Spring is in the air in Orange County and with it comes a variety of fresh opportunities for good food, great fun with friends, and Easter celebrations with family. Don’t miss the Second City comedy tour hitting OC this week or WonderCon, one of the largest events to hit the OC convention circuit this year.
Del Frisco’s Grille Beer Dinner
772 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
Join Del Frisco’s Grille at Irvine Spectrum as they host their first-ever Beer Dinner tonight with The Boston Beer Company. A delicious four-course tasting menu will pair with complementary beers from the Boston Brewer. Entrée and pairing selections include Coconut Curry Pork Ribs with Rebel IPA; Pan-Seared Scallops with Grapefruit Puree and Grilled Asparagus paired with Cold Snap, a smooth wheat beer with a bright snap of spring spices; Beer Braised Short Ribs served with a Sam Adams Boston Lager; and an Apple Tart and Salted Caramel Sauce to finish your meal paired with an Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale.
Second City 55th Anniversary Tour
606 N. Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA
Chicago’s hilarious and legendary Second City arrives in Laguna Beach this week only for a one-week comedy event from the home of some of comedy’s most famous alumni including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Jason Sudeikis, and many more. Enjoy some of the best comedy created by the biggest name in the business mixed with brand new material performed by tomorrow’s up-and-coming comedy stars.
The New York Times Look West Series
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Art fans won’t want to miss The New York Times Look West Series tonight at Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The nation’s biggest game-changing innovators in the arts, media, and technology realms will dialog with The New York Times journalists before live, local audiences across the Western United States. Leading figures including Dr. Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum; Paul Schimmel, partner in the new gallery space Hauser Wirth & Schimmel; Todd D. Smith, director of the Orange County Museum of Art; and many prominent Southern California art scene stars will join in the discussion.
Of Good Stock
655 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
South Coast Repertory’s world premiere of “Of Good Stock,” directed and written by Melissa Ross, hits the stage as part of the 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Running through April 26, the play follows legendary novelist Mick Stockton who left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod with control over his books and issues. The smart and funny Stockton sisters and the men in their lives come together for one dramatic, surprising, and scotch-filled weekend. The cast for Of Good Stock includes Corey Brill, Kat Foster, Melanie Lora, Todd Lowe, Rob Nagle and Andrea Syglowski.
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
WonderCon Anaheim, put on by the folks behind the giant Comic-Con, jumps into the Anaheim scene this weekend only. This “Wonderful World of Comics Convention” brought over 60,000 attendees to the event last year. The three-day event features comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquarade, and more events and programming making it a must-see-event for all comic book fans in the SoCal area.
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
Join Irvine Park Railroad in their annual Easter Eggstravaganza held today only for kids and families alike. In addition to the chance to ride the train through the beautiful Irvine Regional Park, an Easter egg hunt, meet and greet (and photos) with the Easter Bunny, an Easter hay ride, moon bounce, Easter cookie decorating, carnival games, face painting, and much more will be available throughout the day-long event.
Queen Mary’s Easter Sunday Brunch
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
This Easter the Queen Mary’s award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch embraces springtime with an enhanced holiday menu accompanied by a festive candy and dessert bar. Even the Easter Bunny will be on hand for a special family photo-op! Complimentary afternoon programming on the picturesque Verandah Deck will include a prize-filled Easter Egg Hunt, Easter animal petting zoo, face painting station and traditional “backyard games.”