February OC Events Calendar

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VNCSC Tet Festival     Jan. 31-Feb. 2
A three-day Festival organized by the Vietnamese Community of Southern California. $5. Garden Grove Park: 9301 Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove, 92844. 800-404-6616 / www.vncsctetfestival.org

 

Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County Extravaganza     Feb. 1
This remarkable event connects passionate women entrepreneurs from around Orange County to support, empower, and advocate each other. The goal of the event is to empower, encourage, and support other women out there to help make their dreams a reality. 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, 92626.www.weorangecounty.com

Chinese New Year Kung Fu Demo    Feb. 1
Join the Dragon Institute for a fun-filled morning that will include a Lion Dance performance, adult and kids Kung Fu demonstrations, Kids Craft tent and much more! 10am.  Lantern Bay Park: 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point. www.ocwingchun.com

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon     Feb. 2
Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach Pier and wind through the legendary surfing beachesof Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach-side beer garden in the California sun. 7am. Huntington City Beach: 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy. 888-422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com

Laguna Beach Music Festival     Feb. 3-9
This year’s festival is bringing world-class musicians from Brooklyn and Los Angeles to present a diverse range of concerts and events in Laguna Beach. The festival will include a world premiere by composer/musician Gabriel Kahane. 949-715-9713 / www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com

Cinema Orange Film Series: If You Build It     Feb. 6
Now in it’s tenth season celebrating the cinematic works of emerging and established independent filmmakers, OCMA and the Newport Beach Film Festival present the 2014 Cinema Orange film series. Films will explore art, design and cultural icons. 6:30-8:30pm. Orange County Museum of Art: 850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach. (949) 759-1122 / www.ocma.net

UVSA Tet Festival     Feb. 7-10
The Union of the Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California’s (UVSA) Tet Festival is recognized as the world’s largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam. Visitors are immersed in a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com

Slammers FC Celebration     Feb. 8
You are invited to join the entire Slammers FC family as we meet some of the most wonderful people who have helped keep this local soccer club, the amazing organization it is today! 6-10pm. The OC Mix at SOCO: 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa. www.slammers.org

Valentine Dinner & Dance     Feb. 9
Dinner from 5pm-6pm with dancing from 6pm-10pm. Entertainment by Street Corner Symphony. Reservations are required by Feb. 3rd. $15 per person or $25 a couple. Dana Point Community Center: 34052 Del Obispo. Contact Vanna Murphy at (949) 496-4252.

Newport Beach Jazz Party     Feb. 13-16
Four Big Nights & Three Jazz packed days of the best jazz party on the planet. The format is jazz party style, taking place outdoors during the day and indoors in a plush hotel ballroom with world class sound and lighting each evening. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa; 900 Newport Center Dr. (949) 759-5003 /www.newportbeachjazzparty.com

Playlist 2014     Feb. 15
MMET is proud to present Playlist. The Pop music majors have created a show devoted to new music, featuring current and trending artists as well as a showcase for their own original compositions. This is an entirely student produced show that speaks directly to their generation. 6-9pm. Huntington Beach High School. www.hbapa.org

Taste of San Juan     Feb. 20
This is the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, which is the famous Return of the Swallows celebration in San Juan Capistrano. This event brings together many of San Juan’s marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with ‘tastes’ of their fare. 6-9pm. El Adobe Restaurant. 949-493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala     Feb. 21
Live Entertainment, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, Wine Wheel, Silent Auction, Table Decorating Contest, Dancing, Dinner, Networking and more! Reserving Broadway show themes for table decorating are first come first, so reserve yours today! 5:30-10:30pm. The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel: 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy. www.hbchamber.com

Anaheim Spring Primavera     Feb. 27-Mar.2
Annual Anaheim event for families. Rides, games, food. Live music-Spanish festival. 30,000 attendees expected. 1-10pm. Anaheim Marketplace Mall: 1440 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, 92805.

Ocean Institute Jazz Festival 2014     Feb. 28-Mar.2
The Ocean Institute’s popular jazz fundraising weekend event partners with the 43rd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales and combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of epicurean dining, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the education youth programs at the Ocean Institute. 5:30-11pm. (949) 496-2274 x337 / www.oijazzfestival.com

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