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2018 OC Fair Starts This Friday – Don’t Miss Summer’s Best Party

The OC Fair starts this week so summertime has officially begun – bring on the excitement, food, rides and moments you’ll remember for a lifetime.
The 2018 OC Fair invites every fairgoer to “Free Your Inner Farmer” – wave your hat in the air and celebrate our agricultural heritage with OC style. You can even wear overalls and get in free until3 p.m. on Thursdays – there are deals all 23 days of the Fair.
The 128th annual OC Fair opens July 13 and runs through Aug. 12. Pacific Amphitheatre will launch the Toyota Summer Concert Series with several pre-Fair shows starting July 7.
Fair food – Fairgoers who have been saving up calories for their summer Fair treats can choose from truffle potato tots, spaghetti donuts, fried filet mignon on a stick, spicy fried cheese curds, caramel crack fries, ramen burritos, fried apple tacos and hot Cheetoes on everything.
Craft Bar – Farm-to-bar mocktails (and cocktails after dark) will include hand-picked garden ingredients sure to refresh and inspire and featuring locally crafted spirits from San Clemente’s Drift Distillery.
Daredevils & Wheels – A wild, live-action stunt show at Action Sports Arena July 18-22, this outrageous spectacle features the Globe of Death steel ball, Vortex of Doom aerial platform raceway and a motorcycle high wire.
Peterson Farm Brothers – Real-life singing Kansas farmers turned YouTube sensations will give Fair guests a unique view of real life on a farm in 2018 – and you can even sing along, July 21-22.
Bravemind exhibit at Heroes Hall – This new exhibition shows how a virtual reality technology from USC is helping veterans overcome PTSD in the real world.
Culinary Crawl – This guided tour takes fairgoers through a mini version of OC’s curated culinary offerings, from a Patisserie to a Charcuterie, featuring insider info and tastings. Free tours will be held four times daily.

Upcoming Shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

There are benefits to living and working in South Coast Metro. Special group tickets are available for the following shows:
School of Rock on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm.
Special ticket price: $89.00
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber.
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 pm.
Special ticket price: $80.68
On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
For more information and ticket purchases, contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109 or

Metro Events

A Reflection of Great Taste

Discover a new wine this season with a glass of the highly acclaimed WindRacer Pinot Noir for only $10 for a limited time.
Nestled along Highway 101 of the California coast, the Russian River Valley is where some of wine country’s best known and most beloved varietals have earned their reputation, like Pinot Noir. It is a top destination for Napa wineries to get their cool-climate grapes, and is where our WindRacer Pinot Noir hails from.

Free Events on the Argyros Plaza for July

Yappy Hour
Join us on the pup-friendly Argyros Plaza for tail-wagging fun including free portraits with your canine companion by caricaturist Dominic Arneson as well as free samples from Costa Mesa’s JustFoodForDogs and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies.

  • Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 pm

Yolanda Johnson & Her All Star Band: Summer Jazz
Yolanda Johnson & Her All Star Band take us to the streets of the Big Easy with powerful vocals and bluesy instrumentals. Johnson has sung with Frank Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Freda Payne. This performance will fill the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza with blues style and jazz flair reminding many of the sounds of the French Quarter.

  • Friday, July 13 at 7:00 pm

World Cup Viewing Party
Watch the World Cup third place play-off at our free viewing party on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Guests are welcome to arrive at 6:00am and the match begins at 7:00am. Then, join us again for the World Cup final on July 15. Guests are welcome to arrive at 7:00am and the match begins at 8:00am.

  • Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 am
  • Sunday, July 15 at 8:00 am

The Princess Bride: Movie Mondays
Join us on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for a free showing of the film The Princess Bride. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him an adventure story about pirates, thieves, princesses, and miracles, called The Princess Bride. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, and many more; directed by Rob Reiner.

  • Monday, July 16 at 8:00 pm

Sweet Baby J’ai & Zydeco: Summer Jazz
Sweet Baby J’ai is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter who will bring the syncopated sounds of Louisiana zydeco, a more bluesy genre than creole or cajun music, to the Argyros Plaza. Her powerful vocals and thrilling stage presence will take us on a journey to the porches of the bayou. Johnette Downing and two-time Grammy Award-winner Scott Billington will open the evening with a toe-tapping set of Louisiana roots music that the entire family will enjoy and long remember.

  • Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

Moonrise Kingdom: Movie Mondays
Join us on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for a free showing of the film Moonrise Kingdom. A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. Featuring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murrary, and more; directed by Wes Anderson.

  • Monday, July 23 at 8:00 pm

Tierney Sutton Band
An eight-time Grammy Award-nominee, Sutton has received six consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” – a nomination for every project she has released for the last decade. In 2011, the Tierney Sutton Band received a Grammy nomination for its collaborative arranging, the only collaborative team ever to receive this honor. In 2016, Christian Jacob and the Tierney Sutton Band scored the original music for Clint Eastwood’s feature film Sully, starring Tom Hanks and Laura Linney.

  • Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

National Dance Day 2018
For the first time, Dizzy Feet Foundation partners with Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the exclusive West Coast celebration of National Dance Day! This FREE community event is for all ages and all abilities! The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, offer fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, food for purchase, plus provide the opportunity to learn this year’s official National Dance Day routine led by So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Allison Holker.

Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 pm

The Mask of Zoro: Movie Mondays
Join us on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for a free showing of the film The Mask of Zorro. A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. Starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones; directed by Martin Campbell.

  • Monday, July 30 at 8:00 pm

Karl Strauss Exclusive 29th Anniversary Bottle Release

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating our 29th Anniversary all year long! Back in February, they threw themselves a little birthday party. Part of that celebration was the debut of their 29th Anniversary Ale, a Belgian-style Saison aged in Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces and pink peppercorns. Now, they’re continuing the fun with an exclusive 29th Anniversary bottle release!
Beginning today, Wednesday July 11th through Wednesday July 25th, you’re invited to their online bottle release. Grab up to 4 bottles per person, for $16 a pop.
Pickup locations: You can choose from their Tasting Room in Pacific Beach, brewpub in Carlsbad, or brewpub in Anaheim.

Check out the 2017/2018 edition of the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. Visit our website at or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017/2018 issue: 714.435.2109

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South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates
South Coast Plaza gift certificates make the perfect gift for any occasion. For more information contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109.