Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend

Bayside Restaurant

June 17. Treat dad to a delicious three-course bottomless Champagne brunch on the bay at Bayside Restaurant. Starters include compressed jumbo lump crab salad, bruschetta or smoked prosciutto “speck” among others. As for entrees, enjoy selections such as smoked Scottish salmon “Bayside Benedict,” house-made potato gnocchi, chianti braised prime beef short-rib or oven-roasted wild mushroom crusted Alaskan halibut. Guests can enjoy poppy seed lemon cake with vanilla ice cream and California peaches or a three chocolate crisp with raspberries and chocolate sauce for dessert. Live entertainment will be featured throughout the brunch. $38.75 pp, $18 for 12 and under. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

dana-wharfDana Wharf Father’s Day Dinner Cruise
June 17.
Go aboard the Dana Pride for an evening of fun on the water during the special Father’s Day dinner cruise. Local musician Mike Obryan plays classic rock and roll while guests take in stunning views of the California coastline. Dad is sure to enjoy the delicious barbecue dinner during the two-hour long cruise. Full cash bar available. $59 pp, $29 for 12 and under. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794.

scottsScott’s Restaurant & Bar
June 17. Every dad loves a good steak. Treat him to a special steak dinner at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar. The special Father’s Day menu features a bone-in 16 oz. New York Delmonico steak seared in an infrared oven at over 600 degrees, locking in flavor and giving the prime cut the perfect flavorful outer char. The mouthwatering steak is served with gruyere, cheddar and black truffle mac and cheese as well as organic summer zucchini. $55 pp. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.2400.

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Baroque Music Festival
June 17-24.
Founded in 1981, Corona del Mar’s Baroque Music Festival offers five concerts over eight days in different venues throughout the beachside burg. The festival features singers and instrumentalists striving to perform historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period, as well as a few neo-Baroque works, in order for concertgoers to experience the pieces as the Baroque composers intended. Check website for program times and venues. 949.760.7887.

Les Miserables
Through June 24.
Acclaimed theatrical producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boubil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Miserables, complete with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Enjoy this beloved Broadway production for a limited engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

New-Honey-BAsk Mrs. Honey B.: Certified Life Coach
Through June 24.
The Laguna Playhouse introduces the world premiere of Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach, from Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the popular Late Nite Catechism series. Mrs. Honey Buczkowski, a self-proclaimed expert on living the good life, recently retired from a career of teaching home economics and health and has since dedicated her energy to a new career as a “certified life coach.” Enlisting the help of her regular clients, Angie and Frank Travertino, Mrs. Honey B. demonstrates her first-rate coaching skills with a hilarious, interactive production. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787.

Paradise Found: Summer in California
June 16-Sept. 20.
Irvine Museum’s newest exhibit, Paradise Found: Summer in California, features a selection of paintings by California impressionists that show a variety of familiar views of California as they appeared nearly a century ago. In conjunction with the museum’s mission to preserve and display California art of the Impressionist Period, the exhibit displays works from artists such as Louis Betts, Maurice Braun and John Frost, among other impressionist and plein air painters. 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.476.0294.

taste-of-ocFOOD + DRINK
Taste of Orange County
June 16-17.
Taste of Orange County brings together all-star talent from OC chefs and restaurants to celebrate the food, wine, beer, cocktails, art and music of Orange County. Watch cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs such as television and radio personality Chef Jamie Gwen, enjoy signature wine tastings with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan of The Ranch and sample food and drinks from more than 50 restaurants and wineries throughout the grounds of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The event also features the Great OC Farm Dinner where attendees will be treated to the best in local, organic and sustainable fare with premium wine pairings and a Father’s Day Feast­–Carne-Palooza– with family activities and more. 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 855.298.6696.

Angels vs. Diamondbacks
June 15-17.
Cheer on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as they play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Friday night features a post-game fireworks show while Saturday attendees can enjoy a post-game country music concert featuring Chris Cagle. 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000.

AREO Warehouse Sale
June 14-17. Areo’s Warehouse Sale is back by popular demand with up to 70% off of inventory. Shop for charming objects for the home such as mirrors, frames, glassware and decorations for the garden. Areo also carries personal items such as jewelry, candles and luxury soaps and lotions. 207 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.376.0535.



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