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Aug
24
Sat
Surfrider Newport Beach Groms Club: OceanQuest EcoTour @ Discovery Cube’s OceanQuest Tickets
Aug 24 all-day
Surfrider Newport Beach Groms Club: OceanQuest EcoTour @ Discovery Cube’s OceanQuest | Newport Beach | California | United States

Embark on an hour-long education expedition through Newport Harbor and local coastal waters. Along the way, our guide will highlight features of the area from a historical and ecological perspective. Kids and families will learn about:

• History of the formation of the harbor
• Scientific studies underway within the harbor
• Local marine life
• The California Bight and its significance from an ecological perspective
• The Channel Islands with an emphasis on Catalina

Plus, guests aboard the expedition will get to meet our local sea lion friends, and our talented team of naturalists will identify and describe other marine mammals and life that may showcase themselves during the tour. Visit the website for additional information.

Family-Friendly Storytime at Cilek Kids Room! @ Cilek Kids Room – SOCO Tickets
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family-Friendly Storytime at Cilek Kids Room! @ Cilek Kids Room – SOCO | Costa Mesa | California | United States

The creative family fun continues at SOCO + The OC Mix! In a partnership with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Cilek Kids Room at SOCO is holding monthly Storytime events from now through October. These hour-long interactive activations all feature live music, dance, and storytelling with each Storytime event finishing with a parent and child activity that relates to the subject of the story told. Once Storytime is complete, families are invited to the SOCO Farmers’ Market to take part in a tasting tour with Market Bucks-tokens that can be spent on anything inside the market.

Cilek Kids Room’s second Storytime event will take place on Saturday, August 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside the showroom and will feature a Corduroy reading along with a bunny ear construction craft. The programming for each Storytime date will change each month, so be sure to follow SOCO + The OC Mix on Instagram (@socoandtheocmix) or visit the upcoming programs section on the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity website (link below) for updates.

All Storytime events are free to attend and registration is required. Please sign up for any and all Storytime dates by visiting the website.

Barks & Brews National Dog Day Celebration @ Outlets at San Clemente Tickets
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Barks & Brews National Dog Day Celebration @ Outlets at San Clemente | San Clemente | California | United States

Families and their four-legged friends are invited to celebrate National Dog Day at the fourth annual Barks & Brews. The free, family-friendly event allows guests to pamper their pooches from head to tail, sip on delicious cold beer and enjoy live entertainment. The event also features prize drawings, photo booths, free treats and dog-friendly vendors. All proceeds will benefit the Pet Project Foundation.

Visit the website for additional information.

 

Aug
25
Sun
20th Annual Elvis Festival Returns to Historic Main Street @ Historic Main St. Tickets
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
20th Annual Elvis Festival Returns to Historic Main Street @ Historic Main St. | Garden Grove | California | United States

We’re going “Platinum!”. The 20th Annual Elvis Festival will return to Historic Main Street in Garden Grove to celebrate its Platinum Anniversary! The Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free admission and parking. Limited reserved seating at the entertainment stage for additional fees.

Kirk Wall, our Elvis Festival Ambassador for the 20th year, will kick off the Festival with a song and dance number with the Halau Hula Lani Ola dancers at 10:30 a.m. and will perform later in the day with his band Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies from 3:15 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. as they do bluegrass versions of Elvis songs. THIS YEAR they will also be “performing” a re-enactment as THEY IMAGINED the meeting and jam session that went down when Elvis and The Beatles got together on August 27, 1965,

Tribute Artist Martin Anthony will return as a featured performer singing Presley’s gospel hits at 10:15 a.m. and duets with Erika Boychenko as Ann Margret and Lisa Marie Presley and with Steven Williamson as Tom Jones and Frank Sinatra during the 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Inspiration of Elvis set. He will also sing while Gee “Gigi” Rabe, L.A. Accordion Diva plays the accordion and perform with Wall’s band during the Beatles portion

Williamson will also take on his own set at 1 p.m. with a variety of Elvis hits.

James King will go “Unplugged” at 2:15 p.m. with his piano and guitar playing prowess to go along with his stellar vocal talents . There will be a special Elvis chorus during one of his songs.

We will top off the 20th Festival with the return of Scot Bruce and his Band at 4:45 p.m. so we can END THIS PARTY ON A ROCKIN’ HIGH!

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legacy lives on through his inspiration to people of all ages and not just those who impersonate him. The Inspiration of Elvis set from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. features a combination of non-Elvis looking singers and tribute artists, all of which have been inspired in some way by the life and music of Elvis.
They include: non-Elvis singers: Ken Sharp, Tom Racobs, Yvette Williams, Ron Wohler, The Valdez Sisters (Ariel, Dahlia and Melody), Marcus Beebe, Jae Flores, Bobby Santos, Erika Boychenko with Elizabeth Huston on harp and Elvis Tribute artists Sean Martin, Anthony Alcala and Fernie Ramirez.

ALSO featured will be the King of Cadillacs Car Show presented by the Shark Squad Motorcycle Attorneys (MORE AWARDS THIS YEAR), The Hound Dog Motorcycle Ride to the Festival presented by Lifestyle Cycles, the Dunka Dunka Burning Love Dunk Tank at the TraumOne booth in partnership with the Assistance League of Garden Grove, the Elvis Fan Clubs: Jailhouse Rockers of California and the Blue Suede Shoes of California, Elvis memorabilia and specialty vendors.

Other new attractions include New York Times Best Selling Writer Ken Sharp signing and selling his two Elvis books: Writing for the King and Elvis: Vegas ’69 and special appearance by Tanya Lemani, belly dancer in the “Little Egypt” Guitar Man production number from Elvis’s 1968 Comeback TV Special in the Doo Wop cruise booth.

Food trucks featuring special Elvis themed menu items along with their regular bill of fare include Stick-a-berry, Dreamy Creations, Barcelona on the Go, and the Deli Doctor. Blenderhead Ice Cream will have an assortment of novelty concoctions including two Elvis themed flavors.

Several restaurants on Main Street will be part of the festivities including Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Louie’s on Main, E’ Patisserie Cafe and Kaye’s Kitchen. We thank them and the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association, the Garden Grove Community Foundation and Jill Lloyd & Associates, Inc. for making it possible to bring this event to the community.

The Festival welcomes presenting sponsors Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, Fairhaven Memorial Services in Mission Viejo and Dimon Shannon Mortuary in Garden Grove, all of which are part of the Dignity Memorial network which focuses their services on having a Life Well Celebrated.

We look forward to spending the day with all of you as we honor the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Life Well Celebrated!


IF YOU REQUIRE ADA/HANDICAPPED SEATING for a WHEELCHAIR/WALKER please email us prior to buying your tickets at elvisfestival@yahoo.com so that you will be assigned a seat according to your needs.
Regarding GENERAL ADMISSION which is FREE, there is ADA Access/Handicapped Seating in the stage area and it is marked. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND DUE TO FIRE MARSHAL CODE we are restricted to a specific capacity in the covered seating area so seating in the free section is first come, first served for all.

Concert on the Green: Queen Nation @ Newport Beach Civic Center Tickets
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Concert on the Green: Queen Nation @ Newport Beach Civic Center |  |  |

In a tribute to one of the most iconic groups in rock history, QUEEN NATION recreates the image, sound and energy of a live Queen concert. Gregory Finsley, Mike McManus, Pete Burke, and Parker Combs pay remarkable homage to the legendary band with songs like “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites The Dust.”

Sep
2
Mon
Labor Day Celebration @ Labor Day Celebration Tickets
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Labor Day Celebration @ Labor Day Celebration | Irvine | California | United States

Let’s celebrate our hard-working community! Labor Day is a great way to teach children about the importance of hard work and being a part of a community. At Pretend City, we will be open all day on Labor Day to participate in activities that teach children about different jobs and careers that make up a community.

Sep
7
Sat
Unicorn Fest @ Outlets at San Clemente Tickets
Sep 7 all-day
Unicorn Fest @ Outlets at San Clemente | San Clemente | California | United States

Experience a magical afternoon at Outlets at San Clemente’s first Unicorn Fest featuring center-wide activities and entertainment, including a Unicorn Meet & Greet, princesses and fairies, a Rainbow Dance Party, a Unicorn Pop-up Shop by Daisy Shoppe, inflatable fun and more!

 

Visit the website for additional information.

Priceless Luncheon @ Fashion Island Hotel Tickets
Sep 7 @ 10:45 am – 1:30 pm
Priceless Luncheon @ Fashion Island Hotel | Newport Beach | California | United States

Priceless Luncheon ending human trafficking educates attendees about the startling issue of human trafficking in Orange county, honors victims and community members fighting this issue.

Sep
11
Wed
Wake Up Your Wednesdays with Live Music at The OC Mix! @ The OC Mix Tickets
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wake Up Your Wednesdays with Live Music at The OC Mix! @ The OC Mix | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Beat that “mid-week slump” and head over to SOCO + The OC Mix every Wednesday for special live music performances. The new offering will continue every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. now through Fall. Grab a friend and come out to relax + unwind while enjoying upbeat tunes, order a drink or dinner from one of SOCO’s award-winning eateries, shop the latest trends at the boutiques inside The OC Mix, get some work done using the center’s complimentary WiFi, or simply hang out with friends!

Below is a full list of live music dates + performers:
• August 7: Ernando Recendez
• August 14: Michael Barnum
• August 21: Michael Barnum
• August 28: Michael Barnum
• September 4: Phygg
• September 11: Michael Barnum
• September 18: Phygg
• September 25: TBD
• October 2: Phygg
• October 9: Phygg

Sep
14
Sat
Taste of Japan in Long Beach @ The Pike Outlets Tickets
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Taste of Japan in Long Beach @ The Pike Outlets | Long Beach | California | United States

Celebrate Japanese culture and cuisine at the first ever Taste of Japan, heading to the iconic Pike Outlets in Downtown Long Beach September 14. This family-friendly festival will be a cultural journey for all the senses, featuring a wide variety of Japanese culinary treats available for purchase, as well as beautiful Japanese art, anime and more. Traditional Japanese guitarists, drummers, martial artists, and samurai – among others – will be on center stage to entertain the crowd. For the adults, Taste of Japan offers a special VIP ticketed beer and sake garden, which will include an eclectic variety of all-you-can-drink beer and sake, including Sapporo, Orion, Suntory, and Hiro sake, as well as some special food items.

Food experiences throughout the festival will include everything from sushi and fresh-baked goods, to BBQ, soups and noodles. Enjoy Japanese pop culture, shopping, entertainment and activities that will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Structure parking is available and ride sharing for the sake drinkers is encouraged.

For more information visit www.tasteofjpn.com or purchase tickets here. Stay social at @tasteofjpn on Instagram and Facebook. The event is put on by the Tonoshii Project and TreImage.

• GA: $5 pre-sale ($7 at the door)
• VIP: $60 pre-sale ($80 at the door)
* VIP tickets includes access to GA food and goods for sale, entertainment, as well as access to all-you-can-drink Japanese beer and sake garden + small variety of complimentary food items in the beer garden only
** Must be 21+