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Kelly Clarkson will take the stage at the CHOC Children’s Gala Feb. 2 at Disneyland Hotel.

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By Riley Greenough & Allison Mitchell

Photo by Vincent Peters

01.03.19

Celebrate 2019 by filling your social calendar with exciting events.

Jan. 14-27: Newport Beach Restaurant Week
Enjoy special prix fixe menus at Newport Beach’s finest eateries for the 13th year of this O.C. culinary celebration. Sample exclusive dishes and sips to kick off the two-week extravaganza Jan. 10 during an intimate event at Fashion Island. Jan. 10 kickoff $40, lunch $10-$25, dinner $20-$50, Newport Beach

Jan. 25: Fairway to Heaven Celebrity Golf Event
Swing in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a picturesque 18 holes. Follow a shotgun tee time with all-day dining at Pelican Hill and a luxe silent auction, ending the day with inspirational speeches from celebrity guests. 8am, tickets $380, foursome $1,000, Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Beach

Jan. 26: Fabulous Las Vegas
Radiant Health Centers invites guests to try their luck at the 33rd annual gala benefiting HIV prevention, care and treatment After drinks and a gourmet dinner, raise a paddle for live auction items like a trip for two to Sin City. 5:30pm, tickets $150-$300, sponsorships $1,500-$20,000, Yost Theater, Santa Ana

Feb. 2: CHOC Children’s Gala
It’s been four years since America’s sweetheart, Kelly Clarkson, hit the road, and come Jan. 24 she’ll kick off her Meaning of Life tour in Oakland (with Staples Center on the calendar for Jan. 26) in support of her eighth album. “We are going big on this tour with production, [a full] band, singers, lighting, everything!” says The Voice coach, who calls her latest gig “the most fulfilling part” of her nearly two-decade career. “I couldn’t be happier to come to work and support artists, and help them knock down the door.” And in the midst of touring, she’ll make a very special stop in Orange County for one night only—at the CHOC Children’s Gala Feb. 2—where she’ll follow in the foosteps of Keith Urban, Alicia Keys and OneRepublic in entertaining the VIP crowd at Disneyland Hotel. Join the cause and prepare for a night of wining, dining and giving as the two-time Grammy Award winner has us toasting “A Moment Like This.” 5pm, tickets $2,000, VIP sponsorships $4,000-$100,000, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim

Feb. 16: California Cool Art Auction
Support the preservation of California art with the raise of a paddle during this lively annual auction—cocktail in hand. Showcasing works from more than 100 California artists, it’s a must for any art lover. 6pm, tickets $150, sponsorships $1,000, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach