Orange County

Weekend roundup

September 8-11


OC Animal Care Pet-Drive

Sept. 10. During Saturday’s adoption event, Supervisor Foley’s office will waive adoption fees for up to 200 pets. Additionally, there will be a drive-through pet food pantry will provide free food and necessities from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.; adoption fees will be waived from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Pooches on the Patio, a volunteer-led doggy meet and greet event, will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-in visits are on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make an appointment, please call 714-935-6848. 1630 Victory Rd, Tustin.

Beauty Week at The Shops at Mission Viejo

Through Sept. 10. The Shops at Mission Viejo are hosting its first-ever beauty week! A perennially popular event at Simon properties across the country, the weeklong celebration offers shoppers a sneak peek at the latest beauty products, trends, and services, along with some of the best offers of the year on must-have finds and a slew of how-to demos and engaging activities. This year, the event has also been expanded to include a wellness component. 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo.

Pirate and Mermaid Ball

Sept. 10. The Ocean Insitute invites you to celebrate all things maritime at the inaugural Pirate and Mermaid Ball. Specialty libations, appetizers galore, games and challenges for booty and bounty, and merry music will entertain and delight while our tall ships come in from their cannon battles. 6-10 p.m. Tickets are available here. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point,

Food + Drink

Late Night Happy Hour at Bayside

Now Available. Bayside’s happy hour makes a triumphant return in a brand new way from a year long hiatus. This happy hour is enhanced by live music. Though not a day happy hour is offered, there is additional fun on Fridays with extra fun jazz sessions and guests can even”BYOI” (bring your own instrument) to jam after the regular set. Happy hour runs from Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. – close. 900 Bayside Drive 
Newport Beach.

Say Hello to Bar One

Now Open. Chefs Franco and Jonathan Barone – formerly behind the Italian cuisine powerhouse of il Barone – have moved into a new space, and a new venture as Bar One officially welcomes guests. Housed in the space recently left by Bosscat, it is primed and ready to fulfill guests’ every wish when it comes to pizza, pasta, and more. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. there is no bad time to come and enjoy. 4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach.

Khan Saab Launches Fundraiser to Help Pakistan Flood Relief

Now Available. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen has launched a fundraiser to support Pakistan flood relief, as more than one-third of the country is underwater. On Tuesdays, through October 15th, the restaurant is donating 15% of all sales to help the victims. Founder and executive chef Imran “Ali” Mookhi is a Pakistani-immigrant himself, so all support from the community is welcome for this cause that hits so close to home. 229 E Commonwealth Ave Unit A, Fullerton, 714.853.1081.

Chef-Driven Pizzas Bring New Experience to ARTISAN Café

Now Available. ARTISAN Café has introduced new hand-crafted pizzas to its celebrated menu. Each pizza features an artisanal crust that begins with pillowy dough created by award-winning baker Tarit Tanjasiri, owner of Crema Bakery and co-founder of ARTISAN. Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Chad Urata, the inaugural class of ARTISAN Café Pizzas are a combination of classic and re-imagined flavors. Monday – Sunday , 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10065 Garfield Avenue, Fountain Valley, 657.229.4349.

Arts + Culture

Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens

Now Open. When it comes to “getting into the spirit” of a holiday, few do it better than Roger’s Gardens. Come and experience a dreamland of Halloween and immerse yourself into a world of creepy, crawly ghouls all hailing The Pumpkin King. Meander through a maze of delights and decorations for the season. The Nightmare Halloween Boutique is open to the public. Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona del Mar, 949.640.5800.

44th Annual Seal Beach Lions Arts and Crafts Faire

Sept. 10-11. Proudly sponsored by James R. and Judy Rodriguez Watson, the 44th Annual Seal Beach Lions Arts and Crafts Faire brings over 100 arts and crafts vendors to Eisenhower Park this weekend. Parking is limited, and available at the 8th and 10th street beach lots. Running on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and from Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Located at Ocean Avenue, and Main Street in Seal Beach at the base of the pier. For more information visit

Photo credits: MOMIX, Max Pucciariello. Bayside courtesy of Shout Public Relations. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. ARTISAN Café courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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