Let’s say hanging out all day in front of a big screen TV for some football isn’t your thing. Maybe cramming down nachos, chicken wings, and ridiculous amounts of beer doesn’t jive with your new year’s resolution. Well, here is a list of some fantastic alternatives to watching the Super Bowl this weekend. California doesn’t have a football team to root for anyway. So, it’s time to plan your weekend.
“Burlesque Loves Lucy”
The Yost Theater
307 N Spurgeon St,
Santa Ana, CA 92701
The vintage appeal of burlesque will be paying tribute to the legacy of the timeless “I Love Lucy” series this weekend in Santa Ana at The Yost Theater. The live stage show will pair the visual tease of scantily-clad performers with the ageless humor of Lucille Ball. With over nine different contributors to the production, each taking on a few different numbers, the combination of comedy and flirtation has resonated in a way that has made the show a very hot ticket.
OC Cars & Coffee
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A weekly tradition for automotive enthusiasts, the combinations of treasured cars and early morning coffee makes for a stroll through the OC Marketplace unlike any other. From classic collectors, customized hot rods, and over the top exotics all parked on the footprint, the eye candy is enough to get folks out of bed extra early, with some even driving in from out of state to participate. The event is free, open to the public, and a grassroots example of the thriving automotive culture at the heart of SoCal.
See: The Neighbourhood
3503 S Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Sandwiched between a trio of Southern California dates, the Neighbourhood is in the throws of a world tour in support of their latest Wiped Out! studio release. The potent blend of stylized power pop managed to sell out three consecutive nights across the Southland. Wildly entertaining and feverishly energetic, the Newbury Park natives are inventive in their unconventional approach pop music. Technically we are talking about a rock band that has released a pseudo-hip hop mixtape. That kind of unpredictability has created a fervent fanbase that transforms concerts in to parties. Somehow, score a ticket.
Orange Circle Antique Mall
118 South Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
If Pleasantville or Mayberry could ever have a physical destination on a map, Old Town Orange might be it. The small town charm, the vintage architecture, and the reasonable pace make for an idyllic environment. Located just steps from the circle at the hub of Old Town Orange, the Orange Circle Antique Mall has been in operation for over 40 years and continues to be one of the county’s largest destinations for all things vintage. Among the many booths, retro clothing, décor, records, collectibles, everything and anything can be found across the two stories of vendor space. Whether your hunting from something specific or just browsing, the Antique mall is a sure score.
The White Big Top
Junction of the I-405 & the SR-133
Irvine, CA 92618
A combination of equestrian performances and artistic aerialists anchor the performance art of Odysseo. From the production team behind Cavalia, the visual spectacle includes some 65 different horses and 48 performers in a dazzling visual journey. Utilizing vivid image projection in tandem with the synchronized performances of both the riders and horses, the audience leaves on a journey without ever leaving their seat. Simple in translation, breath-taking in its pageantry, Odysseo is an epic balance of art and nature.
The Auld Dubliner
2497 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
Whatever team you’re looking to root for, there’s a a place to watch the game here that will definitely keep your head in the action. Although it’s one of the official meetup locations for OC Patriots fans, the scene here is sure to be a lively and spirited one even though the Patriots didn’t quite make it. Arrive early to get a good seat for the game and to enjoy their assortment of sliders, salads, burgers, tacos, and traditional Irish fare as well as drink specials and over 18 beers on tap including a variety of Irish options.
Make sure to visit our list of other great spots to catch all of the action of the Super Bowl at These Bars