It’s a long weekend, so go out and make the most of it.If you want a way to honor veterans, here is a list of local Memorial Day events. Here are some other happenings this weekend:
‘TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE’: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, J. Pierpont Morgan and several other of history’s most influential will make appearances in the Laguna Playhouse production “Tesla: A Radio Play for the Stage.” The play, which tells the inspirational yet controversial story of inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla, will be presented by an all-star cast for four shows from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28. The cast includes actor French Stewart (NBC’s “3rd Rock From the Sun”) as the Serbian American inventor. 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27; 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: 949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com (Read more about the play.)
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 59th annual Strawberry Festival kicks off Friday, May 26, in downtown Garden Grove, a four-day fair that honors central Orange County’s farming history, highlights local and national celebrities, raises money for nonprofits, and typically attracts 300,000 people over the Memorial Day weekend. 1 to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Downtown Garden Grove, around Main and Euclid streets. Free; unlimited rides cost $30 on Friday and $35 the rest of the weekend; food prices vary. Information: strawberryfestival.org. (Read more about the festival.)
‘SCOTTISH FEST USA’: This family-friendly festival celebrates Celtic culture and honors the military and first responders. Events include Celtic music, 3rd Marine A/C Wing Band, sheep herding, kids jumpers, archery, shopping, heritage, athletics, bagpipes, dance, Celtic food and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at OC Fair & Event Center. Free-$18. Admission includes Celtic Concert, 6-7:30 p.m….