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Katharine McPhee Oceana SeaChange Summer Party

Katharine McPhee will take the stage at Oceana’s swanky SeaChange Summer Party.


5 Summer Save-the-Dates

By Riley Greenough

Photo by Amanda Demme


O.C. is abuzz with reasons to mark your calendar.

For good music and a beautiful sunset, head to the OC Parks Summer Concert Series every Thursday. Jam out to local bands with your friends and family under the warm summer sky. Munch on your favorite summer treats from food trucks and enjoy an evening of free and family-friendly entertainment! Upcoming entertainment includes Flashback Heart Attack at Mason Regional Park (July 12), and The English Beat (July 19) and Hollywood U2 (July 26) at Irvine Regional Park. Every Thursday evening through Aug. 23, 5-8pm, free, select O.C. parks, 949.225.6780

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen celebrates its first anniversary of bringing Latin-inspired cuisine to the Irvine Market Place July 12. For one day only, indulge in lobster tacos brimming with maseca-dusted crispy lobster tail topped with chipotle cabbage slaw, heirloom pico de gallo, avocado and roasted jalapeno crema. Pair them with the hand-shaken El Palomar Margarita, an anniversary special featuring fresh serrano chili, orange liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar, house-made hibiscus tea and AsomBroso Blanco 100 percent blue agave tequila. Dine and sip while live bands and traditional folkloric dancers keep the celebration going all day long. July 12, Irvine, 714.408.7819

Get your sweat on at Ra Yoga’s Live Music Hot Ra class July 14. Both experienced and new yogis will relax to the sounds of guitarist Lyndon Forreste during this 75-minute heated yoga class. Improve your mental endurance and flexibility by holding poses designed to systematically open the body and stimulate digestion under the guidance of Ra Yoga’s expert teachers. Don’t miss this chance to detox and master your favorite yoga poses. July 14, 5-6:15pm, free for Members, $20 for non-members, Newport Beach, 949.612.7905

Mark your calendars for SideDoor’s Cheese and Charcuterie Backyard Party—a delicious night you won’t want to miss. Head to the venue’s beautiful greenhouse, patio and garden to celebrate SideDoor’s favorite boutique creameries and specialty cheeses with all-you-can-eat cheese and charcuterie. Sip on a glass of wine expertly paired by SideDoor’s own certified expert and cheese monger Tray Nelsen, and mingle with fellow gourmands near the warmth of toasty outdoor fireplaces. And for that evening only, the featured cheeses will find their way into select SideDoor dishes! July 18, 5:30-8:30pm, $55 per person, Corona del Mar, 949.717.4322

For a night of philanthropy and glamour, look no further than Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party. Soak in breathtaking views of the Pacific at this black-tie event where more than 400 philanthropists, celebrities and tastemakers will toast Oceana’s efforts with an intimate concert by award-winning vocalist Katharine McPhee. Expect live and silent auctions, a cocktail reception, a seated gourmet dinner and programming related to the org’s mission to conserve our oceans before you dance the night away under the stars. July 21, tickets $2,500, Laguna Beach