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When the lights flicker on and off at The Gourmet Detective, there's no cause for alarm?it's all just part of the show. The interactive murder mystery dinner theatre injects a three-course meal with whimsical performers who blend comedy and drama into a vintage whodunnit. Each show transports its captive audience to the era of film noir, wrapping them into a dark, twisting narrative scored with live music from a lounge singer. The scene is set as guests mingle with the characters at a pre-show cocktail hour, then step into the seedy restaurant those characters run. When the first players are bumped off at the start of the meal, everyone in the crowd becomes equally gumshoe, witness, and suspect. Throughout the dinner, guests can either sit back and enjoy the show or gather clues by talking with the characters who serve each course between the scenes. The evening culminates in a reveal of the real culprit, as well as the audience's most inaccurate guesses.
105 Main Street
Newport Beach,
CA
US
There are plenty of gems hidden away in the Newport Beach dining scene. Thanks to the folks at Flavors of Newport Beach, they won't stay hidden for long. The company's culinary connoisseurs share their favorite under-the-radar eats during scenic walking tours, which kick off on the Peninsula at Ruby's Diner. Groups touch down at various eateries to sample ocean-fresh seafood and other culinary delights, learning tidbits of local history along the way. After a quick ferry-ride across the water, the tour ends on Balboa Island. There, each customer receives return-fare so that they can ferry back at their own leisure rather than trying to hitch a ride on a friendly manatee.
1 Balboa Pier
Newport Beach,
CA
US
For one night only, Yost Theater's stage serves as the centerpiece of the Hard Rock's Rock Star Beer Festival, a celebration that gives attendees the opportunity to taste unlimited samples of more than 40 craft beers. The VIP tent supplements the brews with mixed-drink samples from Cocktail City Vegas, and Chicago punk outfit Mest and Gwen Stefani?certified tribute No Duh will play throughout the evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit Beer for Boobs, a nonprofit that provides funding for breast-cancer research.
1131 Back Bay Dr.
Newport Beach,
CA
US
On September 21, a dragon boat ceremony set to the thumping percussion of taiko drums kicks off the 2013 Asian Pacific Festival of Arts & Music By the Sea, a two-day affair brimming with cross-cultural peace and understanding. Stocked with cultural exhibits, eating contests, and opportunities for horizon broadening, this year's festival theme, “Reflection Through a Shining Community,” honors the rich heritage and many successes of immigrant populations hailing from all Asian countries. While visitors sample delicious cuisine and lend their ears to native music, a number of programs will compete for attention, including fashion shows, a kids' area, a hip-hop dance competition, and muay thai boxing demonstrations.
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach,
CA
US
Property Location With a stay at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport Beach, you'll be near the bay and convenient to Orange County Museum of Art and Balboa Pier. This eco-friendly resort is within close proximity of Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and Balboa Pavilion. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 407 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios where you can take in garden and water views. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, 3 spa tubs, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle. Dining Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Newport Beach? This resort has 27900 square feet (2592 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
1107 Jamboree Rd
Newport Beach,
CA
US
Staged on the vibrant streets outside Fashion Island in Newport Beach, the 22nd-annual Taste plays host to more than 20 restaurants and dessert companies, 15 wineries, a blend of flavorful cocktail concoctors, and legendary purveyors of rock, roll, and Grammy-worthy riffs. Stage performances include Gin Blossoms on Friday, Foreigner on Saturday, and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo closing down the mouthwatering weekend on Sunday. As each day builds toward a rocking conclusion and 12-hour Korean War reenactment, tasters can traverse the tents, sampling everything from sushi to filet mignon to crème brûlée from some of the area's most distinctive eateries such as The Yard House, Ho Sum Bistro, and The Beachcomber Café. On-site self-parking is free, valet parking is available, and bicycling to the event in a bib is possible.
600 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach,
CA
US