It's practically perfect weather this weekend, so get into your car and go already! Travel to Baja and Greece, sans passport! Or just sip on bourbon and lemonade. The choice is yours.
38th Annual Greek Festival - Irvine
You've got three days to eat and drink all things Greek at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox. Go on a free tour of the church, buy tickets for their opportunity drawing, or hop on a carnival ride. For free admission, be sure to click on the subject line. We'll be in the corner eating spanakopita and loukoumathes; they cancel each other out, right? 4949 Alton Pkwy; (949) 733-2366.
Alta Baja Market Grand Opening - Santa Ana It is an all-day party to celebrate the launch of 4th Street Market's newest member of the family. The brunch menu kicks off on Saturday at 9 a.m. Then at 2 p.m., there is both vendor sampling and a broth bar fundraiser with Electric City Butcher and Max Love. If there's still room, join the DTSA walking food tour with our editor at 3 p.m. Wine sampling and a pepper fermentation demo begins at 5 p.m., while micheladas are served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cheers! 201 WE 4th St; (714) 733-BAJA.
Alex's Lemonade Stand - Orange
Over the last seven year's, Lily D.'s lemonade stand has fundraised over $8,000 towards pediatric cancer research. She's at it again this Saturday, so pay her a visit and help preach her motto, "Life gave us lemons, we made hope." She will be serving from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at 205 N Flower St.
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Sushi Roku Anniversary Fundraiser - Newport Beach
To celebrate their first anniversary, Roku plans to donate 25% of all sales to a trio of charities: CHOC Children's, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Hoag Breast Center. The promotion occurs from Sunday through Thursday at their Newport Beach location. Dip into their special anniversary menu, or stick to their liquid nourishment— all sales will benefit the charities. 327 Newport Center Dr; (949) 706-3622
Whiskey Wednesday at Bosscat - Newport Beach
Taking a break from the whiskey, this month's featured guest is 2 Towns Ciderhouse, producers of premium craft ciders. In addition to these and special bourbon pairings, diners will be served a meal inspired by Chef Peter Petro. We also hear takeaways from 2 Towns are on the agenda. Dinner will be served from 7-9 p.m., and reservations can be made by giving them a call. Sounds like an excellent way to celebrate Hump Day. 4747 MacArthur Blvd; (949) 330-0917.