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Orange County Weekend Events Roundup September 27-30

Salt & Straw Pop-Up at Sidecar Doughnuts photos courtesy of Becca PR
Treat yourself at the Salt & Straw Pop-Up at Sidecar Doughnuts in Costa Mesa.

From concerts and performances to wine dinners, check out the top Orange County weekend events for September 27-30.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor photo courtesy of The ACE AgencyThe Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Opens Sept. 27. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by TIME magazine, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt will once again rise from the deep, dripping with history of the infamously haunted ship. Dark Harbor’s resident spirits include Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Iron Master, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess and Chef. See website for times. $20+. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 562.499.1739.



Ohana Dana Point photo by Allison JarrellThe Ohana Fest
Sept. 28-30. Grab your sunscreen and head out to the annual Ohana music festival on Doheny State Beach featuring musical acts such as Eric Church, Mumford & Sons, Young the Giant, Norah Jones and many more. Craft beer, wine, signature cocktails and artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks are available all day long. F 2:30-10 p.m.; Sa noon-9:45 p.m.; Su noon-9:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.



Iron & Wine photo courtesy of Iron & Wine/websiteIron & Wine
Sept. 28. Better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, American singer-songwriter Sam Beam is on tour for his Grammy-nominated Beast Epic album with special guest Nashville indie folk singer-songwriter Erin Rae. 7 p.m. $30. House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.




Disney: “Beauty and the Beast” Live in Concert photo courtesy of Musco Center for the ArtsDisney: “Beauty and the Beast” Live in Concert
Sept. 29. Experience the music of Walt Disney’s animated classic come to life with a 65-piece orchestra comprised of professionals from the American Federation of Musicians and The Chapman Orchestra. With music from the Grammy and Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Sir Tim Rice, the tale as old as time will dazzle during this cinematic live music experience. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. All print-at-home tickets include a no-cost parking pass. Musco Center for the Arts, 415 N. Glassell, Orange, 844.626.8726.



Fall Out Boy photo courtesy of Fall Out Boy/websiteFall Out Boy
Sept. 29. Rock out to your favorite Fall Out Boy songs at their MANIA Tour in the Honda Center with special guest American rapper, singer and actor Machine Gun Kelly. $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Fall Out Boy Fund benefiting charities throughout Chicago. 7 p.m. $55.50+. 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 714.704.2400.




Ribbons-and-Rosé-Launch-PartyRibbons & Rosé
Sept. 29. Celebrate the launch of Pink Saves in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy an exclusive reception in the Chic VIP Lounge with brunch bites by Sundried Tomato Cafe; pastries and desserts by Rockwell’s Bakery, Cafe & Bar; chilled rosé and other beverages; prize drawings for Outlets at San Clemente gift cards and more. 11 a.m.-1p.m. $25. VIP Lounge at Outlets at San Clemente, 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, 949.535.2323.



Surf City Surf Dog photo by Charmaine GraySurf City Surf Dog
Sept. 29. Catch a few waves with your furry friend at one of Southern California’s most pristine beaches. This event brings together the community, surfers, dog lovers, families and pets for a day of fun and fundraising. While canine competitors try to catch the top five waves in 12 minutes, food trucks will be open to attendees on land. Check-in 7:30 a.m., event 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Huntington Dog Beach, 100 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, 714.841.8644.



Jeff Garlin photo courtesy of Irvine ImprovJeff Garlin
Sept. 30. Have a laugh with American actor and stand-up comedian Jeff Garlin at Irvine Improv. Many know Garlin from his role in the ABC hit comedy The Goldbergs as well as his extensive voice-over acting credits including Disney Pixar’s WALL-E, Cars 2 and Toy Story 3. Ages 18+. Doors 5:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. See website for prices. Irvine Spectrum Center, 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949.854.5455.




Angelina's Tuscan Wine Pairing Dinner photo courtesy of SPPRAngelina’s Tuscan Wine Pairing Dinner
Sept. 27. The culinary team at Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana presents a delectable Tuscan dinner with each course paired wine. Featured dishes include Scampi, Lardo e Ricotta Crostini; Caramelle con Anatra Funghi e Pecorino; Ossobuco di Vitello; and Zabalione con Arance Sanguinelle e Espezie. To RSVP, email 6 p.m. $120. Los Olivos Marketplace, 8573 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, 949.536.5200.



Patz & Hall Wine Dinner at The LoftPatz & Hall Wine Dinner at The Loft
Sept. 27. Indulge in a decadent five-course menu expertly paired with Patz & Hall’s limited-production wines at The Loft. Special guest for the evening is Patz & Hall Winery’s Founder Anne Moses, who will guide the guests through the dinner. Reception 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. $150. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.6420.




Drink a Beer Day at Center Hub photo courtesy of Ajenda PRDrink a Beer Day at Center Hub
Sept. 28. Cheers to the National Drink a Beer Day where guests can purchase all house beer offerings all day long in 34-ounce mega cups for $12. Inside Trade Food Hall, 2222 Michelson Dr., Suite 220, Irvine, 949.536.5652.





OCtoberfest photo courtesy of The ACE AgencyOCtoberfest
Starts Sept. 29. Experience Newport Dunes transformed into a world class Oktoberfest event inspired by the spirit of Munich, Germany with the charm of Southern California. Enjoy authentic German cuisine including Bavarian bratwurst, schnitzel, potato salad, sauerkraut, strudel, soft pretzels and more. Toast to friends with a variety of German biers and O.C.-brewed craft bier. Every Sa-Su noon-8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, 949.729.3863.



Salt & Straw Pop-Up at Sidecar Doughnuts photos courtesy of Becca PRSalt & Straw Pop-Up at Sidecar Doughnuts
Sept. 29. In anticipation of their opening at the Downtown Disney District this fall, Salt & Straw’s ice cream kiosk is popping up outside Sidecar Doughnuts to offer $1 scoops of their “Apples & Sidecar Doughnuts” and “Salted Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough” flavors. All proceeds from the $1 scoops will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. 5-8 p.m. 270 E. 17th St., #18, Costa Mesa, 949.873.5424.




2017-Golden-Foodie-Awards7th Annual Golden Foodie Awards
Sept. 30. Come see the best chefs while imbibing cuisine and libations from chef-driven and independent restaurants at the annual Golden Foodie Awards. Celebrity master of ceremonies Simon Majumdar will preside over the affair and will be joined by special guest Neil Saavedra to dole out awards to winners of the 17 categories. Red carpet 5 p.m.; awards 6:40 p.m.; after party 8:30 p.m. See website for prices. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach.



4th Street Market Brunch Club photo courtesy of 100inc Agency4th Street Market Brunch Club
Sept. 30. Get your brunch on at 4th Street Market with specialized brunch items from each of the food stalls. Brunch not your thing? Don’t worry, each food stall will still be selling their full menu to grub on. Come and hang out, listen to some live music, partake in fun photo opportunities, enter the day-of giveaways and try new, exclusive items from each of the food stalls. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to attend, brunch items for purchase. 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana.




“Kings, Queens & Castles” photo courtesy of Bowers Museum“Kings, Queens & Castles”
Opens Sept. 29. Bring the kiddos to Bowers Kidseum for the Kings, Queens & Castles exhibit, a children’s chess exhibition co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. Designed for children ages 3-11, this innovative, nationally traveling exhibit brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. See website for times and prices. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.



Realms of Imagination- Storytelling at Twilight photo courtesy of Muzeo Museum and Cultural CenterRealms of Imagination: Storytelling at Twilight
Sept. 30.
In celebration of the Ghost Stories and Fairy Tales: A Ceremony of Make Believe exhbition’s last night, come for a complimentary viewing and artist led tour of this exhibit. Afterwards, settle in for three unique and thought-provoking episodes of The Twilight Zone in the outdoor courtyard theater. 7-9:30 p.m. Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.956.8936.




The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and OCtoberfest photos courtesy of The ACE Agency. Ohana Dana Point photo by Allison Jarrell. Iron & Wine photo courtesy of Iron & Wine/website. Disney: “Beauty and the Beast” Live in Concert photo courtesy of Musco Center for the Arts. Fall Out Boy photo courtesy of Fall Out Boy/website. Ribbons & Rosé photo courtesy of Outlets at San Clemente. Surf City Surf Dog photo by Charmaine Gray. Jeff Garlin photo courtesy of Irvine Improv. Angelina’s Tuscan Wine Pairing Dinner photo courtesy of SPPR. Salt & Straw Pop-Up at Sidecar Doughnuts photos courtesy of Becca PR. 4th Street Market Brunch Club photo courtesy of 100inc Agency. “Kings, Queens & Castles” photo courtesy of Bowers Museum.

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