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Avenue of the Arts Hotel Presents $100,000 Check to Pacific Symphony

“Avenue of the Arts Hotel executives Paul Sanford, CEO and asset manager for Wincome Hospitality, and Nicholas Price, general manager, joined Pacific Symphony President John E. Forsyte in front of the orchestra’s concert venue, the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, to celebrate the continued partnership between the two organizations.
As an arts-inspired and design-forward hotel entrenched in the local community, Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel is proud to support the Pacific Symphony as the official hotel of the orchestra, providing luxurious accommodations, world-class service, and inventive culinary creations for the orchestra’s guest artists and concert-goers.
Paul Sanford along with Nicholas Price presented a check for more than $100,000 to John Forsyte and said, ‘On behalf of Avenue of the Arts and Wincome Hospitality, we are delighted to make this gift to support Pacific Symphony. We are pleased to join forces with this important cornerstone institution that enriches the cultural horizons of everyone visiting and living in Orange County.”

Metro Events

The LA Times and Travel Costa Mesa are proud to present the second annual TASTE – Costa Mesa on October 18 – 19 at The Met, 535 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.
A limited amount of discounted tickets are available for South Coast Metro Alliance members.
Use code SCMA10 to receive $10 off the Saturday evening session of the TASTE.


Please use the registration form to register for the BPA 1-Day Training Experience Phase I for October 24, 2019.
To submit your registration form, or for any questions, please email

Double Your Board-Seeking Expertise

For the first time in 2020 Women on Boards history, there will be TWO National Conversation on Board Diversity Luncheons in the greater LA region―one in Orange County Nov. 21st and one in Los Angeles Nov. 22nd! Now you may attend both for two unique keynote panels, and learn more at two roundtable discussions, or attend the one event closest to you. Freeway traffic will never again discourage anyone from learning more about corporate boards!
November 21st | 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Center Club

Free Events on the Argyros Plaza for October

Back by popular demand on Argyros Plaza! Grab your dancing shoes and join us on Tuesday nights to learn fun dances from different decades. All experience levels are welcome!
  • Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm (Disco)
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm (Disco)
  • Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm (Disco)
Silent disco is back on Argyros Plaza! Come ready to dance the night away with the Silent DJs as they spin your favorite tunes. With three channels to choose from on your free light-up headphones, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
  • Friday, October 11 at 7:00 pm
Southern Californian singer/songwriter and rapper Rae Khalil takes the stage at this free evening concert on Argyros Plaza! Applying her smooth vocals and effortless raps, Rae has formulated her own sound, building a reputation as a natural performer and an artist for the people to champion.
  • Saturday, October 12 at 6:00 pm


Live on Argyros Plaza: HLLNDR
HLLNDR returns to Argyros Stage for three evenings of live music! A singer/songwriter native to San Diego, HLLNDR has opened for numerous artists throughout California, including big name bands such as P.O.D, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, J. J. Heller, Jeremy Camp and Gavin DeGraw.

  • Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 17 at 6:15 pm
  • Friday, October 18 at 6:15 pm


Fall for All!
Enjoy this free fall celebration featuring engaging performances, games, and festive activities for the whole family! Our live performances are sure to entertain, from spooky Halloween tunes to storytelling and ballet folklórico. Throughout the afternoon, there’s something for everyone to try–learn to line dance, have your face painted, explore our giant maze, and decorate your own seasonal craft. It’s all for fun and fun for ALL!

  • Saturday, October 19 at 12:00 pm


All Abilities Celebration
Segerstrom Center for the Arts and VSA Orange County are proud to present the second annual All Abilities Celebration! Enjoy performances and engage with local community partners who highlight opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities. From our resource fair to performances throughout the day; there’s something for everyone to explore. At Segerstrom Center, we celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of each member of our community—we’d love to see you there!

  • Saturday, October 26 at 3:00 pm

Restaurant News

Knife Pleat Launches Lunch Service

On the heels of a successful opening at South Coast Plaza, Knife Pleat has extended its modern interpretations of classic French techniques to daytime with lunch service that began September 23. Under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi the restaurant now serves lunch daily, featuring a more casual à la carte and three-course menu, but with Esnault’s same focus on flavor and artistic execution that has impressed diners since Knife Pleat debuted in late June.
“Guests have been clamoring for lunch service and we are delighted to now offer it,” says Sarmadi. “Our lunch menu is comprised of a variety of appetizers, light yet satisfying seasonal salads and entrées, as well as Tony’s daily prix-fixe menu. It’s perfect for a business lunch or a lovely break while shopping at South Coast Plaza.”
Knife Pleat serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oktober Fest Season is Here

Beginning this Saturday, September 21, head down to your local Karl Strauss brewpub and snag the most appropriate drinking vessel: a full 1-liter stein. $25 gets you the stein filled with your choice of Oktoberfest or Helles! Both beers are crisp & refreshing, brewed true to style for the ‘fest season.
Oktoberfest only happens once a year, so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun.

Already Thankful

Seasons 52 is getting ready for all things Thanksgiving, which means your kitchen doesn’t have to. Gather your family and join Seasons 52 for a traditional meal at $32.95 that starts with recipes just like Grandma handed down. Turkey roasts for hours in our brick oven, sides start with 100% fresh, never-frozen veggies, and every plate is served with the same care that you’d give guests in your home.

New Lunch Hours!
Antonello Ristorante thanks loyal guests for their patience while repairs are completed. Antonello is now open for lunch at 12 pm Monday through Friday!

                                Monday – Friday Lunch: 12pm – 3pm

                                Monday-Thursday Happy Hour: 3pm – 6pm

                                Monday – Friday Dinner: 3pm – 9:30pm

                                Saturday Dinner: 5pm – 10pm

Retail News


Fall Portfolio 2019

South Coast Plaza’s Fall Portfolio has arrived! Enjoy their journey through the Redwood Forest and beautiful coast of Northern California.


Bloomingdale’s the outlet store coming to Metro Pointe at South Coast
Coming Soon
Stop by Pita Pita on Fridays for $5 Falafel Pitas

South Coast Metro Directory

The new South Coast Metro Directory contains a comprehensive listing and map of restaurants, hotels, arts/theater venues, universities, residential communities and office leasing information.

South Coast Metro Preferred

Our latest insert published in Orange Coast Magazine 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 Orange County’s Urban Center.

South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for any occasion! South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates are available in any denomination up to $5,000 and honored at more than 250 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and The Westin South Coast Plaza. For more information, contact Diane Pritchett at 714.435.2109 or

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