Beat the summer heat by heading indoors or embrace the sunshine with outdoor activities. This week, those that choose to stay inside (with some much-needed air conditioning) can enjoy live shows like Marvel Universe Live, HGTV’s Scott Brothers or Nashville-based band The New Schematics, or head to Bowers Museum for a museum exhibit on design. Locals looking to soak up some rays should stop by Angels star Albert Pujols’ celebrity golf tournament, Pacific City’s unicorn-inspired art event or Roger’s Gardens hummingbird container workshop.
Monday, July 17

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Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic
The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 South Pelican Hill Road
Newport Beach, CA 92657

Albert Pujols, first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, presents his annual golf tournament in participation with his non-profit, the Pujols Family Foundation. The event will follow Sunday night’s fundraising gala, which is taking place for the first time this year. During the tournament, expect to spot famous athletes and entertainers as well as teams of corporate executives and community leaders—all on site to raise money both for Down syndrome programs and for poverty-stricken people in the Dominican Republic, where Pujols and his wife are originally from. A web-based auction is also being held in conjunction with the event, where supporters can bid on things like park hoppers for Disneyland, Angel’s Diamond Club tickets and a stay at Pelican Hill’s luxury resort.

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Tuesday, July 18

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Magical Unicorns
Pacific City
21010 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 930-2345

Sponsored by PC Grommets and Smocking Birds, Pacific City hosts Magical Unicorns, an exciting events that kids and families can enjoy together. The magical experience kicks of wit ha sweet story about a unicorn. Following story time, kids can get their creativity flowing with a related art project featuring—you guessed it—a colorful unicorn. Though the event is from 10 to 11 a.m., participating businesses will be offering deals all day, including 15 percent off any purchase at Smocking Birds and Mommy & Me facials at Sephora. A variety of restaurants at the entertainment complex will also be participating with free bonuses and discounts while those who RSVP will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates.

Wednesday, July 19

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Hummingbird Garden Container Workshop
Roger’s Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92625
(949) 640-5800

This special workshop at Roger’s Gardens is ideal for anyone who loves seeing hummingbirds flock to their gardens—in the summertime and all year long. Join the gardens’ horticulturalist Kathleen Nestell and visual creative Aimee Goodwin as they lead participants through the process of creating their own hummingbird-friendly habitat, step by step. The $100 materials fee will provide each guest with a container in which to start their habitat as well as six plants—three one-gallon items and three more quart-sized perennial plants. All of the plants used are perfect for feeding, nesting and attracting these unique birds.

Thursday, July 20

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See Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes
Honda Center
2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
(800) 844-3545

The Orange County debut of Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes kicks off on Thursday night with a four-day run featuring seven shows. The show will star 25 famed Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy and even Black Widow. These stellar superheroes will face some of Marvels greatest wrongdoers—Loki, Yondu, the Green Goblin and more—in an effort to thwart Loki and win control of the Wand of Watoomb. The world premiere took place in Los Angeles on July 7 so this new, family-friendly show is a brand new must-see experience. Tickets start at $25.

Friday, July 21

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Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600

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As a famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 buildings, including Fallingwater, Taliesin and the Dwight D. Martin House. But this unique exhibit at Bowers Museum delves deeper than those structures, focusing instead on a series of high-quality drawings of furnishings and other ornamentation from Wright’s portfolio. View reproductions of these drawings in an exhibit that focuses on the details, giving visitors a glimpse into the objects and detail that went into his work. Expect to find pieces as abstract and shapely as his buildings. Running through August 20, this is the perfect summer exhibit, offering a different side of a very famous designer.

Saturday, July 22

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See The New Schematics
The Wayfarer
843 West 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 764-0039

Nashville-based band The New Schematics return to Southern California on Saturday night with their Your Year tour. In a little over two years, the band has made a name for themselves with rock ’n roll tunes that touch on love and life. With band members Cory Bishop and Shanan Lau hailing from Southern California, it’s a homecoming of sorts that will feature songs from their self-titled and “Your Year” EPs. Bishop and Lau are joined by bassist Michael Bare and drummer Jonathan Truman. Also gracing the Wayfarer stage on Saturday is singer-songwriter Jessica Lamb, also from Nashville, and local bands Sleep State and The Brevet.

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Attend The O.C. Fair!
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500

One of Orange County’s most beloved summer traditions, the O.C. Fair, is back this summer with more excitement than ever before. Filled with live concerts, delicious fair foods and carnival rides galore, this nearly month-long event is perfect for date night, family outings or a day out with friends. Over the last century, the fair has continued to grow, now welcoming millions of visitors every year. Today is one of the introduction days for the Fair, so make sure to head on down and enjoy incredible food, carnival rides and more. Visit our O.C. Fair Guide for more information.

Sunday, July 23

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The Scott Brothers House Party
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787

Home and garden enthusiasts, and fans of the television network of the same name, will love this special Segerstrom Center event starring the Scott brothers. Jonathan and Drew Scott—known for shows like “Property Brothers” and “Buying & Selling”—will spend the night detailing some of their top tips and tricks as well as telling stories about growing up together. The house party will also feature chances for fan interaction, with some exciting prizes for guests who step up to the stage and compete in home improvement and design challenges. In addition, the brothers just may redesign a room in a visitor’s house. Expect a night full of laughter and knowledge as you enjoy behind-the-scenes info, pranks and tips on home design.

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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