Orange County

Weekend roundup

January 30-February 2

Lunch available at new Italian restaurant Bello by Sandro Nardone in Newport Beach.

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon, Spanish Wine Dinner, Fun Home and more…. Here are the top Orange County weekend events for January 30-February 2.

Edited by Whitney Lauren Han.


Surf City Marathon courtesy Motiv RunningSurf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon
Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Run along Pacific Coast Highway, past the historic Huntington Beach Pier and the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California, at the Surf City USA Marathon. Races include Beach Mile, 5K, half marathon and marathon; also enjoy the Active LifeStyle Expo and beer garden (ages 21+). See website for races and registration details. 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 888.422.0786.




Tyga-at-Time-Nightclub-photo-courtesy-Time-NightclubTyga at Time Nightclub
Jan. 31. 
American rapper and singer Tyga, born Micheal Ray Stevenson, performs at Time Nightclub with Base, Bella Fiasco, DJ Leenie and DJ Stutters. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$30. The Triangle, 1875 Newport Blvd., #B245, Costa Mesa, 949.722.7103.





New-Collection-Launch-Party-photo-courtesy-GorjanaNew Collection Launch Party at Gorjana
Feb. 1.
Stock up on new jewelry—and expect beverages, sweets, a raffle and music—during Gorjana’s Go For Gold collection launch party. Be the first to add new coins, charms and chain links to your layers. All day. Free. Fashion Island, 265 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.662.6101; Irvine Spectrum Center, 864 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.585.9128; 190 Beach St., Laguna Beach, 949.715.8166.





Lunch-at-Bello-by-Sandro-Nardone-photo-courtesy-Moxxe-PRLunch at Bello by Sandro Nardone
Now Available. On the heels of introducing its nightly dinner service, Bello by Sandro Nardone now offers lunch service daily. Since opening, Bello has become known for its blend of traditional authentic and modern Italian food. The menu is divided into four sections: salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. In addition to the pizza, which is only available at lunch, chef de cuisine Frank DeLoach added a few other lunch-only dishes including a fried chicken sandwich, fried octopus and nduja, house-made Brandade (pureed salted cod) salad, and a chicken conserva. Offered daily 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1200 Bison, Newport Beach, 949.520.7191.



Ono-Hawaiian-BBQ-photo-courtesy-Blaze-PROno Hawaiian BBQ
Now Open. Family-owned fast casual Hawaiian eatery opens its first Anaheim location, making this the 90th location overall. Guests can enjoy authentic Hawaiian “plate lunches” and other popular island specialties. 131 E. Katella Ave., Suite 30, Anaheim.





Wine-photo-by-Jeff-Siepman/UnsplashSpanish Wine Dinner
Jan. 31. The culinary team at Eats Kitchen & Bar is cooking up a Spanish wine dinner. Starter offerings are family-style tapas, including Jamones y Embutidos, Olives en Escabeche, Escalivada, Papas Arrugadas y Mojo Rojo and Catalan-style bread. The following course is a wood-grilled baby squid to be enjoyed with tempranillo, merlot or grenache blend from Navarra. Next, the showpiece whole roasted suckling pig is served with Bomba rice and Tempranillo from Rioja. Dessert is Spanish churros with warm chocolate sauce and cava sparkling wine. Reception 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. $85. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.



Bourbon-Steak-photo-courtesy-Outshine-PRStaglin Family Vineyards Wine Dinner
Jan. 31. Join Bourbon Steak for a five-course dinner with pairings from Staglin Family Vineyards. Featured dishes include Kona kampachi with Staglin Chardonnay, Rutherford 2017; Hudson Valley smoked duck breast with Stagliano Sangiovese, Rutherford 2016; and Snake River Farms pork tenderloin with Salus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012. Seating is limited; reservations required via email to Amber at 6 p.m. $275.
1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3200.



NFM-Wrocław-Philharmonic-photo-by-Lukasz-RajchertNFM Wrocław Philharmonic
Jan. 30. The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic makes its Musco Center for the Arts debut with featured violinist Bomsori Kim as guest soloist and music director Giancarlo Guerrero conducting. The Polish orchestra is set to perform music by two of Poland’s greatest composers along with Czech composer Antonin Dvořák’s “New World Symphony.” 7:30 p.m. $50+. Chapman University, 415 N. Glassell, Orange, 844.626.8726.




'Fun-Home'-poster-courtesy-Chance-TheaterFun Home
Opens Jan. 31. Based on the intensely personal graphic novel by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the stage musical chronicles Bechdel’s childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvania. Focusing on her complex relationship with her brilliant but enigmatic father, the production also addresses themes of sexual orientation, gender roles, suicide, emotional abuse, dysfunctional family life and the role literature plays in helping people understand themselves and family members. Recommended for ages 13+. See website for showtimes. $25-$49. Cripe Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 888.455.4212.



'Pacific-Patrol'-painting-by-Arthur-Beaumont,-Collection-of-Geoffrey-Campbell-BeaumontArthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea
Through Feb. 2. Don’t miss your chance to visit this Bowers Museum’s exhibition, which features watercolors by Arthur Beaumont that capture the grandeur of the sea and vessels that sail on it. This exhibit includes works in the Irvine Museum Collection and is curated by James Irvine Swinden. On view through February 2. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $13-$15 adults, $10-$12 students and seniors 62+, free for ages 12 and under. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.


Photos: Surf City Marathon courtesy Motiv Running. Tyga courtesy Time Nightclub. Gorjana courtesy Gorjana. Ono Hawaiian BBQ courtesy Blaze PR. Bello by Sandro Nardone courtesy Moxxe PR. Wine photo by Jeff-Siepman/Unsplash. Bourbon Steak courtesy Outshine PR. NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Lukasz Rajchert. “Fun Home” poster courtesy Chance Theater. “Pacific Patrol” painting by Arthur-Beaumont, Collection of Geoffrey Campbell Beaumont.

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