Weekend Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend

La La La Human Steps
Jan. 26. Canadian dance company La La La Human Steps returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre for the first time in a decade. Choreographer Edouard Lock used the classic love stories of Dido and Aeneas and Orfeo and Eurydice for inspiration. The Montreal-based dance company is best known for fast spins and quick yet communicative movements and has been performing on stages around the world for more than thirty years. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646. thebarclay.org

Jan. 26. O.A.R. (…Of A Revolution) takes the stage at the House of Blues Anaheim. The rock band’s latest album, King, debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, a new record for the band. Listen to new material as well as classics like “Love and Memories.” Parachutes supports. 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, 714.779.2583. houseofblues.com

irvine-barclayHappy Birthday, Mozart
Jan. 29. Celebrate the birth of one of the greatest composers and musical geniuses of all time at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Ami Porat conducts the Mozart Classical Orchestra in an overture, a concerto and a symphony from Mozart’s vast output. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646. thebarclay.org

Levendi Wine Dinner
Jan. 26. Morton’s, The Steakhouse in Santa Ana invites guests to enjoy a special night of world-class wine and delicious cuisine. Morton’s will prepare an opening reception and four-course meal of  jumbo lump crab cakes, mixed field greens, petite lamb chop, double cut filet mignon and crème brulee to accompany five different signature wines from Levendi Winery, a Napa Valley vineyard. 1641 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.444.2851. mortons.com

Starfish-Asian-New-YearAsian New Year
Jan. 26. Ring in the Year-of-the-Dragon with a celebratory, pan-Asian inspired dinner at Starfish in Laguna Beach. Enjoy a delicious tasting menu with dishes such as crab dumplings, shrimp and pork spring rolls, Kobe beef meatballs, black bean noodles and more. Guest mixologist, Dan Oliver, will be on hand to mix exotic cocktail pairings for the menu items. 30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9200. starfishlaguna.com

tabu-grill-winesWine Nights at Tabu
Jan. 29. Wind down your weekend at Tabu Grill with their wonderful wine selection. Receive 50% off any bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrees. The wine list is eclectic with a focus on boutique style wines such as Kistler, Etude, Hartford Court and Pahlmeyer. The wines are easily paired with highlights from Chef Kenny Raponi’s creative menu such as the Miso-marinated Mero sea bass or Hawaiian ahi tuna with sesame wasabi rub. 2892 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.7743. tabugrill.com

newport-beach-restaurant-weekNewport Beach Restaurant Week
Jan. 20-29. Newport Beach invites you to “Savor the Flavor” during the sixth annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which was the first event of its kind in Orange County. Most participating restaurants offer a $10, $15 or $20 three-course prix-fixe lunch menu and a $20, $30 or $40 three-course prix-fixe dinner menu. “Can’t miss” restaurants include 21 Oceanfront, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific and Tradition by Pascal. 877.462.3463. newportbeachdining.com

Elemeno Pea
Jan. 27-Feb. 26. As Devon adjusts to life as a 35-year-old unemployed tenant of her parents’, she visits her sister Simone, who is working as a personal assistant to a wealthy woman, Michaela, in Martha’s Vineyard. Devon gets an unprecedented view into the life of the filthy rich and soon wonders if the ritzy new job is changing her sister. Comedy ensues when Michaela unexpectedly arrives with a crisis of her own. 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org

roomsRooms: A Rock Romance
Jan. 27-March 4. Sparks fly when Monica, an ambition singer/songwriter, meets Ian, a reclusive rocker, in Glasgow. As their love deepens, the couple travels to London and New York City, collaborating together and discovering new music scenes along the way. Will they be driven apart by their different personalities or is the music strong enough to keep them together? Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills, 714.777.3033. chancetheater.com

California Artists
Through Apr. 29. Visit Laguna Art Museum and explore its current exhibition California Artists: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, a curated gallery of works from the Laguna Art Museum collection representing artists who worked in northern and southern California during that time period. As artists moved to art colonies along the coast, their paintings of the Golden State’s grandeur spread east encouraging critics, dealers and other artists to travel west. Featured artists include Anna Hills, Thomas Hunt and William Wendt. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971. lagunaartmuseum.org

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Through April 15. Santa Ana’s Discovery Science Center explores the scientific possibilities behind some of Star Wars’ most visionary ideas such as humanoid robots, landspeeders and X-wing Starfighters. 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, 714.542.2823. discoverycube.org


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