Sunday is a big deal on the calendar and if you don’t already have plans for that special mother or mothers in your life, you have got some planning to do and pronto. You can certainly go the traditional route with flowers and brunch. Orange County has some spectacular destinations for brunch. However, there are tons of great locations to spend some quality time with mom to show her you care. Here is a rundown of some great places worth checking out this weekend.
Treasures from the John Mazza Historic Surfboard Collection
Surfing Heritage Foundation
110 Calle Iglesia
San Clemente, CA 92672
Showcasing a prestigious collection of boards from surfing historian John Mazza, San Clemente now has it’s turn to host an exhibit that brings the culture of Southern California surfing into clear focus. Illustrating the evolution of surfing technology with boards ranging from the 1910s to the 1980s, each board functions as a cultural artifact as well as a work of art. The handcrafted boards all further prove the artisanal quality that comes from the passionate shapers that helped to influence how surfers ride in the water. Surfing is fundamentally California, this is a chance to see both the art and science behind one of the state’s most important subcultures.
Master Craft: The Art of Woodworking
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Reaching the end of it’s two month stint at Muzeo of Anaheim, the Master Craft exhibit dedicated to the fine art of wood work is unique in its medium focus. The artists work with a living canvas and create intricate pieces that are rooted in blue collar craftsmanship. With pieces that are both decorative and practical, the intersection of art and science adds another element to the appreciation of the work. Artists included are Bill Churchill, Ken Cowell, Dennis Hays, Bruce Lewellyn, Osvaldo Orellana, Michael Rafferty, Ed Rizzardi, Fred Rose and David Wade.
48th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway Spring Classic
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Costa Mesa Speedway has long been a destination in Orange County for gearheads and racing enthusiasts. This weekend, the speedway plays host to the 48th annual spring classic with plenty of high drama as competitors barrel down on the checkered flag. Among the more entertaining races, the Jack Milne Cup brings sidecar racing to the grounds as tandem racers charge through the track nearly scraping the dirt through each super tight turn. A nice at the races is a cinch when it comes to finding something suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
94.7 The Wave Jazz Brunch
Spaghettini Rotisserie & Grill
3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740
SoCal’s easy listening Jazz station 94.7 hosts one of the most in-demand Sunday brunch destinations in Orange County at Spaghettini of Seal Beach. With a culinary spread that includes everything from the traditional Eggs Benedict to the premium like Parmesan crusted Chilean Sea Bass, the food is easily worth the trip. Sweetening the deal, live jazz from both regional staples and national touring acts add entertainment value that makes this Seal Beach grill a must-visit when it comes to brunch with Mom.
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
It has been 15 years since the Milwaukee trio of Violent Femmes has released any new music. Touring to support their latest, “We Can Do Anything” release, Brian Ritchie and Gordon Gano flex the kind of longevity and relevance that make this a show not to miss. Equal parts folk music and punk rock, the trio continues to make the kind of tunes that will engage a new audience while appeasing the diehards that remember the days of Hallowed Ground and The Blind Leading the Naked, Performing on the Observatory stage, the room boasts a nice balance of main stage production with sweaty club intimacy. If mama was a punk rocker, this is a show she would certainly be stoked to see.