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From canine competitions and concerts to festivals galore, see our list of 29 top Orange County events this June.

By Laura Okey

Books & Brushes
June 1. Grab your paintbrushes and delight in a wine and cheese pairing while personalizing your very own wine bottle with Timree Paint Studio. Everyone will take home a copy of Laura Dave’s wine-inspired novel Eight Hundred Grapes, to complete the wine-inspired evening. Additionally, signed copies of the book will be raffled off. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $75. 365 Old Newport Blvd., Suite A, Newport Beach, 949.723.1300. timree.com


Gritty Up
June 2. Orange County’s popular indoor cycling studio, GRIT Cycle invites you to Gritty Up at the Island Hotel’s Oak Grill. Take part in a silent auction featuring hotel stays and spa retreats while sipping wine and tasting fine hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. This event preludes GRIT Cycle’s “Gritty Up” indoor cycle ride on June 4. 6-9 p.m. Oak Grill, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.631.4748. gritcycle.com


Powerhouse 2016
June 3. See a blockbuster line-up of hip hop performers including Chance The Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Fat Joe and more. Prior to the concert, see live performances from new and emerging local artists in the venue parking lot. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, 800.745.3000. hondacenter.com


Newport Beach Jazz Festival
June 3-5. The annual jazz festival features an exciting line up of talent with nearly 20 jazz artists performing live. Kick-off the three-day festival on Friday night with a performance by Jonathan Fritzén & Vincent Ingala. Other artists in the line-up include keyboardist and vocalist Michael McDonald, saxophonist Phil Denny and many more. See website for full line-up. Enjoy an international food court with eclectic dishes and shopping in surrounding vendor village. F 6 p.m.; Sa-Su 10:30 a.m. Single day tickets, weekend pass or VIP pass available for purchase online. $60-$130. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800. newportbeachjazzfestival.com


The LAB Block Party
June 4. Kick off the summer season with a block party at The Lab. The shopping destination will be revealing a new art installation alongside live music and art, pop-up shops, giveaways, culinary specials, retail promotions and more. 1-6 p.m. Free. 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661. thelab.com


ShipKicker Country Music Fest at Queen Mary
June 4. See country music favorites including Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Stephen Wesley, Dylan Scott and more. Dance to your favorite performers and enjoy food vendors, a beer garden, cocktails, yard games and line dance lessons between musical acts. 1-11 p.m. $45-$65. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

Watch movies and enjoy live entertainment on the sand with Beachfront Cinema

Beachfront Cinema: Inside Out, Turner & Hooch, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
June 4, 11, 25.
Take movie night to the next level and meet us at the beach! This month, the event features flicks— Inside Out, Turner & Hooch, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens—on one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in California. Featuring theater-quality projection and sound, you will get the ultimate viewing experience on the sand. Arrive early for pre-movie festivities (live entertainment, games and contests) set before the gorgeous Huntington Beach sunset. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase from food booths and the beach bar. Pre-movie activities begin at 5 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. (dusk). $15/pp. VIP package $49 (includes jumbo 2-person bean bag). Huntington State Beach, lifeguard tower 14, Huntington Beach. beachfrontcinema.com


Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner

June 8. Take in the gorgeous ocean views at 21 Oceanfront while indulging on a six-course wine pairing dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards. Menu highlights include crispy ahi tuna, sesame seed, ginger soy glaze and toasted edamame with 2013 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir; and for the main course, petite filet Mignon and colossal shrimp with 2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot. 6:30 p.m. $110. 21 Oceanfront, 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100. 21oceanfront.com


Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge
June 10-11. See canines catch some waves at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. The Western Regional event features a variety of dog breeds competing in several Olympic-style events, including high-flying disc routines, a fetch-it competition, large and small dog agility courses and dog diving into a 19,000-gallon pool of water and dog surfing competition. See website for schedule. F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Huntington Beach State Park, Route 39 and Pacific Coast Hwy. Incredibledogchallenge.com


Royal Swedish Ballet
June 10-12. See the Royal Swedish Ballet, one of Europe’s first and most revered ballet companies, as they return to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the West Coast debut of Juliet and Romeo. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. sfcta.org


Summer Nights at the Anaheim Packing District
June 11. Join KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Karene Daniel for an evening of music, food and fun activities for the whole family. Choose from over 20 artisan eateries at adjacent Anaheim Packing House or venture to Center Street Promenade—Polly the Trolley will provide free trolley rides to and from Center Street Promenade until 9 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. Anaheim Packing District, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim. summernights.com


Bikes & Bombers
June 11. Visit Lyon Air Museum as they kick off the 5th annual Bikes & Bombers event featuring cruisers, sport bikes, customs and vintage motorcycles.There will be a People’s Choice award with prizes like a free flight in the AT-6 Texan. Lyon Air Museum will provide free exclusive motorcycle parking and a discounted museum admission rate to motorcycle riders. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be provided. 9 a.m.-noon. Museum 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum admission $8. 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, 714.210.4585. lyonairmuseum.org


Wild Goose 4th Anniversary Luau & Pig Roast
June 12. Kick off summer and celebrate Wild Goose Tavern’s 4th anniversary with live music, a DJ, BBQ and giveaways. Don’t forget your lei’s and Hawaiian shirts! 11 a.m. Free. Wild Goose Tavern, 436 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.722.9453. goosebar.com


ASID Wine & Design
June 15. Sample delicious light bites and wine pairings while enjoying stunning displays from top interior designers. SOCO’s premier design showrooms will showcase innovative window vignettes highlighting the latest trends in interiors and home décor. The progressive tour will feature Farrow & Ball, Roche Bobois, HD Buttercup and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to win raffle prizes donated by participating SOCO design showrooms. 5:30-9 p.m. $25. 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. eventbrite.com


OC Night Market
June 17-19. Experience the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States. The OC Night Market features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. Hundreds of new and returning chefs will present delectable dishes. Fri – Sat 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sun 4 p.m.-11 p.m. $5 admission, $8 parking; kids under 6, free. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Direct all inquiries to Info@626nightmarket.com.   ocnightmarket.com


Andrei’s Whiskey Week
June 17-25. Celebrate fathers this month with Dad’s favorite drink. Andrei’s will feature special whiskey-infused dishes and cocktails and whiskey flights for everyone to enjoy. 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 949.387.8887. andreisrestaurant.com

Yoga on a Yacht

Yoga on a Yacht
June 18. Enjoy a luxurious yoga session—on a yacht. Complete with three stories, full size bathrooms, ocean views and sunshine, the class will take place on the deck of the yacht and seating is first come, first serve. Arriving 30 minutes prior to class time is strongly encouraged. 8 a.m., 10 a.m. $42. 2901 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach. eventbrite.com


Chili at the Beach
June 18. Taste a variety of uniquely prepared chilis and salsas at the beach. Surf City invites you to experience a chili cook-off and salsa tasting while enjoying live entertainment, a kids zone and vendors throughout Main Street and The Strand. Two dozen restaurants will participate including Duke’s, Sandy’s, Fred’s Mexican Cafe, Gallagher’s and more. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 presale. Downtown Huntington Beach, Main Street and Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. hbdowntown.com


Newport Beach Art Exhibition

June 18. Mingle with the artists at a show featuring more than 200 works. 1-6 p.m. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.3800. newportbeachca.gov


Orange County Etsy Craft Party Night
June 18. Join 200 creatives during an outdoor bohemian summer-themed party at The OC Mix. Make incredible crafts such as dream catchers, fresh flower hair clips and wish books and enjoy live entertainment such as a DJ, a braid bar, tarot readings and more. 5-8 p.m. $20-$25. 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. eventbrite.com


Long Beach Bayou Festival
June 18-19. Experience the Louisiana Bayou with a two-day festival featuring musical performances, dance lessons, a parade, a crawfish eating contest and more. The dance floor is always open as a wide range of groups perform, including Cajun, Zydeco and Blues artists. Savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy with authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $20-$30. Rainbow Lagoon Park, Linden Avenue and Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, 562.912.4451. longbeachbayou.com


Baroque Music Festival
June 19-26. Hear historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period. The 36th annual festival features sounds of the British Isles. Enjoy a Wine and Waters reception following each performance. See website for schedule. $30-$50. 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, 949.760.7887. bmf-cdm.org


Day of Music Fullerton
June 21. Celebrate the summer solstice with a variety of free musical events throughout the city of Fullerton. Over 150 concerts are expected this year including Fiddlers on the Roof, Bach on the Block, Burger Bowl by Burger Records and more. All musicians—amateur or professional, young or old—are invited to take part in the festival. Musicians must register by June 1. See website for schedule of events and various locations. Free. thedayofmusic.com


Southeast Asian Street Food Tasting Experience
June 24. Transport yourself to the streets of Southeast Asia, where the astonishing array of delicious street food makes a reputation for itself. Executive chef Brian Sundeen presents a tasting menu derived from these roadside carts where many of the region’s best dishes are found. Highlights include Singapore noodles with pork belly and lobster, Vietnamese BBQ short rib with pickled vegetables and panko fried coconut sticky rice with mango curd and coconut sorbet. A selection of beer and wine will complement the menu. 6-9 p.m. $85. The Dana Lawn, The Ritz-Carlton, One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000. ritzcarlton.com


Laguna Art-A-Fair
June 24-Aug 28. Juried art festival displays works by 125 artists in all mediums, including painting, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. Live entertainment on weekends. Sun–Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. on July 4 and Aug 28). $5.50-$7.50. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514. art-a-fair.com


Sawdust Art Festival
June 24-Aug 28. See works by 200 Laguna Beach artists—glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography—plus demos, kids activities, outdoor cafes and live music in eucalyptus grove. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. on July 4). $4-$9. Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030. sawdustfestival.org


A Taste of Greece
June 24-26. Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine, wine tasting, live music, Greek dancing with lessons and boutique booths reminiscent of the Plaka (a picturesque, historical Athens neighborhood). F 5-10 p.m.; Sat 12-10 p.m.; Sun 12-9 p.m. $3. St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, 949.733.3102. irvinegreekfest.com


Wags ‘N’ Wine
June 26. Get ready for an exciting day filled with delicious food, wine tasting, beer, prizes, live music, live and silent auction and, of course, dogs—lots and lots of dogs. Watch the Pooch Pageant and introduce your furry pal to some new friends. Every dog attending will be treated to a doggie goodie bag. Food, drink and entertainment are inclusive in the admission price. VIP 12 p.m. GA 1-5 p.m. $65 adults; $20 children 6-12; Free for children under 5. Huntington Harbour Bay Club, 4121 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.328.8661. wagsnwine.com


Knott’s Soak City Waterpark
Ongoing. Catch a break from the summer heat in the 13-acre water park known as Knott’s Soak City. From water slides and lazy rivers to Tidal Wave Bay, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. See website for operating hours as they vary and are subject to change. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200. knotts.com

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