The Summer Fun Continues at SOCO + The OC Mix

 

SOCO + THE OC MIX

Take a look at upcoming events and summer specials at SOCO + The OC Mix!  Whether you’re looking to furnish you home, enjoy a relaxing happy hour, or bring out your creative side, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest and fuels your passion all throughout the center.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PIRCH’S Ultimate Grill Event

Learn how to make the most of your summer cookouts with PIRCH’s Ultimate Grill Event!  This Saturday, July 27 from 11:00 a.m. to3:00 p.m., BBQ lovers and grill masters alike are invited to join PIRCH and DCS Grills for a delicious + informative lunch event featuring Pasturebird Chicken.  Attendees will taste chicken and other delightful dishes prepared by the amazing DCS grill while also hearing from expert chefs who will share the fascinating ins and outs of the DCS grill that was used to prepare lunch.  Savory Spice Shop and Sir Owlverick’s Coffee will also be in attendance to offer tasty samples and speak on all things spices and coffee.


Paint & Sip at Chuck Jones
Join the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on the evening of Friday, July 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a night of Chuck Jones Pop Art! Expert teaching artists will guide you through the step-by-step process of painting one of Chuck’s beloved characters and will help you create a colorful, one of a kind work of art using nontraditional tools. Wine tasting and a light snack will be provided.  For ticketing information and to register for the event, please click here and note that this event is 21 & over only.


Storytime at Cilek Kids Room
Stop by Cilek Kids Room all summer long for Storytime!  This hour-long creative and interactive program will feature live music, dance, and storytelling at each event along with a parent and child art activity to end the day.  Once Storytime is complete, families are invited to the SOCO Farmers’ Market to take part in a tasting tour with Market Bucks-tokens that can be spent on anything inside the market.  The first Storytime event will take place this weekend on Saturday, July 27 at11:00 a.m. and will feature the “Goodnight Moon” storybook.  Storytime will continue once monthly until October on 8/249/28, and10/26 with different stories and activities featured each month.  While Storytime is a free event, registration is required to hold your spot, so please click here to reserve your space and to see further information and topics for each of the events.


SUMMER SPECIALS

A Hot Summer Sale at Natuzzi
It’s not too late to shop Natuzzi’s Summer Sale!  Happening through Sunday, July 28, this sale will offer customers special prices including 15% off products store-wide!  Whether you’re looking for pieces to add to your living, dining, or sleeping areas of the house, Natuzzi’s Summer Sale will provide you with high quality, Italian-made furniture that has extreme attention to detail, sophistication, and astounding comfort.


We Olive Introduces Summer Sunday Happy Hour
Kick back this summer with We Olive’s All Day Happy Hour every Sunday!  Throughout the entire summer, guests may enjoy $2 off all glasses of wine, $1 off all half glasses of wine, $1 off all beers, and $2 off select appetizers all day, every day on Sundays.  This is the perfect chance to relax with great company and to enjoy some tasty food + drink before the week officially begins.

 

 

 

 

Your Guide to SOCO + The OC Mix’s Summer Happenings!

 

SOCO + THE OC MIX

This summer, SOCO + The OC Mix is your place for design-centric and kid-friendly events along with delicious new offerings.  Stop by the center throughout the season to enjoy amazing deals that are sure to satisfy the FOODIE and INTERIOR DESIGNER in you.

Summer Events

OC DESIGNER CAMP

Don’t forget to register your young designer for Orange County Designer Camp!  Known as the only comprehensive + collaborative design-based summer camp for students ages 11 – 17, OC Designer Camp will take place starting Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chuck Jones Center.  Participants will gain a behind the scenes look at the vast world of design and will learn in an environment that fosters creativity + community.  Throughout the program, participants will hear advice from design professionals who have extensive experience in the industry, helping students to discover their full potential + career opportunities.  For more information and to register, please click here.


YOGA & VINO AT H.D. BUTTERCUP

Join LXRYOGA for free yoga & wine at H.D. Buttercup on Saturday, June 22 beginning at10:30 a.m.  This event is the perfect way to celebrate International Yoga Weekend and will start off with a yoga flow followed by social hour at 11:45 a.m. with small eats, samples, and giveaways.  Yoga will be led by Courtnie,@wellnesswithcourtnie on Instagram, who is a health enthusiast + yoga teacher and represents the LXRYOGA mission – finding luxury in a place you would least expect it. Register here and reserve your spot today!


SUMMER CAMPS & CLASSES AT CHUCK JONES

This summer, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will offer several exciting summer art classes and camps for adults and children to enjoy.  From animation classes to drawing, painting, and collaging, students will learn techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces!  To view all of the summer classes and camps offered, please see the center’s event website and be sure to register soon!  For any questions, please contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, atCyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org.


Special Offers

NEW TACKLE BOX SPECIALS!

  • Industry Night will happen every Monday evening where all hospitality industry employees can enjoy 25% off food and beverages from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wing (and Wine!) Wednesday takes place every Wednesday with wings for $1 each (tax included) from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and half off all wine bottles!
  • Pub Night will now be offered every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with fish & chips for $11 (tax included) and $5 beer or beer flights available with a food purchase.
  • Tackle Box’s Ballpark Special will offer customers a Street Hot Dog + PBR Beer for $8 (tax included) during any Dodgers or Angels game.
  • The $5 menu is Tackle Box’s newest introduction and includes appetizers, tacos and a rotating drink special that will be available every Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PAUL MITCHELL’S JUNE STYLE REPORT

Get your summer style on all season long at Paul Mitchell!  Throughout the month of June, customers may enjoy $10 off highlights along with $7 cuts any Monday or Tuesday evening.  Plus, dads may continue celebrating Father’s Day with a complimentary shave with a barbering service all month long!  For more details and to see all of June’s offerings, please click here.

Coming this Fall at SOCO + The OC Mix!

Festive Fun
at SOCO + THE OC MIX!  
This holiday season, SOCO + The OC Mix will be home to tons of festive events, exclusive sales, and exciting new flavors!

For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us @socoandtheocmix!


Ligne Roset + Scavolini Grand Opening Celebration 
On Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Ligne Roset and Scavolini invite you to enjoy an evening of cocktails, light bites and entertainment in celebration of their grand opening at SOCO + The OC Mix!

For more info or to RSVP, contactrsvp@qandamarketing

 


New Arrivals At The Cheese Shop OC

The Cheese Shop located in the OC Mix is under new ownership and has some exciting new additions, including breakfast! Stop by this weekend to try new menu items including the smoked salmon toast, croque monsieur, ham + cheese croissant, and more.

 


Get Spooky With SusieCakes
Enjoy SusieCakes’ sugar cookies with brand new spooky designs just in time for Halloween! These tasty treats can be purchased individually or as a party platter of 18 all October long!

 

 


CEU: Water Saving Solutions With Pirch 
On Tuesday, October 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., you are invited to join Pirch for a CEU designer event on creating a luxurious shower experience while complying with water conservation requirements. For more information, visit in-store or call 949-429-0800.

 

 


Do The Monster Mash With Chuck Jones 
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join the Chuck Jones Gallery for a spooktacular afternoon of creative projects for the whole family! Tickets are only $5 and benefit the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

For more info and to buy tickets, visit: ChuckJonesBigDraw.org

 

 

 

RED DOT AUCTION VIII CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,
Preparations are underway for the Eighth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018.
Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Red Dot Auction.  We’re changing up the overall theme from the Life & Times of Chuck Jones to his Golden Age Decade, the 1950s. Any of the over 90 cartoons Chuck Jones directed during the years 1950 – 1959 are fodder for your imagination. A list of the cartoons is available by clicking here.
There will be five categories this year:
  1. Landscape – predominant theme in landscape, seascape, urban-scape; may include cartoon character(s)
  2. Portrait – may be a self-portrait or the portrait of another person or cartoon character
  3. Homage – to an art genre, specific artist, or live action film
  4. Assemblage – collage using unconventional materials-take something and make something new out of it or its parts
  5. 3D – we’ll provide an 8″ 3D “Cre8ive Peeple” (see below) to be painted and enhanced as you envision

There are only 30 spaces available in each of the five different sections, all requests for a specific section will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

To submit your information and section request, click here.

The canvas provided for the first four sections will be a 12″ square and as last year, we ask that you sign the artwork on the reverse.  For the 3D object, please sign the bottom of the object. HOWEVER,  

new this year

 , you may choose to work inany size canvas or other substrate you’d like to provide yourself.

You may prefer to work on paper or another substrate and that’s fine, as long as we can mount it to the 12″ square canvas for presentation the night of the event. The artwork should be signed on the reverse so that bidders at this silent auction will not know who has created which work of art.
 
Won’t you share your gifts with us and with the Center’s suupporters and patrons?  If you will, please fill out the registration form found HERE.
Canvases are due back no later than Monday, March 27, 2018! Again this year we will bring the Red Dot Auction online for pre-bidding only. This online auction will go live mid-April 2018 and end the evening of Tuesday, May 8, 2018 In order to be included in it, your artwork must arrive no later than March 27, 2018.
And again this year a commemorative poster, similar to the one shown, will be printed; 30 canvases will be selected to represent this year’s Red Dot Auction. Two of the posters will be produced and sold the evening of the event. To be considered for inclusion in the commemorative poster, your artwork must arrive no later than March 15, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, time, and commitment to the vision of the Center.
Exercise Your Genius!
All the best, Robert

October Happenings at SOCO and The OC Mix!

Photo shoot at SOCO for the Festival Ballet Theatre  “Alice in Wonderland” ballet at Irvine Barclay Theatre

 

 

Chuck Jones Halloween Fall Fundraiser – This Sunday! 
Play It Forward, a “Spook”tacular FUNdraiser for Creativity Benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is coming up THIS Sunday, October 22 from 1-4pm at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at #SOCOandTheOCMix. There will be mask-making, trick or treat bag and faux pumpkin decorating, “Day-of-the-Dead” skeleton head decorating, wire art, lyric-writing, toy-making, animation light-table drawing, and more! Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

Halloween Photo Booth at SOCO
On October 28. Alison Bernier Kids Photography will be hosting a free photo booth in honor of Halloween on October 28th from 9.30am – 12.30pm at #SOCOandtheOCMix Children in costume are invited to come have pictures taken with our spooky backdrop. You can purchase your photos afterward from an online gallery. Individual digital Images will be $30, 2 for $50 or 3 for $65. No bookings are required. We look forward to seeing you all! 

 

SOCO After Dark – Live Music EVERY Monday
You’re invited to Live Music Mondays at SOCO and The OC Mix! Join us now every Monday to enjoy happy hour at We Olive Wine Bar and Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop –  and live music in the SOCO Courtyard from the Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band. No RSVP necessary. Click here for more details. 

 

Never Miss an Event! 
Be sure to visit our website for the full list of events and happenings at SOCO and The OC Mix. Also, we love to hear from you – so please check in @socoandtheocmix when you attend an event, and please follow @socoandtheocmix for giveaways, the latest updates, announcements, and more! 

Must Read – Five New Tenants at SOCO and The OC Mix!

Happy Thursday! We’re excited to share with you five new tenants now open and opening soon at SOCO and The OC Mix. Be sure to check out our event calendar for grand opening events, in-store promos, and much more. We look forward to you visiting these new stores and giving them a warm welcome to SOCO and The OC Mix – and our valued community and neighbors!

Eggslice pop-up inside Shuck Oyster Bar at The OC Mix 
Visit Eggslice every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7AM-10:30AM inside Shuck Oyster Bar to enjoy perfectly crafted breakfast sandwiches that were born at local Farmers Markets in Sydney, Australia more than 18 years ago. These delectable breakfast sandwiches feature unique locally madeChili Jam, combined with fresh, local ingredients. You’ll get your sandwich piping hot, stacked with flavor and served with a reverence towards sustainable, local ingredients in a timely manner. Visit http://www.eggslice.com/  for more info and menu options. 

Bono Spera at The OC Mix 
Bono Spera, meaning ‘Good Hope’ in Latin, is a new women’s athletic apparel and beauty store now open inside The OC Mix at SOCO. Bono Spera’s goal is to help women in their pursuit of a healthier version of themselves without compromising style. In addition to offering trendy athleisure wear, Bona Spera specializes in all natural, eco-friendly Korean skincare products as well as Korean cosmetics and body care that no one should go without in their daily regimen.  

Natuzzi Italia at SOCO
Natuzzi Italia is Italy’s largest furniture house and one of the most recognized in the furniture industry. As the best-known luxury brand in the furnishings sector worldwide, Natuzzi Italia is committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability. The SOCO location will showcase the new store design, merchandising concept and overall Natuzzi Italia consumer experience. Opening this winter at SOCO.

Bang & Olufsen at SOCO
For more than 90 years, Bang & Olufsen has been an iconic brand, known for its highly distinctive and exclusive range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, and multimedia products, which combine technological excellence and emotional appeal. The company – opening this Fall at SOCO – will offer a proud legacy of excellence in both design and engineering as a statement of timeless quality, ensuring that each new generation is as compatible with the past as it is with the future.

Chuck Jones Gallery at SOCO and The OC Mix
Founded by four-time Academy Award recipient, animation director, creator and creative genius Chuck Jones, and his daughter, Linda Jones Clough, Chuck Jones Gallery is best-known as “the” gallery for the art of American Pop Culture. This second, smaller location in The OC Mix (now open) will focus on finding the art people love to collect and helping them place it in their homes and offices. In addition to its fine arts collections, the gallery will carry Looney Tunes-inspired gifts and offer archival framing for your own treasured works of art.  

Wellness Wednesday, Storytime, Designer Camp and more at SOCO and The OC Mix!

 

Wellness Wednesday (starting tomorrow!) at SOCO
Join us for Wellness Wednesdays the second Wednesday of the month at SOCO and The OC Mix. Starting tomorrow, July 12 from 5pm-9pm take some time for yourself with the following:

  • Check in at the Yarnover Truck (outside of The OC Mix by Shuck) starting at 5pm
  • Get a complimentary cocktail card for Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
  • Take a hour long yoga class and tarot card reading from the ladies of Fortune and Flow at 6pm 
  • Enjoy tastings at We Olive Wine Bar and The Cheese Shop
  • Have kombucha tastings and talks at Farm & Culture Co from 5-9pm. 

The event is free, but please RSVP by clicking here. 

Designer Camp OC at SOCO! 
OC Designer Camp 101 is taking place for the first time at SOCO from July 24 – 28 / 9am – 3pm. Your teen can explore the vast careers in the design industry by implementing the principles and elements of design. Students explore the design world covering Art, Branding, Fashion, Interior Design, Photography, Styling, Trend Forecasting and much more. Spots are still available and booking up fast  –  sign up and learn more here. 

 

Storytime at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SOCO – July 24
Singer and story-teller, Christa Mae and the teaching artists of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity have teamed up to bring you “Storytime”, an hour of song, story, and coordinated art projects for pre-schoolers and their mothers and fathers. Sign up for Monday July 24 by clicking here.  

 

SOCO After Dark – Live Music Mondays
You’re invited to Live Music Mondays at SOCO and The OC Mix! Join us the last Monday of the month (July 31) to enjoy happy hour at We Olive Wine Bar and Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop –  and live music in the SOCO Courtyard from the Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band. No RSVP necessary.

What’s New, What’s Happening at SOCO & The OC Mix!

Keep up those New Year Resolutions at SOCO & The OC Mix! 
We’ve made it easy for you to keep those New Year Resolutions. Replace your soda with Farm & Culture’s kombucha (shown here), and trade your sandwich for a healthy poke bowl from Temakira – both located inside The OC Mix. Need a healthy breakfast option? Nothing beats the Birdie Bowl & Juicery Peanut B acai bowl – or try it as a smoothie if you’re on the run!

 

 

Terrarium Workshops at Uni Home 
Master a new skill this year with Uni Home Store’s fun and interactive Terrarium Workshops. Classes will begin at 11am on the following Saturdays: February 4th, and February 25th. *Planters may vary, and the workshop includes plants & materials. Please call Uni Home Store to reserve your seat today! (949) 251-1771. 

 

 

Make Valentine’s Day Treats at Surfas at SOCO! 
It’s hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so let’s learn how to make treats that will wow your loved ones at Surfas Culinary District at SOCO. On Sunday, February 5 from 12:30pm-3:30pm, learn how to make caramel from scratch, the art of candying nuts, and individual lava cakes that will leave you saying yum! It’s the perfect class to do with friends – or your special Valentine. To sign up please click here 
Storytime at Chuck Jones at SOCO
Bring the kids to Storytime with Christa Mae at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity next Monday, February 6th 12:30PM-1:30PM. Christa will lead an interactive book reading and there will be coloring stations and cartoon showings provided by Chuck Jones Gallery. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by clicking here.  

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