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Retail Therapy: A shopping trip to Repeat

March 26, 2014|By Candice Baker

Designer deals: Repeat Boutique is hosting a warehouse blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3001 Redhill Ave., Building 1, Suite 104, Costa Mesa. Enjoy major savings on the nonprofit resale boutique's already low prices. Information: repeatboutique.org.

Contain yourself: Container Store locations are hosting spring organization demonstrations at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and garage organization classes at 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Those who attend will be entered in a raffle to win a $15 gift card. Information: containerstore.com.

On my honor: New boutique Scouts Honor, 6226 Irvine Blvd., at the Woodbury Town Center in Irvine, will celebrate its grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. April 3. The shop highlights area designers. Appetizers and Portola Coffee Lab drinks are planned for the grand opening, along with a giveaway and a trunk show, and 10% of proceeds will benefit local nonprofit Inspire Artistic Minds. Information: (949) 705-7878 or facebook.com/scoutshonorshop.

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Thursday night football: The Orange County premiere of the upcoming film "Draft Day," starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, is slated for 7 p.m. April 3 at the Big Newport theater, 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets for the screening are $25, and proceeds will benefit the Foundation for the Undefeated and the Orange County Special Olympics. Those who purchase all-access passes for $175 will enjoy a private after-party at the Newport Beach Civic Center with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, music and dancing, as well as gift bags. Costner is expected to attend, along with other cast and crew members; director Ivan Reitman will introduce the film. The red carpet walk begins at 6:30 p.m. Information: theundefeated.org.

Eco-friendly fun: The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, will host its annual Greenology family festival from noon to 4 p.m. April 6. The free event will focus on green travel and bike camping, with various children's activities, organic chocolate tastings, workshops for adults and more. Information and schedule: thecampsite.com.

Clean up: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar locations have launched a new "clean" cocktail menu, with offerings containing less than 150 calories and no artificial ingredients or added sugar. The drink menu, which includes options like a coconut mojito and a pom margarita, complements the restaurant's popular nutritious menu options. Information: lazydogrestaurants.com.

Taster course: The Peter Neptune School at SoCo's LCA Wine, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is hosting a three-part wine basics course from 6 to 9 p.m. April 8, 15 and 22. The course, which includes how to taste, read labels and recognize different varietals, includes six tastings per week and is $175 per person. Information: (949) 376-0262 or mailkeri@lagunaculinaryarts.com.

Triangle or square cut? Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month at Shuck Oyster Bar at SoCo, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, with weekly specials, including lobster grilled cheese from April 1 to 6; chorizo grilled cheese from April 7 to 13; "Not Yo' Grilled Cheese" with cotija, cheddar, peppers and chives from April 14 to 20; and a open-faced Crab Louie-style grilled cheese from April 21 to 27. Information: shuckoysterbar.com.

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a new local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact CANDICE BAKER at candicebaker@gmail.com.

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