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There are benefits to living and working in South Coast Metro.


South Coast Metro Preferred

South Coast Metro Preferred is our latest insert published in Orange Coast Magazine. This issue focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, restaurants, hotels, performing arts and unsurpassed shopping is what makes South Coast Metro the preferred address for those who want a vibrant mix of commerce and culture.

Metro Events

Business Preparedness Academy: Phase II Training

Save the Date: October 25, 2018
(The training is open to participants who completed previous Phase I training.)
Phase II training will include hands-on experience in fire safety, rescue, disaster medical first aid, and a Workplace Safety presentation by the Police Department. More details coming soon.

Enjoy the sight and fragrances of thousands of Exotic Orchids that will be on display and for sale by growers from California, South America and Asia at the Annual Fascination of Orchids International Show and Sale at South Coast Plaza Village, 1621 W. Sunflower St, in Santa Ana on September 29 and 30, 2018. In addition, you can get an opportunity to learn about the latest information on how to grow orchids at free seminars all weekend long. Admission and ample close by Parking are FREE to the public.
Event is Wheelchair Friendly and sponsored by Fascination of Orchids, Inc. a nonprofit 501 (c) 3

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:
Waitress on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.
Special Ticket Price: $81.58
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Dear Evan Hansen on Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 pm.
Special Ticket Price: $105.75
Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.

For more information and ticket purchases, contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109 or

Exclusive Discount for SCMA Members with Code: 16467
Section A and B only, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings during previews of all Segerstrom Stage and Argyros Stage shows. Limit 4. Excludes Theatre for Young Audiences, Studio SCR, Youth Conservatory, and A Christmas Carol.

Free Events on the Argyros Plaza for September & October


Live on Argyros Stage: Undecided Future
After winning Ryan Seacrest’s “Best Cover Ever!” Youtube competition and performing live with Jason Derulo, this OCSA-trained pop band are building a reputation on energy and musicality with resident gigs at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.

  • Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 pm


All Abilities Celebration
Everybody and every body are invited to participate in this free celebration! Enjoy live performances and a resource fair featuring CHOC Children’s, Regional Center of Orange County, and many more!

  • Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 am


Sophia Dion: Live on the Argyros Stage
Join us on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for a free outdoor performance by singer-songwriter Sophia Dion. From the Sundance Film Festival to the KAABOO Discovery Tour, Dion thrills audiences with mellow lyrics and soulful guitar riffs.

  • Sunday, October 11 at 5:15 pm


Fall for All!
Enjoy this free fall celebration featuring engaging performances, festive activities, and friendly appearances from Journeys to the Past, Makara Center for the Arts, El Centro Cultural de México, Kia, OC Parks, and more! Kick on your boots with line dancing lessons, visit our face painting station and pop-up bookshop, then find your way through our giant maze. Costumes are encouraged!

  • Saturday, October 27 at 3:00 pm

South Coast Metro Alliance members, spouses and children can save 10% on tuition at California Southern University

Restaurant News

Terrace by Mix Mix Now Open at South Coast Plaza

New restaurant with internationally inspired cuisine by chef Ross Pangilinan. Featuring small plates influenced by French, Italian and modern Filipino flavors. Wines and rotating craft beers available. The restaurant has full service dining in a covered terrace off of Bridge of Gardens. A small wine bar, additional seating, open kitchen and counter offering a weekday lunch inside.


Wine & Music Wednesdays at Vitaly

Get wined and dined at Vitaly Caffe every Wednesday from 6PM – 9:30PM. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy an intimate night of live music and wine.

$40 Prix Fixe Dinner Menu | Monday through Thursday Dinner – Looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas? Treat yourself to a four course meal at Antonello with our new $40 prix fixe dinner menu! Meal includes a choice of appetizer, pasta, and entree as well as dessert for just $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Monday through Thursday dinner only, no substitutions.

Try our $20 Prix Fixe Menu – Enjoy a three course meal at Antonello Ristorante for only $20. Perfect for a quick lunch, a new menu every month! No substitutions. Does not include tax or gratuity. Call now for reservations!

Fall Cooking Class | Friday, October 26th at 6:30pm – Learn to create a delicious four course meal with owners Antonio and Fiorella Cagnolo! Guests will watch as Antonio and Fiorella prepare four fall themed dishes, then enjoy the meal for themselves including complimentary wine! $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 714.751.7153 for reservations!

Book your holiday party early and get a $150 gift certificate
It’s never too early to book your holiday party at Antonello! Book before September 30th, and receive a $150 gift certificate at the end of your event to use for your next visit! Antonello Ristorante offers several private dining rooms accommodating parties of just a few, or larger events of more than 80 guests. They are available to make arrangements for audio visual equipment, entertainment, and decorations. Valet parking is also available. Reservations fill up fast, call 714.751.7153 to make yours!

Retail News

Festival of Children

Now in its 17th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza celebrating the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of children across Southern California. The month-long, high-energy event features a host of free, family-fun entertainment including more than 100 activities and performances.

OCFA hosts new art exhibitions every six weeks with over 100 artist members. Orange County Fine Arts is a Local organization that has existed since 1964. The Gallery is currently located in South Coast Plaza Village and they are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 3 pm. Please be sure to stop in to see some exciting arts and crafts.

Charlie Warner has been working with SoCal Flame Surfers on the Beads of Courage Project at CHOC . Her hand-blown glass beads/ Picasso line is the newest addition to the Bear Street Gallery @ Showcase.
Bracelets $110
Necklaces $249
Sharie Mildon, Watercolorist and ceramic artist and her hand painted ceramic bowls are new to The Art Shop @ Showcase. She’s been practicing art in Orange ncounty for more than 25 years.
Under $50

OCFA: Showcase Gallery & Bear Street Gallery
South Coast Plaza Village
3851 S. Bear Ste. #B-15
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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

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.