Memorial Day weekend Events
Here is a quick list of events happening this Memorial Day Weekend:
Wednesday, May 23 - 28 Doors open 9 p.m. at Sutra, Costa Mesa CA
Memorial Day Weekend line up includes: Fedde le Grand- Wednesday $25-30 , Laidback Luke- Thursday $25-35, Chuckie- Friday $20-30, Gareth Emery- Saturday $25-30, Paul Van Dyk- Sunday $25-50, and Armin Van Buuren- Monday $75-85.
Friday, May 25 8:00 p.m. at Irvine Improv, Irvine CA
Tickets: $25.00, two items min per person
Start your weekend off with a special performance by comedian and ‘Insomniac’ host Dave Attell at the Irvine Improv. There will be two shows beginning at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. $25; 21 and over. 949-854-5455.
Saturday, May 26 7:15 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine CA
Tickets: $24.00 - $90.00
Kick into gear and prepare for a hardcore weekend with a rocking concert from Danzig, Samhain, and The Misfits featuring Danzig and Doyle at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.
Tickets: $35.00 - $75.00
Sunday, May 27 3:30 p.m. at Newport Beach Brewing Co, Newport Beach, CA
All aboard the loudest yacht docking Newport Beach on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Fully loaded with 3 decks, 6 DJ’s, and a VIP open bar. Itinerary includes boarding at Grape St. Pier 3:30 p.m. general admission gives access to the top deck where the headlining DJ will perform and downstairs gallery where 4 of the 6 DJ’s will be performing with a cash bar. A platinum ticket will grant you access to all 3 decks. Between 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. you’ll be cruising into the sea and disembarking at 8 p.m. “Everyone’s doing it.” Must be 21 and older.
Ocean Blvd. and Iris Ave. Corona Del Mar, CA
Hit the beach, find your perfect spot and enjoy the California sunshine. You can also get cozy next to your friends and family as you watch the sunset and toast some marshmallows to end your night.
Backyard BBQ Ideas-What better way to wind down the weekend with a stress free backyard barbeque that is sure to impress and please all your guests? Check out these sites from the Food Network for some delicious recipes and tips to make your gathering a success.
A weekend-long festival featuring carnival rides, games and entertainment. Event highlights include the giant strawberry shortcake cutting ceremony on Friday, the Strawberry festival Parade and the "Strawberry Idol" Karaoke Contest on Saturday. 1-10 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Friday-May 27. Village Green Park, 12732 Main St., Garden Grove. Free admission; carnival ride and food prices vary. 714-638-0981.
Movies on the Beach
Bring jackets, blankets, chairs and settle in for a family-friendly film on the beach every Friday and Saturday night, beginning Memorial weekend, May 25 and 26 and ending Labor Day weekend. Some films include 'Surfs Up,' 'Sandlot,' 'Despicable Me,' 'Toy Story' and 'Bolt.' All ages welcome. 6 p.m. Friday-Sept. 2. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Free admission; parking $10; concessions are extra. 800-765-7661.
Southern California's largest Celtic festival returns with entertainment, music, bagpipes, athletic competitions, highland dancing, sheepherding demonstrations, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. One-day admission: general $18; senior (65+)/military with ID/student $16; kids (5-12) $3. Two-day admission: general $25; senior (65+)/military/student $22; kids $4; Children under 5 are free; parking: $5-$8. 714-708-1500.
Animal Assistance League of Orange County presents Show-Down. The event features a chili cook-off, raffle, silent auction, car show, beer and wine tasting, chocolate and cheese tasting and live entertainment provided by Phil Shane. 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Newland Barn, 19822 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. General admission: $25-$30; kids (12 and under): $10. 714-893-4393.
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LIST COMPILED BY PARIA CARAZZA &SUMMER ROGERS FOR ORANGECOUNTY.COM