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Orange County Weekend Roundup March 22-25

Savor dishes like this coffee rubbed shortrib from the all-new Spring menu at Five Crowns.

From festive parades to pop and jazz musical performances, check out the top Orange County weekend events for March 22-25.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


A-Salute-to-WomenA Salute to Women
Mar. 22. Honor female veterans and active military for National Women’s History Month at Heroes Hall. Featured guest speakers include Hon. Eileen Moore, CA Appellate Court Justice and Second Lt., U.S. Army Nurse Corps (Vietnam War), Robin Umberg, Brigadier General (Ret.) and more. Reception 5:30 p.m.; Guest speakers 6 p.m.; Guided tours 6:30-7 p.m. Free, RSVP required. Heroes Hall at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.




Art-on-the-WalkArt on the Walk at Anaheim GardenWalk
Mar. 23. Take a stroll through Anaheim GardenWalk for an evening of live art demonstrations, music and entertainment. Guests can view the largest local aggregation of public art in a single place, including center-wide art displays and colorful murals. Other event highlights include a DJ spinning tunes, free henna tattoos, an arts and crafts fair and a spin-to-win prize wheel. 6-8 p.m. Free. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.635.7410.




Swallows-Day-ParadeSwallows Day Parade
Mar. 24. Celebrate the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission. As one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parade, this event is perfect for the whole family. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1976.





Cars-&-Cafe-at-MoulinCars & Café at Moulin
Mar. 25. Sip on a cup of coffee and stroll through the Moulin parking lot for the automobile extravaganza where you’ll find an array of antiques and exotics—from Bugattis to Citroëns, and everything in between. Savor breakfast “classiques” like Moulin’s famous croque madame or smoked salmon eggs benedict, or choose from an assortment of fresh-baked goods. Coffee is free for all guests. 7-9 a.m. 1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920.




Telepopmusic_Summer-Home_BBBMDA Events Presents: Summer Home with Télépopmusik
Mar. 25. Enjoy a picturesque day on the bay while dancing waterside to Télépopmusik (DJ set) for the kick-start of Summer Home—a new monthly summer series by MDA Events featuring the best in music and culinary. Indulge in Back Bay Bistro’s sunset brunch buffet featuring a taco and burrito station in addition to a curated selection of breakfast favorites courtesy of executive chef Daniel Jimenez. 2-7 p.m. $10 pre-sale, $15+ GA. Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, 949.729.1144. Tickets




Easter-Bunny-at-Fashion-IslandEaster Bunny at Fashion Island
Through Mar. 31. Bring the little ones to hop around and snap a photo with the Easter Bunny in his spring garden at the Atrium Lawn. M-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.721.2000.






Five-Crowns_Coffee-Rubbed-Shortrib_Spring-2018_13Five Crowns All-New Spring Menu
Now Available. Taste the spring-inspired menu created by executive chef and season six winner of Food Network show Chopped, Alejandra Padilla. Menu highlights include hiramasa crudo, smoked octopus, housemade semolina pasta, coffee rubbed shortrib, almond meringue and more. Su-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 5-11 p.m. 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, 949.717.4322.




AntonelloFiorella’s Cooking Class
Mar. 23. Learn to create some of Antonello Ristorante’s most delicious plates with owners Antonio and Fiorella Cagnolo. Watch as Antonio and Fiorella prepare a three-course meal featuring dishes like homemade turkey meatballs in a light Corbari tomato sauce, mixed seafood lasagna and traditional Easter ricotta tart. 6:30 p.m. $65 (excludes tax and gratuity). Wine pairings to follow. 3800 South Plaza Dr., Santa Ana, 714.751.7153.




Pacific-HideawaySit and Stay Sundays
Every Sunday | Mar. 23. Treat your furry best friend to dinner this National Puppy Day. Owners who order $15 worth of food will get a complimentary meal from the dog-friendly menu for their pooch. The doggy menu features a choice of beef and vegetables, chicken and rice or fish and sweet potato. 4-10 p.m. Pacific Hideaway, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.965.4448.




Blackmarket-Bakery-Spring-MarketSpring Market
Mar. 25. Blackmarket Bakery has teamed up with several local vendors to put on a craft fair and offer free seasonal treats and cider tastings to welcome Spring. Visitors can watch live demos by market vendors, meet on-site artists and participate in giveaways while sipping on coffee from Kean Coffee in the morning or beer in the afternoon. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, RSVP required. 211 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 714.571.0801.




Sunday-Supper-at-ProvenanceSunday Supper at Provenance
Mar. 25. Provenance executive chef/co-owner Cathy Pavlos’ legendary Sunday Supper will make its comeback with a recreation of one of her earliest culinary experiences as she presents “A Sunday Supper That My Grandmother Would Have Done.” Enjoy a four-course menu served family-style featuring Maria Bottari’s famous Sunday Sauce. Reservations required. 3-6 p.m. $65/pp (excludes tax and gratuity). 2531 Eastbluff Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0477.




Worth-A-Visit-Thumbnail‘Worth A Visit’ Exhibit

Now Open. Come see the newest exhibit at Mission San Juan Capistrano that highlights rarely seen vintage photos from the museum and archival photo collection dating to the late 19th and early 20th century. Also featured is the new digital archival photo albums that showcases even more rare and never-before-seen historical images. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300.



Pink-MartiniPink Martini
Mar. 23-24. Formed in Portland, Oregon, watch the 12-member ensemble perform in Pacific Symphony’s 2017-18 Pops Series. Pink Martini has been a favorite in many countries for more than a decade with its revitalization of vintage Big Band sound, in combination with 1940s jazz, cross-cultural rhythms and more. 8 p.m. $35-$169. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.




Chick-CoreaChick Corea and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Mar. 25. Expect an afternoon of exhilarating performances by jazz titan Chick Corea along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Corea’s music has covered all the stylistic grounds from bebop, soul jazz and fusion, to Latin jazz and avant-garde. For this event, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will arrange Corea’s own compositions. 3 p.m. $39+. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.




The-Book-of-Mormon-photo-by-Julieta-Cervantes,-2017‘The Book of Mormon’
Through Apr. 1. Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited time only. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. See website for showtimes. $34+. 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.





Hand-painted-Easter-Eggs-art-by-Trevor-MezakHand-painted Easter Eggs
Through Apr. 8. Hop over to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to admire five egg-straordinary hand-painted Easter eggs. These 8-foot eggs were painted and designed by local artists including Trevor Mezak, James Galindo, Robin Hiers and Kym de los Reyes, as well as Matt Parker who created this year’s newest addition to the collection. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Dana Point, 949.240.2000.


Five Crowns All-New Spring Menu photo provided by The ACE Agency. ‘The Book of Mormon’ photo by Julieta Cervantes. ‘Pipe Dreams’ egg art by Trevor Mezak.

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