Oracle Challenger Series Jan. 27-Feb. 2
A combined men’s and women’s free professional tennis tournament. 35 Americans highlight the compelling entry lists, led by two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe and four-time ATP Tour singles winner Steve Johnson, as well as multiple-time Challenger Series champion Marcos Giron and Canadian former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard.
Time/Place: The Newport Beach Tennis Club
Laguna Playhouse present: To Sir, With Love Jan. 29-Feb. 23
When Rick Braithwaite arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at a rough East End London high school, he discovers he has more in common with these kids than originally thought.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 606 Laguna Canyon Road
SJC500 Engine Fest Benefit Rotary Charities Feb. 1
It draws nearly 500 exotic and classic show cars, and more than one thousand automotive enthusiasts. This car show is a major fundraising event that enables our SJC Rotary Club to help local charities thrive. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family and see the Incredible Disc Dogs Exhibition.
Time/Place: 7:30am-pm / San Juan Capistrano Comm. Center/Sports Park
Paper Football Challenge Game Feb. 1
Win CASH for your nonprofit organization or school! 54 Teams have already registered. Last Chance! Sign Up Soon! FREE for nonprofits to participate and an opportunity for them to raise cash through team sponsorships and prizes for attending and playing. Any age can play this football game.
Time/Place: 9-11am / Columbus Tustin Middle School Activity Center
Mother Daughter Island Princess Tea Feb. 1
Moms and their little princesses are invited to journey with us to a luminous island tea party! This special event includes crafts, entertainment, lunch and dessert. Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
Star Wars Movie and Social Feb. 1
Calling all Padawans! Join us for an afternoon of out-of-this-world fun! The afternoon includes Star Wars themed activities and games, in addition to a screening of the classic film, Star Wars: A New Hope (PG). This is an inclusive event for individuals with special needs 13 years and older. Families and aides are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Time/Place: 1-3:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Comm. Center, Laguna Niguel
Laguna Beach Music Festival Feb. 5-8
A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual multi-day celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs, and dynamic special events.
Taste of San Juan Feb. 6
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at A Stones Throw Winery. The Taste brings together many of San Juan’s marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with tastes of their fare. Includes live music. Tickets are only $40 for general admission.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Stones Throw Winery, San Juan Capistrano
Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Run Feb. 8
Feature breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis.
Time/Place: 6:30am / Northwood High School, Irvine
Anaheim Town Square Monthly Kids Fun Zone Mandalas Feb. 8
Participate in the fun activities on the second Saturday of every month. This month, join us for Clay Coasters inspired by Aztec and Incan art.
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Anaheim Town Square
Art Crawl Experience Feb. 9
Art Crawl Experience or simply ACE, an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shires illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Downtown Anaheim Arts District
Love Grows by Giving Wine Tasting Event Feb. 13
The 10th Annual Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter Wine tasting event will feature wine and beer tasting, food pairings from local restaurants, live music, plus silent and live auctions. The net proceeds of the fundraising event will help provide safe shelter, counseling, academic assistance, and life skills to meet the needs of abused, homeless, runaway, and troubled teens and their families.
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30pm / Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
The Kids Pet Parade Feb. 15
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child). A special Judges Choice prize will be awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows Day Parade.
Time/Place: 10am / Los Rios Park, San Juan Capistrano
St. Valentines Day Love Your Beach Cleanup Feb. 15
1st Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year. Help love Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). You’re asked to bring working gloves.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Dana Point
The Revolution – Revolutionary War Reenactment Feb. 15-16
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country’s finest living history presenters. The event will include historical demonstrations, food, music, battles, and shops. Battles will take place at 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and 11am and 2pm on Sunday.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Huntington Beach Central Park
Mardi Gras Feb. 15-16
Enjoy DJ, live band, LA Samba Dancers, drinks and more!
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Old World German Restaurant
Los Alamitos Race on the Base Feb. 21-22
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course.
Time/Place: Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival Feb. 22
Celebrate the Year of the Rat! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause Feb. 22
One of the biggest charity bar crawls in Newport Beach, is back on Balboa Peninsula for its fourth year in a row and this year the theme is 80s Aprs Ski. Prizes will be given out for the most awesome outfits. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Orange County Chapter, all fun benefits you.
Time/Place: 1-6:30pm / Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach
German Style Carnival FASCHING Feb. 23
Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. A family fun event with traditional Faschings delicatessens like the famous Berliner, Krapfen, and Currywurst.
Time/Place: 3-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Daddy Daughter Rodeo Roundup Dance Feb. 28
Dads and daughters are invited to saddle up for a special night out! The evening includes dinner, dancing, crafts and entertainment. This event sells out every year so be sure to register early!
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
GEMfest Feb. 29
A festive celebration where middle school girls can get information and inspiration to take on middle school, high school, and the world! GEMfest attendees will hear inspiring keynote speeches, learn about local businesses and non-profit organizations at our marketplace and attend their choice of hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking, finding your drive, coding or self-defense.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Sage Hill School, Newport Coast
Oso Fit Community Health Fair and 5K Fun Run Feb. 29
All-inclusive Quarter & Half Mile Children’s’ Run and Community Health Fair. 100% of pre-registration fee goes to the non-profit of your choice! The event kicks off with a Community Health Fair featuring more than 80 health and wellness organizations offering giveaways, handouts and free health screenings. Local wellness businesses and providers will display their health programs and products during the event that design to benefit the community.
Time/Place: 7:30-11am / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo
Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration Feb. 29-Mar. 1
To celebrate their 24th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets, and cotton candy.
Time/Place: Irvine Regional Park, Orange