Orange County, you have a full weekend ahead of you. No matter the budget, no matter the preference, there is always something worth checking out to include in your weekend plans. We broke it down a bit to simplify your itinerary and narrow down the selection.
Brad Williams Live
120 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821
Not that we are breaking any news here, but if you aren’t familiar with the comedy of Brad Williams, you soon will be. The guy is on fire having gone back-to-back with Showtime specials airing in both 2015 with “Fun Size” and just this May with “Daddy Issues.” Although Williams embraces the obvious in his set, his schtick is far from one-trick. A clever, well-spoken comedian, Brad doesn’t need to be riddled with expletives or sagging with little person jokes to be funny. Williams’ has a keen ability to soak in his surroundings and make what sees funny. He continues to sell out shows wherever he goes with good reason. Catch his hometown run this weekend and get in on the ground floor.
Zac Brown Band
Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
8808 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
The Zac Brown Band, although country in category, falls in line much more with the historic jam bands like The Grateful Dead, Phish, and even Dave Matthews Band. Aside from their spectacular musicianship and penchant for diving into tunes outside of the box, (the band does an excellent take on Metallics live), the show is conducive to the under the stars environment of an amphitheater show much more than a club date. Energetic peaks and valleys, a Zac Brown Band show is a rollercoaster in the best way imaginable and the meadows come Saturday will be serenaded strong. Grab a ticket and catch a band like this how the show was intended.
130 S Highland Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Bootlegger’s is the brewery that could easily become bigger and faceless, but manages to churn out quality beer without compromising it’s personality. In fact, you can catch most of the same people that make the beer cruising the tasting room along with Fullerton locals looking to sip on the freshest the brewmaster has to offer. With a set roster of the brewery’s core beers, plus a rotating roster of seasonal beer, patrons can grab some pine, play some adult-sized Jenga or Cornhole it, all while having some finely-crafted beer on the spacious patio digs. The working production brewery and tasting room is one of the coolest place to grab a pint.
LA KISS Football
2695 E Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
However you feel about the polarizing rockstars in KISS, you have to admit, it is pretty bold to stake an arena football team. The KISS has been a part of Southern California professional sports for a few years now and the game does pack some entertainment value. In addition to the thrills from the modified rules from traditional football, the price of admission doesn’t sting nearly as much. With ticket going for just $10, this is a sure bet. This Sunday the Kiss takes on the Orlando Predators as the season draws to a close. Come out for the spectacle.
Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780
Along with summer comes lots of street fairs. The weather is too good in Southern California to not find a reason to party outside. The city of Tustin has been hosting same party for now 32 years and the star of the show every time is a piping hot bowl of chili. This particular party is a actually a pretty serious competition with cooks looking to take top honors for having the best chili recipe. Along with the good stuff, the visitors that flood Old Town Tustin can enjoy live music, kids attractions and inflatables, plus an assortment of other food vendors and a beer and wine garden. With all proceeds benefitting regional non-profits, the purpose behind the party make the celebration even more worthwhile.