This week there’s a wealth of deals suitable for families, couples and even an “alone time” treat. Plus, if you’re creative, you can combine one of more of my finds for even more savings, such as taking the free makeup class to get ready for an outing to one of the restaurants.
54 Degrees at Duane’s has launched the free Mission Inn Music Showcase 7-10 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 24. During the concert you may also enjoy food and drink specials, such as the August cocktail, Georgia Peach Mule, for $10.95 and an array of appetizers, including ahi tuna tower, prime beef filet carpaccio and truffle oil garlic fries for $5.95 and up. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is at 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. For show schedule and more information, call 951-784-0300 or go to www.missioninn.com.
Ways & Means Oyster House in Huntington Beach will celebrate National Oyster Day on Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Ways & Means Oyster House).
SHELLING OUT SAVINGS
Way & Means Oyster House is celebrating National Oyster Day 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Aug. 5, with a half-dozen oysters on the half shell and a glass of champagne for $20. The restaurant is at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. Call 714-960-4300 or go to www.wmoysters.com.
Tackle Box, Local Grub Shack, is offering $2 off wine today, Aug. 5 and it has extended its regular hours to 9 p.m. and its happy hours to 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and added a 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday brunch. The eatery opens daily at 11 a.m. at 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714-486-3301, and 11 a.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday at 3029 Shore Ave., Corona del Mar, 949-723-0502. Also go to www.tackleboxoc.com.
Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach has launched Summer Dive-In Movie nights. (Photo courtesy of Fashion Island Hotel).
NO SPLASHING PLEASE
Fashion Island Hotel is offering Summer Dive-In Movie nights 7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 31. Watch films such as “La La Land” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” from a chaise lounge poolside or on an inflatable float in the pool. There is popcorn, cocktails and other snacks and beverages available for purchase. Admission is $10. The hotel is at 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For film schedule and more information, call 949-760-0808 or go to www.fashionislandhotel.com.
Find Pomegrante Mimosa and other picnic items at Aldi. (Photo courtesy of Aldi).
Aldi market suggests that you stop in when you’re planning your next summer picnic or gathering. Right now it has Trestoria rose wine for $6.99 through early December and Pomegranate Mimosa for $8.99 and Simply Nature Kale chips for $3.89 while supplies last. Also always available are Brie cheese rounds for $2.99 and Genoa salami for $2.59. To find an Aldi near you, go to https://www.aldi.us.en.
Blushington is offering “Makeup 101” classes in Woodland Hills, West Hollywood and Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Blushington).
Blushington is offering its one-hour “Makeup 101” classes, valued at $150, for free. Learn how to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin, how to use concealer, apply eyeliner and shadow, how to select the right shade of lipstick and more. Bring in your own products and learn about new ones, plus get a $10 discount on any purchases. Book an appointment at 6320 Topanga Canyon, Suite 1615, Woodland Hills, 818-340-2023, 8591 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-652-5874, or 11677 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, 310-734-4146 or go to www.blushington.com.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is offering a discount to the Disneyland Resort. (Photo courtesy of Amtrak).
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is giving riders a 5 percent discount on Disneyland Resort theme park admission through Sept. 3. Go to www.pacificsurfliner.com/disney and use your train reservation number from a recent or upcoming trip to redeem the offer. Other deals include half-off train tickets for children ages 2-12 and 15 percent off for seniors, students and passengers with disabilities. Riders to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center can show their valid Pacific Surfliner ticket for a free shuttle to the Disneyland Resort.
Wienerschnitzel is toasting National Root Beer Float Day on Aug. 6. (Photo courtesy of Wienerschnitzel).
Wienerschnitzel will give you a free Mug Root Beer float with any purchase on National Root Beer Float Day on Monday, Aug. 6. To redeem the offer you must present the printed or digital coupon available at www.wienerschnitzel.com. Good at participating locations while supplies last.