Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia. All clothes will be marked from $5 to $25, including tees and tanks, bottoms, jackets and board shorts. Information:

It's back: Costa Mesa Restaurant Week returns Friday and runs through Aug. 22, offering a chance to score bargain prix-fixe, multicourse meals at the city's top restaurants. For a full list of participants and menus, visit

Test kitchen? Taco Bell Corp. has opened a U.S. Taco Co. restaurant at 150 5th St., Huntington Beach. The new fast-casual space, fancier and pricier than the company's eponymous fast food restaurants, is inspired by Dia de Muertos art and offers fusion food like the Philly cheesesteak-esque Brotherly Love taco and the Texas brisket-filled Not My 1st Rodeo variety. Information:

Artistic afternoon: If you haven't made it to Laguna Beach's summer art festivals yet, this weekend looks to offer perfect weather. Sunday, enjoy a full afternoon of entertainment at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. All special events are included with paid admission ($10 on weekends, $6 for students and seniors, and free to children ages 12 and under, military members and Laguna Beach residents). Start with the latest in the festival's Art of Cooking series featuring Kiel Anderson of Opah and Watermarc from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the Sundays in the Park music series from 2 to 4 p.m., starring Laguna favorite Bree Burgess Rosen performing Broadway tunes. In the meantime, the festival will host an Aulani Hawaiian Craft Workshop from 1 to 8 p.m. Create your own kapa pattern print to take home. Information:

Down the hatch: The Costa Mesa Albertsons store, 2300-C Harbor Blvd., will host a Hatch chile roasting event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 (or while supplies last). A 30-pound sack will be sold for $29.99, roasting included. A limit of 10 sacks per person will be imposed. Those not in need of large quantities will be able to pick up chiles for $1.29 a pound in the produce section. Information: (949) 515-7227.

Om moms: Can't bear to put baby down to get in some Sun Salutations? Get the best of both worlds at a donation-based Yoga, Baby & Barre class by DYLN Inspired this month at the Granola Babies shop at SOCO's OC Mix, 3315 Hyland Ave., Suite B, Costa Mesa. The classes are held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Fridays through August. Bring a mat, water, carrier or wrap and your precious cargo. Information:

Taco (and tequila) Tuesday: Join Solita Tacos & Margaritas at Bella Terra, 7631 Edinger Ave., Suite 1508, Huntington Beach, for its new Taco & Tequila Tuesday nights. From 3 to 10 p.m, enjoy live music, $10 snifters of Don Julio 1942 (served with housemade sangrita), a trio of blended frozen margaritas for $12, and three types of margaritas for $5 each. In addition, $5 taco and taquito deals will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. Information:

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