Editor's Note: Candice Baker returns with Retail Therapy, bringing you the best in local deals, new businesses and special opportunities.
Rite on: The Pacific Symphony will host a free live simulcast of its "Rite of Spring Turns 100" celebration in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Arts Plaza at 8 p.m. Saturday. Family festivities and a series of live performances begin at 5 p.m.; no ticket is required. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The first 100 guests will receive a pair of free tickets to a Pacific Symphony summer concert. Information: http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
Back in time: Mimi's Café is celebrating its 35th anniversary this month with a weekly rotating selection of menu items sold at their original prices. The current offering is a classic muffin at the 1978 price of 45 cents, available for dine-in guests with coupon, valid through Wednesday. Enjoy Mimi's famous French onion soup for $2.25 from June 10 to 12 with coupon. To download coupons, visit mimiscafe.com/35thanniversary.aspx. Local locations include 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa; 4030 Barranca Parkway, Irvine; and 18461 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. The brand recently announced an effort to revamp its menu and return to its French roots. Information: http://www.mimiscafe.com.
Luxe linens: For those seeking to upgrade the soft surroundings in their homes, manufacturer ACG Green is holding a warehouse sale from Saturday through June 15 at 7 Autry, Irvine. The warehouse will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, or weekdays by appointment only. Finds include bedding, curtains, pillows, home décor items, yardage and upholstered pieces like headboards and ottomans at 70 to 90% off. Brands include Jennifer Taylor, Sandy Wilson and Image by Charlie. Information: acggreen.com.
Juicy offering: Ritual JuiceBox Corona del Mar, 2841 E. Coast Hwy., celebrates its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with giveaways, brand ambassador appearances and Ritual Cocktails. The store offers certified organic, cold-pressed fruit, vegetable and nut juices and cleanses. Juices range from $4 to $10; combo packs are $18. Information: (714) 786-8922 or ritualjuicebox.com.
All the fixings: Craving Thanksgiving in June? Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, 4221 MacArthur Blvd. Unit B-2, Newport Beach, is celebrating its 37th birthday from 3 to 7 p.m. June 13 with a special deal on its famous Bobbie sandwich. The turkey, cranberry, stuffing and mayo sandwich will be offered for $1; no coupon will be required. Information: (949) 769-2650.
Glamour girl: "Fancy Nancy" children's book series illustrator and Irvine resident Robin Preiss Glasser will make an appearance and book signing at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested for the library foundation's Making Memories for Children program. Seating is first-come, first serve. Information: nbpl.org.
Bulgari returns: The Bulgari store at South Coast Plaza, which has been closed for three months for renovation, reopens Thursday with a display from Bulgari's High Jewelry collection. Bulgari's Cocktail and Graffiti collections also make their debut at the opening. The new space features a massive, hand-assembled Murano glass chandelier and is a study in contrast, with encausto walls; stone and wood floors featuring an onyx eight-pointed star; and silk wall panels featuring images from Bulgari's historical archives. Information: http://www.bulgari.com.
A decorator's dream: Love the designer furniture and décor displayed in model homes, but want to get it for a fraction of the cost? Just Like the Model, now situated in a 24,000-square-foot showroom at 17391 Murphy Ave., Irvine, is offloading all of its 2012 merchandise with additional discounts in order to make room for new stock. Ever-changing offerings include everything from large furniture pieces to décor items, bedding, appliances, artwork, lighting and tableware. Information: (714) 968-9888 or http://www.justlikethemodel.com.
Rock-a-bye baby: Crate & Barrel's children's store, the Land of Nod, opened its first California store last week at South Coast Plaza. The retailer offers high-quality children's furnishings, accessories, bedding and toys, many with a vintage flair. The store is on the third floor of the Crate and Barrel wing of the former Crystal Court portion of the mall. Information: (714) 754-1969 or http://www.landofnod.com.
Stir it up: Local would-be mixologists over age 21 are invited to submit a muddled summer cocktail recipe to a contest offered by the Bungalow Restaurant, 2441 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a chance at a $250 gift card, bragging rights and a spot on the summer cocktail menu. Enter your seasonal recipe by midnight June 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "The Bungalow Cocktail Contest." Include your name, age, address and phone number.