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Retail Therapy: 'Mulan' onscreen at Movie Mondays

July 17, 2013|By Candice Baker

Animated fun: The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa continues its free outdoor Movie Mondays events with the Disney animated feature "Mulan" this Monday. Contests begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the the movie at about 8 p.m. Patina Catering will offer an affordable movie-inspired menu, including egg rolls, potstickers and banh mi. Other films include "The Phantom of the Opera" on July 29 and "Evita" on Aug. 5.

Cool deal: The Dippin' Dots store, 18011 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, is celebrating National Ice Cream Day by offering small cups of its seasonal, flash-frozen, nondairy Liberty Ice (blue raspberry, strawberry and lemon) for 25 cents on Sunday. Information and hours: (714) 430-1480.

Pay tribute: The city of Irvine will host a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday through Sunday in Woodbridge Community Park, 20 Lake Road. The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica, will be joined by a replica of the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance. The memorials will be available for public viewing 24 hours a day. An opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the closing ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. Other special events are planned. Information: cityofirvine.org.

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Holding patterns: As Issued, a visual art bookstore and gallery at 2930 Bristol St., Suite A102, Costa Mesa, will host an opening reception for Southern California artist Brandon Spiegel, a designer at Quiksilver, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The exhibition, "Sets," explores repetitious shapes and colors. It will run through Aug. 11 and is Spiegel's first solo exhibition. Information: (949) 300-7118 or http://www.asissued.com.

Get cooking: Stop by the Savory Spice Shop, 928 Avocado Ave., Corona del Mar, for a $45-per-person Eat for Energy and Vitality class from 6 to 8 p.m. July 25. Chef and integrative health coach Lisa Soto will demonstrate how to select and prepare foods that provide energy, including a kale Caesar salad, lemon salmon kebabs, a vegetable ragout and fruit bruschetta. Attendees will be able to sample each dish and will be given recipes. Bring a beverage. Reservations are required; call (949) 717-7776. Information: http://www.savoryspiceshop.com.

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