From baseball to duffy boats, stand up comedy to a little shopping un the sun, there is a ton going on in Orange County this weekend. To ensure you are up to speed and waste little time sorting through the choices, here is a concise recreational menu that will keep you focused.

Friday, July 21

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Vs. Boston Red Sox
Angel Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

There are a handful of opposing teams that can make a weekend at the ballpark quite a spectacle. This weekend the Boston Red Sox will roll into Anaheim and while the devoted Halos will be out in force, the hometown crowd will certainly see a heavy contingent of Sox loyalists too. With the All-Star break in the rearview, the competitive portion of the season is underway and fans will have plenty of reason to get fired up on a Friday night. Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and get out to the A.

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Joel McHale
Irvine Improv
527 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92616
(949) 854-5455

Becoming a household name as the host of the long-running E! Network series, “The Soup,” McHale actually cut his teeth doing live comedy. While still busy with appearances on shows like “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” and most recently hosting the 2017 Webby Awards, McHale still finds time to keep his stand up sharp. He will hit the intimate stage at the Irvine Improv for a run of weekend sows that will showcase this slicing wit and keen ability to pick apart pop culture with hilarious results.

Saturday, July 22

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OC Mix & SoCo Farmer’s Market
3313 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 375-0749

Combining stylish retail with contemporary, casual dining destinations, the OC Mix is an ideal place to work out some retail therapy. With essential eateries like Shuck Oyster Bar, The Iron Press, and Taco Maria as well as dozens of locations offering the latest in home décor and fashion, window shopping will likely turn into actual spending. On Saturdays, the Soco Farmer’s Market operates right next to the OC Mix, giving visitors the chance to enjoy goods and services from a much more localized community of vendors in addition to the permanent retailers housed within the complex. Stroll and score under the sun at the OC Mix.

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Attend The Vegan Faire
Center Street Promenade
201 Center St. Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805

Last year, the same Vegan Faire saw upwards of 6,000 visitors pass through the Center Street Promenade. Organizing booths and demos that encourage wellness and health conscious diet options, Healthy Junk is the award winning restaurant that has helped curate this event every year. Equal parts block party and food festival, this Vegan Faire offers live music, plenty of prepared food, and the charming ambiance of the string of small businesses that anchor the promenade. The Anaheim Vegan Faire is a great reason to spend an afternoon in one of the coolest corners of in the city and likely satisfy your appetite for something new.

Sunday, July 23

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Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes
Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400

After a successful debut at the Staples Center, the live translation of the world of Marvel makes it way to Anaheim. The production that brings together some of the most beloved Marvel characters, including Iron Man, Spider Man, The Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy is a mix of live action and state of the art special effects. Fans will get a chance to see their favorite heroes take on the likes of Loki and the Green Goblin in a battle that utilizes stunning visuals and live action stunts to create very real drama. A comic book come to life, Marvel Universe Live is a win for everyone in the family.

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Duffy Electric Boat Company
2001 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Home to the largest fleet of electric Duffy boats in the world, Duffy of Newport has the ideal solution to the dog days of summer. These covered, easy to maneuver vessels are available for a 2, 3, or 4 hour rental. Cruise the harbor, plug in your own music, and even bring aboard your own food and drink for a relaxing outing on the water with up to 12 people on the boat at a time. With great views of the incredible homes and the sun glistening on the water, a Duffy ride is money well spent.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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