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Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Allbirds


Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with Allbirds, the digitally-native footwear company that uses premium natural materials to make modern, sustainable footwear a reality. Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Allbirds marks the brand’s first national and international in-store retail partnership in select Nordstrom stores such as at South Coast Plaza, as well as online at

Since launching the brand in 2016, co-founders Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger have worked to create better things in a better way and are on a mission to prove that comfort, design and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive.

Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Allbirds will feature five exclusive colors in addition to the full product assortment of men’s and women’s styles. The selection includes three silhouettes: the Runner, Lounger and Skipper. The shoes will be offered in a combination of their cult favorite Wool collection fabric, along with their newly launched Tree collection material made of a textile spun from eucalyptus fiber. Each pair retails for $95.

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The Inflatable Run & Festival


The Inflatable Run & Festival on Saturday, April 21 at the OC Fair & Event Center could be the greatest family event that offers non-stop entertainment for all ages! The Inflatable Run features a kid-friendly one mile/5k inflatable obstacle course, free family activities, live entertainment, exciting inflatable attractions, delicious food truck vendors and many more fun surprises!

This event will benefit the Just Care more Foundation. You can learn more about them at

Ticket prices range from free -$65, depending on which activities you participate in.

The course opens for the first 5k time slot from 8 a.m. to noon. The costume contest is at 9 a.m.; Dance Party & Giveaways @ The Stage at 10 a.m.; Mr. Wacky Meet & Greet is at 10:30 a.m.; Water Ballon Battle is at 11:30 a.m.; an Epic Magic Show is at noon, and the course closes for the first 5k time slot and opens for the second 5k time slot (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.). The costume contest is at 1 p.m.; Dance Party & Giveaways @ The Stage at 2 p.m. and Mr. Wacky Meet & Greet at 2:30 p.m. The Water Balloon Battle is at 3 p.m.

88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa.

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OC’s ONly Goat Yoga Event


The cutest baby goats will take over Centennial Farm at OC Fair & Event Center this Saturday as Orange County's only goat yoga event kicks off.

The Goat Yoga Experience & Fun Farm Day offers a unique opportunity to be part of the latest fitness sensation. It's a traditional yoga class with baby pygmy goats invited in to frolic, nuzzle and climb on class participants.

But there's more - and it's free! Although the two goat yoga sessions quickly sold out, there is plenty of goat fun to be had with goat selfie stations, playtime with goats, chick petting, and Centennial Farm is open for exploration - great for human and goat kids of all ages.

Come watch as Spectra Yoga of Costa Mesa offers two beginner-level sessions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Centennial Farm’s Millennium Barn. The Fountain Valley Cloverdales 4-H Club will supply cuddly baby goats to join in on the fun. The Farm is open until 4 p.m.

In addition to being a trending topic, yoga with goats has been credited with helping decrease stress and incite laughter while getting in those down dogs and cobras.

The event will also feature a bake sale and frozen fruit bars fundraiser and opportunity drawings for farm-fresh gift baskets, with proceeds benefiting the Fountain Valley Cloverdales 4-H Club and Centennial Farm. Exclusive souvenir T-shirts will also be sold.

88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa.

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New Podcast Tour Unites Orange County Creativity


1888's Why We Write: Orange County Roadshow  highlights creative purpose and necessity in Orange County. Taking submissions from across the globe, this essay series stands as a manifesto to why writers put pen to paper. Each essay is less than 500 words, and everyone is invited to submit and share their work. Why We Write essays will be performed by invitation or through actors for international authors who can’t make the trip.

The Why We Write project was inspired by George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Why I Write.” 1888 developed this program to highlight our motives for writing and asked the community to share their story and join the conversation. Over the last month, this collaborative project received submissions from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, England, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malta, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, United Kingdom, and 33 States in America.

The events will feature author readings from curated essay submissions and will be recorded for audio podcast and a special video documentary. Below is a list of events in Costa Mesa, Anaheim, and the City of Orange:

The LAB, Anti-Mall, Costa Mesa

Wednesday, April 18 / Free 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Cooks Chapel, Packing House, Anaheim

Wednesday, May 16 / $9 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

1888 Center, Orange

Wednesday, June 20 / $9 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This 1888 Roadshow is produced in partnership with Community Engagement, Anaheim Packing District, and The LAB.

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