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Retail Therapy: Tight shopping time at Seaside

Great estates: Seaside Estate Services will host a massive warehouse sale of estate and consignment furnishings, antiques, vintage clothing, housewares, kitchen goods, books, records and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 3501 W. Moore Ave., Unit A, Santa Ana. Word to the wise: Expect to poke around and see what you can find in a packed-to-the-gills experience. It’s not ideal for those who prefer Nordstrom-style shopping. Information:

Slap of this, dash of that: Slapfish is celebrating the Feb. 2 opening of its third Orange County location, at 2727 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, with a recipe contest. Chef and owner Andrew Gruel will give the winning dish a place on the menu for two months, and the winner will be able to enjoy it for free whenever he or she visits the restaurant. Recipes should feature fresh, sustainable fish cooked simply with seasonal, local ingredients. To submit a recipe, visit

Dine haute: Put this in your regular meal rotation: Newport Beach Restaurant Week will run from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1. Enjoy prix-fixe lunch menus from $10 to $25 and dinner menus from $20 to $50 all over town. Information and list of participating restaurants:

Not-hot dogs: Dog Ranch, 20401 Sun Valley Drive, Laguna Beach, will host its first Snow Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21. Enjoy hot cocoa while your dog roams the ranch’s snowy playground. The play yard is for clients’ dogs. Call (949) 494-0484 to learn how to become a Dog Ranch client. Information:


Off topic: The fourth annual Off Center Festival returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, from Jan. 21 to 31. Enjoy a wide range of avant-garde and contemporary theater, music and dance. Some events, including a Jan. 24 concert by Nick Waterhouse in the Arts Plaza, will be free. Ticketed events start at $25, though $10 student rush tickets may be available one hour before each performance (two per person with valid student identification). Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge also will offer a late-night, low-cost menu as well as meet-the-artists receptions. Information:

Sing a sale song: The Laguna Hills High School choir will host a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the school’s front parking lot, 25401 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Hills. Information:

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