Join South Coast Plaza’s Tree Lighting – November 17

November 14, 2022

Join South Coast Plaza at the annual Tree Lighting – November 17   

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Festival Ballet Theatre Presents the Nutcracker

November 10, 2022

Festival Ballet Theatre presents the return of its critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker to the Irvine Barclay Theatre, one of Orange County’s premiere entertainment venues. The production has been delighting audiences in Orange County for more than 30 years. The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score, opens December 10 with 13 matinee and evening performances through December 24. This year Festival Ballet Theatre welcomes back international ballet stars as guest artists, and families can once again enjoy the pre-show Nutcracker Tea Party.Festival Ballet Theatre’s breathtaking production of The Nutcracker makes this age-old holiday tradition sparkle like new. Audiences will be swept away as Clara, the…

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Irvine’s Newest Farm Is Ready for Harvest: Malaia’s Microgreens

November 09, 2022

Malaia’s Microgreens, Orange County’s newest hydroponic farm, will be ready for its first harvest in November. Founded by young entrepreneurs Malaia Martinez, 22, and Jaebin Yoo, 22, the specialty farm grows over 50 varieties of organic microgreens, edible flowers, and specialty herbs at their state-of-the-art indoor hydroponic lab in Irvine.Malaia’s Microgreens is reinventing traditional agriculture with an innovative approach to sustainable farming. Equipped with rows of tall shelves illuminated by bright grow lights, their hydroponic system looks nothing like a traditional farm. Built with scalable sustainability in mind, their farm is 90% more water efficient than traditional farms producing the…

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Inaugural MILPA MUSIC FESTIVAL at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano

November 07, 2022

Celebrate the inaugural 2-day MILPA MUSIC FESTIVAL on Nov. 12 from 3 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., Nov. 13 from 1 pm.-.7 p.m., at The Ecology Center’s world-class, regenerative organic farm in South Orange County (San Juan Capistrano), highlighting the sites, sounds, and flavors of the Milpa season: corn, beans & squash. Featuring 18 local bands, local craft drinks, and very-local food – grown just a stone's throw from the music stage.“Milpa” is the ten-thousand-year-old tradition of intercropping corn, beans, and squash – the original regenerative organic agriculture. The first annual Milpa Music Festival will focus on the rhythm of the earth (and…

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Breakfast + Brunch at Breezy in San Juan Capistrano

November 05, 2022

Breezy is a new Filipino & Island-inspired modern SoCal eatery in San Juan Capistrano. It’s a great spot for breakfast enthusiasts—they’re serving breakfast & brunch 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For breakfast, guests can look forward to classic A.M. fare with twists such as Ube & Toasted Coconut French Toast, Ube Cream Pancakes, Eggs Benedict with a Calamansi-infused Hollandaise sauce, as well as breakfast platters and breakfast bowls served with longanisa, plus updated takes on other SoCal comfort food staples such as Adobo Breakfast Burritos and Adobo Chilaquiles. To view the entire menu, visit coffee and acai…

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