Centered on the Center 2022 Through Mar. 5
An Annual Open Call, Non-Juried Art Exhibition The Huntington Beach Art Center quietly celebrated a quarter century of community service in 2021. In those years since the doors first opened, the Centered on the Center exhibition remained a fixture. Year after year hundreds of artists shared new artwork as the Art Center continued to grow.
Huntington Beach Art Center
714-374-1650 / www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org
Excellence In Placentia Gala Feb. 3
Please join us for our 56th Annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work.
6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
714-528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com
Taste of San Juan Feb. 3
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at A Stone’s Throw Winery. The Taste brings together many of San Juan's marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with 'tastes' of their fare. Includes live music. Tickets are only $40 for general admission. 6-9pm / Stones Throw Winery, San Juan Capistrano
949-615-1920 / www.swallowsparade.com
Mother Daughter Princess Tea Feb. 5
Princesses of all ages will enjoy the royal treatment with special activities including dress-up, crafts, storytime, and of course, a tea party! Lunch and dessert will be provided.
11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center, Yorba Linda www.yorbalindaca.gov
Tet Festival Feb. 5-6
Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three-day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm / OC Fair & Event Center
714-576-6411 / www.tetfestival.org
Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon Feb. 6
This award-winning, Boston-Qualifying, course is considered one of the best courses in the country and is well known for being scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this exhilarating run. The race starts along the Pacific Coast Highway and passes by the famous Huntington Beach pier.
Huntington Beach | 888-422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com
New Homeowners Welcome Reception Feb. 8
This event is designed for new homeowners to get an introduction to the community and to meet others who are new to Ladera Ranch. You'll meet and hear from Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) and LARMAC (master HOA) teams. You'll have a chance to ask questions and enjoy light appetizers, Beer/wine and soft drinks will be served. Children are welcome to attend with supervising parent(s).
6-7:30pm / Oak Knoll Clubhouse, Ladera Ranch
948-218-0900 / www.laderalife.com
SJC500 Engine Fest Feb. 12
It draws nearly 500 exotic and classic show cars, and more than one thousand automotive enthusiasts. This car show is a major fundraising event that enables our SJC Rotary Club to help local charities thrive. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family and see the Incredible Disc Dogs Exhibition.
9am-2pm / Camino Del Avion Sports Park, San Juan Capistrano www.sjcrotary.org/car-show
Family Art Experience Feb. 19
Family Art Experience is a series of workshops designed for families to engage in art experiences and exploration together. Yorba Linda residents are invited to experience the new Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center at our Family Art Experience. Each month will focus on one form of art such as acrylic painting, watercolor, ceramics, culinary art, jewelry making, and much more! Pre-registration is required online at YLRecOnline.com.
9am-1:30pm / Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center
657-242-4660 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Adult Gardening Workshop Feb. 19
Explore the fun of gardening! Learn about cultivating plants and create unique, take-home gardening projects to brighten your home and enjoy! 10-11am / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club, RSM
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
Kid’s Pet Parade Feb. 19
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child).
12pm / Los Rios Park, San Juan Capistrano - 949-615-1920 / www.swallowsparade.com
Mozart’s Magic Flute Feb. 26
Join Lyric Opera OC’s mystifying performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute! Each performance will begin with an entertaining Carnival Hour. Saturday Evening is Adults Only (Alcohol Included) and Sunday afternoon is a Family Friendly Event (ages 5+) with all activities included in the ticket price. The opera will be sung in German with English dialogue surtitles and narration for the children’s performance. Don’t miss out on this outstanding performance!
6:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center
949-539-5543 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration Feb. 26-27
To celebrate their 26th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend... including $2.00 train rides! The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy.
9am-4pm / 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange
714-997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com
Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival Feb. 26
Free Family event! Bring the entire family and join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Tiger! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, marks the return of spring and the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.
11am-4:30pm / Renee & Henry Segerstorm Concert Hall, Costa Mesa 714-556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org
Laguna Niguel Celebrations & Wedding Show Feb. 23
Come on by to meet special event vendors who can help create your perfect celebration, all in one location! We will be featuring photographers, videographers, musicians, bakeries, florists, caterers, and more!
6-9pm / Crown Valley Community Center
949-425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Kindergarten Open House Feb. 24
This is an opportunity for parents of future kindergarten students to meet the teacher, principal, and members of the administration team, as well as explore the facilities.
6:30-7:30pm / King of Kings Lutheran School, Garden Grove 714-741-5000 / www.ggcity.org
Daddy Daughter Superhero Dance Feb. 25
Dads and Daughters are invited to get their capes and masks and join us for a night of heroic adventure! There will be dinner, dancing, crafts, games, and a night full of special memories.
6:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center www.yorbalindaca.gov
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.7:30-9pm / Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano - 949-489-8082 / www.caminorealplayhouse.org
Gastro Garage Feb. 26
Get Torched at this Rowdy, Mechanic themed Gastro Event! Be prepared to be transported into a rockin' n rollin' industrial garage with the most unique culinary experience Ladera has ever seen! The Gastro Mechanics, clad in welding masks, do double duty as chefs and entertainment with blow torch flames shooting high. Enjoy deconstructed dishes that are torched, reconstructed, filled with nitrous foam then topped with gourmet purees, oils or spices.
7-10pm / Covenant Hills Village Clubhouse, Ladera Ranch
948-218-0900 / www.laderalife.com