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5 Fun-Filled Weekend Gatherings

Allison Hata & Allison Mitchell | August 20, 2018 | Feature Features

Wrap up your summer at one of these festive events.
The musical stylings of Emilio and Gloria Estefan will light up the Segerstrom Hall stage on multiple dates through Sept. 2.

A toe-tapping jukebox musical invites audiences to join Gloria and Emilio Estefan on their rhythmic roller coaster ride of life. The Broadway hit follows the feisty Cuban American singer as she charts an ambitious course to musical success. The two hour and 15 minute show is sure to have you turning the beat around thanks to direction by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) and choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Through Sept. 2, tickets $29-$109, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa

Newport Beach Wellness Week
From complimentary Glow Getter mini facials by Tata Harper at Lido Marina Village’s Cos Bar (Aug. 24, 11am-4pm) to a free workout with Love Sweat Fitness’ Katie Dunlop at Fashion Island (Aug. 25, 8-10am), Newport Beach’s Wellness Week (Aug. 24-30) is full of fun events and special offers to renew your mind and body. Kick the week off with an after-hours yoga class with Christina Ratusnik in Sherman Gardens (Aug. 24, tickets $20, 6pm), grab the kiddos for a water obstacle course at Newport Dunes with celebrity guests (Aug. 26, tickets $35, 8-10am), then wrap up the week with a relaxing namaste-filled class courtesy of Curl Fitness on the deck at Lido Marina Village (Aug. 30, 6-8pm). Check out the full schedule at

Bubbles & Brunch to End MS
Pop the cork to celebrate the efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The afternoon includes a Champagne reception followed by a three-course brunch, opportunity drawings and an inspirational speaker series that shares breakthroughs in research and treatment of the disease. Aug. 25, 11am, tickets $100, Fashion Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Zoofari 2018
Go wild at the annual black-tie soiree hosted by Santa Ana Zoo. The fundraising gala invites guests to enjoy a sit-down dinner, live music, themed photo-ops and a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind gifts during the live auction hosted by Emmy Award-winning KTLA 5 meteorologist Henry DiCarlo. And dress to impress—this year’s attire calls for “black tie with a touch of safari.” Aug. 25, 5:30pm, tickets $325, VIP sponsorships $1,000-$20,000

Sam Smith
The “Stay With Me” crooner captures hearts during his U.S. tour featuring hits from his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All. VIP perks range from front-row seating to a pre-show reception. Swoon to favorites like “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Latch” and “Burning” as the Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning songbird impresses with his angelic vocals. Aug. 25, 8pm, tickets $59.50-$125, VIP tickets $225-$650, Honda Center, Anaheim


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