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What You're Doing This Week: January 28

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It's a divine week of food, art, music, spa, sports and more. Enjoy an evening of theater dining and entertainment with Scott's Restaurant and War Horse. Take in a concert at House of Blues or a day away at the spa. Or go for a weekend of NHL Hockey and big Super Bowl entertainment. There is plenty to keep you busy as January ends and February kicks off.

January 28, 2013

Scott's Restaurant & Bar
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Scott's Restaurant & Bar

3300 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 979-2400

As the acclaimed show, War Horse, comes to Orange County, what better time to dine at the upscale and classically beautiful Scott's Restaurant & Bar? It's walking distance from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and makes for a delightful way to kick off the evening. Scott's is celebrating 24 years in OC, and is still keeping it fresh with Executive Chef Mike Doctulero using local organic farmers and sustainable fisheries. Scott's offers a great Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. every day — perfect for pre-theatre dining. You'll enjoy half-off small plates and half-off specialty cocktails, $5 wine, and $3 and $4 craft beer. Did you know there's also a Late Night Happy Hour, Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight, to partake in after the show? Look for Chef Mike when you're there -- he truly loves what he does, is devoted to the customer and is committed to ensuring you enjoy the cuisine.

January 29, 2013

Segerstrom Center For The Arts
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War Horse

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2121

You may not believe your eyes. War Horse is the winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Play, and it has been seen by more than two million people worldwide. Time Magazine dubbed it "a landmark theater event." The show — a tale of courage, loyalty and friendship — is on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts through Feb. 3. If you haven't heard about it, it features phenomenal life-sized puppets that bring breathing, galloping, charging horses onto the stage. Some insider facts include: it took a full nine months to complete just one horse puppet; all puppets were painstakingly made by hand and the show includes 18 puppets (including horses Joey and Topthorn), as well as a goose, two swallows and two crows. Also, the tank is the largest piece of scenery in the show - six people are needed to operate it, and it, too, is considered a puppet. Tickets start at $20.

January 30, 2013

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Fiction Family

House of Blues L.A.
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-5100

Rock the House of Blues Wednesday night for an evening of song, conversation and hope. "To Write Love on Her Arms" (TWLOHA), the non-profit movement that helps people with addiction and depression, presents the Heavy and Light Tour featuring Jon Foreman & Fiction Family. The tour kicks off Jan. 31. Enjoy the cross-genre collaboration between Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman and Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins. From classic pop arrangements to expertly-etched narratives, Fiction Family crosses between sunny, upbeat rock and full folk flavor with plenty of country jams in between. Tickets start at $16.50.

January 31, 2013

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L.A. Kings vs. Nashville Predators

Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(888) KINGS-LA

NHL hockey is back! Catch the defending Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings battle against the Nashville Predators. Sit in style in the Event Suites, which are available in customized, multi-event Entertainment Plans or on an individual game basis. Suite sizes vary and can accommodate groups of 12 to 132 people with optional catering provided by Levy Restaurants. For more information, call STAPLES Center Event Suite Sales at (877) 234-8425 to learn more about reserving your suite.

February 1, 2013


Burke Williams

20 City Boulevard
Orange, CA 92868
(866) 239-6635

Think of it as a hers/his weekend. She gets her spa outing Friday, he gets his Super Bowl fun Sunday. Burke Williams just announced three relaxing spa packages you can enjoy even before Valentine's Day: "Romance," "True Love" and "For Two." Why not try the "For Two" this weekend? It's a day of relaxation for two, and you'll enjoy a couple's luxurious 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancements or Spa Style Facials with peels for an exclusive Valentine's rate starting at $279 (a $360 value). The Valentine's Day package specials are available through Feb. 14 and vary per spa location. Offered at Burke Williams Orange, Torrance, Santa Monica, San Jose, Pasadena and Sherman Oaks.

February 2, 2013

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Flex for Women's Health

11440 Ventura Blvd. Suite 107
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 506-8411

Do some good while doing your body good. Don't miss the "Flex for Women's Health" fitness event Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. benefiting Half the Sky Movement, which is committed to fighting oppression of women and girls worldwide. The donation-based pilates class at I HEART FITNESS XO is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Somaly Mam Foundation. Can't take a class? No sweat. You can still donate to benefit
the Foundation.

February 3, 2013

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The St. Regis Monarch Beach

1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 234-3685

Are you looking for a perfect spot to watch this year's Super Bowl with your friends and family? The St. Regis Monarch Beach offers two great vantage points. The Lobby Lounge has flat screens, a festive bar menu from Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern and delicious drinks. Also, Club 19 at Monarch Beach Golf Links has even more flat screens and will be serving gourmet appetizers and offering a full-service bar. Both offer fantastic views when you're not watching Beyonce at halftime.

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The Parish

840 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

For some hearty, but gourmet, eats during the big game, head over to The Parish in Downtown LA, where Chef Casey Lane will be offering up his Gridiron Special – 20 Stout-glazed chicken wings, a half-gallon jug of ESP Noble Ale, house-made pork rinds and fried olives – for just $40. Tailgate sandwiches like the buttermilk fried chicken with heirloom tomatoes and arugula or sausage and pepper sandwich are available for $8 to $11, while the Parish Burger is $14. Doors open at 3 p.m., just in time for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Debbie Lavdas is a Southern California writer who covers events and travel for CBS Los Angeles, as well as lifestyle for Laguna Beach Magazine and Bask Magazine, plus parenting topics for OC Family magazine. Keep up with her at @DebLavdas on Twitter or

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