Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 22-25


OC Salsa Pool Party

Sept. 25. Enjoy a day of dancing by the sun at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. All ages are welcomed by OC Salsa. Yummy tacos, drinks, salsa class and dancing. The amazing pool, shaded area and jacuzzi are all included as well with the OC Salsa vibe. $15 Cash at the door including all-day parking validation & salsa class. 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Marriott Hotel 18000 Von Karman, Irvine.

Susan G. Korman Orange County Walk

Sept. 25. Walk for those that can’t. Every day is another day closer to ending breast cancer – as is every step. Join the fight to eradicate this horrific disease this Sunday. The site and registration open at 6:30 a.m. The “More Than Pink” walk begins at 9 a.m. Maps and parking information can be found here. The event is being held at Pacific Life Insurance Company & Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

TikiLand Day

Sept. 25. Join in for a day of tiki fun, tiki fashion, tiki art and escapism, while visiting the happiest place on Earth. TikiLand Day was dreamt up after the 2nd Adventureland Day, in 2018, as a way to have another fun, tiki-themed event, in Disneyland Park. Admission and a reservation to Disneyland Park are required to attend. To reserve your group spot, text: TIKILANDDAY to 833.340.0035. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Disneyland Dr, Anaheim.

Food + Drink

Fall Libations at Vaca

Now Available. One of Orange County’s best cocktail programs is ready to welcome Fall with a bevy of new beverages to enjoy. The bar team at Vaca is no stranger to utilizing creative techniques and beautiful spirits to create liquid works of art. From Spain to Thailand, Tenessee to Mexico, there is no lack of flavor to experience here. 695 Town Center Dr, Unit 170, Costa Mesa, 714.463.6060.

Oktoberfest at Lido Bottle Works

Starting Sept. 26. Lido Bottle Works continues its campaign of notifying all residents of OC why it is a restaurant not to be taken lightly with its Oktoberfest offering. Come enjoy various beers, draught offerings, and inspired dishes like Chef Joel Gutierrez’s Pork Schnitzel. The event runs through October 1st, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 3408 Via Oporto #103, Newport Beach, 949.529.2784.

Rock and Roll Rescue Event

Sept. 24. A celebration at a beloved bar is already reason enough for a Saturday night excursion – but when you add in the fact that the event this weekend directly supports a rescue and hospice group dedicated to helping local dogs. Join the team from Kitsch Bar as they celebrate to support Rock and Roll Rescue. The party starts at 9 p.m. and should not be missed. 891 Baker St. Unit A10
Costa Mesa.

SteelCraft Garden Grove exterior event photo by Jakob Layman

Taste of Steelcraft

Sept. 24. For their third anniversary, Steelcraft will be hosting a tasting event. Tickets to Taste of SteelCraft Garden Grove will include tastings from: Penalty Box, La Taqueria Brand, Bird Talk Chicken, Al Dente Pasta Bar, Barrio, Duck Donuts, PLUS a choice of beer from Beachwood Brewing (21+), coffee from Dark Horse or boba from Tea Otter. After completing your punch card, you can fill it out to be entered into raffles for prizes. Tickets can be found here. 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 12900 South Euclid Street, Garden Grove, 714.482.6298.

Arts + Culture

Beethoven and Boléro

Sept. 22-24. It begins softly. A single snare drum. Then, a flute. Gradually, each instrument of Pacific Symphony joins in, one after the other, until Ravel’s Boléro reaches one of the greatest climaxes in all of music. Also, Orli Shaham, Dennis Kim and Warren Hagerty perform Beethoven’s too-rarely encountered tour-de-force, the Triple Concerto. Each showtime begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be found here. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Brian Regan Live

Sept. 22 – 24. Known for his laugh-out-loud, clean, and sophisticated comedy, Brian Regan is one of our country’s premier comedians. He will be performing classic bits about the ups and downs of working at a restaurant, the awkwardness of going to a new doctor, or the common notion that you shouldn’t shop for groceries when hungry, Regan brings down sold-out houses around the country on his live tours. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.

Kim’s Convenience Premier

Now Playing. Set in a family-run Korean convenience store – Kim’s Convenience is a hilarious and heartwarming ode to generations of immigrants. Mr. Kim is a first-generation Korean immigrant and the proud owner of Kim’s Convenience for the past 30 years. Now he’s trying desperately – and hilariously – to grapple with both a changing neighborhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring.

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

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