This week, enjoy an array of exciting events that promote art, wellness, fine beers and wines, theater and film. Creativity is at its height during the summer; as people venture outdoors and spend more time exploring Orange County, these events are some of the best right now. Kick the week off with the viewing of classic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” experience air artwork firsthand or amp up your wellness with Wellness Wednesdays. Later in the week, you’ll enjoy a special wine dinner at TAPS Fish House, a stage performance of “Mary Poppins,” a more modern movie screening at the famed OC Brew Hee Haw at the fair.

Monday, July 10
Movie Mondays

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“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Screening
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787

As part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Movie Mondays, guests can gather near the lawn outside of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in order to view a beloved classic, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The film, starring Audrey Hepburn, tells the story of Holly Golightly, a vibrant character who ran away from her past to find happiness. Released in 1961, the movie is the first in the summer series, which includes films from various decades like the 1978 masterpiece “The Wiz” and 1990’s “Edward Scissorhands.” Come early to enjoy the sunset, the fresh air and the on-site food trucks that will offer tasty meals and treats each Monday.

Tuesday, July 11
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Family Plein Air Art Experience
Crystal Cove Beach Cottages
35 Crystal Cove
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 376-6200

The second of three, this event is a great experience for the whole family. Many plein air paintings are regularly crafted at Crystal Cove so it’s only natural that the conservancy would want to bring the spirit of that to local children ages 8 and up as well as families. The three-hour program runs from 9 a.m. to noon, discussing the basics of the art form. It also gives each person enrolled a chance to create a plein air painting of their own—focusing on the cove itself. Alan Nowell will lead the class while Laura Rosenkranz will lead the upcoming final workshop on August 8.

Wednesday, July 12
Wellness Wednesday-SOCO + The OC Mix

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Wellness Wednesday
SOCO + The OC Mix
3303 Hyland Avenye
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 760-9150

New this week, Wellness Wednesday kicks off at SOCO + The OC Mix. Taking place on the second Wednesday of each month through September, some of the retailers here are gathering together to present an evening that’s healthy not only for your body but for your mind as well. Throughout the event, which lasts from 5 to 9 p.m., visitors can stop by Farm & Culture Co. to enjoy informative talks and kombucha tastings. The Yarnover Truck will be open at 5 p.m., offering a special stitch night to socialize and show off your projects. Fortune & Flow will host an hour-long yoga class and tarot card reading after which visitors can stop by We Olive Wine Bar and The Cheese Shop for tastings or get a free cocktail at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop.

Thursday, July 13
JUSTIN Wine Dinner

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JUSTIN Wine Dinner
TAPS Fish House & Brewery
13390 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 619-0404

This special wine dinner takes place Thursday at the TAPS Fish House Irvine location. Hosted by the founder Justin Baldwin of Paso Robles-based Justin Winery, guests will be treated to a special five-course meal while they learn about the winery’s best pairing wines. Start out with a torched albacore salad, which pairs perfectly with Justin’s 2016 Rose. The second course, featuring wild caught moonfish and the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, is followed by lemon thyme pork tenderloin and a 2014 Justification. Savor a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon with the fourth course, a Prime strip loin grilled with peppercorn. Finally, savor the salted rum caramel custard for dessert with a 2014 Isosceles. The evening starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 14
Mary Poppins Musical

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Performance of “Mary Poppins”
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 East Atherton Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 856-1999

The Musical Theatre West’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” is already in the midst of its two-week run, with performances taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 23. Sing along to the Sherman Brothers songs that everyone knows and loves as the theater company brings everyone’s favorite nanny to the stage. Poppins herself will be played by Katharine McDonough while Bobby Pieranunzi will portray Bert the chimneysweep. Each show will run for over two and a half hours, with some weekends offering multiple shows per day. You’re sure to leave raving about how “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” the show was.

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Visit Opening Day At The O.C. Fair!
The O.C. Fair is officially back in town and today is the first day to enjoy all the fun activities on offer! Find out more about dates, times, admission, carnival rides, unique foods and more by reading our Guide To The 2017 O.C. Fair.

Saturday, July 15
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“Rogue One” Screening
BeachFront Cinema
Pacific Coast Highway & Newland Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Relax on the beach with a modern classic as BeachFront Cinema shows “Rogue One” at Huntington State Beach this Saturday. The film, which starts as sundown, is one of the Star Wars spin-off movies that tell separate tales within the Star Wars universe. Placed between episodes three and four—after the newer trilogy, but before the original—it details the adventures of the Rebel Alliance as they take off on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Aside from the movie, check out things like comfy bean bag chairs, live bands, delicious food vendors and contests. Movies at BeachFront Cinema pick up again on August 5 with “The Notebook” and continue through October 21.

Sunday, July 16
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OC Brew Hee Haw
OC Fair
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500

Sunday marks the last day of the OC Brew Hee Haw. The craft beer roundup event, which takes place at the OC Fair, offers three sessions—two on Saturday, and one on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Take advantage of this experience to enjoy unlimited craft beer tastings during your session from some famed Southern California breweries, including Bootlegger’s Brewery, Left Coast Brewing Co., Bottle Logic Brewing and more. Admission to the festival includes access to the fair for the entire day as well as a commemorative glass to take home. The event is 21+ only so leave the kids at home—or inside the fair with friends and family.

Ashley Ryan is an Orange County native that loves traveling, live music and photography. She blogs at Pure Wander and freelances for a variety of publications including Newport Beach Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine.


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