evenings features performances and storytelling behind their most memorable music. 7:30 p.m. $89+. Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.





“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Through Oct. 14. From Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, this musical shows one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. See website for show times and prices. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.


Clicquot on the Coast photo courtesy J Public Relations. Barks of Love Bash at The Rooftop Lounge photo courtesy Ajenda PR. Sanrio x Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch photo courtesy Tanaka Farms. Brews & Brats Oktober Cocktail Cruise photo courtesy Hornblower Cruises and Events. 7th Annual Porktoberfest and A Restaurant’s 10th Anniversary Celebration photos courtesy The ACE Agency. Le Dîner en Blanc Orange County photo by Andre Niesing. Salt & Straw at the Downtown Disney District photo by Jakob Layman. Cannoli for a Cause photo by Bob Hodson. Casa Barilla x Thug Kitchen photo courtesy 1 on 1 PR. Rita WIlson: Liner Notes and “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” photos courtesy Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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