More than 20 restaurants at South Coast Plaza—from fine dining to fast casual—offer outdoor dining and takeout over Labor Day weekend. Unique to the holiday weekend are a spectacular clambake kit to preorder at Water Grill and a Michelin-star quality dinner from Knife Pleat served under the stars. Here are the details as well as other dining incentives. Knife Pleat Knife Pleat will offer lunch from Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault on the Knife Pleat patio in The Penthouse on Thursday, September 3,…

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American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is enrolling students for the 2020 Fall semester now. Classes will be September 8-December 19. In keeping with safe practice guidelines and mandates from the governor’s office and state and local departments of health, all classes will be live virtually. The Gillespie School introduced virtual learning classes in March 2020 and has adapted and strengthened its virtual and online teaching practices to…

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Avenue of the Arts Hotel executive Paul Sanford, CEO and Asset Manager for Wincome Hospitality, joined Segerstrom Center for the Arts president, Casey Reitz, on the Center’s Julianne and George Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa to present a check for $52,000 in support of its Center at Home on-line virtual programming. Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel is located directly across the street from Segerstrom Center. Center at Home is located on the Segerstrom…

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Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced a new initiative, SCR Community, an online series of free readings, events, interviews and community-centered stories to engage Southern California with the power of live theatre during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series starts on Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m., with MASA, a live, online fiesta with readings of four short pieces relating to the historical and cultural importance of masa (corn meal). MASA, curated and directed by Juliette Carrillo, includes selections from works…

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South Coast Plaza currently has 17 restaurants open for patio dining or takeout/curbside pickup (listed below).  In addition, some special events are coming up today through Saturday: POKE POP-UP AT THE HALL TODAY Chef Amar Santana has been playing with poke.  And the results are pure Santana:  bold and flavorful with unexpected touches and generous portions. Join Amar and partner Ahmed Labbate on Thursday, July 23, for a poke pop-up at The Hall Global Eatery…

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