The weekend before Valentine’s Day affords plenty of opportunities to explore something or somewhere new, with someone special. Grab your partner and make your way towards one of the following for great weekend.
Friday, February 9

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See “Shakespeare In Love”
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, this tale of writer’s block and an eventual muse makes for a fantastic pre-Valentine’s excursion. Not to mention, the South Coast Repertory is a Tony award-winning theatre destination.

The Cauldron
Buena Park

Settling into their new digs in the entertainment district of Buena Park, the latest destination for dining and drinks has a unique theme. Embracing the look and feel of the tamer side of the occult, the witch’s brew here is actually a finely craft cocktail.

Ducks Vs. Oilers
Honda Center

The Ducks will be at home this weekend to take on the Edmonton Oilers. After a few well-earned games on the road, the Ducks will look to gain some ground in the wild card race.

Saturday, February 10

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Cookie Con
Anaheim Convention Center

The name might be a bit deceiving in that while the convention includes cookies, it isn’t limited to it. This is actually billed as the biggest baking and pastry convention on the West Coast. With celebrity chefs like Duff Goldman in attendance, the treats are going to be worth the ticket price.

Shop At The OC Marketplace
OC Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA

Offering a unique assortment of vendors, shoppers can score everything from furniture and fashion, to artwork and automobiles at the OC Marketplace. With a rotation of live entertainment and plenty to eat and drink, the fairgrounds offer some serious fun in the sun.

Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Sunset Stand Up Paddle
Laguna Beach

Sunset Stand Up Paddle not only offers recreational rentals, they work in programming like SUP Yoga and even SUP Sweat which adds a cross-fit element to a leisurely ride on the water.

Sunday, February 11

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Laugh With Dave Spade
Irvine Improv

Few comedians enjoy the notoriety of Dave Spade. However, his longevity is well earned as the veteran performer continues to score laughs no matter the audience. Spade will spend his weekend in Irvine for string of shows.

Coffee and Cars
Pacific City
Huntington Beach

Sweetening the deal with coffee from the likes of Portola Roasters and Philz, a beautiful assembly of fine automobiles will be staged at Pacific City this Sunday. Spectators of all ages are welcomed to drool over the classics while enjoying the backdrop of Surf City USA.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.


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