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Stars of Ballet at Festival Ballet Theatre’s ‘Don Quixote’


International stars of ballet will perform with Festival Ballet Theatre in FBT’s production of Don Quixote on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. It’s also an extra special production since two of ballet’s most prestigious dancers will appear as guest artists.

Hee Seo and Marcelo Gomes will be performing for the first time together in the leading roles of Kitri and Basilio as the passionate young lovers, with gypsy spirit and excitement of old-world Spain. They have both performed in Festival Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote production, receiving rave reviews.

Set to Ludwig Minkus' memorable score, this classic is a ballet lover's favorite. Don Quixote features these internationally acclaimed guest artists as well as Festival Ballet Theatre’s professional company dancers and a boisterous cast of characters that create vibrant scenes from days gone by. This ballet brings Cervantes’ quintessential novel to life as the eccentric, wandering knight, searches to find his ideal woman, Dulcinea, accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza.

The two performances open with an evening performance on Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and closes with an afternoon performance on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $42 to $55.

Irvine Barclay Theatre is at 242 Campus Drive in Irvine. 949.854.4646.

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Ruby’s Grand Opening Weekend at Outlets at San Clemente


This weekend, March 25-26, Ruby’s Diner at Outlets at San Clemente will be celebrating its grand opening featuring special promotions, giveaways and activities. It’s one of the few Ruby’s Diner locations that offers premium wine and beer, as well as Orange County’s first walk-up in-diner ice cream shop.

The event will feature face painters, balloon artists, photo opportunities and prize drawings all weekend long. Stop by for specials such as $3 short stack pancakes-and-coffee specials from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and $2 single-scoops of ice cream. A $5 burger, drink, and fries meal combo will also be available with an upgrade to a milkshake for an extra $2 from 11:30 a.m. to closing. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can also enjoy live music from local bands.  

The location also features an outdoor, pet-friendly patio with fire pits and a private Tiki Room for birthday parties or small gatherings. The Tiki Room can seat up to 20 guests and is free of charge. 

Outlets at San Clemente is at 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 190 in San Clemente. 949.492.7829

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Antonello Ristorante’s Honors 50th Anniversary of SCP


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of South Coast Plaza, the shopping and dining destination founded by Henry Segerstrom, restaurateur/chef Antonio Cagnolo at Antonello Ristorante will honor his legacy by serving his favorite meal throughout March. 

Gamberi alla Henry, large prawns cooked in a light San Marzano tomato sauce with Sicilian olive oil and oregano, will be prepared table side and served with toasted rustic bread. It will be available during lunch and dinner for $28. 

Cagnolo met Segerstrom in 1977 when he was managing Alfredo’s, a restaurant at the Westin South Coast Plaza.  He encouraged the Italian native to launch his own restaurant and two years later, Antonello Ristorante opened its doors. Cagnolo also owns two other eateries at South Coast Plaza: Quattro Café featuring specialty pasta dishes and entree selections; and Antonello Expresso Bar serves gourmet coffee drinks as well as homemade baked goods and sandwiches.

Co-chefs Salvatore Ferrara and Gino Buonanoce work closely with Cagnolo at Antonello Ristorante to develop daily specials and special prix fixe menus many paired with wines and other spirits.  The menu items boast high flavor profiles, organic ingredients and light approach to preparing them.

3800 South Plaza Drive in Santa Ana. 714.751.7153

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Girls Night Out at Spa Gregories


Grab your best friends and join Spa Gregories for their party of the year, Girls Night Out on Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. You can enjoy catered food, drinks by Spa Girl Cocktail, Facials by Epicuren; Botox, Juvederm and Laser services by Pure Beauty Skin Care & Medical Spa, live music from Jerome Dean; and 15% discount on all retail! Raffle prizes from Spa Gregorie's, The Dailey Method, Epicuren and more!

Admission is $25 for a single ticket or $40 for 2 tickets. Bring a new or gently used item that will be donated to Working Wardrobes and receive an additional raffle ticket. Each paying guest receives: one complimentary service from list below; one free raffle ticket for fabulous prizes, and a swag bag full of valuable products and coupons!

One Complimentary service with the price of admission. Please book for your complimentary service in advance by calling 949.644.6672.

Polish Change (Manicures only. No gels and No acrylics)
ToGo Spa Charcoal Under Eye Pads with Collagen
ToGo Spa Coconut Lip Collagen Gel Mask
NuFace Instant Browlift Treatment
Instantly Ageless Serum (It's like Instant Botox!)

Additional services may be booked for the fees indicated below (receive one additional raffle ticket per service!): Please book for your paid service in advance by calling 949.644.6672.

More information here.

Spa Gregorie's Newport Beach is at 200 Newport Center Drive #100 in Newport Beach.

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