The weekend is nearly here and well, get over, the weather is going to suck again. It’s hot as Hades out but letting that get in the way of a memorable weekend just isn’t acceptable. You can stuff your face, you can soak in some art, you can shop, get tattooed, or maybe even party with zombies. Think we are joking? You must read on . Here is a rundown of the people, places, and faces worth your time this weekend.
The Adams, Curtis and Weston: Photographers of the American West Exhibit
2002 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92706
For just $15, join others at Santa Ana’s Bowers Museum fort the Adams, Curtis and Weston: Photographers of the American West exhibit. Some of the most legendary photographers who shaped their art form including ANsel Adams, Edward Curtis and others will have their work on display and make you fall in love with the story and romanticism of the American West.
Third and Bush Parking Lot
Santa Ana, CA
Just how serious is the love for cheese, you might want to ask the people at Foodbeast as they have literally curated a festival devoted entirely to cheese. Assembling some of the most inventive eateries in Southern California, the task was to develop a dish that pays homage to the gooey goodness and flexes a bit of insanity at the same time. The challenge was met with some glorious offerings like the Churro sandwich from La Sriracha Racha, boasting Mexican spicy Racha cheesecake ice cream. Another contender for best is show is from the Grilled Cheese Truck naturally, combining smoked BBQ pork and Mac N Cheese into a grilled cheese format. Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings for food and drink, so the real winner actually is the ticketholder. Go. Eat!
Orange County Market Place
OC Fair Grounds
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Somewhere between Farmer’s and flea market, one of the most diverse shopping destinations has always been the Orange County Market Place. With specialty corners like Treasure Island staying specific to antiques, in addition to an already hefty amount of vendors, there really isn’t much the market place forgot to cover. When it comes to replenishing yourself after a long afternoon of shopping, there are plenty of food and drink options as well, from fresh fruit and veggies to take home, to fresh made items prepared on site. You will not leave empty handed.
Oddball Comedy Festival
8808 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
The third annual installment of the Funny Or Die comedic caravan pulls up the brakes in Irvine this weekend with headlining appearances from both Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer. Taking this comedy thing particularly serious, the roster for Oddball is stacked with some 25 comedians making this the Coachella for funny. With veterans like Dave Attell, Jeff Ross, and Donnell Rawlings contrasting comedy’s next generation like Michael Che, Tim Minchin, and Anthony Jeselnik, this is very much a hot ticket. Expect lots of beer, lots of F-bombs, and some of Bridget Everett’s sideboob.