Things to Do in Orange County This Weekend: May 20–22

By Carol Cassis
Carol Cassis
Carol Cassis
May 19, 2022 Updated: May 19, 2022

Anaheim HEAT Ultra Lounge Saturday Night Party

Come experience Orange County’s “ultimate Saturday night party” at Anaheim’s HEAT Ultra Lounge. Guests can enjoy back-to-back music playing all night long, including Hip Hop, R&B, Reggaeton, and so much more! With “fashionable” attire recommended, guests ages 21 and up can get in free if they say “Steven Chen’s guest list” to the host at the door before 11:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to be in line between 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. for free entry. HEAT Ultra Lounge 400 Disney Way, Suite 214, Anaheim. Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Admission $20 after 11:00 p.m. For more info.

Yorba Linda Handmade Maker’s Mart

Enjoy a day with your family shopping in Yorba Linda’s “newest” outdoor market pop-up place of locally handmade crafted goods, indulging in tasty treats and live music, and even a free craft station for the kids! Shoppers can enjoy tons of handmade artisans like house plants, candles, jewelry, chocolates, charcuterie boards, and so much more. Furry friends are welcome, too! Yorba Linda Town Center, 18421 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free. For vendor inquiries, visit modernmakersmart.com.

Anaheim’s “Sweet Treat” Dessert Festival

Discover some of the “best desserts Southern California has to offer!” Indulge in some classic ice cream, chow down on delicious toffee, munch on hand-crafted cookies, and so much more! What could be sweeter? Guests can also enjoy a live performance by Jackson Mankowski while patronizing over 20 local sweets vendors. West Center Street Promenade: 201 West Center Street Promenade, Anaheim. Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free.

Costa Mesa Secret Pop-Up Tiki Bar Speakeasy Comedy Show

Grab some friends and join in on tiki drinks and laughs in a private, mystery location! Featuring comedians from HBO, NBC, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, and more, guests will meet at a secret tiki-themed venue with a full bar that producers are turning into “Southern California’s most exclusive tiki bar comedy club,” for one night only. There will be door prizes, tiki drink specials, Hawaiian leis for all attendees, an on-site taco man with gourmet street tacos, and so much more! Strictly 21 and over. Show address and location in Costa Mesa will be emailed to you at noon on the day of the show, with tickets available at secretoc.com. Saturday 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets $35 to $45.

Stowaway’s Enchanted Magic and Cocktails in Tustin

Make the outside world “disappear” and escape to an enchanted world of magic at Stowaway, “where magic is real and the tropical drinks are flowing!” Enjoy seven master magicians entertaining you from behind the bar with extraordinary close-up magic, with limited seating for a more immersive experience. Guests can also journey through the “impressive history of tiki cocktails,” and everything that makes sipping on these libations spectacular. Guests 18 and up. Tickets $40. Stowaway: Park Avenue, Suite #27 Tustin. Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Live Music at Old World Biergarten, Huntington Beach

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Old World Village—a Bavarian village complete with cobblestone streets, imported lamp posts, and murals depicting European countries, for a night of live music. “These Handsome Devils,” a tribute band to Morrissey and The Smiths, will be performing as part of Old World HB’s exciting live music series. Guests 21 and up can enjoy this underground sensation for an evening of energetic music and talent many describe as “LA’s best-kept secret,” with outside grills at the restaurant available for the full duration of the concert. Full menu options not available during show-time in the concert area, with indoor and outdoor seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Biergarten at Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Avenue #49, Huntington Beach. Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Tickets $10 to $20.
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Santa Ana Spring Family Party

Bring the whole family together for a vibrant, springtime celebration and fun at MainPlace Mall’s Center Court Spring Party. Create a fresh flower crown made from beautiful, fresh flowers, a springtime wooden craft station for the kids, and live entertainment for all guests! MainPlace Mall: 2800 North Main Street, Santa Ana. Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free. For more info.

Orange County Fairgrounds’ Centennial Farm

Enjoy a day of furry fun and education at OC Fairgrounds’ own Centennial Farm, a 3-acre working farm created to educate youth about agriculture and its importance to daily life. Not only can little ones peruse the fruit and vegetable gardens, they can also pet livestock and visit the elegant Millennium Barn. The farm also hosts two educational tour programs for children: Discovery Days and Junior Farmer Tours. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free. Visit OCfair.com for more info.

Carol Cassis