Newport Beach Wine Festival: MAY 26-28

May 15, 2017

If you love wine and coastal breezes, this event is sheer perfection! The Newport Beach Wine Festival will be held at the iconic Balboa Bay Resort. On Friday night, there will be a food and wine event featuring Napa Valley wineries. On Saturday, there will be a Winemaker Luncheon with Trinitas Cellars and Grand Tasting event. Discover over 100 wines from over 50 high-end wineries. Live jazz music will be provided for your enjoyment. The festival concludes on Sunday with a Mumm sparkling wine seafood Sunday brunch. If you’re looking for great wine selections throughout the year, try nearby Hi Time Wine Cellar in Costa Mesa.

 

Upcoming events at Segerstrom Center

April 28, 2017

Musicians playing in concert....violinist

World-class entertainment is only a short drive away from Azulón! In May, there’s a great line up of incredible performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. An American in Paris, Harry Potter in Concert, Mozart & Don Quixote, Celtic Woman, A Sea Symphony and more. In June, look for The Bodyguard, John Williams Tribute, Frankie Valli, and more.

THEIR MISSION
Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County, creating a more culturally connected and vital community.  We will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at The Center and across the region.

Newport Beach Film Festival

April 13, 2017

Get inspired and enjoy endless creativity at the Newport Beach Film Festival from April 20-27. It will feature 350 films and host night gala events for thousands of fans. Venues will include Big Newport, Starlight Triangle 8, Regency Lido Theatre, and Island Cinemas Fashion Island.

Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 55,000 attendees to Orange County. Screening over 350 films in 8 days, NBFF prides itself on bringing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema to Newport Beach.

Since its inception, the Festival has presented many acclaimed films such as the U.S. Premiere of Crash and other notable films including (500) Days of Summer, The Cove, Waitress, Son of Rambow, Paprika, Broken English, American Teen, Fugitive Pieces, Death Note: The Last Name, The King of Kong, Layer Cake, The Illusionist, Art School Confidential, Emmanuel’s Gift, Mad Hot Ballroom, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Spellbound, Castle in the Sky, Born into Brothels, and Pieces of April.

Through tributes, special screenings and seminars, the Festival has honored film industry notables, including Aaron Sorkin, Haskell Wexler, Robert Wise, Henry Bumstead, Elmer Bernstein, John Waters, Alan Arkin, Bruce Brown, Richard Sherman, Penelope Spheeris, and McG.

Sign up for the OC Marathon: MAY 6-7

March 30, 2017

Participate in one of the most popular marathons in Southern California: the 2017 OC Marathon & Half Marathon. It takes place the weekend of May 6 and 7. Enjoy beautiful coastal scenery as you race to the finish. There are many ways to get in on the action. The race starts at iconic Fashion Island and ends at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. In between, you’ll see Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, Newport Back Bay, South Coast Plaza, and the Santa Ana River. The little ones can get involved too! There’s a Kids 1 Mile Run as well. Hurry and sign up. Image courtesy of the OC Register.

HB Cherry Blossom Festival: March 19

March 14, 2017

Enjoy a lovely day outside at the Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival at Huntington Beach Central Park. HB’s sister city is sister city in Anjo, Japan. This fun features Japanese dance, traditional music, yummy food, cultural exhibits, arts, fun crafts, games, and of course cherry blossom trees.  The festival is advertised throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and on social media and had attendance well over 5,000 with a delegation coming all the way from Japan for the event! This event is FREE.