The city of Costa Mesa continues to boom with new destinations for entertainment, dining, and unique event programming that nurtures creativity and community. Artventure will take place this weekend at the Soco/Mix plaza and will boast a gathering of nearly 1000 local artists all proudly displaying their work. For those that find the art particularly striking, it is available for purchase. There will be live music to keep things lively and over the course of the two-day event, there will be theatrical, literary, and even culinary demonstrations to keep visitors engaged. There will be hands-on activities for all ages and of course, the stores that call Soco and The Mix will be open and ready to welcome the crowds.
The Magic of Disney Art
Hilbert Museum of California Art
167 N Atchison St
Orange, CA 92866
The Hilbert on the campus of Chapman University functions as a specialized cultural destination, tailoring its focus to include a look at the art and culture of California, primarily from 1920 to 1970. It would be impossible to tell the story of Southern California during that time and not include the impact that Disney has had on contemporary culture through it’s artistic contributions. Some of California’s most renowned artists found employment with Disney as innovation in animation grew. Names like Eyvind Earle, Mary Blair, Phil Paradise, and Phil Dike are all represented in the collection that includes animation cells and concept art for timeless films like Pinocchio, Lady and Tramp, and The Jungle Book.
If ambiance adds to a concert experience, an afternoon of country music along this scenic stretch of Doheny State Beach might make for the perfect afternoon. This two-day festival is the harmonious marriage of craft beer, country’s best artists, and the steady crash of waves in the background. Featuring performances from the likes of Chase Rice, Kip Moore, A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, and Dan + Shay, guests will be able to enjoy the music while dining on gourmet food and sampling more than 100 different craft beers on tap from some of very best breweries in the state. The cherry on top is that the sampling is unlimited from noon to 4pm. Boots, BBQ, and beer ensures that Driftwood has all the bases covered.
Every second Sunday of the month, Saddleback College hosts a vintage market that welcomes some 200+ vendors and motorcade of vintage trailers. Collectors and consumers mingle in the aisles and peruse through an assortment of antiques, rarities, and must-haves from a field of vendors that have to go through a vetting process to ensure what they have is worth seeing. The afternoon is complimented with live music to keep shoppers energized and of course, there is a plethora of tasty food options to keep you on site for a full day.
Working their way through the Pacific Division, the Anaheim Ducks will be on their home ice this weekend for a battle with one of the best in the Atlantic Division in the Tampa Bay Lightning. Honda Center is one of the most electrifying arenas to catch a hockey match and combined with the zeal of Anaheim fans, the energy in the room will be nonstop. Even for those that don’t follow the particulars of the game, there is nothing like watching professional hockey in a place like this. The puck hits the ice at 5:00pm.