Local Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year where everyone is thinking about what they should buy for their friends and family. If you need shopping suggestions, Irvine Weekly’s Susan Hornik has found some great ideas for our Holiday Gift Guide! For That Busy Friend Healthy eating is a great way to kick off 2019! Check out Anaheim’s Fresh n’ Lean, a delicious, organic meal prep service which is delivered right to your …

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Catch Louie Anderson at the Irvine Improv

Doing stand-up comedy is not for the meek – you have to be fearless, charismatic and of course, hilarious. Three-time Emmy Award® winner Louie Anderson excels at all three. One of Hollywood’s most recognized comedians, the lovable Anderson is headlining at Irvine Comedy Club November 30th through December 2nd. Anderson has a recipe for success: Be kind. “I get that from my mom,” he told us. “She was always the …

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Entertainment and Food Collide at Diamond Jamboree

Choosing a place to spend one’s evening can sometimes be a challenge. First, there’s the difficult choice of selecting what to eat, which can be a downright contentious issue when it comes to couples or family dining. That said, Diamond Jamboree, located at the intersection of Alton Pkwy. and Jamboree Rd., which labels itself “Orange County’s International Eatertainment Destination,” provides a cross-section of colorful options. Most of the numerous restaurants …

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Dirty John Makes Its TV Debut On Bravo!

Cable network Bravo is bringing the chilling events that led to the murder of John Meehan to life in the crime anthology series “Dirty John.” Meehan, a surgeon who in actuality was a con man, became romantically involved with Irvine/Newport Beach interior designer, Debra Newell. The beautiful Newell had what looked to many like a perfect Orange County life, living in California’s most desirable area. But like many people, what …

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Escape From Irvine!

A wise man once said, “Lemme outta here!!!” It is likely that this man had not willingly entangled himself in a situation that would have ultimately resulted in his shouting of that particular panicked phrase, but this is the 21st century. People now fork out cash to be temporarily incarcerated in escape rooms — that is, rooms that are meticulously designed with a variety of clues and/or mechanisms through which, …

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Kobe Bryant Talks “The Punies”

Kobe Bryant has created a new podcast called “The Punies” aimed at teaching children life lessons through sports. Irvine Weekly Publisher Brian Calle caught up with Kobe at Children’s Hospital Orange County – where he was doing a surprise special reading of the series for the patients – to discuss Kobe’s new venture in the podcast space. Each 15-minute episode of the podcast follows main character “Puny” Pete, as he tackles a …

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The Top 10 Halloween-Themed Activities In and Around Irvine

If you’re a Halloween fan, you’ve probably already gotten around to hitting Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal’s Horror Nights and/or other notable haunted attractions. If not, you’ve probably made plans to do so. However, there are plenty of haunts and other Halloween-themed activities right here, in and around Irvine for you and/or the whole family to enjoy. Irvine Weekly is proud to present this handy guide to local Halloween-themed events. (Top …

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Irvine Nightlife: The Best Hidden Gems and Rooftop Bars

According to WalletHub.com, Irvine is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. It’s no wonder the area has a myriad of nightlife choices. Destination Irvine, a resource for where to stay, play, eat and meet in the area, promotes the city as a preferred overnight destination in Southern California for groups, sports events, leisure visitors and business travelers. “From the rooftop bar Hive & Honey offering 360° views …

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The Art of the Teese

Watching Dita Von Teese perform is a magical, sensual experience. Like a flickering candle, you are drawn into her graceful movements, mesmerized. It’s no wonder why her performances attract sold-out crowds. The queen of burlesque lives a full life, traveling on a whirlwind Europe tour with her burlesque revue and designing her latest lingerie collection, which is on sale in Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. “I’ve created a show called ‘The Art …

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