Category: Events

Bacchus Bar & Bistro Participating in OC Decadence

Irvine’s hidden gem, Bacchus Bar & Bistro, is confirmed for OC Weekly’s Decadence on August 15 at Hotel Irvine from 7-10pm. I've dined at Bacchus numerous times and really enjoyed it. The lobster grilled cheese is a must-try if you haven't tried it yet. Nestled in the corner of Shady Canyon’s local shopping center, Bacchus almost appears intentionally unseen to imitate its homey and comfortable ambiance. For the countless customers who have experienced the Bacchus charm, they all rave about their extensive [Read more]

Registration is Now Open for UCI’s Anteater 5k & Family Fun Run

UCI’s Anteater 5k & Family Fun Run invites you to lace up your high-top sneakers, run through the decades and celebrate UC Irvine’s 50th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The course takes participants on a throwback adventure through the campus, finishing at the Festival of Discovery in Aldrich Park. The first year festival is a new interactive event, open to the community, providing an opportunity to experience educational, hands-on displays highlighting the solution-based work addressing global challenges [Read more]

37th Annual Greek Festival Brings a Taste of Greece to Orange County

Orange County’s 37th annual “A Taste of Greece” festival will be held on June 26-28 at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church (4949 Alton Parkway, between Culver Drive and Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92604). I went last year with my mentee from Big Brothers Big Sisters and we had a blast! More than 12,000 guests are expected to attend the three-day festival, which will feature traditional Greek cuisine, wine tasting, live music, authentic Greek dancing with lessons and boutique booths reminiscent of the Plaka, [Read more]

UCI Announces Festival of Discovery Honoring Its 50th Anniversary

UC Irvine’s Festival of Discovery, a new interactive event open to the community, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first-year festival provides an opportunity for visitors to experience educational, hands-on displays highlighting the solution-based work addressing global problems and staging UCI’s arts and cultural contributions. As the centerpiece of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Festival of Discovery is designed to showcase how UCI researchers [Read more]

The Shops at Mission Viejo, Glamour and GQ Team Up For LOOKBOOK Live

The Shops at Mission Viejo, a Simon mall, is inviting shoppers to ‘Make A Date With Style’ at LOOKBOOK Live, a spring fashion event taking place on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 5 p.m. on the lower level near Nordstrom, in collaboration with Glamour and GQ magazines.LOOKBOOK Live translates spring’s hottest fashion trends from the runway into real life styles, and shares where to shop for the looks you love – in the place where you love to shop. LOOKBOOK Live kicks off with eight pages of spring fashion trends [Read more]

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Returns

The 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) seeks to bring to the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for one spectacular week, April 23 – 30, 2015. Tickets go on sale April 1. The NBFF is committed to sharing a first-class international film program and a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, while focusing on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. Kicking off on Thursday, [Read more]

The Denim Lab Focuses on Philanthropy with Launch of Empower Your Jeans Campaign

Since opening their flagship store in Orange County last year, The Denim Lab has been generating much attention for providing a fresh, modern approach to the way in which the county’s residents buy jeans. Now, the Tustin-based retailer, whose motto has been “Empower Your Jeans,” will bring that sentiment to life as they launch a campaign to donate $1 from the sale of each pair of jeans to support non-profit groups in Orange County, beginning with a lifetime commitment to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). Owners [Read more]