Special Events



FlemingsDine Newport Beach

Through Feb. 1. Newport Beach Restaurant Week returns with deals on prix fixe menus at some of Newport’s best restaurants including Fig & Olive, 21 Oceanfront, Bayside Restaurant, Amelia’s, Bluefin, Fleming’s, Provenance, Royal Thai, Sol Cocina, The Beachcomber and more. This year, you have two full weeks of delectable dining offerings ranging from $10-$25 lunches and $20-$50 dinners. This is an excellent time to try out restaurants you have been wanting to dine at as well as return to old favorites. See website for participating restaurants. dinenb.com

Kristina-WongOff Center Festival

Through Jan. 31. Join Segerstrom Center for the Arts for their fourth annual Off Center Festival featuring eight exciting artists and companies performing at the Center for the first time including Kristina Wong in a preview of her newest show, The Wong Street Journal where she fearlessly delves into intense social issues in accessible, moving and surprisingly hilarious ways. Check website for schedule. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

LA-Percussion-Quartet-Laguna-Music-FestLaguna Beach Music Festival

Feb. 12-15. Attend this multi-day celebration highlighting some of the world’s foremost artists alongside the next generation of star performers in intimate settings and at accessible pricing. Ee the Losa Angeles Guitar Quartet, Jeffrey Homes, Phil Proctor, Janelle DeStefano, Los Angeles Percussiaon Quartet and L.A. Flamenco. $35-$45. See website for details. lagunabeachmusicfestival.com

FestivalScotsFestival & International Highland Games at The Queen Mary

Feb. 14-15. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Opening ceremonies begin with the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands and daily festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Scots Greys Calvary, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Celtic Harp & Wren Iniquity Ensemble and historic re-enactments. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $19-$65; parking $15 daily. queenmary.com

Nina-and-ShirleyTop Chef Duo Dinner at Twenty Eight

Feb. 25-26. Attend this special dinner where Chef Shirley Chung and Chef Nina Compton present a seven-course collaborative menu inspired by their competition dishes on Top Chef Season 11. The dinner will culminate with Twenty Eight’s noted black & white dessert made with house-pressed soybean milk panna cotta, black sesame and sea salt ice cream topped with a sesame tuile. Benefits No Kid Hungry. Two seatings from 5-6 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. $188; add $68 for wine and cocktail pairings. 19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.852.2828. twentyeightoc.com








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