(Credit: Feld Entertainment)

(Credit: Feld Entertainment)


It’s getting to be crunch time with regards to making your weekend plans. It would be a shame to waste the few days of reprieve you get away from the grind, but sometimes figuring out what to do can be just as taxing. Between narrowing the choices down and figuring out the expenses, it’s no wonder people sometimes just get locked into their couch and wait for Monday. Lucky for you we have took some time to figure out worthwhile places to visit this weekend. For the folks that reside in Orange County, here is a a list of activites of what you should be doing this weekend.

Friday, August 5
(Credit: Walker Boyes)

(Credit: Walker Boyes)


Mermade Market
24642 San Juan Ave
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.mermademarket.com

Congregating in the spring, summer and winter, Mermade is billed as a hand-curated marketplace that pools some 80-plus artists and vendors to display their best. Utilizing an old church near the harbor in Dana Point, the marketplace aims to showcase unique wares from companies that plainly show their passion in their product. From fashion to furniture, from jewelry to grooming products, the locally-focused bazaar offers so much to choose from it would be impossible to walk away empty handed.

Saturday, August 6
(Credit: Feld Entertainment)

(Credit: Feld Entertainment)


Ringling Bros. Presents Out of This World
Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
www.ringling.com

Challenging the traditional take on a visit to the big top, the Ringling Bros. are going futuristic with their recently debuted, Out of This World circus production. The biggest caveat to this year’s show is the introduction of the circus on ice. From the ringmaster, lion tamer, and trapeze artists to clowns, literally everyone is strapped with ice skates. This adds a unique dynamic that makes the circus feel music more like an arena show than a tent show. The familiar components like the antics of the clowns, the terrifying drama of the swings in the sky, and some 7 motorcycles all speeding in a (relatively) tiny steel globe are just some of the things you can look forward to. Adding the acrobatics of veteran ice skaters doing everything from jumping through flaming hoops and riding unicycles while dunking a basketball are just some of the newer features to a-90 minute show that still packs ‘em in.
 

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Steve-O
Brea Improv
120 S Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 482-0700
www.steveo.com

Infamous for his ability to make everyone squirm and laugh simultaneously, Steve-O is one of the breakout stars from the Jackass franchise. As an entertainer extraordinaire Steve-O has actually spent the last few years pounding the stand-up comedy circuit as well. With a show that features a healthy mix of Steve’s comedic insight, augmented by a least a few signature stunts that are sure to make some folks cringe, the show is guaranteed to keep you glued. Making a career out of his ability to be the life of the party, Steve’s outrageousness is tempered by his confidence on the microphone. You know he is going to do something crazy, but he will certainly make you laugh without having to hurt himself either.

Sunday, August 7
(Credit: Vintage Whimzy)

(Credit: Vintage Whimzy)


Savoir Faire Antique Market
Cal State Fullerton
57 FWY and Nutwood Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
www.savoirfairevintagefmarket.com

Setting up shop on the first Sunday of every month, Savoir Faire is a do-it-yourself community of collectors and vendors that meet to buy, sell, and trade their treasures. While a swap meet might be an applicable term, this is not your typical chasm of junk that tends to pollute the aisles of your standard swap meet. Boasting some real antiques and rarities, part of the fun in visiting Savoir Faire is the anticipation of coming across a real find. There is no rhyme or reason to what is available from the vendors but it makes for a great hunt on a Sunday.
 

 (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)


A Knockout Conversation With Sylvester Stallone
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2121
www.scfta.org

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most beloved cinematic sagas of all time, Sylvester Stallone will helm a candid conversation onstage at the Segerstrom before introducing a special screening of the original Rocky. The unscripted insight from a Hollywood legend promises a unique vantage point of a story that has become part of American culture the world over. From behind-the-scenes stories to in-person liner notes from the man that created and personified the iconic character, any fan of the films understands how incredible this opportunity is.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.