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The Bodyguard

Orchestra seating available for the The Bodyguard, starring Deborah Cox Friday, June 1st at 7:30 PM:

  • June 1st at 7:30 PM for $76
Please contact Diane Pritchett for ticket information: / 714.435.2109


See why Chase Ramsey, California’s Dream Eater, recently selected Costa Mesa as a #DreamEats destination.

Metro Events


WHO: Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS), instrumentalists in grades 6-9, led by Music Director Irene Kroesen under the artistic advisement of Music Director Carl St.Clair.

WHAT: For its energy-infused season finale, PSSS presents an afternoon of warm-hearted music from its own backyard! Experience a wave of Americana through the folk tunes and masterworks that built the nation’s classical canon—from a picture of life in early America called “Fantasy on Simple Gifts,” to the more modern, rollicking music of “West Side Story.” This performance presented by the high-achieving musicians of Santiago Strings will be sure to amaze and inspire with a program that also includes Brian Balmages’ “Point Lookout” (A Fantasy on Civil War Songs); Aaron Copland’s “Grover’s Corner” from “Our Town”; Joshua Reznicow’s “American Sketches” (A Fantasy for String Orchestra); Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”; John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Danzon” from “Fancy Free,” plus, “One Hand, One Heart” and “America” from “West Side Story.”

Admission to this concert is free, but tickets are required. To reserve, call (714) 755-5799 or visit

WHEN: Sunday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

WHY: Come support and enjoy the impressive talent of the youngest members of the Symphony’s youth ensembles during this feel-good, hand-to-heart season finale! PSSS represents 30 schools in and beyond Orange County and provides an experience that nurtures the confidence, poise and musical sensitivity of young musicians through the study and performance of outstanding string orchestra literature.

The voices of veterans will come alive at Heroes Hall as former military men and women share their very personal and poignant stories of service in a community theater performance.

This special night of storytelling is brought to you by The Chance Theater, in collaboration with Arts Orange County, Heroes Hall and Veterans First. The evening’s performance is the culmination of a six-week veterans’ initiative, which provides veterans with a creative outlet and empowers them to share their stories.

Location:       Heroes Hall at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa
Admission:   FREE
Date:                Tuesday, May 23
Time:               8 p.m.
RSVP:              Get your free tickets at

Amy Freed’s Comedic Take on Architecture in The Monster Builder Closes Season at South Coast Repertory 

Amy Freed’s The Monster Builder serves up comedy around urban design issues in South Coast Repertory’s season finale. Art Mankedirects the production on the Segerstrom Stage, May 5-June 4. Tickets are available now at 

The story follows Rita and Dieter, young architects, who are thrilled to meet Gregor. He’s the world’s most celebrated architect, whose buildings rise from the earth like twisted post-post-modern megaliths. So why has he taken on the remodel of a decaying boathouse, a project that was supposed to go to Rita and Dieter? They’re ready for a confrontation and to defend what they value: historic preservation and human-scale buildings. But nothing prepares them for the truth about their idol.

The cast includes Annie Abrams, Aubrey Deeker, Colette Kilroy, Danny Scheie, Susannah Schulman Rogers and Gareth Williams.

Tickets start at $22. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 25 years of age and under, fulltime educators, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

Restaurant News

Mother’s Day Dining at South Coast Plaza 2017

Mother’s Day weekend is busy for the restaurants of South Coast Plaza. Early reservations advised!  Several restaurants will open early and serve Sunday Brunch for the holiday.

AnQi by House of An 

Sunday May 14, 2017 – Dim Sum Mother’s Day Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; à la Carte Dinner Menu 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This Mother’s Day celebrate mom with a special dim sum brunch at AnQi. The new twist on California Asian small bites will be served from carts roaming throughout the beautiful restaurant. Inquire within for more details. AnQi’s full à la carte menu will be available in the evening. For Mother’s Day weekend, AnQi will offer guests the opportunity to purchase ăn: to eat – Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen for $25; a $10 savings

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.557.5679


The Capital Grille 

Sunday May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; à la carte menu 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Capital Grille will offer a special Mother’s Day three-course brunch menu, which includes a starter, entree and dessert. Choices abound such as spring mushroom bisque, shrimp and white cheddar grits, The Grille’s lobster frittata, bone-in dry aged NY strip with fried egg, 8 oz. filet mignon and pan-seared salmon with citrus crab salad. Freshly squeezed juices, tea, coffee and soda are included with the price of brunch or for those who desire, endless mimosas may be added for $12. A children’s three-course brunch menu with kid-friendly choices will also be offered.

$49 three-course prix fixe brunch, $15 children’s brunch for those 10 and under; à la carte menu priced per selection. (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.432.1140


Darya Fine Persian Cuisine 

Sunday May 14, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Darya will offer its full à la carte menu along with live music all day, exceptional service and other touches for Mom including a special appearance from Laura Angelini from 12- 4 p.m.

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.557.6600


Morton’s The Steakhouse 

Sunday May 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Spoil Mom with Morton’s surf and turf this Mother’s Day. The signature steak and lobster entree will feature a succulent steak alongside a cold-water lobster tail with drawn butter. The full à la carte menu will also be available.

Steak and Lobster $56; à la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.444.4834


Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine

Sunday May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; à la carte menu 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Royal Khyber’s Sunday brunch buffet features unlimited appetizers, tandoori kabobs and delectable chicken, fish, lamb and vegetable dishes made with fine Indian seasonings and spices. There will also be select Mother’s Day specialty dishes. Add endless mimosas, champagne or Twisted Bloody Marys for an additional charge.

$25.95 per person for brunch; Half price for children 10 & under; $11 bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys; à la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.436.1010


Seasons 52 

Sunday May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; à la carte 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Known for is seasonally inspired calorie-conscious menu, Season’s 52 Mother’s Day brunch features chef creations such as smoked salmon flatbread, s52 eggs Benedict with poached lobster, brick oven brioche French toast with whiskey-smoked brown sugar pecans, braised short rib hash, vegetable frittata, shakshuka and a special Greek yogurt mousse marmalade parfait mini created in honor of the South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary. Red wine sangria, prosecco Bellinis, mimosas and Sriracha Bloody Marys may be purchased by the glass or as endless sips for $14.90. Seasons 52’s full à la carte dinner menu will be available all day.

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.437.5252



Sunday May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day Specials from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Take Mom on a culinary journey to Spain with Vaca’s Mother’s Day specials including huevos al horno, pescado fritto with garlic aioli and smoked paprika chimichurri, dry aged hamburgesa, ostiones with rosé champagne mignonette and yuzu cucumber sorbet, costillas de puerco and ceviches mistos. Vaca’s full à la carte dinner menu, innovative cocktails and extensive wine list will also be available.  A limited menu at the bar and charcuterie will be served from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

À la carte menu and specials priced per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.463.6060


Water Grill

Sunday May 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Water Grill’s exquisite ambiance and delicious seafood are sure to impress Mom. The Sunday à la carte brunch menu will be served beginning at10 a.m. Enjoy dishes such as house smoked salmon, quiche Lorraine, huevos rancheros, lemon ricotta pancakes, crab Benedict and more. The à la carte menu of fresh wood-grilled seafood, shellfish on ice, crudos, live Maine lobster, charcoal grilled steaks, craft cocktails and more, will also be available.

À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 949.208.7060



Godiva Chocolatier 

Make Mother’s Day extra special with the gift of Godiva. Elaborate boxes in an assortment of flavors and sizes, chocolate-coated fruit and Godiva’s seasonal flower boxes with individually wrapped truffles, patisserie dessert truffles, chocolate cherry cordials and chocolate biscuits, all beautifully packaged to impress.

Prices vary per selection.



Harry & David

Choose from a wide array of beautiful gift towers and baskets filled with delectable brunch dishes, bakery goodies, fresh fruit and indulgent sweets. Custom-made baskets are also available. Items priced per selection.



See’s Candies

Always a Mother’s Day favorite, See’s selections this year include limited-time white chocolate coated springtime truffles, coffee lovers mix, new dark chocolate raspberry chips featuring a raspberry wafer coated in smooth dark chocolate and beautiful floral keepsake boxes filled with assorted milk, dark and white chocolates, truffles, cashew brittle, walnut squares and more.

Prices vary per selection.

See’s Candies, Carousel Court 714.850.1529

See’s Candies, Macy’s Home Store Wing 714.557.5948



Gorgeous on their own or arranged in vase, moms love Sugarfina’s beautifully crafted candy flowers. Imported from Italy, each tulle petal holds a dark chocolate dragée, dipped in a delicate sugar shell. Frutta fiore fondants imported from Italy, “Love You a Bunch” rosé gummies imported from Germany, champagne bubbles made in the U.S.A. and “SWEETEST MOM” custom bento boxes filled with your selection of gourmet chocolates, caramels, gummies, malt balls and licorice from around the globe are also available.

Prices vary per selection.



For more information please contact:

Sunday, May 14 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Gourmet Buffet & Dessert Bar
$60 per adult | $20 per child

Make your reservation today for a delicious and thoughtful gourmet menu with the most special lady! Also, act now to reserve a table on Silver Trumpet’s expansive outdoor patio for lakeside dining!


Retail News


TUMI teamed up with luxury men’s swimwear brand Orlebar BrTUMI X ORLEBAR BROWN own to create a selection of poolside-perfected totes, inspired by the idea of the “ultimate weekend”.

Event ends on May 17, 2017
For more information please call: 714.429.0997


Friends + Family Event Ends 5/10/17 – receive 30% off

Entire Store Up To 70% Off

*Exclusions Apply

All teachers, students, veterans, military personnel receive 10% off your purchase everyday, just show a valid ID.

For more information please call: 714.662.1901


Indulge in the latest fragrance offerings and explore our new and exciting Mother’s Day gifts. Receive an exclusive atomizer with your $100 fragrance purchase. Enjoy fragrance sampling, bottle-engraving, Champagne Bar, and much more.

Event ends on May 14, 2017

For more information please call: 714.540.3233

Check out South Coast Metro 360, the glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange Countys cultural, culinary and commercial center. Visit our website at or call Diane Pritchett for a copy of our latest issue: 714.435.2109

South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates South Coast Plaza gift certificates make the perfect gift for Father’s day. For more information contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109.