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Orange County Weekend Roundup February 8-11

Check out the grand opening of Jav’s BBQ at Anaheim Packing District.

From art exhibitions to Valentine’s Day warm up festivities, check out the top Orange County weekend events for February 8-11.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Fancy-Friday-at-SkyloftFancy Friday at Skyloft
Feb. 9. Enjoy your evening at a live show featuring Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits alongside modern rock and R&B classics. Performers for the night include the Peter Jacobs Band and singer Matt Mauser. Come early for dinner and try out the new Valentine’s menu curated by chef Arthur. 9 p.m. $25 advance, $35 at the door. Skyloft, 422 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1550.




Lunar-New-Year-at-Outlets-at-San-ClementeLunar New Year at Outlets at San Clemente
Feb. 10. Celebrate the new year with family-fun activities and entertainment featuring more than 50 performers from the Irvine Chinese School and San Diego-based Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society. Highlights include a 30-foot Dragon Dance, interactive Lion Dance, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, face painting, red envelopes and more. 1-2 p.m. Free. Oak Tree Court, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, 949.535.2323.



Baby-Date-Festival-photo-by-Husvar-Photo.Baby Date Festival
Feb. 11. Spend the day with your little ones at the Baby Date Festival. Highlights include arts and crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, a photo booth, professional photographer, shows on stage throughout the day and a marketplace.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. $3 GA; $5 ages 15 and under; $8 parking. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 909.282.8727.




I-Heart-the-OC-MIXI Heart The OC Mix
Feb. 10. With Valentine’s Day approaching, shop for your loved ones at the I Heart The OC Mix gifting event. Find artisan coffee, cheese, fashion, jewelry, kombucha and much more with in-store special offers, tastings and gift ideas for your Valentine. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free, RSVP recommended. The OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.760.9150.




Three-TenorsA Three Tenor Valentine
Feb. 10. Watch three internationally recognized tenors perform classic love songs in Orange County’s new performance hall. Following the performance, audience members are invited to delight in chocolate covered strawberries and sip on champagne. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University, One University Dr., Orange, 844.626.8726.




Valentine's-Day-Pop-Up-Shop-at-Lido-Marina-Village-photo-by-Alison-BernierValentine’s Day Pop-Up at Lido Marina Village
Feb. 11. Bring little ones and loved ones to this one-day festive pop-up event featuring a curated selection of local OC-based brands. Shop at Kasey Blue for children’s clothes, The Daydream Republic for accessories,
Rooted and Wild for floral bouquets or head to Violet’s Nook for free kids’ crafts. Take a complimentary mini photo session with Alison Bernier Photography then enjoy complimentary sweet treats from Sweet & Saucy Shop. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lido Marina Village, 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach.



Smooch-A-PoochSmooch-A-Pooch at Top Dog Barkery
Feb. 11. Cuddle up in the kissing booth to smooch ICARE Rescue pups, play the “wheel of love” game to win freebies and discounts, enter a raffle for fun prizes and bring home samples and treats to make sure your best friend has the happiest Valentine’s Day ever. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Top Dog Barkery at Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 866.867.3641.




House-of-Blues-Anaheim-Happy-Hour-2New Happy Hour at House of Blues Anaheim Restaurant & Bar
Now Available. Find the perfect happy hour haven with a new selection of tasty snacks and sips, priced $4-$6. Head to the bar to indulge in delights like Bayou fritters, voodoo eggrolls, popcorn shrimp and much more. For refreshments, enjoy well cocktails, Fireball and Sauza Blue tequila shots and select beers for $4. Also available are call cocktails, sangria and house wines for $5 as well as house margaritas, Moscow mules and select 23-ounce beers for $6. M-F 3-6 p.m. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.



Jinnys-PizzeritNational Pizza Day at Jinny’s Pizzeria
Feb. 9. Calling all pizza lovers! Bring the whole crew for National Pizza Day and indulge in 14-inch cheese or pepperoni pizzas for just $9.99 (limit one per customer). 4th Street Market, 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.492.5453.





Jav's-BBQJav’s BBQ Grand Opening 
Feb. 10. Celebrate the newest BBQ joint in Orange County at an all-day opening event. Start the day with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a live performance by Brian Young & The Blues Station. Additional highlights include Texas-style BBQ, craft beer from Unsung Brewing Co., DJ tunes, a pie eating contest, a live performance by Big Jim Caver Blues Band, giveaways and more. 11:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Anaheim Packing District, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim.



Bishops-2Bishops Cuts
Now Open. Originally from Portland, Oregon, the unisex hair care shop has opened its first Irvine location. With retro-style barbering chairs, guests can sit comfortably while choosing from a full á la carte menu of cuts and color. M-Sa 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 4187 Campus Dr. #M175, Irvine, 949.333.2934.





Casa-Classic-California-Chamber-OrchestraCasa Classic: California Chamber Orchestra
Feb. 8. Led by conductor and artistic director Dana Zimbric, the California Chamber Orchestra will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in concert along with eleven string musicians and a harpsichordist. Violin soloist Annelle K. Gregory will lead the violin concerto. 7 p.m. $30 GA, $25 members. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, 949.498.2139.




Emerson-String-QuartetEmerson String Quartet with Calidore String Quartet
Feb. 8. The Emerson String Quarter is joined by exceptional young ensemble the Calidore String Quartet to perform works from the string quintet, sextet and octet repertories. The performance will include the quartet First Essay: Nimrod by American composer, musician and vocalist Caroline Adelaide Shaw, the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. 7:45 p.m. $45+. Samueli Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.




Meet-Artist-Fabio-NapoleoniFabio Napoleoni at Village Gallery
Feb. 10. Meet artist Fabio Napoleoni and view his large selection of artwork and collectibles. During the event, guests will receive great show specials. Guests find a heart in every one of Napoleoni’s pieces, symbolizing his love for his daughter. 5-9 p.m. Village Gallery at Irvine Spectrum Center, 510 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949.450.8282.





James-C.-LeonardJames C. Leonard’s Solo Exhibition
Feb. 10-Mar. 10. Known for his inventive layering process, artist James C. Leonard presents his solo exhibition at Avran Fine Art. On February 10, guests can talk one-on-one with the artist himself. Reception 6-9 p.m. Daily gallery hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Avran Fine Art, 540 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 106, Laguna Beach, 949.494.0900.




SongbookSongbook: Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble
Feb. 11. Singer of the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble will put on a performance for only one night. Featured re-interpreted songs by other artists include The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Barenaked Ladies and Radiohead. 7:30 p.m. $30-$55. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University, One University Dr., Orange, 844.626.8726.


Baby Date Festival photo by Husvar Photo. Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop at Lido Marina Village photo by Alison Bernier.

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