Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Local Brews, Local Grooves
Oct. 25. Head to House of Blues Anaheim for the ultimate sound and taste festival. Enjoy nine breweries with more than 32 craft beers and 16 bands on three stages, including a brand new outdoor stage. Breweries include Sierra Nevada, Ritual Brewing, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Ballast Point, Noble Ale Works and more and featured bands are The Originalites, Nilu, Big Monster and Magic Giant, just to name a few. 5 p.m. $12-27. 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.

Style-on-SuperiorStyle on Superior
Oct. 25. Join the artist district in Newport Mesa for a block party and scavenger hunt. Hop from business to business, enjoying snacks, refreshments, live music and DJs. Enter to win raffle prizes at Find Art Mag at 8:30 p.m. 6-9 p.m. Along Superior Ave. between 16th and Commercial streets.


Crystal-CoveCrystal Cove Art Show Weekend
Oct. 24-26. Attend a private reception on Friday to preview pieces for sale in the art show while enjoying light fare, wine, signature cocktails and live music. See live artist demonstrations Saturday and Sunday to learn how these local artists create their remarkable paintings. F 5-7:30 p.m., $25; RSVP to 949.376.6200; Sa-Su 12-4 p.m., free. 7845 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach,


Ralph Brennans haunted houseHaunted Gingerbread House Building at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Oct. 25-26. Start a new tradition or carry on a time honored institution at the Jazz Kitchen. Build your very own haunted mansion to add to your Halloween décor. 12-2 p.m. $48 per kit; includes two seats; extra seats are $12 each. Advance reservations and payment necessary. Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200.


SurfasCooking with Kids: Halloween Baking and Costume Party at Surfas at SOCO
Oct. 28. Celebrate the most spooktacular holiday with Surfas. Bring your little monsters for a fun and delicious Halloween baking party where you’ll create and taste creepy chocolate cupcakes, pumpkin marshmallow treats and vampire punch. Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite costumes for a chance to win best costume. Pizza will be served as a snack. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $75 for one child with one adult; additional guests are extra. Sign up online. Surfas at SOCO, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.453.2665.

Boo-Cruise-1Boo Cruise with Dana Wharf
Oct. 24. Join Dana Wharf for a 20-minute haunted harbor cruise in Dana Point. Wear your favorite costume to compete for a prize. Trips leave every 20 minutes from 5-7 p.m. $5. 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.496.5794.



DaryaHalloween Bash at Darya
Oct. 25. Celebrate Halloween early at Darya’s 2nd annual party and costume contest. Enjoy music by DJ Kamyar, VIP tables, prizes and more. 8:30 p.m. $20; ladies free before 10 p.m. 3800 S. Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.557.6600.



Now Open. Check out the new home store at SOCO featuring made-in-Los Angeles eco-friendly furniture. Find items from home décor to furniture and more to outfit your home in style, including the new Mid-Century collection. The showroom combines whimsical and playful pieces (love the 18th century carousel!) with functional, sustainable design, lending an eclectic mix.  3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1630.

Golden-Truffle-BrunchEAT | DRINK
The Golden Truffle
Oct. 25. On the last weekend of each month The Golden Truffle hosts a special Saturday brunch featuring Chef Alan Greeley’s breakfast creations. Don’t miss this once-a-month event with sweet and savory menu surprises. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.645.9858.


CaseysCasey’s Cupcakes
Oct. 28. Celebrate National Chocolate Day with Casey’s Cupcakes and enjoy their special Tantalizing Triple Chocolate Cupcake, which is only available for a limited time. This treat is made with decadent dark chocolate cake with Belgian chocolate chips, delicious milk chocolate truffle filling with creamy white chocolate truffle frosting and topped with triple chocolate curls, chocolate pirouettes, glitter and Casey’s Cupcake’s signature chocolate medallion. Pick up the Decadent Dark Chocolate cupcake mix to make your own sweet treats at home. 59 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.379.7300; 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 657.400.9097; 1041 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.2525; 6258 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, 949.333.2228.

Valenza-ChocValenza Chocolatier
Oct. 28. Visit the pop-up shop on National Chocolate Day and enjoy samples from the 2014 holiday collection, along with festive pumpkin spice bonbons celebrating the season. Pick up holiday treats including bonbons, bars and confections. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hood Market, 350 Clinton St., Costa Mesa, 949.891.1206.


Cucina-EnotecaChampagne Day at Cucina Enoteca
Oct. 24. Raise a flute as the world bows down to bubbles on Global Champagne Day. Celebrate with a limited-edition champagne tasting flight and enjoy complimentary champagne corkage as well as 10% off bottles and 15% off six-packs to go from the retail wine shop. Additionally, the restaurants will donate $1 to Breast Cancer Angels for each bottle or carafe of CUCINA private label wine sold. Fashion Island, 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.1416; Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.861.1111.

Coffee-BeanCoffee Bean & Tea Leaf Spooktacular Open House
Oct. 25. Prepare for a spirited Halloween with $2 pumpkin and chocolate flavored treats, including caffeine-free options such as the Pure Pumpkin Latte, Pure Pumpkin Ice Blended and Special Dutch Hot Chocolate. To complement the seasonal beverages, try the Spooktacular Pumpkin-shaped Sugar Cookie for $2.25 or three for $6. 2-6 p.m. at participating locations. See website for locations.


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