Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations, allows patrons who dress partially like a cow (say a cow-spotted shirt) to receive a free entrée, while those who dress head to toe as cows receive a free combo meal. Full guidelines and more information:

Skate in: The next Etnies/Emerica Warehouse Sale is slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 26291 Fuerte Drive, Lake Forest. Get half off skater-inspired shoes and apparel for men, women and children. Information:

Stirring sounds: The Newport Beach Civic Center's Concerts on the Green on Sunday will feature the All-American Boys Chorus, presenting the best of Broadway, oldie favorites, jazz classics and Dixieland melodies, including a patriotic spotlight on the U.S. armed forces. The performance starts at 6 p.m. at 100 Civic Center Drive. Admission and parking are free. Information:

July oh my: Laguna Beach's HIP District, on South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon Drive, is hosting a variety of special sales and events this month. Taim Boutique will host a holiday sale Friday through Sunday, with up to 50% off everything in the store. This will be followed by a sale of up to 70% off starting July 11. Ritual Yoga Arts will give new students a free week of yoga and the ability to purchase a month of unlimited yoga for $69. Use coupon code "summerlove14" by July 31 to participate. Blue Eyed Girl will host a sale Friday through Sunday with an additional 40% off sale items. The Rhythm Ride spin studio will give new local residents three free rides this month. Show up 15 minutes before class time to sign up. European Optical will offer 15% off sunglasses this month. Information and participating locations:

Sizzling summer: Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, has announced a new summer menu featuring bold flavors and skinny cocktails. The menu, which runs through Aug. 1, includes options like crab cakes with jalapeño remoulade; habanero chicken pasta; blackened tilapia; barbecue pork chops; and a strawberry icebox cake. Information: (714) 979-7469 or

Beauty with a benefit: The iSanctuary nonprofit, which employs survivors of modern-day slavery to create handcrafted jewelry, will host a trunk show and summer sale from 6 to 9 p.m. July 8 at Sourced Collective, 950 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach. Enjoy treats and drinks, as well as up to 80% off selected jewelry. Information:

Worldly nights: Bistango Gardens, the eponymous restaurant's 125-seat patio, will host Summer Block Parties on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights through Sept. 26. Menu items, most of which are in the $10 range, include beef kebabs with basmati rice; flat iron Korean beef; a Mediterranean chicken pita; veal saltimbocca; and a pork chop with fig glaze, among many others. The restaurant and garden are at the Atrium building, 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. Information: (949) 752-5222 or

Brunch and a view: Fred's Mexican Café, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., No. 201, Huntington Beach, will host a private champagne brunch to benefit the Bolsa Chica Conservancy from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. Tickets start at $45 per person. All guests will receive endless champagne and food and unobstructed views of the famous Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade. To inquire if any seats are left, call Reyes Baca at (714) 846-1114.

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