Orange County Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best Orange County things to do this weekend.

Shoreline Jam Festival
Aug. 30-31. Rock out with Pepper and The Dirty Heads as they headline this two-day festival on the waterfront. Enjoy yard-games, beer, cocktails and food to keep you going all day and night. Other performances include The Aggrolites, Collie Buddz, The Grouch & Eligh, The Simpkin Project, Brewfish and Jet West. Tickets start at $45. $15 parking. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0742.


Macy-GrayMacy Gray at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series
Aug. 29. Get your groove on to the singer who parlayed her unique voice and sense of style into R&B stardom. Hear her hits including “I Try” and “Sweet Baby.” $60-$75. 7:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Rod.


Pacific-SymphonyTchaikovsky Spectacular with Pacific Symphony
Aug. 30. Witness heart-pounding cannons, dazzling fireworks and rich, expressive music by Russian Romantics as Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival comes to a close. Hear Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and Tchaikovsky’s victorious “1812 Overture.” 8 p.m. $25-$105. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, 714.755.5799.


Fab-FourMusic Under the Stars
Aug. 30. See the popular Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four perform as you relive the British invasion. Enjoy picnic dining and dancing as you listen to nostalgic classics in the setting of the Mission. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300.


HOB-BBQSummer BBQ Bash at House of Blues Anaheim
Sept. 1. Join the party on Labor Day as Tini Grey and DJ Matt Hill fill the air with the perfect day party tunes and the chefs man the grill with BBQ favorites including smoked chicken, BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, jalapeno cornbread and more. Enjoy backyard games including Cornhole, Giant Jenga and Washers. 12 p.m. Downtown Disney, 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.

See our complete guide to Orange County Labor Day Weekend Events

Disneyland Half-Marathon Weekend
Aug. 30-31. Join the fun during Disneyland’s Half Marathon Weekend. Put yourself in the middle of all the excitement with spectacular runs on magical courses, special events, kids races, the Dumbo Double Dare and more. 5:30 a.m. 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim.


Aug-28-Tangata-Sliders-Bowers-Summer-NightsGourmet Discovery: Sliders & Brews at Tangata
Aug. 28. Join Summer Nights at Bowers Museum with gourmet sliders including pulled pork, Angus beef, miso portobello and seared ahi paired with a selection of quality craft beers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations required. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600.


bambu-bar-2Fairmont Newport Beach’s Liquid Art Series: Grey Goose Vodka
Sept. 3. Discover the diverse world of wine and spirits with industry professionals including award-winning sommeliers, mixologists and chefs as you learn the history of iconic brands, respected regions and the art of pairing. Savor specialty cocktails paired with culinary offerings. $20. 6-7 p.m. Reservations required; please RSVP to Bambú at Fairmont Newport Beach, 949.476.2001.


Din Tai Fung
Now Open. Dine at one of Taiwan’s most celebrated and one of Orange County’s most anticipated new restaurants. Famous for its steamed dumplings, the restaurant offers a full menu and bar as well as takeaway. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.549.3388.


Urban-SeoulUrban Seoul
Now Open. The popular Korean fusion restaurant is serving up unique Asian and Mexican blended dishes including chorizo fried rice; quesadilla with spicy kimchi pancake and stuffed with grilled chicken, melted cheese and a kimchi sour cream dipping sauce; and Korean pork belly tacos, topped with scallions and pickled onions in a fresh tortilla. Irvine  Spectrum Center, 71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, 949.753.5180


Cucina-EnotecaCucina Enoteca
Now Open. The California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop has arrived at Fashion Island, serving rustic Italian fare including vasi (mini mason jars filled with delectable spreads, cheeses and dips), pizzas, pastas and more. Be sure to shop their wine shop which offers rare, small-batch varietals at reasonable prices. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.1416.


Pasta-JambalayaRalph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Aug. 29-30. In preparation for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, load up on carbs for sustenance with the restaurant’s lemon chicken pasta, linguini Bolognese, shrimp carbonara, chicken and gnocchi pesto or pasta jambalaya. Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200.


The Dailey Method
No time for fitness? Think again. Squeeze in a total body workout at the newly opened The Dailey Method in Newport Beach as the pilates barre studio now offers a 45-minute class called Interval, blending heart-strengthening benefits by combining periods of high and low intensity movements. The studio also offers a stretch class in addition to their barre classes and Shannon Roberts of Newport Beach Ballet teaches adult ballet classes several times per week at the studio. Bonus: the studio offers childcare during peak times so there are no excuses for missing a workout!  200 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.706.0800.



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