Orange County

Weekend roundup

October 24-27

Candy Crawl at Outlets at San Clemente.

Moto Beach Classic, Boo Ha Ha beerfestBistango exhibit and more…. Here are the top Orange County weekend events for October 24-27.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Boo-Ha-Ha-photo-courtesy-Brew-Ha-Ha-ProductionsBoo Ha Ha
Oct. 25-26. Have a scary good time at the first-ever haunted Oktobeerfest, Boo Ha Ha. The event features more than 80 German and local craft beers, stein-holding competitions, zombie face-painting and Halloween costume contests. For those with more than just a hunger for horror, German food such as pretzels and bratwurst is available for purchase. Ages 21+. 6 p.m.-midnight. GA: $55 pre-sale, $65 day-of; VIP: $55 pre-sale, $70. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.



Candy-Crawl-photo-by-Kait-McKay-PhotographyCandy Crawl
Oct. 26. Outlets at San Clemente celebrates its fourth annual Halloween event. Participating stores offer candy and other treats to costumed guests. Other highlights include spooky animals, balloon animals, themed crafts, and entertainment. 1-3 p.m. Free. 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, 949.535.2323.




Halloween-Zoo-tacular-photo-courtesy-The-ACE-AgencyHalloween Zoo-tacular
Oct. 26. Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat, explore the zoo, go on a spooky scavenger hunt, and create Halloween and other fall-themed crafts. OC Zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day; the first 100 children (12 and under) in costume receive a free gift. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with zoo admission of $2 per person, under 3 free; $5 parking. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6847.




Hive & Honey Rooftop photo courtesy Marriott Irvine SpectrumHive and Haunted Party
Oct. 26. Rally up your friends and celebrate Halloween at Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar. Enjoy Hive and Haunted cocktails while listening to a live performance by an electric violinist and tunes spun by a DJ. Admission includes a complimentary Witches Brew cocktail. 21+. 4 p.m.-1 a.m. $20 GA. Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.759.0200. Tickets




Moto-Beach-Classic-photo-courtesy-The-Brand-AmpMoto Beach Classic
Oct. 26. The Moto Beach Classic celebrates motorcycle life with a day of action, adventure, art, music and racing drama at Bolsa Chica State Beach. The family-friendly event features sprint races, vendors, a kids STACYC electric-bike course, food and spirits. Live performances at SeaLegs at the Beach include a lineup of punk, funk, metal, reggae and soul artists. Starts at noon. $29.50+ GA, $99.50+ VIP. Bolsa Chica State Beach.




Tuff on the Turf photo courtesy Marriott Irvine SpectrumTuff on the Turf
Oct. 27. Work up a sweat at Marriott Irvine Spectrum with a full-body HIIT workout instructed by an Irvine Orangetheory head coach. Following the workout, enjoy fresh juices and special discounts at the hotel’s restaurant, Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen. Attire: athleisure and workout shoes with a Halloween costume. The best costume wins a special prize. All levels welcome. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.759.0200. Tickets




New-Lunch-Offerings-at-Fable-&-Spirit-photo-courtesy-Moxxe-PRNew Lunch Offerings at Fable & Spirit
Now Available. The Irish-inspired restaurant offers globally inspired lunch items created by executive chef David Shofner. Featured dishes include an heirloom beet salad, coal-roasted eggplant and a smoked haddock cake. Lunch daily: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner daily: 4-11 p.m. 3441 Via Lido, Newport Beach, 949.409.9913.




Quarters-Kitchen-photo-by-AYCE-CreativeQuarters Kitchen
Now Open. The popular restaurant Quarters KBBQ in L.A.’s K-Town has chosen Orange County for its first fast-casual Korean dining concept. The new spot offers bowls, salads and shareable items such as hand-crafted mandu (dumplings), japchae (glass noodles), fried tofu, bulgogi and kimchi varieties; the “quarter”-pound bulgogi burger is a highlight. Su-Th 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; F-Sa 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Yorba Linda Town Center, 4901 Valencia Ave., Yorba Linda, 714.485.2515.



2nd-&-PCH-rendering-courtesy-Architects-Orange2ND & PCH
Opening Oct. 24. Long Beach’s newest coastal retail and restaurant destination kick-starts its opening with four days of festivities. Events include a ribbon cutting, family-friendly character meet-and-greets, live music, art tours, screening of the film Hocus Pocus, beer gardens and games. 10 a.m. 6400 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach.




Choucroute at Marché Morderne
Oct. 24-25. The famed Marché Moderne dinner series returns with a rendition of the traditional Alsatian fall feast. The series celebrates pork from head to toe with dishes such as pork belly confit, braised pork cheeks and crispy pig’s ears and traditional sides including Weiser Farms butterball potatoes and house-made Alsatian sauerkraut. Save room for the chef’s take on the Kugelhopf, a brioche-like cake with Vendange Tardive ice cream and roasted apple mousseline. Alsatian wine and beers available for purchase. Call for reservations. $45 choucroute, $15 dessert. 7862 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, 714.434.7900.



Henry's-photo-courtesy-Henry's-Ocean-View-DiningHenry’s Tasting Menu and Wine Dinner
Oct. 24. Elevate your Thursday night with a six-course duck tasting menu with wines from Justin Winery at Henry’s Ocean View Dining; the evening begins with savory appetizers in the Offshore 9 rooftop lounge. Menu items include duck egg custard, duck raviolo and sous vide duck breast. Finish with a fig tart or an orange chocolate truffle by Golden Foodie-winning pastry chef Jacky Martinez. 6 p.m. $225. Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.8450.



Chef-Ross-photo-by-Tony-LattimoreOC Signature Chefs Auction
Oct. 24. Orange County chefs join forces to raise funds to benefit the March of Dimes. Ross Pangilinan (chef/owner at Mix Mix Kitchen + Bar and Terrace by Mix Mix) is the co-lead chef of the night with chef James Hamamori (Hamamori); other chefs include Greg Daniels (Harley Laguna Beach) and Gabbi Patrick (Chaak). The night celebrates Scharrell Jackson, local women’s advocate, entrepreneur and founder of the nonprofit Leaders in Heels. 6 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7955 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.



Wine-photo-by-Jeff-Siepman/UnsplashOrin Swift Cellars Wine Dinner
Oct. 24. Oak Grill executive chef Brittany Valles and her team present a five-course wine dinner featuring Orin Swift Cellars—best known for its wine the Prisoner. 6-9 p.m. $135. Call to make reservations. Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920.





Oktoberfest-at-Bayside-photo-courtesy-Shout-PROktoberfest at Bayside
Through Oct. 31. Bayside hosts its Oktoberfest celebration for the entire month of October with beer and menu specials. Featured items include “Käsekrainer” bratwurst with Emmental-infused sauerkraut, roasted potatoes and sweet-and-spicy mustard; and braised short ribs with a red-wine herb reduction, horseradish whipped potatoes, roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.



'Pacific-Patrol'-painting-by-Arthur-Beaumont,-Collection-of-Geoffrey-Campbell-BeaumontArthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea
Opens Oct. 26. Bowers Museum’s new exhibition presents watercolors by Arthur Beaumont that capture the grandeur of the sea and the vessels that sail on it. The show features works from the Irvine Museum Collection and is curated by James Irvine Swinden. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors 62+, free for members. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.




'Honey-Lips'-artwork-by-David-KrovblitBistango and Ethos Gallery Exhibit
Opens Oct. 26. Bistango proprietor John Ghoukassian and curator Antoinette Sullivan partner with Newport Beach gallery Ethos Contemporary Art for the restaurant-gallery’s latest collection of museum-quality art, which includes 80 paintings, sculptures and photography. Attend the opening reception to enjoy light bites and sips and to preview art by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. To RSVP, email Reception 3-5 p.m. 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.752.5222.



"The Queen of Time and Space," 2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 96"Heriberto Luna Exhibit
Opens Oct. 27. Works by Los Angeles-based artist Heriberto Luna on display at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center celebrate the rich and colorful history of ancient Mexico, exemplifying Luna’s fondness for the natural world and his respect for ancestral history. The show is on view through December 29. A free gallery tour led by Heriberto Luna takes place December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Reception at noon. Free admission. 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595.



Mandy-Gonzales-photo-courtesy-Irvine-Barclay-TheatreVocalist Mandy Gonzalez
Oct. 27. Don’t miss an exclusive concert event at Irvine Barclay Theatre featuring Many Gonzalez, talented star of the Tony Award-winning hit musicals Hamilton, Wicked and In the Heights. Joining Gonzalez is Javier Munoz; together they sing music of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz and other extraordinary songwriters who have inspired them. 7 p.m. $48-$110. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.



Photos: Boo Ha Ha courtesy Brew Ha Ha Productions. Candy Crawl by Kait McKay Photography. Hive & Honey Rooftop courtesy Marriott Irvine Spectrum. Moto Beach Classic courtesy The Brand Amp. Fable & Spirit, Anne Watson. Quarters Kitchen, AYCE Creative. 2ND & PCH rendering courtesy Architects Orange. Marché Morderne courtesy FWD PR. Chef Pangilinan, Tony Lattimore. Wine glass, Jeff Siepman/Unsplash. Bayside courtesy Shout PR. Arthur Beaumont painting collection of Geoffrey Campbell Beaumont. Bistango, “Honey Lips” artwork by David Krovblit. “The Queen of Time and Space” artwork by Heriberto Luna. Gonzales courtesy Irvine Barclay Theatre.

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