Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 14-17


End of Summer Soirée

Sept. 17. Enjoy refreshing poolside libations and tasty bites while you’re entertained with live performance artists and a DJ set that will keep you grooving ‘til the sun goes down. Whether you’re looking to dance or to make a splash, come dressed to impress in your summer best. Tickets can be found here. 3 – 6 p.m. 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach.

44th Polish Harvest Festival

Sept. 16-17. Immerse yourself into the richness of Polish culture with a weekend experience through food, drinks, music, children’s games, prize drawings, educational exhibits, and more at the 44th “Dożynki,” or, Polish Harvest Festival. Saturday, from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 p.m. $5. Pope John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose Dr., Yorba Linda.

Webb’s Grainworks Grand Opening Celebration

Sept. 15-16. Come enjoy the grand opening of the newest distillery, brewery, and more as the long-anticipated Webb’s Grainworks opens this weekend. It features a DJ, food, drinks, and Common Sense taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a pre-party on Friday from 5 – 10 p.m. followed by a raucous Saturday going from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 7 Journey, Aliso Viejo.

Food + Drink

Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day Party

Sept. 17. Believe it or not, it’s almost halfway to St. Paddy’s Day and Muldoon’s Irish Pub plans to have a #HalfwayToStPaddysDay celebration. Guests can enjoy drink specials, pub grub & a live performance by Craic In The Stone from 2 – 4 p.m. This Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Bandito Taqueria Settles In

Bandito Taqueria Launches Lunch

Now Available. One of the most exciting new restaurant openings in Orange County continues to grow as Bandito Taqueria welcomes the addition of online ordering and brand new hours for lunch, letting you enjoy their food more often. So come come grab some great tacos, and more with Bandito. Now open daily at 11 a.m. 300 W 5th St, Santa Ana. 949.315.6505. More Information

The Royal Hawaiian

Say Aloha to Happy Hour

Now Available. Celebrate as your favorite new, local hola hauʻoli (happy hour) is here. Join the team at Royal Hawaiian for $10 Mai Tais, half-off appetizers, $5 draft beer, and $10 house red/white wine. Enjoy escapism at its finest at your go-to for a mid-day island getaway. Monday-Thursday from 2-5 p.m. 331 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.

Tsakas Pop-up

Sept. 14. Come enjoy an afternoon of astounding Armenian cuisine as Tsakas pops up inside The Cellar. The scratch-made, authentic cuisine is not to be missed – the lahmajun is the main item to order. DM on their Instagram is available for takeout orders. Thursday, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.The Cellar, 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente.

Arts + Culture

Fiestas Patrias

Sept. 16-17. Celebrate our local Hispanic and Latino communities this weekend. Featuring food, a beer garden, a street fair and carnival rides, music, cultural exhibits, and more. Don’t miss this free family-friendly event and open to all residents and non-residents. Saturday from noon – 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Downtown Santa Ana, at Flower Street, between Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard.

Book Signing: The Widow With Kaira Rouda

What’s It Worth” Appraisal Event

Sept. 16. Ever wondered what some of those oddities and gems around the house might be worth? John Moran Auctioneers & Appraisers, in partnership with the Laguna Art Museum, invites the public to have up to five items professionally valued. Appraisers at John Moran Auctioneers will provide a verbal valuation of your treasures. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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