Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
May 13.
Chef Yves Fournier invites guests to celebrate mothers everywhere with a special three-course brunch menu at Andrei’s. Known for healthy yet flavorful dishes, Andrei’s presents brunch favorites such as a granola parfait, brioche French toast and a frittata with Humboldt fog goat cheese and Chino Valley organic eggs, as well as more non-traditional dishes like crepes with duck confit and Pacific scallop risotto. $36 pp, kids selection $12. 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 949.387.8887.

broadwayBroadway by Amar Santana
May 13.
This Mother’s Day, enjoy a special prix-fixe option at Broadway by Amar Santana. For the first course, enjoy a chilled asparagus salad with slow poached egg, crispy shallots, house cured duck prosciutto and truffle vinaigrette; or an heirloom tomato salad with Minus 8 vinaigrette, arugula pesto, crisp parmesan and fromage blanc ice cream. Main courses options are braised pork shoulder with cherry cola sweet potato puree, grilled peaches, pickled ramps and chipotle pork jus; or slow baked Scottish salmon with wild mushroom crust, braised leeks, sweet peas and red wine jus followed by a dessert of your choice. In addition, every mother receives a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. 328 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.715.8234.

havenHaven Gastropub
May 13.
Executive Chef Greg Daniels, Chef de Cuisine Matthew Roman and Pastry Chef Santanna Salas have designed a haven for mom with a delicious three-course prix-fixe menu with dishes inspired by the chefs’ own mothers. Begin with tea-smoked trout with poached quail egg, squaw bread and bacon crumble, sea beans and caramelized chicory; or a “toast to asparagus” made with sautéed green asparagus, pickled white and purple asparagus, Easter egg radish, fried asparagus spears, chive and Meyer lemon buerre noisette. Entrees include Haven’s housemade meatloaf with English pea and crème fraiche, relish, roasted sunburst yellow squash and Haven ketchup; and grilled lamb T-bone accompanied by faro and mushroom risotto, parsley and mint gremolata and pomegranate and rosemary demi glace. For dessert, indulge in strawberry shortcake or blueberry crumble. $30 pp. 190 Glassell St., Old Towne Orange, 714.221.0680.

MIXMix Restaurant & Lounge
May 13.
In conjunction with the Queen of England’s 60th Diamond Jubilee celebration, Hilton Anaheim’s Mix Restaurant & Lounge invites you to celebrate the queen of your castle with a festive Champagne Brunch. Trumpeters announce “mum’s” arrival as she walks down a red carpet to a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity atop a throne! The brunch menu includes traditional items such as honey baked ham with brown sugar glaze, quiche and scones. The majestic experience is completed with a complimentary ride in an authentic horse-drawn carriage. $49 pp. 777 W. Convention Way, 714.750.4321.

Read our Orange County Mother’s Day Guide

taste-of-anaheimFOOD + DRINK
Taste of Anaheim
May 10.
Now in its 17th year, the Taste of Anaheim offers guest an opportunity to sample the best food, drinks and fun of Anaheim. Over 40 restaurants take over Anaheim GardenWalk for an evening of great eats and entertainment. Savor signature dishes from fine restaurants such as Wine Country Trattoria, K’ya Street Fare, The Catch, Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar and the Anaheim Brewery while enjoying entertainment from The Young Guns, Bostyx and DSB. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim.

Tony Bennett
May 12.
Tony Bennett, one of America’s most beloved jazz singers, performs his soulful croons at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Known for hits such as “Because of You” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalist was once dubbed, “the best singer in the business” by Frank Sinatra. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2786.

May 13.
Surrealist pop rockers, Devo, head to the Observatory to perform memorable classics such as “Whip It.” The band’s catchy music, deadpan humor and stage shows have garnered them a cult following throughout its history. Don’t be surprised if the group takes the stage in zany science fiction costumes and plastic hats. 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600.

7 Fingers: PSY
May 10-13.
Enjoy a breathtaking production from 7 Fingers, Canada’s latest rising star in the cirque world. PSY, the troupe’s fifth show, is currently getting rave reviews on its tour, which includes a stop at the Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall. Known for its exciting fusion of theatre and extraordinary circus skills, 7 Fingers continues to dazzle audiences with PSY, which reaches into the rich and surreal depths of the human psyche. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646.

Trina Turk
May 10.
Trina Turk hosts its biannual sale this Thursday at the Fashion Island location. Sip Champagne while browsing Trina Turk’s signature brightly colored dresses and tops as well as jewelry and other accessories. Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase and enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree. 581 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.7881.

areoAREO Designer Jewelry Trunk Show
May 12. Join Areo for cocktails, appetizers and an exclusive look at beautiful jewelry from Debra Steel, Eric Silva and Connie Archbold. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, shop for something exquisite and unique for mom from the designers’ thoughtful collections. Areo also carries charming objects for the home such as candles, luxury soaps, vases and ceramics. 207 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.376.0535.

Free Second Sunday at OCMA
May 13.
Admission to the Orange County Museum of Art is free the second Sunday of every month. Take advantage of this great offer and spend an afternoon meandering through Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, which closes May 27. The permanent collection, which focuses on California modern and contemporary art, includes works by Elmer Bischoff, Bruce Conner, Catherine Opie and more. 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.1122.



Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego