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Weekend roundup

January 16-19

Fluffy soufflé pancakes at Burnt Crumbs’ weekend brunch in Irvine.

Lunar New Year, the Bronze Quail, Weekend Brunch at Burnt Crumbs and more…. Here are the top Orange County weekend events for January 16-19.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Kids'-Fishing-Derby-photo-courtesy-The-ACE-AgencyKids’ Fishing Derby
Jan. 18. OC Parks invites you and your children to fish in Irvine Regional Park’s lake, which is stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout. Though all participants can win a prize, those with the largest catches of the day receive trophies. Register upon arrival. Kids ages 15 and under should bring their own fishing pole and bait. Adults can fish after the event concludes. 7-11 a.m. Free admission, free parking. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6600.



MainPlace-Mall-Lunar-New-Year-photo-courtesy-MainPlace-MallLunar New Year
Jan. 18. Celebrate the Year of the Rat at MainPlace Mall. Highlights include a face painter, a balloon twister, crafts, stilt walkers, calligraphy artist, wishing tree, lion dances and giveaways. Performances hosted by the UVSA (Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California). The festivities take place in Macy’s Court and Center Court. 2-5 p.m. Free. 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana714.547.7800.




Supercross-photo-courtesy-SupercrossMonster Energy AMA Supercross
Jan. 18. The world’s premier off-road motorcycle championship series returns to Anaheim for its 2020 season. Arrive early for the pre-race FanFest, an opportunity to get an autograph and see the riders, the teams and their bikes. See website for full event schedule. Doors open noon. $25+. Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 800.352.0212.




The-Bronze-Quail-photo-courtesy-Moxxe-PRThe Bronze Quail
Now Open. The former Journeyman’s Food + Drink at Hotel Fullerton transforms to the Bronze Quail restaurant and bar. Executive chef Mark Piepkorn offers an a la carte menu focusing on progressive American dishes that highlight seasonal bounty. The restaurant presents a six-course tasting menu, with optional wine pairings, and boasts stellar cocktails. Tu-Th 5:30-10:30 p.m., F-Sa 5:30-11:30 p.m. 1500 S. Raymond Ave., Fullerton, 714.635.9025.



McClain-Cellars-photo-courtesy-McClain-CellarsLive Music and Wine Tasting 
Jan. 17-19. Head to Laguna Beach for some live musical entertainment, artisan popcorn and award-winning wines at the McClain Cellars tasting lounge. Live music lineup includes acoustic guitarist Aaron Copenhaguen (Friday), classical guitarist Joseph Yashar (Saturday) and singer/songwriter Gabriele Friedman (Sunday). F-Sa 6-9 p.m., Su 2-6 p.m. The Hive, 849 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.590.9980.




Burnt-Crumbs-photo-courtesy-FWD-PRWeekend Brunch at Burnt Crumbs
Starts Jan. 18. Looking for a new brunch destination? Chef Paul Cao created a new weekend menu for the Irvine location that begins this Saturday (skipping Sunday) and expands Saturday and Sunday starting January 25. The menu offers Japanese-style soufflé pancakes three ways, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast salad, avocado toast, burritos and Vietnamese iced coffee. The first 25 customers on Jan. 18 receive a free breakfast item. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Los Olivos Marketplace, 8549 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.502.5998.



Harley's-Sunday-Get-Togethers-photo-courtesy-Harley-Laguna-BeachHarley’s Sunday Get Togethers
Jan. 19. Every Sunday, Harley Laguna Beach celebrates neighbors and friendship with family-style menus that change weekly. Indulge in wood-fire grilled meats, with special cocktails, beer and wines to go with it. 5 p.m. $25. 370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1530.





Newport-Beach-Restaurant-Week-photo-courtesy-FarmhouseNewport Beach Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 26. Showcasing Newport Beach as O.C.’s premier dining destination, participating restaurants offer special two- or three-course prix fixe menus with lunches starting at $10 and dinners at $20. See website for participating restaurants.





Clara-Jumi-Kang-photo-courtesy-Pacific-SymphonyPacific Symphony and Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang
Jan. 16-18. Join Pacific Symphony and guest conductor Christian Arming for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto by internationally acclaimed soloist Clara-Jumi Kang. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 rounds out the program. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., preview talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m., concert 8 p.m. $25+. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799.




Rufino Tamayo, "Sandias," 1980 © 2019 Tamayo Heirs / Mexico / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NYDimensions of Form: Tamayo and Mixografia
Through Jan. 19. Fifty prints by modern master Rufino Tamayo, on loan from the Mixografia gallery in Los Angeles, depict silhouetted figures, celestial bodies and the seprent-god Quetzalcoatl. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $13-$15 adults, $10-$12 students and seniors 62+, free for ages 12 and under. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.



Photos: MainPlace Mall Lunar New Year courtesy MainPlace Mall. Kids’ Fishing Derby courtesy The ACE Agency. Supercross courtesy Supercross. Bronze Quail courtesy Moxxe PR. McClain Cellars courtesy McClain Cellars. Burnt Crumbs courtesy FWD PR. Harley Laguna Beach courtesy Harley Laguna Beach. Newport Beach Restaurant Week courtesy Farmhouse. Clara-Jumi Kang courtesy Pacific Symphony. Rufino Tamayo, “Sandias,” 1980 © 2019 Tamayo Heirs / Mexico / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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