Newport Beach Film Festival Guide

Next week, the Newport Beach Film Festival will kick off its 20th annual celebration of the arts and culture in big form. With last year’s event bringing more than 50,000 people to Orange County from around the world, this year is sure to be monumental. Everything will kick off Thursday, April 25, with the festival’s Opening Night Gala following its opening night film. The 3,000 person event, which will take …

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Dishes Worth the Drive: Kobe Meatballs, Crab Cakes and Chocolate Hummus

It’s time again to take a culinary tour through Irvine of dishes that are so good that they’re worth a drive in traffic from Los Angeles. This month, we have some delicious dishes to spotlight from a brand new Italian steakhouse and a new Mediterranean restaurant. There may be plenty of Italian and Mediterranean food in Los Angeles, but these specific dishes are so good that we’re recommending a trip …

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The Liftoff Takes Over FivePoint Amphitheatre

Summertime is upon us! Which means Power 106 is doing it bigger than they’ve ever done in the past. Living up to their slogan of being “Los Angeles’ #1 For Hip Hop” radio station, concert-goers are blessed with an all-star lineup of both up-and-coming and mainstream artists, including Mustard & Friends, G-Eazy, Tyga, French Montana, T-Pain, O.T. Genasis, A-Track, Roddy Ricch and more. Presented by Mercury Insurance, the one-day festival …

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The Unseen Artists of UCI

There’s a movement brewing. An unseen hand tucks a water bottle behind a rock, with something inside. A picture is posted to Instagram, and then all of a sudden a crowd comes running. The owner of the bottle is nowhere to be found. A figure in all black sits down at a table on the UC Irvine campus. He looks like a shadow, a silhouette, but upon further examination you …

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Celebrate 420 With the Best Cannabis Irvine Has to Offer

The maximization of the 4/20 experience for the Irvine cannabis enthusiast tends to involve a bit of a road trip be it the day of or in prior preparation for the holiday, but we’ve got a list of some of the best cannabis in California that’s locally available and sure to be worth your travels. Some might fall back on delivery services, and there is nothing wrong with that. The …

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How the Cannabis Industry Came to Irvine

Irvine has always been a tough sell on both sides when it came to the cannabis industry. But now, laboratories that fit right in with the science scene of one of SoCal’s most cutting-edge communities are starting to pop up. Despite legalization, the idea of the cannabis industry taking root in Irvine in any capacity seemed like fantasy not long ago. To get our heads around how it all went …

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